Leonard magazine: What is your name and what city do you rep?
I’m smoke scar and My city i rep is Mobile Alabama.
Leonard magazine: Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My Latest Releases such as With you, Love Gone, Close 1s, Tee-V, was me expressing pain and situations I went through and had to deal with.. The pain , the situations was what inspired me to create them because that’s the only way I express myself.
Leonard magazine: What is unique about you and your music?
What’s unique about me is that I give off a vibe that’s never forgotten and my music also unique because I talk and mention a lot of stuff that people can overcome and feel good about their self afterwards, I always leave a scar in a good way.
Leonard magazine: When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I realize that I was going to make music professionally when I realize that music was the strongest thing that help me express myself through it.
Leonard magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to hip-hop , R&B , any type of genre that’s good music and music that catch my ear, it don’t matter what genre it is, if it catch my ear I listen to it.
Leonard magazine: What inspires you to write music?
Life situations , pain, mental health, inspire me to write music because whatever I’m thinking or what’s goin on in my head and mind I express it when I’m writing.
Leonard magazine: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
When I’m not doing music , I be passionate about taking care of myself , taking care of my mental health, because It’s like that’s the most important thing to me.
Leonard magazine: What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
I wish I was told that just uploading your music and waiting for it to blow or go viral not gone work.. I wish I was told to market my music , promote my music, that’s the most important thing I wish I was told , starting off.
Leonard magazine: Where do we find you music / music projects? My Music is Out everywhere on All Streaming Platforms. Spotify, Apple Music , Youtube, Audiomack, SoundCloud, just search my artist name Smoke Scar.
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.