NY ARTIST GIVES EXCLUSIVE LOOK AND CLASSIC MIXTAPE

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Featured artist: Naz-T – NY ARTIST GIVES EXCLUSIVE LOOK AND CLASSIC MIXTAPE

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Naz-T.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Naz-T: I always loved Hip-Hop music. I used to write down everyones lyrics as a kid. I started editing them and realized I had a talent for it. I started writing my own songs and when i spit them for the homies , of course they loved it

”A wiseman once told me ; U neva’ goin’ b what u aint. That’s why i never had a reason to fake”

Naz-T


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Find me at various locations in the NYC area or just follow me @BGRBADGUY

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Posed to live by the book? Guess God goin b lonely as hell!

Naz-T

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

My debut mixtape entitled ”Timeless” will be released soon

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

The terms would have to be amazing! In this climate we can mostly expect ”360” deals; not in my best interest

Any last words?

SHOUT TO MY SET BGR!!! (BURIAL GROUND REC)
BRONX BLOXX STAND UP ELSMERE FAIRMONT & THE F.A.M. MUSCLE 4 HIRE!!!!!
SUBSCRIBE TO THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL BGR4LIFE!!!!!!

Where can we contact you?

Naz-T: http://ift.tt/1zeIWJk

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

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The Resurrection of Hip Hop

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Featured artist: RapStarr – The Resurrection of Hip Hop

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist RapStarr.

How did you decide to become an artist?

RapStarr: From listening to artists like Eminem and 50 Cent. I started being interested in the actually art of emceeing at the age of 9. I started to battle kids my age in my area, then I would write down songs expressing certain feelings I had. It was like therapy for me, and listening to Eminem really gave me the idea to write. Listening to 50 Cent and G Unit, I’ve became serious into becoming a hip hop artist, I wanted to become a legend.

Be yourself, it is ok to have influences and search for new avenues, but don’t make music based on what is popular. Create your own lane, if you sound like the majority of the artist that is out now, you are not giving the audience a reason to listen to you rather than the people you emulate. And other artist should learn other ways to make money in the industry, music alone isn’t paying the bills. Learn to become a business man/woman.

RapStarr


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I do, the first show I have done was back in 2012. I opened up for Hopsin in my city of Pittsburgh. I just recently had a concert in January 11, 2015.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

IF YOU ASK ME-ITS REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY, EXTINCTION OF A BLACK MEN-ITS REVERSE BIOLOGY,

RapStarr

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

I am currently working on my 2nd mixtape called ”No Warning Shots…Just Straight Shootin”. My first mixtape was called ”The Resurrection of Hip Hop”. That was released back in 2014, the singles are up on my soundcloud.

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

Yes I would if if met all my requirements. The pros of signing to a major label is the distribution and label backing. The cons is they might want you to change your style, there is not artist development anymore so most labels are picking random artist and not teaching them or guiding them. Its all money making to them, no consideration of the artist. No at but the majority think that way.

Any last words?

I wanna shout out to the Most High. A shout out to all my supporters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Shout out to ATL (rap group from Ghana, Africa). Shout out to Ms. B, G.A. Barz, Lloyd Maz, Meezy BaddAzz, all my past producers Twist Wun, Tia Cooper (TrackMailBeats), and Dj Fusion. Shout out to my city Pittsburgh, Pa and to all the East Coast, shout to all my Chicanos, my Boricuas.

Where can we contact you?

RapStarr: http://ift.tt/1HncGJw

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

Want to get featured too? Apply here to get interviewed!

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King of all Kings

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Featured artist: King Piff – King of all Kings

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist King Piff.

How did you decide to become an artist?

King Piff: I decided to become an artist when I first meet Big Daddy Kane on Utica Ave in Brooklyn , my mom had brought me his debut album Long Live The Kane.

