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A platform where aspiring individuals can be interviewed and showcase their crafts on "Enter-taynment Views".

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Aspiring individuals striving to become known in the industry.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jahir: Judgement And Hardship Is Reality

Check out my interview below with a phenomenal artist, Jahir.

Hey Jahir, thank you for doing this interview with me. Tell me about yourself. What encouraged you to pursue a career in the music industry?

I remember being in high school… it had to be my freshman year. A good
friend of mines was in a popular local group at the time, just being
around them influenced me to start writing. Ill admit I wasn’t that good
at first lol!! But I kept working on it, just because I loved the art form of
writing and eventually I became pretty good at it.

Well at least you admit that if at first you fail you must try again! How long have you been doing music? Describe your style of music.

I was 18 the 1st time I ever recorded in a real studio, so I would say
somewhere around then. My style of music is thought provoking and
very personal to me. I give the listeners insight about who I am while
presenting it in way so they can feel like YO! I can relate to that cuz I've
been through it.

That's exactly what the industry needs. More music where people can relate. What makes you different versus your competitors in the industry?

I bring a certain level of honesty in my music. Im not afraid to put it
all on the line. I Feel most artist are afraid on letting the people know
how REAL life really is. Everyday ain't a good one ya dig…every sky aint

And that's real! Who are some artists that you’ve worked with? Anyone internationally?

Nael Shehade , Flawless Tracks, 1120, Mike Jaxx, D-Win, D-Train, Yung
Air, D2g, Aye Burks, Cory Cache these are a few of my personal friends
they are all very talented Producers/Artist/Singers. I've worked with Dj
Ames from UK on a mixtape called live from the house of paid.

That's great Jahir. You definitely have a hefty Are you currently working on any new projects or events?

Im currently working on a self titled album Jahir ( Judgement. And.
Hardship. Is. Reality) and a mixtape called Who is Jahir. I've been
keeping myself busy with that. I'll also be launching a lifestyle blog very
soon. It's all rebuilding and rebranding with me right now with bigger
and better plans ahead.

I can't wait to check out the lifestyle blog. It's going to help your fans connect with you on an even personal level. What are your future goals as an artist?

I want to be able to change lives by doing what I love most…music

What a wonderful interview! Check out Jahir on Twitter and Facebook. Also, be on the look out for his new projects! 

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Twitter: @iampro2je

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12-12-12 Concert

"Music and comedy royalty struck a defiant tone in a benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims on Wednesday, asking for help to rebuild a New York metropolitan area most of them know well". The sold out show was held in Madison Square Garden with a lot of celebrity performances and assistance. Some of the performers included Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney. You can follow up on some of the performances from Youtube. Also, visit their website for information about the movement and how to donate.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mark Steele: Question Mark

Check out my interview below with artist Mark Steele.

So who exactly is Mark Steele? I’d like to know more about you.

Mark Steele: It’s kind of dope that you asked that because my whole brand is based
off that one question, who is Mark Steele? To be truthfully honest, even I’m still
trying to figure out that answer. Everyday I’m growing and maturing as a man and
as an artist; and I have these constant battles with myself about the person I want
to be vs. the person I am becoming. So just like any true artist, I thought it would
be dope to try and bring my audience along with me on that journey. But to sum it
all up what I can tell you is that Mark Steele is just a normal kid from Durham, NC;
blessed with extraordinary talent and with an even more extraordinary amount of
ambition to achieve his dreams.

I appreciate your honest answer so much. I can definitely relate to the constant battle that we experience with ourselves. So what encouraged you to pursue a career in the music industry? What all do you do?

Mark Steele: Well ever since I can remember I’ve always had a gift musically, but
the blame for encouraging me to pursue this as a career has to be placed on my
uncle Ice Rocka. When I was about 14 he started an indie label based out of Durham,
NC called Stillhouse Records. He signed me along with my longtime friend Mike
Lowrey as a rap duo called “Mic & Rep”. Once we accomplished a little success such as
being place in the “Unsigned Hype” section of The Source Magazine(Feb. 07) I knew
this was something I wanted to do forever. Rapping, directing videos, recording,
mixing, engineering, and designing clothes are the only things I do right now. I
haven’t reached my full potential yet, skill or success wise, so I don’t think I’ll be
adding anything else to my resume until I do.(laugh)

You have so much to offer! It's good to never limit yourself to what you can do. Even you don't know your greatest potential. Mark, who are some artists that you’ve worked with? As a hip-hop artist, how do you stand out?

Mark Steele: I’ve been rapping for awhile so I’ve worked with plenty of artist over
the years. I think so far the most notable collaborations are with Young Money
artist Cory Gunz and 9th Wonder’s Jamla Records artist Rapsody. To stand out as a
hip hop artist I just try to simply remain me. Out of 6.6 billion people in this world
there's only one of me. I try to focus on that fact when I’m making a song and so far
it’s seem to work. Hate to sound kind of cliche.

Wow, that's amazing. By the way, Congratulations on your new album! What’s the
story behind it?

Mark Steele: Thanks! Although I wouldn’t quite call it an album, it’s all
original tracks and its album format but I’d prefer to consider it a mixtape. Its
called “Question Mark” and its my 2nd solo project. It’s actually a spin off of my
1st solo mixtape titled “Who Is Mark Steele?” Like I touched on earlier, as I mature
as individual, I also grow as an artist as well and on this project I touched on a lot
different topics based off that one issue. For example there is a song on the project
called “Balance” where I talk about the interpersonal conflict I have between fully
catering toward the “mainstream” sound or the “underground” sound, because I’m
in love with both and I’m also good at them both so its hard to neglect one or the
other. There's also a lot more topics so I feel the whole tape is a great piece of work
that everyone should enjoy it.

That's dope. Do you have any specific goals as you continue to work in the industry?

Mark Steele: Honestly, I just want to get whatever's coming to me, because either way its coming..

Be sure to download Mark Steele's new mixtape "Question Mark

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Twitter: @whoismarksteele