New Music: Just For Her – King Dillz

Truly a work of cultural art at its best. King Dillz has took his music to a new level. Now he brings us into his vision of a beautiful love story. This “Love Tape” he calls it, tell the story of lovers closing one chapter with each other. The process of loving yourself while your single, and the temptation of lust. Then finally meeting someone you see potential in. But there’s more…. Follow the “Just For Her” Movement and the rest will be revealed!

 

 

Creative Control + Ray Joe!

Artist, clothing line owner, entrepreneur and mini series actor Ray Joe sat down with me and got down to the grit of his hustle. He spoke on how he first started and why he keeps his social media ALL about his work. Check it out and also check out his site for more info on merchandise and music!

 

Exclusive Interview w/ Teenear

Teenear is a new and fresh artist that is taking the R&B world by storm with her latest release and visual ‘Last Night’. She signed with Slip ‘n’ Slide Records and has been making much needed music for the culture. As an R&B fan I love when new artists show their talent and creativity, especially for the younger generation. I was able to ask her more in depth about her start in the business and her plans to take things to the next level.

Q. When did you first get introduced to music?

Music has been a part of my life since I was a little girl, my first time performing was when I was five years old. It’s been a love and the joy in my life since.

Q. At what point did you begin to make music your career?

I recorded my first song in the studio when I was 15 years old but it wasn’t until he turned 17 and I put out my first single “Friday Night” featuring Sage the Gemini and that was the start of my music career.

Q. What projects of yours have made you the most happy as an artist?

“Last Night” is definitely my favorite so far. I got to be a part of every aspect of it and it just really makes me happy because it’s like my little baby.

Q. What do you think separates you from the rest of the industry?

I stay true to who I am. I’m not putting on a show just to be accepted and I feel like being genuine and hard-working is something that will keep you in this industry for a long time.

Q. Being 19 in this industry can be such an eye opening experience, what have you learned so far? 

Trust the people around you and keep your circle small. You definitely need to have right minded people around you at all times because just one person constantly telling you the wrong things can cause you to go in the wrong direction.

Q. What are your plans for the next year musically?

I have a lot of projects I plan on putting out this year that I’m super excited about and I’m ready for everyone to hear and see. I can’t talk too much on it but It’s a lot so I hope everyone is ready haha.

Q. How did you come up with the concept for your new visual “Last Night”?

I walked into the studio hearing Ali ,the other writer of this song, playing it over and over again and he kept saying last night repeatedly and we just built on it. I tried to think of things that people go through and I feel like one thing that’s relate-able is some people can say that they’ve been in a relationship where they were on and off with the person constantly for whatever reason. This song just represents the independence and their realization of their own worth and saying I’m good by myself, I can do me by myself cause I got my own. The quote I’ve been saying for the longest time and I’ll still be saying even after it’s played out 1000 times for this song is “A Queen without a king is still a QUEEN”

Q. What advice would you give young female artists on the rise?

Stay true to who you are, don’t let the world make you believe you have to be something you aren’t and just believe in yourself 100%. No one will ever believe in you if you don’t first believe in yourself.

Follow her on social media:
@teenearR

As You Should: Getting To Know Fame Gillette

Fame Gillette is an artist that not only has a passion for music, but a passion for introducing us to the finer sounds. His album ‘As You Should’ has been described as one of those needed projects for the culture, and in this interview I was able to understand his vision for it. We sat down and really discussed where his album was inspired from, why it took so long to finish, and his plans outside of music. Check out this snippet!

 

Creative Control + Macc McCray

It took some time between the both of our busy schedules, but Macc McCray and I were finally able to set up an interview to discuss everything he has going on with his music. Macc broke down the source of his social media rants and why it’s important that he remains unique in this industry. With some serious plans on the way for his music, he is truly ready to take 2017 over.

 

Creative Control + Foe Huned!

Foe Huned is one of my favorite artists from Jersey, not just for his tough lyrics but for his vision and grind. The bi-coastal rapper resides in both Jersey and Cali expanding his brand and making music with a message. We spoke about his upcoming projects and his single ‘Motorola’  with Rich the Kid. Check it out:

 

Creative Control + Cookie Kawaii

Cookie Kawaii is a female artist that embodies more than one might think. As a lover of jazz and the daughter of a DJ, music runs through her veins. She released her recent project and transformed everyone’s idea of chill vibes. ‘Zen’ is a list of songs that can relax you, be used in a smoke session or spice up your love life. Check out my interview with Cookie and the freestyle she blessed us with!

 

Winnas Only Presents: Meet The DJs Panel at Loft 9

When Jersey gets together, it’s a beautiful thing. I’ve said that before and truly saw the power of that statement. Winnas Only presented Meet The DJs, which was an opportunity for every artist to ask the age old question: How can I get my music played? Not only was it informative but it gave everyone including myself, insight in the world of a DJ.

As artists, some may feel neglected from the movers and shakers that can ‘break’ an artist into the mainstream. DJs like DJ Dark Kent, DJ Drewski and DJ Tarzan all dropped gems on how an artist can get their attention without being too annoying or pushy. The panel also gave advice to up and coming DJs that want to get their recognition in the industry as well. DJ Shy shed light on the importance of knowing your place and staying in your own lane.

There were several bloggers, videographers, and artists in attendance. With so many gems being dropped and networking taking place, the panel was a great example of Jersey coming together to learn from each other.

Check out Tha Grey Matter for all of the shots during the panel.