Page1 claps back at police

Featured artist: Page1 – Page1 claps back at police

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Page1 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, Page1! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Page1: Music was just in my soul, from the first time I heard hip-hop I knew that was my lane.

The best advice I could give to another artist, is to be you and do it from the heart. You are your biggest investment so invest well.

Page1


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I can perform with or without a band.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Pistols and grands everyday over not eating / you not sleeping kuz you hungry that’s the reason.

Page1

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

I'm currently working on a Lp called "Randoms"

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

I would sign a single deal just to get my feet planted deeper in the soil. That is the pro for me and the con would be, that they're going to eat off me lol

Any last words?

What up doe to my producers Killa Smuv and Mag the po boy. To all my Hittinlick family.

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

Page1: http://www.therealpage1.com

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The Gold Coast Is Talking

Featured artist: JDHD – The Gold Coast Is Talking

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

JDHD: I didn't really decide it was more a fact it chose me. I have always been into poetry but didn't really get into lyricism until about a 18 months ago.

Never be discouraged, believe in yourself and go for it. Don't give up but also understand you will have to make sacrifices.

JDHD


What about concerts? Do you play live?

150%. I love to perform live. I love to perform at any opportunity in front of a live audience. It is the most inspiring feeling you can imagine.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"I've got a tissue for your issue. You know usually I wouldn't diss you, it's a new year and I choose you like Pokemon when I pick at you (Pikachu)"

JDHD

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

I'm currently working on my debut 14 track album right now and currently just released a single "Blast Off" check it out on Spotify. I also have some videos on YouTube and another one in production right now but more to come in 2020 so stay tuned.

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

I think with the right guidance and negotiations between my team and I, i'm sure I would sign to a major label as the pro's would be having my music heard by a mass audience as the major labels have the resources that a lot of independent artists and labels don't have access to but also labels are a business and profit driven and ownership over all my creative work just doesn't sit right with me.

Any last words?

I would like to give a massive shout-out to Mansion Music Group, AON Entertainment and Trashy White founder of AON Entertainment for all the opportunities they have provided me I wouldn't be where i am without them. I would like to give huge thank you to Peter Smith form Omni 360 for investing in me and my music your support is beyond appreciated and last but not least anyone who has put in work into my music and supported me on my journey so far. Thank you all.

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

JDHD: https://www.facebook.com/JDHD.music/

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Paving the way

Featured artist: Youngworldibi – Paving the way

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

Youngworldibi: It was always something I was good at since a teen, now after being locked up it was only right to chase the dream. This been a long time in the making, and just getting started.

No matter how hard it gets and how down you get about your music not making much progress just keep on going and growing as an artist. If you have the talent eventually people are going to hear you and start listening to your music. Just continue to create, grow as an artist, and promote your music!

Youngworldibi


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Have not yet performed. When the time comes I will be ready.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I told y’all this wasn’t a game. There’s no stopping now. This music is gonna keep on coming until I get my foot in the door.

Youngworldibi

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

I have an official EP out not “The Hunger For More” I also have a brand new Single “Rock Boy” being released March 19. You can press it to be notified and able to listen to it the moment it’s released by going to this site : https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/youngworldibi/rock-boy
Also have another Single “Mountain Top” being released May 19. Also more music I haven’t yet decided on when to release and currently working on even more music. As I said before, much more to come.

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

It all depends on what they’re offering, but yes if the terms are good then I definately would. The pros are they have a lot of money to spend, really get your music out there to the mass, get you airtime and book big shows, have deep connections in the music industry, and so much more. Some of the cons are you have labels that will try to get you to sign a bad deal, there’s always the chance your career will be shelved if they don’t believe in the music you recorded, you’ll most likely be locked into a multi album deal that you can’t get out once contract is signed, and things can go wrong that you can’t get out of once that contract is signed.

Any last words?

Want to give a shoutout to my city and all those that have been showing me love! Can’t do it without y’all. We all we got!

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

Youngworldibi: https://instagram.com/Youngworldibi

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Cult Encounters in your area

Featured artist: Tylr C – Cult Encounters in your area

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

Tylr C: From my love of music, I've loved music ever since I could understand what it was at an early age, I started to fall in love with hip-hop specifically around the age of 12, I've been making music since I was 13 and I'm 19 now so about 6 years

The best advice I would give is to just always work on your craft, and always know there will always be haters, and there will always be people who appreciate your craft, you have to focus on the people who appreciate it and build off of that.

Tylr C


What about concerts? Do you play live?

