Jay Dot Rain is a rapper that grew up in Alabama and is currently signed to Scotty ATL's Cool Club imprint. Music has been a part of his life for a long time, he went to College (and graduated) on a band scholarship. His talent and work ethic have sparked his rise in Hip Hop from being a local rapper in Huntsville, Alabama to doing shows in Sweden, doing songs with Chinx Drugs and Stalley, and even meeting Jay-Z. This interview has some exclusives he hasn't told anyone yet so you definitely want to check this out.
Skipp is a dual threat rapper-producer and is an industry vet that has done shows with Legendary artists like Kanye West, Nas and Talib Kweli. He came up in the Underground and Battle rap scene in Boston.. He called in to BYNK Radio and talked to Treblemaka to discuss his upcoming Project: Unfinished Songs Vol. 1. They also discussed why he got into production, how he crafts his visuals, and he gave us an exclusive about some thing's he has planned in 2018. Check him out at https://www.skippwhitman.com/
DJ Ursa Minor is one of the Premier DJs in Dallas, TX. She spoke to Treblemaka about how she first got into DJing, and her preferred setup (she doesn't use headphones!). She talked about her all female DJ collective 'Th Grls' and what it was like working with SZA, Princess Nokia and many others she's worked with. She revealed some of the science of how she crafts and set and what she does to read a crowd. She spoke on how she's had to deal with random equipment failure and her desire to get into vinyl. She talked about what its like being a black woman in a male dominated industry and how social media has effected the way DJs get shows and tour. Her and Treblemaka had an amazing conversation about her life as a DJ, you'll definitely want to listen to this interview.
In this interview Cole Jackson sits down with Skoolie Escobar to talk about what has happened a year later. Skoolie talks about his project Until Then, the experience to get signed to a label, what it feels like to put the city and state on his back to represent hip hop, and finally he talk about what part of his process is going to change in his music. We would like to thank Skoolie Escobar for sitting down with Cole Jackson for his second Artist Spotlight.
Rennie is a Florida artist signed to Maybach Music Group. His central Florida small town upbringing is reflected in his grind hard, real life, high energy music. Rennie spoke to Treblemaka about who inspired him to start rapping, representing small town Florida, and how his life has changed since signing to MMG. He spoke on the mistakes some people make climbingh the rap ladder and what he's learned so far in his climb to the top. He also gave us a couple clues about his upcoming tape Glow 2 and what we can expect from him in the future.
On a day where everything was going wrong, I went to Southern Kitchen in Birmingham, Al to interview Joe Clark. I met Joe at a Lobotomix last year, we had a brief conversation in passing and then he went on the stage and killed his performance, I knew then he was a awesome artist. As I sat to interview this super tall dude, I felt a positive energy that changed my attitude and put me in a different space. As we proceeded to talk I could tell that Joe was different than other rappers I have talked to, he was out here grindin and life events was really trying to rain on his parade. Joe Clark has had quite of few stumbling block in his way of making his new project The Book of Joseph, but his determination will keep him pushing forward until it is released. Joe and I ended this interview and continued to talk about life and all the things it brings your way. As you listen to this interview with The Real Joe Clark remember hip hop is not just about the women, the parties and the fame but the hustle and the grind of making your dreams a reality. Thank you Joe Clark for helping me remember that moving forward is the only way to go.
Treblemaka talked to Arkanasas rappers Beastmode Dav and Jump Marley. They talked about what made them start taking hip hop seriously, what the music scene is like in Arkansas, and how it has affected their sound. Jump Marley walked us through his new project 'You Smell Me', what his mindset was in creating the 17 track project and the song featuring Beastmode Dav called 'Double'. Beastmode Dav detailed his clothing line Plug Sac, what it was like working with Bankroll Fresh and Starlito, and his plan to release 8 mixtapes in the next few months. You definitely want to hear this interview.
86Zero (Eight-Six-Zero) is rapper/producer out of Connecticut. His production credits include Famous Dex, Reggie Mills, Smokepurpp, Anoyd, Carrington Cash and many other artists. He spoke about how growing up in Connecticut and how it has influenced him. spoke on why he changed his production name, whether he loves rap or producing more, and who his favorite producers are. Treb and 86 also spoke on his label 8 sounds, his plans going forward and his dream collabs.
East Oakland native G Maly Brown spoke with Treblemaka. He talked about how growing up in the Bay Area has influenced his music, what it was like growing up in a music family, and why giving back to the community is so important. He talked about new plans for label and clothing line True Society. G Maly spoke on his new project 4Nita dropping 9/23, what we can expect on this project, some of the features and what he has planned next.
Carrington Ca$h called in the station ahead of this new project 'Terrorism.' He and Treblemaka talked about his background and what inspired him to rap. They talked about his smash 'Black Bill Gates', how he developed that song and what his expectations for that song were. Ca$h talked about how he linked up with Groovy Mac and what has been causing the delays with the Black Bill Gates video (which drops July 4th). He talked about his label Populair Sounds Worldwide, and he would describe his sound. Treb and Ca$h talked about the XXL 2017 Freshman Class. He gave some previews of what the upcoming Terrorism project will sound like, if he's open to signing to a major label, and what he's looking to accomplish in the industry. Carrington Ca$h is one of the hottest new rappers and this is his very first interview so you'll want to check it out.
