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The T-Quest Show: J Nasty Interview

Nothing like a blast from the past, especially when it’s a good one. I was contacted by an artist who wanted me to check out his music. In the midst of the conversation, he mentioned that we actually knew each other from years prior.  Once it clicked, I was eager to listen to his music even more & I was impressed.

J’Quan Towns also known as J Nasty is a 27 year old on the rise. He grew up in Waterbury CT, taken from his mom at the age of 8 and was placed in the system D.C.F. In his music he talk s about life experiences, like growing up in D.C.F and things that everyone can relate to, Music is very therapeutic to him. As of today J Nasty has constructed 5 different original albums and managed to release his 1st album Broken Chains back in 2012.  The project was based off his struggles, trials & tribulations in his pass life.

J Nasty is a go getter! He’s worked with Legendary Dj Ron G, Dj Young Cee, Hitman Holla, Cassidy, Dj Hawk, Kid Fresh, and more. He’s also had the opportunity to meet Grandmaster Caz, Dj Meechi, Dj Buck, Dj Billy Busch, Jennyboomboon, Dj G Money Da Prince, Dj Bigg Mann, Dj Santo and still counting.

Be on the lookout for a few solo projects by him and a 2nd album. The movement he has called S.H.S.C (Stop Hatin Start Creatin) will be bringing you  a brand new sound  & new music as well. Take the time out to listen to his interview on The T-Quest Show . Get to know the man behind the mic as we discuss his new single Love Birds & more. There’s something about him, I see nothing but fortune in his future. Humble yet talented, J Nasty is a future star.

Instagram: @nastydahitmaker
Soundcloud: j-nasty18
YouTube: jnasty181 & j-nasty towns
Twitter: nastytowns
Movement: SHSC (Stop Hatin Start Creatin)
Label: Start Creatin Records

https://anchor.fm/TQuestGLM/episodes/The-T-Quest-Show-J-Nasty-Interview-eco7mv

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[Music] Brando Bambino ft Burn&Loot – Bambino (plus Exclusive interview!) | @brandobambino

Stream on AudioMack https://audiomack.com/song/sp-da-og-1/bambino

What are your social media sites? Brando Bambino Twitter: @brandobambino | Instagram: @brandobambino

 

Tell me a little bit about where you’re from? I grew up in Virginia Beach, VA but moved to New Orleans when I was in high school. New Orleans is a city with a lot of history and culture. The city is known for it’s food and it’s music and both for good reason. They’re always looking for a reason to party.  

 

What is the local music scene there like? The music scene in New Orleans is diverse. When most people think about New Orleans music they think of Jazz, Bounce, No Limit and Cash Money. However, over the last few years there’s been a resurgence of lyric-driven Hip Hop with more sample-based “boom bap” style beats. There’s a lot of talented, creative artists in NOLA and it’s very competitive.  

 

How did you get started making music? I got started making music because my older brother started rapping and making beats with his friends. My brother and I are pretty close so I basically picked up on whatever he was doing. I started rapping and making beats when I was in middle school. We started recording songs onto cassette tapes using a karaoke machine and quickly progressed to ProTools. I’m 32 now so I’ve been rapping for just about 20 years at this point. I’ve continued making music because it’s somewhat therapeutic. I like the challenge of making something better than my previous songs. At this point I rap to see if I can impress myself.  

 

Tell me about the single or video we are going to be working on?  The single/video we are working on is called Bambino. It’s the title track off of my upcoming album Bambino. The entire album is produced by Burn&loot.

 

Any features? Who produced the song? Any additional songwriters? Burn&Loot is featured on the song and he also produced the song.

 

Who directed the video? Burn&loot directed and edited the video.

 

What album is this song on? My upcoming album Bambino.  

 

What are your plans for the next few months? I’m planning to release the album along with a few more singles and another video. I also have another album finished so be on the lookout for more music in 2020.

 

Have you ever been on radio? If so what stations and when? No I’ve never been on the radio. Some of the music produced by Burn&loot has been played on New Orleans radio station WWOZ.  

 

What shows or touring do you have planned? I don’t have any shows or tours planned at the moment.  

 

Is there anything else that you want to tell the fans ? Follow me on social media @brandobambino. Purchase my music on iTunes and stream my music on all streaming platforms.

