Tia Lovers Rock Reggae Artist Songs:
Can You Feel It Eyes on Me Woman’s Intuition No Love Sweeter Without You
Basic Info: Virgin Islands songwriter and singing sensation, who is taking the islands by storm. Who produces quality Lover’s Rock music and demonstrates professionalism at all times. Tia is in a class all by herself in the Virgin Islands who is winning the hearts of many individuals, turning them into faithful supporting fans.
Tia’s Short Term Goals: Continue to expand her listening audience via radio & internet and expand her performance events throughout the USA and UK.
Be Sober Healing Future Performances: 2016 Jazz in the Park on St. Thomas 2017 Love City Live with Luciano on St. John
Past Performances: 2016 Summer Splash with R. City 2015 Food Truck Festival with Pressure Buss Pipe 2015 Christmas Festival with Queen Ifrica 2015 Summer Splash with I-Octane & Etana
Current Radio Audience: 95.1 FM, 103.5 FM & Power 98 FM Numerous Internet Radio Stations
Contact Info: Tiabella90@yahoo.com
Music Chart Placement:
# 5 (www.Indiecharts.com) – Reggae Category
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Chantel Sawyer (Atkins) (CEO/Owner) I started The Rhythmic Lounge in December 2010. At its start, it was a fairly simple website with the purpose of giving people a place to promote their talents and network. I had no idea that less than two years later it would transform into something much bigger. The website then underwent a complete revamp in July 2011, with a brand new look and the addition of many new features, including the creation of The Rhythmic Lounge Radio. Following suit, the radio started out as merely a 24/7 stream of hand-picked music submitted by talented musicians from the website but is now an integral part of the company. Listeners from all over the world tune in regularly to hear the wide variety of music, as well as the educational, musical and talk-radio shows that we now host. The radio’s success has only made me realize The Rhythmic Lounge could take me in new directions everyday rather than the other way around, which is why a digital magazine seemed like the next step. I’m incredibly proud to present to you hardworking artists and entertainers in this magazine and on the site, so enjoy! Be sure to go to www.therhythm iclounge.com to see the profiles for the great talent displayed in this issue and take a look at our new magazine site at http://w w w .trlm agazine.com Thanks for the support, and happy reading!
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born in Harrisonburg, Virginia on December 12th, is the CEO and founder of MOB OUT ENTERTAINMENT, a company that works hands on with artist, promoting and networking. He has also just recently signed with Latinos Mundial Entertainment as an artist himself. He is determined to turn heads in 2016 as he continues to strengthen his foundation that was built by him from the beginning. As a child, BISHIP always had music around him and as the years passed, he started writing songs and connecting with the industry even stronger. Since becoming a registered BMI artist, he has been involved with many things. From being an executive producer and host on Xclusivejamz Radio Show to doing classic collaborations with several Hip-Hop artists and Rock Band, Flat Land Hills. His determination has allowed him to make noise and stay focused on his bigger picture. Itsmyurls.com/biship http://www.radionomy.com/en/radio/xclusivejamz https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/biship/id610108391 http://maintainurbrainz.com/moboutentllc.html https://now1promotions.com/artists/biship/ http://www.chinamanrecords.net/biship www.Breeziefbaby.com
The Rhythmic Lounge: Please introduce yourself and give the readers a brief background for those who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t familiar with you! BISHIP: How's it going World? I go by the name William Biship Graves but to everyone I'm known as Biship. I'm an artist/ceo/radio host/program director/visionary. For those who aren't familiar with me let me first start by saying thank you for taking the time to get to know who I am. I'm from Virginia and Hip Hop has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I write my own songs and have been doing music professionally for the past 6 years. I've just recently started hosting my own radio show every Monday night 7pm est. 6 pm CST. 4pm Pacific going on two years with the assistance of Breezie F Baby and Xclusive Jamz. The name of the show is MOB OUT MONDAYZ, I felt it was important to create a platform for upcoming independent artist's to have a voice instead of being ignored or going through the harsh system and not given an opportunity to showcase their craft. As an Artist myself I've been doing music since I was 11 years old but only started taking it seriously in 2010 and took it to another level in 2012. I've worked with artist's from around the world including connecting with Legends I've grew up listening to coming up in the Hip Hop scene.
