The Artistry Show: Ep. 215 | J Hatch & V-Henny | Entrepreneurship

In this episode, we have Music mogul, event curator, entrepreneur from the Bronx J Hatch

Follow us on all Platform

The Artistry IG: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryShow

FB: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistryShow

V-Henny: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@whoisvhenny

J Hatch: https://www.instagram.com/mogulstatus

Show & Edit: https://www.instagram.com/mcelectricartistry

Meet Joe Smizzy

Joe Smizzy is the working man’s rapper. Instead of rhymes about hustling on the corners and hitting up strip clubs, he raps about every day struggles and hustling his 9-5 job. His music reflects the every man’s thoughts and emotions with versatility to connect with anyone. From fast paced flows to smart topical content, its hard not to like this charismatic artist.

Coming from the Bronx, NY, Hip Hop runs through Joe Smizzy’s veins. He started at the age of 9, influenced by family members that ranged from rappers to DJs t B-boys. At the age of 18 Joe Smizzy started taking his career seriously. The next step became getting his music heard all over the world. In 2010 he founded a rap group known as The Raggz. This three man group played shows through out the city including the world famous Apollo Theater. In that year Smizzy also put together a compilation mix tape working with various local artist from the South Bronx. During this time, he strengthened his skills as a song writer, coming up with various hooks and concepts.

Now as a solo act Joe Smizzy is ready to take center stage. He is using all the stages of his life as an influence for his music. From a young single playboy to a hardworking grown man, he’s ready to give the world an audio tour of his struggles from nothing to something.

JOE SMIZZY | THE ARTISTRY EXPERIENCE TOUR | 2021 | ATL, GA.

Catch Joe Smizzy interview with V-Henny as we learn more of The Bronx Native Rapper.

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music?

Joe Smizzy: I always saw my moms brother DJ for the hood for block parties and he used to let me emcee sometimes while he scratched on the turn tables (DJ Suggashack) (pronounced shugga shack) my fathers brother Hot Waterz he used to rap with his friends in his house with Drag-On and others from Bronxdale Projects (sotomayor now)

V-Henny: Please share with us the content behind your latest project “NUMB3R5″.

Joe Smizzy: Every song on the Album is number based. As I started this project the songs I was creating had this natural numbers theme behind them. I wasn’t trying to make them that way. When I heard the instrumentals I choose I sorta wrote the songs on the spot. Over the course of the creation process (about 6months) they just started to about numbers. 365 0 158 600 730 and the intro track numbers. 

V-Henny: How long have you had this creative vision and what pushes you to be consistent ?
Joe Smizzy: My creative vision changes from project to project because I’m always in a different state of mind when it comes to this music. My kids Jonah and Ezra, my sons push me to be consistent.

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

Joe Smizzy: I do get discouraged at times as most artist do and that’s do personal issues family issues. To overcome them I ask the One and only for guidance and to help with clearing my mind to make better choices as a man. 

V-Henny: Do you feel like you have overcome any boundaries you have set for
yourself? What were they and how did you conquer them?

Joe Smizzy: No boundaries really. I like to step out of my comfort zone because that’s how you grow as an artist and as a person. When I recorded Zero I just stepped up to the challenge of my engineer Geo the Rican. He told me to just go for it. I did and we made a hit. 

V-Henny: How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

Joe Smizzy: It has impacted the music heavy ever since SouljaBoy. He was the first major click bait artist. And since then no matter how u may feel about him he’s been consistently making waves and money on other levels other than music. 

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

Joe Smizzy: Never depend on day ones. Your respect and fan base comes from your grind as an artist and making total strangers fans. 

V-Henny: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Joe Smizzy: The disadvantage independent artist have making it to the radio. I know Funk Flex recently said “it’s not my job to break your record” “radio is made to make you a superstar” but he started out breaking records and someone gave him a break.

V-Henny: What’s next for you?

Joe Smizzy: More music. More visuals. Movies and I love voice over work. you can bring life and personality to anything from behind I microphone. Maybe political work in the future. 

