“I’m that dude who likes consistency. So if you’re around me and you’re on my team and you tell me that you’re going to do something, I expect your words to turn into action.”
Check out the interview with VeeVerse exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
VeeVerse: When 7th grade came I started writing my first song. I even created a group with two of my homeboys. We were called Young Boyz and I went by Young V during the time. We later decided to take a break from the music scene. A break wasn’t doing it for me. I started taking music way more serious a year after I graduated. I went on to do some shows out of town and locally and recorded many songs. I released my first song on iTunes in 2013 and released my second track in 2015.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way to promote yourself as an artist is to invest in yourself. Every little event that you see make sure your name is mentioned. The more exposure, the more fans you will see. Also make sure to explore different cities and not just local. Keep your demo on you at all times because you never know who or what you’ll run into.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to become one of the greatest rappers to ever pick up a mic. I also want to be a lesson to these young kids growing up. I want to show them you don’t have to go outside of your character to have a great music. I want to show them that you can come from nothing and into something with dedication, sacrifice, and hard work.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing about being in the music business is inconsistency. I’m that dude who likes consistency. So if you’re around me and you’re on my team and you tell me that you’re going to do something, I expect your words to turn into action.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Don’t get me wrong, I love Murfreesboro but there’s too many people in competition. Instead of having togetherness were more divided when it comes to music. Nobody hardly wants to support one another or work with one another because everybody wants to be the one.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
The advice I have is never give up, regardless if you feel like you want to give up. That time you plan on giving up can be the time you could have caught your break. There’s going to be many artists in your area trying to make the same dream come true like you. Only you get to decide if you want your dreams to become reality.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
I was performing in this small little club in Murfreesboro. I’ve done plenty of shows before this one. That night when I hit that stage I felt a difference instantly. The whole entire crowd was into the performance from start to finish rapping along with the song and everything. It may be something small but that right there’s what I live for.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration has to be my family. They’ve supported me with my music. I know trying to make my dream a reality is never promised. At the end of the day I just want to see the smiles on their face when I do make it. I want to bring them out of the struggle they’ve been in so long. That’s what inspires me to go hard with my music.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Today’s music or majority of it is watered down. It seems all it takes is a good beat and a hook. No one wants to listen to lyrics anymore. So artists like me who actually put the time in and write something worth hearing won’t get the publicity we deserve because of this brainwashed music of today.