Artist Spotlight (Interview) G-HOLY

Leroy Maddox Jr (born September 28, 1985), known professionally as G-HOLY is an American rapper, songwriter, visual artist, and record executive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. G-HOLY is Founder of DREEMTEAM and COO of Elite Klass. He has released 2 projects, FREELOVE and B4 I Live 4 U. View this post on Instagram It All Makes Sense Looking Down From The Top…..OVERSTAND❗3X Dreem Awake (My Best Friend … Continue reading Artist Spotlight (Interview) G-HOLY

Artist Spotlight (Interview) Rodomatic Jones

Where do you hail from? I come from Rocky Mount Nc How did your artist name come about? Years prior to my name being Rodomatic it was Rodo, I put the Matic at the end of my name in 2012, it was short for automatic, to me the transition was growth for me as a artist and transitioning into a different and better artist, automatic came pertaining to my drive … Continue reading Artist Spotlight (Interview) Rodomatic Jones

INDIE DOPE: UNDER17 – Gianna (Stream & Purchase)

Available on Itunes: UNDER17 by GIANNA Produced by: Winston Riley/Arvid Matthews(Stalag riddim) Video: Sanjae Hudson Mastered by: Old Capital Records Published by: Porta Productions Inspired by: Echo Minott (under 17/over16) Gianna is a versatile Artiste who can deliver many different styles — From Reggae, RnB, Pop, EDM and any other Genre which makes her standout. Although never one to be placed in a box, she … Continue reading INDIE DOPE: UNDER17 – Gianna (Stream & Purchase)

Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Organised Chaos

Featured Artist: Organised Chaos

Rap Group from The UK

February is upon us and this month’s FEATURED GLOBAL TALENT is not one to be missed!

Where do you hail from?

We both come from different parts of Britain. ODavies is from North Wales and Micah is from Manchester, England
How did your artist name come about?
We wanted a name that represents the dual aspects of our character so upon much debate and discussing many different ideas we come up with the name Organised Chaos……..plus The Yin Yang Twins name was already taken so this had to do.

How long have you been making music?

Individually over 10 years each, and collectively around 4. However we founded Organised Chaos just over a year ago.

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

Our music can be nostalgic and current all at the same time. We blend our old school roots and passion with our day to day experiences providing our own take on the world around us. As for inspirations theres too many to name, if its rap and its dope, chances are were inspired by it.
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Artist Spotlight (Interview) – The Tribe of Judah

Featured Artist: The Tribe of Judah

Rap artist from USA

Setting 2019 off right with January’s FEATURED GLOBAL TALENT

Where do you hail from?

We are both currently living in Germany. Micheal aka Godbody is originally from Annapolis, Maryland and Benita aka Universe was born and raised in Germany.
How did your artist name come about?
At that time we have found out that our ancestors are the true people that the bible speaks of. That´s why we chose that name

How long have you been making music?

Godbody has been making music for over 25 years. Universe has started working on music a few years ago.

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

Our music is there to empower people, to lift them up and also to move them to think. Some topics are more serious and others are more of a happy vibe. No matter what the vibe is, we make sure people can dance to our music and feel great while doing it.
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Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Gattie Tha King

 

Featured Artist:Gattie Tha King

Rap artist from USA

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Where do you hail from?

A product of Greenburgh Public Housing in New York by way of East Atlanta…DeCatur, Georgia…Zone 6.
How did your artist name come about?
Originally my name GATTIE THA KING was GATTI (going all-out to take it), GATT (E-Everything) And it came from what I embody…. AMBITION 

 

How long have you been making music?

I’m a 25 year over night success. I penned my first rap in 1993. I got off the porch early. My big bro J-Edifice was producing beats for the entire Greenburgh housing projects. So I was around rap and hip hop culture my entire life. I been around analog and digital that’s why I coined the phrase “retro rap”. I’m like the Jordan’s. When I come out I’m vintage and classic but modernized for today’s times.

