FKN Exclusive – Zuby

FKN Exclusive – Zuby

We’ve got some hot talent from Oxford, UK! Today we are bringing you a FKN Exclusive with an talented music artist by the name of Zuby! Get you know Zuby a little more an how he started out in the industry. Also listen to some of his new exclusive tracks and videos! Huge thanks to Sticky Toffee PR for sending us such great talent!

Artist Name: Zuby
City: Oxford, UK

So tell us a little bit about yourself?

– My name is Zuby. I’m a 25 year old hip hop artist and founder/owner of COM Entertainment, my independent record label. I started writing and rapping 6 years ago whilst studying at Oxford University and haven’t looked back since! I’ve come a long way but am only getting started.

What inspired you to start releasing music?

– The simple fact that I had recorded lots of songs and people wanted to hear them! There was a demand for my music so I put my first CD together and sold it to the people who wanted it. And maybe some that didn’t ha ha.

Were there any hard challenges you had to face in the industry?

– ‘Had to face’? As an independent artist without the financial or promotional backing of a major label you experience knock backs and challenges on a daily basis. But it’s all a learning experience and you have to go through a lot of positive and negative experiences to understand how everything works. It’s a multi-faceted business and very few people truly understand what it takes to make a career of it. I’m learning more every day.

What ways have you found was the best way to promote yourself?

– I can’t give away all of my secrets away but it’s like selling anything. Artists generally despise thinking of themselves or their work as a ‘product’ but if you want to take it beyond a hobby you have to realize that it is to a degree. Think long and hard about what makes you special and what you have to offer. Brand yourself and sell yourself. Do the legwork and be cool to everyone you meet. Don’t be shy and grow a very thick skin because criticism will only increase as you become more successful.

What would be your most memorable moment while performing?

– My favorite memory so far was performing in Germany to a packed out club…absolutely rammed from wall to wall and I smashed it! I don’t even know if half the people knew what I was saying but it was a crazy experience!

Are there any goals that you would like to achieve?

– Loads, but ultimately to make a good living doing what I love and to inspire others to make the most of their lives. Music is an incredibly powerful medium and I would love to reach the stage where I can be a positive role model to millions of young people in the world. That really motivates me.

What can we expect from you in the future?

– Growth and expansion – both as an artist and a label. More music, more touring and more media. I have a lot of ideas and plans I’ll be putting into motion.

Are there any upcoming albums you are releasing?

– Yes! Album no. 3. ‘Commercial Underground 2’ will be out in October/November 2011.

What do you think of FKN Famous?

– It’s a dope website. What more can I say?

Any last shout outs?

– Shout out to everybody out there striving to achieve their dreams and following their passions. And everyone who is down with Zuby! And to FKN Famous, appreciate the love. 1.

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