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Exclusive: Ss Stacks Of Punch Lines Records Talks Music, Producers, And More!

Posted by Underground On Top on July 10, 2015 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 

What/who inspires you to do music? How old were you when you started?

 

Just expressing my words around, insperations would be Notorious BIG, Eminem, & 50 Cent. I started about age 17, then took it serious around age 18 then took off from there.

 

Who do you want to work with? (Artist wise)

 

 

 So many to choose from but my top list has to be Eminem, Technine, Bizzy Bone, JCole, Lupe F, Jelly Roll, Cryptic Wisdom, Rittz.

What are you currently working on right now? New music, collabs, videos, etc.

 

Right now got new song with dope feature that will be coming out pretty soon, Also recently been writting for my solo album that im doing.

What is your most accomplished piece of work? track, albums, mixtapes, etc.?

 

That would be Time Is Now mixtape, if havnt heard it before you should take a listen I think youll enjoy it.

 

Which producers would you want to work with the most?

Have to be Dr Dre, Kato, Drama beats.

 

Explain how you came about your "rap" name?

 

 Well I was brain storming and come up with Ss Stacks, witch stands for Stay Steady Stacks. That means Keep my money right, and to have alot of songs to have also.

 

About how much time do you dedicate to your music each week?

 

About few hours every other day or so.

 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What is your goal in music?

 

To afford all the bills from music plus other things, also Getting known for this.

 

Do you have a personal favorite track of your own? If so which one and why?

 

Id say song called "Streets". It involves and relates to everyone and where the consept came from.

 

How often do you sit down to write new material?

 

Useually each week I geet something written down, then hav time to make a song out of it. Least couple days a week.

 

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Exclusive: JayLew Talks Producers, The Come Up, And More!

Posted by Underground On Top on June 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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What/who inspires you to do music? How old were you when you started?

 

I'm just trying to tell a story

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Who do you want to work with? (Artist wise)

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Anyone who is dope and can compliment my style and lay a dope track down with me

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What are you currently working on right now? New music, collabs, videos, etc.

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I'm always working on new music

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What is your most accomplished piece of work? track, albums, mixtapes, etc.?

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I'm very proud of my track "The come up"

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Which producers would you want to work with the most?

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Kanye West, and DJ Kato

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Explain how you came about your "rap" name?

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It was an old football nickname

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About how much time do you dedicate to your music each week?

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Just depends on how the week goes

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Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What is your goal in music?

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I have huge goals I wanna hit 10 million dollars by then.

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Do you have a personal favorite track of your own? If so which one and why?

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"The Come Up" is my favorite track it's just so relatable to any rapper, I listen to it every day.

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How often do you sit down to write new material?

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At least once a day

 

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Exclusive: Aria M. Talks Favorite Artists, The Label, And More!

Posted by Underground On Top on June 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

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What/who inspires you to do music? How old were you when you started?

 

Well I started doing music when I was about 11 but I started actually recording a couple years ago. I originally started doing small battles and helping out bigger artists.

 

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Who do you want to work with? (Artist wise)

 

 

Kanye. No questions. I've listened to him since I was 6 and he has always been my favorite artist. I'll probably get hate for saying that but I don't really care. I like who I like and nobody can deny that ye has made some excellent music. I also would want to work with Lana Del Rey and Skylar Grey. They are both amazing singers and I listen to their music a lot.

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What are you currently working on right now? New music, collabs, videos, etc.

 

 

 

 Right now I'm working on Sabri Entertainment and growing it with JayLew. We have a few artists in mind that we would want to add to the roster but nobody for sure. There is lots of talent out there.  I also am working on a tape but mostly just improving myself. I'm trying to put out a lot of music right now so you're going to be seeing a lot of singles out from me. Who knows maybe a few videos too.

 

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What is your most accomplished piece of work? track, albums, mixtapes, etc.?

