true definition of a quiet storm

Featured artist: Slim Gwynn – true definition of a quiet storm

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

Slim Gwynn: I started freestyling at 16-17 and realized my real talent.

Somebody heard me singing one my songs, before I released it, and asked me who was I listening to. I told him it was me and he told that it sounded hard and authentic without even hearing the beat. At that point I knew to just stay true myself and my sound.

Slim Gwynn


What about concerts? Do you play live?

yes

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Can’t see me coming John Cena with the ghillie out

Slim Gwynn

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

I just released a project on christmas titled “Work in Progress”.

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

I’m not really interested in them.

Any last words?

S/O to all baltimore artists. Rip G rock and Lor scoota cuz they paved the way.

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

Slim Gwynn: twitter.com/slimg_07

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Heart Of The City

Featured artist: Jah Allah – Heart Of The City

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

Jah Allah: It was kinda inevitable to happen, around the age of 8 or 9 I was writing music with my father but he went to prison, I forgot about it, and it resurfaced when I was like 15 or 16, this was when i started to take it serious.

As an artist the best advice I would give is not to look for Acknowledgement cause everybody makes music these days so it's too watered down, just do you, if you know its good and people think it's good their gonna give you positive feed back either way.

Jah Allah


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I've done a few shows, nothing major yet tho, I'm looking to do way more shows this up and coming year maybe even land a major concert or 2.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Back when a nigha sold crack for a livin, masked up, and always stay strapped like a villain, rap facts, see this act, was a natural feelin"

Jah Allah

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

I have alot of unreleased material right now, I'm currently working on a tape called "Era Of The Gifted" it should be out very soon, after I'm going to do a major album called "Since 95'" which i already recorded a couple tracks for already.

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

Yeah I would but it has to be with somebody I vibe with, and I gotta have creative control over my work, people been telling me it would be a good look if I was with TDE or Dreamville so who knows only time will tell.

Any last words?

Yeah everybody, the city been working musically really striving, but other that my team D.N.G.E.N.T which stands for "Don't No Guerilla Ever Neglect Their's" and my moms and grandmother.

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

Jah Allah: https://www.songcastmusic.com/profile-mobile?id=JahAllah

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I Bet You’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before #InsanAsylum #30for30

Featured artist: InsanAsylum LLC – I Bet You've Never Seen Anything Like This Before #InsanAsylum #30for30

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

InsanAsylum LLC: Our organization began in the student commons area of the University of Houston Moody Towers in September of 1988. That is where Colden Brown aka Mr. Get Down and Steve Rogers aka G-MAN connected through listening to a Boom Box while playing spades. The conversation delved into the Four Pillars of Hip Hop and how it molded their existence. From ICE T to Ultramagnetic MCs. Let us not forget Mr. Get Down retreating to his room to pull out his WBLS tapes he recorded that summer. Being that both loved music, Colden was a poet and Steve a DJ they decided to join forces. Since then #InsanAsylum has worked with several underground artists which began with P.O.T. ~ Prophets Of Truth which is recognized as a legendary group of the then burgeoning Seattle Hip Hop Scene (circa 1995). After two projects with P.O.T. ("Da Funk N Revelations" & The Legacy") K..S.D. – King Solomon's D.R.E.A.D. struck off to Solo career which led him to drop two singles produced by Pale Soul of Old Dominion. Then came his critically acclaimed release "incognito" in 2004…the 1st of the 'Triunal Antiquities' which was finally completed this year with the release of 'antithesis'; the second release was 'psychoanalysis'.

Further Production Credit list includes La Lo, Bottom Groundz (MIA), BIg Chad Daminko, Mac Dre, Nissim Black, Twin-G, Choklate, Gangsta Nutt, Oraclez Creed, DMS, Dee.aLe, Carl Roe, Sarkastik, Hustlas 4 Life, Ambush, Chevy Shann, Stretch Parker, Walker Montana, Guap Fam, Em Jay, The TUNE, D.E.U.C.E., Montega Brix, Ant Gutta, Pfalco, LeCadre, Fidel A$tro and many more.

The best advice I have ever received was directly from Chuck D of Public Enemy. He told me that this Music Game is like a layup line. Everyone will get a shot/chance. Now do you travel…do you carry the ball…both violations. Do you finger roll, use the backboard or dunk it? IF you get out of the line before your shot you can return however you will begin as the rear of the line….

InsanAsylum LLC


What about concerts? Do you play live?

We are gearing up several different opportunities for our many artist. Including Tours of the Big Sky Conference, Mountain West Conference, Summit Conference, HBCU Tour, Missouri Valley Conference and Ohio Valley Conference as well.

Definitely join our FB Business Page and follow us on twitter MrGetDown and IG MrGetDown777. That's where you'll get more upto date info.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Welcome To The #InsanAsylum & The #PsychoWard where #SoundsOfTheInsane control the night!

InsanAsylum LLC

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

OUR Current Promotional Campaign is the #InsanAsylum #30for30 wherein we are releasing ONE NEW Project EVERYDAY for 30 days straight. This includes projects from Em Jay, The TUNE, K.S.D., D.E.U.C.E., Wyld Tyme Entertainment Yonkers NY, Montega Brix, LeCadre, P.O.T., The G.M.C. DJ Peg and RC The Trackaholiq.

#InsanAsylum has worked with several underground artists which began with P.O.T. ~ Prophets Of Truth which is recognized as a legendary group of the then burgeoning Seattle Hip Hop Scene (circa 1995). After two projects with P.O.T. ("Da Funk N Revelations" & The Legacy") K..S.D. – King Solomon's D.R.E.A.D. struck off to Solo career which led him to drop two singles produced by Pale Soul of Old Dominion. Then came his critically acclaimed release "incognito" in 2004…the 1st of the 'Triunal Antiquities' which was finally completed this year with the release of 'antithesis'.

That being said RC The Trackaholiq just released another project called "Tension" which is available on all digital platforms. There are a lot of surprises to come from this extremely talented music producer. We fully expect to have on of his offerings selected and on the next Ragan Whiteside project.

