My first question is what are your motivations? - My motivation is my son. Besides that I would just the hunger from myself and the people around me. I'm in two groups, FMF and Block Boyz and it's alot of people that look at me like a leader. So I can't let them down.
How can you define your music background NOW? -My music background is old school. Mainly alot of 90's type of rap. I'm trapped in that phase.
So many highlights in your career already... If you could keep only 3 ... Which ones ? - If I could keep 3 highlights, the first would probably be when I met Sap. I was maybe 16, and he had the most buzz in the state from doing beats for Meek Mill. He pretty much mentored me during my early career and taught me everything. Then I would choose my Summer Slam performance and winning Best DE Artist. Summer Slam I was the only DE artist in the building and the entire TLA was living my music. Winning Best DE Artist at the Philly Hip Hop Awards was just classic.
What do you want people to think when they hear your name? -I want people to think, "Greatness" when they hear my name. I came through alot of tough obstacles during my career to get to the point I'm at now. Alot of my fans saw it first hand, so I want to be pretty much a symbol that everyone can be great if they work hard enough.
What are your upcoming projects? -Right now we're finishing up "The Hustle". That's the title of my new project hosted by Dj RF and RJ Rock. They both took the project up a notch and I think it's going to be dope. My label mates Mook The Menace, Flow, and DeVile Skurk are finishing their projects as well. I'm on each project and their music is incredible even without me featuring. But first thing is my new single, "Kill Em All" is dropping soon. The track is produced by Teej and it's a great single I can't wait to share.
What is your opinion about the music industry today? -I definitely like it declined from what it used to be. The way labels are making contracts now makes people want to be independent. But as far as the artists, I think alot of people are bringing back the aspect of hip hop. I watched Meek Mill since he was 16, I was maybe 11. He was always a favorite and I actually got to sit in on one of his sessions during "DreamChasers". I like the artists do it makes the industry feel more like you can still succeed and not be a label slave.
Where can the fans communicate with you? Any social networks addresses? - They can find me on all the main sites. I talk to my fans all the time, I'm not Hollywood. My Twitter and Instagram are both @Namir302. They can find me on Facebook by searching Namir. Or pretty much just google Namir FMF and you'll find me.
What type of advices could you give to the young beginners who want to shine in the music game today ? - I would say to be yourself. Alot of artists want to sound like their favorite rapper. It's important to stand out more than you fit in. People want to see originality in this business. Music is an art and you're Picasso. Paint your own picture the way you like it, not someone else's way.
How can the Fan's contact you? - They can contact me on all social networks @Namir302. If anyone wants to book me contact email@example.com or hit my publicist CeCe up @CeCeVancePR or firstname.lastname@example.org
performing at many showcases locally in his hometown Philadelphia as well as traveling to many different states such as New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland to perform and showcase his talents. He has personally worked with some industry executives from Def Jam, Universal, and Warner in an effort to further his career,network and also to do more performances in order to show his musical capabilities to the entire world.
This is what can be said about music artist "Dead Serious". Gregory Way known in the music world as "Dead Serious" is a rap artist from Philadelphia. Naturally gifted with the ability to rap, Dead Serious started rapping at the early age of 10 years old.Since his childhood he has pursued a music career by performing at various shows and music competitions around the city of Philadelphia.Always a motivated person with a drive for success.
Dead Serious's future goals are to place himself in a better position inside the music industry so that his music can be heard by the mass public. With the release of a few singles off his upcoming album titled "Seriously", Dead Serious plans to show the industry that he has a unique style to bring diversity to a time in music that needs it the most. That Time is His.
himself, Jadakiss stopped by Shaheem Reid's web based program 'The Round Up' to speak on his upcoming album "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" & to provide his insight on his other Top 5 favorites from beats, television shows, sneakers, & more.
Born on August 11, 1969 in Dakar, Senegal, Didier Awadi is originally from Benin and Cap Verde. In 1984, while Hip Hop was slowly emerging on the Dakar scene, Awadi created the group Syndikat. In 1989, he formed Positive Black Soul with fellow hip hop musician Duggy Tee with the desire of promoting a positive image of Africa. In 1992, PBS is chosen by the French rapper with Senegalese origins, MC Solaar, to be the first part of his show touring throughout France. With a growing popularity, they record in 1994, a first track "Boul Faale" ("Don't worry") in which they denounce the local corruption of the political system. This track became part of their first album, "Salaam" released in 1995 after a European tour and signed under the label, Island Records. During fourteen years, PBS had multiple international collaborations (KRS-One, Mc Solaar, Princess Erika, K-Mel, Kimani Marley, etc.) and toured worldwide while releasing K7 and CD in Senegal and internationally. Throughout his career, as member of PBS and later as solo artist, Awadi articulated a militant and critical discourse in favor of a brighter Pan African future.
Talent comes in all forms. However some people are naturally gifted with incredible talent that stands out from other people within that same genre. This is what can be said about music artist "Dead Serious". Gregory Way known in the music world as "Dead Serious" is a rap artist from Philadelphia. We spoke with Dead Serious on his career path and the roadblocks artist face trying to "make it" in the music industry.. As humble and direct Dead Serious is he Let us know the old cliche' artist seem to forget now a days 'You Have To Spend Money To Make Money"!
BTH: Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love, with its rich art and culture. Growing up in the city, did you experience such richness?
DeadSerious: There is a lot if historical sites and monuments in the city but a lot of times when you live somewhere you just get used to seeing it so you dont really pay it as much attention as somebody not from the city would.So things like the liberty bell I see all the time so I dont really give it a lot of thought but I grew up around these things so I did experience them. Far as culture though Philly culture played a part in how my personality is today. It helped me grow into the artist I am and influences how I rap and what I talk about sometimes.
