“We love the fact that our city is rich and known for its music culture, but the stigma of country music runs counter to what we do.”
Check out the interview with Street Pound Productions exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Street Pound Productions: We consists of BADazz LUCK, Stan “TRONIK” Washington, and Lo$ta. Each of us bring our own unique talents. Our backgrounds include history making concert/event planning and promotions featuring such artists as Ashanti, 50 Cent, and Jermaine Dupri. Executive and production credits feature nationally known artists such as Webbie, Lil Boosie, and Hurricane Chris. Combined we bring over 15 years of experience and relationships to the game.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media, street campaigns (cd giveaways, t-shirts giveaways, radio ads, fliers, posters, etc.), and viable music placements.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge is the same as it’s always been; independent vs major. As an Indie you have to be more patient, strategic, and hustle harder.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
There is a wealth of talent in Nashville. Everybody knows Young Buck was spawned from here, but there’s up and coming talent everywhere besides ourselves. M.A.C., Fluid Outrage, Malaki 3D, Youngwayf, just to name a few. We love the fact that our city is rich and known for its music culture, but the stigma of country music runs counter to what we 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?
Speaking as far as hip hop is concerned, it seems to be going mad somewhat. Rap artist are chasing women away in droves back to r&b and have seem to embrace rapping to and for just men. The point I’m trying to make is in the future of the music I think it’s coming back to having talent and bringing the women back, as far as hip hop is concerned.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Learn the business. The art only gets you so far. Do your homework. This shit doesn’t happen overnight. And rarely, does it just fall in your lap.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Inspiration comes from everywhere and anywhere. Listening to dope tracks, witnessing odd events, hell, sometimes even dreams. Like I said, anywhere, everywhere.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Idea first. Take it to the lab (studio). Discuss it with our production team lead by Stan “TRONIK” Washington. Then it blooms from there.
What do you think makes a great song?
If the track ain’t poppin’, ain’t nuthin happenin’. But if the chemistry comes together perfectly (track, vocals, subject matter), there’s the potential for a great hit.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.street-pound-productions.com