V-Henny: What’s one thing you would want your fans to know about you?

Joe Smizzy: One thing would be I’m really in to politics and people being informed about what’s going on around them and in their neighborhoods. 


Make sure to follow Joe Smizzy on all platforms.

Meet Abwon

Today the Artistry has the privilege of interviewing filmmaker and media personality Abwon. The Irvington, NJ native started out as a recording artist before transitioning to media and production as well as launching his own company “Moonlight Media LLC”. With different projects such as short films, music videos and  reality TV, Abwon has been keeping himself busy. A star on the rise, proving that he is definitely someone we should keep an eye on.

Pyro Da Arsonist: When did your music career start and what led you to that path?

Abwon: Music was always a passion of mine, when I was growing up I’ve always wanted to be involved in the creation process no matter what role I was in. 

Pyro: When did you decide to expand into media and production and how did launching your own media company come about?

Abwon: I’ve always done video production, but at first it was just for fun, I didn’t care about lighting or sound or anything like that. I just wanted to be on camera and express myself. So I wasn’t creating any new music at the time and I decided to start my Youtube channel. A couple of my film reviews went viral and that’s when I started really taking media production seriously. After a few months, I started my interview series ‘Face2Face’ and my now business partner Jen and I had a conversation one night like, let’s just start this company, we’re already heading in that direction. I come from a family of successful business owners, so it was inevitable for me. A few weeks later Moonlight Media LLC was born, and the rest Is history. 

Pyro: You won an award for your short film “Errands”. What was your reaction when you first found out you were up for the award and how was your short film brought to their attention?

Abwon: So when we finished production on Errands I told everyone we weren’t going to show anyone this movie, we were only going to submit it to film festivals and then have a one time premiere and that was it. I know festivals are extremely difficult to get into, I wasn’t even thinking about winning honestly. I told myself if I made it to at least one festival then that’s a W. Right now, Errands already has 5 nominations with 1 win which is crazy to me in a good way. Everything’s a bit surreal, but I’ve never doubted my ability. At the same time accolades are nice so I’m not complaining. The trophy will be here in a few weeks, you know it’s real at that point. 

Pyro: Besides the award you also had one of your videos garner 3.5 Million Views. Which one do you feel is the bigger accomplishment?

Abwon: Definitely Errands. When I first started my Top5 series those videos were going viral left and right, but I didn’t put much effort into them, and I didn’t care about the production value they were just for entertainment purposes. Errands I wrote, directed, and produced. It took maybe 2 months for preparation, and it’s based on something I went through, so I was way more hands on with it. People lick ice cream out of the freezer in supermarkets and get millions of views, but they can’tsay they’ve won an award for a film they’ve made. It just hits different when you know it’s something people respect and hold to higher standards.

Pyro: Tell us about your show “The Cinematics” and how did it get picked up by the Hall Mills Network on Roku?

Abwon: My business partner Jen and I started that as a Youtube show. We discuss news in the film industry, upcoming films, trailer reviews, and we have our own respective segments as well. HallMillsNetwork was looking for new content for their channel, so I sent them one of the episodes we did to Grimm, one of the owners of the Network. He immediately called me excited about it and after the paperwork was handled, the Cinematics went to the next level. Shout out to Big Vegg too, he’s the producer. We also accept music to curate our episodes, so any artists or producers looking for more exposure can contact our musical director at ElijahMajestic@gmail.com. All genres are welcomed. 

Pyro: You signed a co-production deal for an upcoming TV Show “Only At Jay’s” starring Fetty Wap. How did that come about?

Abwon: My Youtube started gaining some traction and someone hit me up asking if I was interested in producing a reality show. I didn’tknow much about the family that wanted to do it, I was just told they have celebrity clientele and they’ve been in Paterson for years and do a lot of good for the community. We setup a meeting and that’s when I found out Fetty’s involvement with them. I wouldn’t say Fetty’s the star he’s just a featured guest. I don’t want to take away from the importance of the family, anyone who lives in Paterson or frequently visits knows who they are. 

