Yahweh Kendafi - Do It For The Love

Yahweh Kendafi – Do It For The Love

 

 Yahweh Kendafi - Do It For The Love

Yahweh Kendafi – Do It For The Love

 

Yahweh Kendafi – Do It For The Love

 

ARTIST NAME: Yahweh Kendafi

 

SONG TITLE: Do It For The Love

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop/Rap

Instagram

 

Twitter

 

Amazon

 

 

Spotify

 

Apple Music

 

iTunes

 

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

My name is Ken and I was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States birth City Chicago. Life was roughed growing up; I was wounded and have been incarcerated.

.

.

.

Elaborate on your skills.

I am creative and able to adapt to styles.

.

.

.

Describe your music.

My music is feel-good sound music, with a little trap slang.

.

.

.

 

Tell us how you ensure high-quality production.

I listen to the song while I’m in the studio and I will talk with the engineer what needs to be fixed and what  I might want to put in and what not so basically just having a good communication line with the engineer.

.

.

.

Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

Understanding each individual artist, and creating good communication.

.

.

.

 

Tell us how you are promoting your music.

I ensure the songs are available on all digital platforms.

 

I try to get booked for shows, get paid and to have fun with my music doing shows.

.

.

.

.

List your favourite radio stations.

My favourite radio station is WGCI and 92.3 Chicago Illinois.

.

.

.

 

Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist.

The piece of advice I will give to a new artist is to stay focused and not to take it too seriously. Have fun with it and understand that what one person doesn’t like doesn’t mean someone else won’t like it.

.

.

.

Elaborate on the song.

The song ‘Do It For The Love’ is a true story because it’s all true but it still gives you the universal feeling it.

 

This song is a true story based upon my experience personally coming home after ten years dealing with not having my mother.

 

One of my best friends was trying to set me up because he was working with the feds for over ten years.

 

Understanding the wave today that everybody does things for attention which is clout everything is done for the clout.

 

Mobile Version

April Showers – I Try

 

April Showers – I Try

 

April Showers – I Try

 

ARTIST NAME: April Showers

 

SONG TITLE: I Try

 

GENRE: Rap/Hip-Hop

 

Instagram

 

Amazon

 

Apple Music

 

iTunes

 

Spotify

 

 

Discuss how you develop your melody.

I really just feel the beat out… whatever vibe I get and whatever melody I hear, it usually just comes to me.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your source of inspiration.

My struggle – I’ve had such a hard life, all I can think about is making it and doing everything I can to create a better life for my son.

.

.

.

 

Tell us the most memorable experience in your music career.

It’s hard to answer that because I’m still so fresh but it would just have to be all the love and positive feedback that I’m getting. Meeting my team and learning from the best and also, getting to work with such amazing producers.

.

.

.

 

Discuss how you build your song.

I always try to do the hook first based off the vibe I get off the beat. Even with collaboration, we try to do the hook first and then attack the verses.

.

.

.

 

Tell us how you ensure your music inspires others.

The way that I inspire others is to speak from past experiences and the heart.

 

I am a normal everyday person that is working a regular job going through regular experiences so I speak on the things that I go through because I know that others are going through the same thing.

 

So many artists today rap about materialistic things which is fine for them but for me, I don’t have those things so I have to speak on what pertains to me and my life.

 

I put messages in my music as well so if you really listen you will see that I have a lot to say.

.

.

.

 

Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.

Promotion is extremely important because you can make good music all day but if you are not promoting yourself then you’re selling yourself short.

.

.

.

Tell us what you will do apart from music.

I work in retail and I’m a single mother. I don’t only write music. I’m writing a few books and a screenplay for my brother.

.

.

.

 

List the names of the instruments you can play.

Clarinet and trumpet.

.

.

.

 

Tell us if you have any music background.

No professional music background but I was in band all my life.

.

.

.

 

Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist on entering the music chart.

I would say my biggest advice is to network with like people. And by like people, I mean people who are on the come-up like you.

 

You would be surprised by how many producers/engineers and videographers are willing to work with you because they are trying to get heard just like you are.

 

Find people who believe in you and stay positive. Also, utilize social media; it is amazing when it comes to networking and promotion.

.

.

.

Elaborate on melody and rhythm.

Melody is the part of the song that you will get stuck in your head and sing over and over again. Rhythm is a part of the song that makes you move.

.

.

.

 

State your future goals.

I would like to become an accomplished recording artist/ songwriter. I will also like to get my books published and maybe even create a few movies as well.

.

.

.

Share your recording experience with us.

I am always very nervous initially but once I get comfortable, I try to have a strong delivery. We also like to make the studio environment a fun one too.

.

.

.

 

Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.

