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The female spitta. Possibly the hardest paths to take. You are judged by your image first, while your music is judged through a filtered len. The struggle of the female spitta is not driven by competition. Competition would mean that there would be a first, second, and third place winner. The female spitta is a ONE person race. There are no other winners, there are no other competitors. Just ONE that stands out each year, and this position is so delicate that any small mistake or slip up can mean the end of a career. This has changed with the introduction of streaming. Now the gatekeepers don't get to decide which ONE female spitta. Consumers can create a playlist of all the female spittas they like. Micki Ronnae is one of these femal spittas that is looking to take her high energy and her rap skills onto the playlists of listeners around the world.
1) Who is Micki Ronnae? A dysfunctional child of God who loves making songs. lol
2) How would you describe your music? I would describe my music as fun and comedic with a gem here and there if choose to listen hard enough. My music is a direct reflection of my personality.
3) Penthouse was a huge single for you. How did it come about? I write about 5 songs a day. I just go through Youtube pick instrumentals and see what I can do with them. That process has really worked out for me and made it to where I'm never short on inspiration. I came across this beat, it was pretty sick and I was feeling really vibey so I just started rapping to it. I let my lil bro listen to it because he is my biggest hater and he basically was like forget all of my other songs I need to drop this record. I played it for my younger cousin and he automatically started moving his shoulders, dancing and singing the chorus after listening to it one time. I rode downtown during the weekends and played the record really loud just to see people's reactions and they would literally stop what they are doing and start dancing. That's when I knew I had something. That's when I knew I had to drop “Penthouse”.
4) What's one line in Penthouse that you think goes over people's heads? I would hope none of them. Lol, because I was really focused on making a song that makes people want to dance and have a good time. So I ain't even going to lie I wasn't too focused on the lyrics, I wanted people to feel the energy but people might have to rewind that Clark clint line at 00:54 and Lil Wrecc's verse was full of quotable of lines.
5) What can people expect from Micki Ronnae in 2020? More. more and more. I have a vault with over 300 songs at this point so I'm looking to be more consistent with my releases. I did over 50 features in 2019 with artists all over the globe and I'm going to do even more in 2020. I'm going to drop some crazy music videos this year with dope story lines. I'm currently looking for a team to help me bring that together. I plan on doing more shows and I've been playing the singles game for a little while now, so I'm thinking it is time for an EP.
Thanks to Micki Ronnae for taking time out of her busy day. Make sure to follow her social media below:
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Lee Littles is an artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Which if your from Tulsa you know that its on it has everything that a big city has. It's went through highs the highs of having new investors come into the city. It's been through the lows of being hit by high crime and the crack epidemic. Tulsa is a city with a history and a people who are trying to make sure that history doesn't repeat. Lee Littles is one of those artists who is looking to build onto the history of the flouring Tulsa rap scene. Let's get to know Lee Littles:
1. What got you into rapping? Been musically inclined since a kid, played instruments and the drums. [I] wasn’t until playing around, someone said I was clever with mixing words into a story.
2. What is the meaning behind the song "Junkie"? “Junkie” is a song expressing my last feelings and thoughts, since being hidden from the music scene for a year.
3. How is "Junkie" different from your previous records? The difference between this song and previous songs. Well all my songs are true words from my heart and stories from my life. I’m a very true and expressive person so this is just another page in my book.
4. What's one line in "Junkie" that will go over people's heads? Honestly I’d be lying to just pick out one line cause the whole song is deep, mindful and lyrical.
5. What can people expect from Lee Littles in 2020? Not just [this] year but from here on out I promise to not hold back any track or projects in the vault, and to be more visual, not a rapper, but a[n] artist.
Thanks to Lee Littles for the interview. Watch out for his new single "Junkie" dropping this month. Also make sure to follow his social media below:
Spotify: Lee Littles
“follow your heart and you gon get ridiculed, niggas will cross and try to belittle you but they are some frauds and you are original”
When it comes to a person that sounds years beyond his age no other artist comes close to Young DV. His bass range and lyrical skill complement his selection of southern musical production. Coming off his album "Cheyenne Park Radio", Young DV showed that he is no stranger to doing things independent. And it's with his latest release "No Pressure" that he reminds people why he is a Boss Player.
