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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Gold Frankincense & Myrrh.

Welcome to the 4th edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The group we have today is called Gold Frankincense & Myrrh from Florida

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SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

GFM. CJ, Maggie, and LuLu.  We’re from Jacksonville, FL.  We are all sisters, and our parents wanted us to take music lessons for 2 years. They said if we hated it, we could quit, but we all ended up loving music.  We played our first show when Lu was maybe 7, Maggie was 10 or 11, and CJ was 12.  We were all on spring break, and on the way home, we told our parents we wanted to perform for the rest of our lives.

SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?

GFM. We honestly inspire each other, We learn from each other and consistently grow with each other. We also are inspired by our fans and their stories and how much they have overcome. We try to take inspiration from everything we can. 

SO. How would you describe your sound?

GFM. We are beauty-core!  It’s a mashup of pop, punk, metal, rock; it’s got a little bit of everything!  We love the heavy breakdowns, riffs, and screams, but we also love a good melody.  Our sound is very “in-your-face” in a positive way.

SO. What is your creative process like?

GFM. It’s different every time. Sometimes, inspiration just strikes, and you’re rapid-fire bouncing ideas off of each other and writing them down as fast as possible.  Other times, we like to start with a theme or idea, and we write a song that encompasses those factors. 

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

GFM. We’d love to collaborate with artists like Lights, Marshmello, A Day To Remember, BTS, Babymetal there’s too many to name haha.

SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?

GFM. Never give up. You are so much stronger than you may realize.  Life can be very hard sometimes, and it’s so important to reach out if you need help. Reach out to us; we try to always be available. You can get through this, and you do matter.

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

GFM. We are actually all pretty good cooks, and we’re pretty good at playing video games. We can sew pretty well, and we’re getting good at penpalling/letter writing.  We’re pretty open about our lives with our fans though, so there’s not much they don’t know haha.

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

GFM. We’d all still be in school haha. 

SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

GFM. Lacey Sturm because she is the woman who let us know that girls can scream too.  Not to be cheesy, but we really admire our parents as well because of how hard working they are and how much they have and continue to support us.

SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?

GFM. Be your own biggest cheerleader, celebrate the small things, and don’t burn bridges.

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

GFM. We want more women involved!  Our goal with beauty-core is to encourage more women and young girls to join the music industry. 

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

GFM.W e’ve got new releases, and new shows on the way. Because there were so many cancellations this year, we’re planning on being on the road for a long time next year. 2021 is going to be big.

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

GFM. Everything is @thegfmband.  It’s super easy to find us; our website is even www.thegfmband.com, and it has all the links to our social media pages as well.  If you’re looking to find us on any digital download/streaming site, search Gold Frankincense & Myrrh. 

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk : Actual Screenshot

Welcome to the 3rd edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist and groups from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The group we have today is called Actual Screenshot from Minnesota

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SO. What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

ASS. We are Ben (bass, vocals), Rob (lead guitar, vocals), Chad (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Thom (drums, vocals) We’re from Minneapolis, Minnesota. We like music! Our parents played in bands when we were kids, that was one of the biggest things. Our favorite movie was La Bamba at 5 years old, Richie Valens being a rock star. We didn’t like him being killed in a plane crash. At age 6, we flew on a plane for the first time and flipped out, Thanks, La Bamba. At age 6, our buddy Nick had a white guitar with a rose on it. It was inspiration to be in a band and sing.
SO. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
ASS. Dog, friends, work, thoughts, and opinion.
SO. How would you describe your sound?
ASS. Loud, fast, thrashy aggressive with melody.
SO. What is your creative process like?
ASS. Get a feeling inside and we gotta get it out somehow and that’s it, we’re very messy with it. We’re all over the place. We kind of fight it out. We make it together. It starts out like shit and momentum happens and we make a song out of it.
SO.What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
ASS. Who would collaborate with ASS?
SO. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
ASS. Dude, all we are is dust in the wind… Have fun cause we’re going to have fun with you. We follow the golden rule. Express your opinions, but you don’t have to be an asshole.
SO. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
ASS. Very good at color theory. Can drink 6 beers in a half hour. Going to work hungover.
SO. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
ASS. Our regular jobs and bouncing off the walls.
SO. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
ASS. BB King said learn as much as you can, but sometimes less is more. Whereas Yngwie Malmsteen said less is more and more is more. Roy Orbison. Can’t sound like him, never in a million years. But what we write has a melody until we speed it up and have to shout. Gotta give it to Matt Freeman of Rancid, he’s the reason I play bass.
SO. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
ASS. “Don’t get smart, stay the way you are”.. from my dad. I got a lot of tips from dad and they’re all smart ass tips. You don’t always gotta be like the Joneses, which means be your own fuckin person. You don’t have to do what everybody else fuckin wants or expects you to do. Do what the fuck you want. You become more interesting when you live that way. Be yourself. Golden rule.. Treat others how you want to be treated.
SO. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
ASS. Less visual, more audio. Fuck the hook.
SO. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

