“It’s time, commitment, the company I decide to keep, and making sure I stay focused on never settling. The best way I’ve overcome these challenges is staying true to myself when making music. I mean nobody can tell my story for me so it’s my duty to make sure it’s not tainted by…”
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SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
B: It began with playing with my siblings, recording on our stereo’s from coming up with our own radio personalities to having our own talent shows amongst ourselves. I later started singing in church and performing in a few music groups after high school. I’ve always had a passion for music growing up and being exposed to all kinds type of sounds.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Submitting my material to music contests online have been a great way to get my music out. Performing for the local art shows and open mics have also been a great way for me to promote and network. And of course, social media has its many beneficial avenues to gain a greater presence.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
It’s time, commitment, the company I decide to keep, and making sure I stay focused on never settling. The best way I’ve overcome these challenges is staying true to myself when making music. I mean nobody can tell my story for me so it’s my duty to make sure it’s not tainted by an outside source.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Odessa, Tx has a lot of creative artists in the area. Many genres with unique styles. What I love most is seeing them putting on shows and getting out there putting that gift in action. It takes a certain type of courage to share what you love doing on stage and I respect that. But I wish the scene was bigger. It’s a lot of love out here when it comes to local artist’s, so if we all unified on a bigger scale then that small scene could change.
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 see the future of music going towards more independence on a creative level. And most artists are already taking matters into their own hands by not looking for a record deal but establishing their own foundations in the music business.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
You can’t reach your goals without willing to be uncomfortable. Everyone has their own perception of success and “making it”. Just focus on your goals and the steps you have to take to achieve them. And it’s about falling in love with the process of getting to those heights you plan to reach. Stay positive and spread the love.
What inspires you to write your next song?
That changes all the time. It could be a conversation I had something I saw on t.v. I’m always inspired to write about something that’s on my mind or how I’m feeling.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Sometimes I’m working on the verse before I’ve heard a beat. Or just riding to a beat for a while before the lyrics hit me. I rap and sing so the vibes are always all over the place when I’m making a song. I don’t think the pattern is always the same when I so.
What do you think makes a great song?
Simplicity and being original is the best way to go I believe. You’ll always stand out if you’re being yourself. Nobody can be you like you can, and that’s a superpower.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Much more I’m the way but for now, you can find me @