My collective 'Cult Encounters' has done a few shows in the Northern Michigan area, a lot more coming too, R.R.G x Cult Encounters Co. show is March 17th as Studio Anatomy I believe.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I have like over 400 songs on my drive but I really love a little part of a verse on my newest solo album, it goes:
just dancin wit my devil tryna not lose my balance
i was gifted wit some talents
so i gotta own it every second
this mic be my weapon
but it's only my first
you know I gotta second
a third and a fourth
we in the south not the north
where they just knock down yo doors

Tylr C

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

I'm always just making tunes everyday, I just finished my solo album titled 'I Just Wanna Rap' and my collective 'Cult Encounters' which consists of 4 rappers and 3 producers, just finished our first full length collective/group album titled 'LethalEncounters' but in general we're always just making tons of music, right now we're not working on a specific project since we just finished our 2 big releases for this year, $adflcko is going to be starting his 2020 solo album 'A War Of Words' in the next couple of months also.

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

I wouldn't unless it was like $10 million or some crazy shit like that, we fully independent Cult Encounters till the grave

Any last words?

Shoutout to $adflcko, tommydarko, Pilly, and DMTree, Cult Clan forever

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

Tylr C: twitter.com/tylrrc

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Listen to the re-birth of Hip-Hop

Featured artist: Jody Poem – Listen to the re-birth of Hip-Hop

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

Jody Poem: I grew up watching my father teach a drum-line and later on admired as he put effort into becoming an artist and producer. I knew when I was older music would be my life so I tried everything else in school. After graduating high school I took a detour by joining the US Army but it didn't work out because I ended up being medically discharged. So once I was medically discharged I knew it was time to focus my life on music to change the image people have in mind when they think of an MC.

The best advice I've received was from my father. He told me to take it easy with working on music and staying in the home studio all the time. He reassured me that I was born to do this so there was no need to rush. I would personally tell another artist to relax because you can't rush greatness. It comes in time with experience. The opportunities will come just focus on your craft while you wait for your time to shine.

Jody Poem


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have only performed once and it was in front of "Knowledge" from Atlantic Records A&R.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Can a double minority even make it big?

Jody Poem

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

I am currently working on my album S.O.S. (Search Of Significance). I have released a single before called Lost One. Lost One is the first taste of what S.O.S. is going to become.

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

Yes, I would love to have the opportunity to positively influence the world. The Con of signing would be not being able to spend time with my kids and wife as much as I'd like to. The Pro would be putting myself in a position to give my wife everything she deserves and being able to give my kids a better life and better future.

Any last words?

Shoutout to D.M.A.C. and Trece for putting me on to the rap game. Shoutout to all the people who mentored me and helped me when I was down on my luck. Shoutout to my wife and kids because they made me the man I am today. Shoutout to Texas for always keeping it 100 with me. Then a final Big shoutout to San Antonio and my Mom. The way they raised me saved my life.

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

Jody Poem: https://www.reverbnation.com/jodypoem

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Teleon The Don – New Hip Hop artist emerges!

Featured artist: Teleon The Don – Teleon The Don – New Hip Hop artist emerges!

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

Teleon The Don: I started battle rapping at the age of 12 after being influenced by the 90’s Hip Hop era. My sister and my uncle played a very important role in building my confidence and lyrical ability. I also began writing songs with my best friend after creating a dream that would become my first love, Hip Hop.

Never give up, sometimes you can see, that’s hard, but you can do it.

Teleon The Don


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I definitely am open to performing live and doing concerts.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Devastated like I’m constipated now they salivating cause it’s that amazing, participating when you hit the pavement if you miss a payment we gone get it blazing.”

Teleon The Don

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

I am currently creating free music for my fans every week on the Teleon The Don fan Facebook page, but I have a complete library of music that can be found on all streaming services.

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

I would sign a recording contract if I was allowed creative control. I believe it’s a blessing to get paid for something you love to create. My only fear would be to become something other than my original self.

Any last words?

I want to thank God, my wife, my kids, and my family whom continues to support my music. Also big ups to Indianapolis and Dallas for giving me so much inspiration for my music.

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

Teleon The Don: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4C9C_6l44oWMmu-_1kPtA

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Werk or clock out

Featured artist: The Real John Dough – Werk or clock out

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

The Real John Dough: I was always a poet. Music is poetry. We're expressing our feelings combining poetry with music. As a kid I would listen to songs on the radio and think of ways i could've did it better with my own cadence. I would listen to rap songs and sing the artist rap verses. When I was too young to work I would sing for food in the fast food restaurants. I think thats when I fell in love with performing in front of an audience. The thing that got me into songwriting is the fact I was too shy to talk to the girls at school so I would write melodic raps about what I would say to them if I had the courage. This started in elementary.

Hard Work (Werk) speaks for itself

The Real John Dough


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes i do performances. Im working(werking) on putting a live band together to switch my performances up from time to time. I usually like to do things to stand out so the audience remembers me.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Got more kick then Bruce and Jet Li just call me Sensei.

