Nahledge

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Real name: Christopher Brown

Born: August 25

United States

Grew up like a normal kid, for the most part.  Played football, baseball, basketball and loved video games.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

Started rapping around 2001 or 2002, wasn’t the best at first but continued to work on my craft and learn how to become a better artist.  Stage name, Nahledge, which of course is pronounced “knowledge.”   That was the name that I started using initially, and have kinda wanted to change it over the last 5 years or so but my real name “Chris Brown” is obviously the name of another famous artist so I’ve just stuck with it. 

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

The genre of my music is hip-hop and the song “Glory” is really meant to be an encouraging type of track.  Everybody everywhere goes through hard times and being a man of faith I believe that God’s hand is on my life so no matter what I go through I’ll always give Him glory.   So whenever I first heard this instrumental with the gospel sample on it, I knew I had to get on it.

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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. 

For me as an artist, my main goal is to make dope music with some substance.  Give listeners something to chew on, outside of just talking about pill popping, smoking, drinking, sex, and money chasing.  

Overall, I’ve been a fairly unknown artist.  Some of that is probably due to my own lack of hustle, and some due to the fact that living in Pittsburgh, PA it’s not easy to make it in the music industry. 

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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 solo, however this track was produced by a fairly well known producer named DJ Pain 1 and a newer producer Ovrthro.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

I’ve been making music for about 15 years now.  I’ve taken it more seriously at times than others, but I’m at the point where it’s now or never so I’m giving it all I have and we’ll see what happens.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

I’m inspired by everyday life, and the things that go on around me.  Also, my faith in Christ inspires me and whenever I write, you’ll get pieces of all of my inspirations, the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

To me, the secret is a dope beat, a catchy hook, and some ill lyrics.  That’s the secret sauce, but it’s not really a secret I guess because if you don’t know that as an artist you’re probably not really an artist yet.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

Stay woke.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Study the greats & learn your craft.  Learn the business and connect with people who have been doing it longer and better than you.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

To date, I’ve released 3 projects:  Blood Money (EP), Higher Learning (LP), Show & Tell (LP), and a number of different freestyles and remix tracks.  

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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. 

Have been featured on RapRemnant.com, jamthehype.com, holyculture.net, and more.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 

When I write a song, I usually come up with the hook first, then write my verses.  I always have the beat first, because that normally sets the tone for my writing. 

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

Jay-z, Nas, Lecrae, Eshon Burgundy, J. Cole… honorable mention for the new guy Nick Grant.

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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. 

Haven’t really had any big collaboration in the past, however I’m open to working with a lot of different artists as long as we’re on the same wave.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

www.nahledge.com

Twitter, IG, Facebook, & Soundcloud: @nahledge412 

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

I’m on the main digital outlets, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc..

http://hyperurl.co/gket4z

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

My happiest day…. Was the day I realized that I have a calling and a purpose in this world.  I don’t think I’ve had my saddest day yet, not really looking forward to it but I know it will come one day.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

After the government takes half, I guess I’ll take the other 500k & spend some on a house a new whip and bills, then take the rest and try to turn it into 2 million dollars.

Manny Baby

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Byron Brown, United States, 12\31\1990, I remember writing and recording myself at an early age. I believe I was using this software called audacity.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
I am an artist/producer, I go by the name of Manny Baby or Manny Baby Da Don, My dad played the piano, drums and guitar so I guess that is where I get my musical background.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
Hip-Hop/Trap, I reached out to the kiss ultra lounge dolls/bottle girls for club kiss in Milwaukee and I reached out to Ariee Bill from Kenosha to come  and shoot this visual which we shot downtown Milwaukee at Aloft.

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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.
Artist/producer on my label”Fully Focused Music” Young Tune. Right now my video director is Mdvisuals.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I have been writing and recording music since the age of 11. I have performed at various homecomings and prom. I also got the chance to perform at Summerfest in 2009. I look forward in the future to opening up for big name artists.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
New fans’ reaction, I love when a person who never heard of me hears my music for the first time and becomes hooked and a fan, or when I receive videos of fans twerking to my song, that’s what inspires me and keeps me motivated to keep going hard.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
The beat has to slap hard and your flow gotta ride the beat and lyrics with passion or if it’s a club hit lyrics with a bounce to make you wanna dance.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
I love all my fans, all the shares, likes and retweets mean a lot to me. It keeps me going and makes me want to step it up and make more music for y’all to feel. Thank you for supporting da don. One luv!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Stay true to yourself, focus on your movement and what you got going on, drop music and videos. Keep giving the people/fans something to talk about whether it’s good or bad, in music you can use it to your advantage.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
I have One album “Been POE” that was released on July 4th, my hit single “Go Live” ft. Munch Lauren is on the rise and no tours on schedule yet.

