“My greatest challenge is keeping up with all these other guys that can make a great song. I overcome it by dropping hit after hit; the outcome is always great.”
Check out the interview with Dizzy The Great exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Dizzy The Great: It started back when I was 13. My cousin and myself used to freestyle to beats, but I realize my freestyle game had potential. I chose to sit down and write a rap and it turned out 10 times better.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Soundcloud, Facebook, and YouTube I’m also working on a mixtape with my boy that’s dropping soon. We’re going to be here in the city passing them out.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
My greatest challenge is keeping up with all these other guys that can make a great song. I overcome it by dropping hit after hit; the outcome is always great.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene here is not a fair one. Here in Pittsburgh, PA you got to be someone big in the city to pull the attention. I come from the bottom with a mini fan base, but I’m slowly building it up its going to take off pretty soon.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music is going downhill. All these newer dudes forgot the culture of it. It’s no longer about being a lyricist with crazy word play, it’s about beats and catchy hooks with a sad flow; it’s terrible.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay true to yourself, and don’t go following another man’s trail. Bring your own style. Why copy a trend when you can set your own? You follow what I say and I promise you the people will love you and your music will mean a lot more. They will understand how real you are.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My Life. Nipsey Hussle, Fabulous, Dave East, Drake, and Future are my favorite rappers and top 5. Their music makes a big impact because they write about real live experiences. That’s what I’m doing. I relay my pain through my verses. I never had plans on wanting to blow up, I just want people to hear my story and understand me.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I first listen to the beat and from how the beat sounds I will determine if it’s a pain song, a motivation song, a struggle song, a turn up song, a gangster song, etc. I then try to come up with a powerful hook and that’s when the verses come flying in.
What do you think makes a great song?
The message that’s behind it. What you hear in the hook or what are they talking about in the verses determines how great a song can be. As if it was a story.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?