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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