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Maribased 1 – Score’N (Video)

 

 

MariBased1 is widely considered one of the faces of the next generation of the Seattle Hip Hop scene. His name is an homage to Lil B, a mixture of the first part of his name MARI then adding the BASED to it.  Lastly the “1” was added because he is the 1.  From the northern parts of the inner city of Seattle, Washington, Maribased has been crowned by the Seattle Sound Music Awards winning Best Mixtape and recently copped “Breakout Artist” for last years West Coast Hip Hop Awards. His accolades do not end there, as Maribased1 is currently Top 10 on the Top 20 Movers N Shakers list in his hometown. Kicking the summer off he has dropped his Mariotto 2 project featuring popular track Score’N. Watch the video below:

 

 

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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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