“Come to peace with yourself knowing that you are blessed with a talent that is God-given and have the opportunity to use it. Then go for it. But nothing will be easy.”
Check out the interview with Mic Adams exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Mic Adams: I began writing lyrics when I was a teenager. During a brief dark spell in my life which included being arrested several times and incarcerated, I found release and peace by simply placing pen to paper. From there it grew like wildfire. From cyphers circles to eventually building my own in-home studio and producing several mixtapes and then Legacy which is my debut EP, the growth has never stopped and hopefully will continue.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
It has become over used and a big cliché to say “never stop” and “keep pushing,” but that in honest fact is the absolute truth! Hard work and dedication is the only way to make a statement in the game today. But also growth. You have to be able to learn and grow nonstop. Evolve into your sound and style.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Patience. Patience and just knowing that no matter what, this is your dream and passion. Come to peace with yourself knowing that you are blessed with a talent that is God-given and have the opportunity to use it. Then go for it. But nothing will be easy. You have to stick out from the rest and create your own lane and attitude.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Instagram right now is the largest social media platform hands down. They have now expanded to where you can post longer videos, direct message, network, and also connect directly with your audience. Sick visuals will always capture attention. And then Soundcloud is a great free platform to use for your music to reach many ears.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Here in Arkansas hip hop is on the back burner. We are in the Bible belt and people here are wary of anything new that they know nothing of. But what a greater challenge to accept and take on then to be a forerunner and advocate for it?! We have great local talent here just not a major platform yet to exhibit it.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Still grinding and still blessed. Still pushing and still enjoying every single opportunity and moment that my passion has opened up for me.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Tupac hit home with every note and lyric. The world today would be greatly different had that sole man still be here with us. As far as today who do I continue to look to? My mother. She raised my whole household on her own and never once looked to run from it. Her strength amazes me in many ways.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
It has no meaning and all sounds exactly the same. Break down any top 40 hit on the radio and does it impact you? Does it make you soul search? Today’s music is based solely on who it can make shake and how ear friendly it can be.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
No, thank you very much! You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find all my latest singles on iTunes and Spotify as well as Soundcloud!