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Joining forces for their brand new music video “Any Moment” is Mark Milez & T-Y. The two mash abilities & trade verses sandwiched between Mark Milez effortless transition from rapping to singing on the chorus. Take in the video above well below I had the chance to get to know the artists behind the music for a few questions on this special edition of DetroitRap.com Presents 7 Questions : X2.

SEVEN QUESTIONS X2 W/MARK MILEZ & T-Y

COMMi$$ION: First off, the two of you have combined forces for your brand new song “Any Moment. How did the song come about & what was the inspiration behind the record.

MARK MILEZ:  T-Y hit me up with this instrumental produced by Orlando Wade and the rest was history. From the moment I heard the beat, I had a vision for this song to be a reflection on life. The message is that at any moment, life as you know it can change. So many people are caught up in the fast life, sometimes we need to remember to live for the moment and take it one day at a time.

COMMi$$ION: Have the two of you collaborated in the past or was this the first time, & how did you come to cross paths musically?

MARK MILEZ: This is our first time collaborating on a project. I originally met T-Y when we both performed on a show at Club Bleu back in 2016. I have a lot of respect for his hustle and how he approaches things musically. So, once we got to choppin it up, we knew it was imminent that we link up for a collab.

COMMi$$ION: To Mark Milez, you recently had the opportunity to open up for Wyclef Jean. How was that experience & if you had the chance to perform alongside any particular one artist in the future who would it be?

MARK MILEZ: Opening up for Wyclef was a great experience. My team really stepped it up a notch for that performance. Lately we’ve been incorporating more live instrumentation, back up vocalists and dance choreography. The show had a great turn out and it was nothing but good vibes. After the performance me and T-Y both kicked it back stage with Wyclef. He shared with us some of his wisdom about the game and told us about his experiences touring around the world. Next, he asked me to spit something for him. It might have been one of the most surreal moments of my career. As far as another artist I would like to work with, I’d say Big Sean. Being from Detroit, his journey from being a local artist like myself to becoming successful worldwide has always inspired me.

COMMi$$ION:  For fans who’ve yet to discover the either of you, how would each of you describe your music in a quick elevator pitch to potential listeners?

MARK MILEZ: I really try to make music that anyone can relate to. I’m a diverse artist with being able to both rap and sing so each release I like to come with a different style. On one song you’ll hear me rapping on a lyrical level, the next song might be something for the club, than out of nowhere I’ll drop a R&B love song ballad. I was heavily influenced by 90’s and early 200’s Hip-Hop and R&B so if that is what your into, you will def like my music.

COMMi$$ION: How did the decision to have a music video for “Any Moment” come about, and was their any particularly memorable moments during the filming of it?

MARK MILEZ: We knew right away that this song would be an instant fan favorite and we wanted to paint a picture with the video. Shoutout to Chadex at Steam Factory Media for making it come to life. We had a great time filming at Ambassador cigar lounge in Rochester. It was a fun afternoon, shoutouts to the entire Ambassador crew. We dove into the project with a lot of ideas and as it came together the entire concept kept evolving into something great. Since we came up with the storyline of the distracted driver, we have reached out to public awareness groups who are now supporting the project nationally. Overall the support of everyone involved has been a true blessing.

COMMi$$ION: Lastly what can we expect from the both of you for the remaining of 2018? What’s next for Mark Milez & T-Y?

MARK MILEZ: I have another single dropping mid August called “Summer Nights”. It’s gonna be a summer anthem, so watch out for that. The music video for that single is already in the works as well. Plus You can expect a few more show announcements coming soon. I just wanna give a big thanks to the fans who are supporting everything we do. Your support matters! Stay tuned because I’ve got so much more on the way.


COMMi$$ION: First off, the two of you have combined forces for your brand new song “Any Moment. How did the song come about & was was the inspiration behind the record.

T-Y: Orlando Wade is a cousin of mine that I had recently acquired some special beats from him. Once I sent the beat to Mark, I want to say a day or so later, Mark had a verse and hook completely finished! Once I heard what he had it motivated me to match the energy & relatable lyrics. It was really good and I instantly started writing I want to say we had the song written and ready to record in a couple days. Any Moment is the quickest song, I’ve ever written & recorded up to date. Any moment anything can occur and that is the message behind the song.

COMMi$$ION: Have the two of you collaborated in the past or was this the first time, & how did you come to cross paths musically?

T-Y: 1st collaboration we met at a show I almost didn’t do at Club Bleu in Detroit in 2016. Mark’s ambition, performance, and grind reminded me of my own. We instantly clicked after kicking it at the show and knew we definitely needed to work on something together… the rest is history.

COMMi$$ION:  For T-Y, you had the opportunity yourself to perform at SXSW in Austin, TX. How would you compare the festival environment vs. the local stage?

T-Y: SXSW was an incredible experience again. I would say the festival environment especially SXSW is an limitless opportunity, anything can happen and you never know who’d you’ll meet. I had 8 shows this past March & ended up doing some major networking and getting on Sirius XM Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning. Locally you have to generate your fan base, rally your friends and family to support you and make sure it fits their schedules. Local shows are fun and impactful, but in a festival atmosphere there is more capabilities.