Just having the right vibe and making sure you are translating what you want to say how you want to say it.

.

.

.

Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

I’m still early on in my career but I would say not staying focused. It’s hard when you are trying to live everyday life and also pursue your dream.

.

.

.

 

Tell us how you build up your composition.

Once I start writing, it usually starts flowing. I just stay focused until I am done.

.

.

.

 

Discuss the relevance of music.

Music is everywhere. It’s also evolving and changing constantly.

.

.

.

 

Elaborate on your song entitled ‘Hungry.’

The song is about just being hungry for success. The message is I’m going to keep going until I get to where I want to be.

.

.

.

 

Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

April Showers is a name I went by for fun given to me by a co-worker. ‘High I’m April’ is my first album and it’s basically just an introduction of who I am.

 

Mobile Version

Broadtube Music Library

Broadtube Music Library

Broadtube Music Library

Broadtube Music Library

Broadtube Music Library

Broadtube Music Library provides timeless songs/instrumentals/background music for different projects like Advertisement, Film, Video Game, TV Program…

[cue id=”20545″]

TYPE OF PROJECT

PRICE 1

AUDIENCE

(100 – 50,000)

PRICE 2

AUDIENCE

(50,000 – 5,000,000)

PRICE 3

AUDIENCE

(5,000,000 – Unlimited)

YouTube/Vimeo/

Video Streaming

$200

$400

$600

CD Compilation/Digital Distribution

$300

$600

$900

Wedding

$300

$600

$900

Videographer

$300

$600

$900

Internet

$200

$400

$600

Film Soundtrack

$300

$600

$900

Film/Trailer

$500

$1,000

$1,500

Video Game

$300

$600

$900

TV Program

$300

$600

$900

Radio Program

$200

$400

$600

Corporate Video

$700

$1400

$2100

Advertisement

$1000

$2000

$3000

Remix (Get Vocal File)

$550

$1,100

$1650

Remix (Get Instrumental)

$500

$1,000

$1,500

License the Lyrics

$300

$600

$900

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

 

STEP ONE

A

Describe your project.

B

State your project and audience using the table above.

C

State your budget in accordance with the price stated above.

D

State the title of the song you want from Broadtube Music Library.

E

State the name of the licensee (the person purchasing the license) and address.

STEP 2

A

Send the details to broadtube1@yahoo.com

 

B

We send you a price offer if we accept your offer.

 

C

We send you a contract form after payment.

STEP 3

A

We deliver the song, necessary information and completed signed formed by both parties to you.

Update:

1

Use of one of our songs in a video game.

 

2

Placement of one of our songs in a TV Dating Show.

 

Mobile Version

Yazata Narsai - Infinity

Yazata Narsai – Infinity

Yazata Narsai - Infinity

Yazata Narsai – Infinity

 

Yazata Narsai – Infinity

 

ARTIST NAME:  Yazata Narsai

 

SONG TITLE: Infinity

 

ALBUM TITLE: Fuedalism

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

Instagram

 

iTunes

 

Apple Music

 

Reverbnation

 

Amazon

 

Spotify

 

 

Mention the name of the artist you can regard as the “Greatest Of All Time.”

2pac.

.

.

.

 

Discuss composition.

Music is composed to tell a story 1 riff at a time.

.

.

.

 

Elaborate on this song.

The song is about elevation through perseverance. The longer you last the higher you go.

.

.

.

 

Rate social media and tell us the platform that works best for you in promoting your music.

All of them play a part – Some for dialoguing others for sharing links.

.

.

.

Tell us how you prepare yourself for a live performance or show. 

Practice performing the song.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your opinion on frequent releasing of singles or just an album in a while.

I disagree with flooding the market.

.

.

.

Mention the name of the artist you will be glad to see the live performance.

Jay Z.

.

.

.

 

Tell us the themes of most of your songs.

I touch basis on all subject matter from being broke to making waves.

.

.

.

 

Discuss your recording.

I always look for the perfect sound.

.

.

.

 

Tell us how boring or exciting the music career can be.

It is exciting if you follow your dreams.

Mobile Version

J-Carter – Spit Raw Wit It

J-Carter – Spit Raw Wit It

 

J-Carter – Spit Raw Wit It

J-Carter – Spit Raw Wit It

 

J-Carter + Cleva Thoughts – Spit Raw Wit It

 

ARTIST NAME: J-Carter

 

SONG TITLE: Spit Raw Wit It

 

ALBUM TITLE: Take Hip-Hop Back

 

RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

Instagram

 

Spotify

 

Amazon

 

Website

 

Wasting no time, J-Carter is back with his third album ‘Take Hip-Hop Back’ within a year.

