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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