Artist of the Month – Big Not

Posted on May 13, 2019May 13, 2019  Leave a comment on Artist of the Month – Big Not

Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from?

My Name Is Big Not and i was born and raised in Detroit. @Bignot313 on Instagram and Twitter. 

How did you come up with your stage name?

I got my stage name because i was a big dude with bars people called me Biggie. Which i always took as a compliment but i wanted to be my own person. Big Not (I am Not Big)

What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city  

In Detroit the Music scene is buzzing in the industry for really the time ever. A lot moves are being made and a lot of artist are making money independently and getting deals.

For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?

Reality Rap. Real Life Real situations. Almost more spoken word than a rapper. I’m ghetto Shakesphere.

What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?

I would like people to hear the authenticity and feel like i gave them all of me. To hear the effort and work put it in to the music and they like they got their moneys worth.

What is something that is a must have when you are recording?

No interuputions, I mostly record alone..since im am engineer as well.. 

If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?

I would probably say Jay-z 

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years with your music career?

I see myself in a postion to be one of the most sought after people to work with. I didnt say artist because Im an engineer and producer as well.

Where can people find you at on social media?  
@BigNot313 Ig And twitter

What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?

I havent released an official from upcoming  project “Ray” Releasing July 6th. but  have just released a new freestyle video recently https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY0jAzZEE04
i have music on all digital outlets here is Tidal https://listen.tidal.com/artist/4069079

Artist of the Month – S H I I K

Posted on May 7, 2019May 7, 2019  Leave a comment on Artist of the Month – S H I I K

Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from

” My Name Is Dominique Harris Sr, The Name Shiik Was Given To Me In The 7th Grade By My Football Coach & It Just Stuck With Me. I Am From Dallas Tx, But Was Raised In DeSoto Tx. Big Shouts To My City.. We On The Way! “

How did you get started in the music business?

” I Started Rapping Early Like When I Was 7, But Being The Youngest Of 7 I Had To Go With What Seemed “Definite” & That Was Basketball.. But I NEVER Let My Love For It Leave. So Around 2016 I Moved Back To Dallas From College In West Texas ( Sul Ross State University ) To Play Ball & Finish School. In The Midst Of That The Rap Game Got Terrible For Me & I Couldn’t Support It No More Without Putting Out My Own Music! That Summer I Joined A Group With My Homie Called “2DomsRBetterThan1″ Which Didnt Last Long.. But Putting Myself Out There When I Was In The Group I Couldnt Just Stop..Specially After Sitting On Bars For Like 20 Years.. I Said F**k It & Took It Serious! So In 2017 I Dropped My First Project #TheThookaTape & Took Off From There”..

What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city

” Its #Tough Man.. You Ever Tried Telling People You A Rapper? .. & Be Supported & Taken Serious Without Having A Gimmick Or Sounding Like Everybody Else ? Sh*ts Tough! My City Gravitate Towards Whats Hot In The Industry And Not Whos Hot In The City. You Can Be Nice & Can Really Rap But If Its Not What They Use To They Gone Ignore You Until They See Other People Rocking With You.. But By That Time Its Too Late..”

For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?

” Like Being In A Time Machine… I Bring That Feeling Of The “Good Days” Back! Versatile , Lyrical With A Southern Swagg. I Really Cant Explain It To Be Honest.. Its Just Me.. S H I I K .. Im Nice Though & Thats Being Modest..”

What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?

” My Current Singles Are Living My Life , Touchdown & Dollar After Dollar” .. But My Latest & Greatest Is #HighBefore6Am & Can Be Found On Apple Music , Spotify , Youtube , Tidal .. Pretty Much Everywhere . ” 

What goals do you want to achive with in the next year? 

“I Would Like To Be Top 5 In My City & At Least Burning Down A Couple Cyphers , Interviews & Features With Some Of My Favorite Artist In The Industry. More Exposure For Sure, I Need To Be Front Page & On Stage Somewhere.. Its Time To Start Taking Risks.. I Want This Sh*t Too Bad..” 

How did you come up with your stage name?

“S H I I K ” Is A Given Name .. Everyone That Knows Me Knows Me As “Shiik” So To Try To Go By Something Else Would Be Weird To Me.. I put It In All Caps & Stretch It Out So It Forces People To Pronounce It Right… So S H I I K it Is..”

What is one thing people dont know about you that you would like for them to know?

” Im REALLY Talented.. Like Really Really Talented , A Really Big Family Man & I Dont Like Guns.. Like I Hate Them “..

