INTERVIEW | “Behind The Mic” Rap Discussion [ WEEK 6 ] With ‪ ‪@KINGBUBROCK ‬‬‪ #W2TM EXCLUSIVE

 

Bub Rock or King Bub Rock whichever you prefer is an up & coming artist from Long Island, NY. He been rapping for a few years but recently elevated his craft to the next level late 2018 & this year. He raps to motivate people out the struggle even after hard times. He recently dropped a project called D.R.E.A.M.S ( Do Right Even After Minor Setbacks ) He has worked with many artists over the years such as Rome Streetz, Eddie Kaine, Ralphiie Reese, Sleep Sinatra to name a few. We had to opportunity to add him to the “Behind the 🎤” series. Take this time to get to know who Rock is and get familiar with his music. As usual if you click the pics it will direct you to his music.

 

 

 

( TM )   What motivates you to make music in this new industry that’s harder for rappers like yourself to get the recognition you deserve?

( Bub Rock )   I’m motivated by reality, I’m motivated regardless but I don’t really acknowledge that kinda stuff as far as getting recognition amongst a particular crowd. I feel like I make music for everybody the people who it’s for will always support it but I don’t have a box I feel like I demonstrated that through my releases.  

( TM )  What type of rap do you prefer bars or an artist talking about the struggle like yourself?

( Bub Rock )   I’m from the cloth of emcees that make good music. I think the curriculum of what an artist is has been changed so many times over time but I just stick to what I know. Music is universal language as well as therapeutic to me so I don’t necessarily expect my shit to be for everybody.

( TM )  Who are 3 artists you liked growing up that you would compare to yourself as far as painting a picture of the struggle?

( Bub Rock )   I was real bar heavy in my beginning stages until I gained the confidence to be more outspoken & transparent with my personal life. I would say Styles P, Joe Budden & Scarface added to me being comfortable enough to say certain things on wax.

( TM ) How did you come up with the meaning for your new project D.R.E.A.M.S?

( Bub Rock )  I actually had the acronym for years ( 2013 to be exact ) I just didn’t have the music that made what I wanted to display to the people clear. Timing is everything & this was the batch that had it. The project came out perfect in my eyes. I couldn’t ask for a better time to release this music under that title.

( TM )  Do you prefer Bub Rock or Bubba Rock?

( Bub Rock )  With me I don’t take that no way that’s actually my real nickname amongst family & close friends. It doesn’t bother me Bub Rock is short for Bubba Rock at the end of the day lol.

( TM )  Did dropping “ No Love Lost” on Valentine’s Day build your female audience up some?

( Bub Rock )  It did bring more female supporters but I already had females that loved what I do. Even before this realm of music heard me or heard of me. That’s just something I practice outside of rap as far as company I keep. That’s rare in this realm of music anyway I don’t hear a lot of rappers do songs directed towards women.

( TM )  You work with a lot of different producers do you plan on doing any one off projects anytime soon again?

( Bub Rock )  I do that might be later on down the line. I have a lot of new music on the way though for sure. I’m very in tune with my producers ( ALL OF THEM ) we all speak on a regular basis & they speak to each other so that’s dope. The music is never the hard part.

( TM )  What’s your thoughts on the current state of New York Rap?

( Bub Rock )  I always get asked that & honestly, I don’t care for it to address it or feel any way about it. I will say that it’s bigger than New York rap in my eyes. There are dope artists everywhere & everybody gets what they get from whatever they like or don’t like. This is art I can’t really tell you  how to feel about my shit & you can’t tell me how much my shit should cost or what it is supposed to mean lol.

( TM )   “Sumtimes” is a real song any of us can relate with. Do you use your music as a way to release stress from things you’ve been through?

( Bub Rock )  Thanks & yea like I said before its therapeutic to me. Some things I probably won’t have a verbal conversation about will be addressed on a record at times. I enjoy making music even though it’s not just something for me to say what’s been bothering or what do I do/don’t like etc. I love to be creative I know what I bring to the table it’s deeper than “Struggle Rap” everybody deals with struggle. I know what music did for me & hopefully I catch the ears of like minded individuals through my story.

( TM )  What would you say to anyone who recently went through a setback that needs to hear some positive advice to help create change?

( Bub Rock )   I would say stop watching other people’s plates & comparing it to yours. Stay focused & stay consistent that’s the only difference between me & anybody else aside from skill, region, beat selection, co-signs etc. I just kept going.

 

 

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Interview | “Behind The Mic” Rap Discussion [ Week 1 ] With ‪@Teller_Banks ‬#W2TM EXCLUSIVE !!!

If you follow the underground hip hop circles it’s a known fact Teller Banks is one of the dopest & most consistent artists out right now.

He has already blessed us with dope songs such as Geometry, Redemption, & Herdin Cats to name a few.

