“Set goals short-term goals, maintain those goals, and make sure that you’re always trying to further yourself in your career.”

Check out the interview with Cherp exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Cherp:
It all started as a kid. As I grew older I realized that I was great at it and really started to pursue my music career.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way is to be where artists do shows and invest in yourself.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
At first I wanted to be the greatest. I just want to be respected and mentioned with the greats.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Your family and the sacrifices you have to make and the snakes involved.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
It’s good upstate. Elmira, NY is getting on the map. Artists from here are making major moves.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Set goals short-term goals, maintain those goals, and make sure that you’re always trying to further yourself in your career.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Just getting to meet different artists and work with people that I grew up listening to.

What is your inspiration?
Always and forever will be my kids. I want them to see what it’s like being able to share your voice with the world and having it matter.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yeah, I feel like it’s a lot more wide open now. I feel like the music industry is predicated on your drive and ambition.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: realcherp
Twitter: @realcherp
Instagram: @realcherp
Snapchat: @realcherp