“People who try to scam underground artists and then act like their doing them a favor or act like their professional. I overcome it by treating them like the jokes they are.”

Check out the interview with R.u.c.k.i.s.s exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
R.u.c.k.i.s.s.:
I’ve tried everything from acting to singing the blues. I started taking hip hop serious later on when I was like 14. At 16 I joined a label called Bloody Mitten Entertainment with my boys, but later the owners had creative differences so they shut the label down.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media. Platforms that support upcoming artists like this.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
People who try to scam underground artists and then act like their doing them a favor or act like their professional. I overcome it by treating them like the jokes they are.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s great. There are still some snakes in the grass but hopefully they’ll be worked out. I like the horrorcore artists coming up like my brothers Zitro, Toxic, Lefty, and the OGs like Bizarre Mastamind, Danny Brown and his movement. Of course The Moonies.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future of the culture is digital marketing and branding.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
No one man is an island, don’t burn bridges; don’t let bad business make your business bad. The most important brand is yours.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Whatever I’m going through at the time. When I write it’s to capture a feeling because it’s easier to describe a situation in the truest from.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I use my vocal delivery as a template for the lyrics. I feel that’s the best way to get the feel of where I go lyrically. It’s not the most complex arrangement but it works.

What do you think makes a great song?
The authenticity, not in the manner of it being a personal life experience you speak of but the sound should paint mental pictures in my opinion. I feel and a lot of people have me seeing stick figures.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
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