“I am the sole creator in all of my projects. I make the beats, I write the rhymes, and I record all the music all while working a full time job. That’s probably the biggest struggle.”
Check out the interview with Wind exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Wind: I’d say it started in 2005 when Halo 2 came out. I was still in elementary school, but I remember it all. I still listen to the soundtrack 10 years later. In high school I started writing lyrics. I discovered the real craft of hip hop through GTA V after I graduated and learned to make beats and rhyme on my own. I put out multiple independent projects and here I am.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Don’t create something that you yourself wouldn’t listen to, don’t put on a show that you yourself wouldn’t enjoy, and definitely study your history so you know where the craft comes from.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I am the sole creator in all of my projects. I make the beats, I write the rhymes, and I record all the music all while working a full time job. That’s probably the biggest struggle.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Honestly, I don’t be giving a fuck about advertising but the way I like doing it is giving things out by hand and doing shows. I have YouTube and Soundcloud, but I like the reactions people get when they hear me in person.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Houston has a lot of great artists in and outside of hip hop. The underground scene has some heavy ass groups that I love banging my head too. Fans are loyal as hell, but they are also respectful to new comers like myself.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My family is number one, video games is number two, films are third, and comic books are fourth. I love escaping so I look up to those things.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
There’s good music coming out, but you just have to look for it. There is a lot of whack shit in the media but it’s always been like that. I like that I spend the time to look for it though. I’m never disappointed with those records.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Soundcloud or YouTube.