Episode 4 - Eskay: Dropping Out of High School to Follow Your Dreams

Born in Greenville,Tennessee, Eskay has always been surrounded by music. At an early age he was exposed to music by his mother, as well as his uncle. They always opened his ears to different genres and styles. Most people think dropping out of high school is a bad decision because people tend to do it for the wrong reasons. In this case Eskay had a vision of what he wanted to do, and there was nothing that was going to stop him from getting there. With production credits with Soulja Boy, Lil B, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, and more… you could say Eskay hasn’t lost that vision. Just recently he started a record label, Filthtown Records, out of Springfield, MA with a group of talented upcoming artists and producers. I appreciate Eskay sharing a lot of personal information on this podcast that I think some people might be able to relate to and give you an idea of what he has gone through in order to get to where he is today. Enjoy episode 4, Eskay.

 

Episode 4 Outline

  • Who is Eskay today?

  • Born in Greeneville, Tennessee

    • Raised by single mother

    • Always surrounded by music

  • Influence his uncle had on him

    • “Don’t make music about someone you aren’t”

    • Passed away at 25 when Eskay was 14

  • How he got his stage name “Eskay”

  • Relationship with parents

    • Father showed him responsibility and having a plan B

    • Make a choice of what you want to do & do it

  • Dropped out of high school at 17

    • Worked for Macy’s and recorded on the side

    • Had his own car, bills, etc

  • Piece of advice Eskay was given that stuck with him

    • Do whatever you do the best and be passionate about it

  • The tough parts of chasing what you love

    • Giving up on relationships that don’t add value

    • Following your passion and not letting anyone stop you

  • Working with Soulja Boy, Migos, Lil B etc

    • How he got in a circle that allowed him to work with known artists

    • Recognizing the people around you and keeping relationships

  • Eskay on his record label “Filthtown

  • VFiles - New York City

    • Runway 7 Show

    • Culture behind the brand - Justin Bieber, Tyga, Kylie Jenner back it

  • Choose rap or producing, which would Eskay pick?

  • Piece of advice he would give to someone just starting with music?

    • Take the time to learn your craft and study it

  • Ask a single person 1 question, who/what would you ask?

    • The people who created astrology, why did you create it the way you did

  • Look 10 years down the line, what/who would you see?

    • Alive, healthy, accomplished, records broken, and more success

    • Help others that are along a similar journey

  • Ask me any question you want

    • Do you think that all girls are honest?

    • What artists did you listen to in high school that you were ashamed of to tell people?

  • Find Eskay on social media

  • What 2-3 pieces of advice to someone on the pursuit of their own purpose?

    • Stay away from people who don’t fully support you

    • Whatever you do… keep working on it everyday