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Artist Spotlight: Big Blaze Propane

Big Blaze Propane

Today, we sat down with our artist Big Blaze Propane for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

My home town helped shaped who i am as a musician by allowing me to see and feel the struggle. Waking up everyday to death by violence, by police, by suicide made me see how much help we really need. If there’s one thing i know about music is that it lets out energy and vibes and in this world we need good energy and eerie vibes, so with that being said. I speak the unspoken. And its only unspoken because when spoken about. Nothing changes.. We need more people to stand together.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

Let’s see, if I could single out one musician whom expired me hands dow it would have to be slim shady aka Eminem. I feel like Em went thru a lot of stuff for me learned and shared his experience
With me and showed me no matter what you have to say, say it. Doesn’t matter how anyone else feels because those are your feelings that matter also. He showed me that if you fight for what you believe in, Miracles can happen. Shout out to 8 mile. Ya’ll raised a real one. #salute

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

If I won the lottery, the first thing i would buy is studio equipment and a place to record, lol thats a lot of first I know. I sleep music, think music, feel music, i love music. Its been to many nights were I’m just up with music in my head but i cant record because I’m on others time. So in order to do what i love because i love what i do, i have to invest in self. You must invest in self, remember that. If it’s handed to you it can be taken from you. Own it. Make it yours, thats my plan.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

My advice to underground artists in having discipline in self is simple. Remember what you’re doing it for thats the easiest way to stay focused. If what you’re doin it for means that much to you trust me, you’ll stay focused. Will it be hard? Yes. Because anything worth having is not going to come easy, but once you’ve obtained what you desired it’ll all be worth it. Just remember as you progress step by step, pat yourself on the back every accomplishment as you deserve it.

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

My tips for songwriting and recording is to just put your heart in it. Once you grab somebody’s feelings it’s hard for them not to listen. Don’t be ashamed for what you’re about to say because there’s someone out there who wants to say the same thing but don’t know how. Singing your lyrics can help the next person become stronger. Or help them see that they’re not the only one, i believe if you have the gift of music its for a reason, you were chosen to be apart of this world. The question is, what are you going to do with your blessing.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

My family really supports me in my vision of becoming one of the greatest. My lil brother (DroopSmith) is also a musician so we really help each other out if need be. My mother actually designed my logo for me and has my shirt hanging up on her wall. My close friends love seeing me perform on stage it be a straight turnup. Do right by you people they’ll do right by you.

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

This might be a little short but I’d love to open up for Eminem so he can see that he helped shaped somebody in an awesome way. If you never felt that feeling before. Its like a feeling of accomplishment and if you’re still wondering why i chose em.. He’s the G.O.A.T

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

If I could eat dinner with one deceased musician, it would have to be the great Michael Jackson. When he passed, I dropped a tear then I asked myself why but i think its because at that moment i felt he was like my family. My daughters twelve now and she loves MJ. She doesn’t know much about him i even had to pull up his younger songs like (candy girl) and ( Rockin Robin) MJ put a lot into a lot of us he was so loved man, you ever walk into a room and people start passing out? Lol didn’t think so. Somebody like that i would love to meet over dinner.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

My time with LiquidSound Records has been great but the one thing I love most is not feeling like I’m to alone out here. Being independent is hard because its people out here that doesn’t have your best interest at heart. For future artist who might want to join LSR, do your research on them first. Once you see its legit get ready to be a part of the family. And I only say do your research because thats what I did. Then I fell in love with the thought of having backup.

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

In ten years, I see my music career where I want it to be. I want people to see me and know me from my music which I aim to inspire people. I see people talking about how I helped them through hard times with my music. By then, I would have dropped a few country albums, yes country. To me music is music. Longs your soul bleeds music notes you can do whatever you want. Im not settling for any stereotype.



Artist Spotlight: Hypnosis

Hypnosis

Today, we sat down with our artist Hypnosis for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

Well to be honest it wasn’t my hometown, it was the experience I received working with several producers. They helped me understand the background of the music, taught me to write and flow a lot better as well as learn to have a little fun with the music. Can’t be serious all the time.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

In all honesty I would have to select a few artists, Eminem for his lyrical methods and word play, NF and Enkay 47 for the connection they make with their fan base, MGK before he ruined his career because he made me believe it is possible to make a movement and make it from nothing. Tech nine, the way he flows and the tongue twisters he pulls off are amazing and a huge influence on my music.

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

First thing I’d buy is a new home for me and my family.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?


The only advice I can give is to stay focused, and let the haters hate. However, listen to the constructive criticism.