1. No Pressure. Why did you name your project that? I called it No Pressure because I was extremely hard on myself as an artist and I just wanted to get back to having fun with it and expressing myself freely. I feel like I was putting barriers on myself and “what ifs”, doubt, and what people expected from me instead of just doing me and writing with my heart like I did before. So I told myself it wasn’t No Pressure, just live. I was in my own mind, just overthinking.
2. Less than a year after releasing Cheyenne Park Radio you are now dropping No Pressure. Why is now the right time? I dropped Cheyenne Park Radio in August so I feel like I gotta feed the streets. I went like 2-3 years without dropping any music just for personal reasons. I was dealing with a lot. I had my son, 2 of my close friends died in like a 3 month span. Rest in Heaven T. Shoate and D Money. A lot of people that’s familiar with my music know D Money. We was locked in from the jump. That’s my brother since like 6th or 7th grade. That was tough for me, and [then] T Shoate passed. He was my brother since like freshman year. We always motivated each other. He always supported me. Probably one of the hardest workers and most driven persons I knew. His energy was always right. God takes his best soldiers young and I know for a fact that those two did Gods work while they here so I know we’ll reunite when God [feels] I finish[ed] my assignment. Lord willing. But yeah back to the question I feel like I had to put out more music and keep it rollin cuz it’s therapeutic for me and people been asking for it.
3. What can people get from this project that they won't find on your other projects? I think people can find motivation, wisdom, what’s on my mind, and some more insight to my life.
4. What's one line on the project that you think will go over people's heads? I don’t really know, I think I’m pretty straightforward in my lyrics. Maybe on “Pen & Paper” when I said “follow your heart and you gon get ridiculed, niggas will cross and try to belittle you but they are some frauds and you are original” just cuz everybody don’t understand your moves. A ton of people are stuck to old traditional ways and it’s way different game of life now. They’re stuck on going to school, get a degree, get a good job and your great. That ain’t me though, I’m not knocking it, it works great for some people and I think it’s a great tool to stack but it’s never been me. I tried that route but I just can’t do it. I get bored fast. Ain’t no cap on my salary, I’m too creative mann. I know my purpose now.
5. What can people expect from Young DV in 2020? Expect a project every month, more visuals and me and my whole team stock rising.
Thanks again to Young DV for the dope interview. Make sure to check out his social media below. Also make sure to show True Support and go cop his new project No Pressure at:
Sports have a crazy way of instilling core values that you might ever notice until you are truly tested. Sprinkled inbetween the 100-yard sprints and the agility drills are core life lessons. It teaches you what's your breaking point, as well that you have the ability to go further than you ever thought you could go. You learn discipline. You learn commitment. You learn brotherhood. And most of all you learn about yourself. Demetrius "Juice" Deason is an athlete who has been through thousands of drills. Ran thousands of 100-yard sprints. And has had these core values tested. All these things helped him become a star collegiate athlete. But what he didn't realize is that even after his basketball career had ended that he had been training for a completely different stage his whole life. And the spotlight couldn't be any brighter.
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For many years the producer was a behind the scenes role that was always there but never quite got the notoriety that was as equal as the artist. Fast forward to 2019 and you'll see a completely different musical landscape where the producer shines just as bright as any artist or any business mogul. SeriouslyK5ive is an producer with a slew of hits and a catalog that has reached across the world and back. Meet the man behind the hit single "2U".
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It's just the beginning for me. So I'm still on a journey of forming this person that I'm coming,
Life is but a dream. And many would say to dream is to manifest a destiny worthy having. An artist named Ayilla brings these ideas to life with her flow, her style, and most of all her debut single Ms. Mary. So checkout the style and flow of Ayilla.
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This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with the popular boy band group the Hansons, which was hosted by the wonderful people at 36 Degrees North. The Hansons touched on a Number of topics from booking shows, to getting your music to the right people, to how to engage with your audience.