Pyro: What is one of the most memorable interviews you have conducted?

Abwon: Definitely Ron Savage, the IG Comedian. He was on his way to stardom and I’m not saying that just because I interviewed him. Everyone I interview, I stay in contact with them and keep up to date with everything they’re doing and vice versa. He DMed me one day saying he was ready to post the interview and he gave me the date he wanted it to drop. The day the interview dropped he passed away. RIP to him. 

Pyro: What advice would you give to independent artists or any other person starting their brand or business on how to use media to their advantage? 

Abwon: Know your audience, don’t clout chase, and stop making excuses. 

Pyro: Are there any other projects that you’re working on that you can share with us?

Abwon: I’m working on a grocery list of projects so I’ll try and narrow them down. My second film ‘Feed’ will be releasing this summer, I Assistant Directed a film titled ‘Moonless Nights’ starring Justin Hurtt-Dunkley from Mare of Easttown on HBO that will be released soon, I’m Executive Producing a musical project with Trini The Body that’s in the works, and my 3rd film ‘Daily Bread’ will be starting pre-production in the fall. At the very least you can still tap into my Youtube channel and check out my individual content.

Thank you for sitting down with us. We appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to let us and our readers know more about you.

You can follow his work

Only At Jay’s TV Show Trailer: 

Fetty Wap-Way Past 12 (my company did the lighting)

Interview with Actor Johnell Young

Trini The Body-Paper Music Video (I Executive Produced this) 

Indigenous Trailer: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CLnbkEoFn9h/?igshid=hiltsim5ybvb

https://www.instagram.com/abwonuno/

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

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLoQHGT-59hR0LCNcUqVPQ

LV Jay Lives with No Regrets!

Meet  LV Jay an artist from Miami, Florida who refuses to live in regret. LV plans to take on his passion to another level and pursue his dreams as an artist and entrepreneur. V-Henny had the pleasure of interviewing him on his process and what he’s been currently working on.

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music? 
LV Jay: As far as who inspired me I would say Lil Wayne  inspired me to make music because he is so versatile and can do a lot and that’s something I strive for in my music myself. My twin brother had introduced me to Lil Wayne music back when we were in middle school. I used to walk around with all his tapes downloaded on my PSP and It was over from then.

V-Henny: What age did you start writing and recording music?
 LV Jay: I actually started writing music at the age of 24 but at first I used to just freestyle with my friends and I eventually made my first track . Most of the time I would go off the flow of the beat & how I’m feeling at the time. But now I actually write my songs out. 

V-Henny: What made you want to become a player in the music industry?
LV Jay: What made me wanna become an artist is the freedom of expression they have and music is something that could help me talk to others that may be going through the same thing I’m going through in life . 

V-Henny: What is your goal with being an owner of a label?
LV Jay: My goal is to have my label big like QC one day and build a label with family vibes that’s very important to me . 

V-Henny: Looking back then to where you’re at now, give me a moment that made an impact within your music career. 
LV Jay: What made an impact on my music from back then to now is seeing my friend Yung JD go so hard and seeing other artists from Florida go hard in the rap game. They make me want it more and become a better artist myself.   

V-Henny: Has it been a smooth road for you as an artist? 
LV Jay: No it hasn’t been a smooth road as an artist because I’m an independent artist and you have to be organized in order to compete with other artists that are actually signed to these big labels . But to be real I Love the grind and the hustle that come with the music industry. 

V-Henny: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
LV Jay: If it wasn’t for music I’ll be going to school getting a masters degree or owning a business if I wasn’t focused on my music career . 

V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at in your career?
LV Jay: The steps I had to take was to find out what kind of artist I am and what kind of music I wanna make . Then after I discovered that I just started working on songs and investing in myself also started networking within the music industry. 

V-Henny: What projects are you presently working on?  
LV Jay: I’m working on a mixtape that I’m making with Yung JD right now. It’s going well so far and will be a hard tape. The tape will have 10 tracks on it. 