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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.
V100.7, Mil Street Videos (Channel 24 @2pm). My music is also featured in breaking N entering blog site. I want to thank you all for the support and  I will continue to drop and go hard, new project on the way “Handy Manny”.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
I usually got some sour rolled up, probably a cup of Remy or “Lean”. I usually write before my sessions so I get prepared already and can knock out 5 or 6 songs quick.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
Lil Wayne, Future, Gucci Mane, Rocko Da Don and Project Pat.

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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 have worked with Munch Lauren on this song called “Go Live” and I have a new song with Sharrod Sloan aka Pizzle called “Work’N” dropping on my upcoming mixtape “Handy Manny”… As far as my city goes I plan on working with Lil Tre and everybody from my camp (fully focused music) or any camps affiliated with me (MTM/BDM/VCM).

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.
Check out more of my music at my official website Itsdonbaby.com & follow me on twitter & instagram @Mannybabydadon

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
ITUNES – itunes.apple.com/us/album/go-live-feat-munch-lauren-single/id1237311536
TIDAL – tidal.com/track/74076058
SPOTIFY – open.spotify.com/album/1g3VGN4t61zKQUhmtVxSig
AMAZON – a.co/j6Y4r6B
GOOGLE PLAY – play.google.com/store/music/album
ALSO ON MY WEBSITE – itsdonbaby.com

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
Happiest day, I found out I would be able to perform at Summerfest, the indie music band I was collaborating with at the time won a music competition which landed them a spot in the Summerfest music festival and by collaborating with them, I was able to get on stage and keep the crowd engaged and put on a good show.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
Buy a big crib, move my moms out of Milwaukee, buy a nice a car more than likely a Jaguar. I would be investing in business and stocks as well, so the money can keep appreciating.

Waff The Kiid

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Real Name: Erame Okojie Country of Birth: United States Date of Birth: 02/19/2000 Childhood Experience: Nigerian kid that grew up in the valley in LA.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

I started really taking my rapping more seriously when I went to boarding school in Nigeria during my junior year of high school. I was 15 when I started. My rap name is Waff The Kiid and I have been rapping for about two years now and have been playing piano for the past 11 years. 

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

The genre I fit into most is hip hop and the concept of the song “Womanizer” is about how one time my friends and I went to a party, and there was this one girl that I was hitting on. However, the more I talked to her I realized this girl was a ditz and it wasn’t going to work. So, my friends and I decide to turn the party up and start yelling things out in the air, and lifting each other up on each others shoulders. What a night.

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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.

If there is anything that you need to know about me it’s how I’m gonna be myself in all of my music. Womanizer is just a creative way of me explaining how a fun Saturday night turned from bad to good. So far I haven’t found any ups or down in the music business, so I can’t answer on that. 

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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

This beat was sent to me from a friend, and I recorded this song on Logic ProX. I don’t have any other members with me at the moment, and I recorded/mixed/mastered this song all by myself.

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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 this game for two years now, and it’s been a rough ride so far. Trying to promote myself, trying to mix and master my own songs, and just learning everything has been a learning process. My future goal is too gain a lot of exposure in 2018, and to build a consistent fan base.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

What inspires me to rap is Kanye, Chance the Rapper, and all of my friends. Seeing people bump my music and actually genuinely enjoy it makes me extremely happy, and I would do anything to perform in front of thousands of people.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I believe the secret behind making a hit song is promotion, promotion, and promotion.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Ignore anyone who says you can’t do something.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

Don’t give up no matter what happens.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

I haven’t actually received anything for rap yet. I have won two piano recitals though.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

How I write my lyrics and record in the studio is that I usually do it very late at night and sit on my desk and just start listening to beats and freestyle to them. I can write about 2-4 songs a night if I do this daily.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica and Asap Rocky.

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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 have collaborated with two artists from San Diego names Brandon Wave and Hrry.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

https://soundcloud.com/user-789014023-665690557

https://www.instagram.com/erameokojie/?hl=en

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

I don’t have any of those yet. Just check out my Soundcloud. 

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

My happiest day would have to be when my little brother was born, and the saddest day has to be when I left my friends and family and took a plane by myself to go study abroad in Nigeria.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

If I had a million dollars I would invest half of it, and probably give the rest of the money to my parents. I would of course save around one hundred thousand dollars though and just keep it for myself. 

