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

soundcloud.com/bricxx

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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Ana Gibson

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Artist: Ana Gibson

Location: Prince Georges County, MD

Twitter:@MarieAna925

Link:  www.anagibson.com
www.reverbnation.com/anamarie

www.facebook.com/AnaGibsonFanSpot

 

Bio: Ana is not just your typical girl next door with the average tune. Her voice is captivating, awe-inspiring, cool, and sexy with a touch of gospel; it is impossible to listen to her sing and not want to know more about her music! With an exploding high key range and melodic vibrant tone, she is bound to leave you wanting more.

A native of Prince Georges County Maryland, Ana first discovered her gifts in songwriting and singing at the age of 13. Her development of contemporary R&B style came from the heavily musical influence of such artist like Alicia Keys, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and others. Ana says, “The main reason why I choose to write about adult songs is because so many people initially would come to me with their relationship problems and they still do.” It is ironic that she even considered studying to become a psychologist at one point in time. Fortunately, it did not stop there and she chose the route of creating great music. Now married, to her husband Chevon, Ana’s music has grown to an even higher expectation. She says, “It’s not puppy love, but its real love, real issues, real life all broken down in eight bars.”

Ana has also been sharing her great gifts with other recording artists. She was blessed to be the lead vocalist on the radio single “The Storm is Passing Over” featuring Gerald Albright. It doesn’t stop there she was fortunate to write a gospel song for the 2010 Stellar Award Winning Gospel Group, “Phillip Carter and the Sounds of Victory.”
She is currently working on a special project, with beats that are reminiscent of the 80′s soft pop, and of course, R&B. Ana has written songs that will make you feel good; make you want to get up out of your seat and dance, and songs that will soothe your soul.

She released her first single on March 12, 2013, entitled “Wanna Be Down,” an upbeat, May J. Blige persona with a splash of D.C.’s well known sound of Go-Go, “For this special project, I wanted to write something fun, edgy and still be true to who I am and where I’m from,” Ana says.
While at her humble beginning, she has plans to perform on bigger stages, singing across the nation and around the World. Ana knows that there are no limits in dreaming and achieving, and with God on her side, nothing is impossible.

 

Interview Questions:

1) HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU FIRST DECIDED YOU WANTED TO DO MUSIC?

Ana Gibson: I had to be about 14 years old when I discovered that I could actually sing, and sing well.

2) WHO WOULD YOU SAY INSPIRES YOU THE MOST AS AN ARTIST?

Ana Gibson: I get a lot of my inspiration from the late Whitney Houston and most definitely from Beyonce.
Whitney Houston, because of her powerful yet so gentle ranges; it’s so captivating to one’s ear. It was almost perfect each time, and I can only strive to have that ability each time I come to the stage.
Beyonce, she inspires me in such a way when it comes to her vocal strength in each song she brings. She evokes a lot emotion in what she sings and that is what makes me gravitate towards her.

3) WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?

Ana Gibson: In the next 5 years, I definitely see myself performing on bigger stages, bigger arenas and growing more as an artist. Climbing higher heights.


4) WHAT ARTIST WOULD YOU LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH?

Ana Gibson: I can’t just stick to one with this question. I actually have 3. Of course my first choice would be Whitney Houston, if I could’ve had that chance. Nonetheless, I would definitely love to collaborate with Luke James and/or Kendrick Lamar. Love their styles even though they are two different genres.

5) WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS?

Ana Gibson: My biggest accomplishment is releasing my first single,” Wanna Be Down” this year. March 12, 2013 to be exact. That was a HUGE accomplishment for me because I never thought I would be able to reach that point, but it actually happened for me. I AM PROUD!

6) WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU REGRET AND WISH YOU

COULD CHANGE?

Ana Gibson: Hmm…My biggest regret, possibly the fact that I didn’t believe in myself sooner than I should have when I was younger. I knew that I would become a singer, but I also had that doubt that it could never happen, and so in return, I didn’t push myself hard enough to reach that goal, but do I wish I could change that? No, because during that time, I was able to grow as a person and really evaluate what I wanted to do as far as having a singing career and I have finally reached that point to say, “I CAN DO IT” and I AM doing it. It feels good!

7) WHAT IS 1 THING THAT YOU WANT FANS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU BY?

Ana Gibson: I want my fans to always remember me by my voice, music, and attitude. I want to leave a valuable impact to all those who really loved me as artist. I want them to say, “that girl was blessed. She really did touch me in a powerful way.” I’m not just a singer; I am somebody who actually loves and love to help people, whether it is through music, me sitting down one on one talking to them, or whatever the case may be. That’s who I am and I want people to always remember that.


8) WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?

Ana Gibson: Well for me, as an indie artist, I don’t think I’ve found anything to be HARD yet, but what I do find to be a little challenging is keeping your face in people’s faces constantly, but not only that, it’s about keeping them interested in you and what you do. That can become tedious, but I know the end is well worth it. I just have to keep pushing forward and constantly believing.


