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REBIRTH OF THE BAY EDITION

OneMic reviews The Bay! Zion1, Mister Fab, Netta Brielle, YukMouth, Esinchill, D.Labrie, & More!

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Danita’s Verse Monthly Letter From The Chief

Electrik Rebel Berkeley’s PopStar Netta Brielle

According To Fans... The Top 10 Songs in the Bay!

The Net Work Responses to Random Updates Between Friends on FaceBook & Twitter

Maino Goes West Kenzi Smith tells us why Maino chose him as the President of Hustle West-and what it means for the West Coast

Relic Stylez Featured Artist Interview

Bay Beauty Model Ambriese

Killin Da Mic/ Top Bay Clubs 4 Performing By Contributer Al Blackmon

The Road to Success is Long...

You See Me! Must see vidoes by some of the Bay’s busiest artist! Kafani & Bobby Valentino “Hey Girl” Balance,Big Rich, & Jimmi Reign “Can’t Go” Mister Fab “Hit Me On Twitter”

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Promoting, Producing & Managing in The Bay Some of the hardest workin Bay Area businessmen keep it 100 with OneMic!


August 5, 2009

DANITA’S VERSE

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ONEMIC MAGAZINE REBIRTH OF THE BAY ISSUE By DANITA DAVIS

When I came up with the concept of OneMic, it was out of pure frustration. As an artist, it’s already difficult to secure multiple magazine spots on a consistent basis unless of course, your an artist on a major label, or you got some major paper to spare towards your promotion...Additionally, being a female hiphop artist has made my personal journey, that much more challenging. I decided to invest my money, time and energy in making the journey easier for myself and for other artist and industry support in the Bay & up and down the coast. I wanted a

mag that focuses on what mattersthe talent of this region. Hell yeah, it does take money to run any business, including OneMic Magazine.But, I wanted to make a mag that would be not be solely focused on the bottomline, but one that has the best interest of our region at heart.. The West, but especially the Bay, is struggling musically. If it weren’t for E-40, and a handful of current R&B acts, like Keyshia Cole, & Raphael Saddique we would not be able to say we have any major acts from the Bay area. We have talented people all up and down our coast that are important pieces to a very

complicated puzzle. We can commend artist like Kafani, Mister Fab, and Balance for recently making hot songs and videos that help show the versatility of Bay hiphop artist. They are making big moves towards bringing positive attention back to the Bay. On the downside, I often find that artist here don’t work together enough to accomplish success as a whole region. I hope the magazine can help mend that. I hope that everyone can embrace this magazine, and support it, because it belongs to the Bay, to the West, to hiphop. One.


OneMicMagazine August 2009

I PRODUCE DA BAY

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DosiaDidTheBeat

“We Are An Integral Part of the Machine that is Bay Area HipHop...Kinda like an engine part, required for the machine to run,but nothing without all of the pieces.� By Danita Davis

Without a doubt, the Bay Area has long been known for its hard-hitting, blow out your speaker, club and trunk bangers...but it is rare that we get to take a look at the men (and, sometimes women), that help create the sounds that we come to know and love. We decided to interview the talented producers that are behind some of the hottest tracks in the Bay Area, and get their perspective on the Bay Area music scene...... What kind of music do you produce? I produce primarily rap, hip-hop & R&B.

What do you enjoy the most about producing?The least? What I enjoy most about producing is the moment when you know you just created something really good. When everybody in the studio looks at each other like "Yea this is the shit. This is gonna BANG." I get high on that moment. We walk into studios and there's nothing, then we create something that we know people are gonna listen to. That's the shit. What I enjoy least about producing at least for me is that I need to always change my


surroundings when I create. Rooms get stale, and I find that my motivation and creativity always thrives in fresh places. When I set up my gear in a new room, the first few beats I make are always super clappers.

Do artist appreciate their producers? I mean, do producers appreciate their rappers? Does anybody appreciate anybody? People are different, who knows. Some do, some don't.

Many artist are reluctant to pay for the music they use-how do you feel about that?

