“The music scene in Dallas, Texas is savage. We as artists don’t support other artists in our hometown. Also a lot of artists talk about the same topics: money, chains, bitches, hoes, and etc. We have a lot of cleaning up to do.”
Check out the interview with Soldier G exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Soldier G: It all started in elementary. My friends and I would get in trouble for beating on the lunch tables and rapping loudly. Then when I got older in high school I started learning the business and I started using my own money to record songs. I also had a song called “Girl Get Low” in high school on K104fm in Dallas, Texas.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use social media. I’m out in the streets telling people to check out my music and giving out CDs. I have more ideas coming this year. My album will be released June 12, 2016. We also have a satellite radio station in my community.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Every day is a challenge in the entertainment business. There’s a lot of competition. I just work hard and continue to love what I do.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in Dallas, Texas is savage. We as artists don’t support other artists in our hometown. Also a lot of artists talk about the same topics: money, chains, bitches, hoes, and etc. We have a lot of cleaning up to do.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Down the drain; hip hop, rap, even r&b. The meaning of music has been degraded. If you don’t believe me listen to old school r&b, hip hop, even the early 2000’s rap. Now listen to the music that’s been out for the past ten years. We as artists have to get back the real meaning of music.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay positive, motivated, and committed. Also understand everybody will not like your music, but it’s cool. Last and always, remember to stay yourself and meet new people.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My life and the things I see every day inspires me to write music.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First select a topic, every song should have a meaning. Second, rough draft meaning coming up with a chorus and verses. Then pick a beat that goes with the flow of your song. Writing a song is like telling a story.
What do you think makes a great song?
What makes a great song is when the artist puts their heart and soul in their music. For example Tupac’s “Dear,” Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” or UGK’s “One Day.”
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you? Official Website: www.rebellifemusic.net