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Straight Official Sit Downs: IAMBORNKING

IAMBORNKING

IAMBORNKING stopped by our headquarters this week and we put him in the hot seat for Straight Official Sit Downs. @klassikceo chopped it up with the New York MC and the vibe was dope! Check out their one-on-one down below and click here for more emerging artists worldwide.

Q&A WITH IAMBORNKING

What is your Name? Tell me where you’re from and what interested you in the entertainment industry? 

     I go by the name of IAMBORNKING. I’m from Bed-Stuy Do or Die Brooklyn, New York, born from Nigerian father and American mother. What interests me the most about the entertainment industry was the opportunity to create a culture. A following of genuine believers. People who will invest in what you have to offer. Musically, brand and as a person authentically.

To create a movement that pushes forward your agendas and obtains goals. To clarify and broaden your vision. The dynamic of just taking pen to paper with a thought and making it a reality. Creating something that people can see and touch the world over. It’s just amazing to me. I always wanted to be a creator when I saw that dynamic.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Who and/or what inspires you to create?

     Some of my top influences include Jay-Z. His ability to just create a whole culture on his own within the culture. Plus, he’s from my neck of the woods. Kanye West for his bold and brazen views of political issues and real issues that we face outside the music. He will risk himself for the betterment of community and music culture, which I respected. He’s definitely an inspiration of mine. 

     People might not like me for saying this one, but R. Kelly. Aside from all his misfortunes, and his legal issues that I won’t talk about. His ability to create is on such a high level that it impacts. He’s pivotal to many different moments in music. As a creator, I look up to his ability. He’s the Tyler Perry of music.

IAMBORKING FEAT. JAY EM | FOUND YOU

How would you describe your sound?

     My sound has evolved over time right now, with the current record, Found You ft. Jayem, that I currently have on all digital platforms and  in all digital stores. Shouts out to everybody who supported the record. Continue to love it, stream, like, share, add to your playlist, and make it apart of your everyday journey. To make it the major success that it should be.

Sometimes my sound is melodic. My primary genre and culture is Hip-Hop. I started out as a rapper. My content and  lyrics are all about authenticity of life. The struggles that we go through in society as a young black men. Growing up in the Sumner housing projects, Bed Stuy Brooklyn. Being incarcerated for 11 years. I’ve seen much of life‘s pitfalls through my own eyes and vicariously through others. 

  I speak of those struggles with the anticipation of sending a message to the culture. Especially Hip-Hop culture, Black culture and real music fans. In a way that brings awareness to the happiness and harsh realities of life. My music is primarily based on awareness of real life. I’m a songwriter. There is no territory in genre of music that I won’t enter.

IAMBORNKING

Never give up. Not on your journey, dreams, family, friends, grounded beliefs, and most importantly yourself.

IAMBORNKING’s message to his supporters

What is your creative process like?

     I really like these questions these all really good. My process is like copy and paste pretty much. I think of the feeling that a certain track gives me, or inspiration from some sort of experience. Be it my own, which is most of the time, or through someone else. The inspiration copied from my mind, heart & soul pasted to the instrumental. In most cases I’m able to tailor fit or be cohesive to the track. Giving the overall effect of motivation, inspiration & love.

SHIFTING GEARS

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

I would love to work with Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye, Wizkid, Tems, Ice Spice & Sha Everything K, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Annuel, Ne-Yo, Diddy & Khalid. There’s SO many of them! (laughs).

What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

    I am a former professional culinary chef. I have a paralegal certificate in New York State Law.

Who are some artists/people you admire and why? 

   Maino, Jim Jones, Dirk, Juicy J for their amazing comebacks in music I adversity. My team Respect Da Grind Music Group, my good friend Rehan, and my lady Tabitha Acaba.

IN CLOSING

IAMBORNKING

What is the best advice you’ve received?

      To never give up on my dream, and to take this multicultural direction with my current record, Found You feat. Jayem, go stream it! My business partner David L was instrumental in coming up with some of the ideas it took to create it. He had a vision.

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

     I would change whatever causes these senseless deaths. Predominantly rap artists and our brothers and sisters in Hip-Hop.

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

At the Hip-Hop awards, at the BET Awards, all the awards! Bookings across seas and ghost writing for new artists that are going to be great. Making an enormous impact on the world with my music in that changes the dynamic of how people digest it. Lending myself to worthy causes. Completing the puzzle to change in the world.

IAMBORNKING

STAY CONNECTED WITH IAMBORNKING

Follow IAMBORNKING on Social Media

Instagram @livendie4king

Facebook as https://www.Facebook.com/Iambornking

Twitter @bkbiggamoney

YouTube on https://YouTube.com/Iambornkingsvision

Official Website https://unitedmasters.com/iambornking7320 and on Sonicbids

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity. Big shouts out to Straight Official Magazine, Straight Official Radio, SiriusXM LL Cool J, Rock The Bells, DJ NoPhrillz, DJ Epps, Rehan & my team. I respect the grind and everyone who helped me push and allowed me a platform to tell my story.

