“The best way is being yourself and living what you feel to shape your future, but you have to do it for the right cause.”
Check out the interview with Blaze Askari exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Blaze Askari: I grew up as a nineties kid and was born in a rough situation. I was taken away along with my siblings and were put in different foster homes. I reunited with my sister and our adoptive parents were amazed by our creative talent. I eventually got into online marketing, engineering, photography, and deep song lyrics. I really just want to bring an authentic sound back but keep it lit.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Stay home with your parents. Get along with them as much as possible. School isn’t everything. You can learn on your own but always have an outlet and don’t get involved in anything you know you truly don’t have an understanding.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
My family is always my top priority. I don’t want to go out risking anything. I don’t want them to lose me so my whole business mindset is connections and relations over time but sometimes opportunity comes fast. Being able to be prepared for it when it happens.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way is being yourself and living what you feel to shape your future, but you have to do it for the right cause.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
They all don’t operate right. The rock stars and pop singers are great, but the Atlanta scene has my respect on how they can keep it going. I honestly love anywhere else like Sylacauga, West Hollywood, Venice Beach, San Rafael, and Maryland.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Probably in California or New Orleans or Miami.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Wiz Khalifa, Gerald Albright, Whitney Houston, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Dom Kennedy, TDE, Torrey Lanes, Raz Fresco, Mad Villain, Makaveli, Hucci, Mike Mo, Erick Koston, Baker, Shake Junt, Rashad Tate, G$E, and Big Soe.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I’ll speak on that once it’s full of love, but I don’t like to judge anyone’s creation because either way it’s full of energy and motivation.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Live Mixtapes: www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/30599/cant-tell-me-nothin-2.html
Google Plus: plus.google.com/101731984002392090236/posts/iDkLdaba4nP