TRL: What was the motivation behind creating MOB OUT ENTERTAINMENT and what sets your company apart from similar ones? BISHIP: Creating the company and brand MOB OUT ENT LLC. was my ultimate goal from the beginning. It's more than being an artist for me personally. I've seen how things have changed in the industry from an artist standpoint as well as a business standpoint and decided to build my company with strong moral values. We are a company that believes in helping the artist put their best foot forward as well as help them learn the business aspects for future endeavors. Putting out Quality music to us is more important than quantity. To answer the question what sets this company aside from other companies... We'll I can only say that it's not about what other companies are doing to be quite honest with you. Everyone moves at their own pace and has different agendas. We're here to give the Artist the tools and resources available to us in order for them to have an enjoyable experience with or company and services provided. I have to give a lot of praise to Breezie F Baby and Chazz Goodwin aka Feedthadogg for the amazing work they put in daily to make the core continue to stay solid within the company.
TRL: Also now being an artist, how were you able to make that transition from CEO to adding this additional component? BISHIP: I really didn't have much of a transition from Artist to CEO because I planned everything from the start on how I wanted everything to pan out. I'll always be an Artist because of the passion I have for music and being a CEO helps me to educate artists as well as build a dream that has become a reality. It's hard work doing both but as we all know nothing in life worthwhile is easy. It's all about dedication and sacrificing what isn't important with things that make sense at the end of the day. Being an Artist allows me full creative control but limits my access to certain avenues as compared to being a CEO I have access to a lot more business opportunities.
TRL: Whom were your musical/professional influences growing up? BISHIP: People don't know this about me but I was influenced by Classic Rock and R&B and Classical music before Hip Hop presented itself to the world. I was heavy into drums and guitar as well as singing and writing my own songs. Poetry was a big part of my life as well so once I got involved with Hip Hop it was a no brainer for me. The pioneers that paved the way for the Hip Hop scene are the ones that I look up to because of the struggles they went to just to get this genre to be noticed and become the powerhouse it is today. Hip Hop over the course of the years has influenced other genres and to witness that it's a great experience for me personally because this genre has come a long way. Like I always tell artist's "You have to know where this game came from in order to know where you're going". Hip Hop is a Culture and we need to keep the integrity of the true essence of this craft. #FORTHELOVEOFHIPHOP
TRL: What do we have to look forward to from you in the near future? BISHIP: In the near future for me as an Artist I've got a lot going on. I'm currently setting up a tour as well as recently becoming an active member on the Chinaman Records roster thanks to the CEO and founder Fresh Kid Ice formerly of 2 Live Crew. Also a few independent film roles are on the table. My motto is " There's always something to do" so I stay busy daily. I'll be dropping a new EP and a few new singles this year. I don't like to talk about too much until it's written in stone so to speak but let's just say that it's going to be a great year.
