“Some of the creative ways I use to promote my music is by being on every website possible. This lets you be seen by more than one audience. I’m also trying to determine my best post time. Depending on what I post or talk about, it has to be posted at a certain time to get the right shares, views, etc.”

Check out the interview with Chaos Da Realyst exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Chaos Da Realyst: It all started with my pops playing Bad Boy Records and my mom playing Mary J. After years of listening to those songs the more I started to realize maybe it was a calling for me to bless the music world since both of my parents were musicians. At 19, on my way home from being fired from a job, I ran into my boy Spills and we exchanged flows and clicked. He took me down to this studio called Show Up Ent on Tompkins and Greene. There I learned how to engineer with Pro Tools and make beats on Reason and Fruityloops.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Some of the creative ways I use to promote my music is by being on every website possible. This lets you be seen by more than one audience. I’m also trying to determine my best post time. Depending on what I post or talk about, it has to be posted at a certain time to get the right shares, views, etc.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Popularity. I always been one of those people that you will not know about until you get to know me. Now I’m working with Skilly so the people can get to know me more. And not just the sounds.

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 Brooklyn is good right now. We still got a lot of good artist getting places. There’s always chance in New York. I love competition and have always been a competitor. The only thing I don’t like is the in between the lines hatred for others. I feel everybody can make it, you just got to know where you want to make it to.

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 is hip hop, like it or not. It’s in everything, from commercials to movies to cartoons to sneakers to clothes. The artists couldn’t be more involved than they are now.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t stop ever, no matter what anybody says. 2 Chainz made real fame at 35. Life is not as short as you think.

What inspires you to write your next song?
It just comes. I could be brushing my son’s hair, freestyle about it playing around, and it becomes a credible hit in my book.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
Beat search first. All I do is check for beats all day. And if I can’t find the sound I’m looking for, I’m looking for a beat machine next.

What do you think makes a great song?
As long as a song relates to a crowd. It doesn’t matter if it’s acapella, it’s hot because you know what I was going through when I wrote it. Feelings and emotions run music. If you don’t give the people something they can feel it will never be a hit simple.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Just go to anyone of those websites and type in Chaosdarealyst to find me.

Reverbnation: chaosdarealyst
Soundcloud: chaosdarealyst
iTunes: “Indiana Jones”