“The Growth” Interview with rapper LarryLifted

Larry Lifted is a rapper whose still on the come up and has a very limited amount of content out there. However he submitted his music to me and was really aiming for an interview so I figured why not, the guy has talent and he’s been a big supporter of the blog for a minute.

How did you come up with your name? I came up with my name LarryLifted because my last name is Larry and my music is meant to uplift people around me.
What are some official projects of yours? I have The Growth Series which is a two song ep with the Growth Part 1 and Part 2.
Where are you from? I’m from Tampa bay Florida but i live in Nashville Tennessee.
Are you involved in your local music scene? I honestly feel like I am I’m always looking to get other artists and producers to work together in my area. Networking is key especially when you’re in a city that hasn’t gotten a huge buzz yet.
Age? I’m 24
Something cool that’s happened with your music? the coolest thing had to be was when a A&R Rep from Shady Records reached out and asked me to submit 5 songs for review. I sent the music off and about a month later i got my review and i was told i was talented and they wanted me to stay away from cliche rap however i didn’t have the huge enough fanbase yet so unfortunately i didn’t get a deal or get flown out to New York.
Craziest thing you have done? the craziest thing i ever did was probably go into the military right out of HighSchool not knowing what i was getting myself into lol it worked out in the end but man… that was a eye opener.
Your beats are pretty fire, where do you find em? I appreciate that i get most of my beats from ProdlemBeatz or my big home DrewMajorBeats.
Rap influences? my biggest rap influences has to be Big Krit, Jayrock , starlito and Young roddy i really like that group because they know how to keep it Conscious and tell a story through they’re music.
Goals with music? My goals are to get out of poverty and actually do something for my community that will go on even after I’m gone i don’t find interest gold and flashy stuff. There is so much more you can do with your finances that can help so many more people in need even if they didn’t believe in me i still want them to know i got them.
What did you do today? I wrote a couple verses and played a little 2k18 lol
What are your goals with music? I’m trying to use my music to speak to those who don’t have the energy to pick up a book and read about there history or things that happened in life that they aren’t aware of. It’s way bigger than music with me
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 5 years i see myself back in Florida running my local business LIFT.ED(Locals In Florida Teaching Education)
Any plans for 2018? My plan was to get a interview with curatedflame and hopefully draw his attention to where he follows ya boy music lol 🚁💯

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Matt OX watch out there is a new kid in town. – interview plus two tracks from 11 yr old rapper Saucyy Sha

So I just posted the interview with NEDARB and I am getting mad views to the site and mad interactions on twitter. I saw that someone named 11? retweeted out NEDARB’s interview. I check out his twitter page and much 2 my surprise it was an 11 yr old rapper named SaucyySha.

Saucyy Sha currently has two tracks out right now, one of which is produced by NEDARB. Below you can check out his two songs which are gaining steam on Soundcloud and you can check out an interview we just did with Saucyy Sha today.

 

 

 

so your 11?

      Yeah

is your rap name 11 or saucyysha?

  my name is saucyy sha but 11 just stick on people

How did you get the connection with NEDARB?

Through Twitter

Who exactly are you for anyone who does not know?

    Underground rapper

How long have you been making music?

    I just started last week

Where are you from?

     New York

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?

Clout

What did you do today?

   Go to school

Who are your biggest influences?my dad he a producer

Want to give any shoutouts?

   Ned, Ka5sh, No Jumper

What is something about you people would be surprised to know?

     That Im saucing the game at a young age

What are your plans for 2018?

