Interview | Legendary Tazmania Talks New Music, Hip Hop Icons, & What’s Next @sizzlejimi

Legendary Tazmania has been deep rooted in the music scene dating back to his teenage years. He can recall the late legend Easy-E bringing him to his very first concert which of MC Breed and DJ Quick.  Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, he was up rooted at age thirteen to Los Angeles where music forever changed his life. He signed his first record deal in 1992 and released hit after hit. As he enhanced his craft and progressed in his career, he had the opportunity to tour the globe with major artists Mike Jones, Beat Nuts, Dilated Peoples, Eve, and more. To date he holds a lengthy catalog of music and hasn’t stopped yet.

” I believe in the words that Guru once told me, “keep spitting because you are what they need”

MJ: Thank you for taking time away from creating music for this interview. Let’s take it back to your younger years.  Do you think your career would have taken a different direction if you and your family didn’t move to Los Angeles?

Taz: Thank you for having me, and yes, it definitely would have been different.  I wouldn’t have met the people that actually made me love Hip-Hop like Skoolz, who let me have my first speaking role on a song.  Also Yomo and Markel who are Ruthless Records artists and their album “Burn Old Glory”, and I can’t leave out my relationship with the Bell’s of New Edition or how the Kinky Boys helped me to be original in my approach when it comes to creating music.

MJ: Talk about that concert that Easy-E took you to. As a young by that must have been an adrenaline rush to experience.

Taz:  It was I was on top of the world! To see everything up close was life changing, even though DJ Quick thought we were Crips because we were in blue…but Eazy smoothed it over.

MJ: In 1992 you released your first project “Come Say Hi to The Bad Guy”.  It can be mind-blowing to look back at your very first single or project. What would you say to that young Taz?

Taz: I would say don’t be so full of yourself, work hard and party later.

MJ:  From that you started your own rap group and label, which became a staple for Cali Hip Hop, and opened up some major doors for you. Share some of that with us.

Taz: Yeah being part of a group was cool it give me a chance to see other point of views and to remain humble in the face of so many egos. It also gave me the opportunity to meet a wide range of artists such as Outcast, Luda, and others. It gives you a sense of professionalism you need to have to live up to.

MJ: You’ve shared the stage with a handful of major artists and key players in the industry.  What stands out the most from those experiences?

Taz: I would say my chance meeting with Jay-Z in Stockholm along with Mr. Hayes, may he rest in peace, he was like a mentor for a short time. Meeting Warren G and his uncle Ron G was also life changing when they saw me perform overseas and let me know I had worth in the music scene.

 MJ: Let’s bring fans up to speed now. You’ve released a lengthy catalog of music throughout recent years.  Talk about your style and flow and how as an artist you have progressed and evolved from each project.

Taz: I have always looked at this business as an ever-changing one, and as an artist you must evolve with the times.  My flow is one of a kind, and smoothed out with a conscious realism.  I am a product of my environment with a world-wide sense of my people and the habitat we live.  But sometimes I like to make light of those differences.

MJ: What’s hot right now with Taz? Talk about your latest single “Flash Flood”. Also give us some inside scoop on upcoming projects or collaborations.

Taz: Yeah it’s coming out later this month.  It was produced by Synthetic, who made a fire track about getting rich quick dreams we all have at some point. The rest you will have to wait until it’s released, can’t give it all away…My latest single “Vinus” is the sh*t! It’s a shout out to all women of the world and how in their grace and beauty have made me feel that there’s always an unspoken meaning to someone special.

MJ: When it comes to influences, whether it be musically or personally, who do you credit?

Taz: Wow that’s a hard one.  I actually try to stay away from anyone else’s style, but some think I’m similar to T.I. But I think there is no other to credit for my style.

MJ: As we wrap up is there anything else you want the world to know about Taz?

Taz: Yeah, no one will give a better live performance than Taz. Be on the lookout for my new album “Paper Cuts”, I promise I will do everything in my power to make it groundbreaking for my fans!

