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Prolific Interview 2014

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prolific_interviewHip Hop/EDM DJ Prolific chats to Electro WOW, about his career as an artist and also his thoughts on today’s music industry. He reveals everything!

1 – When did you start your career as a DJ?

I was sitting in this douchebag rich kids studio who just thought he was the shit because daddy had money when he told me I could start djing today and I’d never be better than him. The next day I bought tables and a vestax 05 and within 6 months to a year was able to destroy dude. I was already able to play multiple instruments, bboying, and rapping but it was a necessary step in my evolution as an artist.

2 – Who mentored you?

I mean a ton of really cool people have helped me. Before I was really good enough to battle and be taken seriously I trained like a shaolin monk everyday. Food puff puff scratch juggle practice routine repeat everyday. Once I go on the level guys like Immortal (Director of Scratch Academy Miami) Klever (2x Dmc Champion) Shotgun (Goody Mob’s Dj) and others took me in for sessions and helped mold a more diversified style after seeing what I was doing and helping me freak it and eventually I was making a grip of fresh tablist no headphone needle drop routines and this was before the serato digital game came into play.

3 – How many DJ battles have you participated in?

There have been so many I’d say maybe between 50-100 and I mean anything like local stuff to dmc’s, dma mag, kool mix, guitar center, wmc battles, Lavelas battles, and smaller stuff. I used the battle scene to get my buzz going and help push me into the underground hip hop bookings the big battles I was doing with B-boy world.com and the Drum and bass scene.

4 – What do you like the most about EDM music?

It connects us. Imagine 99% of people living and breathing have no idea about their life force their energy their ability to vibrate and those who aren’t believers experience some EDM events and through the music it helps people open up and change up their frame of reference and understand we as a singular are nothing but we as humanity with a positive impact and vibration together can accomplish and progress so much more. Anytime I make a track or play a show it’s about unity, love, and evolution for all the people that are listening or are at the show. If you were to ask me what I love about EDM it’s love itself. If you can’t love yourself you can’t love anyone else and I don’t mean like relationship love I’m speaking of empathy selflessness and showing people love even when they show hate to show them they are only damaging themselves and those around them when they spread negativity. Connecting with people and teaching them a path of Peace, Love, Unity and respect is what it’s all about. People like me are pure old souls infused with knowledge and wisdom, a lot of times I’m passed up on bookings or releases for artists who will sell their soul to further their career their self respect anything they don’t care. You see how guys come out with one track that gets pushed and then they fall off. I’ve released over 100 records in ten years in a lot of different genres. I can go into any environment and succeed any genre when you push play on a Prolific track that’s what you are getting.

5 – Is Hip Hop a dead music genre? Why?

Well it’s not that it’s dead it’s that the Illuminati the corporations what ever you want to call the controlling force that owns everything clear channel the labels and when they helped the digital push out places like fat beats and anything independent all outlets were crushed and unable to compete. Imagine your local radio, tv, and any other station plays the same 100 songs in rotation over and over and over and over. Mtv used to play entire videos and push music now it’s all over saturated FAKE reality tv. People are becoming less intelligent and less connected. They aren’t playing something with a message that is positive and educational they are playing music that is putting people in a negative frame of reference therefore the real Mc’s out there have no voice because they have no channel to stay relevant to the masses. Most people who are on the radio or that type of spot light don’t write their own lyrics they don’t write their own beats hell they probably aren’t even in tune with the track until they are told by a manager to show up at a studio and spit a track they don’t even believe in. Imagine an artists made to paint a picture he hasn’t even seen in his mind or has the passion for he’s doing it for monetary gain. Hip-hop and any music is based on love not money. When you take the love out and put money in you see what happens. You see some of the festival acts not even djing playing a pre mixed set or controller dj with no soul in it! The corporations have came in to dumb down and monopolize yet another industry. Hopefully being that EDM has such a strong underground presence we can oust those whom are attempting to infiltrate and destroy the art of the scene and what it was founded on.

6 – Would you change your turntable for a digital mixer?

Never I’d go out like the guys in 300 before I did some shit like that. Death before dis honor

7 – Are you currently touring the world?

6blocc aka Raw and I have done some extensive touring globally. And the past year have both been churning out some hot products I’m sure later in the summer we will put some dates together and do it like we do it! 4 tables 2 mixers two samplers with Cojaxx on the mic. It’s one hell of a show and so much more flavorful for the crowd then just some guy standing there mixing or some controller dj twisting knobs. Promoters do me a favor put on a LIVE SHOW that’s what the people want! My last show at Iris in Atlanta it was crazy so many fans were like we’ve never even seen turntables or anything like that

8 – What’s the name of your latest record?

Prolific “Anthems of a Desolate Wasteland” go check it out !

9 – Do you feel proud of FOULPLAYRECORDS? How can artists contact you?

