Jahh Plluto

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Link: https://m.soundcloud.com/JahhPlluto

Twitter Username:  @JahPlluto

 

Bio: Out of my whole life i tried to commit suicide three times & god prevented me from doing so,one day i chilled back & thought about it & i decided imma live my life the correct way & i’m meant for greatness i hope i get the chance to take care of me & my loved ones .

 

 

Who are your top five influences?  Michael Jackson,Prince,plain white t’s,chief keef,Lil Durk

 

 

What made you want to make music? When i use to sit back & listen to amazing artist i wanted to become great just like them & create something different also help others thats in need.

 

 

Are you currently working on any projects?  No sadly i just released an Ep on soundcloud its something different that you would never hear from most artist.

 

 

How would you describe your sound?  Amazing i make music that i love & understand i have a flow that always change & stay the same at the same time also a lot of energy that will hype you up.

 

 

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through?  No usually when i’m writing a song i go over it a lot & create different flows that people would like to hear & enjoy.

TruSTony (pronounced trust Tony)

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Twitter Username: @trustony_
Bio: Born in Town Of Kings ( Kingston, Jamaica) and raised in County Of Kings (Brooklyn, New York)The hip-hop nomad known as TruSTony has returned with his new EP “Escapism”.The 7 track project showcases the early impact New York hip-hop had on TruSTony’s career; his ability to tell a story; desire to succeed; and put on for the culture of hip-hop, by staying true to his commitment to “ not just be a rapper for all the other sh*t but honestly just add something progressive to the culture.”
TruSTony wanted a career doing anything but rapping. He often jokes about his disdain for rappers but his sheer love of lyricism. He began amassing a fan base under his previous stage name TonyEmcee. TruSTony released his first mixtape The Tony Awards in 2012 gaining him features on such notable sites as NYMag.com and HipHopDX.com. With the release of his latest musical offering “The Escapism EP” (streaming everywhere), Tony is ready to further expose the world to his particular brand of hip hop he refers to as “progressive rap.

 

Who are your top five influences? Bob Marley, Carl Sagan, Jay-Z, MLK, Pac

 

What made you want to make music? Being around my cousins back in ‘05 when they had a fusion hiphop/dancehall group.We would have freestyle sessions where we all smoked out and put on instrumentals and just vibed.I never thought about being a rapper cause all my favorite rappers were drug dealers and I wasn’t obviously but I zoned out when I freestyled and really enjoyed it.One night my cousin Omar lit the spark for me when he said not a lot of people got the actual taken I have and since that point I’ve been writing.

 

Are you currently working on any projects? As an artist I’m always working on music but right now I’m in a weird place coming off my last project “Escapism” where im still formulating the ideas for my next project but in meantime I’m just making music but I do have something in mind but I’m still looking for that right inspiration to get in a vibe and knock out a consistent project.My next will be very special though I can feel it and should be out 1st to second quarter but I want to put out a bunch of visuals first to build my profile up.

 

How would you describe your sound? Well that’s a hard question cause I’m currently searching for a new sound but obviously I consider myself a lyricist that can jump from sound to sound.I enjoy going over boombap beats but not completely against going off on a trap beat but I always want to come off with an original flow.I feel like lot of the trap beats out now constrict people to take that default trap flow that migos, future etc made very popular.My biggest pet peeve is rappers biting flows and now a days that seems very prevalent in hiphop but I’m not with it.Im searching for a producer with vision that can elevate that traditional boom nap sound to something futuristic and innovative.I might of found him already though.

 

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through?  I don’t have a set routine really , sometimes I feel like I should develop one to produce more music in bulk but I believe art shouldn’t be set up like factory cause that’s when shit becomes predictable and eventually boring.I like to be around creative people who inspire me. The first step is always the beat though, I have to fall in love with the music first ,then catch a vibe and figure out what I want to say and then what I need to say and find a good balance there. I tend not to write anything down but not because I’m a show off or anything but really out of necessity cause that’s how I’ve been doing it since I started. I just believe it’s more natural from the mind to mouth to the mic. 