Anna Dellaria

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Anna Rose Dellaria, Born in USA on August 21 1995. I grew up on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, CA. Growing up my school’s never had any art program’s, so I began to teach myself early on listening to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and then later influenced by the lyricism of Jeff Buckley, melodies of Beyonce and Lauryn Hill.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’m an R&B/Pop Singer-Songwriter. I love rhythmic and anthemic melodies that tend to identify to most as “Pop”, but my background is largely in soul music or rock music that has a passionate foundation (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Robert Plant, etc.) I grew up latching onto anything that had that primal, passionate feeling about it. Whether angst, or pure celebration of a great spiritual journey (gospel). My biggest influences are definitely the vocal stylings of artists like Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, Jessie J, etc. and lyricism of Jeff Buckley, and a lot of indie songwriters. I’m drawn to melding my rhythmic and dynamic melodies with imagery or details. I write primarily on piano, but work in Ableton and often co-produce and record myself. So far every single released has been solely written and performed by yours truly! I am truly passionate about voice – and the intuitive experience and release that we each hold with our individual voices. So I love recording vocal s and writing for TV + Film, as well as performing live backgrounds (Chaka Khan, Bill Withers, etc.)

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I guess it’d be classified as R&B/Pop. My vocals are definitely inspired by R&B artists. Both technically and melodically. However, my instinctive writing process is very much founded in pop/r&b melodies and lyricism. I love giant chorus’s and hooks and playing with constantly trying to find new ways to switch up rhythms and phrasings of songs.

“Bolder” was written very much in the moment. It wasn’t inspired by any specific experience. More so, it poses the question for any relationship (family, friend, lover): if we had one more night together before we inevitably had to end this – how would we spend it? So often, and in my own experiences, we dread over why or how the relationship ends rather than finding gratitude in the beauty and appreciation for such wonderful experiences.
“Bolder” is really just being honest with mistakes you’ve made, as well as forgiving and confronting those issues. It’s celebrating an incredible relationship that will inevitably end.

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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.

Staying true to yourself as a musician and artist is the most important thing. Even if that means you have no idea who you are haha. For me at least – it means respecting myself and allowing myself freedom to experiment and fail and trust my instinct. I think you start experiencing downs when you start looking at success as a tangible thing with a quantity of things determining whether or not you’ve “made it”.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I am incredibly grateful to be able to pursue my passion professionally. It is all thanks to the awesome listeners and supporters like yourself. I’ve been active in the industry for about 4 years now.
I hope to reach more people with my music, and continue to challenge myself to stay true to my music, my instinct, and not focusing too much on numbers, or material happiness.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

My soul would surely deflate and shrivel up if I didn’t. It sounds dramatic, but it’s so true! It’s all I’ve ever known and since I was about 5 years old I recognized this insane spiritual connection to music, and singing in particular. I am not religious, but for me music is extremely spiritual and acts as my religion in regards to trusting in a higher power. I believe music is insanely powerful and connective.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
I have no clue! 😛 I think being authentic and sincere are important elements. Listeners have a strong instinct, and can easily sense when things sound contrived or calculated. I think true “hit” songs (whatever that means) are created out of true vulnerability, whether fun, angry, or sad.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

I hope that my fans are proud of themselves and love themselves. I have recognized how hard we are on ourselves in regards to failures, mistakes, success, and right now all I want to say to my fans is that they are amazing and so, so powerful. Especially when we all unite to support one another.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Stay true to yourself!

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Beyonce is THE queen next to Aretha who is obviously the OG queen.
James Blake is a force.
Stevie Wonder is just unreal. No words.
Lauryn Hill a true poet.

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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 collaborated with Brian Jones on “Sudden”, and a few others. I’d love to work with Kehlani, James Blake, Jack White… so many!

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/2qgwsdsra7uzeGcnOY2Qcy

Facebook: facebook.com/annadellariamusic/notifications

Instagram: instagram.com/anna_dellaria_music

Twitter: twitter.com/anna_dellaria

YouTube:
youtube.com/results?search_query=nna+dellaria

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/2qgwsdsra7uzeGcnOY2Qcy

iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/artist/anna-dellaria/id1088874507

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Too many options!

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d donate to several charities of my choice to support Women’s Rights, Human Rights, Children, etc. and the rest would be used to fund making music and working with amazing engineers and producers!

FAY

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Hi! My real name is Nour – Nour Alessandra Fahmy to be exact. I was born in Switzerland on the 9th of May 1995 to a Swiss mother and Egyptian father, and moved to Jordan when I was around 10-11.

Growing up I was always the black sheep of the family. I think I started out well, I was a relatively nice kid, I skipped a grade, but eventually took a wrong turn or two along the way. I stopped caring about my education and completely defied all sorts of authority, got in trouble at school, at home with my mother, didn’t get along with my sister, and I was generally pretty f*cking reckless – it was a bit chaotic.

Growing up, even in all this chaos, I always felt I had my father’s friendship and support. He understood me and my actions like no one else would.

