Boombox Poets – Mirror

Boombox Poets – Mirror

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boombox Poets – Mirror

Boombox Poets – Mirror

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Name: Boombox Poets

 

Song Title – Mirror

 

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Boombox Poets inspire with the narrative video of the song entitled ‘Mirror.’

 

‘Mirror’ is an amalgam of rock with hip-hop.

 

The dramatic video is stunning.

 

‘Mirror’ is outstanding and the lyrics are rich.

 

The audience will connect to the song.

 

The delivery of words is striking.

 

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Founded in 2010, by vocalists Mike Burch and Josh French, Boombox Poets was born out of the South End of Louisville, Kentucky. With the additions of Anthony Slack (guitar), Antonio Edward (bass), Animal Tom (drums, vocals) and Jake Buckley (keyboard), Boombox Poets combine lyrically-driven Hip Hop/Rap with heavy influences of Rock, Metal, Blues, and Funk.

 

Reminiscent of acts like Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine, and The Beastie Boys, Boombox Poets brings forth an assault of musical energy that is aggressive and creative.

 

Following the success of the 2016 self-titled EP “Boombox Poets,” and the hit single/video “Mirror,” Boombox Poets is ready to take on the world.

 

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IMC – Rancier

IMC – Rancier

 

IMC – Rancier

IMC – Rancier

 

ARTIST NAME: IMC

 

SONG TITLE: Rancier

 

ALBUM TITLE: Motiv3

 

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop

 

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Born in San Antonio Texas, IMC has spent the last eleven years crafting his sound and skills and finally has decided that it’s time to share his talent with the world.

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State your history.

I love music and I picked up production at 13 and over the years I’ve made albums after albums I kept to myself. Some of my works have been used by rappers like Token but after a long dry spell, I decided to release my work as I make it.

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Describe yourself as an artist.

I’m a versatile musician that produces, raps, sings, plays several instruments, engineers, and basically runs all ends for himself.

 

What I intend is to bring back, at least for myself, vibe music in the midst of a sea of artists that have similar sounds, stories, and bars. I don’t have hate for anyone I’d just rather hear things similar to the sounds and styles that I personally make. And hopefully, it’s dope enough for others to get in on the vibe as well.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

Hip hop mostly but I crossover with several genres, i.e. down-tempo, EDM trap, afro-beats, and hopefully I can do some reggaeton and Dembow in the future because there are some dope works and sounds there.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

‘Rancier’ is the name of a street in Killeen and I’m basically retelling a story in a cryptic manner of a time when I spent the night at this girl’s house and I left in the morning without a car only to end up in the thick of the hood of Killeen, Texas. It’s less of a story but more of sentiment on how I viewed life in the hood growing up versus being grown and seeing it again.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician/artist.

My biggest problem currently is in a world full of trap artists and people stanning them, I face difficulty getting people to work with me just because what these artists like to make doesn’t necessarily coincide with my style of music – Which is fine honestly I’ll do it by myself but altogether it does get frustrating, especially when you’re trying to network and gain recognition for your work.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

‘Rancier’ was pretty much recorded and produced in my bedroom, the same as my other works since I’ve started making music. I really just make it from scratch and knocked it out in about two hours recording and all.

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Elaborate on your music career, experience, and future goals.

I honestly would love to become a mainstream artist and have the resources to expand my sonic vision but as it stands currently I’m just happy making the best music I can for the people that surround me and believe in me.

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing/rap.

What inspires me is my insane life, I’ve had so many adventures in such wild and weird places, I just want to keep having these unique experiences and grow so I can give the people more music that can’t be replicated.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.

There is none at this point aside from dope lyrics and an insane beat.

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Tell the advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

I am an upcoming artist.

“I don’t take advice from people less successful than me” – Kanye

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

Honestly, there’s not much to tell because I don’t really give it much thought. I just make what sounds good to me. If it doesn’t; it gets trashed.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration.

