GlokkNine’s “Leonardo Da G9” video & his new mixtape

GlokkNine has been an artist I have been listening to for a hot minute now and I have been watching his career grow and grow and grow. So imagine my surprise when I see he has released a new music video and this is the first one that I know of, that is not directed by Drewfilmedit.

Why does this matter?

In the grand scheme of things, it doesnt. But I have just become so use to hearing “if drew didn’t film it, then it aint filmed right” at the beginning of every glokknine video.

GlokkNine needs to get back to working with that kid cause drews tagline is almost as good as metro boomin’s or halfpint filmz.

In the meantime, you should check out his newest tape Lil Glokk That Stole Khristmas and you absolutely musttttt listen to his track “Xmas Song” which I pray he does a video for!

GlokkNine’s newest track is a “fiesta”

GlokkNine’s visuals and audio for his song “Fiesta” are pure fire. Since his track 10 percent I haven’t had a new song from him that I was banging to hard. But that has definitely changed with this “fiesta” release. Lord knows I will play this song every damn time I go to Florida.

Sidenote – I wish I was there when GlokkNine first heard this beat. I already know he geeked tf up! This songs bpm and just overall sound is FIRE AF and matches GlokkNine and the whole Florida sound perfectly. Shouts out to the producer TayMasterChef because he is a muhfxcking maestro!

Another sidenote – personally I am in the group that thinks GlokkNine has his own sound and the Kodak Black comparisons are just easy criticisms. However, I already know Kodak Black is pissed af he didn’t hear this beat first! If I was a producer on the come up in Florida tryna get a fat stack I would definitely submit the same beat to Glokk and Kodak and make them bid it out over it.

 

 

“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
@Travynostra
@CHO_GOD_

GlokkNine “Kill Kill” (official music video)

If GlokkNine doesn’t make the XXL freshman list I will be truly surprised. This dude just doesn’t wanna stop releasing dope visuals for the tracks off his first tape Bloodshells Revenge. I swear this 17 year old is going to be one of the biggest names to come out of Florida.

The labels are in a bidding war over Florida rapper GlokkNine.

GlokkNine just released his newest music video;

and its another banger that will surely become a classic for the people calling themselves early GlokkNine fans in a year or two.

Who is this artist?

GlokkNine is an artist I interviewed in March, because I found him on YouTube. A quick rundown of who he is; he’s a 17 yr old rapper out of Florida, who makes street raps that any Boosie or Kodak Black fan would love. If you want to learn more about him from his own words, check out our interview.

Right now he is quickly rising to the top of the Florida trap rap scene and I just learned today from a credible source in the industry, that there is already a bidding war for him between the major labels. I was told this earlier today and afterwards I was on twitter promoting his interview when I came across this tweet of his on 6th of May;glokknine2.PNG

I wonder whose going to be the label he signs to?

If you have any ideas on what label or if he should stay indie? don’t hesitate to comment.

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GlokkNine’s “Chain Gang” is a street masterpiece

A couple hours ago GlokkNine released a music video for a track off his new mixtape “Blood Shells Revenge”.

The song is GlokkNine at his fullest, Florida “mouth full of gold” deep accented street rap with a heavy influence from Kodak and Boosie. The beat, by Yung Lando, has a sample that is insane and will have producers scouring to find a sample on that level.

Now that we know Kodak Black is going to be down for a year, it looks like it’s safe to say 2018 is GlokkNine’s.

 

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Stream GlokkNine’s debut mixtape “Bloodshells Revenge”

Check out GlokkNine’s debut mixtape Bloodshells Revenge and make sure to check out his first interview > here!

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GloKKNine drops more heat with “Sun Down”

GloKKNine is putting rappers on the come up to shame with the way he is continuing to release a steady stream of fire. Randomly dropping track after track on his YouTube channel. No waiting for a whole mixtape, no teasers or bs like that.

Besides dropping two music videos on WorldStar and other places, in the last month, he has also dropped 9 audio tracks on his channel. His most recent one, Sun Down, was released only 13 hours ago and it currently sits at 7k+ views. And damn is this song fire. Mark my words, in a couple years, people will be saying this track was a classic GloKKNine track.

With “Sun Down” the 17 y.o. spitter laces street raps over a gritty summer style beat, imagine Boosie’s “I remember” or a Speaker Knockerz like beat, that was crafted by a producer called ArcazeOnTheBeat who I am now determined af to do an interview with.

Check out this song below and get on the GloKKNine wave.

 

Other thoughts on GloKKNine and his wave:

Some are going to say that he has a Kodak Black flow or sound but I don’t think that’s true at all, GlokkNine is simply a product of his enviroment, a florida boy who grew up on Boosie and Kodak Black and others that influenced the Kodak sound. And honestly even if he did sound like Kodak, don’t pretend like it would be the first time someone used a kodak flow and blew up.

Something rappers and people tend to forget in this game we call the music industry, is that it is one thing to have a lot of streams, followers, views or likes but what you need to really pay attention to is the engagement. Because all of the previous can easily be bought or influenced.But something that is harder to buy and create, is audience engagement and that is something that I look for when I am examining an artist whether it be a rapper or a producer. For example, GlokkNine clearly has a strong fan base in Flordia and other states as seen by the tweets that come up when you search GlokkNine on twitter;

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GlokkNine continues to create his own lane with “Crayola”

With his newest video, “Crayola”, GlokkNine continues his fight for the title of hottest rapper coming out of Florida. When Kodak Black gets out he needs to align his brand with GlokkNine or he might just have his spot taken as the young king of Florida, if GlokkNine doesn’t already do it in the time Kodak is in.