“If you put yourself in your music, then the fans can only go to you to be satisfied.”
Check out the interview with FlowGod exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
FlowGod: I started rapping at the age of 10 years old, but my musical journey started at the age of 14. In high school I met some other local teenage rappers and formed a rap group with them. I later went to college for music technology, graduated, and went on to become an engineer at Mercy Sound Studios. After years of working with other artists and being behind the music, I felt it was time for me step into my true light and make my own songs.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use social media all the time for music promotion. I also incorporate music bloggers for promotion as well, along with club hopping for physical interactions with DJs and promoters.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Biggest challenge I face is staying true to myself. I don’t want to be doing what everyone is doing. I want to give my fans authenticity in every song. When you start making music like every other artist, fans can go to every other artist and get the same satisfaction. If you put yourself in your music, then the fans can only go to you to be satisfied.
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 city is a 24/7 grind. Having so many artists in one spot is a good thing but also a curse. There’s so many artists, it makes it easy for people to get overlooked.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
See the thing about music is you will never know where it’s headed. I’m pretty sure Jay-Z didn’t know in the 90’s that AutoTune would have such an impact in hip hop. I think artists can be a part of it by staying true to themselves and always trying to make better music.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I will tell them to build a good team who sees your potential as who you are.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Emotions inspire me every time. Song ideas pop up in any situation. Sometimes it’s at the club, sometimes it’s at my balcony, sometimes ideas pop up in during regular day to day conversations.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Sometimes I think of an idea randomly and then I meet up with producers I know in the studio and make it come to fruition. Sometimes I’m in the studio and a producer lays out a track and I go home and write to it. I always proof read to make sure I am not coming out of my character and bringing my swag to the song as much as possible.
What do you think makes a great song?
I think a great song is made with genuine feelings out of real experiences. I also look for creative flows.
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