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Time 2 Live Entertainment ~ The Indie Movement

  1. 1. 1 Time 2 Live entertainment Independent Artists Interview with Tamara Bubble Female Rappers Pretty Lek 01 2013
  2. 2. in this issue MJG Speaks 04 Greedy Wunda 05 Pretty Lek 06 Ashley S 11 Nomi Rose 14 Independent artists 16 DJ Warrez Interview with Tamara Bubble Meena Female Rappers Chase Ultra 19 20 23 26 28 AK 30 The relevance of music in sports 32
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  4. 4. 4 4 MJG Speaks Freestyle Artist, poet, speaker, emcee, writer, unlicensed preacher and author are just a few components that make up MJG Speaks. Her raw ability to freestyle poetry on the spot is what sets her apart Everything that you need and want to know. from other artists and her ability to transform unrelated words (given to her by any audience) into an original, unwritten, on the spot piece is just one way she chooses to connect with her audience and leave them in awe with her natural talent. MJG Speaks is a native of Prince George’s County Maryland. She has a heart that is over flowing with love and concern and she sees the good in any situation and anyone. She hopes to inspire and to encourage everyone she encounters with her words and daily affirmations.
  5. 5. 5 5 Born in Brooklyn, NY Greedy Wunda was influenced and surrounded by Hip Hop at an early age. Listening to the likes of KRS-1, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Kool G Rap. Living and breathing Hip Hop during the 80’s and 90’s, Until his mother packed up the family and left Coney Island for St.Paul, MN. At 13yrs old Wunda wasn’t prepared for the culture shock. He felt disconnected and lost in Check out more informations on website! the Twin Cities until he heard Nas “It ain’t hard to tell”. From that point on he began writing rhymes. During high school he and a group of friends formed Lethu Tungz. After a couple years the group disbanded, Wunda then began to record and preform with Vagabondz since then he’s went on to co-found D.B.D Ent with Vagga with a slew of projects planned for release. Beginning with the mixtape “Get2KnowMe”! Check out more informations on website! Email - Twitter - Mixtape - 2-Know-Me-mixtape.547613.html Greedy Wunda
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  7. 7. 7 7 7 Brooklyn-bred, world traveling, MC, Pretty Lek’s music is on the rise and exciting crowds from North Carolina to Italy. He is the man that made the Biggie is Back single pop across the internet. He has put out a consistent array It’s hard being an independent artist, but you have to get out there and grind. You have to be more hungry than the person that’s already out there. of hard-core, inspirational, reflective, self-deprecating songs in a series of mixtapes. His diverse style is what ap- Pretty Lek’s music is reaching an allpeals to most and, did I mention that time high. the man raps like there’s no tomorrow? We sat down with Pretty Lek and had Pretty Lek is seemingly overflowing a very fun, and enlightening converwith potential. His soul and self-driven sation. style evokes emotion and a little sur- Pretty Lek attributes his love of Hip prise, and a whole lot of anticipation. Hop to his family, from his older sibSo, as the collective patience of avid hip- lings and older cousins to his younger hop aficionados across the globe grows sibling. “My love for Hip Hop stem thinner and thinner, anticipation for from my family, my entire family is hip hop. Growing up listening to WuTang, Boot Camp Click, and Helter Skelter. I wrote my first rhyme at 9 years old.” Pretty Lek has a presence of shear domination when performing. He performed in some of Italy’s top venues from Milan to Germany. He has received much admiration from many of Italy’s top performers. He has solidified himself as a superior performer, opening for mainstream artists Bobby V., Sean Paul of YoungBloodz, and Waka Flocka to name a few.
  8. 8. 8 Unlike most artists, Pretty Lek has spent 10 years in the US Army. A typical day is not like a normal artist. “I’m actually active military; I’ve been in the Army for almost 10 years. So my typical day starts with a 6:30am formation PT in the morn- I wrote my first rhyme when I was 9 yrs. ing (for those now knowing, PT stands for Physical Training, Pushups, sit-ups etc.), once I get on, that’s when the music kicks in, I put my headphones on, and zone out.” Pretty Lek is also looking to his future, he’s not only thinking of the artist aspect of the music industry, but also the business side of things, he has picked up sponsorship from a few big name designers such as Frank Da Crank Fashion, and LaurentBeau. He has picked up sponsorship from a few other entertainment companies, and popular clubs in Italy. He has also started his record label Join Forces with Kings affectionately known as JFK. Pretty Lek’s Rap influences are too many to break down to just one “I can’t just name one; I’m influenced by Nas, Biggie, Pac, DMX, Jay Z, Eminem.”
