“Just being real with people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; showing them I’m just a regular person like them and my music is just another way to voice our struggle that we all go through daily. When they ask me question I respond and don’t overlook them.”

Check out the interview with YS exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
YS: Honestly. I was seeing all my friends doing music around me and I woke up 1 day and said, “I’m going to try it for fun as a way to get rid of stress.” Here I am today.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Just being real with people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; showing them I’m just a regular person like them and my music is just another way to voice our struggle that we all go through daily. When they ask me question I respond and don’t overlook them.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge is trying to get noticed and not letting things in my everyday life affect me and where I want to be musically.

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 Chicago is very unique in my eyes. I like that there’s much unnoticed talent around us, but sometimes they overlook the northwest side artists because how much talent has been discovered on our south side.

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 of music is going to be great with all the talent that is in the front line of it, but music is all about waves and timing. Me as the artist, I’m going to just stay true to me and who I am musically and know that when I get my chance to get on the scene I’m going to make my presence felt.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
My advice to artists is just to be yourself and know that don’t nobody got you like you got you.

What inspires you to write your next song?
My inspiration comes from what I go through in life and what I see the people around me go through.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
Choose a beat that fits the vibe in the moment. Then just let the beat sink in by playing it over and over, about 4 times to see which route I want to take it. Then just hit the booth and let the rest take care of itself.

What do you think makes a great song?
How you connect with the message of the song, you have to feel the beat and feel every lyric. How could you want your song to be great, but people don’t feel the pain in your music and they don’t relate to it?

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: @YoungSmoothYSofficial
Instagram: @YoungSmoothYS
Twitter: @YoungSmoothYS
Snapchat: @YoungSmoothYS
YouTube: @YoungSmoothYS
Reverbnation: @YoungSmoothYS
Email: YSbookingsChicago@gmail.com

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