Category Archives: Hip Hop

GET TO KNOW: J Keys

How did you get your initial start in music?

I have lots of friend in the music industry , we always used to make music in our spare time.

 

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

My ultimate aim would be to get my record label as big as SONY or UNIVERSAL.

 

How long have you been writing your own music?

I have been writing my own music all my life.

 

Who are your top three influences and why?

My top 3 influences are : Frank Sinatra, Eminem and bob Marley.

The reason for this is because they all speak from there heart, and they all make great music.

 

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

The main thing i want people to know about my new release is…

everything i do is for my fans, without them me or any other artist is nothing.

And also i wrote this song while i was staying at the MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS.

 

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

 

I’m originally from Essex.

After living in Essex and London my whole life, I have now moved to Bournemouth.

I have a huge line of videos that i have released over the last 5 years.

If you aint already seen them.. Go check them out!

 

Give our readers a roundup of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

www.MoneyMusicGroup.com Is where you can find ALL my songs , Videos plus merchandise .

GET TO KNOW: Mike Maro

How did you get your initial start in music?

I remember quite clearly, I was 8 years old when a 16 years old friend of mine was rapping the lyrics to Sisquo’s “Unleash the Dragon” and I was so intrigued by this. From then on, I instantly became attracted to the art of being able to memorise and sing songs. I began my journey by constantly repeating all the songs I liked and buying various lyric books to learn the lyrics to my favourite songs.

Aside from rapping I was especially attracted to my church’s choir and only fully decided to become part of it when a girl I had a crush on was involved. Joining the choir taught me how to sing in a range of notes and gave me the first ears I now have for instrument and voice harmonisation.

 

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

Becoming the best version of me I can possibly be. This makes so much sense to me because I believe once you are your true self, it will be much harder for others to plagiarize your work without sounding unoriginal. I want to set a distinct mark for who Mike Maro is and make it very easy for people who feel the music to understand why they feel that way.

Asides this, my ultimate aim is to be seen as more than a rapper. I try my best to tell stories and say things that are relevant to the world we live in today. In this way I can be a part of helping shape the communities we live in and be a source of hope to my listeners.

Lastly, I want to make music that is timeless and be remembered as someone who overcame circumstances surrounding him and leave a mark that will be untouched through out history.

 

How long have you been writing your own music?

I started writing when I was 11 years old and I’m 23 now, so that is almost 13 years.

 

Who are your top three influences and why?

This is a really hard question because I have so many influences but Tupac Shakur would have to be one of them. This is because of what he stood for as an artist and how potent his work is till today. He spoke about things we still can’t fail to mention today and I admire his work ethic and what he was able to accomplish in a matter of 6 years.

Jay Z is a huge influence to me because of how consistent he has been in his career. I respect the fact that he has given kids a vision to see for their selves that no matter what an A&R or Record Label Exec says to you (in terms of not making it), that doesn’t matter because your ambition is greater. The fact that he has given so much back to his community and being able to not get shadowed by  his music alone is something I will always be moved by.

Another one of my influences has to be Drake. I can remember how music was before Drake and that sentence alone is why I respect his influence. The fact that I now know that being your original self is the only right way in this business is because of people like Drake. He was able to move the world simply by putting out what’s real to him out there.

 

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

I actually wrote the lyrics for the song in 2013 and they stuck with me since then so I felt the need to put that into the world. Also, the first part of it is called 0-100, a song originally performed by Drake. You can find a link to this on my soundcloud.

 

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I am currently living in Bromley. I am quite new here so am still exploring the scene. However, I tend to branch out to East Croydon, Hoodoos venue in particular. I like that spot because I get to watch live music from different genres such as rock, folk, jazz etc. as well as be a part of the performing artists there.

 

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

From the people I have had the chance to work with or be around (From Nottingham) – I’ll recommend Mr Virgo who is a DJ and produces bassline beats. He has just dropped an EP titled “Bits”.

A really cool rapper to listen to is Tey Chaplin – you can find his project “Die Hard” on soundcloud.

Also another dope MC is Snowy from Nottingham.

 

Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

I am currently using my YouTube channel and Soundcloud as my major outlets for the music I am making. You can also stay updated on various projects I am working on by following my social media pages.

GET TO KNOW: KADI

How did you get your initial start in music?

I have been doing music for over 15 years. I came into organically from growing up in church in that musical environment. Everyone could sing any I couldn’t sing so I decided to start rapping in church and then it started from there.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

Like most artists my ultimate aim is to be known as a great lyricists and artists and to be recognised as well as a positive role model for the next generation. I would love to do shows all around the world and making a living doing what  I love to do.

How long have you been writing your own music?

I have been writing my own music for over 15 years.

Who are your top three influences and why?

There are so many artists that have influenced my music so this one is very hard. However, Tupac, Nas and Lauren Hill would have to be my top 3 as I grew up listening to these artists and so would have to say they influenced what I would write, how I would write about and even the content of my writing. I still listen to these artists.

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

My current release is based from the idea of the ’industry’ always saying I had to have more sex appeal, and being half naked to make it as a female hip artist. So the concept for the track came from that idea.

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I’m based in Birmingham. There are so much talent in Birmingham. The Rainbow and the Hare and Hound support a lot of independent artists.

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

There are so much talent in Birmingham. Mist is doing his thing at the moment has recently blown up on the scene.I would definitely recommend Twisted Revren, as he produced the single. He is also an artist.

Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

Some of music can be found on YouTube, and also will be found on the main online outlets.

Humor ready to release ‘TLC’

pic1UK music is at a good place right now, and it will be in an even better place when this artist breaks out of Nottingham and bursts onto the scene with his latest single ‘TLC’.

 

 

Humor’s hip hop heroes include the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J Cole, also taking inspiration from grime greats like Kano, Ghetts and Skepta. Starting out freestyling with friends, he has since developed his own formidable style merging speedy flows and vivid lyricism.

 

His beats meanwhile draw from a diverse palette of grime hip-hop, deep/tech house, electronica and 90s R&B. Inspired to produce his own instrumentals after struggling to afford decent beats, he has since honed his craft into a creative and polished sound.

Get to Know: Speed Autobahn

Speed London1. How did you get your initial start in music?

Growing up I always had a passion for writing and doing music but never serious until I was in college. In college my passion and skills improved to the point, I decided to pursue a career in music.   In 2009 I released my first project “The six Boro mixtape” under the artist name “Fardaru”, Using aspects from my life growing up in Far Rockaway queens, and the struggles of living in New York city as the muse for this project. Later I met and teamed up with producer Danny Switchblade in 2010, where I continued to develop my musical sound and experiment with fusing electronica dance and Hip Hop musical genres. It was at this point that I change my name from Fardaru to “SPEED AUTOBAHN” to reflect my fast pace/ high energy musical style.

  1. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

Stardom and fame is always the mission, but honestly just being able to create music that people could dance, party and love has always been my greatest focus. The ability to do what I love and have people appreciate it is a reward in its self.

  1. How long have you been writing your own music?

Since a kid I always had the passion to drive and express myself. Started off as poetry and continued to grow throughout the years.

  1. Who are your top three influences and why?

Its hard to pick three top musical influences, Growing up being from queens, Nas was definitely my first musical inspiration and later artist like T.I, big L influenced my writing lyrically and uptempo flow. More seasoned artist like James Brown, Prince, Michael jackson, David Bowie, David Guetta, kid Cudi, lady gaga and Chuck barry influenced me to become a greater entertainer and search for my own cool diverse sound. Bands like the Beatles, phantom, imagine dragons also help shape my sound.

  1. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

My song “Live it Up” is one of the singles off my new album “E.N.S” (Earth Need for Speed).  E.N.S is a high energy sci-fi theme project that will make you dance and party all night. The Single “Live It Up” is a special song that I dedicated to a friend of my mine that passed.

  1. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I’m originally from Far Rockaway, Queens NY and I currently reside in Manhattan, NY. NYC is a city full of great musical diversity and culture. There are many venues like Harlem Shrine, Santos Party House, Bowery Ballroom; that I love to perform at or just visit as a spectator.

  1. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to? NYC has a lot of great artists and performers of all musical genres. i would definitely recommend checking out the following local NYC artists and bands like Danny Switchblade, Marc Billz, Ce’neda, Lapse, DJ Integrity.
  1. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

website: Speedautobahn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Speed-Autobahn-Fan-Page-293420584009339/

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn

E.N.S album: https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn/sets/ens-earth-need-4-speed

Snapchat: Speed Autobahn

Instagram: speedautobahn

Get to Know: Prince William

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  1. How did you get your initial start in music?

Free styling joking around with my neighbors and best friend.

  1. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

A successful label distributing more than musical entertainment. Writing for other artists,movie scripts, books.

  1. How long have you been writing your own music?

Since I first started in 2011.

  1. Who are your top three influences and why?

Jay-z,Kanye West,Warren Buffett

Simply because they’ve proven that they are able to make money in other ways besides just the aspect of being a performer.

  1. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

It’s basically who I am and what I’ve came from and it goes back to my drive that I’ve had since I started.

  1. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

In Houston,Tx. It’s hard to say, the crowds usually change from venue to venue and I don’t have one in particular that I would single out.

  1. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

No one I can think of.

  1. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

My single “A million Ways” can be found on iTunes,Amazon,google music,tidal and Apple Music.

Stream the explicit version @ soundcloud.com/glavish

Get to know: J Keys

WRECKLESS-ARTWORK copy 2 How long have you been writing your own music?

*Been writing / doing music for 10 years.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

  *Aim is to get music out there , world wide!

    Who are your top three influences and why?

  *eminem was a big influence

    Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

*The current release wreckless has a follow up video coming soon!

   Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

*live in Bournemouth an Based in essex!

  Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

*Site to find ALL my links : WWW.MONEYMUSICGROUP.COM

on here is my FB , TWITTER , SOUND CLOUD ECT…