“Generic Underdog Story”: Interview with rapper Jah Darko

You know Jah Darko reach out on Instagram and I checked out his page and thought he was cool. Just his overall character. And then reading his interview responses I found myself just vibing with his answers or chuckling. For example when I asked him a new question I have been sending in my interviews, asking “what would you tell people is your story” and he responded “the generic underdog story”. I read that and I was like that’s it, that’s the title of this.

So find out about this artist, his connection with No Jumper, and his generic underdog story:)

How old are you? 18

What’s the dopest (coolest) thing to happen to you since you started rapping and releasing product? Being recognized in different states is crazy to me. I be in LA gettin so much love.

How did you collaborate with NoJumper? My song “Rihanna” got played on one of their first live streams that was wild. They was fuckin wit it heavy. Adam ended up tweeting it out and using it as a intro to one of his vlogs. I flew out to LA like a month later to shoot the video. Adam was in it goin crazy.

If someone where to ask you what your story is, what would be the short version you’d tell them?  The generic underdog story. Poppin up outta no where, turnin up.

What are your goals? just to inspire niggas to get what they want. Don’t be scared of nothin. Just do that shit

What did you do 2day? I been in the crib bro. Watching anime and playing Fortnite. Regular.

How did you get into rapping? I been making music since I was like 2 bro. I was always around music and people makin music. 9th grade is when I started taking it serious tho. S/o Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, and all that. All the young niggas comin up rappin was inspired by that wave. I don’t care what nobody say.

How did you come up with your rap name? Have you had any other rap names?I used to be Jah, The Pharaoh. That got corny to me after a while tho. My dad been callin me Jah ever since I can remember. I try to embody Jah as much as possible.

What jobs have you had before this rap shit?  Rap is my first and will be my only job bro. I’m not built for a 9-5.

Have you done any shows yet? Yea I just had one yesterday wit Lil Wop and Chxpo. We piped that joint up.

What are your plans for 2018? Keep turnin up and block all these niggas aunties on instagram who be in my dms wylin.

Where are you from? Does that any influence on your music? Majority of my life I’ve been in Maryland but my dad lives in LA so ever since I was young I been flyin back and forth. I went to middle school there. It’s like two different worlds. I think it helps my sound. Makes me want to make easy listenable music. No matter where you are you can fuck with it.

Are you involved in your local rap scene or no? My locals didn’t start paying attention to me till they seen I was gettin buzz in LA. I feel like thats the same for most artists though. I’m starting to get booked for more shows out here and seeing my locals pop out is tight.

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Interview with Marc Boomin Type Beat

I will admit, I am not that heavy of a twitter user. I am way more active on Instagram if I am being honest. So I didn’t know that there are a bunch of producers using twitter to promote their beats by posting comments on celebrities tweets. The way I found out about this was my boy over at @musicofcarolina who hit me up and was like bro you need to check out this producer called Marc Boomin. He explained to me that Marc Boomin employs a strategy of promoting his beats by posting comments which are often recorded videos of him playing his type beats on celebrities tweets. But he will name the type beat after the last tweet from the celebrity he’s posting on soooo if Joe Budden goes “Ima block you” he will upload a comment on the tweet and say “Ima block you type beat”.

 

This is an interesting strategy that I now come to realize a lot of other people are doing however Marc Boomin seems to be the first one to start doing this! So yeah I had to do an interview with the guy. Kaleb aka @musicofcarolina reached out to him and asked if he would do an interview for the site, and he agreed. Below is an extensive interview where I first ask Marc a variety of questions that I like to ask all of the producers I interview  and then later on in the interview Kaleb gets in-depth with Marc about his interesting strategy.

Notable credits? (artist/song) 
  • Roadrunner Costa- Roadrunnin Pt.1
  • Cash Kidd- Chill
  • Wandoe- Move
How old are you? 22
Where are you from?  Detroit
What is the best platform or way to sell beats in your opinion? Just social media period anywhere on it u just gotta know how to move out here find a way to reach out to the world
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? Since I was 12 I’m 22 now so  10 years now. I got into because I always just loved hip hop and the sonics of it. I was fascinated with how music was made being around my brother he always listened to music and rapped, so I just started making beats for him and my cousin.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? All the love and support I’m getting.. It’s crazy lol I got the whole world damn near riding my wave it’s cool though Also I got hella industry people reaching out PNB told me send him some beats ybn nahmir dm me an said send him Beats Bobby V followed me n told me he see me grinding lol dat shit wild I grew up seeing bro on tv. Trey Songz replied to one of my videos an followed me as well. Mainly the best thing to happen is how I’m inspiring people not just producers and artists just regular people they say my beats get them in a good mood help them get through the day and also my hustle is inspiring.

