“Every time you fall you always get up wiser and stronger.”
Check out the interview with Miami Will exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Miami Will: It all started in Ft. Laud, Florida many years ago. I used to take Baruch Hinds (son of reggae singer David Hinds from Bob Marley’s favorite reggae band Steel Pulse) for drum lessons. Then one day he told me to sing a song to his drum teacher which in turn led me to a performing art school. Then one day I took pen to paper and found I could write lyrics with ease from poetry to stories.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Neve stop dreaming, work extra hard to achieve your dream, and if you know you can do something don’t let anybody make you think you can’t. Every time you fall you always get up wiser and stronger. As long as you try you can never fail because if something does not go your way it’s just there to guide you in the right direction.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenges I find is getting a moment of somebody’s time to say exactly what it is I am doing and getting a foot through the door.
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 find the best way to promote myself is contacting people direct via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. because for every time I send a song or video out it’s potentially a window of opportunity.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I live in Manchester, one of the busiest music cities in Europe where they love music.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself doing well for myself and doing good for others. My goal is to unite as many people as possible as we stand up to racism and say no to hate with the cult classic “Hop on the Bus.” To sell as many copies of the songs and books and make as much money that I can to help as many people as possible.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations are the people who believed in me when I did not. And in today’s world I look up to the people who try and try again no matter what. Also the people who help the ones who need the help.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Some of the music that comes out today is absolutely fantastic and some is ok, then some you like it or you don’t. You got to respect the people who go for it. Good luck to them I say.