On The Line: Mistah B Interview (Australian Hip-Hop)

We caught up with Australian Hip-Hop artist, Mistah B, to find out more about him, his thoughts on Hip-Hop and his upcoming projects!!! UEM: Give us a bit of background on yourself. When did you first get into Hip-Hop and what inspired you to start making music? MB: I go by the artist name Mistah B, sometimes Beast Mode B or just B. I hail … Continue reading On The Line: Mistah B Interview (Australian Hip-Hop)

On The Line: M-Acculate Interview (UK Hip-Hop)

  We caught up with one of the UK’s most consistent underground Hip-Hop artists, M-Acculate, to find how more about his past, his future, and his thoughts on the state of the game now!!! U.E.M – Give us a bit of background on yourself. When did you first get into Hip-Hop and what inspired you to start making music? M-Acculate – I always loved poetry … Continue reading On The Line: M-Acculate Interview (UK Hip-Hop)

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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