“The oversaturation of horrible artists makes it difficult for some of the truly talented people to flourish. Along with artists that don’t do it for the culture of hip hop.”

Check out the interview with California Cane exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
California Cane:
It all started when I was around 9 or 10 years old. My dad and I would freestyle for hours as we drove around the city. We would come up with random topics or story lines and go at it. Then eventually I learned how to write verses, hooks, and understand song format.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Social media and being visible to the people. Always having new music, videos, or some type of content to stay current.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
My overall goal is to become one of the best rapper/producer. Music production has always been something I wanted to learn, but the learning curve took some time to understand. That didn’t come as naturally as writing lyrics.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The oversaturation of horrible artists makes it difficult for some of the truly talented people to flourish. Along with artists that don’t do it for the culture of hip hop.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The music scene has definitely grown since I started, but the local scene is exactly that. I think in order for an artist to take their career to the next level they would have to step out of Vegas.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Just be true to yourself and your craft, everything else will fall in place. Also patience is a virtue.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
When a person that I don’t know tells me that my music is inspiring to them or has connected with them in some kind of way. Also winning the Jack Daniels “Who Got Bars” competition last year was pretty amazing.

What is your inspiration?
My son and the fact that I want to show him that any and all thing are possible when you work hard enough.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Definitely, it’s all about who you know these days and if you’re actually good it’s a plus.

Where can we find you on social media?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/CaliforniaCane
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/CaliforniaCane
YouTube: www.youtube.com/623arcane
Twitter: www.twitter.com/arcaneamg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/california_cane