“My life is what inspires me every day in every way. I couldn’t say I look up to anybody today, I just want to be the best me and push myself to greatness.”
Check out the interview with Money Mays exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Money Mays: It started when I was about 16. My man wanted to rap and asked me to rap with him. So we turned into a group but eventually we fell off. When we fell off I said I was gonna stop rapping because I was only doing it for him. That obviously didn’t happen. I’ve put out a solo single and everyone loved it. Since then I’ve dropped two mixtapes, multiple singles and features, and gaining more exposure and fans each step I take. The journey is just starting and far from over.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Take your time. Put in time and grind. Don’t settle for anything, always go for the best. Nothing’s easy and nothing comes to a dreamer but a dream.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Put it out on everything you can. Social media, websites, posters/cards, etc. Play your music, tell people about it, and do whatever to get it out.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city is a small town in Michigan with a lot of drugs and violence. There’s not a lot that comes out of this city, but there’s so much potential and so much talent that the world needs to see. The fans are not too loyal or help push artist. It’s hard to get noticed or make it out.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year today I see myself doing shows and having videos out. A lot more fans and a lot more exposure. I see a website and my name everywhere.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My life is what inspires me every day in every way. I couldn’t say I look up to anybody today, I just want to be the best me and push myself to greatness. My life’s not meant to be regular.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music today is very different because there’s more than one style of hip hop now. I’m more of an old school or throwback 2000 artist. I like real music, none of that new age stuff, mumble rap, or whatever you call it. I’m not with it.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook: Maurice Mays