Check out the new song from Sine MC – The Air I Breathe
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born in Austin, Texas. Raised on the Northside in what’s known as the Five-Tray area. I’ve been rapping for a few years now but haven’t really put in any effort pushing my music up until now. The poetry I wrote led me into making music with a couple coworkers who thought my rhymes were nice. We parted ways after one project and I’ve made tracks here and there on the side. “The Monster Come Alive” project came about after meeting a fellow comrade outta Killeen who wanted to work with me after I played him a few songs. But I never really sought for a position until recently.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
“The Air I Breathe” is a track off my EP “Monster Come Alive.” The track dives into events that are very similar to situations I’ve known several people go through. It’s also a reminder of what I’m not trying to become by pointing out those examples.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
I haven’t faced any challenges at this point. The biggest challenge is probably finding time to promote myself. Living life and taking in new experiences has been my focal point and good music always come from that. Now’s that time to really put myself out there and let people in on my experiences. I guess the challenge would be my own satisfaction.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Biggest setback is always production. Finding the right instrumental or a reliable producer in general has been tough. I’ve tried producing tracks myself but I’m not too passionate about it. It’s not a fun task for me so I don’t feel eager to pursue it. So trying to find something special every time is difficult. Bouncing back is always discovering a way to make what you have work with yours. If what you pictured isn’t there then you have to make something outta what you have. And that alone is something enjoyable. Surprising yourself to see what you can do with something you never imagined laying vocals down on.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Artists mainly need to be careful of holding themselves back from doing what they wanna do. Big labels aren’t necessary for me. Collabs with well known artists isn’t necessary for me. In the digital era computers are all we need. Self-promoting, self-marketing, booking shows, etc. The power can easily be put back in the artist’s hands without a record label telling you what to do and when your album will drop. So an artist can get blinded by what’s been perceived as “gettin’ on” instead of putting themselves out there through the internet.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Go viral and keep going. Get a camera. Film, edit. All that shit. I’m still building a studio before I decide to do sessions on my next project because I’m not leaving it up to someone else to be available when I wanna lay down material. The people I know who produce tracks wanna charge out the ass like they major already. Instead of building a team and working off each other most artists are fighting to be the star. So a foundation is rarely met and people stay exactly where they started. It ain’t that serious for me. If I feel I have something that important to say for people to listen then I’ll find a way to make it happen.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
The internet is a big help. I don’t mind free albums. In fact, my next project I plan to start after the studio is complete will be a free project. I posted a few tracks on YouTube just to give people something to look forward to during this time. But the new project is sure to be on a much higher level than anything I’ve already put down.
Where can people visit you?
Right now with everything still in construction, Tumblr is probably best for now. YouTube is also a good place to listen to a few tracks and express what you think about it.