 

J-Carter states:

“This time around the people will have no choice but to hear me.”

 

He has been criticized about sounding too old school, not having any trap music, no club bangers, and that he should not even be making music at all.

 

With this new album, he plans to silence the critics and leave no room for doubt about his lyrical skills while leaving his mark in this hip-hop game.

 

With 38 tracks spread across this album, there is nothing lacking to quench the thirst of the real hip-hop heads searching for that lyricism and realness.

 

‘Take Hip-Hop Back’ is an album that balances that traditional lyricism with a contemporary outer shell.

 

It aims to bring back the realness and reality that hip-hop was known for since its creation.

 

‘Take Hip-Hop Back’ is the album J-Carter truly believes will leave a mark on the music world, and bring a sound and lyrical objective that has not been heard before in this genre.

.

.

.

 

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

My name is J-Carter born in the United States. My childhood was pretty good despite growing up in poverty. My mother and father divorced when I was 3 and life from then on taught me some valuable lessons the hard way.

.

.

.

 

State your academic qualification.

I am a high school graduate and also attended college for some time going for a business degree.

.

.

.

Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

It took me some time to get into the rap game due to family obligations and responsibilities I needed to take care of. But I have been writing music since the age of 13 so I’m not new to music; I’m just new to entering the game and putting my name out there for the people.

 

This rap game is tough because it’s oversaturated with so much music; it’s hard to breakthrough for anyone to listen to your voice. That’s why you have to be unique and come with something nobody else is coming with.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.

I’m a hip-hop artist and I kinda got the idea for the song soon as I got the beat from my producer.

 

It sort of just came to me, I was thinking this would be dope to have me and another dope female M.C going back and forth with each other. Just throwing lyrical bombs verse after verse! So I put the song together, found Cleva Thoughts and the rest is lyrical HISTORY!

.

.

.

Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

Organization and work ethic is the key!! You have to be two steps ahead of everything in this game! Have to be forward thinking, and you can’t let setbacks get the best of you. That’s going to happen! You are going to have bad days, you are going to have bad songs, you are going have bad reviews, but you must have the strength to carry on and keep looking for the next best thing!

.

.

.

 

Tell us how you are promoting your music.

I am on everything! Facebook ads, Twitter ads, Instagram ads, Spotify ads, newspaper – I like word of mouth though, getting in the people’s face and say listen to this! Your music won’t sell itself; you got to make the people hear what you have to say.

.

.

.

Share your press release and reviews with us.

Stereo Stickman

.

.

.

.

List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

There are too many radio stations to name, but right now my music is playing on over 50 stations across the world and growing. My music has been featured on ItsHipHop.com blog, Real Music Hype, A&R Factory, ArtistRack…

.

.

.

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

I have been in the game for about two years now, and my main goal is to get my music into as many people’s ears as possible and to change hearts and minds towards God’s will. Money is not the motivation for me, but good music that people can enjoy and elevate them is enough motivation for me

.

.

.

 

Tell us what makes you unique from others.

I bring a different style to the game and a different perspective than most rappers.

 

I have made songs that haven’t been embraced by the rap community.

 

I love bringing something that makes people think or something people hate or do not want to talk about. What’s the point of being an artist if you can’t paint pictures in people’s minds that make them see something different than what’s in front of them.

 

Most people in this game want to be rappers, in my case I don’t have to want to be a rapper, it comes naturally for me.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

My weakness is I expect every song that I write and compose to be a hit, actually, that can be a strength to come to think about it.

 

Also, I have a hard time making club songs, I have tried but it’s not my thing. I am just too lyrical to put a club song together so I just stay in my lane and do what I do best.

 

My strength is my songwriting ability because I can flip a song anyway. I can write about anything from love, to politics. My lyrical diversity is my strength.

.

.

.

 

List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Triumph- Wu-Tang Clan,

 

MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know- KRS-ONE,

 

Ether- Nas,

 

The MC- KRS-ONE,

 

Follow The Leader- Rakim.

.

.

.

Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

If you want to sell yourself out to the system and the industry to become famous and rich but be a puppet and slave then yes, go and get signed by a major label.

 

If you want creative freedom, all the work you put into all come back to you, and create your own timeline and system and stand on your own 2 feet then stay independent.

.

.

.

 

Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I love playing sports (baseball, basketball), I love to study the bible and also the world itself and human behaviour. What makes humans do some of the things we do! That intrigues me, and it makes you a better artist in your music as well.

.

.

.

 

State the official date of release.

May 9, 2019.

.

.

.

State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My name is J-Carter and that is really my government name, I just took the first initial of my first name and put it to my last name. I use to go by the name Jacee, but when my son was born I gave it to him so I had to come up with a new rap name. Jacee stands for J-Jerome’s A- Always C- Conquering  E-Evil   E- Everyday.