Rob 1on1 is dope as fuck, VERSEatyle is a crazy bar scientist, Marico the Shogun has some of the best hooks and energy you could bring to the track, and Token is just fire ( even if I only produced one song he released).

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Build a studio, buy a business, invest, buy myself a condo, buy the rest of my mommas crib, get my girl a G-class because she’s obsessed and I’d get another truck.

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

You know word of mouth to me was always the best way to get more fans, so I guess just make better music overall.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

I make music whenever I get the chance. I never let it rest.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

ItsMrCain (IMC) is basically a tag I made and it was based off of Cain from the bible because of my personal beliefs about people, their nature and self-preservation. I picked Cain because it represents people at their true selves to me.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Rancier, it’s named after one of the most hood streets in Killeen, Texas, which is one of the most hood towns in Texas. Just a huge mixture of people from different places that ended up in a place that is just broken.

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

I’m obsessed with people’s motives for certain actions, so I named the album MOTIV3 to mark this mile in my journey musically, the 3 for the E is because I believe three to be a big number in nature.

 

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Lusive - Slimy

Lusive – Slimy

 

Lusive - Slimy

Lusive – Slimy

 

Artist Name:  Lusive

 

Song Title:  Slimy

 

Genre:  Hip-Hop

 

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In a world where it’s difficult to find an “Icon” Lusive began turning to music in order to express his lively soul and his creative skill.

 

Lusive is presenting himself as a musical icon that will bring that refreshing conscious music back with a punchy hip-hop flow blended with a touch of jazz. This can explain to you why Lusive learned the piano and violin at a young age.

 

Lusive is one of the greatest performance artists ever displayed in an urban genre.

 

Lusive can blend musical backgrounds with his unique sound and style to create an epic experience.

 

He has accomplished a wide fan base through his versatile in-depth music…

 

The North East Bronx was the starting point for Lusive’ who embraces hip hop but continues to have different musical influences such as classical, blues, pop and RnB. Those influences led to the release of his latest LP “The Interlude.”

 

With his single “Regulate” burning up NYC. Earlier this year he released an Ep “Frxx Lovx” on Valentine’s Day catered to his female fans. Now the summer of 2019 he heats the wave with his new Ep “Frxx Vibez.”

 

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Zenden Lavon – Honey Bourbon

Zenden Lavon – Honey Bourbon

 

Zenden Lavon – Honey Bourbon

Zenden Lavon – Honey Bourbon

 

ARTIST NAME: Zenden Lavon

 

SONG TITLE: Honey Bourbon

 

RELEASE DATE: 5/16/19

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop/Jazz

 

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Zenden Lavon began his career at age 11 when he realized the singing and dancing he’d been doing as a child was more than a hobby.

 

He was influenced by Bob Marley, the Fugees, Michael Jackson, and the Geto Boys.

 

Zenden was raised on the golden age of Hip-Hop and R&B and it shows in his production and lyricism.

 

Driven by the desire to spark emotion in his listeners, the Los Angeles native spent close to a decade watering the seeds of hip-hop in Dubai, being sponsored by Red Bull and opening for Nas at the massive Sole DXB event in Dubai.

 

Zenden Lavon is here to make a positive difference in people’s lives with good vibrations and sounds. Everything is for love.

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Tell us how you arrange your song.

It varies but for ‘Honey Bourbon’ I started with a beat and then I built from there.

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Discuss how you develop your music style.

I like to listen to a wide range of musical styles, anywhere from jazz to reggae to psychedelic rock.

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Elaborate on multi-genre music.

Multi-genre music is artistic freedom for artists who don’t like to be pigeon-holed.

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Tell us the best means of reaching fans.

I like to reach out to my fans by being personable and appreciative and just being myself.

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Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.

I believe it’s important to make good music and stay true to yourself.

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Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song.

Normally I make a beat that I’m inspired by.  Then I formulate a concept to write about.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody.

I usually just freestyle what comes naturally when I’m listening to the instrumental.

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Describe the factors you consider in a good song.

I believe a good song provokes strong emotion with an infectious beat or melody and is just fun and passionate.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs.

