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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Sauce the Saucesational Trapper

Featured artist: Sauce Man – Sauce the Saucesational Trapper

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

Sauce Man: Just sitting in the Trap with my bro freestyling and people loved it and was like take it serious so I been at it

Invest in yourself and brand

Sauce Man


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I play Live and also available to rock out arenas

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Sauce ya kids Daddy should’ve paid ya fucking bills should’ve took out the trash 😂

Sauce Man

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

Currently I’m working on my first album 50 shades of Sauce it will be available on all major platforms. But for the moment go get my first tape Sauce G.O.D available on all music platforms.

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

I would sign only if I could be myself and keep my soul lol I know they would make a lot of things easier but what’s the cost of that

Any last words?

Show out to my mama my kids my girl my Gang my produce my brother I love y’all and I’m doing it for us

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

Sauce Man: https://soundcloud.com/081991

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Social media are hash tagging TFV TFVCAMP

Featured artist: Holy Righteoustfv – Social media are hash tagging TFV TFVCAMP

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

Holy Righteoustfv: come from a place where many people go to jail and do not survive or make it out to a better opportunity surrounded by drugs, gang banging, shootings, the poor, the drug addicts, the bricks, the Pitts, school system is fuck up, nobody cares about you and even the police arrest for being black, crooked police system.. you can’t trust nobody because even your own friends will stab you in the back… Rapping since I was a kid and I became more of an artist by writing and creating songs I hear in my head but I’ve always been an artist because I can paint a pictures very well and then being in the streets where I come from things just became more realer for me being an artist!

Believe In yourself!

Holy Righteoustfv


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I play live shows and venues and festivals coming up and for clubs who wants to book me to appear and give a show.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

This not Tupac but all eyez on me,
Not Fates Big, Cuz i’ll keep a chick as bad as lil Kim on me

Holy Righteoustfv

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

I’m always working on a project and another project, to another project and I’ve always stay on the projects I work on because it’s what I love to do.
My latest project that drop was a song I did called swerv(2step) by holy righteous produce by 20vision and it’s been all over radio, and major playlist and everytime I look my song is being invited to a new playlist for music in my genere and all other sorts of playlist and it’s making noise doing what it suppose to do. Find my song on ITunes, Spotify, Deezer, youtube and my social media and websites.

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

Yeah, I would love to sign to roc-nation ! or TI hustle gang, grand hustle! Lol. I’m sure I would be grateful to sign a contract on a major label that’s a blessing and you know that’s work for me and I would be a great asset to any company. The pros and cons? You can’t talk many for example I’m very creative when I’m in my bag ! So you have let me do what I have to do lol.

Any last words?

Shout out TFV, TFVCAMP those’s my brothers and shout out to my city and my brothers cites man y’all already know hash tag us TFV, TFVCAMP and shout out to my beautiful daughter I love you!

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

Holy Righteoustfv: https://www.facebook.com/TFVCAMP/

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The rookie of the year!

Featured artist: Jay Saucy – The rookie of the year!

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

Jay Saucy: I did a freestyle video & uploaded it on my Facebook in late June. From there I was like “why not keep it going?” I pushed myself onward and officially became an artist in August. I mostly became an artist to show the doubters wrong and make a name for myself!

Don’t try and fit yourself into music but instead let it fit into you!

Jay Saucy


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I try to perform at parties when I can and I currently have a live performance December 6th at Blackthorn 51.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Some shit you can’t hide sometimes
All my demons come alive at night
I live in the shade, while you hide in the light

Jay Saucy

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

I am currently working on a EP “Voices In The Attic” that I want to release in late December. I then want to realize another project in either the spring of 2019 or the summer of 2019.

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

Currently I would not because I feel a major label would try to control all of my earnings & I need all my funds! I also enjoy “being my own boss” & having free will of what I want to do and how I want to do it. In the future I might consider signing with a major label. Although a lot of pros with signing to a major label would be more mainstream push of your music & exposure, as well as a professional team that knows what their doing & a lot more studio time. However, some cons would be the artist getting less money from what they create, being put behind the scenes a bit while a bigger name artist on the label is getting all recourses dumped into them and not having your own free will but instead following what management and the label tell you to do.

Any last words?

Shoutouts to Peso Mills, Rahmeezy, Kero Millions, Jaybucks. Big shoutouts to the whole Queens, New York & any young artists on they grind. Queens get the money!

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

Jay Saucy: Https://SoundCloud.com/jay_saucy

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The Philospher King

Featured artist: Hoodie. – The Philospher King

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

Hoodie.: I’ve been creating art through all mediums since I was a child, but I first started taking rap as a serious career around aged 13 after I wrote a song to sing to a girl I liked, and she told me she really liked the lyrics but I wasn’t good at singing.

R.A. The RuggedMan gave me The best advice I’ve ever gotten as an artist, he looked me dead in my eyes and told me “everybody is gonna fucking hate you, and you gotta learn to love it”

Hoodie.


