Leonard : What is your name and what city do you rep?
My real name is Quamere, but my stage name is Suburbanq, or Q The Suburban. And best believe I’m Repping that 908, gorgeous borough named Roselle. Grew up there and everything.
Leonard : Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
As of right now my latest releases will be my new 2 singles, So Good, and Love. My inspiration came from what’s going on with our black and brown people. What we go through on the daily, and I tell a unique perspective on my song love. So good was inspired by a beautiful woman I met, we hit it off, and she’s one of the coolest people I ever met. I had to make a song about her. A new project is Underway, called From Jersey With Love. That’s the title for now, be on the look out for it during the summer.
Leonard : What is unique about you and your music?
Well what’s unique about me, is that I do what makes me happy, I write what I want to write about. And not about what’s popular right now, I’m more interested In making meaningful songs, that have longevity.
Leonard : When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I first realized I was going to make music professionally, after I got a lot of feedback from one of got a lot of feedback from one of and After I got a lot of feedback from my peers, and strangers. My first single was called me “Pop Me.”
I was young when I made it at the time, and if you listen you can hear how young I sounded lol. I’m very open minded when it comes listening to music, I thank my mom for that. So I listen to all genres, from pop, to heavy metal, to indie, to country, to Afro pop. You name it, I’ve probably listened to it already.
Leonard : What type of music do you listen to?
I’m very open minded when it comes listening to music, I thank my mom for that. So I listen to all genres, from pop, to heavy metal, to indie, to country, to Afro pop. You name it, I’ve probably listened to it already.
Leonard : What inspires you to write music?
I’m inspired by conversations I have with my peers, older adults, and sometimes young kids. Everyone has a unique perspective about themselves, everyone has had problems, and everyone usually has a solution for how they got over it. That and the world problems we face today as black people.
Leonard : What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
When I’m not making music, you can honestly catch me modeling, or promoting my self and my team. The work is only the beginning, so I’m pretty much like a workaholic.
Leonard : What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
Honestly, if someone would have told me, that writing everyday, and making at least one beat a day, would help you find your style and allow you to become more comfortable with yourself as an artist. Also being a musician is a full time job, that when you first start off, your just waiting to get paid. Everything pays off in the end, but you have to be willing to put yourself out there and accept all forms of criticism.
Leonard : Where do we find you music / music projects?
And last but not least, you can find my upcoming releases, and released singles on Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, YouTube, And SoundCloud.
Who Is Tae Daproducer ?
Taevione Lanier also known as Tae Daproducer is an producer- artist from Birmingham AL,
that has been heating up recently in the rap game. He has been dropping music videos along
with producer content on Youtube this past year and has gotten a good amount of attention.
Tae Daproducer has over 100k views on his Youtube videos & nearly 15k followers on Instagram. Tae Daproducer also has over 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify , which is continuing to grow. Tae DaProducer looks to keep his momentum going by dropping more music , YouTube videos , and beats on his numerous platforms.
Tae Daproducer has set the standards high for many upcoming artists-producers. He is not only gaining love and fandom for his melodic songs and beats , but also for his risk taking ability to branch into new styles and creative lanes. His focus has always been the people because without them he would be nowhere and his talent would be unheard.Tae Daproducer has always crafted his songs with his fans and audience in mind and believes that to be the best and only approach if you want to truly connect with your fans.
You can find him on all the major platforms such as Apple Music , Instagram , Spotify , and
YouTube simply by searching…
(Apple Music ,Spotify, YouTube ) : Tae Daproducer
(Instagram) : TaeDaproducer_
Gucci Gordy turns his music hobby into a lifestyle
Q. Who is Gucci Gordy? Gucci Gordy is the mmelinum version of Barry Gordy of Motwn.
Q. How’d you get into the music industry to begin with? I started in St Louis, and it started out as a hobby.
Q. Why would an artist get dropped from a major label? Does it all just come down to the bottom line? An artist would get dropped by not meeting expectations versus the risk of the investment. It does because labels lose a lot of money because they spend money frivolously and if an artist don’t recoup their money, they get dropped. Major Labels spend money differently and artist are left to recoup. Any artist would have to have an upward trajectory.
Q. I constantly hear incredibly impressive singing talents in places like the rice houses in St. Louis or even street corners in Detroit … why don’t some people get discovered while other less talented people do? Because they work harder. If it’s meant to happen, it will happen.
Q. Which is more important for musician’s success: talent or marketability? Both
Q. How important is seeing a band play live in deciding whether to sign them? Important because you get to see the full package from their stage presence, crowd interaction, and crowd likability.
Q. How do A&R’s search for new talent these days? Word of mouth and research on all social media platforms.
Q. How do you stay organized in such a vast industry? Repeating the same protocol, creating a curriculum and staying consistent by creating a regime and sticking to the process.
Q. What was the most recent signing that you were a part of? I signed Leeky G Bando, artist based out of New York, Chris Echols, and Destineeee Lynn.
Q. Where can the world follow you? @guccigordy
Q. What’s next for you in the music world? As an executive, my next move is scaling the business up by diversifying my portfolio by signing labels and international artist.
DMV Artist Oca Stacks Is Trending With His Recent Releases
Oca Stacks is an on the rise recording artist from the DMV (D.C, Maryland, Virginia) area. Since pursuing music he has been gaining a ton of attention locally but looks to start making his presence known around the globe. The tragic death of his brother is what ultimately ignited his passion to pursue music. It was the catalyst to Oca Stacks taking on music as more than a hobby. Since this pivotal moment, he has been serious about his music career and takes it more seriously than ever.
Oca Stacks has a sound of his own. His sound is unique and unlike any other artist in the industry. When creating content Oca uses the mic to vent his pain. Recording allows him to tell his story and express his pain and life lessons on a track. It’s like therapy. Currently, Oca Stacks is pushing his latest release titled “25K”. This song was created after his house arrest release. While having to stay at home due to their house arrest he was not able to go to the studio. So as soon as he was released he went that same day and recorded “25K”. A hit record. The song gained him a ton of notoriety once it was released and is still to this day.
While marketing that single he is working on a project as well. An EP titled “ My Time Is Now”. The project will also feature his single “FK UP’ which is set to drop on October 31st of this year. Oca Stacks is made for music. His sound is infectious, gritty, and easily enjoyable to all walks of life. If you have not already, be sure to check his single “25K” out now.