D.E.U.C.E. is currently in the studio looking to create a masterpiece for his initial full length follow up to the Bangin Single "Put In Work" which was released during our #InsanAsylum #30for30 campaign. The name of the upcoming project is titled "Overlooked".

The TUNE is currently in the lab as well collaborating with a multitude of H-Town representas! Definitely check out his music during this #InsanAsylum #30for30.

Le Cadre will have a video up for the upcoming single "Where My Niccas At?" which is from his initial debut under #InsanAsylumDistribution during this #InsanAsylum #30fo30 campaign.

The G.M.C. is currently selecting tracks and visualizing how they will bang into their Spring 2019 release.

….last but now least #InsanAsylumProductions is laying the foundaiton to release their 3rd Insatallment of the "Whatchu Talkin' Bout?" mixtape series…should be out in the Summer/Fall 2019.

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

Yes we are open to signing a Major Label Distribution deal IF we maintain full artistic control.

Pros: Their Machine
Cons: Its strictly numbers driven due to corporate shareholders.

Any last words?

Nasty Nes Rodriguez, DJ Kutfather, KCMU, Rap Attacks, Awesome 2, Barry Black, Eastside, Southend, Miami Dade, Hillsborough County, The TUNE, Big Foo, Montega Brix, Purple Haze, Walker Montana, Dee.aLe, Tas the Mojo Man, Dalon Howard, La Lo, Em Jay, Ant Gutta, Sandy Solo (Germany), Vernon Keith (Japan), Will Stickland (Canada), Dennis Johnson, Ragan Whiteside, Dexter Filer, Brendan Johnson, Darren Billy Jr, Big Chad Daminko (Miami), Frontline (Miami), Silver Shadow D, Smash Brothaz, Chico Bailey, Barry Black, DJ Ready Red (RIHH), LeCadre, Charita Davis, OG Mack Drama, DJ Peg, Hella Fresh DJs, Shadow Black, Wolfpak, #HTownTakeOver, Sinclair Ridley (TSU Music Department), Lakeisha Catley, Tracy Denny, Chill Ghetto Throne, RapBeats.net, Z.I.T.B. , Seattle, H-Town, Yonkers, Big Foo, Barry Black, Dennis Johnson, Phatfirm Radio, Rainier Beach HS, The District, Garfield HS, ATL

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

InsanAsylum LLC: https://www.facebook.com/SoundsOfTheInsane/

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The last true upcoming freestyle seen on projects with 21 savage

Featured artist: Bigga$tate – The last true upcoming freestyle seen on projects with 21 savage

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

Bigga$tate: I looked at a majority that was in need of influence you know talent with no structure destroys itself I saw so many that wasnt gonna be changed through normal means and a change was needed by someone that can make a difference while caring most of the time you get one or the other in disguise I always found myself having an affinity to music and a rebellion to be a consumer I wouldnt just listen to music I liked before I was an artist I would want to make my own alternative I found myself knowing I could make better and have found heartbreak at not letting myself for so long with feeling music physically I know its power so I choose to use it as my catalyst to change what others just judge to be wrong though music and not underestimating the political power an artist has in general it's why I decided to take the gift I have and do something bigger than me.

The genuine approach in this industry is not dead it will bare fruits way more than finessing ever could!

Bigga$tate


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I give concerts I have done over 200 in Hawaii and over 100 in Chicago I also play live.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Posiden when she riding only me she tryna see
But why did I give her a shot now she a bullet I dodged

Bigga$tate

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

Since my first released single 7 months ago I have released 2 eps which have streams in the millions and have had artist who have featured with Tory lanez bun b and lil b on them as well as singles and the second ep is getting re-released by Empire titled "Freestyle " which is how I make all of my catalog none written the few singles that have been released only weeks within being out they are streaming more than 100k collectively and some are internationally distributed courtesy of rehegoo group and I will be having all music promoted through the national basketball association thanks to United Masters selecting me .

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

I would sign a deal my pros is the promotion and representation that would throw gasoline on the independent promotion and playing the algorithms the way I do and them bringing the pixals of the target market data they've accumulated through all their artist they've absorbed cons none for me because of labels being a credit card thing it doesnt matter when I can pump out albums in a week.

Any last words?

Shout out to joshua Vasquez for never switching up for all these years!

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

Bigga$tate: https://www.instagram.com/biggastate/

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Augusta Got Something to Say

Featured artist: Shaudy Prince – Augusta Got Something to Say

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

Shaudy Prince: I decided to become an artist the moment I seen that everybody was becoming rappers…get it? Message!
But seriously though I decided to become an artist the 1st day my bro Big Izz took me up to Killa Kuttz Records to rap in front of the twins Rah & Sky.
Izz trained me up on some hyperbolic time chamber s**t when it came to rapping. They don't call me Prince for no reason I'm slick the Vegeta of this s**t!
It was the whole Uptown musical influence of 5 Dub, Cypher Six, Izz, Sky, Rah, and Legend that was the driving force behind the dopest artist you are speaking with on today.

The best advice I could give another artist is make sure you learn the business side of this rap s**t. N****s you think is rich as f**k, whether it's in the music industry or locally in your city most of the time be broke as f**k simply because they didn't take the time to learn the business end.
I sat my a** down for two years straight before I even decided to step foot in this game because I really wanted the money f**k you mean? Everybody has a starting point your not just going to blow over night, and if you do if you don't know the business I guarantee your a** going to be broke again or in debt.

Shaudy Prince


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I actually live to touch down on that stage! People who have seen me perform live know about my stage presence and its beauty, but as of right now I'm not currently doing concerts. I wan't to work more on building my catalogue and providing dope visuals for my Royal Loyals thats my super supportive fan base by the way. Without them there would't be a Prince.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

B***h I fill up banks (Philip Banks) no Vivian gah damn deez n****z hate to see me win!
That's the 1st one that comes to mind I got way too many of them I really do this rap s**t.

