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Introducing Florida artist JES-B

Bruce Simon, stage name JES-B was born Nov 5, 1984, in a small town called Dade City, Florida. He is the youngest
of 5 siblings and was raised by a single mother at the time who was living off government assistance in the rural area of Lake George Apartments. His dad was in prison most of his life. JES-B played several sports while attending Pasco High School. In 2003, He graduated from Pasco High School. After that, he chose to further his education at Bethune Cookman University. Less than a year later, he dropped out after receiving the news that his girlfriend(at the time) became pregnant with his child.

JES-B YASELF, EVERYBODY IS TAKEN ~ Jes-B

JES-B has a passion and love for music since the age of 12 and began rapping in the school cafeteria. He participated in the high school talent shows in which he won 1st place in all of them. Back in the 80s, Jes-B’s granddad had a band and he’d watch them play. That is what inspired him to be the artist that he is today. While growing up, JES-B would say “LL COOL J. made it cool to rap and attracted the girls without selling drugs.” This became one of his biggest inspirations for him becoming JES-B.

In 2016, JES-B wanted to take his music and the passion that he had for it- to a more serious level. So from there, he started his label called Dynamic B Records. He has several songs that feature mainstream artists -Future and Gucci- slated to be released soon.

Currently, Jes-B’s music catalog consists of songs with Tom G, Frank Lini, Famous Kid Brick, Mowet from Pretty Ricky; just to name a few. Be sure to connect with Jes-B on all social media platforms.

Stay Connected
FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/bruce.simon.792
INSTAGRAM @JES_B1- https://www.instagram.com/jes_b1/?hl=en
NEW VIDEO- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIgxRC9Zeeo

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Straight Official Sits Down With P-Butta

 

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

My name is P-Butta. I was born in Chicago heights and raised in Bloomington, Illinois. I was first interested in the industry when I noticed I had a knack for showmanship. I didn’t have stage fright and when I seen that it didn’t matter how you look, your size or anything in that nature. It simply came down to if you can make good music. 

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

 Jay Z, Kanye West and J.Cole are my main inspirations. Others inspirations outside of people are when I first hear a sound that gets me in my element. Or when something positive in my life happens it causes me to write or create. That does it for me the most. 

 3. How would you describe your sound? 

 I feel my sound is hip hop with a new age sound. A lot of melodic tones and lyricism. Those things fuel me the most. 

 4. What is your creative process like? 

 My creative process varies. I can start writing a song then not finish it and come back to it another day and it can spark something different. Or I can be influenced enough to work on the entire song it that moment. It depends on the mood that I’m in. 

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

 I would to collaborate with J. Cole, Dizzy Wright, Wiz Khalifa, T-pain just to name a few. 

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

 Be true to yourself at all times. It shows in your music and that will keep your real fans close to you. 

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

 I am a visual learner. I can watch something once and then reenact it the same way I see it done. Things like that intrigue me. 

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

 I would probably be a therapist or an account. I’ve always been a people person and I enjoy crunching numbers. 

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

 I admire am people  like Diddy, Russ, Nipsey Hussle, Kendrick Lamar and others.

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

 Don’t quit. Move at your own pace but don’t give up on something that you know is true to yourself. 

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

 I would change the fact that it would go back to the music. Let the music speak to the people and let them determine what real music is. I feel true artistry has lost its value in a sense. 

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

 More music! I see myself as well as my Animal Houze team putting out more content throughout the year. Gaining a true following based off of the music we release. Let the the music speak for itself. 

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

My social media is @Butta2daP on all platforms. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.  

Thank you so much for your time you will be notified when your feature is released.  

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[Featured Artist] Boonie The Kid

Straight Official Sits Down With Boonie The Kid

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

Peace! My name is Boonie the Kid & I’m a national recording hip hop artist representing the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! We on the map! You feel me!! What got me interested in the entertainment industry is my love for music & the fact that I can make money doing what I love!! Can’t beat that!!

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

That’s kind of a complex question & answer?? I love to create music!! All kinds of entertainments inspire me to create! More hip hop than anything though! Mostly the greats like Jay Z & Nas. But anybody has the tendency to inspire me in some kinda way! I can look at somebody rich who don’t even rap & get inspired! I can look at a commercial & get inspired? I guess in a nutshell money & the good life inspires me!!??

3. How would you describe your sound? 

I would describe my sound as versatile. It took me to listen to & study many rappers over the years to become who I am & develop the sound I have! I can bring it to you anyway, any style! Old or new??!! I’m just that talented!! All it takes is a beat & an open mind. I’ll get it done no matter what!!