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Mario Canon links with NLE Choppa for “Praying Bad”.

Mario Canon connects with NLE Choppa for his latest single and accompanying video, Praying Bad

After appearing on popular TV shows including Empire and Chicago PD, Canon shifts his attention toward the goal of taking over the music game. His latest, a @hawky produced single finds the Illinois rapper espousing about his path from no-name performer to national recognition.

Lines like “I know it’s hard to tell/I’ve been through hell, I’ve been broke/I remember picking CDs up off the ground after my show/Now I make 200 and I don’t even pass go” drive home his point. NLE brings the heat on his verse. “I’m in the field like a n*gga to tackle/ I’m not like these other n*ggas they be after/If I need to trap, I’ll take down the trappers/I’m a finesser finessing finessers.

Taking aim at the haters and foes alike the pair leave no question as to what their intentions are. Money, clout, and fame are on the agenda when these artists link up. @EXQLUSIVE draws the assignment of director for this Midwest to Mid-South connection.

Mario Canon with NLE Choppa
NLE CHOPPA AND MARIO CANON ON SET OF THE “PRAYING BAD” VIDEO.

Click the link and check out “Praying Bad” right here on straightofficial.com and let us know what you think!

#GetSOM via @TheRealUncanny check out more of my content here!

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[Video] Prince Amaho-‘Life’

Prince Amaho’s artistic career kicked off in the late 90’s. After being signed by Sony BMG, he gained international awareness with his hit songs “Rhythm In My Life” & “Dreamer”. He later teamed with Gary Harrison to form an international pop duo from New York. With their major hit song “BAD BOYS” Soul Bros has been successfully touring the world.

Prince Amaho

With hit songs like “Freedom”, “Wake-Up”, “Cry Out” and his current trending hit “LIFE”, Amaho wants to send messages of motivation, love, peace, tolerance & unification for the common people. He also recognizes the need for a better world for both young and old.

Prince Amaho as an artist and entrepreneur has always used his talent and possibilities in the media to help support various humanitarian projects in Europe and Africa. At the same time, Prince Amaho works diligently as a motivator and stage coach using his own set up Artist development center “Prime Academy” www.prime-academy.de which has over the years been responsible in researching and developing young talented Artists, Models and Entertainers.  

Prince Amaho’s latest Single “Life” deals with the void we dismiss as important in our lives. A call for the betterment of our environmental future in the current global climate.
The message is; “Giving hope and encouraging people to better themselves, and take action with steps to progress in their life situation.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/princeamahoofficial

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/princeamaho/

#GetSOM via @mzonpointpromo and check out more emerging artists here.

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Tap-In Tuesdays | Illy Octane – Skate

Illy Octane

ILLY OCTANE is an artist that wears several hats. The MC, producer and CEO of Rich Harvest Entertainment has been holding it down in the nineteenth state for years. Illy has been grinding all year with numerous project releases as well as his Pulled Up Podcast which is now in it’s second season.

Illy has been on our radar for quite some time. He’s been in our digital pages on several weekends. Taking the spotlight in our #SaturdaySpotlight feature, Illy remains consistent in putting out dope music. To celebrate his contribution to the culture, he is kicking off our new feature known as Tap-In Tuesdays!

ILLY OCTANE-SKATE

Illy Octane Skate artwork

Skate is a single that comes from Illy’s No Titles release this year. From the sample of Joe Pesci from Casino in the intro, Illy commands the track and skates effortlessly over the beat. The visuals were captured by Philthy Phil & Justin Sutton, and Andrew Hunt directed the video. The song is dope and is a track that you need to tap into today!

Check out the official music video for “Skate” down below and check out more emerging artists right here.

STAY CONNECTED

Follow Illy Octane on social media via Facebook, Instagram & YouTube.

#GetSOM via @TenthLetterMedia & capture more of the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop here.
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Deson Teninchy – “First Supper”

Deson Teninchy

DESON BLESSES WITH “FIRST SUPPER” RELEASE

Deson Teninchy has released his new album titled “First Supper” officially released through Estate Entertainment. The project already demonstrates the initial signs of impact within the entertainment industry. The Brooklyn, NY, recording artist, composer, performer, producer, and street poet is making noise that is sure to be impactful.

Deson Teninchy


According to the label’s representative, Nicole White, while this album is intended to be construed as somewhat unorthodox by hip-hop aficionados, the artist’s and label’s goal was to appeal to a more conscious listening target. “We’ve tried to capture DESON’s passion and somewhat aggressive lyrical delivery on ‘First Supper’ to counterbalance it with its underlying wit, metaphors, and the strength of an inner-city point of view within its content.”