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Luca Brassy New York For the past 13 years, Luca Brassy, born and raised in Upstate NY, has been building a reputation in the Tri-State area as one of the hottest emcees in the region. His journey really started in entertainment through professional wrestling at age 13. By the time he turned 16, Luca was running his own professional wrestling training center (24/7 Wrestling Productions LLC) in Upstate NY. Due to things out of his own control, 24/7 closed its doors in the summer of 2003. From there, Brassy had a hard time finding himself again until he discovered his love for writing and music in 2004. In October 2004, he met Jgreen Moneytalkz who has been producing his music ever since. Luca Brassy has performed at numerous cities and states including Schenectady, Albany, Glens Falls, Syracuse, Amsterdam, Rochester, Pittsfield, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, Buffalo, Newport Rhode Island, Brooklyn, Bronx NY, Manhattan, Staten Island, Ardmore PA, Uniontown Alabama, Birmingham, Atlanta GA, Marshall NC, and Memphis TN among others and has been building a name for himself based on his politically and socially oriented music. Among other great accolades, he has opened for several well-known emcees such as Rakim and Lil Kim. Brassy is now moving in a new direction with his music and putting his old school lyrical mentality to use with his club vibe which has brought him a whole new fan base as well as a different kind of recognition. Brassy’s first mixtape was released in 2006 titled “The Project: Stereotyped”, and his first full-length album “The Narration: The Heart of a Champion” in 2010. A remake of that album was released Through Tate Music Group in 2014 titled simply “The Heart of a Champion.” Luca was recently signed to Sony RED where he released 2 singles “Like That” and “3000” (produced by Younglord). With this, he continues to be active around his own community as well as others. He continues to grind and make new contacts in radio, magazine, film, blogs, etc. He most recently was signed to CNY Mode modeling agency based in Syracuse NY! In music, his newest single “Lose Your Mind” was recorded in Los Angeles with the music video being shot in ATL. Brassy stays on the grind and is always active in his music and all business endeavors. Stay tuned for the latest on Luca Brassy! POW!!! The Rhythmic Lounge: Please introduce yourself and give the readers a brief background for those who aren’t familiar with you! Luca Brassy: Luca Brassy is the name and I love the music and entertainment industry. I started in music with producer J Green in upstate NY in 2004 and have been working with him ever since. As a performer, I've been all over the country from Alabama to California to New York to Texas, plus more and have performed at some of the largest music events in the country. I'm also a model signed with CNY Mode in Syracuse NY and love to be active in all forms of entertainment! TRL: You became an entrepreneur at a very young age, and although not directly related, how did the creation of your professional wrestling training center prepare you for your career in music and entertainment? I started in professional wrestling at age 13 and left the business complete at age 19. There were many reasons as to why I was forced to walk away, but that's a whole other story. What wrestling did for me as a performer through, was get me in front of cameras and people at a very young age, which I see now as practice time I had put in. It also taught me the value of money, the expectation of mutual respect, and that some people will do whatever they can to try to make sure you won't succeed. You need to keep moving no matter what and ignore the naysayers. TRL: What has been your biggest career achievement thus far? My biggest achievements in professional wrestling were having the privilege to wrestle names such as Doink the Clown, Tony Atlas, and Tony Mamaluke among others. In music I was able to open for Rakim and Lil Kim as well as go on two tours! I was also signed to Sony RED and released two singles "3000" and "Like That", available on iTunes ;). TRL: What caused you to make a musical change to more of a “club” sound? How do you feel that decision has played out so far? I decided to get into the club/EDM genre for several reasons. First and foremost, I love it. Second, I was making a completely different kind of music for a long time. I realized after a performance in upstate NY that I wasn't much different from any of the other artists on the show that night. It's a hard reality when you realize there's nothing special about what you're doing. The things that most Indy hip-hop artists do are all part of a dying breed and music is moving in a new direction. The sound I developed for myself is unique and unique is always good. I've gotten a lot farther doing what i do now as opposed to what I was doing before. And it's a lot more fun! No one wants to be depressed so I try to make music anyone can listen to and appreciate. TRL: What do we have to look forward to from you in the near future? I've been doing a lot of collaboration work with several artists. I did a record with Angie Porter out of the UK as well as Raphael Bell (Slim Thick) out of Miami FL. Next is hopefully an up and comer out of Israel! Slim Thick got extensive airplay in Miami upon release and Miss Porter is due to release her album later this year! Look for Brassy to pop up on several other projects coming in 2017. In addition to the music, I was also signed to CNY Mode out of Syracuse NY for modeling. Things are going great thus far in 2017! POW! Luca Brassy (Luke Olensky) 518-810-2207 www.lucabrassy.com www.facebook.com/lucabrassy www.facebook.com/lucabrassyfans www.twitter.com/lucabrassy www.soundcloud.com/lucabrassy www.reverbnation.com/lucabrassy www.linkedin.com/lucabrassy www.instagram.com/brassyluca
