A millennial from Atlanta

Featured artist: LATENIGHTJACE – A millennial from Atlanta

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

LATENIGHTJACE: I’ve always wanted to be an artist since I was a kid. It just followed me to adulthood. I went to college to be a fashion designer. So I was always around the arts in college as well.

When you’re letting people hear your music all you need to do is make one person happy & you have done your job.

LATENIGHTJACE


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have only done one live show. I plan on doing more when I have resources available to me. Right now I’m just trying to gain a following on the Internet.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“How many niggas did it take to make her less, but still spread faster than brides legs on her honey moon”

LATENIGHTJACE

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

I’m working on my EP “3000” I already have one single out that’s going to be on it titled Supernova “Extended”. I’ve also released an EP titled “The Darkest Phase”, and another one called “The Fall of First Semester” I worked really hard on the but I know I’ve grown since then.

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

Yeah I would sign. The pros would have to be the exposure. You would almost immediately be on the map as a major artist. Even though a lot people are staying indie nowadays I would have to ink the paper. Some of the cons will be that the label will be all in your pockets. Some get their publishing taking away. You just have to make the right move so you won’t get messed over.

Any last words?

Yeah shout out to Taski Martell, he’s a dope artist. We working on a music group called NightLight Records. Shout out Kirill he’s a good artist as well and photographer.
Also shout out to Justyin The Composer, without him my EP “The Darkest Phase” would of been way different. He’s a talented producer from Atlanta.

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

LATENIGHTJACE: https://www.instagram.com/latenightjace/

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Hiphop x Grunge Band Debut New Genre of Music

Featured artist: Vampire Punk Boyz – Hiphop x Grunge Band Debut New Genre of Music

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

Vampire Punk Boyz: Our band merged through metal management and clicked immediately in the first ever studio session.
Artists Wednesday, For De Lance and Vaughn Singleton are soon to hit the road for tour in September while their debut single, :Last Weekend” continues to gain traction

Be yourself and go with your intuition. Push your product with confidence,

Vampire Punk Boyz


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Last show was at The Ripple Effect Showcase in Miami, FL . Next show at Revolution Live as we headline on July 27th. Tour starts second week of September

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“I been laying in my bed, thinking about the words you never said. I can make it on my own. You call this place a house but this house isn’t home. You pushed me in the deep in knowing damn well I can’t swim”

Vampire Punk Boyz

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

More singles from the band to drop in the near future and singles from each individual artist in the meantime as we push Last Weekend.
End of the year or top of 2020 expect an EP.

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

If they bring on our Independent collective as management and A&R.
We want full percentages and have no reason to split them with a major. We will accept marketing agency and distribution offers if they make sense.

Any last words?

Shout Out The Ripple Effect, our independent label collective.

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

Vampire Punk Boyz: https://open.spotify.com/track/3ANJ2yYeUaBySA3qMoumFB?si=opYz8IKMRN2ycHX5EwYC-w

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Vampire

It’s a new wave in the streets with an original feel

Featured artist: Mrdotlegend – It’s a new wave in the streets with an original feel

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

Mrdotlegend: I seen a music video at the age of 2 from a hiphop legend by the name of “Biz Markie” titled – just a friend and after that I was sold running around the house singing it and eventually as time past I got older (about 10) and I began teaching myself how to write music and count bars on my own.Which I decided to take seriously as more time past and have been pushing my career every since!
I thank whoever came out with social media & streaming services because it has opened unbelievable doors for my career I wasn’t able to open in prior years.
I have trained myself and learned not only the lyrical side of music but also the production (beats which I have been producing since I was 16), recording myself,Mixing and mastering and even marketing/promotion.

Keep going and never take a wooden nickel!

Mrdotlegend


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I have shows on the monthly basis.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Yea go ahead and check my slurring a** out
I’m doing more than that N***a that’s
laying on your couch!

Mrdotlegend

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

I’m currently working on a new album due to release soon called “Flawless Victory” and yes I do have past works available on all streaming platforms and my website http://www.Mrdotlegend.com for half the price of a $0.99 stream.

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

Yes!

My pro’s: They have relationships with big sponsors and other very popular entertainment companies and own most of the Rap game as far as Streaming service playlist, radio stations and more that you cannot 9 times out of 10 build on your own.

My cons: A lot of labels will take full ownership of your masters and take away your creative control which could raise an issue for a long lasting career but that’s why I tell any and everyone to read fully what is presented to you and if it doesn’t feel right don’t do it!

Any last words?

I just wanna give a shout-out to all young and aspiring artist from my city to stay focused because there is a way out of the hole!There is a light at the end of the tunnel!Just don’t stop creating no matter what.

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

Mrdotlegend: https://www.mrdotlegend.com/

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It ain’t where you’re from…It’s where you’re going!

Featured artist: Strategy – It ain't where you're from…It's where you're going!