9) WHAT SEPARATES YOU FROM OTHER ARTIST OUT RIGHT NOW?

Ana Gibson: I think for the most part, compared to some artist who are out today, what separates me the most is the fact that I CAN SING! , and also the fact that I am not one dimensional. Though I am labeled as an R&B artist, a lot of music inside of me screams R&B crossover, a little hip hop, soul and pop. I would say I’m multi-faceted.


10) IF YOU WEREN’T DOING MUSIC WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

Ana Gibson: I’d probably be working a 9-5 as an assistant or something. SOMETHING THAT WILL BORE ME TO DEATH or probably working on my own event decorating business.

11) WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU KNEW FIVE
YEARS AGO?

Ana Gibson: I wish I knew that things were quickly changing over to digital and that I could’ve gotten started on this thing sooner. But luckily I’m still young, so I haven’t missed too much.

12) WHERE IS THE STRANGEST PLACE A FAN HAS EVERY APPROACHED YOU?

Ana Gibson: Haven’t had that happen yet. But, oh til that day….LOL

13) HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN ANY ADVICE THAT’S STUCK?

Ana Gibson: I have been given much advice from close friends. My two best friends in particular. One, I won’t mention his name; he told me that this music thing takes time. It will NEVER happen overnight, but you keep on pressing towards it. Don’t give up. And my hubby, he has told me to never cast my pearls to swine…meaning, never just jump into something because it may look good or it may benefit someone else. Those type of situations will only leave you beat and devoured, especially when you have a good thing. So I think upon those things daily.


14)  HOW DO YOU PLAN ON CHANGING THE GAME?

Ana Gibson: It may sound weird, but I’ve always said that I want to do some kind of altar call at all of my concerts when I do finally hit those big stages. Though, I’m not a gospel singer, I still feel that God is in the midst of my music and my soul and he can use me to reach someone who needs help, and that would create that opportunity for me to do it. :)


15) MUSICALLY WHO ARE YOU MOSTLY COMPARED TO?

Ana Gibson: I’ve never really heard of who I am compared to by others…well maybe the exception of one person, in which she said I sound a lot like Keyshia Cole. But in my own opinion, musically I’d compare my voice and music to Beyonce, Keyshia Cole and Brandy, with a hint of Whitney! (Can you tell I love Whitney Houston?) LOL

 

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Mik3Mik3

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Artist: Mik3Mik3

Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL

Twitter:  @mik3mike3bvp

Links: https://m.facebook.com/Mik3Mik3BVO/

http://www.youtube.com/MrMik3Mik3

Bio: Mik3 Mik3 is a young rapper from Birmingham, AL. He has had a passion for music ever since he could remember, but in 2010 he realized that he had the true potential to become a mogul in the music industry. So that summer he set out to do so and so far he has written and recorded over 150 songs & dropped 6 mixtapes and counting. Some which includes names like “Lil Chuckee (YMCMB)”, “Jevy (TOME)”, & others

Interview Questions:

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

Mik3MIK3:I always had a thing for music from a very early age. But if I had to give specific age, I would say around 15 or 16 is when I was really like “Ok, I want to turn this into some.”

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

 Mik3MIK3: I wouldn’t say it’s a certain person that inspires me because really I do it for everyone from the team to the family. But if I had to name a certain person that inspires me it would be my mom because she has done so much for me and my music. She’s been supportive of everything from the jump.

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

 Mik3MIK3: I see myself in 5 years touring working hard on whatever project I got going on at the time. I mean I can’t really say too much about the future cause it’s the future but I can tell you this … I’m just getting started and I got no intentions on slowing down.

4) What artist would you like to collaborate with?

 Mik3MIK3: I would like to get in the studio with Drake. I think he’s a musical genius. One of the greatest artists in this new sound era. And his whole movement is stupid crazy. It’s like no matter what he’s involved in, his fans is going to support him 2 million percent.

5) What would you say is your biggest accomplishments?

 

Mik3MIK3: My biggest accomplish so far would have to be making it this far with my music career period. Like I never thought I would make it this far. This all started out as a hobby until the day I got 250 downloads (in one night with no promotion) that’s when I really thought to myself “Mike you might be onto some good?”

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

could change?

 

Mik3MIK3: If I could go back in time and change anything, I wouldn’t change anything because I’m the type of person that believes that everything happens for a reason. Even though most of the time we don’t know what the reason is, there’s a reason.

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

Mik3MIK3: I just want my fans to have or build a connection with my music. Like you know how whenever you get upset, sad, or whatever you have a go to song or artist to listen to too bring you out that mind set or situation. I want to be that artist or create that song that has that type of connection with a fan. , For every type of emotion/feeling.

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

Mik3MIK3:The hardest part about being in the music industry/business I would say is getting new people (business wise not fans) to support or buy into your movement. Like a lot of different venues and other people in the beginning were skeptical about doing business with me and my team because we were new to the industry but now that we’re more established and have some connections with different people. Business is better!

