Underground Experience feature 1/31/018


THIS MONTHS FEATURE IS AN ILLINOIAN ARTIST WHO FEELS A HIGHER CALLING……LETS VIBE WITH BRM

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Mistajay: What is the story and conception behind your emcee name?

BRM: BRM is the initials to Brandon R Music…but also a BRM is a agent for change. Which is exactly what I want my music to be. A positive change in someones life or heart. And hopefully my music also points people to GOD. Where he can bring about the ultimate change is someones life.

Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?

BRM: I rep A-Town, Aurora, IL. Music scene is hot here. As the talent of the artists in this city and the surrounding cities is off the chain. Artists as myself, Hilgy, Jaooo, J. Love, Boston, Michael Schramm Jr, Stevo, Anthony Rocco, Torrianteres Taylor and so many others rep the area.

Mistajay: What are your influences of your music? And what inspires you?

BRM: God is a huge influence of my music. Without him there wouldn’t be my music or a ministry. Testimony and experiences of my life is a big part of my music as well. I want people to hear my music and think man this guy loves GOD, I should look into a relationship with him. Or sometimes listeners may just hear the music and think I like the passion coming from this guys music. Musical influences come from older guys like Canibus, Eminem, Ludacris, Jay Z, and newer gen guys like Lecrae, NF, and Social Club Misfits. Also just good old fashion wanting to be great at what I do drives me as well.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

BRM: I feel like my style can be energetic but also dial back to tell you a story. Can hit you with metaphors and punch lines or break down a lesson I learned in life. I wouldn’t describe my style to fit in a box or one category, I feel like I bring multiple styles to the table. I love working with an epic type beat, Trap style, or a piano classic type flow as well.

Mistajay: You’re a Christian rapper but you bring a lot of energy and real life into your songs, what if any are some challenges that you have faced?

BRM: In writing a song or a verse sometimes I run into trouble with how much FUN and PUNCHLINES  I should put into a verse instead of putting the sole focus on GOD. A lot of my music I have no issue with that as I may be sharing a testimony about what GOD has done in my life. Talking about how GOD has saved my life and I praise him in my lyrics in fresh new ways! BUT, I also like to have fun with my music as well, like any classic rapper, letting everyone know that YOU GOT FLOW, GAME, LYRICS, and you coming hard :) I enjoy a good line about how my music is coming at you, and I’m not worried bout what other people think. I don’t know if this has ever affected me personally, but maybe people sometimes won’t give the music a chance if they hear its about GOD and thats not really their thing. I pray my music can help bridge that gap :)

Mistajay: You just released a free album called “CLIMBING” What is your best song recorded to date and why?

BRM: That is a tough question for me because each of the songs if special to me. Reached Your Limit and Moment of Silence are testimony tracks that speak about my life and how GOD pulled me out of a selfish life. The track “CLIMBING” I love love the lyrics and rhyme style I put on that one, with a coming at you type lyric. But one of my favorite tracks on the album might be LEAVE ME ALONE FEAT HILGY. That track was written from a very honest point of view, which talks about wanting to be left alone. We all get in that place where we are tired of all the noise, distractions and temptations all around us. I felt like the hook was super catchy, I sang it pretty well, and the rapping by myself and Hilgy blended together perfect.

Mistajay: If you could share the stage with any 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

BRM: NF - I love his energy, flow, lyrics, and honesty about current and past issues etc. I think he is a awesome talent. Social Club Misfits - I like their style. They don’t try and fit in and they make songs I could see myself doing. Also like their flow, lyrics etc.

The 3rd would be someone like a Ed Sheeran who is super talented or Christian Worship bands like Hillsong United or Crowder, I am a fan of all types of music.

Mistajay: A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?

BRM: Over the years I have learned about promoting my own music. Also about what are the best ways to get my music out to people so they can hear it. Learning about different streaming services etc. Publishing and royalties is a cool thing as well if your really wanting to drive money in from your music. I honestly am more concerned with people HEARING my music and enjoying it. So I want to know all the best ways to get it out in the ears of the people.

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2018? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

BRM: I believe hip hop is headed down a path of more conscience positive type music. With so many social issues going on in the world I believe people want to hear about hope and change. Which is great for artists and people like myself. But my focus will always be about lifting GOD up and speaking about trials I have gone through and the joys of what I now experience.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

BRM: My future plans will consist of reaching out to artists and working with them. I believe a big thing in music should be working with each other. Collaborating with like minded people on music and projects. That is what I want to do. Also what comes along with Christian music is a chance for ministry. I look forward to speaking with more and more people (youth, adults, etc) about my life and what GOD has done in and through me to change my life around.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

BRM: I’m always in awe of the great talent in the music industry. For everyone out there who has a passion, keep pursing and keep dreaming. And to remember don’t put your whole identity into what it is you are, what your job is, what your good at. To remember first and foremost we are ALL children of GOD first, everything else can be taken away in the blink of an eye, but his LOVE will ALWAYS be there for us.

Where can fans follow you and get your music?

BRM: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BRM4U

instagram: @brandon_r_music

twitter: @mrmebr

Youtube page Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/z135437

Latest album download: https://brm4u.bandcamp.com

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Underground Experience feature 11/24/017


This month we are back sliding through with the G-Boro heavyweight who is out trying to make all the right moves………The Fatboy

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Mistajay: Since we have talked before for those who don’t know what is the story and conception behind your emcee name? What area are you reppin?

ImTheFatboy: Repping North Side Greensboro, NC to the fullest (Summit & E. Cone), but I also have a special place in my heart for the Raleigh-Durham, NC area. There are a bunch of stories that have developed behind my name. It started as a family nickname, it stuck as a Bruce Wayne embracing his greatest fear kind of thing. I got picked on a lot for my weight growing up and decided to use that as fuel instead of as an excuse. Plus it’s just marketable as hell lmao!

Mistajay: What are your influences of your music? Any new influences? And what inspires you?

ImTheFatboy: Lyrically Eminem is the Goat. Idc lol. Weird Al showed me you could be fun and nerdy and be a musical success. B.I.G showed me you could be dark skin, big & tall and make waves. I’ve recently gotten more in touch my “trap” side though and enjoy Future mostly, but I’m a Golden Era guy at heart.

Mistajay: Your style as not just give you rhymes; He gives a dash of the golden era of Hip Hop in your music. From an extended vocabulary to great storytelling, your wordplay is based strictly with Hip Hop roots and branches of punchlines that are guaranteed to entertain. He attracts a wide range of fans and perhaps that is because of his versatile inspirations. Eminem obviously because of his lyrical talents, Master P for his business sense, and even Weird Al Yankovich for his popular yet uniquely nerdy persona. What a makes you describe yourself as that?

ImTheFatboy: It’s true, these are the ppl that helped me craft not only my musical style, but also my image and my business sense. I would also add Chance the Rapper now because he’s taken the whole “selling tapes out the trunk of the car” motif and made it work in a digital world. I strive to make everything I do my own, but I also take notes and learn from others. This bio was actually written by PR agent Tia Hart from the outside looking in, so I guess my image is working lol.

Mistajay: In 012’ the song that stuck out to you is one of the singles from your then upcoming EP. It was called “Xtra” and you described it as really hype, uptempo, tough, party track. What is your best song recorded to date and why?

ImTheFatboy: Now you know that’s a tough question for an artist lol. My favorite song to date is probably “Cry for Attention”. it’s a somber, struggle song I wrote while in line at a homeless shelter years ago and it holds special meaning to me. My most popular song is still “Sumo”. That’s the one everyone remembers and asks about, even now.

Mistajay: What are your thoughts on the local scene from your area how would you describe it and it’s continual growth?

ImTheFatboy: 10 years in Durham NC was a huge learning experience. When I first got there in ‘06 crowds for indie hip hop were sparse and trying to get a reaction from them was like pulling teeth. Now it’s becoming one of NC’s hubs for not just hip hop, but music in general. I love it because there’s so much talent across the board there that deserves to be seen, I’m glad I’ve had the chance to be a part of the rise and see it first hand. I recently moved back to the Greensboro area and would love to see the same things happen again.

Mistajay: One your most popular mixtape release was titled “Ice Cream Sunday” as a free download for your fans and received a little over 2,000 downloads its first year. A self-titled album was your first and successfully sold over 500 physical units on his own. The single “Sumo” has been a fan favorite. It was produced by Vybe Beats, known or producing with artists such as Travis Porter and Waka Flocka. Visually, he gained much exposure being featured on the “Call Me Up Remix” single from the infamous Ashley Marshell, which won a Carolina Music Award for Music Video of the Year in 2013. How did that change your profile nationally & locally?

ImTheFatboy: TBH nationally hasn’t changed much, it’s tough to break into that, though I have started getting more international looks (shout out Myanmar & Canada). Locally it’s afforded me a measure of clout. A lot more people respect my craft and recognize my grind than maybe I even know. It got easier to get booked, or recognized when I go to an event. I even got to perform at my first music festival earlier this year and booked for one in 2018! I’m excited about what’s next!

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2017? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

ImTheFatboy: I feel hip hop is on the other side of the crossroads. It’s more artistic than ever before and you can see it across the board. As long as the music is great and top quality there’s a fan base for it. It’s not just a cool kids club anymore, and a lot more open than it use to be. It’s amazing to see so-called “mumble rap” co-exist with conscious, story telling and Grace the same person’s playlist. I think that will bode well because I’m already pretty apt at navigating multiple takes on the genre as a whole. I can do a trappy, show song like “The Biggest Loser” and a story song like “Paper Plates” in the same breath and not get the “side-eye” for it. Leaving ample room to combine the two.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

ImTheFatboy: I wanna thank you guys for the continued support and thank all your readers for taking the time to tune in. I want to wish everyone lots of luck in chasing their dreams and making them reality. I don’t think of myself as a rapper people can relate to, but as an artist that can relate to the folks my music touches. I know it’s hard out there for most people and want to see everyone with good intentions succeed. Keep pushing!

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?

ImTheFatboy: Everything is @IMTHEFATBOY Twitter, SoundCloud, reverbnation, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Facebook. You can also email me directly at IMTHEFATBOYTOO@GMAIL.COM

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Underground Experience feature 10/27/017


THIS MONTHS INTERVIEW IS UPDATE ON THE STATUS JOCO (JOHNSTON COUNTY NC) RESIDENT THAT WANTS TO BRING TO THE FORE HIS VISION TO BLEND DIFFERENT TYPES OF HIP-HOP LETS ROLL THROUGH THE COUNTRY WITH……………. FREEDOM INFINITE

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Mistajay: It has been almost 4yrs since we checked in on you so for people who didn’t see the last post what is the story and conception behind your emcee name?

Freedom Infinite: Well I Play By Own Rules and That’s Forever… So Freedom is Infinite.. I don’t limit myself at all.

Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?

Freedom Infinite: I represent the 919, The Johnston County Region Of It, But I Set My Base In Raleigh, NC. The Hip-Hop Scene Is Kinda Divided, You have your traditional Hip-Hop and Then You Have Your Alternative Hip-Hop.. I’m trying to serve as a Segway to both sides of the game because I love both styles but I myself can only do so much.. But the shows are packed, The music is good and the Artists are very talented. Choice 92.1 FM plays Indy NC Artist Music and Gives them Interviews as well as WKNC 88.1, WXDU 88.7 and K97.5.

Mistajay: You say you were Inspired By Lupe Fiasco’s “Food and Liquor” album what are your influences of your music now? Have they changed? And what inspires you now?

Freedom Infinite: Lupe Still Influences Me A Lot, But I Have Been On that Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, Meek Mill, 6lack, Schoolboy Q Wave Lately.

Mistajay: You returned from New Mexico, The Selma, North Carolina Emcee known as Freedom Infinite has been on the move from putting together events in Raleigh, NC such as The Infinite Family Takeovers what did you learn being away from NC and how did the events come together?

Freedom Infinite: I learned how to be more Independent and Not To Be Afraid To Try New Things in Life, When I came back home we started doing our own events and having success with them with a different show format than others.. The Infinite Family wanted to do their own events so we found a venue we were all accustomed to and started doing them.

Mistajay: You linked up with North Carolina Super Producer Clientel Rockzwell to develop a new sound in Hip-Hop which resulted in an executive produced album by Rockzwell Entitled “Nerdz In The Hood.”  On you last project we interviewed you about, you talked about emphasizing of skill over image with the LP “Operation Chokehold” What do you feel is your growth for that project to this one?

Freedom Infinite: Nerdz In The Hood Is More Based On Showing People You Can Make Good Music on a Different Sound… Operation Chokehold was more about the skills over image, but this is more about the whole package.. skills, image, etc. The growth from OC to Nerdz was me starting to stop rapping for rappers and start making music for the people will buy my music, come to shows, cop merch etc…

Mistajay: The “Nerdz In The Hood.” Project has has so much success that’s the songs have been played in radio stations in NC such as Choice 92.1 FM, WKNC 88.1, WXDU 88.7 how do explain the success as well and how you contacted the stations to get airplay.

Freedom Infinite: Hard to explain

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2017? How do you see yourself fitting into
that? What are your future plans?

Freedom Infinite: I’m going to continue to expand my brand as an artist and as an entrepreneur, dabble in new/different sounds, wrapping a few projects up and push myself and my team to higher places.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

Freedom Infinite: With all the new music and sounds coming out, we must understand it’s a new generation of hip hop. But we must also do our best to preserve the culture that raised us. Stay true to yourself and be original in anything you do. It may be times when you feel discouraged but you must never give up and continue to fight for what you believe in.

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?

Freedom Infinite: Twitter: Freed0minfinite
Instagram: Freed0minfinite
Facebook: Freedom Infinite
Soundcloud: The Infinite Family

Or just Google Freedom Infinite

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Underground Experience feature 7/25/017


This months feature is an artist out of the Tarheel state that uses a lot of commercial influences to bring you his sound let’s slide out with…… MeistroxMuzic

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Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?

MeistroxMuzic: Greenville.  It’s where I grew up. The scene around here has always been full of so much talent, but artists don’t take it as serious I feel, because this isn’t an avenue here already.  But they don’t understand that you have to sometimes make a way.  And ever since my experimental days of trying new sounds do beats, or ways of making music different, I’ve always had a passion for this.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

MeistroxMuzic: My Ep explains it all, “New Wave”
The type of music that I make is based on the type of feeling I’m having at that time. My music creativity is vast, from pop to r&b, and hip-hop, my style is very commercial but with a personal touch, where it appeals tombstone that listens.

Mistajay: What is your best song recorded to date and why?

MeistroxMuzic: Idk really.  I have some great records,  buy my favorite to date,  if I had to pick,  would have to be P.A.W.G. (PAWGirl). It’s super catchy. It’s produced by The Martians and Has a r&b/rap vibe for the summer and onward.  Also it’s a topic that I feel hasn’t been explored in this music game. But Its a close contender to Vibez and Press Rewind,  which are both off m

Mistajay: After college you, linked up with fellow longtime friends rap group Top Line you later met fellow artists Ock Cobain and SPK…If you could share the stage with any 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

MeistroxMuzic: I am a big fan of Drake. He has a very emotional music presence,  so he would definitely be one. I also think that the chainsmokers are the wave for new school pop sounds, and Childish Gambino.  He’s just a very talented man and I think we could collaborate and make hits!

Mistajay: You have also performed at the Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, the Double Tree Hotel in Winston Salem, ECU Mendenhall, and various clubs and small venues in Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville and surrounding areas. Which one out all venues did you like the most which one do you think had the great feel for a performing artist?

