“I’m from Brooklyn so the music scene is rich and ripe with talent. I love the fact that I can go out pretty much every night of the week and test my music on a live audience.”
Check out the interview with Zeeno exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Zeeno: I started off in the early 90’s. Cyphers, battles, block parties, etc. I started recording music in the studio in ’94. Been in the lab ever since.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I perform a lot. I also enlist the services of online promoters to help me with my promotion which allows me to focus more of my time on being an artist.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think the greatest challenge today is the over saturation of music. It’s difficult to separate yourself from the thousands of indie artists uploading songs everyday on free sites. I try to overcome this by building a core group of people who actively look for new music by me. I still believe and depend on word of mouth.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I’m from Brooklyn so the music scene is rich and ripe with talent. I love the fact that I can go out pretty much every night of the week and test my music on a live audience. I’m not a big fan of the copycat rap I’m hearing right now. Dudes born and raised in BK but sound like they straight out The A once they start rapping.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Hip hop as a genre has become so wide spread that there’s really no telling where it will be in the future. What I do know is that it will continue to grow. I think up and coming artists should continue to tell their truths and keep expressing their own individuality.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay true to yourself. Can’t nobody be a better version of you than you.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Most of the time my songs are inspired by the beat. The beat usually dictates my direction.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I try to start with picking out great production. From there I just put my truth on it. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much.
What do you think makes a great song?
I think a great beat plus a great hook makes a great song.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?