“My biggest challenge is doubting myself … So to overcome it I just keep real ones around me so they give me a honest opinion …”

Check out the interview with Uno exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Uno:
I’ve always had experience with music since a young one. It all started with my brother, we recorded a song when we were in high school just for fun and then people started liking what we were recording so we took it serious from there.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I like to post my music on my social media and tag or mention people in it; then I’ll have them go share it to their friends and then their friends do the same till it goes viral.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
My biggest challenge is doubting myself. I would make a track then be like, “I don’t like it” but everyone else loves it. So to overcome it I just keep real ones around me so they give me a honest opinion and if they say it’s dope then it’s dope.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I’m from Bennettsville, SC, a small town that nobody knows about. There are a lot of great underground artists out there. I like that there are different varieties. It’s not all the same and there’s nothing that I don’t like about the music from my city. Everybody there has great talent that needs to be heard.

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 the future of music is dumbing down. There’s not a lot of songs I hear that have bars anymore, just something catchy with no substance to it.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Just to keep God first and never stop. Keep grinding at all times. Success never comes overnight so you gotta work and pray for it.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Life situations. I’m from Bennettsville, SC and there you go through a lot as a young one that a typical child would never be exposed to. That’s what inspires me to write

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I like to listen to the beat and while listening I’ll lay back, close my eyes, and go into my zone then write whatever comes to my head. All the pain, trials, and tribulations just spill out, then I record for the world to hear.

What do you think makes a great song?
Life situations and realness. There’s always someone out there in the world going through what you’re going through, so if you record a track they can relate to it’ll be the only thing they want to listen to because they can relate.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
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