Who is Kemara G. Night

Kemara vows life is not worth living if she cannot create and share the lessons derived from such an act, and she urges y’all to remember: #BlackMentalHealthMatters”

Here at The Artistry we were able to speak with Kemara G. Night, a Published author, seasoned multidisciplinary artist, and social justice advocate.

Below you will find her interview with V-Henny as you learn about Who is Kemara Night.

V-Henny: Can you tell us how you got started.

Kemara Night: The arts are literally in my blood. My grandfather was a musician (sax, piano, and guitar) in a band. Before I even knew all his loves, I found an attraction to them myself. My father is a writer and also musically-inclined. I like to think I got the former from him specifically. Since childhood I have always been creating. My first songs can be found on a cassette tape recorded by yours truly around the tender age of four years old. This was also the age range in which I took a liking to painting, reading and writing (yes she #advanced!), and acting. I was the lead in both my pre-school’s plays (“Swan Lake” and “Grease” respectively) and was often called “a ham” by my mom. I got started in the arts-and-entertainment fields before I even knew what they were. Most children are naturally inclined to creative expression but me? I know I was born to do it.

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music? 

Kemara Night: I didn’t necessarily have an inspiration when it came to songwriting and composition, however I did know I wanted to be like – or more accurately, yield similar impact of – the greats that touched me both sonically and spiritually. I fondly remember going on excursions to the Virgin flagship that used to exist in what I consider the “good old days” of Times Square, NYC. I still own CD’s from there, the last I recall buying [from Virgin] being my Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits and a 50’s R&B anthology pack of three discs. I had to be no more than nine years old or so. My soul has always held inclination towards the eclectic and the classics. I never discriminated when it came to music. It all held value, even if I could admit something was not my cup of tea. My first three CD’s bought for me were P!nk’s “M!ssundaztood”, Beyonce’s “Dangerously in Love”, & Britney Spears’s “Toxic”. Albums that quickly became mine because my mother tired of me blasting them on her stereo repetitively (LOL) include artists Tamia, Janet Jackson, and En Vogue. Both my parents, of Black-American descent often had Throwback Soul (70s-80s primarily) blasting somewhere, but each of their tastes were still quite distinct. My dad was who introduced me to “Old Skool” & Underground Rap; we wouldn’t go anywhere without blasting some Rakim & Eric B., EPMD, Salt n’ Pepa, etc. He also put me on to House which I ironically didn’t cling much to until I entered into the Vogue scene. Where he kept it #onculture, my mom introduced me to the palpable vibes of Classic Rock: Eagles, Aerosmith, Queen, etc. Thus, the inspiration was not any one keyplayer, pun unintended. I believe having that diversity from so young enabled me to expand my interests beyond typical scope. I would joke that my iPod would switch from Sade to Slipknot – except it wasn’t a joke though. Pertaining to music and the arts in general, “singularity” has never been my strong suit. It truly is all-or-nothing, though in the “absence of” there was bound to be something coming from my own throat, heart, or hands.

V-Henny: Have you ever felt discouraged by the industry and if so how did you overcome the thought/feeling?

Kemara Night: Strides have been evident however, the music and entertainment industries still do not widely cater to women like me: dark skin, average build, quirky, and alternative. If you are one or a combination of these things, you will typically find it most favored in a more media-traditional body i.e. light-complected in thin or bombshell mode. In the midst of discouragement, I typically overcome by recalling my purpose. As pessimistic as it sounds, I have toyed with the idea of, “What if I never ‘make it’?” The prospect used to frustrate me but the older I get, I balance this cynicism with the faith that whoever is meant to be moved by me will experience me, period. I have dreams of performing on Saturday Night Live and The Grammys, touring the world, and simply sharing my artistry in various ways. Yet, if I never make it mainstream, at least I know that what I did held merit and I never sacrificed my integrity for a quick buck. The thing is, I know no part of this system was truly made for people like me so if I am meant to make a difference in some capacity, that mission will push through regardless. I am tired every day, but even when I deluded myself into thinking I could stop, the songs persisted, the words poured, and I knew there was no way to deny it. I am here to stay, and any industry is either going to recognize it or lose out. 

V-Henny: In order to succeed in life you have to know how to give credit and give back . Who would you give credit to for your success thus far? `Who would you give back to ?