ASS. Back playing shows. Playing a show. On stage. Due to this pandemic, all shows have stopped. Just to play a show at Al’s Bowling Alley in Moorhead, MN.

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

ASS. Give us a call.

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Luis J

Welcome to the 2nd edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Where we have conversations with various artist from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The artist we have today is Luis J from Connecticut

 

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SO: What’s your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

LJ: Luis Javier Morales, I am from Connecticut but my parents are from Aguada, Puerto Rico.  My first interest in music was in 6th grade when I began to take lessons to play the trumpet. 

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

LJ: Life and experiences I live through are my major inspiration when writing a song.  But I do occasionally just think of a subject or theme and I start the idea like that. 

SO: How would you describe your sound? 

LJ: I don’t know if I would pigeon hole my style in one genre.  I was a NYC, Jersey, Connecticut kid so my influences were all different sounds.  From Salsa, Merengue to Rap, Hip Hop to Reggae, Dancehall to Reggaeton and latin rap.  I would say I am a poet and rapper with an aggressive flow but the versatility to try any genre of music. 

SO: What is your creative process like?

LJ: To spark my creative process I must be intrigued or inspired by the beat, but if I went thru something that day or recently that may also spark the process to create.  I like to rock to the beat for a bit until an idea naturally hits me for the hook.

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

LJ: There are so many amazing talents but I would say for sure that I would love to collaborate with Damian Marley, Daddy Yankee, Plan B, Don Omar, Jay Z, Alicia Keys.

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

LJ: Never give up on your dreams or doing whatever it is you are most passionate about.  There is no greater joy than waking up everyday and doing what you love to do.  Priceless.

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

LJ: Besides writing music, I would say writing poetry, I have been published twice and was named one of the best contemporary poets in the world in 2012.  It is often something that very few know about me.  

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

LJ: It is hard to imagine myself not involved in the music industry, it may be a surprise, but I have always wanted to own a food truck and cook for people.  

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

LJ: Musically, is Hector Lavoe, due to his incredible musical ability and to have that much drama and craziness going on in his life and to still be able to be a great singer and legend.  Also I admire most is Roberto Clemente, my family are huge baseball fans and my father was a super fan of his and taught me all the other charitable efforts and philanthropy that he did.  He represented Puerto Rico with such honor and pride that it’s no wonder he is held in such high regard on the island till this day.  A true Puerto Rican legend. 

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

LJ: Not to force things and let things flow like a river.  

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

LJ: Wow, I mean that list can be long, number one is the exploitation of our people, the stereotyping and other nonsense that is glorified in the industry nowadays; every artist has fallen victim to the trends and B.S. at some point though. I would love to change things back to where true talent was appreciated and cultivated. 

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

LJ: Well next for me is to get my new label Guerrero Entertainment off the ground, release my first solo album and eventually sign and cultivate new artists helping them navigate and avoid the problems that arise in this industry .

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

LJ: Booking info: lacomisionrecords@gmail.com, Instagram: @luis_jtv , Facebook: Luis J Morales, La Comision Records ,Twitter: @luisjtv

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La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk: Da Goat

Welcome to the 1st edition of La Bodega’s Quarantine Talk.

Here we will have conversations with various artist from around the world via email,zoom & phone.

The artist we have today is Da Goat from New Jersey

 

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

DG: Da Goat . I’m from Camden NJ my rough upbringing and the love of music got me interested in the music industry.

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

DG: To have a better Life.

 

SO: How would you describe your sound?

DG: Distinctive

 

SO: What is your creative process like?

DG: Well, I hear the beat then the beat speaks to me

 

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

DG: Drake, Tory Lanez, Meek Mill

 

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

DG: To NEVER give up no matter what

 

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

DG: I’m good at sports

 

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

DG: I probably be in jail or dead, music saved my life!

