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GRYND REPORT BANKROLL FRESH

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 5) DJ MS HYPNOTIQUE 6) STREETZ & YOUNG DUECES 12) DIAMOND AWARDS RECAP 14) VISUAL MEDICINE 16) TRIFE BOSS 20) NEEF BUCK 23) BANKROLL FRESH TRIBUTE 24) GRYND SALUTES 1

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Whats Good O'Kaiye? What motivated you to become an artist? I've always been into music, to keep me and my brothers out the streets, my mama signed us all for everything lol. Music included. I was given the piano task at just the age of 5. So from doing that and growing up in around music, it kind of came natural. In school I was always getting awards for writing stories and papers so the writing music aspect came hand in hand as well. Still I was kind of reluctant to become a full-fledged artist but after time, hundreds of songs piled up and at that point you are what you repeatedly do. A lot of ppl and situations motivated my songs per say, but as far as motivation to become an artist, that came natural where I had to find a new motivation, a new challenge. That new challenge was to become the biggest star in Hip Hop.

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Every Market has their own unique sound. Describe the St. Louis Missouri sound? Every Market has their own unique sound. Describe the St. Louis Missouri sound? The St. Louis sound lol. Well it’s so diverse, at first it was the street party dance records but after the Mike Brown tragedy its slowly becoming a lot of conscious music. On the flip side, there is a lot more aggressive gangster music as well. It all depends on your situation. Historically speaking, St Louis has been known for creating hot hooks and club records but it’s so much more. I will say this though, there is a lot of talent in St. Louis and that‘s not genre specific. Ppl use music literally as an escape in Stl. So you never know how that escape may sound. But it is authentic, real, and fyrrre!

Growing up you been through a lot of tough situations. Explain how that has made you into the artist you are today? Growing up I've been through drug wars, seeing ppl die from stepping on shoes, it’s been crazy. But back to how my mama signed us up for every extracurricular activity possible, I was exposed to a different side. So I've seen death, I've seen life. I've seen single parents working 3 jobs to provide for their family, I’ve seen 2 parent family's with huge houses and no worries in the world lol. Those 2 contrasting environments I think, shaped me as a person and an artist. My music doesn’t really represent 1 demographic. It represents all. Seeing the struggle as well as the joy put me at a type of balance that most ppl in my environment weren’t' able to experience. So for that, my music can be a place for many to relate to regardless of age, background, interests, race, etc Everyone has a different definition of GRYND. What is your definition? My definition of GRYND is persistence, patience, and passion. 3 p's. With those 3, over time, a Win is guaranteed. Grynding is tough because you want to win like right now, but nothing good comes fast. Grynding is climbing that hill with the same passion 4 years in, as you had 4 minutes in. Grynding is sacrificing friends, sometimes things you love, for the thing you're hungry for. After a while, the grynd doesn’t become a grynd, it becomes a habit, and when it becomes a habit, that right there is just beautiful. What Projects are you currently working on?

I am currently working on my E.P. which should be released before the end of 2016. I have so many songs that I can’t wait to feed the masses. How do you feel about hip hop now verses hip hop when you were coming up (Explain)? I feel like hip hop now has kind of merged into r&b. With many melodic rappers like myself, drake, young thug, rich homie quan, etc. Before, you know you had 1 ja rule, 1 50 Cent was harmonizing a little, 1 Nelly took it all the way to country songs. Everybody else were straight rapping. Jeezy, T.I., DMX, Jay Z, Camron, Kanye West, but now, it seems like everyone has incorporated the melody flow. That has really made hip hop and r&b the same almost. There are still the outliers today of course like Rick Ross, J Cole but in general I believe hip hop today is more melodic than previously. 4