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes! I’m always out playing live shows in Las Vegas or out in San Diego with my label mate

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“Air it out for the media/ we to go bring the public in/ Brother in the resistance/ now you got republic kin”

Hoodie.

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

My Experimental/ Noise Rap album “The Stuff 2” (a sequel to my last full album The Stuff) is dropping on Christmas.

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

No I wouldn’t because major record labels don’t have the same end goal that I have for my career, and besides, Me and my label mates have created our own record label and we’ve built it from the ground up. Cult Gang till I die

Any last words?

Shout out to Cult Gang and Above All Underground

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

Hoodie.: Facebook.com/hoodie702

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Can he carry the torch and be the voice for Pittsburgh’s Music scene?

Featured artist: Fetty – Can he carry the torch and be the voice for Pittsburgh's Music scene?

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

Fetty: Music has always been in my blood since the early 90's listening to the big homies like Snoop, Ice Cube, MC Eight, LOX, Biggie, Pac, Scarface, Meth & Redman, No Limit and the Hot Boys etc. I use to have to sneak and listen to their music because my raise would whoop my ass if she ever heard us cursing lol. Although no ass whooping was going to stop what was destined for me anyway. I got influenced by other artist in my city as well like the Big Homie "SLUM Lord" , Mel Man (Dr.Dre's old producer) who is also from my neighborhood, a group called "Scorchin Hot" they was the Cash Money of Pittsburgh, and Rated R who actually had the opportunity to work with Dr.Dre out in Cali. There are tons of talented artist in my city and Being surrounded by so much talent in my city has sharpened my pen game and helped me learn and perfect the craft that i have today. I give credit where its due. It all Started with me making beats on the lunch tables back in highschool listening to the homies spit. The more i heard the more it made me want to do what they did. Those Cyphers was legendary! Dont step in that ring if you wasnt ready to box. A lot have tried but only a few prevailed. Experiences and memories like that will never fade and thats what made me into the artist i am today. It was either go hard or get clowned and kicked out of the cypher never being allowed to return. So to them I give credit to the witty,punchline, story telling artist you see here today.

The best advice was given to me was given to me by a few people actually. My homie "bay bo" told me to stop trying to please and help everybody. You cant help others if your not in the position to help yourself. If your team isn't willing to give you the same effort and energy you're putting out then leave them where they're at! Your a good dude and i understand that you want to help everyone but and i quote "you aint Ghandi" and being like that you will never succeed if you dont put yourself first! When you get on then you can make that decision to come back and get them but until then, DO YOU! (Easier said then done being that I want to help everybody eat) The other advice was from my homie Ricky who I call "the prophet". He told me "be yourself" everybody wasn't put on this earth to like you and thats cool. Your message is designed for the people thats willing to hear and grasp the knowledge and concept of what you got to say.You got a gift that a lot of people wish for. You speak for those who dont have the voice or platform you got. He also told me to do something that separates me from other artist. Make your presence be felt even in your absence. Show love to the ones that got on before you like (wiz khalifa, RIP Jimmy wopo, RIP Mac Miller) etc. So when people see you on stage it automatically gets them talking like "who is this dude"? Is he with Taylor Gang? How do he know Wopo? Etc. By then you already got their attention before you even said a word. So when you kill it you leave that impression in their minds for them to talk about you later (in a good way of ourse). Another key component was from three people actually My OG "DJ. Frank Nitty" and my brother "Flack Meezy" and my cousin "Killa basically telling me "you up next" but you got to stop being humble and giving everybody else props and take that spot that you rightfully earned. They told me that humble shit going ! to get you walked all over in this industry. You got to rap like you know you the shit and have faith because you got the talent but you got to also believe in yourself or you already lost before you even started. We can tell you your Hot but if it's not in your heart it will never show in your music.

Fetty


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I've never performed with a live band even tho that's one of my things on my rap bucket list. I've done a few shows but mostly I was throwing venues for other artist in my city to give them sort of a "stepping stone platform to get them warmed up for the big shows. I would just perform in the intermission between acts (this is what bay bo meant by me tryna be the Ghandi of rap lol) but other than that nope. I wish to rock that stage in front of thousands of people. I went to a Wiz Khalifa concert a few times because the shows were fucking CRAZY!!! but also to take notes on crowd control, keeping the energy without gassing out on stage, learning how to use the audience to your advantage and most importantly giving them their money's worth.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Id rather let yall listen to the mixtapes and let you all tell me what my best punchlines are. Because after all it's you all who make me who I am.

Fetty

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

As of now I'm working on singles and videos to get my visuals and buzz up for my EP coming next year entitled #SB4TS "struggle before the success" and a mini web series (i don't want to reveal yet) to also help build a platform for my city letting the world know that we have an abundance of talent here. From actors/actress , artist, producers, videographers, dancers, models etc. So hopefully one way or another I can get me and My city through the door and not get rich and leave like the rest did. My city is weird, we only support when you make it, not when your on the come up which is cool. That's why they say if you can make it here you can make it anywhere! My previous projects are on datpiff right now (The Ressurection, Straight Drop, Tax Season 1,2&3) the grind never stops!

