“My advice is love what you’re doing. If it’s a priority or an obligation that’s when it seems forced. Just embrace your craft; that’s all it is to it.”
Check out the interview with Young Spryte exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Young Spryte: I’m very new to the music business, but I started rapping between the ages of 5 and 10. I wrote my first full song at 11 or 12. Music has always been my passion.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I, my cousins, and my friends used to always go to Food Lion and other stores and stuff our flyers in the magazines. We also just passed out CDs for free just to let everyone know we’re out here.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
With me I think it would be making the right business moves. Also trying to remain as original as I can. If I’m making a song and I’m not feeling it, 9 times out of 10 the fans won’t either.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
There’s so many talented artists in Raleigh, let alone North Carolina, but everyone seems to have their own style. You got your trap music, conscious rap, r&b, soul, etc. It’s like you don’t know what you’re going to get coming from out of Raleigh; just know it’s going to be great.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future of music is going to be more about the feel and vibe of the record. That could be a good or a bad. It’s just all about the approach that artist takes. I think artists can be more involved by not being afraid to step out of their comfort zone.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
My advice is love what you’re doing. If it’s a priority or an obligation that’s when it seems forced. Just embrace your craft; that’s all it is to it.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Many things can inspire me to write whether it’s a beat I hear or something I went through. I may just write a verse and start getting ideas while I’m writing.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First I just go through beats and ask myself how does that beat make me feel? Is it some street shit, a club banga, female friendly song? Then I go from there.
What do you think makes a great song?
What makes a great song to me is a combination of the lyrics and the vibe of the track. Without good lyrics and a cool vibe it’s going to be hard to listen to the sound.
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