“Focus on what you truly want to do. Be unique in your own way, and it will get you farthest. A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of sheep, therefore there will be non-believers. It’s up to you to prove them wrong which is 100% possible through hard work and dedication…”
Check out the interview with Young Robb exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Young Robb: It all started with my friend and I; one day on a bus going back home. We just started freestyling and eventually we said “why not” and soon enough I took music seriously. This was only about 8 months ago.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I usually properly pay for heavy promotion. But in this case, go to the mall, promote music there. Tell people to tell people about it etc. Grass root marketing is the best engagement.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
When I started , it was definitely the musical quality. In order to take this serious you, must put money into it. Also, it’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. The new upcoming artists from all directions are in some sort of competition , but I’m sure this will take me the long way.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
My hometown is the Bronx, which is one of the roots to hip hop. Some of my relatives were rappers, which is what partially influenced me. There’s not much to dislike about the hip hop scene in my area. It’s the home of old school and new hip hop, it’s the Bronx!
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it
The future is unpredictable, but I think that there will only be better artists in the future; along with crazy beats. Then again. the industry is complicating itself, and it’s something I can’t confirm. There will definitely be changes the least to say.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Focus on what you truly want to do. Be unique in your own way, and it will get you farthest. A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of sheep, therefore there will be non-believers. It’s up to you to prove them wrong which is 100% possible through hard work and dedication.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Anything to be honest! It ranges from experiences, to thoughts. All you need is a catchy hook and a great beat for a hit. But the creative area is definitely in the studio where I expand lyrics and make sure everything is solid.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Buy the beat from the producer and write days in advance of the studio session. That’s my advice.
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