4. What is your creative process like? 

My creative process is to listen to a beat, hear what the producer’s input is, relax, feel the vibe, study the sounds in the beat, & decide what I’m going to do to the beat! That’s it!! I’ll play with some ideas also. Then put 2 & 2 together!

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

What artist I would like to work with honestly…?? Awww man… honestly? Jay Z, Nas, … just to name only a couple. The list goes on & on!
There’s a couple of newer guys I  wouldn’t mind working with like some of those midwest dudes also?

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

I would say thanks for supporting me, liking the music, showing love & being supportive!! It means the world to me!! Not too many rappers get fans like y’all!! Real talk!!

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

The most important talent or skill I have I would say is my ear for music! I can hear sounds & other things most people can’t. Like instruments, words, imperfections in vocals, breath control, how bars should have ended, how to write a verse, etc.

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

If I wasn’t in music business I would be a business & real estate owner. I have a knack for getting money, being a good business man & making a profit. I get a rush from doing the 3 altogether! That’s just me to be honest!

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

I admire anybody who is a music mogul, business tycoon or trendsetting entrepreneur!! There’s not one or 2 people in particular. I’ll take notes from, study, take advice or observe anybody whose successful whether in the streets or legit business it don’t matter!?? I just love weath!

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

The best advice I have been given was from street hustlers & that was to be & stay consistent, keep grinding, keep my foot on the gas & focus on doing me. I learned over the years it applies to all forms of business? A lot of them told & showed me this without even actually telling me those words! Lol I’m just the type to pay close attention & study people!

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

I would change the way that record labels be jerking artist!! They feed off people’s lack of knowledge & business knowledge & experience!! Smh They feed on people’s desperation to be rich & famous or the fact that they just want to create music! I plan on being one of the record label owners to change that by paying artist more money, etc.

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

What’s next for me is I would like to run a successful record label & have multiple successful artist signed to my label as well as branch off into so many other business ventures like, films, plays, clothes, books, management of different kinds, wine, etc. just to name a few things.

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

My social media is Instagram: @BOONIETHEKID, My Twitter is @ Booniethekid, my Facebook is Alvin Boonie Nix or my Booniethekid fan page. My website  is BOONIETHEKID.COM Basically anything you want or need to find me at is Boonie The Kid. That’s an original name!

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Straight Official Sits Down With Archangel

  1. What is your Name? Archangel where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry? Memphis. I was into poetry and one of my neighborhood colleagues (Jason Riddle {rip}) saw a poem I did and stayed on me about doing music until I finally did it.
  2. Who and/or what inspires you to create? I’ve always loved music. The art itself is the inspiration, the moods and the vibes you can create.
  3. How would you describe your sound? Inspirational
  4. What is your creative process like? Well thankful to the team I have they are always sending me instrumentals to go through to find one that makes sense. From there I mentally make the skeleton for the song and by that day I’m either recording or ready to record it when one of my engineers is available
  5. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with? Honestly any passionate artist.
  6. What is one message you would give to your supporters? You all are my reason for continuing. Knowing that a song can get you through the day, a bad situation, uplift you etc is why I’m still here.
  7. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about? I listen with the intent to understand. I think that is rare these days.
  8. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music? Somewhere in the mountains meditating.
  9. Who are some artists/people you admire and why? Sadguru, Gary V, Eric Thomas
  10. What is the best advice you’ve been given? Spend an hour a day on something you’re passionate about. Never let everything else consume you to the point you forget about what drives you or accept that you’ve become chattel.
  11. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be? I don’t know maybe put a sign up over the snakes and the ones who really love making it worthwhile. Every part of it is a learning lesson and just having one part wouldn’t help.
  12. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
  13. What is your social media? IG & Twitter : @man1startist2nd  FB: @19archangel84 How can people get in contact with you? Through social media.

 

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[FEATURED ARTIST] Ray Pearson

