“I relate more to people who came from the bottom. It makes me believe I can make it too.”
Check out the interview with Shed.P exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Shed.P: It started the first time I heard “Unbelievable” by Biggie. I was 10 or 11 at the time, and I remixed it. I’d listened to other rappers before, but Biggie made me want to do this.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Stay focused and don’t give up. If you believe in yourself, keep doing what you love.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Getting my name out there. I know I have what it takes, but it’s hard work. I’m ready for whatever comes my way right now.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Putting a video to your music is the best way to promote. People get to see and hear you at the same time. Giving your music away for free is also a good way. And doing shows.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
New York speaks for itself. I grew up around people that love hip hop. I’m from Long Island. We have plenty of talent here, but we are always getting overlooked. The fans are great. The fans I know like real music and not that mumble rap.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Touring. Changing the game.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Biggie, Jay-z, Big.L, Big Pun. In today’s world I look up people like 50 Cent, Puffy, and French Montana. I relate more to people who came from the bottom. It makes me believe I can make it too.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Same way I feel about dog shit. Hot when it comes out, but it stinks.
Where can we contact you and find you online?