“I’m from the streets, so the best way to promote my music is through the streets pushing mixtapes showing love to the hood because they always return it.”
Check out the interview with Yung Corleone exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Silly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Yung Corleone: My sophomore year of high school, so around early 2004. I was 16 and a few of my homies used to rap by the name of Young Renegades. So I used to play around with it a little bit, but I was shy and wasn’t very confident in myself. I recorded my first song in 2011. Released my first group mixtape titled Rap, Liquor, Money, Steez on Datpiff in early 2012. So for the last few years I have been trying to find my own sound and have accomplished just that.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I’m from the streets, so the best way to promote my music is through the streets pushing mixtapes showing love to the hood because they always return it. Social media is a great way to get your music out to the public too. Just never give up and don’t let anybody tell you that can’t do anything.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to become the greatest emcee to ever to do this rap/hip hop shit. I wanna revive hip hop, bring it back to its golden age. I wanna be better than Jay Z, Nas, Pac, and Biggie. I want my name to be remembered and I wanna be as influential and iconic as those and other successful artists.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Personally I think it’s originality and being noticed and building your buzz. As much music as I have, I am just starting to get noticed for my work. You can never give up until you get to your goal.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Norristown is very unique. It’s like any other city/suburb in the tri-state area. There is a lot of niggaz riding waves or other people’s styles when it comes to music; only a few have their own sound. I think there’s a little too much jealousy around, that’s why it’s more difficult for the artists where I’m from to thrive.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Work your ass off and never give up. Always believe in yourself even when nobody else does. Sometimes when you don’t see a way, make a way for yourself. Also, always keep yourself around good people and good vibes.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing to happen to me in my career was getting locked up April 20th, 2016 and serving 6 months in county jail. I say this because when that happen it gave me the time to look at my life and realize the things I was doing were wrong. My music was one of the only constant things in my life that was always there and I was good at.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is my family who I no longer want to see struggle. My community because I don’t wanna let my city down. All the great rappers and emcees who came and paved the way before me. As well as all my fans and supporters, old and new.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
No I don’t because a lot of artists aren’t hungry. They don’t do it for the love of the culture but for the love of money. There isn’t enough effort in the work.
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: Marquise inmyownlane Wills