“Pyrex & The Egg Beater” : Meet YBN Dougie, the Dallas rapper up next.

I have been writing fewer posts on the blog recently because of two reasons;

  1. I recently took over as the content curator of two nice size instagram accounts.
  2. I want to keep the posts on this blog to strictly the best content I can for you all, the readers.

Now I know I especially haven’t done an interview with a rapper in a minute or anyone for that matter, but recently I saw a posse cut and the first rapper on the track was someone going by the name YBN Dougie.

This was the verse I saw;

 

Bruh if you listen to that verse and don’t come away thinking “daaamn that homie just killed it” or something to that effect, then I don’t trust the music ear you claim.

I mean I keep my rapper interviews to a minimum because I want to be the site that is known for showcasing the artists that will blow up next. So far I have interviewed Elle Teresa, Hooligan Chase, Icy Narco, IloveFriday, and GlokkNine, and now I think that if Dougie continues to put out music with the flare he showed in that above verse, he will be the next one to blow.

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Where’d you get the name YBN Dougie?

Well my brother gave me the name dougie when I was little but not til I meet yung rich porter then I became YBN Dougie Yung Boss Nigga… THE REAL YBN U FEEL ME

What jobs have you had before this rap shit?

Well no cap I was arrested as a kid I was on probation all the way up to this year February so I was forced to get a job hear n there but the shit never worked out.

Have you done any shows yet?

yea latest big shows opening up wit my dawg uno Loso for yella beezy n I just did the after party wit lil baby for vlive.

Where are you from? Does it have any influence on your music?

Im From Oak Cliff HighLand Hills to be exact n yea but most of my music is really based on my life n wats going on at the moment, most time my mixtapes are fast so it really be like a moment or what’s going on in a period of time in my life.

Are you involved in your local rap scene or no?

yea of course  I’ve been making music since I was 13, some body should know me 😂

The production you find to rap on beats is pretty fired. Who are your favorite producers you been working with? 

I RATHER NOt RELEASE THE SAUCE 😂 but I give a couple drumdummie cash a.p and more but most of my mixtapes are non profit but hopefully it become a time when I can get with the producers I work wit yo make a album fasho fasho.

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Catching up with Anastasia Knight

Back in February, I did an interview with Anastasia Knight, an adult film star who was new but I had seen getting a lot of popularity. A lot has happened since February, and we lost touch, but I recently sent an email to her to see if we could do a second interview and to my surprise after a couple weeks she responded. In the interview that follows,  we talk about what she’s been up to, possibility of retirement, and if there is ever going to be an interracial scene. Scroll down to find out more!
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How is everything since we last talked? Everything is great, lost some people, gained some new ones. Everything is swell at the moment, its honestly getting better every day.
Have you been getting booked more? Yes i have, im always booked up, but since it is June now, everything is a lot slower than usual.
Getting recognized more? Yes i have i also have gotten alot more offers and i am pretty excited i honestly cant wait because i am starting to get more noticed and i get tons of emails every day about acting, modeling, shooting content with random people. I am enjoying life at the moment.
Some people thought you were retiring for a minute, is that a possibility anytime soon? Honestly no, if something better comes along then maybe but in the meantime i will keep doing porn.
So we can expect to see Anastasia knight for awhile? Definitely going to be seeing me for a while.
What has been your absolute favorite scene to work on so far? My favorite scene will always be with bryan gozzling, hookuphotshot. He is so respectful and dirty as fuck i love it, it gets me all riled up.
I’ve seen you tweet about interracial scenes. Is that happening anytime soon? Yeah it’ll be coming in a month so expect it! by Dickdrainers
What is something interesting your fans can learn about you right now, what’s something we dont know about you? Well i like to research about random stuff, i say learn something new every day because that is the best way to live. And i used to write music for when i played piano.

“Rollin” Interview with producer Trill800

GlokkNine is a rapper I got the privilege to interview earlier this year.  I have been documenting his ascent to rap stardom because I truly believe he is one of the rappers next up.  And the numbers don’t lie. His tracks have hundreds of thousands and millions of views on YouTube and Soundcloud and he only has one mixtape out so far. If he isn’t on next years XXL freshman list in 2019 it will only be because he turned it down.

If you’ve been following CuratedFlame for awhile then you know I like to interview  producers and other behind the scenes players and I have reached out to several of the producers on Glokk’s debut mixtape. The first one I got to interview was Gelato and now I have the privilege of publishing an interview with Trill800.

Trill800 is a producer who isn’t a house hold name yet by any means but he is on the come up and recently secured a placement with the rapper GlokkNine. The track he specifically produced is called “Rollin” and it’s number 10 on GlokkNines debut mixtape “Bloodshells Revenge” which is what brought my attention to Trill800. I reached out to him and was able to secure an interview with this producer on the come up. You can find out more by scrolling down.

How did the glokknine placement come about?
-One of my best friends, Stephen, hit me up and told me that one of his friends from Penn State, Jordan, was an intern at a label in Florida, and he recommended i send him some beats. Jordan played some beats for them and the rest is history.
credits? (If you list artist please list the song as well)
– Well obviously Glokknine https://soundcloud.com/glock-nine/10-rollin-produced-by-trill800 lol, but Mainly i’ve been working with artists in my group 800, such as Kasey Jones https://soundcloud.com/kaseyjones107/01-lie-to-you-featuring-al-1 , and Al Hostile https://soundcloud.com/al-hostile/neverland-prod-trill800-mars?in=al-hostile/sets/smile-always. I got some songs here and there with some other artists from my area, like my boy Frankie $teeze , Mikey $avage, Travy No$tra, Mike Of Doom, ChoGod https://soundcloud.com/chogod/own-lane-feat-bnard-prod-by-trill800?in=chogod/sets/next-in-line, BNard from Lean Squad, and Matt Mcghee. I don’t really get those throwaway songs. Some People who work with me like to save stuff for their albums so I can’t really say too ,much before it’s time.
How old are you?
– I am 22, I turn 23 in November.
funniest reason/excuse a rapper ever gave you for not having the money for a beat on time?
– Honestly the wildest excuse was that he was fried and missed his bus to come meet me, and then the next day he had work. Work I understand, but too smacked? I was hot.

Where are you from?
– Takoma Park, Maryland.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it?
-I’ve been producing for like 3 years. I got into it like a year and a half after I got out of high school. My boy Spencer @half-empty had been making beats since we were in school, as did my boy chase. One day i was on like season 5 of my Madden Franchise, smokin in my room, next thing you know i started asking myself what i was goo at? I didn’t play football anymore, and i wasn’t even that good at that, so i had no answer. I asked Spencer to set me up with fruity loops.
When did you know you made it? or that this could be an actual career for you?
– I knew it could be a career when more and more people started telling me that they could hear their favorite rapper on my stuff. But this didn’t happen until like year 2.5. I’m blessed I had my friends like Kasey, Al, Spencer, and Frankie to make beats for. They’re all up and coming rappers with crazy skill, and having them to rap over my beats, even the ones that i look back on as shitty. Having your own artists kinda help you a lot. Next thing you know, a lot of rappers from my area and beyond started hitting me wanting to work. I’m excited for the future.

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i used to ask people what is the most they made from a beat, and some producers don’t like to flex. So I am changing this question to can you tell us about (me and the readers) the coolest, or most satisfying, OR the most expensive beat sale, you’ve ever done?
– I don’t really wanna flex haha, but i guess about $600 for a pack. That ain’t shit fr but i’m blessed. My prices increased since i got more placements. This next pack im sellin boutta bring in $1000 once the budget comes in, and that will be the most i will have made off my production.  Right now 600 is the highest though cuz i already made that money.
Who are your biggest influences?
-Off top, Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, Buddha Bless, P’ierre Bourne, High Class Filth aka half- Empty, Chase Smith, and Matt Mcghee.
Want to give any shoutouts?
– I wanna give a shoutout to the whole 800 and My bros at Silent Grind Ent. The whooooooole Certified Crew, all my sisters, My Bff’s Brooke and Kirstin and my Day 1’s. Its too many Day 1’s to name
What do you find is the best platform or avenue of selling your beats? and why?

-Right now email is decent. My manager Bel has been doing his best to pitch my work out to artists. People be hittin my email too. I think i’m about to make a site or something like that cuz i know that’ll be more efficient.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know?
-I;m about to graduate from college. Yachty and them made me wanna quit lol, they dropped outta school and make more than my doctor. It’s all good though. i promised my mom that i’d finish.
Whats your process for making a beat?
 Any stories on how you got some of your placements?
-I got most of my placements ultimately from being talented, but also being a good dude. I got a song with Fat trel that i forgot too mention. I’ve been listening to him since I was like a freshman in High School. Me and my good man made a song and sent it to him and he fucked with the song so hard, that he gave us a free feature. That shit is boutta be fire. Shoutout to my good man for puttin the word in. That’s probably my biggest accomplishment.