Still, pretty good childhood overall – I ain’t complaining.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I always knew I wanted to make music. In first grade, our teacher asked us to draw our dream job and I drew myself on a stage. I learned to write pretty young and when I was a kid, I wrote a little book with a story about a singing bear who wanted to be a singer but couldn’t yet because he was too young. And I remember sitting in my bedroom at the age of 4-5 practicing my voice, thinking that with practice, I could one day sing with two different voices at the same time, haha.

Although I always knew I wanted to make music, it wasn’t until I moved to London that I started really taking it seriously. Before that I took a few singing lessons here and there, learned the guitar, recorded a couple songs and played at my school’s showcase.

I think around the age of 18-19 I started taking my writing seriously, got myself a home studio and learned how to mix. A couple years later I was writing and recording demos for other people, working with really cool producers and songwriters from all around the world. It was a super cool experience but I also felt really strongly about making my OWN music, and putting it out there. I first released my single ‘Feeling High’ featuring American rapper E Loc, and later released my debut EP ‘Purple’ with songs such as ‘Touch’, ‘Cobain’ and ‘Letting Go’ featuring J Kas.

I’ve released a few singles after that, like my dancehall inspired track ‘Over It’, and now ‘Things I Couldn’t Say’.

I was very secretive about my music at first, which is why I chose the name FAY. I really wanted – and needed – to separate Nour, from FAY. I had a friend at university who used to called me ‘Norafay’, and I think ‘fay’ just stuck – I liked it.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind the song.

Cool anecdote, actually. I never meant to write and record this song. The day I recorded ‘Things I Couldn’t Say’, I was sitting at home by myself, enjoying a glass of wine – as one does, aha – and I had this dance beat I really wanted to record to. I wanted to record another ‘Over It’/‘Know My Name’ kind of song. So I got in front of the computer, and while scrolling down my beats I accidentally opened the wrong one, the one you can hear on ‘Things I Couldn’t Say’. I had actually completely forgotten about that beat, so I gave it a listen, and I immediately started singing the hook, making it up on the spot. It made me feel really emotional – sad actually. I started crying and I thought ‘you know what, if singing two words of this song makes me cry my eyes out then I HAVE to record it’. And I did. I wrote the entire song in about 20 minutes, recorded it as I was writing it – which is why you can probably hear the lump in my throat.

‘Things I Couldn’t Say’ is a song to my father, who passed away a couple years ago. It’s the memories, the apologies, and the cry for help all in one. I’ve always wanted to release a song for my father. I have tried before but it never felt right. I was going to release a song called ‘Atlas’ in my ‘Purple’ EP, but replaced it with ‘Gold Digger’ last minute as I felt it wasn’t right. If I was going to release such an emotional song, it had to feel right. And ‘Things I Couldn’t Say’ felt and still feels right. It’s raw emotions and you can really hear that in the song.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, and how the song was recorded.

I actually worked with a bunch of different producers such as Luke Murphy, Rob Lowe and Al Basha. I’m currently working with Stokes and have potential tracks in the making with OJ Some Pulp, which is all super exciting because I love their work!

‘Things I Couldn’t Say’ was produced by Vocirus, who also produced my song ‘Air’, and the song was recorded in the comfort of my own home, how I like to record all my songs! 

There isn’t a music video yet, but the music videos for ‘Touch’ and ‘Over It’ were both produced by my talented best friend Gwendoline Haik. 

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’m 22 now, so that means I’ve been in the industry for about… three years? And doing it solo for.. about a year. I’m not very good with dates and numbers ahah. Man it’s been good so far. I haven’t experienced all the different aspects of the industry, but everything is changing so quickly now, which is so f*cking great, so much is happening. My future goal? Guess!

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Everything and nothing, really. That’s what I do – I don’t think there’s another way to put it.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

When I get a #1 hit I’ll have earned the right to answer that question aha!

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Always be unapologetically genuine, kind, and put love into everything you do.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Just do it. Take a chance. Trust me, I know.

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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.

A massive THANK YOU to Drystone Radio who regularly airs my music, and also AT Radio, and the ‘Brand New’ show on Euro Indie Music.

Thank you thank you thank you to Str8OutDaDen, PopJustice, Sodwee, MishkaDj, DCTOP20, HWING, Elite Muzik, Gems & Secrets, LAOnLock, GetMoneyMusic, TripleHQ, and Aipate for sharing my music on your music blogs & websites.

And finally, THANK YOU to Eternity Network, Mugatunes, Taste Creators, Future House Cloud, TrapPlanet, and Gave2Vibes for sharing my music on your playlists!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually do it all at once. I have a glass of wine, sit in the studio, vibe to a beat and get inspired.

I write and record at the same time. I press the record button and.. sort of freestyle.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Jhene Aiko, BANKS, Childish Gambino, Post Malone and Halsey.

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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 collaborated with Shouly, E Loc, and J Kas – and I’m currently working on a collaboration with Mike Wavy which I can’t wait to release!

