Saturday, July 4, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020
Even Stephen in the book of Acts, while he was telling others about his faith, his face “shown like that of an angel”. I believe that for us as well, after being in the presence of God, studying His word, singing his praise, our lives should GLOW and shine bright for Him!
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Booking – Legacy Tour 2020-2021 : https://shallonmusic.com/legacy-tour-2020
Interview/Contract/Performance: Manager:Daniel CraddockCell: (808) 315-1886 Phone: (833) SHALLON
Fax: (808) 586-8302
10 years of experience, crowds of 20,000+, over 1,000,000 YouTube views, and features with some of the biggest names in the game. Southern-bred independent artist Q Machette has brought his magnetic lyrical style to forefront of the independent music scene with full force.
Far from the limelight, Q Machette had very humble beginnings growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama. Being raised by his mother, and reaching to fill the void of an absentee father, Q Machette took to the streets for the love and support he yearned for. Looking to drug dealers, killers, and pimps for the fatherly advice the he was missing at home, Q Machette learned all he knew from the streets. As the story goes, when a young man is raised in the streets he begins to embrace the street lifestyle, and so begun his affiliation with the gangs of the streets of Tuskegee.
According To Q Machette he “started rapping on a whim during grade school to impress my female classmates.” The teachers were so impressed with his lyrical prowess they provided words of encouragement to help nurture his lyrical gift, thus saving him from the quintessential ending that the street life promised. Beginning his career as one-third of the group Lyrical Machette, Q Machette received a tangible introduction to the entertainment business, and ultimately left the group to pursue his solo feats. Q Machette signed to the high profile Island Boy Entertainment in July 2010, and he took the business by storm. Working with the likes of some of Hip-Hop’s most heavy hitters, Gucci Mane, Young Dro, Bobby Valentino, Trouble, Kebob Gotti, Cash Out, etc. has opened the door for Q Machette to truly become his own star. Armed with an elegant delivery and gritty flow the upstart emcee stands above the legion of rappers, experiencing remarkable popularity outside of his hometown by relocating to Atlanta and setting the city on fire.
In addition to his ever-evolving music career Q Machette started a tour called “Say Whatever Man to Bullying”. “Say Whatever Man to Bullying” is a program set to educate students about the effects of bullying in a real way. Q Machette travels from school to school talking to the children, and ending each session with a performance. Having always had a special spot in his heart for kids, Q Machette uses this campaign as his way of giving back to his community. Having opened up for the likes of OutKast, Shorty Lo, 2 Chainz, Trina and more Q Machette gained some most deserved notoriety. There is something alluring about this independent artist who stands at the threshold of stardom and approaches his craft as confidently as an established rhyme vet. Driven, irrefutable, and roused, Q Machette is an artist whose lyrics will remain forever ingrained in Hip-Hop’s continuous narrative.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Strange Jazz Universe began as a Miles Davis 70’s tribute band releasing the project “Miles In The Sky Forever” to document that season. As well as moving on to releasing original projects “Live In Leimert Park”, “Mission Two, Too Possible”, “New Space Age Materials" and “Two Moons”.
The new single “LEAVE THE REST TO THE PAST” was released June 6th 2020 and is enjoying unique progress on all platforms. This, R&B chili out joint with a jazzy electroinc vibe features the vocals of Katja Koren.
Ron Bruner Jr. says "You were conceived in the past. The past is responsible for the good and the bad of who we are. But it takes the wisdom of the present to be able to identify the differences.
Sometimes brutal quality decisions have to be made in order to grow beyond what we were or who we are.
Make the changes and “Leave The Rest To The Past”
Better people, better world.
The forthcoming EP “Space Me-Now!” will be released soon with some of LA’s finest. Ron Bruner Sr. Drums, Ben Shepherd Bass, Jamie Kime and Richard Emery Guitar, Brandon Covelli and Brandon Colman Kybds, Keith Mckelley and Dave McMurray (Detroit) Reeds and Katja Koren Vocals. For interviews with Mr. Bruner, just reach out to me.
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Interview >> Gwop Boy J | @GwopBoy_J - An Exclusive 1 on 1 w. Breezy Says + his Mixtape "Gorilla Season 2"
Welcome to Mollie's World (The Breezy Says Hot Seat), Gwop Boy J
BS: Hope all is well with you and the family, before we kick things off, we know you have both Southern (Atlanta, GA) and Northern (New York) roots. These two areas are complete polar opposites, so tell us what it was like to have the best of both worlds?
Gwop Boy J: I like having those two roots in me. It's the best of both worlds, although being born in the Bronx I can relate more to my Southern roots, but having a splash of Northern roots makes me well adaptable for all areas of life.
BS: While listening to your mixtape "Gorilla Season 2", I truly get the feeling of your authenticity...how important is it to you to make sure that always comes out in your lyrics?
Gwop Boy J: Music is more like my journal, so the authenticity comes easy. It’s my story and I’m just giving the world to listen.
BS: You say that "Feel It" is one of your favorite tracks because during that time you felt yourself going through a transformation, although you couldn't see it. That to me is the definition of faith, would you say you are moved a lot by your faith? And if so, how important is faith to you?
Gwop Boy J: Faith is most definitely a part of my believes, yet faith without work is dead, so I don't solely depend on faith.
BS: How do you separate your personal life from your music life and how does how does the music industry affect your personal life?
Gwop Boy J: Music is my life, so it's not separate. I just decide how much of it to share. That is always what I ask myself.
BS: What do you believe will be the mark you leave in the music game?
Gwop Boy J: My mark will be to never let up and I will leave something behind that others can grow from while being authentic to yourself.
BS: What is the hardest part of the music industry?
Gwop Boy J: The hardest part about being in the industry is not being where I feel I should be. I know it’s a journey though and I’m prepared for it.
BS: Which artist, dead or alive, would you want on a record with you?
Gwop Boy J: An artist alive I’d like to work with would be Kevin Gates and an artist that has passed would be Nipsey Hussle.
Lets pause for a moment and check out "Gorilla Season 2"
Back To The Hot Seat
BS: What pushes you to keep going on those days when you feel you aren't moving?
Gwop Boy J: My spirit keeps me going and on top of that, my kids. For them I can’t stop, I’m working on creating generational wealth. A family of bosses and until that mission is complete, I refuse to stop.
BS: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you go back and give young GWOP BOY J?
Gwop Boy J: I would have to tell myself "invest more in your craft and make sure to deal with the right person.
BS: What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?
Gwop Boy J: I cant even fathom what happens in the future because I grow daily at a fast pace, yet my guess right now would be making billionaire type moves.
BS: Any shoutouts or last words?
Gwop Boy J: The last words I'd like to leave you all with are "if you haven't had a chance to check out that "Gorilla Season 2" mixtape, it’s not too late.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Follow Swavor as he continues to grow into an emerging star: