Archive | February, 2012

Artist Spotlight Krome(@GmmKrome)

27 Feb
Melissa Irish: What city and State are you reppin?
Brooklyn Ny Canarsie
Melissa Irish: Who are your influences?
Biggie, Jay-Z, 2Pac ,Stack Bundles, Dmx , Bone Thugs N Harmony just to name a few
Melissa Irish: When did you know you would become an artist?
Since i fell in love with music
Melissa Irish: How is your music different from what we’ve been hearing?
My music is different because i can jump into any lane, Touch all topics and bringing the people a different authentic sound a side of Brooklyn NY that’s has yet to be heard (Canarsie)
Melissa Irish: How would you describe your style of music?
Real street, with a party vibe but still on a personal level. i like to bring my listeners in my home
Melissa Irish: If there was anyone you could work with who would it be and why?
Kanye West , Because he’s a artist that’s full of ideas whens he’s both writing and making beats. Im sure that would be a epic situation with that callab
Melissa Irish: Who are some artists you’ve worked in the past?
Upcoming Artist such as Villa Nova, Flawless,inf,forbidden, Jay Holla, Teti the producer, chas edwards the producer, zone,murda ace, shotgun chells, r hotta, j man. also Jamaican artist harry toddler, round head, just to name a few
Melissa Irish: What’s in the future for you ,what should the fans expect?
I have my second solo mixtape about to drop called “Enough Said”. They can expect more videos a large amount of music and mixtape projects. you can also look for my label “Gmm records” aka Double Up Gang. My artist and project coming from them Limelinx.com search “Krome”, youtube.com/kromegmm datpiff.com“Breathe Money Bleed Muzik”

Melissa Irish: Websites to find your music?
www.GmmKrome.com & producers send beats to kromegmm@yahoo.comMelissa Irish: Personal Website?
Melissa Irish: Twitter?
@GmmKrome
@Double_Up_Promo

Melissa Irish: Shout Outs!!!

Shout out to my family friends & supporters. Brooklyn Ny Canarsie my whole Gmm Double Up Gang Family Salute Double up or nothing! Rome DMoney forbidden Inf kj Melissa Irish etc! My twitter fam thax for all your support

Artist Spotlight Carlito Staxx (@CarlitoStaxx)

20 Feb

What city and State are you reppin?

Brooklyn, NY

Who are your influences?

New York 90’s hip-hop culture as a whole were my major influences. But if i had to narrow it down to just rappers, I’d say biggie by far had the greatest influence on me. while Wu-Tang, Nas, LL, Das EFX, Lords Of The Underground, sparked a early love for lyrical expression and flow, it wasn’t until i was introduced to biggie that i felt a personal connection to a rap artist. by the time i hit middle school, BIG was gone and Jay-Z filled that void for me. into my teens Roc-A-Fella, Ruff Ryders, Def Jam, etc. became my strongest influences.

When did you know you would become an artist?

well my father is “The Good Doctor Bert Morgan” he’s been a staple in the New York City Club scene since the late 70’s. Pops has DJ’d in every club from, Studio 54, Roxy, Palladium, Tunnel, Supper Club, to Copacabana. Being as i only saw my father on the weekends i wasn’t about to just let him cut out ever Saturday night to work, so i tagged along with him. I was 9, 10, 11 years old in the Roxy watching my father rock hundreds of people on the one’s and two’s. I knew from then my passion was music, though at first i thought I’d be a DJ. But HOT97 opened my ears and i ended up taking the lyrical path.

How is your music different from what we’ve been hearing?

Honestly I think my music is very much New York City rap. Within the first 4 bars anybody who listens can know I’m from NY and i think that authentic New York City style of Hip-Hop is missing from the music right now. Much respect to everyone doing their thing repping for different parts of the states, but it seems New York kinda got lost in the mix now that you have rappers from the south running the scene, Drake from Canada selling out stadiums, and shit. While everyone is definitely in my iPod, I’m not out here trying to sound like whoever is popping at the moment. And I think that’s the major problem with rap today, everyone is going to producers saying “I need something that sounds like Drake, Flocka, Wiz, would spit on. Same shit with record labels, they looking for quick bucks to cash in on rappers who sound like whoever it is who winning.

How would you describe your style of music?

Aggressive. My delivery cuts through a track, and my bars are forceful. I’ll more than likely say something to offend sensitive listeners but trust me you’ll remember exactly what i said 3 or 4 days after you’ve heard it.

If there was anyone you could work with who would it be and why?

B.I.G of course. He’s the main reason i ever thought to give this rap shit a try. Other than him, clearly Hov. As far as production wise. I’d have to say Dr. Dre simply because his bass lines knock so hard they would compliment my voice and delivery.

Who are some artists you’ve worked in the past?

Che Guevara, Manifest, P.I. Swagger, William Gone, DesignerBeats, Ralph Random, Mysonne, SinSay, and anyone else who cut the check!

What’s in the future for you ,what should the fans expect?

2012 is all about forward progress. Things slowed up on the music end due to personal issues and legal problems but we back on it this year. More music, more hustle, more promotion, more forward motion. We working on the website which will give everyone a first-hand look at all things Lito, the mixtape set to drop in June and a LP by the end of summer.

Twitter?

@CarlitoStaxx

Shout Outs!!!

The whole Hostile Takeover Gang, Che Guevara, P.I. Swagger, Manifest, my brother Ralph Random and the whole Derailed Music Group unit, Mak. P over there at SoundClash Recordings, Mysonne, Kuragus, Danielle Denise, my little brother Jamal, my brother Euro, Joey Fresh and the whole Scrolling Arts crew,  of course Melissa Irish

Artist Spotlight: 100PERCENT% (@100ENY)

10 Feb

What city and State are you reppin?
The East New York section of Brooklyn. Got it tatted and all lol.

Who are your influences?
Most of my influences don’t come from mainstream artists at this point. I draw from experiences, my upbringing, and artists that most people haven’t ever heard of.

When did you know you would become an artist?
I knew I would become an artist when I was about 20 and the conversations people were having about me shifted from them comparing me to people in the hood to them comparing me to mainstream artists. I feel like when people started putting me on a pedestal that’s when I came to the realization that I can do this for real. The amount of attention I was receiving whether it was love or hate made me feel like the sky was the limit. I also have to thank a lot of my big homeys who put me under the wing and let me soak up game from them.

How is your music different from what we’ve been hearing?
My music is different because of the fact that it’s extremely personal and I make sure that people can relate and understand me. I feel like a lot of artists lose fans when they try to go out of their way to be too lyrical or over saturate their bars with complex metaphors and punchlines that go over the heads of the general public. I make music to reach as many people as possible and explain my story in a way that gets me heard.

How would you describe your style of music?
I find it hard to put myself in a box and describe my style. I’m a complex person with different sides and that shows in my music.

If there was anyone you could work with who would it be and why?
J. Cole, Babyface, Skylar Grey, Max B, anyone from TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment), and Nate Dogg if he was alive. I feel like I would make hits with those people.

Who are some artists you’ve worked in the past?  I’ve worked w/ Tone Trump on this joint that’s on my new mixtape that’s coming out called God Bless The Haters. My new mixtape will also feature Math Hoffa and a few people from my E-Way/ Y.E.M.G. camp.

What’s in the future for you ,what should the fans expect?
The fans can expect to see me do a lot more than just making music. I’ll be doing photography, directing music videos, and I just started writing for Dopeness Magazine.

As far as my own personal music, I’ll be incorporating all my skills into furthering my own career. This game is all about being self sufficient so I plan on making a great deal of moves this year on my own. My new mixtape God Bless The Haters is dropping in May and I’m going to do a lot visually to promote it.

Websites to find your music? Hotnewhiphop.com, ondeck187.com, several radio websites, etc.

Personal Website? www.100eny.com

Twitter? @100ENY

Shout Outs!!!
Shout out to you 1st and foremost, my team E-Way Gang/ Y.E.M.G. (Young Enterprise Music Group), my engineer and mentor Steve Francis from Stush Music, and everybody who plays a part in me making hits and who make moves with me. It’s all love!