“I’m the kinda guy who doesn’t dream. I set goals and I do what I can to accomplish them.”
Check out the interview with Trunkgod exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Trunkgod: It all started as something to do for fun 4 years ago and I just stayed consistent and I got better and better with each song. I started getting complimented by more people on each song too. I’ve always been good at making everyone around me smile and laugh, so I like to mix my humor with music. And so far it’s worked out pretty well for me.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Speak your mind because being different is always better than following the crowd.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
People will fake friendships to try and get stuff from you. So keep your real friends close and watch who starts hanging around you. Just stay true to yourself and don’t let peer pressure put you on the wrong path
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Nowadays everything is internet based. Everyone is on Facebook and Twitter. So using the internet is the best method. So build yourself a solid Facebook fan group and just keep pushing your artist page and ride your wave.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
To be 100% honest my city is terrible with local support. The fans here are terrible, nobody wants to help anyone out in Wichita. I know a lot of artist who are great, but no one in the city will help push them. The local radio station only plays 1 local song a week. If we could get everyone to help out then we’d have a lot more artists making it big.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I’m the kinda guy who doesn’t dream. I set goals and I do what I can to accomplish them. So a year from now I would like to have 10k likes on my Facebook artist page and a song or music video hit 1million views. Those are my 1 year goals for now. By 3 years I want to be living off money made by entertainment. That means no 9-5 jobs.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I’m a huge fan of Eminem, Hopsin, and Lil dicky. I feel like my style is a mixture of all of these guys. I loved how Eminem spoke his mind. Hopsin is just crazy with his flow and his aggressiveness in some songs. Lil Dicky because he’s a funny guy and his music makes people laugh.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I feel like there’s different types of music and you can’t hate on someone else who’s made it off a type of music you don’t like. That’s their style and they made it work, so shout out to them.
Where can we contact you and find you online?