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FWM Music Group Is Bringing You Nothing But Beatz

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Brookz

BROOKZ of the legendary FWM Music Group sat down with DJ Spins to talk about his latest project & catch up on his Musical Journey. An established producer, Brookz has worked with Waka Flocka & Bubba Sparks To Name A Few. He has landed numerous production placements that include BET, VH1, MTV, Fox, NBC, ABC & other major networks.

Q&A WITH BROOKZ

How did you come up with your stage name? Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry.
BROOKZ is a combination of my last name. I’m from Lancaster SC. My father got me interested in the entertainment business. He played the guitar & I learned how to play the piano & organ. When I turned seventeen I started DJ’ing local parties & events.

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Who and/or what inspires you to create?
I’m inspired by what I see & hear mostly. Sometimes it’s a new artist on the rise that I can hear on certain style tracks or it’s the times we’re living in at that particular moment. 

How would you describe your sound?
Original. I like new & different sounds. Sometimes I might create an original composition from scratch based on what sounds I like intertwined with whatever genre of music I think will fit it whether it’s rock, pop, soul, hip hop, country, classical etc. But it all depends on what I’m making it for also.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

What is your creative process like?
Depends on the mood. At times I might start out with a melody. Other times I might feel like I need to hear the percussion first. If I’m scoring something for a trailer or movie it’ll be some soundscapes or some type of cinematic sounds.

What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
Artists that have moved past the hobby stage of their career. 

If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?
I’d like to produce a Hip-Hop record with Nas, Dr. Dre or OutKast & maybe an R&B record with Usher, Tank or Keisha Cole.

LET’S SHIFT GEARS

What is one message you would give to your supporters?
Thanks for vibin out to my music. Your part of the reason why I keep pushing along with my family & friends.

What is the most useless talent you have?
Stone or rock skimming

What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
I would probably be working a 9-5 as a graphic or web designer at somebody’s company.

Who are some artists you admire and why?
I admire a lot of old school artists because they had to be authentic in what they created. While some have remade other people’s songs, it’s only because the label asked them to. 

Be you. Everybody’s different in their own way & that separates you from the crowd

Brookz

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Leveling the playing field more. It’ll take more equality in order for that to happen but it’s needed. 

WRAPPING IT UP

You dropped your latest release this year. Tell us about it.
I dropped two actually. We released a new instrumental mixtape project called “Nothing But Beats” with The Real DJ Spins. It’s a collection of ruff, rugged, raw & smooth Hip-Hop tracks that have the sound of yesterday all the way up to the new school sound of today. Since it’s release, the mixtape has gotten rave reviews & generating numbers globally.

I also have a series of workout releases called “Let’s Work It.” The latest is Vol. 7 which is on all streaming platforms & being used in all major gyms & workout centers like Flywheel, Peloton, Apple Fitness & Planet Fitness in the states & overseas.

Nothing But Beatz Vol 2 (Mixtape)

What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
Doing what I like & love to do. Creating that next sound & working with more creative people that know what they want & have that desire to go get.No one is gonna give it to you. You’ve got to earn it. 

STAY CONNECTED WITH BROOKZ

Visit our website at fiwatermusic.com, Social Media Pages Is facebook.com/fwmgroupllcinstagram.com/fiwatermusic & My email: fwmgroup@yahoo.com or brookz@fiwatermusic.com

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Straight Official Sit Downs: Leo W3ST

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Leo W3st

LEO W3ST is the next contestant to take the hot set for another edition of Straight Official Sit Downs. The official one-on-one with The Worldwide Fleet DJs. @klassikceo served up the questions and their vibe was indeed dope. Check it out down below and click here for more of the Straight Official Sit Downs.

Q&A WITH LEO W3ST

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


Leo w3ST, I’m from the west side of Chicago and what got me interested is just simply the love of music and the joy of performing.

Who and/or what inspires you to create?

These days I’m inspired by my kids and life situations when it comes to creating.

How would you describe your sound?

I would describe my sound as authentic, unique and original.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

What is your creative process like?

It varies but for the most part some Mary J. is definitely in rotation. I might play some classic songs or songs from my favorite artist to get me going.

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

I got a few but Joey Badass , Saba, Smino, Dave B, Tink, Dreezy and Sonta

Leo W3st
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What is one message you would give to your supporters?

I appreciate y’all for supporting everything I do and sticking with me through this journey.

SHIFTING GEARS

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


I’m real good at taking apart electronics and figuring them out, fixing them and putting them back together.

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

It’s crazy cause I been doing it so long I never thought about it (laughs), but I would say maybe still in entertainment but not trying to be the focus like an A&R or something.


Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

J Cole is one. He showed me it doesn’t matter what you wear, people are still going to rock with you as long as you are a solid person. My big brother is another. He taught me a lot and is still giving me game today.

Leo W3st
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IN CONCLUSION


What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Be yourself and give 100 percent to something if you really love it.

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

I would make it more accessible for artist to find booking agents and have an unknown artist stage at festivals for the local artist in that city.

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


What’s next is me continuing to grow as an artist and a person. I would like to see myself in a bigger light with more opportunities like modeling , acting, voice overs, etc.

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Find Leo W3ST on IG: w3st_92, Twitter: w3ST_92

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