TheOnlyThingToFearIsFearItself: Meet DREAD.

Featured artist: D R E A D (DreadTripleSix) – TheOnlyThingToFearIsFearItself: Meet DREAD.

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist D R E A D (DreadTripleSix) from Tampa to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, D R E A D (DreadTripleSix)! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix): I decided to get into rap/hip-hop after contributing most of my life to being instrumentally virtuous so that I could rip the stage like Randy Rhoads or Eric Clapton, or whoever else I idolize even to this day- then seeing my skill increase without a proportionate increase in an audience.

When you feel like quitting, don't.

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix)


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have played live shows in the past but only as a rock/metal artist. I've only done one show as DREAD.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I don't really wanna give a punchline. If you're really interested, just go listen to the music until you find one you like.

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix)

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I am currently working on four different releases, simultaneously and I have released five tapes this year alone. The previous releases of this year amount to roughly two hours of content, which I'm just OK with. My ideal is to work as quickly as possible with good quality and substance, not necessarily in that order of importance.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

My answer is probably, no. DefJam records called me some time ago and my initial reaction was really to just hang up on the person at the other end of the line. I think the pros really just stop at the amount of money they may invest in you as an artist as well as the money you may earn.

The cons are nothing short of losing your sovereignty as an artist. Labels tell you when to write, what to write, how to sound, etc.. The loss of individual artistic liberty is enough to deter me from signing practically any deal.

Any last words?

I work with many different producers from all over the world and there are some artists in my circle worth mentioning.
They are, @BaphometBeats, @ItsLucid2 @LftdHghts, @Slxin, @tms_btz, @Tyrgodd, YungBundy and TripDaMang.
All are producers, the latter two are also rappers, you can search each of these on SoundCloud or even find their handles in the descriptions to my tracks, as I credit everyone associated with each release.

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix): https://soundcloud.com/dreadtriplesix

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The florida rapper that got the streets talking…

Featured artist: Redd Moody – The florida rapper that got the streets talking…

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Redd Moody from Gainesville to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Redd Moody! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Redd Moody: When I was in high school, I seen one of my partners Pakman Blaze do a talent show.He performed a song that he wrote and produced/ recorded right in his room at his home all his self! After he walked off stage the whole school went crazy! Back then,way I’m from there was no local rappers at our age with a recorded song out back then! So seeing the response from the way he rock that crowd made me say to myself,damn I can do that! Plus I had be writing songs in class all day and rapping in the lunch room with a few of my homies who listened to rap music. After leaving the talent show I went home and started working on a tape.I got the bass boosted tapes to record on with two tape players,one to play the beat and one to record my voice.It was over after that! Lol ,I never stop doin music since that day forth!

“Let your actions speak louder than your words!”

Being a rapper is so competitive and everyone is trying to discredit everything you say and do at every moment. Bruh, you have to learn how to separate yourself from negative people, who are not in-line with what you are trying to accomplish. You will be tested over and over but one thing your haters can’t take away from a artist is your work. Most of the time a artist gets the most criticism from people who can’t even write a rap or rhyme to save their life! The only way to shut those critics up is threw your actions! Once you prove them wrong, over and over without arguing or getting upset with them,you’ll usually win them over!

Redd Moody


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yeah, I have been doin shows in Florida this past year ,I try to get booked as much as I can. I haven’t had a show in almost two months because I was working on finishing up this new ,#certified project!
But I do have some shows on the calendar for next month and the month after so I can’t wait to get back on stage and rock out with this GShit I just just dropped!
Oh and if anyone wanna book me for ya birthday partys, or events you can hit the email reddmoodybookings@gmail.com
This is the only booking email to book me at!!!
Prices going up soon so get at me ASAP before my project drop 1st of the year. I will come rock yo shit and show love to yo city or town!knowdat

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“I know he working fa dem people he been ah snitch / if they lookin for some chicken tellin em Popeyes got sandwiches”

Redd Moody

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I’m currently working on dropping a new song every few months until I drop my CERTIFIED project!
It’s gone be hard I promise.Thats all I do,i mean from the beats to the lyrics,I’m goin in like its my last time rapping or something! I know the type of music I do created a lot of hate towards me because I speak the truth in my songs and I don’t hold back on how I feel about situations that really be goin on in our area of North Florida. By doing that, it’s a lot of fans that look up to me fa being so bold & aggressive in my music during this climate of the rap world that is all about not offending the wrong people,but I feel that’s what makes me stand out and a lot of people salute me for standing for something and not being a yes man! My music redefines the definition of down south gangsta music! I’m standing on that old law,the same mind set 2pac had when he was in his creative state of mind.We just built different in North Florida and we don’t give up easy, the motto around here is we don’t get mad we get even! And that’s really how shit is down here so my music speaks on real life emotions that street cats feel and the mind set in which they are in that leads up to why a lot of things take place in the streets.I speak about trust,love,hate,jealousy,friendship,loyalty,lust,pain,
Betrayal, anger,depression,gun violence, and a lot more realistic things..but I put the medicine in the candy so to say! I’m not going to preach or judge ,I just get a hardcore raw ass beat and I get Str8 to the point ,raw and uncut! And my fans love it!