Who was your most favorite artist to work with? Why? Very easy, MAC MUTHAFUCKIN DRE (RIP FURL). Why is because I was a fan way before I got into music professionally and when we did our song in 2002 Dre came through exactly like you expected he would, yoking the cougnut into the parking lot of the studio with the Cal visor cocked sideways. It just happen to be his 31st birthday and he, Miami and Kilo (Now CEO of Thizz Ent.) rode down to the lab we were using in Milpitas to do a verse for us. We got off some thizz, had the BIIG bottle of remy, it was quite the party, and they was cool as ice water. A close second place is recording Suga Free at my home studio in Berkeley, again because I was a real fan before I met him and within like an hour of meeting him we're doing a song at the same house I grew up in, in the bedroom I used to share bunkbeds with my brother, and recording a BANGER, and he was real pimpish just like you thought he would be. It was cool.

It's been my experience in life that you get what you pay for. So usually, if you're getting something for free, it's not worth very much. Free beats usually SOUND free. There's a lot of kids out there working on software programs and yea you can find some diamonds in the rough for sure it is possible. But put it like this, it's possible beat a murder charge with a public defender, but if you cash out for an experienced trial lawyer, What gets your creative juices going? you up your chances considerably. When you pay for production from producers with proven track records, you're Man, it really could be anything. Usually it's just some shit in my head. Is it harder to make beats for certain artist? increasing your chances of success. Art has to come freely, it should never be hard. So no it's not. It can be What's the biggest project you've worked on? difficult satisfying some people, but all you can do is your best. Probably the upcoming releases from Town Records/2Treal Music Group titled Knock 4 tha Block (Volume's 1&2, due in How did you feel about the hyphy movement? Did it August & October) only because I got a chance to do beats for help or hurt Bay hip-hop?Why? so many artists I respect like the Jacka, Mistah Fab, San I'm really mixed about it. See I remember for the years (like 10) before Quinn, Big Rich, Rydah J. Klyde, Bavgate, and a few others. the hyphy movement when the bay got like NO attention at all and What is your goal as a music producer in the Bay? everybody used to say MTV never fucked with us, BET never fucked with To continue to grow and get placements on reputable artists us, shit KMEL never played us. Then hyphy happened and next thing you albums both locally and in other regions. know we're back on the national map as a region getting exposure on all of the stations I just mentioned. Even now when Bay cats go out of town What is your advice to producers? To artist?I the whole nation knows about our region now. So while the style of music would just pass along advice I've heard from others like for producers the great Tone Capone told me to understand your itself was too trendy to ever last, I don't think the criticism it's gotten is style and strengths as a producer and work on those, DO NOT so deserved. It put a spotlight on the Bay and got people interested in life TRY TO FOLLOW TRENDS, and do what works for you. For out here which will probably result in a few artists getting on even artists I would refer to a video I saw with DJ Kay Slay saying though they're not hyphy. The same way crunk brought attention to the to aspiring rappers, do the math, it's 1000 ghettos in America, ATL, which then broke huge artists like T.I. and Young Jeezy after crunk each one of those has an average of 100 blocks or hoods and was over. Hopefully in the aftermath of hyphy, the Bay will be able to it's at least 5 cats from each block that can rap. That's 500,000 benefit from the attention brought by a trend. rappers, and as Slay said "everybody aint gettin on". SO make Where do you see Bay music going from here? sure your the guy cuz if you aint the game's just gonna beat We'll probably continue to do what we do. Putting out banging ass music your ass, slap you, and send you home. The game needs more that often goes under the radar for whatever reason. New street artists entertainment lawyers from the hood, more managers, that represent our culture will continue to push independently. A promoters, television/radio personalities, so explore other ways few might get deals, maybe somebody will become a huge you can apply your passion for this hip-hop thing. Cuz everybody that raps isn't getting on. I rap, I feel like I could eat star. Who knows, we'll see. Hustle will continue to be a lot of cats really. But being a star rapper involves that rewarded. alignment of the stars and factors that I know isn't probably gonna happen for me. It's like the college quarterback gettin told by the NFL you gotta play wide out if you wanna go pro, it's hard to swallow sometime but it's the truth.

