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Artist Interviews

Digi: An Innovative Emcee


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This week I got the chance to interview an innovative emcee called Digi from Full Pound Records and Uptown. Music has always been a part of his life. His father had a studio called the “Dub Lab.” So Digi would always go to the studio right after school. This is where he had the opportunity to meet several different artists. He felt as though he connected to the beat before he connected to the words and this is how he got into producing.  He always had a knack for music and could learn lyrics within a day. He also has the unique ability to write and keep his lyrics in his head.
Artist Interviews

Prince Hakeem: A Producing Engineer


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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.
Artist Interviews

Young Shadow: A Truth Spitting Performer


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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.
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