“We try to make good business decisions by avoiding backdoor industry opportunist. In lamest terms, those snakes in the grass. We definitely overcome challenges by staying prayed up.”
Check out the interview with Only Cash Rules Records exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Slay Kuban: I linked up with my brother Point Blank two years ago and we both got that business savvy personality so it was like meeting my twin that’s the total opposite of myself. We then started the label Only Cash Rules Records together.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Point Blank: We definitely try to expand our brand to the music masses globally through radio play, mixtapes, blogs, XXL Magazine, and television. We also market through internet headlines like the International Business Times, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, and The Star Tribune.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Slay Kuban: We try to make good business decisions by avoiding backdoor industry opportunist. In lamest terms, those snakes in the grass. We definitely overcome challenges by staying prayed up.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Point Blank: Being from Atlanta the majority of artist rap about the trap life. We focus on the music and not just the lifestyle. I do appreciate the fact that execs and music heads look to Atlanta primarily when it comes to the genre of hip hop.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Slay Kuban: Hopefully with up and coming artists like myself and Point Blank future music will consciously evolve, which will illuminate the minds of the masses.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Point Blank: The advice that I would give is to make sure you do your research on people who claim to be in the music industry, have a professional second set of eyes on any contract, invest in yourself, and create quality music.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Slay Kuban: Melodies and life experiences usually inspire me when it comes to being creative.
Point Blank: Life experiences and music as a whole definitely gets the creativity going.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Slay Kuban: We usually listen to a beat sent by the producers and vibe until we come up with a hook. Then we lay our verse and leave it to the engineers. It’s really quite simple when you’re musically inclined.
What do you think makes a great song?
Point Blank: It depends on who’s telling the story and who’s creating the art. For me, a great song is re-creating a memory or past time for the listener so they can directly relate.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Point Blank: Follow me on Instagram @mrliveanddirectocr, Facebook at Point Blank, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slay Kuban: You can follow me on Instagram @promethazinepapiocr and on Twitter @iamslaykuban.
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