Are there certain local artist you would like to work with? What about major artist? Oh yea, of course I wanna work with E-40 and Too Short, haven't gotten those legends in yet. Other locals I look forward to working with are Messy Marv, Yukmouth, J-Diggz and whoeverelse I haven't worked with yet. Majors I'd really love to work with (at this point a fantasy) would be NAS, Freeway, Bun B, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Drake.

What is different about your production style than anyone else?Umm, nobody else has D-Dosia's magical fingers touching their buttons and keys.


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facethamusic The Man Behind The Songs We Sing....

Is it harder to make beats for certain artist?

By danita davis

Do artist appreciate their producers? I cant speak for other artist, but I can speak for the artist in my camp they appreciate the hell out of there producers and I appreciate them back. I have a good personal relationship with every artist that I work with so when it comes down to getting work done its more like kick'n it. What's the biggest project you've worked on? I've produced 2 songs on DLO tonite show, which was produced by DJ Fresh of the whole Shabang which is a locally named different kind of talented people. production group that I am part of, That goes out to anybody in the industry, producers, artist, along with Jamon Drew, Mr. manager, promoters. Tower, and others. I have also EVERYBODY produced a few tracks on Sleep-D Are there certain local artist upcoming album Sleepy you would like to work with? Depuration. I also have my own What about major artist? project that will be hitting the Im part of PTB record label streets soon called Face Tha started by my Big Homie Jmoe Music presents Menace To PTB is part of something we call Society II which is produced by the 5 families which consist of me, featuring various artist from PTB, AFNF (All Family No the PTB (Pushing The Beat) and Friends), LiveWire, Clearlable, Rude Boy Mafia. The Whole Shabang,Foever After What is your goal as a music Bread. So as you can see I work producer in the Bay? with alot of known bay area To become that go-2-producer you know that guy that everybody rappers that creating a buzz in the comes to, to producer their album bay area. But I would love to work with Tha Jacka, Keak da Sneak, are there hottest new single. I The Hustla, Lil Bossie, Lil Wayne, also wanna be 1 of the people Jeezy, Too Short, and maybe that will contribute to giving the more. bay the recognition that we have Who was your most favorite so long deserved. artist to work with? Why? What is your advice to My favorite artist would be Under producer? To artist? Surveillance , Zoe tha Roasta, Keep working towards your goals Sleepy D, Dlo, Gwett, Shady and to maintain patience because Nate, J Stalin, Mistah Fab I success dose not happen over night. You get out your work what enjoyed working with these guys you put in so always put your best because they actually make foot forward. Also don't be scared music they took my beats and did what artist do make a hit. to venture out and work with

...

“No. I just do me...� -FaceThaMusic

What impact do you feel producers have on the music scene in the Bay Area? I feel that as a producer we are mistaking for only making sounds, and its actually more then that we are just like artist we put feeling into are beats and give that vibe over to artist and they lyrically finish it and make it into a song. How did you feel about the hyphy movement? Did it help or hurt Bay hip-hop?Why? The hyphy movement was a good look, because it opened the eyes of the world to the bay and what were about and represent. At the same time the artist that were on the front line that were representing the bay was not consistent enough to keep the movement going. Where do you see Bay music going from here? I see the Bay getting on like the South is right now, because with all the hard work and good music were putting out now we cant be denied, and hopefully when the ball is back in our

it to the hoop.

