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Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 131

Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 131

Nelie D

Back at it again with this week’s Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack series, wherein we feature the top tracks that captured our full attention and clearly stood out amongst all the other songs, which we have received and reviewed over the course of the week.

So let’s get right to it! Here are the top songs (in no particular order) that made the cut in this week’s Slap Pack Vol. 131:

KLAXX starts us off with a banging remix of Just A Gent’s “Sounds Of Her Mind” Feat. Samsaruh.

KLAXX – Just A Gent’s “Sounds Of Her Mind” Feat. Samsaruh (Remix) | Download |

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Carl Louis hits us with a chill pop original called, “Solitude” Feat. Frøder.

Carl Louis – “Solitude” Feat. Frøder |

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paragrime gives Drake’s “Passionfruit” a solid mellow update.

paragrime – Drake’s “Passionfruit” (Remix) |

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Bad Poetry Club wraps up this week’s Slap Pack with a kicking new original called, “The Baddest Poetry”.

Bad Poetry Club – The Baddest Poetry | Download |

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Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 130

Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 130
Nelie D

Back at it again with this week’s Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack series, wherein we feature the top tracks that captured our full attention and clearly stood out amongst all the other songs, which we have received and reviewed over the course of the week.

So let’s get right to it! Here are the top songs (in no particular order) that made the cut in this week’s Slap Pack Vol. 130:

Andrew Marks, starts us off with an uplifting house original called, “Brave”.

Andrew Marks – Brave | Download |

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Milano the Don teamed up with VVL to deliver a heart pounding remix of SLANDER & BASSTRICK’s “Drop It”.

Milano the Don x VVL – SLANDER & BASSTRICK’s “Drop It” (Remix) | Download |

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“Follow” VVL: | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud |

KWM, a DJ/Producing duo from Florida, gives us a refreshing take on Faydee’s “Nobody” Feat. Kat Deluna x Leftside

KWM – Faydee’s “Nobody” Feat. Kat Deluna x Leftside (Remix) | Download |

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MonStar, an up-and-coming DJ/Producer from Houston, Texas, wraps up this week’s list with a poppin electro house groove that can easily get you movin, called “ElektricFryd”.

MonStar – ElektricFryd |

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Want to know which artists were featured before? Just click here.
Do you want to be featured on next week’s SLAP PACK? Send us your song through our submission page right here.

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Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 128

Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 128
Nelie D

Back at it again with this week’s Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack series, wherein we feature the top tracks that captured our full attention and clearly stood out amongst all the other songs, which we have received and reviewed over the course of the week.

So let’s get right to it! Here are the top songs (in no particular order) that made the cut in this week’s Slap Pack Vol. 128:

RAWTEK kicks off this week’s Slap Pack with their highly infectious remix of Party Favor’s “Whole Lotta Money” Feat. Rich The Kid.

RAWTEK – Party Favor’s “Whole Lotta Money” Feat. Rich The Kid (Remix) | Download |

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Canadian DJ/Proucers, Flamongo and Xloxlyp, recently hit us with their latest collab original called “Insensitive” featuring the effervescent vocals of Aria Dawn.

Flamongo x Xloxlyp – “Insensitive” Feat. Aria Dawn | Download |

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SNAPZ, a Dallas-based DJ/Producer, got us all fired up with his latest dubstep original called, “RUUDE”.

SNAPZ – RUUDE | Download |

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Bynded recently added his own signature energy and kicking groove to Tyron Hapi & Firelite’s “Top Of The World”.

Bynded – Tyron Hapi & Firelite’s “Top Of The World” (Remix) | Download |

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CaptPartyHere gave Calvin Harris’s 2012 hit single, “Feel So Close” a sickening update.

CaptPartyHere – Calvin Harris’s “Feel So Close” (Remix) | Download |

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KILO wraps up the list with a vibeful rendition of Kidswaste’s “More Colors” Feat. Chelsea Cutler.

KILO – Kidswaste’s “More Colors” Feat. Chelsea Cutler (Remix) | Download |

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Rising Producer Imad Puts Deep House Spin On Vallis Alps’ “Young”

Rising Producer Imad Puts Deep House Spin On Vallis Alps’ “Young”

Another day another summertime yam. Out on Deep Cntrl, rising 17 year-old producer Imad released his subtle deep house spin on Australian duo Vallis Alps’ track “Young”. Remixing an already popular indie song is not the easiest task to take on but Imad was able to transform “Young” into an ideal house tune.