.

.

.

 

State the title of the album and the meaning.

The album name is called ‘Take Hip-Hop Back’ and it’s pretty self-explanatory. In the rap game now is kinda not hip-hop. Hip-hop used to be known for its realness and authenticity and its power to put the truth in your face and fight the powers that be. It used to be about creativity and pure lyricism and uplifting the minds of people.

 

Now it’s about being fake, how much money you can get, disrespecting women and whoever is in your way, and you don’t have to be lyrically ill to make a song. My album is just a reminder of what Hip-Hop truly is and I’m ‘Taking it Back’ for all who can remember what Hip-hop used to be.

 

Mobile Version

NyuKyung - Let It Spray

NyuKyung – Let It Spray

 

NyuKyung - Let It Spray

NyuKyung – Let It Spray

 

ARTIST NAME: NyuKyung

 

SONG TITLE: Let It Spray

 

RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop/Rap

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

Instagram

 

Apple Music

 

iTunes Music

 

Spotify

 

Tidal

 

Website

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

James Pak, professionally known as NyuKyung was born in Tacoma, Washington.

 

I started music at the age of 9 and began making music at age 11.

 

I started off on Myspace and graduated to YouTube.

.

.

.

State your academic qualification.

Senior at Simon Fraser University: undergraduate in Criminology.

.

.

.

Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

I am relatively new in the music industry and my publishing company is a record label out of Houston, Texas called UrbaNomyx.

 

My skills as an artist include songwriting, mixing, singing, and rapping.

 

I have been working on my craft and developing my sound at an early age so I am very efficient and skilled when it comes to creating music.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.

Hip Hop/Rap.

 

I wanted to make a cinematic type of video that could accurately display the emotions of the song.

.

.

.

Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

From my experience I realized a lot of issues between artists and labels come from a lack of transparency.

 

A good record label should not hide things from their artists and respect the creativity of each individual.

 

I understand music is a business but conflicts would be avoided if priority is given to communication between the artists and the labels than the amount of money to be made.

.

.

.

 

Tell us how you are promoting your music.

Facebook/Instagram Ads, YouTube Ads.

 

I am working with three professional indie marketing firms…

.

.

.

 

Explain the story behind the song.

I remember feeling alone and trapped nearing the end of my football career and college degree, with only $50 to my name; frustrated and angry I sat in my room brainstorming on how to make my dream into a reality.

 

I started looking through beats and found one that spoke to me; I downloaded the track onto my phone and went outside in the snow for some fresh air to clear my head.

 

As I sat in the cold night listening to the instrumental on repeat, the words and melody came to me immediately.

 

The first time I listened back to the finished version of the song, I knew that this was going to be the track that would launch my career.

.

.

.

List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

HipHop Canada

 

Global Money World

 

BLATANTLY BLUNT

 

CCG Network Radio

 

Nick Visco’s Hip-Hop Shop

 

Anno Domini Nation

.

.

.

State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

Videographer – Shinigami Films

 

Manager – Heavy Gatz

 

Producer – J. Cook

 

Crew:

Artist: Danny Riguez

 

Artist: UrCelph

 

Artist: RobNGive2TheKidz

.

.

.

 

Elaborate on the song and music video.

‘Let It Spray’ is my first official release and it means a lot to me because the song originates from a place of doubt and insecurity. I really poured my heart out into the song and my videographer did an amazing job capturing every detail.

.

.

.

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

I have been making music since I was 11 but only been in the music business officially for five months. The journey so far has been unreal. The feedback and success I have had over these past five months are mind-blowing. I never expected things to move so quickly.

 

In this short amount of time I was chosen for the Anno Domini Cypher, won the 2019 Anno Domini Contest,  been on BuzzFeed, Hip Hop Canada, The London Post, and many other Hip Hop websites and blogs.

 

I want to be one of the greatest to ever pick up a mic and leave a lasting legacy with my music.

.

.

.

 

Tell us what makes you unique from others.

Everything about me from my appearance to my sound is unique. There are other Asian artists out there but I bring something completely different to the table.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

My biggest strength is my work ethic and willingness to learn and ask for help. At the end of the day, I am a fan of Hip Hop before I am an artist.

 

My biggest weakness is that I am my biggest critic. My competitive nature and obsession with improvement can really have an effect on my mental health. This is why it is important for me to continue and find a balance in everything I do.

.

.

.

 

List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Believe Me – Lil Zay Osama

 

Lost Boy – Ruth B

 

YouTube Rapper – Token & Tech N9ne

 

2 Years – Lil Zay Osama

 

Statues – Junoflo

.