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

I don’t really have tips other than to extend your vocabulary as well as to have fun with your music and to express all of your passion… never hold back.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

My family has been very supportive to be honest and they also like to pick on the fact that I “yell at the mic” . But they always try to make me do better and they’ve had my back since the get go. Much love and appreciation for them.

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

I would love to open up for NF, Strange Music or Eminem. Those would be dreams coming true!

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

I would choose Bob Marley to be honest. I would like to get his insights on many questions I have.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

I would most definitely choose to be a LiquidSound Records member. It’s been a great experience and I know this is a great team to be in.

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

I honestly don’t know where I will be and I don’t care for the fame. Music is a passion of mine, I just want to keep making music.

Artist Spotlight: Mic Breeze

Mic Breeze

Today, we sat down with our artist Mic Breeze for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

Being from Durham, NC I had to grow up with tough skin. I was never the biggest kid in the bunch so I got picked on a bit. I grew up in the hood and was raised by my Guardian. I learned how to hustle by any means in Durham and got praised for my craftiness and swift tongue.I got to witness things at a young age that many don’t understand. I think it made my music come off as dark and dangerous. I was a wild kid who was in and out of trouble and my friends were just a rough. The Bull City can be difficult to survive.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

I grew up listening to Eminem, Outcast and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I related to a lot of Eminem’s past with my biological mother and his anger helped me through a lot. Outcast music was always fun and over the top which appealed to my humour and the beats always hit hard with the most creative flows. My guardian who I call Mom used to blare Red Hot Chili Peppers in her old Toyota Supra so I think that expanded my musical horizons and gave me an open mind to quality music of substance.

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

If I won the lottery I would hire a team to market my music and manage my social media. I would invest 25% of my earning into stocks and bonds. I would start a clothing line with art created by troubled youth to encourage positivity and focus beyond the streets. I’d also buy an RV so I could travel as far as the roads extend sharing the music I’ve dedicated my life too.. I’d like to pay off my guardians car and house. Of course I’d buy some type of expensive car to stunt in.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

Don’t worry about who supports you locally. Research the industry, focus on your craft and invest in yourself. Pin point your niche market and exploit it with everything you have to offer. Your friends won’t support you until people you never met before do. Create momentum and run with it.

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

My writing process is odd. I’ll write to 2-3 different tracks at a time so I don’t get writer’s block on one subject. I typically write a verse then switch the beat and write another. Only time I write a track from start to finish is if it really resonates with me and I’m trying to get some thoughts and feelings off my chest.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

My guardian supports me from afar. Like many of my friends she thinks it’s a long shot for me but she recognizes my talent as do most anyone who takes the time to listen to my music.. I have some friends that I consider family and as a team we all keep each other grounded and driven.

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

I would love to open up for Joyner Lucas or MGK.. I think we would complement each other well and I’ve always wanted to kick it with them and the vibes are there!!

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

Mac Miller. I was never a huge fan when he first came on to the scene but his music grew on me and the deeper I listened to more of his pain I began to feel. I want to know how becoming famous changed him for better and worse and I want to know what I should watch out for. I’d want to know his secret to blowing up as an independent artist cause that’s my dream over being signed.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

The number one thing I have enjoyed is the consistency and communication. Artist who are interested I’d recommend that they enter with an open mind. There’s a lot of valuable info to be had and many opportunities to submit for.

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

In 10 years I can’t call it. I’m 29 years old and life is a roller coaster. I’d hope to see myself as a full time artist. I don’t have aspirations of being a mega rich A List celebrity although it would be an amazing accomplishment. I just want to wake up and get paid to do something I love. I’ve always heard if you live what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. I live music and I have sacrificed a lot to remain consistent in my craft.

Artist Spotlight: Jay-Day

Jay-Day

Today, we sat down with our artist Jay-Day for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

Growing up Ive always knew this was the only thing i cud do. With Choir and Vocal Jazz in high school; my Singing started my persona. My rapping followed behind as it slowly progressed as would hang out with some friends of mine. I would like to say overall my hometown gave me and shaped me a different perspective on my own reality and how i see things in life based on the music I grew up around.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

Oooh. thats a tough one theres a lot of artists that influence me both living and/or dead. If i had to truly choose ONLY 1… id say B.O.B. He seems like a pretty chill dude and we kind of have the same type of mindset. To me what he represents spitting truth, being u, and changing the world. In the end of the day i keep this mindset daily which helps me “strive for excellence”

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

I would buy the perfect house for my family. A nice mansion with 3-4 levels. Got to have a nice rec room for the family. A big pool in the back fenced in so My dogs can run freely. Get myself a professional Studio and green room in the basement not to mention a room for my wife so she can start her business. And a 6-12 car garage.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

Stay focused. Keep Consistent. If u have a dream; no matter what it is never stop. Always strive for what u expect in life. Your vision is your supernatural gift that u can use it to create your reality. Make the right choices/investments to improve yourself or your career. In the end in the wise words of Notorious BIG, ” We cant change the world unless we change ourselves.”