You recently relocated to Atlanta in 2015. Why move and why Atlanta? ou recently relocated to Atlanta in 2015. Why move and why Atlanta? I moved to Atlanta to further realize my dream. St. Louis, to me was sort of like a boot camp. The distractions, the limited resources, it’s like if you can stay there, survive, stay passionate towards your dreams, then that’s how you know you're ready. So after 5 years of growing my fan base, getting my name out there, I felt it was time graduate to the big leagues. Atlanta. The Hollywood of Music. And now that I'm here, there is so much that I’ve learned by just being around the professionals in hip hop that I would have never learned in St. Louis. In my mind, I came to Atlanta to sink or swim. And right now I feel like I’m backstroking. Every artist has a couple of people in the game they looked up to coming up. Who are these people for you and why? My idols in hip hop are Jermaine Dupri, Diddy, Dr. Dre, Pharrell, Cash Money... I look up to all these people because for 1 they know how to compose hits. I use them as a guide almost. For 2, They were the ones that for me, made hip hop fun, universal, but still had the grit to it. I love to study successful artists to see how and why they got where they were. In particular, these moguls. I don’t want to be just a rapper. I want to be a mogul. Which is why I started as a producer like most of artists I named. These guys were, and still are, 1 stop shops. Growing up all I had was me and a keyboard and my mama always said, "If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself". These guys helped me become me and gave me examples of how to "do it right". Any Shout outs? Where can we find you online? I want to shout out the entire city of St. louis, North County Ferguson Florissant area. I want to thank all of my fans from around the globe that have gotten me this far either by inspiration or actually helping to promote me. You can find me online at soundcloud.com/OKaiye or connect with me on Twitter/Instagram @OkaiyeSTL

@OKAIYESTL


DJ Ms HYPNOTIQUE

What’s good? Tell us where you are from and what made you become a DJ? What’s good? Tell us where you are from and what made you become a DJ?

I’m from Memphis, TN born & raised. I won’t pick a certain area because I’m from all over the city really. Nothing really “made” me become a DJ. DJing kinda snuck its way into my life. I saw the CEO of my company J. Shields with the software and a program and I took immediate interest to it. I took it on like a student entering high school and learned what I needed, I watched others, and made my own way. But I never thought I would have gotten this far with it! Describe your DJ Style? When you host a mixtape what can an artist expect? I’m more of the experimental DJ. I never mix things the same way twice. I come from a musical background. I was in a band and I love to listen to music of all genres. One of my best friends is a producer so I know what to listen for just by participating in session when making beats. I like to mix beats, sound fx, you name it. As far as my mixtapes, no one really knows what to expect. Not even me!! When I’m hearing a record I’m listening to the make of the track, how the artist flows on it, and if I can mix or chop it. But none of the tapes I’ve done sound the sound. I like to think outside the box so each tape I’m just having fun and trying new things. How important is the DJ to the Underground music scene or artist period? How important is the DJ to the Underground music scene or artist period? It’s super important. We have our ears to the streets. We know who’s hot and who’s not. But as important as it is for us to be active in the streets; it’s just as important for the underground artist with music to connect and be one with us. Many of us have connections that they probably can skip over, or know who and what it takes to BREAK them as a new independent artist.

Tell us about your radio show, Name, Time where one can hear or view your show, and how can a artist get their music to you for rotation? can a artist get their music to you for rotation? My radio show is called the Hypnotique Effect which is on my station Southern Xspsoure Radio. It is internet based and we offer BDS Spins & Royalties to all artist we play. My show airs twice a week (Sunday’s and Tuesday’s) from 7-9 PM CST. If artist are looking to be featured, they can contact me on social media or just go to my website. I do a featured section for underground and independent artists called Hot or Not. I allow my listeners online, and on social media rate & give feedback on the music. I also have an App for the station. It’s available via Google Play, iTunes, and all digital platforms. It is also FREE to download. It’s called Southern Xsposure Radio (named after my station). What projects are you currently working on? What projects are you currently working on? As of now I’m on a music binge!! Dropping mixtapes every month. I’m working on my reality series Diary of A DJ, and I’m jumping back into the studio myself to work on my own music. So the world can definitely expect an album soon!!! I’m also starting on a new station V104 Live which is owned by DJ Bigg V. It’ll air soon on Thursdays. So stay connected with me for more updates or just join my website (its Free 99) to be connected. Any Shout outs? Where can we find you online? Yeah man, Shout Out to the Most High YAHUAH!! He’s given me so many ways to express myself & each day is a new lesson learned & I’m thankful for that. S/O to my team and my support system that make up SCM. They’re my family (J Shields, RaeShantael, Cashara, Robb). S/O to my Team Bigga Rankin family & the CRDJs. S/O to you The Grynd Report for all the support & luv you’ve shown me! And s/o to my fans/supporters that believe I can go as far as my mind will take me! As far as reaching me… I’m all over the place. Instagram (@djmshypnotique & (@djmshypnotique & @mshypnotiquethadj), Twitter (@djmshypnotique) @mshypnotiquethadj) (@djmshypnotique), Facebook (IamDJHypnotique & DJ MsHypnotique), Snapchat (@djmshypnotique)…. If it’s social just type in the name @djmshypnotique & you got me! If all else fails hit my site www.mshypnotique.com. It’s literally the one stop shop for EVERYTHING DJ MS.HYPNOTIQUE!!!

