“If your lifestyle is different from an average person by all means express yourself. Be original, stay focused and motivated through the love and hate.”

Check out the interview with Mariyoo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Mariyoo:
I started to take music seriously about 3-4 years ago, but I’ve always been muscly involved since I was younger making beats. As I grew up a lot of things came my way, good and bad. Now all I’ve been focused on is expressing myself through everything I’ve seen and done.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
First off, not everyone is made for this I was told once growing up. If your lifestyle is different from an average person by all means express yourself. Be original, stay focused and motivated through the love and hate.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
A few challenges I’ve had to overcome is the envy and hate people disguise as love. It’s hard to be successful when even the closest to you show fake love, but only time can tell. The best thing to do is remove yourself to keep on with your journey. One main task I have is to make my fans happy with music they can relate to and vibe to.

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 feel like some ways to promote it is through other music networks and different artists to expand the fan base.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I grew up in upstate NY. Through the years many changes have happened, not necessarily good but many others have been through it in my city. There’s a few artist around that I show support to because they’re as motivated and focused as I am.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself working with the artists that I look up to and moving on and doing better and bigger things.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
One big inspiration that made an impact in my life was Biggie Smalls. Growing up I had family members that used to play his music all the time as well as DMX. Now in the modern music age Drake and J. Cole have my attention and I most definitely relate to them.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Music today is okay, but it’s not as lyrical as it used to be. I don’t mind the new era of music as long as there’s good vibes and it’s relevant.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Twitter: @Mario9613
Instagram: @Mariyoo_yk
Snapchat: @Mariyoo_yk
Facebook: Mario Lopez