.

.

Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

Both have their benefits but ideally, I would do everything myself and stay independent. I’m a big fan of Nipsey Hussle and he is an artist I want to emulate. The way Nipsey made an impact on the industry all while owning his own masters and being his own boss is what I strive for.

 

However, I am not opposed to signing to a major label under the right conditions. Every artist has their own journey and right now I am just taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.

.

.

.

 

Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I am a college football player so a lot of my free time is spent training. It gets difficult trying to balance music, football, and school but it will all worth it at the end.

.

.

.

List your various works.

Real One

 

Akuma

 

Lamborghini Dream

.

.

.

State the official date of release.

May 10th, 2019.

.

.

.

 

State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

I go by NyuKyung (Pronounced New King) and it’s actually my Korean name. It’s supposed to be pronounced (No – Gyung) but people had a lot of difficulties pronouncing it so I and my manager discussed it and decided to change it to New King and capitalize the K.

.

.

.

State the title of the song and the meaning.

The song is entitled ‘Let It Spray’ because when I made the song I was extremely frustrated and wanted to let loose and wreak havoc on everything around me. I had just invested a lot of money into my home studio and had no idea where I was going to go from there.

 

Mobile Version

DaBeatfreakz + Dappy + Swarmz + Deno – Motorola

DaBeatfreakz – Motorola

 

 

 

 

 

 

DaBeatfreakz + Dappy + Swarmz + Deno – Motorola

DaBeatfreakz + Dappy + Swarmz + Deno – Motorola

 

 

 

 

 

Da Beatfreakz team up with Swarmz, Deno and Dappy on a new song entitled ‘Motorola’ with an amazing music video.

 

Following on from a string of Top 40 hits, the powerhouse production duo returns with another punchy line up on this banger.

 

Having worked with a plethora of UK and global talent over the past decade, Da Beatfreakz commenced on their own careers at the end of last year with singles Swingin In Da Whip featuring Giggs and Pumpy featuring AJ x Deno, Swamz and Cadet.

 

With Pumpy now garnering a huge 20 million streams and having been featured across Boohoo, Da Beatfreakz recreate their dynamic sound on ‘Motorola.’

 

South Londoners Obi and Uche created their own exceptional sound from being influenced the early sounds of Fela Kuti and Shina Peters to teenage years listening to So Solid Crew and trips to the United States working with the likes of Cool & Dre and The Trak Starz.

 

Da Beatfreakz have since garnered over three hundred and fifty million YouTube views, lots of platinum-selling singles and an envious array of credits from the likes of Usher, Mr. Eazi and Sean Paul and Jacquees.

 

The previous period saw continuous milestones for Da Beatfreakz with production credits across chart-topping hits including Top 20 single Advice with Deno and Cadet, Bally by Swarmz, and London by AJ x Deno and EO.

 

Instagram

 

Twitter

 

Apple Music

 

iTunes

 

Amazon

 

Deezer

 

Spotify

 

Mobile Version

ClipKingz – Hell on Earth

ClipKingz – Hell on Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

ClipKingz – Hell on Earth

ClipKingz – Hell on Earth

 

 

 

 

 

ClipKingz – Hell on Earth

 

ARTIST NAME: ClipKingz

 

SONG TITLE: Hell on Earth

 

ALBUM TITLE: Legacy Of Kingz

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

Instagram

 

Apple Music

 

iTunes

 

Spotify

 

Reverbnation

 

Website

 

The ClipKingz are a group of five individuals, Jermiside (lessondary), L-Marr the Starr, Giovonni Pratt(GGO), DJ Grain, and Producer Mike Jay.

 

A collective of members hailing from all regions of the United States of America – Multi-talented in the arts of beats, rhymes, and visuals, these individuals bring old school values with contemporary sounds.

 

The group was formed in 2015 with the idea of keeping all projects in the house while providing and inspiring artists with an affordable way to create professional visuals.

 

In 2016, at the urging of Hell Razah (Sunz of Man/Wu Tang), the Clip Kingz joined forces to create a project he would back under his Label, Hell Razah Music Group, (HRMG).

 

In a full year’s time, Giovonni Pratt started to lay the groundwork for an E.P titled “Legacy of Kingz”, a seven track project featuring Tragedy Khadafi, Tiona D (Griselda) among others.

.

.

.

 

Discuss the story behind your music video.

The story behind the video is based upon three men caught in the middle of nuclear fallout.

 

We wanted to tell a story using specific key visuals and items to paint the picture.

 

For example, there is a newspaper clip in the video that speaks about the approval of nuclear testing.

.

.

.

 

State the name of the locations in your music video.

