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Exclusive Interview With Alix Lone




Alix Lone is an up-and-coming rap artist. He wrote his first rap in 7th grade and has since been producing music that reflects his life experiences. Alix has been influenced by rap from an early age, listening to rap and hip-hop music from artists such as Andre 3000, Frank Ocean, and Drake. He has always had a deep appreciation for lyricism and storytelling in music, heavily influencing the style of his music. The inspiration that kept Alix moving was the idea that he could create music that would make people feel something. His musical talents and interests are displayed well on his new project “Heartache & Headaches” which includes two songs “200m” and “Section 8”. Let’s talk to him in person and get to know about his experiences and work.

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What inspired you to write your latest single?


ALIX: So for 200m, it was my little brother. Actually, he’s a senior at Long Beach Wilson and a track star who holds the new state record in the 300mh. For song Section 8, it was just a song to remind me that I’m already successful no matter how low I feel. I want to remind my listeners that no matter how bad things get, you can still be successful if you take the necessary steps to make it. With 200m, it’s a bit more of a personal story for me because it speaks of my brother’s struggles and how he’s overcome them. It’s sort of like an ode to him and his accomplishments. Both songs are meant to be motivational in their own ways.


What was it like bringing your vision to life with this record?


ALIX: It was gratifying knowing I set out to do this specific stadium-sounding record and executed it on my first go-round. The horns make everything better, lol. I wanted it to sound like a group of athletes coming together and just getting prepared for the big show. This was my first time playing around with the horns, and I think it turned out really well. It was a lot of hard work between the producers, engineers, and myself, but seeing the end result was worth it. The process is a learning experience, and I can’t wait to keep pushing boundaries with my music.


Could you please share a glimpse of the creative process you endure while making a new record?


ALIX: Yeah, so I either get sent a pack of beats from a producer, or sometimes I go find them, but once I hear one I like, I brainstorm a melody. Once I have that, I put words to it. I usually come up with a hook first, and once I put words to it, I build the verse from that. I like to incorporate bits of storytelling and uplifting lyrics in my songs. After I’ve written the song, I take it into the studio to record it. Once I’m done recording, I take it to the mix engineer, who gives it that extra polish and fine-tunes everything.



What are you hoping your audience takes away from the music you’re making?


ALIX: I hope they can relate to me as I do them. I want them to know it’s still regular people out here, and I speak for them through catchy music and creative videos. I want them to get a sense of release for the 2 minutes while listening to my songs and know they’re enough. Do I have everything? No, but I do know I have enough of what I need. Hopefully, they take away the same thought and just know that it’s all part of the process, no matter how bad it may seem or look. If you keep pushing, everything will eventually work out. At the end of the day, it’s all about perspective & I just want to motivate people to stay positive and keep going.


What has been your personal favorite release of 2023 so far? Why?


ALIX: I would say 200m only because it’s inspired by my little brother as he finishes up his high school career, and he’s actually on the tail end of the song, so yeah. Section 8 was more of a personal thing for me, and 200m is more like something I wanted to do for him. Seeing it come together was great, and I was proud of the final product. It was awesome coming out with a song that’s so close to home for me, and I know it also has special meaning for him.

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It’s been over three years since the death of George Floyd. The injustices
surrounding his murder, at the hands of police, sparked massive protests
worldwide. It once again put a terrifying spotlight on racism and inequality which
have become a disease in this country, alone.

“We Are Floyd” sheds light on these issues while paying homage to George.
Garnering attention since its release, the single has now charted in the Top 30 on
iTunes. The musical masterminds behind the single, U’Kno The Don and Nino
Khayyam, did an amazing job creating a record that brings heavy issues to light.

This song acts as an artistic tool to galvanize humanity to combat police brutality. In
the accompanying visual, U’Kno and Nino visually encapsulate the serious tone
behind the song’s message with cinematic, black-and-white visuals. Understanding
the impact of today’s current racial climate and tensions is critical, more than ever,
especially for the youth. U’Kno even features his own son in the video.

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Artist “Budda Bless” releases his highly anticipated new single, “I gotta get it.”




Artist “Budda Bless”

In the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry, few artists manage to shine as brightly as “Budda Bless”, a luminary and a topping artist who has recently catapulted to stardom with his latest hit single, “I gotta get it.” This hypnotic sound has resonated deeply with listeners around the world, and still growing, we embark on a journey to unravel “Budda Bless”, remarkable path, and applaud his topping achievements.

“Budda Bless” is a ‘well-seasoned’, young Recording Artist/Producer, that has been in the music game since he was 12 years old. His interest in music started at three years old, playing drums. Since then, he has been an accomplished percussionist in his schools’ jazz and marching bands as a student.

“Budda Bless”,’s journey to the pinnacle of the music industry is nothing short of inspirational. His ability to create music that transcends boundaries has been ignited by his experiences and these encounters have enriched his music with a worldly flavor that resonates with listeners from all corners of the globe.

Artist “Budda Bless” releases his highly anticipated new single, “ I gotta get it”. This track showcases his commitment to pushing boundaries and delivering music that resonates with listeners on a profound level.

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“PDG Stephen: A Rising Star in the Music Industry – Unveiling His Unique Sound and Inspiring Journey”




PDG Stephen

PDG Stephen, the rising Canadian rapper, is all set to captivate audiences with his powerful storytelling and music that echoes the sounds of the late Juice Wrld. He hails from Scarborough, Ontario, and his music beautifully conveys his personal experiences with depression and heartbreak. It’s inspiring to see how he uses his art to express himself.

PDG Stephen’s journey as an artist has definitely had its share of self-doubt and fear. Expressing his emotions through music was a challenge for him, but he overcame it. His music is a powerful testament to his resilience and his commitment to sharing his authentic self. It’s inspiring to see artists who are unafraid to be vulnerable.

PDG Stephen’s belief that having someone to talk to about his problems won’t get him anywhere shows his determination to use his music as a way to connect with his audience and create understanding. The passing of Juice Wrld was a devastating loss for him, as he was a major source of inspiration. Despite this adversity, Stephen chose to honor Juice Wrld’s legacy by continuing to create music that deeply resonates with listeners. His perseverance is truly admirable.

PDG Stephen’s upcoming projects are a testament to his growth as an artist and his dedication to creating meaningful music. His raw and emotional style, reminiscent of Juice Wrld, allows listeners to connect with his personal experiences. Through his lyrics and beats, he invites us on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Can’t wait to see what he has in store for us! 
PDG Stephen’s upcoming music is highly anticipated as he pays tribute to Juice Wrld while also establishing his own unique presence in the music industry. His commitment to sharing his story and connecting with listeners is what sets him apart. Keep an eye out for his new releases, because he’s definitely a rising star to watch!
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