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STREETZ & YOUNG DUECES

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What’s good SNYD ? Tell us where you’re from & what motivated you to become hip hop artists? Streetz : Nothing chilling working hard lol we were always around music and we just lived the culture it seemed like we were supposed to do this and of course being inspired by the greats Young Deuces : yeah its one of those things that just came natural, something we did as kids and continued to pursuit.

How did you come up with the names Streetz-nYoung Deuces?

What's the music scene like for independent artists in Milwaukee? Do they support local artists? Streetz - Its cool and alot of cats are starting to get big looks and we all working and pushing the envelope were on the bubble for sure 1 act away

With so many up and coming artists, what makes you guys different and sets you apart? Young Deuces - The thing about us is, we're from this city, that most people don't know about culturally, I mean Milwaukee is untapped, unheard and doesn't have a voice yet in hip-hop. We use that to fuel our music and motivate us to tell this story

You recently released a new mixtape titled 'The 8', tell us about this project and where can we find it? Streetz - The 8 is a project based on me and deuces favorite NBA player which is Kobe but when we remembered him best which was Kobe with the fro rocking the 8 it’s a nod to his greatness... it’s released exclusively thru Sways site SWAYSUNIVERSE.COM but it’s also at TeamSNYD.COM What is your definition of GRYND? Young Deuces - Staying on it, having that tunnel vision towards your goal, pushing the envelope and just working. Streetz - Yeah Hard work, dedication and focus for sure, Any Shout outs? Where can we find you online & booking information? Streetz - thank you to everyone whose been with us since day 1 and Stay tuned its more to come

Streetz - Well my part of the name is where I've learned life's most important lessons there's things I learned on the streets when I was a kid that I still apply to my life now... I thought if it and it stuck Young Deuces - For me I went through a numerous amount of names, this one just sounded good to me, no big back story haha

When SNYD steps into the studio what are some of the things you must have on deck? Streetz - Well.... depends on the day lol usually water or juice for cough drops or sum shit like that and I’m good Young Deuces - Yeah we don't have any big ritual or scene setting items. We just like the music to be loud, the vibe to be good and the booth to be ready.

What's next for SNYD? Streetz - projects from our artist Maal, Patski, Eazy Hayes and our album Paid Due$ on the way also we might slide in a couple surprises here and there tho. Young Deuces - It's really limitless because we're indie's, we're selt sufficient at this point so we just follow our opportunities and go.

Young Deuces - Shout out to all the people at SwaysUniverse, Ya'll and your whole crew, Team SNYD and anyone who has listened, google'd, post or bumped SNYD.

@StreetzEMP @Young_Deuces

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BOSSMAN CHINO

@BossmanChino1

@Bossmanchino

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What's going on Bossman Chino, introduce yourself and tell us where you're from.

Where did the name Bossman Chino come from?

What up I'm Bossman chino (chino for short) I’m a striving rap artist/ engineer based out Atlanta GA working hard grinding it out til all my dreams come true. I was Originally born in upstate New York but I was relocated to Atlanta Ga (East Atlanta to be exact) when I was about 5-6yrs old and I've been here ever since...

