“Finding loyal fans/customers is not an easy thing to do. You got to make them want to listen and want to purchase your product whether it’s an instrumental or some old mixtapes with vocals on them.”
Check out the interview with Talk-Sikk Muzik exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Talk-Sikk Muzik: We started from the bottom and made something out of nothing the day producer Bigg Dave and I (DJ Kruxx) met. We began as two different people spitting flows until we got behind the mic and discovered what was truly in store for us. We formed a team that includes our wives also. Ladii-AK and Miss Buttafly have a flow of their own when working together in the studio. J-Solo and Dat.Boi.Temp are also members of the crew.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Be consistent in everything and all aspects of being an artist/musician. Basically, don’t quit after you make your first hit. Persistence is the key and challenging myself really helped a lot. I’m my own worst critic. I’d stay up all night just to get that one verse right.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Ultimately I would like to become something more than what I am right now. Whether I’m behind the scenes making beats or killing the mic with my flows. I definitely do not want to be where I am right now.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Growing my email list is the most difficult thing at the moment. A fan base is important as well. Finding loyal fans/customers is not an easy thing to do. You got to make them want to listen and want to purchase your product whether it’s an instrumental or some old mixtapes with vocals on them.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
It’s okay, but it sucks because there are too many artists around here who are trying to be something they’re not. I myself as an artist found it easier to be real and not try to put up an act. Fakes and tricks are the dirtiest scumbags of this universe. A two face has no place in the music industry. That’s the truth and a fact.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Keep your head up and stay focused no matter what the situation is. If you’re trying try harder and actually push yourself to do the damn thing!
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing I would say that happened to me was being featured on Skilly Magazine. I doubted getting a response back at all. Out of the blue I got an email saying that they love to do a feature on Talk-Sikk Muzik. Rudeboy Lifestyle Magazine did an article on us too. That was the first time ever being featured on a magazine. for Talk-Sikk Muzik.
What is your inspiration?
God and my daughter will always be my biggest inspirations because they alone, like a picture, are worth a thousand words.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, but only if you have the drive and ability to carry out the tasks that are needed for it. Not all artists can run the same length or have the same endurance and dexterity. Some eventually wither away and others just leave it in the past and moved on to be the ordinary citizen.