All of the locations were shot in College Park Georgia. The abandoned road to me was the eeriest and had that horror film feel to it, spooky, especially when you hear things moving through the trees.

 

The second scene was an abandoned house we found on the side of the road. We took a chance and trespassed to get the shot we needed.

 

We shot Tiona D’s part in front of an abandoned church, and Jermiside’s part was in front of a graveyard.

.

.

.

List the members of the crew that produced this video and use this opportunity to thank them.  

The members that shot this video were Jermiside and Giovonni Pratt… yeah, we are not only the composers of the music we shoot our own videos as well.

 

We came up with the concept, got together, we directed it, and Jerm edited. Jerm is a hell of an editor.

.

.

.

Explain your emotional state while shooting the music video.

My emotional state at the time was nervous because I wasn’t sure we had enough visuals to tell a story.

 

Jermiside and I went back and forth trying to gather key items to bring out a story. Every time we felt there wasn’t enough we would push the video back.

.

.

.

Share your press release and reviews with us.

We decided to go in a different direction at this time. We wanted to release the track on YouTube for a few weeks, see how it responds then create a press release. You know, just want to try something different. Reviews haven’t come in yet.

.

.

.

 

Discuss your music career so far.

Our music career has been blessings. We aren’t on a major platform or signed to a major label, but we have been blessed with having major signed artists believing in us. Tragedy Khadafi, Hellrazah (Wu Tang) has given us some of the most amazing support.

.

.

.

Tell us if you aspire to go into acting.

I used to be an actor in high school (Giovonni Pratt) but never stuck to it. I honestly couldn’t see the talent in me to be an actor so I abandoned the idea altogether. I am thinking of getting back into it, so in the next few videos, you’ll see my thespian energies at work.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your gains and losses in the music business.

My gains have been knowledge. I have my own publishing company, I’ve produced an E.P. and worked with BMI and SESAC, and I have grown into an executive artist type of person.

 

As far as my losses, I’ve taken a lot of “L’s” lost money, time with family, so-called friends, even made a few enemies, but those losses made me a better man today.

.

.

.

 

List the media that have supported you so far with this song. Some of the media supporting us right now are Sonic-bids, AnR Factory, Broadtube (that’s you 😀), and a few others. We are grateful and appreciate the love.

.

.

.

 

Tell us how you manage your time.

I manage my time one day, one hour at a time. With a family I have to “get in where the time fits in” for example, I’ll run my children down and once they go to sleep, I work on music.

 

Others times I’m at an appointment, that’s never on time, so I used that spare time to jot down ideas.

.

.

.

Tell us how you are able to actualize success in your music career.

To actualize success, you have to first define ‘what’s success in your music career.’ Be honest with yourself, set a realistic goal, write down steps, and follow that blueprint, and don’t give up till it’s complete. That’s how I was able to actualize my success.

.

.

.

Tell us if you an independent artist or you are a signed artist and tell us how you run your music career.

We are independent artists and we fund everything on our own. So we are totally free to drop music as we see fit. We don’t have the same reach as a major, but we are totally comfortable with that.

.

.

.

 

List the individuals responsible for writing, production, recording, directing, promotion and marketing of this project. The Clipkingz are responsible for writing the track (Giovonni Pratt, Jermiside, Lmarr The Starr Reality Check), the ClipKingz directed it, and Anno Domini produced it.

.

.

.

Tell us your experience recording in the studio and shooting the music video.

My experience is like a job. You come in, come on time, and be prepared to work. Make sure your work is ready. Some people want to “be cute.” Come hours late, come looking all fancy… not us we come in their off the streets prepared to work. The same goes for our video work.

.

.

.

 

Tell us the advice you will give to a new artist planning to shoot a music video.

The advice I would give is: Don’t be afraid to do it. Grab a camera and create. Master editing, trust us it will save you a lot of money. Also understand that you shouldn’t be paying someone thousands of dollars for a video, especially an unsigned independent artist. Be wise with your money!

.

.

.

Tell us the estimate of a commercial music video based on your experience.

The estimate for a commercial video can be in the thousands depending on the amount of work and editing.

 

Understand that there is a slim chance of seeing any financial returns. This is why it’s important to invest your money wisely!

 

I recall my first video was 2 thousand dollars I paid out of my pocket. I saw no financial return. I wised up, and brought a professional camera, built a team, and started shooting videos ourselves.

.

.

.

 

Tell us the reason you shot a video for this song.

Well, we shot a video for this song because it was a strong single. To keep the momentum going we decided to create a visual that told a story to match the mood of the track. To also be honest, this was supposed to be the first video from the E.P., but we didn’t have the vision for it yet.

.

.

.

