Erikka J

Artist: Erikka J

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Bio: DC born singer/songwriter/arranger Erikka J, like many vocalists, started singing in church but began to seriously pursue her craft in high school, which she attended with other notable DMV area bred artists J. Holiday and Yahzarah. She was classically trained at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, but has a deep rooted love for hip-hop that is evident in her delivery. Influenced by R&B greats such as Mary J. Blige, Anita Baker and Sade, Erikka also became enamored with Billie Holiday’s voice, resulting in Erikka’s inclusion of many jazz influenced sounds in her own vocal production.

Erikka took a break from music to earn her bachelors degree followed by a masters in business, but that break didn’t last long. She met her mentor, the late, legendary MC and producer Kleph Dollaz of the 90s hip-hop duo the Ill Biskits and production duo the Control Freaks, and decided it was time to get back on the mic. Her May 2013 release, “Second Family”, is a track that describes the love she has for her circle of friends, many of whom she met through Kleph, and also serves as a bittersweet reflection on her times with him.

Erikka J is known for her rich powerhouse vocals, soulful tenor to soprano range, and commanding stage presence in Richmond, VA where she is currently based. Her debut project, an EP entitled “Love Finds Its Way”, led by the hot single “Rewind”, is available for download now on iTunes, Google Play, and other digital music stores.

 Interview

 1) How old were you when you first decided you wanted to do music?

  Erikka J: I don’t think I ever decided, its just always been in me. My aunt started pushing on my stomach to try to teach me vibrato when I was three lol. I first realized I actually had a voice however in eighth grade.

 2) Who would you say inspires you the most as an artist?

Erikka J:  So many things inspire me but mostly my children, my mentor Kleph Dollaz who taught me a lot of what got me to this point, and the man in my life that continually supports me and pushes me to be greater.

3) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Erikka J:  I would like to be in a place where I can support my family with my income made from making music as opposed to it being my side hustle.

 4) What artist would you like to collaborate with?

  Erikka J: This is such a hard question! But I’ve always been a die hard Nas fan and I love Jill Scott’s blend of hip-hop soul and jazz so either of them would be dope.

 5) What would you say is your biggest accomplishments?

Erikka J:  Musically, 2013 was huge for me. I put out my EP “Love Finds Its Way” independently. I went from doing a couple of hooks for some rappers to completing an entire project on my own, including writing, coordinating all the moving parts to get them mixed, art work done, did my website, made a morning show appearance on CBS, did a release show with a live band, and put out hard copies in addition to the digital versions on iTunes, etc. Many people supported me through out and I’m just happy that I set out to do this, got it done and got it done right with a level of quality that I’m proud of.

 6) What is the biggest thing in your life that you regret and wish you could change?

Erikka J:  That I didn’t get back to the music earlier. That I let my doubts keep me from walking in my purpose at one point. Hopefully I’ve fixed that now.

 7) What is 1 thing that you want fans to always remember you by?

Erikka J:  Just as a good, down-to-earth person that with a great voice. That’s enough for me.

8) What is the hardest thing about being in the music industry?

 Erikka J: For me right now the time that it takes. I never have as much time as I would like to dedicate to my craft because I’m pulled in so many directions. Also the over-saturation of the market makes it hard to get people to listen. You have to be more creative with your marketing to establish a fan base because everyone “does music” these days, and people are just inundated with links of new music to listen to.

9) What separates you from other artist out right now?

 Erikka J: My hustle, attention to detail and unwillingness to compromise on quality, as well as my business savvy. If music was my only area of focus some of these artists would be in trouble lol

 10) If you weren’t doing music what would you be doing?

Erikka J:   To pay the bills I work in IT program management so I would probably still be doing that, just without the outlet that music gives me. Annnd probably singing in the shower at least lol

 11) When it comes to music what is one thing you wish you knew five years ago?

Erikka J:  I wish I knew that I was capable of doing this. I struggled with a lot of self-doubt for a while that held me back.

  12) Who are some of the producers you worked with on your new project and do you have a name and date set for its release?

 Erikka J: No new project planned at this point, I’m still working to push the EP that was released in July. The producers on that project are Kleph Dollaz, Dr. No, my homie Syn in North Carolina, Mikhail White from Profound Sounds, my boy Duece (who also mixed most of the songs) and my homie LP out in Texas.