 

 

 

 My favorite song I have ever made that is out is "Executioner". It's strange because it's my song with the least plays. I have a few songs that I haven't put out yet though that are amazing. You'll all see them soon.

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Which producers would you want to work with the most?

 

 

 Again, Kanye. Shoot me. Also Premier is one of my favorite producers.

 

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Explain how you came about your "rap" name?

 

 Well it's my real name. Aria is my first name and M is the first initial to my middle name. I originally started with Cryptic Silence but decided that name didn't really represent me. My other name I like to call myself "Goblin" comes from the Green Goblin being my favorite super villain. That's where the SiLENCE GOBLiN movement comes from.

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About how much time do you dedicate to your music each week?

 

 

 Well I am only 16 and I have to go to school and all but that doesn't matter to me. I listen to beats, write, study other rappers, and record every opportunity I get. I live and breath this "game". It's not a joke to me. Now that it is summer every moment I'm awake will be dedicated to music. And when I'm sleeping it is what I will think about.

 

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Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What is your goal in music?

 

 

 

 I see myself owning a company. A company dedicated to entertainment. I see that company being an empire. Dedicated to bringing people music, movies, fashion, sports, and everything else that it can. I want to give people what they want to see. And of course I'm going to be making music under this company.

 

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Do you have a personal favorite track of your own? If so which one and why?

 

 

 

 Like I said, executioner because I feel it's my best work I've put out. There's other stuff I'll be putting out soon that is even better. I also like the song I just released called glory. It's a remix of the new Lil Wayne song.

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Do you have a home studio or do you record else where?

 

 I record at home. Once I feel like I have a good amount of money and a better skill set I will move to recording in a studio. I keep getting better with every song I make and I feel like I am nowhere near as good as I will be in a month. And in a month, I'll still be nowhere near as good as I can be in a year. And it just keeps going like that.

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Featured Artist: An Up An Comer Who Will Leave You A Fan - Nazty

Posted by Underground On Top on June 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Nazty is a very dedicated artist, he is committed and is making some serious noise in the Underground community.  Not with his buzz or his huge following (Yet). But with his music itself. One thing we learn with the Underground online community is that numbers speak louder than the music. To often you see artists pushed aside or straight ignored because they don't have the "Likes" or the "views". Nazty is the perfect example of why you shouldn't do that. In his latest project release, "In My Darkest Daze", he shows you exactly the kind of artist he is. Ones mind can get lost in this album, it will touch on all of your emotions and make you appreciate the artist making the hip hop and make you forget how much our minds focus on "numbers". But best believe his numbers will only increase and grow as well as his fan base. Don't wait to jump on board, check him out now!

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Nazty is more than just some up and comer, he is an artist who shows tons of potential and someone who is ready to make a difference in the industry with his heartfelt music. Get to know the man behind the mic! Follow his links at the bottom to get further connected and become a fan!

 

Stage Presence: The artist knows how to control a crowd whether big or small. The Artist does a great job with his performance, he comes out prepared and ready.

 

His energy gives off the impression that he loves what he does. Making the performance as a whole more enjoyable. The lyrics are clear and easy to hear and coprehend . As this artist continues to grow so will his shows and stage presence.

 

Overview: Nazty is an artist who we would recommend to any hip hop head. As an MC he has a lot he can offer to the community.

 

For the more intellectual and deep listeners he has tracks such as, "So Far Away" and "Easier". Overall his music catalog consists of meaningful and relatable content. He's the type of artist that fans will feel connected to.

 

But he is not a one deminsional artist. Nazty has the ability to make songs for everyone to enjoy no matter the mood. Such as the times when you just want to hang out and have a good time, listen to tracks like, "Yoga Pants."

 

This artist continues to grow and develope a sound and style that is completely his own. He also has various music videos available that add an extra ump to his music. High quality visuals to match a high quality sound. Check him out now and you wont be disappointed!