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

I would say when it comes with songwriting do what feels write. Stay true to yourself but still be creative. theres no need to write about stuff you didn’t do or accomplished. people want to know/hear who you are; not about what u don’t have but say in a track to sound cool. Some people might not like what you write, but keep in mind in the end music is how you perceive it.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

My family has always supported me. Since the age of 2 from me singing in the shower to now slowly transitioning my craft to a more professional setting i get nothing but love and support. With growing up, raising a family, work, and my music; most of my friends have mixed feelings. Some give me gratitude, some hate. A couple started falling into drugs and blame me for their failure cause my focus was more on my craft and my life rather then dealing with their drama and hanging with them. I don’t need that negative vibe around me. Positive vibes only.

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

If I could open up for one famous artist i would have to say B.O.B. Southmatic to me was amazing. The way he flows and his lyricism is crazy. I believe that my music intertwines or is comparable with his fanbase along with his music being in a way in between generations. He says what is on mind along with myself when it comes to songwriting.

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

XXXTentacion, God bless his soul. id have a dinner with X to understand more of what went on in his mind. X to me had a lot of theories and facts that not a lot of people don’t like to OR don’t want to talk about. X just like Tupac kept it real. Just to be able to sit across from the dude as he expresses the depths of his conscious would not only be entertaining but would be very informative.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

With the time I’ve been with LiquidSound Records the #1 thing I love the most is the support and constant communication. Being independent can be difficult especially if u have no true support. In the 10 years of doing music none of my friends I thought were there to support me and help me grow did not give the support and help I needed. With the help of LSR I’ve learned more of the business aspect of things when it comes to looking more professional along with a team that helps with distribution and media art. The opportunities that have been provided to me makes me more determined and motivated than I’ve ever been. Thank You LSR! To the artists of the future: take a risk, you only live once “Strive to be the best of you!”

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

In ten years, I see myself successful in all areas along with getting signed to a major record label. My clothing line StriveWear will be global. My music will be viral streaming on all platforms. I will be certified on Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. I will have a successful shoe-line called StriveSteps. I will no longer have to worry about nothing cause I stuck to what I believed in and all my work and dedication finally paid off.

Artist Spotlight: Premo Predican

Premo Predican

Today, we sat down with our artist Premo Predican for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

Fort Worth, Texas made me into the artist that I am today because of diversity of different cultures growing up in my city I had to learn to adapt urban struggles.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

If I could single out one artist that influenced me it will be Prince because he was a innovator that did music people were scared to do.

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

If I win the lottery the first thing I would do is hop on a plane to Amsterdam or Egypt then I will start figuring my plans out.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

The advice that I will give a underground musician is be original do not sell short or let no man tell you what true or not cuz if you believe you will achieve.

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

When writing always keep original concepts to paint a picture on what your displaying an art form the biggest thing about recording is do not let the moment intimidate you some people get scared when they stand in front of that microphone.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

My family and friends have been highly supported of my career and they still push me to keep going because they feel I have something that I can offer the world.

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

If I could open up for one artist it will be Anderson Paak I am a big fan he is my favorite artist of this time it will be honor his energy his performance.

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

It will be Prince because I would like to pick his mind ask him questions what drives him.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

The things I enjoy about LiquidSound Records is that Ryan work personally with you and help build your brand all work is done in a professional manner true guidance as long as you put in the work results will show.

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

10 years from now I want to be known as a innovator the whole concept of the world to bring forward true of existence for those who don’t know universal consciousness.

Artist Spotlight: Nike Nick

Nike Nick

Today, we sat down with our artist Nike Nick for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

My hometown gave me diversity in the music industry, I started playing guitar in bands. I played battle of the bands in high school and placed 3rd. I’ve always been a fan of hip hop and that was a lot of it in Duluth/superior area. I just recently chased on the seen of hip hop threw my recovery from the struggles of addiction.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

This question changes often for me because the music business is growing and with that comes different types of talent so there are man answer to this question for me. I’d have to say from the beginning of my music scene I’d have to say Led Zeppelin was a big inspiration for me.

