July/August Feature


This months feature is an artist out of the tarheel state looking to make his own lane and increase NC’s footprint in the game let ride with………… CarolinaRed

carolina red July/August Feature

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

CarolinaRed: I been in North Carolina all my life mostly and the Red represents Repping Every Day

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

CarolinaRed: I’m repping the Carolinas Period but I’m from St. Paul’s Robeson County. We are the hip hop scene. We making our own lanes. We don’t have the bright lights and big skyscrapers. Just a few street lights and down south country living. We are actually the poorest county in North Carolina

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

CarolinaRed: Just the life style alone is an influence. We are trying to make it out just like the next man. My daughter my family my town and my fans inspired me.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

CarolinaRed: I make relatable music.

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

CarolinaRed: Blood Sweat Tears. It gives you a chance to know me personally and what I’ve been through along this journey. It doesn’t tell you everything but it gives you enough to know that I’ve been through some things.

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?

CarolinaRed: J Cole first off because he’s from my era and area. Future second because he turns a show into a big party. Last my fellow home town artist. Just because I want them to experience the same feel and vibes I do on that stage.

Mistajay: Alot 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?

CarolinaRed: It’s very important. You want to get paid right? Ok then learn your business before somebody else learns it for you and take your money.

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

CarolinaRed: To be honest I see it coming to the Carolinas. I feel like we making a brand for ourselves now and we are an untouched market. I see myself fitting in because my sound and my music stands out. I bring a different vibe to the scene.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

CarolinaRed: To continue to work, grow, and learn as much as possible. The game is always changing. So your never done learning.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

CarolinaRed: I just appreciate and respect you taking the time out to hold this interview with me. Your giving artist an outlet to be heard. I respect that.

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

CarolinaRed: Ig _Carolina_Red_

Snap Chat CarolinaRed_910

Facebook Carolina Red

YouTube Carolina Red

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW OC From NC!!!!

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THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE FEATURE 6/27/018


Since is recent signing to Maybach music we wanted to revisit our interview with him here is the feature………

rain vicks THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE FEATURE 6/27/018

THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE FEATURE 7/20/011

This month’s feature is with someone who is ready to prove when it comes to Hip-Hop he is definitely first in flight Rain……

Mistajay: What area are you reppin?

RAIN: Fayetteville, North Carolina

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

RAIN: My musical influences ranges from 2Pac all the way to Willie Hutch. I have a very wide range of musical influences. I am inspired by my drive to reach greatness. I don’t feel like I have reached my peak musically. Knowing that somewhere deep down I have classic material inside that can be released with practice and dedication keeps me inspired.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

RAIN: Vivid. Very real and cinematic.

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

RAIN: I have no clue. Its changes all the time. I really love “Lady in a Red Dress” from American Dreamin 2.

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?

RAIN: Stevie Wonder, The Roots and Lauryn Hill.

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2011? How do you see yourself fitting into that? What do you think the future of Fayetteville and NC Hip Hop is?

RAIN: Hip Hop is so strange. It evolved so fast and extremely frequently. I’m not sure where it is going, I just hope I am around to enjoy the ride. Hopefully I will become a main figure in the culture. If I am there, Fayetteville will be there also.

Mistajay: Your Bio states that you are to release your first retail project through First in Flight/Hoopla/Universal there where reported rumors that you have been flying back and forth to LA and possibly in talks with Aftermath is there anything you would want to break here or clear up?

RAIN: Time will tell. We will soon see how everything plays out.

Mistajay: 9th wonder recently had a write up about Hip Hop in NC and one of the main points where that the competition was outside the state and not within basically saying that we need to support are own as artists and develop your brand what are your thoughts about this as well as your own advice for indy artists and fans alike?

RAIN: I don’t want to comment on the 9th Wonder statement because I didn’t see that for myself but I do feel like there is competition everywhere including inside of NC. Never sleep on anyone. You never know what they are cooking up. My advice is to stay focus, be original and give it all you have.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

RAIN: Releasing more music and introducing new talent.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

RAIN: Thank you! First In Flight for life. Live free or die!

