God is continuing to use this Vessel

Featured artist: Gregory Luster – God is continuing to use this Vessel

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Gregory Luster from Salisbury 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, Gregory Luster! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Gregory Luster: I've actually been singing since I was two years old. I grew up in the church. I discovered rapping in middle school and from that moment I knew this is exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Everyone is not going to like you or your music. However, make music for the people that do. Never be confused about your purpose in life. Whatever that thing is that you love to do on a daily basis that you would do for free is what you're destined to do/be.

Gregory Luster


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I perform at concerts. I've performed at churches, radio stations, high school games, and various venues.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Punchlines are better listened to than written. LOL

Gregory Luster

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

I recently released my new single entitled "Vessel" prod. by SOB Productions. It is available on all online music outlets and the visuals for the song are on YouTube.

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

It depends on the situation. The terms would have to fit my situation. I would definitely have to have control of my masters and publishing. If not, its a no go.

Any last words?

Shoutout to my Wife, kids, and family. To the people in Salisbury/Kannapolis, NC who support my music. Also, shoutout to the ones who grind everyday to make a better living for themselves. Salute.

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

Gregory Luster: www.facebook.com/icea.k.a.gregluster

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110% not some of the but all of the time

Featured artist: Knex – 110% not some of the but all of the time

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Knex from chicago 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, Knex! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Knex: this is something that's in your blood just feel right

Go hard at what every you do 100

Knex


What about concerts? Do you play live?

not at the time working on that

Best punchline you ever wrote?

let's get it

Knex

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

single call danger

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

no i don't believe you need a record deal

Any last words?

shot out o smacked muzik gruop

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

Knex: https://www.facebook.com/smackedmuzikgroup

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Fossil adds fuel to the fire

Featured artist: Fossil – Fossil adds fuel to the fire

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Fossil from Rochester, NY 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, Fossil! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Fossil: I decided to become an artist because here in Rochester, NY. I deal with a diverse audience of every culture, being sprung into poverty, seeings as the economy isn't great over here for young adults. As a child my parents were addicted to crack cocaine, and still are to this day recovery, my father with only one month clean. So this has allowed me to gain exposure into the life of a criminal, because having drug addicted parents at 10 and a 4 year oldbrother to provide for, you can't give up as easily as you may want. So I would steal, Rob houses, stores, or do as much chaotic damage that I felt was right to provide for my brother, while taking out my frustrations of the responsibility at such a young age. With that said I can't say it's broken me any. If anything it's granted me with a stronger sense of self, and undenied strength and presence in the room.

I remember somebody I rapped for on the street said "remember your expectation of yourself is different than what others expect from you". A quote that can be interpreted in differnet ways, it's made me realize that I am happy being myself, making the music that involves my life, and emotional state at that time. I want to be as personable, and uplifting as possible, most of the time, other times I'm as depressed as ever. I have my moments.

Fossil


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I've performed at local events. It's allowed me to grasp a consiounse view of how people view me, and the energy I give off.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I'm not going to go into details with lyrics because I feel as if each song carries a different tone and message.

Fossil

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

At the moment, I'm focusing on FossilFuel Volume 2, and I shoot and edit music videos for a collective I manage called OFFWORLD, along with record, mix, and master all of our songs.

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

I'd need my team to be included in what I do for it to mean anything to me, and full creative control when the time arises.

Any last words?

I'd like to give a shout out to The 667 family, Wopo, aquil, Rico, icky, Malik, phxnz, deadboi, Ethan saves, mvrcos, bill, vato, Tommy, and all the other family that I can't recall but is there. I'd also like to shout out MF Skum for carrying a vibrant path in Rochesters local artist life. Sachee SB, Sunoco Dro, and KaziView are also people I devote my time to. Encouragement is key.

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

Fossil: www.soundcloud.com/gropegod

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Country Rap to Southern Soul

Featured artist: GMane – Country Rap to Southern Soul

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist GMane from Muscle Shoals 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, GMane! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

GMane: My pops played piano, drums and guitar and was also a radio and club dj. I loved every kind of music so I was dj'ing at 9 years old. After "Rappers Delight" I was just a rap fan and by age 13, after hearing Chuck D and Ice T, I decided I wanted to rap. The rest is history.

Master your craft. Learn the business. Have faith. Put in the work.

