“The best way to promote and advertise my music is understanding my demographic and audience. For instance, I have a solid fan base in Kenya, Africa, so a lot of my Facebook promotions are directed towards Kenyans.”
Check out the interview with Lonzo Starr exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Lonzo Starr: The entertainment business has been very good to me so far.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
The biggest piece of advice that I can give to the young kids out there trying to make it would be to never give up. Never let anyone discourage you from accomplishing your goals and making your dreams come true.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenge for me is being able to create music as an artist and handle the business requirements. It’s hard to juggle the many talents that I have, but I enjoy the challenge. I am proud to say that I am a producer, songwriter, musician, CEO, and rapper.
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 best way to promote and advertise my music is understanding my demographic and audience. For instance, I have a solid fan base in Kenya, Africa, so a lot of my Facebook promotions are directed towards Kenyans.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Lansdowne, PA is a small suburb next to the City of Philadelphia. Philly artists are shown respect for their hustle, gritty music, and street knowledge. My music is still relatable, but it stands out from the “usual” message presented from Philly artists.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I see myself hosting community events and festivals of all varieties. This includes Afrocentric cultural events, feeding the homeless, school drives, and peace on the streets. Hopefully I can provide platforms for other artists as well.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
The biggest inspirations in my life are Dr. Dre and Timbaland because of their successes as producers. In today’s world I look up to Sean “P.Diddy” Combs because of his entrepreneurial success as well as our current President Barack Obama.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Hip hop music today has grown into many branches. Music executives today look for artists that they can prepackage. Independent and underground artists receive my highest respect because they are determined to create their own lane.
Where can we contact you and find you online?