I like to describe whatever I’m trying to convey as best as I can through either the music or the words so the listener can feel the emotion that I had when I was creating the song.

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Tell us how you relate with producers and music directors.

Being that I’m a producer myself I can appreciate and understand the process and the importance of quality instrumentals.

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Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.

I’m usually proud of what I’ve done and most of my songs are emotionally taxing so when I’ve finished with my songs it’s a very satisfying experience.

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Tell us your worst song and state the reason.

I wouldn’t say I have any “worst” songs.  Each song I’ve made is the best song at the time I’ve made it and each time I make a new song I’ve grown musically and try to make it better than the last.

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

I’m still trying to find my sound and full originality as an artist.

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Tell us what is special about this release.

‘Honey Bourbon’ is a different sound for me incorporating the trap sound.  I feel it shows my growth as an artist and it’s my first time being the creative force behind the visuals for the video.

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Tell us about your future goals.

I just want to continue to grow as an artist and make good music.

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Tell us how you overcome obstacles.

I overcome obstacles by writing about it in a song. Whether it’s a full song or just a line, writing about it is therapeutic for me.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Honey Bourbon’ was created based on the Musa: Prelude concept for my up and coming tape. It’s a power trip.  When you know you are destined for great things and have overcome many obstacles.

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

Zenden Lavon is my real first and middle name. Musa: Prelude is named after Mansa Musa, the ancient King of Mali also the richest man in world history. It is a coming of age story – When a prince is becoming king and the ups and downs of dealing with the responsibility of everything that comes with it.

 

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Campos – Party in my Room

Campos – Party in my Room

 

Campos – Party in my Room

Campos – Party in my Room

 

ARTIST NAME: Campos

 

SONG TITLE: Party in My Room

 

ALBUM TITLE: Campos

 

RELEASE DATE: 07/19/2019

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggaeton

 

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CAMPOS, born Sam Campos, resides in Brooklyn, New York where his music career began at the age of 13.

 

Like any Brooklyn resident, his influences in music, especially hip hop were far and wide. However, being Hispanic his understanding of music and delivery of style is different than most. Surprisingly, his vocal talent provides an equal match to his ability to spit bars.

 

Campos is one of the very few hip-hop artists that can sing, no auto-tune, with precision.

 

Campos applies a tough regime of structure and work ethic to his music, his military background provided his template for hard work and it shows.

 

The CAMPOS EP starts off with the epic R&B breakdown “Party in My Room” while sexual in nature it almost passes off as Campos welcoming his audience closer to his music.

 

Two words set off the song’s true message, intimate and chill, “you’re invited, I just wanted time with you…” welcome to Campos world of music.

 

Following his dramatic and emotional introduction, he comes back with the meaningful love-centered ballad “Hot Girl” which pays tribute to every woman in his life who’s support his talent as his Hot Girl, an homage to respect.

 

But don’t pass Campos off as a ‘softy’ just yet, he hits back hard with tracks “Where’s the Pain, Where’s the Drama,”  “Head Start” and “Reason”. To put it simply, CAMPOS MUSIC is a lyrical force to be reckoned with.

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Discuss your composition and melody.

I go through several beats online and when I find one I really like, I will purchase it. The ritual is to put on my headphones and walk through the streets of Brooklyn and let the city energy inspire me.

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State the name of your producer and elaborate on the song.

Beat Demons was the producer of the beat. I fell in love with the spirit of the beat and the melody came to me instantly intending to have people feel the rhythm and want to move to listen to it.

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Discuss the lyrics of the song.

The lyrics are explicit but in essence, describe the euphoric escape from life when we’re with the person we love. How it takes us away from where we are and puts us on an island away from life troubles.

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Elaborate on your music career.

My music career just started in February 2019 so it is exciting to see it grow, but I’ve been writing music rapping and singing since I was 13 years old.

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Brief us on how you are reaching fans with your music.

