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

Full Pound Records: Alkatraz


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This week we had a very special interview with Full Pound artist Alkatraz. He started off as a dj and promoter.  Through his time promoting he made a lot of connections, which he now works with. He started off with Make Money Ent where he released a video, but slowly after the release of the video he began to distance himself and hooked up with Full Pound through a close friend named Darcy.
Personal experiences inspire a lot of his musical content. He also draws inspiration from artist such as Hopsin, Eminem, Pitbull, J.Peguero, and of course his team at Full Pound. Alkatraz is a very versatile artist and will try any genre of music from reggeaton to rap amongst others.
Alkatraz has so many projects that he is working on as well as a few collabs in the works. He is currently collabing with Frenzy, Anonymous J, Matt Porche, Prince Hakeem and a very special feature that you’ll have to watch and see. In the future he would love to work with Hopsin, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar and ASAP Rocky. He also just recently participated in the Don’t Funk Up Our Beats contest and voting is still going on so make sure to go out and vote. Voting ends in April.
Alkatraz has several videos he’s working on including Mollys and Blunts, Instagram Baby among others. He is still looking for people who would like to be a part of these videos so contact myself or him to be featured.
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Young and Educated: Kevin


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This week we had Kevin from Young and Educated tell us a little bit about the group. They will be releasing their first mixtape as a group on February 26th, 2013. They were formed back in 2011 with just Kevin and J.T. They later added a few more members and have been building on the team since then. Their name originated because they are all young in their early twenties. They are also all in school and working towards bigger things. When it comes to the music they all jump off of each and have come to consider each other family. Kevin says, “They’re all like my brothers and Kenza is like my sister. They have two singers on the team one female and one male.
The members include Kavi, JT the Jesta, Element, Bastien, Kenza and Kevin. They all rap except Kenza whom is a singer alongside Bastien. Kevin’s main focus is to manage the group but he also raps and is featured on the mixtape. They are all featured on their single titled The Team, which you can listen to on their sound cloud.
They have several mixtapes already out but this is the first time they have all been featured on one. This is the cultivation of all their talents and their introduction into the music scene as a group. They got the idea of doing a mixtape from a meeting they had with a website called we do it for the love of music. During their meeting the idea of a compilation mixtape came up. The reasoning behind it was that each person would push their own music more than their counterparts. They will all promote of course but will promote more when it comes to a project that focuses on them. So instead why not have a project that everyone is on and everyone will push it just as hard.
The mixtape is titled “The Mind of a Young and Educated” and has been in the works for quite some time now. Kevin says that this mixtape showcases some of the most talent artist in the area and is a true representation of the group. You can find it on Hot New Hip Hop and Datpiff on February 26th.

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Cashis Stone: A Therapeutic Artist


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Cashis Stone is an artist based out of the Miami area. He is part of Certified ENT and is currently working on his album called The Black and White LP which is scheduled to drop June 16, 2013. He also has an upcoming show on March 23rd, 2013 at the Archives store. So of course be on the look out for that. After dropping his album he is planning a tour throughout Florida.

He came form humble beginnings but always knew he wanted to make music a career and not just a hobby. Cashis Stone likes to experiment with different genres of  music which is why he considers himself an artist and not just a rapper.

Cashis Stone is one of those rare artist who expresses himself through his music and always tells a story. His goal is to make it big in New York some day but first he has to graduate. The way that Cashis describes his musical inspiration is by saying, “My fans are my therapist.”

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Nate Charga: An In Charge Entertainer


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Nate Charga has been involved with the music industry for over 10 years. He started writing at the very young age of 11, but it wasn’t until he was 16 that he really started to get into the music scene. He has worked with several different artists in Broward County and Miami area. He has also started Charga Entertainment. In the beginning it started off small with mainly just DJs and has become an empire. Charga Entertainment is well known throughout Broward and is quickly expanding. Charga spends much of his time working on his music and finding ways to expand Charga ENT.
He draws inspiration from many different artists some of which were mentioned in the interview. Some other artist he is inspired by include Dr.Dre, Michael Jackson, Barry Gordy, The Temptations, Wu Tang Clan, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Dipset, Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane. Charga has several mix tapes and projects out right now and in the works.  His latest mix tape will be dropping on February 14th, 2013 so be on the lookout for that.
As mentioned in the future Nate Charga wants to achieve greatness. If he keeps this motivation and work ethic without a doubt he will achieve his goals.

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