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Straight Official Magazine Sit Down: Lil Bae | @lilbae33

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Lil Bae (Photo Cred: Lil Bae IG page)

Recently we got the chance to catch up with North Carolina recording artist Lil Bae who is heating & shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

DJ -What is your Stage Name? Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

LB – Lil Bae, from Fort Mill, SC. The entertainment industry interested me when I saw the different people you get to connect with. From producers, dancers, videographers, DJ’s, entrepreneurs and most importantly fans. Music is my passion, my life, but to meet people who can relate and love it is amazing to me.

DJ- Who and/or what inspires you to create?

LB- My inspiration is my life and experiences. I want my music to be a reflection of myself so my fans can actually relate. I make music with substance behind it. I just keep up with what is trending.

DJ- How would you describe your sound?

LB- My sound is simply authentic. Old school rap with a new Flava. My sound is who I am. My cadence separates me from most female artists out there. My sound resonates with the soul. It is refreshing.

DJ- What is your creative process like?

LB- My creative process is as follows every time; I start off working out early in the day to clear my head. I listen to different types of beats until one really grabs my attention. I write the hook and build from there. Once I’ve gotten the first verse and the hook down pack delivery-wise, I record a demo. Depending on the mood and the way “Life” goes I will finish it that day or come back to it in a week. Then it’s studio time.

DJ- What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

LB- I would love to collaborate with Missy Elliott and Soulja Boy. I would be able to attack both generations at one time and the synergy would be amazing.

DJ- If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?

LB- If I could open up for any artist it would be Missy Elliot, of course. Also, I would say Lil Baby. The messages behind his music are deeper than most rappers and I respect that.

DJ- What is one message you would give to your supporters?

LB- “Find yourself and stay true to you. Every day is a test. Focus on passing that and just go with the flow of life. Remember, always smile.”

DJ- What is the most useless talent you have?

LB- My most useless talent would be playing the recorder. I learned how in elementary school and can really play but never do.

DJ- What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

LB- If I was not doing music, I would be creating a skincare line for sensitive skin baddies like myself. Being the best esthetician and a BOMB MOM! Eventually, I would find the music.

DJ-Who are some artists you admire and why?

LB- Missy Elliott. She remained authentic. She was different coming out at that time and she accepted that. Her sound, style, creativity and poise. Ciara. She is a killer dancer. The way she markets her music by incorporating a dance with it has made her level up.

DJ- What is the best advice you’ve been given?

LB- “The only thing that matters is now. You cannot change your past, you are not in your future, but in this moment you have the ability to create everything you want. So focus.” I have been following this advice since the beginning of the year and I can say this last quarter has been great to me.

(Photo Cred: Lil Bae IG page)

Find yourself and stay true to you. Everyday is a test. Focus on passing that and just go with the flow of life. Remember, always smile.

Lil Bae

DJ- If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

LB- I would change everything about the industry. Artist development mainly. That would clear up the roster for ready independents.

DJ- What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

LB- I will continue to make relatable, longevity music. Connecting with my fans and building myself as an artist. In the next year, I will be the artist everyone wants to meet. I will not only be busy and booked with shows and interviews, but I will also be speaking to the masses about mental health. Being the voice of the people in the music industry.

DJ- What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

LB- @lil.ba33 on all platforms. Also linktr.ee/Lil.Bae will take you to any Social Media Link you need.

Check out Lil Bae’s latest single “Bad Bitch” below

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J-RO Releases Latest Single “Heaven” Featuring Scarface

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Indiana gospel recording artist J-RO releases his latest single titled Heaven, featuring Hip-Hop Legend SCARFACE. The track also features gospel recording artists Paul Alba & Von Won. The single has gained over 15k streams worldwide and has earned Tunecore certification. The video is coming soon but in the meantime, you can check out J-RO’s latest visual below. Heaven Is Available On Audio Mack and all major digital platforms. You can click here to stream the album.

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Zachery Le’on Releases “Black Elderberry” Music Video @zacheryl3on

*Original Publish Date August 15th 2021

Zachery Le’on (Photo Cred: Francis Nwoso)

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ZACHERY LE’ON is riding the wave of his fifth studio project release Black Elderberry to rave reviews. The artist and songwriter was set to release the project last summer but was halted due to the ongoing pandemic. Now that everyone’s officially back outside, what better way for Le’on to flex than to drop the official music video for Black Elderberry this week!

Zachery Le’on – Black Elderberry

Hailing from the nineteenth state, Le’on has become a mainstay in the Indianapolis Hip-Hop landscape. The laid back, meticulous flow of Le’on coupled with the smooth track produced by Hungerforce, Black Elderberry is a track that needs to be played with all the windows down in your ride and volume all the way UP!! The video was shot at Cleo’s Bodega and was produced by Najah Tai and features cameos from some of Naptown’s most renowned artists including SKYPP and Mr. Indiana just to name a few.

(Photo Cred: Francis Nwoso)

Do it for the love, not the money and fame/Do it for the west 28th is what I claim/Do it for the city, they’ll remember the name/If you ain’t following the road to progression, get out my lane

Zachery Le’on-Black Elderberry
(Photo Cred: Francis Nwoso)

You can check out the official music video for Black Elderberry down below. As always, we thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine as we celebrate Hip-Hop, lifestyle and culture! Stay tuned in with us for more dope content and remember, its the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!!

Black Elderberry is available NOW for steaming and download and you can get your copy by clicking here.

You can follow ZACHERY LE’ON on all platforms at Linktree at @zacheryl3on

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