"Weight Check!!!"

Featured artist: SpazHEAVY - ”Weight Check!!!”


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist SpazHEAVY.

How did you decide to become an artist?

SpazHEAVY: Growing up I didn’t have much, my Cd collection was really all I had of value as far as material things go. I’ve always had a deep passion for music. So much of a passion that I wanted to create my own. I’ve always has trouble expressing myself due to anger, anxiety and things of that nature so music is my form of expressing what I feel, have felt and want to feel. People don’t listen when I talk, they do when I rap.

I was told by a friend ”dont focus on being different like everyone else does, make a difference.”

- SpazHEAVY


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I do not play any instruments or anything and i havent headlined a showcase as of yet. I have performed all over my city.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


I like them all so i’ll let the people decide that
- SpazHEAVY

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Im currently working on a sequel for my latest mixtape, which is called ”Don’t Take It Personal. That is set for release on March 7th, 2015. I released my first mixtape (The Weigh In) in June of 2014, dowbnloadable now on datpiff.com.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

I would sign with a major label, just not any label. On a major label you’ll be promoted alot better and you have more resources to tap into. on the other hand i feel like they dont give artists enough creative control

Any last words?

Shoutout to Pook Paperz and my bro Chris Crosland. Shoutout to North Philly and all the artist out here putting on for Philly!!! And last but not least a very special shoutout to YellieHEAVY. Wouldn’t even exist without her

Where can we contact you?

SpazHEAVY: Twitter: @SPAZMATTIC

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Meet the artist, detor!

Featured artist: Detor - Meet the artist, detor!


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Detor.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Detor: From watching other artists perform and music videos and music has been in my roots since a little boy

Don’t care what anybody else thinks say what u feel and stay real

- Detor


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I want to build a good port folio with videos have at least 20 Solid videos before I Chase performing

Best punchline you ever wrote?


I got more bars then prison gates I’m not a skateboarder but it’s grind for life
- Detor

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I’m working on 5 music videos I have one freestyle uploaded on YouTube on uprawtv and another track on uprawtv called can’t fail my next release is in 3 weeks

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Yes I would

Any last words?

Shout out to my don jay flakes my don bean and camera man max

Where can we contact you?

Detor: Facebook detor artist

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Mack The Ripper & the "Words Of Wisdom" projecy

Featured artist: Mack The Ripper - Mack The Ripper & the ”Words Of Wisdom” projecy


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Mack The Ripper.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Mack The Ripper: I found peace in writing. But I worked on my craft for years before I showed anyone. After that time I found that people actually liked what I had to offer lyrically. That was all the confirmation I needed to lift off, ya feel?

Anyone can stand on stage and play. But to perform, you have to put on a show.

- Mack The Ripper


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, performing is my favorite part honestly. It’s the most direct way to see how all demographics vibe with you.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


I’m a star in another life/ Excalibur and you are just a butter knife/ Cut the mic, and the grass from the other side/ They say it’s greener but I think I might be colorblind/… Or maybe it’s because I am the underdog/ who went from wonderbread to models in their wonderbra/ and I come to brawl, anyone above the law/ I give my all for one and I’m the one who won it all/…
- Mack The Ripper

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Words Of Wisdom drops 3/13/2015. It’s a boom-bap-esque project with a lot of personal conscious experiences and life lessons. But it’s purpose is to help glorify and further the want for knowledge. That’s why the profits from the first 500 copies will be donated to Crayons For Classrooms, an organization aimed at providing underprivileged children with necessary school supplies. It’s my first real project. My first EP Profits & Prophets was fun but it really wasn’t to the caliber I wanted. Here I can take my time.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Of course yeah, it’s in means of being heard. If I can still make the music I want, by all means the support would be amazing.

Any last words?

Shouts out to the crew Macibision & the family over at TheChiefers.net. Never run short on love with those cats.

Where can we contact you?

Mack The Ripper: https://soundcloud.com/macktheripper

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Who is Brotha HeadShot?

Featured artist: Brotha HeadShot - Who is Brotha HeadShot?