GMane


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I play live every now and then, mostly festivals and car show type stuff. I've toured overseas so I'm really looking forward to getting back over there to that bag.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Everything you touch gon fail like Celie told Mister…"

GMane

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

I was recently placed in an exhibit for hip hop at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. I've been doing some work for hire and just really really pushing my catalog that you can find exclusive at gmane.bandcamp.com. You can find me on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. as well as videos at YouTube.com/AlabamaHustleTV
I've also recently got into the Southern Soul genre. I usually sing the hooks and stuff on my rap songs and folks suggested I do some blues, so I'm trying it out.

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

It really depends on the terms. I've done some different deals in the past, I just made sure it was to my benefit. A pro of signing would be getting that extra push needed to get thru certain doors in the industry that an indie may not be able to get thru. A con of signing a deal, you'll probably end up broke.

Any last words?

Shout out to Quad City Flo Town, the Shoals Area and the whole Alabama.

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

GMane: http://instagram.com/gmanemusic

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We Coming

Featured artist: The MoneyTrain Bandits – We Coming

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artists The MoneyTrain Bandits from Atlanta 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, The MoneyTrain Bandits! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

The MoneyTrain Bandits: My love for music plus it kept me outta trouble

To learn as much as possible about the business side of it

The MoneyTrain Bandits


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Of course we do

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I never change homie what about you we get paid for sacks like the defense do

The MoneyTrain Bandits

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

We are currently waiting for Dec.25th that’s when the new tape dropping exclusively on audiomack.com. If you haven’t yet go check out Cause We Felt Like It available on all streaming platforms right now

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

Only if I kept creative control of the music MoneyTrain Recordings put out. The pros would be having the machine behind you and the cons would be being shelved

Any last words?

Shoutout my Bandits love them guys and shoutout everyone that has shared liked and streamed the album I fuck with y’all Foreal Foreal

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

The MoneyTrain Bandits: https://www.facebook.com/moneytraibandits/

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Here he comes now sayin Yosepe

Featured artist: Yosepe – Here he comes now sayin Yosepe

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Yosepe from Montreal 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, Yosepe! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Yosepe: I love rap, so i wanted to make a blog about rap, but my fans expected to make rap, so when my podcast started to crash, i decided to start a rap career

Be perseverant and don't listen to haters

Yosepe


What about concerts? Do you play live?

yes, i will play live on december 14th

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Come to me, you're so Joli
instead of the truth
i'ts cunt to me bitch
i need a fortune Mitch

Yosepe

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

on an ep, and i release 1 album and 3 single

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

yes, that i have my style

Any last words?

i love my fans

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

Yosepe: https://soundcloud.com/yosepe

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Versatility at it’s Finest**

Featured artist: Vai Osif – Versatility at it’s Finest**

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Vai Osif from Las Vegas 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, Vai Osif! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Vai Osif: I decided to become an artist once I seen J.cole drop his “Who Dat” slap on 106 & Park. Right then I knew I wanted to put my city on the map & be a dope ass bar for bar rapper. He was truly an inspiration from his lyrics too his energy to his loyalty for his hometown.

Right, Best advice I’ve gotten was from Rexx Life Raj. I met up with him at a meet & greet in Seattle, long story short I told him I was nervous as fuck to come chop it up with him & he said never be nervous. He said there’s plenty of people out there who feel the same exact way so don’t ever be nervous.

Vai Osif


What about concerts? Do you play live?

No, I haven’t played live or performed yet.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“Life is all about risks, or you make it about regrets. You Choose.
– Vai Osif

Vai Osif

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

I’m currently working on a 5 track EP, no name yet but I previously released my first ever EP called “Intermediate” so try checking it out y’all.

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

I’m not sure if I would sign to a label, the cons are you can end up getting taken advantage of but at this rate I need more exposure & experience so I might.

Any last words?

Yeah Shout out to Vegas for raising me, Shout out my birth town Federal Way, WA & shout out Auburn WA for making me go harder. Shout out all my haters for motivating me. Shout out my pops Ronald Jervis, shout out my moms for making me. Shout out everyone that don’t fuck with me fully for whatever reason & shout out everyone who secretly wants to support me because my music is really fire.

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

Vai Osif: https://SoundCloud.com/Vai_osif

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