“I use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and I send my music to blogs. I have to knock at every single door. The music I make needs to be heard.”
Check out the interview with Young Mic exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Young Mic: My brother used to make music and just going with him to the studio inspired me to make music. He’s the reason why I do this today.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and I send my music to blogs. I have to knock at every single door. The music I make needs to be heard.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The hate. A lot of people will try to bring you down when you’re doing better than them. What people don’t know is you never look good trying to make someone look bad. How do I overcome them? I stay positive and I embrace the blessings that God has given to me.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in Montreal is amazing, but there’s a lot of hate and I also feel like people are kinda scared to support the artists. They will go to a $200 concert, but won’t pay $20 to come see one of us perform.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music isn’t music anymore, it’s hard to hear every single word of a song. Most of the music is being mumbled and it’s just getting started.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay true to yourself, don’t try to fit-in, be humble, and be confident even if people see confidence as cockiness.
What inspires you to write your next song?
What inspires me is women and the things that I’ve been through. I was homeless at one point and will always remember the day my step mother kicked me because I wasn’t giving her the attention that she wanted.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just go with the flow of the instrumental. I love recording alone because I’m used to it so much. I don’t need a lot of people in the studio when I’m recording. I love making music in peace.
What do you think makes a great song?
First off you need a hot instrumental. When you have a hot instrumental you start with a big plus.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Offical website: www.YoungMic.com