Shaudy Prince

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

Right now as the quarter winds down I've only been releasing freestyles, and maybe a few singles here and there top gear up for the crazy releases I got dropping for this coming year. I'm going mixtape mode shouts out to Apple Music!

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

I don't plan on signing with a major label unless it makes sense. I'm talking about making me a whole lot of cents f**k you mean? Trillions!
Actually if proven my self worthy unto the CEO I would like to partner with Freebandz the label. Other than that I'd still proudly be running Hood Royalty Empire the most irrefutable, indisputable independent record company of our time!
Pros of signing to a major would probably be having a wider range of who you can reach demographically along with better industry connections that may can help build your brand. Cons is they control most if not all of your intellectual property. Thats why you'll hear them say certain things in the media about people trying to buy artist's catalogue.

Any last words?

Big shout out to my city Augusta, Georgia, but an even bigger shout out goes to Disgusta that's the new Augusta! Shout out to Uptown we gone be the new Black Hollyhood of the city too!
Lastly shouts out to all the artists I personally see working hard Brezz, AUG 24, Que, Marcus GLYB, Jah, Gas God Mayo, Jayy Fox, and Tay Narly! salute.

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

Shaudy Prince: https://www.instagram.com/shaudyprince

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Fresh on the scene

Featured artist: Endo Gena – Fresh on the scene

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

Endo Gena: After an open mic experience that a friend signed me up for unknowingly with a packed crowd and after getting unbelievable love and feed back I was fill with a wonderful feeling that I knew from that very moment that music is what I want to do.

"Success is earned, not given"

Endo Gena


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I do my live performances with just an instrumental so the crowd and listeners can hear my actual voice. I often do pre-meditated concerts and flash performances just to get comfortable with the surrounding areas I will be performing at.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I rather die dream chasing then sit beside of a bullet then to say I tried and couldn't then fake it and say I would of made

Endo Gena

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

Currently working on a mixtape that best showcases my skills and properly spotlight highlights of my music. The 1st single I have put out is my song "Think So" which is a track that captures my flow and style and way where you understand the king of artist I am.

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

I would greatly consider signing to a major labels for maximum exposure. The upside of a major label is the capital , exposure , and access to outlets and opportunities but the downside is some of your freedom of speech is took is away and you can no longer put out songs as you please and being trapped into a certified image that your label will dictate.

Any last words?

Shout outs to my city Trenton and my family for believing in me also shoutout to Lexibanks, Streetsempire, DynamixrecordsFM, SupremeAllianceENT, and Lorenzo @ WMPG Podcast.

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

Endo Gena: https://soundcloud.com/corey-funderburg

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Newest Hip Hop Artist Emerging From Mobile, AL

Featured artist: NonFiction – Newest Hip Hop Artist Emerging From Mobile, AL

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

NonFiction: Music has always been a major part of my life. As far back as I can remember I have been exposed to music. Growing up I never thought about pursuing a career in music, even though I loved to listen to music. It wasn't until I was a sophomore in high school that I decided to fully pursue a career in music. I just so happened to cross paths with a guy who calls himself XPT and it was he who first exposed me to the recording process and production. Initially, I was not writing any lyrics. I wanted to be just a producer, stemming from my love of music. I started out producing music with a Yamaha 5-track workstation. At the time, I didn't even know how to count bars. I learned how to count bars from making beats. But the more beats I made, the more I was inspired to try to come up with my own lyrics. A solid year after learning how to produce music I started writing my own lyrics. But it was former No Limit Records artist MAC who really inspired me to become a full-fledge lyricist. It was the way he told stories in his music and his positive messages about life that made me think, "I wanna make songs of this caliber one day." Hence, the artist you have before you today!

"If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail." "Try not to doubt how good you really are." "Be humble and open-minded."

NonFiction


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I try to perform whenever I can.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Putting it down fresher than Cool Water Cologne/ So f**king clean cut just call him Razor Ramon"

NonFiction

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

I released my debut album titled "Food 4 Thought: The Entree' in February of 2017. It consists of 15 tracks of well-rounded production and lyricism. I am currently on the verge of releasing my next project, which is a mixtape/album entitled "Clean Cutz." I am also working an EP with fellow Mobile, AL Hip Hop recording artist Chaney The Gyft which will be coming out between now and next year. I also have a new album in the works which will be the third installment of my "Food 4 Thought" series.

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

I WOULD sign a record contract if the deal is right and works in my favor as an artist. The pros to signing a record contract: Less footwork for artist a major promotional budget. The Cons of signing a record contract: may be signing away rights to intellectual property. May end up in debt or account in the red if your release does not meet the projected quota or requirements of sales.

Any last words?

I would like to give a shout out to my Black Label Enterprise fam: T-M.A.C.(MACdeville), J-Fresh, Main LaFlame, Poppa, C.L., Blacklabel Pablo; Shoutout to Chaney The Gyft from Greenlite Vision; Shoutout to Drastik & Explicit from Dream Deff Records; the whole Mobile, AL

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

NonFiction: https://soundcloud.com/nonfiction-1

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Crown Me

Featured artist: Luck Dawg – Crown Me

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

Luck Dawg: I decided to become an Artist through experiences in life…It's my cure for stress reducer

The biggest advice that was given to me as an Artist, is to bet on yourself and you'll have more winnings

Luck Dawg


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I give concerts, prior to booking

Best punchline you ever wrote?

" I got that sauce I'm the drip-drop, the realiest nigga coming out my out City I am Hip-Hop"

Luck Dawg

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

I just release my mixtape "Deeper Than Me" and I'm also working on my first album which is called, "The Rise of Luck Dawg"

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

I would sign a record contract with a Major Label, if the contract fits for me

Any last words?

I want to give a shout out to my City Arcadia FL, and also to the whole State of Florida

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

Luck Dawg: Http://www.youtube.com/LuckDawg

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From VA to Cashville TN

Featured artist: Tone Montana – From VA to Cashville TN

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

Tone Montana: I remember setting in class my 5th grade year remind you this is in the 90's she's teaching and all I can do is write gangster raps she be calling my name and I couldn't here nothing but NWA and Tupac in my head that's when I knew I was gonna be a hip hop artist

Believe in your talent and invest in yourself nothing is free in this world.