The Real John Dough

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

I used to be a song writer for grammy award winning producer Khao. He used to shop hooks and songs with his beats. I’ve also done music videos for Lil baby, yfn Lucci, 2 Chainz, you name it. I’m currently releasing my own music. Strategically dropping a bunch of singles in the streets verses releasing an ep or mixtape. I think all my songs are potential singles so I want each song to get it's shine. A childhood friend of mine who has a company by the name of Quaty Musik and I just shot 2 videos during the Christmas break and both are bubbling in the streets. My first single is "Heart in the Way" (a song about watching people in your circle). Sometimes we know we should cut them off but our heart gets in the way sometimes.
Another single which is "Missin U"( rip Doe b, My brother Kendrae, and whole bunch of people my city loss). Heart in the way is currently streaming on all services such as Spotify and Apple music. By the time this comes out Missin U(Diana Ross remake) will be too.

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

If the paperwork is right and they can offer something I can’t do myself. Pros are that they'll open certain doors that you can’t. The cons are that you're locked in a contract and they get a bigger percentage than you. Artists usually get crumbs when we want the loaf.
Thats a punchline right there. Lol

Any last words?

Shoutout God first of all. Shout out to my brother Trik who been riding wit me since the beginning, shout out to Quaty Musik for teaming up with me for these visuals, rip my brother Kendrae, rip Doe b(he was putting the city on the map) free AJ and shoutout to the life lessons for giving me material for a song.

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

The Real John Dough: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/therealjohndough/heart-in-the-ways

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Pimp of the City is Now, Pimp of the Nation

Featured artist: Natalac – Pimp of the City is Now, Pimp of the Nation

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

Natalac: I always had something to say so & since i could always captivate peoples attention without a beat so i knew i could do it with a beat.. ya know.

No cryin’ in hip hop was the best advice I ever got in hip hop so seeing so many rappers cryin’ bout their career ain’t where they wanted it. I think it’s really feminine.

Natalac


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, I perform live with a band sometimes if the budget allows that or I just do it solo.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I don't want much, just all You got

Natalac

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

Working with my young Pimp protege Mr Smith aka Boss Money and His Record Do your Thang. I'm also working on my last album Pimp of the Nation with La Chat & Benzino doing shows staying busy, ya know

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

The only way I’d sign a deal at my stage of the game is if it’s a good contract – means, if my lawyer, who knows me says it’s a good deal for my future.. I really don't like giving up my authority to make my own moves cuz i own 3 biz and im the Ceo of each.. Natalac Records, Natalac Express & Masters Touch Hair Institute. So being someones bitch ain’t happening to the Pimp

Any last words?

Yep I wanna shout out Benzino, La Chat, Project Pat, Keak da Sneak, Ying Yang Twins, Mr Smith aka Boss Money, Tweed Cadillac, Mr. Mince, Nuke Fie, Haze Karolina, professor Hoe Tester, Drumlordz Shawty, Master D, Trustee, Charles Lester, Cyp Davis, Really Can’t Name everyone But, Lets just say I'm Heavily Connected.

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

Natalac: http://TinyUrl.com/Natalac

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Mann In The Mirror

Featured artist: Ds Dakati – Mann In The Mirror

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

Ds Dakati: My father was a percussionist and my mother was a vocalist so my passion started through family musicians when i hear Hip-Hop. I immediately wanted to try it and I wrote my 1st rhymes in 6th grade.

Nobody ever gave me good advice, they just told me to change my name when i really started making mixtapes because i went by the name DanxSmoke in the early stages of my career so about 6 years ago I changed my name to what it its currently: Ds Dakati

Ds Dakati


What about concerts? Do you play live?

yes i play live as much as im allowed but dealing with promoters I would have to say is the worst

Best punchline you ever wrote?

How you gangster when the gun weight more then you do / Fake bloods Fake crips with the voodoo / I’m from the hood but I dont do what you do lying bout sending weight on the chu-chu (train)

Song: Alone

Ds Dakati

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

I’m currently working on my album Evolve, hopefully it will be dropping late november. I’ve released 3 songs of of it already 1.not quite 2.Alone 3.younger self

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

If it had more benefits than clauses and if the advance had options for more advances then that would be a pro but then the cons are giving up a piece of your publishing also giving up a piece of your masters and them not promoting you right or giving you the features that you want on your album

Any last words?

God,Inglewood,ca my family and everybody in hip-hop

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

Ds Dakati: www.dsdakatiworld.com

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…and then LeCadre (finally).

Featured artist: LeCadre – …and then LeCadre (finally).

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

LeCadre: I've always been an artist, lol at least in my head. I wrote my first song when I was around twelve or thirteen. I thought you had to write the entire time length of the music so that song was like 4 pages front and back. I don't think I ever let anyone hear that one.

