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Seven Questions With Blizzard

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Every year DetroitRap.com helps throw the largest beat battle of the year in the city & 2018 proved no different. As March Madness consumes us – a bracket of producers prepare themselves for the stage in hopes of taking home the championship belt! On March 31rst, 2018 that producer was Detroit native Blizzard. I had the the chance to discover more about this years champion & so of coarse I asked him 7 QUESTIONS to figure out about the man, the myth, the beat battling legend BLIZZARD!

Seven Questions w/ Blizzard

COMMi$$ION: First off congratulations on winning the 2018 March Madness Beat Battle championship belt! What was going through your head after you took home the top prize that night?
BLIZZARD: First, thanks for having me and my fellow competitors made me work for it that night, man! Lol but the main thing that went through my head was it was about time i finally won a march madness belt.
COMMi$$ION: When it comes to preparation for a beat battle what sort of things are you taking into consideration before compiling a list of beats to compete with?
BLIZZARD: The main thing that I take into consideration for battling is the crowd and how can I use my tracks to interact with the crowd Next is usually if i am going to use a clever phrase or something in a track Ive learned that its those little things that keep the music exiting and if the crowd gets a laugh thats always a bonus Afterwards its how my mixes are and then pray lol
COMMi$$ION: For those who haven’t been blessed with the sounds of Blizzard before, can you tell us a little about yourself – when did you get your start in the scene & why beat making?
BLIZZARD: I’m just your friendly neighborhood blizzard I’ve been battling since i was about 18 and going strong I got into my first battle at the bullfrog against one of my mentors x the detective I got started beat making at 13 my dad got me a pro tools bundle and FL studio And being a 13 year old with no money i made my own beats lol but from there it grew as I learned more about the process and then I learned sampling and here I am now.
COMMi$$ION: Growing up who were some of your largest musical influences & when it comes to your own music is their one in particular you feel you’ve drawn the most inspiration from?
BLIZZARD: Growing up my musical inspirations were dre and swizz beatz but since ive been at it now I am hugely inspired by Araabmuzik and Apollo Brown those two guys came from the battle scene and are have made tons of dope records
COMMi$$ION: What’s your favorite piece of equipment you’ve owned or used in the production process?
BLIZZARD: I have not owned any hardware personally but I would have to say an mpc Ive used them off and on never got good at it but its fun to mess around on the pads and have fun chopping samples on those
COMMi$$ION: As I was watching you take on producer after producer during the battle, I noticed you reference DragonBall Z. How often would you say you bring non musical elements into the creative process & of coarse whose your favorite DBZ character?
BLIZZARD: My favorite character is a toss up between Broly and Trunks lol But i use anime as an inspiration sometimes the awesome fight scenes or just even a groove you might hear in a song thats in the show can sometimes get the creative spark going
COMMi$$ION: Finally, you’ve taken home the March Madness belt but there’s still a lot of 2018 left! What’s next for you & what can fans expect in the coming months?
BLIZZARD: Well as of right now I have worked on a single with Big Gov Blame it I have production for Quest Mcody on his album the gosp3l Also mariimomma a dope femcee And crimson alchemist another dope femcee And i got the pistons anthem by a blessing with P.L. And a few things you will be hearing soon that are under wraps And now im finishing up an instrumental album and working on an ep I’m going to step back in the booth and see if i still have it haha! But thanks for having me its a blessing and an honor! Thanks Joe Uncle P and Detroitrap.com

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The Drunken Master EP “Stretch Money” New Music

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Versatility. That’s a trait that is not so easy to find in artist today. Stay in your lane and ride it til the wheels fall off is what you are advised when big business get’s involved in your process.  Then you have your artist that boast “I DO IT ALL” and that may be true, but the end results don’t show them being to successful at it. Which bring us to Detroit Emcee “STRETCH MONEY”

Yes I said EMCEE. Some may no Stretch Money for the game he kicks over music that sounds catered for the streets. Mr “Takes Money to Make Money” will rhyme circles around a majority of your favorite rappers not just locally but PERIOD. Stretch Money’s Hip Hop Hop ties run deep with his second album being produced by the legendary Nick Speed.

Which bring us to the latest EP from the Rebel Nation artist Stretch Money “THE DRUNKEN MASTER EP” produced entirely by DubMuzik, it also features world-renowned Detroit MC’s such as Guilty Simpson, Kuniva & Switfy McVay of D12, J. Nutty of Rock Bottom, Moe Dirdee, and Valid on the project.