  9. 9. 9 9 The best part of Lek’s style is his mastery of balancing an “underground” hip-hop aesthetic, with elements of soul and appeal to the mainstream. Pretty Lek has labeled himself the “Prophecy”, or the future if you will. The balance and consistent integration of these tangibles make his sound attractive to the ears and unique. Tracks like “Rolling In The Deep”, which imparts a international and local mainstream feel, that makes him a club favorite and acts as a soulful ode to female-interactions “When It’s Your Time” Ft R&B Sensation Naomi Rose, which presents a truly inspiring and uplifting ode to following your dreams. By putting out mix tapes Pretty Lek is leaving little doubt left in anybody’s mind that he is a serious artist, he will always attest to the fact that he can be one of the best emcees, and it was only his life responsibilities that took him away from his passion of writing and performing music. You can find Pretty Lek’s new album “The Price of Glory” on iTunes, ReverbNation, Amazon, and anywhere digital music is sold. Follow @PrettyLek7 on Twitter, and PrettyLek on Facebook. Once I get home, that’s when the music kicks in, I put my headphones on, and just zone out.
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  11. 11. 11 1 S.O.U.P Ashley Sierra Aka Ashley S. is a hip hop artist born and raised in Baltimore Maryland. She has a new energy fresh sound and a lyrical content that’s fun relatable and real, most call it music I call it audio therapy I just speak what I’ve experienced seen and feel and wanna be able to bring a new movement of love peace and enlightenment it sounds cliché but I truly believe in the power of music when it’s in the right hands music lifted me when I was at my lowest and have a gift that I wanna share with the world O.K. is the movement (organized kaos) food for thought is the series of music that I’m presenting to the public a melting pot of sounds moods and feelings but with thought provoking content the first installment is the amuse bouche and currently working the second course S.O.U.P (sold out and under priced) sold out and under priced
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  14. 14. 14 Naomi Rose Naomi Rose is a Baltimore born vocalist who has been singing since the age of five. She has been inspired by such art- Naomi Rose’s sound is derived from soul, funk, and R&B combined with her gospel roots… ists as Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, and Phyllis Hyman with her roots stemming from gospel. Since making her debut on the local music scene in 2009, Naomi Rose has performed with Legacy Musiq of Upper Marlboro, MD and is a former member of the all girl rock/soul band Mzery Loves Company. Naomi Rose’s sound is derived from soul, funk, and R&B combined with her gospel roots that she feels makes her an exceptional vocalist. She is set to release her solo project in February 2013.
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  16. 16. 6 116 Independent Artists Independent artists are the artists that produce music independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries. This process may include an autonomous and do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing. Most of the independent music artists do not fall into a single, defined musical style or genre and usually create music that can be categorised into other genres. It is very difficult to track down the volume of independent music sales. Going independent is the new reality for many successful music artists across the globe. Becoming a successful independent artist is very hard thing. However, as you know nothing is impossible. A person with great dreams can achieve great things. You should work hard and try your best to gain success, as there is no shortcut to success. Only a few artists or musicians will receive the music business attention they need to survive and achieve Music is Everthing we breath music !!
