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STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WITH NIA B

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1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you
from, where do you reside etc? Im originally from Califor-nIA! LA to be exact but call the Bronx NY my home as of now. My stage name came from wanting to make a statement in in music

2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer? Music is in my DNA.  I started writing poetry at a young age which like most turned into Singing/Songwriting I was always a creator. I started dabbling in production when I was 18  and then about 6 yrs ago I started my own online radio show and started DJing and as they say the rest is history!

3. Who and/or what motivates you? I love seeing people succeed and just being able to create. I love creating new things whether it be a business, song, beat, mix etc. Im all about seeing an idea come to life! and of course my SUN….

4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date? Thats a hard one I want to say giving birth, what a journey. But if were speaking professionally I’d have to say being able to interview some my favorite artists. I never in life would I have thought I would be able to chop it up with people like Jon B, MC Eiht, Keith Sweat, Fredro Starr, BIg Gipp (Goodie Mob),

5. What projects currently working on? Im working on a few Mixtapes, Tha Boom Show, Writing for Straight Official.com and Hype Magazine,  my Behind the Grynd WebSeries and more.

6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry? I would like to see more teamwork among people in the industry. People be more likely to hate than to show love. If we worked together more we could accomplish more than we ever imagined.

7. What makes you different from other artist? Im just me, I dont try to be anyone else

8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs? I joined the Fleet DJs because I saw how they moved and I wanted to be apart of something bigger! I am also with Coast 2 Coast and Dyme Djs.

9. What other skills/talent do you have? Im a geek! lol nah but I love fixing computers and hacking shit just playing I dont hack shit but I will fix your Apple/Mac device thats my speciality.

10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies? I dont have much free time but when I do I just like to have fun whether it be writing, being with my family, Taking photographs around New York City.

11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media? Shoutout to those who support me, I really appreciate yall….Its sooo important to have a strong support system especially if your in this business. You can keep up with me by going to my website www.NiaBoom.com and following me @djniaboom on Facebook and Twitter and @msboomnyc on instagram #BoomGotYou

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Straight official sits down with Kimbretta

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  1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc? My stage name is my legal first name-Kimbretta.  When your mother makes up a name that no one else has thought of and you’re the only one in the world, you stick with it.  I’m from Lakeland, Florida and I currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
  2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer?
    As far back as I can remember I’ve always been an entertainer.  It took me some time to find out how exactly I want to express that in the world, I think I’ve discovered it-for now.  I became a Fleet Host, because Hosting is a talent I have naturally.  A great host sets the atmosphere, directs the flow and engages an audience the entirety of a set, a great Host is a leader and that’s me all day. 
  3. Who and/or what motivates you?
    I’m self-motivated for the most part.  Getting things done, accomplishing my goals and seeing my vision become reality all motivate me to keep going.  At the core of that motivation is me always wanting to be an example to my daughter of what she can do-no matter what.
  4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?
    My biggest accomplishment to date is becoming a mom and managing to keep my daughter safe, healthy, and be there for the first phase of her life.  Oh yeah, I self-published my first book too.
  5. What projects currently working on?
    I’m currently working on my second book.  I’m also building a team to help me do my first book tour.
  6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry?
    We don’t have the time to talk about the changes I want to see in the music industry.  I am extremely passionate about performing arts and all things music, particular vocal artists; and there is a ton of change that needs to happen in the industry-a ton.
  7. What makes you different from other artist?
    I have an uncanny ability to bring order to chaos.  I’m charmingly flawed and simultaneously exquisite all at the same damn time.  I am your next best decision-period
  8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs?
    I own my own company, I’m also a part of women’s entrepreneurial support group.  I joined Fleet with the primary goal of continuing to develop my hosting, and speaking skills.  I my second goal, was that I hoped it opened doors for my daughter who is an aspiring R&B/Soul Singer.
  9. What other skills/talent do you have?
    Other than being a writer, I’m a certified life coach with a concentration in business, I’m a creative director, and I have great knack for connecting with teens and young adults (mentorship).
  10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies?
    I love listening to music, watching TV/Movies, reading, researching and dancing.
  11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?
    I want to shout out Fleet DJ’s for all the work they do, to give others opportunities experience and grow within the entertainment industry.  I want to shout out Women by Choice my support group, my daughter for keeping me on toes and Superman (not Clark Kent) for saving the day-everyday.

