“The greatest challenge I face in today’s entertainment business is nobody will ever hear you out until you prove yourself or let the music or streets show for it.”
Check out the interview with 24Kay exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
24Kay: My Uncle inspired me more than anything. He was a local rapper, but he passed and I felt it was my need to keep it going in the family. He died when I was only 9 years old. I started getting into poetry and that’s what really got my craft to where it is now. I wrote poetry my middle school years and I started recording in high school; flipping poems to rap.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Creative ways I promote my music is letting the hood hear the music and ask them, “Does it sound good?” Half the time they don’t know that it’s me they’re listening to.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge I face in today’s entertainment business is nobody will ever hear you out until you prove yourself or let the music or streets show for it. People look up to you when the music matches the views and fan base you have. Other than that you’re nothing until you make your name something. That’s a fact.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene is what you make it in my hometown. You can honestly label it whatever you want it to be. You gotta make a name for yourself where I’m from or nobody is going to respect you period.
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 music is going to be at a steady level because soon there’s going to be a lot of rappers biting off all the old heads sooner or later. Just watch.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
No one is going to push you like you do. If you don’t believe or have the confidence in your own self then who will?
What inspires you to write your next song?
A beat I hear or a flow that pops to my head. I’ll say something in my head and be like, “Man this some hot shit.” Sometimes I would say something that makes me laugh. Not only that, I’m pretty sure most the stuff I rap about other people have been through or experienced. I spread our message for those voices who don’t get heard.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Hear a good beat, write some hot shit to it, and smoke my “vegetables.” Then I’ll be ready to lay it.
What do you think makes a great song?
What makes a great song is when every culture is willing to listen to your song. That makes a great song in my opinion.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?