I’m reaching a growing fan base through shows locally in New York and New Jersey. Soon I will be going on tour. I post consistently on Instagram: Camposmusic.nyc…

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Discuss your motive behind making music.

My motive is to become an icon; I make music because I love the creative process. I want to be recognized as one of the greatest in this new Rap/Hip-Hop era. My goal is to rise to the top tier of the game!

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Discuss your songwriting.

My songwriting is usually in three phases. The first is feeling the beat out and getting the foundation of the track. The second is to revise and refine. The third is to write it out in the studio or close to a recording session to get the organic energy of the words.

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Elaborate on your work and achievement so far in your music career.

I’m really proud to say I finished my first EP in July 2019 but because I just started my music career, all my greatest achievements are ahead of me. I’m going to ensure I meet each one of my goals.

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Tell us your opinion on using rhymes dictionary or writing software to develop lyrics.

I don’t use rhyme dictionaries nor do I use writing software, but if it helps others that’s cool. I like to go off of feel and intuition.

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Discuss the music industry.

The music industry is like any other business; it has the opportunity, reward, and success if you have the talent. There is a formula for success a lot of it involves networking, resources, and exposure. Above all is hard work.

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Elaborate on how you prepare yourself for a recording session.

I fast the day before with little to no food. I exercise with high intensity to get the oxygen in my body. I drink tea and rehearse the song…

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Brief us on your preference in terms of tempo as in up-tempo, mid-tempo or slow tempo.

Part of my music’s charm is that it doesn’t have a preference for tempo or style. I prefer to listen to a beat and find alignment with it. I let it come to me rather than go to it.

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Discuss your shows or live performance.

My shows are very intimate. It’s usually about 100 – 400 people as of now and feeling the energy of the crowd is such an experience for me. I always bring high energy to every performance.

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Share the feedback you are getting from fans.

After just a few days of releasing My EP on Spotify, Apple Music, google play music, Tidal, and Amazon, I have received nothing but positive feedback – People messaging directly to tell me to please put out more music. It’s the vibes!

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Send a message across to your fans and supporters.

Find something that inspires you. Love your life so deeply that the energy becomes contagious to the people around you. Thank you for supporting my music, I commit to bringing you the very best of my sound for you to enjoy!

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Discuss the storyline of the song.

The storyline of the song is someone wanting desperately to escape reality by being intimate with someone he cares deeply for. It’s about rising and falling together. It’s an expression of desire.

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Tell us what makes this song unique from others.

The song is unique because it uses a fusion of dance, melody and Jamaican culture through a Mexican hip- hop/rap artist. It is feel-good vibes everyone can enjoy no matter what background.

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Tell us the themes of most of your compositions.

The theme of most of my songs is feeling comfortable with adversity, overcoming personal obstacles and staying true to your self-expression. I think my music embodies Brooklyn energy on my tracks where I’m rapping.

 

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Laylow-TNG – Next Level

Laylow-TNG – Next Level

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Laylow-TNG – Next Level

Laylow-TNG – Next Level

 

ARTIST NAME: Laylow-TNG

 

SONG TITLE: Next Level

 

ALBUM TITLE: Life Ain’t What It Seems

 

RELEASE DATE: 04/26/2019

 

GENRE: Rap/Hip-Hop

 

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Laylow is a Mexican American rapper, recording artist, and entrepreneur originated in the San Gabriel Valleys of California.

 

He is a co-founder and artist of Baldwin Park, California, USA hip-hop collective and label Trapped N the Game (TNG).

 

Laylow wrote his very first song at the age of 18; creating a passion that would later turn into his dream career.

 

In 2018 he found himself struggling and working from job to job; barely making ends meet. It was one summer day that he felt the urge to write which reignited the passion he had found years ago.

 

His lyrics and songs are reflective of his west coast roots, and now he is on the rise doing all it takes to take it to the next level.

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

My name is Edward Alcay, I was born in the U.S. I grew up in a city where Gangbanging/Tagging was a large part of our culture and was around that scenario a lot. I had to adapt to my environment in order to strive in my city.