  17. 17. 17 1 7 success, but the vast majority of independent artist’s careers will die. The reason is that there is only room for a few emerging artists to succeed in the overcrowded sea of independent artists attempting to do the same thing. So, you should step out of the door and try hard, and your hard work will always gain you good results. Despite of having all the skills, you must learn everything about it perfectly to make your career shine. You will need to learn to record, market and sell your art successfully. You should take a positive step towards learning new skills or employing others who can do things for you. A successful artist is just an artist who does the Check out some up and coming artist on our website!! right things, the right way, and never quits. Create value and then creativity will tell people about it. Once you create a great music, the key thing to do is marketing. Many of the independent artists think that they to have a successful release, and they don’t market or promote their release, ending up in a failure. Marketing is the process of raising awareness of your music or release among the people. If you don’t raise awareness of it people are not going to know that you’ve even released a song. It is not simply enough to announce you have released a CD on Facebook and Tweeter about it a few times. Real marketing is often required if you want to make back the money Time 2 Live Ent. the time is now!! you have invested into that project. That can mean live shows, interviews, guest appearances, and much more. You have to spend much time on promoting your music to make it successful. Finance the most important thing for being an independent artist. If you are not good with your numbers, you are most likely going to end up dead meat in this industry. The music business has always
  18. 18. 118 8 been a game of numbers; how many units did your record sell, which position did it chart at, how many people saw you on your last tour. And now more so than ever, it is important to have a strong grasp of finance and money if you are to survive in the industry. With sources of funding becoming increasingly scarce, it is imperative that you make every penny work for you. You need to be able to figure out how you “Most of the independent music artists do not fall into a single, defined musical style or genre and usually create music that can be categorised into other genres.” can use your money to buy the most cost-effective home recording equipment to record your single or EP. It really is a new age in the world of music, and to survive and succeed it is no longer enough to simply be talented, but you will need money for making more money. As with anything in life, there are certain things you can do as an independent artist that can increase the likely hood of getting where you want to be. You just need to know what these things particularly are. If you want to increase your music industry knowledge and learn the skills it takes to become a successful independent artist then, build relationships with people who have great knowledge about it and you can get many things to know from them, as they will always like to tell you their great experiences. After knowing their experiences, you won’t make any mistakes that were made by them and it can help you in gaining success. You need to know that just making a great music is not the end but you need to do many things in order to become a successful independent artist and this can help you in achieving your great dream.
  19. 19. 1 9 19 DJ Warrez Well basically my name is DJ Warrez from, a DJ/Producer/BeatMaker living right outside the Philly area. I started getting serious about producing music about a year ago and crossed paths with Sean Ali a.k.a. Blitz Beats. 6 months in the making, The BeatSellingSquad was created for all beat makers and producers who wanted to have success online selling beats. We are a part of a community of over 200 international music producers inspiring and empowering other producers through the positivity of music. We teach music producers how to successfully setup their online beat business to generate daily sales and introduce them to multiple streams of income avenues... We got tired of the top producers holding back on info. So we invested in ourselves, learned it and now giving it back to the producer community! So in a nutshell that’s who we are and what our mission is.... We launched our Training Site. Check it out....
  20. 20. 20 2 0 Tamara Bubble In a time when most Indie artists are surely full of themselves, it was nice to have a reawakening of sorts in meeting up with a vivacious, energetic, talented, and down to earth young woman, Tamara Bubble. I got a chance to hang out with Tamara before one of her performances at the “Guilty by Association Concert Series.” Tamara is from my hometown of Brooklyn, New York. She has a brightness that is Top 5 artists Lauren Hill, Lil Kim, J. Cole, Joelle Ortiz, and Jasmin Sullivan. contagious, and makes you want to know what she’s about. She told a couple of jokes, and added some insight to her as an artist, and also just as a woman in the music business. Tamara felt strongly about current issues that are plaguing not just the music industry, but young urban community’s altogether. Tamara started The PSA Movement which was brought on by the frustration of topics such as abortion, guys “sagging” their pants, and simply living your life to the fullest. Tamara wrote and performed a series of songs dedicated to these pressing issues. “Pull Them Pants Up” and “To Kill A Baby.” Now these
  21. 21. 21 2 1 are two very controversial topics, but Tamara felt an urge to do something about it: “A lot of things were going on in current events, and people were not doing anything. I felt like people were just complaining. So, I came up with this theme of Do Your Part, and then I said to myself, I’m a musician, so how can I do my part? I figured people listen to music, so if I can make music that can inspire, then I’ll be doing my part.” Now don’t get it twisted, Tamara also put out a nice melody that was dedicated to “Living It Up” This tune was definitely necessary for those who don’t know how to party. Tamara wanted to create a song that was fun, and could be uplifting and make any wallflowers want to get on the dance floor. This song is sure to make you want to shake-a-tail feather. “The PSA Movement came out of frustration, a lot of things going on in current events” Tamara is enjoying being on tour, and understands the importance of expanding her name, and her brand. I asked if she ever got homesick “Not really, because it’s always good to go to another city, to see if they rock how you rock, if you do music, you want different crowds to see your music. You have to be able to go to different markets.”