13) What is some advice you would give to someone thinking about going into the music business?

Erikka J:  Don’t give up. Your talent should be equally matched with your hustle. Remain humble and grateful.

 14) What advice have you been giving about the music business that has really stuck?

  Erikka J: Well I’m forever a student of the game, but I do feel like my business sense is something some artists don’t have out of the gate and I’d like to think that advice has helped someone.

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Athena’s Erotica

 

Ladies our talented real life brothers Jake&Papa have dropped  Athena’s Erotica 2.0 and a short film.  Make sure you download this album because I promise you it will set the mood for you and your love and WHO DOESN’T LOVE GOOD R&B???

Track Listing & Download Links:

jakenpapa 2.0

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/athenas-erotica-2.0/id895188358

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Athenas-Erotica-Explicit-Jake-Papa/dp/B00LNSG5EI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406127913&sr=8-1&keywords=athena%27s+erotica+2.0

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bgmqj5otk5jweztg2yuetgyg6b4

 

“Athena’s Erotica 2.0″ A Short Film

To reach out to Jake&Papa Follow them www.twitter.com/JakeandPapa , to get caught up on their videos www.Youtube.com/JakeandPapa and  everything else Jake&Papa  www.JakeandPapa.com

S/O to the whole #TeamJP and #JPsAthenas

 

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Like Mike

 Like Mike

Artist: Like Mike

Websites:

 http://www.twitter.com/LMHUSTLE4LIFE

http://www.soundcloud.com/LMHUSTLE4LIFE

http://www.youtube.com/LMMOUFOFDASOUF

BIO: Like Mike first made some noise on the underground scene with the release of his debut project RAW in early 2010. Since then Mike has continued building a steady buzz & immaculate online following by releasing multiple visuals to his follow up project STILL RAW in 2012. Like Mike plans to continue dominating the underground & to attack the mainstream with the release of his LosHoustonAngeles EP out now.

 Interview:

1) How old were you when you first decided you wanted to do music?

Like Mike: I was around 16 when I knew for sure I wanted to do music. Growing up as a kid there’s a lot of things you find yourself into but music was something that I had more interest in than anything else.

2) Who would you say inspires you the most as an artist?

Like Mike:I’m inspired by the Greats. 2pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Scarface just to name a few. Any artist that strives to be great inspires me. Even though I’m a rapper, I’m inspired by Beyonce. We’re from the same city & the same side of side of town for the most part. So to see her come from where we from to being one of the biggest stars in music or in the world period inspires me. That alone lets me know it happen for me too.

3) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Like Mike: That’s a good one. In the next 5 years I want to be & see myself being an impact player in this game.

4) What artist would you like to collaborate with?

Like Mike:Avril Lavigne. I’m a huge fan of her music and I think together we could make some dope music together. There’s many other’s of course but she’s at the top of the list for sure.

5) What would you say is your biggest accomplishments?

Like Mike: Besides being a Black Man in America & living to see 25…I’d probably have to say opening up for Drake was a big accomplishment. That was an experience I’ll never forget. Then getting off stage and watching him do his thing and having a sold out crowd there cheering for him and knowing every single line to every single one of his songs. Small things like that inspire me because at the end of the day every rapper, singer, entertainer experience that feeling. I know I do.

6) What is the biggest thing in your life that you regret and wish you could change?

Like Mike: I like to think that everything in life happens for a reason so every decision I’ve made molded me into who I am today or how I live my life today so there’s really no major regrets. But if I just had to pick I’d probably say dropping out of college and messing over a few good girls here & there are about the only things I regret.

7) What is 1 thing that you want fans to always remember you by?

Like Mike: That I was passionate about the art I created and that I always strived to deliver quality over quantity.

8) What is the hardest thing about being in the music industry?

Like Mike: The hardest part about being in the music industry is first the come up. Nobody really cares about you until everybody else cares about you. They don’t see the long hours and blood, sweat & tears you’re putting in around the clock in order to be put in position for you to be successful in this game. Then once you’re finally in you got to deal with the bullshit on the other side of those doors. The media trying to break you down just to build you back up. The politics. Fake industry friends who only really fucking with you because you hot then they’re off to be buddy with the next new hot artist. The same groupie that you couldn’t get a simple “hello” from a year ago now wants your autograph & a picture so you’re somewhat obligated to smile for it and take it or else you’re considered to be an asshole. Ha. It’s a gift & a curse.

