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Arsonal Da Rebel ft. NLE Choppa – “Wrong Nigga”

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With over 100 million total views, Arsonal da Rebel is undoubtedly the most popular battle rapper in the world. He has 20 years of experience in the rap game. He’s inspired legions of new rappers from Newark, New Jersey and all over the world to pick up the mic to battle rap. Through various card appearances, cyphers, and freestyles Arsonal Da Rebel has earned the title of the “King of Disrespect”.

As an emcee, Arsonal balances his rare charisma and witty lyricism to challenge the typical aggressive nature associated with Hip Hop culture. He has cultivated a brand that is centered around a mixture of good business practices and ethics along with his personal style and aspirations.

As a recording artist, he has toured with Fetty Wap and performed songs with the multi-Grammy award winning artist Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Raheim DeVaughn, NLE Choppa and more.

Arsonal Da Rebel-Big Jersey (Photo Cred: Amazon Music)

Go stream Arsonal Da Rebel’s most recent album “Big Jersey” available on all major streaming platforms!

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Brenae Releases Her Debut Mixtape

CELEBRATING HIP-HOP, LIFESTYLE & CULTURE, THIS IS STRAIGHT OFFICIAL MAGAZINE

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Atlanta recording artist Brenae released her debut mixtape titled Appaloosa Cove. Brenae gets mixtape heavyweight The Real Dj Spins to host the project and add his DJ touch to it. The mixtape features 12 tracks with a mixture of freestyles and full song format.

Brenae (Photo Cred: Eye of Kedar Photography)

Appaloosa Cove is powered by The Fleet DJ’s and has gained 20k streams so far on Audiomack. Stream Appaloosa Cove down below and keep up with Brenae on Instagram @Bre_naee_

Brenae (Photo Cred: Artist IG Page)
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Santa Sallet is Putting On For The DMV

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Recently I got the chance to chop it up with SANTA SALLET to get to know the upcoming DMV recording artist and speak on what he has going on currently.

DJ SPINS: What is your Stage Name? Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

Santa Sallet: My name is Santa Sallet and I was born a champion in Roseau, Dominica. I currently rep the DMV. I love cartoons and I excelled at poetry at a young. One day I came home and I saw Busta Rhymes’ video Gimme Some More and the rest is history.

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


SS: I see rap kind of like martial arts. I enjoy the sport of rapping and I want to continue sharpening my sword and my skills. The way I can do that is to rap with the best. To do that, I need to be part of the best of them.

DJ: How would you describe your sound?


SS: Classic. I bring a lot of classic 90s rap sounds with a modern flair. My rap style is really a child of New York/East Coast rap.

DJ: What is your creative process like?


SS: I am always freestyle. I am forever freestyling. I will hear a beat that’s so dope once it comes on that I can’t stop freestyling to it. The only way I can stop is to conquer the beat by writing a song to it. Then I can find peace once more.

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


SS: Busta Rhymes, obviously, but also Schoolboy Q, ASAP Mob, Tyler the Creator, Dave East, Maxo Kream, Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar, and the legends like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z.

DJ: If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?


SS: Schoolboy Q or Tyler the Creator right now would be dope.

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


SS: Think and grow rich. What you think, say and do is what you will become.

DJ: What is the most useless talent you have?


SS: Juggling and completing Rubik’s Cubes really fast are pretty useless talents.

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


SS: The same thing I do every day. Try to take over the world. Being a rapper is just the start. I am an entrepreneur and rapping is just one of my business ventures. So I guess I’d still be making money.

DJ: Who are some artists you admire and why?


SS: I admire Kanye West. He was one of the first artists known for both their production and ability to rap. I wanted to emulate that and produce my own rap albums. In addition to Kanye West, I also admire other billionaire rappers such as Jay-Z and Dr Dre (Not quite…but you get the idea). I too would like to be a billionaire rapper. Finally, I admire Will Smith. What an amazing career. He’s also one of my early rap influences. He has a phenomenal career as a CLEAN rapper and actor. I too would like to rapper/actor.

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


SS: Be original. I was lucky enough met DJ Jazzy Jeff for the release of his album “The Magnificent” during a family vacation in Cape Town, South Africa. I bought his record and lined up for a signature. When I got to the front I asked him if you had one piece of advice for an aspiring rapper, what would it be? He thought about it and replied, “Just be original. No matter what you do or what anybody says just be original. Be yourself. Be original.” As a huge Fresh Prince fan, I remember being SUPER nervous at the time and like walking away when he started talking, but he stopped me because he really wanted to make sure I heard what he was saying. I now approach my rap career with these words in mind.