Kemara Night: God is the first and foremost. In my darkest moments I was provided with insight from above. Stories for another time (catch them on my YouTube one of these days), but I have to always give it up to The One. Next I share that love to anyone who has ever supported me – especially prior to me believing I was “support-worthy”. From the colleagues that paid for my college applications when I couldn’t; to the strangers that were delighted to buy my books and have me sign them; to even a post reshare on The ‘Gram, my work can only expand through the dedication and love of those who experience it. Lastly, I offer my credit to those that have inspired me both through media and personal exchange. Though my work lives within me, often my catalyst for motion came from experiencing someone else in process. There are things I have created that really only made sense after I digested another’s art and for that, I can only be grateful. I too have had the privilege of being that for people and that is the point I think, to inspire others to know they have it in them just as much as I or anyone else does. Important note: if something is directly motivated, I think it is crucial to include a note of dedication or “After” within the piece; great minds think alike – it is only fair, I believe, to praise that “uniformity” when it is starkly evident…

V-Henny: How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Kemara Night: I am still struggling to encapsulate my work into a singular phrase. Growing up I would say my favorite genres are “Rock & Rap rolled with Soul.” In essence, this is how I would describe my musical style but even that is not wholly accurate. The issue with labels is that once you try to divert from them, contention ensues. While I’ve come to acknowledge that people only “know” what you show them, I also recognize the cognitive dissonance when endeavoring to expand. Not just with me! This is a phenomenon vastly exemplified throughout media whether it be child stars maturing, or musicians entering different lanes, and so forth. For instance, I have been “making music” far longer than I was a spoken word poet. It was only because I held greater notoriety in the poetry world that people were aghast when I would say I’m something more than that. To that end, I was writing short stories before poems, but I digress! Currently more Rap/spittin’-based music can be found in my repertoire but if one were to peruse my IG, private recordings, or YouTube, they could find Neo-Soul, Rock, Folk, and Gospel influences. Moreover, I also songwrite and there is no barrier to the genres I create for that either. Like I said, I don’t do one thing – don’t think I ever will, LOL – and I like it that way. Thus, let’s circle back to the beginning: I create whatever flows from my soul, and at this juncture, that [Soul] and Rap are two genres heavily touched upon. Ask me again in a year, and I hope the answer will be just as transitional. 

V-Henny: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

Kemara Night: Considering I am not “just a musician”, I would truly be doing what I already am. 2021 is the year I have been more pronounced in my solo endeavors but I do this 25/8, truly. It has really been battling mental illness, Anxiety especially, that has kept me from attaining the heights I know I deserve deep down beyond the fear. Yet, I sing and hum everywhere I go; I write on napkins when I don’t have paper; I record myself and entertain friends and audiences; I think, think, think and then make things out of it (share them too). Nothing would change, it would just be awesome to expand who gets to witness it! 

V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at in your career?

Kemara Night: There is a quote I’ve seen in passing and to paraphrase, it said, “It will haunt you if someone who’s not as dope as you goes farther simply because they believed in themselves more.” As mentioned prior, “I does this” in private for my own joy. The sharing really only began when I was a teen, as people started to notice my inner world and asked that I share it. I allowed this desire because I saw the merit in doing so. People felt less alone, many felt understood, and overall someone often left grateful, if not genuinely inspired.  Frankly, I was not confident! Self-trust was foreign, however, the idea of, “You’re here now so you might as well show out,” would come to mind – so I did or at least tried to. Though my trip to Georgia had its bumps, I came back with more blessings than bruises, feel me? Now I can place “out of state performer” under my belt, all because I respected myself and my art enough to go for it. Time has wizened me to see the value in my gifts, and to then embark upon them because truly, it isn’t always about talent, but passion! 

V-Henny:  How long have you had this creative vision and what pushes you to be consistent ?

Kemara Night: As I answer this, I noticed that the time just hit 11:11 and it’s rather ironic to me because I think “consistency” is a frequent wish – and battle – of mine. Making the art is easy – it’s the consistency in showcasing the vision that bears difficulty. I still have growing to do in that regard. Just today I posted something on Instagram; I didn’t post for over two weeks. I am very private and I struggle  because I feel called to share (indeed, I have seen the powerful results when I do) but squanching the worries of my Ego is a frequent fight. I made a promise to myself to make this the year where I release the most content I can. That includes my first music video, music (check), vlogs, out of state performances (check), and other endeavors. Considering I am a multi-disciplinary artist, I often imagine ways to incorporate my arts into each other. This is my second hindrance to building consistency: healing perfectionism. There are projects I have been yearning to develop and release for months or even years but have yet to for the fear of–, well, just fear. “Perfectionism”, to me, is the fear of not having your own vision measure up to your execution. I feel this is more than just a phase, but a divine mission for me. At my darkest moments i.e. mental hospitals, in the clutches of abusers, etc., the arts were the only thing holding me down. Similarly, I have had people tell me my work is why they do what they do. I cannot take that lightly! Sometimes, I psych myself out with such a purpose weighted on me. I am not the most amazing artist to have ever lived, but I will be damned if my authenticity and artistry don’t manifest into the masterpieces I envision. That stated, 2021 numerologically is a “five-year”. “Five” is the number of change and transformation. This is the time to level-up and alter mindsets from agony to abundance. I am not certain, but I hold conviction and that is what is reminding me to keep up the momentum. Many of us can feel it in the air…”now or never” is in full ass effect.