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Brotha HeadShot.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Brotha HeadShot: I’ve decided to become an Artist becuase I can feel music in my veins. When I was a young kid my Father was a rapper for some period. The culture grew on me and I love the atmosphere and emotions it put me through. So i said one day to myself that I love music so why not make music for others to hear me.

The best advice given to me as an artist is Stay humble in the jungle!

- Brotha HeadShot


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have not yet but I plan on it but I am currently talking to local Venues.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


Take it to mind not to heart!
- Brotha HeadShot

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I have just recently released my first mix tape called Black University on Mixconnect. I will release it soon on datpiff, and live mix tapes.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Of course I would! i do not see anything as Pros and COns becuase at the end of the day your opportunities are what you make of it and I plan to make the most out of everything and anything!

Any last words?

I’d like to give a shout out to the 315 Utica NY and Syracuse NY, My Teke Brothers at the lambda lambda chapter, all my fans, my mom, my bro Manny, My lil brothers Delvin and Cameron, and everyone else who loves and supports me as I love and support them too!

Where can we contact you?

Brotha HeadShot: https://twitter.com/brotha_headshot

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We're all the same

Featured artist: Z∆rg of XI - We’re all the same


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Z∆rg of XI.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Z∆rg of XI: Both of my parents were musicians and artists that didn’t pursue their dreams and settled with a job that they are just ’okay’ with. I have always had an overactive imagination, and I have had music in my blood since the zygote stages of my existence. Therefor I felt it was necessary to keep track of my life through making music, it has always been leaking around my subconscious somewhere anyways. Aside from the inspiration I had from my parents, I developed with all sorts of music and became very attuned to it. With that being said, I never think of music as something I create, but something I connect to… something that was already me before I was placed in this crazy atmosphere. I believe that I was meant to make music/art and without it, I might just be another meat-slab on pavement.

If you give 5 different artists the same apple to draw, you are going to receive 5 different apples.

- Z∆rg of XI


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I’ve been playing live for about 5-6 years, but have never played a hip hop show.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


I’m more of a philosopher than a pun-artist. but here’s one off the top of my head ”Keller gotta’ killer mute-the-mic mocking”
- Z∆rg of XI

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I have released one tape, but it was nothing I could be proud of. I am currently working on a tape that will give my last tape a run for it’s broke ass!

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

No, because my crew will have their own label in the near future. I have no say whether a major label has pros/cons because i’ve never experienced being signed by one.

Any last words?

Big ups to the universe, SevenQRTRS (producer, emcee, painter), Mike Wing (emcee), Chim Richolds (emcee), MC Wake (emcee/producer), the 603, Geometry, and most of all my son who is having his 5th birthday today.

Where can we contact you?

Z∆rg of XI: https://www.facebook.com/NHFLOW

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cemtex56 the acronym of a artist

Featured artist: c.e.m.t.e.x. 56 - cemtex56 the acronym of a artist


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist c.e.m.t.e.x. 56.

How did you decide to become an artist?

c.e.m.t.e.x. 56: well…. i kinda popped out the pussy wit a pen in my hand… as far back as i can remember as soon as i was old enough to know how the grip a writing utensil my grandmother would tell me how to spell words so that i may put them in poem form. words jus naturally rhyme in my head , whether i like it or not.luckily for me its something that i enjoy tremendously.i got the name cemtex when i was 15 years old when a friend of mine was telling a story about a tortured soul that goes off of the deep end and blows something to smitherines. the explosive he used was cemtex. a c4 based sensory bomb. by the time i was 19 someone else stole the name… wasnt there before… but to avoid complications i changed it to an acronym which you will be abe to here if you listen to my song entitled geronimo.

i was once told by tech n9ne”Boy, if you ever stop rappin ima snap your neck!!!”