What is something that is a must have when you are recording?

” Weed.. An Hour Plus A Pen & A Pad” LOL But Weed & A Lil Liquor To Zone In.. But Long As The Beats Right Thats Pretty Much It.. & Weed LOL ” 

What is one thing that you can do without?

” FAKE FRIENDS & NEW ENEMIES ” 

If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?

“It Would Be J. COLE / Wiz Khalifa / K. Dot
J. COLE .. Just Cause He Has Been A Favorite Artist Of Mine Since Before I Started Rapping & Bar For Bar I Think We Could Make A Few Timeless Cuts For Sure.. Wiz Khalifa Was Another Big Time Influence On Me Coming Up.. It Only Seems Right.. Kendrick Lamar Because I Get That Comparison A lot & Would Like To Collab To See What We Would Sound Like Together And Make Some Timless Tracks “..

What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?

” Be Who You Are.. Not What They Are Comfortable With” ..

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years with your music career?

” Hopefully Getting Some Music Award Nominations… Touring With Some Big Names.. & In A Position To Help Better My Family & Community With Opportunities To Be Successful “..

Where can people find you at on social media?
” You Can Find Me On :
Instagram [ Capital.Shiik ]
Twitter [ OfficialSHIIKD ]
Facebook [ Shiik D Harris ]

Do you have any shout outs?
” For Sure I Want To Shout Out 
My Wife Dionna, My Son , Unwired Records , N Z A , Bigg Slimm, Lu Music
My Brothers Day Day & Zayy , Rest In Peace To My Brother Dan ” Chalalie Lu ” Harris , The Plug Gold , My Cousin Whitney & Yall WBHH For The Opportunity”.. Im Humbled 

February Artist of the Month – XPRT

Posted on February 22, 2019February 22, 2019  Leave a comment on February Artist of the Month – XPRT

Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from
Yo Whats good its XPRT From Cleveland Ohio
How did you get started in the music business?
I started out freestyling and battling any where I could from there I just kept going and growing from there 
What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city
I’m in Atlanta now and its an independent artist’s dream out here 
For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?
Fun sh*t talking lryicism
What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?

I want the people to decide what the single is…but the album is out everywhere you stream music. apple, spotify, google play, youtube
What goals do you want to achive with in the next year?  
This project is a collab album with my bro Primo Dolla. we are working on the next one and I’ll be dropping a solo project real soon.
How did you come up with the name XPRT?
Thats funny I started out with a long ass name but i changed it to xprt because I consider myself an expert in my craft
What is one thing people dont know about you that you would like for them to know?
I’m a born and raised Cleveland browns fan and that hasn’t been a fun thing til a month ago
What is something that is a must have when you are recording?
ear buds I stay listening to beats writing and re writing verses. I’ll record a verse then go outside and write to a beat i got in my phone for the next track or next session… oh and vita cocos they go hard
What is one thing that you can do without?
 Negative energy Positive vibes only
If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?
Royce 5’9′ he’s been one of my favorite rappers for a while
What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?
I try to sneak in knowledge every now and again so I would like for people to have some new information to use in life.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years with your music career?

I see myself with a huge library of music and a strong fan base 
Where can people find you at on social media?
@xXPRTx on twitter XPRT81 on instagram I dont really do Facebook or Snapchat so thats about it

Do you have any shout outs?
Da homie PrimoDollaMy Bro Silence 

January Artist Of The Month – YL Ques

Posted on December 28, 2018January 1, 2019  Leave a comment on January Artist Of The Month – YL Ques

Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from

A: I’m YL Ques Artist/Songwriter from Atlanta Ga. Born in Auburn Alabama also have roots in the Bay Area California as well as the Delta Mississippi.

How did you get started in the music business?

A: Being in school taking college courses in the particular area, to being in the club and the DJ playing my record and receiving a good response and feedback. It all kind of stemmed from there to sum it all up.

What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city

A: In my city it’s full of opportunities for independent artists or anyone else in the entertainment industry trying to get their foot in the door.

For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?

A:Great, Inspiring, captivating, meaningful, original, timeless, uplifting, with good feel and vibe.

What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?

A: I’m currently pushing “Born to Win”, “Better Days” and “KAP” which are all singles from my most recent album “Born to Win” available on All digital streaming platforms everywhere!

What goals do you want to achive with in the next year? 