Mister V

Twitter Username: Mister V
Bio: Mister V is an artist living and working in Kansas City, but originally from Saint Louis. He has been writing lyrics since he was 14. He currently has one project out, Paradox Lost. 
Who are your top five influences? Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels, The Beatles
What made you want to make music? It’s always been playing in my head, so one day I just started to write some of that stuff down and try to recreate the vibes and feelings in my mind through music and lyrics. 
Are you currently working on any projects? yes, I am working on a new project, only about 3 or 4 songs in as of now. 
How would you describe your sound? Diverse. I like to draw from many different sonic influences and I appreciate when lyrics and music blend so well that it seems like they were created together. 
When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? naw, it just starts rolling in my head so I’ll grab out my phone and start writing. or I won’t and I’ll just let the lyrics resonate in my head for a while and come back to them later. Sometimes a beat I hear can get it going, sometimes certain phrases or ideas just come into my mind.

Larrair a.k.a Ralph Lauren Jordan

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Link: http://soundcloud.com/Larrair

Twitter Username: @Larrair 

Bio: Raised in Detroit and currently reside in Belleville,MI. I’m a rapper, producer, engineer, fashion designer, & entrepreneur. I sell beats and features so hit my email or PayPal if you ever need work! My clothing line ‘NEVADI’ was founded in 2012 and we’ve been growing ever since. You can contact me on all social media @ Larrair and stream my music! Listen to my album Ralph Lauren Jordan on all streaming services. (SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) PayPal.me/Nevadi Larrair47@gmail.com

 

 

Who are your top five influences? Framecode, Black Noi$e, Beethoven, Bruiser Brigade, & Biggie 

 

What made you want to make music?  I toured the country with my highschool playing the drums . After I graduated I wasn’t good at shit else. I was blessed with the opportunity to work at a professional studio throughout highschool and now we here. I just kept it going and innovated. Music is my easiest form of expression & coping with all the negative in my life.  

 

Are you currently working on any projects? WHITE SUBBAN BLACK ZETTERBERG DROPS 9/2. My newest collab project with Scumbag Fred will be on my SoundCloud a day after I write this up; so share for us. Of course more projects are TBA after this drops. 

 

How would you describe your sound?  My sound is as versatile as I can make it. I was playing classical music before all this rap so my sound is usually sample heavy. Me & my teams of producers always try to make something new. But WHITE SUBBAN BLACK ZETTERBERG might be the most raw Detroit shit you ever heard. I like to touch all ends of the spectrum where I can. 

 

 

Parris LeShun

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Instagram: @Parris.LeShun_

Twitter: @ParrisLeShun

Soundcloud: Parris LeShun

 

Bio: I’m a 19 year old born in Chicago, raised on the Southside to be specific. My dad was a DJ/ rapper across the city of Chicago during the 90s. My mom was a singer, actress and then joined the military. I grew up being raised by my grandparents, aunt and uncle. At the age of 9 I then was being raised in a single parent home having to move around a lot as well as transfer to many different schools, because my mom was in the military. So it was rare for us to stay in one place for more than 6 months to a year. I have about 6 siblings total, some from different sides of my family. I graduated from Urban Prep Charter School and went on to Western Illinois University for a semester in 2016. I studied Graphic Design and Art. I was involved in acting and the poetry club as well. I suffered badly from depression and suicidal tendencies so I decided to come home and get myself together. I used art, sports, poetry and music as my outlets to help cope and get through my issues. 

 

Top five artists that i’m influenced by? Personally this is a difficult question for me to answer due to the fact that I was raised off of so many different artists and genre’s of music. (This is in no order) but I would have to say, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Isaiah Rashad, Joka (my uncle), and Michael Franks.

 

What made me want to make music? What made me want to make music? Well first of all, I  personally believe musical talent is hereditary. Since both of my parents were heavily inclined in music at some point, I believe the love of music was passed down to me. I grew up around my uncle (Joka) who is currently a rapper. So whenever he was in the studio making music, writing, producing or whatever, I was usually there watching, listening and learning. When I was 8 years old, I actually wrote my first rap. It was inspired by the tv show “Class of 3000”. I don’t remember exactly what it was about, but I do remember one line was about PB&J sandwiches. When I was in 8th grade I noticed I grew a love for writing poetry. My freshmen year of high school, me and my friend Naseer and some of his friends we decided to make a rap group called “OAT”. He went by the name of Olly-Al and I went by the name of Savage P at the time. We promised each other we would make music and take music more seriously. So during high school we would spend our days freestyling during school or over the phone after school or just writing songs. We still are a group to this day, we have more members and we are planning some music in the near future. 