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By Danita Davis

Do artist appreciate their producers?Some do the ones that do you keep close to u- they probably yo friend so you fuck wit em on a different level. They appreciate you as a person anyways alot dont they feel they can just get beats... What is your goal as a music producer in the Bay?My goal as a producer period is to keep pushing the musical envelope instrumentally, sonically and creativity- rise to the next level as  much as possible What is your advice to producers? To artist?Keep doin you it aint about the equipment-its stayin focused and dont be afraid todo something its all fun.and the same to artisr just be original Are there certain local artist you would like to work with? Ive worked with alot of ppl- but Big Rich, Ya Boy, E-40, Messy Marv What about major artist? Jeezy, Busta, Jay, Wayne and the Wu Tang Clan. I loved them growin up. Who was your most favorite artist to work with?Hands down Husalah Why? It was so real- no pen no paper a lil Moet and he rocked that shit up in one take. EVRYTHING-hook the whole joint. It was the last nite b4 he went down. He had the whole room silentdamn near shook. What impact do you feel producers have on the music scene in the Bay Area?I feel we are the machine behind the movement we gotta bring that old bay back that sound we known for but on some new and we gotta venture out and do some off the wall stuff that everyone likes as well. Where do you see Bay music going from here?We can only go up. We gotta come together and get out here in this rap scene tough as a unit.

by Danita Davis

Bay Artist RELIXSTYLZ

AUGUST 2009 ONEMIC MAGAZINE

Cheeze Matic Bay Area Producer

A lot of major rappers use ghost writers, do you write

What advice do you have to

your own songs? Yes when I

new artist? None, Im in no

write,I write all my lyrics

position to give advice.

but lately I haven't been writing, I just listen to

Tell us your favorite track

the beat think up the rhyme

out of your catalogue of

and record.

songs? That's hard, Recently

How would you describe

I made a song called "day to

yourself as an artist?

day fight" it's impressive.

Creative,Original and sincere.

When your not recording,

What are your music career

what do you do in your spare

goals? To establish a

time? My family.

successful brand. What kind of people do you

Who do you listen to in your

think listen to your music?

iPod? RELIXSTYLZ....LOL

Open minded? Street. How do you feel about the

What do you think about the

music scene in the Bay Area

Hyphy Movement and its

right now? The West Coast? I

affect on Bay Area rap/hip-

feel its rich in talent but

hop music? I think it served

poor in opportunity.

its purpose but I want my

What do you think can be

music to mean more.

done to revive an interest in Bay Area music? Improve

Which artist, major or indie

the quality of the material.

would you like t work with

How long have you been

one day? Why? Danita Davis.

rapping/singing? I have been

She writes well.

rapping and for producing for about 5 years.

Who is your favorite hip-hop

What projects are you

artist of all time? Too

working on right now? Im

Short.

putting together a mix-tape

How does someone contact you

and putting the finishing

regarding booking?

touches on my next album.

Icb510@yahoo.com

Do you have a


My Spin “ReBirth of The Bay” Commentary By J. Grimm, Artist Management If I had to speak on the topic, I'd have to say the Bay was still in its early conception stage of being reborn. In my opinion, the creativity, determination, and leadership has diminished. Most artists nowadays can't read music, let alone play a musical instrument. Not only do they not have bands in every school, they don't have access to the teachers, instruments, or other cultural inspirational forms of music. The current mentors and leaders of the music industry care more about the bottomline of money than they do for this art form. The gathering of cultures and sharing music have declined in interest for most of the next generation. The gap in one generation to the next has left the future of the worlds musicians, confused and desperate to find creativity within themselves. They don't know what it's like to experiment and be eccentric. They have trouble being original, and different from each other. They quickly flock to the most succesful example during the time, and imitate it to death. Watering it down and making it commercial, unauthentic.    They cannot understand the lessons and words of wisdom that pass through generation to generation because we as mentors and leaders have not conveyed the message that we as kids have learned. "I have a dream" for example, or "The ballot or the bullet" by The great Malcom X. These lessons came so long ago, that we have learned them and not passed them onto the next generation like we should have. We need to continue the cycle and embrace our history, embrace our imaginations, and accept our responsibility to be a "part" of the future, not just a spectator. -J. Grimm

About J. Grimm J.J. Grimm manages multiple artist throughout the San Francisco Bay Area through his management companyGrimmWorld Entertainment/C=M Inc. To contact J. Grimm, please visit the following links. www.myspace.com/gotmanager www.reverbnation.com/label/gotmanager www.twitter.com/gotmanager www.gotmanager.blogspot.com gotmanager@gmail.com