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

If I won the lottery or become successful enough to be able to afford anything I’d have to say one of the first things I’d buy or build is a rehab facility for musician base, there is more to life than drugs and alcohol and one addict helping another goes without parallel.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

Just be yourself and do what you love. Never stop striving to level up your talent and chase this passion for music that so many of us share, music is powerful, it’s healing, and nothing beats the feeling of doing what you love.

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

Stay on topic. Pick something to write and be creative about, I understand it’s the entertainment business so giving listeners something they can look forward to is essential but as well relate to your own life and apply things that you’ve really been threw and tap into this emotions.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

 Some have been there from a distance but most have left my life. I was defiantly to blame for some things but it shows who really is there for you. The pain of some of these struggles is what makes a good musician I believe and I wouldn’t take it back for anything.  

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

I would open up for The Migos. Quality control is hot right now and I like their style. It would attract a big crown and therefor give me a bigger data base of fans as an upcoming artist. 

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

I would have dinner with Jim Morrison. Back before he got too heavy into being a drunk fool. Back when his poetry and passion for music were on point. I’d love to see things from his perspective I named my son Morrison as well.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

I like the fact that Ryan Katz gives you what you need to be successful and gives you one on one interaction. It’s more personal and and for someone new in the industry it’s a positive step forward. It’s up to you whether or not you take LiquidSound Records’ direction and how far you can go is limitless.

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

I see myself becoming known and successfully financial enough, where I can do what I really love, to help people. Weather that be through my music or one on one I just want to make the world a better place.

Artist Spotlight: 3nigma

3nigma

Today, we sat down with our artist 3nigma for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

I’m a rapper/singer from Angola, Indiana where nobody’s really doing it, growing up in a musical household in a non musical town has definitely allowed me to give myself a genuine identity as a rapper/singer with a lot of diversity.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

Rapping (Eminem)/Singing (Chris Brown). If it came down to one, then Eminem, he was what got me started and was one of the first real rappers I ever actually listened to that compelled me to want to rap and build a foundation of creative rhymes. On top of that, his prior life before he was anyone famous was relatable.

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

If I won the lottery tomorrow the first thing I’d buy is homes for my close family. They sacrificed so much for me and if I could give it all back tomorrow I would.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

Never give up. Social media makes everything look so fast and over night and that is discouraging and makes a lot of new underground artists wanna quit because it’s not realistically an over night thing. I’m nowhere near where I want to be but I know I’m gifted and have a purpose in music. To reach my tribe of people who feel the way I feel everyday and to be their voice of encouragement and inspiration, but to get to that you can never give up and you should always be creating, but most importantly always be willing to put yourself out there even if it’s crossing that comfort zone line we all have.

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

Go with what you feel inside not just what the people like to hear, always make sure your work is how you want it to be never settle but don’t be super perfectionist, and always be open to criticism from brutally honest peers in the same lane as you or complete strangers. They don’t know you so they won’t feel obligated to stroke your ego.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

They’ve usually supported morally and sometimes have gone as far as to be present for when I need them most at important times, but sometimes they don’t always support like they say they do. The push I give my own content versus there’s isn’t congruent and that’s because this is a long drawn out process I know they have lives of their own but sometimes I can just feel the support isn’t there, if something big big happens that could change, but isn’t that how it always goes?

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

Chris Brown. He is one of my all time favorites and started out very young and I would love to win his audience and be mentored by him as a person who comes from a loving/dysfunctional family background. That would be a dream come true.

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

Nipsey Hussle. He was such a mogul in his community, but he treated everyone like family and shared his wealth and influence to inspire growth in his community. On top of that we was very woke, I would love to sit down with him to talk about philosophies and how we could all make the world a better place by coming together.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

During my time with LiquidSound Records, I’ve most enjoyed the open doors they’ve presented to an artist who doesn’t know where to start really. They present a clear path of direction. Founder Ryan has been incredibly helpful and has great incite on a lot of things I wasn’t aware of for as long as I’ve been doing music and learning about self marketing strategies since college. Having a second opinion and guidance from someone who is more seasoned with industry experiences but can connect with me on that level is majorly helpful. Business aside I feel as though a friendship has been established during Ryan’s adamant determination to help me get to where I want to be. If you’re an artist in need of direction, incite, and access to some of what most artists will never have access to because they’re scared to invest in themselves then you need to be on LiquidSound Records’ roster.

