“The key word here is grassroots. Getting a core base of not followers but true fans that you can build a relationship with through your music and they spread the word. Once you get grassroots core fans continue to build from that.”
Check out the interview with KingStuntin exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
KingStuntin: About 4 years ago we were working in a warehouse and we somehow ended up rapping about music. I really never listened to screamo and Chewy never really listen to rap. On ride home we would go back and forth listening to screamo and hip hop. The more we listened to the music and learned about the different groups the more we saw the similarities in their lifestyle, lyrical content, and just over all energy.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Best advice I can give anybody on the come up is don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make it. You got more then what it takes. Just stay focused on your passion and make moves. Try to stay outside your comfort zone.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenge’s to make people see the vision that we see and to be, if possible, just as excited for the future of KingStuntin and Scrap music as we are. It can be frustrating for an artist when you have a grand vision and you’re so excited about it because you see the vision clearly and know if others could see it they understand the possibilities.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The key word here is grassroots. Getting a core base of not followers but true fans that you can build a relationship with through your music and they spread the word. Once you get grassroots core fans continue to build from that. Similar to the way they do it in politics minus the politics.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
We love our city Manchester till the death. Manchester’s a chill small town with all different kinds of people and music. Fans are pretty on point, if it’s hot they let you know and if it not they tell you too. People around here speak their mind, not a lot of sugar coating going down.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
In a year we picture ourselves still hungry promoting our album; having a video or two out there; doing shows; working on getting our label 40summers/AcidBath production up and running; coming up with new ideas and making new connections; learning more; and overall just growing our brand of KingStuntin and ScrapMusic with the people.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My mom and dad because they have been together for almost 50 years. They came up in the streets of Baltimore from nothing. Even now to this day they’ll surprise me how they get through different situations and how strong they are. You might say this is cliché but it’s fact.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
We really haven’t listened to much new music since we’ve been working the mixtape because we didn’t want to be influenced by any one or sound like any other artist. We checked out of mainstream music a while ago. A lot of the music coming out now is dope just not original.
Where can we contact you and find you online?