Who are your biggest influences? DR.DRE MIKE WILL QUINCY JONES KANYE WEST
Want to give any shoutouts?Shoutout all the RoadRunners kill bill costa grunt flystro 586 Mar Mar Zell Rell FREE ACE he gone be home in May
What is something about you people would be surprised to know?
Lol I got bad anxiety I’m very irritable but I be smooth doe I just be koolin for da most part😂😂😂💯💯
Whats your process for making a beat? Melody first drums last everybody thinks all I make is samples lol I just mastered it a couple of months ago I purposely put just samples on social  media 98% of my music is original wait till you hear my album
What do your beats normally cost? $50 on social media $100 in the streets but it’s not even about the money that’ll come it’s about the foundation we can build together
What is the most you have made from one beat? $300 couple springs ago at my brother crib my homeboy friend came thru from the west ig he got money like that he heard me playing a beat asked how much I just threw a random number he pulled out 300 An said record me to this I had the Stu all the time at my bro crib dat shit was lit af
Any stories on how you got some of your placements? I got a placement on Detroit rapper Cash Kidd 2015 Just Because mixtape through my homeboy Lano he a producer to THATS his mans he made Kidd’s breakout single On My Mamma we made hella Beats at his crib he sent it to em Kidd picked one an hour we got the placement we both made the beat
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? Fl Studio and Reason there both easy and hands on everything’s right there but it really don’t matter what you use it’s all about how creative u can get with music a lot of old heads try to down new producers for not using mpcs tbh it really dont matter lol Soulja boy became a millionaire of fl studio demo it’s about how u can connect with people really
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? Probably 10 or more I just started back making beats in the middle of 2017 the first half of  2017 an all of 2016 I was rapping not making beats lmao dat shit was a great waste of time people don’t understand you got have money to be an artist this shit is a business can’t start a business without a financial backing 💯💯
What are your plans for 2018?
TAKE over hip hop change the culture and the way producers get on I got real life fans I got merch coming soon ima business man now it’s not even about making beats no more I’m tryna be my own artist put my name in front of everything I do producers now a days don’t really get love like that artist ask all the time send beats everything should be 50/50 but it’s never really the case I wanna change that instead of a producer just sending beats we can make sure the world knows who makes these hot records I got my instrumental ep I’m working on coming out next month all samples called Soul Food based on the movie I’m working on my album also gone b a classic
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise)
ME AND MY TEAM DATS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT DIS ROADRUNNER SHIT 💯💯 An all the rappers From Detroit are city a whole movement I’m not worried about nobody else
What inspired you to employ the strategy you do? Lol man it was just me having fun no thought to it I keep it goin because everybody think it’s funny all my homeboys be laughing to i don’t find none of it comical though it means nothing to me
Editors note: The rest of the interview below is @musicofcarolina discussing Marc Boomin’s twitter strategy.

It looks as if you were the first producer to market your beats by replying to a celebrity’s Tweet with their exact message and add “TYPE BEAT” at the end. Did your manager come up with this strategy? NO that was all me like I said no thought into it i actually got 100k less than two days the first of this year without the Type beat lol I been doing numbers it’s just the type beat wave just escalated it people wild for finding it funny lmao 😂😂 but it’s all love we gone take this to the top

What is the most amount of views you got on one beat?Over 600k to the Aaliyah sample u can see on my page it’s alla blessing really

Do you know how many views you have overall? I know it’s millions most definitely never took the time out to look but my Twitter impressions over 20 Million since December too easy 😂😂