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

No I woudnt. Not unless it's a distribution deal for the simple fact that those labels take your money, your publishing, your creativity, your EVERYTHING! I refuse to be a puppet to this industry. So if selling my soul is the only way to become a Millionaire then just give me 999,999 thousand and I'm cool. My music and freedom is worth waymore than any record deal.

Any last words?

I want to give a shout out to the most high first and foremost, to my P.R.A.D.A. GANG family Marie (1st lady of P.R.A.D.A.), Trap (the president), Roscoe wiki & Jung Phil (my engineers), My "Tims Family" aka Cheers (the bar we hang at) my family and most importantly my supporters i dont call yall fans because yall are more like family to me. Y'all been with me thru the ups and downs and stuck with me thru it all! My mentors who helped me mentally thru this process I truly appreciate y'all without a doubt. To every DJ that played my jams (G-bo, Frank Nitty, DJ Drama J) I will forever be in y'all debt.

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

Fetty: https://youtu.be/9sP5sV8g-2g

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Painting pictures with my music.

Featured artist: ImTylerFerrier – Painting pictures with my music.

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

ImTylerFerrier: I grew up with a love for music from the age of around 5 years old. I always performed songs for my family on holidays with my cousins and we would do things like perform covers and such. I was introduced to rap later in life and fell in love with the concept of certain rap. I took inspiration from rappers like J Cole, Kendrick, Big Sean, etc. I wrote my first original song when I was in 7th grade and uploaded it to youtube. It wasn't as great quality because I didnt know what I was doing, but since then I have been working hard on perfecting my craft and finding my voice. I make all my music in my home studio, and i mix my vocals with the beats. I currently am going to college to learn how to produce my own beats so I can do everything myself.

The best I was given as an artist would be "work hard. hard work beats talent, and if you have both then its game over". This is such a great piece of advice I was given because it motivates me and inspires me to work hard.

ImTylerFerrier


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have played live ONCE, (for my friends event). However, I am currently working on doing more shows, I am trying to finish my new projects before I start getting booked.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

My rap style is different, and I think the rap game needs something different in this day and age. I would for real appreciate if you guys could help me out.

ImTylerFerrier

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

In the past, I have worked on many singles. I have tried working on projects but they were all put to the side. However, I am working on a new project called "Photo Album" coming out in December. I have around 6 songs completed and waiting for the album.

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

I would most likely not sign a record contract with a major label. However, it depends on the label. Pros of joining a label would be your music getting heard, getting access to certain things like studios and producers, etc. However, cons of joining a label would be them controlling your music. Them not letting you to express yourself and my music is solely about expressing what you're feeling and being yourself.

Any last words?

Shoutout to the people of 727. Shoutout to the burg.

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

ImTylerFerrier: https://soundcloud.com/ylererrier/

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Upstate NY artist Big Luck on the rise

Featured artist: Big Luck – Upstate NY artist Big Luck on the rise

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

Big Luck: Ever since a child I loved music . I can remember reciting and memorizing everyone’s lyrics and rapping there lyrics over and over again and they would just stick with me in my head all day and night . I was very intrigued and interested in how music was made so I started to freestyle over these artists beats that I was listening to. From that point I wanted more structure and for my rhymes to make sense on more then just a freestyle level. so I started writing and learning the basics of how to write a song and how to count bars and come up with concepts and incorporate my life and put it into music . At a very young age I purchased a karaoke machine and that was the first thing I ever recorded on . After hearing myself I fell in love . Then from that point my cousin was a dj so I started recording on his dj equipment . After that I met someone who had a professional recording studio and I recorded for the very first time professionally at nineteen years old . From that point I was focused on my craft and perfecting it. I was very intrested at that time on how to learn how to mix and engineer as well that way I can do it whenever and wherever I wanted at my own leisure . So I got a computer a microphone and other studio equipment and started my career with every year learning more and more and working on perfecting my sound .

Don’t give up . It’s a long road but practice makes perfect . Take your time you can’t rush greatness. Don’t worry about recording hundreds of tracks let it be quality over quantity . Last but not least try to be as original as possible . And be real. If you never lived it don’t talk about it it’s not your place to its up to another artist to tell there own story not for you to..

Big Luck


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I do play live but it comes with a price . Music is work not a hobby to me so I request to get payed for my time unless it’s a benefit or for a cause then I will donate myself .

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“Your a dead man walking like your Bernie lomax” … if you saw the move weekend at Bernie’s you would understand it lol.

Big Luck

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

I am currently working on my solo album called physcward. I have released other projects. My latest was with another seasoned artist Stretch Money and it was callled Double impact. Then before that I released my solo album under Def Music of France that was titled The Voice Of Upstate . Before that I released a solo mixtape called White Gold . And before that lol … a solo mixtape called Substance .

