“To remain a part of any style of music you have to adjust and adapt to the new styles.”
Check out the interview with DA.ICEBRG exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
DA.ICEBRG: It started in my early high school years. I would get out of school and before I would even do my homework, I would turn my TV to BET and watch videos. I and my homie Mr. Shine started a rap group named 4A Boyz. The 4A is the first number a letter on the Prattville tags. Prattville is the city we are both are from. So that’s how the group 4A Boyz was thought of.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I promote myself by sharing on social media. I never tag people in my shares though. To me that’s like spamming or trying to force a person to listen to your music. I feel if they are going to listen to it they will listen without a tag because they see you sharing it. If they are going to click on it to listen, then they are going to do it with or without you tagging them.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
My greatest challenge is trying to stay active with my music and trying to stay in the spotlight so my grind doesn’t die down. So basically I just try to keep posting new pictures of myself and recordings of me working on my music in the studio.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The science in my hometown is somewhat dry meaning you have artists that don’t support you but get mad when they don’t get support. What I do like though is the majority of the artists in my city do show love. What I don’t like is everybody wants something for free like a feature. I can say $25 for a feature and they would say I’m acting funny.
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 consider myself an entertainer. I’m not a rapper or an artist, so it would be easy for me to adjust to any music trend. I really can’t say where the future of music is going because everything eventually changes in time. To remain a part of any style of music you have to adjust and adapt to the new styles.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
To just stay focused and let the negativity and haters be your motivation. Keep pushing for success. If you believe in yourself then invest in yourself. Some people make it in the industry faster than others, but you can’t base your time off of another person. Just keep doing you, management or not, your grind won’t go unnoticed.
What inspires you to write your next song?
The streets. Whatever is hot in the streets I’ll write about it.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First ill find a hot topic like Draco. I wrote a song titled “Draco” and shot a video to it, and now it has over 100,000 views all from self-promotion. Then I’ll find a hot beat and come up with a fire hook, then I’ll write my verses last.
What do you think makes a great song?
A hot hook and a fire beat. That’s all you need these days. It doesn’t matter what you’re talking about in your verses anymore. As long as the crowd can vibe to the beat and you have a catchy hook with good promotion, that’s all you need.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.daicebrg.com