“Honestly, this is just my opinion but Its all a matter of who you are targeting. Know your market. And If you don’t have one, choose one than feed them content with substance. Your work will promote itself.”
Check out the interview with Fatelive exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
F: I’ve been writing music since I was 13. Before I starting writing at 13, I used to analyze the lyrics to my favorite songs and try to understand how they got real feelings down on paper. I couldn’t really capture that when I first started out. My lyrics where mostly fantasy and aggression. Not hot at all. Over time I became more prolific with my writing I would say. Just off of life experiences.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Honestly, this is just my opinion but Its all a matter of who you are targeting. Know your market. And If you don’t have one, choose one than feed them content with substance. Your work will promote itself.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Man, I am what I’m going to be. I just want to buy my mother a house.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
I’d say the hardest thing about being in the music business is the business aspect of it all in general. At my level, I do it all. It’s hard for me to give up control because I feel no one can do a better job for my brand than me right now. Trip Block the Label backs me but I am the backbone of the company. So its always a challenge just being the artist when I’m constantly wearing many other hats on a daily basis. Some days I’m half the artist and half the business. Other days, I’m not the artist at all. I’m all operations. Its tough but its what I have to do.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
In my city, I don’t get to sleep well. Nothing stops. The industry is always pulsating and thriving. Opportunities don’t stop. When you blink you miss a chance to have been a part of something great and career changing. That’s just how it is. You gotta pick your wins and deal with your losses. And living here for me is a whole different topic. I’ll let the propaganda of NYC tell that story.
What are some of the advice you can give and share with other artists who are still trying to come up?:
My advice is, the game is sold not told. Get you some money and start paying people. Start with Trip Block the Label.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
There’s A lot of successes and achievements that I value but the most rewarding is when someone knows the lyrics to my records, or when someone drives by playing my record in my neighborhood and packed shows.
What is your inspiration?
Umm, literally I’m trying to buy my mother a house. I don’t want her working for no one anymore.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
No. Only a select few.
Where can we find you on social media?
I’m on every social media site located @Fatelive. No underscores. No numbers. No gang letters. Just my name. @Fatelive