Tone Montana


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I do alot of shows in Bristol TN at the local VFW Post they have a great staff and have really showed alot of love but I do travel to other states fir shows as well

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Call me Tom while I'm peaking through tha bathroom window looking at your mom"

Tone Montana

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

Right now I'm finishing up my new Bottom feeders album I have great expections for this as it's full of heart and soul and is very relatable

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

I would if my condition were met but I see no need for it in today's market as more and more independent artist are making there mark .

Any last words?

Shout out to Bristol TN all my ppl in my hometown of Knoxville TN all my friends and family here in wise Co VA to my dude Thomas Driver hip hop in tha ville watch out the new Nashville tour coming soon and much love to all my fans without you I'd be nobody
Montana

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

Tone Montana: one race records at youtube.com

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RZA signs new artist from Staten Island

Featured artist: Hue Hef – RZA signs new artist from Staten Island

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

Hue Hef: I started rappin at 7 years old my mother taught me how to rap because she saw I loved music

The best advice was giving to me was from my mother she told me if I believe in myself and work hard enough then anything’s possible . Since a kid I wanted to make music with wu tang and I’m really living my dream she was right

Hue Hef


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I’m recently on tour with method man

Best punchline you ever wrote?

You think hue play timid I got aim but I’ll roll up and squeeze like my tooth paste finished

Hue Hef

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

Yes I’m on the new wu tang album the saga continues track 3 called fast and furious with me and raekwon

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

Yes they are stepping stones and entry level positions into the music industry it’s up to you to take it to the next level

Any last words?

I just want to give a shout out to my mom mc chilly Dee aka daphne Nielsen for believing in me and not giving up on me and to my uncle fresh for introducing me to rza to make all of this happen Staten Island we next up and I’m ready to bring bars back

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

Hue Hef: Hue_hef_36chambers Instagram

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The 24 Takeover

Featured artist: 24Kay – The 24 Takeover

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist 24Kay from Atlanta to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…

Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, 24Kay! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

24Kay: I became an artist because, since a child i always was attempting to rap and write poems. The older i got the more i started to understand how creating music went.

The best advice given to me as an artist is, It’s really easy when you don’t try. In so many ways remain to be yourself and you don’t have to try hard to make it to where you want to be.

24Kay


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, i play live and give concerts because it’s part of being an upcoming artist & just an artist in general.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I got more punches than a boxer.

24Kay

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

I’m working on a lot right now. I don’t want to say to much on it because, people watching my every move.

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

Yes i would sign with a major record label due to them having plugs and resources i don’t currently have when it comes to the music industry. There are pros and cons to every situation you put yourself in, what matters is how you maneuver everything.

Any last words?

Big shoutout to Georgia and New York.

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

24Kay: http://www.instagram.com/callme24kay

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Nothing short of amazing…

Featured artist: Emazing – Nothing short of amazing…

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

Emazing: It chose me. Life had been grooming me my entire life. The most definite moment was when the rare occasion that a fellow artist wanted to kick me out a previous rap I was part of,only provoking me to prove him. From there life continue to guide me to where I am now. I wanted to do something that changed the world,but had no limits and unspeakable potential to grow as a person and artist. I am emazing.

Make sure your dreams are worth more than dollars. That way no one can ever take it away.

Emazing


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have played many live shows and concerts. I love bringing my songs to life!

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Dead dreams smell just like failure…"

Emazing

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

I have several songs available on social media. I'm just releasing my 1st single,"BeenThere." Now I currently working on my 1st studio album.

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

Yes, of course I'd sign with a major label. The pros to signing would expand your reach and influence. Your whispers would touch the ears and hearts those deaf to your purpose. The cons would be the possibility of other people contaminating your vision and the things you say. If I could do it independent I would but major distribution elevates your impact.

Any last words?

Shout out the city of Houston,Tx. "H town" and God for all he has done.

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

Emazing: @emazing007

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#1 unsigned artist says “I Aint asking No More” everywhere

Featured artist: Masked up yo – # 1unsigned artist says "I Aint asking No More" everywhere

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Masked up yo from From Philly to the tri-cities in TN. 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, Masked up yo! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Masked up yo: I grew up in institutions for real and the only thing i had that was a constant in my life was music. No matter what i was going through there was a song that helped me get through it. I knew at a early age thats what i wanted to do , but it actually materialized after going to the studio and watching Filthy Rich record the first "Cannons" Mixtape. I don’t think i left the studio since.

If its from the heart it cant be wrong. Phoniness is played out so be real💯

Masked up yo


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Currently taking a break from touring and shows to focus on my release but "I Aint Asking No More" tour sponsored by whowillblownext is being scheduled as we speak hopefully with stops all across the us. Still booking dates for the tour hittasinc@gmail.com for info/booking.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

All i need is a name n some bread in advance n he gon shoot from anywhere like kevin durant….

Masked up yo

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

"I Aint Asking No More" is a double cd mixtape/album and the first release since i worked with State Property and Roc Nation on "Chasing Mills" because unfortunately i was locked up but thats behind me and the future looks n sounds very bright.

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

Ive been saying it from the beginning, I ain’t signing nothing unless i get millions off top. Independents making way to much and keeping all there rights nowadays keep the fame im in it for the love and check. If i sell 25,000 albums i will probably make more than your average gold maybe even platinum artist signed to a bs deal and the label steady promising next time. Believe in yourself and go get it period💯

Any last words?

Special Shout out goes out to the tri-cities in tn for all the love and support ive received i got yall i promise and ofcourse to everybody out the Cash yall been there since day 1 i wont forget that. Also would like to thank you girl. Had you been loyal i probably wouldn’t of chased my dream so hard so thank you for being phoney and pretending to care , But most of all none of any of this would be possible without Mom Dukes. We been through alot we will get through this to. We got alot of the good life to live still. To Harmony , Jeffrey , Boom-Boom, Colten and Maddex. You may not know it but your the reason i do anything and there isn’t a day that goes by that i don’t feel the pain. I love you all & hope i make you proud.