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Tell us how you discover hip-hop.

The first time I ever heard hip-hop was when my older brother made music from across the hall; he put me up on the game with hip-hop. My older brother has been one of the most influential people when it comes to hip-hop for me because he’s the one that brought it into my life.

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Brief us your experience creating your first song.

The first song I ever created was at the age of 16 and I was excited because it had a chopper-style like Tech N9ne. It was a big accomplishment that’s when I knew I wanted to do music.

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List the name of the artists that have influenced you.

Tupac, Method Man, Nas, Biggie, Bone Thugs, Ice Cube, Dre, Xzibit – Prominently the West Coast.

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Discuss the difference between the old school songs and new school songs.

Old School hip hop was fun to listen to and you could paint the picture with their lyrics. Lyricism played a big part and I am here to bring it back.

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Tell us how you compose or write lyrics.

Before I write my lyrics I vibe with the beat for a while then I start getting the feel about what to write about. I go deep with explaining things that I have seen or things that I have done. It’s a way of expressing yourself through music and that’s what I love to do.

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Brief us your recording experience in the studio.

I live in my studio, so I’m constantly working and learning anything I can to be the best artist I can be. I have my morning sessions that are usually the times I have to myself in the studio. Then I have my night sessions, the studio is filled up at this point with TNG artists just vibing and creating our best work.

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Tell us your gain and loss as an artist.

My gain as an artist is all the knowledge and lessons I have learned throughout the experiences I’ve had in music.

Experiences also come with some losses. Whether the experience has been working with different artists or producers, finding my own sound, putting myself out there to reach a new audience, and performing live; there is always room to grow through each gain and loss.

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

The most important piece of advice I can give a new artist is to believe in yourself; if you don’t believe in yourself nobody else will believe in you.

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Discuss the music industry.

I grew up in the 90s-00s era, music has changed a lot. I’m definitely looking forward to giving the industry a new sound.

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State your future goal.

My future goal is to make an impact in the music industry.

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Discuss the process involved in making this song.

There is a special moment when an artist hears a beat that just makes you feel something, that is the moment is when you know it is meant to be. It’s just one of the times when writing to the song becomes effortless because you feel it in your soul.

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Tell us everything we need to know about the song.

“Next Level” has a very special meaning to me. It’s one of the songs that really made me see the potential I have as an artist. This song will always remind me of the drive I have and help me keep pushing to be better.

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Tell us how you come up with the title of the song and your artist name.

My artist name has always been easy for me because I just went with the name I’ve always been called pretty much all my life, Laylow.

TNG stands for Trapped N the Game; we are a group, collective, record label, and movement.

I usually know what to name a song once I get the idea or topic of the song, once the song is completed. I feel like a song name is very important because it’s the first thing that stands out to someone, maybe even the reason why someone listens to it.

 

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Giggs + Labrinth - Don't Go Hungry

Giggs + Labrinth – Don’t Go Hungry

 

Giggs + Labrinth - Don't Go Hungry

Giggs + Labrinth – Don’t Go Hungry

 

Giggs + Labrinth – Don’t Go Hungry

 

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Giggs is one of the finest rappers from the UK. His delivery of rap verses is amazing.

 

One of the MCs to receive Drake’s patronage during the Canadian’s 2017 🇬🇧 love-in, his fifth studio album has a cross-Atlantic guest list that hints at broader ambitions.

 

In less credible hands, this could feel like a calculated lurch, but it’s Giggs we’re dealing with: His US guests are in his house to play by his rules.

 

This means we get Jadakiss patrolling Peckham with menace on “MIC CHECK,” Lil Yachty battling the baleful, gothic production of “NOSTALGIA,” and, best of all, Swizz Beatz trying to wrest control of the glorious anarchy of “TERMINATOR.”

 

With that dexterous flow both thunderous and playful, Giggs himself has never sounded better, hungrier, or more relaxed. He’s put together a record that feels important—beyond the UK.