V-Henny: Who would you most like to collaborate with?
LV Jay: I would like to work with Lil Wayne , Future , DMX , Lil Durk, No Cap , Lil Baby , Polo G , Lil Tjay and Drake and many women artists like Summer Walker and Cardi B. 

V-Henny: Other notables you have worked with?  
LV Jay: Other nobles I have worked with was an artist named Saintlee. She has a great voice and we made a track called “Right from wrong” . It’s on my EP “I Jay You” which is on all platforms. 

V-Henny: What’s your ultimate goal within your artistry ?   
LV Jay: My goal is to become a gold artist first and then a platinum artist next. I wanna be the next big thing out of Florida .  

V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans? 
LV Jay: The message I wanna give people that listen to my music is a point of view of my life and also a positive message to grind and go get it no matter what challenges you may face. 


V-Henny: What is the best advice you’ve been given to pursue your goal as an artist and a label owner?
LV Jay: The best advice I got as an artist and a label owner is you go get out what you put in with this music game. Meaning the more I work the more progression I’ll see and if I don’t work on my craft you won’t see much change. 

V-Henny: Is there anything else you would like the world to know about you?
LV Jay:  I would like the world to know that I’m going to be the next big artist coming out of Florida. 

You can find more of LV Jay’s work on

https://linktr.ee/lv_jay

Meet The Other Shade

The Other Shade is a multifaceted artist in which he is known to be a talented R&B singer, a producer and owner of his own clothing brand. Pushing his artistry to become a notable powerhouse, the Virginia native is making a name for himself as he set the tone throughout the industry. Pyro Da Arsonist had the pleasure of interviewing him as you learn more on who is The Other Shade.

Pyro Da Arsonist: Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us what do you do and where you are from.

T.O.S: Thank you for having me, I’m an R&B artist named T.O.S. Also known as The Other Shade. I own a clothing company called KALIFRAGALISTIC, and I also produce beats for movies and musical artists of different acclaimed levels.

Home used to be Fairfax, Virginia, in my early life I moved around different areas in the same county till I came to college in Morgantown at WVU.

Pyro Da Arsonist: Why did you choose The Other Shade as your stage name?

T.O.S: I remember I was making my first Instagram account in the middle of 7th grade and I wanted to make a name no one will think of but that represents me. To me the other shade offers colors and the shade between the lights of things. Basically I’m just always the other aspect.

Pyro Da Arsonist: What or who inspired you to become an artist?

T.O.S: Big L, Rick James, The Weeknd, Tupac, and Nas were the biggest influences when it comes to greats in music. I had two close friends that passed at the beginning and the end of 2020, those two were my most physical influences which is what pushed me to be the no look back artist I am today.

Pyro Da Arsonist: How would you describe yourself as an artist and describe your sound?

T.O.S: As an artist I see myself as very detailed and extremely personable. It’s always been hard to show my emotions but I found the easiest way to express is through music because I can only judge myself. The sound that comes out is very cinematic and has been compared to films more than day to day music.

Pyro Da Arsonist: What project are you currently working on and what kind of feedback have you received from your current single?

T.O.S: So I’m working on my studio album called  “D’evils of beauty” that I’m recording at IMI studios throughout the month of April. My current single “All in Ones” will debut and mark the first release of the project. After submitting to music reviewers I’ve had nothing but positive feedback, the most negative comment was a better mix-down which IMI studios will undoubtedly take care of in April.

Pyro Da Arsonist: What is one of your most memorable performances and why?

T.O.S: I would say my very first one at 123 pleasant St. in Morgantown. It was a beat battle and we had a whole promo and everything for the area. It was my first taste of the life I always felt needed me.

Pyro Da Arsonist: Have you ever had a bad performance and if so how do you move past it without letting it affect your confidence?

T.O.S: My second beat battle had more of a randomness to it, my competitor had lost their father just a few days before so it kind of dulled the atmosphere. I noticed I felt sympathetic but I realized no matter what music is music and pushed forward.

