“The best way to promote music nowadays is through social media with nice quality photos that are appealing enough to make the viewers/listener’s click on your material.”

Check out the interview with Vennturaa exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
One day when I went to my friend Edwin Benton’s house after school he played Pete Rock’s “In Da Flesh” and it changed my life forever, it forced my love for hip hop. After years of trying to find myself as an artist I finally did. On October 28th, 2014 I released my first single through Universal/Ingrooves titled “On My Feet Again.” It received some pretty good reviews. I’ve put out a few more singles and have been creating more material ever since.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest piece of advice for young kids trying to get into the music business today is to make sure they have a serious budget, take their careers seriously, and try to find someone trustworthy to guide them music-wise.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Some of the hardest challenges are dealing with people in higher positions at times or making the wrong investments. Those can be career killers alone. However, in this business, as any other business, there are risks.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote music nowadays is through social media with nice quality photos that are appealing enough to make the viewers/listener’s click on your material.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I am from Fresno, CA, a town that’s more known for producing great athletes versus rappers. From what it seems the fans there are very supportive of the artists that have come out of there such as the Planet Asias and Fashawns. But not me. I’m not sure why that has been the case, but it has definitely inspired me to go harder music-wise.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I see myself touring, hopefully in other countries, and expanding my brand worldwide. My goal is to make sure that I’m living the life of a rap artist to the fullest extent.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration is Aimee Mann. Her music has touched my heart and brought me through some very difficult moments in my life. Her song “David Denies (Til Tuesday)” is my favorite piece of work by her. Secondly, Jay Z. Studying his work has done so much for me an artist. That’s where I have developed my wordplay and other musical attributes.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I listen to music from the eighties for the most part. To be honest, I’m not really a fan of today’s rap music. I come from that hip hop era. I do like the Nipsey Hussle’s, Yg’s, Jadakiss’s, and Drake has some stuff here and there. But not a fan of it for the most part.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Twitter: www.twitter.com/realvennturaa
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Vennturaa1
Instagram: www.instagram.com/vennturaa
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/ianetta-3