Listen to “First Supper’ from Deson Teninchy down below on Spotify or click here to listen on YouTube Music.

#GetSOM via @essince and check out more emerging Hip-Hop artists here.

STAY CONNECTED
Follow Deson Teninchy online:
desonteninchy.com | instagram/desonteninchy | facebook/DesonTeninchy | twitter/desonteninchy

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DaBaby Releases New Visual For “No Condom”

DaBaby (Photo Cred: HipHop-N-More)

DABABY released a new music video for his single “No Condom” today. The controversial rapper has been riding the wave of his recent release Baby on Baby 2. Amidst rumors of the project possibly being blackballed, DaBaby continues to stir the pot just a month after releasing a visual for the equally controversial single “Boogeyman“.

DaBaby Baby on Baby 2 Artwork

The visual, also directed by DaBaby shows him in a waiting room surrounded by several pregnant women with an announcement coming over the PA system stating “one of your 25 baby mamas is about to deliver.” The scenes to follow include a woman giving birth to the rapper as well as hilarious comedy from the doctor who delivered him.

Through all the controversy that surrounds him, Jonathan continues to press forward to advance further in the game. Check out the official music video for “No Condom” down below.

#GetSOM via @TenthLetterMedia and check out more of the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop here.
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Goody G With The Vision

WHO IS GOODY G?

GOODY G is the founder and CEO of Goody G Vision. Born and raised in Shreveport, LA to a strong black single mother, Jacoby Easter is the youngest of four boys.

Jacoby’s brother Boot Mouth was murdered in February of 2003. With the pressure of his brother being killed, his vicious train of thought couldn’t keep him from the streets of Shreveport Louisiana .

TRAUMATIZED DIRECTED BY GOODY G

Because G played the snare drum in the band, he encouraged his brothers to rap and make beats. Attempting to make themselves marketable, he would pick up his first camera to start shooting their own music videos. As G was build his notoriety as a videographer, his vision almost became a blur in 2006 when he was charged and convicted of a unlawful possession of a firearm.

Nonetheless, he quickly was able to refocus on his career as a artist & videographer after overcoming the obstacle he faced. Not long after started his own family with his wife and their three children.

#GetSom via @hanzdownmedia follow Goody G https://instagram.com/goodygeezy?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Straight Official Sit Downs: Quany Disani

Quany Disani

QUANY DISANI is a talent out of Camden, NJ that chopped it up with Straight Official’s own @klassikceo on this edition of Straight Official Sit Downs. Check out their one-on-one down below and click here for more emerging artists.

Q&A WITH QUANY DISANI

Q: What is your Name? Where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

I go by Quany Disani. I’m from Camden, New Jersey and growing up music has always been part of my family. Not sports but music. My dad plays the wooden guitar and sings Rasta music .

Q: Who and/or what inspires you to create?

I get my inspiration from the music. Like the beat itself, it like rap and sing to me but not with words but melodies.

Q: How would you describe your sound?

I have a rich melodic sound.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Q: What is your creative process like?

I start off by hearing a beat in my head, or if a song is playing on the radio then I just start writing what my soul feels. Then when I’m done I just got find a instrumental online. Then I create my art with words.

Q: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

I was hoping to collaborate with PNB Rock and a lot of artist who aren’t here today. May their souls forever rest but my table is pretty much open to any music opportunities that come my way.

Q: What is one message you would give to your supporters?

Thank you for believing in me and honestly enjoying my music that I hold as my treasure and that’s in my heart.

Quany Disani

SHIFTING GEARS

Q: What is a talent or skill you have that most people don’t know about?

I have the talent to do anything in life.

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

Definitely the wrong thing that’s for sure.

Q: Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

I’m from Camden New Jersey which is minutes from Philly, so growing up the only rapper I could see living out a dream would be Meek Mill. He’s my definition of started from the bottom.

IN CLOSING

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Stay true to yourself and always be a good listener

Q: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

The fact that we need more black owners in that department.

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

Next year I’m looking for more opportunities and more chances. I enjoy making music. I’ll probably do this all my life.

Q: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

You can find and follow me on all platforms. Facebook, Instagram, TikTok & Twitter. My contact info is on in my bio on Instagram.

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Straight Official Sit Downs: Blakrain

BlakRain

BLAKRAIN is in the hot seat this week for another edition of Straight Official Sit-Downs. Get to know this dope talent in his one-on-one with our own @klassikceo and check out more emerging artists right here.

Q&A WITH BLAKRAIN

Q: What is your Name? Where are you from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

My name is Blakrain. I’m from Atlanta Georgia. The love of music and they way it makes me feel is what first got me into the entertainment industry.

Q: Who and/or what inspires you to create?

The continued support from my friends and family is who inspires me to create.

Q: How would you describe your sound?