 

State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My name is Giovonni Pratt one-fifth of the ClipKingz, my first name means “The blessed” while the last is used to signify a rebel’s roots (Geronimo Pratt).

.

.

.

 

State the title of the song and the meaning.

The name of the track is “Hell on Earth” it means physical and mental hardships in an environment that’s poisoned, and not made for me or you to succeed.

.

.

.

 

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

The title of the E.P. is Legacy of Kingz. We chose that name to symbolize our blood, sweat, and tears. Each track was created from our experiences in life, or legacies, our way of life.

 

Mobile Version

 

Brotherman - Cloud Clears

Brotherman – Cloud Clears

 

Brotherman - Cloud Clears

Brotherman – Cloud Clears

 

Artist Name – Brotherman

 

Song Title – Cloud Clears

 

Genre – Hip –Hop/Rap

 

Twitter

 

Facebook

 

Instagram

 

Apple Music

 

iTunes

 

Tidal

 

Deezer

 

Bandcamp

 

Spotify

 

Amazon

 

“Brotherman has always stood out for me. His voice is original, his flows are sick and I like his diction. Uniqueness in this rap game is paramount and he has it by the bucketload. On this EP he blends seamlessly with some sick crisp production from GG Peney. Fiercely refreshing and a breath of fresh air from the usual mind-numbing copycat rap music. This project is distinctively dope.”

Daddy Skitz 

“Insightful bars, subtle cadence, heartfelt songwriting. This brother really is the man!”

Essa (formerly known as Yungun) 

 

“Huckleberry dropping you a dose of that dope socially woke hip-hop that you need for your mental health. Go get your fix.”

Skinnyman

 

 

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

My name is Thomas Boord-James and I was born in London England.

 

At the age of five, my family moved to the Caribbean island of Montserrat where we lived until I was 11.

 

Island life was amazing and a great way to grow up. It was warm and happy but all that would change when we moved back to London. We came back to a life with very little money and to a city where the crime had begun to fill the streets. Life was not as easy as it had been on the island.

.

.

.

 

State your academic qualifications.

I did okay in school even though I felt like it wasn’t really for me, I studied English language and literature at A-Level and went on to complete a degree in film. It was through this degree that I was signed to my first label and chose music as a career.

.

.

.

Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

Before being signed I would write all day and would look for stages to perform on almost every night.

 

I began getting good at making a big impression on the microphone and built up a large catalog of lyrics.

 

I was heard by the guys at a small indie label called Silent Soundz who offered me a contract.

 

This was when I really became the rapper known as Brotherman and was able to begin recording my first record ‘The Dark and The Light’.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your genre and idea behind your song and music video.

My genre would be Hip Hop but many would say my sound is more varied and ranges from Lo-Fi or Chill-Hop right through to a more Jazz-like sound.

 

The idea behind Cloud Clears as a track was always to blend storytelling and music to create a cautionary tale that is easy to listen to and take in.

 

For the video, we used stock footage that we had shot several years before to give the listener a feel for the streets and the time talked about in the lyrics.

.

.

.

Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

My experience as an artist shows me that in order to run a successful record label you need to really appreciate, nurture and support your artists so you can get the best from them.

 

If you have talented musicians then let them play with the aim to break down barriers and push the limits to create something new.

 

The labels that are only in the business of making money are essentially killing the music industry in my opinion.

.

.

.

 

Tell us how you are promoting your music.

For an artist like me who does not have a large label backing me, the correct use of social media platforms and relationships with blogs has been key to promoting my music.  I’m still working to build my name and get my music out there.

.

.

.

Explain the story behind the song.

Cloud Clears is an emotional song that was written in the wake of a yearlong stay in prison.

 

It comments on conviction and trying to keep out of the street violence happening in London as well as a more objective view gained from incarceration.

 

Inspired by true wordsmiths like Talib Kweli and Mos Def; Cloud Clears tries to act as a warning as much as it tells a tale.

.

.

.

 

State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

This track was produced by GG Peney and written by Brotherman.

 

The video was produced and directed by Johnny Griffith, who is my right-hand man. He has done a great job in really capturing the essence of the song.

 

Also much love to the editor Dom Brancaleone for getting the video to its crisp and clean final look.

.

.

.

Elaborate on the song and music video.

The song Cloud Clears contains more than a few references to London streets and the life that I lived… It was only right that the video gave some more insight into the world that is spoken about in the track and so we used footage of me that had been shot back in the times that the song speaks of.

 

The lyrics are more like thoughts than statements and so we wanted a visual that sort of internalized the struggle I was going through which is why I never talk to the camera during the video.

.

.

.

 

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

My mother says I have been rapping and singing since I was around eight years old. I wrote a number of tracks before I ever performed on stage which meant once I did, I hit the ground running.