 9) What separates you from other artist out right now?

Like Mike: Plain & simple I’m an individual. I can’t tell nobody story but mine. I never used auto tune in any of my songs because it was popping at the time. I don’t wear skirts and leggings because it’s quote on quote the “new cool” thing to do. I never skate boarded in my life. I’m an individual so I’m gonna always let it be told honestly from my point of view. That’s my responsibility as an artist. I’m gonna give you just enough of what you want to hear and a lot of what you need to hear.

10) If you weren’t doing music what would you be doing?

Like Mike: If I wasn’t doing music personally I’d be doing something that pertains to the music business. Maybe and executive or something like that. I got a good ear for dope music so I think I’d make a good A&R too.

11) When it comes to music what is one thing you wish you knew five years ago?

Like Mike: That Social Media and a strong independent hustle would be a few of the main keys to success today.

12) Who are some of the producers you worked with on your new project and do you have a name and date set for its release?

Like Mike: LosHoustonAngeles EP is available right now for a free download. The project in its entirety is produced by BKS and MiG L Beats.

13) What is some advice you would give to someone thinking about going into the music business?

Like Mike: Know your business. Don’t follow trends or else you’ll fade out with them. Do your own thing & stay consistent. There’s always room for improvement so always strive to get better.

14) What advice have you been giving about the music business that has really stuck?

Like Mike: Don’t get caught up in your hype. That you’re only as big as your latest hit because at the end of the day this is a “what have you done for me lately?” business.

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Sullee J

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Artist: Sullee J

Location: MD

Site: www.OFFICIALSULLEEJ.com

www.reverbnation.com/sulleej

Youtube: www.youtube.com/xxsulleexx

Twitter: @sulleej85

 BIO: 25 year old, Sullee J grew up in a Pakistani/American Culture. He struggled with neglect, racism, multiplied mistakes, and heartaches. He hopes to open doors for many other South Asians in the Hip Hop game trying to make it. Sullee J’s fans echo that he is comparable to other hip-hop artists, such as Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, and Nas.  He is driven to reach a diverse audience with his music, and inspire, move, and entangle entire generations with his words. Sullee J has received publicity on Fox and CBS nationwide, including international acclaim in Canada, along with his music being spun in over 6 different countries, including US, UK, France, Ireland, Norway, Uganda and more. Sullee J does not use profanity in his music, believing he can still be just as lyrical and passionate about it. Sullee J’s single, “Billy’s Conscience” which was produced to raise awareness about Billy’s mysterious illness, has already led him to international acclaim. Billy’s wife exclaimed “The only thing that Sullee J has more of than talent is heart.” Sullee J’s singles ‘BismiAllah’ & ‘Make a Change’ off his first album ‘The Consequence,’ helped his career take off to the next level, displaying a mix between, politics, faith and struggle. Between releasing two mix tapes previously, currently working on his third, with the hit single ‘The Warning,’ and his second album, Sullee J is taking music into a whole other perspective. Working with several charitable organizations recently and he continues to stay on his grind, believing God, consistency and maintenance are the key factors to any form of success.

Interview Questions:

1) How old were you when you first decided you wanted to do music?

 Sullee J: I started out as a poet, the pen became my best friend. I began giving my lyrics rhythm 7 years ago now. Although, me and a few friends use to mess around with spitting random freestyles, and recording for fun in high school, it wasn’t serious at that time. I feel like as long as God keeps my heart bleeding, music keeps my heart beating.

2) Who would you say inspires you the most as an artist?

 Sullee J: I would say my heart, the way it feels about music. I want to use music as a revelation for a time to come. I keep it consistent as not only my passion, but as a form of admonition, or better yet a message. It is a form of verbal activism for the masses mixed with a therapeutic tool for myself.

 

3) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

 Sullee J: I see myself in the ears of those who will to hear, in the eyes of those who will to be aware, in the hearts of those who still do care, in the minds of those who’d kill to be here.

 

4) What artist would you like to collaborate with?

 Sullee J: Nas

5) What would you say is your biggest accomplishments?

