“You have to make music that the people will feel because if the people are not feeling it, you are going to be back at square 1.”
Check out the interview with LoudPack Lo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
LoudPack Lo: I’ve been rapping since I was 9, music was always a part of my life even before I thought about rapping. I used to see my cousins rapping and fell in love with rap from there.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Might sound strange but I shout people out in some songs. Let’s be real, who wouldn’t want to hear their name in a song? Besides that I email blast my music out to all the recipients in my email and everywhere. I’ll email exclusive music to my fans to keep them updated.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge for me is making sure my music is perfect for my fans. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my music. The littlest mess up will throw me all the way off. I have to make sure the listeners are satisfied with my work. I overcome it by re-doing the tracks and dropping more dope music on top of that.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene here is like everywhere else, you have some people that want to see you win and some that don’t. I’m from DC and when people hear about rappers from DC we’re not taken as serious. I think artists like me, Wale, Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, and more are changing the music scene here.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music is getting bigger. If you think about it, hip hop started in the Bronx and look how big it got. Back when it first started people never knew that it was going to get this big. Now we have all different races, religions, and so forth who want to be rappers and jump into hip hop music.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t listen to what anybody says. If you want to be a rapper or singer you definitely can do that. Dream big, don’t let nobody tell you that you can’t be want you want to be. Keep god first because he’s the one that’s going to be by your side your whole journey.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I get inspired by people, I get inspired by life.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I turn the beat on and it’s over from there. I don’t really have any steps, I let the beat take control.
What do you think makes a great song?
Good quality and great lyrics. You have to make sure the beat knocks too. You have to make music that the people will feel because if the people are not feeling it, you are going to be back at square 1.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?