“In the last year I have been really invested in branding myself and turning my talent into a business.”

Check out the interview with Fa’shotime exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Fa’shotime:
I’ve always had the love for music. I started off with writing stories as a kid and that quickly transitioned to writing raps and making music. This all started in Georgia.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I can’t say there are creative, rather more traditional. Word of mouth, flyers, Facebook ads, shows, etc.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Greatest challenge is the business aspect of the entertainment business. For a long time I just wrote music, recorded it, and uploaded it on the internet. I never really paid attention to the business aspect of it; however, in the last year I have been really invested in branding myself and turning my talent into a business.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in my hometown is not the most conducive scene for hip hop, but the local support has been great. I love the support I get.

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 beyond our imagination because it is an open space for creativity. You never know where it’s going to be.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Work hard and don’t rely on anyone. Believe in yourself because if you don’t believe in yourself no one will.

What inspires you to write your next song?
My last song.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
It starts with the melody, once I get a good melody in my head I am able to write to it.

What do you think makes a great song?
I think sound and rhythm makes a song great. If it doesn’t sound good and doesn’t have rhythm then I don’t consider it a great song.

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