I have SO many artists I’d love to collab with, but off the top of my head right now I’d say Post Malone, Kanye, Drake, Marilyn Manson, Jez Dior, G Eazy. I’m probably going to think of someone later and go like I SHOULD’VE SAID THAT. Oh well.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Instagram: @not.fay

Snapchat: @not.fay

Facebook: @itsnotfay

Twitter: @itsnotfay

Buy tickets to my shows: www.musicglue.com/fay

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2zTJh82

Apple Music: http://apple.co/2yZQDaA

iTunes: http://apple.co/2zj4VGk

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Hmmm happiest day is a hard one. In terms of music I’d say first time I heard my song on the radio, and first time I was booked for a gig.

Saddest day was the day my dad passed away.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Build a house with stables and a huge field so my horses, pigs, donkeys, dogs, cats, sheep and goats can run around and play.

YOUNGS

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My full name is Krysta Youngs.  This is my first project as “YOUNGS”. I was born in Flint, Michigan USA on Jan 12th. I’m an only child and my parents always encouraged my music.  I started playing piano at the age of 4 and the rest is history.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’ve been doing music for as long as I can remember.  I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.  After college I moved to Nashville for about a year and a half…co-wrote my ass off and performed like crazy and then moved to LA.  I’ve been here ever since. YOUNGS is my last name.  My producer actually suggested I get rid of my first name.  People know “Krysta Youngs” as a songwriter so I decided to separate my artistry from my writing persona.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

Genre- “out the Box pop”

In the video I’m about to get abducted by my magical love alien interest.  At the end of the video it looks like I dreamed the whole thing up but I’m holding on to my crystal necklace that was once around my neck.  He got under my skin… I want him to come back but he’s nowhere to be found.

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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 don’t quit.  “No” means “not yet” and I’m not afraid of failing because that just means I’m one step closer to succeeding. I’ve learned that no one cares as much about your career as you do so it’s important to really believe in what you do.  People can feel that shit. Put out good vibes and you get them back.  The music industry is hard because you have people critiquing your honest experiences and they want to edit them to fit a pop mold. There were times where I just wanted to give up.  But, I’m a lifer… there’s nothing else I’m good at.

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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.

UMS was produced by Bert Elliott (One Republic) mixed and mastered by Yan Perchuk and co-written by Robin Ghosh.  The video, directed and shot by Breezy Baldwin, features my good friend Laganja Estranja. We shot the video in the middle of nowhere outside of LA with a crew of my friends and a case of beer (they drank it… I’ve been sober for 2 years). Lol.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been doing this professionally for about 10 years. I’ve had a lot of different experiences in many different facets of the industry (singing / writing for other people / writing for toy companies / Sync placements etc.  I want to have a #1 hit song in America by the end of this year 🙂

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Personal experience and my melodramatic personality.  I tend to feel a lot and when I feel like I’m going to burst I write a song.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Honesty and HOOKS, HOOKS, HOOKS. Every part of the song should be memorable.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Anything is possible.  Dream big.  You get what you expect.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Always be authentic.  People always see through the bullshit.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I charted on Billboard last year with a song I wrote and sang called “Habit” that Rain Man produced.  I’ve spent the last 4 years in Los Angeles writing with other songwriters for and with artists and DJ’s like Christina Aguilera, Philip Lawrence (Bruno Mars), Taeyeon, The Disco Fries, Marshmello, Lennon.  YOUNGS is my first project in three years 🙂

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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.

AFTERBUZZ TV

Mr. Suicide Sheep

Trap City

Mr. Revillz

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I always start with a concept or title.  If I can see the music video in my head I know I’m golden. I usually start with the hook and go from there.  And I record and vocal produce all my vocals myself in my studio!

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

SIA

X AMBASSADORS

ANNE MARIE

2PAC

The ANDREWS SISTERS

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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 would LOVE to collaborate with:

Marshmello

ALEX Da Kid

Sia

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

http://www.thisisyoungs.com

http://www.instagram.com/thisisyoungs

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Under My Skin – Single by Youngs

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/under-my-skin-single/id1281664071

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/under-my-skin-single/id1281664071

https://store.cdbaby.com/m/cd/youngs4

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day was finding out my mom was cancer free.  The saddest day was not making it in time to see my grandmother before she died.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’m buying a house on the ocean in 2020. 🙂


K.RAGE

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My name is Kirby, I’m from the USA, and I’m 21, and I have been singing and making some sort of noise all my life.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I have been able to sing since i could remember, i used to sing in the car all the time, I started in chorus in middle school and did it all through high school as well. I go by K.RAGE.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I classify myself as a hip hop, underground, or a rap artist. But I just consider myself a music artist who can go into any genre.

