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THIS MONTHS FEATURE IS AN EMCEE THAT HAS TOURED AROUND THE WORLD AND REPS REAL HIP-HOP AND QUEENS EVERYWHERE HE GOES LET’S ZONE OUT WITH…………SEAN STRANGE

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

SEAN STRANGE: The story behind my name is pretty simple. Years back when I first started writing and producing, A friend gave me the name “Doctor Strange”. Later on down the line I saw other artists using that name and it didn’t sit right with me. Plus I wanted my name to reflect me personally. So I kept the “Strange” in the name and replaced “Doctor” with my real name “Sean”. Sometimes I will call myself “Sean Michael” as an alias which is my first and middle name together.

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

SEAN STRANGE: I am from Queens, New York. These days I honestly can not tell you what the scene is like in Queens. But I can tell you that there are many people residing in Queens & all over New York that make music and are on the grind. That never changes. But I spent many years in the New York scene on the come up. I have performed at hundreds of clubs, venues and festivals in New York over the years. But I also in the last few years focused on covering other ground outside of NYC like: Europe, Canada and the rest of the USA. I do still go hard as I can on New York radio stations like Shade 45 & the college circuit.

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

SEAN STRANGE: I think the number one inspiration for me is life and experience. I use that as my number one driving force to create and work hard. The thought of not having or not pushing hypes me up and pushes me to earn. And create something with real substance & family. As far as the musical inspiration I am inspired by so many artists from so many genres. My playlist’s are filled with everything from: Jay Z to Portishead to Van Morrison to The Roots to Eminem to Gil Scott Heron. I love all types of music. Also something that has inspired me since a child is the Rocky films and scores from them. when I am working on a new album or project, Sometimes I will watch the whole Rocky saga in constant rotation in the background while I write. It sounds crazy but it pushes me to be great. . .

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

SEAN STRANGE: If I had to pick one word that describes my style I would say “Honest”. I wouldn’t even sit here and give some crazy definition of my style. I say what’s on my mind, I am who I am and I take the craft and art of being an emcee and producer extremely serious. And I have nothing in common with those who don’t.

Mistajay: In 2010 you released your debut solo album “Street Urchin” to critical acclaim & In 2013 you released a full length album with hip hop legend and pioneer PMD of the world famous rap group EPMD titled “Welcome To The Goondox” and made time to release two free album releases in 2012 and 2014 titled “Truth Serum” and “Subliminal Facebook Comments” What is your best song/project recorded to date and why?

SEAN STRANGE: It would be very hard for me to pick a best project or song. I think each one is special in it’s own way and shows a different side of what I can do. The other projects were solo so they were different from “Goondox” And in the case of that is was a group with PMD & Snowgoons and I enjoyed it cause we all adjusted to each other styles in some way. I really navigated that album from start to finish. Something I am proud of. I put the 2 others out for Free to thank the fans for supporting the store releases and to also create more buzz around my name and fans.

Mistajay: You have recently been on tour with Chris Rivers how has the tour been received? If you could share the stage with any 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

SEAN STRANGE: The tour was a success and next we head to Canada in June for 15 shows and then will follow up with another Europe tour in the Fall. As for the second half of the question, I have opened up and actually shared sets with many legends and artists I grew up listening too like: Nas, Wu Tang Clan, D12, The Roots, Redman, Onyx & More. I actually during the Goondox times was asked to join the Hit Squad Reunion with EPMD, Redman, Das Efx, K Solo, Dj Scratch & Keith Murray as part of the crew set at Rock The Bells and other states as well in 2012/2013 and it was an honor.

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?

SEAN STRANGE: Learning the business, what to do and not do is essential. I have been learning since day one and even took college courses in music theory, music business, independent record production and more. Plus I step by step taught myself to book tour all over the world, obtain my own distribution deal, radio placement and to run an independent company. Every situation presents a new lesson. Even with the knowledge things can get tricky when it comes to collecting royalties but if you stay alert and on track you can protect yourself.

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2016? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

SEAN STRANGE: Honestly, I don’t even care anymore. This year is strictly bout having my label step up one or two levels above where we are now. I am dropping a brand new album this year, Something my fans will go crazy over and many other treats. In Hip Hop of this generation, Nothing surprises me. There is no boundaries, So I just focus on mine.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

SEAN STRANGE: I have many great things coming this year. Big features, New album, Another world tour and much more. Stay Tuned. The next project up is the label Compilation titled “Everything Is Nah Bro”

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

SEAN STRANGE: Thanks to everyone reading this and thanks to underground experience. If yall want further information check me out on Facebook

www.facebook.com/seanstrangemusic

And on You Tube.

Search: Sean Strange

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Underground Experience 1/31/019


 Underground Experience 1/31/019

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

Jay Gudda: The name ‘Jay Gudda’ began as a seed during my time as an online “battle rapper” on www.goldmic.com. I was just turning a teenager and learning my artistic niche at that point. I made the name concrete when I started rapping and recording with an actual microphone in high school. ‘Jay’ is my name. ‘Gudda’ is something some people used to describe my way with words or my overall attitude towards things. It became more relevant along the way, so the name stuck with me over the years.

Mistajay: What area are you repping?

Jay Gudda: I was born and raised in New England, between Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Mistajay: It has been said that your content can be disrespectful, but creative and honest. How do you describe your style?

Jay Gudda: I stay true to myself, no one else. That includes all my strengths and flaws as a human. That includes my own thoughts, opinions, views, beliefs, experiences, etc. I believe those things are what makes me, Me. Nothing will change that. I’ve always felt “different,” and I think that difference is what sets me apart from most everyone else.

Mistajay: Your most recent drop is, All Fours. What is your best song recorded to date and why?

Jay Gudda: At the cost of sounding cliché, I’ll say that I am my own worst critic. By the time you hear my most recent song, I’m already finished creating the next one. I couldn’t pinpoint what my best song is, but I could tell you that I craft every song to be better than the last.

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?

Jay Gudda: KISS, Lady Gaga, and Lil Wayne. KISS because they’re the first performers I ever saw live, and their stage production is unforgettable. Lady Gaga because of her desire to be unique and her passion for giving an audience the best show they’ve ever seen. Lil Wayne because he’s always been my biggest inspiration, period.

Mistajay: With no marketing behind your most recent record, how do you plan on getting your material in front of an ever-changing audience?

Jay Gudda:  That’s a question I get asked often. Here is my answer: When I make a record that is worthy of your ears, you’ll hear it. If someone likes my material enough to share or play it with you, they’ll do that. Until then I’m going to make sure that every product coming from me is designed to the best of my ability. I have faith in the power of high-quality music. Do you?

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?

Jay Gudda: I’ll be the first to tell you my knowledge on the “business side” of things is minimal. I finished college, I took my Music Business courses, but I could care less about my revenue from music right now. I didn’t enter this game for the money. I’m in this game because I love it. I’m obsessed with it. I believe that I can be one of the Greats, so my current goal is to make sure you feel the same way.

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

Jay Gudda: I don’t know where it’s going, and I don’t want to fit in.

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

Jay Gudda: Everything is @WhoIsJayGudda

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Underground Experience 12/12/018


This months feature is a artist from across the pond that was once heavily influenced by what he heard but is now creating his own lane lets check out……… John Rhymer

johnrhymer Underground Experience 12/12/018

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

John Rhymer: Well, I’ve had a number of “nicknames” or stage names in the past, the name that has stuck with me John Rhymer … that came from working for an agency and every morning a polish chick would read the register, she couldn’t pronounce my surname (Rimmer) so she said “John Rhymer??” … I was like Fuck yea why did I never just think of that, I’m keeping it for my stage name. Something so simple and obvious and just evaded me for years (previous aliases include JtR, JackTheRipper, K’N9NE etc…. haha)

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

John Rhymer: Ok so I’m from a shitty little industrial town called Widnes … nobody will know where that is, so let me break it down, North West UK, between Liverpool & Manchester, basically the arsehole of the mersey… With it being such a run down town you would expect a big Hip Hop scene, or atleast I would, but nah it’s hard to get any plays round here unless you have an acoustic guitar (so I’m gonna learn that shit or get me a band or something mix it with some hip hop haha). There is a bit more of a scene now if you travel into Liverpool, Warrington, Manchester then yea, so hopefully the hip hop scene is starting to show its head again, and will continue to grow.

Mistajay: You Stated that as you got older my taste in music changed, the more you learned about the real world and the more you became aware that most things Iearned in school was lies, you found HIP HOP to be my teacher, the style, rawness and real talk of MCs and even though we was worlds apart you could relate, so how that Influenced your style/music?

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

John Rhymer: My inspiration comes mainly from personal experiences. As a teenager I listened to a lot of 2Pac, all the time, so I think his music definitely inspires me to make music with a message. At the start of my hip hop journey I was like the only person I knew that wrote lyrics and recorded tracks, I had the American accent in my older tracks and everything because thats all I knew. I suppose it wasn’t until I discovered UK artists like Roll Deep, Dizzee Rascal, Skinnyman etc… that I realised it was actually possible and not just a pipe dream from over the pond, so them artists inspired me to take it even further.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

John Rhymer: Conscious, I would like to think, I’d also like to think my style is a blend of different styles. Boom Bap, Smooth, West Coast, UK, East Coast, Mid West, Fast, Slow … I don’t like to pigeon hole myself to one style, I like to push my boundaries and try different/new styles.

Mistajay: IN 2005 when you released Chav Town, from my first CD under the Alias K’N9NE entitled Itz A Doggz Life, which came with your first music video. Last year (2017) you released the “Smoke Something, Shut Up & Listen EP”What is your best song recorded to date and why?

John Rhymer: Oooo thats a tough one to ask me… my best song recorded to date is usually the last one I recorded haha… but I’m gonna have to make you a list of my personal favourite tracks;

- Chav Town … obviously it was my first big hit, we got a video shot in my home town by Viciouz Studios/Corrupt Village Records, everybody in my home town loves it and remembers it, still get the chorus hollered at me.
- The 3 I’ve recently released on “90s Kids (Take Me Back) EP”, ’90’s Kids’, ‘Slightly Mad’ & ‘Everythings A Mess’ … alot of hard work went into these 3 especially 90s and Mad since I produced the beats for them aswell and mixed and mastered everything myself, and they all touch on subjects very close to my heart.
- Better 2day from “Smoke Something Shut Up And Listen” I had great feedback from this, and made a bit of a family day for shooting the video for it, alot of good memories in that song even though the lyrics talk about bad times I went through … I suppose that’s the whole point of the song … “I’ll be a better man 2day … I’ll be good for all of the times that I never could” …

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?

John Rhymer: Soja - Absolutely brilliant reggae band, not got a bad album.
Brother Ali - I think the most underrated man in hip hop at the moment, his content, flow, lyricism is brilliant.
Tech N9ne - If somebody can turn a hip hop event into a mosh pit I wanna be on stage with them nuff said.

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?

John Rhymer: I think it’s the difference between hobby and successful career unfortunately, we would all love to just record a hit n blow up from there, but that doesn’t happen every day to every one of us, takes knowledge of the game … I’m currently on a music business course to up my business knowledge and hopefully get this BeOneWorld Entertainment off the ground.

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

John Rhymer: Hip Hop Music - Mainstream anyway can go where the fuck it wants I aint interested to be honest… I’ll stay in my lane - experimenting and doing what I love doing, if people enjoy it they’ll follow me… like I say in one of my new unreleased tracks … “Fuck gettin in where im fittin in, im shittin on these veterans, kickin for the little man…”

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

John Rhymer: At the moment I’m working on an EP through HRSunderground with A Guy Named Drew producing for me which I’m really excited about, we are aiming to release early 2019, its still untitled at the moment but we be available on all digital stores such as itunes, spotify, etc… aswell as bandcamp and HRSunderground.com I also have an EP I’m planning on putting together with Levi Scouse from he has sent me some beats and I’m looking forward to doing some work with him in the near future. Then theres my Solo project I have been working on ‘The Noughty 90’s KIDS’ which I have been working on completely solo for awhile using samples from alot of music I used to listen to in them decades (00s and 90s) … so it could be a costly project to release haha … but I will be looking to work with a couple of other producers when i come back to working on that. Hopefully after my EP release I can tour it and hopefully raise some money for my trip to Uganda next year where we plan to build classrooms at Butiiki Childrens Ministry orphanage, the orphanage has a gofundme set up at the moment if anybody would like to donate  https://www.gofundme.com/butiiki-children039s-ministry , will go towards school equipment for the orphanage. Thank you.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

John Rhymer: If anybody is sat round with nothin do and want to go through some new unsigned artists please check out www.hrsunderground.com and/or www.music.hrsunderground.com B.O.W-BeOneWorld

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?
John Rhymer: www.jrhymer.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/jtr-uk
www.reverbnation.com/johnrhymer
www.music.hrsunderground.com
www.facebook.com/JohnRhymerOfficial
www.facebook.com/bowgrovemusic
Twitter: @RhymerOfficial

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGRpRBvKBUIbPzw5OGduB6Q

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THE UNDEGROUND EXPERIENCE 11/16/018


This months feature is an emcee that yearns for rawness of the craft and spots that supported that………lets roll through LA with…….Pawz1

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

Pawz1: I got it from a pet store I used to work at. nah it actually comes from graffitti. I used to paint before I started to MC

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

Pawz1: I’m in LA. born and raised and the scene is wasteland now. You can see the craters where dope venues once stood and the skeletons of fans who used to frequent shows.

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

Pawz1: Jesus. well not Jesus but let me think for second. It can come from anywhere to be honest I try not to look at as a certain well I go to or went to for inspiration, I just feed off vibes and snatch things out the air. Influence wise its a mess. I go from Kool G rap to Judah Friedlander and a small dash of Jesus sprinkled in there somewhere.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

Pawz1: R A W. r.eally a.wkward w.hy ? still workin that one out I guess. Definitely dont wanna sound like someone else for sure but im very happy with the rappers im compared too so its all good.

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

Pawz1: I have no idea. people seem to really like this track I have with Masta Ace called “the luv” off my first album. The beats dope, hooks catchy and then of course there’s Ace. Other tracks people always bring up is a song called “officer down” and “blood brothers” I usually leave it up to fans to tell me what tracks they think are the best.

Mistajay: You have worked with seasoned artists and producers such as Ras Kass, Termanology, Masta Ace, Domingo, DJ Rhettmatic, Madchild who else would you like to work with?

Pawz1: Dead or alive? If its dead then i’d say Sean P we were workin on something before he passed R.I.P but that unfortunately didnt get finished. Alive i’d say Black Thought. producer wise Im going with Dilla and Muggs

Mistajay: You have toured nationally and overseas with Sean Price, Necro, EL Da Sensei (Artifacts) & AG (D.I.T.C) as well various independent tours.  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?

Pawz1: Ah, good one. Eminem because of his crowd and platform, Drake because of all the chicks and Cardi B for obvious reasons.

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?

Pawz1: It’s real important to learn that side of the game first I think and stick to it. especially since alot of other revenue streams are drying up.

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

Pawz1: Well the years almost over so I guess i’ll know in a few months. 2019 is gonna be great though cuz I have a ton of new music coming out with different producers and MC’s like AG, we have an Ep together.

Mistajay: You have performed at such events and festivals as Hip-Hop Kemp (Czech republic)

N.Y cannabis parade, SXSW, Abra Ca Dabs festival, Vans warped tour, A3C and more.

Featured on outlets such as Power 106FM ,hiphopDX, Allhiphop.com, 2 dopeboyz, Shade45, VICE magazine as well various radio shows, magazines and Websites throughout the world. How has that improved your visibility and what TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER ARTISTS TO GET TO THE VENUES AND OUTLETS?

Pawz1: Some of those have been great and others not so much. Shade45 was definitely a big help with my first album. HHK was the best time of my life as an artist. My advice is make friends and be social or have enough moeny to pay someone else whos good at that to get you in the door.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

Pawz1: I’m gonna build up my catalog and keep touring honestly. I wanna reach as many human beings as I can with my music

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

Pawz1: Yeah thanks to everyone who read this far into the interview. and extra credit to those with ADD that hung in there to find out about who PAWZ ONE is and why he has the millions of fans does.

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

Pawz1: This should’ve been question #2 cuz of the whole ADD thing but @pawz1 on all social media and Im everywhere! itunes, Spotify and if you have a record store I probably have some cd’s or vinyl in there too.

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW John Rhymer!!!!

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Underground Experience 10/15/018


This months artists influences and spirituality gives her a unique vision for her music lets California dream with………Sammmi B.E.E

sammi bee Underground Experience 10/15/018

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

Sammi B.E.E.: Stands for being empathetic everyday because love and kindness are very impossible to me. I wanted to choose a name that embodies who I both as an artist and as an individual

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

Sammi B.E.E.: No certain area to rep I rep God and positive music with substance

Mistajay:You grew up in a Catholic Church you watched your grandmother Victoria sing in the church choir this inspired her to write and read and want to explore music even more. What are your influences of your music? And what inspires you?

Sammi B.E.E.: People inspire me we can learn so much from one another

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

Sammi B.E.E.: My style is unique and caters to everyone

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

Sammi B.E.E.: Agape Love because of the power it brings to others and to myself

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?

Sammi B.E.E.: Alicia Keys Tamala Mann and DJ Quik because they are all outstanding artists humble human being’s hard-working persistent and consistent

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?

Sammi B.E.E.: I think it’s important to learn everything about the music business not just the royalties money will come I think that’s a lot of the problem is that people focus too much on money and not the natural healing properties that music has and what It can do for others.

