The new wave…

Featured artist: Cupid Valentino – The new wave..

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

Cupid Valentino: Since I was a baby I was in love with music, I actually took my first steps to a speaker playing some music. I really got in tune with making music when I was 12 years old with a group of my friends. We use to make music every day after school and one of there cribs and formed a group called "TYG".We performed at schools & talent show and after that I developed a more passion for music and I knew that I wanted to be a entertainer.

The best advice that was giving to me was to stay consistent and ride your own wave; be yourself.

Cupid Valentino


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I use to put together parties around the city and use to be the MC for the party while my brother was the DJ and every time I held the mic it felt like a concert in the building.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I'll cut it up like a deck of cards or I can split the line up like Cupid V with 2 different broads

Cupid Valentino

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

Right now I'm working on my EP with a few other things I have going on with my other ventures in other areas so this is going to be a very busy and active year

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

I would rather partner with a record label right now. I would continue running under my own Indie label and get the indie label a contract rather myself as a artist. The pros of being on a major label are outstanding for some artist and can benefit some one that doesn't have any backing. They help with a lot of things not to get in detail with that but they also take a lot more money out for all the work they do.

Any last words?

One time for SMOKETOWN

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

Cupid Valentino: https://www.cupidvalentino.com

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Next Up

Featured artist: Bam-Beaboutmoney – Next Up

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

Bam-Beaboutmoney: My love for music and the culture of hip-hop has lead me down this path to be the best musician I can possibly be.

Never compare your success to another artists success. We can all reach our goals but our stories and achievements will be in different timing.

Bam-Beaboutmoney


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I've done a multitude of open mics,scheduled shows,paid to perform. You name it ! Almost every show was a different experience as well as a learning curve.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I'll getcha ass jumped like a battery😜

Bam-Beaboutmoney

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

I'm currently working on a new album. I also have a mixtape(Critical Condition) on datpiff as well as my latest project (Idolized Conversation) on all streaming platforms.

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

Maybe .. Independent artist that are knowledgeable to the industry really don't need a label anymore. I'd rather have control of when my albums going to drop and what color socks I'm wearing on certain days. On the other hand labels have the connections and unlimited money for marketing and promo which is key for certain artist

Any last words?

S/O Connecticut my first home and GA . Sonny Dayz my day 1. We here !

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

Bam-Beaboutmoney: https://youtu.be/cJvwjxUVJR0

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Life Is A Gamble

Featured artist: TheCasinoLife – Life Is A Gamble

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

TheCasinoLife: As a child, I use to listen to the radio nonstop. I would go online & print out the lyrics to my favorite songs so that I can know them all. Eventually, I began writing myself & as time went on, my love for music just grew & i couldn’t turn away

Live my truth. If i own up to all my flaws, no one can tell me anything about myself. I’d rather live my life like an open book than to have the next person try to expose me & i have to deal with the backlash that follows.

TheCasinoLife


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have performed live & its an amazing feeling. I’ve always been the class clown so being the center of attention has never bothered me

Best punchline you ever wrote?

That’s a hard one because i have so many but i guess i’ll go with “you lose focus hypnotized by these bitches. The way my camp concentrates, not even hitler can kill us”

TheCasinoLife

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

I just released my project ‘For Better Or Worse’ On November 30th. It’s currently available on all major platforms such as Apple, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, etc. However I’m currently working on my new EP which will drop this spring & my next full length project should be out by Halloween

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

I would love to sign to a major. Signing a major deal only becomes an issue when you’re not aware of the business aspect of the industry. Some rappers dont feel the need to Educate themselves until it’s too late. Ain’t no label gon fuck me over. Believe me when i say that deadass

Any last words?

Of course much love to NYC. Queens i love y’all. Shoutout to all the homies. From OTM, TBE, Rotten Apple, VOT, & Archer Mob. SBz for Life !

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

TheCasinoLife: @thecasinolife on all social media

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20916

Featured artist: Stocktanian – 20916

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

Stocktanian: Writing lyrics occupies my mind from negativity. Then I noticed other people who have been making their own lyrics wanting to become competitive with me so that alone keeps me inspired even til this day.