V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans? 

Kemara Night: I often have people walk away feeling like they cannot measure up to me, which is mildly humorous considering I had low self-esteem for so long. Even I look at my scars and wonder, “How could anyone feel below me? Below anyone?!” I want to practice what I’ve been preaching – if you feel like you have nothing to offer, think again. Another great “Anonymous” quote comes to mind: “Someone notices you every day.” Whether you accept that or not, it is important to be mindful of what you’re offering into this world. This is not meant to make you fearful. Instead, consider that we all process information differently. Maybe something I say won’t hit somebody, but when you (whoever that special “you” might be) say that something in your unique way, you may potentially unlock someone’s entire world! I promise You, just go for it as honestly and strongly as you can, “bravery” or “confidence” aside. What you say or do literally could alter someone’s entire moment, day, dare I say Life. So live lovely, and let your truth speak loud in the way (or ways) it most greatly yearns to.

V-Henny: Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Kemara Night: A few months ago I shared a photograph I set up of my limited edition Control vinyl. I tagged Janet Jackson in my Story, and miraculously she shared it. No, I was not the only tribute shared, but out of thousands made, it felt amazing knowing someone of her stature would see my creation and repost. It has always been a dream to meet and perform with her, but for the first time, it felt like it could be real one day. Chances are slim but crazier stuff has happened! So I hold faith on that. It would also be iconic as heck to have a track with Rakim The God MC, as well as Tobe Nwigwe and his crew. I also have high hopes for Erykah Badu and Missy to see me – which, sidebar, some of the people I wish to work with have worked together in some capacity so #alignment, haha! Stevie Nicks would be another awesome candidate and J. Cole too (I think Dreamville is the ONLY label I’d let sign me). If Sade popped out wanting some people, I would throw my hat in to create with her band as well. Beyond these heavy hitters, there are many of my contemporaries and colleagues I would love to work with one day also, such as Rocky Snyda, Killa K, and quite a few others (if you don’t know them, go check the vibes after this interview!). I’d be remiss if I did not shout-out those that put me on early (musically) before I had the sliver of confidence I do now: @J_TheGodIs promoting and seeing me; @BrothaBrooklyn for being my first and only bandleader; @RaztahTree for entrusting me on his mixtape, which was also my first hook; @FesahRollins / @Stigity__ / Mike Mezzl (homie has too many handles, LOL), for inviting me to collab on what became my first big music project, “Hallelujah Remix”. I worked with y’all once and I would again – my gratitude is immense. The names listed are just the tip of the iceberg. I have more dreams to manifest, seeing other people within those visions. That is the point after all: to keep the vibe going, long after any of us still are. Áse and much love.

Meet Vero G

Here at The Artistry we were able to speak with the Multi-talented rising star Vero G. Born and raised in the Lower East Side. The Singer/Songwriter reaches many aspects within the industry and strives to be the best she can be. Catch Vero speaking with V-Henny on her experience with the music industry and the in’s and outs of how it works.

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music?

Vero G: My inspiration for making music is my parents who always told me to reach for the stars. I use my pain and personal things I had gone through to use as my motivation and inspiration for my songs. Also want to relate to everyone in my music.

V-Henny: How long have you had this creative vision and what pushes you to
be consistent ?

Vero G: At the very young age of 7 years old I saw my gift and knew at that moment in my life music was going to be a huge role. what keeps me being consistent is pushing myself every day knowing I have a purpose in this world. A mission to inspire people through my vision and my music. 

V-Henny: Please share with us the content behind your latest project.

Vero G: My latest content is my Victory Album which got released in 2020-2021. It is a very heartfelt album. It is very dear to me and personal. I feel this album shows my growth as an artist and the potential for greatness to come. It has great ballads, upbeat songs, and also emotional tracks. 