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

Sammi B.E.E.: I see God opening up doors for me no man can close I see success I see love and unity

Mistajay: You stated you not here for riches or fame you are here to inspire people and to encourage people through the gift of giving and music. What are your future plans?

Sammi B.E.E.: To help as many people as possible before I am called home to be with the Lord

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

Sammi B.E.E.: God is good and without him nothing is possible

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

Sammi B.E.E.: Sammi bee on Facebook

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THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE 9/25/018


This months artist is a emcee that is moving the culture forward truly repping where he is from…let’s take a trip with ……OC from NC

 THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE 9/25/018

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

OC from NC: OK. So my first name is a story in itself but I won’t even bore you with it. My name is Octavius. Hated it as a child. I would even go by my middle name at the beginning of school years to keep the shit from being used against me. lol.I got a little older and just started going by “OC” or O.C. At some point one of the homies started saying O.C. From N.C. and the shit just kinda stuck. Been going by it ever since.

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

OC from NC: I’m from Burlington, North Carolina. I’ve lived all around the state but Burlington is home. It’s a mixed bag of talent here. We have every version of hip hop sprinkled throughout the city but probably a larger percentage of club music. The club scene is more focused on trap or that type of sound here, but that’s the case in most areas really. There’s hip hop here you just have to go find it. Or come see me. lol

Mistajay: It was said in another interview that listening to A Tribe Called Quest, Nas and Wu Tang Clan gave OC a sense of what serious and ambitious hiphop…. What are your influences of your music? And what inspires you?

OC from NC: I am a writer before everything. I enjoyed writing of all types(rap, poetry, short stories) since a child. I think a lot of the early music i heard connected the dots on what it was I was meant to do. I was introduced to Nas, and Big, and The Roots, and Wu Tang, etc at a every early age. The way they put music together back then was very inspiring. Just lyrically. The story telling. The bars. The cadences. The combination of it all. That inspired the writer in me. I always felt like “oh, ok I saw exactly what you did there. And I can do it too. Watch”.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

OC from NC: Vintage. It’ hip hop in it’s prime. Like say hip hop’s a person, and you are watching that person play out his career. As it gets older you see the decline or the change in style to keep up with the young boys. Well i’m the golden years of that career you remember. I’m 96′ MJ. lol

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

OC from NC: I’m not good with this question. These songs are all my children and I love them the same. lol. jk. It’s probably something from the album we are dropping in the next month(It’s not you, Its me). I just think it’s more personal and that i’ve just reached a new level as an artist. but at the end of the day, all my shit gas. Go check. I’ll be right here.


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?

OC from NC: Love this question. First off I would love to have been around when the Justus League was touring together. During the Little Brother days. I was in NC but not focused on music at the time as much. We would have fit right in with that crew. I am fortunate enough to work with these guys now but it would have been lit. if I have to pick 3 at present it would be The Roots(their live show is crazy), Yasin Bey(because he’s Mos Def), and Doom because who ever comes to THAT show is looking to hear some grimey shit and that’s what I plan to bring. lol

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?

OC from NC: Oh, it’s very important. I was schooled kinda early on this so I was blessed. But at the end of the day if you DON’T know the business you better have some one in your corner who does. It’s the only way to get where you going.

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

OC from NC: So many people think hip hop is leaning towards the commercial life and that music, like what I do, will eventually go away. If you REALLY know about hip hop you know that shit is all wrong. I would say by this years end We’ll be saying ” wow the shit flipped again.” I already see waves of young artist coming up who respect the art and show that in their style. the mumble will be around for a while. No escaping it. But real hip hop will return to the forefront and we plan to be part of the reason why. Just wait on it.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

OC from NC: New album in the next month. Be on the look out. We have a couple new visuals from that project about to drop this week. I have some short film work i’m in. Co starrring in an independent film. Touring next year. Just staying busy bro. And keeping this hip hop shit moving of course.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

OC from NC: Thanks for having me. Remember, support the real. And stop making whack negus famous. lol Peace!!!

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

OC from NC: On all platforms. Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Bandcamp. Live in a city near you. Shiiiit, go download my Pandora station. Shit, come by the house. I’ll rap on the porch for a hour. Just listen to the music!!!!!!!! lol

NEXT MONTHS INTERVIEW TBA!!!!

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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 Special Feature


Check out our new single No Better Than This distributed by TuneCore and live on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1383980109?ls=1&app=itunes#.Wwhs5fEAT00.twitter #realhiphop #carolinaspittaz #fayettenam #26hiphop #share

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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!!!!

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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