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


SS: I wish it was easier to use other people works to create derivative works. Like I get its copyrighted and you need to be compensated. I don’t get why you are allowed to say no. Let’s make sampling easier. I guess you could disagree with the message your music is being used for, but that’s art. I think it’s meant to be free to grow and evolve. They say you have two deaths: The first is when you die. The second is the last time someone says your name. I want to live forever, baby. Use my music.

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


SS: I want to go on tour. I will be dropping my official mixtape early next year. Be on the lookout for Plutography. I want everybody to hear it. I plan to rap all over the world.

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

SS: You can find me on everything @SantaSallet. You will find me hanging out on Instagram the most. If you want to get in touch head over to my website at www.SantaSallet.com and fill out the contact form. Otherwise, don’t be weird and just drop me a message on any of my socials.

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Lady Loe Reintroduces Herself To The World

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Recently I got the chance to chop it up with Virginia’s own LADY LOE as she’s on a mission to let the world know that “She Did It.”

DJ Spins- What is your Stage Name?

LADY LOE- I go by the name of Lady Loe.

DJ- Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

LL- Born in Brooklyn, Bred in Queens. My mom and dad loved “oldies but goodies” music. My dad was a R&B singer in a group. I would listen to the oldies but goodies and rap to those songs while imaging I was on stage performing.

DJ – Who and/or what inspires you to create?

LL- Life, really. Mine and other people’s situations inspire me to write and create. I’ve written songs about homelessness and domestic violence as these things happened in my life, which touches the lives of others who experienced the same or similar situations.

DJ- How would you describe your sound?

LL- Most people say I sound aggressive when I’m rapping (laughs). Everyone says they love my voice and that my voice is unique. Cool from Cool and Dre (Platinum producers) said that I don’t sound like no other female which was dope!! He continued by saying that I sound like a female version of Busta Rhymes! That was a huge compliment!!

DJ- What is your creative process like?

LL- I’m very picky when selecting beats! (laughs) The beat is what moves, directs, and shapes my vision. I write to video in my head. I’ll freestyle, not with words, but with patterns to create my cadence and how the flow would go.

DJ- What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

LL- Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Meek Mills, Queen Latifah, Lauren Hill, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Rakim, and Roddy Ricch to name a few.

DJ- If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?

LL- Definitely would have to be Jay-Z

DJ- What is one message you would give to your supporters?

LL- Never give up on your DREAMS!

I’m very picky when selecting beats (laughs). The beat is what moves, shapes and directs my vision. I’ll freestyle, not with words but with patterns to create my cadence.

Lady Loe on her creative process

DJ- What is the most useless talent you have?

LL- Dancing! (laughs)

DJ- What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

LL- If I wasn’t in the music industry I would be involved in social work.

DJ- Who are some artists you admire and why?

LL- Fat Joe because he put on a lot of artists and they are now superstars. I would also say Jay-Z because he built an Empire.

DJ- What is the best advice you’ve been given?

LL- Never try to change any situation that you can’t control. I am only in control of myself and my actions and behaviors.

DJ- If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

LL- I would like to see more opportunities presented to female artists.

DJ- What’s next for you and where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

LL- I would like to chart on the Billboards.

Lady Loe Latest Single We Did It Featuring J Hood

You can follow Lady Loe on IG/FB/Twitter: @LadyLoeTheUnit. You can check out her website at LadyLoe.com or you can Google her (Lady Loe).

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Lil Nas X Calls On The Hot Girls For ‘Montero’

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Lil Nas X (Photo Cred: Lil Nas X’s IG Page)

LIL NAS X (born Montero Hill) released a controversial debut album on September 17th of this year. I can’t say I favor every song however, there is definitely one song that I had to add to the Fine Girl Fall playlist. As we say goodbye to Hot Girl Summer, Lil Nas teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion to let the haters know that they can run with the rumors. These breakout stars are staying true to themselves regardless of the narrative.

Track 9, “Dollar Sign Slime” is more than enough for me to give ‘MONTERO’ a seal of approval. People tend to give dude a bad rep by saying that he capitalized on kids with “Old Town Road” and then switched up on his audience. I have to completely disagree. I don’t think Lil Nas X ever intended on kids being his target audience. “Old Town Road” happened to become a catchy tik tok tune much like Megan’s “Savage”. Truth be told, the album is not that bad. Folks just don’t like it because y’all don’t know how to monitor these kids. I digress.

