“It’s refreshing to see the city I come from finally have a voice and being heard. I feel like we have been put on the back burner for so long and now the artists in the Mil (Milwaukee) are standing up …”
Check out the interview with AC The RuLer exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
AC The RuLer: I’ve been doing music for years. I starting writing in the 7th grade with a close homeboy and it continued into high school when he got studio equipment and we recorded. Funny thing is some of my early stuff is still on Soundcloud. Back then I used to just go by AC, The RuLer came later.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I came into this not knowing much. I have a really strong team behind me my camp OFFBRAND. We bounce ideas off of each other as far as which blogs and what not to hit up.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I’d have to say being put in a specific box, like people thinking I’m just a rapper and not seeing that I have so much more to offer. This is my first love, but I have so much more I want to do within this business. As far as overcoming, I stay in my lane and keep continuing to do what makes me happy and what drives me to stay positive. The real will be exposed in the long run.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Three words: growing, growing, and growing. It’s refreshing to see the city I come from finally have a voice and being heard. I feel like we have been put on the back burner for so long and now the artists in the Mil (Milwaukee) are standing up and saying, “Yo we have a voice to and not only that we’re ill too.”
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think it’s going great places. There’s sketchy areas of course, but for the most part there’s some amazing stuff out there. We as artists who love this need to be open to different genres and different audiences and not be confined to one area. There’s so much more to experience and I want to see it all.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Follow your heart and be your own fan first. Believe in yourself as cliché as that sounds, but it’s the true and so important.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Life, experiences, and conversations. I’m a super observant person and a storyteller. There’s no better feeling knowing that someone relates to you that inspires me the most.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Patience, knowing what you want talk about, who you want to reach, what you want the listener to feel you know, and of course a drop ass beat.
What do you think makes a great song?
A good message, something that will stick with the listener. That catchy hook and chorus, that song they can never get tired of that you play it anywhere at any time and people won’t want to hit skip.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?