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

I would if the deal was sweet enough . The pros would be up front money and having a machine behind you . The cons would be the label owning your rights and then basically dictating your moves .

Any last words?

I wanna shoutout all my people they know who they are. But honestly most importantly I wanna shoutout my fans and supporters.

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

Big Luck: @bigluck315

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Europe has hip hop talent?

Featured artist: Gus – Europe has hip hop talent?

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

Gus: It just came to me, I can't even really explain it. I do remember the first time I wrote a bar, though. It was in the 8th grade, I was sitting in English class. Bored out of my mind, I opened the dictionary and just picked out a word I liked and started rhyming with it. Needless to say, what I wrote was garbage, but the format to express my thoughts really stuck with me… So I just went from that moment onwards.

"Music doesn't have to be perfect"

Gus


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Not as of yet… It's the one thing that I can't seem to force myself to do, even though I'm being pushed to do so by many people. I'm just stuck in a feeling that I still need to improve my music, before I can perform it.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

y'all got balls made of steel but I am Magneto

Gus

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

I have released an EP in the summer of 2017 called "Egoistic Animal".

Right now, I'm finishing up another album, it's got like 2 more songs left. I might change it, but the title of it right now is "happy to be sad". I really changed up my sound in the almost 2 years, so I'm excited to release it!

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

If I would sign one, it would have to be a well-negotiated contract with no sketchy clauses and stuff like that.

The pros are obviously the publicity and the marketing power that they have. The cons are the financial situation they put you in, if you sign a bad contract.

Any last words?

I just want to shout out the 2 people that influenced and changed my sound the most and those are: Travis Scott and XXXTentacion (Rest in peace).

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

Gus: https://soundcloud.com/official_gus

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The aspiring DIY stay at home SoundCloud rapper.

Featured artist: Saf (Saf, the Artist) – The aspiring DIY stay at home SoundCloud rapper.

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

Saf (Saf, the Artist): Funny thing is, growing up I had no talents, until one day I got called out to rap a J.B song at school and failed publicly. The next day I tried again and felt, woah, this is actually fun.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist? “That you don’t need to pay for a studio, you can record with free software and do it all from home with the internet.”

Saf (Saf, the Artist)


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I haven’t played yet, but look forward to it. I have not done any concerts but a year from now, hopefully I’ll have a strong enough fan base to start performing. I’m going to be a Marine and will start Boot Camp December 3rd and get out sometime this March. When out I plan on going stronger with my music.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Creativity will always beat intellect.

Saf (Saf, the Artist)

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

I been lately just working on a lot of collab tracks and just sending them to underground/ independent artists to build my hype.

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

Yes, I would. The pro’s are mass exposure and having helping hands. The cons I would say, would be you don’t have full control of your art or money, but the pro outweighs the con for me.

Any last words?

Sin, Pooks, Twiggy, Lil Marcelo, and Sauce God. PurptTV also helps me a lot.

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

Saf (Saf, the Artist): https://m.soundcloud.com/sincostanakflame

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Go back

Featured artist: Lazarus – Go back

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

Lazarus: I love poetry and all types of music. I love it because it was a outlet at first but when I accepted Jesus it became a tool to help people hear His voice through music.

I would advise them to be uniquely you. Know that there is only one you and only you can translate the message the way you do. Never try to be anyone else and emerse yourself into the music and always perfect your craft.

Lazarus


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I love concerts because it allows you to be more engaged with the people through the music.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

No fear means no hurry remember His Mercy
I admit sometimes the line gets blurry
I sound hi no perkies stay grateful no turkies
Authentic, no pause in it, flavor on me, jerky

Lazarus

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

I'm currently releasing an EP called Influence that has 6 songs on Thanksgiving 2018. I also have previous releases called " A Beautiful Funeral" and "Mr. DeShawn Johnson" which are available on all media platforms.

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

Yes I would but with certain conditions. The pros are that we can reach further faster but the con is that we as a independent label wouldn't get as far as fast.

Any last words?

Akron Ohio and Streetlite Music. My team, my brothers in arms, I love you and promise to give all I have to be a alternative voice in a very noisy world. A light in dark places (literally and figuratively). Keep grinding and be the example and a alternative to what dominates our culture

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

Lazarus: Streetlitemusic

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The Game Needs me

Featured artist: dOuGh Capital Og – The Game Needs me

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

dOuGh Capital Og: When I first heard an instrumental and I felt this feeling I can’t explain. I just knew that I had to share my story with someone and everyone.

Be your worst critic.

dOuGh Capital Og


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have not, but I definitely see shows in the near future.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

380 at my waist, pull it hit ya chest make you do the Harlem shake.

dOuGh Capital Og

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

I’m currently working on my first album. It’s called Come Vybe With Me. And just last month I release place to hide of the album.

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

No. Because on my own there’s no guidelines I put out what I want.

Any last words?