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Yea,I would sign to a major, i fell there is only so far you can go on your own as an independent artist and one day I wanna be on the radio and billboards top 10! That’s just a dream of mine to have a machine behind me to get my voice heard all over the world at one time and everybody knows my song. So with the right situation and team behind me I would do it. I have turned down deals before but I was stuck in my old way of thinking back then and I was trying to prove a point to a few people that I can do it on my own! But I learned that you need a team and at the end of the day it’s about handling your business as a artist. I want to sign with a major to learn from them on how the enter machine works so I can one day partner with a major and run my own company! Plus I want to make my mark in my area to show these youngsters that it’s possible to come from where we come from and make it to a level we only dream of! So yes,i would definitely sign..i always looked up to cash money records and I like how Atlantic records put out there artist as well as interscope!

Any last words?

SayNie,i wanna give a Big salute to Putnam County,Fl that’s what molded me into the person I am today!
City of Palatka,Fl is a big part in the shaping of my music because I can up listening to a few big dawgs from east Palatka such as Korner boy entertainment with Twan Dallas He was the 1st Rapper to ever put Putnam County on the map and it was rumored that T.I. Stole his song “SET IT OUT” which was a major hit in our area and they say Tip put the song on his group PSC (pimp squad click) album back in the day and that had the city upset fa sum years i remember. Then you got the L&HH reality star lil Scrappy who use to rap and had a song called “Headbussas” out back in the day around the time that shit happen with Ti and Twan D. Lil Scappy came to our section and did a show a my uncle cluband called out the whole city like we just pussy or weak down here! Excuse my language bruh but ,this fuck nigga just did an interview about a week ago acting like he don’t know why the whole hood jumped on him in the club that night! “Lil Scrappy know why they jump on him”, he got on the mic and say that we was country, lame,and dirty! Then he say he don’t see no Gs in the building and that we act like we don’t love him …somebody even said they heard him say fuck 3rd life! And that’s a good in Putnam county that is well known fa gang bangin so what you expected my nigga? My lil dawg who died shortly after all that shit happen was the one who hit Scrappy in his mouf that night! The whole city knows this.i just dropped a song and I didn’t hold back on how I feel about dawg! I don’t really do the rap beef shit and how I see it this ain’t no beef,but you not bout to mention my section and not get a response from one of the certified steppas that’s all I know! It’s 3 Main Street rappers that’s well known in Putnam County,and I’m one of them! Knowdat it’s my duty to say something ya heard meh!

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Redd Moody: https://www.instagram.com/certified_steppah

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A young bull stomping

Featured artist: Buddha Godd – A young bull stomping

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Buddha Godd from Rockville to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Buddha Godd! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Buddha Godd: As a kid, ive always been around music whether it was in the streets or michael jackson blasting out the boom box, so i decided at a young age to start rapping

"Don't ever let em say you didn't put 100% into this s***! They drool at the thought of you getting lax….Prove ’em wrong!"

Buddha Godd


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yeah I played live a couple times, mostly only in front of parties or kickbacks but I want to be mainstream pretty soon.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Like Lamarcus Aldridge playing Big 12, its a major difference between "U" and "I"
Every nigga riding for they dawgs, until them bitches get euthanized

Buddha Godd

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I just put out my debut project for the summer that i been working on for about a year and a half. Joint titled "God Gold Glory" and its 9 hard songs on there expressing a lot of what i been through

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

I wouldn't because of the fraudulent activity you hear huge artists had to go through over a crooked management deal. However, no underground artist gets paid the amount of money that signed artists do all by themselves either

Any last words?

240 you know i got you, but for now the 757 my logo!

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Buddha Godd: http://www.linktr.ee/therealbuddhagodd

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Legend in the making

Featured artist: Lex DaBenefit – Legend in the making

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Lex DaBenefit from Charlotte to talk about her recent music, her upcoming projects, her career advice and her overall experiences being in the music industry and she did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Lex DaBenefit! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Lex DaBenefit: I have been surrounded by music my whole life. My cousins and my brother that is no longer with us was an artist. I have loved all aspects of music and it is truly my therapy!

Best advice given to me as an artist and in life is to stay true to myself. My advice to anyone is remember the sky is the limit; though you will experience some lows you can only go up.

Lex DaBenefit


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have not been on tour or featured in any concerts yet but I am working on getting bookings

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Colder than a winter storm and cooler than a ceiling fan

Lex DaBenefit

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I just released my single “Summer Play” and I’m working on part 1 of a 2 part ep called the buildings of DaBenefit.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

As an independent artist I am still in control of my music once signed I know that will slightly change.

Any last words?

