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INSANE KILLA KANE NEWEST BEAT BATTLE WINNER AT E.H.M.P. 2014

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INSANE KILLA KANE

EHMP: Introduce Yourself to every body.

IKK: My name is Insane Killa Kane, I’m a producer/Beat Maker from Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.

EHMP: When did you start producing?

IKK: In 2000.

EHMP: 14 years, that’s what’s up.Who inspired you to want to produce?

IKK: In the 80s, I fell in love with hip hop music, listening to Mr Magic’s Rap Attack (Radio show that used to play on a famous mainstream radio station in NYC). I was inspired by all the greats: From The Sugarhill Gang to Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac. Even The Rapping Duke, (DaHa) and Run DMC, Rakim, Big Pun, Jay Z, Nas, and the list goes on.

EHMP: What other producers inspired you?

IKK: Spank Machavelli, DJ Premiere, Pete Rock, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, And Alchemist.

EHMP: How would you describe your beats? Are they just hip hop?

IKK: My beats are multi-genre, unique, some of them I used samples, some I compose myself. I use every genre of music, from hip hop, r and b, to pop and house music. My beats cover all cultures, all music.

EHMP: Who have you worked with so far?

IKK: I’ve worked with Royal Flush, and G.O.D. (Infamous Mobb). I also have credits for a few upcoming artists, like E.N.Y. The Artist, Antman, Solomon, Sean Strange… to name a few.

EHMP: Congratulations on winning the First Beat Battle for the 2014 Elegant Hoodness Musical Program Tour, and the Nomination for Best Emerging Producer for The 9th Annual EHMP Hip Hop Achievement Awards, next year.

IKK: I’m thankful, and honored.

EHMP: We look forward to hearing more great things from you as the year progresses. Good luck! #Salute:

IKK: Thanks. #Salute!

You can keep up with this beat beast by following him on FB @ InsanKillaKane and @ Insanebeats
Instagram, and Twitter.
soundcloud. com/insanekillakane
or contact him @: Insanekillakane@gmail.com

WRITTEN BY MARGO NORMAN

COURTESY OF “ELEGANT HOODNESS MUSICAL PROGRAM 2014″

WILLIE MAJOR PHILLY’S OWN PERFORMS AT ELEGANT HOODNESS AWARDS 2014

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Willie Major Philly’s best kept secret is now emerging on the scene with vengeance.Taking no prisoners as he destroy tracks with his aggressive voice that has a capturing tone and texture to it. He signed a distribution deal in September of 2013 under the supervision of Power house entertainment lawyer Kevon Glickman who also managed Rick Ross. Willie Major will be featured in Feb/March edition of XXL Magazine.  Willie Major’s mix tape dropped at the top of this year. His mix tape is hosted by DJ YOUNG MASE A&R of the AFFILIATES. This mix tape has a jaw dropping intro that leaves the listeners shook. It also includes a heart felt song that he made for his late father simply called “Miss You” the 14 track mix tape is available now on datpiff Look for Willie Major this kid is doing big things. GG GALAXY MANAGEMENT carefully guides his career. He will be kicking off his mini tour in March starting in Atlanta ending up in his hometown of Philly.

BOST 1 SIT’S DOWN WITH E.H.M.P.

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E.H.M.P.: How are you today? Thank you for sitting down with me.

BOST: I’m great thanks. Happy to be here and talk with you.

E.H.M.P.: How long have you been rapping?

BOST: I’ve been rapping for about four years but a little over a year ago I really started to take it seriously and record as well as study rap and treat it like a full time job. Before rapping I was producing, something I still do. I’ve been making and producing my own beats for about 5-6 years. 

E.H.M.P.: Who and what inspires you ?

BOST: I’m inspired by a lot of rappers who not only rap but also produce there own music. People like Dr. dre, Pharrell, timberland, Kanye west, Taylor Bartholomew and j cole all really inspire me. But I also get a lot of inspiration just from my surroundings and my family. 

E.H.M.P.: Where can we listen to and or download your music?