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

In ten years I see myself at lollapalooza, SXSW, Madison Square garden, touring the world, and having multiple charting hits with the greatest fan base on the planet. I see myself having major growth as an artist and as a person that won’t even remember what I was like ten years prior before the consistency, dedication, and experiences that molded my new life. My family will be secure and I’ll be happy living off the thing I love doing most and striving to motivate others to enjoy the marathon run to success.

Artist Spotlight: LeCadre

LeCadre yuhhh
LeCadre

Today, we sat down with our artist LeCadre for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

Being from Brooklyn, NY, hip hop is the pulse of the city. It rings undeniably down blocks and avenues endlessly. In the Flatbush neighborhoods you often couple that with dancehall and roots reggae, bringing a unique twist. Also being in the birthplace of hip hop, lyrical content is king.It’s almost as if I didn’t have a choice. If I did this, I had to do it greatly or not at all.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

Just one artist or band… that’s truly a hard one to answer. I pull influences from so many different places. I couldn’t even say just one genre in particular that influenced me. But let’s say I was cooking up a LeCadre gumbo, the ingredients would probably be the soul of Bob Marley.The pain of Johnny Cash. The musical diversity in arrangements of Prince. The lyricism of Rakim, and the heart of Tupac.

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

If I won the lottery tomorrow, lol thats a pretty easy one. My mother is in a tough situation inMiami, FL right now. All she wants is a home back in her country. So a house on the water in Trinidad and Tobago. Period.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

Advice? The single most important piece of advice I’d give is heart. This career path is not for the faint of heart. Long nights, no sleep. Tireless and almost thankless work. You almost have to believe in something that does not exist, because if you don’t no one around you will. Sure you have all the people down for the parties, all the good times, all the accolades that come. But who’s there in the trying times? The times where you say fuck it, when you doubt yourself, when everything around you says it would be easier to just quit. Go get a day job, 401k, and call it a life. So it’s definitely heart, made of damn near an iron will!

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

As far as songwriting, I guess that depends on the type of artist you want to be. A serious artist, a pop star, a gimmick, flash in the pan type lol. Whatever it is, I find it more endearing to your fans and yourself when you write about things that hold some sort of emotional weight in your world. Be it something you like or something you detest. The more it pulls some sort of reaction out of you, the more intense your words will become.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

Support from friends and family has always been a roller coaster for me personally. When family hears of your career choice, they are usually less than impressed. Friends are the opposite, everyone is down for the party until the party becomes the work part. This is where that heart thing becomes so important. To be honest, I spent a good amount of time early in my career just honing my craft. Not really talking about it until it was undeniable.

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

At the risk of sounding cliche, I think I would want to open for the late Tupac Shakur. Regardless of how you felt about him as a man, friend or foe you definitely had to respect his passion and work ethic. Knowing the artist I am, I think the energy in a show like that would be insane! Absolutely electric.

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

As for a dinner with a deceased artist, I think I’d have to say Jimi Hendrix. Simply for the fact of the times of that era. The mind and confidence to be such a unique entity in a time like that was unheard of. He single handedly shook the landscape for unorthodox artists. Yeah, I’d definitely have to bottle up some of that potion. Lol.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

In my time at LiquidSounds Records, I’d have to say I love the way they are so hands on and personable when it comes to my projects. Any time, day or night, seems like I can reach out like we’re old friends. Especially with Ryan (Katz), I think they work as fast as I do to bring our projects to life.

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

In ten years with at least ten headlining worldwide stadium tours under my belt. A publishing and entertainment company of my own doing nicely. Perhaps a few artists signed as well. I think I’d like to still be performing. For me, music isn’t something I do for a living, it’s more like something I live to do. I’d still be recording if not another soul heard another song.

Artist Spotlight: DIG

Dig 4
Dig

Today, we sat down with our artist DIG for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

My hometown has shaped my music in many was the first that stands out to me is pronunciation of some of my words or my accent also Pittsburgh being a blue collar work ethic based background I feel I like to exemplify those characteristics.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

Any music I listen to influences me in some way shape or form me being from the era of 2 PAC in his prime I feel he is a very big influence in music with me reason why is it always was more than music it came with some type of message.

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

If I hit the lottery and depending on for how much my first major purchase would probably be a business to employee my people as well as generate revenue to give back in a big way.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

My advice to anybody still trying to get a break in music is to stay solid and true to your craft you can always get better so remain humble and stay consistent and never stop loving music.