by Patrick Ross
Manhattan, New York
Musician Michael Karr is one of those rare instances of humble musical genius. I spoke with Michael over the phone recently to talk with him about what inspired the music from his latest album entitled “Think It Over” on which he is the sole instrumentalist on all the cuts with one exception, the vocals sung by the late Izzy Rivera. A very warm and soft-spoken individual, it is through his music that Michael finds his best expression I believe. Inspired by his father a multi-instrumental musician who took him everywhere as a child and exposing him to various musical settings, he began his voyage through music at the tender age of eleven on his first recording dates with the Pittsburg Youth Symphony as a soloist. His ability and talent recognized by Trombonist Randy Purcell earned him a scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. After completing his education and receiving two Bachelors degrees by age 19, he began playing and touring nationally and in Europe. Playing with a veritable who’s who of musical groups and artist, a list of which would go beyond the scope of this article, suffice it to say he has earned the respect of many great and talented musicians over the course of his career. Equally talented on both piano and trumpet, he is also an arranger, lyricist, composer, engineer, and producer. Having been signed to various labels during his career and producing a top ten hit on Billboards R&B charts with Stanley Fields cover of “You, Me & He” on the 3C label. It is the women in his life that have most inspired him, as is the case with his daughter after whom the track “Sarina (Sarah)” on his latest album is named. A resident musician in many notable jazz venues throughout New York City, and almost every club east of the Rockies – from after hours clubs, stadiums, and two Presidential Inaugural Balls. He is the leader of Michael’s Karrtet™, which features the musicianship of Ron Affif, Victor Jones, John Benitez, Randy Johnston, Alex Blake, and Essiet O. Essiet. Jazz Improv magazine has him listed as “Noteworthy Performance”. Michael Karr is the genuine, real deal, personally and musically. http://www.michaelkarr.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Karr/29741212167 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-karr/1b/3a9/2b4 http://www.myspace.com/michaeljkarrmusic http://twitter.com/alakarr http://www.reverbnation.com/alakarr http://www.numubu.com/152817-profile-michael-karr.html http://www.youtube.com/user/michaelkarr!
DEBORAH SMITH SIMPKINS By Ross Guity (www.facebook.com/Ross.Guity21)
As an already highly successful author, evangelist and passionate motivational public speaker - especially to all of the women who are experiencing hurt in their lives, Deborah Smith Simpkins is continually aiming to ascend upward in making a huge societal impact with her incredible entrepreneurial brand and one-of-a-kind ministry. One of her interestingly compelling literary works, 'Ministers With White Collars & Black Secrets: The Truth Exposed' will soon be interpreted into a live stage performance setting that is sure to shock many, but at the same time will undoubtedly be served as an amazing visual educational tool that many will surely appreciate and embrace. TRL briefly interviewed the brilliant and lovely New Jersey native during a break from her busy schedule. Ross Guity (TRL): What will be the important lessons to learn from your upcoming stage play? Deborah Simpkins: Like the book, I want people to know that the world of Ministry has its faults, too. We are humans, but our personal relationship with GOD should always prevail. No matter what we encounter in life, knowing GOD for ourselves will always help us through it! Ross Guity (TRL): With the highly unpopular and controversial election of the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump, what words of encouragement would you relay to the people whom are pessimistic about the direction of our nation moving forward? DS: I could hear my beloved mother's voice from up in the Heavens as I was answering this question. She constantly reminds me that no matter who is President, JESUS is KING. Having said that, I'd like to encourage others to stop talking about the problems of our country and let's start doing something constructive about them! Ross Guity (TRL): In context with our publication, define the spiritual art of RHYTHM from your perspective. DS: The spiritual art of Rhythm from my perspective is in the challenge of staying in tune with my unwavering beliefs of the Godly principles and statutes, and incorporating into my daily life with unbelievers. As a businesswoman - as well as an employer of a sizable number of employees, I encounter on a daily basis unethical and unscrupulous acts of manipulation - acts that could easily drive me to use my authority to counterattack these actions. But my 'spiritual rhythm' forces me to longsuffering, understanding, forgiving and merciful - just as my Heavenly Father has done for me. The spiritual art of Rhythm comes into play when we focus on how gracious GOD has been to us - which in turn causes us to be gracious to others! DeborahSimpkins.com Twitter and Instagram: @SimpkinsDeborah Facebook: Deborah Smith Simpkins!