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T-Quest Music Review: Jamel Deon

T-Quest Music Review
#GetSOM #TQuestGLM
As a radio personality & a tastemaker in this music industry, I’m always listening for the next big hit. My emails be flooded with music and most of the time I’m disappointed but not this time around. I’m so happy that Brian Tyrie founder of TalentWav who handles all marketing and promotion management sent this jewel to me. Allow me to introduce to you recording artist by the name of Jamel Deon. He has a single out right now called Deposits (I Want It All) Feat. Rob Monday & Kajuan & you must listen to it.
When I first heard the record, I was hooked. The beat as a west coast vibe & reminded me of a Dr. Dre, Snoop dogg vibe. The singer on the hook was the icing on the cake. One listen & you would automatically think that this was a main stream collaboration of talent artists who are about to take the industry by storm. This song as a bounce and reminds me of being a youngin seeing things I desire to one day have for myself.
What sealed the deal for me was the music video. Clean cut , straight to the point and not over the top. Visually you can easily engage,  not too flashy so you have a chance to not only enjoy the video but can still manage to hear the content in the lyrics. Special shout out to the director Tanzi Media. You did a great job on this one so I suggest you all go check it out.
The  song as well as the music video has my stamp of  approval. I will be putting it in rotation as well as telling my musically colleagues to check it & put it in rotation as well. I’m looking forward to hearing & seeing more content from Jamel Deon, Rob Monday & Kajuan. Stars on the rise & this is only the beginning. Make sure you follow, stream & keep up!

 Jamel Deon

The Hustle With Me brand is different from the rest because of its challenge yet motivating message. Which is to never give up grinding toward your dreams because you will be “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” so you might as well give it your best. The Hustle With Me Tape is Coming Soon! Keep an eye out and follow on social media for the official release.
Stream On All Platforms: https://songwhip.com/song/jamel-deon/...
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The T-Quest Show: Tony Parker Jr.

The T-Quest Show

What’s good everyone, it’s your favorite blogger  T-Quest back with you all again to give you an inside scoop of some new talent that came my way. Let me introduce you all to Tony Parker Jr!

Tony Parker Jr. 

Djuan Corneilous Towner A.KA. Tony Parker Jr. was born on November 15, 1975 to Robbie Towner in St. Louis, MO where their family would relocate to Chicago, IL 3yrs later. With Chicago becoming his hometown he would later discover rap at the age of 8. He started his first rap group called “The Shock Masters” which consisted of himself, his older brother Cedric Towner, and two childhood friends
from the neighborhood.

At the age of 12, Tony would be faced with unfortunate family diversity. He as well as his brother and 3 younger siblings were placed into
foster care. With these adjustments he took full advantage of furthering his musical sense by joining the church choir and learning to play the drums. From there school band at Paul Robinson High School where he attended.

At the age of 15, his adoptive mother took him to his first music seminar. This would be when he really fell in love with music. As Djuan Towner aged he kept at it and produced and wrote many songs still now unheard. He has performed at different venues throughout Kenosha, WI bringing massive crowds like June Tenth, Chasers, Brat Stop, The All White Party and Carthage College under his first stage name “Westside”.

He would later change his name to “Tony Parker Jr.” because he felt he needed something catchier. Tony Parker Jr considers himself as an Artist. He writes music geared towards an open age of listeners young and old. His style is laid back, upbeat and consistent with today’s era. Tony Parker Jr. would like to give a word of advice. “If you have a dream, never give up, real dreams do come true. You just have to keep pushing and keep your faith, and eventually it’ll become your reality.” TP

Check out his new hit “I Win” streaming on all major platforms.

https://soundcloud.com/tony-parker-jr-310258854

Follow him on Instagram @ParkerJrTony & Facebook: Tony Parker Jr.

For bookings please email management at MoniqueeMoniquee@yahoo.com

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Check out his Radio Interview on The T-Quest Show Below

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The Quest Chronicles: SpazzOut Baby!

#GetSOM #TQuestGLM

Lately I been booked to host a few events all over the US & have been quite impressed. The artists have shown me that they’re all are not the same. There’s a certain type of dark shadow over the new generation rap music but can’t over shadow the light. Recently, I hosted Virginia’s very own Dj Spazzout  1k Artist Showcase in North Charleston, South Carolina. He had artists from South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, New York & more to be apart of the competition.

This was the showcase to be apart of. The prizes  consisted of cash, music video, marketing services, radio show interviews, magazine spreads & more. The artists came & shut the show down! Keeping it real, I love a diverse show so I was hoping that every artist that signed up wasn’t ALL trap artists. Even though the majority was,  they put their spin to it & made up for it.