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

RAIN:twitter.com/rain910

www.rain910.com

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW TBD!!!!

Mistajay is doing a monthly interview feature the underground experience on the blog www.empiremusiq.com/blog and would like to interview you for this new post please contact nccceo2@yahoo.com to publicize any new projects that you have coming up thanks for your time. Donate or pay $50 dollar interview fee below!!

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Here is his new video……………

RAIN910 - WHAT UP WOE

https://youtu.be/2mYPF41Gg_c

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Underground Experience feature 4/27/018


This months Feature is international artist from the motherland trying to show the world about what he can contribute to the game let travel to Nigeria with…….. Lilmoneyogb

lil money obg Underground Experience feature 4/27/018

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

Lilmoneyogb:,Talking about my name, ‘Lil money ogb’ I intend to talk about it on a project you should expect in the nearest future but I can tell you is a inherit from my formal record label

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

Lilmoneyogb:Naija, The scene here is murder anytime am on stage,our people  love hip hop.

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

Lilmoneyogb: Any great music does, Highness,Good sound, Love and Experience.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

Lilmoneyogb: I describe it to be very different

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

Lilmoneyogb:So far all my songs are mostly freestyles and I loved the sections, But ”More of your love ” was more of a joke while recording.

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?

Lilmoneyogb: Am very open to work with any business minded Artist.

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?

Lilmoneyogb: Is very important to me

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

Lilmoneyogb: Well I see hip-hop emerging as one voice on a legitimately role-playing and I am on top of my game

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

Lilmoneyogb:Am working on many projects Expect my videos and more crazy hits Back to back.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

Lilmoneyogb: Expect crazy sounds me again and Believe in yourself God bless and multiple our hustle.

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

Lilmoneyogb: https://youtu.be/CFc6wAnMM7c

( link to one of my current trending song)

On facebook: Esomchi Prince Echem(Lil money oge)

Twitter:@Lilmoneyogb

Instergram:am_Lilmoneyogbe

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW TBD!!!!

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Underground Experience feature 3/30/018


This months feature is a vocalist who a sultry FL/NC individual looking to give R&B the true shot in the arm it needs lets listen to sounds of………. Levi Darosa

levi darosa Underground Experience feature 3/30/018

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

Levi Darosa: Levi is just short for my full name Levisha, which means beautiful lover of God. It’s something I learned recently and I’m happy I did. I always knew there was something unique about my name even though other people thought it was very urban lol.

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

Levi Darosa: I will forever rep my hometown Jacksonville, Florida although I was raised in Charlotte, the Queen City of North Carolina. The hip hop scene here in my eyes is definitely on the rise. I think people are finally starting to look more into our music scene and take it seriously. We have a long way to go though because in Charlotte it’s a struggle building a loyal fan base when you’re local. I can’t put my finger on why that is, but it’s just always been that way here.

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

Levi Darosa: My biggest influence on my music is the 90’s era. I’m a ninety two baby and so I grew up listening to timeless R&B. Artists like Jon B, Mary J Blige, K Ci and Jo Jo and there’s so many more lol. Overall I’m heavily influenced by my own experiences, so if I didn’t live it I won’t sing about it. My music is very personal to me. I’m inspired by my love life.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

Levi Darosa: I would describe my style as very sultry and sensual. I’ve always been very effortless and true to myself when it comes to my looks and how I want to be perceived. Just real laid back and feminine yet elegant with some edge here and there.

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

Levi Darosa: My best song recorded to date is a track that is currently unreleased right now called “Green Light”. It’s actually the very first song that I wrote and it’s because of that song that catapulted other releases like “Consistency” and “Man of the Hour”. The song itself is so special to me because I literally free-styled it on my way to an event and when I finally got there I immediately told my friend that I just wrote a hit record! Ever since then I felt like I needed to make something of my music career and it was because of that song, which will be released soon lol so stay tuned for that.

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?

Levi Darosa: I would love to share the stage with Chris Brown, Drake, and Mary J. Blige. I just love the music that they’ve contributed to the industry. I feel like there’s so many others also but these are artists who’ve directly influenced me and have gotten me through some really tough times in my life…happy times too.

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?

Levi Darosa: It’s super important to me that I learn every aspect of the music business because all in all it is business. Just being able to make sure I’m being compensated for putting my art out in the world for people to enjoy. It also means my family will be taken care of forever and that’s what I want.

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

Levi Darosa: Well I’m R&B lol but in reference to hip hop in 2018 I feel like it’s becoming very saturated into something we can no longer call hip hop, so we need to figure out what these new sounds are and let them thrive in their own category. However, in regard to where I fit in, I’d say that my goal is to keep good music alive. R&B for me is good music and I feel like so many people want it back, which is great in my case because I want to stay true to that sound.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

Levi Darosa: Well I’m learning to focus on right here and right now, so currently I’m working on my debut EP which may or may not be self-titled but that project is definitely in the works. So far I’ve introduced my sound to my fans and getting their reaction has blown me away. I’ll also be releasing some visuals alongside these new records which are all original, so I’m very proud of that. Overall just focused on getting the songs perfected and having more divine connections such as this interview to get me to the next level in my career.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

Levi Darosa: Yes. Promote real talent all 2018 lol

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

Levi Darosa: My lovely fans can listen to my music currently on YouTube just by searching my name Levi with the name of one of my songs “Consistency” or “Man of the Hour” they can also follow me on Instagram @LeviGoddess

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW TBD!!!!

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Underground Experience feature Feb/march


This months feature is a Kirksville, MO artist that is looking to expand is place in the Missouri scene lets…….check out Kane James

kane james Underground Experience feature Feb/march

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

Kane James: When I originally started, I used to go by K.A.N.E.
At the time, it stood for Kreating a New Era;
I really felt like I was doing something different than most.
However, I eventually decided that it was not very marketable as a name.
From that point, I threw a few names around and just decided to keep it simple.
So, I started using my legal name. Which is Kane James. 

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


Kane James: I would really like to belong with the 816, Kansas City area Hip-Hop scene, but I would say I represent my town. Kirksville, Missouri. A small college town in the Northeastern part of Missouri. There is not much of a hip-hop scene here anymore, aside from some of the college which has opened a few doors for me in the past, including making it on to the radio station.


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

Kane James: My biggest influence originally would have probably been Eminem. Which I
know is, like every lyrically inclined artist born after that era’s time. To me,
he’s really fallen off lately though. Another huge influence for me was Ludacris.
As I started really getting into hip-hop I found Kansas City’s own Tech N9ne.
I would probably say, around the time I started making music, he became
my biggest influence. His drive, his skill, his delivery, his flow. It’s like,
everything was so incredible to me. Everything about Tech was what I wanted.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

Kane James: My style, I would have to describe, as something unique. I like to be very intricate. I was taught at some point, not to sacrifice words for the sake of rhyme. That was
not a concept I could ever wrap my head around. For me. It’s all about lyricism. Not
so much, punch line, after punch line. It’s cool to throw some deep metaphors in there
but I want to tell people about my life, and my experience, through my viewpoint. I
want to inspire through the things I have went through. Overall, I would describe my
style to be. Inspirational, motivational, and something fresh.

Mistajay: You released your first album Point of Purchase, and have since also released your second album, Forevermore the King and the Sound of Proximity. What is your best song recorded to date and why?

Kane James: My best song, recorded. Personally. Man, that is tough. I would have to say, “When I’m On.”Off of Forevermore. Not necessarily because it’s like, the best. But, because I was really really going through some things in my life that I felt needed addressed. That song is one of the most beautiful pieces of art in my eyes because of what it means to me.
I hope the people who listen to it, can feel my life and where I was at that point in time.


