We’re all the same

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Featured artist: Z∆rg of XI – We’re all the same

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Z∆rg of XI.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Z∆rg of XI: Both of my parents were musicians and artists that didn’t pursue their dreams and settled with a job that they are just ’okay’ with. I have always had an overactive imagination, and I have had music in my blood since the zygote stages of my existence. Therefor I felt it was necessary to keep track of my life through making music, it has always been leaking around my subconscious somewhere anyways. Aside from the inspiration I had from my parents, I developed with all sorts of music and became very attuned to it. With that being said, I never think of music as something I create, but something I connect to… something that was already me before I was placed in this crazy atmosphere. I believe that I was meant to make music/art and without it, I might just be another meat-slab on pavement.

If you give 5 different artists the same apple to draw, you are going to receive 5 different apples.

Z∆rg of XI


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I’ve been playing live for about 5-6 years, but have never played a hip hop show.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I’m more of a philosopher than a pun-artist. but here’s one off the top of my head ”Keller gotta’ killer mute-the-mic mocking”

Z∆rg of XI

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

I have released one tape, but it was nothing I could be proud of. I am currently working on a tape that will give my last tape a run for it’s broke ass!

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

No, because my crew will have their own label in the near future. I have no say whether a major label has pros/cons because i’ve never experienced being signed by one.

Any last words?

Big ups to the universe, SevenQRTRS (producer, emcee, painter), Mike Wing (emcee), Chim Richolds (emcee), MC Wake (emcee/producer), the 603, Geometry, and most of all my son who is having his 5th birthday today.

Where can we contact you?

Z∆rg of XI: http://ift.tt/1AnCFXx

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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cemtex56 the acronym of a artist

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Featured artist: c.e.m.t.e.x. 56 – cemtex56 the acronym of a artist

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist c.e.m.t.e.x. 56.

How did you decide to become an artist?

c.e.m.t.e.x. 56: well…. i kinda popped out the pussy wit a pen in my hand… as far back as i can remember as soon as i was old enough to know how the grip a writing utensil my grandmother would tell me how to spell words so that i may put them in poem form. words jus naturally rhyme in my head , whether i like it or not.luckily for me its something that i enjoy tremendously.i got the name cemtex when i was 15 years old when a friend of mine was telling a story about a tortured soul that goes off of the deep end and blows something to smitherines. the explosive he used was cemtex. a c4 based sensory bomb. by the time i was 19 someone else stole the name… wasnt there before… but to avoid complications i changed it to an acronym which you will be abe to here if you listen to my song entitled geronimo.

i was once told by tech n9ne”Boy, if you ever stop rappin ima snap your neck!!!”

c.e.m.t.e.x. 56


What about concerts? Do you play live?

i have only preformed a number of times; however, i do wish to have the opportunity to do so more often.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

not my best but what crossed my mind… ill leave you layin in a lake like duck shit my words are mace sprayin burnin so duck bitch

c.e.m.t.e.x. 56

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

i got an ep currently in the making, i have about six tracks ready for public.

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

depends

Any last words?

celina ambert ”skitz”

Where can we contact you?

c.e.m.t.e.x. 56: http://ift.tt/1899BfQ

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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My Passion for Music

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Featured artist: Chicag Red – My Passion for Music

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Chicag Red.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Chicag Red: By going to the studio at early age with a few older peers in the neibor hood Fully G an Booney Flawless who heard my flow an brought me to meet Sc Mobb deeps Ghost producer a Just blaze producer from Chicagos South side i was doing music before i meet him but his production would take me to the next level as far as getting some good looks an ears on my music to create that buzz i needed.

Keep pushing an nevea give up on dreams u can make doors open with good talent an Faith.

Chicag Red


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes i do play live i am actually tryna book some up coming shows now.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Say what u want bout me who”s to say i dont feel the same way bout u i let the beat speak to u when really i can let my heat speak to u let some fly an go straight threw u already knew i didnt need a clue to find out something happend an it lead to who now what u expect for me to do 9times out of ten im strapped up an im looking for u.

Chicag Red

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

Well right now im working on a few things Albums an Mixtapes an yes my released music is on Reverbnation Chicago Red be sure to stop by an grab free downloads also buy music an ringtones.

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

Well I would but it depends on the numbers an Publishing Copyrights an Money so yes if i get the right offer an its what im looking for.

Any last words?

Oh yea I wanna give big ups to Sc,FullyG,Tony Baines,Kenny Bogus,Lit Larry,Sherm Demand Suite41 studios,Jay Twist, CinCity Productions Keezo Kane 3gs Management M.O.B 2450 Rockwell Gardens Pshyco Drama Crucial Conflict Twista Kanye West, Do Or Die all my big brothers in the game for setting the stage an platform For Chicago Artist an Music an letting us know that we can acheive an overcome obstacles.

Where can we contact you?

Chicag Red: Reverbnation Chicago Red

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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Intelligent design the art of creativity

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Featured artist: JonBlaQ – Intelligent design the art of creativity

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

How did you decide to become an artist?

JonBlaQ: Was introduced to music by my parents at an early age , i remember my dad having me put together a song from a jackson 5 album for show and tell. As i got older i was always involved in church from singing to running the sound etc so music in some capacity was something i was just always around. Around the 6th 7 th grade i would always have melodies and song ideas in my head and would jot them down here or there and HipHop just drew me in. I took Mcing seriously in college after being in a couple singing groups i would still write rhymes for the songs and one day a friend asked me why i never took rapping seriously. From that point on it became my ”thing” and i have been grinding at perfecting the art of Mcing since now im working on my 5th project with my own studio and helping to mentor other artist.

