“Underground hip hop is still booming with undeserved respect. Real and different hip hop is gaming traction.”
Check out the interview with Nefarious Cloud exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Nefarious Cloud: My true love for music started in a predominantly white charter school. Most of my peers were white and my friends listened to rock/metal. First I listened to fit in, but it turned into my first real love. I even wanted to join a band and eventually got a bass. I played all the time until it turned out to be just another “thing” in my life at that age. Lately Ive been getting back to my metal/alternate roots mixed with my years accumulated of trap music and lifestyle.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Listen to multiple genres and find mentors. My musical mentors were metalheads that I get direct inspiration from. Mentors are tricky though, you can’t ask for help then act like you never needed it. Respect anybody’s advice because it could possibly get you a million.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Managing all the things I need to do by myself. The process isn’t as bad as actually remembering to do it. Scheduling is becoming key now, especially if I want to make it with the least amount of bread spent. Working with other artists can be difficult. It’s hard to find a person on the same wavelength as you in all aspects of your art.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Threatening fruit with real torture tactics. People pay attention when you harm healthy food.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
The hip hop indie scene is decent. There’s talent, but there is a lot of jacking that ruins it for themselves. The fans on the let’s say “local” scene mostly like their friends. The real indie hip hop fans are supportive of all and its work to get them all out at the same time. I’d give it a 7.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Trying to give beats to XXXtentacion to smooth out beef because he thinks I’m trying to jack him. Honestly, hes the leader in the grunge hop wave right now. You have to respect that.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Metal/rock: KoRn, Slipknot, System of a Down, Nirvana, Mushroomhead
Hip hop: Curren$y, Fiend, MF DOOM, All Texas rappers
Production: Death Grips
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
There’s a lot of great music out there, but there is so much jacking that real artists get lost in the endless sea of people who should throw their mic into a blackhole. Mainstream is getting better but is still being set by the underground. Underground hip hop is still booming with undeserved respect. Real and different hip hop is gaming traction.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.cooshit.com
Facebook: Nefarious Cloud
YouTube: Nefarious Cloud