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AUGUST 2009

BAY BEAUTY AMBRIESE

BAY BEAUTY AMBRIESE

Model: Ambriese Weight: 125 Height: 5'8 Sign: Aquarius My Interest: Traveling, eating great food, Modeling/Acting Workout Routine: Run at least 3xs per week, yoga or ab work outs in the morning, occasional swim, increase when I am training for a race Beauty Tip: Drink lots of water and stay away from greasy foods Relationship Status: Single To contact Ambriese: myspace.com/ambriese twitter name: ambriese

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August 5, 2009

BAYPROMOTERS

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JAMAR HOLLOWAY J-WAY PROMOTIONS By Trenz Pruca

IT AIN’T A PARTY TIL IT’S BEEN PROMOTED! So much to do...so lil time! If you have a Twitter, MySpace, or a Facebook account, you already know

that the Bay is full of promoters! Promoters promote EVERYTHING from top notch black tie events, to all white parties, to club events, to major concerts and events...If you want

an event to be successfulbottomline-get a good promoter! J. gives us the rundown on the lifestyle of the of the people behind the parties!


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jwaypromotions “WE HAVE ENOUGH TALENT OUT HERE FROM UNDERGROUND TO MAINSTREAM TO MAKE AN IMPACT.”

Why did you decide to become a promoter in the Bay Area? I KIND OFJUST FELL INTO THE WHOLE PROMOTION THING COURTESY OF SAMANTHA(SMARTGIRL PROMOTIONS)... I WAS HITTIN' UP ARSIMONA LOUNGE IN OAKLAND ON 11TH AND CLAY ST. WHERE SHE HELD EXQUISITE SATURDAY'S. I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE A ENTOURAGE EVERY TIME I ROLL UP IN THERE... AND SO SHE ASKED ME IF I WANTED TO START PROMOTING BECAUSE I KEEP HER GUEST LIST FULL OF PEOPLE. SOOO... I WAS LIKE FASHO, MIGHT AS WELL GET PAID TO PARTY... LOL! SHOUT TO MY HOME GIRL SMARTGIRL PROMOTIONS. I APPRECIATE YOU INTRODUCING ME TO THE GAME. MY LOYALTY IS TO YOU... How long have you been promoting? I'VE BEEN PROMOTING FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW... SINCE SEPTEMBER 27, 2008. MY FIRST EVENT WAS THE GRAND OPENING OF EXQUISITE SATURDAY'S INSIDE THE HOTEL MILANO IN SANFRANCISCO, CA. WITH HOST LIKE SMARTGIRL, LLOYD CEO OF PERSONAL TOUCH,PREPPY SENSATION ETC... What kind of events do you promote? CLUB PARTIES FOR RIGHT NOW, AND HOPEFULLY SOON GET INTO PROMOTING CONCERTS AND COMEDY EVENTS AS WELL. What is the largest event you've ever promoted? MY BIG HOMIE B.TAYLOR(TAYLOR MADE ENT.) AND THIS OTHER PROMOTER (JT PRESENTS). THEY HAD AN ALL WHITE PARTY BACK IN JUNE CALLED (THE NETWORK). A LOT OF PEOPLE: PROMOTERS, ARTIST, CLUB OWNERS AND DJ'S SHOWED UP FOR THAT AND I WAS ABLE TO MEEt, TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE LEGENDARY DJ JAZZY JOYCE OUT OF NEW YORK. OVERALL IT WAS A GOOD LOOK