Well The name originated from my birth name "Al" when friends decided to call me their favorite actor "Al Pachino" the main character in the Movie Scarface. as the years the progressed the name kinda just stuck with me, at least the chino part. Eventually I dropped the Al and picked up the Bossman. It's been riding with me ever since. so now you know me as "Bossman Chino"

How do you feel about the independent music scene in Atlanta? Honestly the independent scene in Atlanta to me, are like crabs in a bucket, everybody acts as if they want you to get to the top, but of course not before they do. Seems as soon as you get close to getting where you wanna be, someone tries to sabotage you or slander your reputation. But I guess that's the cost of being successful You're an artist, but you also engineer. Do you enjoy one more than the other & why? Definitely!! I enjoy making music more than mixing it. Reason being: I love to listen to my creation, creating music is a hobby for me something I'd do even if I wasn't good at it. Engineering on the other hand, I love to do it just not for free. Artist sometimes will stress you to death about mixing a record they will never promote. Which causes me to dislike mixing at times Top 5 Dead or Alive artists? 2pac, Future, Andre 3000, Bankroll Fresh, Jay z

You've been pushing the single 'Ain't No Way' for a while now, do you have a project on the way? If so, what can we expect from this project? Yea I actually have an upcoming project dropping this summer it's called "perfect timing" it will be my debut mixtape hosted by my brother Dj pressure it will be an amazing project the record "Ain't No Way" is the first single released but I've just currently released my 2nd single "Run It" which has made its own breakthrough within the industry, as far as DJ's, promotors, Host and my fan base it has proven itself to be the next big hit coming from Bossman Chino but definitely not the last. With that being said be on the lookout "perfect timing" the Mixtape hosted by DJ Pressure scheduled for release this summer

What's your definition of GRYND? I would define Grynd as working your ass off until you get the results you want under any and every circumstance...

Any Shout outs? Where can we find you online & booking information? First and foremost let me shout out my DJ, my Brother, My Business Partner "DJ pressure" he gives life to everything we do from the performances to the movement he puts his heart and soul into the whole ApplyinPressure Movement. l also wanna shout out My Team they stay working, when it comes to bossman Chino everyone goes 110% to make sure things go as planned and we get the recognition we deserve. I most definitely have to shout out Tampa Mystic and Mystics Ent for the many many opportunities they have presented and for the unconditional support They have given its truly a blessing to know and be a part of people's live that can make a difference in yours... I can go all day with these shout outs but I won't lol so shout out everyone who supports or ever supported me and my team we truly do appreciate it.. thank you! 9


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TRIFE BOSS

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What's Good Trife Boss? For those who don't know tell us where you’re from and what made you become an artist? Peace family. For those who don't know me. I'm Trife Boss. Ya Black Phil Jackson, if anybody asking." I'm from The Bronx, NY Tell us about T.H.C and its background? T.H.C. (That Hot Commodity, LLC.) started out strickly dealing with the music business. Recording Studio. Artists, Producers, etc. We now added a distribution division, in which we provide digital distribution agreements/deals to artist through Ingrooves Music Publishing & FSTR Nation Distributors. T.H.C. also has a ticket sales division (in the Tourism business), that provides NYC Sightseeing tours to tourist from across the world. Just decided to branch T.H.C. outside of the music world also.

Describe your style? What do you want your fans to hear when your music plays? Reality rap. I speak on what I know. What I've experienced in life. What I've seen in my past to present time here living. Whether it being the streets, The women. Prison, etc. At the beginning & end of it all, I speak *My History* to the people. What do you think about hip hop today verses hip hop when you were coming up? I was told to accept today hip hop verses as the new era of rap. Personal level, I can associate with probably most of them brothers & sisters. But to accept verses that substitutes words for sound, mumbling and noises? Is truly hard to do when they not saying anything. Also, I don’t know what's up with 30 artist all sounding like same 30 artists. LOL. To each his own though. Nothing but Love for all Artist. I still got yall in my playlist. Then beats be crazy. Lol.