Pyro Da Arsonist: In this age of social media what do you feel is more important in an artists success, talent, number of followers or an investor?

T.O.S: In this age I would say investors for sure, money makes the world work that much faster for you. Social media makes chances more available for the everyday artist but no matter what money comes into play at some point.

Pyro Da Arsonist: What words of wisdom would you give to those who want to start a career in music?
T.O.S: My best advice would be that if it’s been your gut feeling over multiple years and you keep ignoring it? Don’t. That’s how history gets lost. Those artist with a natural tug to them are the ones to watch out the most for because they’re usually behind the scenes till they realize they are the scene.

Thank you for sitting down with The Artistry and we wish you lots of success in all you do.

Follow T.O.S on all Social Media

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”

Follow him on all Platforms

http://instagram.com/queencitygolden

Meet Sasha Melo

Sasha Melo is an American recording artist, performer and creative from Brooklyn, NY. with a sound packed full of drums, clever lines and a New York spirit. Sasha Melo embarks on a music journey familiar yet uncharted read more below as you learn who is Sasha Melo.

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music? 

Sasha Melo: To make music & pursue a career in it, my cousin, Worldwiide inspired me. I’d say Aaliyah & Drake as the artists who inspired my approach to the craft & industry of music. Aaliyah showed me whatever your style is, be true to it. Do what you must but add your flavor to make it alright. With Drake’s early music I was introduced to an artist who was emotionally connecting & reflecting on experiences that I also was able to resonate with in a sonically different way. It showed me, another example of how music could transcend through tough feelings & experiences. 

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

Sasha Melo: I wrote my first rap when I was 8 in third grade. No beat, acapella & it was the hardest rap ever. I don’t remember the words but there was a vibe there. I first recorded music like songform with Worldwide when I was 15. 

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

Sasha Melo: My love for performing is what drives me. Growing up, my uncle would play music almost everyday in the house. Different genres, but mostly dancehall, hip hop & rap. He & I would come up with dance routines for me to perform to whatever song was hot in the moment. I wanted to rap the raps, dance the routines & sing. I wanted to do all of it. As I got older, my relationship with music just kept growing deeper. & we’re here now. 

V-Henny: Looking back then to where you’re at now, give me a moment that made an impact within your music career. 

Sasha Melo: Meeting and working with my mentor Jhai Signature, may he Rest In Peace. From our first meeting until our last conversations, he was always an encouraging force. Reminding me to trust my instincts, see the potential in myself as an artist, writer & creative. He came in my life right when I needed guidance, right on time. Helping me to tap in to my talent & channel it “correctly”. It wasn’t easy because he never let up on me, always challenging me to be better than my last take. It was pressure then but it’s the discipline that’s paying off now. I miss him a lot though. Especially after a new music accomplishment but I’m grateful for our time together. 

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

Sasha Melo: It hasn’t been a smooth road at all & I’m not where my destination is but, the journey I’m on is lit though. 

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

Sasha Melo: In the middle of a pandemic, my step 1 was to realize who really runs shit concerning me, & it was me. Everything else is out of my control therefore out of my worry zone. My Step 2 was to figure out what to do with the truth of  Step 1. Step 3 was to apply Step 2 & make it work. 

V-Henny: Has the pandemic affected your career? If so, how?

Sasha Melo: The pandemic halted me on one journey in a separate profession & sat me down in stillness. In that stillness I was able to mourn, heal, purge, cleanse, create & begin a new journey, completely different path. Really able to tap back into self which at the time when the pandemic hit was needed. As scary as the unknown was, everything coming to stillness was a reset button I needed.

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

Sasha Melo: My new single Lionheart is on the way. Near the end of March. Something for the people. A song I hold close to my heart about self courage, an ode to cycles of change & rebirth but heavy on the turn up. I also just finished recording some tracks for my mixtape too. Soon come. 

V-Henny: Other notables you have worked with?  

