“If you haven’t got all of your paper work right then you’re going to be in last place. You have to be professionally organized to consider yourself what I call certified.”
Check out the interview with Kflow exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Kflow: It all started with 1 mic. I’ve always had a talent for music. My father loved music and the sound of instruments. I used to ride around with my mother listening to music all day. When I was with my big brother he did the same. I discovered I could rap when I was about 8 or 9 years old. When I got into my early teens it was on. I was doing shows at the age of 16, 17, and 18.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Since people don’t buy CDs out of music stores anymore, I’m an online promoter.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The game is changing a little. To me a lot of artists are not artists. Music is an art to me so I just don’t think you should just be able to put anything out and call it music. To get heard you basically have to stay persistent. I use YouTube a lot because my fans get to get a visual.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
There’s a lot of talent in my hometown, unfortunately we are still overlooked. My city is cool, but as far as support goes there are only a handful. I don’t like how there is not much support, but quick to support outsiders. I look at Atlanta and notice how they back there artists and help them blow up. Now that’s real.
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 feel the future of music is going to be all over the internet. If you haven’t got all of your paper work right then you’re going to be in last place. You have to be professionally organized to consider yourself what I call certified. To be certified one must be able to look you up and pull up your work. That means your name as an artist must be legit.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t let nobody steal your shine. Don’t let nobody tell you that you don’t have what it takes. Practice makes perfect, give it all you got and then some more. I have passed up a lot of artists that used to hate on me. I kept silent and kept working. Now I don’t have to say a word. My music and skills speaks for itself. Put God first and stay prayed up.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My music mostly comes from emotions or from a peace of mind like life experience or a real life situation. I love to master a dope beat.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
To me every beat is naked. It’s not complete until you dress it up. I always say lets put some clothes on her, lets dress her up real nice. So I sit, I vibe, then I zone out; after that the rest is just left for the making.
What do you think makes a great song?
True stories, deep passion, pain, hurt. That’s what’s going to always make a song to me.
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