So far Imad has only released remixes but he’s proving his production skills and ability to turn the calmest songs into quite the banger. He has remixed tracks for artists of all different genres ranging from John Newman to Foster ThePeople. After “Young” reached #4 on the Souncloud house charts, Imad was on our radar and we couldn’t stop listening. Vallis Alps’ vocals mixed with Imad’s beat is pretty intoxicating and creates a really beautiful track. We might have a future Kygo here so be sure to check out “Young” below!

Vallis Alps – Young (Imad Remix) | Download |

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Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 121

Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 121
Nelie D

Back at it again with this week’s Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack series, wherein we feature the top tracks that captured our full attention and clearly stood out amongst all the other songs, which we have received and reviewed over the course of the week.

So let’s get right to it! Here are the top songs (in no particular order) that made the cut in this week’s Slap Pack Vol. 121:

neutral. starts us off with an amped up remix of Gallant’s “Bourbon”.

neutral. – Gallant’s “Bourbon” (Remix) | Download |

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MiKel, a DJ/Producing duo from California, recently took on Borgeous & BRKLYN’s “Miracle” Feat. Lenachka.

MiKel – Borgeous & BRKLYN’s “Miracle” Feat. Lenachka (Remix) | Download |

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MEZKA drops an exciting new original aptly called, “Get Louder”.

MEZKA – Get Louder |

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Steve Cantrell makes another appearance in our list and this time with his latest single entitled, “Long Time” produced by Krs.

Steve Cantrell – “Long Time” Prod. By Krs. |

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CLERDZ wraps up this week’s Slap Pack with a heart pounding new original called, “Shuckin’ Gnar”.

CLERDZ – Shuckin’ Gnar | Download |

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Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 117

Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 117
Nelie D

Back at it again with this week’s Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack series, wherein we feature the top tracks that captured our full attention and clearly stood out amongst all the other songs, which we have received and reviewed over the course of the week.

So let’s get right to it! Here are the top songs (in no particular order) that made the cut in this week’s Slap Pack Vol. 117:

CULTR, a DJ/Producing duo from Orlando, Florida, starts us off with a solid take on Whethan’s “Savage” featuring Flux Pavilion & MAX.

CULTR – Whethan’s “Savage” Feat. Flux Pavilion & MAX (Remix) | Download |

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Avae, a DJ/Producer from Dallas, Texas, hits us with a smooth groovin rendition of Mickey Valen’s “Meet Me” featuring Noe.

Avae – Mickey Valen’s “Meet Me” Feat. Noe | Download |

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Bandit, a bass music group from Seattle, recently dropped a brand new hard-hitting dubstep original called, “Taunt”.

Bandit – Taunt | Download |

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Noll wraps up this week’s Slap Pack with a fresh new take on Alicia Keys’s classic hit, “If I Ain’t Got You”.

Noll – Alicia Keys’s “If I Ain’t Got You” (Remix) | Download |

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Q&A With Rising NYC Hip Hop Artist Nels

Q&A With NYC Rising Hip Hop Artist Nels

What’s up Nels! Much respect on your new EP. You are really bringing something completely different to the Hip Hop game today! Where area NY are you from , how long have you been making music & how did you end up getting your MC name?

I’m originally from Washington Heights in uptown Manhattan (NYC). I was the first person in my family born in the US after they came over from the Dominican Republic.

I feel like I’ve been making music my whole life. Lol. It all started when I was a kid singing all the time. Then I would write raps as a teenager with my friends and we’d battle in the lunch room. But I’ve been recording as a serious artist since 2012.

My rap name is just a rendition of my actual name. My friends used to call me Nels all the time for short so it just stuck.

What makes you different compared to other MC’s int he game today?

I believe I’m different from MC’s today in the fact that my content is different. You hear the emotion in the music and you see how cleverly I tell my story. I’m from the birthplace of hiphop so the culture and its entirety mean the world to me and I was put here to help preserve the culture for what it really is: witty, gritty, emotional, and clever (with wordplay).

A lot of rappers who tend to get big completely disappear from their local communities and never give back! What is your take on that, and lets say you hit it major one day, what will you do?