MeistroxMuzic: Honestly, each one presented it’s problems being that artists here don’t necessarily work together as much,  but the Pourhouse Music Hall had such a great energy and mixed full of diff cultures of music. I enjoyed it!

Mistajay: A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?

MeistroxMuzic: It’s key!  You need to know Your Business, because this industry can be shady.  Don’t let just anyone know your sources. Understand the negatives AND positives of 360 deals.  Don’t fall for anything. And please Get an entertainment lawyer.

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2017? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

MeistroxMuzic: I see it expanding it’s horizon of ideas.  Pop and hip-hop collars are always relevant so I see more great ones.  I feel that I have the creativity and the talent to be relevant in today’s market. Im making a name for myself and my contacts list isn’t only just growing…its staying in contact with me as well,  and it’s exciting and humbling to see so many powerful people interested in me and my music.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

MeistroxMuzic: My Ep, “New Wave” is dropping on major streaming sites coming soon.  I am also working on my personal demos with a few key players in my corner.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

MeistroxMuzic: I wanna thank everyone that had supported me thus far. It’s been a great year already and many more to come. Go check out Vibez my new single off my ep @ SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/meistroxmuzic/meistroxmuzic-vibez-prod-meistroxmuzic

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?

My soundcloud which is soundcloud.com/meistroxmuzic
I will be releasing some new music on there in the coming days. Also you can follow me on all socia media:
Twitter @meistroxmuzicvnv
Instagram @meistroxmuzicvnv
Snapchat @vapesnvibesinc
Facebook fanpage:Meistro Muzic

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Underground Experience feature 6/23/017


This months Feature is an artist from the garden state looking to blaze his own trail let’s check out…..King Jones

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Mistajay: What is the story and conception behind your emcee name?

King Jones: a long story too for here….

Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?

King Jones: New Jersey

Mistajay: What are your influences of your music? And what inspires you?

King Jones: Everything

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

King Jones: Unique

Mistajay: You started to catch a buzz with your mixtape “Rich Nigga Dreams” Hosted my dj bosschic then dropped “Going global” hosted by dj mellz. What is your best song recorded to date and why?

King Jones: December 18th on my birthday I dropped a 5 track ep called “The Leak” I would say ghost is my personal favorite out of the songs I released. Its the perfect song for in the car or turning up with friends with crazy energy!!

Mistajay: If you could share the stage with any 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

King Jones: Meek Mill, Lil Wayne And Travis Scott . Lil Wayne because I have watched him perform all my life like that’s on my list of things before I die he is legendary. Meek Mill speaks that real talk to the streets and he from philly so it’s only right I don’t care about what numbers say I think he is the illest out right now. Travis Scott has some wild shows like the energy is crazy and I no we would put on one hell of a night for the fans.

Mistajay: You dropped the Intro “23″ as a music video and this is you’re your promoting at the moment what have the responses been like so far?

King Jones: Great!! You can find it on youtube, illroots and darkskins blog on the facebook page.

Mistajay: A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?

King Jones: The business side is as important and making hits. Your going to have to invest to see a return and you won’t see a return if you don’t have your work properly taken care of so don’t rush to put music out save it for the perfect timing. Good Music Is Timeless!!

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

King Jones: Stay Working this year im dropping A Tragic Love Story And New Jersey Devil Full Projects and merch thats all im saying I got ALOT of surprises!!

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

King Jones: I would like to thank you guys for giving me the opportunity to talk to you guys and I hope to speak with you at the end of the year for a update!! I want to wish everyone blessings and success. thanks to all the supporters if you see me out say wassup!

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?

King Jones: Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @kxngjxnes For All Music, Videos, Updates ect. CashGang Website Coming Soon!! Make Sure You Join My Live Chats And Say Wassup !

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Underground Experience feature 5/24/017


This months feature is an artist repping the Tarheel State lets check out Lexington’s own… DaiTrell

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Mistajay: What is the story and conception behind your artist name?