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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 started off with a name called AKA Kirbz back when i was 18, I got quite a bit of views but it was garbage. It was honestly embarrassing to listen too. I had people making a joke out of me. Finally I decided to delete all the tracks and come up with something new. “CallmeLater” was next. The music was good but it was not viewed by many people. Finally I cleaned that slate and decided to do something new, “Callmelater” allowed me to explore what I could do as an artist. So I made the final form of me, and that was K.RAGE.

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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.

Basically I make my own music, with the occasional features from my boys Ross and Will. But my main crew is the Waldos. And currently I’m recording on my PC with an Ipod Earbuds, but I’m working on getting an actual mic.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I have been in it for about 3 Years, and my goal is to make the music I want and to make money at it.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Well I just sit at night and think of lyrics and flows, I guess a lot of the underground rap inspire too.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I guess just having people like it and like your sound so much that it blows up. I wouldn’t know though, all I’ve had at this point is local success.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

The message is to be yourself, do what u feel is right, don’t hate, and spread love to all.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

The best thing I could tell you is to make your own sound. Do what you like and don’t worry about the people who try to knock you down.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I usually write my lyrics when I hear the beat. That is what gets me motivated.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

1Xavier Wulf, Travis Scott, Eddy Baker, Chris Travis, and Lecrae.

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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 have Collaborated with my bro Willy Wang, and I would collaborate with Xavier Wulf, any of the Seshollowaterboyz, Yung Lean, Yung Gravy, and Travis Scott. But I would collaborate with anybody if we can make a banger.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

https://soundcloud.com/krage54

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day of my life is when I received Christ as my lord and savoir, and I have never had a sad day.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would give some to my family, put some for the church and leave the rest for me to spend however I please.

Sleep Science

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Taylor Nichol, Born In Canada, October 31st.There was a lot of forests and giant pit areas where I grew up so me and my brothers would always go for little adventures, build forts and pretend we were like the lost boys or something. It was a great place to grow up if you had a big imagination.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’ve been playing music for 17 years now, my bands name is Sleep Science. I have gone through many musical phases in my life, but as I’ve gotten older I’m starting to appreciate more artists I never really gave a chance when I was younger. I was always interested in playing an instrument. My grandfather played trumpet most of his life up until he was about 86 years old, he also played piano really well. My Aunt also had an interesting career as a singer songwriter which even brought her to different countries to perform. I started playing guitar when I was 13 and have played in cover bands and original bands for many years since then, but this is definitely the most fun and fulfilling band I’ve created and performed with to this date.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

We play rock with melodic & progressive elements to it. It’s always hard to label your own music as a band but that’s probably the best way I can describe it. The song “Sounds Of The Underground” is based on the fact that the media seems to really focus on specific popular artists and half the time it’s more about their personal lives rather then their music. It gets to a point where I’m sure the majority of people get so fed up and want something more but don’t know where to look and just sit back and keep getting fed the same stuff. Even as a band it can be hard to know which markets like your style of music and which ones aren’t interested. it’s all about testing the waters and seeing what sticks. The video itself shows clips of underground subways (no puns intended) but I think we all feel that way sometimes, that anxious feeling you get when your in a crowded stuffed up station could also be a similar sensation when your in everyday life worrying about work, money, health and many other things that unfortunately get drilled into our heads by maybe our parents, internet, TV, newspaper, friends you name it. We can live very systematic lives because we think its the safe thing to do but the those most beautiful and meaningful things in life can come from just getting out of our comfort zones once and a while.

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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 think there is always going to be ups and downs in the music industry but it’s all about how you go about handling it and learning from it. We have had some moments in our career as a band where we have been really fortunate to work with some great people that have given us a leg up, but there has also been many let downs where you apply to certain festivals and contests that you even have to pay to register with and within a few weeks they reply with emails basically saying it’s not the right fit and to maybe try again next year. Obviously nothing is for sure in this industry especially if your a DIY band with no management or labels backing you up, but when you have to fork out your own money for things and it doesn’t work out it can be a bit of a blow to your confidence as a band but again all you can do is learn and keep trying to get better with how you establish yourself so you can create more opportunities.

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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.

The other members of the band are:

Dan Lomonaco – Bass, Backup vocals

Alex Moscrip – Drums, Backup vocals

We did “Sounds Of The Underground” song with a producer named Rick Parker, he is based in LA and has worked with a ton of artists including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Dandy Warhols.