     Hey What’s good yall! Meet Ray Pearson a Hip Hop recording artist  from “Da Boogie Down”
He just dropped his latest EP “Where It Started At”  on October 31st, which is also his birthday. The 6 Track EP is produced by New Jersey producer, Famine.
     Pearson sought to tell the latest chapter of his story after the rerelease of his project Kaged Muzik for its 8 year anniversary. The Bronx Native looked to take it back to give you the result of his reflection over the last few months while giving you a glimpse of the past. Where it Started At. The
interlude to his full length project set to release in 2021 and is paying homage to his roots and the people who influenced him. An independent music award winning HipHop recording artist originally from The Bronx, New York. Early on in his journey, Ray used battle rap as a way to build a local reputation while in high school as well as sneaking into open mics at the age of 13 years old to perform. Ray Pearson has opened for artists such as Joell Ortiz, Styles P, Jeru The Damaja, Sadat X, Jimmy Kang of Wu Tang Management/Protect Ya Neck Records and DJ Tony Touch. From gracing the cover of the local newspaper The Union City Reporter to being interviewed on New York’s Power 105.1 with EmEz , Ray Pearson continues to put in the work necessary to build his name worldwide!
Make sure yall follow him on all social media platforms and check out his latest joints! “Riots” along with “I’m Nice”
@itsraypearson
Here is some of my music:
“Where It Started At” EP

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Straight Official Sits Down With King Mexy

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

My Name Is King Mexy Im From Syracuse Ny But Right Now Me And My Team Getting Alot Of Love Out Of Buffalo Ny Wich Is Where We Reside At The Moment I Cant Really Say What Got Me In Entertainment industry particularly but just the fact i love to make music

2. Who and/or what inspires you to create?
just life it self things i went through one of my brothers vocero omar makes great music and he held his hand out and help create what is king mexy today
3. How would you describe your sound?
i would describe it versatile and melodic
4. What is your creative process like?
just really listen to the beat right what it makes me feel the song really just writes its self
5. What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with? lil durk benny the butcher toosi 2x micheal jackson mario many more
6. What is one message you would give to your supporters?
never quit go 100 % with what you love
7. What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
i would say jus wanting to try and understand different peoples perspectives
8. What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
to be honest not trying to potray the street life but probably in jail
9. Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
lil durk bruno mars micheal jackson nipsey hussle conway the machine benny the butcjer and west side gun vocero omar
10. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
early bird gets the worm scared money dont make no money and you dont gotta be a gangsta
11. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be? just more make it easier for indies artist to be able to get in contact with the people the need
12. What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
hopefully a deal or maybe xxl freshman or being disovered
13. What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?
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MC Tres Releases “The 3Mixtape Vol. 3”

St. Louis hip-hop artist MC Tres releases the third installment of his mixtape series, “The 3Mixtape Vol. 3”, exclusively on Audiomack. The 14- track mixtape includes original songs and remixes with guest appearances from A-Game, Marvell Cue, KV the Writer & RunItUpReg.

MC Tres is fresh off the release of his latest single, “Toast”, and winning SLUMFEST’s 2020 Video of The Year Award for his single “I Told You”. The mixtape serves as a preview for MC Tres’ upcoming EP, Late Night Flights, that will be released in October 2020.


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About MC Tres
St. Louis native, MC Tres was an extraordinary kid who found therapy and a love for expression through music and performing. Tres began composing raps in the 5th Grade and played tuba in concert and marching band furthering his knowledge of music.

In 2014, MC Tres signed to a college booking agency named Houla Entertainment and began touring nationally from bookings acquired through APCA ( Association for Promotions of College Activities), and from 2014-2016 Tres performed all over the United States. Tres has opened up for Ella Mai, Kodak Black, KYLE, Camron, Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins, Yung Joc, B.o.B, 2 Live Crew, Timeflies, Sammy Adams, SoMo and more.

In 2019, MC Tres released the self-titled EP, MC Tres’ The Autobiography via Sauce Records Global. The EP features five tracks produced by German producer Sugarboy with the bonus track being the lead single, “I Told You.”

