“The biggest challenge is staying on top of what’s happening and what move you want to take next. I often like to sit and really focus on my next move and then execute a plan.”
Check out the interview with The Vision exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
The Vision: I started off young at the age of fourteen. I am now twenty years old, as of today I stand with a small team with my fellow artists Nano, Haze, and Luino. I have found my sweet spot. I feel like I’m in the zone at this point in my career.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I learned that when you market yourself you need two things, buzz and memorable actions. What I mean is if you want to start a new trend, which most artists want, then you can’t be a forgettable person. Make your self-known and make yourself respected.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
In the music business you see a lot of changing and a lot of beef between musical artists. The biggest challenge is staying on top of what’s happening and what move you want to take next. I often like to sit and really focus on my next move and then execute a plan.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I live in Kearny, New Jersey and the music scene here is not the broadest around. I really like that in my town it’s very easy to learn and become up to date on your buzz around the town, but I want to bring my town to the next level musically. I hope in the next 2-3 years we will be a town producing great music and great artists.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think that the future of hip hop is going into two different spectrums. I think that artists now need to start to be more honest about their lives and their vision. What is your goal and how do you get there? That’s a question I ask myself before every song I preform.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Anything is possible. I started with about two fans and a cellphone recorder. And even now I still have so much to do. But if this is your dream don’t ever stop, build your own path, and allow others to notice and respect your opinion and choices.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My life inspires me. I have yet to convey my life to the fullest on a track. I promise I will soon. I think that if my loyal fans stick with me you will see the progress. I also love to give back to my community. I get inspired when I make a difference in someone’s life for the better.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Me personally I like to assess the motive of the song. I get a lot of newer fans asking why some of my songs say some negative thoughts. Not everything in life is positive. We all have something that we know isn’t right. Why hide it? Why not embrace your own darkness and turn it into light?
What do you think makes a great song?
I think honest ideas and thoughts do. I believe if you speak the truth on a track then you made a great song because you didn’t lie and you kept it real with everyone that’s tuning in to your music.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: kawanvisionary Drummond