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Straight official SITS DOWN WITH KADEYJAH

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  1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc? my name is Kadeyjah. I’m from Los Angeles CA, still there today. I love to explore and I’m always open to new ideas and experiences. 
  2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer? I decided to become an artist because I was always into music and singing. So many people use to tell me how musically inclined I was because I knew sooo many songs by heart and was always listening and singing along. I dreamt of being a superstar and finally got the opportunity to take music seriously and jumped into its ! 
  3. Who and/or what motivates you? My family and being successful and happy is what motivates me. I wanna be able to have fun and experience life like never before. I also have a little boy that i wanna give the world and now a days it takes a lot.
  4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date? My biggest accomplishment so far being so new to music is having my music on major streaming platforms. 
  5. What projects currently working on? I am currently working on an Ep and a couple more singles to release along the way. The main focus is my EP and some videos.
  6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry? The main change I would like to see in music is more slow jams being played in the clubs and venues . I don’t really see a lot of love songs and slow vibes being promoted in clubs . At least every once in a while being able to go out and enjoy music that makes you FEEL and THINK. 
  7. What makes you different from other artist? The thing that makes me different is my personality. I’m fun.
  8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs? I’m with the Organization Music Group, who has supported and opened many doors for me in the start of my career. 
  9. What other skills/talent do you have? I have many different skills, I am good a mimicking different ranges and sounds, I can also draw, Sew. Build stuff. I’m an all around Creative person.
  10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies? In my free time I like to take my son to do different things and create memories with him. 
  11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media? I can’t wait to progress with my music and writing and just become a household name! I give a huge shoutout to everyone who has been supporting me so far and most importantly the Organization Music Group!       

CHECK OUT KADEYJAH NEW VIDEO


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gUyFY_pQIs

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DJ Samore Top 5 “Run Up” on the Project Girls Club

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DJ Samore Top 5 , count down the hottest jamz blazing the radio airwaves. She also introduce new records from major and indie artist coming on the scene as well. Before we recap the top 20 songs of 2018. Check out this episode with The Project Girls Club. The project girls club is a collective a dope female creatives that get together and make dope “lit” music. The Girls Club consist of Shanell Snl, Mika Means, D Woods, and Princess from Crime Mob. They have a dope single “Run Up” buzzing out in these streets, and awaiting of the soon to drop music video;  DJ Samore got a top 5 interview with the ladies check it out here.

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DJ Samore Top 5 “Yernin” w/ @Sevyn

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DJ Samore Top 5 , count down the hottest jamz blazing the radio airwaves. She also introduce new records from major and indie artist coming on the scene as well. Before we recap the top 20 songs of 2018. Check out this episode on the scene with Sevyn Streeter talking about her latest record “Yernin” and what to look out for her in 2019, “new deal” “new project”. Watch the full episode here.
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follow the DJ Samore Top 5 page @djsamoretop5 on instagram. DJ Samore is on twitter and instagram @thisisdjsamore. Sevyn Streeter’s Yernin single is out available on all platforms, look out for the “Yernin” video to drop soon.

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[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WITH TIFFANY PAIGE

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1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc?

I’m Tiffany Paige, my super hero name came from a combination of my name Tiffany and my 3 yr old cousin (at the time) Paige who love to emulate me! I grew up oversees, an army brat and now live right outside of Washington D.C.!

2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer?

I decided to become an artist because I’ve always had a knack for melody and passion for music and I discovered my voice at the age of 5..in the bathroom with my Mother singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow!” So I figured, I should do something with this gift…and here I am!

3. Who and/or what motivates you?

From a music standpoint what motivates me is a happy record, that delicious melody that for whatever reason makes you feel good and can ignite those creative juices! From a personal standpoint, what motivates me is watching my two little girls excitement whenever they hear me sing!

4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?

My biggest accomplishment today is releasing my FIRST OFFICIAL record of Tiffany Paige. I’ve been featured on a lot of Indy records over the past decade and finally this one is ALL ME!

5. What projects currently working on?

I’m currently working on my own material and plan to release a few more singles in the near future. I’m also working with a licensing company for possible Network placements for the arsenal of material in my catalog of work.

6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry?

The changes I would like to see in the music/entertainment industry is more connectivity to the listener of the music released. Meaning more songs that are relatable and tell a story. We somehow turned a page on storytelling when it comes to writing music.

7. What makes you different from other artist?

What makes me different from other artist is that I do my best not to blend and sound like any other artist. I consider myself a chameleon when it comes to different genres of music. My goal is to do the EXACT opposite of what is “current.” Without forgetting the most important component, which is ME.

8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs?

I’m currently a crew of ONE aside from my amazing producer, Big Rush that I work with. I’ve decided to join Fleet DJs after DJ Jay Erica stumbled on my page and it was INSTANT chemistry!

9. What other skills/talent do you have?

When i’m not behind a microphone I’m an IT girl, techy by trade. I also love to decorate and plan events..I have a knack for making pretty things on a small budget!!

10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies?

I don’t have much free time, I have two little divas who consume most of my time outside of work and music! Currently my hobbies are school projects 🙂

11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?

I have a few Day Ones who’ve been my ride or die on this journey that I’d like to shoutout..John Robinson aka Lil Sci, Big Rush and my brother Michael!! They’ve been my support system and I’m very appreciative to have them in my corner. Thanks fellas!!! U can follow me on IG @mstiffpaigemusic

Stay tuned for more….