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

Strategy: My love affair with Hip Hop began as a pre adolescent. I was a latchkey kid, coming home and watching music videos after school. Intrigued, interested and inspired by various artists and hip hop culture itself…I decided to start writing raps, as well as start freestyling. I enjoyed it. After doing that for a while, I discovered I was good at it, by the opinion of myself, obviously, and from friends. Then after a few years of doing that and my further immersion into rap fandom, I knew that it was the ultimate way for me to express myself and thus the dream began.

Be persistent and patient. Anything worthwhile takes time. Never give up and always believe in your dreams.

Strategy


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I most certainly do.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Timberland season…boots wit the tree on em
I'm fly…superman wit no reeves on him
cut off bum rappers…like no sleeves on em
rattle your shit, the linguistic tech ring on em
or call it ninja rap, verbs be the blade, katana…sliiiiice
gettin grip like vice
homicide on mics…this a slasher flick…yiiikes

Strategy

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

Currently I am working on multiple projects at once. I have a few things coming down the pipeline, including albums as well as music videos.

I have released 2 mixtapes, an EP, as well as many promo tracks in the past. I also have 7 music videos out from those previous releases.

Everything can be found on my Soundcloud page and the videos on YouTube.

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

It depends on the parameters of the contract. I am very adamant about having full creative control of my music, being able to release new material whenever I see fit, as well as owning all of my master recordings.
In my opinion…
The pros are major backing, visibility, distribution and promotion. A machine behind you.
The cons are potentially not being able to drop music when you want, not owning your master recordings, and not having full creative control.

Any last words?

I wanna shout out my people…
Celcius, Varsity Hi, D-A Dubb, Kareem Kamahl, Literati, Just Will, Felisa Latin Soul, Kevin Cooks, Kendel Norwood, Marcel, Donovan, Joseph Wallner, Jacob Burke, my Pops, my Stepmoms, my Moms, my Stepdad and my Auntie.

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

Strategy: https://soundcloud.com/stratman81

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Next up out of jersey?

Featured artist: Grim – Next up out of jersey?

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

Grim: I grew up always listening to music, Hip Hop in particular and would make it a point to memorize the lyrics and cadence of all my favorite rappers and after doing that for sometime, one of my friends said “why don’t you just make your own” and here I am.

Make music for YOU. If you love your music, others will match your energy.

Grim


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have not had a show yet. I want my first show to be in front of just my fans. No openers.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

The sky’s the limit, unless you’re a star

Grim

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

Releasing a mixtape in August, and I debut album this fall along with a bunch of singles in between

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

I would have to have full creative direction over what and when I release, and a really big advance, haha!

Any last words?

My mother my father. R.I.P
NEW JERSEY
God

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

Grim: http://www.soundcloud.com/realgrim

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YUGO

Featured artist: SWITCHILL – YUGO

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

SWITCHILL: When I was in junior high school, I first fell in love with XJAPAN and started with a copy band of Japanese rock musicians.
At that time, I copied LUNA SEA and L'arc ~ en ~ Ciel and participated in the school festival.
When I was a high school student, I changed to a copy band of American rock music and played limp bizkit and red hot chilli peppers.
At that time I was playing the band vocals.
However, there were times when the members didn't get together, so I became a rap musician who could be active in solo.

The best advice for an artist is to continue without giving up.

SWITCHILL


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have not made a plan yet.
Now that I have just started releasing, I want to make more songs and have many people listen to my songs.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

STILL IN MY HOOD WITH MY BROTHERS & MY PROJECT

SWITCHILL

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

Until now, I have been selling MIX CD produced independently in Japan.

Currently, I am producing songs with beat makers from Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and LA.
I also make music with Japan, Korea, Nigeria and TEXAS rappers.

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

Of course I want to contract with a major label.
I am aiming for the first Grammy award for Japanese rapper.

Any last words?

FUKUOKA CITY IN JAPAN.
The city is located in the southwestern part of Japan and is called the port city of Asia.

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

SWITCHILL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGXpMS4Xsm1ThsQiEnVsyLw

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On that Palm Beach Shit No Weak Shit!

Featured artist: Don Jon – On that Palm Beach Shit No Weak Shit!!!

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

Don Jon: I wanted an outlet to express my self and I enjoy creating things. I find pleasure in putting new ideas out there in the world and inspiring people to become the best version of themselves.

Rap about what you believe in and always stay true to yourself.

Don Jon


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, I love performing in front of large audiences. The energy of the crowd fuels me, it makes me feel alive! Those are the moments you live for as an artist!

Best punchline you ever wrote?

All bout myself like an autobiography, readin yo signs like I'm doin astrology

Don Jon

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

I'm currently workin on a mixtape and I have been consistently dropping songs on all platforms!

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

I would love to sign for a major label so long as I do not have to compromise my artistic integrity!

Any last words?

Shoutout my mom, without you none of this is possible!

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

Don Jon: https://soundcloud.com/user-389529120

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