Tell us what the ups and downs are about being a promoter. What's the biggest mistake most new promoters make? MONEY IS ALWAYS THE UPS AND DOWNS. GOOD WHEN YOU GET YOU FULL PAYOUT FROM A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT AND THE SAME TIME IT TENDS TO MAKE PEOPLE ACT SHADY AND NOT GIVE EVERYBODY A FAIR CUT BECAUSE OF THEIR GREEDINESS AND THE BIGGEST MISTAKES PROMOTERS CAN MAKE IS TO ACT LIKE THEY BIGGER THEN THE PERSON THEY WORKING WITH. TRUST ME, I SEEN SOME OF THESE CATS IN ACTION! WHICH ISWHY I DON'T ASSOCIATE WITH MOST OF THEM! What kind of people do you most enjoy working with? The ones you leastenjoy working with? Why? I'M ONE OF THE REALEST AND MOST POSITIVE TO BE AROUND AND WORK WITH... SO I EXPECT TO DO BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE OF THAT SAME STATURE. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ONE TO SAY THERE IS ENOUGH FOR EVERYBODY TO GET A PIECE OF THE PIE. BUT EVEN THO I HAVEN'T BEEN IN THE GAME THAT LONG, I ALREADY SEEN SOME OF THE NEGATIVE AND SHADY THINGS THAT GOES ON... YES! THERE IS POLITICS IN THE PROMOTING BUSINESS AS WELL. I DON'T DO BUSINESS LIKE THAT, SO TO ANYONE OUT THERE WHO WANNA COLLABORATE ON PARTIES, IT'S GOTTA BE RIGHTOR I AIN'T WIT IT! TOO MUCH MONEY TO BE MADE AND NO ROOM FOR HATING ON EACH OTHER.

How do you feel Bay Area promoters impact the music scene in the BayArea? WHEN EVERYBODY START TO GET BEHIND ONE ANOTHER AND FINALLY REALIZE WE CAN MAKE SOME NOISE IN THIS GAME, WE HAVE ENOUGH TALENT OUT HERE FROM UNDERGROUND TO MAINSTREAM TO MAKE AN IMPACT.

What do you think can be done to elevate the music scene in the Bay,in the West, hip-hop in general? WHEN WE START TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER PERIOD!

Tell us about the event you had the most fun promoting? EXQUSITE SATURDAY'S WHEN IT WAS AT THE HOTEL MILANO BEFORE SFPD AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SHUT IT DOWN DUE SOME PERMIT ISSUES... WE WERE CREATING A REAL BUZZ!

What kind of events do you want to promote in the future? COMEDY SHOWS AND CONCERTS, AND HELP SUPPORT OUR BAY AREA TALENT, I FEEL WE GETTIN' SLEPT ON! What events do you have coming up? AUGUST 15TH MY 29TH B-DAY BASH PUT TOGETHER BY LLOYD OF PERSONALTOUCH SF, BMBEVENTS DESHAWN MITCHELL PRESENTS, AND DJ MIND MOTION... THEY KEEP THE BAY LIT. SOME REAL GOOD DUDES. Where? @ THE GLAS KAT 520 4TH SAN FRANCISCO, CA. IT'S GOING TO BE A MOVIE. Do you offer promotion packages? YES, AND THAT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE CLUB OWNERS ALLOW US TO WORK WITH...

What's the best way for someone to contact you regarding your promotion services?

TWITTER.COM/JWAYPROMOTIONS JWAYPROMOTIONS@GMAIL.COM MYSPACE.COM/JWAYPROMOTIONS FACEBOOK.COM: JAMAR LOUIS HOLLOW

JAMAR HOLLOWAY CEO OF J-WAY PROMOTIONS 510.205.8151

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J.GRIMM ARTIST MANAGEMENT By Trenz Pruca

What does your typical day look like? Hardly glamorous, I spend most of my time behind a desktop computer answering emails and sending emails. Press kits, mp3's to DJ's, or links to my own sites and blogs that will promote traffic. Using the various social networking sites. If I'm not on my computer, I'm running around trying to get on the closest one I can find. A typical day is emails, phone calls, and shaking hands. How hard is it to manage artist in the game? It can be hard on you mainly in the beginning, when you are trying to establish connections, and a reputation. It gets easier as you do good business and start to establish yourself. Is it different managing rappers vs. singers?Why? It is very different managing the two, one deals more with the melodics of music and composition. Where as the other deals mainly with the beat and the lyrics, kind of more two dimensional. When dealing with singers they can be scruntinized on more things than that of a rapper in my opinion.