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

It’s just a 90’s feel and approach. The sound and beats are today’s time, but the beats don’t dictate my writing and concepts. When you hear “The Master P Song” you won’t be thrown off when “Barbarians” come on and you hear a wu-tang ish type record with no hook, just 5 artists doing what they feel over some gangsta beat.
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Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Har-Q

 

Featured Artist: Har-Q

Rap artist from Northampton, UK

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Har-Q real name Jason Khalid Williams

Har-Q stands for

  • H: herald ‘messenger’ / heru ‘sun-flesh’
  • A: ark ‘the message’
  • R: returns / renaissance ‘a revival of or renewed interest in something.’
  • Q: Quadrivium : ‘a medieval university course involving the ‘mathematical arts’ of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music’

Born and raised in northampton a thing which har-q has give credit for his rhymes and dedication to music because it is a quite town, which is what has giving har-q a chance to create boxes of writing and terabytes of recording homing his style and meaning for creating music.

How did your artist name come about?
It was originally some one’s name that came up on my screen at work when I used to work in a call center, it quickly grew on me and I gave it a new meaning, so har-q then meant “when I leave the stage it will be a hard cue to beat”.
over time as I studied and matured so did the name and now it is an acronym
H.A.R-Q which mean the Herald Ark Returns/ Renaissance – Quadrivium
which is the for master studies which i correlate to the 4 elements of hip-hop.

How long have you been making music?

I’ve been making music for about 15 years but recording for about 10 years and releasing for about 7 years.

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

I am definitely a student of the 90’s era in hip hip where it was very much lyricist driven, yet i have watched the culture change and have adapted to it while still holding on to the word play punchlines concepts and the poetical side of it. To date the current state on my new album release TRAPPED HOP the beat style is up to date and the flow but the content is fearless. i also still maintain a boom bap sound by working with a group called Har-Q-stic’s which is a jazz-hip-hop fusion.

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Artist Spotlight (Interview) – TRIO

 

Featured Artist: Trio

Rap artist from USA

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Where do you hail from?

I’m from the DMV. born in Richmond VA raised Oxon Hill MD but for the most part grew up in Waldorf Maryland

How did your artist name come about?
The name TRIO actually came from little brother Kamo Gwop. I was originally going by my DJ name “DJ Ken” but he said to me one day “bro you can rap, sing, and produce I’ma just call you DJ TRIO” I’m thinking that’s perfect just off the DJ part and the name TRIO caught on and stuck.

How long have you been making music?

I’ve been making music for about 13 years since back in 05. Been pretty much on and off dealing with life but at the end of the day you can stop doing something you love

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

To sum it all up in one word it would be versatile. whatever the beat tell me to do I do it whether it calls me to do an R&B song, lyrical record, trap record, etc. I like to showcase different range of styles. The inspirations of it come from life itself, you have your great times and worst time of life and that’s how I’m able to bring out and the happiness in a record and create art
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Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Dee Dolla

 

Featured Artist: Dee Dolla

Rap artist from Sanford, NC

 

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Where do you hail from?

Sanford, North Carolina

How did your artist name come about?
When I was younger I was always trying to make a dollar & my first name starts with a D so Dee Dolla

 

How long have you been making music?

I Made my first song in 8th grade I was writing before that though.

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

I would say my sound would be lyrical trap music or hustle/struggle music
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Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Kapes

 

Featured Artist: Kapes

Hip-Hop artist from Birmingham, UK

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Where do you hail from?

I come from Birmingham, England and have moved around the city a lot.

How did your artist name come about?
My name was originally Kaypa (caper) meaning a plot, saga or crazy event. People used to call me Kapes for short. At a point when I felt my music moving in a new direction, I decided to stick with Kapes.

 

How long have you been making music?

I have been writing and rapping since 1998. I didn’t start recording music officially until about 2007/2008

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

I was mostly inspired by old school/golden era hip hop. I have kept those elements in the production mostly. A lot of the time I have went for 90’s style beats with a bit of a west coast flavour. These days I’m more open to anything musically. The album I’m working on is a lot more versatile in terms of production. There’s some boom bap, trap and some chilled out bluesy stuff there. Lyrically I was always inspired by artists that have something real to say. I don’t mind dropping a few feel good party tracks but mostly I’m writing for a reason.
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