“The biggest piece of advice I would give is to stay a mile ahead and nothing can stop you.”
Check out the interview with Snake Venom exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Snake Venom: When I first ever started making music I was the age of 9. It started off as poetry about my life and everything that has happened to me. I grew up abused and never claimed by anyone besides my mom, sisters, and now step dad. The main reason I started rapping was because it’s life and when I first listened to Eminem and Tupac I started writing my own raps.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
The biggest piece of advice I would give is to stay a mile ahead and nothing can stop you. Another thing is if people hate or discriminate they are usually jealous of how good your music; so don’t ever give up on your dreams and goals.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenges would have to be when I face haters. Sometimes I just want to stop rapping and give up. Recently I dissed the haters and let them know that they’re not going to bring me down. A challenging task would be when you make a long rap and have to memorize the lyrics, especially when you have to memorize 60+ song lyrics.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote and advertise your music would have to be to make a website. Make a Bandcamp account to sell your stuff on. Make a Soundcloud account to get your music out and make a Reverbnation account to put your songs on.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city is up in Jeffersonville. There are a few good artists like AJ Morris, Malik Hill, and Joey Weeg. The fans are supportive and some of the people here choose who to support. In a year or a few I will be moving to New York or Los Angelea.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I actually see myself in a big mansion with a record company up in the rap industry. I have so many record companies I can send music to.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations would have to be Eminem, Tupac, Vengeance, Cali J, Sav Young, and the whole rap label Ghettociety.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Some of the music coming out today is dope and some just don’t make sense. Some newer rappers seem like they rap about stuff they haven’t lived and there is a lot more who actually rap about stuff that’s legit. I see a future of rappers and musicians that are on their way.
Where can we contact you and find you online?