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Get to know about Mac and A.K – Exclusive Interview

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Journalist- Hello !!! How are you ?

I’m good fam

Journalist-Please, Introduce yourself?

My name is A.K. the other half of Mac & A.K. We are rap group based out of East Palo Alto in the Bay Area in Northern California.

Journalist-What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?

My twin brother Mac did, as he was always involved in talent shows and eventually joined a group called Black Jack also based out of East Palo Alto. Black Jack went on to put out an album in the early 90s through Triad Records/Ichiban. That group made a lot of noise when they came out, but they had creative differences and my brother left the group.

I had always been a student of the game and was writing rhymes and my brother asked me to form a group with him, and Mac & A.K. was born. We started out to just make an album for the hood, but one of the homies who managed groups heard about us and he asked to manage us. We eventually cut a demo and shopped it to several labels and Tommy Boy Records based on New York (Dela Soul, Queen la Tifah, Naughty By Nature, Coolio, House Of Pain) signed us.

We released an EP called West Bound for Riders only while on Tommy Boy and also, earned a gold plaque for a song called “Way 2 Saucy” featuring Mac Mall (from Vallejo California). The track was featured on the “Nothing 2 Lose” movie soundtrack with Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins. At some point we realized Tommy Boy wasn’t an good fit and we left the label and formed E&K Music Group, with Mac being Co-CEO. We put out 3 albums. The first was Money Rhymes, then Hustle Music and finally Legendary.Througout our journey we have collaborated with The Game, E-40, Above The Law, Planet Asia, San Quinn, JT The Bigga Figga, Lil Ric, Sean T, and many more great Westcoast artists. Unfortunately, my twin brother Mac passed away in 2013, so I am picking up the torch and keeping the legacy alive.

Journalist-Tell us about your new single. And what’s the story behind it?

The new single is “Don’t Play With Me” FT King Cydal and Money $ Mont AKA Mr Fetti and it is a song letting folx know not to mess around and to respect where we are coming from. It’s an anthem with a hard beat and dope lyrics.

Journalist-What makes your music unique?

Our music is unique because we use a lot of live instrumentation like live guitars, live drums, and keyboards and no samples. We focus on making meaningful ill lyrics and contents and not rapping to just to be rapping. You can hear the professionalism and experience in each verse.

Journalist- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

Take your time and hone your craft and don’t follow trends because they fade. Don’t try to do music because you think you are going to be the next big thing. Do it because it is what you love to do and fame and fortune will eventually come to you.

Journalist-And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?

I’m open to collaborate with dope artists from everywhere, but focusing on me for now.

Journalist-Any upcoming projects?

I have a new single and video called King of The Grind coming in about a month and a full length album called Only The Strong Survives part 1

Journalist-How our Readers contact with you?

Facebook

https://web.facebook.com/Mac-AK-109493171460489

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/mac_and_a.k/

YouTube

Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/ar/album/dont-play-with-me-feat-king-cydal-money%24mont-aka-mr/1623200079?l=en

Website

www.eandkmusicgroup.com

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Earthworm Lean is a true definition of a hustler in the music industry

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Tell us a little about yourself?

My name Earthworm Lean coming out of Clayton County, GA. Making music always was a hobby for me. Telling on a beat how i do, a gift i refuse to let go to waste. We might can’t talk about it one on one but i for sure can put it in a perspective in a song.

How would you describe your latest single?

Step on you saying I’m not forcing my hand no more. Realizing how far I came in life and just valuing yourself. It’s okay to feel conceited.

How did you get started in the music business in the first  place?

Watching my Pops as a kid. Just being around him when I was young seeing it gave me the stride.

How did you come up with your artist name?

Playing spades and I got dealt a bad hand. In the midst of me celebrating cause i set who i was playing i said “I get it out the mudd like a earthworm. Im gone make something out of nothing everytime” And my name already Lean so I just threw Earthworm in front of it.

How long have you been in the music industry?

About 4 years

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

Soon

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

Everybody. From underground to mainstream everybody come up different. That’s that little piece of hope that kept me pushing this long.

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?

I usually punch in. But if i am writing i can stick to the subject more. I can deliver a lot more punchlines

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

Yeah . Florida for sure. But a 90 day run.

What are must haves when your in the studio working?

Lemonade, my smoke. Just me and the engineer in the lab. A crowd distracts me.

What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

Keep going

Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?

Dopeboy RA, Future, Lil Baby, Big Moochie Grape, RodWave, Yung Mal, and Ne-Yo

What’s your all-time favourite song?

How i been by NBA Youngboy

Twitter.com/earthwormlean

Instagram.com/earthwormlean

YouTube.com/earthwormlean

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Fonz of Tha Mobb Fam is an on the rise recording artist. Writing poetry is what ultimately got him into music. After obtaining radio notoriety for one of his infamous remixes to Busta Rhymes “TOUCH IT” he knew that he wanted to pursue music wholeheartedly. Fonz of Tha Mobb has a very diverse and authentic sound. He meshes Rhythm and Street. He states “I’ve always been the type to paint a picture well with my words. So bringing a story that u can move to and relate to is always my aim”. 

 

When creating new records he focuses on his personal life experiences or solely from a topic that comes to his mind. Whatever he is in a vibe for at the moment and makes sense for the track he flows off of the vibe. Currently he is pushing his latest release which is his album ” PRODUCT OF MY HABITAT” which released 1/16/23/. This is his 4th album to date. Features songs like “MY CITY” painting a image of life in San Francisco. Songs like “HOLD UP” which it’s OFFICIAL VIDEO drops February 1st on all video platforms.

 

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TPP Ghost: Breakout Artist From The DMV Area Is Next Up

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TPP Ghost is an American recording artist from Virginia. Being an artist from Virginia he knows the state has a ton of talent. Artists such as Timberland, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliot and many others flourished from the commonwealth. Virginia produces legend status type of artists.

TPP Ghost plans to be the next breakout artist from the area. He has his own style and sticks to being authentic and raw. His music is his way to express his life and experiences through an artform. He has been tearing up the NOVA and whole DMV area with some of his most recent releases including “Ride With Me” and “Don’t Slip

Do not miss out on this sensational artist who has more than what it takes to be in the lane of all mainstream artists.

 

 

 

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