Kevin has been playing the bass guitar since he was 13 years old, and now as a 35 year-old musician, his resume continues to grow as he adds other genres of music to create a melodic future for himself. With gospel roots, Resnover started playing the bass guitar for his church youth choir as a teenager. In sixth grade, he was already playing cello in the school orchestra and moved on to play the upright bass in the high school jazz ensemble. Upon high school graduation, he continued with his gospel beginnings and played the bass guitar at church in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. While playing at church, Kevin became one of the well-known bass players in the city's gospel circuit, with opportunities to back artists such as the late Andre Crouch, Bishop Paul Morton, Dorinda Clark, Marvin Sapp, and Detrick Hatton. A fan of Chic Corea, Robert Glasper, Doobie Powell, Kevin enjoys the neo-soul movement and jazz, which are evident in his latest project, Healing Virtues. Releasing his first album in 2014, Kevin put together a stylish Christmas album remixing a few holiday favorites and overlaying his bass playing with music he arranged and produced. With an immediate family blessed with musical talent, Kevin describes his bass playing as "eclectic" and thinks of himself as a musical outsider. These days, the Indy native enjoys playing with his cover band out of Austin, Texas. As a musical epicenter, Austin has afforded him opportunities to play on the famed 6th street, as well as weddings and private events in the capitol city. He has made his home in San Antonio, Texas since leaving Berklee College of Music in 2010 and has enjoyed opening for old school singers and musicians like Keith Sweat, the Ojays, and Full Force in the home of the Alamo. With the strong South Texas and Hispanic heritage in San Antonio, Kevin has been able to mix his bass playlist with country, Cuban jazz, R&B, and looks forward to an opportunity to add a Tejano band to his growing resume. ! ! www.kevinbassmusic.com www.facebook.com/kevin.resnover.1 twitter.com/ResnoverKevin www.instagram.com/kresnover
The Rhythmic Lounge: Please introduce yourself and give the readers a brief background for those who aren’t familiar with you! Kevin Resnover: I'm a bassist, composer, arranger and an upcoming artist who enjoys creating original tunes. I also work with cover bands playing gospel, soul, jazz, Latin and country music.
TRL: What was the inspiration behind your album "Healing Virtues?" KR: I'm someone who has dealt with addiction and depression, which really took a toll on me for along time. I named this project healing virtues because creating the music was one of the only things that kept me going a lot of times. There have been moments when I felt like scraping the entire album but when I would sit back and listen to my songs, I could feel the passion and inspiration that helped me make the music! Others who have heard my songs will sometimes ask,"man what where you going through when you made these songs? "They have so much emotion!"
TRL: There is always a lesson to be learned, especially in the world of entertainment! What do you consider to be your biggest mistake thus far, and what lesson did you learn from it? KR: I think my biggest mistake has been quitting people and groups too soon. I've burned some bridges, neglected musical relationships by not keeping in touch, and the biggest mistake of all has been not always believing in myself! I've learned that it's ok to admit it when you've messed up with someone. You can usually get meaningful relationships back. Lastly, if no one believes in you, you believe because there's always someone out there that's needs the blessing of your God given talent!