V-Henny: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Vero G: What I would love to change in this music industry is, to have it equally right for men and women for their salary rate. We as women in this industry get look down on or get the leftovers in pay and need to have equal rights to our royalties, and other mechanics in this game. Also, to have more workshops for all independent artists out there to learn what is their right and what they deserve in this industry as being independent. 

V-Henny: I feel as though an artist’s background and home upbringing plays a
big part in their work . What culture do you resonate to and do you
feel like you are the new breakthrough artist for that culture?

Vero G: Yes growing up in a Hispanic culture music was always a reminder of my passion and who I am today as an artist. I love all types of genres from Hip Hop, Rock, Salsa and so much more. It has molded me to be very diverse in my own music. I have a love for my Latin side of music. It gives me the freedom to express myself and embrace my roots. I do feel that I might be the breakthrough artist in the Latin and Hip Hop field. I want my music to sound different and resonate with my ancestors. To be different and unique. 

V-Henny: In order to succeed in life you have to know how to give credit and
give back . Who would you give credit to for your success thus far?

Vero G: Yes. I strongly believe in giving back and being a humanitarian to your community and to others. Who I want to give credit to is my family, to my management JM Empire Media, those who always believed in me when times I self doubted myself. 

V-Henny: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Vero G: The best advice I had ever got was from one of my former music producers Cool-Breeze. He told me to keep pushing no matter what and to inspire those around me. 

V-Henny: Your project is something like a newborn child to some artist . If
you can sum up the emotion you felt when you finished it with one word
what would it be and why ?

Vero G: The word I would use to the emotion of completing a project you put your heart and soul into is “Rebirth”.

V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans?

Vero G: One message I would love to give to my fans is to “Never Give Up”. Going through my own trials and tribulations in my life got to learn you have to stay on your grind no matter what obstacles comes your way. 

V-Henny: What’s next?

Vero G: Working on a lot of projects, will be releasing two EP albums out by this year and next year. Working on more books for my poetry or personal books, got new merchandise for my brand, more film work for a web series will be working on this year and other doc films or productions along the way. 

Make sure to follow this amazing rising star.


Website: www.verogmusic.com

Meet NMW KayJay

STL’s own NMW KayJay brings together intense and fiery themes of strength, passion, lust, remorse – and sculpts them into pieces that are guided by the foundations laid down by the fathers of old-school and new trap sounds. His music can be described as heartfelt stories that take your mind through a journey of deep introspection, while contrasted with infectious beats and hooks that keep the listener coming back for more. Learn more on NMW KayJay as V-Henny interviews him on his process and most recent single

V-Henny:  Can you tell us how you got started?

KayJay: My dad used to rap and he had a studio in his house, I was never allowed in because I was too young, but heard everything they were doing, and one day decided to write a rap. 

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music? 

KayJay: My pops. 

V-Henny: Have you ever felt discouraged by the industry and if so how did you overcome the thought/feeling?

KayJay: Never. The way I look at it is that, I was made to be a part of the industry, my heart is in this, and I’m invested into making it happen. 

V-Henny: What made you want to become a player in the music industry?

KayJay: Music is me, industry or independent, I love music. 

V-Henny: How would you describe the music that you typically create?

KayJay: Full of emotions & relatable story telling. 

V-Henny: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

KayJay: Probably be posted up on the States streets. 

V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at in your career?

KayJay: Really put a lot of stuff behind me and really focus on me and make a lot of sacrifices.

V-Henny: What projects are you presently working on?  

KayJay: “Fake Love” single just dropped on 4/11, we got the video coming mid May, and a new single called “Rags2Riches” dropping end of June. 

V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans? 

KayJay: Stay motivated and  dedicated to what you’re trying to achieve.

V-Henny: Please share with us the content behind your latest single “Fake Love”. 

KayJay: A lot of people want to see you win but plan on your downfall. This song was inspired by fake friends and traumatic situations. 

V-Henny:What’s next for you? 

KayJay: More shows in different states, I got vlogs and skits coming soon along with more interviews and singles. Make sure to tune in on YouTube and hit me on Snapchat @Nmwkayjay 

Follow him on all platforms http://Instagram.com/@NMWKayJay

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3x Grammy Nominated Producer James Worthy Reemerges With Edgy New Song, “In The Dark”

Written by: Julz Mancini

When coming in contact with successful musicians, they typically pinpoint several memories, accolades, and performances that helped catapult their drive to pursue a career in the music industry. For James Worthy, a huge turning point in his life was having the honor of meeting the “King of Pop” himself, Michael Jackson. Webster Hall, a well known venue in NYC, was where the two met for the first time. James recalls Michael Jackson stating, “You are going to be influential in the entertainment industry one day.” This phrase changed everything for the talented artist as he utilized it as the driving force behind his passion. 

