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Virginia Native Tay Kelley drops gems in the industry adding value to his community



Tay Kelley

Journalist : Tell us a little about yourself?

Well I’m an artist first so music is and has always been my passion… for the most part I don’t go a day without creating a new chorus, Verse, or Concept that describes my life experiences.  Pouring into My Craft has been a major part of my life and now I’m pouring into other artist careers as well since I have grown a large platform to do so.  I’m really just a humble down to earth man who is for the people.

Journalist : How did you come up with your artist name?

Tay is Short for my first name which is Monte’ …. My Last Name is Kelley but not like R Kelly…. it’s an extra E On the end.

Journalist : How long have you been in the music industry?

10 years plus

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

Making Good Music that began to go Viral got the attention of a lot of executives.  That’s when I made my first Powerful Relationships

Journalist : How would you describe your latest single?

It’s the 3 F’s For me: Fun, Fire, Fierce… lol

Journalist : When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

Probably Never… Some of the best Drake Songs never had a visual.  Same thing in this case

Journalist : Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

Jay-z, Dame Dash, Kanye West, and Drake.  There’s many more but i’d like to say those guys had the most impact off the top of my head.

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

It Starts with the beat most of the time.  I see Colors when I hear a beat… The beat usually tells me what I should give to it.

Journalist : What is the concept behind your forthcoming project if working on one?

Really just motivation and inspiring people who follow my movement to win… At this point it’s Win or Die For me because I hate losing.

Journalist : Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

Maybe maybe not.  I have my hands in So many things.I guess we’ll just have to see what God and the Fans want me to do.The universe has plans for me as well, you know? Let’s see where the art takes me.

Journalist : What are must haves when you’re in the studio working?

Hmm good question.  But I’m really simple when it comes to that… A Great Engineer is and Ac is Really all I need… but having people in the studio that I respect musically is definitely a Plus!

Journalist : Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?

Only time will tell, I work with who wants to work with me…. it’s gotta be dope though.

Journalist : What was the last album you listened to?

NT4 Dub Hostile Takeover

Journalist : Where can the fans follow your journey?

Fans Can Follow me at


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Who Is Tae Daproducer ?



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



Gucci Gordy

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





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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