“The greatest challenge I face in today’s entertainment business is being a handicapped rapper with so much talent, but most people shy away because of people’s perception of what someone with a handicap is supposed to look and act like.”
Check out the interview with Tae Bleezie exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Tae Bleezie: My journey in the entertainment business actually began at the age of 6. I was a model before I really started making music. The music started with my mom, she was a dancer for Dougie Fresh. I instantly started writing and working on my craft. I even had the chance to meet LL Cool J and he told me to keep writing because one day the world is going to want to hear the talent I possessed.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I take a lot of pictures so I have a lot cover art for my music. I use my own hashtags on everything I post about my music. I upload music on all available music sites and I keep in constant contact with many promoters and radio personalities regularly.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge I face in today’s entertainment business is being a handicapped rapper with so much talent, but most people shy away because of people’s perception of what someone with a handicap is supposed to look and act like. I overcome this challenge by developing a strong lyrical presence and make songs to uplift others like myself and performing in front of big crowds.
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 my hometown is a huge market. It’s New York, there’s definitely a lot of opportunity here. The thing I like the most about the music scene here is it’s easy to connect with people in the mainstream industry. The one thing I don’t like about our music scene is there are so many locals who aren’t willing to work together. Support doesn’t come easy.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future has already come as you can see everything with music is digital now. It’s not about album sales anymore, it’s all about downloads and followers now. I believe artists can be more a part of it by supporting each other. There are so many great songs that go unnoticed because it may not have as many downloads as another song. I feel that that’s what’s holding artists back from a creative stand point.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
My biggest advice to any artists is to never give up and to stay consistent and use all the resources around you.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My fans and the drive to be heard. Also, instilling hope and determination in others like myself has always inspired me to write.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
My process has actually become very simple throughout the years. I’ve been recording my own music since I was kid so I was able to teach myself how to edit, mix, and record my own material. It takes a lot of time and now I can simply listen to a track and instantly come up with a song. I can think of a verse and easily remember it word for word.
What do you think makes a great song?
There are many important things that make up a great song. I love a song with a strong message, a catchy hook, and strong lyrical substance and structure.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Any and everywhere. I’m on all social media sites and very easy to find. There’s only one Tae Bleezie.