“I ask some of my favorite Youtubers to plug a song or two from me in their videos and include the song title and/or a link to my YouTube channel.”

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

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
WordPlay:
My parents always loved music that you could literally feel, so without a doubt that’s what got my love in music started. It wasn’t until I was 8 when I realized I wanted to make my own music when I made a Christmas freestyle on a karaoke machine at daycare after school. When I turned 13 years old when I decided to pursue becoming an artist seriously.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My advice for them would be to be themselves and stay true to themselves more than anything. There’s too many people who strive to be a carbon copy of the next person not knowing that they’re not finding the gold within themselves. My second piece of advice would be to believe in yourself when not one person on this planet does.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Honestly, it goes back into people not believing you and in your capability to turn your dreams into reality. Choosing this path is very nontraditional and seems like a pipe dream to most that can’t be achieved. Another tough thing is how you may be received by fans in being yourself as an artist.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I believe there is no ultimate cheat code into finding success at promoting and advertising your music. I ask some of my favorite Youtubers to plug a song or two from me in their videos and include the song title and/or a link to my YouTube channel.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I currently reside in Savannah, GA and honestly the city lacks support for their up and coming artists until they see them blow up into globally known icons. As an out of towner from Inglewood, CA I feel as if I’m in a category all my own when it comes to the kind of music I make and what kind of artist I am as opposed to other artists from here.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I would like to see myself with a larger core following of fans from across the country and even some outside of the country. I would also love to be featured in more online blogs like this one and grab the interest of more people so they get the chance to discover me and my music.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
If I could tell you every single person that has inspired me that list would go on for years. I’ll name a few like Tupac Shakur, Eazy E, and Jimi Hendrix. I still look up to those guys, but more so looking at these new young artists like Fetty Wap who are the epitome of the saying “you can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
While there is a lot of good stuff coming out, a lot of it is not so good. I take the good with the bad when it comes to music coming out today, but I’m always gonna love older music just because I have an old soul and think music from the 90’s to the early 2000’s will never be compromised.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/dj-wordplay-8
YouTube: www.youtube.com/WordplayTheColdest
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WordPlayOfficial
Twitter: @WizzyWordPlay
Instagram: @WizzyWordPlay