Be humble , Master your craft , research and pay homage

King Piff


What about concerts? Do you play live?

yes i do play live shows my next show is March 6th meet the plugs in NJ sponsored by the Source

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Leave you Egghead , Scrambled , fried or Sunnyside right where the hood recide

King Piff

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

I’m currently working on Rise of an Empire , i just recently dropped King of all Kings

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

I would sign a recording contract depending on the structure of the contract , my artistic freedom , the duration and upfront money will all be factors. The pros are the push you normally get from a major but now a days as an artist you must generate a strong buzz and following to be even considered.

Any last words?

I first and foremost would like to give thanks to the most High. I would like to S/O my kids Jules and Man , my siblings , Exoduz , Big Lex , Skilly Baby , Calle Calle , Big Lu from Ct , Leska , Ludi , Rachel , and Jeffrey. S/O to my homies Overlord , Decypha Black , JayMacmilli , MizaMack , My big cuz Freddy . R.I.P to my Tatiana we miss you and love you baby girl, R.I.P to my my Homie Bigga Bam , My homie Triple X , My pops , My aunt Yadira until me meet again. Finally S/O to all the supporters

Where can we contact you?

King Piff: http://ift.tt/1JQ1JxQ

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

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Chiefin

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Featured artist: epill – Chiefin

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist epill.

How did you decide to become an artist?

epill: I was in middle school when I first started writing and I fell in love with the craft ,,,never looked back,,,
it was something in the way it made me feel about my surroundings and myself,, I grew up with a lot of obstacles to overcome and was lucky to realize that channeling my thoughts and feelings on wax was something people wanted to hear because they felt it too..so when I got that first dose of love in return for my craft it was a wrap…or (rap) haha

stay up and hold it down… an easy translation would be make a way without changing who you are..

epill


What about concerts? Do you play live?

of course we do shows and appearances when the oppertunnitys present themselves but up to this point weve done more lab work trying to ccreate our own sound as well as getting the quality to a sufficient level ..

Best punchline you ever wrote?

all of em…hahaha im not sure what my best one is i think id rather people answer that question in the future

epill

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

ive got 3 cds on the market so far since 2012..the latest dropped right before this last xmas and is titled (chiefin)

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

it all comes down to the situation… our music is very diverse so id have to be comfortable knowing they wer going to allow me to be me.. but who wouldnt want huge promo budgets and mass acclaim? but again its not worth my soul..I couldnt see the point of being famous for being someone elses image.

Any last words?

I wanna shot out my camp savage sounds ent.
all the folks who help me create and distribute our brand but mostly to everyone bumpin our material rockin our merch and keeping us relevant so we can continue to do this. Its truly a blessing to have an idea people want to follow.

Where can we contact you?

epill: epillTV@youtube.com, explicit.epill on facebook, savagesounds4 on facebook @epillsav on twitter

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

Want to get featured too? Apply here to get interviewed!

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Who is IAM PREP

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Featured artist: IAM PREP – Who is IAM PREP

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist IAM PREP.

How did you decide to become an artist?

IAM PREP: Well my whole entire family is musical talented. Mom, aunts, and grandma play piano. My uncle plays saxophone and bass guitar, I play drums and trombone. So I was always around music, it was everywhere. What got me into rap was my big cousins and friends were performing at a talent show. I went and fell in love with Hip-hop music. Still it wasn’t until a couple years later I started still, but I was writing a journal everyday. One day listening to cassette tape I was writing and the instrumental came on, for some reason I just started rapping my journal to it. After a while it just happened

One life to live, one life to cherish. I’m in it for it all before my name perish

IAM PREP


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, I love the stage. I wish I could be on it more but why every artist on their hustle

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Everybody claim real, but they don’t know what is fake/ always on my grind, so I know what it takes/ to make it through the storm when the forecast wrong

IAM PREP

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

I just released Money Chase The movie on my website (www.iamprep.com) which is my first ever short film. Working on new projects to begin releasing this spring and more projects.