The Queens, New York native was surrounded by the diverse sounds throughout the birth place of hip hop. Once James’ interest was sparked, he made certain to study well known musicians and song writers. As he attentively focused on the structure of songs, he soon blossomed as a producer and songwriter with his own unique sound. 

James is the perfect example of an artist who never gives up. Due to his determination, talent, and intelligence related to, not only music, but business, James Worthy embedded his mark in the music industry as one of the most sought after producers and songwriters. His resume and discography are impeccable, portraying his versatility in production, style, and artist selection. Some of your favorite artists have had the honor of working with James Worthy such as, Justin Bieber, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Fetty Wap, J. Holiday, Drag-On, Kurupt, Robin S., to name a few. 

Not only does the prominent producer create music for others. He has continued to work diligently in the studio on his highly anticipated debut album, “Once a Fairytale” due to be released this summer. The first official single from this amazing album is “In the Dark” which is due to be released on April 2nd. The song will surely lure in listeners as James displays his sexy side. “In the Dark” is a metaphorical term within the song, as James speaks on fictional and non-fictional ways of making love.

During a conversation with James, I learned of his inspiration behind his upcoming single. He stated, “In the Dark is more of a spin off of my last single “Goldmine”. It basically talks about spicing things up sexually.” The distinguished artist mentioned that the album “Once a Fairytale” is a theme based project that is more musical and eclectic than any of his previous projects. As we continued our discussion, James elaborated on his creative process while in the studio. “I usually start with melodies then turn them into words. Perfecting the production comes last and a lot of times the content is from real experiences.” 

I have mentioned several times throughout the articles I have written how important consistency is. James Worthy, a three time Grammy nominated musician also shared some words of wisdom to aspiring artists. “Always keep integrity within your craft no matter what. Consistency and passion always win. Continue to work hard at it.”

James Worthy has created a longevous career for himself in music. It’s not every day you come in contact with someone whose passion seeps, not only through their art, but through their entire being. To truly make it in anything you do, you must breathe your calling. James Worthy has made it crystal clear that music is everything to him and his audience apprehensively awaits the release of his new single “In the Dark”. Click on the links below to get better acquainted with James Worthy and his gift. 

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Infused by Golden

Golden is an Hip-Rock artist born September 18th, 1996 in Huntsville, AL. Growing up Golden always found the sounds an instruments in all genres very interesting, so much so that he decided to incorporate different sounds and styles in his music. His sister use to make him do research and listen to rock bands from Nirvana to Black Flag which ended up influencing his hip hop and rock n roll infused music. V-Henny took the time to learn some more on Golden.

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music? 

Golden: My brother Canary julz inspired me to make music early on.

V-Henny: What age did you start writing and recording music?
Golden: I started writing and recording music when I was 10, my brother downloaded FL studios and we used to record all the time.

V-Henny: What made you want to become a player in the music industry?
Golden: I wanted to actually be a player in the industry because growing up I used to love to watch artists perform on stage and after seeing a show in Charlotte that is what I wanted to do after that.

V-Henny: Looking back then to where you’re at now, give me a moment that made an impact within your music career. 
Golden: The moment that impacted my career is when I had the opportunity to be in the studio with Teddy Riley. I didn’t actually get to do anything music related on my end, but to actually just be in the presence of a legend like that impacted my career more than i can even imagine.

V-Henny: Has it been a smooth road for you as an artist? 
Golden: It has not been a smooth ride by no means as an artist. But i know it will all be worth it in the end.

V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at in your career?
Golden: I had to make some hard sacrifices. I decided to drop out of college and go after the music full time.

V-Henny: Has the pandemic affected your career? If so, how?
Golden: The pandemic has affected be in ways of some big shows i was supposed to be a part of got cancelled and some other moves that were lined up didn’t get to go through. But it has blessed my music because I have had more time to focus on the craft and develop a whole new vision that I have for it.

V-Henny: What projects are you presently working on?  
Golden: ” GOLDEN KNIGHTS” OUT RIGHT NOW ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS!

V-Henny: Other notables you have worked with?  
Golden:  I have had the pleasure of working with some of the hottest independent artists across the country.

V-Henny: Ultimate goal within your artistry ?   
Golden: My ultimate goal within my artistry is to have a strong 15 year career then retire and just go behind the scenes managing artists and opening up my own sports agency along with music production behind the scenes.