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

Mik3MIK3: I think the divider between me and other artists is I’m not afraid to explore outside my genre. I believe other artists are afraid that their fans are going think their switching up or whatever but that’s not even the case. You are just trying to take your music to the next level as an artist.

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

 Mik3MIK3: If I wasn’t doing music then I would try to pick back up on skating. I was good as hell at skateboarding; I probably would have tried to go pro.

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

Mik3MIK3:I wish 5 years ago someone would have told me to pick up a book. I mean my mom always told me to read more but you know how that is. Goes in one ear and out the other, but one day I took her advice and bought a book on music business and etc. I promise after reading it, I was a completely different artist. I had a whole new business mind set.

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

Mik3MIK3: At a traffic light.

 

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

Mik3MIK3: The most recent advice that stuck with me is look at all the positive things you got going on in your life. Most people always complain about negatives or how they don’t have this and don’t have that. Just take some time out to look at all that you have. Then you’ll realize you have more than or just as much as the average person.

14)  How do you plan on changing the game?

Mik3MIK3: I don’t want to give away to many details. So all I’m going to say is XOBVO. You’ll get familiar.

15) Musically who are you mostly compared to?

Mik3MIK3: I don’t want to be compared to any other artist. Because I want my chance to create my own name or identity. If you compare me to someone then every time you see or hear something of mine you’re going to automatically think of that person that you compare me to as well.

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KGB

 

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Artist: KGB

Location: Maryland

Bio:  No strangers to the struggle, three brothers with the will to be above the fray set out to prove the skeptics wrong.  Blessed with musical talents and a gift for gab they began writing rhymes and posting them wherever they could. From the then popular sites like AIM and MySpace to the ever growing Facebook and Twitter, they were determined to be recognized. They traded the hood environment for an equally as hostile but more rewarding environment overseas, each joining the military with a combine five overseas tours. Now ready to transition from overseas tours to overseas touring they have produced their first demo entitled “KGB The Mix Tape.”  Giving their audience a unique blend of charm, ruggedness, and soul over a couple of recognizable beats and some brand new samples.

 

Facebook Link:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/KGB/255624547791951

Interview Questions:

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

KGB: We all seemed to get the music bug around the same age, our mid to late teenage years.  All of us rhymed as a hobby and the better we got, the more we enjoyed it, and the more we realized we had a real gift.

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

 KGB: I would say Hyphen and Hero have been expired the most by Jay-Z.  You can often hear it in their styles.  Hero spent a lot of time down South so he has been able to take some of that flare and put it together with the lyrical style that comes from the East Coast.  I’ve been most inspired by Kanye, a guy originally not known for his flow as much as for his work ethic and wittiness.  Put those things together and you get a very unique and respectable style.

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

KGB: In the next 5 years, I see myself as the first established rapper with a J.D.  We’ll be in the midst of a world tour doing what we do best.

4) What artist would you like to collaborate with?

KGB: Right now it is all about KGB.  Although there are plenty of artists whose work we admire, we feel like this is our time for the spot light, but who knows what the future holds.

5) What would you say is your biggest accomplishments?

KGB:  Right now our biggest accomplishment was successfully completing our first demo, “KGB The Mixtape.”  It came at a crucial time because two of us were about to deploy and one hadn’t been back very long from his second deployment.

 

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

could change?

KGB: I’ve learned in life that the only thing you should regret is having regret in the past.  Life is about living and learning so things that we’ve failed at have only served to motivate us to do better.

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

KGB: I want our fans to remember that we always stayed true to who we were.  We had a very tough upbringing but one filled with love.  We have a GOD given talent and we simply want to share it with the world.  They say misery Loves Company, I say so does happiness.

 

8) What is the hardest thing about getting into the music industry?

KGB:  The hardest thing about getting into the music industry is distractions.  These distractions come in many forms, from the distraction of all the bad artists who made it through some kind of gimmick, to the negative stereotype that the hood has put on hip hop, to even the distractions that come with being successful outside of the music world.  All three of us are military veterans.  We each have our own lives and family will always remain number one priority.

  Fan question

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

KGB: I think that there are many things that separate us from other artists.  We are three brothers, three military veterans, who come from a very humbling background.  We stayed away from the path of quick money through drugs and other illegal means.  We’ve remained above the fray.  We bring a mix of styles that focus on lyrical content first and foremost with an ear for the music behind the voice.  At times you will hear our ruggedness but even then it will appear sanded but natural.  You will be invited into our past, our present, and our future in a way never before done.

 

2) With you being brothers all different ages with different views does that ever cause conflict with which way you want to go with your music? If so what was the outcome?

KGB: No… Not at all. Although from oldest to youngest it’s almost a 6 year gap. We’ve always been very similar in thought process. If you as each one of us who our favorite rapper is, well each give the same answer: Our brother. When we first got into making music we sat down and discussed exactly what our goals were, how far we wanted to take it and how we wanted to be remembered and we’ve stuck to that.

Each one of us brings a slight different perspective but when put together it’s on one accord. Lastly we agreed that as long as it comes from the heart it’s worth putting out there so what one goes through, we all feel.

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