How have people responded to your method? 99% positivity 1% negativity I embrace it all especially the negativity wen somebody say something disrespectful I respond with positivity the fans I love em the really out here riding wit me they post my videos for me and I got a couple of fan accounts shit is dope
Have you gotten a fanbase from this? Hell yea dis shit too real I got supporters so many people who say I inspire them that’s why I do this anyway to inspire fuck the fame we gone pave the way
Do you employ this strategy on other social media platforms besides Twitter? Naw just twitter because it’s the best way to be direct with people
How long do you plan to push your content on every celebrity’s Tweet or top Tweets? Lol till I get to that level were I can release these records an put out my album The whole world gone know best believe 🙏🙏💯💯 everyday we lit
What’s the funniest interaction you’ve encountered? It’s a couple. Joe Budden quoted one of my videos an said if you tweet me that same beat again I’m blocking you sir, his next tweet I did he blocked lol dat shit had me dead just because he already funny af.
Zias he a YouTuber who do reaction videos to all the poppin songs he quoted my tweets a couple of times one specific time he replied back n snapped he was getting irritated he said stfu before I block you type beat lmao I was laughing for like damn near a hour he cool doe ima fan I still be posting my videos on his tweets he never blocked me he prolly rock with my music idk 😂😂
BUT Dj akademiks shouted me out not directly an said all u type beat niggas annoying ima block y’all If y’all keep at it i put my video to that tweet with the caption that shit damn near went viral quick af lol everybody was saying u a legend he blocked right after that it’s still doin numbers now my fans spamming his tweets with my video Dey dedicated like me All this is really just a blessing ima keep pushing forward me an my team bouta take over 2018 🙏🙏🙏🙏💯💯💯
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I think I just found my new favorite beat!

I found this beat by a producer named Netherworld Beats aka Bob Maryan is ABSOLUTELY F*CKING FANTASTIC. Its being promoted as a Young Thug Type Beat but personally I see it more along the lines of fitting artists such as Logic, Macklemore, and Chance The Rapper. Please if you are a rapper check it out and I would love to hear what you spit to it.

But wait, the dudes got more beats. In fact he just put out a tape;

Interview + 4 beats with Hip Hop Producer Alex Collins

You might not have heard of him before but he’s produced for Logic, Kevin Flum, and more.

Examples of his work include

Interview + 4 beats:

Any major credits I should list?

  • The biggest artist that I worked with was with Logic on an unofficial freestyle (WCSU Freestyle). The most popular song I’ve produced, however, was with Kevin Flum on the track “No More”. I also produced Justin Stone’s “Lungs” which got a lot of hits. I also got something very special in the vault with Xuitcasecity which I can’t wait to wrap up.

Whats one food you dont hate, but you could live without?

  • If every Taco Bell vanished from earth I would be indifferent.

If you weren’t producing, you would be ________________?

  • Doing something with social media. I’ve been using YouTube and social media since 2007 and always loved it, and given how much money there is online I think everyone should give it a shot. 

How old are you?

  • 22 years old

Where are you from?

  • I’m from Brookfield, Connecticut. Nobody knows where that is so I usually tell them that I live about an hour and a half drive away from Manhattan.

How long have you been producing?

  • I’ve been producing for 6 years. I started about a month or two before I turned 16 but didn’t take it seriously until college.

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

 – I’ve been recognized in public twice, one of them was at some party at my college which was crazy.

Who are your biggest influences?

  • Hip hop wise, Key Wane was always my biggest influence. Not only is his piano work the best in the game, all of his other content like the “Beats & Keys” series is just super dope. Pop wise, The Chainsmokers and Diplo are definitely my other biggest influences. I really like simple beats and melodies that just work. I’m also really into the whole “Future Pop” wave that’s going on right now, and even though The Chainsmokers have been kind of on the low for a couple months now I really love how catchy their stuff is.

Want to give any shoutouts?

  • S/o Cball, S/o Jake Brodio, S/o Samuel Knight, S/o Gille, S/o Griffin Arnott,  S/o to Justin Stone for being patient with me since I always say I’m tryna do some more work with him, S/o INDY for getting that Sony deal and S/o Kflum for being cool ass dude and giving me a big look with our track.

do you get royalties from any of your beats?

  • I do, but that’s only a marginal percentage of what I make.

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

  • I have a strong interest in law and I seriously considered going to law school after college. Took the LSAT and everything. Still have it on the back burner in case anything seriously goes wrong with music.

What do your beats normally cost?

  • My standard lease is $29.99,  A lease with track outs is $49.99, and an unlimited lease is $149.99. All of these are bundle deals, so you get more than one beat with every purchase. I don’t like selling exclusive rights to stuff I have on YouTube but I do commissions for $300. I’m pretty flexible with budgets though, just hit me up if you want to work out a deal.

