Legends Speak: The Key to Success
Success is relative to most people based on their experiences. Some measure success using personal accomplishments and gains, while others use outside references to gauge their success. When it comes to a successful music career, well...the entertainment industry is fast paced, hardcore, and constantly changing.
Only a few from the Athens-area have had mainstream success, and even less from the Athens Hip-Hop community. Many in the current Athens Hip-Hop community have only experienced the good times, the packed shows, and the constant Athens spotlight, but it has not always been the thriving community it is today. Recently, I had conversations with some of the trailblazers and legends of the Athens Hip-Hop community. During these conversations, I asked them all a question about the key to success:
“There are many keys to success in the entertainment industry, but if you had to pick the primary key to succeeding, what would it be?"
These artists have been major players in the building, maintaining, and advocating for the Athens Hip-Hop community since the genesis. These artists have also prospered in one form or another outside of the Athens-area. They have had personal and mainstream success, laying the foundation for the next wave of Athens Hip-Hop to come roaring through. Artists do not become successful overnight. The path will not be easy; in fact, most of you won’t make it. So to all the aspiring artists, there are many factors involved in becoming a success such as diligence, availability, accepting criticism, consistency, persistence, and constant evolution. Just remember to listen, study, and respect those that blazed that trail for you.
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