BOST: You can listen to my music on YouTube, hotnewhiphop and soundcloud. It’s available  to download on hotnewhiphop and soundcloud for free.

www.soundcloud.com/bost1

E.H.M.P.: How can we stay in touch with you?

BOST: Easiest way to stay in touch with me is to check out my Instagram and twitter feel free to follow me on both!

Twitter @graffbost1

Instagram @graffbost1

 

E.H.M.P.: Any last words and or shout outs?

BOST: First off a big shout out to eleganthoodnessradio and the amazing A.D. The General. Thanks to everyone who supports me and what I do. Shout out all the braves. If anyone wants to Colab hit me up on the above social network sites or email me (graffbost1@gmail.com) always looking to work with new artists.

 

Written by A.D. The General

COURTESY OF THE ELEGANT HOODNESS MUSICAL PROGRAM 2013

 

JERZ NEW PRODUCER ON THE COME UP WINS AT #EHMP

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N.A.B.: Tell us all bout who Jerz is?

JERZ: In short I’m a Father, Husband, Veteran and musician. I’ve been involved in music since the first note I’ve heard. I played Trumpet, Saxophone and Piano throughout my life and around 2006 a coworker of mine during my time in the Air Force noticed a keyboard in my room during a deployment and told me about a lil known program called FL Studio. Since then it hasn’t been a day that has gone by without me thinking of or creating music.

 

N.A.B.: What motivated you to become a producer? What would you consider distinctive about your production?

JERZ: I’ve been a heavy hip hop fan and around 2001 when is when I first heard The Blueprint! Kanye, B!nk and Jus Blaze did the incredible with at album and furthermore Kanye’s college dropout. The way the instrumentals connected with me triggered something that made want to turn the musical experience into something that I can share with listeners. The one thing distinctive about my production that I try to focus on is capturing people with a melody, giving that feel that can raise goose bumps. That’s what I try to shoot for every time. The mechanics of making a beat is simple but producing something that connects is what the goal is each time.

 

N.A.B.: Where are you now in your career in comparison to where you want to be?

JERZ: Right now in my career I’m trying to establish consistency with my work ethic as far as the time i can sincerely dedicate myself to my craft, I’ve been very active in any and every showcase or battle that I participate in . I have to balance my life as a parent, husband a career to make room for the music so its spurts where real life gets in the way of dream life. B

 

N.A.B: What do you look for in an artist besides talent?

JERZ: That’s just it, an artist…There are millions of rappers and singers, but I’m just looking for an ARTIST… Someone not following trends but is in tune with who they want to be and willing to let a producer help them get there.

 

N.A.B.: Have you worked with any big names thus far? Is there anyone in particular you would be fond of working with?

JERZ: Thus far NOPE! Been in plenty of studio sessions with major artists but until I get one of those placements secured I guess to have to say no

 

N.A.B.: Give insight on some of your latest work?

JERZ: Lately I’ve been working with Philadelphia hip hop group..The Blok Boyz on a joint EP, along with my artist Shawn L. I’ve been really fortunate upon completion of my military career to jump right in the scene here in the Tri State area.

 

N.A.B.: What can we expect from you between now and next year? Also take this time to elaborate on anything we haven’t discussed. Oh I thought of something. You were a part of the Elegant Hoodness Beat Battle in Philadelphia. How was that experience and would you recommend other artist and producers in signing up with this program?

JERZ: Between now and next year I plan on developing my artist and also continue competing in showcases and battles. Along with networking with surrounding artist and continuing submitting track for placements. Being on the east coast now has definitely helped me get into a lot of more studios and shake more hands now it’s just up to me to let my tracks speak. The experience at the Elegant Hoodness Beat Battle was incredible. The crowd A.D. The General brings out during her events are nothing short of pure hip hop. The vibe and everything was great and winning was definitely a plus!

 

N.A.B.: How can we stay updated with all that you do? Social networks, websites, etc.

JERZ: www.JerzeyRic.com connects you to everything Jerz-E-Ric on the web and it also contains my blog and past works, discographies etc.

Written by Special Gift (N.A.B.)

