“Making our name more known. The industry is expensive so you can have all the money in the world, but if your quality of music is garbage it doesn’t matter. We just push to make the best music we can and continue to grow with our fans.”
Check out the interview with Wreckless County exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Wreckless County: JBay and I (Schmee) actually grew up together in a small town called Bennett, Colorado. By the time I went to Pueblo for college he was living in Canon City so we were able to start hanging out again. Basically it started there. Jbay came over and showed me some recordings and we just started writing.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Network. We meet people all the time and try to get in a lot of articles, college radios, and online radios as much as possible. We pass out cards and CDs, sometimes stickers if we have it. We also get a lot of promotion through Brass Knuckle Gang which is a label we represent out of Colorado Springs. Plus all the various concerts we do.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Making our name more known. The industry is expensive so you can have all the money in the world, but if your quality of music is garbage it doesn’t matter. We just push to make the best music we can and continue to grow with our fans.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Fully underground. What we like is that most local artists here actually have real lyrics. Most of the artists you find in Pueblo really thrive on boom bap and 90’s hip hop and that’s what we were raised on. What we don’t like about the scene here in pueblo is that the other half of this town is really gangster rap.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
We are hoping the future will start to resort back to the 90’s way of hip hop. Underground will become more popular and mainstream nonsense will start to lose attention. It’s hard nowadays to be more involved as an artist. Everything is digital or online. The only way to be a part of it is to constantly be on the screen and network.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Just never give up ever. Keep pushing. If this is your dream then make it a reality. There will always be haters, but your name is still coming out of their mouth. That’s free promotion. Take advice and all criticism because if you think you’re the best, you’re probably the only one.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Too many things. We just rocked a sold out 600 plus venue with Kirko Bangz in March and the energy was something we have never felt before. There was so much love from the crowd and it inspired us like no other. We’ve been working on 6 different songs since then.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Depends really. Sometimes were just messing around in the studio listening to a beat and boom it hits us. Other times we come up with an idea during the day and just go through rhymes in our head and search till we find a beat that is perfect for it. Then we get to work.
What do you think makes a great song?
Delivery, emotion, melody, confidence, lyricism, and a good beat.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
CD Babdy: www.cdbaby.com/wrecklesscounty2