“The best advice I can give to someone pursuing being an artist is to be fearless to be yourself.”
Check out the interview with Chyll exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Chyll: I was born in Albany, GA. I knew I was into music since a young child, but I didn’t take it serious until about 8 or 9 years ago.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use social media a lot. Technology is pretty advanced these days and I’m able to get the music to my fans faster using technology.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I face a lot of challenges such as the stereotypes and the extra work that I have to put in being a female rapper. I overcome them by not focusing on only being a female rapper but to be the best rapper that I can be. I try not to place myself in a box. I always try to think very positive.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
In my hometown people have their minds and ears set on one particular rapper that they like. I have a few favorites myself and I particularly love the creativity of the music in Albany. What I don’t like? I can say that I don’t like the separation and the choice to hate and downplay one another and the ventures someone may have at hand.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future of music will continue to be the driving force of influence in each generation of children. It will continue to show that creativity and individuality are key to laying the foundation of your music as an artist. Artists will always be a part of music, they pave the way. They start the wave, ya know?
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I am still climbing my way to the top, but I study the greats such as Jay Z, Rick Ross, J. Cole, and Lil Wayne a lot and I use my creativity and my style of music to get my message out. I really try to appreciate the moment that I’m in at that time and I embrace it. The best advice I can give to someone pursuing being an artist is to be fearless to be yourself.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My inspiration comes from the feelings I get from embracing my moments. If I feel anger, I let it out on the mic. If I’m feeling like I love someone or something, it comes out in the song. I just roll with the punches, time is always perfect.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
To make a song I embrace my moment first, then I write down my thoughts while listening to the beat a lot of times. Next, I dig my emotions out and pre-perform it in my own space. Then I let loose with an explosion in the booth.
What do you think makes a great song?
The one thing that I think makes a great song is passion. How passionate you are while on the mic is the fuel of the song.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.chyllville.com