V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans? 
Golden: BE YOURSELF!

V-Henny: Is there anything else you would like the world to know about you?

Golden: I am the biggest superstar to ever touch the face of the planet in a long time.

Check out his latest album “Golden Knights”

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Meet Fireman Band$

Today we are chopping it up with Fireman Band$ a rising star born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Lower East Side section of Manhattan. With a sound and image that’s a mashup of emo, melodic, dark, punk rap he his definitely making a name for himself not only in the states but also in other countries as well. Anything goes when it comes to his music and to prove it he has a collection of 6 different types of unreleased projects in the works. After moving to Los Angeles Fireman had the opportunity to work with major producers 808 Mafia and Bankroll Got It and with the support of Media like Lyrical Media and Elevator he has gotten himself verified on Instagram. With singles like “Paper Kutz”, “Hell In Minneapolis” & “Gut$” he is showing his versatility, setting the underground music scene a blaze & definitely living up to his name FIREMAN!!!

Pyro Da Arsonist: When did your love of music begin and who inspired your style of music?
Fireman Band$: My love of music began as a teenager and the style was inspired by people like Jimmy Hendrix, Missy Elliott, Busta Ryhmes, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. 
Pyro: How was the transition moving from New York to Los Angeles and did you adapt quickly?
Fireman: The transition was rocky but I adapted pretty quickly with my networking abilities. 
Pyro: Is the underground music scene in the West Coast any different from the East Coast and if so what are some of the differences?
Fireman: Yes. The difference is NYC goes later and harder. There’s an actual scene in New York. LA just has its moments. 
Pyro: You already had the privilege of working with some major producers but what are some other producers that you would love to work with and why?
Fireman: I would love to work with Timbaland, Just Blaze, Scott Storch, Kanye. 
Pyro: Your movement is called “The Green Light Gang” can you elaborate on the meaning of that name?
Fireman: Green Light Gang means GO for your dreams and don’t let anyone or anything stop you or slow you down. 
Pyro: We know you have a collection of 6 different types of unreleased projects, can you indulge us in what are some of those different types?
Fireman: Trap, rock, emo, r&b, rap, pop and dance.
Pyro: Your audience consists of 64% males. Being females are the ones that are mostly buying music do you feel a need to attract more female listeners?
Fireman: Yes but not because of buying power, because I want them to be just as tapped in. 
Pyro: You have supporters out in Germany, Canada, United Kingdom and Brazil. Have you ever performed out there if so how was the experience?
Fireman: No, I’m looking forward to as soon as covid restrictions are lifted. 
Pyro: Where do you see your career in 5 years and what would you like to accomplish in that time frame?
Fireman: I see me being number 1 on the charts several times and me receiving every award possible that caters to music.

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Who is PROMKNGHT

Let me introduce you to Phajean Francis, better known by his stage name PROMKNGHT.  A recording artist and song writer born in Miami, Fl but raised right out of the “Boogie Down” Bronx. His love and determination for music made him take his hobby as a singer/songwriter to the next level in a decision of making this his permanent career choice. PROMKNGHT has an  alternative R&B sound merged with a hint of 90’s and early 2000’s R&B. His music and passion will thrive you into a nostalgic journey, therefore leaving you, the listener with a taste for more of his music. I had the privilege to speak with PROMKNGHT and get some insight of the artist and his career.

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music? 

PROMNGHT: Aaliyah definitely played a huge role in me starting to make music .

V-Henny: What age did you start writing and recording music?

PROMNGHT: I started writing and recording around the age 15 I should say

V-Henny: What made you want to become a player in the music industry?  

PROMNGHT: I think the whole creating process of it all. I loved the idea of  expressing through my work. Whether it was music or just simply designing. I grew up watching my fav artist perform at award shows, being played on the radio. and etc. All of that was impressive to me and I wanted to do that and finally be appreciated for what I’m good at.

V-Henny: Given the process within your path, give me a moment that made an impact within your music career. 

PROMNGHT: I think my first headline show I had for MajorStage. When so many supporters came out to watch me perform. At that moment I knew this was for me. It was insane and it was so overwhelming. 

V-Henny: Has it been a smooth road for you as an artist? 

PROMNGHT: It most definitely hasn’t and I think most independent artists can vouch for that. I’ve made a lot of bad decisions . Went down the wrong roads, Sacrificed a lot. Went broke. I appreciate those moments though because without those moments I wouldn’t be the artist I am now. I’ve experienced, learned what to do and not to do. It’s all about growth and learning.