- c.e.m.t.e.x. 56


What about concerts? Do you play live?

i have only preformed a number of times; however, i do wish to have the opportunity to do so more often.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


not my best but what crossed my mind… ill leave you layin in a lake like duck shit my words are mace sprayin burnin so duck bitch
- c.e.m.t.e.x. 56

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

i got an ep currently in the making, i have about six tracks ready for public.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

depends

Any last words?

celina ambert ”skitz”

Where can we contact you?

c.e.m.t.e.x. 56: https://www.facebook.com/Cemtex56klownz

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My Passion for Music

Featured artist: Chicag Red - My Passion for Music


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Chicag Red.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Chicag Red: By going to the studio at early age with a few older peers in the neibor hood Fully G an Booney Flawless who heard my flow an brought me to meet Sc Mobb deeps Ghost producer a Just blaze producer from Chicagos South side i was doing music before i meet him but his production would take me to the next level as far as getting some good looks an ears on my music to create that buzz i needed.

Keep pushing an nevea give up on dreams u can make doors open with good talent an Faith.

- Chicag Red


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes i do play live i am actually tryna book some up coming shows now.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


Say what u want bout me who”s to say i dont feel the same way bout u i let the beat speak to u when really i can let my heat speak to u let some fly an go straight threw u already knew i didnt need a clue to find out something happend an it lead to who now what u expect for me to do 9times out of ten im strapped up an im looking for u.
- Chicag Red

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Well right now im working on a few things Albums an Mixtapes an yes my released music is on Reverbnation Chicago Red be sure to stop by an grab free downloads also buy music an ringtones.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Well I would but it depends on the numbers an Publishing Copyrights an Money so yes if i get the right offer an its what im looking for.

Any last words?

Oh yea I wanna give big ups to Sc,FullyG,Tony Baines,Kenny Bogus,Lit Larry,Sherm Demand Suite41 studios,Jay Twist, CinCity Productions Keezo Kane 3gs Management M.O.B 2450 Rockwell Gardens Pshyco Drama Crucial Conflict Twista Kanye West, Do Or Die all my big brothers in the game for setting the stage an platform For Chicago Artist an Music an letting us know that we can acheive an overcome obstacles.

Where can we contact you?

Chicag Red: Reverbnation Chicago Red

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Intelligent design the art of creativity

Featured artist: JonBlaQ - Intelligent design the art of creativity


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist JonBlaQ.

How did you decide to become an artist?

JonBlaQ: Was introduced to music by my parents at an early age , i remember my dad having me put together a song from a jackson 5 album for show and tell. As i got older i was always involved in church from singing to running the sound etc so music in some capacity was something i was just always around. Around the 6th 7 th grade i would always have melodies and song ideas in my head and would jot them down here or there and HipHop just drew me in. I took Mcing seriously in college after being in a couple singing groups i would still write rhymes for the songs and one day a friend asked me why i never took rapping seriously. From that point on it became my ”thing” and i have been grinding at perfecting the art of Mcing since now im working on my 5th project with my own studio and helping to mentor other artist.

The best advice i think i’ve ever been given was to never follow trends.

- JonBlaQ


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I took a break for a year or so but i have shows lined up within the next month.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


i refuse to stop spitting like im chewing on glass
- JonBlaQ

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I have two projects set for this year Broken Bars which is coming out March 31 2015, and im half way through the recording process for an album i hope to release at the end of the summer or early fall called Hell or HighWater

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

I would but thats not something im dying to do or even my goal. Of course the pros are the marketing dollars that are afforded to you to be able to get your product out in front of people. The cons to me at this time lables rarely invest the time to develop artists and everything is so ”single” driven. I understand that its a business but for it to work there needs to be a balance between me as the artist being able to be creative and being able to sell the music. In our current environment there is too much mimicing goin on and not enough creativity.

Any last words?

I’m Reppin Winston- Salem North Carolina,aka the Tre-4, my team from Kingdom Knock (Silent war, Fith Element, Sean Hunter,Bron G, DJ J Lone) My fam from OnourGame and SCP, MzNokz, Seven Da Pantha, Dee Lin, Rem Steele, Equinox, Eagleman, Bob da Wizard, General Watkins, BabyBoyClark,Ras , Mazzini, , Dan Status, Apostle, DJ Cisco, Jae Blacc

Where can we contact you?

