Today, we sat down with our artist Silent for an interview. Here is what he had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
Coming from a city where talent isn’t really recognized or noticed has shaped me to where I know I cant give up on my dream and that I must give it my all when it comes to pursuing my goals and chasing my dreams. It has made my passion to be a musician so high reaching for the highest stakes that I refuse to quit even after I make it.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
To answer this question, I would have to say Snoop Dogg and the reason is because the vibe of his music and seniority in the game with that laid back mellowed style of music. I feel our style relate when it comes to making and producing of music.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
I would have to say a piece of property and a building to professionally and properly run the label out of as well as a community center for the kids to keep them from trouble and gettin in trouble at an early age in case music is there passion or whatever it may be. My place of business will help them prepare and reach for there goals and allow them a chance to chase there dreams.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
Stay focused and keep pushing. If this is your passion and you believe that being a musician is your calling, take the word “quit” out your mind as well as vocabulary. Never bow down or get discouraged about chasing your dreams or what you’re trying to accomplish in life, no matter how long it takes. Another thing you have to be able to accept criticism, whether good or bad, because its got be there. It’s part of the game/industry.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
As far as songwriting goes, my best advice is to be yourself. Come from the heart, speak from the heart, and make sure you are speaking actual facts or events you have witnessed in your time of living cause when it comes to appearances and interviews you will be questioned about your life as well as music. As far as recording tips, my advice is make sure while your in the studio recording your track or album, you say everything that needs to be said and done on the song make sure when its all said and done that you are satisfied with the final results (mixing, mastering etc.) because half done work equals half done results that could hurt you in the future if you ever decide to becoming more than an artist in this industry.
6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?
Honestly, its half and half with the family I keep in touch with and the few friends I do have. Some are proud that I’m doing something positive, trying to make something of myself instead of not doing anything. Others feel different cause of the type of music I make, but the respect is still there. I’ve had a little support. Not as much as I would like though when it comes to shows and appearances, but I know everyone has a life and has other things going on so I respect that and don’t hold any grudges cause with or without support I’m responsible for my life and how it turns out and I will do everything by any means to make it happen.
7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?
I would have to say Z RO because I feel and relate to his music. I love his music cause its the truth and based on real life events and situations especially in the times we are living in today his music relates to lives in so many ways literally one of the top artists on my list to this day.
8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?
I would have to say 2 Pac cause he had so much knowledge and seniority and such a big passion for the music which still lives on to this day literally one of the best to do it in the music industry inside and outside.
9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?
Out of my time with being part of the LiquidSound family, I can personally say the thing I’ve enjoyed the most is the loyalty the company provides for its clients and the dedication in making sure the artist has everything they need and all the tools they need to be successful in this industry as well as a number of opportunities that are available in helping artists get discovered across the web as well as in person. My advice for future artist thinking about joining the LiquidSound family when it comes to the saying. “My word is my bond” LiquidSound Records has definitely proved that and I would recommend any artist that is serious know what they want and is looking for a management company that is loyal and about there business LiquidSound Records is the place to be!
10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
In 10 years, I see myself being well established with a 24 hour studio/recreation center not only in my hometown but in several locations turning the empire into a franchise to be able to open up doors and give back to the community for people who feel like there are no doors open or opportunities for them to make something out of themselves music is my life but I know where i come from and what I have been through and in my eyes it goes way beyond then just making music I wanna uplift and give people a push and prepare them to where they feel they can succeed in whatever passion or talent they feel possible thats fits them.