“Gary, IN has almost every type of artist you’d wanna hear. There’s an incredible amount of talent here and not even just music. I love the amount of conscious, hardcore hip hop.”

Check out the interview with Matt Seeger exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Matt Seeger:
I was always a fan of rap. I started freestyling at 10 or 11 in the 5th grade on the back of the bus with a couple of old friends. I started writing in the 6th grade and just kept going. My mama told me I could be a rapper when Bow Wow came out, and I believed her.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I used to blast Facebook and Twitter and it worked pretty well, but some people couldn’t stand being tagged or asked to check me out. Now I just promote as much as I can through people I meet every day. I still post online but only for the fans I have that actually look for my new music and not so much as far as looking for new fans.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Right now my biggest challenge is being less complex and not so over the head. Everyone doesn’t wanna hear witty stuff anymore, but I love that part of hip hop so much that it’s kinda hard not to at times – especially when it comes naturally.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Gary, IN has almost every type of artist you’d wanna hear. There’s an incredible amount of talent here and not even just music. I love the amount of conscious, hardcore hip hop. One thing I can say I dislike is there are so many people from Gary trying to rap that most people don’t give people a chance or show support.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I honestly believe music will one day be greater than it’s ever been, and all artists have to do is keep putting out great music. I think hip hop alone could be how it was back when it wasn’t cool to sound like the next guy and lyric content was just as important as beat selection.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Keep grinding, that’s all that matters to me. If you give up, you lost. If you don’t have a passion for it, it’s probably not for you.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Every song has a different inspiration. Some songs just find a way out of me, others are made on impulse. Most songs just hit me when I find the perfect beat. I can’t explain it, but it comes down to whatever the beat made me feel or what I felt before the beat even existed.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
8 outta 10 I usually start with a beat, and I skip through beats until something just hits me or I get a thought for a concept or a dope line. I basically write the whole song in my head over time. The beat always comes if the thought was worth remembering.

What do you think makes a great song?
Great lyrics to great beats, and with a great delivery.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/emceeger
Facebook: Em Ceeg
Twitter: @Emceeger219