The best advice given to me would be "keep going" if you stop now, you will be mad at yourself for being in the same spot that you're in. So no matter what, "keep going."

LeCadre


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Play live? Man I have live conversations! I try to make my shows more than an "I perform, you watch" situation. I like to engage with my audience, if I'm having a f*ucked up day I'll probably talk about it at some point during the show. I think it helps the crowd relate to you that much more.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"You really must not really care nicca,
that your bitch all up in here nicca,
she fucking up all of her hair nicca,
cuz Cadre might let her get near a nicca."

LeCadre

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

Right now I'm working on the 2nd EP in a collection of three that I call my "Dialog Catalog."*(tm)
Basically it's three EP's of me letting the world get to know me before we embark on this wild ass ride.
The first EP was "…and then LeCadre" released Nov. of 2018. You should check it out!

#LeCadre

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

I'd consider it but I try to shoot for a joint venture if possible. I mean the financial backing is a beautiful thing but there's something to be said for building something from the ground up. You take a sense of pride in that, like that's my baby. I made her into a monster and now no one can stop her.

Any last words?

Oh hell yea, absolutely! First and foremost want to shout out the "DayneGang" those my mfuccn people!
2nd, I'd like to shout out the entire city of Houston, my 2nd home. Soufwest!
3rd, Brooklyn you already know, my point of entry…

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

LeCadre: https://gdane60.wixsite.com/widerule

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Seul face à moi

Featured artist: Wiz Mars – Seul face à moi

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

Wiz Mars: J'ai grandi avec la musique.
La musique est omniprésente dans ma culture. J'ai été bercé par les rythmes traditionnels ainsi que le Jazz et le Blues que mon père écoutait énormément.
Le RAP et moi ne tenons qu'à un seul nom…Hichem. Un ami qui m'a fait découvrir cet art et qui m'a appris certains codes.
Le reste m'est venu tout naturellement en compensation avec ma solitude.

Ayez de l'ambition

Wiz Mars


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Je fais des prestations lors de soirée.
L'un de mes objets est de faire un concert au Stade de Dapaong.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Black parce que de bonnes idées et peau foncée

Wiz Mars

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

Comme je l'ai dit, je construis les marches de mon empire.
Je travail actuellement sur mon premier album.
Rendez-vous le 05 Décembre 2019 pour la sortie officielle de mon premier single intitulé "Angelina"

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

Signer un contrat avec Bomaye musik.
Les avantages sont : Plus de Travail, de Visibilité et de Blé
Inconvénients : Plus de Pression

Any last words?

Moba et fière de l'être…!!

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

Wiz Mars: http://www.facebook.com/WizMarsOfficiel/

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TheOnlyThingToFearIsFearItself: Meet DREAD.

Featured artist: D R E A D (DreadTripleSix) – TheOnlyThingToFearIsFearItself: Meet DREAD.

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

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix): I decided to get into rap/hip-hop after contributing most of my life to being instrumentally virtuous so that I could rip the stage like Randy Rhoads or Eric Clapton, or whoever else I idolize even to this day- then seeing my skill increase without a proportionate increase in an audience.

When you feel like quitting, don't.

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix)


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have played live shows in the past but only as a rock/metal artist. I've only done one show as DREAD.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

I don't really wanna give a punchline. If you're really interested, just go listen to the music until you find one you like.

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix)

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

I am currently working on four different releases, simultaneously and I have released five tapes this year alone. The previous releases of this year amount to roughly two hours of content, which I'm just OK with. My ideal is to work as quickly as possible with good quality and substance, not necessarily in that order of importance.

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

My answer is probably, no. DefJam records called me some time ago and my initial reaction was really to just hang up on the person at the other end of the line. I think the pros really just stop at the amount of money they may invest in you as an artist as well as the money you may earn.

The cons are nothing short of losing your sovereignty as an artist. Labels tell you when to write, what to write, how to sound, etc.. The loss of individual artistic liberty is enough to deter me from signing practically any deal.

Any last words?

I work with many different producers from all over the world and there are some artists in my circle worth mentioning.
They are, @BaphometBeats, @ItsLucid2 @LftdHghts, @Slxin, @tms_btz, @Tyrgodd, YungBundy and TripDaMang.
All are producers, the latter two are also rappers, you can search each of these on SoundCloud or even find their handles in the descriptions to my tracks, as I credit everyone associated with each release.

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

D R E A D (DreadTripleSix): https://soundcloud.com/dreadtriplesix

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The florida rapper that got the streets talking…

Featured artist: Redd Moody – The florida rapper that got the streets talking…

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

Redd Moody: When I was in high school, I seen one of my partners Pakman Blaze do a talent show.He performed a song that he wrote and produced/ recorded right in his room at his home all his self! After he walked off stage the whole school went crazy! Back then,way I’m from there was no local rappers at our age with a recorded song out back then! So seeing the response from the way he rock that crowd made me say to myself,damn I can do that! Plus I had be writing songs in class all day and rapping in the lunch room with a few of my homies who listened to rap music. After leaving the talent show I went home and started working on a tape.I got the bass boosted tapes to record on with two tape players,one to play the beat and one to record my voice.It was over after that! Lol ,I never stop doin music since that day forth!