I would describe my music as heartfelt, vibrant, unique, and full of love.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Q: What is your creative process like?

My creative process is very easy to be honest. I find beats that feels good to me, beats with high keystrokes. I’m real organic so I like to write when I get in the studio.

Q: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

I would love to collaborate with my favorite artists of all time! Lil Wayne, Jay-Z. I would also love to work with Maxwell, The Dream, Ne-yo, the list definitely goes on.

Q: What is one message you would give to your supporters?

One message I would give my supporters would be that I love you all and thank you for believing in me and continue to push me forward through this journey.

Blakrain

SHIFTING GEARS

Q: What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

Most of my circle know that I’m a chef. I can really cook but the world doesn’t know that(laughs).

Q: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

If I wasn’t doing music I would be a full-time chef.

Q: Who are some artists or people you admire and why?

I admire my mother. She’s my rock and my soul. I’ve seen my mother go through so much in her life but she continues to keep pushing and no matter the circumstances. She’s my everything.

IN CLOSING

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

The best advice I’ve been given was to be consistent in everything you do.

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

I would change the monetary value of the industry. Only because the world now looks at the money more so than the talent instead of the way music makes you feel. The industry only cares about how much money I can make it, or you can make me.

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

In the next year I want to be looking back on my life and say man I remember when it was hard to get people to listen to me, now the whole world listens to me.

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

My social media is officialblakrain on all platforms.

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Straight Official Sit Downs: Isiah Palmer

Isiah Palmer
Isiah Palmer

ISIAH PALMER is not only an emerging artist from the nineteenth state, but is also the focal point of this edition of Straight Official Sit-Downs. Check out his convo with @klassikceo down below and check out more interviews right here.

Q&A WITH ISIAH PALMER

Q: What is your Name? Where are you from and what first got you interested in the entertainment
industry?

I’m Isiah Palmer and I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I first became interested in the entertainment industry at a very early age as I really wanted to be an actor. I started becoming involved in musicals in my church and also acted with a local civic theater company. Singing and acting became my passion. However, acting was something that was picked up very naturally and came easy to me.

Q: Who and/or what inspires you to create?

Honestly, just living life to its fullest is the best inspiration! Life experiences truly inspire me to create…you can say that my life experiences truly push me forward in ways that may be difficult to explain. I not only have the opportunity to speak on things I’m going through at the time, but I also find that I truly enjoy the process; whether it be songwriting, rapping, singing, performing live to name a few, and am dedicated to bettering myself and my craft with every song I write or through every unbelievable opportunity I find coming my way.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Q: How would you describe your sound?

Hmmm, I’ve been told by others that I have a unique inner fire to create. I just let it happen. I do not try to achieve a certain sound but again just let the process happen. In doing so, I’ve also been told that I am not beholden to any single genre. Therefore, my songs may have Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Rock, and many other influences. I do though find myself composing more melodies with rap vocals…something about that percussive feeling.

Q: What is your creative process like?

At present, I find myself creating while I am around incredibly talented and creative people, my friends, and we are in the studio just having fun.

Q: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

Gerard Way, Drake, and Kanye West.

Isiah Palmer

I enjoy telling everyone to believe in themselves. Always treat people with respect. You never know who can change your life.

Isiah Palmer’s message to his fans

Q: What is a skill you have that most people don’t know about?

That’s easy…I love basketball! And, I ended up quitting both singing and acting early on in my life due to my love for basketball. I had my hopes set on joining my high school team but unfortunately that did not happen. My family moved several times during this time and I never gave up wanting to play basketball.

I finally ended up at a private, non-denominational Christian school where I made the team. We actually won a state championship and I received a basketball scholarship to play in college. While at college I was injured thus ending my basketball career.

Q: What would you be doing right now if you weren’t doing music?

If I were not making music, I would be acting and modeling.

IN CLOSING

Q: Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

I was blessed to have grown up around hit-making producer Chucky Thompson. He was my dear friend and mentor whom I worked closely with. His tremendous influence on my music can be felt to this day. His death from Covid was super hard on me, and I took it personal to be the best artist I can be.

Also, Gerard Way and My Chemical Romance as they were the first CD I ever received. Wiz Khalifa due to his military background and Kanye West because he is a different artist making generational music.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

To build and keep a healthy circle. This means finding and keeping people around who are not only positive but who really want to see you become successful on your own terms!

Q: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I really wish many more artists would have opportunities to be great. I feel we have outlets for artists to receive help, but we are not really giving indie artists the blueprint to be successful.

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

I am incredibly blessed to be building a remarkable team and we are singularly focused on promoting my new
single entitled ADIOS. We really believe in the record. I am looking forward to performing live for larger audiences whether they be supporting slots or headlining small gigs to big festivals.

Q: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

Everyone can follow me on Instagram. You can add me at @isiah.palmer

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