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21 COVER STORY//Turk It’s All About Growth by Brandi Worley

13 Q&A//3D Na’Tee 3D Na’tee is a classic MC that’s singlehandedly transcended today’s era of New Orleans Hip-Hop.

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15 Q&A//Dee-1 Rapper Dee-1, born David Augustine, Jr, focuses on consistency despite early success.

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So many of our dedicated and equally awesome readers have asked us one simple question. Where the f**k y’all been? The On Wax Magazine family has been steadily working on our new digital format that represents a new chapter in our goal to provide you the dopest s**t available Online. Honestly, the hundreds of inquiries to our status as a publications really pushed us along during this long wait period to deliver. As we embark on our new start, it was fitting that Hot Boy member Turk grace the cover after finishing his nine years of imprisonment on weapons charges. As a matter of fact, we’ll just dedicate this new beginning to a state that holds a special place for On Wax-The state of Louisiana.

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33 WAX DAILY//News//Blogs//Comic NEWS Discover interesting industry news covered by our staff across the country. BLOGS Keep up with our Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta blog coverage by Margeaux Johnson.

Keeping with the spirit of the issue, we’ve held exclusive interviews with the likes of 3D Na’Tee and Dee-1. Also check out our extensive photo galleries, music reviews and more. In future issues, look for more upgrades that will add to our readers experience.

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3D NA’TEE @3dnatee 3D Na’tee is a classic MC that’s singlehandedly transcended today’s era of New Orleans Hip-Hop. In fact, she’s more New Orleans Hip-Hop than Lil Wayne depending on who you talk to.

Yes, it’s quite obvious that she’s attractive but her rhymes are anything but. No dreadful singing nor EDM (Electronic Dance Music) influenced gimmicks, just clever wordplay and tactical delivery that resonates after the last rhyme is spit. There isn’t a better example than last year’s release of The Coronation. Sure the mixtape missed some highly anticipated production features with Timbaland but that didn’t stop the “Queen of the Solar System” of course. Did we mention her clean sweep of the New Orleans Hip Hop Awards two years in a row? In this exclusive On Wax speaks with the “Diva” about the making of her most recent mixtape The Coronation, her status as New Orleans most popular upand-comer and her knack for video directing.

For the first time in my career I can say that I’m making a living solely off music. Some years back I was selling drugs to pay my bills. Now because of what I have been doing independently, I am being contacted to do shows from New Orleans, to Houston, to Detroit and beyond. I’m getting paid for verses, etcetera.”

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Q&A//Dee-1 onwaxmag.com

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Best known for his “I Hope They Hear Me” volume mixtapes, 2011 hit song and video “Jay, 50, & Weezy”, and appearances on MTV all help put him on a national stage.

Through all of his success rapper Dee-1, born David Augustine Jr., is working on consistency. The New Orleans native’s new mixtape Psalms of David. is being released on Feb. 20. He’s “leaking” his first single “Only God Can Judge Me” from “Psalms of David”. Dee-1 has recently been on a sold out nationwide tour with his mixtape “The Focus Tape”. His uplifting musical content separates him from other rappers in the industry. Dee-1 works late into the night and talks to On Wax on a 11 p.m. phone interview about his future plans and his thoughts on finally signing to a major label.

People who don’t understand me try to pour salt into what I’m doing. They’d see me do a song with somebody that’s perceived as a gangster rapper or street rapper and they’d turn around and see me do a song with someone considered as a Christian artists and they’d try to figure out or they’d wonder how can I do it. They don’t understand it or understand my mission.”

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Q&A//Marcel P. Black onwaxmag.com

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MARCEL P BLACK @MARCELPBLACK

The city of Baton Rouge, known more for it’s localized trap style of Lil Boosie and Webbie has a new MC that’s more aligned with Chuck D than Pimp C. His name is Marcel P. Black.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, he would make a move to the Red Stick town after getting accepted to Southern University. While the city championed the sounds of Trill Entertainment, Black would help usher in a new era of Baton Rouge MCs who lend more to socially conscious themes and Golden Era sounds.

So I get radio play on online stations and college/non commercial stations, which is fine because my music is getting right to my intended audience.”

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SAVAGE @SAVAGETRACKZ

Chris LeDay. Savage. $av $inatra. Solo Mafia Savage. Dad. Student. Hip Hop Producer. These days LeDay, 30, is wearing a lot of hats. His most important job as the father of two small children. His second most important job is being the owner of Solo Mafia which he founded January 2011 (Alias: Mobb Sh*t. M.A.F.I.A. acronym – Motivated to Acquire Finances Intelligence and Alliances. It’s mission is to highlight each individual strengths and fortify weaknesses so that one may be just as powerful separately as well as collectively).

Savage first came onto the music scene in 2006 as a Trill Entertainment producer and artist. He’s worked with artists such as the late Chad “Pimp C” Butler, Lil Boosie, Webbie, C Murder, C-Loc, Trae, Young Bleed and more.

