“I also have been working with other artist around the city with hopes of attracting some of their fan base.”
Check out the interview with King Burr exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
King Burr: I’ve always been fascinated with rap and hip hop. Lil Wayne was my favorite growing up and eventually I transitioned into listening to Kevin Gates. I personally started writing raps around the age of 13. At this time I never showed my talents, it was simply a stress reliever. I started pursuing rap as a career in early 2016 releasing a couple of singles I worked on and got a surprisingly good reaction.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
When it comes to promoting my music I really try to be versatile. One day I’ll upload a video of my performance and the next a link to my Soundcloud. I try to stay consistent with sharing something to promote my music. I also have been working with other artist around the city with hopes of attracting some of their fan base.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
My greatest problem would be financially. When it comes to promoting yourself in the industry it takes a lot of steps, from initially buying your beat to professionally recording your track to promoting the final product and everything in between. To overcome these things I simply space them out and budget accordingly.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
In my hometown of Duval a lot of the local artists rap about their struggles and their hustle. It’s a very passionate place to live. A lot of anger and aggression. I love the passion they put into their music. I don’t like how a lot of the artists in my city portray themselves. I feel like they try too hard. They too hard for themselves.
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’m not the type to try to predict the future. I can only focus on me and what I’m doing in the present. Honestly, I don’t think the artist can really do much about it. It’s what the fans want. An artist can simply only be themselves and if that’s what the population is attracted to then they’re gonna keep looking into that particular artist.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Never give up. It’s hard. I’ve fallen too many times to want to get back up, but I know this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Myself. I want to master my own sound. I create music I want to listen to because I know I’m gonna be the one to listen to it 20 years from now.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I usually come up with a chorus in my head as I’m going on about my day. The rest is a secret.
What do you think makes a great song?
Everything. The lyrics, the beat, the voice, the passion. Anything and everything that goes into a project makes it great.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.kingburrofficial.com
YouTube: King Burr Official
Facebook: Dominic Burr