It seems like everyone wants to rap but You are true to the game and been doing this for a while. What separates Trife Boss from other artist in your city? Simple. I don't "just want to rap". I’m a businessman. I’m about my money. I don’t care about being the top Artist under my company. I care about making sure we’re eating. If that means put my music on hold because let’s say my artist & brother *Kev Peas* music is getting more buzz? Then me and my team pushing the buzz, overstand? Let the buzz get the money and we can make it easier for anything or anyone else to walk in the door. Unity is the key! What projects are you currently working on? I just released the Single "Going Nowhere" in all major online music retailers. As well as the video on youtube (youtube/trifeboss). I'll be following up with the "Billy Ocean" single & video for the 2nd quarter. Then preparing for the Album after.

Everyone has their own definition of Grynd. What is yours? Coffee inside of a blender. Lmao! Just joking. My definition of Grynd is steady & constant work put in by a individual until their goal is met. If you're not doing that, then you're not Grynding. Even then. The Grynd continues, to keep what you have just accomplished.

What advice would you give to a freshman in this game? Stay true to yourself. Make music that you feel; but also make music for the people to feel. Music you personally feel might not be what the people want, overstand? Stay focus. Invest in yourself. Put in work to reach your level.

Any Shout's? Where can we find you online? Salute to all the supporters. Family, friends & associates. Stand Strong; Stay Strong minded. Hotep to my T.H.C. Family. #FollowUp - IG & Twitter: @Trife_Boss, @That_Hot_Commodity_LLC, @That_Hot_Commodity_Tours Youtube channel: Trife Boss FB: Boss Trife Group: That Hot Commodity Productions Website: www.thathotcommodity.com/music

@TRIFEBOSS

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SHAH CYPHA Shah Cypha a Brooklyn born native began listening to music at a young age. Using his mother’s turntables, his oldest brother would DJ around the house playing the newest music, while making the oldies sound new. This is how a young Shah Cypha came up with his own version of songs. Shah Cypha’s lyrical arrangements are said to be more addictive than any drug. He is able to touch the minds and hearts of those who can understand and relate. Knowing that he could not promote his brand alone he decided to form The Grynd Report a company that promotes the independent & Unsigned Community. Creating his own platform Shah Cypha was able to team up with Mystics Ent CEO Tampa Mystic to create The Grynd Report Track Bully’s Mixtape Series & The Grynd Report Online/Print Magazine.

Through his own platform Shah Cypha is able to not only promote and feature all types of music but he is also able to put his own music on the fore front. His newest project “Heart Of Brooklyn" is scheduled for release on Live Mixtapes on May 23rd presented by his brand along with Mystics Entertainment & Team Bigga Rankin. Log on to www.thegryndreport.com to listen to his latest singles, We Ridin Feat Jody Floyd, Shawnna & B.R.O.S Feat Mr Gat.

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NEEF BUCK

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What’s good Neef? Tell us what you been up to in the last year? For the last year every since I dropped Forever Do Me 7, I've been working on Forever Do Me 8 that I'm gearing up now to release. The music is done and I just shot videos for the first 2 records that I want to release. One is called 'I Got it' and the other is 'Pretty Thing' featuring Raheem Devaughn. Release date for FDM8 to be announced soon! Being familiar with your style as 1/2 of the Young Gunz. Whats different about your music now as a solo artist? My whole brand now that I'm doing, it's all me. I've always been myself but of course it's a lot more work. Forever Do Me as the project is the brand and everything I stand for & everything that I live by, it's all in the music. And of course it's going to be different because I'm at a different stage in my life now. Every Forever Do Me project 1-7 have similarities to them but being in a different stage of my life I have different stories to tell and things to talk about. It's like current events, like I'm a news anchor reporting live from the streets and I just tell my story how it is. What is your relationship like now with Young Chris? Do ya plan on doing another Young Gunz project? Yes, Absolutely! I had some big plans for Forever Do Me 8 but it didn't go accordingly to how I had wanted to do it. Chris is on my upcoming project a lot, about 4 or 5 times so he's all over it. He's been all over every Forever Do Me that has come out & vice versa with his projects I was on his last EP and various other projects so we've always done music together. We're around each other every day, that's my brother. But we are definitely going to do another Young Gunz project. Right now with me wrapping up my project, he's inspired to do another project by himself and right after that hopefully we can do an EP or something to follow up our solo projects because I'm going to be ready for that right after my next release. Definitely be looking for another Young Gunz project without a doubt, but until then you'll be hearing tracks with us all the time. You're currently working on Forever Do Me 8, tell us about the project. Forever Do Me 8, Since you my girl Tampa I'm going to let it all out of the bag (laughs). I got a record with the whole State Property on there. There hasn't been a record with the whole State Property since we been in this game, never with all 7 members on it. So I got a State Property Record with all the members on it, I got a record with Jadakiss, one with Trae Tha Truth, I've got some nice solid work. And of course my outro, every knows my man Ratske is on every outro for my projects, that's like the stamp. So overall it's that quality & timeless music that you can listen to forever and relate to. You have a clothing line out, 'Forever Do Me' apparel and it was recently apart of a fashion show, tell us about that? It's just like everything happens for a reason, God has blessed me. The single 'Pretty Thing' featuring Raheem Devaughn