What do you feel you bring to the

table for new artist, seasoned artist, legends? I feel that I have strengths in many fields, creativity, knowledge and a sense of loyalty and honor which is rare in the world today. As a new artist, I would say I offer you a chance to build and learn from someone who is also learning, allowing for a growing relationship together. Also a chance to be represented by someone with a new image, not a tainted one from any past misrepresentations. An outlet for you to learn and get to the next level. When it comes to a seasoned artist, my strength comes to them at a time when they are making more business moves than actually making music. They are at a point where they are generating business for their music, and need assistance in "Managing" it. I am able to bring organization to what they are already establishing. Bringing connections and a "face" to their connections and a "face" to their business and representing it for the better. The Legends of the game, I feel I offer the most. The reason I say this, is for my love and faith in the music that they have given us. I am such a music lover, I have hopes of helping legends in a way that they capitalize off of their older works, and getting the "What they deserve" royalties, as well as the new opportunities that are out there.

“Not everyone will like you, you cannot take anything personally. You also need to learn how to separate your dreams from reality. You may dream of the biggest career in the history of music, but in reality dreams don't always come true.� J. Grimm

Do you ever bump heads with your artist? If so, how do you resolve things? Yes of course, as long as you deal with society and others in the world you will have your share of conflicts, and discrepancies. The best way I try to avoid the situation is by thinking of it from the other persons point of view, and being considerate of the fact that even though this is music, and also business, we are both still people, humans. When it is all done as well we will still be just people, you know what I mean? With an understanding like this I tend not to bump heads much, and if we do, we are able to discuss it and amend it the way conflicts are supposed to be resolved. As a manager, what do you think every artist should know? Not everyone will like you, you cannot take anything personally. You also need to learn how to separate your dreams from reality. You may dream of the biggest career in the history of music, but in reality dreams don't always come true. How do you convince someone your the best manager for them? I really only had to convince my first group that I would "probably" be the best manager for them, I made things make sense. And I kept it simple. My business motto is "Compensation Equals Motivation". After I started out, I have been approached to manage more artists, producers, dj's, models. Are you accepting new artist to manage? At this time I am not, only becuase I am doing a lot on my own. This is by choice, I feel it helps me learn every aspect of things, but soon I will have to employ people around me that can be confident in carrying out tasks.

Describe your management style. Hmmm.. I would say that my approach is always a helpful and knowledgeable resource asset. I try to be a person that can be relied upon to "help". I constantly learn new things, and take pride in being the master at things I do. I can be a bit abrupt at times, maybe even picky. But I try and spread advice, knowledge, and reference to all who interact with me. How do you think managers impact the music scene in the Bay Area? One I think there are not enough of us out there. Second, if we don't increase the count of quality, business driven, professional managers and management teams, we will surely fail to reach the plateau of the major artists that we see as successful. What's the best way to contact you for services? The best way to contact me would be by email - gotmanager@gmail.com. I check my email daily, and use that as my major tool of communication. You can also find my

"Got Manager" branding/ trademark on most sites like twitter.com/gotmanager, reverbnation.com/label/ gotmanager, myspace.com/ gotmanager, and more.


August 5, 2009 ONEMIC MAGAZINE

T.J. “Rowdy” Lackey III Artist Management By Trenz Pruca

How long have yo been in the management game? Bout 5yrs..including street management. What does your job require you to do?It requires a lot of legwork sweat,A-1 mouthpiece. What does your typical day look like? meetings,networking,shopping c.ds,etc. How hard is it to manage artist in the game?Its only hard as u make it. Is it different managing rappers vs. singers?naw they both tryna make it to the the top. What do you feel you bring to the table for new artist, seasoned artist, legends?I feel I bring a fresh blood transfusion its time 4 new blood, Do you ever bump heads with your artist? Naw I feel if u do its sumthn ur not doing rite. As a manager, what do you think every artist should know?I think every artist should know success dnt come overnite,but hardwork will get you ready for it. How do you convince someone your the best manager for them? All I got is my word and balls all I can do is show you. Are you accepting new artist to manage?My door stays open 2 new talent. Describe your management style.Laid back,but bizness first. How do you think managers impact the music scene in the Bay Area? Weʼre like gas to a car,blood to a body... What's the best way to contact you for services?Facebook,Twitter or phone: 510-395-0055.

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