Courtesy Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013

MULA SIT’S DOWN WITH ELEGANT HOODNESS

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E.H.M.P.:  Thanks for taking the time out to speak to us today. Let’s start off with the meaning of your name MULA?

MULA: Thanks for having me…The name Mula was given to me, you have to earn a name like this. As a result Mula is also substitute for my original name Ms.Fit, which I decided to change because of a conflict of interest, and overall, a new beginning of this alternate self I have created. Lansky is something I added because, my father showed me the movie Mobsters and I fell in love with the character Meyer Lansky, who left a strong impression on me. He used his brains, I do too.

 

E.H.M.P.:  I had the pleasure of seeing your live performance of one of my fave tracks “Fly Away”. How important is your stage performance and how much time do you out into making sure you have a solid performance all the time?

MULA: Thank you! Flying away is one of my favs also. My stage performance is super important in the way that I must give my all every time all the time. I appreciate the love I get, so I return it, when I’m on stage. They say practice makes perfect, but the truth is, I don’t practice as much as I could lol.

 

E.H.M.P.: Tell me how you got involved with A.D. The General and Ms Fefe(N.A.B.) and the entire Elegant Hoodness Musical Program?

 

MULA: I got involved with A.D. and MS Fefe a little bit ago. I knew MS Fefe personally and she opened the door for the networking that took place. A.D. through a BBQ event that was off the chain might I add and everything started budding thereafter. I preformed at her events and good things have kept happening ever since.

 

E.H.M.P.:  Who and what inspires your music?

MULA: My music is inspired by the artists before me, my surroundings and personal experience. I have the opportunity to be amongst rap royalty. Rappers who haven’t gained a big name, rappers who just rap for their peoples. My fans out in South Africa and various other places in the world inspire me. People connect with you and you connect with people. You develop these relationships that in other circumstances would not have been. Social media and this rap platform I use inspires me to keep writing, and keep pushing, and helps me realize people like me, people like my music.

 

E.H.M.P.: Where can our readers listen to and download your music?

MULA: Some of my stuff is on youtube and I’m also working on and album called “LIPSTICK and LUGGAGE”, look out for that.

 

E.H.M.P.:  Tell me something the world doesn’t know about you?

MULA: The world doesn’t know that, if a door is closed I will find a way to open it, and I know the odds are against me but I kind of find joy in being the underdog.

 

E.H.M.P.: Any thank you and shout outs?

MULA: I’d like to shout out Elegant Hoodness, AD, Ms.Fefe, Lady Fellz, Superstar Fellz, Brooklyn, those who believe in me and my fans, I call them my Dolla Billz. The journey is just beginning !!!

MIAMI’S OWN ZASTA SIT’S DOWN WITH ELEGANT HOODNESS!!

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E.H.M.P.:  Thanks for taking the time out to sit with me. How are you today?
 
ZAS: I’m doing great pleasure to speak with you. 
 
E.H.M.P.: How long have you been rapping and what or who got you started?
 
ZAS: Since I was about 5 or 6, I got started from my peoples always listening to music, and they inspired me and I naturally grew a passion for music. I didn’t begin recording til much older of course. 
 
E.H.M.P.:  You are also into graphics and own one of the hottest graphic companies in Miami. How did you get into that?
 
ZAS: I got into graphic because when i was trying to begin my music career, I couldn’t really get much graphic work and I ended up doing my own work. Its funny though because now I do graphics for so many people and celebrities its crazy 
 
E.H.M.P.:  How do you feel about the current state of hip hop?
 
ZAS: I mean hip hop is hip hop regardless. Honestly I really love it. From hip hop to rap its all music so you really cant judge what it is. I’m not really into the skinny jeans though, I don’t think that symbolizes hip hop, no disrespect to anyone, that’s just not Young Zasta. 
 
 
E.H.M.P.: Where can our readers listen to and download your music?
 
ZAS: EVERYWHERE. That’s real. You can go to www.youngzasta.com , www.miyayoradio.com, itunes. sound cloud, rap city, comcast, youtube, vine….. I’m everywhere. All online stores, I’m everywhere.
 
