“I sorta look up to myself to say that I can reach that and I’m good enough for it. I motivate myself to go harder and push myself just to make myself better.”

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

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
This all started back in Seattle, WA where I grew up listening to music that my mom listened to like Suga Free, Tupac, The Beastie Boys, Rakim, and countless others rappers from the old school era. I never took music seriously until I was 19 and my longtime friend and fellow rapper S.T.E.A.L. told me that I should try it. So I decided to and have been putting forth a lot of effort and really honing down and mastering the way that I can sound and what I want to say.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
To follow your own thoughts and your own ideas. Just because a certain sound is hot or has everyone doing it and if it doesn’t fit your style don’t fake it, be different. Also that it’s going to get hard and there’s going to be times that you want to quit and give up. Don’t, keep doing what you’re doing and look for better ways to do it and it will always work out.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Balancing the new work life schedule and doing interviews and songs. I’m starting to get the hang of it, but at first it was a little difficult to get used to.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
To gain connections with people and to use social media to the fullest as in promoting songs to get them seen by people and promoting videos on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Always comment back when your fans comment on something of yours. You need to stack money because promotions are never free and the good ones cost money.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I haven’t really reached out with many artists in my city except S.T.E.A.L. and Heavy, but they are now out of Arizona.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Bigger and better because I feel like I have a long way to go and I’m not even close to reaching my peak. Also a household name that everyone knows.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Nobody, I just see life as where I’m at and where I can be. I sorta look up to myself to say that I can reach that and I’m good enough for it. I motivate myself to go harder and push myself just to make myself better.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
It’s cool. I think it’s different, but I don’t listen to a lot of people. I stay with the same artists that I usually listen to like Big K.R.I.T and Nipsey Hussle.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/user-24316446
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UChavcEvPTlv-tZm4Vv12VHw
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Will-aka-TNW-297197380668987