“My life isn’t all glitter and gold. I experienced pain like the next person. But my passion is to put it in the form of a song, to hear and see people’s reaction is priceless.”
Check out the interview with The World In Kaos exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
The World In Kaos: For me it started in 2002. I was a freshman in high school when I first learned how to create music. My old building used to have after school activities for the kids and one of those activities was a music class taught by a media coordinator name John Lester. In the class we learned so much about making music, from producing to recording.
We even actually built our own studio inside our community room. But it was not until my freshman year of college when I start to take music serious. A couple other students and I started a group called Big Face Clik. We put out a few projects together, LAW and I, but soon after started working on solo projects.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Basically any and every way you can. Networking is major, alomg with being consistent with your music and promoting yourself. The music industry is like the Wild West, there is really no rules. The internet is your record label if you use it right.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
One of the best to ever do it. I want to be the man worth knowing. I want to be the one that opens up doors for others. I want to not only be known for my music but for other things as well.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Knowing the business, period. Music is the easy part. You got to know everything that this business comes with and how to handle yourself. This business because you have to put your all in it if you really want it. It does accept the word can’t.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I’m from Chicago. We are in the news all around the U.S. My city is a war zone. Our music scene is kind of the cause for that. Drill music is what it’s called; aggressive gun bars and disrespect to anyone who’s not on your side. Everyone wants to be the king of Chicago and everyone thinks they’re bigger than the next.
There’s too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Everyone wants to be the Teflon Don. Me personally, I don’t indulge in the nonsense. I ride in my own lane.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Be consistent and promote yourself more. Don’t expect everyone to support you, you got to show people how serious you are. The more visuals the better, but don’t shoot a video and share it for a week then stop. That is a waste of time and money, promote.
Hit up all blogs sites and see what it’s going to take for you to get your music on their sites. Go to the radio stations, meet local and big names DJs see and get them to listen to your music and play it. You got to spend money to make money.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
I would have to say hearing myself on the radio and in clubs and bars. It’s just an amazing feeling.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is my life, my music is my life. Whether it’s good or bad, I’m always giving you me. My life isn’t all glitter and gold. I experienced pain like the next person. But my passion is to put it in the form of a song, to hear and see people’s reaction is priceless.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, especially since there is no such thing as bad publicity anymore. I’m pretty sure you can think of a lot people who are famous that you wonder why and how. People’s attention spans aren’t what they used to be.
Where can we find you on social media?