“My music journey began about 6 months ago when I released my first song and solidified that this was what I wanted to do.”
Check out the interview with Vic Daggs II exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Vic Daggs II: My music journey began about 6 months ago when I released my first song and solidified that this was what I wanted to do. Before then I really didn’t know what I wanted to do after I graduated high school. I didn’t like the message that was being created in music today so I decided to be that change. I put my mind to it and started to really perfect my craft.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest advice for the youth would be to follow your dreams; don’t let anybody tell you what you can’t do. You have to believe in yourself before anyone else will and that’s all that matters. As long as your heart is in it and there’s passion in your art there’s unlimited possibilities.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
My hardest task at this point is knowing a good deal when I see one. I’ve only been doing music for 6 months, but I’ve seen how the industry works. There are plenty of people who don’t have an interest in your art but only money in their pockets. I’m learning how to deal with that and realize when someone truly has good intentions.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
For me I blast all my music on my social media accounts. I’m my own biggest fan and I make music to touch people. I also build good relationships and network with older people who have been in the business and know more. I’ve self-promoted myself and my music was able to reach Vegas, Atlanta, and LA.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city is amazing; I’m from Seattle, WA where it rains and can wash people’s dreams away. Seattle gives you that hunger to succeed. The artists here are really talented. We all want to be successful and it gives us the drive to do so. I haven’t seen too much of the music scene to make a good conclusion yet.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
This is a great question. A year from today I see myself making an impact in the music industry. I plan on continuing to produce good music for the fans and listeners I have. I want my name to be in everyone’s mouth and I think that within a year I can make that very possible. My main goal is to have my city behind me within a year.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My first and foremost inspiration is the most high. Without him nothing is possible. Secondly, I find inspiration in my family and all my peers. I look up to my dad, mom, and uncle named Pimpin. I don’t really look up to many people besides family, but another person I consider my brother is a Seattle artist named Otieno Terry.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I simply hate it. I don’t like music with no substance or message within the content. All the music I’ve been hearing as of lately is just that. Artists have to keep in mind that there are youth who listen to their music. Me personally, I want someone to get something out of my music. This is why I’m here. To change music and hip hop specifically.