This past Monday Teller dropped a new album entitled “The Called & Chosen” check it out via Bandcamp. In the mean time enjoy this introduction to the rapper & the person behind the music.

 

1.) How did you get the name Teller Banks?

 

( TB ) I actually had got caught up in some stuff and had to disassociate with the name I had been runnin with, Teller Banks  actually came from NCAA 14, it was a player I’d always make on any football game I’d play. I’d end up makin a Teller Banks every time. 

 

2.) What inspired you to want to rap?

 

(TB) My parents were always into music I grew up on the roots and OutKast so rap was always something I was into, I was more like a scholar at first- I really studied the culture and the history since I was young. I didn’t really have thoughts about rappin myself, I sang and played the saxophone growin up so I knew music theory and all that. One day I’m sittin outside the connect spot (RIP) and I just started freestylin and I asked my brothers like yo is this it? They said yea so I ran with it. 

 

3.) How does It feel when you hear your music being played by a legend like DJ Muggs?

 

(TB) It’s crazy. I been rappin a long time lowkey and especially with how everything went down under my last name a lot of it felt like it was for nothing, but shit like this is stuff I used to legit pray for so it keeps me in a good perspective. I get so focused on where I’m trying to get that rarely look at how far I’ve actually came and stuff like the Soul Assassins radio run really helps me step back and appreciate the progress I’ve made.

 

4.) Who are some artists you haven’t worked with yet but look forward to working with?

 

(TB) Honestly outside of the Griselda folks it’s hard to say. It’s so many dudes lowkey I’ve already worked with a lot of my favorite folks or at least been in conversation with em about a collaboration. On a production level I’d love to work with Kali Uchis or SZA. 

 

5.) In 2019 you released 3 albums thus far with one on the way still. Would you say it’s been a great year for you musically? 

 

(TB) Lowkey I did 4 but Rose Tinted Mirrors isn’t available anymore unless you bought it, it came out the same day as The True & Living. I feel real good about everything that’s happened so far this year it’s been great, I stopped workin 9/30/19 and started really doin music full time in February, since then I’ve recorded 9 albums, 4 self produced, been doin my own mixing and mastering as well. It’s nice to be in full control of how much I can really do. 

 

6.) What advice would you give new indie artists coming up?

 

(TB) Man there’s a lot of advice I’d love to give but I’d say the 2 biggest things in my eyes are: 1) sell something. Anything. 2) Don’t ask for support, support yourself. I see a lot of folks that are dope that don’t have one thing I can pay them directly for. 50 fans don’t feel like nothin when it’s all streams, but 20 shirts and 20 CDs sales is something you can legitimately feel good about. On the second part, folks are more likely to help you out if they see you pushin by yourself than if they see you tryna flag down every car passing by.

 

7.) Who are some artists you’ve been compared to? ( I think your voice reminds me of Kendrick but you have your own style)

 

(TB) Man I hate damn near every comparison I get haha but I’ve gotten Kendrick, JID, Meechie from Flatbush. I appreciate the gesture behind it, but in my head if I “sound like _____” that mean I’m underneath them in a way and I don’t like that. Only one I ever appreciated was bein called the Andre 3000 of Denver, but If somebody ever compared me to Jay Electronica or Skyzoo I’d take it.

 

8.) How much thought do you put into your album titles because they all seem meaningful example “The True & The Living” “The Damned” & “A Sirius Man” 

 

(TB) A lot of thought and planning goes into it. If you go back to Hellfire & Brimstone you’ll hear me rap about The Called & Chosen. All the projects I do with Blaq are part of one sonic universe and all joints I do self produced go into another. I treat the series me an Blaq are doin like sermons, it might not go chronologically per say but the lessons are in proper order. They match up with the stage of my journey I feel I’m on. The Damned with Farma Beats i was like a prequel spinoff- if you listen close it’s all about my past, it’s real retrospective. All my self produced joints are titled after movies. Tarantino and Coen Bros movies (right now). The concepts around those are more sonically tied together than content themed 

 

9.) How would you describe coming up in Iowa for a rap artist?

 

(TB) I’ve only been out here for a few years, but this is where my career as an artist really took form. The dudes I was runnin with in Denver were never serious about what I was tryna do or rally behind me and I’ve known them my whole life- they’ve always known how special and gifted I am. As soon as I met my brother Bill he put more support behind me than I’ve ever had in music and having somebody actually care, actually get excited about my talent and potential really did a lot for me. I was on a bad path, Des Moines and Bill(B. Well) in particular saved my life. My mom will tell you the same.

 

10.) Tell us about the hat you usually rock an what is the significance behind it?