I just want to thank everyone in Lowell that supports me and that’s been here through the struggle. I like to thank mike skillz , Marke p, and Eric dae for the last project. And most of all god for giving me the strength to share my story.

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

dOuGh Capital Og: https://www.facebook.com/dOuGhCapitalOG/

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Canadian hiphop artist Bringing quality hiphop song writing back to the hiphop Genre!

Featured artist: Blow_ Flyy – Canadian hiphop artist Bringing quality hiphop song writing back to the hiphop Genre!

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

Blow_ Flyy: This is a gift from a higher power, this gift that I have, I didn’t choose.. this path, I just naturally took this path, put it this way I didn’t one day say I wanted to be involved in music, I feel I was born to do this, also coming from a talented family, what motivates me is my supporters, and me just not wanting my talent to go to waist with out at least trying to see how much $$financial success i can achieve with my musical talents.

The advice I would give other young artist is do not chase after labels just use the internet to create your own brand and grow it by recording and creating good quality music with good song writing.

Blow_ Flyy


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I played live in Toronto Canada from time to time as a Feature artist in a music Showcase called LandMark Events Music Showcase.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Team Work Makes The Dream Work"

Blow_ Flyy

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

I'm currently workin on and almost completed my third studio album called "Blood N Honey" I released a single from that album in March 2018

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

If it all made sense to me and my manager. if it benefited me in the way We would like to.

Any last words?

shout out to my home Province and community of North Preston Nova scotia ,Dartmouth & Halifax along with the city I sometimes call home and which I did all my past shows and has upcoming 6 to 8 scheduled shows in is Toronto Ontario Canada.

Where can people check out your latest video?

Blow_ Flyy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df61POEMvT8

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Rising out of the shadows

Featured artist: BQUYET – Rising out of the shadows

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

BQUYET: I started making beats back in the day off my iPad on garage band. Started kickin it with some real og’s who helped me critique my style swag and persona and now we’re here.

Best advice I’ve ever gotten was from the big homie Teezy the Beast, not to rush my shit and not be like everyone else. To really perfect my craft and the drip will come.

BQUYET


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I do, catch me live at the Riot Room in Kansas City on Dec. 19th!

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“Bad Habits if I want it ima have it, if it’s lavish I’ma grab it ima savage, ima manage all this damage, I been Coolin with some bandits, I been dreaming bout a casket, I been higher then this planet, all the shit I do can’t plan it!”

BQUYET

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

I just dropped a single “flexin” on all platforms, shooting a video for my new single with ChuCho Ortega called “Bad Habits” stay tuned.

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

Yes I would, for the touring and the studios it would give me access too. I could get down on some real melodic shit. Cons is my soul will be spent but fuck it

Any last words?

Big shoutout to Yellow Brick USA, Bakersfield CA stand up, Top City stand up!

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

BQUYET: Http://www.youtube.com/bquyetofficial

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Raw hip hop lurks up north

Featured artist: Crux Mottolo – Raw hip hop lurks up north

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

Crux Mottolo: I was lucky enough to be a teen in the mid to late 90's when rap was at it's best imho, and just became obsessed with it to the point that I knew I had to represent it, rapping became a hobby until I got introduced to other emcees in my town who recognized I had skills and invited me to join their crew.

Never stop. Keep making moves, keep creating. Also work on your art every day. No days off.

Crux Mottolo


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I've performed many times live. As a a solo artist, which is what I am nowadays, I've only done 2 live shows.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Forget your soft lyrics
Ain't got time for that
Hot chicks like cough syrup
Every Dime I tap!

Crux Mottolo

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

I'm currently working on a few projects. One is to film the music video for my recent solo track "Premeditated Lurker " which is then to be cut up and merged with a short film I wrote, directed, acted in, scored, and edited. This morning I recorded my verse for a collab I'm doing with an mc/producer comrad I've worked with a few times before,"The Insurgent" from the U.S. The track's called "Nocturnal". This is the 2nd time that I sent him an old school jazz funk sample and he's made it into a beat for us to rap on. I'm probably going to finish recording my verse this morning for a track I'm collaborating with another U.S. artist on, he goes by Pin Wu, track is called " Stealth Soljaz ". My latest release was "Night Vision" this week, featuring my comrad Supreme Allah down in Connecticut. Supreme is a great influence on my career.

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

I would if the perfect offer came along but the cons are most likely to be loss of ownership of my music as well as creative control. Pros could be better recording equipment, a chance to tour, free dope beats, money (of course), ….

Any last words?

Definitely want to say peace to all my people I create music with: Drastic Measures, The Insurgent, Pin Wu, Supreme Allah, also want to shout out Duxxomaniac over in Norway.

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

Crux Mottolo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJMnkQJOJqfRB6wKU8KnVDQ

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Get it how I live!

Featured artist: Lyrical Rae – Get it how I live!