I had wrote a treatment for it. The treatment was for a fashion show type of vibe. It just so happens this company from Philly reached out to me and they was having a big fashion show. They wanted me to feature my clothing line in the fashion show, so we sat down and made a deal that I shoot the video there. So everything worked out, we did it and it was a big success. Everyone has a different definition of GRYND. What is Neef Bucks definition? Taking control of your own destiny, and never quitting. Forever doing you and standing for something. Who are some of the artists you have looked up to coming up through your career? You know sometimes I show my age when I get into stuff like that (laughs). I come from West Philly & the first Gangsta rapper to come from my neighborhood is Schoolly D. If people don't know Schoolly D's music, if they heard of or seen the movie 'King of New York' every song played in the movie is his music. He did the whole soundtrack. He's like first OG rapper, I love NWA and everyone that came after though. Coming from West Philly all the rappers that made it from the city during that time, Da Youngsta's, Cool C, Steady B, Will Smith they all came from West Philly like walking distance from my Grandma's house. That's what inspired me to do this. I'm a young old head Tampa! Where can we find you online? All Social Media is @Neef_Buck Website: www.NeefBuckMusic.com Clothing Website: www.foreverdome.com Booking: gifiboss@yahoo.com

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FEATURE SPOTLIGHT HIP HOP GAMER @HIPHOPGAMER Gerard "HipHopGamer" Williams fell in love with videogames at the age of 4 years old. Ms Margaret Williams Also Known As HipHop Granny Gerard's grandmother actually taught him how to play games which also became a way to keep her grandchild entertained in the house instead of the raw streets in Brooklyn N.Y. Gerard was born and raised in Brooklyn N.Y. the East New York area and has one brother one sister his father is still around but Gerard has never ever met his mother before due to the fact she just decided to up and leave while he was 2 years old. Growing up in the hood Gerard's interest aside from video games was always basketball, music, and girls and now at the age of 33 his passion as a child has become a media brand for him as an adult. So at the age 14 Gerard got the rap name Jackal from his brother and it seemed that a Hip-Hop career would be officially intact. Having a major deal offer from MC Chan back in the day it seemed like his career was already decided but funny business within the music industry prevented that reality from becoming reality. In Dec 2007 HipHopGamer goes to youtube for the first time and create a video that targeted G4TV in terms of some of the host that HipHopGamer is fans of such as Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb coming off kinda fake and not normally realistic like he's use to seeing. Then once a small following started to generate it led to another video that caught the attention of a Torrence Davis who was a E3 veteran and former owner of thebitbag.com this discovery allowed HipHopGamer to go to E3 for the first time ever in 2008 and that's when everything changed and HipHopGamer became a real brand in gaming media that everyone wanted to know and learn about. Many years continuing to be consistent HipHopGamer managed to interview the biggest name in not only gaming media but media overall such as Jerry Rice, Kevin Hart, Angela Bassett, and more. HipHopGamer also caught the attention of the #1 radio station HOT97 in New York and did a interview with Peter Rosenberg. This led to a great conversation that allowed HipHopGamer to become a contributor/partner with the brand and provide official gaming content for HOT97.com Now here in 2016 Gerard "HipHopGamer" Williams is aiming to go to the next level with his own Talk Show that highlights Hip-Hop / Video games / and overall entertainment in order to shed light on how gaming created a united front and broke barriers and created a fun playing field for all involved with the movement.