  22. 22. 22 2 I had the honor of watching Tamara on stage, and to say that she turned it up is an understatement. Her performance was filled with an energy that was infectious. It was a performance that was exciting, and exhilarating. Tamara danced, and had the crowd on awe of her. And if you think she can only sing invite her to any cypher, and you’ll see she can surely hold her own. “If I can make music that inspires, or strikes the conversation on the different social issues, then I’d be doing my part.” Tamara Bubble is the complete package, with an album set for release in 2014 that will be sure to have a blend from Jazz to Rap. I am definitely looking forward to the release. Tamara’s latest album is on iTunes, Amazon, etc. you can also stream her album here Follow @TamaraBubble on Twitter and Facebook
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  24. 24. 24 4 2 Meena is an italian-born artist. She’s currently studying fashion design in Venice and she just spent 6 months in London interning for the very iconic Vivienne Westwood. Since childhood Meena has always had a passion for design and a deep interest of styles and arts from various cultures of the world, thus allowing her to fuse many different looks from the globe in to one unique style and also permitted her to develop a strong personality despite she grew up in a small proviciale town of closed-minded. At aged 16 she discovered photography was another way of artistic expression and thanks to this new passion, she honed her taste and skills by first using herself as a model and then friends. Years later Meena works primarily as a photographer at concerts and clubs but at the same time continuing to cultivate her love for the artistic pictures and portraits capturing everyday moments of daily life. Her amalgamation of photography and design has truly allowed her to carve out her own niche, expect big things to come from her!
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  26. 26. 26 6 2 A r e fe m a l e R a p p e rs still relevant? When it comes to female rappers, it feels cessful just before the Minaj era. A decade like they have always been around. Over ago, it was Lil’ Kim, Da Brat, and Eve but the course of all these years they definitely nowadays, it is Rye Rye, Azealia Banks, Bri- contributed a lot, not only to their niche but anna Perry, and Angel Haze.All of them have to the rap culture in general. Mainstream nothing in common, a part of the fact that pop success is a totally different story. What they are women and rapping. Some people seemed to work for the successful ones, at would rather classify them as regional rap- least when considering the pop world, was pers, rather than putting all of them under over-doing it and creation of almost car- the same umbrella. The only factor missing toonish characters. Nicki Minaj got famous before achieving massive success by Rye in 2010, but before her the last comparable Rye’s is her loyalty to Baltimore club music. female rapper was probably Missy Elliott in Unfortunately for her the compact industri- the early 2000s. Before Missy, Lauryn Hill had al sound is not widely popular yet. Azealia dominated the late ‘90s, as Lisa Lopes of TLC Banks’s is representing both New York and had dominated the mid-’90s, Queen Latifah the postpunk/freestyles movement. Miami’s the early ‘90s, and Roxanne Shanté the mid- own, Brianna Perry symbolizes the swampy ’80s. Kid Sister and Lil Mama were quite suc- south as well as the beach lifestyle. Angel Haze, the internet phenomenon is strongly tied to D.C. and punk culture. In today’s world, the Internet is lying down track of what is popular and what isn’t and the female rappers have to find a way to adjust to this reality. Rye Rye’s phrase “white girl shit” is fitting perfectly in this reality. While Rye Rye, Azealia Banks, Brianna Perry, and Angel Haze are black, the sensation-seeking
  27. 27. 27 2 7 internet culture is just more likely, to idolize female rappers who are lyrical and have staying power. Good examples here are Iggy Azalea from Sydney, Kreayshawn from Oakland, and Kitty Pryde from Daytona Beach. These three are the most popular ones at the moment. In Great Britain on the other hand, female MCs are much more protuberant and rap has had its own line of development for over twenty years. Ms. Dynamite, Lady Sovereign, Estelle, Lady Leshurr and Cher Lloyd are all good examples of this and all of them are still active on the United Kingdom’s market. Hip Hop is becoming more and more popular all around the world and each and every country and cul- Who’s your favorite female rap artist? ture has their own culture, stars and females rapping. A good example can be found in the Caribbean with dancehall and soca and