Friday, December 10, 2010

Interview With Young Nik

Young Nik was featured as Artist of the week November 25th, 2010. Random Fact...I met Young Nik about 3 years at a tv taping for artists and producers. I was the house DJ and out of no where I see this girl on the stage freestyling better than all the men that where there.After the event was done... HAD TO NETWORK!!!!! Later Seen her by surprise at the GCDJ event in brooklyn where I was also one of the DJ's. She came to me!!!!! lol. So having Young Nik on my blog is an honor and I can't wait till she makes it big. FEMALE POWER!!!!!

Here is the Interview:
White writing=Young Nik

What age did you start rapping? Girl I'm not really sure lol maybe 14

What made you want to rap? The culture of rap at the time, the feeling it gave, the togetherness and also the competitiveness. It brought people together in fun and that's what I wanted to be apart of.

Who are your influences? Family, Biggie, Jay-Z, Kim, Foxxy Brown and Myself

How hard is it to stand out as "another female rapper" with all of the hype going on with Nicki Minaj etc? Lol. Hard? What's that? It's not hard at all! Hype is temporary, I'm out to be a classic!

What do you bring to the table that makes you stand out? My personality. Also, my style, I call it hip-clectic ;) I made that up. It's a mixture of hip hop, r&b, pop, techno, etc. I made it up because I just couldn't define myself with one genre. Lucky Me! :)

Who are some artist you would like to collaborate with? Coldplay, Jay-z, Katy perry, Bono & Beyonce to name a few.

Would you consider crossing over? Well, I feel like good music is universal and fits every genre of music and creed of people. That's the music I'm out to make. :) So to answer your question directly, yes I would.

What do you want to be remembered for? My music, personality and message. Heal the world like MJ lol really though.

What is your greatest fear ? Failure

When your not performing or working on a new track, how do you like to relax? I like to cook, get comfy and watch movies lol or travel and hang with friends and family :)

What is your favorite food? Lobster

What artist would you compare yourself to? Jay-Z

What is your favorite song? No Fair Exchange by Young Nik

How do you feel about having your music stolen or leaked rather than purchased? Just like a dept. Store u have to expect some type of loss, I just want to be heard and loved :)... As long as the gain is more than the loss, I'm cool.

Random fact about yourself? I like sugar in my collard greens.

Hidden Talent? I can cook.

If you weren't a rapper what would you be? I would be a doctor, I love to help the needy.

Any last words? Walk with Me on this musical journey, success is all we focused on! ;) I think I have a pretty good sense of humor lol try me! ..... I've been on hot97, 105.1, in Source Magazine twice and Straight Stuntin' Magazine... This is just my beginning! ;)

Thank You Young Nik!!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Be On The Look-Out: Artist of the Week- Sage Bravo

Malcolm Peoples, better known as Sage Bravo, was born March 15th, 1985 in
West Baltimore, MD. Eldest of three siblings, he has been musically gifted
since he could talk. Coming from a upbringing with his mother being an
addict, and his grandmother being spiritual and in church,
Sage had no other choice but to gain attention from God given talents,
hence, his music. His name speaks for itself. Sage meaning one of wisdom,
accentuates his well detailed, knowledge influenced, street savvy lyrics,
along with a plethora of different styles and impeccably solid flow. Bravo,
coming from his high-school friend, and long time teammate Shandon "Rockey"
Smith, was inspired when Sage would spit and it resulted in Rockey saying
"Bravo, Bravo!!”. Multi-talented, Malcolm learned many of the major aspects
of the music business without going to college, or without being taught. He
also taught himself the ins and outs of production hardware, software, and
terms. Also educated in music theory along with history of great musicians,
his influences stretch as far as David Ruffin of the Temptations, Marvin
Gaye, and Sam Cooke, to modern day influences such as Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco,
Kanye West, Nas, and Joe Budden. He never lacks motivation.