I think that’s bullshit. Excuse my french. Your community molded you into who you are. They most likely were the first ones to support you as an artist. How can you turn your back on them? If by God’s grace I’m ever in a financial situation where I can contribute a good-sized portion of my wealth, I plan to do so. I’m tired of schools closing down or kids in the inner city not having the same opportunities as others who are more privileged. I’m sick of seeing children with no books or toys and families without food. If every artist, professional athlete, business mogul, and actor did something to help A community, any community that’s less fortunate, this country would be a much better place.

Please breakdown the creative process of your latest EP “Lost In The Days”. And tell us a little about the producer to this EP Rob Relish.

I’ll start with Rob. Thats my dude right there. I originally met him when we used to work in a restaurant. I told him I make music and he said he did to. That night we checked each others work out and got in contact immediately after and got to business. He’s super talented with the beats and he’s a monster with mixing and mastering so I’m blessed he even took my music seriously. The creative process was cool because it was all so new to me. I would head to Rob’s house where the studio was and he would put on a vinyl record and we’d just kick it. Maybe sip a little brew or smoke some trees while we got our minds right. Then out of nowhere rob would walk over to his turntables and mpc and start making magic. Before this I had never seen anyone rock the turntables live, nor had I seen anyone sample live from record to mpc. Eventually he would have a “shell” or “rough draft” for me to write to. I’d vibe out to the beat whenever I got the chance and I’d come up with some ideas and verses for the next time we got together to record. After recording my vocals he’d then go back to the track we worked on and he would start playing with the beat again. Fixing it, changing it, or making it sound completely different. Lol. Then after a few days, or weeks, we’d have a dope song.

What are you looking forward to for 2017? Anything you going to be doing differently compared to past years?

2017? I’m looking forward to a lot. Like growing my fan base and marketing my brand better. Really I’m just very focused on making more quality music and getting my merchandise game up. Everything has been slowly but surely unfolding in my favor and I’d like to be ready for what ever opportunities present themselves.

Any pressuring situations before you decided to push your latest EP? Did everything work out according to plan? Did it really take you 2+ years to make a EP???…LOL

maaaann, yes it took like 2 years to finish the EP. Hahaha. With that being said, it’s safe for you to assume that nothing went according to plan during the making of this EP. Between computer glitches, equipment malfunctions, re-recording sessions, work (like actual jobs), car accidents, me becoming a father and all other real life stuff that can happen to a person; I almost felt like the EP wasn’t going to happen. But you know what? We got it done AND the project came out really dope so I’m not even mad.

Being from New York, how has your city influenced your Hip Hop career?

Like I mentioned before I’m from the birthplace of hiphop. I grew up listening to people battle or freestyle or just rocking microphones at parties along with whatever spanish music my mom was blasting in the house. Lol. But honestly NY made me who I am today. Damn near every aspect of me. From how I move, to how I talk, how I dress to how I want my music to sound.

Rappers nowadays think by throwing up a few videos up on social media and pushing quick projects, they can blow up overnight! Give us your view on how over saturated the market is right now with so many MC’s/Producers but not to many quality music.

We all wish to “get rich quick”. A lot of people want to be successful but don’t want to put the time and effort in. Hell, some people don’t even care if their songs all sound exactly the same or like someone else’s for that matter. They don’t realize that labels pretty much already want a packaged artist before trying to work with them. Do you have a following? You doing shows? Social media presence? Have you sold any merchandise? Do you engage well with your fans? Is your music real? Are you transparent in your music? Or are you just trying to get rich? Cuz people can spot a fake. I’ve done my research and really am out here putting work in. Networking, engaging with potential new fans, working 2 or 3 jobs so that I can not only invest in my brand but take care of my family as well. This is my life, believe it or not. Some people are doing this to be famous. I do this for my love of music, my unfathomable infatuation with the culture, and because it’s an amazing feeling when a complete stranger reaches out to me to say they really like my music and that they really feel what I have to say.

How often do you perform LIVE. Shows lined up in the near future?

Unfortunately I haven’t been performing as much as I’d like lately. But that’s not to say I haven’t been working. I’m constantly writing, recording or busy bringing ideas into fruition. As far as shows for the future, I have a couple local shows lined up for around spring break.

Where do you see yourself in 5yrs time?

