“We have always shared the same love for hip hop, but we barely started working together in the beginning on 2016. Rex was the one who reached out to SEB and Fonz with the idea of starting a group.”
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Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
No Bad Words: No Bad Words is a rap group of 3 members (Rex, Fonz, and SEBtheMARTIAN) and we have known each other since high school. We have always shared the same love for hip hop, but we barely started working together in the beginning on 2016. Rex was the one who reached out to SEB and Fonz with the idea of starting a group. Rex has several years of experience with his music, SEB and Fonz are just now starting out with their music but trust me when I say they have bars and are only getting better.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Nowadays the best way is by using social media. So many people use the internet. We have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and so many more ways to promote ourselves.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
We can’t really say what we want to become in our career, but the main thing we want to get out of it is the respect of our peers. We want people to get that same feeling we get when we listen to our favorite artists.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest part is accepting the fact that this business is not based on talent, the only thing that talks is money in this industry.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
We come from San Diego, California. There’s good parts in the city and there’s bad parts. The music scene isn’t too crazy over here. We never hear of any emcees putting San Diego on the map so that’s what we are here to do.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Whatever you do, do not stay sober and do not have any type of work ethic whatsoever because that would make it harder for us to make it big (laughs).
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing is actually starting our journey. It’s nice seeing how everyone’s changing and developing from when we started. That proud feeling you get after you finish a project that will last forever cannot be beat.
What is your inspiration?
We’re broke and we need to start making bank now. So press that play button.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
It’s easy for anyone to obtain fame but no anyone can remain at celebrity status.