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

Masked up yo: Soundcloud.com/maskedupyo

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The streets is talking about Rich

Featured artist: Ceo Rizzy – The streets is talking about Rich

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

Ceo Rizzy: Basically out of other people Dropping the ball so I just jumped in it head first at first it was hard but I like challenges so I grind until I found my flow you kno!!

Invest into yourself and grind like a MF playin successful only get you so far!!!

Ceo Rizzy


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I played many live events I love them it gives me a chance to connect with the real fans and vibe. But concerts are more to the point let the crowd have fun I’m done type of thing. Don’t get me wrong I love them both but live events fill more close with my fans!

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Go hard or sleep in a park on a bench bum

Ceo Rizzy

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

I’m currently working on this new merch line for my record label Never Rich Enough Music Group.llc coming out 2019. called #Richwear this merch is Dope. I think my fans and supporters will like it. Also we just Dropped a single called lost by the N.R.E Boyz it’s a hot single plus it’s all true facts I’m speaking no cap. I don’t kno if you’re in to podcasting but if you are Check out our podcast the hottest podcast in Detroit called Never Rich Enough Music Group The Grind!!!!!

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

Um I mean anything is possible if they’re willing to see the vision and play it fair!! I’m just gonna say the shit got to be a partnership type deal or sponsorship opportunities or something like that!!!

Any last words?

Fasho in always gotta put on for Detroit we’re ever I go. Shoutout to Ditto for there great service and anchor for the awesome platform they put together over there also all the people that support me and want to see me win.

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

Ceo Rizzy: https://lnk.bio/NREMG

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The Mind of 1k

Featured artist: Mikey1k – The Mind of 1k

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Mikey1k from Tyler 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, Mikey1k! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Mikey1k: When I was younger my dad and my uncles use to have a studio, in the shed, in our backyard and I would always go back there to see what they were up to so you can say I was inspired by it and grew up around music.

Keep Grinding! All the Hardwork You’re Putting in Will Payoff in the End!

Mikey1k


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I’ve Played Live Shows Before in Dallas and in my Hometown of Tyler, Tx.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I’m the Realest You Can Put Me to the Test Hoe,
You Already Know I’m Better Than the Rest Though,
Cause All These Other Niggas Fake Like On Crip I’m a Blood From the Nawf on the West Bro!

Mikey1k

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

I’m Currently Working on a Collab Album With My Brother “Scoop” Which is Set to Release on Friday, December 7th. I’m Also Working on My First Solo Album Called “Mind of 1k” Which is Set to Drop in Mid February.

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

In All Honesty, Yes I Would but In my Opinion I Think It’s Best to be an Independent Artist in This Day in Age. You Have People That Are Blowing Up and Starting Their Own Record Labels and Signing Their Own Artist and They Don’t Have to Answer to Anyone Except Themselves. You Have More Freedom as an Independent Artist Rather Than Signing With a Major Label but It’s Not All Bad.

Any last words?

I Wanna Give a Shoutout to All My Fans &. Artists Back Home in East Texas. Shoutout Scoop, Nicon, Savage6, Rose Mob, Trapboy Ponn, Dre KND, Cicoee P, My Producers Ace The Great &. Orlando! Hold It Down!

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

Mikey1k: https://www.instagram.com/therealmikey1k/

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Time to spark a change

Featured artist: DJ Rell – Time to spark a change

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

DJ Rell: I became an artist to help kids around the world with seizures and let them know its okay to be different because they don’t understand what we go through Im on a mission.

My advice I got about being a artist is from my manager GQ he told me dont worry about others words there just words go out there and be the best you can be dont change yourself for nobody always be you haters are always gonna hate

DJ Rell


What about concerts? Do you play live?

If I ever get booked to play i have played live shows and at nightclubs and sometimes I do play at events and give perfomances

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Best punchline
Fuck the haters they aint shit
bro why u always on my head
Im feeling Lucky like Kyrie

DJ Rell

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

Im currently working on some songs and a new mixtape dropping next year I dropped a couple songs 2 days ago.

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

Well honestly I would sign with a manager but I love my music and being my typical self and I dont want nobody changing who I am because i do this music with a purpose and a mission to show kids just cause we have seizures it wont stop us from our goal be the best you fuck the rest

Any last words?

I wanna give a S/O to all people who believe in me my trophy TayTay ,my co workers Margret,Alena,Destiny,Courtney, Ned, Miguel,Cole, Kye, Tywanna,Rod, Tamia and my managers Christine,Diana, and Alicia the best people in my life my coaches for giving me oppurtunities God for getting me through all my problems and helping me and my time of need and

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

DJ Rell: Http://www.Instagram.com/official.terrell33

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Who is #DaHopeOfHipHop ?

Featured artist: SilverBakAmilli_SBA – Who is #DaHopeOfHipHop ?

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

SilverBakAmilli_SBA: I grew up in poverty. Had some older friends. Had a group called DSH. They made me fall in love. Going to Doh made me pick the pen up tho.

Keep Working. Cause I got it.

SilverBakAmilli_SBA


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes i perform live concerts.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Aint trusting these butches. I Fukkem and leavem they Christy as fuck
You stop paying attention they switch they intention the next thing you know the bitch setting you up

SilverBakAmilli_SBA

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

I have 8 singles out i am currently working on my album Dum 5piro 5pero.

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

Yes.
I dont have the capital i need. They do. I could hold my own entertainment wise to make it out the contract so i would to fulfill my dreams and goals

Any last words?

Leesburg Rd
Columbia
SilverBakAdministrationEntertainment
My wife and son
God and you all

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

SilverBakAmilli_SBA: https://song.link/us/i/1425447661 #WhoIsSilverBakAmilli_SBA? #DaHopeOfHipHop #SBAnDisBitxhBoy SilverBakAmilli_SBA Hip hop Artist from Columbia SC Making big waves in the south with my raw energy and authentic hip hop origins. I can be contacted at silverbakamilli719@gmail.com Licensed and Registered Artist Music Published and available everywhere SilverBakAdministrationEntertainment is the name of my company you can find it and me on Google and all social media platforms.

