“It’s very not supportive. I like that there’s a little opportunity with video directors and all, but I hate that everyone is in such competition; nobody is willing to work together.”

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

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Jamaar: It all started in Las Vegas, NV when I was about 4 or 5. My dad got us a keyboard.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Through Soundcloud, Facebook, and YouTube.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Just being heard. I overcome that by just working hard and laying the groundwork.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s very not supportive. I like that there’s a little opportunity with video directors and all, but I hate that everyone is in such competition; nobody is willing to work together.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I have no idea really, but artists can be more a part of it by just being original.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Never give up.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Everything that I go through. I really write music to vent.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
Get in my car, roll a blunt, and zone out.

What do you think makes a great song?
Two things, passion and creativeness

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/jamaaranthony
Instagram: @jamaaranthony
Facebook: formerlyknown
YouTube: jamaaranthony