COMMi$$ION:  For fans who’ve yet to discover the either of you, how would each of you describe your music in a quick elevator pitch to potential listeners?

T-Y: I’m unlike anything you’ve heard before, I am universal genre-wise and my lyrics are relatable. I put a lot of time into my message and I make sure my music appeals to the masses. I keep good vibes a lot of people compare my style to Big Sean

COMMi$$ION: How did the decision to have a music video for “Any Moment” come about, and was their any particularly memorable moments during the filming of it?

T-Y: Were fans of the song ourselves actually, so we instantly knew a video was a must! We’ve performed the song a handful of times and every time we get the same overall reaction and response from the audience. We’re excited that everyone is excited about the tracks and we have big plans for it. A memorable moment while shooting, in my opinion, was the random homeless person that started rapping with us on the roof of the parking garage it was just so unexpected yet so funny. Will never forget that

COMMi$$ION: Lastly what can we expect from the both of you for the remaining of 2018? What’s next for Mark Milez & T-Y?

T-Y: Good Question, stay tuned and watch our journey and maybe that’s something you can tell us about. More music More performances More Life ahead www.IgobyTy.com


Well, that’s this edition of 7 Questions for now – with a little extra this time around! Be sure to join us next time & a special thanks to this editions guests Mark Milez & T-Y.

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KID JAY ROCKS OUT WITH STEVE HARVEY!!!

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Uncle P: We have had the privilege of watching you grow as an artist. How did this connection between you and Steve Harvey come about?

Kid Jay: Last year I was one of the mentees in the Steve Harvey Program and I got to talk to him, Charlamagne and Jeezy. I showed them my poem I wrote about George Floyd and how I work with kids on the Autistic Spectrum and they loved it. Charlamagne Tha God told me “your positive message is needed in hip hop”. It felt good hearing good things about me coming from other rappers in the game that I look up to like Jeezy.

Uncle P: What did it feel like to have someone with the stature of Steve Harvey gravitate towards you?
Kid Jay: It meant the world to me because I grew up watching the Steve Harvey Show so obviously I’m a big fan. So for him to fly me out to speak to the youth felt so unreal, I wouldn’t change the experience for anything .
Uncle P: Tell us about the most recent experience that you had with Mr Harvey?
Kid Jay: We were at the Mentoring Camp in Atlanta and they had their own Basketball tournament going on. Mr. Harvey was a coach and I thought it was hilarious how serious he took the games.
Uncle P:  You have been thrusted into being a role model and a mentor for young people. Is it hard? What challenges have you had with yourself still being young and figuring life out?
Kid Jay: It’s a lot of pressure that comes with being a role model, but I’m willing to take on that responsibility because at the end of day what I’m trying to do is save and encourage our youth. I know I still have a lot to figure out about myself, but everybody is a work in progress and If I can be the one to help the youth progress even farther than I will.
Uncle P: Do you find it challenging to be a positive force in the music industry when it seems like all your peers want to hear is music that doesn’t necessarily utilize or feed the soul in a productive manner?
Kid Jay: Yeah, because right now music has a specific sound and that’s the type of music listeners wanna hear because they’re used to it. I’ve always said as long as music sounds good to the ear, I love it and one day everybody else will because my music is GOOD.
Uncle P:  What’s Harvey’s favorite song of yours?
Kid Jay: Golden Child, he likes the old school beat because it got that West Coast Feel.
Uncle P: Tell me about this record you just dropped with your brother?
Kid Jay:  I dropped a track with my brother just for fun and everybody went crazy for it all over Facebook and Instagram. We spent like 3 hours recording it laughing, trying to figure out what we were gonna say, but I’m glad we did it because my brother is my best friend.
Uncle P: We are just over halfway done with 2022. How do you plan out closing the year?
Kid Jay: I plan on dropping a new song every 2 weeks for the rest of the year because I wanna be more consistent

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djkage PRESENTS: D-IMPORTS VOL. 3

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Djkage hit’s us off with the 3rd edition of the D-Imports Mix Tape series. Fully produced by djkage himself you’ll find over 35 artist dropping lyrics on this 28 song project. Strong promo has been done for this project with the release of a visual every week for the last 2 months. Now that’s how you roll out a record! Peep the latest visual THE CRAFT feat Guilty Simpson and Awesome Dre

 

https://djkage.bandcamp.com/album/djkage-presents-d-imports-vol-3-2

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Dame Black Releases “PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS” (Artist Interview)

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Uncle P:  You have a serious buzz around the release of your latest release People under the stairs. With a title like that, what was your thought process around this project?

Dame Black: Well thanks to all the people who supported the movement and, the Dame Black brand first they’re one of the main reasons for the big buzz surrounding the project. So The People Under The Stairs is actually one of my favorite movies I had to mention that but, I used to be in the streets trapping and, what not an 90% of my content is street so I looked at the people under the stairs as the clientele. I took the movie and, flipped the perspective into a dealers view. I wanted to still reflect the movie as well so I used the actual movie cover as well and, flipped it to once people hear the EP they’ll definitely understand the similarities and, the references.