 

I entered open mics and rap battles and began winning and gaining attention and notoriety.

 

Once I was signed, I appeared on mixtapes alongside Cormega from Wu-Tang and a whole host of rappers from the UK.

 

I recorded my first album which allowed me to tour and perform to thousands at festivals as well as to millions more live on national radio stations.

 

My first label folded which left me unsigned just as my first release dropped so it didn’t have the full impact it should have had.  Since then I have warmed up stages for Hip Hop royalty such as Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli and have continued to build the Brotherman brand and make newer fresher music.

 

Since my first album, I have had several small releases online but Huckleberry is my first proper release in quite some time.

 

I am currently working on two new projects which should take the form of a mixtape and an album, both dropping later this year or early next year.

 

We also have another video from Huckleberry which will be released in a few months.

 

As for the future well, I would like to see my music reaching more people and would also like to see my style changing to become slightly more musical.

 

I have plans to work with more musicians and have better and bigger features as well.

.

.

.

 

Tell us what makes you unique from others.

Put simply, I think I stand out as an artist because I have such a wide range of influences in both my music and my writing.

 

Musically my influences range from 1920’s Blues right through to Drum and Bass.

 

Meanwhile, lyrically I am a child of Shakespeare with a want to write like James Baldwin.

My aim is to pretty much write poetry that moves the listener and speaks of the problems we face as a society while creating gorgeous music that is well made and lasts forever.

.

.

.

 

Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

My weakness when it comes to music would have to be an ability to play instruments or make beats. I chose lyricism a long time ago so while I play a little guitar, I am more words than music.

 

Luckily I have a great team who are as good at the music as I am with letters.

My strengths are writing and performing. I find that when performed in the right atmosphere my writing comes alive and I am never happier than I am when on stage.

.

.

.

 

List your five favourite songs including the artists. 

Waiting in Vain – Bob Marley

 

Sky’s the Limit – Notorious BIG

 

Everything Man – Talib Kweli

The Queen and the Soldier – Suzanne Vega

 

Liquid Love – Essa (formerly known as Yungun)

.

.

.

Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

Signing to a major label is always seen as the best way to ‘make it’ as an artist in today’s industry. This is mainly to do with the big signing bonus and the network of marketing and promotion that they supply.

 

Nowadays there are more than enough outlets for the ‘do it yourself’ artist to have their music seen and heard. This allows the artist creative freedoms that they might not have had as a signed artist on a major label.

.

.

.

 

Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

Outside of music, I am a writer and so I am working on several Novels as well as children’s books and poetry. We have just welcomed our daughter into the world, which takes up a fair amount of my time. Anything left is music really.

.

.

.

 

State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name is Brotherman, it was a name that the Rastafarian men used to call me as a child. I guess the name stuck and now it pretty much means a brother to man.

.

.

.

State the title of the song and the meaning.

Cloud Clears refers to that moment when the sun is finally visible through the thickest grey clouds and tells of a brighter day ahead.

.

.

.

 

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

Huckleberry is the name of the album because it was written and produced on a street called Huckleberry close. I liked it because of the reference to Mark Twain as I felt like this was a twist on a modern-day Huckleberry Finn type tale of adventure and self-exploration.

 

Mobile Version

Hip-Hop-TV Distribution

Hip-Hop-TV Distribution

Hip-Hop-TV Distribution is a subsidiary of Broadtube Music Distribution created to promote hip-hop artists across the globe.

 

Hip-Hop-TV Distribution delivers ‘Make It Out’ by Naughty G to digital stores so you can check the EP out!

 

 

Naughty G

Javnault Griffin known as Naughty G of Illinois is a stellar rapper with a gritty urban beat and deft ability to switch styles.

 

The video of his song entitled ‘Swim’ is captivating and the song is beyond appealing.

 

Naughty G started rapping at age eight and took it seriously at age 20.

 

With five years under his belt as a recording artist, look for Naughty G to continue his rise as a multi-media artist!

 

Javnault “Naughty G” Griffin is one of the finest rappers from Rockford, Illinois, United States of America… His ability to switch styles makes him one of the greatest lyricists. The video of the song entitled ‘Swim’ is captivating while the song is appealing. Javnault “Naughty G” Griffin was born April 27, 1993, in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He started rapping at age 8 but took it seriously at age twenty. He has a solid online presence. Naughty G has a five-year experience as a Recording Artist.

 

Amazon

 

Deezer

 

Spotify

 

Recochoku

 

Qobuz

 

Tidal

 

iHeart

 

Yandex

 

Music 163

 

Saavn

 

7 Digital

 

Akazoo

 

Mobile Version