“For me as an artist is simply networking. Go to all the venues and open mics as possible giving yourself maximum promotions.”
Check out the interview with Flame Da MoBBStar exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Flame Da MoBBStar: After I graduated high school I wanted to get out the streets for the sake of my mother. I found myself writing poetry while smoking weed, that’s when I soon found myself hooked on the craft. I listened to a lot of different music growing up specifically in the hip hop/rap genre and decided to give it a try and ever since have been pursuing my dream of becoming the next big thing. I not only record music, but also started my own label called Free Agent Empire. I now live in Charlotte, NC where my team is steady building and grinding.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
For me as an artist is simply networking. Go to all the venues and open mics as possible giving yourself maximum promotions. Getting quality apparel and a street team to push your brand. Simply stay consistent and true will get you in the right direction. Don’t forget to always be original and true to yourself. Artists should have every social media platform that they know and engage and promote yourself better than anyone else.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Successful/make history. I want my family to be straight by the time I’m 30.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Having financial support to do what needs to be done to stay relevant. Example: studio time, videos, promotions, and marketing. Having a great support system will take you a long way.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The city is small, only about 5,000 people maximum so commuting 20 min to Charlotte is an everyday habit. No artist besides me have represented my city/town as hard as I do. Living here is boring and is not a town for any local artist trying to get out; it’s just simply too small to build a brand musically.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Never take no for an answer and never give up. If you are a serious artist, always have a plan and a strong team to get yourself noticed. Just hitting the studio and potentially having a #1 Billboard record is definitely not enough to make an impact in the industry today.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Receiving lots of fan mail that showed love.
What is your inspiration?
My son and my mom are my inspiration.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
I wouldn’t say anyone, but I would say if you are lucky and know the right people I guess. It’s difficult to understand who gets chosen and who does not given the way urban music has evolved today.
Where can we find you on social media?