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The Woke Dragon

Featured artist: Blayza – The Woke Dragon

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

Blayza: I first started doing music as a way to get my emotions out, because I wouldn't express it any other way but on paper. Then after a trip from new york, I wrote a song about moms and struggling women. I told myself I can use my music as a way to give people the tools the courage to fight their demons. By giving them empowerment, through my music. That’s what I want my music to do!

The best advice given to me was by my father he said: "No matter what you do always believe in yourself and don't let others steer you off your path to your aspiration and goals"

Blayza


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, I do I have just started getting on stage, I could have done so much sooner but I wanted my music to grow and I wanted to grow not just a person but as a brand, for people to remember.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

let me kill the Mumble rap, hit you with the simple facts, cuz if I really get the preaching you don't want to hear all that, try to lead them to the water, They ain't goin drink out that, taste buds to Sweet they ain't ready for these facts.

Blayza

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

Currently working on the Book Of Everily I just put out two music videos to the project one called "Plottin" and the other called "Northside". This project is about the different chapters in my life and how I overcame them

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

I would join a small record label but not one of the major three. Pros are you can get noticed easily through a label and you not having to do all the business work are worry about getting shows because the label will book you then of course what every rapper loves is the cash that record label gives you to work with. These are all great things but they come with a price. The money they give is only a loan and you will have to pay it back through your record sales and online sales. With that being said you only see about 30% of your money because the recorded label is taking the rest of it and this is if your even making enough to pay off your loan they gave to you. The major three will also try to control how your music sounds if they think it won't sell or if it's not "Pop enough for them" with the small record labels you won't need to worry so much about this and you can still get noticed. As an independent artist, you won't have to worry about it at all but you have to do all the business work by your self and support your music with your own money. I would join a record label but a small one someone like Strange Music, Bad Boys, are the one, I would love to join dreamville.

Any last words?

Baxter Springs Ks the place that raised me into the person I am today and of course Kansas City the place I was born.

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

Blayza: https://www.youtube.com/user/cj6111

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The waking of ages

Featured artist: Holy Grind – The waking of ages

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

Holy Grind: I didn't choose to be an artist, artistry chose me! It's my calling to reach out to the masses.

"Never base your success off of another man's success"

Holy Grind


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I give concerts on a regularly.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I know I make this seem easy, it's all in the wrist, though my jumper wet/
I'm talkin bible pages I flip so aint no turnin back/
I flip flop no'd on the devil without any mats/
Firm landed in my faith, Lucifer he resentin that/
Not referencing gazelles but boy I got my vision back/
I changed watching Fruitvale now a spiritual diplomat/
Appointed by Judah to tactfully manage in delicate situations/
Legal to operate outside the realms of your limitations/
Holy Grind

Holy Grind

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

I released a mixtape 3yrs ago called "From Gutta 2 God", Ireleased an album earlier this year called "Swear To God" with two videos to highlight project "Redemption" & "Stand Up".
I'm Presently putting finishing touches on next project "Red Life District" which I have released 2 singles for "In My Feelings Too" & "Whewww".

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

Signing with a major label is always an option as long as they understand I presently own all my music and they're willing to negotiate as such.
The pros to it is bigger promotion and access to a larger audience to get my message across. The coins are that I know I'll have to sacrifice something to make it beneficial to them.

Any last words?

1st wanna thank GOD for blessing me, gifting me & prepping me. Shout out to Maywood my hometown, Chicago who been rockin with me hard & #STV1(the red team), Special shout out to my wife & kids, my ENTIRE family (in-laws included), my sis Jamay, prophet Brown, 2kTrinity, Paige2, Hobart, 13th Positve, the dopest producer I know "Phvze" & Rapbeats for the love.

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

Holy Grind: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9RvU15gUTcyC5l9qcclj0w

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Gods inspired word through music

Featured artist: C.Daniel – Gods inspired word through music

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

C.Daniel: I was raised in a family of musicians. My grandfather sings in a blues band my sisters sing, a few cousins play instruments. I was raised by my grandparents and I went to all my grandfathers gigs and rehearsals I ghost wrote a few songs that he sang. And that’s ware my love came from. I also use to sing but I stopped years ago and recently I began retraining my voice.

Keep pushing plug as many networks as you can. Be humble always, and you got to want it. Because no one will see your vision as you do.

C.Daniel


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I do. But i dont’ have any scheduled at the time.

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

Currently working on my next Lp. Last year I released my 1st christian hiphop album entitled drink of the living water.

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

Yes as long as they dont try to mold me into their own image God has already done that. I’m CHH till the Lord tells me I’m done.

Any last words?

First and foremost all Glory to God and special thanks to my wife, my brother Adrian Avila, my cousin Eileen and her husband James, grandpa Spence and all my fans.

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

C.Daniel: https://www.numberonemusic.com/cdaniel

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BREAKing waves and molds in rap

Featured artist: BREAKtheArtist – BREAKing waves and molds in rap

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

BREAKtheArtist: Music has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I was often writing poems and songs in my free time. I love sharing myself and my stories through my music. Music is art, and art is powerful. During dark times in my life I feel like all I really have is my notebook and the music of my favorite artists. Music has uplifted me in ways I cannot fully express and I hope that through my music I can uplift others as well.

Don't let a win get to your head or a loss get to your heart. Know your worth but also know that there is always room for improvement. You can learn helpful tips from all feedback.

BREAKtheArtist


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have only performed live once. I hope to get some more gigs in the future.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

If you ever low with no hope in sight, know shadows exist only when there's light.

BREAKtheArtist

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

I am currently working on a mixtape. It will be dropping on my SoundCloud soon! I have released music in the past as well. Check out my Soundcloud for my most recent and older music. One of my recent songs "BABA SEER" is on all streaming platforms.

