“Music will follow the most innovative and that goes for any genre. Our elders gave us tools and a canvas and many paint the same picture, but the future will follow those who paint something new and good.”
Check out the interview with Chovi exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Chovi: After I turned 18 these strange occurrences kept happening and eventually I became obsessed with rapping, making songs, and the lifestyle of a successful artist.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
As a broke kid the best way I found was to simply meet people, make the music, and put it out.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Hip hop is oversaturated so it’s about standing out. I work through those challenges by making sure all I make is dope and by staying true to Chovi and refusing to adopt anyone else’s sound and being unapologetically me 100% of the time.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Honestly, there is very little love for urban music where I’m from. That makes getting into the industry extremely difficult since there’s no real infrastructure here. However, if you make it to a global scale coming from here you’re beyond legendary. Goals.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music will follow the most innovative and that goes for any genre. Our elders gave us tools and a canvas and many paint the same picture, but the future will follow those who paint something new and good.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Find yourself, know yourself, and be yourself. Also treat yourself like a business: plan, strategize, and budget.
What inspires you to write your next song?
To make my own and others’ lives more enjoyable.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just play a beat over and over again and let my mind drift till I find something I like then work from there.
What do you think makes a great song?
These can work together or individually: passion, mood, fun melodies, and lyrics that tell people what they already know but have never heard.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?