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

Lyrical Rae: My child hood dreams, was and is today to be an Artist! I group up in Kansas City, Mo and attended the public schools. Back then talent shows were huge and everyone wanted to be or thought he/she was a star. We would perform our favorite Artist (s) songs and swear we sounded just like them. As I got older, I sang in the church choir; which only fueled my desire to sing and later rap, family and friends would gather frequently and the showing off would always occur. Recording deals were major dreams.

Your dream will not just fall in your lap; you must make it happen!

Lyrical Rae


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, I do give concerts, and showcases.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Whatch Me Do It!

Lyrical Rae

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

Currently promoting music that just dropped November 9th. In studio working on new music, along with multiple collaborations.

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

It Depends on the deal, see if it were just for a single then yes. However if it meant being solely obligated or dependent upon the label; then the answer is no.
After watching others before me tell their experiences; I'll stay where I can see my own numbers.

Any last words?

Most definitely, shoutout to my engineer and partner Deuce Wild, Shoutout to Lewisville, Stamps, and Texarkana, Arkansas. Shoutout to my hometown Kansas City, Missouri. Shoutout to my amazing husband Dr. W. Lee Ligans; He's my #1 Fan!

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

Lyrical Rae: http://lyricalrae.com

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Australian Hip Hop is Alive and Well

Featured artist: Shorty Mic – Australian Hip Hop is Alive and Well

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

Shorty Mic: How I decided to become an artist myself was after listening and studying some of the artists I listened to on heavy rotation. For me it all started with Tupac and Biggie and then it branched out to other artists such as Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Daz, Dr Dre, Ice Cube and Eminem then eventually it spanned to the New York heavy hitters. I loved what they did so much I started writing my own rhymes, I always had a pen and pad on my person.
What also made me want to become an artist is the culture itself I just love everything about it. By studying the culture my listening went backwards in time to the pioneers in rap and again it just blew my mind and the respect I have for these artists is tremendous, we wouldn’t have the hip hop we have today if it wasn’t for them.

One of the best pieces advice I’ve gotten was actually from a book and it said
“A man who does nothing also takes a risk”
That got me right there because that can go for all aspects of life.

Advice I would give an artist
“Don’t put off what you can do today, tomorrow, because tomorrow never comes and time waits for nobody”

I follow this one myself because it’s so damn true.

Shorty Mic


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I do play live quite often, this year alone I’ve supported Obie Trice and Swifty Mcvay from D12, Dj Unk, Cali Swag District and Madchild. In between big gigs like that I usually do smaller gigs like showcases, open mic nights and other hip hop events. Pretty much who ever will have me, I’m there. Keeps the buzz going and keeps the live performance techniques sharp.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Just like a over head deadlift I raise the bar.

Shorty Mic

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

I’m currently working on two more singles and another EP and planning on shooting a bunch of visuals for these tracks.
I’ve released so much in the past with solo projects and collaborations and also released heaps with my crew Rippin’ Rhymes. Always got something popping.

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

Yes but it depends on the record label.
The pros for me would be the connections you’d make and the financial backing being signed to a major. The cons however is the feeling of being stuck in a contract when music sales are declining, if you aren’t selling, the major won’t push you as hard.
I’m going to keep it short I can keep going on an on with pros and cons on this subject but again yes I would sign to a major if it feels right to me,

Any last words?

First of all I want to shout out all my supporters who have stuck with me through my ups and downs through my career so far. Without you there’d be no Shorty Mic, so thank you and know I appreciate you.
I want to shout out my City which is Melbourne and where I currently reside which is Ballarat.
I want to throw a shout out to my promotion team, my fellow artists and promoters who I work with, it’s been nothing but a pleasure to work with y’all and may we continue to work in the future.
I also want to shout out to my doubters, haters and undersetimaters, keep doing your thing you’re keeping ya boy strong in the game.

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

Shorty Mic: https://www.instagram.com/shortymicmusic/

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All Eyes on Syrian Australian Recording Artist

Featured artist: FwCartier – All Eyes on Syrian Australian Recording Artist

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

FwCartier: Ive always found my way to being creative, up until recently reflecting on my life .. I realised it’s been with in me since year 3.
Wasn’t until 5 years ago I decided to invest my all into this.
It was the year after my father was murdered, that following year I needed to vent.
Since then I’ve targeted my depression anxiety and life’s hurdles and pushed it through expressed melodies, which commonly are mistaken for shallow aesthetics.

Be your self ! Whatever you’re facing is only going to build character, if you feel like giving up DON’T.
You obtain everything in this life through the currency of wisdom.. if you don’t have it yet .. you’re not equipped to handle it yet.
Nothing is given, trust your self and pay attention to the evolution of your own mind.
People don’t see your vision they only get in the way.
DO IT ALL YOUR SELF AND HELP OTHERS.

FwCartier


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I do, I’ve been in the lab lately so I need to get my self out there soon with all this new work.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

My Come Up Is Disrespectful.