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

I would sign to a major label. The pro are I would not have to worry about all the time, effort, and money it takes to promote as an indie artist, I would have access to A1 studios, and I could make a living living my dream. I cannot really think of any cons as long as I have some freedom with my music.

Any last words?

Shoutout to everyone who's working with me on my soon to be released mixtape!

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

BREAKtheArtist: https://soundcloud.com/breaktheartist

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That classic Hiphop Feel

Featured artist: Menace Corleone – That classic Hiphop Feel

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

Menace Corleone: I've been writing Music since the age of 9, I met a childhood friend that showed me how and what I needed to record music at the age of 15 and always loved creating music, just stayed strong perfected my craft.

Keep writing

Menace Corleone


What about concerts? Do you play live?

No I don't play live never really had the opportunity to do so maybe in near future I'll try to put something together.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

You gassed up like petroleum until I lay ass down like linoleum

Menace Corleone

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

I'm currently working on a 6 track free EP with me rapping on other artist beats called "The Care Package" and I've been consistently releasing music these past two years I put out two other projects this year so far.

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

Yes I would sign a contract with a major it's just all depends if the odds are in my favor which I doubt it would but I'm not going to give my hopes up. A major label could give you a lot resources you need to work your way up and do your thing but on the other end a deal could easily fall through causing you to be in a lot of debt and other things I can't think of right now that goes on behind the scenes.

Any last words?

Big shouts to Farrockaway Queens all my day one bros and my Chedda Boy Family.

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

Menace Corleone: https://Instagram.com/Menace_Corley

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The New Standard is Being Set

Featured artist: Max Lowe – The New Standard is Being Set.

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

Max Lowe: I dont think I became an artist, I've always been one. Expression is something that comes naturally to me so when I picked up the pencil for the first time I just had a feeling in my gut.

Be ready to sacrifice. This industry is a ruthless place and you'll never get everything you want. Build your brand and be smart so you have the leverage to no longer have to sacrifice.

Max Lowe


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Of course! I just started my own showcase in Jersey so we can help give back to artists in my community.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Turn oil to gasoline, and coils to mattress springs, cuz if you sleeping on me you'll get burned like the Arab spring"

"So momma when the sun sets, just know that your son set"

"Where was yall when my pockets was filled with fuckin air, but I'm up now my pockets feelin like balloons, blow hard rappers gotta go harder than resisting nudes, just so they can say that they gettin it like they living proof of what it means to be at the pinnacle of this wicked youth"

Max Lowe

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

As of right now Max Lowe is in the process of creating his 3rd project while he operates his very own label. Be on the look out for Goon Squad Entertainment's other 2 acts, Kilo Storms, and JAAZ.

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

Depends on the deal and the label for both questions. I'm open to what's beneficial for my team and I.

Any last words?

Its Goon Squad baby, yall already know what it is!

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

Max Lowe: Https://www.goonsquadent.wixsite.com/goonsquadent

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Music Is My Soul

Featured artist: FOOLISH – Music Is My Soul

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist FOOLISH from originally from Santa Clarita California, but I live here in Austin Texas 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, FOOLISH! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

FOOLISH: Music runs in my family. My grandfather had an old school garage band when I was a kid. He played the saxaphone like no other. My father had his band as well. Unfortunately, like many Musicians he had children. He had to choose between his dream and taking care of his family. Understanding that as I got older that's just how I came to be. What started out as writing poetry on paper, soon became a journey to expand my skills which began at 18 years of age to being able to go to college and earn an associate's degree in Music Business Performance and Technology from Austin Community College in 2014. Since then, my journey still continues to this day as I fight to keep breathing life into my dreams of one day changing the game with my music.

I have had great amounts of advice growing up as a kid to my college years to being a grown ass man now. I have much more to learn which I am more than willing. I think the best advice given to me that I can remember is " we have very few originals anymore, but we have a bunch of me toos. Which one are you?" Joe McDermott, Austin Community College 2014

FOOLISH


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have performed live before I have performed at Red 7s in the city of Austin that was an event sponsored by the school for a contest that I was selected for. That was a few years ago. Lately, it's hard to find a gig that's the size of a small window because promoters want a wtf amount of money upfront. That's the struggle for anyone with really no money but a genuine talent and skill for music.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Life is not checkers but a game of the chess, I don't know anybody who wouldn't die for keeping the game in check"

FOOLISH

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

I am currently working on learning a trade. I went back to ACC to be a welding student. As much as I would love to do music full-time I can not do so logically. I dont have much money to purchase equipment so I can continue to create,but only enough to pay bills. I can only wish to be one of those who got lucky and hit a good start and make a living. Of course my reality is I need a plan B.

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

I would sign them. Not the other way around.
Pros: front and behind the scenes of networking, opportunities, technical and recording mixing mastering support, aka a much bigger hand in the music industry that is needed to reach places and people that I can not.
Cons: 360 deals meaning everything that revolves around the artists that "makes money" the label gets a piece of. Ex. If you are not writing your own lyrics and producing your own beats that's is 50% of the pie you do NOT get. So if you are not well rounded in the pie perspective of the music business,, you are not a BOSS., you are a complete tool.

Any last words?

I would love to shout out to Santa Clarita Valley to the homies who have grown up and no longer in the streets getting into trouble and taking care of business. Along with the home girls /moms and the good men they have in their lives now who are teaching their children to be better than we were. Shout out to the city of Austin, you need a better following and venue for true quite right RAP/HIP HOP.

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

FOOLISH: https://soundcloud.com/nathan-torres-22

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If you never strained some you probably never gained none

Featured artist: Trafek – If you never strained some you probably never gained none

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


Trafek: When i was younger (12-14) everyone was in their own little cliques , I was never in any crowds I did what I enjoyed , and I enjoyed poetry , bass lines , and punchlines , Decided to put them all together and become a rapper and haven’t looked back

Make sure you’re passionate about what you do or progress will suffer

Trafek

What about concerts? Do you play live?