 
E.H.M.P.: Tell me something you have never told anyone?
 
ZAS: “scratching my head”  I thought I was going to be a singer instead but I became a rapper. 
 
E.H.M.P.: Any last words and or shouts?
 
ZAS: Shout out Young Zasta DJ Primo, Fine China, Zmars Designs.com Youngzasta.com Lets work!
WRITTEN BY A.D. THE GENERAL
COURTESY OF THE ELEGANT HOODNESS MUSICAL PROGRAM 2013

Ronnie Walker is an artist to watch…

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Born Ronald Ayers. On August 1, in Brooklyn, New York. Ronnie Walker has forged his own way into the entertainment industry, trying his best to build an empire that consists of successful quality films, videos, songs, graphics and photography. The oldest of four children, he had a difficult childhood, suffering years of abuse at the hands of the streets. He talks of the many desires each corner had to offer and how he had to really gain focus during his early years in Boys and Girls High School. Where he was introduce to photography. After leaving a well known street gang in New York City, he decided to transfer schools to Eastern District where he took his first cinematography class; there he learned the basics of filming and writing. Comparing the two (Photography and Cinematography) he discovered they are very much alike gaining a broader look on capturing life and its essence.

At one point, Ronnie Walker was an inspiring R&B artist. At 16, he joined his first R&B group. He was the youngest of the foursome; the other members were over 21.  Ronnie Walker tried to hard to be so successful, that was the reason for the birth of this hard working aspiring to be mogul. By having such drive and desire for his music, he grew tired of waiting for photographers to take his promo pictures. He grew tired waiting for graphic designers to finish his demo CD covers. He grew tired waiting for someone to write his songs. Until he decided to pick up a few books and ask questions. One of his most talked about experiences was when he was on the set of Music of the Heart (Known then as 50 violins). While the other extras were star struck by the well know actors on the set his attention was on Wes Craven he ask so many questions and watch with two eyes wide open as the scream master worked and worked. He never forgot that “Only you can see what is in your head, the job is too find ways to make your audience see it how you want to be seen so your audience can feel what it is you feel”, spoken to him by Wes Craven.

Trying to find his way professionally, he held a series of unfulfilling opportunities before he decided to stop searching and look at what’s in front of him and use what he had in his reach to complete what he needed. Watching a showcase given by Maria Davis entitled “Mad Wednesdays”; Ronnie Walker was inspired by a comment spoken by the Harlem native on self-owned black businesses. He was so moved by the idea that he started working towards owning his own entertainment company, which will consist of Film, Music, Photography and Graphics. He began to build this team that will leave an impressive mark on the industry after every project release. He went to friends, family and people he knew for support.

Disappointed yet determined because he could not obtain the team and support he was looking for, Ronnie Walker continued to work odd jobs still trying to succeed in his dreams. He worked for independent companies, he filmed, designed, sang in and photographed so many know events and projects on his journey and never lost focus despite the so many failures and broken promises. Ronnie Walker never lost faith due to his belief of Gods plan for him, which was his motivation. After so many years of hard work, he finally earned enough money buy a few items for equipment.

Now Ronnie Walker has the knowledge, equipment, drive, experience and a team. A team with the same wants and desires, the perfect recipe for success. Ronnie Walker has been working on several BIG and small budget videos, his songs playing in the club, graphics and photos were getting completed. Just when he thought his life was on the right track he got hit with a case that put his years of work on hold for another two years. After beating the case he tired to get back in the swing of things but once again the road became rough. With no equipment and a team 20 members now to 5 and with the help of a childhood friend, Ronnie Walker was able to complete a short film that starred friends and family with no budget, one hour of shooting time and two locations.

Developing quite a name for him self he plans to regain all that he lost and a million times more. Ronnie Walker refuses to give up because he lost so much in the process and believes that if he does give up it will be all for nothing. This is a true story of a man and his dream.

 

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CHUCK PLATINUM AND NOVAKHAIN ENTERPRISES are moving on up!!!

