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[ARTIST FEATURE] Alonna DeVille Sits Down With DJ Malone

Professionally known as Alonna DeVille, was born May 28th, 1988 at Engalls Hospital in Harvey IL. Raised in Markham, IL and various suburban cities surrounding Chicago, as she moved around a lot during her child hood. Her talents were recognized and developed at a young age. From the age of 4 she was in the church choir and eventually a soloists. She began recording with an independent label as a group by the name of Rich Territory. Alonna then branched out to become a solo artist performing at local night clubs and gained a buzz. She dropped mix tape Mz. DeVille a Kill a Track in 2011. Won a competition at Checkerboard Lounge and has performed at Secrets Night Club, Addriannas,

DJ Malone Got to talk to Alonna in a sit down interview.

DJ MALONE- How did you get started in this music?

Alonna- It all started when I was in the church choir and developed into a solo artist. It wasn’t till I was about 21 I really wanted to make a career out of it. It turned into a drive and a pure hunger to express myself threw music

DJ Malone- Do you rap or sing?

Alonna- I rap and sing and I do it well… 

DJ Malone– What made you wanna start doing music?

Alonna- Aside from the fact that I was born with music in me and have been surrounded by it all my life; I feel there are so many wannabes out here and I’m what the game been missing. I feel I’m one of the chosen few and I have everything it take to change the game.

DJ MALONE- Being a female in this game, what are some of trial and tribulation you had go though?

Alonna- The key factor of being a artist is keeping up with your appearance. As a female in the game the body must be tight and because my weight has always been up and down I have to stay on the gym. But that’s a walk in the park compared to making people listen to you. The game is tougher on woman than men so once you get they attention you better be saying something worth they while or go home to ya mother. Above all things the biggest trial is being a woman in a male dominated game a lot of men become distracted by ass and tits so they thinking with the wrong head. These guys wanna try to get in your pants while I’m trying to conduct business.

DJ MALONE-.What are working right now?

Alonna-Right now I’m working a building my empire. BMG is a kingdom in the making and we are working so hard to build the foundation that once it’s finishing it will never fall. Short term wise I have my calendars and t shirts on sale, be sure to support the movement. I have a few mixtapes I’m working on with a few Dj’s. Be sure to watch out for my personal mix tape Wanted dropping after the new year, i promise it will be epic.

DJ MALONE –Whats your plans for when the summertime comes around?

Alonna –The goals don’t change much between the summer and winter. The grind don’t stop because is cold outside out in the chi. So the plan all year around in to travel, get on tour and drop more tapes. Im trying to get the attention of the right people to get me in a better position. I would definitely like to shoot more videos this summer. Now that’s always much easier when it’s warmer out but either way I’m ready for whatever.

Dj Malone –The Holidays are coming, what are your plans?

Alonna-I just plan to spend the holidays with my family and friends and relax. Thanking God for blessing each of us with a new year. After the holidays it about to go real fast so pay attention.

Dj Malone – How can people find you?

Alonna- I am all major social media sites. YouTube/Facebook/ Twitter Alonna Deville instagram/Snapchat badazz_alonnad or visit my personal website at www.alonnadeville.com

DJ Malone – What advice could you give to upcoming Artists?

Alonna-Go hard or take yo ass back home. This shit ain’t for everyone it take hard work, determination and a backbone outta this word. The game is cut throats so don’t think is all fun and games.

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[Featured Artist] Get SOM! OSWIN BENJAMIN

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Hey Oswin,  Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name,where are you fromFirst off, thank you taking the time to get to know more about me, I really appreciate that. Well my name is Oswin Benjamin born and raised in New York, I’m a child of God first and a human being second and I’m just doing my best to tell my story. My stage name is actually my real name, and that came from a lot of horrible rap names I thought I wanted to be called over the years. Lol

 Why did you decide to become an Artist? I decided to become an artist because I believe that God has given me a message and the words to deliver it. Aside from that it’s therapeutic for me. It’s like I get to share my thoughts, feelings, plight, struggle, victory, and everything else with the world and they lend me their ears and allow me to be me, allow me to be flawed and in return it makes me want to be better in every aspect.

 Who and/or what motivates you? My peers motivate me, my family, myself and everyone that has attain certain accolades I havent yet; motivates me to step it up a level.

 What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date? I would have to say that my biggest accomplishment to date would have to be performing at the BET awards in the live cypher alongside the legendary Dead Prez, and a fellow artist who is also phenomenal who goes by the name of Locksmith.

 What projects are you currently working on, I’m finishing up an EP expected to drop November 2016 titled “Hueman” all produced exclusively by Black Milk, and following that is my Debut project titled “Protect your Soul” produced exclusively by Beewirks who has credits including and not limited to pusha T, Kanye WestLil Wayne, and a plethora of other artist. I’m excited about both projects       .oswin-benjamin

 What changes would you like to see made in the music/entertainment industry? One of the changes I’d like to see honestly is just a balance. As human being I feel like we can’t exist with out the good and bad, the Ying and yang. Mind you, I love trap music and respect those artist that perform in that world, however I believe that there is a surplus of that content bombarding the airwaves and there isn’t enough light shown to the other side of the “trap”. My momma would tell me as a kid that too much of something is good for nothing and I feel like that’s where we are with this genre currently.

 What makes you different or sets you apart? I honestly believe that God gave me voice to shift the culture and to show my generation what it is to be blessed and still be flawed. I don’t have to seek for my identity in the identity of others. God already told me who I am and I have a job to spread the message of love, faith, struggle, and glory to those who believe that you can only be successful by doing what your told and not what you feel. 

 What crews, company’s, labels are you apart of ? I don’t have any crews or companies that I am apart of at the moment honestly. I just congregate with my peers and try to find ways to make an impact.

 What type of equipment do you use, what other skills/talent do you have? Not to many people know this, but I’ve been a singer all my life and that’s a talent that I’m perfecting and refining as we speak. 

What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies? I love to play basketball, that’s like my favorite thing to do when I’m not making music.

  Anything else you want to add/ Any ShoutoutsWhat’s your Social Media? I just want to say thank you again to you for the interview! I had a great time! Shout out to the whole 2244, shout out to Rich Nice and Court Digga and shout out to you for reading this whole thing. You can find me and my music at Oswinbenjamin.com. I love you and God loves you. #protectyoursoul

Thank you for your time Oswin, keep being you 🙂  make sure yall follow Oswin Benjamin on social media @OswinBenjamin

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