A: In 2019 i will be taking my music career to next level in every aspect. Leveling up all across the board. Big things are on the way! The grind never stops.

How did you come up with the name YL Ques?

A: YL come from the movement and the Brand which stands for Young & Livin. Ques (pronounced Quez) has always been my nickname short for Jaques.

What is one thing people dont know about you that you would like for them to know?

A: I’m also a songwriter. I write and arrange music.

What is something that is a must have when you are recording?

A: In my recording sessions it’s a must I have some snacks and drinks. Of course anything else to enhance the vibes lol. But mos def the food and drinks.

What is one thing that you can do without?


If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?

A: Rick Ross. I respect hard work and greatness! It’s not to many doing what he have done for him and his team in this game that’s still relevant. Either him Gucci, Jeezy, Future, or Drake.

What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?
A: The substance and the content from my music. Which is the reason why I’m able to create timeless and authentic music.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years with your music career?
A: In a whole other playing field. Still crafting and bettering myself of being an great artist as well as being mentioned amongst the great ones. But most importantly to be able to give others a platform as such as mine to become their own.

Besides music is there anything else that you are apart of? 

A: Naw, Music Is Life! My only Commitment 

Where can people find you at on social media?

A: You can find me on Ig: @ylques and Twitter: @ylques_


Do you have any shout outs?

A: I like to give a S/o to my team Live Independent, West Empire, Dick James/LaTrese Management , LLC and everyone that I’ve ever worked and collab with throughout the industry (GuyAtl, DJ Pressure, DJ Designerkidd, Million Mark Films, Aye Major, etc). Most importantly I like to give a Big S/o and thanks to everyone that have ever supported me in anyway. Friends, family, and everyone that I don’t personally know that took a liking to me and my music, I truly appreciate you all and y’all  the reasons I go hard everyday. Luv for Life! And to anyone I may have missed I appreciate you all supporting and rocking with me.

YL Ques – YL Outro
YL Ques – Kap
YL Ques – Born To Win
YL Ques – Better Days

December Artist of the Month – Young Ent

Posted on December 2, 20181 Comment on December Artist of the Month – Young Ent

 

Whats good.. My name is Young Ent. Ive been doing music for about 10yrs now. I was a late bloomer when it comes to music but god bless me with a wonderful talent I didn’t even know I had. I was introduced to music from my big brother Tu Tu G. If it wasn’t for him and On Da Grind Ent. I wouldn’t be doing music today. It was because he and the team inspired me to do it when I didnt believe in myself. I think the music scene is like a ocean but infested in sharks. Its alot of hate in Atlanta but not just in Atlanta but everywhere cause everybody now of days wanna be a rapper and with nessage behind it. I feel as some people have it… And some people dont. Music has changed so much substance wise. My music is more about my life anf situations that Ive been through. My music is real and truthful. I speak to be a voice to our kids and community. My single Im pushing as of now is #ComingForEverything Ive been pushing this record for 2 yrs now and it’s still making noise since the first day I dropped it. I would describe my music as il ( In your face ) motivation for others to be different and speak there mind. My last name is Young And I’m a vreat entertainer… So put them together… You get ( Young Ent ) In the next year I plan to be the biggest artist in the music industry since 2pac and Biggie. You can find #ComingForEverything on all music platforms and on my Youtube

( THEREALYOUNGENT ) One thing to know about me is I support everybody and not in competition with no one but myself. I want to be better than me everyday. A must have when Im recording is peace and quit to record… And one thing I can do without is people in my session while Im recording if there not on the record that is… When I work I want to work and zone out into the music.If I could work with any artist it would be Ludacris cause we have alot of similarities and lyrically I think he is slept on the must and dont get his credit when it comes to substance and delivery. What I want people to take away from while listening to my music is… Motivation that they can do what ever they want to do in life, just put ur mind to it, work hard and keep god first cause without him nothing would be posible. I see myself being very wealthy in 5 yrs and not rich… Its a difference. I’m a full time father and a ceo to my brand and company
( Derty Mid ) Which stands from Dirth South & Midwest put together. Im from E. Saint Louis, Illinois and I reside in Atlanta, Ga. Put them together and u get unity… 3/4 of the United States… If I can get everybody screaming it in unity… We can get ( Trump ) out of office 2020. You can find me on all social media at
( @young_ent )  and I want to shout out to god my family ( wife & kids ) my mother, God … My producers @bino100keys @fatt_onda_track @gee_ged @eastsideslimm @bloomondabeat @djstreetz905 I want to thank @Imdaplugg Mr Vandyke and anyone that has helped me along the way. Too many to name but I do remember those who helped me. To all my fans thank you for supporting me all these hears and this is just the beginning… So stay tuned as Im still #ComingForEverything check out my second single #Scrimps aka #Pappadeaux produced by @fatt_onda_track certified banger… And Ima let We Balzing Hip-Hop have it first…
#DertyMidSalute to yall cause its appreciated this way. God bless.

