“Partnering with my brother B.Sharpe and forming Foster Brothers Nation. The company has given me the push and the help I need to get my songs played on FM stations across the country.”
Check out the interview with Rich Lowe exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Rich Lowe: My music life began with my grandmother who raised me. She would play r&b and pop records from the 50s and 60s and because of it I fell in love with r&b and music. I started singing in high school and my vocal music teacher Mrs. Charlene Corbett-Thomas noticed my singing potential and helped me grow as a singer. I began writing songs at 14, although I began rapping at age 13.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best ways to promote yourself as an artist is through social media and online ads. Partner with companies that will promote your music once or as you release it. It will cost money, but to help jump start your career to begin to receive word of mouth compliments is priceless. Soundcloud is an incredibly useful tool in aiding one to promote his or her music. I use Soundcloud to release free EPs and or mixtapes.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to become a quadruple threat in my artistry. Sing, dance, write, and produce. Also, I want to be an accomplished actor and I want to take my brother B.Sharpe and I’s company Foster Brothers Nation national and release multiple artists and have successful careers for the artists of the company.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Overcoming the corruption and payolla of the music industry’s inner workings.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I’m from Brooklyn, NYC. Born and raised. It is completely over run with rappers, but the music scene is a beautiful one. Tons of opportunities for a new artist to begin to make his/her name.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
God didn’t give anyone your vision but you. So if someone doesn’t see your vision don’t be upset, just keep pushing. Do not quit. If you truly believe it is possible then make it possible. Understand in actual realistic terms what it will take time to reach your goal. You cannot do it alone. You will need help. Be nice to everyone and be supportive of your peers even if they don’t support you. Once again, do not quit.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Partnering with my brother B.Sharpe and forming Foster Brothers Nation. The company has given me the push and the help I need to get my songs played on FM stations across the country. Meeting my manager Yolanda Hernandez as well.
What is your inspiration?
My son Naszir. He is my inspiration. I will not be young forever. I want to leave him a legacy and a company and a blueprint on how to come from nothing with nothing but faith and make anything possible.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes I do. With some drive, money, and the right connections you can find success. You don’t have to have talent anymore.
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