Click here to stream “Vinus”

Follow Taz @SizzleJimi

TazMan71@live.com 

[Interview] Tayana “The Poet” Smith

Recently Aidem Media Group hung out with with a new artist in the game, Tayana “The Poet” Smith, and WE have the exclusive interview!!
 [Interview] Tayana "The Poet" Smith
Name:

Tayana The Poet Smith

Age:

28

Favorite color:

Gold/Red

Favorite food:

Caribbean Cuisine

Genre of Music:

Hip Hop

Who are some of your roll models when it comes to getting your foot in the music industry?

Sir Lucian Charles Grainge Lauryn Hill, KRS-One, Maya Angelou, Rakim, and Early Tupac.

How long have you been doing music?

I’ve been doing music for 16 years. It’s been my outlet and oxygen since age 12.

How did you come up with the name of your first single?

The idea for my first single came about in the most authentic form, I am THE POET and poetry is my DNA so the single COMPOSITION BOOK is THE POET sharing her pain to the mass. Completely vulnerability displayed in that record.

Now after a long struggle of getting exposure, how do you feel?

I feel like I have more work to do, like THE POET hasn’t made a difference yet.

Word?!? So it can be said that you have a great performance when your doing a show?

Great performance is a understatement. All show dates will be posted via twitter: @Tayanathepoet via instagram: @voiceofthepoet

When is your next single dropping?

My next single Pyramid will be dropping July 04, 2018

What would be the name of your next single or album and why?

The name of my next album is going to be called Rebellion, because I’m going to completely rebel against the metaphorical side of THE POET.

How did you come up with that name for the single?

History is in the name Pyramid, and I wanted to do something totally different from my other music, just to expose a little bit of my consciousness rap abilities.

How long have you been in the music business?

I’ve been in the music business about 5yrs to date. I was more focused on learning the business aspect of the music.

Where can we find your music at?

You can find my music in all digital music stores such as, Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music, Rhadospy, and etc.

If you could do a collabo with any artist who would it be and why?

Most definitely would love to collaborate with Lauryn Hill, KRS-One, Rakim, Loaded Lux, Kendrick Lamar, J.cole, outside of me loving their music theory, all of these artist have one thing in common; Which is the ability to pore out intellect, spiritual, emotional, political, and physical consciousness in their music, and make it relatable.

What is your opinion when it comes to hip-hop and politics?

I really don’t have an opinion about politics in hip hop, as far as HipHop in general it shapes culture rather it leaves a Mark or Scar is clearly up to the Artist.

 

Hear her music on Spotify HERE

 

Connect w/ Tayana “The Poet” Smith:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Poet-220958468459451/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh4CABLhFSD/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayanayDavis

Website: www.voiceofthepoet.com

[Interview] Introducing @jldmusic

We caught up with a new artist in the game and his name is JLD 

[Interview] Introducing @jldmusic

Favorite color?
Blue

Favorite food?
Too Many to choose from but what sticks out the most is around holiday time like Christmas – Dressing,  Greens, Mac&Cheese, Turkey Etc.

Favorite artist and why?
A few have inspired me,  Michael JacksonBrian McKnight,  Joe,  Brandy,  Kim Burrell,  Darryl Coley,  Prince,  Fred Hammond,  Beyonce, India Arie

What age was you when you got bit by the bug the music bug that is?

I have been surrounded by music since I was born… it runs on both sides from singers to musicians it hit me very early
Who was some of your role models while coming up in the music industry?Coming up I was exposed to a guy that I will never forget,  he was one of the Head Choir Directors at my church his name was Ricky Linton… his vocals were Ridiculous I mean perfect pitch when he was going over different parts …even when he whistled it was perfect as well,  if I’m not mistaking he worked with Aretha Franklin early on when he was younger,  they’re runs and riffs vocally were very similar.  One of my last conversations I had with him was that I asked him to train me,  He told me yes and I was so excited,  I promised I was going to be a sponge… soaking up all the his techniques.  I shortly found out he was sick,  not to long after he passed and we never got a chance to work together but he was definitely a true role model for me coming up …someone I will never forget!
What made you decide to get in your genre of music?

I have roots in Church and it will always be my foundation…

Pop/R&B/Hip Hop and Country is what I connected to when I started my pursuit… So I wanted to leave an Imprint of my own expressing myself through these Genre’s

What’s the name of your first single? 

Tap Out

How did you come up with the name?

I wanted to choose something that was easy to remember and that Stood out as well,  so those two words together are already familiar with people’s minds so it was a easy decision to make.

