$lick Shares Biggest Lesson From 2022 & Insight For Other Indie Artists

$lick Shares Biggest Lesson From 2022 & Insight For Other Indie Artists

$lick shares talks about new “Get Get Go” video.

Colorado emcee $lick presents the Wiz Kelly-directed music video for “Get Get Go,” the 2and2-produced single from $lick’s new album Put It Together. The 22-year-old Denver native has been making what he describes as “thinking man’s music” for two years, and takes his inspiration from underground greats like Dilla, Madlib, DOOM and Ghostface Killah.

The “Get Get Go” clip comes on the heels of visuals for previous single “Let Me Be.” He says his new single is “a storytelling demonstration of certain hard decisions that have to be made in order to survive in impoverished situations, and the seven sins that accompany.”

What’s the inspiration behind your stage name?

The name “Slick” has been used to refer to me from a very young age. I think it just stems from me being a mischievous little kid who was also intelligent, and got away with a lot. I’d love to say that there is some deeper meaning behind it, but I’ve just been going by that name since I can remember, so it felt natural.

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What’s a life motto you try to live by?

One life motto that I make sure to implicate within my day to day interactions is to just stay true to myself. Everything is temporary in this world, and things are always moving, changing and shifting. While it is important to adapt, you have to maintain your self integrity while doing so. At the end of the day, you’re the only person who is responsible for yourself.

What can you tell us about coming up in Denver?

I was born in Denver, but I spent most of my early years in Colorado Springs. I would compare my environment to that of most major cities. You have your outskirts, your suburbs, and then you have your inner city and lower funded areas. For me personally I had four siblings growing up; two brothers, two sisters. My mother worked three jobs, and my father spent most of his time out of state. Having such a big family with such little resources, I had to mature early. I learned how to think ahead and create opportunities for myself.

What’s the biggest lesson you can share for other indie artists trying to make it?

For any artist in my shoes, out there working themselves tirelessly in order to provide and secure a better livelihood for themselves and their people; I would say don’t rush anything. I believe in the law of attraction and what’s meant to be, will be. Being an artist can become very stressful when you’re trying to prove yourself and meet the demands that are put upon you by yourself and others. Don’t jump the gun, nothing that’s done forcefully usually resonates among the audience.

What was your biggest lesson of 2022?

I learned a lot of important lessons in 2022. However, one thing that stuck with me is that life comes in seasons. Life is a roller coaster from the moment we take that first breath. There will be times when you feel like you’re at the top of the world, and there will also be times where it feels like everything in the world is going against you. The way you react to each situation is the determining factor of your baseline.

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