All the real hot girls know that when you hear “REAL HOT GIRL SH*T”, it’s about to go down. Even if it was a solo track, I still would enjoy it but Meg just makes it 10x better. In less than 10 days, the audio visual has racked up over 7 million views because y’all know the vibes. The song is amongst the top 3 most listened to songs on the album joining self titled “Montero” & “Industry Baby”. All in all, congratulations to Lil Nas X and all of his collaborators for the 217 million streams in the first week via Spotify.

Lil Nas X (Photo Cred: Lil Nas X IG page)

Just last week, Nas let the fans #askMONTERO questions via twitter after the album release. These are some of the things they really wanted to know:

Stream Dollar Sign Slime here.

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Straight Official Magazine Sit Down: Lil Bae | @lilbae33

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Lil Bae (Photo Cred: Lil Bae IG page)

Recently we got the chance to catch up with North Carolina recording artist Lil Bae who is heating & shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

DJ -What is your Stage Name? Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

LB – Lil Bae, from Fort Mill, SC. The entertainment industry interested me when I saw the different people you get to connect with. From producers, dancers, videographers, DJ’s, entrepreneurs and most importantly fans. Music is my passion, my life, but to meet people who can relate and love it is amazing to me.

DJ- Who and/or what inspires you to create?

LB- My inspiration is my life and experiences. I want my music to be a reflection of myself so my fans can actually relate. I make music with substance behind it. I just keep up with what is trending.

DJ- How would you describe your sound?

LB- My sound is simply authentic. Old school rap with a new Flava. My sound is who I am. My cadence separates me from most female artists out there. My sound resonates with the soul. It is refreshing.

DJ- What is your creative process like?

LB- My creative process is as follows every time; I start off working out early in the day to clear my head. I listen to different types of beats until one really grabs my attention. I write the hook and build from there. Once I’ve gotten the first verse and the hook down pack delivery-wise, I record a demo. Depending on the mood and the way “Life” goes I will finish it that day or come back to it in a week. Then it’s studio time.

DJ- What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

LB- I would love to collaborate with Missy Elliott and Soulja Boy. I would be able to attack both generations at one time and the synergy would be amazing.

DJ- If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?

LB- If I could open up for any artist it would be Missy Elliot, of course. Also, I would say Lil Baby. The messages behind his music are deeper than most rappers and I respect that.

DJ- What is one message you would give to your supporters?

LB- “Find yourself and stay true to you. Every day is a test. Focus on passing that and just go with the flow of life. Remember, always smile.”

DJ- What is the most useless talent you have?

LB- My most useless talent would be playing the recorder. I learned how in elementary school and can really play but never do.

DJ- What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

LB- If I was not doing music, I would be creating a skincare line for sensitive skin baddies like myself. Being the best esthetician and a BOMB MOM! Eventually, I would find the music.

DJ-Who are some artists you admire and why?

LB- Missy Elliott. She remained authentic. She was different coming out at that time and she accepted that. Her sound, style, creativity and poise. Ciara. She is a killer dancer. The way she markets her music by incorporating a dance with it has made her level up.

DJ- What is the best advice you’ve been given?

LB- “The only thing that matters is now. You cannot change your past, you are not in your future, but in this moment you have the ability to create everything you want. So focus.” I have been following this advice since the beginning of the year and I can say this last quarter has been great to me.

(Photo Cred: Lil Bae IG page)

Find yourself and stay true to you. Everyday is a test. Focus on passing that and just go with the flow of life. Remember, always smile.

Lil Bae

DJ- If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

LB- I would change everything about the industry. Artist development mainly. That would clear up the roster for ready independents.

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

LB- I will continue to make relatable, longevity music. Connecting with my fans and building myself as an artist. In the next year, I will be the artist everyone wants to meet. I will not only be busy and booked with shows and interviews, but I will also be speaking to the masses about mental health. Being the voice of the people in the music industry.

DJ- What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

LB- @lil.ba33 on all platforms. Also linktr.ee/Lil.Bae will take you to any Social Media Link you need.

Check out Lil Bae’s latest single “Bad Bitch” below

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Let’s Talk King of Kentucky | @est.gee

If I ain’t a young shiner then what do you call that?”

