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Interview with Our Next Superstar Danjul

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Hi! How are you?

Danjul: Honestly, it’s been a rough start to 2022. I just lost my grandma (Jan 11th). And now I’m battling Covid…Lol

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 Tell us about your background, what has gotten you to where you are today?

Danjul: I’m a middle child of 3. Older sister, myself, than brother. I definitely walk my own path. But doing that hasn’t been the easiest. With that, Comes a lot of “question” & “ ridicule“. When you walk your own path, people tend to be afraid of that because it’s something their not used to, or just plain ignorance and self hate. It wasn’t easy growing up. But I had a mom that is like my Wonder Woman very strong and has been through a lot. She did the best she knew and gave us a lot alongside my stepdad who raised me since 8 months. I always had a very imaginative mind, a lot of times it saved me from the harsh reality I was living. My mom & grandma always taught me to never give up. Those two women are my everything…losing my grandma honestly is so hard…I’m trying not to cry as I give this interview. I think what keeps me going now is my grandmas voice. And our very last conversation we had ever….

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Where are you from?

Danjul: I was born in Inglewood, CA but raised in a city called “Covina” I’ve been a cali boy my whole life.

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When did you start music?

Danjul: Professionally? Probably 2008…but I think music was always built within me. But god had to allow me to discover that gift within myself. I mean my story is definitely not like the rest lol. I wasn’t in choir, I wasn’t in a tv show, we didn’t have much growing up. But my parents never showcased that. Obviously, when I got of age I knew things were bad but as a kid my parents did the best they could to cover the hardships up. If that makes any sense? But I started my musical journey my writing poems. I had a lot of pain and only way I could express was through writing. My mom took notice I guess and made me join this contest and I won lol got my poem published in my first book at 16. Than I started buying albums like brandy and I taught myself how to write a verse, chorus etc etc. it wasn’t easy. But I’m proud to say I WRITE ALL MY OWN SONGS!

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How did you get into music?

Danjul: I went to college in NYC, and I just became fearless and nobody knew who I was and that spirt just filled within me! After 1 year of private university in nyc I moved back to cali & I met a producer named Matthew Nelson in Los Angeles. And he was the 1st producer who really listened to me and helped me build my sound. I’ll always thank him for all he did! I never believed in myself, I still have trouble….but he did, and he taught me so much about my voice and recording music. We did a project together that got the attention of DISNEY! Which was a shock cuz I love Disney, so then I got the confidence to continue to evolve my sound with other producers.

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Who inspires you the most musically?

Danjul: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Brandy, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj. Those are just my main ones! But those artist I study. Especially BRANDY. Anyone that knows me knows I love borderline obsessed with brandy! Her voice is god made! Be a dream to work with her one day!

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What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?

Danjul: I want to feel like they’re literally in a different world. Escapism is key.

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Any new music coming out soon?

Danjul: “Drama” is my most recent! Released through Bentleyrecords (Nyc). It just was released in Korea 1/26/22! But it’s been out since 11/24/21 everywhere else! That’s honestly gonna be my focus for 3-4 months. It already has 20k streams on Spotify without any marketing! But, yes I’m always working on newer music with my producer Connor Weinstein at 137 productions in Aurora Hills, CA and Nathan Bankston! We have a 2nd follow up in the stash after Drama! But until then please stream and support DRAMA! It’s literally everywhere! It’s such a lit record! Thank you for this interview!

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Who Is Tae Daproducer ?

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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
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Gucci Gordy turns his music hobby into a lifestyle

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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.

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DMV Artist Oca Stacks Is Trending With His Recent Releases

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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.

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