 

Am I currently working on any projects?  Yes I actually am working on 2 projects. I’m planning to release 2 EP’s. The first one which i’m still working on is called Therapy Sessions. The name came from the fact that my mom sent me to a therapist this year to help with my depression.  I decided to call it therapy sessions because when you’re going through tough times you want something you vibe to or vent to, and this a project where you will get to know some of my inner thoughts and issues that most black men are afraid to shine light on. As well as some of my happy, “good vibes” or “laid back” moments. This project im really excited to release because it will be my first but I think it will be a breathe of fresh air for hip hop in Chicago and outside of the city as well as people who may go through the same issues as me. I don’t have a specific release date yet but people should expect it anywhere between Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. My second project has yet to be named and won’t be released until later 2018. 

How would I describe my sound? I’m honestly still finding my true sound but based off of anyone who has heard me rap before, seem to describe my sound as a mixture of an early Lupe Fiasco (Food & Liquor/The Cool) with Joey BadA$$ and my uncle (Joka). I would also describe my music as smooth, sometimes jazzy, sometimes lit, laid back, and something you could smoke to, even though I don’t smoke lol. 

 

What routines do I go through when writing a song? Okay so I actually got a few methods. Sometimes I may just write randomly because I feel something on my heart or mind. Then maybe later if im listening to a beat I’ll look back on what I wrote to see if I can apply it. Sometimes I just listen to a playlist of instrumentals and I will literally sit there and hum, freestyle out loud or in my head. Then once I hear that beat I seriously wanna turn into a whole song, I’ll have that one beat on repeat and just write to it until I feel like its good enough. My younger cousin who produces and mixes songs for me will literally play me a beat that he made and we’ll just playfully freestyle back and forth until I feel like I wanna write to it. His soundcloud is “King Doowop” if you wanna check out his work. 

Purusha 

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Twitter Username: @4purusha7
 Bio: I see the path, I walk the route. twenty years old, male, Colorado, producer, lyricist
Who are your top five influences? Mac miller, Slightly Stoopid, Joey Badass, A Tribe Called Quest, The Beatles 
What made you want to make music? Sound is key. Music allows me to have a future greater than myself. 
Are you currently working on any projects? I recently released my album House On Fire so I am primarily focused on writing songs for the next project and putting out single tracks. I really want to collaborate on a new level with the local artists in my area. 
How would you describe your sound? Something you’ve never heard before. I create with east coast hip hop, chill hop, house / synth, native sounds, spoken word. The list goes on. My music applies to many different ears. 
When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? I will always begin with ableton. When my instrumental is finished, I then begin writing lyrics. Recording vocals is one of the last things done  before the final edit. 

DmCgxX

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Link: Soundcloud

Twitter Username: @Dmcgeed

 

Bio: Born and raised in Panama City,Fl. Been Making beats since 11 years old and one of the founders of MOONWVLKRZ on the side of Supreme Knockin’ of 808 Mafia and friends.Extremely open minded individual at the age of 21.known to be wise beyond his years and one of the most  positive persons you will ever meet,very Genuine and is spiritual, loves everyone he meets and a true gentlemen.

 

Who are your top five influences? Can’t Really pinpoint it,I’m influenced by Everyone,Life Influences Me

 

What made you want to make music?  I’ve always loved music,from humming the tunes to actually making the tunes,I searched on different sites at the age eleven looking for musical games to play because I didn’t know about DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) until I ran into Fl Studio 8,I love Fl Studio,you can put your ideas down very quickly and it has a simple format.

 

Are you currently working on any projects? Yes I’m actually piecing together a beat tape,I can’t tell you when i’d drop it ,i’m not sure myself because the selection process takes time.

 

How would you describe your sound? Experimental,Eerie,Dark,Hard and weird ,it has it’s own personalities but it’s my own genre i’m crafting,those are just a few of its personalities.

 

When creating a beats, is there a routine you go through? I’m a music producer and my routine is experimentation and feeling,there is no set routine really when I go about making beats,I come at it with a clear mind,there is no planning.i’m humbled that y’all interviewed me,I highly appreciate you and love,peace and light to you all,stay awesome!