 

Myles Whittingham directed the official video for ‘Don’t Go Hungry’ taken from the new album ‘BIG BAD.’

 

Giggs is a British rapper who made his acclaimed solo album debut in 2008 with ‘Walk in da Park.’

 

Born Nathan Thompson in 1985 and hailing from Peckham, South London, he is affiliated with the group SN1 and is known as Hollowman.

 

His backstory includes a two-year prison sentence for gun charges.

 

Following many mixtape releases and a much-touted freestyle called “Talking the Hardest,” Giggs made his full-length solo debut in 2008 with the released album Walk in da Park.

 

Later in the year, he won the 2008 BET Award for Best U.K. Act, beating out popular favourites Dizzee Rascal and Chip.

 

He signed a recording contract with XL Recordings and made preparations to release his major-label album debut, Let Em Ave It, in 2010.

 

Returning three years later, Giggs released his follow-up, When Will It Stop, in 2013, which saw him working with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Anthony Hamilton, and Styles P.

 

Giggs returned in 2016 with his lauded third studio album Landlord, which reached number two on the U.K. Album Chart.

 

After appearing on a pair of Drake tracks in early 2017, Giggs followed up with the Wamp 2 Dem mixtape in October of that year.

~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

 

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Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L – Zoned

 

Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L – Zoned

 

ARTIST NAME: Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L

 

SONG TITLE:  Zoned

 

RELEASE DATE: July 4th, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip Hop

 

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Up and coming Brooklyn artist incorporating meditative sounds into new school Hip-Hop – Melodic Verses so smooth you will feel as if you want to sing along without even knowing the words.

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

Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L

 

Brooklyn, New York

 

Running around the city and trying to figure things out.

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Tell us how you discover hip-hop.

I’ve listened to so much music at a young age. I love new music! I get suggestions from friends all the time.

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Brief us your experience creating your first song.

My therapy stopped being covered by my insurance so I needed a new way to release. I got the instrumental that day and started writing!

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List the name of the artists that have influenced you.

Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Drake, and Kanye West.

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Discuss the difference between the old school songs and new school songs.

The subject matter is a big one but also the way things are said. A lot of newer songs don’t seem to have as much feeling.

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Discuss the evolution in the sound of hip-hop.

It’s constantly changing which is dope. I think one of the biggest things is how melodic hip hop is showing itself to be.

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List the name of your favourite hip-hop artist.

Travis Scott, Drake, Big Sean…

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Explain what you understand by hip-hop culture to the best of your knowledge.

Just be genuine and hard working. People will gravitate.

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Discuss hip-hop in details.

Just a great way of expression that can connect people around the world. There is so much power in it, especially when it comes from a real place.

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List the name of hip-hop greatest producers and state your reason.

Metro is the G.O.A.T, Whatshisname is a great rising producer that people sleep on and of course 40!

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List the name of hip hop greatest songwriters and state your reason.

Frank Ocean and XXXtentacion are the two names that fly out of my head. Those guys are amazing and really know how to paint a picture and gather emotion in any piece they make.

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List the name of hip hop greatest artists and state your reason.

There are just so many to name that we don’t appreciate.

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Tell us how you compose or write lyrics.

I write poems all the time. They’re usually related without me even realizing. Then I will hear a beat and stitch them together if possible.

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Brief us your recording experience in the studio.

Usually, it will be me and the FCL crew in the studio cracking jokes and recording around those.

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Tell us how you get involved in hip-hop.

I’ve always been interested in music. I got into a crazy car accident and that led to me being in the studio all the time.

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Tell us your gain and loss as an artist.

Not really sure. I’m just happy people like my music!

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

Plan your releases!

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Discuss the music industry.

I’m still learning about it myself.

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State your future goal.

Be featured on “Hot Ones.”

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Discuss the process involved in making this song.

It was my first time ever drafting a song and recording it more than once.

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Tell us everything we need to know about the song.

It’s a part 2 to my first song ‘Taken.’ Check it out if you can! I’m telling a story.

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Tell us how you come up with the title of the song and your artist name.