 Sullee J: A long time ago, when I first realized that music in general was capable of changing other peoples lives for the better, and I was given this gift to do exactly that, that makes me feel like i’ve accomplished the best out of what I do. Through many years, I’ve been able to help several people whether it be through advice or actual situations through charitable foundations that had hope in my purpose. Helping someone for the better means more to me than all the radio interviews, opening act performances, collaborations or features I’ve received. Those are just things which are temporary, but having a place in someones heart lasts forever. Im grateful for God allowing me to be able to do that with my talent.

 

6) What is the biggest thing in your life that you regret and wish you could change?

 Sullee J:  None of us should regret, due to the fact that our past is the reason we are as great in the present circumstance. I don’t believe in regrets, maybe I’ve felt like damn, I should’ve done something in a different way, but Im an optimistic person, always looking toward a positive side, so I feel like everything happens for a reason. Specially since most of my music is derived from mistakes and personal experiences which taught me how to better myself, I would never take back anything. I’ve only learn to become wiser with every tear!

7) What is 1 thing that you want fans to always remember you by?

 Sullee J: That I’m there for them. Im not egotistic or will ever be into myself that I forgot where I came from. I want them to remember me as someone who they could count on. I’ll never put myself on a higher surface than them. One of my mottos is, I am not different from anybody in this world, I just chose to see this world different. Keep it humble always! If life is already a bi*ch, what good will it bring you to mirror it?

 

8) Have you been given any advice that’s stuck? What type of Advice can you give for up and coming artist?

 Sullee J: I feed off people who doubt me. The statement that keeps me hungry is “Sullee, you will never make it”. I’m a person who finds humor in everything, I laugh because I feel like i’ve been through so much already, all that’s left to do is just laugh. Maybe I’m crazy…

 Advice for upcoming artist… stop trying to be like other artist. I help a lot of artist, I’ve done so many free verses, out of my own pocket, to show people that are actually trying and got a grind, that I know how it feels, so if I can give you a helping hand, I’m down. But, if your trying to be someone your not, don’t ask me for help. BE YOURSELF! Also, you got to be a hustler. If you can’t make something out of nothing, this game isn’t for you. There are so many times you will be rejected, but you got to find another way out. There will always be a way out! Im proof of that!

9)  How do you plan on changing the game?

 Sullee J: Because, I will make it more than just music. I will form a unity that has never been seen. You’ll see! God sent me here for a purpose, the world will see soon enough. My time is coming.

10) Musically who are you mostly compared to and what separates you from them and other artist out today?

 Sullee J: Sometimes because I spit fast, people automatically be like you sound like em, or but that was more so in the beginning. Over the years, my loyal supporters have seen Im unique in my own way, my sound, my delivery, my rhythm. I don’t listen to much music, as funny as that sounds, I stopped paying attention to whats new most of the time, and even if I do a remix to a popular beat, I’ve probably not heard the original, just because I don’t want any influence from the original track in my version. I try to stay as far away from anyones sound as I can, and just do me. At the end of the day, if they like it, they do, if not they don’t. But think about it… Im here aren’t I? I hope I’m doing something right! [That's a shout out by the way to "Xclusive Muziq" for giving me this opportunity]

*Fan Question*

1) Are you working on any new projects?

Sullee J: #Vicegerent mix tape releasing September 2nd, it will be all over! Download it! You can also find a track called “Nothing To Lose” on the upcoming Outlawz Nation Vol. III featuring Young Noble and Hussein Fatal, big shout out to them and DJ Outlaw and Cell Block. So many surprises coming, I’ll keep it quiet for the moment.

 2)  When you’re not working on music, what do you do in your spare time?

Sullee J: Gym, School, Travel, I never like staying in one spot. God bless!

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Bricxx

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Artist: Bricxx

Location: VA

Sites: soundcloud.com/b-a-dmusic

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twitter: @SSEBricxx

Bio: Bricxx (Leonard Brickhouse) was born October 10, 1991 and has been rapping since the age of nine.  As a kid, Bricxx father came in and out of his life and hardly was ever there when he was needed.  Built up aggression and struggle at a young age influenced bricxx to pick up the pen and pad and start his journey.  Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA he lived in low income housing with his mother, four sisters, and one brother.  Bricxx says, “I wanna tell my story, what i been through, what i’ve seen, and at the end of the day be able to say i never changed.”

Interview Questions:

 1) How old were you when you first decided you wanted to do music?