Vicente Santana

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Link: https://soundcloud.com/vicente-santana-82890801
Twitter Username: @vicenteMndon637

Bio: I am a 22 year old black male from Chicago , I was raised in Minneapolis Minnesota though, I been here since I was like 11, and pretty much learned everything I know living up here, I got the streets on lock in Minnesota and everybody know who I am, it’s just a matter of time before the world know too. 

 
Who are your top five influences? My top five influences are Drake,Payroll Giovanni, 50 cent, jcole, tupac

 
What made you want to make music? I only started making music because of 50cent, like when I was little, dude was just iconic to me, I wanted to be just like 50 when I grew up and shit. I seen how he had the world in his hands and I wanted to feel that shit one day too , and  to be respected like that, jus inspirational  To a nigga like me , all facts.

 
Are you currently working on any projects? I’m working on just releasing good music to the people right now, I can’t say fans because I only been out as a artist for 5 days , and I’m not sure if I have those yet hahahaha, so my main focus is making sure they know who I am first before ensuing a project.

 
How would you describe your sound? I would describe my sound as distinctive, I don’t think people hear this sound to often especially from the artist that’s out now a days, it’s a lot of fast talk and savage shit going on , I’m trying to bring music back into music mode, and where it ain’t just about how you saying things it’s about what you say and how you say it, so my sound I would say is distinctive.

 
When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? Lol naaah when writing I just pick up then pen and write about my life or things that actually happened to me and put it into a catchy hook and compliment it with a verse, I never try and think to hard.

BC Beats All Day

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Link: http://bcbeatsallday.com/

Twitter Username: @YaOkayB @SuperSnakeChuck

 

Bio:  Some things in this world are just too good to be true and when something is real, you know it.  BC Beats All Day, the american music producing duo from Detroit Michigan, are as real as it gets.  Since early 2011, Blake Fife – YaOkayB and Charles Simmons – SuperSnakeChuck, have been locked away in their private studio delicately crafting their own sound.  They are opening the eyes and ears of many around the world, specializing in pop, R&B, pop trap and dark trap.  They have produced for artists Cortez McKinnon, Dre Tino, MrWatsIt2U, 1N1GHT, Rudy Banz, TMarz, Jay Long and many others.  BC Beats All Day are internet music producers with nearly all their music and beats sold via the world wide web and most customers foreign or in other states.  In October 2015, BC Beats All Day performed one 20 minute show at Club Bleu on Woodward Ave. in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.  Although the performance was well perceived by fans and other artists at the venue, they have since then performed nowhere else stating “it was not in their best interests at that time.”  However more recently, @YaOkayB hinted on his twitter that they will do shows around Detroit and other cities late 2017 into 2018.  

 

Who are your top five influences? Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, T-Pain, Pharrell, Taz Taylor

 

What made you want to make music? Music was always a hobby for us when we first started but we always wanted to get serious about it and we talked about it.  We eventually started spending more and more time in the lab making beats where we saw ourselves improving.  We both enjoy the process and it puts us in our places when we’re working.  

 

Are you currently working on any projects? We are working on a few things at the moment.  Cortez McKinnon and Dre Tino have new singles on the way as well as new albums dropping in a few months so watch for those on DatPiff and iTunes.  Were also working with our new artist 1N1GHT a Pop R&B singer and rapper from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  We are very excited to release all this new material.  

 

How would you describe your sound? Our sound is best described as melodic trap and melodic pop music.

 

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? Before we even sit down to make beats, we usually head up to the store for munchies and snacks for the long session.   It’s usually like 6-8 hours we’re locked in there and we don’t like leaving once we get there and get settled.  Once were comfy we open up the laptop and get to it.  We usually start by chopping samples or looking for samples to chop.  Once we have those we continue building the rest of the beat around the sample to make everything else fit.  At the very end we add our polishing touches to make the beat pop and then we post it on BCBeatsAllDay.com for customers to preview and purchase the license rights.  

