Today we’d like to introduce you to Emily Wilson.
Hi Emily, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
It all really began when I was younger, starting at the age of 7, I found a great interest in instruments. I first learned how to play the guitar which then led to the piano and even the drums.
My love for instruments was only the beginning, a few years later between the ages of 12 to 15, I started to write a lot of poetry, which gave me the inspiration to start rapping. I continued to rap from the age of 15 to 24, but during those years I struggled with serve mental health and drug addiction. These struggles made it difficult for me to take my music as seriously as I should have.
I also got into a lot of legal trouble and was in and out of various treatment centers/jails. It wasn’t until I had lost everything and nearly ended my own life that I decided to take my music career as seriously as I do now. I moved down to Florida in 2020 to get sober and began teaching myself how to record, mix, and master my own music. Shortly after that, I began teaching myself how to make my own beats as well.
Since then I’ve learned many different skills and tools that have helped me navigate the business and creative side of music. I recently won a song contest that got me a feature with KC legend Techn9ne. The song is finished and will be released sometime this year.
All the hard work and determination I put into my music is going to pay off and even Techn9ne see’s it too. I plan to keep going this hard, if not even harder.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
No, it hasn’t been that smooth due to a mixture of my own choices, but also a lot of what I was exposed to throughout my life. Most of the struggles are with my mental health, trying different medications, and getting correct diagnoses.
Other struggles were with drug addiction starting at a young age, moving a lot while growing up, and even coming out as gay.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I write, rap, sing, make beats, engineer my own music, and pretty much everything in between. I would say I specialize in most things in my field, but my ability to structure and execute songs independently takes the cake.
I’m known for being extremely versatile and original with everything I do. I am most proud of my growth and independence, I have definitely come a long way in a short time.
I would say what set me apart from others is being a completely independent female music artist and how vulnerable I am with my listeners. I also engage with my supporters a lot more than a typical music artist would.
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
My advice would be to join as many online platforms as you can, enter contests, look for and participate in any in-person networking or social events for your field of interest, and always stay willing to learn.
Personally for me what has worked the best is consistency, networking, constantly educating myself, being true to who I am, and never letting failure discourage my growth.
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