FwCartier

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

I’ve recently realeased a mixtape called “Kora”, three tracks off that tape are on all streaming platforms like Spotify Apple Music Deezer Tidal etc.
The rest of my tape and most my projects are found on Soundcloud.
I’ll be releasing a new mixtape
(dates yet to be announced)
“theCartierfolder” which will blow some people out the water.

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

Yeah I would, I see it as rapid business expansion.
But like with anything there’s always a down side
So as long as I’m happy with my end of the deal, the fairness and freedom then I’m down to sign away.
The industry is tricky and I understand that, so it’s high alert with this type of stuff.

Any last words?

Big shout out to all my supporters, if you know you know .. it’s no fan base its cult based, so shout out to my Rare Vibes Only group
Shout out to my area Minto
My city Sydney
I wanna most importantly thank my mamma for teaching me how to be G. You make my life easier.

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

FwCartier: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3j73BfSQgj0c0uaymoMLc8?nd=1

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The Trap Buzzin !

Featured artist: Chuck Black Tha Product – The Trap Buzzin !

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

Chuck Black Tha Product: I’ve always had a passion for music. When I was younger I would write and rap in secret until one day someone found my notebook. I thought they were gonna embarrass me but they didn’t they told me that what I was writing was really good. That compliment sparked something in me to try and further myself.

The best advice I was given was to just be myself!

Chuck Black Tha Product


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I do perform.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

King Louis by the zip I’m talking rapper weed,100 jays my cologne like I’m wrapped in weed

Chuck Black Tha Product

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

Currently I am working on a project titled Black Fried Day 2 with production by FingazOnDaTrack. It’s the second installment in my Black Fried Day Series. In the past I have released “Tha Product” , “Tha Product 1.5”, “Tha Product 2”, “Tha Product 2.5” also I have released “Green Dayz Purple Nightz” and “Tha Pressure Man EP”. Also I recently released a song called “Gas Man” Featuring Project Pat and 2 of my friends Kent Fi and Arkansas Fe’Lon.

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

Yes I would sign with a major company. More Money and more promotion couldn’t be bad!

Any last words?

I wanna shout out Suffolk aka Shell City , the whole 757, Amilly Ent., FingazOnDaTrack, Arkansas Fe’Lon, Kentucky Fi, Clark G, MGC, and every underground artist trying to come up!

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

Chuck Black Tha Product: Http://www.youtube.com/chuckblackthaproduct

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Straight Out Of The Nation’s Capital!

Featured artist: The Metro Cartel – Straight Out Of The Nation's Capital!

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

The Metro Cartel: We decided to become artists individually by our passion to create music.

Study the business and your craft! Network and cross-market your brand if it makes sense and take advantage of every opportunity,big or small!

The Metro Cartel


What about concerts? Do you play live?

We no longer throw our own concert series any more but we do still perform live at various venues.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I should've went to Gallaudet,I hear no evil, see no evil…

The Metro Cartel

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

We just released our debut project titled "Declassified". It is available on all streaming platforms and as of right now we're preparing release visuals for the project.

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

With the climate of the music business today dealing with streaming and viral success, I honestly doubt we would sign to a major label. We'll definitely be interested in partnering with a major label if it makes sense. With the message and agenda we pushed through our music,we want to have complete control of how it's pushed to the world.

Any last words?

We would like to shout out all of our supporters and everyone else who helps keep this machine running. (Engineers,graphic designers,videographers,etc.)

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

The Metro Cartel: www.TheMetroCartel.org

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Gettin “BAKC” to it …..

Featured artist: Tony Kordell – Gettin "BAKC" to it …..

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

Tony Kordell: My father sang with groups and artist like Cuba Gooding Sr. and the Main Ingredient , The Stylistics , The McFadden Brothers and Phil Perry. He used to have my siblings and i singing and doing dance routines. My oldest Brother (King Homage) had a group called "The Midwest Playaz Click" in the late 90's . I would study them and do features on their song at 15, 16 years-old. After many attempts with friends so get something started for us , here i am doing my solo thing.

I was told , " Its not how you rap its how u grit". (Grit is a Kansas City slang for hustle) I would tell another artist not to wear their emotions , there are no permanent friends or enemies in the entertainment business. Also success isn't right around the corner. Trail and error could be few or could be great , just don't stop.

Tony Kordell


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes i do concerts . When you book me you get a performance . I come with high energy , crowd participation , routines , and merchandise . I want to leave an impression when it comes to my music . On stage and off.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Tony Kordell I ain't dope I'm the overdose , plus i ain't above cheating n*gga i go Sammy Sosa ! "

Tony Kordell

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

Currently Working on "Bakc Vol.2" . My first retail release "Bakc" is available on all major digital platform as well as physical copies. Before this I release an album and mixtape under the title "Everybody Hates Tony". This project is available for download on Datpiff and streaming on Youtube.

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

Yes if the terms are straight ! We all want a distribution deal while labels are trying to give 360's .Try to meet somewhere in the middle. Are you keeping your publishing and royalties , then a 360 deal is not for you. Are you taking your 360 advance to buy real estate to flip ? It really depends on the artist and what their plans are. No two walks of life are the same.