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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 a solid 12 years now and I’ve learned many things over that time. I think it’s more important to constantly educate yourself with social media or even websites like band camp that are trying to make it easier for bands/artists to reach broader audiences. Our future goals in this band is to take our show to places outside of Canada including parts of Europe, UK and the US. We also hope to record our first full length album within the next year.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I try to have moments of clarity where I reflect on certain things in my life whether it be somewhere Ive traveled to or even personal experiences that many people go through on a daily basis. I think those are the songs that connect you to the audiences the most because it can pull at the heart strings or even just give you a sense of comfort knowing that your not alone in this crazy, big, beautiful world.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I really don’t think there is a secret to making a hit song, you can listen to the most popular songs today that have some of the most basic arrangements to songs like Hotel California by the Eagles, Stairway to Heaven by Zeppelin, or even Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen where the arrangements are a little more epic and still are some of the biggest hits of all time to this day. I think luck has a big part of it in this industry, if your song hits at the right moment in time it could potentially become widely popular which can hopefully solidify it throughout peoples lives whether it be nostalgia or even just pure enjoyment of listening to it. I also feel that now more than ever you need to constantly keep trying new things as a musician because for every famous band or artist, there will always be another 10 or even more that could end up sounding similar.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

A message I would like to pass to the fans. I always appreciated the quote  “there is always light at the end of the tunnel” because it can really help you get through the tough times when you feel like just throwing in the towel.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

If I were to give advice to an upcoming artist I would say never stop learning, whether it be musically or even the business side of it. Nothing is for sure and know that your not the only artists trying to make it in such a saturated industry. Keep trying new things.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

We have all played in various bands and projects that have taken us all over Canada.

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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.

Our last single “Tears For The Money” was featured on radio stations across Canada including 89X (Windsor), 100.3 The Bear (Edmonton) and Y108 (Hamilton).

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Usually we write the music first, I’ll take it home and work with it a bit and figure out the theme of the music and figure out the melodies and start putting pen to paper.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

I would say the biggest artists that I really enjoy are Foo Fighters, Foals, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Tea Party and Incubus.

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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.

There is definitely a wide range of artists I would love to work with and it’s very difficult to pick specific ones but I think Daniel Lanois is one of them. He has worked on some big records and has such an organic and beautiful approach to making music.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

http://www.sleepscienceband.com

http://www.facebook.com/sleepsciencemusic

http://www.twitter.com/sleepsciencevan

http://www.instagram.com/sleepscience

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Spotify – Sleep Science (Spotify)

itunes – Sleep Science (itunes)

Band Camp – Sleep Science (Bandcamp)

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would spend a million dollars on.. the list would be extensive.

C.Havoc

A UNIQUELY METAL RAP, WRAPPED IN METTLE
C.HAVOC ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

 

“I see and speak of the evil I’ve seen. That is the origin of my art.” – Christian Emert, A.K.A., C. Havoc

It’s no easy task to rip a heavy rap and rock flavored hip hop out of total havoc. However, performing and producing as “C.Havoc,” Christian Emert has managed to take adversity and turn it into adrenaline-filled art. As a self-described, “dark hip-hop” artist, C.Havoc is a rising artist who has spent the last three years performing professionally. On the other hand, he has spent the vast majority of his life building his mind and muses into what he is today. Christian Emert’s hip-hop is a uniquely metal rap, all wrapped in a character of true mettle.

It was Emert’s early childhood years that tested his character. The hardships hardened him and forged the real-world realism he composes into his compositions today. He explains, “I’m an Eastern Tennessee native, but my family always moved – I feel like I grew up everywhere.” In fact, by the age of eleven Christian had moved to so many different schools he learned to stop making new friends. However, he was already writing and composing lyrics, his first song he penned at the age of only ten, entitled “Chained.”