V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at now?

PROMNGHT: I had to learn how to do things on my own and not depend on others to get the job done. 

V-Henny: What projects are you presently working on? 

PROMNGHT: I just dropped a project called “When the World Sleeps” that I am super in love with! The fans love it! I am happy. Now I am working on singles and doing collabs.

V-Henny: Other notables you have worked with? 

PROMNGHT: I’m working on it!

V-Henny: What’s your ultimate goal within your artistry ?   

PROMNGHT: Self love, self confidence and I can’t stress this enough. I have to deal with social anxiety half the time and that can block me from being great. That’s a goal of mine is to just overcome that and be great for myself and my fans.

V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans? 

PROMNGHT: Without you guys I would be nothing. I wouldn’t have gotten this far truthfully. We have to treat our fans like our family and acknowledge them. You;re never too “BIG” to acknowledge the people that supported you through your career and got you this far!

V-Henny: Is there anything else you would like the world to know about you?  

PROMNGHT: I am here to stay and not because I am better but because I feel I am different and a breath of fresh air. Truthfully, I’m starting to understand and accept that I am a beast! I don’t give myself enough credit as I should.

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Who is La Bella?!

LA Bella

The Artistry sits down with latin urban music artist La Bella born Patricia Marrero in Corona Queens to Dominican & Puerto Rican parents. Inspired by her Dad Nelson “El Cacique” Marrero who performed alongside many known Latin artist, La Bella always had the desire to perform in family events, glee club & talent shows since youth. Now she is ready to introduce to the world her recently released single “Bailare” and indulge the world with her fashion, beauty & romance.

Pyro Da Arsonist: You say you were inspired by your dad from youth so what was one of your earliest memories of your father as far as music is concerned?

La Bella: The biggest memory I have of my dad which inspired me to become an artist was when he brought me up on stage to perform with him.

Pyro: At what age did you write your first song and what was it about?

La Bella: My first song was written at the age of 18 and it was about love due to a break-up.

Pyro: When writing songs who or what do you use as inspiration?

La Bella: When writing songs I use my dad as my Inspiration and also what I’ve been through In life.

Pyro: As a latin female artist do you feel your road to success is tougher than your male counterpart and if so why?

La Bella: As a Latin female artist it can be tough. They could try to come on to you or close doors. It is important to keep it professional and continue to grind.

Pyro: How do you handle balancing your time with your music and your family and how important is their support?

La Bella: It’s been a Lil difficult due to the pandemic but I always make it happen. I must say my support system is great. I’ve been blessed with an amazing family.

Pyro: Anyone who follows you on social media sees that you dress to impress, so do you have a stylist or do you style yourself?

La Bella: I don’t have a stylist everything you see on my social media is done by me. Who knows things could change later.

Pyro: You have the talent and the look to make it in this industry so what do you think is the last piece of the puzzle you need to get you to where you wanna be?

La Bella: I believe the only thing I need is that plug.

Pyro: Who are some artists you would like to work with and why?

La Bella: I would like to work with Nicky Jam, Ozuna, and Daddy Yankee. I enjoy their music, they definitely have charisma but over all they are humble.

Pyro: Your single “Bailare” is out now and making noise around the music scene so when can we expect a full project?

La Bella: I’m currently working on more music and  videos. I’m always working and creating new ideas. 

Pyro: Finally what would you tell all the young ladies out there who have a dream but are scared to pursue it?

La Bella: I would tell all the young ladies who want to pursue their dreams to stay focused. Even if they face rejection, keep working and to believe in themselves.

Catch La Bella latest single ” Bailare”

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Hickman L.A.- Gaining “Momentum” in the Industry

Written by: Julz Mancini

Have you ever heard a music artist and felt their lyrics so deeply that you immediately knew they were destined to be a creative who reaches success? There are a plethora of talented artists, whom continue to struggle to pinpoint their unique sound and style; that struggle to let go and allow their gift to flow naturally. However, there are individuals who allow their soul to leak through their pen, blessing the paper with the privilege of grasping their captivating lyrics.

Hickman L.A. is an artist who spits fire, conveying his confidence, talent, and purpose. Through his music, Hickman makes a statement; he is here to make a stand as a prominent rapper in the music industry. Writing his first original, well-structured song at the age of fifteen, Hickman mesmerized his audience. As his talent progressed, so did the opportunities to stand in the spotlight. Touring and having the honor of blessing stages with heavy hitters such as Wale, Kid Ink, and Juicy J, to name a few, further opened Hickman’s eyes to the life he was meant to live.