Any last words?

Shout out KueitBoy , Manager Man , King Homage , 58 Namez , Bullit Ant , Scario Andreddi , Pittsburgh Philthy , Team Hard Wood Films , Woodgrain Productions , and the whole KCMO and KCK area.

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

Tony Kordell: https://facebook.com/officialtonykordell

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Bringing the Gospel through the outlet of rap

Featured artist: B.D.Kold – Bringing the Gospel through the outlet of rap

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

B.D.Kold: I grew up rapping, going in and out jail, trying to always come up with that next big move to become who I wanted to be, it wasn’t until I gave the street life up and learned the precept of the Bible and who God called me to be that my music actually took off

The best advice I was given as an artist, was when I was 17, my big homie lil witness, told me to always pray and ask God what he wanted your verse to be, this was years befor I was walking with God but I started doing that, and now days my craft is solely based upon that.

The advice I would give to another artist : always do what your spirit says, always pray, never comprimise, and work your butt off

B.D.Kold


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I haven’t have much stage time in my new stance as an artist, but in due time those things will come. I would love to perform , right now I’m still in the building stages, I started this in January.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

The king brought me back, like lazurus, I guess, that resurrected life, that lazurus effect

B.D.Kold

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

I put out an ep called walking in faith on 3-17-18 I put out an ep called heart condition on 7-16-18 im wrapping up a free to download mixtape called distribution of Hope set to drop 12-18-18, will have another ep between now and feb, entiitled steeet Gospel, and begin working on my Lp son of the King by March of 19

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

I’m not against signing a contract, I think that being able to provide for your family and do what your called to do, or enjoy to do, what your passion is, is an amazing thing, but I would have to be dealing with someone who seen my vision and gave me creative freedom and control, never would I comprimise my message

Any last words?

I want to give a shout out to god without him none of this would be possible, my parents and close family, because I put them through it when I was coming up, my people that always stayed down no matter what, and to anyone and everyone who wants to be better in life, God has a plan for you, he created you with a purpose in mind, all you have to do is ask him to allow you to be who he had in mind when he created you

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

B.D.Kold: @kingofkingz887733 on ig

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Scottish rap

Featured artist: Mitchell – Scottish rap

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

Mitchell: When I was 8 I heard 2pacs me against the world and after that I wanted to be a rapper so. I learnt how to write music when I was 14 I started writing multiple tracks and going over them continuously but I also wanted to tlbe the type of artist who helped people thru my experience with the music I wrote

Stay striving we are all on different levels but just as best as the next guy

Mitchell


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I've done one live show for charity

Best punchline you ever wrote?

One love one nation

Mitchell

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

I've just dropped my debut album after dropping 12 mixtapes the last few years I'm now back writing a new project In and out studio recording for my next Ep or mixtape

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

I'd love to sign a contract so I can put Scotland on the map my pros would be working with the company and industry top artists con's none

Any last words?

Want to shout out a few people in the Scottish rap scene B. A. R. E jokez for being consistent and very loyal to his passion and his fans he's a great guy also every artist I know from sky boii will blaze ransom fa shogun gasp to Newcastle artist leddie mc and English mc shay d also a big shout out to Ballingry for the support

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

Mitchell: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0M5L13mxl9BN6qEtfXLLSK?si=9gsNlfEJTJ-B_e0CyPPqxw

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Bringing Pain To The Game!

Featured artist: Pain Gusto – Bringing Pain To The Game!

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

Pain Gusto: My love for music as a little kid drove me to become an artist, but the song that really made me want to rap was Wu-Tang "Protect Ya Neck". Method Man's verse was flawless and impressive to the point I felt I can do it too.

The best advice an artist gave me is to keep perfecting my craft even when you feel its perfect and it can always be better.
The only advice I can give an artist is to not stop and keep grinding.

Pain Gusto


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I have played live and done a few shows, looking forward to do more.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Fucking with me you gonna be the moon blocking the sun….that mean you get full of clipse you get hit with the dum dums, dumb dumbs

Pain Gusto

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

I am currently working on a Mixtape titled "Pain Muzik 4", the other volumes can be found on datpiff or any other streaming sites. Im also currently working on a album titled "House Of Pain". I also have "Gusto Files" on datpiff and the latest album I released is "Project Mayhem" available on all streaming sites.

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

I don't know if I would sign to a major but im guessing if the contract is right who knows. On one side it'll be great to have a major machine backing me gaining more exposure and then some but then on the side it seems like when a major gets their hands on a artist, the artist changes and becomes the label's puppet and I don't want anybody trying to compromise my artistic beliefs or ways.

Any last words?

Quick shout out to my daughters Karmah and Xena, daddy love you.
Shout to the 4th Ward and anybody that fucks with me, and a special shout out to all lyricists and back packers.. We gonna bring that Boom Bap back!!

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

Pain Gusto: https://soundcloud.com/paingusto

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