“I think music is consistently changing. Nowadays it’s hard to keep up with it. But what I am learning is originality is always the key to a successful music career.”
Check out the interview with K-Tek exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
K-Tek: I started recording music my freshman year in high school, I always loved music. I listened to a lot of rappers growing up and I sorta looked up to them. I basically taught myself how to rap by listening to an Eminem album which was the Eminem Show. And once I felt I was good enough, I started searching for studios. I started recording with Detroit legend Mo Master from Momaster Productions and we’ve been working strong ever since.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I mostly network with people, they help me out and I help them out. And I of course use social media to promote myself and my website.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
That’s hard to say, everything is a challenge to me when it comes to music. All the challenges were on an equal level. I overcame them by just learning from my mistakes. Just taking notes.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I feel the music scene is pretty good right now, we have great mainstream artists. And also underground artists such as R.E., Joe Kane, and etc. What I don’t like about it is the unity is not there.
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 music is consistently changing. Nowadays it’s hard to keep up with it. But what I am learning is originality is always the key to a successful music career. I feel music is going to be strictly internet based as in no more CDs and music video channels because iTunes and YouTube are making a killing.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Just keep going and don’t be afraid to make mistakes because you will learn from them. Also network.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Basically my inspiration is the beat, it may sound weird. But I just go by what the beat tells me, the lyrics just come out.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I listen to the beat constantly and let the words flow. And call my brother Mo Master and fire up Protools.
What do you think makes a great song?
A song in which the artist is basically letting the fans know how they are feeling on certain situations.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
You can contact me on my website, just click the contact us tab. All of my social media pages are posted on my site.