Tell the people who you are and the meaning behind your name? A double came from a older friend of mine.Everyone just called me A (still do)and one day I saw him he called me a double....That was pretty much the birth of the name since then it has stuck...I'm a modest but confident kid from Philly..very Intellectual with how I think.I'm very honest and to the point but at the end of the day its all love with me..I just love to have fun
How long have you been rapping at what age? I was born with this gift as a rhythm-matic writer....at 11 I decided to began the nurturing process of my gift..
Everyone has a success story what's yours?I would say I'm a success in progress
Tell us about your mixtape? My mixtape brings the tie between everyday life ,and situations, while giving you a feel for the plight at hand(the grind)and the road being traveled
What's next from you? As of right now I'm getting ready to drop my debut mixtape Etcetera-Etcetera
Please inform us on your next project? I'm also having a blog about to launch called "Kennedy section"
Everyone has up's and down's in the industry could you tell us your life struggles?I don't complain much because I have been through alot growing up in Philly....but nothing hit me like the death of my mother that was a down time for me
Do you belong to any foundation or charity? No not at the moment
What where you doing before you became This success rapper? I'm far from a success rapper,but before rap I was pretty much into sports mainly football
How can the Fan's reach you? Fans can reach me on Twitter(@A_nrnr) or instagram(@sameoldA)
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Kanbeei Karlson has made the journey to Los Angeles, California to expose his talents throughout the city. The move will allow him to perform at a more frequent rate, visiting local bars, clubs and especially open mic nights in LA. Kanbeei will collaborate with various coffee house artist, performing a mixture of smooth vocals and true hip-hop.
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Tell the people who you are and the meaning behind your name? My name is Mike Mckenzie. The whole point of my name is to have no boundaries in my career. I used to go by the nick name "Mooga" that was given to me by some friends in High school but I sat down one day and analyzed what exactly I was trying to do with my music career. I change it to Mike Mckenzie to be more marketable. Also there were people online with the same name fighting wit me for it so I figured instead of fighting for a name I should just be myself. I can take any lane and be whatever rapper I want to be with my original name. I didnt want the name I chose to dictate my career path.
How long have you been rapping at what age? Don't really know when I started rapping but I started taking it seriously when I was about 18-19 years old.
Everyone has a success story what's yours? Music has always been in my life but it wasn't my first love. Though I used to rap during high school it came second to my hoop dreams. I hit a point in my college career where I got injured and had to stop playing basketball on a collegiate level. When I hit a low point of depression one of my friends from high school who go by the rap name Moomdaddy came to me trying to get me to take rap seriously because I was naturally good at it. I always had a talent for writing but this was a way for me to vent about my life & gave me a new drive towards something. With new goals & a new drive my main mission is to be remembered past my time on this earth but when everything is settled I owe any success I get to Moomdaddy.
Tell us about your mixtape? My mixtape is titled "Standy By". It has production from a couple of Boston's best like Gilly C of RLS, Evilldewer, JRob, & Moconn. Its bascially a collection of songs some old, some new that has never been released. Also have a couple of collaborations like Real P from the Boston rap group Famous Nobodies. You may know Dutch Rebelle who was on MTV's Rapfix at one point.
What's next from you? Next Thing On the list is to bang out more videos off my "Stand By" mixtape while I'm pushing the first single "Imma Star". The video is available at www.youtube.com/ReelLyfeSociety
Please inform us on your next project? Next I am going to release one more mixtape before I drop my first album "Boarding Pass" (which is produced by Russian producers, Lego Beatz & Dj Ape Cruso). It Should be dropped sometime this year with all 80's/early 90's beats. This cd will include all the members of Reel Lyfe Society(Mike Mckenzie, Moomdaddy, G.P.A., Gen Gutz, & Gilly C). The mixtape name isn't decided as of yet.
Everyone has up's and down's in the industry could you tell us your life struggles? I have a problem with feeling stationary. I like to see direct results from my actions and that doesn't happen most of the time in this industry. Most of my struggles has been mental. It is hard sometimes to keep yourself motivated when you are not seeing anything being compensated from your actions. Being an unsigned artist my money is obviously limited and I give everything to this music. Once the pressure of life start setting in you have to make a choice to either continue with music or just stop. Luckily I'm strong willed enough to keep it pushing.
Do you belong to any foundation or charity? Not at this time, but wish to have my own someday.
What where you doing before you became This success rapper? I was a college basketball player/School boy. I also shot & edited videos on my off time.
Tell the people who you are and the meaning behind your name?
Decatur Redd. My older brother used to call me Redd. The people in the street call me Gangster Redd because I used to play with guns a lot and when I got out of prison I dropped the gangster part of my name and added Decatur because I've stayed in every part of Decatur. Ever since then I've been known as Decatur Redd
How long have you been rapping at what age?
When I first started rapping I was 17. I've been out here in this game for 7 years now. Hip Hop always been my passion.
Everyone has a success story what's yours?
When I first jumped into the rap game a year later I got signed to Upfront Entertainment, the same label that Akon is signed to. I was in a group called FA, the same group future was in. Of course people never heard about it because they never put any records out .So shortly after that , my brother Ku Dolla and I decided to do it on our own; with very few resources and my dope boy money we got into the studio and started pressing up CDs. After that we started hitting all of the clubs in Atl and I got on every stage that could and before you know it I became well known through out the city as one of Atlanta's well respected, hard working, independent artist in the game.
Tell us about your mixtape?
I have a upcoming project called Death To The Fake. Which will be released on livemixtapes.com soon hosted by I Love My Plugg Djs, produced by : Mo Diggity, Khuz-Cam Beats' Shawty Redd, StarFire Ent.And Myself.
What's next from you?
My next mixtape is called Space Age Trappin which I'm working on now
Please inform us on your next project?
This Project will have more production form me and more features. I have a couple of guys from my neighborhood that I'm trying to give an opportunity to shine. Very talented guys that I've been working with for a long time now . This mixtape will bring people up to date with my life, less rapping more story telling ; Like writing a book
Everyone has up's and down's in the industry could you tell us your life struggles?
I don't do a lot of worrying and complaining because I pray a lot but, the biggest thing I'm coping with is the death of my mom , that day and how it happened. I still haven't been able to get over it. Plus trying to live in this society after doing a 10 year bid haven't been easy at all for me. Do you belong to any foundation or charity? No , I give my own charity every chance I get. I feel like charity's and foundation use the money for their own personal use. We can never know where that bread is going,so I do it myself,atleast I see it reach the people.
What were you doing before you became This successful rapper?
I was in the streets hard and going in and out of the studio every chance I got. I always wanted to rap and I knew first I had to get in the studio and record. So I had to sacrifice time to do it.
How can the Fan's reach you?
They can reach me on Twitter.com/Decaturredd, Instagram: @Decaturredd, and Facebook.com/Decaturredd
Tell the people who you are and the meaning behind your name? We are NewGenes , Lil'Zae and Ksmoov we call ourselves NewGenes becauase we feel like we are a New Generation of Hot Music
How long have you been rapping at what age? I have been Rapping for about 5 years at the age of 16 and been writing Songs every since i was 12years old
Everyone has a success story what's yours? My success story has to be about me living my dream as and entertainer ,ive traveled to places where ive always dreamed to vist and done things ive always wanted to do , so i guess you can say ive lived to see Texas which was amazing
Tell us about your mixtape? Our Mixtape bascially decribes NewGenes ,its Diffrent sounds of Music My song writing skills was based on facts and what i was trying to accomplish. Every song on Our Mixtape was an experience ,i feel like every song thats on our mixtape people can relate to and even dance ,our music can definitely be played years from now ,
What's next from you? Whats Next For me is more Hit Singles and more Song writing
Please inform us on your next project? My Next project is hard to speak on right now , i can definitely say that theres going to be an awesome year of Good Music coming From Us NewGenes
Everyone has up's and down's in the industry could you tell us your life struggles? Yes ,actually dealing with my mom being my manager and all, we kinda go through our struggles with passing ourselves dealing with the industry ,i may tell her somethings that i look up or notice about how we suposed to handles things in certain situations but by her being the mother and manager i have to stay in my place its a struggle trying to make it in the industry with your moms always on your back but we manage to get through it because it will pay off .
Do you belong to any foundation or charity? We do Not Belong to any Foundation or Charity but by my Lil sister having Sickle Cell i do stand behind their fundraisers and help rasie money for their organization .
What where you doing before you became This success rapper? I have always been Writing Songs but i guess you can say going to school and wroking at Piggly wiggly and atleast attempting to make it to this point
How can the Fan's reach you? My fans Can Reach out to me on Twitter @LilZae_NewGenes and at Facebook Antoine Tucker
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