“I want to be bigger than music, even though music is the ultimate goal. Music is the starting point for me because from there when I have everyone’s attention, the biography of WildPack Shaun’s life has begun. I want to be an icon, legendary, something this world has been missing.”
Check out the interview with WildPack Shaun exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
WildPack Shaun: It all started when I was about 8 or 9 years old. After time passed on I decided to make music myself and my dad told me if I wanted to be a rapper I needed to be sure that’s the path I wanted to take because it can get ugly. Now people in the city know what’s up with WildPack Shaun. I’m well respected for the sound I have created overtime. When I say anything about new music coming out, all eyes are on me.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
There’s plenty of ways. Shows for one could definitely get you a lot of recognition as well as word of mouth. Social media is one big resource to really to connect with everyone. Constantly putting out new material can definitely keep the audience more familiar with you because one of the main objectives is becoming a known face.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to be bigger than music, even though music is the ultimate goal. Music is the starting point for me because from there when I have everyone’s attention, the biography of WildPack Shaun’s life has begun. I want to be an icon, legendary, something this world has been missing.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Doing everything right, but for the most part watching what I say to people these days because I never who’s watching.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I’m from Greensboro, North Carolina. Things are recently starting to take off musically for local artist because over the years we never really had a chance to show the world what we could do. A lot of times guys leave and go somewhere else to show the world what they are made of. I don’t want to get to deep into that because it’s a tricky conversation, but the people in the city know what I mean with all due respect.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay humble, don’t get too comfortable, and always be on the go creating new material. Reach out the fans as much as you can. Don’t be ashamed of what you love to do, music is music.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Being able to meet up with a few big artists and speaking with them about my music. This might sound kind of dumb, but getting a chance to speak with Mannie Fresh via emails. He told me to just keep doing what I was doing. Also getting a chance to meet Pusha T and hand him one of my projects meant a lot, regardless if he listened to it or not. I appreciate the little things that happen.
What is your inspiration?
My family because I get flashbacks all the time growing without much. I try to learn to appreciate this knowing we barely had anything. I feel like I’m the one that’s going to change our surroundings. My mom has so much faith in me, I can’t let her down.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes that’s true. Depending how you present whatever you’re doing because I’ve seen people who just make Vine videos or one video that went viral and now the world forever knows them for that particular moment.
Where can we find you on social media?
You can go on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Soundcloud and just type me in WildPack Shaun. Everything’s going to come right up. Join the movement.