What is your feed back on the direction of hip hop?

Hip Hop like every Genre is always evolving and I personally feel that the balance of what is happening with today styles and the foundation that was laid in the very beginning will come together and create the future of the Genre

If you could do a collabo with any artist who would it be and why?

Brandy,  Beyonce,  Drake,  Kanye,  Taylor Swift to name a few.  The bodies of work these artist’s have laid is Unprecedented,  they all have took risks expressing themselves and I fill that our chemistry will compliment each other to the fullest so I hope in the near future I will be able to work with all of them at some point.

So how does it  feel to get your music out to the masses?

Truly it is a dream come true… or I should say My Dream meeting my Reality and My Reality meeting my Destiny

I am Truly Overwhelmed with just knowing I have the opportunity to present my visions,  my perceptions,  my idea’s musically to the world.

Tell us a little bit about your self?

I have a Strong Spiritual background…I’ve always had a love for Art in the form of Creating.  I highly respect and have a love for acting… there is nothing like being captured by a moment for those few seconds taking you hostage (Action/Adventure and Sci-fi, and of course Comedy).

I’m laid back but I can be very spontaneous… I wouldn’t call myself a comedian but I have made a lot of people laugh… I am Very Determined,  Disciplined,  strong willed,  I’m not afraid to take a risk for what I believe in.  Basketball is my first choice when it comes to sports… My Jump shot is Crazy… No Rim is safe!

I have done a lot of Jobs but all Roads have led back to Music… its who I am.

[Interview] Introducing @jldmusic

Social media links

Facebook  –  jldworld
Instagram  –  @jldmusic
Snapchat – jldmusic
Twitter  –  @jldmusic
Soundcloud – JLD Official
Label Website –  http://aidemmediagroup.net/artist-roster/jld/

[Interview] Introducing Schelli Smith

Recently Aidem Media Group hung out with with a new artist in the game, Schelli Smith, and WE have the exclusive interview!!
[Interview] Introducing Schelli Smith
Favorite color?
My favorite color is her black.
Favorite food?
I love eating salads.
Favorite artist and why?
My favorite artist is 50 Cent, I’m my eyes he is the quintessential, rags to riches success story. He inspires me to keep striving to reach my own goals.
What age was you when you got bit by the bug the music bug that is? 
I believe I was most likely born with it, but my first taste of entertaining was when I was in eight grade chorus. I sang fame and then and there I knew I’d realized my calling.
Who was some of your role while coming up in the music industry? 
The most influential artist for me, while coming up, was Prince. But I also idolized Stephanie Mills and George Benson and the like..
What made you decide to get in your genre of music?
Again I would have to accredit my choice of music genre to Mr Curtis Jackson
What’s the name of your first single? 
My first official single is title Sailing
How did you come up with the name?
The title Sailing us a,metaphor for release the song is about one very young girls desperate desire to be delivered from A most horrendous situation in her home life.
What is your feed back on the direction of hip hop?
I think that hip hop has just as much power and influence on society as its ever had, and that’s inspire of these surgence of mumble rap
Who is your favorite artist and why?
Again Curtis Jackson, he’s achieved unbelievable heights in his multifaceted career thus far.
If you could do a collabo with any artist who would it be and why?
Besides Curtis Jackson? Maybe Jamie Foxx or even Jack Black.
So how does it  feel to get your music out to the masses?
It is an absolute honor and a privilege to be able to share my work on such a magnanimous platform and I like to personally thank Mr Michael Neely, for this wonderful opportunity to do so.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
There’s really not much to say, other than the fact, that coming into the music industry has been a lifelong dream and I hope that masses listen to, and are positively influenced and even educated and enlightened, by the messages I’m striving to convey through my music.
[Interview] Introducing Schelli Smith

Connect w/ Schelli Smith:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/schellin.smith

Instagram: http://instagram.com/schelliwatts

Twitter: http://twitter.com/schellischell

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/track/84267333

Amazon: http://a.co/3cELBj6

[Interview] Introducing @margo_simmons

Recently Aidem Media Group hung out with with a new artist in the game, Margo, and WE have the exclusive interview!!
[Interview] Introducing @margo_simmonsTell us a little bit about your self?

