“My biggest inspiration happens to be Usher. He’s the one that made me want to get into the scene which is why I began writing and also dancing as well.”
Check out the interview with Baby Wonder exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Baby Wonder: It all started when I was just about 12 years old. I used to have a notebook where I would take to a quiet place and just start writing different songs. I mostly wrote love music because of listening to Usher a lot and that’s mainly what he talked about. At age 16 is when I wrote my first rap to Lil Wayne and Eminems’ song “No Love.”
After I rapped it for a couple of my female friends they told me I had a smooth and sexy voice which made me continue to rap more. I also then started recording with a friend’s cousin who basically taught me the game of the music scene and since then my grind hasn’t stopped.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest advice would be to never give up on something you want to do no matter what anyone says or how long it takes. If you know what you want then go for it, only you can decide what your future holds.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Money. This world we live in today is all about money and you basically need it to even breathe. Growing up my parents never had a lot of money, I had to do what I had to do to get my own studio equipment to pursue my career as a musician. Right now I have a job making bomb ass money, but it’s still tough because I also have to pay bills. I can only get so much done and out until the next check.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media is definitely the number one way to go to promote your music. Everyone uses it and everyone is able to communicate with you and see what’s going on in your life.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Where I grew up is a small town called Hamburg, PA, but I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York. Going from a big city to a small town was a huge change for me. While living there I got a lot of love from people because I was also one of a few black people that lived there. Plus I never caused any problems and stayed away from drama.
There’s a few people there that are beginning to rap now. That sounds alright, but I won’t ever say they’re better than me because I know what I’m capable of. The fans are great though, they show me love from time to time.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I see myself quitting my job and touring the world working as a full time musician.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration happens to be Usher. He’s the one that made me want to get into the scene which is why I began writing and also dancing as well. Today, since I’m more on the rap category now, I would have to say Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Their stories are just too real and that’s what I like to hear.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music today is ok. It’s really not the best but I enjoy it. It’s all about going with the new trend and keeping up with it. Everyone is in competition to see what they can start up next to become the bigger artist.
Where can we contact you and find you online?