Only this era could have been born Ashnikko. From the clash of his musical influences, to his most visual, to the way his career spread on social media and how he knew how to drive that wave, Ashton Nicole Casey is a 21st century pop avatar.
His Mixtape release is off Demidivil, He joined the post Best advice Podcast guests, as well Joey Bada 6, Gigi, Charlie XXX, Rush, And Smashing Pumpkins Billy Kargan.
We talked about everything from strategizing merchant drops, to impostor syndrome, to dealing with the toxicity of the internet. How he hurried to get into the studio session and then within those four walls he shared ways to deal with different experiences. She has some great tips for writing love letters to yourself. Ashnikko’s best advice applies one hundred percent to artists who come to this day and age.
Listen to Ashnikko’s episode, plus see some of his original ways below.
Highlights from Ashnikko’s best advice episode
First and foremost, clarity is important to your vision
I think my best advice for up and coming artists is to start talking to management and labels, [only] When you have a clear vision of what you want to do, because if you go to them as a blank canvas, people are going to draw on your canvas. People will take you down a path you don’t want to take if you don’t know who you want to be, or how you want to be.
Everyone works with Impostor Syndrome
I would go to these rooms with people and just feel there incompetent and therefore incompetent. Sometimes I still get Impostor Syndrome, but right now I’m, damn girl, you’ve been doing it for a long time. You can now call yourself a musician. All right. If I could go back and give myself some advice, I would tell the little ones, you deserve to be in those rooms, stop making your second guess because you have things to bring to the table. You deserve
Occasionally take a step back and gain perspective
Making music is enjoyable and that’s how music should be made. It should be collaborative. Because at the end of the day, what are you doing this for? We’re on a rolling rock and you’re making money – it’s ridiculous. Whenever I’m in a meeting and people take it very seriously, I say, listen guys, I don’t know if you know it, but we’re on a rolling rock in the universe.