My artist name is my given name but a suggestion from my producer gave me the idea to change the spelling. The name of the song came from how focused I was when writing it, I just kind of “Zoned” out.

 

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GR3YWXLF – MAD

GR3YWXLF – MAD

 

GR3YWXLF – MAD

GR3YWXLF – MAD

 

ARTIST NAME: GR3YWXLF

 

SONG TITLE: MAD.

 

RELEASE DATE: JULY 5th, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip Hop/Rap

 

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State your history.

My name is GR3YWXLF, a supervillain and humble meme curator from West London. Originally Jamaican born, I’ve been dabbling with cartoons, poetry, comics and music for most of my life.

 

I initially started out producing little bits and pieces here and there – old Kanye styled sampling (nothing too groundbreaking)…transitioning to writing raps and perfecting flows.

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Describe yourself as an artist.

Enigmatic wordsmith…

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Tell us the genre of your music.

I’d say my genre of music is an amalgamation of genres – specifically lo-fi, hip hop and R&B. With some alternative elements sprinkled in for good measure. I’m a big fan of experimenting with sounds so I find myself floating between multiple lines and would say I’m somewhat niche with it.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

“MAD.” was inspired by an argument I had with someone who was really dialed up in his feelings – Real salty like aggression. Instead of allowing myself to be caught up by how tedious the exchange was, I took that and used it as a springboard to flex some ego and stunt a little bit for this vibe. I also wanted to create something catchy, so here we are.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as an artist.

Right now, my only problem is adequate exposure as an independent. While it’s somewhat “easier” to do it alone nowadays, the dynamics of everything has changed a great deal with social media, etc. There is always something new to learn, something more I need to do. It’s forever a learning curve.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

The beat was created by a dope producer from Rotterdam by the name of AJSOUNDS. Stylistically it sounded different, which immediately caught my attention and with a little Whisky on deck I knew I had to cook up something slick.

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List the names of blogs, radio or television stations that have supported you so far.

Blogs wise, so far I’ve had support from, Buzz Music, DOPECAUSEWESAID, A&R Factory, Xune Mag, Xttrawave, UndergroundHipHop Blog, ItsHipHop, IndieHipHop.

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Brief us what inspires you to make music.

I just like to create stuff. For the most part, inspiration can be fuelled by a variety of things at any given time. Sometimes I hear a beat and immediately get an idea I want to write, or I’m watching Rick and Morty and I catch an abstract topic to paint.

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

Just have fun with it! Don’t be too consumed by the numbers and own your vibe. It’s easier said than done I know, especially in an age where it seems you don’t have to necessarily be talented to get far (no shade but we all know it’s true). However, I feel people ultimately connect with realness, eventually. So just be real…

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration.

There are so many fire artists out there I could be listing and wishing for days, I’d love to collaborate with EarthGang. Saba would be dope. Also Frank Ocean or Kali Uchis, I feel like it would be some real mellow ambiance.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d be really boring at first, buy some new comics, a wings franchise, and probably do some investments. Then I’d spend some money on a private island so I could build the ultimate base of operations, like the ‘Batcave’ and stuff but for ‘Supervillainy’ inventing random technology.

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

Right now I’m just trying to stay consistent and release as much as I can, and trying to be more active on social media. I haven’t got a team or anything like that so everything I do is firmly grounded in me focusing my energy. Promotion is a tricky thing but talking to and being featured by outlets do help to bridge the gap between me and potential listeners.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

I’m still trying to figure out the right balance with this. There are weeks where all I do is music, watching tutorials on how to do things and not much else. No friends, no partying. I’m still trying to fine-tune my time and energy…

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My name is GR3YWXLF, new age supervillain. It’s basically greywolf but spelled ultra-fancier. Like 6LACK is actually “Black”. If you didn’t understand before, you should now – Mind is blown right.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“MAD.”- A song about never apologizing for your energies. Naysayers will always be salty like a sea breeze, but don’t let them water down your flavour.

 

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