Trap Beckham stopped by and talked to Treblemaka about his upcoming EP 'Life is Lit'. They talked about the process of signing to Def Jam and how his life has changed since signing. Treb asked him about his thoughts on the state of hip hop and where he game up with the idea for his long running Birthday Mixtape series (7.14.x series). Trap talked about his most recent project '7:14am'. He talked about how his music and creative process has changed and his favorite producers to work with. Treb and Trap also discussed his company Back Door Music Group. Trap Beckham gave us several exclusives in this interview, you'll definitely want to check it out!
As I drove down I-65 South towards Alabaster Alabama several things ran through my mind. I had seen Druex Kaine at functions and performances but I never had a chance to talk to him. Seeing Druex in real life I can tell you it's a bit intimidating cause he's a big dude like 6'3 or taller. I look at my GPS and it guides me down a long road surrounded by trees, not knowing where I was going to end up. At the end of that road I could see Druex Kaine's studio, with him standing outside giving me some needed directions. Finally, I get to sit down with Druex Kaine and after a few minutes of conversation I find out how cool this guy really is. Confident in his skills as a MC, knowledgeable about what it takes to be a great producer, and a intelligence of the music game when it comes to making moves. Listening to his story helped me understand the music more and it also help me understand how bright of a future this artist has in the hip hop world, not only rapping but producing also. Let's just hope the rest of the world is ready for Druex Kaine.
I drove to the Southside of Birmingham to meet up with a group of guys that I have met once or twice in the city. As I sat down with these guys and started to talk to them before the actual interview, I quickly felt like a friend rather than a person interviewing a group of artist. The energy from these guys called K.L.U.B. Monsta was so positive when we sat down it was a real good situation. Josh, Kel and Dotta are some of the most humble but vicious MCs Birmingham, AL has to offer. As you listen to this interview, pay attention to the brotherhood these 3 have between each other.
This is our exclusive interview with the Co Founder of The Penthouse Troy Davis. Cole Jackson talk to Troy Davis about his producing, the artwork he makes, his production team 1991, SxSW and what the future will bring to Troy and The Penthouse.
Rory Fresco is a young Artist out of Kansas City, MO. He's got over 5 million plays on SoundCloud, signed to Epic, worked with G Eazy, Timbaland, and a slew of others. His newest mixtape is Mad World. He sat down with Treblemaka to discuss why he decided to rap, how he got signed, what went into creating Mad World, gave some hints about his so to come project "Teen Spirit" and what his future plans are. This guy produces most of his own music and is buzzing really heavy. Don't be surprised if you see him in a XXL freshman class in a year or two.
Jonah Cruzz called into BYNKRadio.com and spoke with Treblemaka about his entire body of work. They discussed his new Project - Just to Get By, and his two previous ones, Cruzz Control and Ordinary Nigga. They discussed how grew up and how that's affected his work, as well as his writing process and future endeavors. Jonah Cruzz spoke on how he founded his company Ordinari Music Group, what inspires him and what he feel his purpose is as a creative. He's a dope MC, his buzz is heavy, and he is definitely not your average rapper.
Treblemaka sat down with Shaun Styles and ItsHawkin. These are two up and coming artists out of the Bay Area. We talked to Shaun Styles about his project 'I Promise'. We discussed his writing process and his mind state going into his first project. We talked to ItsHawkin about his first project 'First Day of Forever' and what it was like building his first project. ItsHawkin and Shaun Styles talked about the state of Hip Hop, and what its like to have their own in house producer DJ Bobby Chulo who produced both their projects. This is there very first interview but you will be hearing about both of them everywhere sooner than you think.
Treblemaka got to sit down with a MC that is very hot right now, Scotty ATL. Scotty and Treb talk about the how hip hop is not his only lane and talk about his writing style, including a time he was sitting in the club writing a verse that was featured on a song with a rap legend. Scotty and Treb also talk about a exclusive project with a particular artist nobody knew was coming out. Finally, Scotty and Treb talk about his new project Smokin on My Own Strain, what songs he likes and how Doe B ended up on one of his tracks. Special thank you to Scotty ATL for taking the time out and giving us this exclusive interview.
On a Saturday afternoon in 5 Points South at the legendary T-Bones, a artist from Birmingham, Al named G.I. Magus sat down with Cole Jackson. In this Artist Spotlight they talk beginnings of his life in hip hop, what's it like being in a group with two other dope artist, the ups and downs of trying to help artists make connections in the city of Birmingham, helping he community with his music,the range he has as a artist lyrically and how he wants to change and grow with the music he makes. Take in the atmosphere as G.I. and Cole have a sit down and talk about his life in music.
Treblemaka sat down with Norfolk, VA Rapper PageMuzik. He talked about his new single "Pollinate", and told us a little bit about the new project he's working on. He talked about the Norfolk music scene, how his son affected his music and where he got his confidence from. This is an artist you need to be checking for and based on our conversation is definitely going to be leading the wave of emerging artists out of Virginia.