   Focus on school and music

The ultimate list: interviews with 86 Hip Hop Producers

New additions to the list as of 2/12/2018

  1. 2 Piece
  2. A2R Beatz
  3. AyBe
  4. Dvtchie
  5. IndiaOnDaTrack
  6. FrankGotThePack
  7. KOB
  8. King Drum Dummie
  9. Lil Rambo Beats
  10. MilanMakesBeats
  11. Paris The Producer
  12. ReeseyGotIt
  13. Shanti Seng
  14. YDNA

New additions to the list as of 1/19/2018:

  1. Fly Melodies (Lil Skies, Jay Critch, Rico Nasty)
  2. Bubbymane (yung gravy)
  3. Chupi (Matt OX, Comethazine)
  4. Mazza (co producer of “Mans Not Hot”, flstudio11 / grime/ drill/ trap specialist)
  5. Menace (The producer of Panda by Desiigner and way more)
  6. King Wonka (Kap G, Jay Fizzle, Sauce Walka)
  7. Sexysnake (lil skies)
  8. Black Mayo (lil mosey “pull up”)
  9. TrillGotJuice (to many to list lol)
  10. Casok Beats (Trill Sammy, Soulja Boy, Famous Dex)
  11. Gustav Strazdins (tyga)
  12. Highself (makes the best 6ix9ine type beats and has major foreign rap placements)
  13. Bricksondabeat (OT Genasis, Higher Brothers, 30 million views on YouTube)
  14. Kid Keva Pt. 2 (Lil Bootycall, comethazine)
  15. Yung Tago (10 million+ views on YouTube, Blac Youngsta, Jay Critch and more)
  16. Thomas Crager (Huey Mack, 6 million views)

The first 56 Hip Hop Producers:

  1. 30HertzBeats
  2. Alex Collins  (Produced for Logic, Kevin Flum, and more)
  3. Amethyst Rxckstars (production duo) and Amethyst Rxckstars part 2
  4. Arrogant Key 
  5. Ayodlo Beats (produced for Lil Dicky, T Pain, Asap Rocky)
  6. Arbus Beats 
  7. Banbwoi 
  8. BeatJoven
  9. BeatMenace
  10. Birdie Bands (Produced for Wiz Khalifa, Trill Sammy, Ski Mask, and more)
  11. Cxdy
  12. Dansonn (Produced for RZA, MC Jin, and more)
  13. Deadman (fresh to the game but I think will be a groundbreaking producer soon)
  14. DenogishBeatz
  15. Dollie – (Produced for Global Dan)
  16. Duse Beatz ( Produced for drakeo the ruler, jay 305, G perico, yukmouth ( from the luniz), San Quinn, sad boy loko)
  17. Faded BlacKid (Lil Pump , Smokepurpp, Duwap Kaine, A$AP Ferg , Chris Travis, Xavier Wulf)
  18. False Ego
  19. Fiend
  20. GLOhan (Produced for Lil Uzi Vert, Famous Dex, Gucci Mane)
  21. Godlikepariah  (Produced for artists such as Lil Yachty, Matt Ox, and Comethazine to name a few)
  22. Goost Beats
  23. JI Beats 
  24. Jett Dean ( Lil Xan, Duwap Kaine, and more)
  25. Koncept P (Producer of 6ix9ine’s hit single “Kooda”)
  26. KP Beatz (Thouxanbanfauni)
  27. KC Supreme (Produced for artists such as Snoop Dogg and Skylar Gray)
  28. KWT beats  (Collaborated with CashMoneyAp and produced for Supreme Patty, Rick Ross and more)
  29. KidKeva
  30. Kyber
  31. Leanbwoy (Produced for Yung Bans,Ron$oCold,Famous Dex)
  32. Lil Szn (Kid Ocean protege)
  33. Lowsock
  34. Lucid Soundz 
  35. Luke White (produced for XXXTENTACION & Mick Jenkins)
  36. LewisYouNasty ( Produced for Famous Dex, Trippie Redd, Rich the Kid, Jay Critch, Lil Duke, Joe Moses, Drakeo, Chxpo.)
  37. Mike Medusa (Lil Skies)
  38. mjNichols – (produced for artists such as Dave East and Ramirez)
  39. Musikal Beats 
  40. Nayz and part 2 
  41. NEDARB (Lil Peep, Ghostmane, and many more)
  42. Nineteen94
  43. Nonbruh (Lil Toe, SavageRealm, Wetbackmanny)
  44. Origami
  45. RRAREBEAR
  46. RED DRUM (Icy Narco, Smokepurpp, Kodak Black)
  47. Sarcastic Sounds
  48. SoMuchSauce (Unotheactivist, Rich The Kid, Thouxanbandfauni, Key!, Robb Banks, Famous Dex, Warhol.ss, A$AP Ant, Diego Money and many others)
  49. Syndrome 
  50. Tantu Beats – (Famous Dex, Higher Brothers, Fashawn and more)
  51. Tash and Tash Prt 2 (produced for D Savage, GrownboiTrap, and Yung Bans.  Comethazine, PontiacMadeDDG, CheedaDaConnect, Matt Ox)
  52. Thundaa
  53. Tunami (all of his beats are absolutely free)
  54. TreOnTheBeat (DDG, Famous Dex, Tee Grizzley)
  55. UNRTHDX
  56. Xay Scott (Lil Uzi Vert, Lil B, Soulja Boy, Rich The Kid, Wiz Khalifa, Glo Gang)