Bricxx: When i was nine years old i was at a point in my life where my father was in and out of my life at periods of time, that and growing up in section 8 housing were my two main influences on getting me started

2) Who would you say inspires you the most as an artist?

Bricxx: As of now i would say that Meek Mill would be the most inspiring artist to me.  He is proof that anyone from the streets can overcome obstacles with a dream and a nonstop grind.

 

3) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Bricxx: In five years i honestly see myself somewhere on the music scene whether its behind the scenes writing songs for others or an independent artist.

 

4) What artist would you like to collaborate with?

Bricxx: A artist I would like to colab with is Ace Hood.  I admire the way he displays his love for what he does in his work with his lyrics and presence on a beat.

5) What would you say is your biggest accomplishments?

Bricxx: My biggest accomplishments i would say are my five mixtapes i have released, some would say they are milestones but a lot of artist cant complete one well put together mixtape.

6) What is the biggest thing in your life that you regret and wish you could change?

Bricxx: I have no regrets about anything that I’ve done in the past because its made me who i am today.  I’ve accepted my mistakes as lessons and continue to push until I have what i have been diligently working for.

7) What is 1 thing that you want fans to always remember you by?

Bricxx: I would like my fans to remember me for my versatility, humbleness, and work ethic. I believe hard work beats talent everyday of the week.

8) Have you been given any advice that’s stuck? What type of Advice can you give for up and coming artist?

Bricxx: The best advice I ever received from someone is to make the music I want to make. Suggestions are always good but your best music will come from what’s going on in your life at that point in time. My advice to upcoming artist is always remember what kind of crowd you are trying to reach with your music, if you want to remain local continue to rap about the area your in but if you want to be heard worldwide make songs everyone can relate too.

9)  How do you plan on changing the game?

Bricxx: I plan on changing the game by actually bringing back the real.  I will only rap about things I’ve done, I’m going through, or things I have seen. I feel like to many people are in it for the money, don’t get me wrong who doesn’t like money but if you love music that should be your last concern.

10) Musically who are you mostly compared to and what separates you from them and other artist out today?

Bricxx:  Many people have compared me to Ace Hood.  One thing I can say that both of us share is we are not afraid to speak on our life good or bad but what makes us different I believe is my versatility.  There’s no instrumental that I’m not able to rap on, which I believe gives me a better opportunity to work with more artist.

*Fan Question*

1) Are you working on any new projects?

Bricxx: I just dropped my 5th mixtape recently on datpiff.com called BRICXX: SECTION 8 VOL.3.  I’ve started work on my next mixtape series it has no name yet it should be released in two to three.

2)  When you’re not working on music, what do you do in your spare time?

Bricxx: When I’m not doing music I’m either with my family, my friends having a good time, or thinking about more music I can make

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5ive Star

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Artist: 5IVE STAR

Location: Florida

Twitter:  @5ivestar1

Links: http://www.5ivestarmusic.com/

http://www.5ivestar1.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAkUyxoZCTk

Bio: Raised in South Florida but born in Cali, 5ive Star is on the verge of mainstream success.  “Making music is as natural to me as breathing.  It’s the result of realizing my true self,” says the multi-talented vocalist, songwriter, and lyricist.  Delivering hardcore grit with crossover appeal, 5ive is destined to penetrate the music industry with his innovative and fresh sound.  He is an artist that defies labels, refuses to conform to clichés, and set to wow the world.

Originally making his rounds on the mix-tape circuit with no major label support, 5ive Star’s tracks have been featured on major radio stations across the country, further establishing his universal appeal.  Picking up inspiration in every corner of America as a testament to his diverse upbringing, in his sound you will hear the rock and soul of Prince, the aggression of Notorious B.I.G., and the smooth R&B tone of Aaliyah.

“5ive Star” stands for five elements of artistry:  emcee, singer, songwriter, spoken-word artist and producer.  Although rooted in hip-hop, he is an artist who represents the new model of music.  Gone are the days when the industry was regulated to black or white, East Coast or West Coast.  5ive Star is the future.  He is the unification of rock, pop, hip-hop and soul.

Interview Questions:

1) How old were you when you first decided you wanted to do music?

