Meet Hip Hop Musician Cassette from Vancouver, BC Mistah Wilson : Hey, Cassette! Thank you so much for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! It's a tremendous honor to have you here with us. For our audience reading this, could you introduce yourself and give us a quick background? Cassette : What’s up? My name is Cassette! I’m a female rapper/songwriter, and entrepreneur that resides in Vancouver, Canada. Mistah Wilson : Before we jump into tha music, I want to talk about life in Vancouver, BC. What are some pros and cons to growing up there? Cassette : Life in Vancouver is fun and exciting. The city has so much to offer in terms of natural beauty. The ocean and mountains surround the city. Vancouver is also full of coastal rainforests. I also have to point out what a tight-knit and supportive music community we have. That’s a big reason why I’ve chosen to live here. Unfortunately, the city of Vancouver has a bad housing crisis. The cost of living
"A lot of babies came from R&B music. And people are searching for that soulful feeling in music to fill that spiritual hole in their lives and hearts." -LeGrand Whitt LeGrand Whitt on Spotify Mistah Wilson : Yo, LeGrand! What's good, fam!? Honored to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine . Before we get into your album "Let's Keep It Real" , what inspired you to get into R&B music? LeGrand Whitt : I was inspired by my Favorite Aunt LaVern Stewart who sang in the church choir at Union Baptist Church to sing in church. “Rest in Heaven.” I started singing in the church youth choir. And one day my Amazing Dad Willie L. Whitt heard me singing and he took me to the basement and introduced me to R&B and Jazz. “Rest in Heaven,“ I loved every minute of it. My ears were changing on how to listen to music and the instruments. I started studying classical voice at Peabody Conservatory for 3 years and in local bands
Learn More about Cassette Mistah Wilson : We discovered you while you were performing at a show in Seattle. How much different would you say Canada is from tha United States? Cassette : I found that the scenery in Seattle is very similar to Vancouver. The audience in Seattle was so friendly and encouraging! I would have to say the difference in currency - Canadian money isn’t worth a whole lot. A lot of people that I connected with in the states mentioned the serious issues with health care. As Canadians, we are privileged to receive universal health care and sometimes I forget how lucky I really am. Music-wise: the world of Hip Hop in the states is just so much more advanced. I’m looking forward to doing more shows in the US and breaking into the scene full force. I’m feeling blessed to be making these connections and I have a lot of respect for the American homies. My goal is to bring my team with me to the next Seattle show so, we can merge together for something really dope! Full
Ria Barkr has been hard at work throughout 2022 releasing soulful R&B cuts — and doing it her way. The Virginia native went inward during the COVID-19 pandemic, and emerged refreshed and ready to present her artistry in an entirely new light. Learn about Ria’s journey in this conversation, and stick around to learn about her latest single, “monday,” and the value of recharging in a “hustle culture” that isn’t always what it seems on social media. This episode of The Quinn Spinn was recorded and produced at Helping Our Music Evolve (H.O.M.E.), Nashville, TN. Opening theme: REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become #GetSpunn Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram Ria Barkr Spotify Instagram YouTube
38 Spesh has been so focused on producing for the last year, rappers finally got a chance to breathe. But that ends with the release of 7 Shots , which will once again demonstrate how effortless emceeing is for the Rochester mastermind. Upstate boss 38 Spesh is known for dropping guest verses that are the highlight of other artists’ albums. He has quietly become tastemakers’ top pick for “next to blow.” Just ask DJ Premier, Sway, Method Man, Lloyd Banks, or Mistah FAB. Further, his ear for talent heralded the arrival of Che Noir and the reemergence of Ransom. Not to mention, he signed Benny The Butcher to his label almost a decade before he entered the spotlight. And as far as his production, he may be the most slept-on beat-maker in the game. He has crafted tailor-made, distinctive sound beds for a who’s who list of emcees in the new underground. Though Spesh has been content to play the background while helping others move to the forefront, starting now, he is about to go on an e
Before his “ Kiss The Ring ” album drops on Sept. 30th, Rome Streetz has unveiled his Streetz Of Rage Documentary . This past June, Rome Streetz invaded Europe, embarking on the Streetz Of Rage tour. This original motion picture documents Rome’s navigation through four different countries throughout Europe; Germany, Switzerland, Italy and England. It also highlights Rome’s very distinctive story, and about his roots in London, England. Going back to his birthplace of London, you will see Rome meet some of his family members for the first time. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Email Via https://ift.tt/8XgBwtO
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Following the release of her new studio album ALICE, Claudia Balla has returned with another video from the project, this time for emotional track 'baby' . Claudia said: “The video and song discuss the everyday difficulties, obstacles and hardship that may occur in a relationship, but what really matters in the end of the day is whether the bond and devotion between the two people is able to withstand these challenges or not.”