Artist Interviews


Here you will find some of the hidden gems in the underground industry. It is not just music artists, but graphic designers, other journalists, painters, producers and so many others. I feel that the world needs to see some of the amazing talent in the world.

Artist Interviews

DJ LSL


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There are many different categories of artist in the world, this week I got the chance to interview DJ LSL. From a youth he had an interest in spinning which has a lot to do with the fact that his father and uncle were deejays. Also his grandfather had a massive record collection. DJ LSL would spend all his free time at his uncle’s house learning the ins and outs of the tables. He eventually started doing private events and deejaying more frequently. However, after a certain private event he shied away from the turntables because it was such a horrific experience. He then turned his focus to school and the company he was working for at the time. A couple of years went by and with the motivation of his friends he got back into the game and did a few private events.

He is inspired by several different deejays out there including DJ Nikko Calor, and Dj Flo. He is also inspired by deejays such DJ Def, DJ Zog and DJ Tiesto. DJ LSL is an open format Deejay but has his preferred genres to spin such as house, Latin, and hip-hop. DJ LSL was formerly a part of Team Kryptonite and still has those connections but has been with Full Pound Records since their start back in early 2012.

DJ LSL is now looking for a residency so all his fans have a place to go to hear him spin in person and he is also working on mash-ups and different mixes. He also has a mix tape that he is working that should be released soon, so be on the lookout for that. His advice to deejays out there is to always stay humble and make sure you have the passion for deejaying. In the future DJ LSL would love to do radio but has no set plans because you never know what can happen in this industry. He just released his latest mix for April.

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MLCMxNOVA


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This week was a special one, while at a music video shoot I ran into a duo from New York who goes by MLCMxNOVA.  They are currently living in New York but have lived all over and are constantly traveling back and forth between New York and Florida. They make contemporary hip hop and have many projects in the works including the “Break It” video, which is why they were down here in Miami. The latest project they are currently working on would be “Forever KL.” There is no release date as of yet because they are going to let the fans decide the release date.
MLCM_G got into rap when he was in high school in New York and then soon after moved down south. C.NOVA moved to Tampa and met MLCM_G and his crew and then became inspired to write and rap. They started Kings Legacy label together.
When it comes to inspiration MLCM_G says that life is his biggest inspiration. When it comes to his music he says it’s like a picture book. When it comes to musical inspiration C.NOVA looks up to Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Jay-z. He also has respect for Diddy. MLCM_G is inspired by his peers but has some musical influences from artist he grew up listening to such as Mystical, Master P, Outkast, and Jay-z. His current favorites include Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and ASAP Rocky.
In the future MLCM_G would like to be more involved in producing and directing videos. This should come easy to him since he starting to co-direct their latest music videos. He would love to work with directors such as Director X and Quentin Tarantino. For C.NOVA he would love to be in the wine and hotel business. In the future C.NOVA would love to work with Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J.Cole, Eminem and Jay-z. MLCM_G would love to work with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Madonna, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. These two artists are definitely very well rounded and motivated and we know that anything they put their mind to in the future they will be successful in.
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Sleep-Boi Gotit: An artist who exudes confidence


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Sleep-Boi Gotit is an artist from the Miami area who is making major moves in his career and trying to establish himself in the music industry. He draws his inspiration from those around him. He also looks up to the greats such as Biggie and Tupac. In the future he would like to work with T.I and Juvenile. His stage name shows how much confidence he has in his craft because he’s got what you need when it comes to music. He is currently working on his mixtape titled “Perfect Timing.” He is also about to release his official first single “She all up on me.” In the future he sees himself very successful not only in the music industry but also as a business man with books, clothing lines, movies among other things.

Below you will find his official biography from his website:

“Born in the famous Dade County of Miami Florida, Sleep-Boi GOTIT is looking to establish himself as a true original. So many artists claim the MIA as their home, but they originate from other states, or even countries. It’s time to find out what a real Miami artist is all about. Being raised in the hood, there was always instances to remind Sleep-Boi GOTIT how bad his situation really was. Poverty, drugs, gangs, these were part of his daily life. No father around, brothers that were in and out of jail, he took it upon himself to be responsible and to take care of his mother and sister. He was just another underprivileged youth. That was until he started really listening to rap music, particularly artists such as The Notorius BIG, Tupac, Nas and others. These artists’ story telling ability and how they used their life experiences triggered something. Their delivery and swagger and of course their lifestyles made Sleep-Boi GOTIT consider music as an avenue to pursue. He wanted to tell his life story, and show how the next generation can accomplish their dreams through God, hard work and faith. With a must win attitude and a lot of sacrifice, Sleep-Boi GOTIT started to make a name for himself. He has established a true fan base, not easy with so much competition. He pays attention to artists like Jay-Z, T.I., Lil Wayne and others on what they are doing and looks to accomplish several goals. One of these is creating his own corporations to include music, fashion, television, food and more. When not on his grind, Sleep-Boi GOTIT is either on the basketball court, taking in the latest movie, or at his favorite Caribbean or soul food restaurant. Because of how he was raised, he is also a true family man, spending time with loved ones as often as possible. It’s 2013, and new breeds of hip hop artists are emerging. You’ll hear the name Sleep-Boi GOTIT for years to come!!”

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Full Pound Records CEO: Raziel Chamel


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This week I was blessed and honored to interview the CEO of Full Pound Records: Raziel Chamel. The interview was definitely an amazing experience. He is considered to be a local celebrity but I would say he is a little more than that. He has a very heavy following outside of Florida in places like New York, Atlanta and Boston among others. Even though he is well known, he is still one of the most humble people I have ever met.
So where did this all start, like many others he always had a passion for music and in high school he started to take his music seriously. He then graduated from Full Sail Universitywhere in his last year there started Full Pound Records. When he started Full Pound he still hadn’t decided exactly what he wanted to do, he just knew he wanted to be a part of something great. While in Orlando, attending Full Sail, he did an internship and later got a job at 99 Jamz.
His main inspiration and motivation is his family. He makes music based on how he’s feeling at the moment. When it comes to artist, he really looks up to Bob Marley and Michael Jackson. In the future he would love to work with 50 Cent because aside from being a fan of his music he has respect for everything that 50 Cent has accomplished.
He is known as Raziel Chamel. He also has a couple other stage names such as Chamelaflow and Mr. Fantastic. Raziel is his given name, which is unique in itself. Chamelaflow was given to him because of his unique ability to adapt to any beat and make all types of music. Mr. Fantastic is a whole other side of him and a friend gave this name to him a long time ago.
When it comes to current work there is so much that all I can say is check out some of his sites. However, the main focus right now is the “Swirlin” record that is currently being played on 99 Jamz and the video has been featured on MTV jams. This past weekend he just released the remix that features none other than Fat Joe and Ace Hood.
In the future all I see are great things for Raziel as well as for Full Pound Records. They are more than on the way and are a making major moves in the industry right now. Ten years from now Raziel would like to be settled down with his family and helping young artists trying to get into the industry.
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