“Don’t ever give up. Real talk. We weren’t put on this earth to fail nobody no matter what we do.”
Check out the interview with 803 ZoonieG exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business?
803 ZoonieG: I was able to start my journey by saving up money and writing constantly. I basically put how I felt in my music and people start noticing my talents. It all started In Columbia, SC which is the 803.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I usually use Twitter, Facebook, Datpiff, Soundcloud, etc. What I do is have different people promote my music; if you have great music people will listen.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
In today’s industry the biggest challenges for me as an artist is making money and having deals back to back. It’s nothing to me to get where I need to be. I overcome this by having a steady paying job and the money I make from that I use to pay for great exposure.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s great, but everybody is not on the same page when working together, people hate on others. There are great artists here in Columbia, no doubt. I like how my city can make great music, but I don’t like the hatred that goes on.
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 even bigger in the future as long as our young generation gets better and wiser. I feel like artists can be a part of it by stop doing unnecessary things for fame and sticking together no matter in what city.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t ever give up. Real talk. We weren’t put on this earth to fail nobody no matter what we do. I don’t care if you feel like you can’t do it. Do it you only live once.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My inspiration comes from my struggle and how I feel. I never write bull crap in my music. I want the world to know the real life struggle. Music is speaking your voice.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Having money to record, having the right producer, making sure your lyrics are right before you go and spend your money to record.
What do you think makes a great song?
I think what makes a great song is the quality and how the artist hits the vocals and the right hooks with the beat and hype is a big part. Music is never lazy.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: Zoonieg Thagod