TRL: What has been your most embarrassing moment on stage? KR: My most embarrassing moment on stage was when I agreed to play backup bass for an upcoming artist named Lady Jaguar. I was called for the gig at the last minute so I had very little time to learn the music. Long story short, she didn't like my performance, I got cussed out on stage in front of a packed club and then got stiffed on the payment!
TRL: Are there any upcoming events or projects that you’d like to mention? KR: Yes I would like readers to know that if you enjoy nice Jazz, Soul, Neo soul, and Experimental music then come check me out on www.Kevinbassmusic.com You can download my new single, Coincidence, free and also take a listen to my new album, Healing Virtues. I also have a Christmas album available. It’s called "Carols of the Bass."
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Born on August 31, 1974 and raised in a small town in Georgia called Millen which is the county of Jenkins that hold a population of about 3,492 people. I’m known to friends and family as Larry “Luve” but my biological name is Larry Wright Jr. I grew up in poverty, which was a struggle for me because I was surrounded by the activities of the street life. There were drugs, prostitution, violence, and alcohol bootlegging etc. around me. Although I live in this type of environment, I refused to become a product of my environment so I found other ways to entertainment myself. I began writing poetry at the age of 8 years old because I didn’t have a lot of material things growing up which allowed me to be creative and just write about the things going on around me. I still can remember winning 1st place in a poetry contest in elementary school in which I wrote about “the Ghetto”. I used poetry and music to escape from the madness that surrounded me at that time. My love for music began to grow as I got older and can still remember my very first tape that was giving to me by my mother. She bought me a Run D.M.C. cassette tape for Christmas and a boom box that I couldn’t even carry. I would walk around with my Kangoo hat on listening to “walk this way” and my favorite “Run’s House” all day long. I also was a major fan of Melle Mel, 2 Live Crew, Slick Rick, KRS One, Kilo, Too Short, Mc. Shy D, Africa Bambaataa, and more. I then began to transform my poetry into rap lyrics and would use instrumentals from artists to create my own songs. As a teenager, I met up with a childhood friend of mine by the name of Earl B.K.A. “Prince Magnetic” who was at the time our hometown D.J. Believe me when I say that this guy owned every 12inch album that was on the market back in the late 80’s such as “The Get Fresh Crew” and “Eric B/rakim” I Ant No Joke”. We would be in his room making and looping beats from some of the best in the rap game. “Prince” had a homemade studio with two turntables, a mixer, an equalizer, one big speaker, and an amp and let’s just say that his mom use to hate to see me come because she knew it was about to be noisy. We formed a rap label called Mini Stiles Records in which we would copyright our songs by mailing them to ourselves so it would have the stamp on it. We would go around having M.C. battles and talent shows for the local talent in our town. After graduating in 1994 from Jenkins County High school in my hometown of Millen Ga, I wanted to learn more about music so I attended the Art Institute of Atlanta, Ga. It was a major step toward pursuing my lifelong dream to become an M.C. I learned hands-on-training at (AIA) and the knowledge/skills I would need to know in the music industry. Being in Atlanta at that time in the mid 90’s was great for me because it was known for being one of the hottest cities around for music. There were companies such as So-So Def, La face, Rowdy, and Def Jam South etc. After completing my studies at (AIA), I moved back home where years later I committed a felony, which landed me in prison for 10 years back in 2002. I was released in 2012 and from then to now I haven’t looked back since. I attended this online college and graduated on July 05, 2015 with an associate’s degree in science, and continuing for a Bachelor degree in business. I feel like “I already know everything about the street life why not learn about something that I don’t know.” I am now currently an intern at Lg Music Publishing Company under the CEO/Founder Ms. Renita Holyfield who has not only been a mentor of mine but also a true friend. All I ever wanted to do was become an M.C. and be recognized for my lyrical gift. I could care less about fame; all I want is for people to remember my name. Respect!
