“The hardest task was making sure I make the right moves with the right people, everybody is not in it for your best interest.”
Check out the interview with YTB Kaine exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
YTB Kaine: It started in the basement at my grandma’s house when my cousin Shoddy and I would freestyle when we were 13. We went to our first real studio at the age 15, it was Brick House Studios. At the age of 17 we started doing shows in Detroit with a group of other artists from Pontiac. We would mob 4 cars deep to perform and make names for ourselves.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest piece of advice would be never give up on your dream and stay at it. Be consistent, it takes time.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
You have to have a solid team that is focused on the same goal. Being in a group, everybody wants to be successful; I had to learn it may take one person to bring us all in. The hardest task was making sure I make the right moves with the right people, everybody is not in it for your best interest.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote music for me was through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Apple Music.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Pontiac, MI. There is so much talent in our city but if we all came together as a whole we’d do so much better. The support is there and the love is there. We just need to show it more.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I see myself on stage winning a Grammy, shouting out my fans, city, family, and everyone that helped assist me getting into this position.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations was the Ruff Ryders, Rocafella, Nas, Eminem, Coop Da Real, and AZ. I look up to rappers nowadays like Kendrick, J. Cole, Starlito, Yo Gotti. I like their style of music, I can relate to them.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music that’s coming is more for the younger generation. Some songs I like others I don’t really care for but to each’s own.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.YTBKaine.com