I try to incorporate a lot of that into my music simply because that’s just what I prefer. I’m not trying to knock what anybody’s doing. I just like what I like. I don’t really get caught up in the trends and the type of music people make now. I just make what I like.”

Here on On Wax Magazine Savage gives us an update on his life and musical career.

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COVER STORY//Turk onwaxmag.com

It’s All About Growth by brandi worley // CONTRIBUTING WRITER

What’s the best book you’ve read within the past year? Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. The Rich Man Babyloyn, 48 Laws of Power, the Holy Bible.

Nothing’s worse about my life. I woke up this morning. That’s better than anything.

who are last will be first.

What were some things that you missed while incarcerated?

My son. I missed him more than anything. He was 3 years old when I I love reading about Joseph in the Bible come to jail and to see him in pictures and talk to him on the phone, I just Genesis Chapter 37. Joseph was lied missed him every day. Of course, my on, cheated on, he got locked up for stuff that he didn’t do. He was just hated significant other. Her going through the time with me, coming to see me, and not on and people tried to take him out the game. But God gave him favor and sent being able to leave with her. She’s crying him ahead of his family to save lives but and my mom and my brother and the rest of my family and most importantly the country was having a famine like just being able to have my freedom and this country’s having a recession. do the things that I want. I missed all that. And God released me at a time of a recession so I don’t see it and blessed Is there any advice you received me with knowledge and understanding from any artists? that my family and everybody around me will be blessed of. So what the devil I haven’t gotten any advice from any meant for bad was sending me away, put me out of the industry for a minute, artists. I live and I learn. I watch people. The advice that I get is life. Just pay God meant it for good because look at attention to what’s going on in other me now I’m full of wisdom. people’s lives. Pay attention to the signs, symbols, just be lead by the spirit. The Everybody that’s around me is going to be blessed. That’s the Joseph story, the spirit needs to guide you, that’s the best Joseph situation. God meant it for good. advice I got. Those who are first will be last, those

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COVER STORY//Turk onwaxmag.com

Within months of getting out of prison Turk began taking steps to reestablish his once burgeoning entertainment career. essi officae. Ut aut venis dolestet harci doluptae sit ent aut quisimilis iumquis mos abo. Ga. Ut faccullab incient ad eos aut de

He’s making progress. Turk hasn’t slowed down one bit after spending almost a decade in prison. In the months after the rapper’s release he’s formed his new label, Young N Thuggin (YNT), dropped his first project upon release a free mixtape, Blame It On The System, and is currently writing his first book, The AutoThugography of Turk, due for a late summer release. “I’m one of the chosen ones. What the devil meant for bad, put me out the industry, sending me away, God meant it for good. Because look at me now I’m full of wisdom. I’m young and thuggin’. I still keep it streets. Ain’t nothing changed about me but my attitude. I’m drug free. I’m more family oriented. I go to the zoo. I go to the museum. I spend time with my wife. I rub her stomach. She’s pregnant with twins right now. We’re expecting those real soon, in about 90 days. Everything’s moving real fast in my life right now,” says Turk. Blame It On The System features artists Gunplay, his former Hot Boy members –Juvenile, BG, and Lil Wayne – Christian Radke, UNLV and more. To promote the mixtape he dropped the video in February to the hit song “Closer To My Dream” featuring fellow New Orleans native, Radke. The rapper talks about an unjust penile system, how the black community is deceived and how “They turn families against families.” The mixtape has received over 39,000 listens on datpiff.com and 92,000 mixtape views on livemixtapes.com.

my own label (YNT). When a major label do come they gotta cut a big check. I think it’s better for you to do things on your own especially when you’ve been on the scene. You know what to do. You don’t just go with somebody because they got money. My whole thing is longevity and building a foundation and an empire. I can’t do that with somebody else. I’ve learned to do things on my own as an independent artist and an independent label.” Turk should know. At the height of his life Tab Virgil, Jr., famously traded bars with Lil Wayne on “I Need A Hot Girl”. A verse on the Hot Boys 1999 Billboard hit song – a spot saved for the end of the song and it became the highlight. His part was the part everybody in the club rapped along to when the song played. In the video he was but a boy, skin and bones, wearing the original Cash Money diamond encrusted medallion, an over-sized hoodie and jeans. The group’s hits included: “We On Fire” “Bling Bling” “Shine” “Rich Ni**as”. Nothing but raw talent carried him along the likes of Juvenile, B.G. and Lil’ Wayne. They were hungry, youthful. They represented the hood. They were the perfect rap group. Now, almost a decade later, at 31, Turk’s put on weight, wearing the build of a grown man, his voice is deeper and he doesn’t wear the amount of bling he used to wear. His flow is still the same Southern drawl with quick fire words and he still hangs a little bit on the ends of his words in his rhymes which he showcased on “Zip It” with Lil’ Wayne on his new mixtape.

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