He was always the “new kid, ” and the brutal bullying began to transform him into a quiet, deep-thinking, creative who preferred to watch what he saw around him … and then write about it. A master of the message, characters, and stories, Emert could have easily been a novelist, but early on music beckoned to him. “I was always a rocker, but the rap and hip-hop of the late eighties and early nineties hooked me,” offers Christian. He found the music of Tu Pac, Biggie Smalls and Eminem seemed to have storylines that fit things going on in his life.
Part of his Christian Emert’s gift is God-given – from a musically-talented mother and father. Also, he never boxed himself in; he listened to everything, including old-school artists such as Disturbed, Styx, and Suicide Silence. Playing drums and writing songs for garage bands by the age of twelve, he took his love of hard rock metal bands and fused it with his natural love of hip-hop. He was already evolving into C.Havoc; he just didn’t know it at the time. “I was the serious one in the early bands, even though I was the youngest member, I always wanted to take it a step further,” he explains.
Christian’s metamorphosis into C.Havoc began in earnest in 2015, with the release of his debut mixtape, Anarchy. “Even though it was a mixtape, looking back, I consider it my first album,” Emert explains. Anarchy contained four tracks and gave hip-hop fans their first taste of C.Havoc’s focus on the dark and macabre reality of the human condition. Songs on the debut such as “Sadistic” and “Evol” gave a glimpse of his tightly-wound lyrics and close attention to characters and the human condition. “I think I’ve evolved a lot since that mixtape, but it was dark, just like the real world we live in.”
In late 2014 C.Havoc began to break out, opening for Lil’ Wyte in August of 2014 and hitting gigs all over the Southern U.S., from Texas to Tennessee. His biggest performance to date was a booked appearance at SWSW in March of 2015. His sophomore mixtape offering would be titled, Asylum, released in early 2017. It had eight tracks and reinforced C.Havoc’s mantra, as fans began to know him as “The King of Insanity.”Asylum, with its eight tracks, was a more refined example of Emert’s hauntingly macabre musical palette. Tracks such as “Mexicans,” with its fast-paced rap and hook-driven background displayed Havoc’s willingness to take on any subject. Half Mexican in heritage, Christian jumps back and forth between English and Spanish in the song. “Demons,” is an autobiographical example of Emert’s artistic goal of avoiding the typical, overdone hip-hop and rap themes while telling a story. He adds, “I think outside the box, and that box is down a dark hallway where people are scared to go.”
In early 2017, C.Havoc signed on with Bentley Records and began working on new material. As 2018 approaches, Christian is preparing for his first official full-length album release. His fans are getting a sneak peek at The Dark Slums via two pre-release singles, “Manifest” and “Poison.” The new songs and album reflect a harder sound and more developed stories. “I like to show both sides of any character’s situation,” says C.Havoc. “Poison” examines a girl’s demise from her demon of drug addiction. Havoc goes into detail, “Within The Dark Slums, I will show my stylistic evolution and ability weave stories into my work, this time without the screaming or guitar solos.”
C.Havoc is one of the rare ones amid other rising hip-hop artists. He is frustrated about where hip-hop has come to today and desires to change that. There is only a handful of writers and rappers willing to write what they feel instead of what the market dictates. Christian Emert has been perfectly prepared to conquer his quest to bring creativity back to the playing field. In his own life, he’s been tested in a fiery furnace. Just as a Blacksmith, his goal is to forge his molten music into something malleable. Out his ire, he gets his ore, and it creates C.Havoc’s uniquely metal rap – all wrapped with the Christian Emert’s mettle.

 

 

 

Website

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Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Lord Adonis, USA, Feb 19, 1988. I grew up in South L.A, in a foster home, where they used to beat and starve the kids.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

I’ve produced or engineered for many upcoming artists. I just had my song “We Already Did” featured in the Bad Girls Club on March 17. I’m multi-talented, singer, songwriter, producer, engineer and video director.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

I’m a Hip Hop, R&B, Rock hybrid. The idea behind Good Energy is simply that, I just want to have a good time. No need for drama, let’s just chill.

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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’ve faced many ups and downs, mostly meeting snakes. I was signed to Concore for a publishing deal, never got paid. In fact somehow Grand-theft and Delaney got a hold of my song “Forever”, reproduced it and now it’s called “Easy Come, Easy Go.

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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 am the producer, and director for my videos. I haven’t shot the Good Energy video yet, I will next week. But the song was recorded in my home studio, get a little Merlot and I’m off!

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

I’ve been producing music over 10 years, I’ve met a lot of people, old school cats that are broke… So the future goal is simply to make a consistent living from my musical talents, in film, TV, and eventually venture into acting.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Life inspires me to create my art. Everything I talk about is something I’ve experienced.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I think a hit song has many variables. First of all is it relatable? Then is it marketable, are people banging it? If that’s not happening, there’s no hit!

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

Follow your passion no matter where it takes you. No one knows your vision so you HAVE to follow it, good or bad…do YOU.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

Don’t expect anybody else to finance YOUR dream. Invest into yourself first.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

Well, I’m a new artist so no awards yet, but we are putting together a 10 city tour right now to promote Good Energy.

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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. 

I have features coming in Complex, All Hip Hop, This is 50, Vibe, and a few Spotify playlist placements as well.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 

I never write lyrics. Earlier in my career I did but the best ones like Lil Wayne, don’t write either, so I just put the headphones on and chase the song down, til it’s done.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

I like everybody that’s succeeded as an artist! But to narrow it down, J Cole, Weeknd, Drake, Lil Uzi and Young Thug.

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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’d like to collaborate with Brandy…weird I know but yeah lol!

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

http://www.vicciflame.com

http://www.twitter/vicciflame

http://www.instagram.com/vicciflame/

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/good-energy-single/id1293389042?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

Saddest day, hearing how long I was about to sit in the slammer…Happiest days are the births of my children.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d spend half a mil on marketing and promo for my next project, $250,000 I’d invest in non profit work, and that last 250 on Party and Bullshit! Nah just messing, gotta get real estate.