“I like the catchy music, but I want to bring lyricism to the catchy tunes and new beats; hopefully show something new that the people can enjoy.”
Check out the interview with Jax Teller exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Jax Teller: This started just riding and freestyling with the homies trying to get rich and make something better for myself and everyone with me! I want to get out of this city, see the world, and have a positive influence. I got a few dope features and every time I worked with those artist, it just motivated me to make more different and original music!
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I’ve mainly tried to promote my music independently but working with some of the big artists has definitely helped me grow, get a little bit of a buzz going, and grab some attention. I’m blessed with who I’ve worked with so far and want to make more songs and better music for everyone listening!
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Promotion is definitely one of the greater challenges today, but I try to give my fans and followers a variety of ways to see me! Between shows, social media, word of mouth, blogs, radio, and all the possible sites there’s ways to make things show! Just having the budget can be a struggle but putting in time and effort is a big part as well.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
My hometown has a lot of people doing different things from rock, r&b, hip hop, and more! I’ve worked with a few local artists actually and they appeared on my first tape with me! There’s a couple more I’d hope to work with as time goes on. At the same time a lot of people are afraid to show love while others jump on every local artist’s band wagon.
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 think the future of hip hop is decreasing in lyricism right now, but the entertainment side is popping off! I like the catchy music, but I want to bring lyricism to the catchy tunes and new beats; hopefully show something new that the people can enjoy.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Work hard. Stay dedicated. Never give up. And have fun.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Life. I try to take daily activities, feelings, thoughts, and what’s around me to paint a picture with words! I try to make lyrical music that people can relate too while throwing in catchy songs people can vibe too, party too, and just enjoy! I always work on bringing in real situations and stories into play.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Get a beat. Turn up. Freestyle or write. Go over the message, flow, and lyrics. Then hit the studio!
What do you think makes a great song?
I look for creativity, a message, good punch lines, flow, and lyrics! All around need to be on point, mixed correctly, and has a little something to grab attention. I’m working on improving in all areas for my second project!
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