Underground Experience 12-20-013


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

TDUBZ: The conception of my name is really simple. My name is Tyler so the T comes from that and the Dubz came from freestyling around town. My friends were sayin I should give myself the name Dubz because I caught so many Dubz in battles. I just decided to put them together and you have TDUBz

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

TDUBZ: I rep the 910 Dunn, North Carolina Harnett county. The hip hop scene isn’t big here, although it should be. There is a lot of unnoticed talent here and I have a team around me that I feel can do big things. We’re on the come up. Not to mention we have J Cole

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

TDUBZ: Thats tough. I have many influences But it all started when I first heard Biggie’s Ready To Die Album and I just loved how he could flow and the fact he was a big guy like me and it took off from there. I like to draw from the greats like BIG PAC NAS HOV because I feel like they know what real music is. Not just words they have a story to tell. I also draw from other genres. I listen to rock country r&b pop I just love music. My inspiration is just this fire inside me. I just take life put it into words and mix it with a beat. I have a lot to say and a story to tell. I just dont feel right if Im not working on music. Ill never stop

Mistajay : So you like real hip hop like Nas, J Cole & Logic Los so you base my style of writing off them but in your own way. You also do understand that you need radio songs and club hits to have something to be played on the air and in clubs, an do those type of songs as well and even though you don’t feel like that’s your favorite style…..So how do you describe your style exactly?

TDUBZ: Oh yea Real Hip Hop is my favorite type of music. I love it because it makes me think and has a great message its not just all about the beat. I feel like rap needs to be more about the words and not how hype the beat is. I feel like we all should learn from the music we listen to. Id say my style is abstract or a mix of it all except I cant sing. My passion is for the real music with life lessons and information that the people need to hear. I like the songs that make you sit and think while you play it over and over. I also love to tell storys. In other words painting a vocal picture I want to make you see and feel what Im saying. I do like the club bangers and the crunk songs as well. You have to have something for the fans to turn up to, but theres no reason for every song to be about a big party. The feeling of lifting someone out of their seat and getting them hype is awesome. I like the songs you want to bop to. I want my cd to be able to: teach and inspire, make you hype, be played on a road trip or in the club, have a good story, give life lessons and also speak on relationships. I just want to be relatable to all people. I like to take parts of all styles and make my on versatile one. I guarantee you’ve never heard or met another artist like me.

Mistajay : You talk about doing a lot of freestyling how do you think that helps you as an artist?

TDUBZ: Yes. I love to freestyle. Sometimes ill be in the car or just watching tv and start spitting just because I feel it. I guess the music lives in me. I think true freestyling is good for hip hop but too many artists claim writtens as freestyles now days. Off the top rhymes need to make a comeback. Freestyling helps as an artist by building a vocab, good practice of timing and it makes writing so much easier. I feel like you can see an artists true talent and flow by listening to a freestyle. Battles should be more potent in the rap game in my opinion. Just FYI My favorite 3 freestylers of all time are Eminem, Cassidy, and Los not trying to start arguments thats just my opinion

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

TDUBZ: I think my best song depends on who you ask. If I ask 10 different friends Ill at least hear 5 different answers. But since you asked me My personal favorite song is called I Just Cant Explain The Shit. I love the sample in the beat first of all but it stands out because of the delivery. First time listeners will think Im talking about a girl because of the wordplay but in the last verse I explain Im talkin about being in love with music. It just has a good story with a little twist. Or my other favorite was a feature I did with another local artist Zacorey called Day One its a summer anthem but I only did one verse so I cant call it my song. But I will never put out a song I dont like Some would call me a perfectionist. And My Favorite message in a song is my Born Sinner Remix. I really wrote it hoping J Cole would hear it so hopefully he will.

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?

TDUBZ: So tough to choose. First Id want to do a show in my home state of NC with J Cole, preferably in Greensboro or Raleigh. I just really respect his story his music and his flow. He worked so hard to make it and I respect that as a NC artist it would be a dream to perform with him.

Second I have to go with Logic. He is fairly new to the scene and has so much talent. I relate to his story and his music and I feel like we would put on an unforgettable show. Id love to do like a come up tour with him.

