Journalist : What is your name and what city do you rep?
My real name is Anthony. But my artist name is “Yxng Sanzu” I was born in Passaic, New Jersey but I rep Harrison, New Jersey.
Journalist : Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest release so far was “Tough $hit”. What inspired me to make “Tough $hit” is that I wanted to try out drill music while at the same time, integrating my own flow into it. I had inspiration from other drill artists such as Fivio Foreign and Pop Smoke when making the song. I also liked the beat pattern in drill music, so I thought I’d give it a try for myself to actually make a drill song so that’s how I made “Tough $hit”.
Journalist : What is unique about you and your music?
What is unique about me is that I like to integrate anime references into my music as well as making rhyme schemes that make perfect sense for the song. I tend to stay on flow as well as create my own flow for my music. The difference between me and other rappers is that I don’t go so much for a materialistic type of approach when I make songs.
Journalist : When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I realized I was going to make music professionally when I was only 17 years old believe it or not. At first, I started off making joke songs and I didn’t really take music seriously by then. I didn’t go to a studio until May 2021 when I recorded “Vibin”. I used to record on my phone and add reverb to my vocals whenever I’d record. But now in this day of age, I started to engineer my own music. I started using a program called “Cakewalk” and I had a mic with a pop filter already and started recording using that as well as using plugins to further enhance my vocals.
Journalist : What type of music do you listen to?
I tend to listen to rap for most of the time. I mostly listen to drill music since I really like the beat pattern in it. However, I do also listen to some Japanese music as well, mainly anime openings as I am a really big anime fan. Sometimes I also listen to Korean rap as well since I do like the flow in most of the songs.
Journalist : What inspires you to write music?
What inspired me to write music is the people who support me when writing music whether it’s my friends, family, other artists, etc. I also take into account with constructive criticism whenever I write music since it gives me inspiration to ultimately use that criticism to improve my songs. In the end, there’s always room for improvement no matter what anyone does. Not to mention, music is very subjective so not everyone is going to see music the same way others do. In other words, opinions are opinions, and those opinions motivate me to keep on going with my music career.
Journalist : What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
Outside of music, I like to go out a lot and spend some time with my friends. I tend to go to NYC a lot and go shopping for recreational things such as clothes and figurines. I also like to post a lot in social media relating to my music and other things as well. I do take photos of scenery as well. I am a very outgoing person outside of music.
Journalist : What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
When I first started out making music, I wish I was told that I should go to a professional studio to record or mix it very consistently. I wish I was also told proper feedback about my music. Back when I first started, people would tend to gas me up and give me positive feedback even though the song never really deserved it. I just wish people were honest about their opinion on my music. I also wish that I was told to improve my flow and improve the quality of my songs when I first started. But to all the new artists out there, use the constructive criticism to improve your music, it will help you all in the long run.
Journalist : Where do we find you music / music projects?
I have a linktree where I put all of my music platforms into one website. But my platforms are also here as well.
Tik Tok: https://email@example.com
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.