The Rhythmic Lounge: Please introduce yourself and give the readers a brief background for those who aren’t familiar with you! Larry Luve: I go by the name of Larry Luve in which I inherit from my homies growing up. I was born and raised up in a small populated town in Georgia called Millen. I been in the music business for almost 20 years now and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta back in 1995 after I graduated from high school to study Music Entertainment Management. I then became more familiar with the music industry after I started networking with artists in the industry, learning hands-ontraining, and how to become independent in the music world. Although music is my passion, I like to seek knowledge because to me knowledge is power. I just received my associates degree in science and continuing for my BS degree in business to help me better organize my independent record labels, which is called "Mini Stiles Records, Inc."/"Full of Life, Inc.". I just want independent artists to know that behind all the glitz and glamour in this industry "90% of it is business" for real.
TRL: You grew up in a rough area in Georgia, and those tough circumstances encouraged you and brought out your creative side, where others would have given up! How were you able to choose the better path? LL: As a youngster growing up in poverty in the ghetto and being surrounded by the street life on the daily basis, I witnessed so much as a youth. However, I never wanted to be a product of my environment and the older I got the wiser I became and being that I had a passion for poetry writing & music, it really helped me escape the desires of the street life. Although I didn't have a choice of being raised in the ghetto; I still had the mentality of making a name for myself through my art of poetry writing & music. I grew up listening to Run D.M.C., Melly Mel, The Get Fresh Crew, Jam Pony Express D.J's, Kilo, MC.Shy D., Too short, and Uncle Luke etc. Music just took me out of the hood to a place where I was isolated from all of the madness that surrounded me back then. From then on, I knew what was my destiny and pursued to chase my lifelong dream as a songwriter/artist.
TRL: Have you considered expanding your talent into other areas of music or entertainment? If so, which? LL: Of course, because expanding your brand is what marketing is all about in this industry. Its no limits to what you can do to explore your options in this industry in which technology has taken over. However, my main focus is to remain versatile in business and operate not only a hip-hop label but R&B and soul as well. I think expanding globally is awesome as well in this industry because the majority of our listeners is from other countries besides the U.S. so in order to become successful in this business, you can't put limits on your talents. Sourcing is always good for business.
TRL: Your path to where you are now with your life and with music was not an easy one. What advice do you have for those with a passion and talent for music, whom are struggling to make the right decisions and turn things around? LL: To anyone that is serious about their talents or goals in life, I would just encourage them to never give up on themselves and learn more about the business your apart of because knowledge is power and once you know it, then no one can take that away from you or tell you otherwise. It is very important to take your destiny in your own hands and don't let anyone treat you like a puppet on a string. Yes, it is a very hard task to become successful in this industry but what job you know where you don't have to put forth effort, time, and dedication into. Control your own destiny and become the artist you always dream of.
TRL: Do you have any news, projects or upcoming events that you’d like to mention to our readers? LL: I just released my new debut single " Just a Player" out now and working on my EP Album right and don't forget to check out the first single on the EP Album entitled "Microphone Check" which is doing well on YouTube and Twitter. I’ve been working very hard trying to promote these singles so I won't be doing any shows until next year after I receive my BS degree. I will leave the viewers with this, and that is to never give up and reach for the stars because the sky is the limit! Holla. https://plus.google.com/u/0/11467495549611902755//posts
Bughouse Entertainment Presents MRJUNBUG born and raised in Nashville, TN. He was recently nominated as SEA AWARD'S IMPACT ICON! His music career started with the group Capital Punishment klik in 1993 with the release of Return From The Dead, selling 1,500 copies of cassettes only. In 1995 Capital Punishment released Ghetto Stories selling 4,100 copies. In 1997, Capital Punishment released Shadow Of Death, selling 10,000 copies. Shadow of Death has over 50,000 downloads over the Internet to date. Sales in Germany and Japan have catapulted Mrjunbug to successful stardom and in 1999 Capital Punishment released Different Levels of The Game nationally through select-ohits, selling 3,000 copies scanned and 5,000 copies from hand to hand. In 2000 the group split and Mrjunbug released Karma vol.1. The single Whatcha workin wit attracted lots of attention in Georgia and Florida. Orpheus Entertainment, and Slip-n-slide records showed a lot of interest but could never reach an agreement. Mrjunbug has opened shows for some very established artists, such as The Ying Yang Twins, Young Jeezy, DMX, Ludacris, CoCo Cal, Eightball and MJG. In 1996, he opened for Tupac in Nashville, TN and St. Louis, Mo. Nathan (Mrjunbug) Clayborne also does all of his productions! Mrjunbug also known as DJ Trixx runs his own live Internet radio station called Cashville Radio. The stage is now set for the Nashville native to make positive noise in the music industry!