Third Id go with Mike Posner. I know I know thats a little different, but I think he is a musical genius. He has his own style and makes killer beats, plus he can sing. I think a collab show of his beats and voice plus my lyrics and flow would be epic. Plus he has unlimited energy and great fans. I wish I had more than 3 choices because Jay-Z Ace Hood and Los are high on the list as well

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?

TDUBZ: Im not going to claim to be an expert but I do take the time to study the business side. I know that its not about just the music, thats the easy part. I want to know all about every aspect of the business because my ultimate goal is to be a producer as well as an artist. I want every bit of knowledge I can attain. In fact im currently working on finishing my business degree. I hope to understand the business side as well as anyone.

Mistajay : Where do you see the hip hop going in 2014? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

TDUBZ: Honestly I have mixed feelings about hip hop. I see a lot of good and a lot of bad. I feel that the meaning of music has gone down. To me it seems like too many people will just listen to a song one time and if they cant dance to it they never listen again. And I think the artists are getting lazy and worrying more about the money than the message. People look up to musicians and I feel they deserve more from music than they get. On the otherhand there are a lot of artist trying to save hip hop. They still put a good message and knowledge in the rhymes and tell good stories. I understand you need songs in the club and on radio and thats fine, but dont completely forget the real music that made hip hop great. Im going to fit in just great in 2014. I feel its going to be a great year for me. Im seeing a lot more doors open and steady on a path to success. I want to help bring real hip hop back because to me its not about the fame or fortune Its all about the music and my music being heard.

Mistajay : What are your future plans?

TDUBZ: My plans for the future are just to keep working hard, keep building my team, keep adding to my resume, and keep getting better. I feel like the sky is the limit and Ill take my dream as far as I want to as long as I give it all I have. And thats what Im going to do. Im either going to hit a home run or strike out swinging. I hope to add to my equiptment and I cannot wait to release my first mixtape (hopefully around December) I have big plans I just hope you get to see them unfold.

Mistajay : Any last thoughts?

TDUBZ: Ill leave it with this. Im a small town kid with big city dreams. I have a talent and I will use it to make it out and get where I want to go. I have the passion and I will never quit. My goals are to get my music heard around the world spread a positive message teach some lessons and help as many people as I can. If I can reach just one person with a song I will have done my job. Also I had a show on Sep 29 at The Pour House in Raleigh,NC It is a Coast2Coast Live Showcase Event featuring special guest King Los

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

TDUBZ: My fans can follow me on:

Twitter - @NCSUperman

Facebook - TDUBz

Soundcloud - www.soundcloud.com/tdubz-6

ReverbNation - http://www.reverbnation.com/tdubz910

Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/MrTDUBzMusic

I follow back on all websites and fans can download my music prim


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R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

nelsonmandela R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]) (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, Mandela attended the Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law. Living in Johannesburg, he became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC and becoming a founding member of its Youth League. After the South African National Party came to power in 1948, he rose to prominence in the ANC’s 1952 Defiance Campaign, was appointed superintendent of the organisation’s Transvaal chapter and presided over the 1955 Congress of the People. Working as a lawyer, he was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and, with the ANC leadership, was unsuccessfully prosecuted in the Treason Trial from 1956 to 1961. Although initially committed to non-violent protest, he co-founded the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) in 1961 in association with the South African Communist Party, leading a sabotage campaign against the apartheid government. In 1962 he was arrested, convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the state, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial.

Mandela served over 27 years in prison, initially on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release. He was released in 1990, during a time of escalating civil strife. Mandela joined negotiations with President F. W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory and became South Africa’s first black president. He published his autobiography in 1995. During his tenure in the Government of National Unity he invited several other political parties to join the cabinet. As agreed to during the negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa, he promulgated a new constitution. He also created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. While continuing the former government’s liberal economic policy, his administration also introduced measures to encourage land reform, combat poverty, and expand healthcare services. Internationally, he acted as mediator between Libya and the United Kingdom in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, and oversaw military intervention in Lesotho. He declined to run for a second term, and was succeeded by his deputy, Thabo Mbeki. Mandela became an elder statesman, focusing on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life. Denounced as a Marxist terrorist by critics,[1][2] he nevertheless gained international acclaim for his activism, having received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Soviet Order of Lenin and the Bharat Ratna. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata (”Father”); he is often described as “the father of the nation”.

A great man has passed hopefully we all aspire to be a third of what this man was and what he accomplished rest in peace…. “TaTa”.



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