@est.gee

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Earlier this year the “Bigger Than Life or Death” rapper was cited countless times as one of 2021’s breakout rap stars, and rightfully so. Signed to Yo Gotti’s CMG, EST Gee is credited doing features with the best of them – Lil Baby, Moneybagg Yo, Future, Lil Durk, and 42 Dugg just to name a few. People love EST Gee because he raps about some pretty dark topics, but in a way that truly embodies modern musicality.

We ain’t got no pro team in Louisville, this a brick town”

EST Gee

Now, most people who think of Louisville, Kentucky think of bourbon, racehorses, and Muhammad Ali. Lately in the 20’s, Jack Harlow and now EST Gee, have been running the Bluegrass State. Admittedly, I was not a fan at first, but I rooted for him anyway because we’re originally from the same city. It caught my attention listening to his collab with Moneybagg, which is one of my favorites in the game right now, but still I wasn’t convinced he was the star that Yo Gotti was making him out to be. I recently got a chance to really review the album and honestly, I was upset with myself for sleeping on him for so long. I did some further research and had a fan girl moment when I found out that his birthday is the day before mine – he’s automatically my favorite.

On a more serious note, the “young shiner” was described as being “apathetic” towards his fast rising career. I won’t quote it as a zodiac attribute, because like he said in a Pitchfork interview, “He’s seen it all and thought of it all.” When you get the chance to travel as much as he has, you realize that everywhere is really the same – some places are just flashier or more hood or country than the next. EST Gee has the potential to make it all the way. He used to play football before his rap career took off and let’s just say “he’s good at everything he does.”

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Get Familiar With Tiffany Jaye | @tjayetaylor

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Recently we got the chance to catch up with North Carolina recording artist Tiffany Jaye who is on the grind and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Tiffany Jaye

The music, notes, words, pictures…everything that music and art is about is the mere essence of what I love to do and who I am.

Tiffany Jaye

DJ Spins: What is your Stage Name? Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?
Tiffany Jaye: My name is Tiffany Jaye born in Brooklyn, NY raised in Charlotte, NC. The idea that one could possibly make a living off their passion was what sparked my interest. Crossing paths with O.G. Neil, at 16, was an open door that made that possible and we’ve been rocking together ever since. I had the voice that could move mountains while he taught me the fundamentals of the business.

DJ: Who and/or what inspires you to create?
TJ: Inspiration comes from the overwhelming sensation to channel my emotions and have somewhere to put them. The soundboard is like a blank canvas waiting to be painted.

DJ: How would you describe your sound?
TJ: My sound is Mariah Carey for her range. Ne-Yo for his writing. Kehlani, Yebba and Victoria Monét for the feel that they bring to the track. They have amazing flavor and what I’m feeling right now in my spirit.

DJ: What is your creative process like?
TJ: My ideal creative process is sitting with a musician and if I have something in mind, like a melody I hum it and we start from there. Or I see where their head is at and we just create. Create from different ideas/inspirations that we’re thinking of at the time. Usually, when the process is like that I find those projects to be the most successful and smooth. There’s more of an organic flow that you get when you create from scratch together with someone else versus receiving a bunch of tracks to choose from and piece the song together.

DJ: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
TJ: BabyFace for his tenure with songwriting and arranging. Ryan Leslie because he’s like a modern-day Stevie Wonder with his ability to play many instruments. He dubbed himself the Black Mozart, bold and fitting. Lady Gaga for the caricatures she’s displayed to the public throughout the years. I want to learn how she channels and makes them believable on screen. Lucky Daye because since his first album “Painted” I’m loving everything he’s doing in its entirety. His choice of features, his subject matter, his vocals, the production, everything.

DJ: If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?
TJ: Lucky Daye – I believe he’s well on his way and it would be a good mix of a show with me opening for him.

DJ: What is one message you would give to your supporters?
TJ: The music, the notes, the words, the pictures, everything that music and art is about is the mere essence of what I love to do and who I am. I hope that you not only listen for entertainment but also gain some personal growth. Preserve and continue to build your confidence by being inspired so that you can be an inspiration to someone else. We all have gifts and talents so find what works for you and use that to help serve others in whatever way you see fit. Whether it’s through singing a song, saying hey, or just giving a hug or a smile. I want you to enjoy, live life, and be free. God bless you, Love Tiffany Jaye.

