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.

http://SoundCloud.com/PROMKNGHT

http://Instagram.com/PROMKNGHT

http://www.promknght.com

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!

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW AND STREAM HICKMAN L.A.

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.

Gramzunkut- Creating Music Through Adversity

Written by: Julz Mancini  

Facing numerous adversities throughout one’s life can either create a downward spiral effect or a flourishing journey of success. The person who utilizes these adversities in a positive light develops thick skin, a head strong attitude, and an unstoppable work ethic in which catapults their drive to achieve their goals.  

Growing up in the streets of New York City, Gramzunkut was faced with many adversities in which molded him into the successful artist and entrepreneur he is today. It was during the most difficult times that Gramzunkut sought after music to release and share the harsh realities he faced throughout his life. For three decades, this talented artist has persistently strived to lure in listeners with his raw and intransigent lyrics. During the current times we are all facing, the truth behind struggle and sacrifice is what many listeners seek. As the listener peels back the layers of this creative, they will realize the artist’s transparency in his music is an open invitation into his life.  

Through hard work, sacrifice, and consistency Gramzunkut has had the opportunity of being heard on two of New York City’s major Hip Hop radio stations; Power 105.1 and Hot 97.1. Being featured in prominent publications such as “The Source” and “Hip Hop Weekly” assisted Gramzunkut in reaching larger audiences and acquiring additional accolades as well.  

Gramzunkut recently released “Sin” featuring Mikey Polo, a catchy track from beginning to end. “Sin” reveals the struggle the artists have faced in life while currently fighting to avoid drama, haters, and a repeat of the past. The hook is catchy, allowing the listener to sing along with the lyrics while fully embracing the meaning behind the story.  

“N***** is hatin on me. N***** hatin for no reason. I watch how I move so I won’t get caught up in the sh*t I keep hearing.”  

As I moved through Gramzukut’s music catalog, I came across the song, “Lyrical Therapy”. Beginning with a single guitar and a male vocalist, the track immediately introduces a different sound to the listener. “Where do you go to, when all of the world is crashing around you. I think that I know you. The look on your face, I finally found you.” This song paints the perfect picture of Gramzunkut’s trials and tribulations.

“When thugs die there’s blood on the pavement. Moms tearing. Flowers on the casket. What you kill my n**** for? Choked him out. Took his flesh but his words live on. Eric Garner, you the heart of the game. We all gon’ die, we bleed from similar veins.”

“Lackin’” featuring K.O. is another song that lures in the listener. With a combination of raw lyrics, unique delivery, and great production, this song has a catchy swag that will surely have listeners moving to the beat while reiterating the hook. Gramzunkut describes how he makes his moves while making it apparent that he does not mingle with those who do not possess similar traits.  

Gramzunkut has made it very clear that it is possible for an artist to remain relevant in the music industry while still remaining true to one’s foundation. Experimenting with different sounds, delivery methods, and production, Gramzunkut has succeeded in providing his audience with a plethora of options as evidence by his profound catalog. He is a prime example of a consistent music artist. He continuously releases content, allowing his listeners to remain engaged throughout his musical journey. To become better acquainted with Gramzunkut, click on the links below!  

FOLLOW GRAMZUNKUT ON INSTAGRAM

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Getting to know Pablo

Today we are sitting down with Pablo a up and coming Puerto Rican artist from Astoria Queens who first started his musical journey at the young age of 14. Since his life changing event of being incarcerated he has been working hard to get his name out there and he has been featured in a few notable mixtapes.

Pyro Da Arsonist: What inspired you to start doing music at such a young age?

Pablo: I was doing an 18 month juvee bid and writing rhymes was  a way of expressing myself and passing time.

Pyro: How did you get the nicknames Buff & Skar?

Pablo: I got the name Skar because when I was 21 years old I had a scar on my face and buff because that’s the nickname of the nuke they dropped on Japan buff stands for big ugly fat fuck. 

Pyro: How did being incarcerated change you as a person and as an artist?

Pablo: Honestly jail is like a school for criminals , if you learn anything you basically learn how not to get caught again . 

Pyro: How would you describe your music and what makes you stand out from other artist?

Pablo: I consider myself a backpack style rapper also I try to spit hard bars , and my music is real as I rap about things that I been through and especially I touch up on the topic of police brutality as I’ve gotten called spic by the police and had guns drawn at me multiple times by multiple police men.

Pyro: What are some steps you think an artist needs to do to gain a following and stay relevant?

Pablo: To stay relevant I feel an artist should just continue to hustle , create , continue to put out music , to gain a following try and get on these mixtapes and these Spotify playlists .

Pyro: How has the pandemic affected your music career?

Pablo: The pandemic hasn’t really affected my music career as I have a studio in my basement including a soundproof booth that I paid for to get built. 

Pablo: How important is it for an artist to stay true to who they are?

Pablo: Honestly I’m Ol’Skool so I say spit real , don’t lie because someone gonna call you on it it’s a small world , just be real before you end up like tekashi .

Pyro: What are your thoughts on the music landacape today?

Pablo: Honestly, I’m happy to see bars making a come back because this mumble rapShit gotta go. 

Pyro: What are your goals for this new year?

Pablo: My goals for this new year are to be debt free and get my streams up and continue to build a legacy for my family. 

Thank you for taking the time to sit down with the Artistry and letting our readers learn more about you. We wish you much success in your career.

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