“The world is full a music. It’s all about creativity that makes an artist, so if the inner flame of creativity is always lit there’s always an artist willing to stand out and shine.”
Check out the interview with B.I.Z. exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
B.I.Z.: In Atlanta. I’ve always been in the background of videos and scenes carrying wisdom through it all since 2005. My mother being a stylist played a part in it as well; it helped me to keep going with what I was developing as an artist and now as an engineer and producer. As the years went by her clients became famous clients like Chili (TLC), Montell Jordan, Bruce Bruce (Comedian) , Jody Breezy, Cee Lo, and more. My experience in the industry grew more knowledgeable.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
The web is the best way to stay off your feet and reach out all in one. Using various social media outlets are ways that I like to promote my music, but I’m always willing to do the footwork to get to know the people and let the people know me for me.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
There is no challenge, there’s only great music to be made, stories to be told, and history to not be forgotten. Overcoming those obstacles wouldn’t be too hard once the opportunity is giving to me; they’ll see you can’t buy skills like mine, you must be embedded with it.
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 live every day until the weekend and back again. There’s mad competition out here, so you gotta stay on your toes when it comes to movements and supporting. I don’t feel for folks who look at me as if my hands are always out. Real talk, I’ve never ever asked and will always hunt for my own come up.
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 depends on what genre you prefer. The world is full a music. It’s all about creativity that makes an artist, so if the inner flame of creativity is always lit there’s always an artist willing to stand out and shine.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t wait on no one to hand you a dream. Go get it.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Life situations, past memories of family, friends, and exes.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I start with producing a beat if I haven’t already came up with a hook. After making a track that brings the right energy and mood to the hook, I fly the hook to pro tools to setup my session and drop the hook. While the hook is getting recorded hopefully verses are already ready and on go. If not, the verse’s come after laying the hook.
What do you think makes a great song?
When everyone in the room gives their opinion and one hundred percent passion into the whole project from the beat to the words down to the vocals.
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