“Themes inspire me. For example, if I am watching a movie that inspires me to pick up a pen and write, compose and produce a song, it came from deep inside me from what I saw.”

Check out the interview with EmmeyGramz exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
E.G: It started when I was in the 6th grade when I first heard Hip-Hop. I was always good with words and I adapted to it. I was amazed by it.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I promote my music through social media, word of mouth, events, open mics and parties. I develop clothes that people buy and wear to advertise who I am.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge today is hate. I overcome it by saying fuck you and do what I do. Don’t be consumed by it.

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 hit or miss. There is no local support. Only if you pay they’ll play on FM radio. College stations are pretty supportive. There is also support in the underground scene from groups like Hexx Nation and Sharpshooters.

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 to be good. I have a 9-year that knows James Brown’s music and understands chords, changes, turnaround, instruments, and rhythms, the whole music theory. Stop following suits because one guy sold a lot of records so you think you need to be like him.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Be yourself. Be unique. If you like singing angels in your song do it. If you like wearing 2 different colored shoes and running down the street, do it. People will see that you’re happy and it catches on.

What inspires you to write your next song?: Themes inspire me. For example, if I am watching a movie that inspires me to pick up a pen and write, compose and produce a song, it came from deep inside me from what I saw.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I choose subject matter and find a theme which produces a hook. I let that marinate for a few days before it becomes a hit.

What do you think makes a great song?
If you sing a song you heard without realizing it or hum while you’re driving along, that is a great song because it became a part of your routine.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/emmeygramz
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmeygramz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emdottt/