Zacharyah Bey - Barefoot

Zacharyah Bey – Barefoot

Zacharyah Bey – Barefoot

Zacharyah Bey - Barefoot

Zacharyah Bey – Barefoot

 

 

 

 

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State your reason for choosing music as a career.

Music helps keep me sane. Doing music is like therapy. I feel this allows me to live in my truth and I don’t know how to live any other way.

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

I don’t write my songs. Generally I let the instrumental bring the lyrics out of me. Usually the song comes out linear, from start to finish.

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

I am a Moor. I am all about nature and righteousness. I work a part time job in customer service.

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Discuss your music career.

I began recording music in high school. I’ve worked with different people and learned a lot. This is the beginning of me being comfortable with whom I am and ready to share my music.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

Zacharyah Bey – Zachariah is a Hebrew name that translates closely to “The Lord has remembered.” I chose the name because I used to feel lost and forgotten. Bey is a Moorish title that is about enforcing the Laws of the Creator. Basically being obedient to the commandments.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

Everything. The good, the bad and the ugly.

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List your favourite music videos with reasons.

Street Fighter Mas – Kamasi Washington – Intense, cool and funny.

 

I Won’t Complain – Benjamin Clementine – It seems like a classic film. I like the creativity involved. Fun to watch.

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Tell us your impression on dealing with paparazzi.

I am not much of a people-person. I’m still working on how to handle compliments about my music.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

They usually go the same way because I like to have them down before I go to the studio. That way the process goes by smooth and simple.

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Tell us your future projects.

I have a project that features this song ‘Barefoot’ coming very soon, and two more after that.

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List the names of those that have supported you so far.

Jordan Collins.

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Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

I think stories tell themselves in different ways. Quantity may determine quality. In my case, I feel my story tells itself best when things are brief, simple, and sweet. So I like to keep my projects short. If I were to try and increase the quantity, I feel I would only dilute the quality.

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List your favourite movies with reasons.

City of God – Good story told in an incredible way and great cinematography. I like how characters and locations interacted throughout.

 

The Prestige – Feels new every time I watch.

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Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.

Could be good for the convenience of consumers. Maybe not so good when categories disqualify perspectives and ideas.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Barefoot – The chorus is about taking life/situations “one step at a time.” I think the best walks are barefoot.

FlyNeverDies x Jean Grae - Make Me Happy

FlyNeverDies x Jean Grae – Make Me Happy

FlyNeverDies x Jean Grae – Make Me Happy

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FlyNeverDies x Jean Grae - Make Me Happy

FlyNeverDies x Jean Grae – Make Me Happy

 

 

 

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State your reason for choosing music as a career.

I am not sure I ever had another alternative. I was too bull-headed to finish college, I don’t take too kindly to the authoritarian environment of an average American job, and I am very good at creating music. Minus the industry side of the music industry, I find so much joy in music. I didn’t really have a choice.

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

Most of the time, a song starts with a rough production that Trew forms an idea around. I usually leave lead songwriting in Trew’s hands and write any hooks, bridges, after Trew and I have already come up with a song’s concept.

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

Aside from working my no collar job, I am not sure that there is a life outside of the music world. Everything more or less revolves around music and the music industry. I am a cabinet painter by trade but only to feed my music habit.

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Discuss your music career.

I began in music as a drummer first and started playing guitar around 5th grade. I played drums and guitar in a grunge band as a teenager, started working on producing music around 15. I had made and produced a few records underground, and met Trew at a beat battle in Richmond in 2007. We’ve been working together since then. That’s the short story of it all. Not much to my career yet.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

Mum named me Eric, dad named me Haywood. Boom!

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List your five favorite music videos with reasons.

Most of my favorites are from childhood.

  1. The Voidz “Pyramid of Bones”. Best video I’ve seen since I was young. The imagery and the truths told in this video speak for themselves! Plus they are one of the only bands I’m excited about.

 

  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Soul to Squeeze”- The Chili Peppers are my favorite band, and I just loved the carnival shots in the video. It all looked so cool to me when I was a kid. I bought the whole Coneheads soundtrack for this one song.

 

  1. Michael Jackson “Dirty Diana”- For some reason, out of all of the videos Michael did, this was the one I was obsessed with as a kid. Plus, this was the song that got me started playing the guitar.

 

  1. Black Star- “Definition” Loved this record and everything else Rawkus was doing at the time. Plus, all of the artist cameo roles were cool as hell.

 

  1. Sublime “Santeria” I was a Sublime die-hard. They have better videos than this one, but I just loved the song when it came out. It was the first to come to mind.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

Energy. Being around the energy and other creative people can be inspiring. Visual art and movies are really inspiring to me as well.

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Tell us your impression on dealing with paparazzi.

Give and take. The career only exists because of celebrity worship. So knowing that, and understanding that they make money because you do, would probably help me to at least be civil out of pity. Plus they are human to some degree. But that has to get old after a while.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

This song had different iterations before the final version. The song was definitely written at a time when we were both having trouble balancing our day to day life with our music. There was definitely a lot of anxiety and such on my end. And when I get in my feelings, there are usually violins involved in whatever I create. So that was the idea I started the whole production around.

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Tell us your future projects.

We are going to start work on a new FlyNeverDies project towards the end of this year. As of right now, Trew has a new mixtape being released this Sunday, September 2nd. And I am in the process of writing and recording a solo project not yet named. I am trying to release early next year and the music will be a slight departure from FND.

