s.i.r Schwertz

Link: http://soundcloud.com/schwertz-304420
Twitter Username: @SiR_Schwertz

Bio: 22 year old Hip hop artist from follansbee, WV in the Ohio valley  

Who are your top five influences?  I have a top five for almost all genres but hip hop wise (in no order) I’d say J Cole, Mac Miller, Nas , Outkast, & Jay z. Ab soul and Kendrick are honorable mentions.


What made you want to make music? My love for music and wanting to make a difference I always knew school wasn’t really my thing even though I wasn’t horrible at it, I use to say “I just wanna get paid to be me… or a brainstormer” I started freestyling when I was 13, and I didn’t decide I wanted to make it my career until I went to college freshman year. Music was all I could focus on and I wasn’t even in the studio! Besides that writing is a way for me to relieve worldly stresses and create positive insight that’s gonna remain and hopefully help someone in some way. Making a difference is the primary reason but simply because I want to is a close second. 


Are you currently working on any projects? I just recently started but it should be here in just a few months. Gonna be a free mixtape!


How would you describe your sound? Formulated, enlightened, experimental, high-kooish, lyrical limericks. 


When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? Not so much of a routine. I like more of a certain environment. Quiet, alone, peaceful, positive, smoker friendly. Something that keeps my mind clear and allows the creativity to flow. things come to me all day though, I just don’t always remember to write it down.

DJ Mudflap

Twitter Username: @DJMUDFLAP
Bio: Beat maker and DJ from Philadelphia, PA.
Who are your top five influences? Dr. Dre, DJ Khaled, DJ Mustard, Kanye West & Chris Brown
What made you want to make music? For the past 2 years, I have pursued making beats. I learned more about music as I went on in the process, and took into account the people who had influenced me. I never even cared about making money off of it, I just wanted the world to be able to hear my music. The fact people you don’t even know can listen to your music and jam to it the same way I do with my friends, is what inspired me to perfect my craft. I’m only just getting started, and I promise a great future with my music.
Are you currently working on any projects? Yes, at any given time I am working between 10-20 different beats, but I spend time perfecting them and choosing which ones I feel are the best for the world to hear. So far, I have released only 3 beats which I consider my best work up to this point, but I am working on many more beats right now. So, yes there is way more to come.
How would you describe your sound? I feel my music has a very distinctive sound throughout different genres. I can do Trap, Old School, Hype Beats, etc. No matter what it is, I put 110% effort into each note in every song, and when I listen to them, I feel like it pays off, especially when fans give me feedback.
When creating a beat, is there a routine you go through? I usually start with my drum beat, and then, I play simple riffs and alter the sound to my liking through different filters. That right there is how I make the 2 main parts of a beat, and for the rest I just experiment with different sounds to put in the background, such as bass or a synth.


Link: https://m.soundcloud.com/alonzo-music
Twitter Username: @Alonzomusic11

Who are your top five influences? Michael Jackson, Prince , Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Drake.


What made you want to make music? I started making music for self-expression, it became a passion.

Are you currently working on any projects? Yeah I’m working on a project. There’s a few names up in the contentions for the title but not a for sure decided Title. But I have the theme in order and track list. So The creating process for a project is definitely underway.

How would you describe your sound? I would describe my sound as edgy, dynamic, versatile , and multi dimensional

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? It could go one of a few ways, there’s not just one set routine. Sometimes I can hear the lyrics first to a song and sometimes I hear the beat first and then I undergo the process.



Itunes: RediMade No Pressure (Out Now)
Twitter Username: @redimade79
Bio: Born on the streets of Houston TX. RediMade is an Artist on the heels of greatness. His style is unlike anyone from his area.  With a laid back and chill demeanor, he rhymes over soulful beats with word play and stories that provide real insight to what’s going on in the inner cities throughout America.  Look up “ready made” in the dictionary; it means in a finished form immediately available for use and just like the definition he is Redi and Made for the game.
Who are your top five influences? Biggie, Jay Z, Pimp C, Scarface, Beanie sigel 
What made you want to make music? I had no plans on rapping but my brother Tugg was into it and since I use to write stories he was like I’m a show you how to write in bars so we can start a rap group and it’s been on since then we was like 15 then.
Are you currently working on any projects? I got a lot of music I’m dropping really trying to build my fan base and get my visuals out.
How would you describe your sound? My sound is classic, yet a unique sound it’s hard to describe it but I know once you hear it you gon feel it.
When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? When writing I basically listen to beat and go with how it makes me feel.