What is the most you have made from one beat?

  • Over $5k

Who are the favorite artists you have produced for?

  • Kevin Flum was definitely a favorite. Him and INDY had made a freestyle video of them rapping about Clemson Football over my beat that went viral on Barstool and WorldStarHipHop. The song they made with that beat is still one of my favorites. Justin Stone also kills it, some big YouTubers used “Lungs” in their videos which was dope. Currently I’m doing work with a singer out of Minneapolis named Samuel Knight, I’ll give him a beat and he’ll send me something super crazy over it an hour later. Still can’t believe how he does it.

Hardware or software?

  • I produce using only my Macbook, headphones, and speakers. As for software I use Logic Pro 9, NI Massive, and recently Xfer’s Serum. Echo Sound Works is the plug, he’s a genius-level sound designer.

How many leases or beats, do you think you have sold in your career?

  • thousands

Interview + 6 beats with Mellow Trap Producer UNRTHDX

Who is UNRTHDX? My real name is Sergen and I’m 22 years old. I’m from Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and produce by the name UNRTHDX.

How long have you been producing? Almost 4 years now.

How would you describe your sound? Mellow Trap.

Why did you start making music? I just got so much joy from listening to (hip hop) music that at a certain point I felt that I wanted this music to be a part of my life. So without even knowing anything about producing I bought a small keyboard and watched tutorials for weeks and that’s basically how it all started. I just had the feeling that I had to do it, it felt right.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? For me the dopest thing to do is collaborating with artists and hearing dope artists on my instrumentals. Also I remember the first time I ever heard a dope artist on my beat, it was a French artist. It’s the best feeling ever, working together with people who are also grinding and working hard on their own unique sound. I’m also happy with the success we’re having with Grillabeats currently. We just reached the 150K subscribers on Youtube and I feel like we’re just getting started.

Who are your biggest influences? I always like to search for inspiration and learn about visions of other people, there are a lot of people that inspire me. But as a producer I have to say that Kanye West is a big inspiration for me.

What do you look for when your collaborating with artists? I always look for artists who stick to their self and have their own personality. Most of the times those type artist also already have some tracks with well known artists which also can help a lot. Upcoming artists I’m working with currently already have tracks with A$ap Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, Dave East, Trey Songz etc. for example.

Did you work with artist in your own country beside your international work? Yes (like Ali B, Keizer & Adje), but my focus has definitely always  been on working with international artists, so that’s why I work a lot with American artists.

What is you main goal within your music career? To share my vision with the world, make them think about their life and actions. And that one day I can inspire as many people as possible to follow their hearts. That I have the chance to do this by following my dreams is a blessing.

Which 5 artists will always be in your playlist? Nas, Frank Ocean, J. Cole, Kanye West & The Weeknd.

Did you ever finished your school? Yes, I have a bachelor degree in Communication & Multimedia Design.

Want to give any shoutouts? Shoutout to the Grillabeats squad.

What do you want to say to other young producers who are inspired by you? Be yourself. If everyone in this world did what they truly feeling, we all would be unique as fuck.

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UNRTHDX Links:

● Twitter: http://twitter.com/UNRTHDX_

● Facebook: http://goo.gl/TcHB2J

● Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unrthdx_/

● Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/unrthdx

● Purchase This Beat: http://unrthdx.net/beatstore

Interview with Bearded Legend

How did you come up with your rap name?

Originally it was made as a joke with my friends. But it developed more of a meaning to me as time went on. A lot of people think my name just means that I’m a legend with a beard, but I use BEARDED LEGEND as a generic term for a God, as many cultures throughout history have told legends of Gods being bearded men in the sky. Yet, if a God were to exist, no one would know what it looks like. So all it really ends up being is a bearded legend. Anyone or anything can be a bearded legend, we wouldn’t know. (This is the definition I usually give when people ask me in person/interviews. It might be confusing so my bad haha)

 How old are you?

 Just turned 27 this spring.