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The Rhythmic Lounge: Please introduce yourself and give the readers a brief background for those who aren’t familiar with you! Nathan Clayborne: Nashville TN. Some of you know it as Cashville. With very little popularity in the Small town called Antioch, TN. There were 2 young men playing high school football together. Nathan (MRJUNBUG) Clayborne and Brian (SUPREME) Smith. Together they would form the Rap Group Capital Punishment Klik. The Group was made up of 2 Producers/Rappers/Djs that released rappers off of there own label ETERNAL RECORDS. From there the group wrote and produced 5 albums. Return from the Dead, It Ain't No Mystery, Ghetto Storiez, Shadow Of Death, Different Levels Of The Game.
TRL: Who have been your biggest musical influences? NC: Well first and foremost it's God Rest his Soul PIMP C hands down if you really know me. Just say that I learned a lot from him while he frequently visited Antioch and Brentwood I'll leave it at that. We had 2Pac, 50 Cent, Ice Cube, Eric B n Rakim, Too Short, Biz Markie, Keane, Dr.Dre, Eminem, Outkast, KRS 1, Public Enemy, T.I, Magic Mike, Pistol. Shannon Sanders, Biggie, Trick daddy, Pastor Troy, Triple 6 Mafia, Gangsta Pat, E40, Alcapone, Dayton Family, Brotha Lynch Hung, Kool Daddy Fresh, Indo G n Lil Blunt, WC and the Mad Circle, Mack 10, Keith Sweat, Al B Sure. R Kelly. Master P, Scarface, Geto Boys, Jay Z, WU Tang Clan, 8Ball n MJG, 2Live Crew, and Snoop Dogg. NWA, Spice 1, Mac Eiht, but my favorite rap group of all times is UGK. We had some REAL ARTIST.
TRL: What has been your greatest career accomplishment so far? NC: My greatest career accomplishment this far has been being able to stay in the game. I've been nominated for several underground award shows in different categories. I won a STAXX contest on LOUD.COM with a signed microphone from DJ KHALID. I’m being presented with the IMPACT award at The SEA AWARDS in Miss. In 2017. That's a very big accomplishment for me. Because that means out of all these years I haven't been unnoticed. 9 albums. Capital Punishment Klik 5. And I’m still going. I produce and manage artists as well. Bughouse ENT. My label is on its uprising. So stay tuned.
TRL: Are there any upcoming events or projects that you’d like to mention? NC: I have a few shows lined up in NY, Cali, and Down South. I have BUGS LIFE (MY DAYS ON EARTH) EP that’s out now. My next project is titled BEYOND DREAMS (ANGELS PLAYGROUND). Then there will be only 2 more projects after that. I will then focus on releasing artist on Bughouse Ent. PAC WEEZY will be the first artist to come out on the imprint. Also my partner in NY, KING ROGUES the creator of the DRR (Dark Rein Royalty) and I will be releasing a project in 2017 a compilation of all the artists we have coming. The stage is set and now it’s time to take off like a rocket. My photographer GO DADDY is an up and coming artist that we are proud to have on board here at BUGHOUSE ENT.
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