” I’m not expecting everyone to like or admire my work. I do it for me. I don’t expect the streets to take to this project. It’s not for the streets. It’s for headphones. I guarantee it’s a vibe completely opposite of your playlist. The Drunken Master is only part of the plan. I’ve been fighting a battle of what type of sound to feed to my listeners. Instead of deciding to go one way I chose both. I can cut on the MC switch and give you this, but I also can cut the switch off and give you some street shit. I’m still tapped in”

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ART OFFICIAL “His Story of Hip Hop” Live Concert with One Be Lo and Friends

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One Be Lo hasn’t performed in Pontiac since 2015.  Born and raised in Pontiac, Mi as Raland Scruggs aka Rahlo and rapping since Highschool, here comes Nahshid Sulaiman aka One Be Lo, full circle.

 

After graduating from Pontiac Northern in 1994, Lo fell of track and ended up going to prison that same year for armed robbery.  This is when he changed his name to Nahshid, and change his mind to use Hip Hop as a tool for change, starting with himself, close friends and ultimately people across the world.

After being released from prison, he cofounded a Group called Binary Star and performed on parole all across Michigan while releasing music independently.  In 2000 he founded Subterraneous Records and more artists joined the crew.  Since then One Be Lo has released 4  i ray Star albums (Masters of the Universe, Water World 3, Lighty and Ears Apart), 1 compilation album (Subterraneous Records Presents Water World Too), 8 solo albums (Fetus, Sonogram, Rebirth, Labor, Kick Push, Original Born Ones, C Section, Baby), 2 live albums (DL7, 10 G.r.a.m.s), 6 mix tapes (Stillborn, Laborhood 1-5), and 5 audio books (The Looma part 1-5).

One June 12th, One Be Lo will present The Art Official His Story of Hip Hop show at the Flagstar Strand Theater, hosted by Uncle P. The performances will highlight songs from his catalog, which feature Pontiac artists like Binary Star, Decompoze, Kodac, Malaki, Bubby Ro Spit, Bubby Webb, Coko Buttafli, Binx Vader, Melanie Rutherford, Poopie Doo, Mic Phelps, Project Logic, Lon Won, Wil Black, The Tyrant, Jiggz; Detroit artists like T Calmese, Zhaoski, Guilty Simpson, Marvwon, Tate McBroom, Emily Rogers, Apollo Brown, Finale, Miz Korona, 87, A Minus, Journalist, Ron Dada; Flint artist Brenda Jae; Ann Arbor artist Buff1 of Athletic Mic League, Oak Park artist JBo Lean.

This Art Official event is a release party for One Be Lo’s latest album Baby, that features Ro Spit, T Calmese, Melanie Rutherford, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Royce da 5’9, Freeway, Devin the Dude, Phonte, Jean Grae and more.  To celebrate 20 years of hip hop, The Baby album is featured along with 14 other albums on a custom 16gb usb, inside of a Test Tube, with sign Birth Certificates.  The Art Official Test Tube Baby will be available at the show on June 12th.

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P Dot & 3269 Chise – Coney Island 2

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Hot off the press the 2nd instalment of Coney Island. Coney Island 2 brings P-Dot and Chise 3269 back to the booth to create 7 new bangers and a remix feat $ the Symbol. Stand out tracks on this project “Evil Eyes” “Swerve” “Starters Saturday Night” and “Life Style”

Check out the links for the project on your favorite streaming platform and peep out the video for the Remix “Temperature Check”.

  1. Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/album/coney-island-2/1563547289
  2. Amazon Music – https://music.amazon.com/albums/B092SFMXW5?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&musicTerritory=US
  3. IHeartRadio – https://www.iheart.com/artist/p-dot-and-3269-chise-36115125/albums/coney-island-2-131801269/
  4. ITunes – http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1563547289?ls=1&app=itunes
  5. Pandora –  https://pandora.app.link/vP2A1YNNfgb
  6. Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0bLAIrAP2nCPK3jxR2Dw2B?si=44XRDTO6QGi__cZ10nCHyA
  7. Tidal – https://store.tidal.com/us/album/181012295
  8. YouTube Music – https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mCzjoAuEaVGEQNkYayUwPW8cMSfXPV4tU&feature=share

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