|Featured, Indie Focus Published: October 9, 2012
Sheik Ron – Proclaim My Nationality
Check out the new song from Sheik Ron – Proclaim My Nationality
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I am from the Windy City Chicago, born and raised on the west side all my life. I got into the position to become a lyricist due to the fact that I was challenged to freestyle one day at a friends home. I was only sixteen years old. Before that time I had never spit a lyric before but once I did, much history was made and I continued to rap ever since. Now I’m going to be one of the best hip-hop chorus writers in history.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The current song I am promoting is called “Proclaim My Nationality.” The producer of this beat is MagiCXbeats located in New Britain, Connecticut. He’s a great producer. The reason I chose “Proclaim My Nationality” as the title of my song is because nationality is the order of the day giving you full political rights in your society. For instance, I am a Moorish American, and my Divine and National Movement is the Moorish Science Temple of America. I am subject to Holy and Divine Laws and my Holy Prophet is Noble Drew Ali. I knew I had to make this song catchy and I did. Many Moorish Americans til this day tell me, this is the Moorish National Anthem, but I laughed because I never imagined it being like a national anthem for the Moorish Science Temple of America. So I use my creativity to bring something different to the people and here I am making conscious songs.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
I never really had a hard challenge as of yet. Right now, I am more concerned with connecting to more people with a positive mindset so we can help each other rise. One challenge I have not come across as of yet is trust issues and when my instincts tell me not to go a particular route, I don’t go. From my point of view, before I can deal with the challenges of the industry I have to deal with self and the challenges will go away once I do.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
One of the biggest setbacks to doing music was just not having the confidence in myself. A career without confidence is worthless because confidence is the key to winning and I do not like losing. Once I realized I had a problem with my confidence, I rose back up and kept going and now I’m like a big bulldozer.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Artists need to be careful how they present themselves to the public. They need to stay confident and focus on one road and don’t get sidetracked. Do your research before jumping into anything right away. Use your wisdom to do what you feel is right.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
A very good suggestion I have for all artists is to connect with others on and off your level, but remember we do this for the fans out there who enjoy good and exciting music.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Best way to promote myself in this new era of time in music is through the internet. Billions and billions of fans have easy access to your music via the internet so why not have my music spread throughout the digital world.
Where can people visit you?
In this current time, people can visit me if I have upcoming shows or if I’m present at open mics in the near future here in Chicago. If anyone wants me to preform at a showcase they can hit me up at:
Or if they prefer they can visit me at my temple located at 349 South Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL 60644 on Sundays at 7pm central time. We’re open to the public.