“The best way to market yourself is by putting quality material out. Put visions behind it. Make the time you put in any craft/project worth it and you’ll succeed every time.”
Check out the interview with Yung Drama exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Yung Drama: This all happened by starting my own promotional team with Ryan Newman (Roc Boyz/Roc Girlz & Jigg Team) and working with local individuals from my city like Phil Fuller, Nemon Marcus, Maurice Harris, Maurice Bagley, Frank White, MainEvent Ent, A1 Marking, Future Stylez, Wade Banner (K97.5), and my generation DJ B Eazy, DJ PJ, DJ Double J, Sahdai Harper, and 2k Yates.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way to market yourself is by putting quality material out. Put visions behind it. Make the time you put in any craft/project worth it and you’ll succeed every time.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Successful and continue to see my team Bases Loaded Records (BLR) and Pyrex Music Group (PMG) make it top.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Trusting those who are actually down for you and whose not. This is a grimy business. More like a dog eat dog world.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Truthfully, my city is my city. My city is up next from Atlanta, Charlotte, Florida, New York, California, Memphis, and Texas. Durham, NC, living here is great. I’ve been offered to stay many places, but me staying there is no good for me. I’m starting where I’m from.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Hustle hard, play hard, and grind hard.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Being able to connect independent artists to the connections I have to see them grow and being able to feed their family as well as their brand.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is seeing our generation, our future take this to the next level by actually giving everyon the real them, the real struggle, and the real come up as a musician, DJ, producer, poet, or whatever they chose to be in life.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Honestly, I do. I see potential all over. It’s just based off how bad you really want it as far as investing, marketing, showcases, and building a name for yourself. For example all the NC individuals who are going hard 24/7 nonstop.
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: Yung Drama