As we all know it takes more than just an artist to make a hit. There is so much talent behind the scenes and sometimes they don’t get as much credit as the artist. Prince Hakeem is a self-taught producer and engineer but you would never be able to tell by the diversity and unique sound that he delivers. He has been doing music for 8 years. Growing up he wanted to be a brain surgeon until one day his uncle introduced him to Fruity Loops. He was intrigued by the program and was immediately hooked.
Young Shadow: A Truth Spitting Performer
At the tender age of 8 Young Shadow fell in love with poetry. This later translated into his love of music. He always had an interest in rap but it was never in the forefront of his endeavors. It wasn’t until his brother went to prison that Young Shadow became inspired to really pursue rap. He wanted an outlet for his brother and a way to help support his family. Another thing that his brother had a hand in was his stage name Young Shadow. This name was his brothers originally but he has taken it and made it his own. Young Shadow’s brother of course isn’t overjoyed by it but is still supportive.
Matt Porche: A laid back Writer and Rapper
If you take one thing from listening to Matt Porche’s music is the pure creativity and passion he has when it comes to word flow. Originally from New Orleans Porche moved to South Florida at a very young age. As a kid he dabbled with writing and poetry always writing things down in a journal. At school he was always freestyling during recess and after school. As a teen he would still freestyle in the halls but he never took music seriously until he met Op at school. Porche saw how at only 16 Op had such a passion for music and Porche was hooked. This is when he really started getting into the music scene. Porche wanted to be good at it and with everything else he wanted to excel. He started spending more time writing songs for himself as well as other artists. As with everything in life you have to network and Porche was on a roll.
Ph-Lobby: A Humble triple threat
This is how the interview started with this week’s featured Artist Ph-Lobby.
What means the world to you?
Ph-Lobby responded this question by saying, “It would have to be what Cam’ron said, which is, god, family, richness of life, which is to enjoy life to the fullest.”
Ph-Lobby is a 29-year old up and coming artist who currently resides in Pembroke Pines, FL, but who is originally from Philadelphia. He is the oldest of four and because of it he has amazing leadership skills. He describes himself as an artist in every sense of the word since he is a triple threat. He is a visual artist as well as a rapper whom also writes poetry. Ph-Lobby graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. One thing that he discovered while in school there was how to hone his artist abilities in literature. He hopes to begin the journey of pursuing his Master’s in Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University starting by the end of this year. He has worked as a substitute teacher and as we know every experience helps us in life. Ph-Lobby says that as a substitute teacher he has learned how to master his stage presence, crowd control and of course vocal projection, as well as, given him added confidence, which are all things that every MC needs.