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People Mentioned by Twitter name:

@KaseyJones800 -Kasey Jones

@VampHostile -Al Hostile

@FrankieSteeze – Frankie Steeze
@MIKEYTHASAVAGE – Mikey Savage
@mattmcghee – Matt Mcghee
@half__empty – half- Empty
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Interview with Producer and Hip Hoppreneur, MikeBeatz

I found out about MikeBeatz because he is one of my earliest supporters on the instagram for this blog. He was one of the first to like a bunch of my pictures and to send me messages of encouragement. I came to find out by following his page that MikeBeatz is not only a producer and designer, he is a real hip hop / rap entrepreneur.
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You see for the most part, the people in the business of Rap / Hip Hop focus on their one specific part of the trade and that’s it. If your a rapper, you rap, if your a producer, you produce, if your a graphic designer, you design. There are a smaller amount of people who might do two things like rap and produce or produce and manage or produce and design. Then there is an even smaller amount who have their hands in a whole bunch of metaphorical pies and pots. One of those people being MikeBeatz, here is a quick list of what he does;
  • Beatmaker / producer
  • Consultant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Blogger
  • Marketing and promo
  • Mixing and mastering

If that’s not hustling, your definition is f*cked up. This man has taken a passion and love for the hip hop / rap art form and turned it into a real career. To find out more about him keep scrolling down.

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How old are you?33
Funniest reason/excuse a rapper ever gave you for not having the money for a beat on time? Well, I make sure before they purchase a beat I make him/her know the difference between Non-Exclusive and Exclusive. The budget could be $25 dollar but at the same time, they want Exclusive. I do want artists to understand as well producers who know either.
Where are you from? Columbia, Missouri
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it?
I producing for 10 + years. At the age 13, my uncle was into making beats and he gave me my first drum pad hardware which had 8 buttons like the hi-hat, kick, clap and etc.
I used to ask people what is the most they made from a beat, and some producers don’t like to flex. So I am changing this question to can you tell us about (me and the readers) the coolest, or most satisfying, OR the most expensive beat sale, you’ve ever done? The most was an exclusive beat that was $1000!
Who are your biggest influences? Timbaland, Manny Fresh, Zaytoven, Scott Storch, Jermaine Dupri, Dr. Dre, Superstar O, VybeBeats, GummyBeats, Johnny Juliano and many more.
Want to give any shoutouts? My Queen Nisha, My kids Saniya, Jaylen, and Aliazah. My mother Wanda Joel. My sisters Lataja and Latara. My niece and five nephews these the people I love.
What do you find is the best platform or avenue for selling your beats? and why?
Beatstars is the BEST platform for selling beats. The same time who have to build a strong relationship with singers, rappers, and music artists.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? I love to play pool when I get the time.
Whats your process for making a beat? Starting with the melody first.
What do your beats normally cost?
Non-Exclusive – $19.99
Wave Lease – $39.99
Unlimited Lease – $69.99
Exclusive – Varies
Make sure you read the description of the lease you choose.
What hardware or software do you use? I use Ableton Live 9 and FL Studio 12
What are your plans for 2018? My plans for 2018 is to keep building relationship with some BIG names.
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Interview with Marcuss Muzik, the producer of BBG Baby Joe’s Iraq

Marcuss Muzik is a producer out of Louisiana, I first heard about because of a producer I had already interviewed by the name of Guwap$. He kept telling me he had a producer friend that would be great for an interview but I held off on interviewing him because all of his placements were “unreleased” and I have had producers before claim they had unreleased tracks with artists to try and get an interview with this site.
But I was then reminded of Marcuss Muzik because I saw he produced “Iraq” by BBG Baby Joe, a song I have been banging for weeks now.
Once I saw the producer Guwap had been telling me about was the same guy who had produced that track I had to do an interview with this producer. I quickly found out that not only are Guwap and Marcuss friends, they are part of a production group called Beat Execz, which there are two other members of that I hope to score interviews with. Right now though, check out the interview with Marcuss below.
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How old are you? 21 , Born January 7 , 1997
Where are you from? Baton Rouge , Louisiana
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? Pro Tools 12, FL Studio 12.2Roland Fantom X8 , I love the Fantom X8 beacuse of its weighted keys.
credits? 
  • BBG Baby Joe – Iraq
  • Mike Rich – More than half of the “Kynngg” Project , The whole “Up Season” Project
  • Funny Mike – Dumb Dumb , And other Unreleased Songs
  • I’ve worked with many artist such as Level , Spitta , Scotty Cain ( Free Him ) , Never Broke Again Youngboy , VL Deck , YSL Jett … The Unreleased Music is too crazy