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E.H.M.P.: Sup, Thanks for checking in with us today. Tell me what’s new?

CHUCK PLATINUM: Everything’s good over here. Just building our brand NovaKhain Enterprises up to become the next global entertainment entity. Giving back to the community and helping other entrepreneurs succeed in this fickle music industry. I have a new EP coming up called The Definition Of A Hood Scholar that should be out by the time this is read and a few things brewing up for 2014.

E.H.M.P.: How long have you been pursuing rap and what started you off?

CHUCK PLATINUM: I have been a professional rap artist since March of 1992. What started me rapping was hearing Rakim on the radio and wanting to rap just like him and also my brother P. Holla he was rapping before me so I wanted to follow in his footsteps.

E.H.M.P.: How did you get involved with A.D. The General and the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program?

CHUCK PLATINUM: A.D. and I go back to about 2010 when I was doing radio she would bring her artists up to DaMatrix studios where I was hosting my radio show Crazy Mob Squad Radio at the time and I just kept supporting her events and keeping that contact open. It just made sense for us to collaborate. She has been adamant about helping me gain exposure as a rap artist and I appreciate her for taking the time out to help me.

E.H.M.P.: What do you enjoy more producing or being an artist and why?

CHUCK PLATINUM: I enjoy both equally because they bring two different feelings to me. When I produce it gives me the chance to create unlimited and also helps me work with other artist and challenges me to create new sounds. Being a rapper I love putting words together and I love love love hitting the stage. Performing is an all-time high right there nothing like giving fans what they love.

E.H.M.P.: Tell me something you have never told anyone?

CHUCK PLATINUM: That I am afraid to go to Australia because of that 15 hour flight. Although I have connects to tour there lol

E.H.M.P.: Where can our readers, listen to your music?

CHUCK PLATINUM: I have a few links that you can check my music out if you are on soundcloud you can search Chuck Platinum for my solo work and for my label to hear my artists you can search NovaKhain Records. You can also get my 3 mix tapes at http://chuckplatinum.bandcamp.com

E.H.M.P.:  Any last words and or shout outs?

CHUCK PLATINUM: First and foremost shout outs to my family, my children Ayanna, Jaisha & CJ, my parents, my staff at NovaKhain Enterprises Lacey Lace, DJ BUTCH SOS, Lights Out, Crazy Mob Squad DJs, my DJ Joe Cool, and my artists Ruck, Cap, Holla, Black, FlowBoy Duce, Yankee Boy YP and my homie Zito and all my fans who support also EHMP for the interview much love!!

 

Written by A.D. The General

Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013

A.D. The General sit’s with Maryland’s own Dezert Eagle

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E.H.M.P.: How did you get down with Elegant Hoodness ?

 

Dezert: I got down with  Elegant Hoodness threw a comrades and mentor of mine know as Armah Ogunde back in early summer of 2013 late May.
 
E.H.M.P.:  What does your name A Dezert Named Eagle mean?
 
Dezert: Interesting question, well the name A Dezert Named Eagle has a real deep and profound meaning that would surely go over the heads of many yet appreciated in the same aspect for its broad uniqueness. Dezert Eagle was giving to me by my elder cousin at the early age of 13 signifying young gun with a hard kick due to the fact i was a child prodigy in the art of lyricism. I latter abandon the name due to misunderstanding and stereotypes until my Senior year of high school where i latter adopted the name once more giving it a broader, spiritual and personal meaning now representing the the Egyptian Deity Horus whom is the sun of the light, if you do your extensive research you will find that a Desert Eagle is simply a Hawk which is the animal principal of the deity Horus. The Eagle also represents the Great Spirit, the connection to the Divine.  It is the ability to live in the realm of spirit, and yet remain connected and balanced within the realm of Earth.  Eagle soars, and is quick to observe expansiveness within the overall pattern of life.From the heights of the clouds, Eagle is close to the heavens where the Great Spirit dwells. The fathers of Eagle are considered to be the most sacred of healing tools. They have been used for centuries by shamans to cleanse the auras of patients coming to them for healing.Within the belief systems of Native American tribes, Eagle represents a state of grace achieved through hard work, understanding, and a completion of the tests of initiation which results in the taking of one’s personal power.  It is only through the trial of experienced the lows in life as well as the highs, and through the trial of trusting one’s connection to the Great Spirit. It was winter 2012 when the name Dezert Eagel to a twist of change into A Dezert Named Eagle threw the influence of Hip Hop legendary group A Trip Called Quest which allowed the name to still hold its unique spiritual meaning and Hip Hop flavor.  
 