Yes I love playing live ! I feed off the energy

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“I wear cammo condoms so they can’t see me cummin, leave you numb’n like the white residue that you gummin when I’m summoned”

Trafek



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


I just realized Trafek – Lines , my first album . Currently working on a few projects here in the city of Omaha .

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


Yes I would ! The pros would be the exposure and the advancement . It would be nice getting promoted by a label .
The cons would be having to conform to their standards , perhaps having to change some of my work to adapt to their wants and demands . Probably also a con I would frown upon would be the rights to my music wouldn’t belong to me.

Any last words?


Omaha stand up ! With out Trafek the streets would be empty !

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


Trafek: https://www.reverbnation.com/trafek402

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Addiction Speaks

Featured artist: YT – Addiction Speaks

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

YT: I used to just freestyle for fun and little humorous parodys. Myself and best friend Tony maciel (Tone The Meldoic Monster) decided to take this serious releasing 2 mistakes as Big Tone And Whiteboy Slimm both of us later deciding to work on bettering ourselves as individuals but still work together fluently.

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why? 

YT: Famous artists I always admired would be Too Short of course , all of the dope west coast rappers Ice Cube, Easy E, 2 Pac, Biggie Smalls , Jelly Roll , Scum , Twiztid , And More.
Let’s Talk about your music and your last work… My last work released Tagged Reflections is a concept album of all my ups and downs as well as my emotions being a Bi-polar Recovering Addict. It’s doing well featuring Scum, KDAVER, Tone The Melodic Monster, Rick-E, J Pun , Ren Thomas (of Vh1s signed and winner of Team Backpack) , and more. This album was a big stepping stone in my music career . Also this Halloween I released a Single Dark Deals Featuring Boondox (turncoatdirty) of Majik Ninja Entertainment and it’s doing very well a real banger!

Why did you choose to play this kind of music? 

YT: The reason I chose hip-hop since a child I love poetry Dr. Seuss ect. So I really was interested in writing rhymes and poetry growing up till now and continuing just became my path as a artist.

Could you briefly describe the music-making process?

YT: I love how I make music I have my own booth in my house I make sure I get a dope beat have my producer Rick-E at D.A.R.K. Studios whip one up or I also produce so that’s never a issue. Then pick a concept that fits the beat chorus and it unfolds from there with writing. Once wrote completely (adlibs,highlights,dub) front to back I go in put a time limit and get it done . Following the recording I mix and master all my own music.

What makes this kind of music “good” to you? 

YT: My music is good to me because I make it to stay sober to cope and in a sense help the world one addict or bi- polar at a time. I make it catchy, relateable , real, and full of dope vibes. I’m honestly one of my biggest fans .

I was really influenced as a active addict trying to beat my addiction when listening to Jelly Roll he did what I did and beat it fought and struggled one of my biggest influencers to do all of his mixtapes and albums. Also all of Majik Ninja Ent really all of my other favorite artists and Twiztid putting something so amazing together to bring amazing entertainment to the world and that’s the goal.

YT



Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes?

YT: Ive been in several competitions on Indi.com and have placed top 3 twice not the biggest on completions more of a artist with a humble approach building relationships and such.


Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? 

YT: Concerts, radio, TV. I love to perform it’s my gateway my outlet my escape if you will. I’ve opened for a lot of dope artists such as Scum, Axe Murder Boys (AMB) , Lex The Hex Master, KDAVER, Prozac, Liquid Assassin, T-Zank, B3 The Shark, and tons more and plan on many more amazing concerts in the future.

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


YT: I have 3 projects I’m working on Into The Darkness with my producer and brotha Rick Lucero @ D.A.R.K Studios and Productions. This album is mu anger my escape from the pain. I’m also working on my new Ep The Good Times which is totally opposite as a bipolar recovering addict I am very versatile this ep is all the title the good times. From singing to vibes and happy tracks this amszing project is coming 2019 as well. I am also working on another EP with producer Steps Necessary to be digitally distributed on all major platforms ad well. I guess there never too many projects for me it’s on my time which is perfect for me.

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


YT: Yes depending on contract and offer.

Any last words?


YT: Shoutout to all my people riding with me not just for me or for themselves you know who you are!!

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?
YT: www.YTMUSICENT.com


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Out The Blancs

Featured artist: Groucho400 – Out The Blancs

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Groucho400 from Riverside, Ca 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, Groucho400! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Groucho400: I just wanted to put my team (Shoot First Records) & section (Casablanca) & City (Riverside) on the mapp & make sure my lil cro Lincoln ave legacy don’t flicker out like a candle

Believe in yourself & be true to who you are because what you do in the dark will come to the light so don’t live off fabrication

Groucho400


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I had a show in October w/ Almighty suspect & another in January on the 26th w/ Sausalino I’ve just been focusing on releasing these singles & preparing for this ep “Diary Of A SStrip Tuccer ” prod entirely by sammythep

Best punchline you ever wrote?

The only reason your man a shooter, cause he hooper (swish)

Groucho400

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

I just dropped let it blow prod by king mezzy it’s doing numbers but like I said I’m currently working on this ep “Diary of a SStrip Tuccer”

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

No I rather stay independent because most labels want your publishing or your masters I’m not with that I need all mine

Any last words?

I’d like to give a shoutout to everyone in Riverside county that’s doing they thing & all my boys from casablanca

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

Groucho400: Http://www.twitter.com/cripnamedgroucho

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New single creating a wave

Featured artist: Po3tik – New single creating a wave

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Po3tik from Kingston Jamaica 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, Po3tik! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Po3tik: Started by writing lyrics for other artists and was just joking around one day and realised I could actually do this instead of being a ghost writer for other artists.

Don't think the sky is the limit. Envision what's beyond the sky.

Po3tik


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I'm currently open for bookings as well.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Confession is good for the soul, me stand up in a sun why you think seh me cold.

Po3tik

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

I recently released the single confession. Its available on all digital platforms.

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

Definitely if the opportunity presents itself.

Any last words?

Shout out to my team Egf Media, follow them on IG and Fb, my fans. Keep streaming and supporting my music.

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

Po3tik: https://soundcloud.com/po3tik-musik

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