“A play on low key” : Interview with Rapper Lilo Key

Below you will find Lilo Key’s track “Too Young” which came out a year ago and is currently at 437,000 views. That is actually how I found Lilo Key, when I was on the Rap Nation YouTube Channel.

I got in touch with Lilo and though it took awhile on both ends, first for him to email me back and then me to post it, but below you will find the interview we did.

How did you come up with your rap name?

Lilo Key is kind of a play on “low key”. I’ve been perfecting what I do for 10 years now. Working by myself. I never started with any industry connections or any hands offering help, so the name kind of symbolizes a rebirth for me. I started completely unknown, and built everything you see today by myself. I wanted my name to represent that.

How old are you?

I’m 24 years old. My birthday is Nov. 8th

Where are you from and how does that influence your music? 

I originally come from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and moved to New York City 7 years ago to get my degree in film making and begin my professional venture into the music industry. I like to think that Lancaster is where I was born, but New York is where I found myself. The melting pot of culture that NY is has had an enormous effect on my music, and how I grow up. Life, like New York, isn’t always pretty, but it’s authentic. That’s something that I always strive to get across in the music that I make.

Who exactly is Lilo Key?

I’m just someone with a passion for art, a relentless drive, and desire to build a life for myself that I’ve never directly seen in person. I grew up in a working class family, and see the depression and struggle that comes from the path of life we’re taught in school. I never wanted that for myself, or those I hold close to me. I also believe I have a gift for being able to vocalize to struggle that we all face as individuals trying to find our place in this world. I aim to use that gift to help those kids like me. Who grew up feeling like they didn’t belong.

How long have you been making music?

10 years

How much do you charge for a feature?

That’s for inquiring artists to find out on a case by case basis.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?

Being able to work with artists, and producers that I grew up idolizing has been an incredible blessing.

So has being able to connect with individuals around the world who I’d never have met in person through my music. It’s crazy to see that my experiences and words can effect someone so deeply.

One night a few months ago I had two fans drive 3 hours from Delaware just to meet me, because they said my music saved their life. That’s probably been the craziest thing that’s personally happened since starting this journey.


What did you do today?

Work. Constantly. I’m always working on new music. New videos. New designs for merch. Meeting with my team to prepare tours and determine the next chapters in the Lilo Key story.

Who are your biggest influences? 

Kid Cudi. He helped me through high school. I was always a fan of hiphop, and a kid that felt like I didn’t belong. I had never heard someone make music in the genre that I connected so personally with. Every time I would listen to one of his songs it was like he was talking to me directly.

My other influences are artists like Young Thug, Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, The Killers, Kevin Gates, Pharrell, and lots of other names.

I’m also always inspired by the work of film directors like Alfonso Cuarón, David Fincher, and Guillermo Del Toro.

Want to give any shoutouts?

Shout out to my family, and my girlfriend for putting up with my crazy self as I continue to pursue this seemingly impossible dream.

What is something about you people would be surprised to know?

