“Doing all the business by myself, but I choose to do that so that I make sure it gets done with my best interest first.”
Check out the interview with M-gilla exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
M-gilla: it all began in Atlanta, GA back in 1980. I have been rapping my entire life and I’ve done shows with a lot of majors. I just want to finally get my chance on that big boy stage. I’m better than a lot of this so called rappers. I rock, I got a blue collar budget, and I’m ready to work.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Stay down for the entire duration. You never know, it might take 25 years before you blow. If you’re not in it to win it you will never know. That’s why I’m never going to stop.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Doing all the business by myself, but I choose to do that so that I make sure it gets done with my best interest first.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Stay in the street. My voice is for those who can’t have a voice. I’m trying to reach my people and my people need someone who isn’t going to jump in the bed with the first buck they see. My people need me to be raw and as real as it gets.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Sioux Falls, SD. We’re lit, we got all the hot shit coming. We’re building a nice hip hop market out here. We just need a team to help me launch my brand. Believe me, I’m in the land of plenty.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Running my brand. I’m the owner of Gorealla Entertainment, Gorealla Filmz, and Beastmode Framing and Construction. I work hard every day and have a great work ethic. I just want to be a part of a winning team.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration growing up is my grandmother. To this day it is still my grandmother. Her honesty, her work ethic, and what she bestowed in me. I am a man who stands for nothing and will fall for anything.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
No. I respect them, but I’m not feeling this shit. They only put out shit that degrades the value of hip hop. If I did not have so much time invested I would not wanna be a part of today’s hip hop culture.