“I try my best to take the ordinary and make it my own. I’m also not afraid to try different styles of music to rap with. I’ve done everything from contemporary to EDM to trap to the traditional boom bap rap songs.”
Check out the interview with B-Bless exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
B-Bless: I always loved music! I used to rap on karaoke machines with my friends on other rapper’s instrumentals. I originally planned to just open my own record label, but my cousin K.Blake and I ended up joining up and created a group called Paperchase Clique before I went solo.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
For the most part I use record pools and I have a few radio stations that love playing my material, which I’m lucky to have! The college radio market is one of the routes I take for newer material.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
It’s garnering people’s attention as a rapper. I try my best to take the ordinary and make it my own. I’m also not afraid to try different styles of music to rap with. I’ve done everything from contemporary to EDM to trap to the traditional boom bap rap songs.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s New York! There’s always something going on. Plenty of open mic’s and showcases. The market is a bit over saturated so it’s difficult at times, but once you make it you’ve made it!
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 there will be more licensing or music co-ops like a Tidal. Streaming is the future but the royalty pay outs need to be much higher. Artists getting more endorsements will also be the future.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Know your worth, know your craft, know yourself! Always follow your intuition! If something doesn’t feel or smell right, don’t do it!
What inspires you to write your next song?
Anything and everything. The true gift is taking life experiences and translating them into a song.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Finding a beat and writing to that specific beat. When you write to a specific song you can hear the nuances and particulars that make it great or fit for your style. I like to normally rap to underlying instruments as well as the main components and switch back and forth between the two.
What do you think makes a great song?
Capturing moments and feelings of that moment and allow others to take a peek at that moment by creating a song. A great song is memorable and can make you feel an emotion you’ve felt or help you to recall a moment. Everyone’s life is a movie and a great song could be a part of your life’s soundtrack.
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