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

I’m from New York. Long Island specifically but my family is from NYC and I spent a lot of time around there growing up. I’ve been around people from all backgrounds, beliefs, etc my whole life. Music wise, of course I had listened to legendary East Coast artists like Biggie, Wu Tang and the Fugees, so I was definitely influenced from stuff like that. But my main influence in music is the range of emotions humans go through. While I listened to rap and hip hop growing up, I mainly listened to a lot of rock music. My favorite band of all time is Nirvana, and despite the East/West beef, my favorite rapper is 2Pac. But yeah I’ve been influenced by many artists and mainly by life in general. I also make some references to my Italian-American heritage in my music.

Who exactly is bearded legend?

I’m still figuring that out, to be honest. I’m just a random person learning as much as I can throughout this life we have on earth and trying to be a good human. Always learning new shit about myself and the world around me. There’s always more to discover.

How long have you been making music?

I’ve been making music my whole life. I’ve done some solo acoustic stuff, I’ve been in a couple of small rock bands, a deathcore band, a little reggae project…I just love music. I started rapping in 2010 just for fun but pretty much quit in 2011. After going through some personal stuff for a few years, I started again in 2015 and decided I was going to make a career out of it.

How much do you charge for a feature?

At the moment I charge only $50 for a verse, but I’m willing to try and work with people’s budgets. And the price will go up as I continue to gain popularity, as one would expect.

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

Honestly it was opening for Lil Uzi Vert just last week (August 15th). I’m in a duo called BLDG with my homie Doug G and we were chosen to open for him in front of a sold out crowd of over 1,000 people and it was incredible. Felt like a dream. Still does even now. I was already confident in my chances of making it in this business but that really added to it. The people loved us.

What did you do today?

I’m kinda sick so I just relaxed around the house. I’m a homebody anyway so I like staying in when possible. And I write/record all of my music at my house so it’s cool.

Who are your biggest influences?

Like I said before, my favorite band is Nirvana and my favorite rapper is 2Pac. But I love music from all genres. So if anything the music is make is a mixture of just everything I like. Whatever type of music I feel like making, I make. I don’t like to put myself in any specific genre. If people ask what type of music I make I just call it “alternative rap” or “alternative” if anything.

Want to give any shoutouts?

Shoutout to everyone who supports me and believes in what I do. The real support I receive from my real fans and friends means more than I could explain and I am extremely appreciative of it. It keeps me going. Much love and appreciation to my parents, my sister, and other supportive family members. Shoutout to my bro Doug G, my GRXM MAFIA brothers, and my LOST SOUL fam as well. Also, just a general shoutout to anyone out there working to better themselves and become better people. I believe in y’all. Shoutout to you as well for hitting me up for an interview.

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

People are usually surprised to hear that I’m sober. I don’t drink, smoke weed/cigs, do drugs…none of that. I used to mess around with all of it as a teenager but had quit everything by the time I was like 21. I like to workout, eat good, drink water and find positive ways to deal with my depression and anxiety.

Any new music coming out?

I just released a new project last Friday (August 18th) called LIGHTHOUSES. It has 8 songs on it. I try to drop new music often to keep myself occupied and keep people interested. I have a project in the works with my group BLDG, as well as some collabs lined up. So it’s a good idea to just follow me on social media to know when new shit drops because I usually just release stuff whenever I feel like it (haha).

Links:

twitter.com/beardedlegend

soundcloud.com/beardedlegend-1

beardedlegend.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

 

She got the juice…Music Video + Interview with Trapicana

  1. Where are you from? Huntsville,Al
  2. How old are you? 19
  3. Who is Trapicana? 19 year old female rapper, funny, bubbly personality. Love to laugh
  4. How did you come up with that awesome rap name? Actually everybody always says I have the juice which in my town means very popular so I actually was joking with a friend n it came up one day.
  5. How long you been rapping? Since I was little
  6. Who are your influences? Musically I really feel like I ride my own wave but Lito (starlito) & Trip (don trip) have a great style and I like the fact that they are both independent.
  7. How much you charge for a feature? I haven’t started charging yet
  8. Whats the dopest thing to happen since releasing music?The dopest thing has yet to come
  9. What you do today? Run a couple errands
  10. Whats in ya pockets? My trap phone
  11. Want to give any shoutouts? Lol na
  12. When you releasing new music? EP will be out next month, September

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Trapicana links:

https:/twitter.com/trapicana_

https://instagram.com/trapicanafreebands

https://soundcloud.com/DiamondFreebands

Links to the top 10 most read interviews on this blog:

If you are new to this site and you don’t know what we do here, curatedflame.com looks through all the smoke (the tens of thousands of rappers, producers, bands, models, etc) and we highlight only the best, the weirdest, or the most entertaining.