Gerard "HipHopGamer" Williams is also a father to Marcus Trent Williams , with hopes and prayers to leave in his child the same love and passion that Ms Margaret Williams left to him when he was younger

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Name- JOHNNIE FLOSS CITY- BROOKLYN, NY CITY- BROOKLYN, NY TWITTER & IG- @JOHNNIEFLOSS SINGLE- Plantanos and Collard SINGLE- Greens

Name- DJ SixtyThirty CITY- Charlo CITY- Charlo e, NC Radio, Club & Mixtape DJ Booking: Sixtythirtythedj@gmail.com Booking: Sixtythirtythedj@gmail.com IG & Twi er: @DJ_SIXTHIRTY

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Name: Huey Cash City: Virginia Beach Twitter & IG @KingHueyCash Single: Hunnid (prod by Sean Da Firzt)

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Name: Ms. Echia City: Hopkinsville, Kentucky CEO & Founder at BAD ENT Twitter & IG- @Ms_ECHIA Booking: Echia101@gmail.com

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Name: DT Spacely City: Panama City, Florida IG & Twitter: @DTSPACELY Produced For: Plies, Rich Homie Quan, Mac Miller, BankRoll Fresh & More

Name: DJ Chill Will City: Atlanta, GA IG & Twitter: @ChilligrindWill Booking: Iamdjchillwill@gmail.com

Name: Phresh Prince City: Tampa Bay, FL IG & Twitter: @phreshprince727 Single: Self Employed Booking: Phreshprince727@gmail.com

Name: Sean DA Firzt (Producer) City: Charlotte, NC IG & Twitter: @Sean_Da_Firzt Website: www.seandafirzt.com

Name: Tony Bone City: Atlanta, GA IG & Twitter: @tonybonepncmc Mixtape: From Scratch

Name: DJ Still ILL City: ST Louis, MO IG & Twitter: @djstillill Booking: djstillill22@gmail.com

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT CELINA LINA SOUTHERN MUSCLE MUSIC AWARD TWO - TIME WINNER for FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, SMMA WINNER VIDEO OTY with 'LOVE YOU'; DIAMOND AWARD' TWO-TIME WINNER for R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR (youngest to ever win in her category); WINNER of 'Vh-1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION' SONG OF THE YEAR with her HIT SINGLE 'ZONE'. Celina LINA is called the Queen of Hip Pop/R&B, and 'Da Voice' for a reason! She has EARNED it! Celina composes all of her original music, and with her extremely wide vocal range and her ability to record and arrange her own harmonies and backgrounds, this incredibly gifted artist is any producer/engineer's dream artist! This young lady is a 'true' multi genre artist.

Celina was born in Florida, and has always found joy in song and dance. She attended a local catholic school,where she won her first talent show (third grade). Celina also attended LaVilla School of The Arts (middle school),placed immediately in their highest classes ( her 'perfect pitch' being quickly discovered) in both vocal and musical theater classes. She then qualified for Douglas Anderson School Of The Arts (high school), accepted for both vocals and musical theater. She enjoyed virtual school while touring the country. Celina has gained a deep, thorough understanding of music theory and has spent years honing her skills -which are rooted in classical Italian opera. After being a victim of extreme bullying, Celina became founder/ spokesperson for 'We Can B.E., Inc' - a 501(c)(3) charity nonprofit which, through education and music, raises awareness for victims of bullying and crimes against young women & girls. Celina now resides in Atlanta, Georgia USA, is pursuing a business degree, and continues to hone her skills, blazing her own lane, and being her own competition. Celina LINA™ enjoys a career as a national award - winning recording artist and actress.