In five years I see myself touring and doing film whether it be movies or tv. I’ve been told I have a phenomenal voice plus I write scripts, produce, film and edit video so entertainment is right up my alley.

Here it is! Our most popular question! What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?

my definition of underground hiphop is music or hiphop that has yet to be tainted by mainstream music or media. It isn’t backed or consigned by major labels. Because of that the masses don’t get the opportunity to hear it unless they personally search for it. Underground is real. Underground is raw.

Where can people find you on the web? Drop all the vital links.

people can hear my music at: http://www.youtube.com/nelstheartist, http://www.soundcloud.com/nelstheartist, https://open.spotify.com/album/6HJSw0NXIaML5k7gl9Rmee, or on my personal website http://www.NelsTheArtist.com

Lastly, and shout out?

First of all, s/o to the higher powers that allow us to walk this earth. Big s/o to my dude Rob Relish. Without him I wouldn’t be the artist I am today. S/o to my brothers sketch, Kev, and Double A for believing in me and rockin with me during the making of LITD. But most importantly shout out to the whole UGHH camo.

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Q&A With Washington D.C’s Rising Hip Hop Artists Polo 500 & Big Dawg Tayo

Q&A With Washington D.C's Rising Hip Hop Artists Polo 500 & Big Dawg Tayo

What’s up Polo 500 & Big Dawg Tayo!! Much respect on your guys new Mixtape. You both are really bringing something completely different to the Hip Hop game today! Where are you guys from , how long have you been making music together & how did you end up getting your MC names?

Polo500: Preciate the love man Just tryna bring the bars back forreal. Im From Dumfries,Va right outside Woodbridge. I started off with the name Bar None off the cyphers we used to be in when I was locked up. I changed my name when I came home to Polo500.

Big Dawg Tayo:Thanks for showin our record love we put our hear and soul into this shit.  I’m from Southeast DC. My Nickname is Tayo so I ended up changin it to Big Dawg Tayo.

Who are you guys influenced by?

Polo500:I am an old soul but I don’t really see a problem with the transition going on in this rap game cuz we still got artists puttin out dope shit it’s just harder to catch peoples ear.My influences are Outkast,Kanye,Ti,Big Krit,Nas,Ice Cube,Bone-thugs Devin the dude shit I listen to so many people but i believe I learned the most from these artists.

BDT:I’m a lil younger than Polo so I grew up on Wayne,Chief Keef, and Glizzy

Usually Underground Hip Hop is defined as having a certain sound, original backpack or conscious rap! But fans have to understand that certain artists have different influences and have a whole other perspective on it. Your music is more trappy and catchy like the music today which is playing on the radio. Let us know who you guys are still underground!

Polo500: I’m underground in every sense of the word my first projects were backpack to the core and weren’t really successful.I was to worried about the bars and not really having fun I think that’s why they were over looked. “Texaco” was a fun album that came together well because we were talkin real life shit. Not one project I have been involved with sounds the same as the latter. Versatility and stickin to your roots is what makes you underground.

BDT: We still grindin out here in the trenches. Still livin that life so in essence a lot of the shit we talk about is conscious rap because its tellin you wat we endured and wat we still face everyday. The outro is as conscious as it gets if you go in-depth because it’s a message behind it .

A lot of rappers who tend to get big completely disappear from their local communities and never give back! What is your take on that, and lets say you guys hit it major one day, what will you guys do?

Polo500: Alot of people don’t come back to where there from because success made them a target look at all the famous artists before they made it most were beloved when they came up .They come back shinin and somebody snatch they chain or niggaz they once was cool with want there 5 mins of fame and start tryna undo niggaz character.  On the other side of that it aint shit to do food drives and pass out turkeys on thanksgiving. Have fundraisers and shit but some artists aint grow up in the field. If I get on we definitely gon build studios and try to get leagues for the youth and try to bring the best talent out of the dmv.

We really respect new MC’s who decide to actually take their music careers seriously! Please breakdown the creative process of your latest Mixtape “““On My Way 2 Texaco””.

Polo500:We went left with this project instead of writing and coordinating hooks we went str8 to production we wanted the sound to grab your ear. After the sounds were picked we started writing endless hooks and thats how “Texaco” was crafted.

What are you guys looking forward to for 2017? Anything you guys going to be doing differently compared to past years?

