Check out the new song from 2Quick – Sacrilegious Remix
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I live in St. Charles, Illinois with my grandma, but I grew up in the streets of Aurora with my brother and cousins. I got to adapt to both environments, the burbs and the streets. Having both life styles really gave me a lot of variety as to what I could discuss on a personal level. It’s funny because growing up I was a shy guy so I didn’t really think anyone would expect this, but music has always been a big part of my life.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
I heard the original song by ScHoolBoy Q and I knew I had to go in on this instrumental. When the project was finished I really loved it even though it talks about such a serious topic, it’s how I felt about the struggles I’m going through and no matter what I’m always just going to do me and keep it real in my music. It was tough to choose between the Sacreligious Remix and another song called Famous on my SoundCloud. Each song has it’s own theme, but I felt that this track really shows how deep I can get.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
That’s a hard question for me to answer because I haven’t really experienced the industry. But one of the biggest challenges I faced was getting people to like my songs without changing who I am as an artist. With the transition to house and electronic music the people around me cared less about meaningful lyrics. Each song I do has very deep insights of my life and it was hard to get people to listen to my music. But I had to stay true to myself.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
My biggest set backs in my career was losing a lot of people in my life whether it was death or just going our separate ways. This lifestyle gets lonely and most of the ones I could come too aren’t there anymore, but the losses gave me a strong mind and taught me to stand on my own too.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think as artists we need to be careful of not getting too comfortable and sticking to what we know, like the topic of a song. We have this talent for a reason, so stay creative and keep experimenting.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Perfect your art. Don’t rush to make it big. The quality of your music matters a lot more than how fast you come out with music.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
My most favorite way to promote my songs is through my SoundCloud page because it links up with all my other social networking websites. So I put up there and bam it’s on all of them, but other then that I like to do it old school and make a bunch of CDs then hand them out on the streets and gain more fans.
Where can people visit you?
You can follow me on Twitter or add me on Facebook and be sure to check out my SoundCloud. Since I’m not rich and famous you can see me in person at my job bussing tables; shout out to Claddagh in Geneva!