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PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT AMADEUS @AMADEUSPMB

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What’s going on Amadeus? What have you been up to these past few Months? Producing, just did production on Maino & Uncle Murda’s mixtape King Kong & Godzilla, Papoose (Black love). Special guest in Love & hip hop. Free beat for Gwinnin fest hosted by DJ Self. Working with Wale, Fabolous on his Summer time shootout mixtape, producing Trap royalty and also two Tracks off Chris Brown Mixtape (Before The Party) The Break up & Seasons Change. That’s basically on the music side. Touring and moving with Trey Songs as tour drummer performing in Vegas in Dre’s Night Club where Trey has performed Once or twice a month.

Give us a brief back ground on what made you want to become a producer? I was really young always surrounded by music, had some music lovers in my parents. I had the opportunity to go to a catholic school called Saint Augustines school of the arts in the Bronx where they had musical instruments and I picked up on the drums. I have a family member in the game Buck Wild who produced for Biggie, Faith & 112 who took me to the studio for a few nights and I got the chance to see the behind the scenes of being a Producer. Once I saw what producing was really like I knew this was right up my Ally. I never looked back. Through Social media we noticed you traveling to different colleges speaking to students about the business. Tell us about the College Tours? It’s called The Music 101 College tour put together by myself and my partner Daniel. This is where we educate the students and Attendees on the behind the scenes and business side of music. A lot of artist, Producers ETC want to be a part of the music industry but don’t know the business side of it. We come in and teach the business side with panelist going over their area of expertise. We recently had one at Brooklyn College, DJ ENUFF, Nick Storm, Steve Raze from All Hip Hop and a wide variety of panelist. We’ve also done Howard University, NYU, City College, William Patterson with more colleges to come. A lot going on lol. You found time to also judge in producer showcases like I standard Producers. What is some of the advice you give to an up & coming producer? Its depends the shows that Istandard & other companies do are amazing opportunities for producers being hard and get the information they need to move further. We didn’t have that coming up it was more like a trial and error for me. Drum tuning, not putting too much into the track musically, Sound format, Sound Mixing, you know pushing the producers to be themselves musically. Sometimes we can be persuaded to make what’s happening or hot at that moment and its ok to be a part of a trend but just make sure your making it in your own way without mimicking anybody. What are some common mistakes you see with artist today? I think with artist it’s one thing to be confident and another to be cocky and must time a lot of artist don’t live up to that cockiness. Where they come up to a producer ETC and saying I’m next, I’m hot, I got that heat and when you listen to it don’t resemble what that artist has shared with you. A lot of artist are into the trap music and being from New York a lot of artist don’t have their own identity. I can judge a showcase with 30 artists and all 30 would have the same track 808’s and we try to urge them that even though this is in, you’re going to sound just like everyone else. When I judge a showcase I’m picking the one that stood out. It may not be as hot but the fact that you were different from everybody else I’m picking you. Desiigner has a hot track out right now and shout out to him but what I’m interested in seeing is what’s next. Is this a one hit wonder or does he have 50 of these hits. Bottom line be you. What Project are you currently working on? Moving & Shaking really. You as a producer its more so seeing if a song makes an album. You can record songs for different artist and it don’t make the album. I did a record with Cee Lo but didn’t make the album a dope record with 50 but the sample didn’t clear so I don’t really announce anything new until we really know for sure it’s going to make a project. So really just working ran into a couple artist like Raekwon, Talib Kwali a few joints with Trey, Chris Brown, Red Cafe you know moving and shaking. Any Shout outs? First thing I want to thank you and your team for supporting me as a CEO, music producers etc. We done interviews before Instagram and a lot of these social media outlets that we have today, so I appreciate you recognizing me and what I contributed to the Game. Shout out to everyone that out their trying to be great and wanting to live their dreams. I want to encourage all that have a dream to push for it. It may take years but there’s no such thing is being too late or trying again. Shout out to the whole Platinum Boy music team, Mike Daniel, Jason Bourne, Shakira, Ebony Trumpler, My President Will who is one of the who help build Platinum boy Music who created the logo, website, and been a real stable to the team. All the artist that provided me the opportunity to produce records for them, Trey for allowing me to tour the world and lead him in his squad of music. 27


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