“You gotta work to make it work, never settled or look for a handout. You got this if you want it.”
Check out the interview with Tye Da CEO exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Tye Da CEO: As a teen I was introduced to the music world by a cousin who was already into doing music. He pushed it on me until I said ok. At that time in my life I was deep in the street life. Now I’m working with different cats from my way who are already investing into studios.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
If you’re going to do it, do it for real. It takes more than what the outside world thinks: time, effort, advise, training, confidence, ambition, drive, structure, will, focus, consistency, etc. You gotta work to make it work, never settled or look for a handout. You got this if you want it.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Being a CEO/owner and an artist at the same time, but when you set out and are determined you do the most impossible. The feeling and visual of actually seeing it transpire is awesome.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Hand to hand which comes with putting that foot work in. Also the internet is a huge platform for artists in so many ways.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Grand Rapids, MI is the second largest city in Michigan. I can only speak for me. The support and love is there for the most part with those you know who actually support. I’m well known in my city so it kinda gives me an extra push.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Global with the label. I can see me doing features with some of the biggest indie artist names out there and possible majors. It all depends on me. I’m going to put the work, sweat, and energy into doing what needs to be done .
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
The hard hustle of several artists who I’ve seen doing it from the bottom up and now they have their own empires in this industry. I wouldn’t say look up to any but respect their work ethic. Jay Z, Puffy, Yo Gotti, Master P, Bigga Rankin, and a few more.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I don’t knock nobody’s grind, talent, dream, or goals. All I can say is it’s a different generation, but there’s some I will never listen to.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.tyelandent.com