I started Foul Play back in 03 with the help of Prodigal Son. It’s been a great experience to see us grow from working with every major vinyl distributor out there to now having one of the strongest digital distribution outlets out there! Any artists wanting to submit content need to email foulplayrecords@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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Will Hecht Redefines Modern Hip-Hop In “Strange Love” — LISTEN

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You may wonder what makes Will Hecht‘s music exceptional. The answer is, in my view, his refreshing modern sound + the smooth/raspy singing style that enchants listeners. Certainly, his newest single, “Strange Love” will definitely blow you away. As a true genre-bending virtuoso, he experiments with contemporary Hip-Hop and Pop elements like none other.

Without fail, it’s a summertime anthem with a tropical-infused rhythm. As a matter of fact, the marimba-like instrumentals will bring you back incredible memories of the sun, beach, and sand instantly. Not in vain, the vivid cover matches the concept of the whole tune. Likewise, this one is quite an upbeat jam that makes riding in the car fun.

Happiness is a road trip with a good playlist, therefore, here you have something great for it. So, don’t think twice, just press play below.

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A “Luv” Letter Turned Into A Song Worth Listening To, Check This Out!

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Love letters can transcend time and go beyond words when they transform into music. This is exactly what Drew Ramz did in order to pay homage to his wife. The indie artist’s latest release, “Luv” will bring you memories of old-school songs that still live in your mind. Best of all, his smooth-flowing rhymes awaken romanticism that can even melt cold hearts.

It is noteworthy this is the first time the South Carolina-based rapper has sung on a tune. Naturally, you can tell he pours his heart out in the intimate lyrics. Passion and commitment are the main ingredients of this amazing composition which differs from those urban cuts that sadly express profanity or revolve around sex, drugs, and violence. By all means, “Luv” is quite the opposite of that and it is worth listening to. Give it a try below, and get ready to fall in love once again like on Valentine’s day.

On October 2nd, Drew will premiere his next single “20 Something”, learn more about him in this exclusive interview.

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Watch The Video For Devin Hailey’s RnB Love Song “Kick It 2 U”

Yes, the music video for Devin Hailey’s special RnB love song has arrived! Besides being the nephew of legendary urban artist JoJo Hailey (K-Ci & JoJo), he is rapidly growing in popularity.

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Yes, the music video for Devin Hailey‘s special RnB love song has arrived! Besides being the nephew of legendary urban artist JoJo Hailey (K-Ci & JoJo), he is rapidly growing in popularity. As of today, his work has received praise from Billboard, Hollywood Life, KDAY LA, etc. Surely enough, creativity is inherited but I think his musical talent is authentic. Showing off his dope lyrical flow and charisma, you can tell he gives the most of himself in the visuals for “Kick It 2 U”. His uncle’s label, JT Entertainment welcomes this feel-good hit which outstands due to its bombastic chorus.

On the other hand, there are different ways to cope with the loss of a loved one. In this context, Devin overcame grief through the production of “Kick It 2 U”. Channeling emotions into romantic verses and groovy instrumentals was a wise decision. Life continues whatever happens, and his positive attitude took his imagination to come into play. Beyond question, I bet you’ll end up listening to it on repeat the entire week.

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TGYE’s Album ‘Vibez In The P.M’ Sets New Standards In Hip-Hop

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It’s rare to come across artists as original and authentic as TGYE (aka Thank God You’re Eternal). Certainly, he injects a whole fresh style of Hip-Hop to the underground scene. He sets new standards by bringing out 7 outstanding tracks to the table with the album ‘Vibez In The P.M’. On this record, the North Carolina-born talent envelops your senses with melodic bops. Best of all, each tune has its own essence to kill boredom. From my view, it offers an energetic listening experience from start to finish. Plus, good vibes and spectacular flow all around.

On this point, this material has reached over 10K streams on Spotify. “Remember This” serves as a good example. It is based on a short story that talks about being confused and lost. Here the message is clear, he makes a call for overcoming fears so that you can beat down the boundaries. At the end of the day, finding a better way to your life seems to be the path. The whole composition involves captivating acoustics and smooth rap verses. TGYE has announced that he will be releasing a music video for “Haunted” on September 3rd.

Interestingly enough, he admits his main influence is Classical music. Therefore, you can tell he prefers slow beats than loud ones. He was lucky enough to be raised in a musical environment. Someday he aspires to become a great artist. That’s exactly how he wants to be remembered in the future. Needless to say, passion is energy, so it’s time to put that into action every single day.

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Here Is Wingman’s Debut Album, ‘Weird New Feelings’ — LISTEN

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‘Weird New Feelings’
is a collection of 8 tracks that highlights Wingman‘s lyrical prowess with brilliant storytelling, metaphors, and punchlines. The question is, is it any good? Yes, it is. The up-and-coming artist who resides in LA stays true to his Hip-Hop roots. However, he is committed to a cutting-edge sound and, of course, electronic music is part of it.

On a side note, besides being a West Coast rapper, he also pilots insane aircraft at his homeland. Overall, the album keeps casual fans of Rap entertained with constant mood changes. Indeed, it’s impressive the way he employs a fast rapping technique without running out of breath. You won’t be disappointed at all, he explores the urban life on this first material, which is also a but poppy and quite varied with no bad tunes. Listen in full ‘Weird New Feelings’ via Spotify right here.

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