CHECK OUT TIFFANY PAIGE MUSIC BELOW

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#NAENAEONTHESCENE: MEET THE ARTST – CRYSTAL RANAE

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What’s good everyone? It’s your girl NaeNae with #NaeNaeOnTheScene and this week’s ‘Meet The Artist’ comes from Milwaukee. This singer/songwriter/dancer goes by the name, Crystal Ranae, who started singing and dancing at the age of seven. She comes from a large family having over ten siblings but says she lost count. It was when she was accepted to Milwaukee High School of Arts that Crystal started taking her music serious and began writing. But she also admits around that time she hustled by selling dope til she was twenty years old and then begin to attend church regularly. Last September, Crystal Ranae released her first debut single entitled “All Night Long” on Itunes, and all major digital distribution stores.

Crystal Ranae’s stage presence along with great vocals allows her stand with some of the best R&B acts in the industry. She uses what she learned in dance class to execute dramatic hair raising performances. Some of Crystal Ranae’s biggest musical influences are Brandy, Sade, Aaliyah, Tina Turner, Beyonce & Indie Arie. She has performed throughout Milwaukee and plans to expand her brand by traveling more & utilizing various online marketing outlets. Even though she hasn’t done any collaborations as of yet, but here’s a few artists she would love to collab with: Sammie, Jeremih, Normani, Kashdoll & Big Sean.

Crystal’s writing process is writing from her own experiences. As well as sitting with her close friends and writers ‘when Im feelin…some type of way…and we basically just freestyle songs about our situations…relationships etc’. 

I asked Crystal would she rather stay independent or get signed to a major label? Her response was ‘I would stay independent…. so I could be more in control of my career. In order for me to accept a major… it would have to allow me control…and most likely…they wouldn’t…so indie’. Besides doing music, Crystal owns a daycare and teach young girls dance (hip hop, jazz & tap). And speaking of tap dance, she says she enjoys that a lot. Her motto is: ‘Do what you love, the money will come’

Crystal will be the headliner later this month in Sardis, Mississippi for The Chocolate Party presented by Industry Bosses.

Follow Crystal Ranae: @crystalranae

Follow NaeNae on all social media: @fieryscorpio81

Follow Chasing My Dreamz on IG: @chasingmydreamz81

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#NAENAEONTHESCENE: MEET THE ARTIST – JUSTKILA

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Happy Friday! It’s your girl NaeNae with #NaeNaeOnTheScene with another edition of ‘Meet The Artist’. I was first introduced of this 26-year-old artist out of Little Rock, Arkansas from one of my Instagram followers. From the moment I hit play off the ‘Alpha Centauri’ EP, I instantly became a fan. This artist goes by the name of JustKila. She was introduced to the art of music at an early age from her musical talented family members. Some of her artistic influences are Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Chrisette Michele. JustKila advocates promoting positive vibes and creating a better world through love. Her personal favorite quote is “I make music for the Universe”. ‘The Constellations’ is what she calls her fans. JustKila wants her listeners know she cares more about the connection she can make with them through music than any wealth that could come from it.

 

When did you 1st start doing music?

 I started writing music in middle school. I grew up around music, with my mom singing all the time and brother going through his phases of rapping. So, I knew I wouldn’t be far from it. Within the past 3 years, I’ve begun to focus more on my music while pursuing it as a profession.

 

Writing process? Do you write from personal experience or from other people’s experiences?

When I write, I tend to get inspired by the things around me. Inspiration could literally come from seeing the wings on a butterfly. It’s so easy for me to get inspired by life I sometimes bounce from idea to idea. I definitely write from experience, whether it is an element of an experience or a specific situation. My music is typically influenced by my personal experiences.

 

What’s the meaning behind the project, ‘Alpha Centauri’?

Alpha Centauri is a three-star system, which appears to shine as a single star. It’s considered the brightest star in the southern Constellation of centaurs but it’s the third brightest star in the sky. I see myself as that star system. You can’t miss me, It’s too bright. I incorporate high-pitched bells in my music to represent what I imagine a twinkling star would sound like.

 

If you weren’t doing music, what else would be interested in doing?

 Honestly, if I weren’t pursuing music, as a musician, I would still be studying psychology and finding ways to incorporate music into psychology. I’ve done musical therapy in the past and it was actually a really cool experience.

 

Tell 3 interesting things you want the people to know about you?

 I’m absolutely obsessed with space, lights and nature.

 

What’s your motto in life?

“Live, love, smile” cliché maybe but it’s real. There’s way too much hate being spread around. If we focus on these three things we could all come together like constellations and coexist in positivity.

JustKila is a talented artist on the rise with such a positive energy. Be sure check out her EP ‘Alpha Centauri’.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alpha-centauri-ep/1411436911

Follow JustKila: https://www.instagram.com/_justkila

Follow NaeNae on all social media: @fieryscorpio81

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