“Get yourself a tight circle who will be honest with you about your moves and music; only listen to them.”
Check out the interview with Joey Kash exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Joey Kash: It all started when I was 14 and my mom was in prison. I was very depressed. I quit playing ball and I just started writing. That’s when I decided to become a rapper. I started studying hip hop by listening to every artist or album that impacted the culture. I put out my first album years later in 2013 called Kashtro and I’ve put out 3 more since then.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Any way you can. This is a different era and there isn’t one way to promote yourself or get people into your music. If you’re charismatic show your personality. If you’re more reserved let your music speak for you and be mysterious. Try different things and see what works for you. Pay attention to what people gravitate towards.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
One of the biggest indie artists and executives in the country, and one of the best rappers ever; as far as when we’re talking body of work.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Dealing with weirdos.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I’m from Seattle and my city is a melting pot. A lot of different cultures, crowds, and styles; it reflects in the music. It’s a beautiful city, but hella expensive and bad traffic. I love it.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Do you. Be yourself. Don’t let anybody tell you how to make your art. Get yourself a tight circle who will be honest with you about your moves and music; only listen to them.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing I’ve done is touch the people with my records. When people tell you your words made them laugh, cry, think, and dance it’s a beautiful feeling to know your voice, your words can affect people’s emotions.
What is your inspiration?
Art in general inspires me and also greatness. Seeing people be great at what they do inspires me to be a better artist. But all different forms of art and creativity really inspire me the most.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
It depends on what success means to you. At the end of the day you should define your own success. If you can make music that strangers enjoy how isn’t that a success? It’s not always about rewards and money it’s the music that lives on forever.
Where can we find you on social media?