“Let your actions speak louder than your words!”

Being a rapper is so competitive and everyone is trying to discredit everything you say and do at every moment. Bruh, you have to learn how to separate yourself from negative people, who are not in-line with what you are trying to accomplish. You will be tested over and over but one thing your haters can’t take away from a artist is your work. Most of the time a artist gets the most criticism from people who can’t even write a rap or rhyme to save their life! The only way to shut those critics up is threw your actions! Once you prove them wrong, over and over without arguing or getting upset with them,you’ll usually win them over!

Redd Moody


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yeah, I have been doin shows in Florida this past year ,I try to get booked as much as I can. I haven’t had a show in almost two months because I was working on finishing up this new ,#certified project!
But I do have some shows on the calendar for next month and the month after so I can’t wait to get back on stage and rock out with this GShit I just just dropped!
Oh and if anyone wanna book me for ya birthday partys, or events you can hit the email reddmoodybookings@gmail.com
This is the only booking email to book me at!!!
Prices going up soon so get at me ASAP before my project drop 1st of the year. I will come rock yo shit and show love to yo city or town!knowdat

Best punchline you ever wrote?

“I know he working fa dem people he been ah snitch / if they lookin for some chicken tellin em Popeyes got sandwiches”

Redd Moody

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

I’m currently working on dropping a new song every few months until I drop my CERTIFIED project!
It’s gone be hard I promise.Thats all I do,i mean from the beats to the lyrics,I’m goin in like its my last time rapping or something! I know the type of music I do created a lot of hate towards me because I speak the truth in my songs and I don’t hold back on how I feel about situations that really be goin on in our area of North Florida. By doing that, it’s a lot of fans that look up to me fa being so bold & aggressive in my music during this climate of the rap world that is all about not offending the wrong people,but I feel that’s what makes me stand out and a lot of people salute me for standing for something and not being a yes man! My music redefines the definition of down south gangsta music! I’m standing on that old law,the same mind set 2pac had when he was in his creative state of mind.We just built different in North Florida and we don’t give up easy, the motto around here is we don’t get mad we get even! And that’s really how shit is down here so my music speaks on real life emotions that street cats feel and the mind set in which they are in that leads up to why a lot of things take place in the streets.I speak about trust,love,hate,jealousy,friendship,loyalty,lust,pain,
Betrayal, anger,depression,gun violence, and a lot more realistic things..but I put the medicine in the candy so to say! I’m not going to preach or judge ,I just get a hardcore raw ass beat and I get Str8 to the point ,raw and uncut! And my fans love it!

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

Yea,I would sign to a major, i fell there is only so far you can go on your own as an independent artist and one day I wanna be on the radio and billboards top 10! That’s just a dream of mine to have a machine behind me to get my voice heard all over the world at one time and everybody knows my song. So with the right situation and team behind me I would do it. I have turned down deals before but I was stuck in my old way of thinking back then and I was trying to prove a point to a few people that I can do it on my own! But I learned that you need a team and at the end of the day it’s about handling your business as a artist. I want to sign with a major to learn from them on how the enter machine works so I can one day partner with a major and run my own company! Plus I want to make my mark in my area to show these youngsters that it’s possible to come from where we come from and make it to a level we only dream of! So yes,i would definitely sign..i always looked up to cash money records and I like how Atlantic records put out there artist as well as interscope!

Any last words?

SayNie,i wanna give a Big salute to Putnam County,Fl that’s what molded me into the person I am today!
City of Palatka,Fl is a big part in the shaping of my music because I can up listening to a few big dawgs from east Palatka such as Korner boy entertainment with Twan Dallas He was the 1st Rapper to ever put Putnam County on the map and it was rumored that T.I. Stole his song “SET IT OUT” which was a major hit in our area and they say Tip put the song on his group PSC (pimp squad click) album back in the day and that had the city upset fa sum years i remember. Then you got the L&HH reality star lil Scrappy who use to rap and had a song called “Headbussas” out back in the day around the time that shit happen with Ti and Twan D. Lil Scappy came to our section and did a show a my uncle cluband called out the whole city like we just pussy or weak down here! Excuse my language bruh but ,this fuck nigga just did an interview about a week ago acting like he don’t know why the whole hood jumped on him in the club that night! “Lil Scrappy know why they jump on him”, he got on the mic and say that we was country, lame,and dirty! Then he say he don’t see no Gs in the building and that we act like we don’t love him …somebody even said they heard him say fuck 3rd life! And that’s a good in Putnam county that is well known fa gang bangin so what you expected my nigga? My lil dawg who died shortly after all that shit happen was the one who hit Scrappy in his mouf that night! The whole city knows this.i just dropped a song and I didn’t hold back on how I feel about dawg! I don’t really do the rap beef shit and how I see it this ain’t no beef,but you not bout to mention my section and not get a response from one of the certified steppas that’s all I know! It’s 3 Main Street rappers that’s well known in Putnam County,and I’m one of them! Knowdat it’s my duty to say something ya heard meh!

