Check out the new song from Amari Mar – Too Many Cooks
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I’m from Brooklyn, NY, Home of Biggie Smalls, Big Daddy Kane, M.O.P., Just to name a few. Before I started writing and rapping, I’ve always been a listener and still am. Being inspired from some of the greats, influenced me a great deal. Even going to school I was into reading and writing and all of that combined with the love of music, it was a perfect match. Once I started writing rhymes and formulating songs I had to keep mastering the craft and develop my skills to where I had to be point. It took a while, but eventually I got there and I’m still learning, building on it.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Too Many Cooks is one of the singles that’s off my mixtape that’s out now, “Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth,” hosted by Kool G Rap. The title is used as a metaphor for there being too many rappers. Hence being too many cooks and we got to narrow it down to the true spittas and those who can make that home cooked dish and give you food for thought. I feel there’s too many rappers spoiling the taste of hip hop and we just gotta keep it authentic. This is not to take away from those who are making good music and representing it right, it’s just my perspective and how I see.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Nothing, I can’t really recall any at the moment. But I think one of my challenges I faced and still facing is getting my music across different platforms. As much exposure I’m getting little by little, there’s still more work to be done. It’s a beautiful struggle!
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I wouldn’t say I had set backs because everyday it’s a journey and sometimes things do come up that may throw a monkey wrench into your plans, but not enough to set me back or throw me off guard. I just learn to roll with the punches or deviate from the issue and continue on the journey. I think it’s all in the mental and how you go about life. No matter what goes on I try to remain focused on what’s important at the end of the day.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
You gotta be careful about who you surround yourself with and keep in your inner circle. You have to know your company you keep. Not everyone is genuine. Also if you signing any contracts make sure you know what you’re signing and getting into.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Stick to your guns and don’t follow someone else’s footsteps. It’s good to be inspired by other people, but you have to set your own mark and legacy. Be yourself and don’t give up on your passion and god given talent. Always remain humble and treat others like you want to be treated. When I was younger, the older folks would tell me respect and manners carry you a long way. Also keep studying and learning about the music biz and keep an open mind word up!
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I try to switch up and not stay in one particular mode when it comes to promoting my music, but at the same time I try to utilize with what I can do. But what I like to do is hit up online radio shows in which I have been interviewed and things of that nature. I like interacting on Twitter and Facebook and dropping an update here and there and chat with my supporters and fellow artist who I have respect and love for. I also hit up the blog sites and I have some online promoters that promote for me. But one of the most effective methods is doing shows and performances in which I’m waiting on replies back from some of the venues and hosts as we speak. It’s all a balance at the end of the day.
Where can people visit you?
The folks can follow me at twitter.com/amarimar. You can add me on facebook.com/amarimardagod. You can stream and purchase my mixtape “Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth,” hosted the legendary Kool G Rap, at amarimar.bandcamp.com and digital download comes with extra bonus pics. You can order physical copies at my Reverbnation page as well as digital downloads. You can hit up my youtube.com/amarimarvelous. Just Google me. Thanks to my true supporters and those who been there from day one. I appreciate the love and respect. Peace & Blessings!