“I’d say the biggest thing is to try to write something every day whether it’s a couple lines or a whole song. Always stay motivated and listen to tons of artists to stay creative.”
Check out the interview with Marc Vincent exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Marc Vincent: Growing up I always loved rap. 90s hip hop was my original first love. All I listened to was Big L, 2pac, and many others. As I got older one day decided I was going to rap and bam here I am now.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
I’d say the biggest thing is to try to write something every day whether it’s a couple lines or a whole song. Always stay motivated and listen to tons of artists to stay creative.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Right now I’d say trying to get heard on other media platforms other than Facebook. Also being in the Boston area. Right now hip hop is actually really starting to come alive here and finally get the recognition it deserves.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I think the best way is meeting new people. That way if they like your music they’ll spread it willingly.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Weymouth, a suburb right outside of Boston. Everybody and their mother raps here, talented or not. It’s very easy to get looked over because everybody assumes you’re going to be trash before they even listen to any of your stuff. Locally I get tons of support.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I’m going to be gone for a while. At the moment that reason can’t be explained, but I hope while I’m gone that my upcoming project starts to buzz so when I return I can jump right back into it.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations in music are definitely Big L, 2pac, Redman, and a couple others but those are the main artists. My biggest inspiration has to be my mother. She’s almost 61 and since I’ve been alive she’s never worked less than 2 jobs to support us. I’m going to make it for her so she can enjoy life and relax because she deserves it.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I think right now music is the most creative it’s ever been. A lot of it I don’t like, but I give credit because everyone’s trying to be different. Good or not. Definitely the most creative era.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
On Soundcloud, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For Soundcloud and Facebook just look up Marc Vincent. You’ll see my picture. For Twitter its @TheMarcVincent and Instagram is @MarcVincentOfficial.