Don't put out any work that you aren't content with or it's not as good as you think you can do.

Stocktanian


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I freestyle and performed my written lyrics all around Northern California at places like soul collective on Broadway.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

This is my last chance, I gotta make this count/
It doesn't cost me much, kinda like a discount/

Stocktanian

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

I am currently working on a track with Kasinova The Don who people believe is Tupac Shakur.

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

Yes I would because with me it's not about the money, but achieving the goal I know I can make, and the pride that it takes.

Any last words?

Shout out to anyone and every one who supports me including Hot New Hip Hop and Datpiff for providing exposure for the underground . Anyone who loves music and respect the craft. Lastly to my beautiful wife Brenda and our two incredible sons Allen and Nathan. Love you guys

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

Stocktanian: Twitter.com/Stocktanian

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Wankskii catching the right people’s attention.

Featured artist: Wankskii – Wankskii catching the right people’s attention.

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

Wankskii: I decided to become an artist when I realized so many people were told they cannot do it. Music is a way to get my point across and send my message to the world. That message is no matter who you are or where your from don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t do something. I’m living proof and my message is to do what you dream is and F*$& Everybody else.

No matter what you go through never give up on you’re dreams.

Wankskii


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I perform live. I love the audience.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Suck my d*$& if you doubt me.

Wankskii

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

I’ve been working on and album for that past 3-4 months dropping in the next 3-4 weeks.

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

Depending on the guidelines and percentages, yes I would sign a label. If I see that they actually see something in my and respect me for my talent. I would have to feel out the label and see if I like what’s going down n with the program. Another thing is idk if I’d like to be held down and owned by somebody. A lot to think about. I’ll find out soon.

Any last words?

Yeah shout out my producer down at earjack records.

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

Wankskii: http://www.instagram.com/wankskii

Thank you for your time. We wish you much success in your further career.

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Houston Artist raps New Religion

Featured artist: JAYYSKYY – Houston Artist raps New Religion

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

JAYYSKYY: I wrote my first rhyme at the kitchen table when I was 11 or 12 I think I was supposed to be doing my times tables or something I sat there for a few hours and composed most of what would be my first song I think it was called “ball all day” from that day forward I was a artist .

Never give up if u have a passion about your music and your dream never stop even if it takes 20 years.

JAYYSKYY


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have been playing live shows since 2009 all over the south .

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Free ya pineal !!!

JAYYSKYY

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

I just released a single on all streaming platforms entitled “New Religion ” it is the first release off my upcoming EP Dreamers Disease .

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

At this point in my career it would be hard for me to fully sign to a major label with our all of my creative control I’m so self sufficient that I only really need the label for one thing “money”

Any last words?

I love Houston I will always love it !!

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

JAYYSKYY: Http://www.jayyskyy.com

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Mr.GreatOnAnyTracc

Featured artist: St Louis G.O.A.T – Mr.GreatOnAnyTracc

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist St Louis G.O.A.T from St.Louis 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, St Louis G.O.A.T! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

St Louis G.O.A.T: I decided to become a Artist in 7th grade. I’ve been a writer since 12 years old. I grew up watching the Apollo and wanted to be on stage ever since.

The best advice was given to me by MJG one of my Favorite artists. I told him I rap, and he asked where was my Merch? I Didn’t have any. He told me Rappers don’t make much off cds you gotta hustle in this business brand yourself.
So i Started sogoat.com #GoatMerch

St Louis G.O.A.T


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I go live im a Emcee. I Don’t play any Instruments my voice is my instrument.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

GramsOfAllTypes
is what I had
that’s what Goat
Use 2 mean.

GreatOnAnyTracc
is what they call me now I do my thing

St Louis G.O.A.T

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

I Released a single called Good day on spotify
Search St Louis G.O.A.T and add me to your playlist.

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

Depends on the contract. I would rather not unless distribution.

Any last words?

Big S/O to da Label MoneyMafiaEntertainment
Also Byron Blake CEO of MME
S/O to Ucity Mo and St.Louis Mo

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

St Louis G.O.A.T: www.Instagram.com/StLouisGoat

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