“There is a lot of time and money that you gotta put into your passion to make it an actual art. Some people feel you don’t need to put anything into it, but I believe that if you want it to be great you gotta treat it like it means a lot to you.”

Check out the interview with STORM exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
STORM: I’ve always been into music from a very young age and it’s been my life. Writing and performing are passions of mine and I think the moment I finished listening to Kanye’s College Dropout I knew I wanted to make a career out of it.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Always keep on your grind. It’s gonna be a hard road but just keep at it never give up on your dreams. People are listening to you, just know that, but always keep to your message.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
There is a lot of time and money that you gotta put into your passion to make it an actual art. Some people feel you don’t need to put anything into it, but I believe that if you want it to be great you gotta treat it like it means a lot to you. Put in that effort, time, and money.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Going on social media and finding different promotional sites really helps. There are many avenues to help get your music out there. Social media is your best bet starting out.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from LA, the talent pool it huge out here. It’s great seeing your music match up with others and collaborating with other artists. The fans are amazing, people love to hear live music. It’s great!

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself signed to an independent label as a songwriter and recording artist. Getting ready to do a couple music tours.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My three favorite artists out right now are Big Sean, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. All of them influence my music in many different ways and I love their wordplay, lyrics, and performances.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like most of the music coming out today. The people I like are telling a story to their fans. They also feel their fans and read what their fans do which is amazing as well.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Check out all my latest music on Soundcloud and on my new website. Also you can find my EP Constellation Concentration on all music sites and buy it on CD baby, iTunes, and Spotify.

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