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

Redd Moody: https://www.instagram.com/certified_steppah

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A young bull stomping

Featured artist: Buddha Godd – A young bull stomping

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

Buddha Godd: As a kid, ive always been around music whether it was in the streets or michael jackson blasting out the boom box, so i decided at a young age to start rapping

"Don't ever let em say you didn't put 100% into this s***! They drool at the thought of you getting lax….Prove ’em wrong!"

Buddha Godd


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yeah I played live a couple times, mostly only in front of parties or kickbacks but I want to be mainstream pretty soon.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Like Lamarcus Aldridge playing Big 12, its a major difference between "U" and "I"
Every nigga riding for they dawgs, until them bitches get euthanized

Buddha Godd

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

I just put out my debut project for the summer that i been working on for about a year and a half. Joint titled "God Gold Glory" and its 9 hard songs on there expressing a lot of what i been through

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

I wouldn't because of the fraudulent activity you hear huge artists had to go through over a crooked management deal. However, no underground artist gets paid the amount of money that signed artists do all by themselves either

Any last words?

240 you know i got you, but for now the 757 my logo!

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

Buddha Godd: http://www.linktr.ee/therealbuddhagodd

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Legend in the making

Featured artist: Lex DaBenefit – Legend in the making

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

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

Lex DaBenefit: I have been surrounded by music my whole life. My cousins and my brother that is no longer with us was an artist. I have loved all aspects of music and it is truly my therapy!

Best advice given to me as an artist and in life is to stay true to myself. My advice to anyone is remember the sky is the limit; though you will experience some lows you can only go up.

Lex DaBenefit


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have not been on tour or featured in any concerts yet but I am working on getting bookings

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Colder than a winter storm and cooler than a ceiling fan

Lex DaBenefit

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

I just released my single “Summer Play” and I’m working on part 1 of a 2 part ep called the buildings of DaBenefit.

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

As an independent artist I am still in control of my music once signed I know that will slightly change.

Any last words?

Shout out to the man upstairs, my mom, my brother, cousins, Whitney Millionaire Watson, Kamesha, Keisha’ and all my fans.

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

Lex DaBenefit: https://www.youtube.com/user/allieog08

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North Carolina’s next artist to watch!

Featured artist: Drastikk – North Carolina’s next artist to watch!

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

Drastikk: I always listened to music since a little kid and I loved writing so it felt natural. Around 8th grade I realized I could write my own songs maybe get people to love me as an artist too! I decided right then I would become a music artist. I didn’t have any recording equipment or a name, but I knew this is what I want to do for life!

The same passion that drives you, can be the same passion that crashes you.

Drastikk


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes I play live and I love the stage to be honest! Yes I’ve performed at concerts in the past and I’m sure to have many other coming in the future.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Ain’t no sense in battling me/ it’s pointless, like getting out the shower to pee/ -Drastikk

Drastikk

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

I’m currently working on the latest installment of my mixtape series titled “Sarcastik 3.” I have a lead single titled “It’s Up” releasing online and to all streaming platforms on August 27th 2019. The single will be released along with a music video that’s already finished! I’m excited about this project and I hope my fans will love and embrace the mixtape.

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

Yes I would sign a major deal for the right amount and terms. I feel like the pros would be the ability to be heard on a bigger platform because they have the staff and relationships to break new artists under their brand. There’s many pros but another top one to me would be the amount of exposure and marketing that’s pushed into your project. The cons would have to be not having ownership and uneven royalties depending on the deal. It all depends on the stipulations and details in the contract for me.

Any last words?

I want to shout out the whole city of Henderson and the state of North Carolina because we the wave!

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

Drastikk: http://Twitter.com/imdrastikk

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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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Truth Teller

Featured artist: BIG MAINE – Truth Teller

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

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

BIG MAINE: When i was 16 years old about 1990 or 91 a child hood friend name Spencer Tillman in Springfield, Louisiana turned me on to the game, & i have been an artist ever since!!!

Believe in yourself and never quit

BIG MAINE


What about concerts? Do you play live?

yes i will play live, and yes i will do a concert

Best punchline you ever wrote?

fallin 2 my knees like a nose bleed, like they know me, LORD hold me !!!

