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Meet the Talented Emerging Artists ‘MP14’ Making Their Mark in 2022

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JOURNALIST. What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Miguel Pacheco, my artist name is MP14. I was born in Jersey City, NJ, and the city I rep is Hoboken, NJ.

JOURNALIST. Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest releases involve my 2021 mixtape “#SUMMER21”. Another recent release I have is my song I released on Valentine’s Day of 2022, “Without You”. For the mixtape, I was inspired by the fact that summer is my favorite season & I enjoy going out and having a great time with friends & family. Also, the mixtape was inspired by going on a family vacation to Puerto Rico in 2021.

JOURNALIST. What is unique about you and your music?
What I would say that makes my music unique is my lyricism. When I’m writing music, I love getting technical with multi syllable rhymes & complex rhyme schemes, wordplay, punchlines, and more. For me, it’s like constructing patterns together. Also, I love mixing that skill with the ability to tell a story, or a topic that involves just being relaxed and having fun.

JOURNALIST. What shaped your music?
I’ve been influenced by artists like Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, Big L, Big Pun, Eminem, and more. When I first got into rap music, I got into listening to rap music from previous eras. Then I got into modern rappers like J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Joyner Lucas, Logic, and so on.

JOURNALIST. When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I realized at 19 that I was going to make music professionally. Before I went to a studio for the first time at 19, I used to record music with my iPhone in my bedroom, using my bedroom pillows as studio foam, and my laptop to play the song. Then, when the COVID pandemic started, I invested in studio equipment and learned how to record and mix. I was 21 at the time.

JOURNALIST. What type of music do you listen to?
As an artist myself, though I write rap lyrics, I don’t always try to stick to one genre when listening to music. I listen to hip hop / rap, as well as a little R&B, a little bit of rock music.

JOURNALIST. What inspires you to write music?
One thing that inspires me are the songs that I love listening to from others, no matter who it is. Also, another inspiration for me involves my current lifestyle, as well as having conversations with friends & family, knowing people’s likes & dislikes. I try to keep my mind open to my surroundings for my music because it gives inspiration to the topics I can write about.

JOURNALIST. What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I love planning new ideas in terms of music videos, new ways to promote my music, networking with others, and thinking of new types of music content to post on my social media. Outside of music, I love doing stuff like working out, spending time with friends & family, and watching my favorite shows & movies. Outside of music, I also try to make time for hobbies as a way to enjoy activities I love as well.

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, I wish I was told that I’d have to post music consistently & promote music consistently. Also, I wish I was told that money is involved in music because you’ll have to pay for music videos, studio sessions, cover arts, and more. For artists just starting out, my advice is to always practice on your music as much as you can, as well as learn how marketing a song works because it’s more just simply dropping a song.

JOURNALIST. Where do we find your music / music projects?
Apple Music : https://music.apple.com/us/artist/mp14/1479272003

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/6a2uxFng24xvzabNO436Mp?si=CknQ59o4RqqxWvsggriEQQ

YouTube : https://youtube.com/channel/UC42_YiE5SteHI7kVaHq1_lg

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/mp14._/?hl=en

TikTok : https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdmPtTgu/

 

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Who Is Tae Daproducer ?

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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_

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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.

Stream Oca Stacks Here

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