“Don’t give up. Even when it looks tough. Believe in yourself and aim for the best. Do not follow the masses because you want to be cool. Follow your heart and make the music that inspires you. You may find out that you inspire others as well!”

Check out the interview with Saint Brown exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

SKILLY: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
S.B: I have always been into acting. I mean I love music, but it wasn’t a priority. About a year and a half ago, Tony Cobain and I started collaborating on projects. We decided to make a song as a joke in favor of real hip-hop versus the new stuff. After the first song, I fell in love with the whole concept and kept going.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Social media! It’s free and easy to do. Blogs and interviews are always helpful. Start locally and work your way out.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
A person that is remembered. Remembered not just for great music, but for helping others, making people smile and laugh, walking with others through tough times, and most importantly being that person they can always count on.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Finding genuine people to work with.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
DC is pretty well dipped in the music of all genres. Because this city is a melting pot of people there are many types of music present.

What are some of the advice you can give and share with other artists who are still trying to come up?
Don’t give up. Even when it looks tough. Believe in yourself and aim for the best. Do not follow the masses because you want to be cool. Follow your heart and make the music that inspires you. You may find out that you inspire others as well!

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Besides this interview? Hmmm, someone walked up to me in the club and asked to take a picture with me. I was a bit confused until they told me they saw some of the videos I’m in and loved the music. They even went as far as to show me the song on their phone!

What is your inspiration?
Seeing people bobbing their heads to something I’ve created. To see other artists making great music.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Just look around at the new artists out here. The answer is a definite (but sad) yes.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook, IG, Snapchat, Twitter – @IamSaintBrown
Music Link: http://smarturl.it/hate2loveu