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SO SPOTLIGHT! SHAROD STARKS

SHAROD STARKS
What Up SOM Fam! we recently got a chance to talk to Philly’s own Sharod Starks Check it out below!
SOM: Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you
interested in the entertainment industry?
SHAROD STARKS: I’m Sharod Starks, I was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. but I was raised in West Philadelphia. I was inspired by Jay-Z ‘s “Can I Live” to start rapping at a young age.
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SOM: Who and/or what inspires you to create?
SHAROD STARKS: Life’s experiences motivates me to create. A lot of times I can get inspiration from a certain conversation & before I know it I turn something I said into a song.
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SOM: How would you describe your sound?
SHAROD STARKS: Energetic, relatable, Music.
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SOM: What is your creative process like?
SHAROD STARKS: Sometimes I write my lyrics in my phone to make sure I don’t forget my thoughts. Other times I write in my head to create songs.
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SOM:What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
SHAROD STARKS: Kevin Gates, Tory Lanez,  or Mo3
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SOM:What is one message you would give to your supporters?
SHAROD STARKS: I would want to tell all of my supporters that I really appreciate each & everyone of them.
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SOM:What is the most useless talent you have?
SHAROD STARKS: I dont think I have a useless talent. Talent is generally something you’re really good at compared to other people’s ability to do the same thing. If I’m that good at something, I’m going to find a purpose for it
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SOM: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
SHAROD STARKS:  Doing something working with my hands like engineering or maintenance.
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SOM:Who are some artists you admire and why?
SHAROD STARKS: I admire Jay-Z because on top of being the best rapper, He knows how to reinvent himself time after time. Along with being a great businessman. I admire Kevin Gates for the fact that he bleeds on a record, meaning whatever he feels he says he doesn’t hold back.
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SOM:What is the best advice you’ve been given?
SHAROD STARKS: Keep God first & never give up.
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SOM: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
SHAROD STARKS: I would change the way artist get paid & try to create more ways of revenue especially for the starving artist.
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SOM: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
SHAROD STARKS: What’s next for me is to stay consistent. I would wanna see myself on the billboard charts next year.
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SOM: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?
SHAROD STARKS: @iamsharodstarks on Instagram & Twitter. I also have an website www.sharodstarks.com
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LISTEN NOW!!  Can’t Break Me
Thank you Sharod! for chopping it up with us and Special thanks to DJ No Phrillz for the link! Make sure you follow Sharod and keep up with everything Official.
-NIA BOOM

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Featured Artist: Sticky Fingaz

Hey what’s good yall it’s ya girl Dj Nia Boom with Straight Official Magazine! We recently caught up with the one and only Sticky Fingaz from the legendary group Onyx to talk about his sound, his creative process, upcoming projects and more! #StickyFingaz #Artist #Actor #Director #Onyx #Queens #Brooklyn #Film #Music #Hiphop #JMJ #DJNiaBoom #GetSOM

1.SO Magazine: What is your Stage Name? 

   Sticky Fingaz: My stage name is Sticky Fingaz but everyone including my mother calls me Sticky, so it’s just my name.

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

    Sticky Fingaz: What is inspires me to create is myself. I’m always trying out do myself.

3. SO Magazine: How would you describe your sound?
    Sticky Fingaz: I would describe my sound as energetic, hard, grimey, Hiphop.
4. SO Magazine: What is your creative process like?
     Sticky Fingaz: My creative process is a never ending process, I’m always creating even in mid conversation. Somebody might say something interesting and I’ll tell them no        publishing and use it in a song. Or I’m always using my Shazam APP to find new music samples when I’m out and about.
5. SO Magazine: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
Sticky Fingaz: I would like to collaborate with artist that I’ve never worked with before, and I’ve worked with almost everybody.
6. SO Magazine: If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?
Sticky Fingaz: I don’t know who I would want to open a show for, because I usually close the show. I’m a hard act to follow.
7. SO Magazine: What is one message you would give to your supporters? 
Sticky Fingaz: I would like to tell my supporters the more you give the more you get because I put everything right back into the pot.
8. SO Magazine: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
Sticky Fingaz: If I wasn’t doing music I’d probably be filming my 94th movie or TV show.
9. SO Magazine: Who are some artists you admire and why?
Sticky Fingaz: I admire all artist.
10. SO Magazine: What is the best advice you’ve been given? 
Sticky Fingaz: The best advice I’ve been given is it takes a team even to be independent.
11.SO Magazine: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Sticky Fingaz: I wouldn’t change anything about the industry I just learn to adapt.
12. SO Magazine: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
Sticky Fingaz: What’s next for me is to do it all again at a higher level fully independently.
. The best way to contact me is through my website stickyfingaz.com my IG @imstickyfingaz and my new mobile APP STICKY FINGAZ.
Thank You
Sticky Fingaz
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[La Bodega] New Reggaeton artist Jon JoHn drops smooth new single “Quiero Ver”

Jonathan Hart Jimenez AKA “Jon JoHn” is a recording artist and percussionist. A multi-talented artist, Jon JoHn first got his start in music at the age of 5 with his father’s band.

Influenced by artists like Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, and Pitbull, he soon caught the hip-hop bug and has been recording original music and performing in his current city of Costa Mesa, CA.“My goal in music is to be recognized as one of the greats”, he says. “I don’t just rap, I can sing, I can make songs of other genres and I am a percussionist musician.”

Jon JoHn released his first Reggaeton single “Quiero Ver” to digital stores worldwide today. Check the single below and Click Here (https://fanlink.to/QuieroVer) to stream on your favorite platform and Tune in to Latino Mundial Radio to hear the single in rotation! (Shout Out to the Latino Fleet DJs!)

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