In the ever-bustling music industry, it is very difficult to create a name for yourself, especially in the age of digital streaming when artists have an all-access to various streaming platforms. In a recent interview with Nathaniel The Great, the musician with over a million Spotify streams, we discussed his journey to stardom and the challenges he faced on his journey.
Well, my actual name is Nathaniel, but as I begin to grow as an artist and businessman I evolved to “Nathaniel The Great”.
I started off creating only R&B. Over a period of time, I started to experiment with other genres. Now I record anything that I feel. What makes my music different is that I created from my own life experiences. There is only one Nathaniel The Great, so my stories will always be unique.
The pro is the freedom of creative expression. The biggest con would be the competitive nature of the industry that we’re in. Sometimes it feels like a rat race and unfortunately, it’s not about talent anymore.
The toughest piece of music that I created was a song called “Never Been Black”. This song took me over a year to create. Every time there was an incident of police misconduct I added another line to the song. I recently finished it after the George Floyd incident. RIP to him, Breonna Taylor, and all of the others we lost.
The feeling of a million streams is incredible. It all started as a dream and to see it come true is unreal.
Next, I will be releasing a new album exclusively on the Nathaniel App that I developed.
You can find all of my content by downloading the “Nathaniel App”. You can go to the Appstore or iPhone or Android and search “Nathaniel”. Or you can go to my website to find it.