So many talented unique individuals that I’m honored to continue to connect with and help build with. As a host and a tastemaker in this industry it’s refreshing to meet gifted, go getting HUMBLE artists. Yes, many are new to the game and may need some guidance when it comes to the business part of it but that’s what I’m here for. It’s my pleasure to help them all take it to the next level because they deserve it!

Special should out to Dj Spazz for putting together such a legendary showcase for his birthday & did it all from out of state! Now that’s incredible! The place was packed & filled with great vibes! Can’t forget to shout out  Ashley  Burkes – The Duchess Co (Public Relations), Jonathan Penn of Pennhouse Productions & Recording Artist Lady J!

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Omarion Chop it Up About Everything with Vlad | @omarion

Omarion recently sat down with Vlad Tv talking about his history in the business. He talks coming from Inglewood, California dealing with the gangs and how it help him develop character. Omarion discuss working with Diddy early in his career before b2k, how it felt to be signed as a member of b2k. Omarion makes it very clear he is the lead singer of B2k , period. Watch part 1 thru 4 here.

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MUSIC: It’s “Hot Girl” Season: Diamond x Princess are BAcc At It Again!

#GetSOM via @THISISDJSAMORE

When they say it’s a “hot girl” summer , or hot girl season; it’s all about women being in their bag, handling their business, and not caring what anyone have to say about it!

The ladies of the Mobb, have gotten together and drop some V Power on them. Check out their interview with the Breakfast Club , talking about coming back together and grown up in this music business as women.

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New Interview with SelfMadeSilu @SelfMadeSilu

1. Hello, please introduce yourself to our readers and give us a background of where you are from?

Hi, I’m doing business “SelfMadeSilu” and I’m from Albany, GA. I am currently serving in the U.S. Army starting in 2014 and has done operations in multiple war zones including Syria and Iraq. I represent anything that can be considered prosperity, positives vibes, respect, and humbleness. I don’t represent a hood or group but a mindset of the law of principles and the sensitive ambitious people.

My original business name was “S.I.L.U.” which stands for (S)tephanie (I) (L)ove Yo(u) which my mother’s name. I decided to change it to have a better way of popping up on everyone search engine first. I decided to dedicate my motives to my mother for what she’s sacrificed to take of me.

2. Talk to us about what inspired you to get into the music business?

What inspired me to get into the music business was being able to lift my voice in the military when calling cadence. It definitely gave me the ability to create my own cadency of lyrics and voice inflection, my love for poetry, and being around all my family members and one of them either would sing or freestyle. I want to share my soul driven lyricism to the community to show people it’s ok to be yourself and not fit in with the crowd. I’ve always been different in a way from every crowd. I never wanted to fit in with anyone what so ever.

3. Thinking back to your childhood, what was it like growing up in your city?

Growing up in Albany, Georgia was both fun and later realize that life wasn’t what it seems. As a kid you think you got it all figured out until reality hit you. As a kid growing up there was very mediocre considering the highness of the crime rate and low based Success Level. Reality kind of hit me as a kid when I used to catch my mother crying from not being able to make the bill payments and not being able to give us what we wanted all of the time. As a kid seeing my mother starve herself trying to feed me – which is what I lectured on my song ‘P.T.S.D.’ – and my brothers and sisters really takes a toll on a child’s mind. That’s a lot to take in as an adolescent. I remember days that I only got to eat at school and still reported to football practice. It really felt like my stomach was touching my back.We were born right in middle of gang and drug affiliation. The violence of that is either going to humble you or you’re going to end up 6ft under or in concreted confinement. Most of us just wanted to be part of something considering the absence of particular people. Some of us did things to make sure their families were fed. I personally feel that anyone that’s a product of that type of environment is poisoned mentally to continuously be malice towards people that’s around them. In my song ‘Section 8 Boi’ I lectured that “I was playing 2k with the same person that kicked my door and left it empty.” Thats very true. There are more robberies and burglaries in poverty dominate neighborhoods than middle/upper class communities. I had to leave because I noticed that you can let someone bite your hand off and they will try to get more out of you. I had to get out of there and have no plans to return.

4. Who would you say inspired you in the music business and why?

I say that the military and my mother are what inspires me to do what he do and stay positive. The military considering that they encourage leadership, character, and responsibility, including their rhythmic way of having voice inflection when marching. My mother inspires me because she has always been by his side.