BTH: At what age did you decide music will be your career path? and describe how you prepared yourself mentally to pursue it.
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Dead Serious: My motivation is my fear of failure and what the outcome of that would be.If I dont make it in this rap game and do what I love what will my life be like? Will I ever be happy if I try and I fail at this? I dont want to look back on my life 20 years from now and be disappointed because I didnt do what I really wanted to do with my life. Thats my biggest motivation.
How can you define your music background NOW?
Dead Serious: My music background is pretty diverse. Ive always listened to all sorts of music not just rap and hip hop. I enjoy good music and theres a lot of that in other genres. I like some stuff from Lady Gaga. I vibe off of lots of R&B as well. Good music is good music. Listening to other genres is what helps me be diverse in my flow.
So many highlights in your career already... If you could keep only 3 ... Which ones ?
Dead Serious: The three highlights I would keep would be the completion of my upcoming first mixtape "Seriously", the completion of my first video for my single "I Ain't Done" off the mixtape , and my first stage performance for some of the songs off the mixtape. I had recorded music plenty of times earlier in my career but this was the first time I sat down and put together a full mixtape. I put this mixtape together like an album. Its a culmination of my thoughts and talent over the past couple of years . Im glad I was able to finally put everything together and in the past year I have been able to do so much with the songs it just feels like I really stayed focused and accomplished a lot.
What do you want people to think when they hear your name?
Dead Serious: I just want to be respected as far as my music. When people hear the name Dead Serious I want them to think that everything they hear me on is going to be fire. When I was a kid I could'nt wait to hear some new hot song from my favorite artist. It was like Christmas in the summer when people would ride through my hood banging some new hit. And when you would hear new music from people like Jay Z or something produced by Dr Dre you knew that it was gonna be a hit point blank period. Thats how I want people to think when they hear my name.
What are your upcoming projects?
Dead Serious: Right now my current project is my mixtape "Seriously" which I will be dropping in a few months. I have my video for the single "I Ain't Done" about to be released on youtube in the next couple of weeks. Im about to start shooting the video for the next single "Dats Funny" off the mixtape and also Im about to start getting ready to put together the concepts for my next mixtape. Im just trying to keep flooding the streets with my music until everybody is talking about me
What is your opinion about the music industry today?
Dead Serious: I think that it definitely is changing. Song structures are becoming more simple and catchy. The business side of it is a little more tight now with so many digital downloads, 360 deals, etc. Like anything else in life things change with time so Im just adapting and changing with it by learning as much as I can as I establish myself in this industry.
Where can the fans communicate with you? Any social networks addresses?
Dead Serious: Yeah I can be reached on facebook, twitter,and reverbnation and you can see my videos on youtube. If you want to book something with me my email address email@example.com. All my social media sites are www.facebook.com/deadserious215 www.twitter.com/deadserious215 www.reverbnation.com/deadserious215 www.youtube.com/215deadserious
What type of advices could you give to the young beginners who want to shine in the music game today ?
Dead Serious: Learn as much as you can about the business side of this industry. Its called music business for a reason. Making good music is only a quarter of what you need to be successful. Theres so many pitfalls in this industry that you alway
Check out this clever and thought provoking track from Dojo Seven out of Jackson, MS. He laid his vocals over Jay-Z, "Dead Presidents" beat.
" Dojo's intelligent, but he's by no means an academician. He's charismatic, but too rebellious for politics. His music expresses the dichotomy of formal educational training and urban (aka "hood") southern sensibilities. It's concurrently young in spirit and old and wisdom. Some say he sounds like Big Sean mixed with David Banner mixed with J. Cole mixed with Wiz Khalifa... Maybe. Check it out and see for yourself. "
While in Philadelphia, last night for a concert at the Pennsylvania's Theater of the Living Arts, French Montana's tour bus was shot at. Unfortunately, one individual died and another was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
According to a report by NBC Philadelphia, French was outside of this tour bus engaging with his fans from the performance. The person who tried to attack French killed a 27-year-old man who was caught in the line of fire. Another victim was also shot in the shoulder and is in stable condition.
"It's just ignorant. You fire into a crowd and you're gonna hit somebody. In this case, unfortunately, someone was killed. Don't know if they had anything to do with anything, if they were a fan or what," said Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.
Police authorities are questioning French Montana and 25 other people that includes his entourage and fans. So far, three people were taken into custody for gun possession. Investigators also note that someone inside the bus fired back after the initial shots.
There are no suspects in the shooting, but stay tuned as more information develops.
Bronx rapper Tim Dog died yesterday from a seizure following a lengthy battle with diabetes, reports The Source. He was 46. The Bronx native Tim Dog, is best known for his East Coast/West Coast rap feud of the early 1990s. He put out the classic 'Fuck Compton' diss record aimed at N.W.A.
Tim Dogg name surfaced in the news recently when he pleaded guilty to grand larceny for swindling a woman out of $32,000 in an online dating scam, that shocked the nation when it was viewed on Dateline NBC. He was sentenced to five years' probation.
New York rap veteran Timothy "Tim Dog" Blair reportedly passed away today (February 14) at the age of 46 from medical complications, according to reports.
Reports claim the "F*ck Compton" hitmaker lost a battle with diabetes on Valentine's Day.
The rapper made a name for himself in the early 1990′s with his infectious "F*ck Compton" diss record. Along with sparking outbursts from West Coast icons like N.W.A. and DJ Quik, Dog released a couple albums in his prime.