JonBlaQ: https://soundcloud.com/jonblaq

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Reggae.music

Featured artist: Cutting.Spear - Reggae.music


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Cutting.Spear.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Cutting.Spear: David.Rodney.a.k.a.cutting.spear,its.a.family.thing

Always.believe.in.yourself,because,its.only.you.know.you.best

- Cutting.Spear


What about concerts? Do you play live?

AT.this.time.am.just.waiting.tobe.called.upon

Best punchline you ever wrote?


CALM.DOWN
- Cutting.Spear

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Am.currenty.working.and.my.album,which.is.just.at.the.start

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

YES,,from.there.is,good.level.of.communication

Any last words?

GLOBAL.LOVE.from.cutting.spearTO.ALL.the.people

Where can we contact you?

Cutting.Spear: https://www.facebook.com/CUTTING.SPEAR

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THE FIRST NOEL

Featured artist: @JIJAGA BX - THE FIRST NOEL


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist @JIJAGA BX.

How did you decide to become an artist?

@JIJAGA BX: WHILE I WAS VERY YOUNG I ALWAYS GRAVITATED TO THE HIP HOP/RAP WORLD…AND I ALWAYS INVESTED TIME FOR WRITING SONGS/RHYMES..BUT I DIDNT DECIDE THAT USING MY TALENT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WOLRD WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT WHAT I WANTED TO DO…I WANTED TO BECOME AN ARTIST.

MUSIC WRITTEN FROM THE HEART IS WHAT LAST FOREVER SO WRITE FROM YOUR HEART

- @JIJAGA BX


What about concerts? Do you play live?

YES I DO GIVE CONCERTS AND PLAY LIVE.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


FUCK THE METAPHORS AND PUNCHLINES ,,I JUST DONT WANNA BE 1 OF YOU FAKE NIGGAZ AT CRUNCHTIME
- @JIJAGA BX

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I AM WORKING ON MY 2ND MIXTAPE THE FIRST NOEL

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

YES I WOULD SIGN A CONTRACT BUT THE PROS ARE CONTROLLING THE CREATIVITY OF MY KRAFT AND OR NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE THOSE RIGHTS TO MY KRAFT

Any last words?

SHOUT OUTS TO CEEOHHMUSIC…BLAXWORLD ENTERTAINMENT…Hammerboy Soundz…. Gwop Press Deneiro…

Where can we contact you?

@JIJAGA BX: http://www.twitter.com/jijagabx

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I AM HIP HOP!

Featured artist: Watkinz Da General - I AM HIP HOP!


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Watkinz Da General.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Watkinz Da General: Music is my life, as a kid I fell in love with music… When my mother and father used to play soul music all through the house… Like James Brown, Temptations, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson all of Motown!!! Then as a teen when I heard #HipHop I lost my mind… At 1st I became a emcee, then next a DJ and now I’m a producer!!!

Be original and stay in your own lane when you creating your music…

- Watkinz Da General


What about concerts? Do you play live?

No! But I don’t mind rocking a concert!

Best punchline you ever wrote?


I AM HIP HOP!!!
- Watkinz Da General

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Well I have 2 projects thats out already… 1 of the album EP I and Hemanifezt dropped last year called Microphones and Asr X Pros (all productions by me) Then I have production on my fam from Chicago by the name Stormin’Norm his album is called Viet-Norm 11.0 The War!!!

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

No! I like being independent so I can have control on all my music and not be locked in a contract where I can’t be FREE!!!

Any last words?

Yeah I will like to shout out my family, friend’s and fans that supported and showed love over the years… Big ups to my hometown Wake Forest/ Raleigh NC, Stormin’Norm, Hemanifezt, Tye Banks, Aechdot, Dopetracks.com, TTTRadio.net, SmashMouthFM, Carolina Cuts, Boss Ty, Jon Blaq, Aztec Deniro, Dutch McVeigh, Nate OG, RekLisT, Idriysdagod, J Blacco, T Soul, Beat-Hic, Kon Da God, Ruby Quince, Beat Tape OP, Kincee, Tha Soloist and DJ Needles!!!!

