“Really, any vehicle that can be used for music can be used in a creative way.”
Check out the interview with Yung Kash exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Yung Kash: From a very young age it seemed I always had act for reading. I was able to read before I even went to preschool, but my brother actually had a lot to do with it. He wanted me to start making music. “You will be good, just try it.” Turns out I was pretty decent and ever since I have been doing music.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
To promote music. I usually rap in public places like Red Lobster for instance and try to utilize their menu in it. I also made music for my university and participated in poem contests. Really, any vehicle that can be used for music can be used in a creative way.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge right now is getting noticed. It seems that only the well-connected get noticed. It’s competitive. All I really need is a chance. I guess to overcome them I just focus on my drive for what and who I do it for. This has always been bigger than me, so I have to succeed and keep going.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
My hometown is Los Angeles, so the music scene is really good down there. I currently reside in El Paso, Texas where everyone seems to be a music fan, yet recently we just started getting exposure. I like the atmosphere of it all, really nice environments besides the desert. I really hate the stereotypes that come with living here.
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 will be that of solely entertainment where the listener only focuses on the beat, not the lyrics, whether it gets them hype or not. Simply, artists can be more a part of the future by being more embedded in the societal issues rather than always wanting to party.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Success has no written laws. There is no formula for success. It is the result one drives towards.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Inspiration usually comes from all sources. Work right now is usually a big part of it and how bad I want to influence the music industry.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
A good song is usually written in the spur of the moment and how you feel at that moment because chances are someone else is feeling the same way somewhere in the world.
What do you think makes a great song?
Empathy makes a great song. A great song is a music piece that is usually relatable to the mass of the people.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
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