Hiphop star Mikhail Brown chose his genre of music the natural way. He states, “I felt like the genre chose me. I ran away from rapping when I was younger but there was just something on the inside that felt complete when I actually wrote a song, spit it and then put it on wax. It was exactly synonymous to therapy!” Mikhail's online musical presence is definitely important to him! He told us, “You need to put yourself out there. While some people are waiting to be discovered, people are waiting for you to do it and then be discovered. Fans want to feel you, touch you and know that you're human and with the way technology is, people want to feel like they know you. Keeping social is a great way for communication, IT IS A MUST!”
TRS247 Radio was able to record an in studio broadcast segment with this up and coming legend. Check out some of the interview:
How did you choose your stage name?
I picked my stage name because it was something different. I think “Khail” was straight to the point. Rich Butler, who is a part of my marketing team, actually suggested the name. I realized that it is definitely cool! I can dig dat joint!
Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration?
I get inspirations from many places. My main inspiration comes from real life events and things that actually happen. Tough times, good times, bad times, happy times and sad times too inspire me. I'm a very personal person, I know people who can say they are close to me but there's plenty they wouldn't know. I feel like some things cannot be said, they can only be expressed through action. When I'm in my quiet place and I'm relaxed and chilled out, I can hear my own thoughts; that is when I spill my feelings with ink or lead.
What would be a good theme song for your life?
My life in a theme song? Damn that's a great question! The song that I can remember that had the most plays on my iPod was "Thugz Mansion” by Tupac. He talks about the pressures and stresses in life and he paints a picture of someone who has been through Hell, wants to do the right things (or what society would label as right) and the fact that he's asking God to prepare a place for thugs got me even more into it. I don't consider myself a thug but don’t push me... I will deal with you! But basically I always felt as though I was the best of both worlds. A few people from the outside sometimes think I have it easy because of past accomplishments and I've been told I make things look easy, but just because I may make it look easy, does not mean it was any where near that! I had to find the best way to deal with it. I don't think I'm the s*** but in a lot of places and subjects I can find myself able to deal with both audiences. I think the idea of a thug in Heaven is a perfect analogy. Man, I love it!
What has stressed you the most on your musical journey?
I think the most stressful part would be finishing a verse and starting a verse, and it would also be getting the musicians and people together to make music. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I want it right; then if its right, I want it better. But that's the hardest part of music for me. Everything else to me is just timing and opinions.
What are your musical dreams or are you just in this for a hobby?
My musical dreams are actually my goals!
To be an established and successful musician.
To be an established and successful artist.
To be an established and successful composer, not in any particular order.
By what terms will you measure your success?
This comes from a quote, “The true measure of success is how many lives you've changed.” I was actually on the phone with someone talking about this last night. The reason I push myself and others around me so hard is because at the end of the day... it's about giving back. I know that the faster I can put myself in a place where I am established and in the position to help others, you better believe that's what I am going to do. You measure success by your legacy, your opus and the amount of people that are better off because you lived.
What’s good for 2014?
Well the Hue-man Race is coming soon so no one is offended (just a little side tag) and just know that the team's Motto is "WJGS" -WE JUST GETTIN STARTED! Even when we're old and grey, with awards, plaques, houses and married with kids... we'll still be finding something new to do. So just be on the look for The Hue-Man Race! It's coming!
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