Where can we contact you?

Watkinz Da General: www.soundcloud.com/watkinz-da-general

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Kid LowLieF

Featured artist: Kid LowLieF - Kid LowLieF


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Kid LowLieF.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Kid LowLieF: When I was at home looking at the BET awards watching these weak rappers getting recognition and performing in front of thousands it showed me the people with no talent can do it I definitely can especially since Im actually blessed with the gift to spit.

To do it on your own nobody is here to help you only themselves so keep god and your priorities first other everything else are distractions.

- Kid LowLieF


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I’m a artist I perform by giving the people my life with my lyrics in my own unique way.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


Always been the type to handle biz now I’m in the biz tussling with the Vikings on top of the mountain
- Kid LowLieF

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I just released a few on soundcloud to give people something to wet the mouth sort of speak before I drop more songs I’m looking forward to dropping a EP or some sort of project just gotta plan out everything.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

I would but I wouldn’t cause I wanna earn my own way to the top I don’t want any hand outs and don’t want to be consider as one to take hand outs but I would if I wanted financial support but I’m already doing everything on my own from booking shows to booking flights and hotel rooms I pay for everything so that’s it if they provide money but I wouldn’t want them to take control over my creativity as most labels do it’s just best to do it on your own less to worry about more to gain.

Any last words?

Dallas my home I love you I’m doing this for you and my family my homies that are also artists Spaceboifresh, Hevy (Heavy) Bens, Sharky, DJ Johnny Rip are some close artists I grew up with and ready to make an impact out in this industry

Where can we contact you?

Kid LowLieF: Http://www.Twitter.com/lowliefceo http://www.instagram/kidlowlief http://www.soundcloud,com/tford93 http://www. reverbnation.com/kidlowlief

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New Female Rapper From LA Taking Charts By Storm

Featured artist: Kennedy Vie - New Female Rapper From LA Taking Charts By Storm


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Kennedy Vie.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Kennedy Vie: Well Since I was young I’ve been performing. When I was 5 I Was in ”Little Orphan Annie the Broadway Play” and that’s when I fell in love with performing and being on stage. I’ve done music practically my entire life .. 5th grade I started writing songs and raps–granted they were terrible but that’s where I started. I started producing at 15, and due to unfortunate circumstances I took a break from music for a few years.. Last year (2014) after a very traumatic and life-changing event, I pushed myself to go audition for The Voice. At the time we had very little money so I did crowdfunding on GoFundMe.com, and to my surprise I raised $700 in less than 2 weeks. A nice chunk of it was from a very dear friend of mine in Australia, Ciaran, and if it weren’t for him pushing me to go to the auditions when I felt like giving up I wouldn’t be here. I made it to the 5th round on The Voice and got cut because I ”didn’t have the look they were going for that season”. I came back home half heartbroken (which going to Denver and coming back home took around 4 days; I took a greyhound bus) and nearly devastated at the reason they cut me for. Fast forward to a couple months after that and I released my first official single ”Why” (available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google play).. Being cut from the voice really pushed me and gave me a boost of confidence oddly. After my pity party, I thought to myself ”well if I made it to the 5th round — passing the first round which is the hardest — then clearly that means something” .. And now here I am on LAs Top 50 and LAs Hot 100. I’m so grateful for all life has thrown my way because without any of it I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Don’t make music for anyone else but yourself. You’re Kennedy Vie, and you’re going to make Kennedy Vie music whether people like it or not. Keep your head up, you’re going to go very far in this business.

- Kennedy Vie


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, actually, I do. My first official and legit concert was 1/18/15 at Boardners in Hollywood off of Hollywood blvd and Cherokee. It was a blast. I’ve performed other places as well, go to reverbnation.com/kennedyvie to see where I’ll be performing next!

Best punchline you ever wrote?