 

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

DG: Jay-z because he is the definition of black excellence

 

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

DG: To just be yourself and you’ll do just fine.

 

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

DG: To bring REAL R&B back!

 

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

DG: The biggest artist in world?

 

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

DG: People can reach me on any social media @dagoat609

 

Listen To His Current Single Titled “Oh No”

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The T-Quest Show: Serena Deena Interview

International Superstar is what comes to mind when I think of Serena Deena. She is a star that is shining! Having the pleasure of interviewing her, hearing how professional she is, down to earth, loving caring, hard working and hearing her awesome music was so epic. Her style of music is unique and I could see her on the charts soon.

Serena Deena

As I write this article I’m smiling because I’m happy I was introduced to Serena Deena. As soon as she called into my radio show, I knew in the first moment that we were going to have a great conversation. Not sure who to give the credit to, whether it was her upbringing or artist development but her professionalism and the way she spoke impressed me. She conducted herself very well in the interview. As we began to have more of a conversation, I was intrigued by many experiences she mentioned. Serena is what I call an all around entertainer.

Yes, she does music but she is also a dancer & a writer. She’s down to earth, she lives life and what she feels is what she displays in her music. During the interview we played and we spoke upon her two singles entitled Dirty & Palm. As the music was playing, I was getting contacted by the listener eager to learn where they can hear more of her music. That’s exactly the type of responses you want to get from new potential fans. Serena was even open to collaborating with me on a song which shows she’s down to create magic with others.

Not only is be easy on the eye but she has a beautiful spirit as well. Please make sure you support by streaming her music & keeping up with her on your social media as well as her website which is displayed. She’s a star that’s definitely shining!

 

 

Stream her music on all streaming platforms and make sure you follow her on social media @itsserenabiatch 
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The T-Quest Show: Alkaczar Interview

I  love interviewing artists on my show but what makes it even more fun is interviewing an artist with great quality music, a real personality and professionalism. Alkaczar had all three and more. I could always sense when there’s an artist with a story that the people need to hear and he is one of them. Check out our interviews both written and audio, get to know Alkaczar more as a person, listen to his music and see why he’s up next!

1. What is your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

My name is AlKaczar and thank you for having me be apart of Straight Official Magazine. I am originally from the Westside of Detroit, but I have to credit a lot of other places as well such as Fort Wayne Indiana, Columbus Ohio, Charlotte NC for shaping me into the individual I am today.

2. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
My life and my environment and family drives me to create not only music but to create a way of life that I can pass through the generations of my family in the form of a legacy.
3. How would you describe your sound?
My sound can be described as Authentic. Since I have been to so many places and live in many different environments, I don’t sound like anyone else.
4. What is your creative process like?
My creative process for writing music is based off a lot of recollection. When I listen to instrumental,s I listen for the story in the beat and I recall a time in my life that aligns with the concept of the beat.
5. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
Various Detroit artists such as Payroll, Tee grizzly and Sada Baby and Icewear Vezzo. Outside of the city I would like to collab with Meek and Durkio and J.Cole. We don’t have to discuss Hov that’s a given.
6. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
I would like to tell my supporters that I’m grateful & there’s still people  in the world that will support the Real. Its up there.
7. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
A talent I have that nobody knows is that I am a low key savant at chess, on the low key side.
8. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
If I wasn’t in the entertainment business I would be in Real Estate Investing full time.
9. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
I admire Shawn Carter for the way he has manage his career and built his empire. I also admire Waffen Buffet for he conducts his business ventures and just his overall business acumen
10. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
To never sacrifice self to please others.
11. If you could change anything about the industry,
what would it be?
I would bring the real back into the industry. Today’s industry is all a facade and image based. As long as an individual portrays the image he or she doesn’t have to be real.
12. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
What’s next for  me is building my brands. Platorm is my artist management company and Merely A Mortal is my clothing brand. Both are in the infancy stages as of right now. With progressive drive and determination. I would like to be a millionaire with seven figures streaming from not just these two brands but other streams of seven figure income outlets.
13. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?
@Alkaczar on social media platforms
14. Any final words?
I would like to thank Straight Official Magazine for the opportunity, a special thanks to T-Quest for connecting the dots and big ups to the Fleet Djs, let’s take the world over. Czar
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The T-Quest Show: Derange Interview

Hey everyone, it’s me again your favorite radio personality and blogger T-Quest! It’s time for me to get to know another artist and see what they are all about. Today I dig in to the “Crazy World” of Derange. Ironically his hit single it entitled “Crazy World” & right now it kind of fits especially with everything going on. Please take the time to read about some of his accolades as a hardworking artist and then listen to our one on one interview going more in dept into Derange as a person, an artist & overall another person trying to make it in this Crazy World.

