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TheVerce Interview 2015

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In this interview TheVerce spoke to Electro WOW about how he became involved in the Hip Hop & Electro scene and what inspires him to create music with a very original style.

1 – Who do you admire and learn from?

When it comes to music I look at it from both sides, the production and the writing sides. From the production side I admire and have learned from the greats like the god father of House, DJ Pierre. The king of energy, Skrillex, Bad Boy Bill, Kaskade and so many others. From the writing side I admire creative groups like The Prodigy, Outkast and a few others.

2 – Do you sing and produce your own tracks?

I sing and arrange most of my music productions.

3 – People love your live performances and your shows. Is there a funny anecdote you want to share with us?

We were doing a spring festival in Florida and my light up hoodie would not ignite. It was timed to react to the music so I had to play off the mishap and flung the hoodie into the crowd. I wasn’t planning on being shirtless so I didn’t shave my abs that day and had a wild tank top tan. The fellas in my crew had fun with that story after the show. Razors were placed on my pillow for laughs.

4 – You regularly play at clubs. Do you have any favorite?

The venues are becoming bigger as I grow in popularity but nothing compares to the home town places that gave me my start. Luby’s and Wild Bills.

5 – Do you think the fusion of Electro and Hip Hop music is something that will last for many years?

It is a genre that is still on the rise so it is hard to say. I believe if you are genuine in what you do and have a message that connects with people in your music, it will survive the test of time.

6 – What’s the name of your upcoming album? Please tell us more about the new tracks.

The new project is called LifeNLights. I am very excited about this project and its release this year. LifeNLights is a production of Electro Hop infused with my own personal touch. Expect the unexpected. Pop/House/Trance/Dance/Hiphop and more…

7 – Your latest single “Wait On Me” became a club hit. Why did you decide to release it as the first single of your new album?

Honestly, it was not scheduled to release as the first single. I am a huge supporter of underground music so I follow intensely. The underground intellects somehow found the song and leaked it. It became a viral sensation immediately so we had to respect the masses and pushed “Wait On Me” as the first single. I believe it is the perfect video to display my vision of bright lights, partying, unity, and love.

8 – Did you enjoy being part of the music video for “Wait On Me”?

Oh yes, I really enjoyed being a part. Like most of my shows and projects, it was one huge electro party! It wasn’t much work at all. lol

9 – What’s the name of your next single?

The next single is called “Roll With Me”. This single is going to be a global smash hit. Roll with me is designed to display my vision and passion for world unity. We are all the same so lets all party together and “Roll With Me”.

10 – Where can we catch you singing over the next months?

We are completing the southeast leg of our campaign in the U.S. We will be in Florida the month of March at the world famous Club Lavela, Night Town and a few other places in Miami. Check TheVerce.com for details.

11 – What advice would you give to people that want to follow in your footsteps?

Believe in yourself, never give up. There is no expiration on following your dreams. When you are doing something outside of the norm it sometimes take a while for others to see your vision and accept it. Stay true and stay consistent.

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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Take A Few Minutes To Get To Know South London Artist Ultra_eko

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of rising indie talents. You’ll thank me after getting to know South London-based Hip-Hop artist, Ultra_eko. Certainly, “Halo” is one of the most talked-about tracks he has released in 2020. This track is a captivating amalgamation of urban sounds, the right flow, tongue twisters, and electronic music. Little by little, he is exploring different genres. Like most of his tunes, “Halo” tells a unique story that is relatable on so many levels. Clearly possessing a catchy and bright hook, it’s impossible not to like sing it out loud.

With such a distinctively shimmering style, he is ready to surprise the world with his second studio album titled ‘Alternate Realities’, out on November 16th. When he is not making songs, Ultra_eko spends time with his children and manages his own business. Working on his music career is still something new for him, but it seems he has taken great steps so far as his compositions denote quality, passion, and love for art.

Who would have thought after purchasing a Korg synth for his son’s piano lessons, he became very keen on this music project. Most importantly, his forte is definitely writing lyrics. Indeed, he expresses his creativity by giving life to his verses and transforming them into melodies. At the end of the day, he wishes that his messages resonate with different listeners. That’s exactly what I call, music with a purpose. Stay tuned for his next single “Always On My Mind”, to be released this Friday.

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Rappers Who Have Expanded Their Empire

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Have you ever asked who the world’s wealthiest rappers are? We are going to explain to you. Rappers are famous for huge homes, luxury vehicles, and lavish purchases; and it’s no surprise when you glance at just how much some of them make.

Rappers who have widened their empires:

Drake

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The 32-year-old Canadian is, by a decade, the youngest on this chart, but he’s rapidly gaining ground on the elder statesmen in hip-hop. Over the past year, Drake’s wealth has increased by 50%, driven by assets spanning from real estate to his Virginia Black whisky, as well as a lucrative tour and current residency at the XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.

DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled is among the highest-paid hip-hop musicians in the world: according to Forbes, he received $27 million in 2018. The 43-year-old founder of Palestinian-American rock, whose real name is Khaled Mohamed Khaled, understands what it’s like to be on the other side of the continuum of riches. His parents, Palestinian refugees, landed in their 20s in New Orleans with just $20 to their credit.

His artistic success achieved noted heights of popularity, and he was eligible for many awards as well. He has earned over ninety awards and still has many awards, including a 2017 American Music Award for “I’m the One” for Favorite Rap / Hip-Hop Album.

What does DJ Khaled do? Aside from making his own music to the tune of several hundred songs and twelve records, DJ Khaled is well recognized for the music of others as a composer and DJ. He founded a record label of his own, We the Best Music Company, which is responsible for the works of many popular musicians.

Kanye West

Kanye West
Forbes claims Kanye West is now technically a billionaire after updating his accounts upon request.

A recent US business magazine survey priced the rapper and design entrepreneur at $1.3billion. West’s interest in his Yeezy sneaker line, which Forbes estimated was worth $1.26 billion, is the majority of the money.

West’s music made up a comparatively limited portion of the wealth, despite being one of the last 20 years’ highest-selling musicians. His Strong Music agency, and his discography copyright, is priced at at least $90 million.

Despite claiming $53 million in debt and calling for $1 billion to Mark Zuckerberg to finance potential inventions in 2016, West makes its appearance on this list due to another patron: Adidas, who attracted West and his Nike Yeezy fashion project many years earlier. Our estimation of the riches of the West is almost completely focused on a realistic calculation of the importance of the name. He might one day follow his sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner, as a billionaire, as it begins to scale up.

Fifty Cent


Early in Vitamin Water’s past, 50 Cent decided to support the substance for a minority stake in the business. Curtis Jackson and Vitamin Water collectively dropped the marketed Formula 50 beverage. Fast-forward a decade and the purchase of Coca-Cola and the minority share of 50 of Vitamin Water was currently worth $500 million. Not all of the investments of 50 Cent hit the jackpot, but the rapper has a profitable film production business named Cheetah Vision that pumps out low-budget action movies for international audiences, rendering Roger Corman of 50 Cent hip-hop. His headphone relationship with SMS Audio has not caught on like Beats by Dre.

Diddy

Diddy
As industry trends weigh on some of his assets, including cable network Rebellion and apparel label Sean John, the artist formerly identified as Puff Daddy slips to No. 3 on this list as industry trends weigh on some of his assets (although Diddy has sold most of his share in the latter, he maintains a substantial piece). Yet Ciroc, his fortune’s key engine, is rising again after case numbers have dropped from all-time peaks over the last few years — making the impresario maybe the most possible nominee to enter Jay-Z in the billion-dollar community.

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Anti-Racism Song “Empire Shakes” Exposes The Failure Of The American Dream

If you like Childish Gambino’s political anthem, “This Is America”, then you definitely want to check out Chucky Blk’s new anti-racism song.

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If you like Childish Gambino’s political anthem, “This Is America”, then you definitely want to check out Chucky Blk‘s new anti-racism song. Entitled as “Empire Shakes” the rapper based in Austin, Texas expresses dismay regarding the idea of the American Dream. Behind this national ethos, discrimination impacts its concept. It is worth mentioning that his rap verses expose its failure, while at the same time it is a fair critique about the society of chaos he lives in. Precisely, through his sincere lyrics, he rebels against this unjust system.

A special collaborative track with British Hip-Hop talent Eldon. Together they take the art of rapping to the next level with rhymes and metaphors that flow well. Creatively, visuals carry a clear message, which invites you to wake up from puppetry life. What’s more, in order to fight against racial inequality, we all have to come together. Just remember, there’s more power in unity than in division. Discover interesting announcements from Chucky Blk on his socials down here.

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Nathan Daniels Is Climbing The UK iTunes R&B Charts With “I Choose”

Nathan Daniels is an artist from South Africa who wants to reach the hearts of those who hear his spectacular music. With introspective lyrics, soulful vocals, and a 90s type of flow, his new single “I Choose” is receiving good reactions.

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Nathan Daniels is an artist from South Africa who wants to reach the hearts of those who hear his spectacular music. With introspective lyrics, soulful vocals, and a 90s type of flow, his new single “I Choose” is receiving good reactions. Best of all, it has peaked at No. 23 on the UK iTunes R&B Charts. Through 22 years of experience in the music industry, he outstands from the rest due to his authentic singing style.  His voice is undeniably powerful. On a side note, since 2001 Nathan has been working as an entertainer and stage performer in the Balearic Islands, where he and his band, The Brothers Of Soul, pay tribute to the classic Motown sound.

In the music video of “I Choose”, a contemporary dancer and a violinist play the main roles in most of the scenes. So, the whole clip here is about realization and awareness. What’s more, there’s also a beautiful message of selflessness and pure love behind this production. Without question, you can tell he feels every word he sings. If you want to sign-up for Nathan Daniels’s fans club, just follow him on the socials below.

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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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