BIG MAINE

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

i am currently working on my album, and yes i have released music in the past

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

the only thing i would sign with a major label, is a promotional deal, go independent!!!, unless a major label signs you for 100 million dollars…

Any last words?

i would like to give a shoutout to the whole SelfMade MadeSelf Entertainment team , and a shoutout to Roseland, Louisiana

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

BIG MAINE: https://www.instagram.com/thadondoctor/

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Song writer, Rapper, Singer, Performer

Featured artist: Tommy Ca$h Vercetti – Song writer, Rapper, Singer, Performer

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

Tommy Ca$h Vercetti: At a young age, I fell in love with Hip-Hop and R&B. Throughout the years I studied Jay-z, Biggie, Stevie Wonder, New Edition and other artist who have inspired me. It started with me writing rhymes and songs in my notebooks, to having the confidence to present my music to other people who gave me positive feedback and good vibes.
As I got older and finally linked with my Dad to professionally record my vocals and listen back to them, that's when I decided to become a artist.

The best advice given to me as a artist, is to be yourself in your music, create so others can relate, never let up on your dreams and enjoy yourself.

Tommy Ca$h Vercetti


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, I do perform live shows and soon as my EP drops I will be doing concerts as well. Live vocal performance with a Dj or band will be what my show consist of.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

"Haters wanna act foul, but I still score And 1, built for this business, no need for no lessons, I just keep living and intaking my blessings, this rap game is a death match so I'm Russian rouletting."

Tommy Ca$h Vercetti

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

Right now I am finishing up my first EP "Food For Thought" and I released the first single "Money and the Fame" this past February on all platforms.

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

I want to sign to a major record label. I really want a partnership distribution deal with a major. The pros to signing with a label is that a label can help you with distribution, advertisement and studio time and can set you up with connections to different tours and relationships with other artist on the label. The cons to signing with a major label is that you will not always have creative control over what music gets put out to the public. The label decides on what's the best records you have created to put on your album or for a single.

Any last words?

S/O to my producer and partner TomTom of Aux88, S/O to my manager Chi Chi and S/O to my city Detroit,.

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

Tommy Ca$h Vercetti: https://www.instagram.com/vercetti90

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Rap Streets of San Francisco

Featured artist: Black Solo – Rap Streets of San Francisco

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

Black Solo: I always wanted to live from music. I studied at the San Francisco Conservatory to become a sound engineer. I worked in several studios during the last 5 years. At the end of 2018, one of my friends recommend me to compose for myself. According to him I had some talent, but being rather shy, I did not really want to be on the front of the stage. Well, it's good to see the fan community listen to your songs.

As a sound engineer, when you mix a track, you must listen, you learn to listen to the artist feelings, to the vibes, to the fans. As a relatively ‘young artist’, my advice would be to « Listen and learn ». Listen to others, listen from others, listen from your body, listen from feelings, from people emotions.

Black Solo


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Not yet. I recorded 3 tracks in studio early 2019. One of it, ‘Maniac’ seems to have a great scenic potential. I join the « Oh My Music » urban festival in Amsterdam in June. Let’s see how far it goes.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Time is my best friend.

Black Solo

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

For now, I released 3 tracks – « Level7 » and « BackSlash » are Cloud Rap styled songs. « Maniac » is a pure rap/pop track. First numbers on streaming platforms shows interest. So, starting July I will start to work on another trilogy.

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

I signed with a new label in Miami – Paradise Label. They manage my social network footprint, my website, my records. We’ll see. It is not exclusive. So, I am open to any business proposal.

Any last words?

I started from nothing. All my childhood friends told me that the world of music and rap was inaccessible. San Francisco city had a program to help children learn music… I was fortunate to join. 10 years later, be an engineer of sound is my first step which gives me a certain legitimacy but above all that allowed me to discover myself as author and composer.

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

Black Solo: https://black-solo.com

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#fantacyLife

Featured artist: Fantacy – #fantacyLife

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

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

Fantacy: I was inspired by one of my boys I know since elementary. Around the age of 13 influenced by all different genres of music… mostly rap & rock & roll. We watched Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller come up and rise ! That was so much motivation right there. That made me want to go so much harder to be like them but in my own way… but when he would freestyle it made me want to learn & eventually we started writing music together just recording and freestyling in the laundry room at my grams house on the IAMtpain app lol good times… After he passed away at 18 I told myself I would never give up and make it for both of us … I did my first show without him on stage but I know he was watching! Been at it ever since learning the ways and refining my steps

Be yourself, don't try and be just another clone.. be unique .. be one of a kind .. something people don't usually see often but when they do it lights up their hearts! ALSO have fun!!! That's what it's all about!