From a rap of mine? That’s really hard. Probably ”I heard you talking shit/ and I’m knowing why you hate/ ’cause you look like Rihanna after Chris got to that face…”
- Kennedy Vie

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Right now I’m working on my first EP/mixtape titled ”She la Vie”. I’m ALMOST done and I’m eager to get this EP published and posted already. I’m working on my 2nd EP at the same time, and knowing how each EP is going to differ from each other is exciting. I’m constantly trying to push the envelope as a female rapper and ESPECIALLY as a white female rapper.. No one wants to take you seriously or give you the time of day being a white female HIPHOP artist… So because of that I’m always trying to make a new song better than the last song, and really look to my music idols and inspirations for strength and courage and relativity.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Yes absolutely. The pros: living my ultimate dream, validation, pay off. The cons: in certain situations you could be shelved, not promoted, not resigned, or denied music rights.. It’s rare but it’s happened.

Any last words?

Sure! I’d like to give shoutouts to: My Mother and momager.. I wouldn’t be here without all of your unconditional love and support(also you’re the best business partner I could’ve ever dreamed of), My grandparents for keeping me grounded with all of the buzz around me, My Cousin Joellesa for giving me endless support and sometimes tough love, Corey Sims- my best friend (& CEO of 3L clothing) for giving me some of the best advice, life coaching, and such a genuine friendship, Ciaran Scott for helping me get where I am today I wouldn’t be here without you you’re a true friend, Polar Bear for having patience and faith in me… You are literally bad ass, My dear friend Nick Slack- you know why I’m shouting you out, all of the Kennedians out there I love you all and thank you so much, Repsyte for being one of the best and greatest and most talented artists to work with EVER.. You gave me hope when I was losing some.. And last but not least (I save the most special for last), my beautiful Great Grandmother Margaret Orelli that I love and miss dearly, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be as fearless as I am now, and I wouldn’t be alive. ”Vie” in my name is a representation and remembrance of her, always.

Where can we contact you?

Kennedy Vie: http://www.reverbnation.com/kennedyvie

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book "Rappers' secrets 2 success" .


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Featured artist: John D. Contradiction - EPMD Headlines the Emporium


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist John D. Contradiction.

How did you decide to become an artist?

John D. Contradiction: Family was always into music, and growing up I used to always go to shows, I was always into poetry and such, then one decided to start up a hardcore band and have been just writing all types of music since.

Be yourself and be consistent if you like what you do then thats all that should matter.

- John D. Contradiction


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I do play live, as often as I can, I also attend concerts and eventually want to book some.

Best punchline you ever wrote?


street dreams was never something that talked to me, i wanted out cuz that dream it took allot from me, No priorities its overdraft or look bummy, trying to live champaign dreams with beer money.
- John D. Contradiction

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

I released an EP, and a mixtape so far hip hop wise. Right now im putting together some projects with some dope artists.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

I would, honestly the pros would obviously be the exposure and getting my message around professionally, but the cons would be the amount o work that goes into the music itself that into your doing.

Any last words?

Shout out to just everyone doing it to do it, everyone that loves what they do, and also to my people who roll with me. Shout out to Elmont long island.

Where can we contact you?

John D. Contradiction: twitter.com/cocolash

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book "Rappers' secrets 2 success" .


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A NWA(ninja with attitude) reborn

Featured artist: Black_Hart! - A NWA(ninja with attitude) reborn


Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Black_Hart!.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Black_Hart!: I decided to become an artist listening to 36 Chambers. Lol I dreamed of being a member or Wu Tang Clan

Keep at it and stay hungry. 2 Chainz told me that.

- Black_Hart!


What about concerts? Do you play live?

I have performed several times overseas in Japan

Best punchline you ever wrote?


Im that sick anyway now im going ebola, in the game for self like i only got one controller
- Black_Hart!

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Right now im just dropping tracks via my soundcloud.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

I would if I could have creative control.

Any last words?

Shout out to the 585

Where can we contact you?

Black_Hart!: https://m.soundcloud.com/marlon-emperorblack-robinson/tell-em-how-you-really-feel

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.

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Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book "Rappers' secrets 2 success" .


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