I’m a fantastic chef. (Self proclaimed, but friends and family agree) lol.

Any new music coming out?

I’ve always got new music on the way. Be sure to check out my newest record, Lifestyle, produced by Cxdy. It’s available on Rap Nation and all major streaming services.

I’ve got my first headlining tour coming up in October, and will be traveling all over the east coast, so be sure to head over to LiloKey.com and grab tickets to the show closest to you. I hope to meet as many fans personally as I can along the way.

After I get back from that I’ll begin work on my debut album.

Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity and as always…

God Help The Rest.

Thanks for all the love and support thus far.

-Lilo Key

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Blue Velvet Sky: Interview with New Hampshire Artist Noah Briton

How old are you?
I just turned 22 in July

Where are you from?
I’m from a small town called Windham in New Hampshire. It’s around 30 mins from Boston.

Who exactly is Noah Briton for anyone who does not know?
Noah Briton is simply a stage name. His real name is Noah Swiderski. He is a 22 year old artist and producer, from a small town in southern New Hampshire. It started out simple, just making beats for his classmates; none of which took music seriously enough. Instead, Briton took his music elsewhere. He reached out to local artists, and forwarded them his beats. During senior year of high school, Noah landed his first placement with Gio Dee for a record that featured Reem, called “Mercedes”. After this project, he proceeded to place another with Laelo. Eventually, he couldn’t keep waiting on other artists to record on his beats. Noah went out, and decided to buy a cheap mic, learn the craft, and simply continue pursuing music as a solo artist.

How long have you been making music?
Since I graduated High School (2013)

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?
The craziest thing that has happen so far is my single “Blue Velvet Sky” getting 82 thousand streams on Soundcloud, almost at 100k. As far as production, I’ve recently landed two of my beats in Gary Vee’s vlogs via Youtube. That was definitely a moment for me, considering I’ve looked up to him as an entrepreneur for some time now.

What did you do today?
So far today I’ve bought a large coffee, went to the gym, ate breakfast, and worked on beats for my upcoming album “Endless Love” releasing on October 6th.

Who are your biggest influences?Growing up, my father was a DJ in a small town in Pennsylvania. He would constantly be playing vinyl records around me, I could tell early on in my life it was something I could easily relate to, and express myself through. Whether it was creating lyrics late at night in my room, or listening to my playlist, I was able to put myself in a different place where I could freely be creative.

I got that creative side from my mother. She would always push me to express myself with either painting or simply writing lyrics around the house. I get all my inspiration from my parents, their love for music, and the connection it brought to so many people; including myself. An early influence for me was when I listened to Drake’s “Take Care” album on CD for my 16th birthday. That album completely changed my perspective on music. “Right there I realized, you don’t have to be something you aren’t. You can be yourself, and put together a body of work that can speak to a generation.

Another influence was a Connecticut artist named Felly. Felly is what got me into producing beats. I came across Felly’s work one day on YouTube in high school, while researching “How to Make Beats”. All of my production success is credited to Felly and his older tutorials. I would spend many summer days frustrated on not knowing where to start, and having Felly’s videos guide me.

Lastly, Seattle artist Sol, has been a great influence to me due to how well Sol purely represents positivity, and expressing yourself with love. Sol’s stories told in his lyrics and his melancholy sound inspired me to find my own sound. All of these artists have been major influences in my music in many ways. But being able to be supported by my parents at an early age to be different, and test his limits was the biggest contributor to his confidence in producing music for myself and others. All of these influences are portrayed in my songs. I go into the studio, write down my personal thoughts, and that’s how my verses come to life. Being young in this world is easy to get caught up in comparisons, but I enjoy being different. And I believe that is why many people can relate to me and my music.

Want to give any shoutouts?
I want to give a shout out to my team Hour Past, they’re all my closest friends. Also, I’d love to give a shout out to my mom because without her I wouldn’t be in the position I am today. What is something about you people would be surprised to know? I have a twin brother but we look nothing alike!

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@noahbriton