Fantacy


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I play live .. I wish I had a full band, but that's another work in progress when I perform live it's usually jus need on the stage. Picking up a few instruments for live music and eventually to make different genre's of music

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Just enjoy this shit

Fantacy

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

I am currently working on a mixtape that will take over Spotify.. I have a mixtape you can still go download on DatPiff ha I think it's outdated now but!! If you go on their and type "virtual reality" my mixtape will come up featuring all old-school video game type beats & I was very young and dumb at the time .. please go check it out I am 25 now that was probably released when I was 16-17

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

I would consider signing a contract with a label, but I know my worth & would need to workout a partnership or I will eventually jus start my own record label … The only label I would want to sign to right now is JetLife Records or TaylorGang

Any last words?

Shout-out to all my people that believe in me and always have I have much work to do. But it will benefit the world !

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

Fantacy: SoundCloud.com/fantacytv

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Wrong or Right!!! You Decide

Featured artist: 3Mind Blight – Wrong or Right!!! You Decide.

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist 3Mind Blight from Tulsa 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, 3Mind Blight! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

3Mind Blight: Believe it or not. I learned how to do music to keep my brother up at night when we were kids. Then I realized I really liked doing it…so I became a Rapper and a Rock artist.

"Be Yourself"

3Mind Blight


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I used to play live. I have just been doing studio releases for the time being.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

Man walks into a fist. That's a punch line…Right.

3Mind Blight

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

I released two new single on May 2nd and May 15 and just sent a song to be distributed on June 5th.

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

No. I am independent and will always stay that way. No amount of money can buy the control of my music. Music is how I feel and express myself. If I hand over the control of that..I wouldn't and couldn't be me.

Any last words?

Just my family. They know who they are.

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

3Mind Blight: https://songwhip.com/artist/3mind-blight

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LeoVutton – Jack of All Trades (JOAT)

LeoVutton – Jack of All Trades (JOAT)

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On his rapid rise to the top of the rap game, the Gary rapper LeoVutton comes around with the release of “Jack of All Trades (JOAT)”, his latest mixtape, which will be available for download at the common platforms on 2019-05-22.
We took the chance to do a short interview with him to learn more about the motivation behind doing the record and the creation process of “Jack of All Trades (JOAT)”.
NuEraMixtapes: Thanks for taking the time to do this interview with us. You said it took you 2 months in total to record “Jack of All Trades (JOAT)”. What was the motivation behind it?
LeoVutton: JOAT is a 13 track mixtape on Coast2Coast mixtapes created to finalize my mixtape run. My goal is to refresh the consumers memory of keeping real HipHop alive. And to also show the people I do it all from producing to rapping.
NuEraMixtapes: You described your release as Classic with laid-back lyrics, your rap style is slightly comparable with Nobody’s sound. What makes you unique and how do you set yourself apart from other aspiring artists?
LeoVutton: I have created the only mixtape videogame within my other release 219Rumble3 mixtape videogame. The main objective was to create something that would stand out in a room full of artists, and also be a fun project to consume and show off my creativity

To me success is equivalent to accomplishing lifetime goals while being content with the choices you meant to complete!

LeoVutton

What obstacles have you faced and overcome in the music industry so far?
LeoVutton: Trying to find myself within music and getting scammed by fake record execs. I just recently had an issue where someone from RCA was offering me a distribution deal but a real RCA exec told me the contact was a fake smh. Plenty more obstacles but I have overcame them all
NuEraMixtapes: Any shoutouts and credits to the fam?
LeoVutton: Shout out to my supporters! MGM Records the team! M aye C the other half of CreativBeats, my family and all the hatin mfs that try to throw their shots lol
Where can people download your mixtape?
LeoVutton: https://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtape/joat-jack-of-all-trades
Thank’s for your answers, keep grindin’.
NuEraMixtapes is an urban lifestyle and rap entertainment blog with a strong expertise in the underground hip hop music scene.

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The Face Of Mendota

Featured artist: Jones – The Face Of Mendota

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

Jones: I started rapping when i was 14 at first it was just something i did for fun with my older brother but as the years went by i started developing a real passion for music and also battle rap i would battle in the lunch rooms and hallways of my school and also rap in talent shows

Advice I would give other artist is to never let anybody hold you back if you have a dream go for it and give it your all if someone doesn't support you or believe in you its best to get them out of your circle early never let anybody else's beliefs effect what you wanna do or the way you move

Jones


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I am currently available to do shows

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

I am currently working on a album called broken and a mixtape called going hard vol 3 I have one album called beautiful pain and i have done several mixtapes

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

I would sign if its worth it its not just about the money for me

Pros i would have people behind me to help me learn what i need to do to succeed

Cons i wouldn't be able to do everything my way im very particular about my music

Any last words?

Shout out to L.M.E H.O.D Gorilla warfare and all my supporters

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

Jones: Twitter @mrjones247

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