How did the Iraq song from baby joe come about? I was in the studio in Atlanta With YoungBoy , VL Deck , Baby Joe , & 21 Lil Harold and Baby Joe wanted me to play some beats , The Iraq beat was the first one I played and it caught his attention and he recorded it on the spot.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? Since 2007 , My dad had a studio room in the house and he had this Roland Fantom X7 , i used to play around and make 8 bar loops and keep it going but never took it serious until i was introduced to Fl Studio in 2010 and been progressing ever since
When did you know you made it? or that this could be an actual career for you?
I Aint make it yet , but when i started traveling , going studio to studio & meeting famous people.
I used to ask people what is the most they made from a beat, and some producers don’t like to flex. So I am changing this question to can you tell us about (me and the readers) the coolest, or most satisfying, OR the most expensive beat sale, you’ve ever done? The most coolest or satisfying beat sale was when i was in the studio last year and we had session and they wanted to hear some beats , dude chose 4 didnt ask a price and payed nearly triple what i normally charge.
Who are your biggest influences?
E-40 , Future , Gucci Mane , Waka Flocka , Metro Boomin , Southside 808 Mafia

Want to give any shoutouts?
First My Mom And Dad , Shoutout BBG Baby Joe , The Whole Beat Execz Team ( GT , Guwap , EJ Beats , & Torey Montana ) , Mike Rich , Rico Drop That Shit , NBA Ken , NBA Twinn , NBA Montana , Jhonny1k , $hopWitKen , Level , Spitta , VL Deck , Fabion And His Team.
What do you find is the best platform or avenue of selling your beats? and why?
Me personally i dont like putting my beats on the internet , i like to do buisness in person in the studio , by phone or through email.
Whats your process for making a beat? Start a main melody , add percs , add a background melody or arp , then come in with the drums.
What do your beats normally cost? $150 Lease $500 – $1,000 Exclusives.
What are your plans for 2018? Work with as many artists as i can , become known for my music , Move out of Louisiana.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? Beat Execz , BBG Baby Joe , Mike Rich.
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Interview with adult film star Harmony Wonder

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How did you come up with your stage name?
Cause im wonderful
How old are you?
18!
How many scenes or movies have you done? Do you have any particular favorites?
Definitely too many to count.. One of my favorites definitely might be the pussy palace.
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What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I really enjoy competitive gaming lol
What is one food you don’t hate but you would be ok with never eating again?
Pickles?
Have you ever been recognized by one of your fans or just anyone in general? what happened?
I havent yet!
Anything funny ever happen on set?
Ive had many things happen on set before, however, let it be known that mostly, its bc im a clumsy person.
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Interview with adult film star Scarlett Johnson

Scarlett Johnson is the second adult film star I found recently on twitter and who agreed to do an interview. She’s still pretty new to the scene only having done 10 scenes so far.

Find out more about her by scrolling down!

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How many scenes or movies have you done? Do you have any particular favorites?

I’ve done about 10 scenes. My favorite scene was with brick danger for reality kings. We set up a slip and slide set outside and we got to play on it. My inner child came out!
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m actually a very shy and awkward person off camera. I have to warm up to new people.
What is one food you don’t hate but you would be ok with never eating again?Calamari.
Have you ever been recognized by one of your fans or just anyone in general? what happened? No that hasn’t happened yet!
How did you come up with that as your acting name? I came up with the name Scarlett because I love Lana del Rey and in her song, “off to the races”, she mentions the name Scarlett. I thought that it sounded sexy and foxy hehe.
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“Tokyo Drift” Interview with MINDSET THE KID

MINDSET THE KID is a rapper I first found out about because I was on my instagram when I saw this post;

I was intrigued by the post. Lol. A rapper whose titling a song “Tokyo Drift” and he has two asian girls in the picture? hmmm. Well I checked out the song and it was that new age soundcloud rap ala Famous Dex but also heavy inspired (in my ears and eyes) by Speaker Knockerz.

I also kind of think that MINDSET THE KID and Regular Erik should make a collab EP based off their sounds and aesthetic.

To find out more about this artist and hear his music keep scrolling down.

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Interview with producer Crush Hayven (Boosie, Ralo, Young Scooter, and more!)

This interview all started because recently I have been spending a lot of time crafting and editing an email pack where producers can buy a list of 200+ rappers and the contact emails for them to send beats to. Included with the initial list download you get 3 months of updates of more rappers to send beats to. I originally started this list with only 36 rappers but have received a small yet overwhelmingly positive response which made me keep growing the list to its now 209 rappers.

