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Seven Questions With Sam Austins.

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On the verge of his first headlining show at EL CLUB in Detroit, MI on April 7th we caught up with Sam Austins on a mission to discover more about Detroit’s rising star! The singer has been on rampage with hit songs like “Right Here 4 U“, “Fenty“, & “FIJI“.  If you haven’t heard the melodic vibes of Sam Austins I might not be mad at you, so long as you promise to check the gems we’ve got lined up below the interview.

Catch Sam Austins next Saturday at his all ages show featuring opening talent Bevlove, Curtis Roach, & Take A Daytrip.  Now onto the latest DetroitRap.com feature series “Seven Questions” with our very first & talented guest Sam Austins.

Seven Questions with Sam Austins

Headlining your first event, how does it feel to know you’ve made it to this point—and where would you like to see the future lead?

To be in this position, it’s humbling and just a testament to hard work—but it’s still just the very beginning.

If you had to describe ‘Sam Austins’ to fans in one sentence, what would you say?

Sam Austins is for the culture.

During the creative process, is their any particular influences throughout life that you look back on to get inspired?

I’ll never forget the feeling I had going to the ‘Yeezus’ tour, or being the first to download a loose ‘Drake’ track before “Take Care” dropped. Moments like G.O.O.D Fridays, and discovering Toro Y Moi’s “Anything In Return” for the first time. Playing the video game “Rock Band”, leading as the vocals. These times are what made me who I am today so it comes out naturally without me forcefully tapping in.

Being a young up & comer on the scene, is there anything that worries you about the road ahead?

I wouldn’t say anything worries me but I’m more-so anxious. I’m ready for whatever this path has to offer me and I’m willing to kick down all the doors that they have in front of me, if necessary.

How was teaming up with Take A Daytrip & ‘FIJI’ water—and do you have a lifetime supply of FIJI now?

Clicking up with Daytrip is amazing. Those are my brothers and I love working with them. As for me and ‘FIJI’, we’re not affiliated but I heard some of their people like the song!

If you could collaborate with any one established artist in the future who would you choose & why?

I gotta choose Cudi. I appreciate his artistry so heavily and he helped get me through my high school depression. He’s the GOAT.

And lastly, what can we expect in 2018 for Sam Austins in terms of new music?

I can’t say much but know that I’m coming back harder than I ever have. I have goodies for all. Haha.

SAM AUSTINS – “FENTY”

SAM AUSTINS – “RIGHT HERE 4 U”

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TINY JAG DENIED PROMO FOR ANTI-PATRIARCY VIDEO

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TINY JAG DENIED PROMO FOR ANTI-PATRIARCY VIDEO
Detroit’s Tiny Jag is a rapper, singer/songwriter known for conveying relevant messages throughout her music. One of her most consistent; the empowerment of women. Recently, Tiny Jag released a vibrant visual to her single ‘Bizarre,’ challenging the traditional story of creation and Adam and Eve.
Tiny Jag on her intentions with the ‘Bizarre’ Music Video:
“We hear about Eve’s shortcomings at a very young age. Many of us are influenced by that to view women as inadequate before we can even understand what we’re digesting. I wanted to challenge that narrative and give its followers a bit of a hard time.”
Shortly after releasing the controversial video via YouTube, Tiny Jag and team began to push the visual for support and promotion. Among these attempts were numerous tries with Facebook (also owning/controlling Instagram). After every tweaked attempt fell short of approval, Tiny Jag realized the concept and message of her work may be what was truly denied.
Tiny Jag on being censored as a woman:
“So I knew we weren’t going to get support for the video if it had cursing or discriminatory lyrics, I avoided those things.  The track/visual do not discuss, promote, or demonstrate sexual acts, no nudity. I mean, it’s a bit out of the box but to censor me for anything short of those things seems discriminatory in itself. I can’t help but believe that it’s an attack against what it represents.”

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VStylez – “Jeet Kune Do” ft. Elzhi – Prod by: DJ Dez

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VStylez - "Jeet Kune Do" ft. Elzhi - Prod by: DJ Dez

Last years “Thornton Melon” is just days away from dropping on limited edition Vinyl sporting a revisited version of last year’s masterpiece. Just 100 copies of the Brown 12” vinyl’s with black heavy splatter will be available. Never to be repressed in this vinyl color. It’s all happening in just a couple days on June 24th 3 PM EST /9 PM CET  at Copenhagen Crates https://cphcrates.com/

If “Jeet Kune Do” is any inkling of what’s to come forth on this reimagined take repackaged in an exquisite format than hip hop fans are in for something outstanding. This particular lyrical exchange of two Detroit legends sparring words atop an in your face battle royale worthy production from Dj Dez. Vstylez projects the confidence he comments on this verse with flawless delivery and Elzhi slides in providing sword slicing word dicing fine example of Detroit hip-hop. It’s a different level with these two and not too many emcees got it like this. Get yourself that brand new vinyl this June 24th and don’t wait too long… I have a feeling 100 copies won’t last long for this one, I’ll know I’ll be ready to grab my copy that day.

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XrossRoads – “KROWN”

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XrossRoads - "KROWN"

As the upcoming digital ep from XrossRoadsRoad Less Traveled” approaches we’re given the first visuals from it with “KROWN“.  The collaborative works of Supa Emcee and Baby Paul waste no time in drawing you in with the creative visuals illustrating the ‘heir to the throne” slicing syllables across the beast of production that compliments Supa’s direct lyricism. From taking the throne, swords galore, and wearing the KROWN lyrically Supa Emcee also co-directed the video with Moe McCoy for FireProof/Provitan Films.

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