Derange is the CEO of Cash Me Out Records. Co-Owner of Iced Out Records and High Risk Entertainment. Derange was born in Blytheville, Arkansas and raised in Lansing, Michigan. He has been rapping since the age of 14 years old. He has opened up for Corey Gurz of Young Money Cash Money on his Get Money Stop Hatin Tour & opened up for the famous boxer Roy Jones Jr. Label; Body Head Banger Bnt.

Derange has 5 solo albums out ( I’m On 10, Fire In My Eyes, I’m Not Mean, I’m Just Real, Portrait Of A Soljah & Derange is Comin) and 3 group projects (The Family Affair. Hyena Squad, The Ultimate Hustlahs) on all digital stores, Also Derange is on multiple mixtapes. Young Money Unsigned Hype Vol. 17 on Hudiomack.com Dy’ Young Cee Vol. 56 Fight Night on Spinrilla. Also State of Emergency on Spinrilla to name a few.
Derange has been independently for some years now. He has a high drive and passion for music. He is a work-a-holic when it comes to the music industry. Derange has had a trade in business Education which he acquired during his incarceration sentence.
You can follow Derange Da Messiah at the following:
Instagram: @517Derange
Facebook: Derange DA Messiah
Youtube: Derange DA Messiah
Soundcloud: Derange DA Messiah
Reverbnation: Derange DA Messiah

 

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The T-Quest Show Interview: Da Goat

What’s good everybody, this is your favorite radio personality and blogger T-Quest coming back at you with another review. Music is my world so I get excited when I have the opportunity to check out new music and dig deep into artist’s stories. I enjoy getting the chance to find out how talented they are and why they create the musical content they put out. Recently I was introduced to hip hop artist Da Goat. I must say I was very impressed with him. He shows a lot of confidence as an artist but balances it out with a humbling spirit. When it came time to hear his single OH NO, I smiled from the energy he portrayed. You can tell he’s very passionate about what he does as an artist. Read & listen to our interviews below and check out this star on the rising!

Da Goat

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

My name is Da Goat & I’m from Camden, New Jersey. What got me
interested was the first time I heard myself on a record, I’ve been hooked
ever since.

2. Who and/or what inspires you to create?

My inspiration behind my music is my rough upbringing and wanting to give my son a better life to live than what I had.

3. How would you describe your sound?

My sound is distinctive!

4. What is your creative process like?

My process includes me listening to a series of beats, until one
speaks to me.

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

Drake, Tory Lanez, Chris Brown, H.E.R & Meek Mill.

6. What is one message you would give to your supporters?

NEVER GIVE UP!

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

As a kid to early teen, I was actually an excellent soccer player!

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

I would probably be in jail or dead… MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE! It made me more level headed.

9. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

Jay Z he is the definition of black excellence.

10. What is the best advice you’ve been given?

L doesn’t stand for loss, it stands for lesson.

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

Bring REAL R&B back

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

Be the biggest artist in the world!

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

Follow me on all social media outlets @dagoat609

He is now working on his upcoming project The Get Back, which is a complex body of work that should get him the recognition that he deserves. Remaining humble and hard-working he is continuing to make his stage name to reality. #GetFamiliar

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TampaMystic & Bigga Rankin Chop it up on Industries Most Wanted TV

TampaMystic sits down w/ OG Bigga Rankin at Ark Studios ATL for an in-depth conversation on Industries Most Wanted TV. Tampa and Bigga talk about the music business as a whole, along with Bigga Rankin‘s amazing journey during his come up in the industry. Bigga Rankin has touched the careers of so many artists such as Jeezy, Plies, Yo Gotti, YFN Lucci and so many more. Tampa, with thousands of interviews under her belt and having worked with Bigga for over 9 years mixed with Bigga’s powerful music history, this is a must watch for anyone coming up in the music business.

Filmed by @Shot4ShotImagery

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@TampaMystic
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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

Make sure you follow me on on social media @TQuestGLM, download my T-Quest mobile app in your google play store & your app store & check out my website GottaLoveMeWorld.com.  For bookings email TQuestGLM@gmail.com
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