“The journey’s more important than the money and fame. Music should be your passion before it becomes your career.”
Check out the interview with Buddah Babiie exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Buddah Babiie: My introduction to the music and arts started at an early age accompanying my mom, a celebrity makeup artist, to photo, film and video shoots. I then went on to study theater and art at Lee Strassberg, Harlem School of the Arts Theater Company, and as a key member of TADA, an off Broadway company for kids. I had a natural talent for r&b and later branched into hip hop and the age of thirteen.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use social media along with social networking as well as pop up performances with other artists.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
One of the greatest challenges I face today is getting music out to new fans. To overcome that obstacle, I constantly put out new material and stay personally connected with my established fan base by bringing people from all walks together underneath the umbrella 4EN™.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in New York, the mecca of hip hop, is a conjunction of all styles and expressions known for its lyricism and artistic swagger. In New York, everybody in the industry is so connected which easily makes artists just hop on the latest wave in turn making every rapper sound alike.
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’s going where ever the culture of humanity is going. It’s an untold story waiting to unfold. Artists can be more part of it by using this outlet by staying true to what’s going on and staying true to their story.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
The advice I would give to new upcoming artists is to keep working. The journey’s more important than the money and fame. Music should be your passion before it becomes your career.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Everything I have gone through and am going through inspires my next song. Relationships, the future, and places I have yet to go. Currently my music tells about my life.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
When I write a song, I listen to a beat which inspires me. The way the music makes me feel dictates the story and the lyrics I come up with.
What do you think makes a great song?
To me a great song is all about the lyrics, something that people can globally identify with.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: Facebook www.facebook.com/BuddahBabiie