Link: https://www.instagram.com/j2tha https://soundcloud.com/j2tha-1

Twitter Username: @j2tha16


Bio: Born & Raised in Alief TX (S.W.A.T.) H-Town. Been producing for 20 yrs or so. I’m the CEO and Lead Producer for Medicinal Music Group. I co-founded the label with RediMade, the best Artist out of HTown since Face. We are currently look for more Artist to sign that need distribution.


Who are your top influences? Nile Rodgers,  Alchemist,  Heatmakers,  JustBlaze,  Timberland, Pete Rock, Pharrell, and Kanye West


What made you want to make music?
A good friend produced Drum and Bass and i asked why didn’t he make HipHop beats and he looked at me and said “why don’t you make em?” So he started Teaching me Propellerhead’s Reason. I wanted to produce Hip Hop because I had several friends that rapped and i couldn’t rap so i thought making the beats would be fun. Never did i imagine i’d be earning money from it at that time. Then i began producing for all kinds of underground artist outa HTown and even took it a step further and started to engineer and record them as well. So now i do it all, from Producing, Recording, Photo Shoots to Videos.


Are you currently working on any projects?
I am working on RediMade’s next project as well as other Artists that find me on Instagram and got $$$ to pay. Don’t hit me up for free tracks, if you can’t invest in your sounds you shouldn’t be rapping, singing or whatever you do…


How would you describe your sound?
I don’t have one. I like to make whatever I feel like that day. I can do HipHop, RnB, Trap (Don’t Really Like it Though), Pop…


When writing a song, is there a routine you go through?
Depends… If i have an Artist in my studio then i go off their vibe and produce a track to their hook. As for just making tracks; if i am making a sampled type track, i go with the vibe the samples gives me so i start with the samples and then add the basic drums and just build from there. If i am not working with any samples then i just start with drums and bass to design the feel of the track.


Link: https://youtu.be/nQj5e_sH3rs
Twitter Username: @pappatheg


Who are your top five influences? Biggie, Outkast, Nas/AZ, A Tribe Called Quest, Jadakiss

What made you want to make music? I always wrote poetry but I was
highly influenced by my best friend Gene. He’s gone, but the dream is alive and well.

Are you currently working on any projects? Yes. I have some stuff from 88keys
(Jay-Z and Kanye West producer) on the way, I got a few beats from Spaceghostpurrp
as well. My new mixtape “I Do What I Want” is scheduled to drop really soon, stay tuned
for that. I’m just trying to stay busy musically.

How would you describe your sound? Truly one of a kind. I would say my style is
lyrical mixed with some substance in-between. My fans told me I have a “calm, thug style” so I been running with that (laughs).

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? It depends. I definitely have a formula though. I usually like to vibe out to music for a bit before I record, but it depends on my mood. I been on a roll lately, so I like to put pressure on my self when i’m making a project. I like peace and quiet mostly. It helps me focus better.

Cardinal Shine

unvl pic.JPG

Link: https://www.reverbnation.com/therealcardinal

Twitter Username: @Cardinal_Shine

Bio: I am just someone who loves all of the art forms, from cookin’ it up in the kitchen, to kung fu/martial arts, visuals, music, dance, and everything else in between, just recently got into fire breathing light dancing. also really into stand up comedy etc… and besides that I just enjoy playing video games on all of the systems (PS4) (Cardinal Crysis) you can holla at ur boi if you are interested lol. Usually always going hamm on Star wars, Overwatch, GTA 5 and much more.

Top 5 artist influences? I love sooooo many artist out there, I’m always promoting them and such, lol. not really sure if I am able to narrow it down because I feel like I would be leaving out like 7 billion other people ha. For instance, every rapper has the mandatory top 5 rappers list of course like, 2pac, biggie, Jay Z, Nas, and Eminem, I feel like my reason for them being an influence on me may be a little different. maybe, I mean of course “they spit the best bars ever!” but like.. I remember a few years ago I really wanted to collab with eminem as does every other rapper lol. but I wanted to collab with him more just to see how he recovered from some of the addiction issues that he found himself facing because I felt like at that time I was in the same position, anyway it does not have to always be the top of the top tier rappers out there for them to be an influence on me. like one of the most influential rappers that I know, we spent a few years together as friends and went through real life situations together and to see how he dealt with it made me a stronger human and made him an influence on my life.

Are you currently working on any projects? I just released my most recent project called “ChillBro Vol 1” that was released “July 2017” and am currently awaiting the release of “ChillBro Vol 2” Set to be released in October 2017.