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

No, in the many chances I ve had to I didn’t then. If you got the right people/ links around you and discipline you can become your own machine. When the only thing you will need is distribution, but still I believe there is a way to do it yourself. At the same time I don’t know, its not something I’m focused on right now. It is so much more t hat matters right now

Any last words?

Special shot out to God, I’ve overcame and made it through a lot to still be here. Shot out to my family, my homies, shawties, Djs, promoters, photographers, producers, sound engineers, studios, radio stations, websites, blogs, and most important my fans. Without y’all none of this is possible, it takes a team to really achieve things in life. Got to be grateful. This also includes people I haven’t worked with yet because we are the reason any of this exists

Where can we contact you?

IAM PREP: www.iamprep.com

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

Want to get featured too? Apply here to get interviewed!

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Slapping Bass Beats

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Featured artist: Nelson Taylor – Slapping Bass Beats

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Nelson Taylor.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Nelson Taylor: My experience performing with cover bands and jazz bands over the span of the 25 years.

Keep pushing your musical dreams.

Nelson Taylor


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I play live, and I’m currently in talks as a bassist for a new band.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Pop that beat from the bottom

Nelson Taylor

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

New beats and a new sound offering for hip hop

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

No, because the demands of record label are to great.

Any last words?

Yes, shout to Randy Dixson, ”Big Baby” Charles Cox, Lynette Cox, my sister Patrice Peterson. my son Carson Cameron Taylor….all from the ATL.

In Jacksonville, shout to my mother (Melvita Curry), my sister Ashia Curry, Jamiah Starks, Dezmond Starks, Dameon Curry, Scottie Taylor, Melvin Winningham, Junky Git and The Westside Boys, The William M. Raines Marching Alumni Band.

In Lake City Florida, shout out to Wayne Levy, Richard Pearson, Akil Tunsell, my girl Barbara Norred, a special shout out to my son (Doreyon Taylor)

Shout to my home town…. Jacksonville Florida

Where can we contact you?

Nelson Taylor: Facebook

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

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How Do You D.Y.D? Phantom of Do YOUR Dance

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Featured artist: Phantom – How Do You D.Y.D? Phantom of Do YOUR Dance

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Phantom.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Phantom: Originally I did not like rapping oddly enough, but my cousin Sam Bell encouraged me to keep up with it after he stopped. I was too shy but eventually I needed an outlet better than punching walls, and I picked up a pen and pad a couple years later and ended up writing a for 5 pages straight and knew I had to do this.
Then my manager Lindsey Lerner came up with this great idea to make a movement and take it past the music.

When my manager was talking with Charley Johnson, the creator of the Pay it Forward movement he told us, ”Stop, stop going after the ”big”people to work with them or for them and do it for yourselves. You’re the only person who wants this in the world.”

Phantom


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I love playing live! We have had concerts in 8 cities and 2 different countries with crowds of 1 person to hundreds. Playing live is one of my favorite parts because I am able to get on stage and let everything go.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Have you ever met a hater doing better than you?

Phantom

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

The following are links of our entire project written by reporter Matt Bower: http://ift.tt/1C6AONh, http://ift.tt/1xYgcQF and http://ift.tt/1C6AQVp

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

Although it would be nice to have the capital we need quickly by signing with a label, what we are building with D.Y.D would not be possible. Do YOUR Dance – D.Y.D is about finding your passion, following it through and then telling us about it! We are having D.Y.D shows with artists who are doing just that in every city we go to!

Any last words?

I come from a place where trap music is big and since I don’t do trap music it has always been an odd situation for me. I would love to give a shout out to; Skrooge, my engineer, producer, and director, Sonny Rithms another amazing producer, John Ott, a great rapper, Michel, an incredible band, and Grease for letting me start out in his studio. The list doesn’t end there, there has been so many helpful people in this entire process, but also a lot of snakes as well.

Matt Bower for writing this incredible article: http://ift.tt/1C6AQVp

Where can we contact you?

Phantom: http://ift.tt/1xYgaZa

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

Want to get featured too? Apply here to get interviewed!

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