Redlight – Bad Girls
Check out the new song from Redlight – Bad Girls
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born in Conyers Georgia, but grew up in the military. I lived in many different places and graduated high school in Germany. I moved to Atlanta Georgia in 2006. I started persuing dreams of being in the music industry when I was 14, doing school talent shows and even trying out for MTV’s hit show “Making The Band” after graduating high school.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
I just finished recording my first mixtape titled Stop, Look and Listen. This project shows the versatility of me as an artist, rapping over pop tracks, original songs, and instrumentals by my favorite artists such as Eminem, Jay Z, and Kanye West. It will be featured on
Datpiff.com, Livemixtapes.com and my website http://whoisredlight.com/ at the end of March 2011.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Realizing that not everyone wants to help you succeed, and recognizing shady situations such as people trying to use you because of a certain postion they hold or a music executive they might know.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I was chasing dreams of singing, dancing and writing my own music. Once I started pursuing dreams of becoming a rapper I had to litrally learn the technique and practice to perfect my craft. I realized the competition was much more challenging because it’s a male dominated business. I kept writing and finally gained enough confidence in myself to know that I can compete with the boys.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Artist need to be careful on trusting people you just met, this industry is full of sharks and you have to make sure you know everything going on around you, from the production of your music, to the songwriting and what amount of money your making or owed. Read and ask as many questions that you can think of because this game is 90% business and 10% music.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
I would tell other artist to focus on being original and more creative, so many sounds and styles are being recycled. Try to start a new trend and have others follow you.
What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
The best way to get your product out to the masses is through the internet and word of mouth. Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube are the best outlets to connect with new fans and record executives from different cities and states. Branding is a very big part of an artists success, having one logo or motto on a flyer or website that people recognize as being you definitely helps.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Im promoting myself by performing live at open mic venues in Atlanta that cater to the hip hop genre of music, and Im constantly on all the social networks introducing new fans to my sound
Any last comments or statements?
I live and breath music, and will continue to “Follow the Light” even when its not shining.