The best advice i think i’ve ever been given was to never follow trends.

JonBlaQ


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I took a break for a year or so but i have shows lined up within the next month.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

i refuse to stop spitting like im chewing on glass

JonBlaQ

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

I have two projects set for this year Broken Bars which is coming out March 31 2015, and im half way through the recording process for an album i hope to release at the end of the summer or early fall called Hell or HighWater

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

I would but thats not something im dying to do or even my goal. Of course the pros are the marketing dollars that are afforded to you to be able to get your product out in front of people. The cons to me at this time lables rarely invest the time to develop artists and everything is so ”single” driven. I understand that its a business but for it to work there needs to be a balance between me as the artist being able to be creative and being able to sell the music. In our current environment there is too much mimicing goin on and not enough creativity.

Any last words?

I’m Reppin Winston- Salem North Carolina,aka the Tre-4, my team from Kingdom Knock (Silent war, Fith Element, Sean Hunter,Bron G, DJ J Lone) My fam from OnourGame and SCP, MzNokz, Seven Da Pantha, Dee Lin, Rem Steele, Equinox, Eagleman, Bob da Wizard, General Watkins, BabyBoyClark,Ras , Mazzini, , Dan Status, Apostle, DJ Cisco, Jae Blacc

Where can we contact you?

JonBlaQ: http://ift.tt/1AT3Wod

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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Reggae.music

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Featured artist: Cutting.Spear – Reggae.music

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Cutting.Spear.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Cutting.Spear: David.Rodney.a.k.a.cutting.spear,its.a.family.thing

Always.believe.in.yourself,because,its.only.you.know.you.best

Cutting.Spear


What about concerts? Do you play live?

AT.this.time.am.just.waiting.tobe.called.upon

Best punchline you ever wrote?

CALM.DOWN

Cutting.Spear

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

Am.currenty.working.and.my.album,which.is.just.at.the.start

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

YES,,from.there.is,good.level.of.communication

Any last words?

GLOBAL.LOVE.from.cutting.spearTO.ALL.the.people

Where can we contact you?

Cutting.Spear: http://ift.tt/1zmyjj4

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 FIRST NOEL

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Featured artist: @JIJAGA BX – THE FIRST NOEL

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist @JIJAGA BX.

How did you decide to become an artist?

@JIJAGA BX: WHILE I WAS VERY YOUNG I ALWAYS GRAVITATED TO THE HIP HOP/RAP WORLD…AND I ALWAYS INVESTED TIME FOR WRITING SONGS/RHYMES..BUT I DIDNT DECIDE THAT USING MY TALENT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WOLRD WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT WHAT I WANTED TO DO…I WANTED TO BECOME AN ARTIST.

MUSIC WRITTEN FROM THE HEART IS WHAT LAST FOREVER SO WRITE FROM YOUR HEART

@JIJAGA BX


What about concerts? Do you play live?

YES I DO GIVE CONCERTS AND PLAY LIVE.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

FUCK THE METAPHORS AND PUNCHLINES ,,I JUST DONT WANNA BE 1 OF YOU FAKE NIGGAZ AT CRUNCHTIME

@JIJAGA BX

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

I AM WORKING ON MY 2ND MIXTAPE THE FIRST NOEL

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

YES I WOULD SIGN A CONTRACT BUT THE PROS ARE CONTROLLING THE CREATIVITY OF MY KRAFT AND OR NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE THOSE RIGHTS TO MY KRAFT

Any last words?

SHOUT OUTS TO CEEOHHMUSIC…BLAXWORLD ENTERTAINMENT…Hammerboy Soundz…. Gwop Press Deneiro…

Where can we contact you?

@JIJAGA BX: http://ift.tt/1JV1gxQ

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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I AM HIP HOP!

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Featured artist: Watkinz Da General – I AM HIP HOP!

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Watkinz Da General.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Watkinz Da General: Music is my life, as a kid I fell in love with music… When my mother and father used to play soul music all through the house… Like James Brown, Temptations, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson all of Motown!!! Then as a teen when I heard #HipHop I lost my mind… At 1st I became a emcee, then next a DJ and now I’m a producer!!!

Be original and stay in your own lane when you creating your music…

Watkinz Da General


What about concerts? Do you play live?

No! But I don’t mind rocking a concert!

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I AM HIP HOP!!!

Watkinz Da General

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

Well I have 2 projects thats out already… 1 of the album EP I and Hemanifezt dropped last year called Microphones and Asr X Pros (all productions by me) Then I have production on my fam from Chicago by the name Stormin’Norm his album is called Viet-Norm 11.0 The War!!!

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

No! I like being independent so I can have control on all my music and not be locked in a contract where I can’t be FREE!!!

Any last words?

Yeah I will like to shout out my family, friend’s and fans that supported and showed love over the years… Big ups to my hometown Wake Forest/ Raleigh NC, Stormin’Norm, Hemanifezt, Tye Banks, Aechdot, Dopetracks.com, TTTRadio.net, SmashMouthFM, Carolina Cuts, Boss Ty, Jon Blaq, Aztec Deniro, Dutch McVeigh, Nate OG, RekLisT, Idriysdagod, J Blacco, T Soul, Beat-Hic, Kon Da God, Ruby Quince, Beat Tape OP, Kincee, Tha Soloist and DJ Needles!!!!

Where can we contact you?

Watkinz Da General: http://ift.tt/185JmH0

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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