Mistajay: You co-headlined tour across Colorado sharing the stage with Eternal of the Wu-Tang Killa Beez. If you could share the stage with any other 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

Kane James: Tech N9ne. Hopsin. And Dr Dre. Tech, because he is the number one independent artist that comes to mind, when I think of how my live shows should be. He is so impressive to watch. It would be an honor to be a part of a tour. Hopsin, because he is always someone that I have wanted to collab with or make a connection with in some type of way. I can’t imagine the opportunity, but if Hopsin sees this. Get at me! Dre, because. Come on. It’s Dre. Who wouldn’t want to share the stage with the man who has turned every artist who comes his way into an elite. Fifty, Kendrick, Eminem, NWA, Snoop Dogg, you get the point.


Mistajay: At one point Not Only Street Records would extended a contract offer to you and you accepted the two year, two album deal. 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?

Kane James: Based on my experience; The most important thing you can do as an independent artist is stay INDEPENDENT. The label, did not do a lot for me. I will give respect where it’s due. Not Only Street, did help me work on my stage presence, and they did want to truly help me achieve my dreams. I just feel like, I was too controlled in some instances. A record deal just wasn’t for me. It might be for some, but not for me. Teach yourself how to be your own label. That’s what you want, if you care about doing things your way.


Mistajay: What can people expect from your third album, ‘The Side Effects of Dreaming’?

Kane James: The Side Effects of Dreaming, is my upcoming album. They should expect life. Raw, hardcore, unfiltered, experiences. Lyricism. As always. I’ve never been one to deny the truth, so expect a lot of that!

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

Kane James: I see it continuing in the direction it’s going. Definitely a lot more independents making their way into the game. I see that. I’m hoping people get burnt out on the auto-tune
mumble rap that I don’t see any purpose in. I don’t mind, a few of those artists, because
some of it is alright. Catchy, and fun to party to, but it’s getting over crowded with that.
I can’t see myself fitting into the mainstream trends, but if we keep doing what we’re doing
I can see myself really making a name in the underground for the time being.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

Kane James: My future plans, are the same as always. Continue to grow and develop as an artist. I’ve
been producing for coming up on three years now and I would like to see the beats that
I create, start to get placements with other underground artists. I want to be more involved
with music. Video, production, and as an artist. Festivals, all of it. For 2018, we will be
touring from March 10th and carry that out for as much of the year as possible.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

Kane James: Not necessarily. I just want to thank everyone for taking the time to check this out. And,
those of you that get more interested in me, and eventually become a fan. I want to thank
you for the support and the love. I wanna thank mistajay for the interview. I hope that
everybody has a wonderful and blessed 2018. Let’s make history. Studio Geek.

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

Kane James: facebook.com/iamkanejames -     @iamkanejames
twitter.com/imkanejames -            @imkanejames         (I will start using this year a lot)
youtube.com/officialkanemuzik - @iamkanejames
iamkanejames.com

You can get merch and music on my website, iamkanejames.com starting February 1st;
otherwise, you can get my albums on itunes, amazon, and any other retailer you can think of.

Stream on spotify;

Albums;

Point of Purchase;
https://open.spotify.com/album /4iD3TsQmHjkplnDtbLCDES


Forevermore the King and the Sound of Proximity;
https://open.spotify.com/album /5X7eeQeqELQGajm0XeZM2R

Singles;

Bullet:
https://open.spotify.com/album /1nBWW2yOxPPnNU1TRy8Ia5

Faded;
https://open.spotify.com/album /3dZifp1jtzSeK64mzBNN4n

Thanks for the support!

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW TBD!!!!

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Underground Experience feature 1/31/018


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

brm pic Underground Experience feature 1/31/018

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

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW KANE JAMES!!!!

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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

the fatboy Underground Experience feature 11/24/017

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

Check out the past interview http://www.empiremusiq.com/blog/?p=973

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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

 Underground Experience feature 10/27/017

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

check out the past interviews http://www.empiremusiq.com/blog/?p=953

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW TBA!!!!

Mistajay is doing a monthly interview feature the underground experience on the blog www.empiremusiq.com/blog and would like to interview you for this new post please contact nccceo2@yahoo.com to publicize any new projects that you have coming up thanks for your time. Donate or pay $50 dollar interview fee below!!

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