Shout out to the man upstairs, my mom, my brother, cousins, Whitney Millionaire Watson, Kamesha, Keisha’ and all my fans.

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Lex DaBenefit: https://www.youtube.com/user/allieog08

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North Carolina’s next artist to watch!

Featured artist: Drastikk – North Carolina’s next artist to watch!

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Drastikk from Henderson to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Drastikk! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Drastikk: I always listened to music since a little kid and I loved writing so it felt natural. Around 8th grade I realized I could write my own songs maybe get people to love me as an artist too! I decided right then I would become a music artist. I didn’t have any recording equipment or a name, but I knew this is what I want to do for life!

The same passion that drives you, can be the same passion that crashes you.

Drastikk


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I play live and I love the stage to be honest! Yes I’ve performed at concerts in the past and I’m sure to have many other coming in the future.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Ain’t no sense in battling me/ it’s pointless, like getting out the shower to pee/ -Drastikk

Drastikk

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I’m currently working on the latest installment of my mixtape series titled “Sarcastik 3.” I have a lead single titled “It’s Up” releasing online and to all streaming platforms on August 27th 2019. The single will be released along with a music video that’s already finished! I’m excited about this project and I hope my fans will love and embrace the mixtape.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Yes I would sign a major deal for the right amount and terms. I feel like the pros would be the ability to be heard on a bigger platform because they have the staff and relationships to break new artists under their brand. There’s many pros but another top one to me would be the amount of exposure and marketing that’s pushed into your project. The cons would have to be not having ownership and uneven royalties depending on the deal. It all depends on the stipulations and details in the contract for me.

Any last words?

I want to shout out the whole city of Henderson and the state of North Carolina because we the wave!

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Drastikk: http://Twitter.com/imdrastikk

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A millennial from Atlanta

Featured artist: LATENIGHTJACE – A millennial from Atlanta

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist LATENIGHTJACE from Atlanta to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, LATENIGHTJACE! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

LATENIGHTJACE: I’ve always wanted to be an artist since I was a kid. It just followed me to adulthood. I went to college to be a fashion designer. So I was always around the arts in college as well.

When you’re letting people hear your music all you need to do is make one person happy & you have done your job.

LATENIGHTJACE


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have only done one live show. I plan on doing more when I have resources available to me. Right now I’m just trying to gain a following on the Internet.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“How many niggas did it take to make her less, but still spread faster than brides legs on her honey moon”

LATENIGHTJACE

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I’m working on my EP “3000” I already have one single out that’s going to be on it titled Supernova “Extended”. I’ve also released an EP titled “The Darkest Phase”, and another one called “The Fall of First Semester” I worked really hard on the but I know I’ve grown since then.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Yeah I would sign. The pros would have to be the exposure. You would almost immediately be on the map as a major artist. Even though a lot people are staying indie nowadays I would have to ink the paper. Some of the cons will be that the label will be all in your pockets. Some get their publishing taking away. You just have to make the right move so you won’t get messed over.

Any last words?

Yeah shout out to Taski Martell, he’s a dope artist. We working on a music group called NightLight Records. Shout out Kirill he’s a good artist as well and photographer.
Also shout out to Justyin The Composer, without him my EP “The Darkest Phase” would of been way different. He’s a talented producer from Atlanta.

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

LATENIGHTJACE: https://www.instagram.com/latenightjace/

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Hiphop x Grunge Band Debut New Genre of Music

Featured artist: Vampire Punk Boyz – Hiphop x Grunge Band Debut New Genre of Music

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artists Vampire Punk Boyz from Miami to talk about their recent music, their upcoming projects, their career advice and their overall experiences being in the music industry and they did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Vampire Punk Boyz! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Vampire Punk Boyz: Our band merged through metal management and clicked immediately in the first ever studio session.
Artists Wednesday, For De Lance and Vaughn Singleton are soon to hit the road for tour in September while their debut single, :Last Weekend” continues to gain traction

Be yourself and go with your intuition. Push your product with confidence,

Vampire Punk Boyz


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Last show was at The Ripple Effect Showcase in Miami, FL . Next show at Revolution Live as we headline on July 27th. Tour starts second week of September

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“I been laying in my bed, thinking about the words you never said. I can make it on my own. You call this place a house but this house isn’t home. You pushed me in the deep in knowing damn well I can’t swim”

Vampire Punk Boyz

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

More singles from the band to drop in the near future and singles from each individual artist in the meantime as we push Last Weekend.
End of the year or top of 2020 expect an EP.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

If they bring on our Independent collective as management and A&R.
We want full percentages and have no reason to split them with a major. We will accept marketing agency and distribution offers if they make sense.

Any last words?

Shout Out The Ripple Effect, our independent label collective.

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Vampire Punk Boyz: https://open.spotify.com/track/3ANJ2yYeUaBySA3qMoumFB?si=opYz8IKMRN2ycHX5EwYC-w

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Vampire