Underground Experience 5-30-014


freddie p Underground Experience 5 30 014

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

Frederick William is my first and middle name.

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

Frederick William: I am reppin’ Durham, NC and the music scene for the over 25 crowd is gonna get better because I have a new album coming out on March, 16 2014.

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

Frederick William: My influences have been Maxwell, Luther Vandross, and Brian McKnight.

Mistajay: Coming to the BX, NY from England in 1982, and  performing since then how has that affected your music?

Frederick William: Well I started out as a DJ, then a rapper who switched to RnB because I’d rather sing something smooth then something slick.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

I’m smooth, strong, and sexy, but I try to promote love and happiness.

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

Frederick William: That would be the title cut of my CD “Give Love Another Try”, because of the message. As a people, we need to try harder to learn how to love one another because it produces better results.

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?

Frederick William: I would like to be surrounded by Beyonce, Keyshia Cole, and Kelly Rowland, because I would like to sing to them, then have them sing to me in front of a live audience. I think that would be dope.

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?

Frederick William: I was always taught that you have to learn the business in order to survive as an entertainer. If you don’t learn about publishing and royalties, then you’ll be in trouble because somebody smarter than you will take your money and then teach you, and I don’t think you want to learn that way. LOL

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop/rnb going in 2014? How do you see yourself fitting into that? Frederick William: N/A

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

Frederick William: My new CD “Give Love Another Try” drops on March 16, 2014 and will be on iTunes, and Spotify and Amazon and a whole lot of other stores.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

Frederick William: If you want to hear some good RnB music from someone who is real, kicking some real stuff about real life then you need to go get yourself a copy of “Give Love Another Try”. Also my music will make your woman happy, and that’s half the battle right there. J

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

Frederick William: Not now, but right now, you can find my music at www.frederickwilliammusic.com J Peace and Love J

Frederick William


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R.I.P. MAYA Angelou

maya angelou R.I.P. MAYA Angelou

Maya Angelou (/ˈm.ə ˈænəl/;[1][2] born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, prostitute, night-club dancer and performer, cast-member of the opera Porgy and Bess, coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the days of decolonization. She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. Since 1982, she taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she held the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Since the 1990s she made around eighty appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961.

With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou publicly discussed aspects of her personal life. She was respected as a spokesperson of black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of black culture. Although attempts have been made to ban her books from some US libraries, her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide. Angelou’s major works have been labeled as autobiographical fiction, but many critics have characterized them as autobiographies. She made a deliberate attempt to challenge the common structure of the autobiography by critiquing, changing, and expanding the genre. Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family, and travel. Angelou is best known for her autobiographies, but she is also an established poet, although her poems have received mixed reviews.

Your person you passion your poetry is undeniable your wisdom your wit and your worth is irreplaceable and in your passing still you rise…..



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