BadBreed Artist ChaseUnruly

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Chase is a talented young artist from Prince Georges County. While he does not have his head in the books and focusing on getting his degree in Business, he embodies a passion for music. I got the opportunity to interview him.

We discussed the following

What do you enjoy most about making music?

What I enjoy most about making music is the creative freedom that I have when it comes to anything I record. I enjoy the process of creating a song(s) no matter the feeling or the type of record. I also enjoy the feeling of having people actually want to listen to your music; would’ve never imagined myself going from 200 plays to over 2 million collective plays in one year.

How do you plan on using your music to send a positive message to your peers and people who may look up to you?

I plan on using my music to prove to those who feel obligated to enclose their true self that being comfortable with who you truly are is the proper way to live life. In my music I am always myself, some people will accept and respect it while others may not. What’s important is that I remain true to who I am; which is what I want instill in others.

If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?

If I had the opportunity to collaborate with any musician it would be between Drake, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Bryson Tiller, or PARTYNEXTDOOR, to name a few.

What inspires your music?

The inspiration behind my music stems from life experiences, how I feel about a particular situation, or my overall mood. Essentially, my music comes from my heart. Regardless of what any song is about, it is always something that is extremely genuine.

What advice would you give someone else who wishes you pursue a career in music.

For anyone seeking to make a career out of music I would stress to him or her that the focus should always be the bigger picture, focus on longevity & not momentary success. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with your music, there’s no telling what works until an attempt has been made. Make yourself marketable to multiple demographics, otherwise, being one dimensional can really limit your career.

What would you say is different about your style?

What’s different about my style is that pride myself on being able to control anything from a song, a stage, a room, picture/video, etc, in a manner which is unparalleled. My goal is to make myself known without forcibly imposing my presence. I pride myself on deviating from what’s normal.

What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to creating your sound?

My biggest pet peeve is that I’m my biggest critic and I’m such a perfectionist that sometimes I can over-think about certain things which leads to minor frustration. Other than that, there aren’t any pet peeves.

 

https://soundcloud.com/chaseunruly/damage

To Check out more of Chase`s work Follow him on all media outlets.

Twitter & Instagram – ChaseUnruly

Snapchat – Chasethe3

Soundcloud – ChaseUnruly

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DMV to New York R&B Star $RainaRich$

rainarichinterview         Originally from the DMV (Washington D.C. Metropolitan area), RainaRich recently relocated to New York City to pursue her career in music. She got her start in singing as a kid by touring the world with her mother – soul singing diva and go-go legend, Maiesha Rashad (Maiesha and the Hip Huggers). In 2015, she released her debut project, The Box to a positive reception, landing features on The BoomboxYou Know I Got Soul, and Soul You Know amongst others. Mixed by Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Buck 3000 (Murder Inc.), the experimental five video series pays homage to 90’s R&B hits, and the legendary The Box Music Video Network. RainaRich is currently gearing up for the release of her forthcoming EP, Cinderella 99 (Fall 16) with Grammy Award-winning producers Sid “Omen” Brown (Beyoncé, Drake, Lil Wayne) and Chink Santana (Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, Toni Braxton). Her debut video from the EP, “Stars in Space” ft. Tray Pizzy recently premiered on HipHopDX in July. RainaRich can also be seen as the face of jewelry brand Aether79. I had the opportunity to interview her.

P.S.  Stay tuned for RainaRich’s second single and music video from Cinderella 99 premiering at the end of October.

We discussed the following:
Q:What do you enjoy most about making music?

That moment when all the pieces of the puzzle come together perfectly. The creative phase is definitely dope, trying different ideas on a track and stuff, but when it all comes together into a finished song, it legit feels like magic.

Q:How do you plan on using your music to send a positive message to your peers and people who may look up to you?

The best I can do is tell my story, sing from the heart, and hope people can relate to where I’m at. The topic might not always be “positive”, but if my story strikes emotion within a person who is going through something similar, then I’ve done my part. That’s the beauty of music to me, it’s the soundtrack to our lives…The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Q:If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?

That is a tough one. I’m a music lover! I would at least have to separate new school and old school though.

New school: Right now I would love to collaborate with Future. The way he puts it down out on these songs is so right.

Old school: Even though I’m not a reggae artist, I have to say Bob Marley. Hands down. His music is timeless, and every song he did had a certain feeling to it.

Q:What inspires your music?

I’m inspired by life experiences. It could be a sad thing like a breakup, or a fun thing like getting drunk in the club, it’s all about the feeling that I get in that moment.

Q:What advice would you give someone else who wishes you pursue a career in music.

Stay prepared. When opportunity presents itself, you need be ready bruhh!

Q:What would you say is different about your style?

My style is different because there is only one me. We are all different. The way we present our creativity starts with what is inside of our minds as individuals.

Q:What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to creating your sound?

Trying to force creativity. It’s never the wave. So if you are trying hard to create a sound, you might end up frustrated. I’ve definitely been there. I’m sure that’s why some of the best artists take years to finish albums

For updates on her music check out her on all social media outlets

Twitter- @prxncessloudpac

IG- @prxncessloudpac

Snapchat- rainarichxoxo

#MeetABlackArtist

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Written By: Alexus Clanton

Milan Williams is a creative individual who enjoys capturing the personalities of those who will allow him. Smart, Stylish, and Himself are just three of the many things you could say about this photographer. I had the pleasure to interview him and I am more than convinced that he will make it in whatever it is that he puts his efforts too. 

We discussed the following:

Q: What do you enjoy most about taking photos?

A:I love being able to capture people’s favorite moments and also being able to do so many different things with pictures to capture different personalities and vibes

Q:Using 3 words how would you describe your style?

A: I’m always myself.

Q: What message do you want people to get from your work?

A: I want my work to be used as a source of happiness and also a cause for deep thought. I want people to feel the work I put in when I show it off.

Q: What type of photos do you enjoy taking most?

A: I enjoy taking photos of people the most because you never know what you might get.

Q: How would you say you differentiate yourself from any other photographer/artist, what makes you special?

A: I think I’m different and special because I actually love and respect the craft. I put so much love, time, and effort into my photos and I feel like not everyone who calls themselves a photographer does that.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to your work, what makes you tick?

A: I hate when people that I know aren’t shy act shy. I understand sometimes people aren’t comfortable but I’m a pretty welcoming person in my opinion, so I don’t think anyone should be shy around me.

Q: If you could do a shoot anyone who would it be, why?

A: If I could shoot with anyone I would shoot with Kanye West of course, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Teyana Taylor, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. I look at these people as idols and as beautiful and creative people all together.

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If you are interested in seeing more of Milan`s work please contact and follow him on the outlets listed below.

@KingLan__ (Personal)
@RariTography (Professional)

Upcoming Hip Hop Artist CJ King

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Written by :Alexus Clanton

  CJ King is a well rounded individual. He excels in every and anything that he puts his mind to. Graduating from Liberty University CJ knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music. Doing so he has written many pieces and continued to push himself with the support of his family and the ones around him. He is now working to his career with C1 Management. I am more than convinced that he will make it big some day and I am glad that I got the opportunity to interview him.

We discussed the following:

Q: What do you enjoy most about making music?

A: I enjoy the moment that I get to sit down and listen to the finished product after hours of recording. It’s a great feeling.

Q:    How do you plan on using your music to send a positive message to your peers and people who may look up to you?

A: Keep doing what I’ve been doing since freshman year of college. Make music that relates and touches on different battles we fight everyday.

Q:    If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?

A: If I had to choose ONE I would say Andre 3000

Q:  What inspires your music?

A: I’m inspired by my growth. I look at where I started and get inspired to go in when I see that there was NO way I could have gotten to this place except through His doing.

Q: What advice would you give someone else who wishes you pursue a career in music.

A: Be Real. Authentic. And speak from the heart. Don’t give up.

Q:  What would you say is different about your style?

A: Hmmmm. My verses always stand out from the norm because I literally record each bar as I come up with it. Then when the session is all said and done, you listen back and it sounds as if the beat was made for my verse instead of it sounding like I just forced a verse on top of the beat.

Q:  What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to creating your sound?

A: Having to find beats. I HATE It.

If you are interested in hearing more of CJ King`s music feel free to click on the link below and follow him on Twitter, Soundcloud, and Instagram.

https://soundcloud.com/cjkingmusic/swrvn-1

#MeetABlackArtist

Written By: Alexus Clanton

Being a photographer for the young Tierra Brown is not conforming to what everybody sees as beauty but, finding things that other people don’t see in the beauty in. I enjoyed getting to see her work and getting to know her more mostly because, she envisions the abnormal. Aggressively she works to shine a positive light on going against conformity. She is really on the verge to something great! I got the opportunity to interview her and I am so glad that I did.

We discussed the following:
Q: What do you enjoy most about taking pictures?

A: I love capturing the beauty in things and people that aren’t normally seen. I love making people feel good about themselves
Q: What 3 words would you use to describe your style?
A: carefree
bright
happy
Q:What message do you want people to get from your pictures?
A: You don’t have to have a certain look or be a “model” for me to work with you.

Q: What type of photos do you enjoy taking most?
A: I love taking natural light photos outside on sunny days. I love natural beauty and nature

Q: How would you say you differentiate yourself from any other photographer, what makes you special?
A: I just do me & focus on being the best me I can be. Constantly trying to do better than my last shoot.
Q:What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to your work, what makes you tick?

A: I hate when a shoot gets cancelled. I hate when I’m working outside & my face gets OC sweaty.
Q: If you could do a shoot with anyone who would it be?

A: Kanye West.

If you want to see more of her work check her out on social media and also at her #PineappleExpress Showcases!
http://www.tbrownmedia.co
IG @t.brownmedia
Twitter @Tbrownmedia

#MeetABlackArtist

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by Asya Proctor

Nineteen-year-old College student, Breunna Henderson defines her work as unique, flavorful and versatile.

The freelance photographer states “I started to really get into my art about two years ago, shortly after that I got my very first Canon Camera. I can honestly say I’ve been in love ever since.” As she speaks about her work with me she reveals true passion for photography, as she adds “It’s something so amazing to me about preserving the perfect moment without it fading.”

 

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Breunna continues to express her love for photography in a quick interview.

 Why do you create your work?

I create my art as a symbol of freedom of expression. My photography style changes often because I like to keep it versatile. I really wouldn’t say I have a style but I like to create whatever comes to mind.

What or who is your biggest influence?

 My biggest inspiration would be my Uncle Stacy Mitchell, a professional wedding photographer, who has influenced me in so many ways. Without his guidance I don’t think I would be as experience as I am now. Any questions or concerns that I may have he’s the very first person I call for help.

 

Do you have any pet peeves when it come to your photography or the process?

One of my biggest pet peeves is when my vision doesn’t turn out to be exactly what I wanted in the end. I am very big on details as well, so I slightest mistake can cause me to start fresh.

 Who would you collaborate with in the feature? Or who was your favorite person to collaborate with?

I’ve never done a collab before but if I would do one it would be with Claudia Newsome.

What’s a day chilling with you consist of?

A day chilling with me consist of endless laughs lol. I love adventures and exploring new things. But, I also love just sitting back with my feet up listening to good music and vibing.

If you could go anywhere right now where would it be?

 If I could go anywhere right now it would be Europe. I would take some amazing photos there!

Any words of advice for upcoming artist like yourself

Words of advice to any upcoming artist or photographers would be to EMBRACE YOUR TALENT, don’t let anyone tell you that your work isn’t good enough and keep working hard.

Visit Breunna Henderson’s work: http://prettyingreene.wix.com/intothearts.com

 

#MeetABlackArtist

By Asya Proctor

Vibrant, Cultured and Original all words used when describing the art style of Baltimore’s, 18-year-old, Claudia Newsome also know as @Dope_Viee via Twitter. Claudia is an upcoming Sophomore at Frostburg State University, pursing a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Minor in Illustration.

Claudia discusses herself and her art with us.

When did you start creating or getting into your art?

I started pretty young just like any other kid. Around age two I was finger painting by the time I was four I was drawing pretty well using “Dragon Ball Z” tracing books but I always created my own characters and designs. I kept going so I always loved art it wasn’t something I necessarily chose to do.

Why do you create your work?

Everything I make is now a figment imagination because I’m always thinking of new things to draw or paint. Without art I don’t know what I would do with myself because when I’m at the lowest points of my life art seems to save me. I happen to create some of my best pieces of art when I’m down but soon as I do I keep that flow going.

What is your biggest influence or what inspired you?

 I always have been into cartoons and since I always had a big imagination I just would make up a lot different things. At a young age Dragon Ball Z was definitely a show that caught my attention and even had the tracing book but reality always played a large part. Super heroes didn’t look like the typical to me I made them more up to date with clothing. As I started to get older I thought I would start drawing actual people which look terrible to me now but at the time everyone thought it look great. In 11th grade I started my signature look it was me and I knew. Asian Art definitely inspired me the most though from tattoos to paintings like The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Royal colors like gold and red. Mostly blue representing water or air.

Do you have any pet peeves when it come to your work or the process?

 Yes, definitely when creating I’ll envision what I want it to look like, when it come to the process I think aw this shit is ugly as hell! But it turns out just the way I want in the end. When drawing portraits, I hate not making the eyes the same because proportions are very important to me. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a perfectionist though.

 Who would you collaborate with in the feature? Or who was your favorite person to collaborate with?

Umm I never actually did a piece with another artist honestly but I’ve done projects with DAFT (@DaftClothing) & CAN$ creative group I also let a friend of mine Ronisha style me for a female show. I would love to do a mural with my cousin Diarra he did half of the tattoo on my leg. Then there is Joccy Baker I’ve known him for while and his growth has been amazing.

What’s a day chilling with you consist of?

 (Laughter) Well if you chill with me expected randomness if I’m really comfortable with you. I say whatever is on my mind most of the time. I listen to music a lot because I love to dance around and sing. I smoke too so that’s always like an open option. You might just take a nap with me too because my ass be tired. Some days I also like to eat so I’m probably eating snacks ordering food or cooking but the college life a struggle.

 If you could go anywhere right now where would it be?

 I would love to go Tokyo, Shanghai, or Hong Kong. The atmosphere there seems like I don’t know, like a place I would love to be especially the night life because I rather be out all night

 Any words of advice for upcoming artist like yourself

 Well, any artist my age or younger just be yourself got damn nobody want to see a copying ass motherfucker because I sure as hell hate it. Just be open to criticism because it’s always going to happen. Don’t let other not liking what you make affect what you do.

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