“I am in negotiations with a new publicist and am looking for the right deal.”
Check out the interview with Prototype exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Prototype: My first show was at the Palladium in Worcester, MA with 50 Cent. It took off from there. I’ve sold thousands of mixtapes with my former partner Top Gun and began to build my resume. I joined Disturbia Music Group in 2016 and appeared on Block McCloud’s EP the Prologue on the track “Faces of Death.” I am in negotiations with a new publicist and am looking for the right deal. I am also in the process of doing a record with Pacewon.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Invest. Get yourself a good publicist. There is a huge platform out there for independent artists.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to become a stamp in hip hop for that original sound in the Golden Era. I see myself touring the world and paying homage to the innovators that made hip hop the greatest music on the planet.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing in the industry is the politics.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The music scene is great in Worcester. I have done every venue and so many artists out here are successful. Shout out to all the emcees on their grind. For me living in the city is a nightmare. I have battled drug addiction and alcoholism all my life. Worcester is hard when you’re involved with that whole life. I am fighting those demons on a daily basis.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Never let anyone hold you back and be ready to invest. If you don’t invest in your career it makes it hard to get heard.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Hands down, when I met Rakim.
What is your inspiration?
Hip hop is my inspiration.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
You can be successful if you’re talented, obviously. If you’re an underground artist like myself it’s more difficult. The internet has allowed a lot of artists to get on a platform. Social media can be your biggest asset. I have fans all over the world due to the marketing of myself.
Where can we find you on social media?