“The hardest thing to me is really making sure the marketing and promos are always in the fans eyes because there’s new artists dropping every day and the competition level goes up.”
Check out the interview with Young Slim exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Young Slim: I started my career when I was 13. I was good and playing football and basketball until I got into some legal trouble and I found out that music helped my expression in another way. I started writing more every day and creating more. I created Money Route 8010 Records and decided to recruit and become a label.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
There’s a lot of ways to promote yourself. I think a street team is needed and take advantage of online social media with heavy posting. I think doing shows and booking, even if it’s hosting or free publicity, always results in good awareness and exposure.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
My mission in my career is to be one of the greatest artists and also lead my artists and company to the highest level independently. I want to set records for the most independent records sold and to have the most independent artists on a gold or platinum level.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing to me is really making sure the marketing and promos are always in the fans eyes because there’s new artists dropping every day and the competition level goes up. I think staying relevant and consistent is the hardest thing about being in the music business.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
North Miami, my city is pretty fast. We’re always partying. Artists like Uncle Luke, Trick Daddy, Trina, Rick Ross, and Pitbull have opened the doors for up-and-coming artists. Shout out to all the upcoming talent because my city has a lot of raw talent that’s unheard but soon we’re going to change that.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay determined, stay consistent, network with other artists, learn how to take all criticism good and bad, invest in yourself invest and in your product, always be yourself and find your own lane and ride that wave, and never be scared to try new things.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
My 1st show and 1st song performance. We got to open up for Youngbloodz. After the show Jbo walked up to us and told us to stay focused, stay determined, and sky’s the limit. I knew then we had da Juice; it was just on us to grind for it.
What is your inspiration?
My family. My kids. My Label. My Fans because they come out to shows and support. Every time I release music they give me they feedback and know all my songs word for word. Thats inspiration in itself.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
No, because it takes a lot to stand out but with the right team around you and everyone dedicated to see the goals come true then anything is possible.