I live in my own world and learning to be responsible for whatever I create. I’m a truth seeker and a risk taker. I’ve learned to take my power back.  I was born a story teller and I have many. I’ve been the living dead for so long not doing what was born to do letting religion principles rule my life. It is indeed death and it hurts like hell.

Favorite color?

Blue in all variations

Favorite food?

Don’t have favorite but I like baked chicken wings.

Favorite artist and why?

This is a difficult questions there are certain songs I like from artist but not necessarily the artist itself. I have an eclectic taste. From Billy Ocean to Stevie Nicks to Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Sade, MaDonna and of course Young Thug and Future. I can go on forever.

What age was you when you got bit by the bug the music bug that is?

When I start realizing what makes me happy. I was about 18.

Who was some of your role while coming up in the music industry?

My Role Models: Barry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richy, Baby Face and Master P.

I love Moguls and Great Songwriters.

 

[Interview] Introducing @margo_simmonsWhat made you decide to get in your genre of music?

I just needed something popping in this era.

What’s the name of your first single? 

Love-Slave and Let Me In Your Heart

How did you come up with the name?

My Government Name lol

What is your feed back on the direction of hip hop?

The majority have been positive and then you have that percentage that doesn’t approve.

If you could do a collabo with any artist who would it be and why?

Steven Taylor. I love his song, Dream On, his style, his stage presence his lips, his vocals and most of all his drive.

So how does it  feel to get your music out to the masses?

I don’t feel anymore. I’ve became numb because I’ve been at this for a lifetime.

Connect with Margo:

https://www.instagram.com/margo.simmons.1

https://twitter.com/margo_simmons

https://www.facebook.com/margosimmons

#NewInterview DaTBoYZ3L Visits BrinkTV @DaTBoYZ3L

Jackson, Tennessee recording artist DaTBoYZ3L is still making rounds with his 2016 full length, debut album, “DaTBoY”.  Z3L has dropped numerous singles and videos from the project such as “Stressing”. Wasting zero time, he continues to stride ahead and announced his forthcoming album, #DatSeason, and it’s lead off single, “Danger”. Aside from music, Z3L is hard at work branding his movement and plans to launch many more items from his clothing line.

Just recently, DBZ made the trek from Jackson to Atlanta for a promotional run for the “Stressing” single. After returning home, having successfuly linked with prime DJs in Georgia, Z3L connected with the Memphis-based BrinkTV for his first ever video interview segment. They spoke about his name origin, “DaTBoY”, his clothing line, upcoming album and much more. Watch the full interview here and stay tuned for “Danger” to premiere very soon.

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by.MBJ Presents “The Crossover” Episode 1 – Wu Gang – @MariaMyraine

The premiere episode of by.MBJ’s “The Crossover” is here featuring a few sons of legendary Wutang Clan members – aka “Wu Gang “, an unofficial moniker. “The Crossover” produced & hosted by Maria Myraine, features exclusive interviews outside of your regular “sit-down” setting. The new series is co-directed by head of video, Blake Symphony, alongside head of photo, James Bourne.

Featured in the first episode, rightfully titled “Wu Gang,” are a few sons of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Supreme (son of Ghostface Killah), iNTeLL (son of U-God), and Father Sha (son of Method Man) are growing into their own person while, of course, being inspired by their fathers. The three discuss their childhood, Hip Hop, politics, sports, and more in between some hoops. We then followed the Gang to a studio in Brooklyn where they showcased their own talents, and chopped it up a bit more on various subjects.

“The Crossover” looks to bring a unique setting for each interview, centered on an activity the featured artist likes to do. It blends Maria Myraine’s love for Hip Hop, and for life, overall. With Blake Symphony, and James Bourne, the trio look to spotlight an array of influential figures whilst participating in the feature artist’s chosen activity.

Exclusive Interview: @monsterguild Speaks With Rap Music Promo

1. Introduce yourself and how you got started in the entertainment business.

My name is Devon Brabham, but often referred to as the Ghost. I started in the industry, ironically as a “Ghost Writer” when I was 12 years old. Being from Las Vegas, there were few opportunities for aspiring writers and artists when I was growing up. I wrote my first rhyme for a lot of the world’s favorite artists’ both in the hip hop genre, R&B, and even in the gospel sector. I met a lot of A&R’s and music executives at an early age, who helped strengthen and increase my music IQ before I went to college.