5. What music are you currently promoting today?

Well I currently release a single month just to give my true fans something to rock to and also to show people that I can make hits that people can relate to. I’m pushing all songs but single that I’m giving my uppermost focus and investing into is my single ‘Mixed In My Thoughts’

6. Since you’ve been in this business how has your music evolved throughout the years?

Actually I started doing music back in 2012-2014 but I stopped because I didn’t have the funds and I felt like I was trying to fit in with the wave instead creating a wave. I literally took 5 yrs off from doing music until I felt more mature and original in my lyrics. I decided to to start back doing music when I was in the middle no where in Syria waiting for conflict with the enemy and taunting other countries to start with us. I don’t know what it is. I’m thinking it was God, Allah, Muhammad…whoever it was instilled me with a gift during that stressful moment of my life and I wanted to pursue into showing the maturity of my lyricism and voice. I will forever be original.

7. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in this music business?

The biggest lesson that I learned is that you can’t pay for streams and likes and expect to true feedback and royalty collections.
I did business with @viralexecs which end of being a fraud digital marketer
I did business with DJ Spinrilla which is another scammer. All of his stuff is fake and he takes your money and doesn’t do anything to show for it but ask for more money. I got all my money back from him though. Thank God.

I really don’t understand how people feed off aspiring artist when they know for a fact most of us trying to avoid being mixed in violence.

8. Do you have a project you are currently promoting? If so what is it called and where can our readers find it?

I released my Album called ‘Mixed In Emotions’ on New Years Day 2019. On any project that I release I always want to show my diversity of making any type of song theme. My singles will always have somewhat of then same theme to it, but will always be different in its own way.

My singles will be fierce, painful, and optimistic. I like to show the pain then end it with overcoming from it mostly. You can go stream it which will be blessing to me and I will gladly appreciate it and dishonor any boasting that received from it. Your acknowledgement is what matters.

9. Break down your definition of Grynd?

“Grynd” to me is having consistent “un-frictioning” focus towards life to achieve success from your goals. Meaning that whatever is blocking you, slowing you down, from doubt, self-doubt etc you stopping that friction by applying pressure with your work ethic by going against the grain that life brings.

10. What else are you looking to accomplish besides the music business in the future?

The content of my grind is to create business opportunities to put my family in place for success. If they don’t take it serious that’s on them. I won’t be giving out no hand-outs. They can go in any corner and hate me. I don’t care. Why would I give you money when it’ll be better to show you a way to get it?

11. Where can fans find you on the internet in the future?

Fans can find me On IG & Twitter @SelfMadeSilu
And my website:
https://www.selfmadesilu.com/
They both have all my contact info if anyone needs to contact personally

12. Any Shout outs?

Shout Out To My Mother, my Grandmother, My Engineer Badd Guyy, my young cousin BDP Darrio, and to other artist such as Juno Carter, TheMorningAfter, TheRealBlo, OffiIcialTonio, and MegoDaDon, also to all the people that’s out there pursuing some type action to gain any type of valuable end return.

Shout Out To My Friends Bryce, Devon, Ray Ray Lewis, Marcus Oval, Chad, and Ronnie Wilson

Shout out to all of the CEOs that I studied like Birdman, Pierre Thomas, and Coach K for giving me the idea of long term consistency.

Shout out to the artist like Derez Deshon, Kwony Cash, Slim Dunkin, Lil Wayne, Drake, Bryson Tiller, Plies, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane & PeeWee Longway for giving me the idea of being original will get me further long term than trying to be part of the wave.

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[INTERVIEW] TLM CHOPS IT UP WITH T-QUEST via @TenthLetterMed

TenthLetterMedia and Straight Official Magazine are setting your Memorial Day weekend off with our dope demo known as the #SaturdaySpotlight where the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop is both captured and covered! On this day we shine the spotlight on artists both near and far who are making noise in the entertainment realm.

This week I had the opportunity to chop it up with Fleet DJ’s own T-QUEST as she is on the heels of her newly released single “Indulge” which is receiving both attention and spins via all streaming music platforms. The multi-talented artist and songwriter is 3 years vested with Fleet and upon getting to know her, I realized that she dons several hats in her pursuit of her dreams.