their specific traditions of rhyming over beats. Nicki Minaj is originally from Trinidad, and many times she likes to make a point and rap and sing in British and Caribbean modes. This simply sets Nicki Minaj apart from her female rappers competition. Her repertoire contains anything from sentimental R&B ballads to enthusiastic pop-rap to uncompromising beat-driven hip-hop. Minaj could very well be the most successful female rapper ever. She simply has so many voices and personalities that the pop audience might feel like they don’t really need anyone else in the charts. That is until some other super talented female rapper will come into play. In the end of the day it is not the looks, connections, voice, background or anything else that matters when it comes to achieving success as a female rapper – it is simply one thing – and that is talent…
  28. 28. 28 2 8 At age 15 he found interest battle rap scene, and began writing his own raps to compete. Chase Ultra Chase Ultra was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. At age 15 he found interest in the local battle rap scene, and began writing his own raps to compete. During this time Chase describes it as, “a hunger for competition. I felt like I had witty and funny ways of saying things, and I enjoyed the challenge. Plus most of my friends were doing it, so it was natural that I slid my foot in the door”. After a few years battle rapping Chase decided to step away and focus on song writing. Fusing the sounds and styles of his favorite musicians and using his unique mind allowed him to find a sound that not only fits him, but also provides something new and refreshing to his hometown’s music scene. After Co-founding the music brand Charm Committee Chase put out the EP “City Investments”, and has his first album “Life2Live” set to be re-released January 2014 via Chase continues to perform throughout the Baltimore area and east coast along with other members of his music brand Charm Committee.
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  30. 30. 30 3 0 AK Born April 15 1983 in Kansas City Missouri, Abbas is an American Actor/Rapper. Abbas uses the stage name AK and has been doing shows in Europe since March of 2011. Before then AK did shows in Kansas City MO, Topeka Kansas, New York and various surrounding areas on mid-west and the east coast to include jazz and night clubs and many schools. Abbas was born to Najmah Qatadah (a strong African American woman) who was born in Philadelphia and moved to Kansas City after graduating Temple University. He has worked with many local artists and recording labels from a wide array of areas but has never been signed to any local or major labels. After having his son he decided to pursue a career in the United States armed forces and joined in 2007. Now a Specialist and a Rigger in the HHC 173d BSB, Abbas (AK) with a family and a career still manages to write and perform his songs in Europe.
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  32. 32. 32 2 3 The relevance of Music in Sports. Music has been a part of human nature since time began. It stirs something within us all, helping us to relive memories and feel our emotions. It’s not just everyday life that is af- beat. We all know how it feels when training in fected by the music we listen to. Research has the gym or out for a run when we don’t have our shown that music can have a dramatic effect mp3 player, it’s tough and far more draining. on the way we perform certain tasks, driving Scientists have identified five ways that music a car while listening to fast paced music will can affect some one’s performance and their cause a driver to speed up and become more preparation in the lead up to an event; confident in their actions. It is the same for • Dissociation Athletes. Studies performed show that using • Arousal fast paced music can increase the levels of • Regulation adrenaline in the blood stream and will en- • Synchronization courage the athlete to run and place a game • Acquisition of motor skills far faster and more aggressively those who • Attainment of flow listened to quieter and slower paced music. The importance of music Such is the effect of music on Athletes that in Because of the profound effect that music has 2007 organizers of the New York Marathon on the human psyche it is really important to al- decided to ban music from its event. The low athletes to use it during their preparation outcome of this decision was a huge uproar and in some cases performance. It can enable from the runners, many of whom decided to them to give their very best in competition. flout the rulings and run with music anyway. Such was there apparent need to run with a
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