B-boy Fidget

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
My real name is Marcus Sharpe, I was born August 8th, 1984 (33 years old). I grew up in Seattle, Washington, and have been a citizen of the United States all of my life. My homegrown Hip-Hop roots in Seattle started almost 20 years ago with the founding of my break-dance crew, Fraggle Rock. I grew up in a musical family and took to Hip-Hop culture naturally through my older brothers. I made a name for myself in Seattle as a break-dancer before dropping my first independent album, “In The B-boy Stance” at the early age of 17 years old. I then caught the attention of a legendary Seattle producer by the name of Vitamin-D. Vitamin is responsible for teaching me the art of music production, and honing my studio etiquette.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
The nickname “Fidget” originally came from my family at a young age, because whenever I heard music I had trouble sitting still and concentrating on anything else. When I started on my journey as a street dancer I thought “Fidget” was such a fitting alias I decided to keep the childhood nickname and expand on it, hints the name “B-boy Fidget”. Aside from being a world famous Break-dancer (B-boy) and recording artist, I’m also well known for my production and songwriting talent. Throughout my entertainment career I’ve worked behind the scenes with artists such as: 2Chaniz, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Rico Love, Jacob Latimore, Trey Songz, T-Boz (of TLC), Ron Devoe (of New Edition), Bizarre (of D12), Tech Nine, Boyz N’ Da Hood, Cherish, Nevia, and a long diverse list of others.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
My genre of music is definitely Hip-Hop/Rap, but I do incorporate other genres of music into my style frequently (hints the Jimi Hendrix rock sample in my latest track “Seattle”). The video is paying homage to Seattle, and all of its great artists such as: Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Bruce Lee, Bill Gates, Kurt Cobain and a long list of other innovative creative geniuses that helped to push the boundaries of technology and art forward. The idea for the video is for the viewers to be able to take a walk in my shoes as I give you a glimpse of the city life by showcasing all of the culture, and wonders Seattle has to offer.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
I always had a business mindset, as a kid one of my first hustles was street dancing. Although street dancing is thought of as a noble profession among street hustlers, being in the streets opened my eyes up to a whole new world of opportunities to make fast money without dancing and putting a hat on the ground. In my early teens I got into boosting clothes, and selling weed part time to help finance my ambitious dreams of being a rapper. I later suffered a devastating back injury from break-dancing which put me out of commission for a year (many doctors said I would never dance again). During this time is when I channeled all of my Hip-Hop energy into music full force, and completed my first independent album entitled, “In The B-boy Stance” (released in 2004).

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.
I’m a solo artist, and the producer of most of my records (including my new single “Seattle”). The video “Seattle” was directed by Janice Hudson.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I’ve been in the music industry for 16 years,I’ve had the pleasure of working with artist such as: 2Chaniz, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Rico Love, Jacob Latimore, Trey Songz, T-Boz (of TLC), Ron Devoe (of New Edition), Bizarre (of D12), Tech Nine, Boyz N’ Da Hood, Cherish, Nevia, Talib Kweli, and a long diverse list of others. My future goals include dropping an album every year for the next 5 years, and winning a Grammy for one of them.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
I’m constantly inspired by life experiences as a writer. For production I tend to pull from old school funk and soul records, as well as 90’s Hip-Hop.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
I believe the secret behind making a hit record is to stay in positive vibes during the process, and record a lot of music because every song will not be a hit.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
The biggest message I want to share with my fans is… continue to believe in yourself, and don’t stop until your dreams become reality.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
I would say to any artist on the come-up… do not let anyone break your spirit, or discourage your ambition. Only you know what is inside of you, and only you can bring it out.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
The first big show I did I opened for Talib Kweli over 10 years ago. Since then I’ve performed everywhere from Hip-Hop festivals like Summer Jam, to EDM festivals such as Tomorrowland (in 2015). My first album In The B-boy Stance was released in 2004, since then I’ve dropped over 20 mixtapes, such as: On Top Of My Job, I’m Goin’ In (part 1 through 6), Caution Real Hip-Hop Inside (1 & 2), Word Magic, 2Gunz, and The Remix Champ to name a few. I’m planning on releasing my 2nd official album entitled “No Compromise” November 2017. I’ve done songs, and featured for artist such as: Rico Love, Jacob Latimore, Ron Devoe (of New Edition), Bizarre (of D12), Tech Nine, Boyz N’ Da Hood, Cherish, Nevia, and a long diverse list of others.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.
There’s a lot of blogs, radio stations, and TV platforms that have shown me love, and continue to show me love over the years. I don’t want to list them all because if I leave any important one’s out I’ll feel wack. My message to all of you is… “play my shit!… thank you”.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
Lyrics, composition, and recording process depends on the vibe, and environment. It’s like making love to a girl, to keep it interesting you try different things and depending on where your doing it you may switch it up a little.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
I like Nas, Jay-Z, James Brown, Pharrell, and Jimi Hendrix.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.
I’ve done songs, and featured for artist such as: Rico Love, Jacob Latimore, Ron Devoe (of New Edition), Bizarre (of D12), Tech Nine, Boyz N’ Da Hood, Cherish, Nevia, and a long diverse list of others. I’d love to work with Drake, Nipsey Hussle, Dave East, J-Cole, Pusha-T, Nas, Jay-Z, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Timberland, and Kanye West.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.
instagram.com/bboyfidgetdotcom
Twitter.com/BboyFidget
facebook.com/YoungFidgeTheComeBackKid
soundcloud.com/b-boy-fidget
BboyFidget.com

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
itunes.apple.com/us/album/seattle-single/id1274475178
www.soundcloud.com/b-boy-fidget
www.reverbnation.com/bboyfidget .

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
No comment at this time, I’ll have to get back to you on that one. Life is full of ups and downs, it’s hard to pinpoint the times to share.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
I would invest in real estate, stock market, Bitcoin, gold, FRockClothing.com, upgrade my studio, and sit on the rest.

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