5IVE STAR:  Well, music has always been a huge part of my life and I guess I always knew music is something that I would always pursue in some form or fashion.  As an artist, I’m giving music a message and a story so I am definitely doing what I am destined to due.

2) Who would you say inspires you the most as an artist?

5IVE STAR:  There are artist who change music history forever.  I think of these artists often in my journey.  I would say the artists that have influenced me the most have to be; Lauryn Hill, Outkast, Prince and Bob Marley.  Their ability to make music that is still relevant in any year atany time is truly what art is about.  They had/have the ability to transcend fads, times and cultures.  As an artist with a message, I have to imagine this is the pinnacle. 

3) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?   

5IVE STAR: There are things that I definitely visualize every day.  One of those things is being a Grammy winning artist.  The goal ultimately is to bring a brand of music to the world, and change music forever.  I seek to be very influential in the direction of the industry in the next 5 years.

4) What artist would you like to collaborate with?

5IVE STAR: If I had to pick one artist to collaborate with, it would have to be Prince.  I mean with his style and me bringing a  Hip-Hop flavor to what he does would be insane. 

5) What would you say is your biggest accomplishments?  

5IVE STAR: Feeling like I haven’t accomplished anything.

6) What is the biggest thing in your life that you regret and wish you

could change?

5IVE STAR: I would have to say listening to people who tried to tell me who do be as an artist.  In my early career, people always wanted me to have a particular style in the box they saw me.  I never saw that box and continue to allow the music to shape the artist that I am.  I regret that I let people try to determine what kind of artist I should be.  It became a big waste of time until I became my true identity regardless of what people ultimately thought. 

7) What is 1 thing that you want fans to always remember you by?

 5IVE STAR: That I always made music for the art of music.  We often forget as artists that without the fans there is no art.  I make art for the fans.  It is a form of expression to connect with people who identify with a song, a lyric, or a melody.  Without them I don’t exist.

8) What is the hardest thing about being in the music industry?

5IVE STAR:  Everything. (Laughs)  The easiest part is making the music since that is what comes natural.  The hardest thing is gaining that exposure.  The music industry is very much a business and if you don’t have anything to offer which will be a financial success, your career won’t last long.  There are millions of people who want to do exactly what you want to do so you better be better than all of ‘em. 

9) What separates you from other artist out right now?

5IVE STAR:  Well, I have set the bar so high.  With a name like 5ive Star you better. (Laughs)  My objective is to make better music, better visuals, be more creative than anyone who is also making music signed or unsigned.  Fortunately, I have found my own lane.  It’s something that so many people talk about.  I am glad that being myself has become my own lane.  It’s unique without having to be forced.  There are so many copycats these days, and it’s unfortunate but the reality is that success breeds artists that mimic what they see not what they don’t see. 

10) If you weren’t doing music what would you be doing?

 5IVE STAR:  If I wasn’t an artist then I would be producing or managing other artists.  I would have to be in the industry.  That’s a must. 

11) When it comes to music what is one thing you wish you knew five years ago?  

5IVE STAR: Wow, I’m giving away all my secrets.  (Laughs)  Ok, so pay attention.  As an artist that is coming up you have to sound better or at least as good as the industry.  You have to compete on a level that sounds successful.  Potential to be a great artist is dead.  In this day and age you have to prove it with your demo.  You have to show greatness.  The second thing I would say is that your team is everything.  You can’t do this alone, so have people in place who know their role and believe in what you do.

12) Where is the strangest place a fan has every approached you?

5IVE STAR: In the bathroom…yes a female….go figure.  I washed my hands. (Laughs)

13) Have you been given any advice that’s stuck?  

5IVE STAR: Great question.  The answer is to never stop creating.  There are people who say ok great so you made a mixtape and let’s shop it and focus on performances.  That is cool, but always make new music.  As an artist that is what inspires you.  The creativity is always what keeps you going so never stop finding that new production and making that new song.

14) How do you plan on changing the game?  

5IVE STAR: I plan to bring a whole new sound to music.  It’s the only way to change the game and to influence a new era of Hip-hop.  I plan on being a game changer from the jump; it’s just what I’m here to do.

15) Musically who are you mostly compared to?

5IVE STAR:  It’s only natural that people look at me and say Eminem.  I mean you can’t escape that shadow and it’s only second nature.  But, when the music is heard most people don’t have an answer to that.  I’m ok with that.

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