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[Interview] Metane is the IT Factor – Get Hip w/ DJ Mos Precious

Time to Get Hip With DJ Mos Precious #RealMVP

I am pleased and grateful to be able to bring you an one on one interview with Midwest next to blow star, Metane.

MP: Can you tell our readers a little about yourself? What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is Metane and I was born in STL but spent most of my life in Bloomington IL. That’s where I started rapping at the age of 12 and met a lot of the people I do music with now.  

MP: Let us know what your social media is. How can we find you?

@ThisIsMetane on Twitter and Instagram

Facebook.com/ThisIsMetane

www.soundcloud.com/ThisIsMetane

Pandora – Metane Radio

And new released self titled album “Metane” Available everywhere digitally. 

MP: How did music come about in your world?

Music came into my world at an early age. My mother and grandfather always sang and played Blues, RNB Jazz, Funk so through them I became “Hip” to the tunes. Then got into hip hop in the 90’s and once I picked up the pen in 6th grade I can never put it down.

MP: What do you find most challenging about the music industry? most complicated?

The most challenging part is that EVERYONE raps or wants to be a rapper and because of that views have become skewed and not everyone takes it seriously as before. “Oh he’s just another rapper”. So its a constant fish for the right ears to hear you but it makes it all worth it. 

MP: Tell me about some of the people you’ve met while performing? some of the people you wish to meet during your journey?

Some of the people I’ve met since I started performing have been Bone crusher, Nick Cannon, KXNG Crooked, Dj King Tech, Twista, Tech 9, Sway and many MANY dope artists stretching from the Midwest down to the south. Some people I wish to meet on this Journey are Eminem, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Elle Varner and man so many more. 

MP: What do you do when you aren’t  recording or rehearsing your music?

If I’m not recording I’m drawing, reading, watching Marvel movies and t.v. shows or just spending time with family and friends.

MP: How do you keep coming up with dope music? Any inspirations?

Life is a HUGE experience and it allows me to keep inspired. Greatest gift God gave me was life, and the second is this passionate gift for music and I use every bit of it to stay inspired and fired up.

Take a brief moment and watch “Upward Feeling” before you continue to read the interview.

MP: What has been the most challenging moment in your career and why?

When I almost quit. I was going through some pretty dark times and almost put down the microphone. It was challenging to find my spark back and to kick it back in gear but once I realized my purpose in life, it was easy to pick it back up and go hard while keeping God first. 

MP: Do you have anyone that has influenced you in your career? Who and Why?

My mother and grandfather because of their love for music. Plus tons of Soul music and 90’s hiphop was a great jump start to a lot of my influences. 

MP: Where do you see yourself in the next couple of years?

I see myself finally being able to grace the stage with Kendrick, J. Cole and artists on that stature.

MP:

Is the anyone you would like to give a shoutout to?

God, my mother, my whole FTGU and Animal Houze fam. Mrs. Tomlin and Mr. Rumps, KXNG Crooked, BLOOMINGTON IL and everyone that’s ever supported me. Yall keep me moving and I have mad love and gratitude for you all.

Anything else you want to drop on us before we get out of here? Any Breaking News or Exclusives?

Stay tuned and follow the Journey…something exciting is coming very VERY soon, and I can’t wait for y’all to see it

 

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FLEET FEATURE: DJ FM FREQUENCY – DJ

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  • Tell me a little bit about yourself, where are you from, My name is FM Frequency; I was born and raised in the Far Rockaway & South Jamaica sections of Queens NY. I now live in Virginia Beach, VA and have been here since the early 2000’s. I have been a DJ since the late 80’s early 90’s, and was fortunate enough to witness the Park Jam era where I was introduced to what would be noted as the 5 elements of Hip Hop (DJing, MCing, Graffiti, Break dancing/Pop Locking, and Beatboxing). I would break my curfew on a regular basis in the summer as a youth going to local park jams in different projects all over Queens just to watch DJ crews battle each other. Back then the DJ was the feature, and the Mc was the crowd motivator, from that point I was hooked and never listened to music the same after that
  • Why did you decide to become a DJ? I decided to become a DJ because I got tired of buying Mix-tapes, and listening to the radio being disappointed. I felt I could do what they’re doing so I decided to teach myself focusing on making my own Mix-Tapes to suit how I like to hear music. I started taking it seriously when people started asking me for copies and encouraging me to continue.
  • Who and/or what motivates you? What motivates me is the challenge to continuously improve in all areas of the DJ art form. DJ Scratch, Jazzy Jeff, Rob Swift, Kid Capri, and numerous others motivate me to work at my craft striving to become the best I could be.
  • What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date? One My biggest accomplishment to date is finishing Grad School with a Masters of Science in Information systems, musically having a radio show (Focused Radio Mid day Music Mix) that allows me to play music how I chose with no politics involved, having the freedom of expression is priceless because it promotes creativity and innovation.
  • What projects are you currently working on? I am working on a Mix-tape series called R&B Meets the Boom Bap, the Mix-tape consist of R&B songs blended with Hip Hop instrumentals. I try to use instrumentals that aren’t obvious and for the most part haven’t been used before with the song of choice; I also use TV & Movie sound bytes to add a theatrical feel with the series to make listening to the Mix visual and entertaining.
  • What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry? The changes I would like to see would be Hip Hop taking back our culture and expanding on development of the business to suit how we need it to be. Focusing on marketing, and distribution so record labels can no longer prosper at an artist’s expense. The other change would be to bridge the gap between the golden eras of Hip Hop with the new school artists. Hip Hop is one of the few genres of music where its tolerated and excepted not to know the history of the music or respect the artists who have paved the way.
  • What makes you different sets you apart? What sets me apart is I like to study the music I play, I believe that allows me to know what music works best together and tell a story during my sets.
  • What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet DJs?I have ties with a couple of DJ clicks (Bak’in Soda Brothers, and the A.W.O.L. DJs of Gynesis Radio), I joined Fleet DJs because I wanted to be affiliated with an organization that is serious about music and the DJ culture, The Fleet DJs are spread out in multiple markets providing a great platform to network and expand.
  • What type of equipment do you use, what other skills/talent do you have? I use a pair of Technics 1200 M3D’s, Native instruments Kontrol z2 mixer, Serato DJ & Scratch Live, Garage band, Alesis Multimix FX 16 track mixboard.
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