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In My Darkest Daze: https://soundcloud.com/nazty_hiphop/sets/nazty-in-my-darkest-daze

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Exclusive: Mr. E Talks Producers, Inspirations, Future, & More!

Posted by Underground On Top on April 13, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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What/who inspires you to do music? How old were you when you started?

 

My two biggest influences are without a doubt Michael Jackson and Eminem, they are both the greatest in their respective art forms and I want to be the best like them so that is a huge reason why they are my idols. Many other hip hop/rap artists that have influenced me have been 50 Cent, Game, Treach, Tech N9ne, Yelawolf, Kendrick Lamar, Hopsin, Jarren Benton, The Jokerr, Nas, the list goes on. I started writing raps when I was 15 I think but they weren't actual songs just little lines that rhymed that I thought were cool, so I don't know if that really counts but I had my first actual verses and songs being done when I was 16 so that's when I guess I actually started rapping.

 

Who do you want to work with? (Artist wise)

 

 

 Artists that I especially want to work with are namely Token, Jokerr, Deez, Passionate MC, Shizzy VI. Some of my higher aspirations in terms of collaboration would include Eminem, Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Game, Hopsin, Royce da 5'9, Big Sean, Yelawolf etc.

 

What are you currently working on right now? New music, collabs, videos, etc.

 

 

Right now I am working on my third project and final installment of my EP collection "The Mr. E EP Vol. 3". So far I am just in the writing stages of that project. Also recently I was accepted into MULA for the Team Backpack cyphers so I am working on my material for that event and I soon hope to be doing music videos for me recent project that I just finished "The Mr. E EP Vol. 2".

What is your most accomplished piece of work? track, albums, mixtapes, etc.?

 

 

My Most accomplished piece of work so far I believe is my Mr. E EP Vol. 2. I enjoy that tape the whole way through, there isn't really anything I feel that I could have done better with those songs other than the obvious Eminem sound. I am working now on developing my own unique sound and trying to implement it into my next project but so far that second EP is my best work yet.

Which producers would you want to work with the most?

 

 

 I work with Harm Productions who is based out of Calgary and I love working with him. The beats he produces are leagues better than any underground producer I have ever heard, he really knows how to bring a track together. Other than underground producers the only producer I would especially want to work with would be Dr. Dre.

 

Explain how you came about your "rap" name?

 

 

I came up with the name Mr. E because its a play on words, if you say it fast it sounds like "Mystery". So with that, it in a way demonstrates cleverness/creativity which is what I try to show in my lyrics and songs but also I wanted the "Mystery" part to be more than just something that is cool I wanted to make it mean something. So I guess the "Mystery" is that no one knows my real name or at least those I interact with in the music world. Something that is nice about people not knowing who I really am, it creates an outlet for me to talk about whatever in my music without being criticized of the content being realistic or not. So that is how I came up with the name Mr. E why I picked it and what it means for me.

 

If you were already a Hip Hop legend, what advice would you give to all of these aspiring Artists?

 

 

If I were a legend, I would tell aspiring artists first of all practice. Always have something to write with, sometimes your greatest ideas will just pop into your head at the most inconvenient times and having something to write them down will help you remember it for later when you can put that lyric into a song. Study rap genius, part of what helped me learn how to write really technical and creative lyrics was by studying rap genius, they provide a great and easy way for you to understand everything that goes into a lyric and the more you know the better off you will be on the next song. Watch battle rap, nothing embodies the heart of MCing and the roots of hip hop better than battle rapping, you don't have to battle yourself if you don't feel comfortable but watch it none the less, when it comes to creativity and technical prowess, battle rap is the best place to be, it is also a great learning tool especially once you understand how punchlines work with metaphors, double entendres, referencing etc.

 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What is your goal in life?

 

I hate answering these kind of questions because honestly I don't know. However, for the sake of an answer I will say that I would see myself maybe not as the best but one of the best and most respected. Because honestly that is one of the biggest reasons I do this, to be respected so in 10 years I see myself having that respect and reputation for being one of the best at the craft.