 

 (TB) Ahh mayne, straw hats are a must for the summer haha I’m from Denver originally but my grandpa from the south and he work outside he always had one, but really I had dream when I was like 18 that I was performin, I had on the wife beater and a straw hat and it was like the prototype of who I was supposed to be so I went out and got one.

 

 

 

Check Out ‪@HARLEMFRESH125 ‬x ‪@madd_slander & ‪@rmdest ‬‬#FreshSlander Radio Interview O.C ( D.I.T.C ) #W2TM

This is a dope Hip Hop internet radio show for fans that love battle rap & discussing old school hip hop & dope artists on the come up who actually rap. These guys have done interviews so far with many people such as 38 Spesh,Crooked I, Danny Myers, Smiff & Wessun & many more. Check it out exclusively on “Fresh Slander” On BlogTalkRadio.

Interview | BRO ( Battle Rap Opinions ) Interviews @HarlemFresh_125 Regarding Party Arty’s Epic Battle With Murda Mook #W2TM

A close friend of the late Party Arty Nicks White sits down with J Legend & Battle Rap Opinions to discuss this epic battle along with with memories growing up with P80.

ThisIs50 | @jackthriller Interviews @ItzDubb Speaks About His Start Of Rapping & Av8ers Movement #W2TM via @W2TM_Blog_Posts

Jack Thriller sits down with Dubb and talk about his start in rapping the Av8ers movement & more. Dubb is an up & coming West Coast rapper that has been putting out a lot of dope material recently if you aren’t familiar with him get familiar.

Here is some music by him below

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News | CNN’s Bill Weir Presents Brothers Keeper (The clipse) Interview #W2TM via @W2TM_Blog_Posts

This is a really good interview here I enjoyed this piece by Bill Weir as he sits down with the Thornton brothers better known as Pusha T & No Malice. This pretty much confirms what most smart fans already knew that there won’t be another clipse album Malice is focused on changing his life and I applaud him for that. This is worth checking out for EVERYBODY.

Interview: Michael K Williams Talk’s About Being Discovered By 2pac With DJ Skee #W2TM Via @TeamMoet

This is a pretty good interview done by DJ Skee on Actor Michael K Williams who many people know as Omar from the wire. He discusses getting into character when it comes to acting & being discovered by the legendary Tupac Shakur.

Interview: The Lox On Hot97 Talking Trinity EP & Who Is To Blame In #NYC #HipHop via @TeamMoet #W2TM

The Lox sit down with Ciphasounds & Ebro to talk Trinity EP & the current state of NY hip hop this is a must see interview for true hip hop fans.

#Blog: #FromDaBottom2Stardom 2/10 @CoreyBux (Ingelwood,Ca) By @NamesR4Friends #W2TM

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1. How long have you been making music? 
Since the 5th grade i would say, I’m 19 now so about 8years.
2. How many songs would you say you have recorded in ya career thus far?
Over 300 but ALOT aren’t released yet.
3. Since you have a mixtape series called “Fuk A Hook” How much of your music would you say is written & freestyle ?
I would say half is written and half is freestyle. I used to listen to beats All-day and record myself while I freestyle so I can use what I had said off the top of the head, but now I’m starting to write way more so I can make official tracks and have everything sounding perfect.
4. What are you currently working on as we speak?
I’m working on a project called “INGLEWOOD” dropping next year. I don’t have a release date at the moment.
5. What do you do to keep your buzz up so you can stay relevant?
I try to keep in touch with all my fans, I have to promote everyday and socialize A LOT to stay relevant.
6. How would you describe the Cali Rap scene right now?
I say it’s pretty good, but I still feel like something’s missing & that is me. It’s not really an artist my age working as hard as me with this much talent.
7. Is rapping the only thing you are currently working towards or do you have other joint ventures?
I have A LOT of other things I want to do besides rap. I’m working on a clothing line. I wanna own my own business and invest in a lot of other things.
8. How big would you describe your fan base to be at this point? The reason I ask is because I see your you tube views are pretty good so people are listening.
I feel like it’s good to be my age i am now, But I also feel I deserve to get way more plays. Everything I drop should reach 1mill views + but I know ill get there soon.
9. What makes you different from other artists trying to get on?
The grind, The things I’ve done & hard work I put in. I invest in myself every dollar I get.
10. What’s one thing you think the people should know about you?
  I think they should know when they see me not dropping any tracks or videos just know I’m working hard on something big. I’m never sitting around I’m always plotting and trying to be better than i was the day before.

Blog: Interview + 2 NEW SONGS With @Chev_Robinson 1/10 By @NamesR4Friends #FromDaBottom2Stardom #W2TM

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What’s the next move for you that you working on right now?
 
Right now I’m currently working on a Ep and an Album. The Ep will be some free music just to drop to get people ready for the Album!
 

 

 For those that don’t know you us to rap under the name the infamous swagg what inspired the change?