November Artist of the Month – VonnTheArtist

Posted on November 12, 2018November 12, 20181 Comment on November Artist of the Month – VonnTheArtist

Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from?

  • what’s going on y’all!!! My name is VonnTheArtist and I’m hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Boot

How did you get started in the music business?

  • I got my start in the music business just recently really. I been rapping and making music for a very long time but the music business is a different story. It would be after my very first video “Louisiana Hard Hitter”. That’s when I started to learn about promotion, traveling, radio, opening up for artist, etc. it’s been a long journey.

What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city?

  • the music scene is actually one of the best right now if I had to say. Baton Rouge is like a hidden gem. It’s a small town with big talent. We don’t have the labels or the machines like other cities and states so we have to rely on each other for a push. Videos, photo shoots, promotion, etc. 9/10 it’s another artist that does these things so that’s how we build our network up. So the scene here is FLOODED with just talent.

For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?

  • I don’t really know but if I had to say anything it’ll be motivational, inspiring, entertaining, fun, different and conscious. I like to talk about growth but make it still entertaining to the ear.

What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?

  • my current single at this moment is “Heads up” & “K.O.K”. This two songs can be found on my new project that just dropped “Valor”. It’s available on all digital music steaming and download platforms. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/valor/1437289287

What goals do you want to achive with in the next year?

  • I been working on Valor for this entire end and dropped it at the end. When I had this vision in mind the goal I wanted to achieve was to just make my name know as a artist but that’s small thinking. My goal within the next year is to me mentioned as one of the great. To be that artist that somebody can look at they friend a year from now and say “I told you that that boy was gon blow!!” Lol. So you can say my goal in the next year is to make my mark in this industry as a real MC.

How did you come up with the name Vonntheartist?

  • My name use to be just “ICE” but for the reason of branding, marketing and just being overall searchable I had to change it. I still go by ICE but it’s VonnTheArtist now. An artist and a rapper are two different things. I use to rap til I understood what it takes to make a song. They are two different processes. My real name is Sherman Shavon Wells. So, I just dissected it and condensed it to Vonn. It’s short and sweet and it’s part of my real name so it’s easy to carry around. My good friends Tony Tumac and DJ Tokyo helped me move forward with this decision. Slapped the artist at the back of it and BOOM…rebranded.

What is one thing people dont know about you that you would like for them to know?

  • I would love for y’all to know that I am a very big gamer and a music nerd. Retro games are my favorite. Super Nintendo, sega genesis, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64. And old school music the same. I love Ray Charles, muddy waters, prince, the spinners, earth, wind and fire…can’t beat the classics.

What is something that is a must have when you are recording?

  • Comfort, focus, positive vibes, chemistry and some kinda mint. They clear out your sinuses so breath control becomes easier.

What is one thing that you can do without?

  • the politics of the music industry. Things have changed I know and It comes with time but skill use to be a requirement. We wouldn’t have Eminem, NAS, lil Wayne, T.I, Ludacris, jadakiss, j. Cole and more of it wasn’t for skill. A lot of artist are going to die out after the hype wears off and we won’t have a lot of legends from the new generation without actual skill because politics make it only about money and who can sale. You don’t even have to be good anymore to be a artist. People laughed at shock G but his rhyming patterns are actually dope.

If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?

  • I would love to work with J. Cole hands down. He is just my favorite artists. He is one of the artist I have been following since he start and watched he become one of the greats. He definitely in my top 5 dead or alive.

What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?

  • never settle, Always aim big, #nobroke, follow your dreams, find your purpose and never let anybody or anything project their fears on you.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years with your music career?

  • In 5 years, I want to be in a place where I can run a successful label and have the formula and tools to be able to put the next generation on and create superstars. I’m not selfish at all. There are TONS of artist and great acts that just need a chance. I want to be that chance in 5 years.

Besides music is there anything else that you are apart of?

  • Just a few online. Battle rap groups, throwback groups, motivation and self help groups. I’m not really apart of anything big. I’m super regular.