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

The way I write is so weird I think lol a thought comes to my head and I attempt to turn it into poetry then write it in a rap format or cadence but as far as tips keep sharpening your craft have fun when putting the words to the paper.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

My family and friends support me being happy doing something that is not affecting my foundation in a negative way they laugh at the timing of it all however for the most part the remain fans of me being happy.

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

If I could open up for anybody, it would honestly be any artist that dug my music and felt the platform I’m tryna build would be worthy to open up and do the show justice.

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?     

If I could have a dinner with any deceased musician it would be PAC to thank him for his contribution to shaping the 90’s.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

The number one thing I enjoy about LiquidSound Records is the feeling I’m not doing everything by myself and the direction they take creates a more professional look as an underground artist my advice is do all you can and weigh your own options and if management is the avenue you wanna take then definitely give LiquidSound Records a look.

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

In ten years, if I’m still alive making music, I just hope a few more people know the words to some of my songs I have no expectations doing it for the love in hopes to provide for my family doing something I love doing.

Artist Spotlight: Silent

Silent Aka K3
Silent

Today, we sat down with our artist Silent for an interview. Here is what he had to say:

1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?

Coming from a city where talent isn’t really recognized or noticed has shaped me to where I know I cant give up on my dream and that I must give it my all when it comes to pursuing my goals and chasing my dreams. It has made my passion to be a musician so high reaching for the highest stakes that I refuse to quit even after I make it.

2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?

To answer this question, I would have to say Snoop Dogg and the reason is because the vibe of his music and seniority in the game with that laid back mellowed style of music. I feel our style relate when it comes to making and producing of music.

3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?

I would have to say a piece of property and a building to professionally and properly run the label out of as well as a community center for the kids to keep them from trouble and gettin in trouble at an early age in case music is there passion or whatever it may be. My place of business will help them prepare and reach for there goals and allow them a chance to chase there dreams.

4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?

Stay focused and keep pushing. If this is your passion and you believe that being a musician is your calling, take the word “quit” out your mind as well as vocabulary. Never bow down or get discouraged about chasing your dreams or what you’re trying to accomplish in life, no matter how long it takes. Another thing you have to be able to accept criticism, whether good or bad, because its got be there. It’s part of the game/industry.

5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?

As far as songwriting goes, my best advice is to be yourself. Come from the heart, speak from the heart, and make sure you are speaking actual facts or events you have witnessed in your time of living cause when it comes to appearances and interviews you will be questioned about your life as well as music. As far as recording tips, my advice is make sure while your in the studio recording your track or album, you say everything that needs to be said and done on the song make sure when its all said and done that you are satisfied with the final results (mixing, mastering etc.) because half done work equals half done results that could hurt you in the future if you ever decide to becoming more than an artist in this industry.

6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?

Honestly, its half and half with the family I keep in touch with and the few friends I do have. Some are proud that I’m doing something positive, trying to make something of myself instead of not doing anything. Others feel different cause of the type of music I make, but the respect is still there. I’ve had a little support. Not as much as I would like though when it comes to shows and appearances, but I know everyone has a life and has other things going on so I respect that and don’t hold any grudges cause with or without support I’m responsible for my life and how it turns out and I will do everything by any means to make it happen.

7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?

I would have to say Z RO because I feel and relate to his music. I love his music cause its the truth and based on real life events and situations especially in the times we are living in today his music relates to lives in so many ways literally one of the top artists on my list to this day.

8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?

I would have to say 2 Pac cause he had so much knowledge and seniority and such a big passion for the music which still lives on to this day literally one of the best to do it in the music industry inside and outside.

9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?

Out of my time with being part of the LiquidSound family, I can personally say the thing I’ve enjoyed the most is the loyalty the company provides for its clients and the dedication in making sure the artist has everything they need and all the tools they need to be successful in this industry as well as a number of opportunities that are available in helping artists get discovered across the web as well as in person. My advice for future artist thinking about joining the LiquidSound family when it comes to the saying. “My word is my bond” LiquidSound Records has definitely proved that and I would recommend any artist that is serious know what they want and is looking for a management company that is loyal and about there business LiquidSound Records is the place to be!

10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?

In 10 years, I see myself being well established with a 24 hour studio/recreation center not only in my hometown but in several locations turning the empire into a franchise to be able to open up doors and give back to the community for people who feel like there are no doors open or opportunities for them to make something out of themselves music is my life but I know where i come from and what I have been through and in my eyes it goes way beyond then just making music I wanna uplift and give people a push and prepare them to where they feel they can succeed in whatever passion or talent they feel possible thats fits them.