During 2020, while the world was facing the most difficult of times, Hickman utilized the obstacles to create music. Releasing his album titled, “Momentum”, he was able to develop several songs gifting his fans with witty word play, punchlines, relatable topics, and catchy hooks. As I dove into the project, I was lured in by the first track titled, “Momentum”.

Young grenade, I explode when I pull out the pen. No coke. I am dope flow hallucinogen.”

“Shooting lyrical harpoons. You riding waves. Now you looking like shark food. Screaming my accomplishments. But I ain’t gonna taunt you. I’m just gonna pray that the spirit of hustle haunts you. The win is mine. I’m taking spots. No sympathizing. I’m L.A. after the track, my momentum’s rising.”

“Momentum” is the perfect song to introduce the album as it displays all of the components this talented artist consists of. I couldn’t help but play the track multiple times as I was enchanted by Hickman’s lyricism and delivery.

The second song on the album titled, “Being Black” is one of my favorites due to Hickman’s openness and willingness to invite people into his world. As he describes the life he lives as a Black American, the listener can envision what it is like to walk in his shoes. For those who are culturally and racially diverse, “Being Black” will draw certain emotions from you allowing you to, not only listen to the lyrics, but deeply feel them. For the listeners who have ever wondered what it is like to be black in America, this track will surely open your eyes to the harsh realities the black community faces on a daily basis.

“Being black is being confused. Erase history so you don’t know you. Being black is living out every day mad. Working twice as hard just to have half. Being black is feeling like a lab rat. Tuskegee experiment; google that. Being black is scrolling through your T.V. and you don’t ever see your skin tone. In your own residence still not at home. Black America’s a warzone.”

“She Wanna” is a song for the ladies. Hickman lures in female listeners with this track as he shows his understanding and sexy side. This song provides the listener with another side of the talented rapper.

“I can tell you real by your conversation. You be going through a lot. I applaud your patience. Bit her lip so I know she want that penetration. And trust I can keep a secret. Baby, I ain’t gon’ say sh*t.”

As I continued through “Momentum”, I came across the song titled, “Living Dreams”. This track shared a very strong message. As the listener embraces the lyrics, they will notice that Hickman is willing to work hard to accomplish his goals. He does point out, however, that many want the end result but are not willing to trudge through the mud to obtain it.

“Everybody wanna ball. Everybody want the green. Everybody want the palace gates. Everybody wanna succeed. But don’t nobody wanna crawl. They just in it for the greed. We ain’t in it for the accolades. We just out here living dreams.”

Hickman certainly paints a vivid picture with his lyrics portraying how real, assertive, and unwavering he truly is. As my journey through “Momentum” came to an end, the song “Better with Time” began to play. During this song, it became noticeable that Hickman is very observant of others, learning strengths and weaknesses of his opponent as well as himself.

“I’m from L.A. Forever CA my state. Ya’ll n**** too reactive. I watch and calculate. Ya’ll hotheads, proper and easy like paper plates. The way I apply pressure, no wonder why ya’ll n***** break. You might overlook me but you’ll never overcook me.”

“Momentum” is a clear sign that Hickman L.A. has gained momentum and has no plans of stopping. Through his lyricism and creativity, it is obvious that he will most definitely obtain the highest peaks within the music business. I am eager to see what his next project will entail. To get better acquainted with Hickman L.A. and his music, please click on the link below!

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A Superhero Christmas

In a world full of challenges, a Brooklyn mask crusading rapper by the name Brooklyn Batman gave a new meaning to having “A Superhero Christmas”. As a kid, Never having a chance of celebrating Christmas himself gave him the inspiration to help those in need. The selfless deed super hero decided to Give back to those less fortunate, realizing the gift giving event was indeed a gift in itself.

On December 23, 2020 Brooklyn Batman, Frontline Ent, Aura Connections in affiliation with Evo Agency and The Artistry Entertainment presented “The First annual, Superhero Christmas” in which he donated $5000 worth of toys for the kids in Glenwood Center on Farrugut RD Brooklyn NY. He provided an extravagant bat mobile for the kids to sit inside and interact . Their smiles were priceless! Unity within the community shared a beautiful event having more than just families and kids but Community activist & councilman such as: Farra Louis, Mercedes Narcisse, and Chris banks. Influencers such as HolliTv, Spidercuz and more. The giveaway was a fun family event in which they ensure to follow guidelines. Keeping it socially-distanced, and face masks required,  a worthy effort in not allowing the pandemic to stop and cancel Christmas.