Where can people find you at on social media?

  • You can find me at the following:
  • Instagram: VonnTheArtist
  • Twitter: VonnTheArtist
  • Snapchat: VonnTheArtist
  • Facebook: VonnTheArtist
  • Spotify, iTunes, deezer, Apple Music, SoundCloud, googleplay and more as well.

Do you have any shout outs?

  • I wanna thank god first for breath and my talent. Wanna thank my mama and daddy for creating me, all and everyone of my friends and family. Every single one of my haters and enemies that made me into the man I am today. The struggle and poverty for crafting my grind and my hustle. Love all of it.

July Artist Of The Month – PoLo Zo

Posted on July 7, 20181 Comment on July Artist Of The Month – PoLo Zo

 

Normally when I’ve done these artists of the month its been based off of spins or requests an artist received during the month. This one is different because of the connection I have with this artist. No I do not know him personally but what I do know is we both come from the same city. That little city that when you tell people where you from they look like ‘HUH?’, or ask how far is that from Detroit? Though I have not lived in Battle Creek in almost 17 years Battle Creek Michigan is still my hometown. So to all the artists in Battle Creek represent for your city and Support your own. Thank you to PoLo Zo for rocking with WBHH – We Blazin Hip Hop #1 For Independent Artists Hip Hop and R&B. You can request PoLo Zo’s music on our website click request and type in PoLo Zo you will find the 3 songs that he submitted to us. You can Listen Live to the station via the TuneIn App and type in WBHH or We Blazin Hip Hop

1.Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from

What’s up this Polo Zo from Battle Creek Mi

2. How did you get started in the music business?

I had a few homies that rap I use to always be around them in the studio and one day I just hopped in the booth and I been at it every since

3 .What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city

Its look pretty good right now a lot people working

4. For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?

Real. I try to paint a picture so you can visualize what I’m talking about in my music.

5. What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?

Laying Low Available On All Digital Platforms and the Video Just Dropped On Youtube: https://youtu.be/EsI5jMVetA0

6. What goals do you want to achive with in the next year?

I really want this new single Laying Low to hit at least 250k streams

7. How did you come up with the name PoLo Zo? 

That’s all I used to wear so everybody just start calling me that and it stuck with me every since

8. What is one thing people dont know about you that you would like for them to know?

Im a big reader I like to read a lot of motivational books

9. What is something that is a must have when you are recording?

Postive vibes the vibes and the energy gotta be right

10. What is one thing that you can’t do without?

My Kids

11. If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?

I would have to say Fabalous he been in the game for a while and he still Consistent and Relevant

12. What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?
It’s more out there than the streets Especially the youth you ain’t gotta be a product of your environment
13. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years with your music career?
Having one of the biggest independent record labels Just Bout Money Entertainment

14. Where can people find you at on social media?

Instagram Polozo400

Snapchat Polozo400

Twitter Polozo400

Facebook PoloZo Music

15. Do you have any shout outs?

S/O to all my fans I gotta loyal fan base and they really rock with me they keep my music alive I appreciate that

March Artist of the Month – Julius Smokes

Posted on March 26, 2018  Leave a comment on March Artist of the Month – Julius Smokes

1: Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from

South Bronx/ Harlem World

2: How did you get started in the music business?

My Sister @Anita Smokes was a zulu queen. Then yrs later Lalo the Don open the doors!

3: What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city

Thank God for Prince education about this game. Control your own destiny period!

4: For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?

Intelligent Hoodlums/Deliciously Profane

5: What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?

Julius Smokes, Undu Kati in all music digital stores/Apps

6: What goals do you want to achive with in the next year?

Keeping my head above water & living my dreams!

7:  What is one thing people dont know about you that you would like for them to know?

Julius Smokes is my Gov. name!

8: Do you have a website?

Https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/julius-smokes

9: What is something that is a must have when you are recording?

Ganja

10: What is one thing that you can do without?

Water LOL

11: If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?

Ty Dolla & Rick James because they both get funky with it!

12: What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?

My music stimulates you while you smoke your face off! hahaha

13: Where can people find you at on social media?