 
 
I went through an identity crisis once my brother passed away, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep my name or change my name to infamous dysh for my brother or even use an old nickname of my fathers. after a while I realized I was gonna be more honest and genuine with my music and give people me..the real me. so I decided to do the same with my name.
 
 
How do you get in the zone before you record because a lot of your music is deep?
 
I don’t really have a process or anything to get in the zone. writing, recording, shooting videos. everything feels so natural to me now at this point I’m always in my zone when it comes to music. it really has become 2nd nature to me.
 
What project will the October 22 track be featured on?
 
 
My Ep dropping soon!
 
Who is an artist that you would say inspired your music? 
 
2pac. his message and ideas are something that still live on and exist. i want my legacy to continue similar after im gone.
 
Any artists you looking forward to working with on your next project?
 
honestly im so content with my circle. I don’t feel the need  to include too many features on my next project. No cockiness but im very confident with everybody apart of Black Military
 
What’s the movement behind ya music these days I know you Dysh Life but I know you rep glock city & Black military?
 
DyshLife will always be the legacy i carry for my brother. Glock City is at heart and will always be my family before anything but now i rep B3M (Black Military Music Mafia) Proud to say I feel as if im running with the strongest musical team in the Lehigh valley.
 
 
When you did the control freestyle did you think you was going to get over 25000 views so quickly?
 
HELL NAH! I seriously wrote it knowing it was gonna cause some buzz and make some people feel some kinda way but I didn’t even have my mind-set on trying to reach that many views that fast. blessed it happened though because im glad the message reached more people than I intended.
 
Why should we support your music?
 
I don’t feel like I should say im a real nigga but my music is real and anyone who listens and can connect will vouch for me after they hear a song. I don’t do it for material gain I truly make music to touch the souls of people in struggle.
 
How do you keep your self hungry musically to focus on the bigger picture? 
 
Put God first and keep the love of music my main priority before I put a dollar sign in front of it and begin to make songs with less meaning and purpose only to make money.
 
 
Check Chevy music on Datpiff Under The Infamous Swagg & Chevy Robinson also check his videos on YouTube below is 2 new songs as well as 2 classic videos.
 
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Comedian Patrice O’Neal’s Final Interview

I’m sure most of you are aware we lost another good entertainer this past week. On November 29th Patrice O’neal passed away he was very talented comedian if you never had the chance to see “The Elephant In The Room” stand up go on Netflix and check that out. He recently made an appearance on the Roast of Charlie Sheen. This is his final interview here with Jack Thriller enjoy & Rip to Patrice

W.2.M.Z Interview’s Harlem Producer V.Don Soundz

 

1.) How long have you been producing?

 V DonI’ve been producing for about 5 yrs now.

2.) What makes your sound stand out compared to others?

V Don: My sound differs from others because it’s a mixture between a late 90s feel and something new .

3.) I know your track record speaks for itself but who would you like to work with that you haven’t had the opportunity too yet?

 V Don: I would like to work with Kendrick Lamar , im really feeling his music . I spoke with Asap Rocky about doing some work with him. I would also say definitely Rick Ross , Meek Mill & Common.

4.) What inspired the “Large On The Streets Big L beat ?

 V Don: I made that beat a while ago , like the top of 09 . I came across a lil sample an added a dope drum break to it . At the time I was making beats with signature hooks on them
then I chopped up  Big L vocals on the beat it went perfect.

5.) What was your breakout song?

 V Don: It definitely had to be Vado Large On The Streets.

6.) Who is your top 5 producers of all time?

 V.Don: I would have to go with Kanye , Alchemist , Hi tek , DJ Premier &  Just Blaze.

7.) How can people reach you for beats?

 V Don: You can hit me up on twitter.com/vdonsoundz or Soundzserious@gmail.com

8.)  What do you use to make your beats?

 V Don: FL Studio , Pro Tools , MPK

9.)  What do you think the best album of 2011 is thus far?

V Don:   I would say Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the throne or Kendrick Lamar Section 80

10.) Is there any projects you got on the way the people should know about?

 V Don: Yes definitely I just placed a track on 50 Cent upcoming album , I just did a track with Lloyd Banks on “The Cold Corner 2” . I have my own artists SteadyFam im working with from Richmond Va  . im also working on a ep with a new artist Bodega Bamz called Sidewalk Exec .  In the future expect to hear me working with Trae Tha Truth , Willie Da Kid , Smoke Dza & Asap Rocky

11.) What are your thoughts on rap music as a whole right now?

V Don:  I think rap music is in a changing stage right now , there’s a lot of dope new artist and a lot of garbage out too overall.

12.) Why should artists come to you for beats?
 V Don: Artist’s should come to me for HEAT because my music definitely brings the best in you..