 

Do you have a personal favorite track of your own? If so which one and why?

 

 

Of my own tracks my personal favourite is "Living it Right" off of my second EP. Reason it is my favourite is because I was able to capture this pure emotion in the song while still being lyrically impressive, it is also the first song where I came up with a triple entendre and I was super proud of myself for being able to accomplish that feat. My favourite rap song of all time is "Sing for the Moment" by Eminem, that song hits me on so many levels and it is so beautifully written and was also one of the first songs that inspired me to rap in the first place.

Do you have a home studio or do you record else where?

 

 

I do not have a home studio however, I did attempt to do the whole home studio thing at first but it didn't work for me, with my schedule there wasn't room for it. I don't exactly have the time to learn how to operate all the equipment and produce high quality tracks. I use Alchemy Recording Studios in Calgary, it works a lot better for me because I already have an expert who knows how to properly use all the necessary equipment and this way I feel although I spend money to get that product I save much more in time and possible time wasted trying to learn how to operate everything myself, and I can get that top notch quality sound I want in all my songs.

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Exclusive: Damian Grimm Talks Free Collabs, Rap Name, And More!

Posted by Underground On Top on March 19, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

 

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What/who inspires you to do music? How old were you when you started?

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I sat and thought on this so long, I'd have to keep reading the question because I was forgetting it, it was a little more difficult then I thought it was going to be to answer. But I guess you could say I have a deep rooted desire for my words to have meaning outside of my own thought process! If one day one person comes up to me and said dude your song _____________(fill in the blank) really helped me get thru some shit! I would feel like I been successful. And I was around 15 when I started getting stoned and free styling with friends over jacked industry beats and I was around 18 when I decided that maybe I could do this for real and started writing lyrics down!

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Who do you want to work with? (Artist wise)

 

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I aspire to be as great as Tech, or Hopsin, so working with one of them would be great, but I also have tons of artist who are still on the come up but I have mad respect for that I would be stoked to work with!

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What are you currently working on right now? New music, collabs, videos, etc.

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Right now, most importantly, I'm building a fan base trying to get my organic numbers up Page Likes, Youtube Subscribers, and video Views. just generally trying to generate a little bit of a buzz. so as for collabs I  have another Daniac Collab in the works, and until the workload requires different I'm willing to do collabs for free! all I ask is that your parts are done on the track, and then after I record I will send the accapella back.

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What is your most accomplished piece of work? track, albums, mixtapes, etc.?

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None of my material has actually accomplished much but I have seen a tremendous amount of growth and response shortly after I released "High As F&$#", still one of my favorite songs.

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Which producers would you want to work with the most?

 

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Kato (on the track)

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Explain how you came about your "rap" name?

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I used to be real tall and skinny and I was always kinda warped so friends started calling me the reaper and it kinda changed into Grimm, and then I was Mr Grimm, when I was doing mostly horrorcore way back when in forever ago! and now I just added the Damian.

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If you were already a Hip Hop legend, what advice would you give to all of these aspiring Artists?

 

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Focus more on hip hop as a hobby and get a job and raise a family, if your that good the fans will come to you!

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Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What is your goal in life?

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10 years from now I would like to be selling out arenas and stadiums! lol My goals are to be happy and to live free.

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Do you have a personal favorite track of your own? If so which one and why?

 

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 Hells Yeah! Bobby And Whitney for sure and solely for the fact that it is super fun to rap!

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Do you have a home studio or do you record else where?

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I have a very ghetto rigged vocal booth equipped with acoustic foam and I run a dumbed down version of pro tools 8.5 or some shit! And a Rhode Mic.

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Exclusive: Young Eddy Talks Inspirations, Music, Future, And More!

Posted by Underground On Top on March 13, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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What/who inspires you to do music? How old were you when you started?

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I got three people who inspired me to do music, SouthParkMexican / Lucky Luciano / DatboiT...... Well I did a track with my brother when I was 11 or 12 but that was it ... I bearly started again like 3 months ago when I was 17. Now Im 18 and im not stopping now or anytime soon

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Who do you want to work with? (Artist wise)

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The artist that i wanna work with are SouthParkMexican/Lucky Luciano/Lil Bing/Baby Bash/DatboitT

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What are you currently working on right now? New music, collabs, videos, etc.

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Well I been working on music and it don't stop soon I'm going to do a video shoot

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What is your most accomplished piece of work? track, albums, mixtapes, etc.?

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The new stuff im working on now

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Which producers would you want to work with the most?

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One of the producers that I would like to work with is Dj 5000 Watts

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Explain how you came about your "rap" name?

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How I came about my name ummm I was chilling with one of my boys and he would allways bust freestyles and he would be like common eddy common eddy haha he would just be pumped up because I would sell him some coke. And it was one night where we was chilling in his shed and he jade instrumentals and we was sniffing some white and he screamed out common Young Eddy Bust A flow ... haha and thats how I got my name

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If you were already a Hip Hop legend, what advice would you give to all of these aspiring Artists?

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If I was a hip hop legend I would tell other to believe in yourself when no one does remember your dreams. what ever it was keep yo mind on winning while we in this game .

 

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Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What is your goal in life?

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Ten years from now umm let me think I'm a be a daddy for sure for fucking all these bitches haha and I'm a be in a big house where I look outside and see my neighbors playing golf and of course be a rap star.

 

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Do you have a personal favorite track of your own? If so which one and why?

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Umm my favorite track would be, "Late At Night" ft Rockie Slim .. I wrote my verse and the hook one night after I got home from serving licks and I ask myself, I wonder what they thinking just driving around smoking .... haha and thats how I came up with my hook ...Late At Night when I be riding thru the city Late At Night when I be rolling up the Sticky

 

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Do you have a home studio or do you record else where?

 

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 I don't got a studio I go to my boys house Rockie Slim's to record he got a studio

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Exclusive: Chunky White Talks New Projects, Rap Name, And More!

Posted by Underground On Top on February 19, 2015 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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What/who inspires you to do music? How old were you when you started?

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 I was first inspired to start writing and recording around 18 years old, when I made a trip out to harlem for an A-Mafia video shoot (shoutout DITG ENT), But I've been into music ever since I can remember.. In fact in this lil yearbook that was put together in my 5th grade class we had to put down what we were gonna do when we grew up.. Mine was something along the lines of "Work for Shady records" lol... I've always been a dreamer. But as far as my inspirations now go, I draw from pretty much any artist I've ever listened to real hard, personal experiences, and from within myself.. mix that with a blunt or two and its fuckin magic..  I might have to change my name to Harry Chunky Potter.

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Who do you want to work with? (Artist wise)

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This list could go on for days, but here's a few off top I'd kill to work with.. Bone Thugs N Harmony, Pastor Troy, Young Thug, Rittz, Yela, Dolph, Juicy J, Action Bronson, French Montana, Boosie, Makonnen, Bibby, ASAP Ferg, Kevin Gates, Fat Trel, Brotha Lynch, MGK... N I can't forget rap game James Franco himself, Riff Raff.

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What are you currently working on right now? New music, collabs, videos, etc.

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I'm currently working on writing and recording my first tape.. Its been in the works for a while now, every song I write is better than the last. I want this to be a defining project for me, and I'm gonna make sure its put out the right way. I'm also workin on a track for Tha Railroad Undaground on a compilation tape featuring local artists called, "All Aboard" They're pretty enthusiastic about this project so I can't wait for the final result, shoutout to everyone with a hand in.

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What is your most accomplished piece of work? track, albums, mixtapes, etc.?

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So far I would say my song "We Gone". You can check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/chunkywhiteboy/chunky-white-we-gone-prod-by-nicg Its gotten pretty good reception, the people seem to like this one. When I wrote this I never expected it to come out as well as it did.. Shout out to my boy Jaron Updike who mixes down all my shit, we started recording my music together neither of us knowing wtf we were doin. It's a more "mainstream" type joint... autotune and all gettin my Michael Jackson on son. Long live the king of pop yo... We know you didn't really touch those lil boys homie.

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Which producers would you want to work with the most?

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Any producer thats hot at the time. Dudes like Mike Will, Chop, zaytoven, etc...

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Explain how you came about your "rap" name?

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I'm a fat caucasion. Chunky White is just another way of sayin it. But nah really the name came about When I would go to my homeboys house, his lil nephew would call me "White Boy Nick" and "Fat Boy Nick" lol so one day I said to him "Shutcho ass up I aint fat im chunky, I'm a chunky white boy. N I was like damn sounds like a good name to me I'm a genius and it ended up sticking.

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If you were already a Hip Hop legend, what advice would you give to all of these aspiring Artists?

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I would say the same thing I go by when making music... Stay relevant, but original and different at the same time. If it's 2015 and you're sounding like 10 years ago it's time to switch it up. Unless you're just doing it for the fun of course. Then I'd make em bow and kiss the ring, Ima legend its mandatory.

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Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What is your goal in life?

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Plan A is the music, If I make it, I make it. If I don't, I don't. I'm going to continue to work at it, get better, and we'll see where we go from there. Plan B is a pill women take after you bus that pumpkin. Practice safe sex, yeah condoms are whack as hell but at least you aint going to be havin a baby... or herpes.

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Do you have a personal favorite track of your own? If so which one and why?

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Every time I record I have a new favorite track.. So I guess I'd have to say I haven't heard my favorite track yet. lol

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Do you have a home studio or do you record else where?

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I record at a home studio right here in Elmira, NY. Aint nothin fancy. But it gets the job done and thats all that matters for now.

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Underground On Top sits down with Tha Railroad Undaground! Pt. 1

Posted by Underground On Top on February 18, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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(UOT) What inspired Tha Railroad Undaground to come about?

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After paying attention to the local music scene for quite some time now, we couldn't help but notice that there are too many people around here trying to do everything by themselves & not enough people doing things together as a team & playing their part, so we decided that we'd build ourselves a small team with the goal to try to help push all of the artists, so they can spend more time on their craft instead of repeating the same cycle they're stuck in of constantly reaching out to the same people because they don't have time to reach much further, especially since they have other things going on in their life too & need to get started on their next project, but then our movement turned into something MUCH BIGGER than it was intended to be at first & we appreciate it more than anyone can imagine. If it weren't for any of them, we wouldn't be here. That's #TRU.

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(UOT) What is your mission at Tha Railroad Undaground?

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(TRU) Our mission is to highlight the differences between the mainstream scene from the underground scene, clarify what "independent" REALLY means, assist upcoming aspiring talent to reach their full potential by creating a platform of promotion to expand their overall reach & create opportunites for artists looking for them rather than waiting for them.

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(UOT) Tell us about the mixtape you are working on, what can we expect?

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(TRU) You can expect nothing less than the best & it will only get better.

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(UOT) Who are some artists that you would like to work with?

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(TRU) Jon Fall, Passionate MC, Dizzy Wright, Capion, Jeff Turner, Immortal Technique & Joey Casanova.

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(UOT) Name a few producers that you enjoy working with.

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(TRU) Other than Will Green of Platinum Shop Productions, we have our own crew of producers that work together on instrumentals & they always come out better when we're having fun together. Shoutout to Dee Blaze, Young Brook, everyone of A.T.O.P & the rest of the Pioneers out there!

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(UOT) What does TRU think about the current state of Hip-Hop?