Emcee-skate

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Link: https://soundcloud.com/rachel-emcee-mcskate/broken-girl-emcee-skate-feat-wanita

Twitter Username: rach emcee @emceeskate

 

Bio: 32 years old, hometown Perth WA, moved to the Gold Coast for a period of 5 years and then back home to P town. Actor and Emcee, super passionate about telling stories from life experience and helping people connect to the lyrics is my favourite part of the whole process. I believe it’s all about the art of expression. My world revolves around acting and music. My family and friends are very dear to me. I’ve for sure gone through the school of hard knocks and my fair share of challenges within my life, but gotta deal with the cards you been dealt and make lemonade outta lemons so that’s what I’m doing and turning every negative experience into a positive.

 

Who are your top five influences? I would say that 360 plays a huge role in my honesty in my tracks, I admire where he has come from and his total transparency with his fans about where he has been and his journey from then to now and all the challenges he’s faced. I watch his clips and videos all the time and he truly inspires me, plus he is amazing at the art of multi syllable rapping. Ily is also another influence of mine, his raps are brilliant and he makes you feel so much during the song, the ability to make u bust out or dance if it’s an upbeat track or feel if it’s an emotional one is something he possesses and I admire. Bliss n Eso are epic, the way they engineer tracks and collab with other artists is just mindblowing how good it is, the hooks truly are hooks and some of the best times I’ve had listening to them, also their music videos pack a punch. I love how I can listen to them and just relate straight away, some of their hard hitting lyrics and music vids hit home hard and I love the connection. I grew up listening to Hilltop hoods as well and their tracks basically became an anthem for partying, they played a huge role in me wanting to express myself too. Pez is amazing, cos just like 360, he is so honest and transparent, and he truly has an amazing talent, I love his individual work as an artist and oin collabs with 360. Thundamentals are just gnarly, sooo good and sooo catchy and clever! I would love to collab with any of these artists anyday! And lastly Kerser, people say so many controversial things but I’m about the music at the end of the day and he represents to me a huge part of me when I was in a dark place and state of mind n felt that every day was just a blurr… he too is completely honest and his lyrics get to me and make me reflect too. All these artists honestly have so much individual talent to offer the world and make me feel so much and there’s no way I could list every artist that inspires me as there are so many and all for different individual reasons. I can’t wait till I can make more tracks n continue down same path. As well as these artists that represent hip hop, I’m also highly inspired and admire Pink and how she is so brutally honest and says things that people want to say but are just too afraid to say, and she has the balls to say it!, also artists like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber inspire me so much! They have literally been in the public eye for so long and I take my hat off to her for having to go through life, growing up under the scrutiny from the media, they literally were born with the most distinct and talented voice and are freaking brilliant, they both share such raw talent and the music they come out with from deep inside them could never be replaced or copied. I hope to inspire future artists one day just like I have been inspired.

 

What made you want to make music? The ability to express my emotions and my words, I write so much and I’m super deep and emotional and this is a way I can get it out of myself and move forward, heal and move on so to speak. I love the connection with people. I love how diff tracks make you feel a diff way can change your whole mood! They have the ability to make u do a full 180 and go from sad to pumped up in just a heartbeat. I would like to think that my lyrics could make someone who is lost, suicidal, feels trapped in their own mind and the reality they have created for themselves… feel that someone out there gets them and is with them and that the dark days will turn to light ones eventually. Or that someone out there hears them and can sympathise with the challenges of their specific journey. I guess inspire some hope in people who are struggling.

 

Are you currently working on any projects? Yes me and my friend @Wanita_music who was my collab artist on “Broken Girl” and I are writing some new tracks, ones that’ll hit home. My next track ll be about bullying and I’d like to do a music video for both “Broken Girl” and this new track I’m currently working on. I love creating and will be trying hard to pump out some more tracks more regularly.

 

How would you describe your sound? I would describe it as pretty aussie and kinda dark but honest cos it comes from my soul.

 

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? Yes, when I first came up with an idea, I hear a beat and it inspires me, I freestyle to it for a bit…then grab my phone and in the notes section start writing lyrics.. I go through like 3 or 4 edits before I settle on something and even then it can always change later on down the track. I then listen to the beat on repeat for a while with my keyes closed and imagine like a music video in my head and the lyrics I wanna say, then I get in the studio and start recording and asking advice from my engineer and friend, and then we work on it together until we are happy.