How would you describe your sound? I am not sure if I have a specific sound… well maybe I do lol. but I usually just sound however I am feeling at the moment, and I feel like my music reflects it because I have so many different feelings that occur, and for that reason there are so many different types of sounds in my music. even some sounds that I did not even know existed. ha.

When writing a song is there a routine you go through? I remember always putting my self through these routines when I first started rapping, for instance, I would be like.. ok, to get into the mood I’m gonna sip a 40z then go hamburger on the track! son hahahaha. sometimes it worked but sometimes it didn’t, these days I just let it flow and usually only create when I’m in the zone opposed to forcing myself to rap.

Jay Fehrman


Link: https://soundcloud.com/jay-fehrman
Twitter Username: @JayFehrman

Bio: Social Worker with a love for all genres of music. Born and raised in the Twin Cities

Who are your top five influences? DJ Premier, RZA, MF DOOM, Rick Rubin, anyone/anything from the 80s.

What made you want to make music? I grew up during the golden era of hip-hop and always wanted to make beats. Finally started three years ago after downloading an app on my phone, and eventually graduated to laptop and software.

Are you currently working on any projects? Several collaborations with an array of artists on SoundCloud. Going to release Drive-In Massacre Part 2 sometime around Halloween.

How would you describe your sound? Raw

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? When creating a beat, is there a routine you go through? searching digital crates for original fresh sounds, then chop, layer…repeat. 70% of my projects stem from FL Studio Mobile on my iPad.

T. Hayes

Pasted Image 0.jpeg

Link: http://thayesraps.com/
Twitter Username: @THayes_713

Bio: My name is Tyler Hayes and I am a recording artist, record producer, and audio engineer from Southwest Houston, Texas. I am CEO of Haytion Entertainment, the brand and label. 

Who are your top five influences? Kendrick Lamar. Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Isaiah Rashad

What made you want to make music? In middle school I was sending my raps to my cousin (Desiree McKinney) for a little while, but I was only doing it for leisure. Then one night she called me and was really encouraging me to actually try to do this because she saw my potential. And I had never thought of becoming a rapper prior to that night I was so focused on my golf career, but that phone call changed my life. Then later on, when my golf career had fallen through, I took it as a sign from God that I should really take a chance with the music, and he’s been really having my back on this path ever since. I would have never imagined getting to where I am now in my career as a musician.

Are you currently working on any projects? I am still in the beginning stages of my new album. Another The Carter Sue co-executive produced album. #SZMC

How would you describe your sound? I hope no one can. I don’t want to have a sound. People compare me to Kendrick a lot, which is an honor, but I do not want to have a “sound”. That means I’m not taking full advantage of my creativity.

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? It depends if what the purpose of the song is for. I take into consideration if it’s on an album, or just a single, or for a talent showcase.
For albums, I premeditate every album with extreme delicacy. I draw out my albums exactly like a movie and write all the skits myself. I will write an album song on what I intended that song to be from that specific point in the story line. So for example, my song Apex Acrimony. I knew I wanted that song to be angry, loud, fast, and fed up. So when I wrote that song that was the exact mentality I dove into.
For singles, I will usually just do a random topic I’ve been wanting to do, or sometimes just whatever first comes to my head as a hook or a few bars. For example, my song Day Ones. When I was making that beat, that hook kept repeating in my head while I was mixing so I just layed that down then wrote the verses off of that.
For showcases, I like to go a cappella, go in on controversial or innovative topics, and really make people focus in on my lyrics. Those are my writing routines.

Kahlil Supreme

image1 (2).JPG
Twitter Username: @kahlilsupreme
Bio: 22 year old, unsigned artist from Roanoke Virginia. Started rapping and writing rhymes at 12 years old off of the influence of Kanyes graduation album. At age 15 I started recording/composing songs, becoming a locally known artist in Roanoke Virginia.

Who are your top five influences?  Kendrick(whole Tde), j cole, Kanye, The Game, 50 cent.

What made you want to make music? I used to write short stories when I was a young kid and I’ve always loved music and vibrations period, so I just combined the 2 of them to tell my story.

Are you currently working on any projects? Currently working on my first project “KahlilorbeKilled”

How would you describe your sound? My sound is a mix of classic hip hop and Gangsta rap.

When writing a song, is there a routine you go through? When composing a song I like to go somewhere quiet and put my headphones in to get a vibe from the beat. After that I’ll come up with a hook. Once the hook is done I grab my composition note book… the rest is history.