One thing that you will find a lot of on this website, is interviews with rappers, producers, models, and more. I like to find out more about them and I know that there are others out there who want to learn more about these artists as well.

This morning while I was analyzing the website to see how I could make it better, I saw that there are 10 particular interviews that have been read the most over the last year. Some are older by a couple months so its harder to find them unless you have seen the specific link in a YouTube comment or Twitter post. So below you will find the links to the top 10 most read interviews on this blog, enjoy:)

1.Amethyst Rxckstars – Hip Hop Production Group – Make insanely fye beats

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Part 1: https://curatedflame.com/2017/05/01/the-amethyst-rxckstars-are-an-under-the-radar-producer-group-with-a-vault-of-bangers/

Part 2: https://curatedflame.com/2017/05/04/more-beats-by-amethyst-rxckstars-part-2-of-interview/

2. Hooligan Chase – Rapper from North Carolina – will be a big name in 2018, trust me!

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Interview with Hooligan Chase

3. Icy Narco – Rapper from Miami, Florida – Associated with Lil Toenail, Trippie Redd

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Who is Icy Narco? An interview.

4. Sharpey – Rapper from the UK – Interesting character to say the least.

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Interview with UK rapper Sharpey

5. Onji – Rapper from LA – ILoveMakonnen fans will def vibe with

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“Amateur ethnomusicologist” An interview with Onji.

6. IAtIALoVE – Videographer and Rapper from Philly – Not your typical rapper.

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Interview with Philly rapper IAtIALoVE

7. Droptop Golf Cart – Rapper from Michigan Rapper (Detroit Suburbs) – That name alone!

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This rapper’s name is Droptop Golf Cart… (Interview and Tracks)

8. Krystle Maria – AKA Krystle Meth – The Dentist Rapper

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Krystle Maria will clean your teeth and rap you to sleep…

9. Crunchy Kyle – Deltona, Florida – Lil Toenail associate

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Heroin, Massacres, and Rap that’ll blow your speakers out (An Interview with Rapper Crunchy Kyle)

10. Tank Chamberlain – Port St Lucie, Fl Rapper – ( been bumping his tracks heavy)

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#FreeTankChamberlain (Interview With Rapper Tank Chamberlain)

Tate 228 Interview

Tate 228, is a Mississippi to Atlanta transplant who recently released a remix of Carti’s Magnolia that is making waves on the underground. To find out more about Tate 228 read the interview below;

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Gulfport MS, but I moved to Atlanta when I was in highschool.

How old are you?

I’m 26

For anyone who doesn’t know or is new to you, who is Tate 228?

Tate 228 is a rappin ass nigga from the South. With Authentic music, (even when I rap on other Ppl beats) its all love.

How long have you been rapping?

Started rapping in like 2012/2013

How did you come up with your rap name?

Tate is my real name and 228 is where im from

Who are your influences musically and non?

As far as influences, all the old shit we grew up on. ( Hotboys and Cash money, Master P, UgK , Scarface, and all the way up to the new dope shit like Curren$y, 21 Savage, Dolph… Shit pretty much whoever got some fye shit. I’m fan of this shit. I ain’t hating on nobody.

How much do you charge for a feature? a show?

For shows and fire ass verses. Hit my management KenJaxonent@gmail.com

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

Shit I’m a regular nigga from the bottom so its dope to me every time somebody I Dont know reach out online or in person and tell me how they fucc with the music. For real.

What did you do today?

I woke up, got high, got high again, ate some food. And took my brother to get his motorcycle. But its still early I only been up about 4 hours.

Whats in your pockets right now? 

Gas, cash, carmex and license

Want to give any shoutouts?

I wanna give a shout out to curated flame. Just for showing love. I fucc with y’all.

When will you be releasing more music?

I’m dropping another video in like 2 weeks, pretty much like 3 more videos in September then I’m gone release this EP I got.

What is one thing about you most people wouldn’t expect or they would be surprised to find out about you?

Hell, really Idk , I Dont know what they would or wouldn’t expect. Ask me that again in 6 months.

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