Polo500:Im tryna touch all genres with my music because i grew up on more than just hip-hop.I just released a R&b cd wit my homie Kene P called V card and its fire we both did heavy writing on that project. I also got Slab Muzik 1 & 2 finished I fell in love wit slabs during my times in the midwest. I always wanted one and I just love the down south sound so it was inspiration for me to make sumthin as an ode

Any pressuring situations before you decided to push your latest Mixtape? Did everything work out according to plan?

Polo500: To be honest no it didn’t shit kinda stalled out in the beginning of the project. We aint get the results we felt we deserved.So we started workin wit new people. We took a hiatus for like 4 months and when we got the right team We was workin day and night to get this project done.

Rappers nowadays think by throwing up a few videos up on social media and pushing quick projects, they can blow up overnight! Give us your view on how over saturated the market is right now with so many MC’s/Producers but not to many quality music.

Polo500:When i was growing up you had Wayne puttin out mixtapes monthly,Dj clue ,gucci Mane etc the game aint the same nomore you got artists puttin out all these mixtapes and they got like 3 songs that crank off each one instead of sittin back and puttin in the effort when they coulda had a whole tape of heat.

How often do you both perform LIVE. Shows lined up in the near future?

Polo500:I just came off major back surgery so i wasnt doin anything but in the past 3 to 4 months we have performed at 4 places and did one ig live show with my homeboy Paperboy and Parkway Kei. But we got some shows comin up soon and we wont disappoint.

Where do you see yourselves in 5yrs time?

Polo500:I see myself running a label,running a blog and being a liaison for talent that’s not being heard in my region because they djs is money hungry and these radio stations aint for the people nomore.

Here it is! Our most popular question! What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?

Polo500:Underground hip hop you prolly wont hear on the radio. Because its honest raw and unfiltered. Not for the masses but for those who can feel it.

Where can people find you on the web? Drop all the vital links.

http://www.polo500.com/
https://soundcloud.com/polo500arnone
https://soundcloud.com/allrealniggastayo
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCacsuqLnl8YlEDAhlYNdnGg
twitter:https://twitter.com/The_realpolo500
IG and twitter: bigdawg_tayoo
The_real_polo500
Facebook: Polo500

Lastly, and shout out?

Free my lil cuz Big Dawg Tayo…i wanna thank indienation….Virginiagotnow.com….Kene P ….Calvin es aka Craftgonnabang…..parkway Kei….Paperboy…Big G 703….My homie Spike ….THe thriftlordes…rapxrnb….My brother Lo500…Dj Fatboi…Dj Flatline….My homie Bigg…The DMV

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Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 116

Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack Vol. 116
Nelie D

Back at it again with this week’s Weekly Rising Talent: Slap Pack series, wherein we feature the top tracks that captured our full attention and clearly stood out amongst all the other songs, which we have received and reviewed over the course of the week.

So let’s get right to it! Here are the top songs (in no particular order) that made the cut in this week’s Slap Pack Vol. 116:

Inverness starts us off with a banging remix of Mr. Carmack’s “Kick it Up”.

Inverness – Mr. Carmack’s “Kick it Up” (Remix) | Download |

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Dirty Flaws, a DJ/Producing duo from Dallas, Texas, hits us with a hard hitting new original called, “Flvwd”.

Dirty Flaws – Flvwd |

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Another DJ/Producing duo, Dvble Trvble, recently released a highly energetic and melodious original called, “Dancing In My Head” featuring Andrew Galucki.

Dvble Trvble – “Dancing In My Head” Feat. Andrew Galucki (Extended) | Download |

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An Ordinary Day, a DJ/Producer from Houston, Texas, amps up the vibes with his latest original, “Rather Lovely”.

An Ordinary Day – Rather Lovely | Download |

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OMAS and Sean&Bobo recently teamed up to deliver a solid new original called, “Downtown” featuring Taylor Kain.

OMAS x Sean&Bobo – “Downtown” Feat. Taylor Kain | Download |

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“Follow” Taylor Kain: | Twitter | Soundcloud |

AL Sharif and Erick T. wraps up this week’s Slap Pack with a fiery new collaboration called, “Latino”.

AL Sharif x Erick T. – Latino | Download |

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Q&A With Rising Underground Hip Hop Artist T.R.3

Q&A With Rising Underground Hip Hop Artist T.R.3

We really cant thank you enough T.R.3  for dropping off your music to us!  Not a lot of artists your age are making real underground Hip Hop like yourself.  So tell us how it all started? How long have you been making music? Where are you from?

