“I hope to be out of this town with my foot in the door with some music. I just turned 18 so I’m thinking if there’s a time to get things established in life it would be now.”
Check out the interview with Dark Fantasy exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Dark Fantasy: Making music pretty much started when I was in 7th grade. I used to write a page of rhymes here and there. At first I didn’t think it was that good, but after I let a few people read what I wrote and they said it was good I got more and more into rapping. I’m 18 now.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Don’t try to sound like anybody, write how you want. At the end of the day you’re you and who you’re trying to sound like is who you’re trying to sound like. Just because it makes money doesn’t mean the song is worth a damn.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Trying to stay motivated and trying to stay in the zone so I can create new things.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I haven’t really had to deal with promotion, but I think the best way to get promoted is to pretty much get out and post yourself as much as you can.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from a pretty small country city, Mocksville, North Carolina. There’s a few rappers around, but not that much hip hop culture and things that support what we do. It’s pretty much all up to us.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I hope to be out of this town with my foot in the door with some music. I just turned 18 so I’m thinking if there’s a time to get things established in life it would be now.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I’m still looking up to the older rappers like Nas, Canibus, and Eminem.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I don’t like it, it all sounds the same and it’s all just for profit and it’s watered down. Don’t get me wrong you still have rappers like Kendrick and J. Cole who keep a little order to things. 95% of the time when you turn the radio on what do you hear? Some bullshit.
Where can we contact you and find you online?