“My Dad always told me don’t ever do anything halfway. I might not be the best rapper, best performer, dancer, or anything, but I will bust my tail to be the best I can be.”
Check out the interview with Young Cam Da Don exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Young Cam Da Don: My career began in Topeka, Kansas where I was born and raised. I came from a family where I was raised to learn the values of hard work. I didn’t take it serious until I was 17 years old and I was very active from that moment on which led me to open for artists such as Kutt Calhoun, T-Rell, Murphy Lee, and last but not least Krayzie Bone.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Basically as an artist you need to network and get involved with community Work. Go to venues where they’re looking for talent, it might come with a fee but it’ll be worth it if you believe in your product. From what I know you can have the greatest song ever recorded, but no one will know about it if no one hears it.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to be an entertainer because I believe I bring more to the table than just music. I love being in front of an audience, I like making people laugh. That’s what I want to be in my career.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Hardest thing about it is just staying consistent at all times and staying up to date because the songs these days are hot today and gone tomorrow.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
My city is cool, but it’s small. Despite not having enough venues, the music scene is good. Growing up here it’s gotten better than before. Artists are working together, hardly any beef. In fact we just had an artist from here that collaborated with Kevin Gates and Lil Boosie.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Work hard, don’t give up, stay humble, and be patient. Just know that Rome wasn’t built in a day. It takes time.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Having Cassidy follow me on Twitter and talking to Trina. Believe it or not those two are my favorite rappers of all time.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from the people who take out the time of their day to spend $10 to $20 to come see me perform and spend money to buy a CD from me. My Dad always told me don’t ever do anything halfway. I might not be the best rapper, best performer, dancer, or anything, but I will bust my tail to be the best I can be.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes. I feel like you can be more successful than you could 10 years ago. The way technology is nowadays anybody can go viral and have their music on radio.
Where can we find you on social media?