Well the reason this interview starts with the list is because two days ago I got an order from a producer named Crush Hayven. He messaged me on Instagram after he got the list and I looked on his page to find out that he has produced for one of my all time favorite rappers, Boosie Badazz. I almost fell out of my chair! I eagerly hit him up like “brooo you produced for Boosie? I have to interview you for my site. lol.” He was totally down!

Below you can find out more about this producer and check out some of the big hits he has produced for some of the biggest rappers in the south right now.

Credits: Ralo, Freebandz, Boosie, Young Scooter, FYB/Rich Gang, Project Pat, Scotty ATL, ETC.

How old are you?  700 lol

How did the Boosie Placement come about? 

Well in like 2014, an engineer I was working with at the time had a session with Young Scooter. Scooter needed some beats and I sent over a beat I was working on at that very moment. Scooter recorded the hook then sat on the record. Some weeks later, Boosie is released from prison and actually hops on the song!! The song became “Pots and Stoves” This was my biggest placement at the time and that record opened the door for me to get more beats to Boosie.

So now I have at least 8 placements with Boosie that I can think of off the top. I produced “Fly Away”, “King Of The Streets”, “Call Of Duty”, “I’m Bad”, “Empire”, “Single Mother”, “Warning Signs”, and “Ghetto”.

Funniest reason/excuse a rapper ever gave you for not having the money for a beat on time?Man its normally always the same bills due lol or “something came up” never know what that “something” is but I don’t trip smh

Where are you from? Planet 9 lol na I’m from Hickory, North Carolina. It’s a small city like an hour away from Charlotte. The Unifour is what our metro is called.

How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I’ve been producing for about 10 years now. My homeboy Centel put me on to beatmaking back in school. He played a CD full of his beats in class one day. I asked him where did he get the beats and he said, “I made them myself” I was confused because I didn’t know a thing about making a beat from scratch!! Lol. He told me about the program FL Studios. I rushed home downloaded it, tried it got confused and cut it off!! Hahahaha smh. I didn’t give it another shot, until like a year later. I grew to love the art form and started dedicating long hours into perfecting my craft.

When did you know you made it? or that this could be an actual career for you? I still have a long way to go, but I would probably say, once I started making money for my beats. Also the first time I started hearing major artist on my production!!!

I used to ask people what is the most they made from a beat, and some producers don’t like to flex. So I am changing this question to can you tell us about (me and the readers) the coolest, or most satisfying, OR the most expensive beat sale, you’ve ever done?

Lol yea I’m not into flexing myself, but uh..I would have to say the coolest placement would have to be split between 2.

  • Young Scooter ft Boosie Badazz- Pots and Stoves, because I grew up on Boosie so it was wild hearing him on one of my beats!!
  • Shawty Lo- Grown Man Cry, because again this was an artist I grew up listening to, plus shawty Lo is no longer with us. It’s something that I can appreciate more now that he is gone. Long Live Shawty …Bankhead

Who are your biggest influences?  I have so many lol but I would have to say Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, DJ Toomp, Kanye West, Rick Rubin, Timbaland, Noah “40”, Shawty Redd, etc etc.

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Want to give any shoutouts? Yea shoutouts to my homeboy Centell, My parents, sister, brother, family, and friends. Anyone that has helped me through this journey.

What do you find is the best platform or avenue of selling your beats? and why? For me its Instagram . I don’t know why it just works for me. I guess because you can post snippets of your work and photos of your progress and people start following the movement. Follow me @hayvenbeats7

Do you have any other income streams besides crafting instrumentals? like, do you sell shoutouts or do you also song write, or write books, etc? No

Whats your process for making a beat?  It all depends on my mood. Most likely I start with a melody or a sample then the drums on average.

What do your beats normally cost? My budget is pretty flexible. I try not to tell my range because some artist I will work with them I just need a good enough reason.

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? Uh I don’t use much hardware now maybe a midi board every now and then, but I’ve recent switch from Logic back to FL. When I moved to Florida for like a year and some, I attended Full Sail. I received a Macbook with Logic Pro, so I started working on that up until just this year!

What are your plans for 2018? To get more placements!! Bigger placements!! Take My Career to the next level!! I’m trying to build my brand and like always, master my craft. More memories and more money!! Lol

Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (Producer wise and rapper wise) Easy!! Gunna & Turbo!! They dope have songs together and Turbo got a few placements with other artist. Chilled melodies over hard 808s. Yea that’s the wave.

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