“Even though I am considered a Hip-Hop artist, I refer to myself as an entertainer.” T has her hands in a variety of bags including comedy, radio, fashion and blogging. With so many routes to choose from she remains true to her first love. “Music served as an outlet for me to express myself as I grew up a quiet child, so no matter what I do it will always come first.”

What stands out to me about T as an artist is that she’s able to be successful without having to adhere to the status quo. “What makes me stand out as an aritst is that I know myself and my lane. I’m diverse but my vibe is more Hip-Hop/Neo Soul and my sensual voice kinds seperates me from the rest which, in turn separates my music automatically.”

T is living the dream of any artist in Hip-Hop by being aligned with Fleet DJ’s. “When I first came aboard as a Fleet artist there were only a handful of us and now there’s only 2! To be an artist apart of a DJ coalition is like hitting the jackpot!” T understands the importance that the DJ serves not only to the music, but also to the movement. “When putting together a song the partnership is between the artist & producer but once it comes time to putting the song out the partnership is between the artist and the DJ. They are the ones who expose you the most to the people so it’s an honor to be apart if its a team who can help not only push my music.”

With the annual Fleet DJ Music Conference on the horizon, I asked T if she would be in the fray. Without hesitation she replied, “Of course I’ll be attending, it wouldn’t be a conference without T-Quest, your favorite entertainer! This will be my 3rd time being nominated for the DJ Carmel Love (Lady Of The Year) Award, I’m performing for the 3rd year & I’ll be hosting the DJ Cafe this year so I’m extremely happy!”

Check out “Indulge” which was produced by RedWing Wizz down below. You can follow T-Quest on social media platforms (@tquestglm), and also via her widely popular website at www.GottaLoveMeWorld.com. Be sure to also download her new T-Quest App via your favorite app store and check out her weekly blog #TheQuestChronicles which also graces the digital pages of Straightofficial.com.

As always we thank you for tuning in to TLM & Straightofficial.com and stay tuned as we continue to bring you the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop!!

It’s the #DueSeason, so #GetSOM!!!

Written by: Lee K.

 

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STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WAITH RYAN B

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 Ryan B came from one of my bros Chris who I came up with. It was either that or B3 and well, that just didn’t cut it for the kid. We both knew that I had to come up with a name that was fit for me and nobody else. And Ryan B its been every sense. I’m a Artist/Songwriter/Producer from a small town in North East Mississippi named Pheba (pronounced phebe). Population not to big. A field of dreams is what I refer to it as. No place like it. I now reside in Atlanta Ga. Been here since I was 19. My true second home.

2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer?
For me, once I made my first beat with my friends growing up, I knew I wanted to dive head first into it. I went from casio keyboards to DR-5 drum machines to the Yamaha RM1X beat machine, Yamaha Motif, mpc2000xl, to the modern day programs. You name it, I probably can make do what it do.
3. Who and/or what motivates you?
 Life motivates me. As a kid my eagerness motivated me, wanting to know and learn more. Keep my tools sharpened especially moving to Atlanta. It was a different ball game for me at first. Now I have a family that motivates me everyday, a business partner who’s never left my side and always working for the greater of my brand, my friends, this rollercoaster called life and most importantly Music inspires me. Being a creative being able to spark the next creative.
4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?
 My biggest accomplishment today Is growing up, becoming a man, having a family, and remaining sharp at my craft.
5. What projects currently working on?
Right now  I’m just putting bodies of work together and producing more. I’m going to be dropping a couple songs a month until I get everything ready ready.
6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry?
 There’s so much change going on as we speak to the point I feel as if we change too much more there’s no telling what could happen … They could up the payouts on streams though. Some of these pay outs are ridiculous.
7. What makes you different from other artist?
I would say the fact that I’ve always been self efficient and independent.
8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs?
Sincerely Yourz The Dumbkidz  is my production company I started. Its like a world for creatives to be creators. I’ve been rocking with the fleet since I began my solo career.  I’ve learned alot by rocking with the fleet.  Not just music but the business of music. We’ve always had a great respect for each other craft. And here we are again.
9. What other skills/talent do you have?
 I’m an audio engineer and a producer as well.
10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies?
In my free time I enjoy kicking it with family and friends, bowling, pool, basketball, trying different restaurants
11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?
Follow me on my social platforms
Twitter/Instagram- @its_beezybaby
Stream my music on all platforms
Ryan B.eezy
And thanks for all the love and continuous support.
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