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(TRU) We love it, we just think that everybody needs to pick their own part, play it & build a team around that instead of trying to do everything at once.

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(UOT) What's your 5 year goal?

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(TRU) TRUthfully, we haven't even thought that far yet. We don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves when things are going so well. We've been talking about how cool it would be to start our own sort of Pandora, but who knows what the future has in store for us, you know? #TRU

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Exclusive: Doug G Talks Debut Album, Rap Name, And More!

Posted by Underground On Top on February 17, 2015 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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1. What/who inspires you to do music? How old were you when you started?

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Ever since I was a young kid I was surrounded by music; my father had this Bose Sound system setup and he would play classic rock and blues. When I was a teenager my step father introduced me to Erik B and Rakim and A Tribe Called Quest and rapping was just the best form of music where I can express myself that fit. I started actually writing my own stuff when I was around 12, my friend Joe got me into recording myself and he was into ICP at the time and so we listened to that as well. Obviously, it grew from there.

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2. Who do you want to work with? (Artist wise)

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Artist wise, anybody that has the same passion for Hip Hop as I do and has something to say. In this culture, it's hard to find MC's that want to work together for the good of the culture, and not make it a competition. But I think if we're talking about anybody, my dream collaboration would be Q Tip, Nas or Eminem (If he gets back on drugs).

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3. What are you currently working on right now? New music, collabs, videos, etc.

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Right now, I'm working on releasing my debut album called "The Rising Son" which is fully complete and going to be released in March. There's gonna be physical copies for anybody who still likes a tangible product, and going to be put up on Bandcamp. I've been working on this with my friend and engineer Will Harris and looking forward to people hearing it; hopefully they dig the sound! I'm recording another video from that album, then working on a 12 song ep (Is that even an ep!?). Also, working on another project with another MC from Long Island, his name is Bearded Legend and he's pretty dope!

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4. What is your most accomplished piece of work? track, albums, mixtapes, etc.?

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I would say since this is my only solo album it would have to be "The Rising Son". I feel like this is the best way to introduce yourself to me and my music and the way my brain works.

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5. Which producers would you want to work with the most?

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I want to work with anybody keeping that raw, dark, dirty, funky, gritty Hip Hop alive! My dream collaboration with a producer would have to be either DJ Premier or Pete Rock. Two legends from the start of it all.

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6. Explain how you came about your "rap" name?

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Well, my rap name is my name. Some people throw a disguise on and put on an act and have a gimmick and aren't like how they usually are. I'm myself so all I can be is me. I feel like making up a name for myself is a bit corny.

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7. If you were already a Hip Hop legend, what advice would you give to all of these aspiring Artists?

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That's a tough one! There is so much to say but to sum it up; If in between you waking up in the morning and going to sleep at night, if you can't stop thinking about your dream, you will make it happen one way or another. Be persistent. And never stop moving!

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8. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What is your goal in life?

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Hopefully in 10 years I'll be making a living making music. Don't need to be a millionaire just enough to have a place, keep doing shows, keep making music for fans that love it, and to buy a lot of fancy food that I wouldn't normally eat.

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9. Do you have a personal favorite track of your own? If so which one and why?

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I would have to say my favorite track of mine right now would be "Make Them Pay" from my debut album. I feel like my lyrical ability improved while writing that song as well as the production ability; I always try to approach every song with a new flow and rhyme pattern and I think this one just really sounds tight. And for me, the hook is the hardest part to right and this hook just came to me and it's pretty catchy.

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10. Do you have a home studio or do you record else where?

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I have a little set up at home for when I produce, otherwise when I'm recording songs for albums I record at Sabella Studios in Roslyn, NY. It's a great studio that has been used to be LL Cool J, Smif N Wessun so it's cool to be in there where Hip Hop legends have been. If anyone is in the area, Will Harris is an incredible engineer. He feels that Hip Hop vibe and just makes your sound better.

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