 
E.H.M.P.:  Do you want to get signed to a major or would you rather stay indie?
 
 

Dezert: Honestly in this point of my life i wouldn’t mind either or, i have been an independent underground hip hop artist for ten years yet i can honestly say i would not mind the assistance of a label at the current moment for i believe that any situation where presented in life is what we make it rather a artist is independent or signed, so i am open for what ever opportunity is presentable to me at the current moment.

 
 
E.H.M.P.: What is your objective in music?
 
 

Dezert: My objective in music is simply to touch reach excite and immortally uplift hip hop and humanity to a point it has yet to experience and witness in the history of hip hop with my unique style know as “Urban Confuciusim”! 

 
 
E.H.M.P.: Do you consider yourself a Hip Hop artist or rapper and why?
 
 

Dezert: I consider my self a Hip Hop artist and find it to be quite of an insult to label myself as a Rap artist all off the fact that a majority of the artist out today are just simply rappers and not hip hop MCs completely ignorant to the trial and tribulations it takes to be able to hold such title as MC.

 
 
E.H.M.P.: Who are some of the acts you would like to work with in the near future?
 
 

Dezert: I would love to open up for artist such as Nas, The Roots, Common, Kendrick Lamar and further more, basically the legends that i grew influenced to as well as a few of the MCs in my generation whom are surly carrying on the hip hop tradition, Also classic artist of other genre such as Tears For Fear, Linkin Park, U2 and etc.

 
 
E.H.M.P.:  Where can we listen to and or download your music?
 
 

Dezert: you can check my music out at Links:

 
 
 
 
TWITTER: @dezerteagel
 
Last but not least here you listen and download a copy of my latest EP “The Craft” sponsored by @Datpiff available now @Datpiff.com 
 
 
 
E.H.M.P.: Any last words and or Thank yous?
 
Dezert: I’d like to thank Elegant Hoodness, the lovely Queen AD The General and King Armah Ogunde for such credible opportunity as well as all the staff that is apart of this huge event. Last but not least all of my fans and supporters, make sure you check us out at the links listed below, peace love and light to all, one.
TWITTER: @dezerteagel
Written by A.D. The General 
Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013

ZOMBIE JOIN’S ELEGANT HOODNESS IN SC AND ATL

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E.H.M.P.:  Thanks for sitting with me today. Let’s start of with the meaning to your produce name ZOmbie?

ZOMBIE: Ok

E.H.M.P.: How long have you been producing and what and or who started you off?

ZOMBIE: I’ve been producing for 10 plus yrs. now. I started out as a DJ and then I wanted to learn how the beats were made. So I went out and bought a Yamaha DJX Keyboard and then it was on from there. .

E.H.M.P.: Who are your top Five producers of all time?

ZOMBIE: DJ Magic Mike, DJ Fury, Red Foo, David Guetta and Dr.Dre

E.H.M.P.: How have you produced for thus far?

ZOMBIE: I’ve used Yamaha DJX, Zoom Beat Machine and now FL Studios because I like making my own sounds.

E.H.M.P.: Who would you like to work with in the near future?

ZOMBIE: Kenderick Lamar, Burno Mars, Kei$ha and 2 Chainz for starts sence he was on the B.E.T Awards asking for new beats lol.

E.H.M.P.: WHere can our readers listen to some of your production?

ZOMBIE: I will upload them in the near future.

E.H.M.P.: Any thank yous and or shout outs?

ZOMBIE: Thanks to everyone that ever believed in and supported me.

 

Written by A.D. The General 

Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013