@RodrickMalone Interview

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  At what age did you decide to become an artist?

I've always been a musician. I remember being a little kid banging on pots and pans with spoons on the kitchen floor. I've played drums since I was 13 or so but I really got into making hip hop in high school. Making beats and freestyling at parties turned into writing and recording.





Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?

Lupe, Nas, Tupac, Eminem. Outkast has influenced me both lyrically and in my approach to production. 36 Mafia changed the way I listened to beats too and it really comes out when I make a beat. I dig the Wu Tang. I used to fall asleep listening to 36 chambers in jr high. The first hop hop cd I had was a copy of Method Man's Tical album that my brother gave me when I was like 12.






What are some of the things you’re working on right now?

I'm finishing up the final touches on my debut mixtape "My Name Is Rod" that drops on July 28th and working on videos for 3 of the singles off of it. I'm always Making music with the the Sativa Prophets which is a collective I'm a part of.






What advise can you give other upcoming artists?

Work hard and don't be afraid to be yourself. "Swag" is often over rated.






How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?

I've always been an artist so it's kind of always been a part of who I am. Having access to a studio has made it a lot easier to be an artist though and getting to make music with a lot of great artist is a definite perk of being a working musician.





Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?

I've been in bands and played shows for years and I love it. I've just started doing solo shows though and it's a different experience. It's awesome getting to tell people what you feel and to really get personal with the crowd and the music. 






Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?

All of the artists in our collective, the Sativa Prophets. Ayedoe8 has his mixtape dropping in August and my boy Huckwheet is dropping his in September. And don't sleep on Igloo Panda who produced my mixtape. His beats are dope and he's great at engineering music. Big things are coming.

Babyface Monster x RoGizz - "Holla"

BFM and Ro takes us on tour on new banger "Holla"! This serves as the 2nd single from BFM's album "The Making of A Monster". Presented by Stack or Starve and sponsored by GetRightMusic.com #HOLLAWEEK #THEMAKING

BFM has been sitting on street classics for years and is finally ready to show the world just in time for his new tour, Midwest Blog Tour 2!



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www.Twitter.com/RoGizz 

@D5rickOshay Interview

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  At what age did you decide to become an artist?

I've been an "artist" for a long time. I used to do a lot of gaming videos on youtube I'd say that is when I really got a taste of promoting myself and the possibilities of being an "artist" or "entertainer", I'm still pretty nerdy at heart. Music wise I've been trying to really step my game up since the start of 2014, I got a video of me trying to rap back in like sophomore year of High School but it's pretty embarrassing, I never really took it that serious but I'm about to be 20 and decided I really gotta go all out with something I believe I can succeed in while I still got my youth on my side, and music is just that. Sorry for not having a dramatic story of struggle, I'm pretty average. 






Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?


Damn that's really hard. I really try not to let anyone influence me when making music, you'll rarely catch me listening or raving about others music just because I'm so focused on me right now since I'm nobody. I really started getting into trap and heavy bass car slappin music with Gucci Mane tho so I gotta give him props. I really respect Grimes as an artist too, she is hip af, not really hiphop tho also soujia boy for his rise with crank that.






What are some of the things you’re working on right now?


Right now I've just been releasing a lot of singles, really trying to build a foundation. Eventually I'm going to get out a mixtape but I'm really trying to time it right and amass the best beats I can find. Trying to get my first mixtape out in 2014 tho.






What advice can you give other upcoming artists?


Smoke Weed.






How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?


Chicks actually want to talk to me now. 







Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?


Nope.






Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?


I'm trying to start my own thing gonna be called dimension5, anyone fuckin with d5 is someone you should watch out for lol.




www.Twitter.com/D5RickOshay 


@QDotDavis on IG AND TWITTER

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At what age did you decide to become an artist?

I believe that artist are born as artist. As an artist, at some point, you decide to bring that art within you alive. , So to answer your question, I was born as an artist,but Q Dot Davis was born in 2009





Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop? 


OutKast,Ludacris,Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Rittz, Ace Hood, Ti,Puff Daddy, and Tech N9ne









What are some of the things you’re working on right now? 


I am working on the second installment of my YOLO mixtape
(Your Only Last Opportunity Volume 2), A collaborative label mixtape from L.O.E x Squidmob entitled, TwoZeroFive, which drops on July 4,2014 in alignment with Independence Day to celebrate our success as an independent label from the area code 205.I am also working on various features and booking a lot more shows to keep me busy and keep me buzzing.






What advise can you give other upcoming artists? 


Stay consistent, dream big and go get! Remember that your network is your net worth and loyalty is over everything! #LOE






How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?


I never sleep and I am never satisfied with my level of success,I am very busy nowadays. I am enjoying the life and the grind though.






Have you had the pleasure of performing yet? 


Yes all the time. I have opened for numerous big name artist and I kickoff my own mini tour July 3rd in Birmingham,AL at The Nick Rocks, You can find $6.00 tickets at www.thenickrocks.com. Then I am on to Good Time Charlie's in Tupelo,MS on July 4th. The Tour is Called the Q Dot Davis R.E.A.L. "Realize Everybody Aint Loyal" TOUR and features my label mates Ivprofen,Shaq D,and Jiggy on all the dates. There are some various talented artist featured on a few of the dates also. Look for the dates all over the internet and at www.1018mob.com as well as www.qdotdavis.com







Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching? 


Hands down my homie Pell from New Orleans. He just released his debut album,Floating While Dreaming, On iTunes and Spotify. He invited my down to New Orleans to perform at the album release party recently and it was a great show from him! He is talented and is definitely headed to the top





www.reverbnation.com/qdotdavis
www.1018mob.com
www.facebook.com/qdotdavis
www.youtube.com/officialqdotdavis
QDotDavis on IG AND TWITTER


Q Dot Davis feat. #LOE and #Squidmob Opening for Ces Cru at The Nick Rocks shot by EyeDopeMedia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5M0AWS_6HE




You can listen/download his latest project R.E.A.L "Realize Everybody Ain't Loyal" FREE at http://www.datpiff.com/Q-Dot-Davis-REAL-Realize-Everybody-Aint-Loyal--mixtape.543811.html





@RealJCoop "Coast 2 Coast"



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Interview with @jetchubetcha






At what age did you decide to become an artist?

I've always been writing, I just started taking this serious last year however, 2013 at age 18.






Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?

Very down with Nas, Curren$y, XV, Skizzy Mars, Visto, and Logic





What are some of the things you’re working on right now?



Currently I am working on my second project "A NEW ERA"




What advise can you give other upcoming artists?

My advice would be just to not give up...Too many people do...





How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?

I have been recognized in public by people that I've never met before which is dope and have just met some cool people in the game so far. 





Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?

I have had a few shows so far, a few opening acts. Excited for more to come. 




Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?

I've worked with Vuitton Don, an up and coming artist from Maryland as well that makes hits. Also, Rick from the Streatz, he has done incredible vocals on a few of my tracks. Shoutout ENDUHSTREATZ! 




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