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List the names of those that have supported you so far.

My dudes Rock and Tim at PaRock in Atlanta, were always big supporters of mine. Soulplusmind is always there with us and for us. The team we have with us via Clocked Out (D. Smith, Wes, Lotto) have also been supportive. But aside from them, family have been the ones there throughout all of this mayhem.

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

As someone who uses a guitar based vocoder, I must plead the fifth.

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Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

I much prefer quality over quantity, but there is something to be said about not falling out of the public eye for too long. But you shouldn’t rush the process and create garbage just to say you did.

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Tell us your viewpoint on comparing music career to non-music career.

Music and art are freedom. There is no freedom in having everything dictated to you in a regular 9-5. There is also no living the exact same Groundhog Day type of existence if you are someone who creates for a living.

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Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.

Not really a fan of genres and categorization. It is limiting and underestimates the intelligence of the listener. Not everyone needs a category to be placed on something to assume that they will enjoy it. But on the flipside, it does make browsing easy on Spotify…

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

There are a few different things that annoy me about most genres, and they mostly are centered around artists‘ dependence on conformity. A lot of today’s hip-hop and country to be specific. Not all, but a lot.

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List your five favourite movies with reasons.

  1. American Pie- I love to laugh. It is always funny.

 

  1. The Conjuring – Horror movies are my favorite and this was one of the best I’ve ever seen.

 

  1. Once Upon a Time in America- The score alone would make this a great movie. But it is amazingly shot and very well-written.

 

  1. Bamboozled- The point this movie made is still so relevant.

 

  1. Shogun Assassin- Ahead of its time. The dialog is haunting and the action is crazy.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Make Me Happy has a pretty simple meaning to us. Find the things that keep you going and stick with them. For us those things were music and Jameson.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

Our first EP we have called “The New Normal.” We chose the title because this EP is the beginning of a new life for us both and our team.

Preacherman x Tyke T - Apply The Pressure

Preacherman x Tyke T – Apply The Pressure

Preacherman x Tyke T – Apply The Pressure

 

 

 

Preacherman x Tyke T - Apply The Pressure

Preacherman x Tyke T – Apply The Pressure

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Preacherman

 

SONG TITLE: Apply The Pressure

 

ALBUM TITLE: The Chronicles Vol 2

 

RELEASE DATE: 7/28/2018

 

GENRE: Gospel Rap

 

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Preacherman x Tyke T – Apply The Pressure

 

 

Music artist Preacherman is no stranger to the music and recording industry. From different sounds to top shelf production, the music definitely stands apart. The dedication is no less than the best and putting in the effort to make it to the majors won’t be a surprise in this case. Do not sleep on Preacherman because the musician has something the listeners have always wanted.

 

Memphis’ Martin Powell, who has adopted the stage name of Preacherman, is a Christian artist who performs wherever there’s a mic. From the car shows to the club to the church, his voice will be heard and have been recognized. He’s the winner of the Mic Check open mic competition, the award recipient of the Juneteenth Best Hip Hop Performer (2015 & 2016), and placed 5th in the Nashville Coast 2 Coast event (2015).

 

Upcoming for Preacherman is his album titled The Chronicles Vol. 2 that’s slated for a June release and   followed by Vol 3 in the upcoming months.  The Chronicles Vol 1 is on all digital outlets now.

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Go into detail on why you decided to choose music as a career.

I chose music as a career because music is so inspirational and can relate to many people.

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans on your music.

WOW! I fell in love with your music after listening to your song; I spent almost the whole day yesterday listening to your music.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

This is the age of the internet and social media; presence is very relevant to get your music heard.

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Tell us how you record your song. 

I pray before I write to have the best song with impact.  I record with the same passion as I perform.

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State your musical skills.

I write songs, produce tracks and record my own songs.  I have been doing this for years.

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Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.

Some songs take one day, while others take more time to write.  It depends on the flow of the song.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

My lyrics come from the heart and the melodies come from God.

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Discuss music in full details.

Music is the best way to get your point across.  It has feelings and emotions that can be shared with all that can relate.

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State your favourite genres of music with reasons.

Gospel is the heart of music with many life lessons.

 

Rap because it can be unique to the person and has slamming beats.

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Discuss your rehearsal.

I rehearse everywhere, like in the car, in the bathroom as well as in a full mirror to see how I am performing the song.

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State your favourite musical instruments.

My favorite musical instrument is the piano.  It can sing a song by itself.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

The audience are mostly super involved and used to say after the performance that they really enjoyed it.

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Discuss your personality in full details.

I have a winning personality that everyone loves.  Fun and loving but so serious about this music

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Discuss your music career.

My career in music has had its ups and downs but the ups outweigh the downs.  This music is on the verge of greatness and greatness takes time.

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List your musical work.

The Chronicles Vol 1 – The Chronicles Vol 2.

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Share your memorable experiences with us.

One of my most memorable experiences was placing 5th in the Coast 2 Coast shows in Nashville.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

Artistrack

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

The artist name is Preacherman.  I bring the word as a preacher preaching to the congregation.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Apply The Pressure is exactly what it means, applying the pressure on the music industry, with the style and lyrics of a positive artist.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

I choose the title “The Chronicles Vol 2 because these songs I’m doing are the chronicles of the life of Preacherman.  This is the second installment with one more to come, Vol 3.