“Take the chance. I remember days researching how to get in touch with my favorite artist just hoping for the chance to send them a song or two. Just take the chance.”
Check out the interview with Kid Snap exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Kid Snap: Music/Arts has always been a part of me. My love for hip hop didn’t really hit until I moved to Colorado with my father around 11. He got me listening to all the old school and gangster rap. Some of my favorites in my time (remember I was born in 92) are Eminem, Ludacris, The Game, and Nas just to name a few.
I really didn’t start taking music as serious until I went to college. I was always good at rhyming and could make up good punch lines. I just never took it serious, until my brother from another came to me and said he wanted to do music for a living. We got together and made a few mixtapes that we got good reviews on. We started doing shows about mid of 2013 and the feeling was amazing.
I’ve had the chance to bless the stage with a few well-known names in the industry and one thing lead to another. I released a solo project before graduating college that has been going very good for me and has open the doors to a lot of good opportunities.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Take the chance. I remember days researching how to get in touch with my favorite artist just hoping for the chance to send them a song or two. Just take the chance. If you see something music related that you believe you could benefit from go for it. Also always promote the true you.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want the respect and love. I’m not in this for the fame and fortune. I just want to be known as the artist who truly cared and gave his all to the world. I remember days when music really used to make you feel good and move you in ways that nothing else could. Back when artists cared and understood their influence and gave their all to the world with good music and honesty. I want to be that.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Learning that it’s an actual business. When I first got started a few years back I never thought about how politics are involved in this game. If you’re an artist like me you just want to make music and be the best you can be. When you realize that there’s a lot more to it than that it sucks. But it’s also exciting at the same time because it’s just another hurdle to jump over. And I like challenges.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I love my city. It’s great there’s a lot of positive things you can do in Denver. I know a lot of people and for the most part the people here are ok. Our music scene I believe is definitely growing and has strong potential. I think we need to learn to mold together better. I feel everyone is doing it for their self and not the love of the art. If we can learn to be more united we will be a city to watch out for.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Believe in yourself and all things will come true. No one is a bigger critic then yourself. All things will be shall be. Keep at your craft and it will pay off. Always take the chance because you never know where it can take you. And if you see what you want you got to go take it; no one is going to hand you anything.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
By far the best thing that ever has happen in my career was getting the chance to meet my friends over at the Rush Project and Bass House. I’ll never forget after finishing my first solo mix tape, that we all worked on for what seemed like forever, my manes from Rush had come down to Denver for a tour with Sir Mix-A-lot. They invited me to come with him VIP style. I got to go on stage with them and all the OGs and see all that love they were getting on the big stage. It was a lot of motivation.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is the lack of what the game is missing. I’m tired of seeing hip/rap falling. Minus a few there doesn’t seem to be many who care about the art and message they send out. I remember days when music would truly move you and make you feel good. And could tell they were honest and cared about the craft. I want to be that. I want to be the one who was always honest, humble, and all about good music and vibes.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
That depends on your definition of successful. I believe you are successful when you have mastered the craft, not just your profit. To me music is an art form so you as an artist you have to be unique. It’s easy to follow the crowd, or trace a drawing, but your imperfections make your art you and more unique.
Where can we find you on social media?
Official Website: www.AS1blogspot.com
Facebook: @Kidd Snap
Audiomack: @Kid Snap
Twitter. : @kidsnap104