DaiTrell: Well it’s a very unique name and it’s actually my real name. But one day I was trying to determine the meaning of my name, but of course since it’s not a common name; there weren’t any meanings online. So I broke it down, Dai (Day) and Trell (Trail) is a path, so I came up with the Path of Light. And that’s my mission through music and life, shedding some light into the world.



Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the music scene like there?

DaiTrell: I’m from small town Lexington, North Carolina, not too far from Fantasia Burrino’s hometown, High Point, NC. But most of the opportunities I’ve had have been in Charlotte and Greensboro, NC. The music scene is growing. There’s a lot of great talent and gifted people there.

Mistajay: You have many inspirations varying from Destiny’s Child to John Legend; Stevie Wonder; Michael Jackson (Jackson 5) What are your other influences of your music? And what else inspires you?


DaiTrell: Other musical influences would be Whitney Houston, Mary Mary, Pink, the Braxton sisters, India Arie and many others, I really pull from a lot of different places. In relation to songs that I’ve written it’s life and all of its experiences that inspires me. I always say being a singer/songwriter there’s this weird relationship that comes with it, you’re exposing and healing your wounds at the same time.



Mistajay: You began singing like the best of them on the church choir. You later became one of the Praise and Worship leaders at your church. How do you describe your style?

DaiTrell: I’ve always thought of my style being very versatile. I think my many inspirations help with that. I grew up listening to country music so I think I have that style of writing, I like telling a story through the song, vocally, there’s that r&b feel with a splash of soul and pop.


Mistajay: You began to sing more outside of the four walls that he was used to; and helped form a group called Unity. Unity had consisted of four (4) band members and they had written and recorded songs such as See You In Another Life, Can’t Go On, and Nobody Like Me. What is your best song recorded to date and why?

DaiTrell: Ahh, that changes over time, I like a different one of my songs each time I listen to them. It kinda depends on what mood I’m in and what I’m dealing with at the time. While working on my second album now sometimes I shock myself with a lot of the things I do, I’ll listen to the song after not hearing it for a while and catch myself off guard with certain harmonies or hidden notes.

Mistajay: You have performed at various venues, such as The Double Door Inn (Charlotte, NC), The Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC), The Scorpio Club and Bar (Charlotte, NC), LimeLight (Greensboro, NC) and NC A&T University (Greensboro, NC)  If you could share the stage with any 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

DaiTrell: It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t mention my biggest inspiration, Destiny’s Child, gotta pull them together for a reunion lol I’d tour with them individually or collectively.  I’d also tour with Pink and India Arie. Of course there’s more but I love their live performances and energy. To me it’s like no other. Oh can’t forget Janet Jackson

Mistajay: A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?

DaiTrell: It’s very important to me, especially as an independent artist. Even though I’d love to just focus on the singing part, being my own team right now, I have to make sure I’m getting back what I’m putting in, so you gotta make sure all your bases are covered.



Mistajay: Where do you see the music going in 2017? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

DaiTrell: Honestly, this year I’ve been really focused on trying to get things together on my end, while preparing to release a new single soon along with this new album, I’ve kinda just been in my own zone. Though when I have gotten a chance to hear some others music I can say that I like the direction that most artist have been taking the music and that’s back to a place where it has value and meaning and not just a hot beat.



Mistajay: What are your future plans?

DaiTrell: Well, recently I’ve stepped into a role of being a creative director. I’ve always written my own video treatment and songs so I’m stepping into a lane to do more for others. I just did a photoshoot not too long ago celebrating black excellence so along with my new album I see myself stepping more into those roles and even mentoring other artist who are looking for advice or help.



Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

DaiTrell: Just wanting to take the time to thank you for this great opportunity to be on your platform

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?

DaiTrell: Well I’m corny and everything is under my name, I never take the time to come up with those creative usernames lol. So @DaiTrell on social outlets would be the best place to find me. As far as music, I’m on all major platforms from iTunes to google play and amazon and Spotify. Hopefully I’ll be crossing over to the pandora markets pretty soon.

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