2. What was your first job like when you finally got your start?

My first job in the industry was filing contracts. I didn’t know anything about the percentages and or what the words meant, but I was determined to learn. I wrote down every word I didn’t know and went home and looked it up in the dictionary. I became addicted to learning how the entire process came about. Basically, I was hungry to learn.

3. What’s been your favorite project or task thus far?

My favorite project I have done, is the Year of The Monster 2, which I executive produced. It’s a great collective of some of my favorite independent artists and some of my major artist friends. I really dug deep inside myself to put out a collective mixtape that all fans from any genre will enjoy. My favorite task that I have had the joy to be a part of has been the recruiting when I was with an A&R with Indie Music Factory/Ingrooves/Universal Music Group. I really enjoyed the entire process, and it helped increase my industry IQ and carve out my credentials as an industry professional.

4. Give us the most challenging part of your role and the easiest.

The most challenging part of being a manager of artists is finding a way to get the artists to listen and provide content. Artists sometime get the conception that a manager must invest in his or her artists and do everything but record the famous track. This is the hardest fallacy to overcome. The easiest part of the job is building the brand for the artist. A lot of people may think that this is the hardest, but it is the easiest part of the artist-manager relationship.

5. What are some of the biggest differences in the industry now from when you started?

One of the biggest differences is the industry is primarily digital. The industry has changed so much because it has so many shortcuts to get artists exposure. The internet has provided an advantage and a disadvantage. The artists are given so many shortcuts to get them to where they want to be. The artists are causing themselves a disadvantage because the fan engagement is lost. When I started the artists were made to work the streets, vendors, barbershops, shopping malls, and many more avenues to build their fanbase of new listeners.

6. Why can having a great team benefit a new or established artist?

There are so many nuisances that go into the daily success of an artist, having a developed and knowledgeable team can catapult the new artist, and sustain the established artist for many years to come. A team can protect an artist from the pitfalls of the industry.

7. For those dreaming of making a living from this industry, what advice could you provide?

Be humble, be prepared, and above all be mindful of your character. Your character must remain even through your growth within the industry. Finding a mentor, a PR, a publicist, a social media marketing team, a booking agent, and a road manager are among all the necessary things that is needed for an artist to be successful. More than anything else, these things are not free, and that fact is one of the major reasons some young artists fail.

https://www.instagram.com/americanmonsterguild/

https://www.facebook.com/Americanmonsterguild/

Introducing @pgeezay

Name: Preston A George Jr. 
City/State: Born in Baton Rouge/LA; Currently living in Houston, TX 
Stage Name: P.GZ.
Introducing @pgeezay
Genre: Male 
Coke/Pepsi/Dr.Pepper/Hawaiian Punch/Snapple/Tea – Sweet/Un-Sweet? Delaware Punch/ Unsweet Tea
 Favorite food? Thats a tough one lol 
Favorite artist? Soulja Slim 
How long have you been doing music? 15 years 
How would you describe your music? Positive Energy, Healing, wisdom, testimonies, good times
What are some of the biggest obstacles you have encounter? Severe Brain Damaging Accident 
Do you write all your music? Yes 
What is your inspiration for being in the music industry? It brings me joy to help and heal through my words and that began with writing poetry 
When you’re not in the studio what music do you listen to? Ol’ Skool classics, 90’s era R n B
What are some highlights in your music career? Never being heard before and the crowd giving real love to what they heard and witnessed 
How did you come up with the single you are pushing? “Silly Putty” Something I like to call clown network
Introducing @pgeezay 
What is your future goals for success? To be the leader I’m supposed to be in helping and healing 
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be and why? Kendrick Lamar, because he come from within his soulful spirit 
What advice can you give others who may follow in your footsteps? Be yourself… 
Where can our readers find your music? Soon to be on ITunes, Spotify, Internet Radio and Blogs
What are your social media sites?  
Instagram: @__pgz__ 
Twitter: @pgeezay 
Facebook: Preston George 
Soundcloud @pgz_therebirth
Contact info for you (i.e. manager, booking agent, etc.) T-Lady (832-630-5085)