“When I was 8 I taught myself to play piano. Then I began to write music for singers and one song I wanted a singer to rap a verse and she said I should rap it; I did and it came out great. Since about 14 years old I have been rapping and engineering my own music.”
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Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Naisisreal: When I was 8 I taught myself to play piano. Then I began to write music for singers and one song I wanted a singer to rap a verse and she said I should rap it; I did and it came out great. Since about 14 years old I have been rapping and engineering my own music. Now I do it for a different reason, I’m an activist first then a musician.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest advice for young kids is follow your spirit, your gut feeling, and your dream and know you are the future. Don’t believe everything you see and hear, follow your soul.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Some of the hardest tasks is coming up with good music that people can vibe to, but I overcome those challenges by being real because people can always relate to what is really going on.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way I think to advertise music is the internet obviously, but most importantly word of mouth.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Cleveland. My city is very supportive and I love them for that.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Hopefully in a year from now I’ll be a well-known indie artist that everyone can vibe to across the globe.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration is God, period.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Honestly, no shade, but most of the hip hop/rap today is terrible and makes no sense and not real. That’s why I am here.