@Buddahheadz @Whatamaneuver.com @Piledriver Apparel

January Artist of The Month – Filthy Fo

Posted on January 1, 2018  Leave a comment on January Artist of The Month – Filthy Fo
Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from.
My name is MR. FiLThy- FO. I represent
FO-BLOCC  eNt. I reside in Fostoria, Ohio.
How did you get started in the music business?
I started my music career as a producer in 2004.
What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city.
The indy music scene in my city is heavily supported.
For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?
Id describe my music as very Melodic & Trend Setting worthy.
What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?
“Right Now” All digital websites.
What goals do you want to achieve  with in the next year?
To make a buzz on billboards!
How did you come up with your artist name?
I earned it in the streets growing up.
What is one thing people dont know about you that you would like for them to know?
I want to become an influence & a voice for the poverty stricken people all across this nation.
What is something that is a must have when you are recording?
Good vibes are a must for sure!
What is one thing that you can do without?
Laziness.
If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?
E-40. Hes one of the greats!
What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?
Memories.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years with your music career?
Expanding in all areas.
Where can people find you at on social media?
Youtube.com/FOBLOCC1
Twitter.com/FiLThyFO
Do you have any shout outs
God. My fans. WBHH.
& The Whole FO-BLOCC eNt. Team!

December Artist of The Month – JudoDaRealest

Posted on December 9, 2017  Leave a comment on December Artist of The Month – JudoDaRealest
Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from
What’s up world its Bryce Holmes better know as Judo aka JudoDaRealest.
How did you get started in the music business?
I started rapping back in middle school with some buddies for fun we called ourselves The Supa Click. It wasn’t until 2003 when I began to really take music seriously and 2005 was when I was all in.
What do you feel like the music scene is like for independent artists like yourself in your city
I come from a small town (Abilene, TX) that’s starting grow in population. The music scene in my city is beginning to get on the right tracks. We’ve got a lot of talent in the city and with that comes a lot of egos also.
We’re figuring it out that it’s going to take everyone collectively to really build it up so it can flourish and I believe we’re moving in the right direction.
For those who havent heard your music how would you describe it?
For those who’ve never heard my music I would describe it as universal. I make music for everybody because I feel like music is so important and impactful that’s its on the artists that create it to continue to be influential and push this culture forward.
What is the current single(s) that you are pushing and where can people find it?
My current single “Drinking” feat. Freysh Prince is out now on all digital platforms and recently debut on We Blazin Hip Hop Radio and mainstream radio on 96Q. (ITunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, Google Play, Amazon Music)
What goals do you want to achive with in the next year?
My goal next year is getting more music to radio and pushing my career further whether I do independently or signing with a label. I want to make this my full time job.
How did you come up with the name judodarealest?
I got the name Judo from a freestyle session back in school. I remember saying “I’m so fly im out of this world headed to Pluto/ Everytime im on the mic I kick verses call me Judo” and that name just kind of stuck with me.
I began noticing there were other artist with the name Judo so I changed it to JudoDaRealest.
What is one thing people dont know about you that you would like for them to know?
People don’t know that even though I primarily make rap and hip hop music I write and produce a lot of r&b music as well.
What is something that is a must have when you are recording?
When I’m recording a good vibe is a must. My writing process other things are involved like drinks etc. but strictly recording I’ve got to have a vibe goin or the recording won’t come out right. To me recording is capturing a moment and without a vibe its very difficult to capture that moment.
What is one thing that you can do without?
One thing I can’t do without is my family.
If you had to select an artist you wanted to work with who would it be and why?
Wale! His passion is like no other. I feel like he doesn’t get the credit that he deserves and I come from that realm. I’ve done a lot over the years and it seems to get looked over but that makes me work twice as hard as everyone else.
What is something that you want people to take away from when listening to your music?
I give game in almost every record I do. I want people to listen to what im saying because I try and make it a point to give some kind of knowledge everytime I open my mouth.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years with your music career?
In the next 5 years I see myself writing and producing music not only for myself but for other artists as well. I want to give back and help the younger talent in my city discover their voice and genius.
Where can people find you at on social media?
Instagram: @JudoDaRealest
Twitter: @JudoDaRealest
Facebook.com/judodarealest
Do you have any shout outs?
I wanna shout out my family that’s always supporting me with my music. My kids (Kaiden & Brooklyn) they are my motivation to go hard every single day. My partner in crime and producer in all of this Alvin Warren (@alvindrumz on IG & Twitter.) Big shout out to Jamie Merrill for giving me the opportunity to get my music heard on wider scale. Most importantly to all the fans that really support my music and my career because without them giving me honest feedback I wouldn’t have made it to this point. Also shout out you guys over at We Blazin Hip Hop for the interview and showing me love…Salute to you guys!