“For me I love to post videos singing and clips of things I’m doing on my Snapchat. I feel it allows anyone following my story to see insight on creating The Khadi Lee Sound.”
Check out the interview with Khadi Lee exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Khadi Lee: Music has been a part of my life since birth, I come from a musical family. With a father who has lived out his dreams for music through plays and gospel music, it hasn’t been hard to identify with what it takes to survive in the music industry. The journey started for me when I took my first breath. I was born an artist.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
The amazing thing about music today is all the social media we have. For me I love to post videos singing and clips of things I’m doing on my Snapchat. I feel it allows anyone following my story to see insight on creating The Khadi Lee Sound.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge would have to be not letting the ridicule affect me personally. The standards of being a “role model” have been set to perfection. No one’s perfect, there’s beauty in imperfections as well. Overcoming things is always a work in progress. I just try to wake up every day with new outlook and fresh open mind.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Very competitive I would say. Which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. The bad is I feel as artists we sometimes get too caught up in ourselves and don’t uplift or support each other as much as we should. We make a bigger difference when we work together vs. apart. However the good thing about it is that competition pushes you to grow!
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 visuals are the future for music. I see virtual concerts coming. I think as artists we just have to stay on our craft and remain innovative.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t give up! Listen to you heart as music comes from the soul.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Honestly, the thing that inspires me the most to write music is the sun. I say that because the sun goes down just as graceful as it comes. The sun even takes a break which inspires me because it helps me remember that resting is necessary and if you do it right you can wake up tomorrow even brighter.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just trust my soul to take the lead so I don’t have any set steps.
What do you think makes a great song?
Emotions, and truth. The connections is key!
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?