“Even if you take a chance and take an L, you at least tried and learned from.”
Check out the interview with Nobody exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Nobody: I started making amateur freestyles and songs back in about middle school. I didn’t really start picking it up until about 4 years ago when I was in the U.S Army when I had steady income to put money into my music. It’s hard to do anything without spending money.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
As a coming up artist, collaborate with many people as possible for many reasons. One, this gives you a chance to learn from other people’s experiences. Two, they know people that you don’t know. If you have a song together nine times out of ten they will show their song to people they know and look who happens to be on the song with them.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
As a college student right now income is tight and the schedule to work around classes and studying is quite hard, but if you are dedicated enough you will find some time to put into your craft, even if it’s only 15 mins here and there throughout the week.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
As I’ve said already, collaborate with whoever is willing to. Get to know people and take chances. Even if you take a chance and take an L, you at least tried and learned from it. Hopefully feedback was sent back your way so you can improve on where you need improvement.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I was born in Dallas, Texas. I grew up listening to Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Lil Flip, and so on. I spent most of my life In Michigan hopping around from city to city until I landed in Grand Rapids. The move brought me Midwest rappers like Twista, Tech N9ne, Eminem, and Big Sean which my rap style surely shows a mixture of the two styles.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Honestly, probably still in school trying to get a job with a decent income so I can put it right back into this music. Hopefully by then I’ve built a bigger fan base and have taken chances to do rap contests and more.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I’ve started out listening to Eminem and G-Unit. Then I moved back to Texas and found out about the Texas greats and I learned from their styles. Later in life I started to get more in touch with my Asian side so I started to listen to some of YouTube’s upcoming Asian rappers such as TimDeLaGhetto, D-Pryde, and J-Reyez.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
21 Savage, Lil Yatchy, Kodak Black, and rappers like them aren’t really my style, but I can’t say much about them because they are successful in their own craft. Sure some songs are great to turn up to, but not much more. Don’t get me wrong, I love to turn up and not care about anything, but we need a mixture of substance and turn up in my opinion.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fJU8-wS8KH_tCgJtAWdOw