“My biggest piece of advice would be to do something each day to get you closer to your goals. Once you can master that and turn it into habit then you will see the success come pouring in.”
Check out the interview with Dynamic exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Dynamic: I initially started making music and writing songs when I was 7. I started by playing guitar and then next thing you know I learned drums and electric guitar followed by piano. By the age of 13 I was rapping and producing my own beats. Music has kind of always been with me as long as I can remember, and I just naturally have the knack for creating it. I ultimately have been making hip hop for 10 years.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest piece of advice would be to do something each day to get you closer to your goals. Once you can master that and turn it into habit then you will see the success come pouring in.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
In my position there are many challenges. Not only am I an independent artist, I own the label I’m backed by named IVMusic. Not only am I writing my own lyrics and recording myself, I am also my producer, sound engineer, promoter, manager, and accountant. The biggest challenge thus far is finding time to promote my music once it is created.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media definitely takes the edge off a lot. However, other music sites such as YouTube and Soundcloud help get the word out. I also found using hip hop blogs to feature in helps and using e mail to get into touch with fans and sell on a more personal level will not only help promote your music but ultimately sell more.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I am from Farmington, NM. You will never find people like you do here in the southwest. Just great down to earth people with good whole hearted values. There aren’t many artists in this area which makes me unique and the fans are loyal to the T. Many, however, prefer the underground scene a lot more than mainstream.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
In a year from today I see myself releasing my second album and touring the US and Europe. I hope to have IVMusic as one of the biggest labels in the industry.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Túpac and Bob Marley because they had a message to people much like mine. A message that says to be positive, to show compassion to others, and to always do your best to be your best. As far as people still in this earth today I’m afraid there aren’t any artists I would say I look up to.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
No. Unless it has a 90’s vibe like Kendrick Lamar, J-Cole, or Hopsin then I do not like it. Many of my lyrics speak down on trap rap specifically because I feel there are many people out there with real music talent (not just mumbling and throwing auto tune) that deserve to be where some of these so called artists are today.