Uncle P: So when did you realize you wanted to make something out of that film? After watching it a few times or did the tracks inspire it all?

Dame Black:   I guess it came with the creative process of how I put together projects. The movie was definitely in the back of my mind but, I guess it was after the first song I knew how I wanted to sculpt the Ep. I try to give the fans a full meal to break down art, music, visuals, poetry, streets, all that exist with in this project so in short lol yea the tracks inspired me.

Uncle P:  What was your favorite song and what has the public gravitated to so far? What did you learn from having listening sessions?

Dame Black: I dont really have a favorite to tell you the truth and, there’s a reason. I dont have a favorite out of any music I put out yet…. Only because I know I have alot more greatness in me to achieve musically so I guess im still waiting on a favorite. As far as the listening party I learned alot and, s/o to the muzik shop for hosting the party but, wow it was amazing! I learned good music and, humility will definitely bring alot of great minds together. Thats the biggest thing I learned from that I could go on for days but, I would say thats the most important lesson I learned from the listening party.

 

Uncle P:  What was it like working with one producer for a entire Album? Can you share how it went down
Dame Black:  S/O to Aaron Green hes responsible for every beat on the EP hes an amazing producer which made it easy to put this project together check him out on IG @AGmusic1989. If I can recall im pretty sure it was Ub who tagged me in a IG post to a beat snippet on AG’s page. I heard one beat and, was amazed I loved his sound an feel so I checked out more beats on his page and, was convinced on the spot that I wanted some tracks from him. After I bought at least 3 tracks I was in album mode but, I wanted to bring that old feel of hip hop that I remember back one artist working with one producer feel. Im real big on the essence of hip hop even tho my content is street based I feel thats where hip hop came from anyways… I continued to search his catolog and, I asked him to do a couple special samples for me until I felt I had a complete body of work and, thats how the EP came together.
Uncle P:  How would you describe AG sound?
Dame Black:  AG is almost undescribable he’s so universal as a producer its crazy! Leaving the description up to me tho I would have to say he’s so soulful saying that he plays instruments as well its just a taste of soul its like grandmas cooking. I definitely would have to say his strong point to me is soul music he makes beats you can feel in your soul some of his beats I dont even want to rap to I can just ride and, vibe to them.
Uncle P:  The music scene is like the wild wild west right now, whats been your experience trying to gain exposure in the crowded space of music?
Dame Black:  Thats a good question I would say for me its just easy being me my artisty comes from a truthplace so im just focused on being the best dame. Im not into gimicks or jumping on bandwagons or co-signs and, its alot of that going on alot of artist not being who they really are. I really think that changes the game alot and, makes it hard for true artits like me to break through but, all my recent buzz has comes from all organic work, quality music, and, me being the best dame I can be for my fans and, supporters.
Uncle P:  Who you feeling right now musically? If somone was reading this interview and hadn’t heard a record yet, whos vibe would you say is similar.
Dame Black:   AG is almost undescribable he’s so universal as a producer its crazy! Leaving the description up to me tho I would have to say he’s so soulful saying that he plays instruments as well its just a taste of soul its like grandmas cooking. I definitely would have to say his strong point to me is soul music he makes beats you can feel in your soul some of his beats I dont even want to rap to I can just ride and, vibe to them.
Uncle P: What can we expect from Dame Black over the next year?
Dame Black: More and, more music lol I work hard and, I love putting out quality work for my fans so more music first. Im actually in album mode now working on another project with Sapiano Sounds as we speak. More dope artwork s/o to bryan gower on all my artwork hes the genious behind the Ep cover. Dropping more visuals s/o to mino shot dat on my recent drop the Kevin Garnett video on DetroitRap.com now. Ill definitely continue to keep people intrigued in my artisty with creative roll outs dope promotion s/o to my manager Ub hes a big driving force behind all that and, more. But im just gone keep grinding being humble and, putting out good music I think next year is MINE!!! Respect the scorpion.
Uncle P: You plan on getting out and touring any? How you plan on moving around the Midwest? Who do people contact to do some business with Dame Black?
Dame Black: S/O to my manager Ub again he put a dope concept together called “The pull up plays” and, the concept to that is we pulling up wherever rocking the stage. We get the dates in to the shows and, we give our fans acess thru flyer and, social posting then we pulling up and rocking the stage which is a “Pull up play”. Im definitely looking for bigger stages and, a bigger touring situation to reach more fans with the music but, for now we putting in all organic ground work trying to reach as many live bodies as possible which is a foreign art in todays game internet is the big thing. For anyone looking for verses, show booking, touring opportunities, etc… Contact my manager Ubadah McConner at   Beat6teen@gmail.com. Thanks for the interview I truly appreciate yall at DetroitRap.com s/o to Uncle P for all the help as well 6/21/22 I bring yall a true classic The People Under The Stairs Ep produced by Aaron Green (AG). Check my artist page out on FB Dame Black@ Facbook and, check all my latest content out on YouTube, Itunes, Spotify, etc…..

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