DJ: What is the most useless talent you have?
TJ: I know that whatever I put my mind to I can accomplish it. With enough focus and discipline one year I learned how to crochet. I started a blanket to find a new hobby to quench my loneliness. While this was successful for the time being in the since of the question I would only call it useless because I don’t have the passion to take it further as I have with my music. It was a one-time thing and it accomplished the fix I needed at that point in my life. Music is something that will never go away. It’s my drug of choice. My vice when I want to escape. Being a part of the creative process is my reason to live.

DJ: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
TJ: If I wasn’t doing music I would probably be more invested in my job and would’ve taken opportunities to move up in that field sooner. Use that as a stepping stone for cash flow to work on my visual art, applying and entering into contests and gallery shows to eventually make a living off of that.

DJ: Who are some artists you admire and why?
TJ: Dorothy Dandridge, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Ne-Yo, Janet & Michael Jackson. I’m going to take time to expand upon one person here. Tina Turner. She’s like lightning in a bottle that couldn’t even contain her. She showed up and was fully present defying all odds and can now bow out gracefully with her mind, health, and a new vision of life going forward.

DJ: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
TJ: I’ve recently been listening to Brenden Burchard’s podcast called “The Brenden Show” and one of the things he suggested was to have a delayed emotional response when communicating. I’m working through being highly reactive so taking time, just a second to breathe in and out before I give someone a response has helped me provide a better, more well thought out answer. It doesn’t come off defensive or irrational which is what I want to perfect. Being proactive in my thinking is a skill I want to master.

DJ: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
TJ: The pay-to-play culture. I wish there was another way to weed out the riffraff to determine who’s really serious versus who’s not.

DJ: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
TJ: I would like to continue creating a few singles, not an album yet, and solidify my audience. Refining my social media and what fans tune into when they come to any of my platforms.

Check out Tiffany Jaye’s latest single “Callin Me” below and follow Tiffany on social media @tjayetaylor on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

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J-RO Releases Latest Single “Heaven” Featuring Scarface

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Indiana gospel recording artist J-RO releases his latest single titled Heaven, featuring Hip-Hop Legend SCARFACE. The track also features gospel recording artists Paul Alba & Von Won. The single has gained over 15k streams worldwide and has earned Tunecore certification. The video is coming soon but in the meantime, you can check out J-RO’s latest visual below. Heaven Is Available On Audio Mack and all major digital platforms. You can click here to stream the album.

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Straight Official Magazine Sit Down: Yung N.A.Z | @yungnaz

Stay focused because you never know what tomorrow may bring. Goals are accomplished everyday. You just gotta take the steps leading to it.

Yung N.A.Z.

YUNG N.A.Z. is our featured artist on the Straight Official Magazine Sit Down. He gave us his time and we talked about his moves in the industry. Check out our one-on-one down below!

STRAIGHT OFFICIAL MAG:. What is your Name and where you’re from?

YUNG N.A.Z.: I go by Yung N.A.Z. and I am originally from San Francisco/ Hunters Point, California. The Bay Area.

SOMAG: What first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

YUNG N.A.Z.: As a kid I always watched BET & MTV and always was listening to the radio and I said one day I will be famous and on tv so I jumped into the music industry and my dream came true. 

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: The hustle & the accomplishments keep me striving everyday knowing that if I put the work in I can achieve everything & accomplish all my goals 

SOMAG:  How would you describe your sound?

YUNG N.A.Z.: I’m a versatile trap artist and I can make all types of great music.

SOMAG:  What is your creative process like?

YUNG N.A.Z: Just vibing, really. I’m out here listening to the beats and creating a masterpiece from there.

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: I would like to work with Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jadakiss, Diddy, Jeezy & Gucci Mane to name a few!

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: To just stay focused because you never know what tomorrow may bring. Goals are accomplished everyday, you just gotta take the steps leading to it.

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: Networking. I’m always networking making things happen 

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: Probably stuck in the hood somewhere trying to figure a way out 

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: E-40 is a artist I look up to because he came from the same struggle I did and he made it out independently and created a legacy that’s the greatest from my region 

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: To keep striving and to never stop!!!

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: The industry is generating a lot of revenue and making people wealthy so I really wouldn’t change anything 

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: At a Higher status with plaques on the wall 

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

YUNG N.A.Z.: Instagram: @therealyungnaz & Twitter: @yungnaz

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