It all started about 10 years ago. I started off as a music producer but people werent listening to my instrumentals. So, I decided to start writing to them myself, which was not as attractive as it sounds now at all! lol. Then it turned into a release and transformed into a part of my foundation to build the young record label I’m currently expanding. I was born in Atlanta, but do to my father living in Illinios, I would travel back and forth often, giving me a strong Chicago influence.

As you saw, we recently posted your video on our hi-traffic IG page and let me tell you from experience, our fans do not hold anything back, they will comment and let you know if your wack or not..LOL  Your IG post got so much love from our audience!  How important is it to you to get real strangers reacting to your music?

I feel its the most important piece of the puzzle, having real authentic listeners. Connecting to true souls. The feedback is always a plus to know that I’m speaking up for many who share the same consciousness.

Did you always have deep underground Hip Hop roots growing up?  Your Hip Hop absolutely caters to real underground Hip Ho fans coast-to-coast!  Basically I’m asking you how did you develop your sound and who/what influenced you?

To be honest, it started off with Al Green, The Temptations, Tribe Called Quest, 2Pac, Erykah Badu, Kanye and my cousin, Andre’ 3000. Back then, my understanding of music was that it was suppose to inform, unify, and express balance. Lets just say I have decided that having an Idol at this point in my career is detrimental to my growth. I believe that you can never achieve your higher purpose if your to busy trying to follow someone else path in life.

Please breakdown the creative process of your latest album ““I’m Awesome, I’m A God, I’m A God Fearing Man”.

The album came along gradually after successfully launching a publicity stunt EP “CRE8”. Once I seen that I was gaining clout off of the “Statistics” single, I felt it was only right to hit the masses with the real message. My entire purpose in this industry is to enlighten the generations here/to come and provide a spiritually safe foundation for others to express their truths.

What message do you have for our youth?

The message is clear. Don’t just be different, be you. Understanding self is the only true understanding.

Rappers nowadays think by throwing up a few videos up on social media and pushing quick projects, they can blow up overnight! Give us your view on how over saturated the market is right now with so many MC’s/Producers but not to many quality music.

Ok, It’s over-saturated, yes, but this was to happen regardless once the internet was established. I feel the problem is the overseers that decide what becomes viral. At this point i don’t even think quality is in the criteria. They want to continue to use Hip Hop as a weapon to keep listeners trapped in a false reality. It wasn’t until late last year that i started seeing artist in my lane glow but that’s due to “them” trying to separate the conscious community because its going to happen regardless.

2017 is a fresh year for all of us, what are you planning on doing differently this year that you did not do prior years?

This year i plan on giving the fans more professional imagery and amazing collaborations with some of my favorite artist at the moment. As far as imagery, I just release my first visual of 2017 on the 16th of January called “Death Of Desiigner” with Bankhead (of IMG).

Your dream collab?

Dream, not so much. I’m already lining my path up to collaborate with Mick Jenkins. It has to happen.

How often do you perform LIVE.  Shows lined up in the near future?

I perform live locally on a weekly basis in Atlanta. I plan to have the 2nd IMG Showcase late this year.

Any music video in the works?

I am in the process of filming “7.AM,” the single from the latest album.

Where do you see yourself in 5yrs time?

In 5 years, I plan to have succesfully built a foundation for my team and to have dropped back to be a producer/song writer.

Here it is! Our most popular question! What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?

My definition of Underground Hip Hop is: Music made for progression as a people, for the people, by the people.

Where can people find you on the web?  Drop all the vital links.

2nd Album: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1148800922
1st Album: https://soundcloud.com/tr3world/sets/lvl-99-tr3-mixtapealbum-indylivemixtapecom
Publicity Stunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFb3oR1Q7ko
Latest EPs: https://soundcloud.com/tr3world/sets/static-tr3
https://soundcloud.com/tr3world/sets/six-sixty-six-tr3

Lastly, and shout out?

I’d like to shoutout all the producers on this project that made this possible! Contributing Producers: Johnny Minds, J1K, The ScreamMaker, Tineye Lee, VYLAN, & DjTr3. And of coarse MY TEAM!!!! Instrumentalist Music Group (IMG)

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