“As an artist we tend to misguide ourselves and flutter ourselves by following the general pattern to be heard.”
Check out the interview with Young Profit exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Young Profit: Music has always been a part of me, my calling, and most importantly my voice ever since I knew how to catch a beat. I’ve been writing music and also poetry since the age of 16. There’s never a day music doesn’t cross my mind. Music is art to me. I craft every melody, every word with emotion, pain, and anger so I can always relate the right message.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way to promote yourself is taking action to push your music. It’s helpful to pay attention to all opportunities. As an artist we tend to misguide ourselves and flutter ourselves by following the general pattern to be heard. Resources is the biggest key as well as networking.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
What I want is to do what I always want to do and was born to do which is make music. I wanna be able to find my right door. Make a difference not only with my music but get involved with my community by making sure my words impact good influence and global change. Music is the soul of our emotions.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Maintain the eye of your fans by staying on top of the competition. Bring more to the game and switch up your comfort zone. The hardest thing for anybody is doing what you love and know it has its expiration. Saying goodbye but leaving a legacy behind is the greatest accomplishment for any artist, producer, and record label.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Raised in many places, but home will forever be Teaneck, NJ. It’s a quite suburb that packs so much talent. Phenomenal competition within female and male emcees. Multiple groups pulling together to put Jersey on the map and show the world not to sleep on Jersey.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Be yourself, believe in yourself, and humble yourself.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Finally being able to reach my potential and pushing to get better as I continue to write. Actually being noticed for my lyrics and not just a beat. When someone writes me or compliments my art is a blessing.
What is your inspiration?
My story is the recipe of my fuel. If anything pushes me it’s the love I receive and the love I want to give back. I want to end this off by saying thank you to a great mentor, Ptown’s very own Breeze Huskey, for supporting and believing in my music by tagging me with this opportunity.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Anyone can be successful in anything they put their mind too. Nowadays music is broader, anyone can rhyme but what do you have that others don’t? If there’s competition the right of way is never easy and whatever comes your way you can either let it break you or improvise, make it work for you.
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: Profit Young