Sasha Melo: My debut single “Choosy” has gotten some airplay on HOT 97 by Dj Drewski & The New Movement, in addition to Desert Storm Radio via The Last Take podcast. I’ve also performed in the Grind or Starve Showcase and will be performing there March 20th. Pop out. 

V-Henny: Ultimate goal within your artistry ?   

Sasha Melo: My goal is to leave a great entertainer’s legacy behind when I’m finished. To be the best Sasha Melo in the spot. To be able to say I helped pay it forward for the next generation of creatives. When you think of Sasha Melo I want you to get hype, get lit & want to make the most of every moment. 

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

Sasha Melo: To my day one OG fans, thank you for believing in me. Thank you for spending your time on me & supporting me. Dancing, engaging with me at the shows. Being amazing crowds, I humbly appreciate it. Thank you for the streams, the reactions. All of it. To the fans on their way, you right on time, wassup widdit ? Tap in with me. 

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

Sasha Melo: World, we soon come. 

Check out her latest music video “Choosy”

Follow Sasha Melo

https://www.facebook.com/melothemagnificent

https://instagram.com/melothemagnificent

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.

FOLLOW Fireman Band$ on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/firemanbands

FOLLOW Fireman Band$ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/firemanbands

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

Meet William Benson “Billionaires Row”

“Luxury starts where functionality ends and where the true value is personal and so has no price or reason”. -Marcel Wanders 

William Benson is a shining example of transferring career skills into entrepreneurial endeavors. His corporate financial background gave him the legs he needed to navigate his brand prosperously through the high-end liquor industry. Benson held the title of Senior Manager at Tyche Capital. Tyche Capital is “a venture capital firm that focuses on investments in early and early growth stage companies with disruptive technologies”.William Benson gained financial strategy tools by way of managing a myriad of clients which included Fortune 500 companies and emerging technology firms. His affluent clientele did not discourage him from working with start-up media companies as well. 

William Benson is the founder of Benson and Benson, “a multi-national Consulting firm & Real Estate Investment Group, who specializes in developing and actualizing Real Estate investment strategies”. These two different worlds gave Benson the fiscal tactics he needed to successfully launch and sustain “Billionaire Row”. “Billionaire Row” is a “global luxury brand which designs, develops, and markets luxury goods for the modern trendsetting and affluent customer”. If his products resemble the fluidity of his website then there is no doubt in my mind why he keeps such an opulent patronage. The silky representation used to showcase his Brut Rose Champagne and Brandy Cuvee XO, sets the tone for purchase purpose. Each product details ingredients, describes their scent and taste for connoisseurs, explains the best food pairing options, and includes a cocktail recipe for those who’d prefer a mixed drink (brandy). 

“Billionaire Row” has been the drink of choice at star-studded events such as: Kris Jenner’s Haute Living Magazine Cover debut event, The Weeknd and Selena Gomez’s Birthday Bash, and The 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood.

“We are suggesting a new kind of opulence, of intelligent indulgence over blind gluttony”. -Naeem Khan 

William Benson’s philanthropy is just as impactful as his global luxury brand. Accompanied by his consulting services, Benson is a board member of Unspoken Smile. This New York based, non-governmental organization specializes in free dental care for children worldwide. In 2016, “Billionaire Row” launched their company by way of Gabrielle’s Angel Ball Foundation. This event, orchestrated by her mother Denise Rich, commemorates the successful life of Gabrielle Angel who lost her fight with cancer. Industry elites poured out a total of $3.7 million for this cause. William Benson’s initial alignment with a charitable organization pushed the positive intention of his company. By 2017, “Billionaire Row” was recognized at the Unite4:Humanity award ceremony and gala.

“Billionaire Row” is a beautiful representation of Black opulence. William Benson is breaking through a stigma and giving a blueprint for young entrepreneurs of color to prosper. 

Website: http://williamlbenson.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”

Follow her on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p___labella/

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.

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.

Follow Pablo: https://www.instagram.com/pblok42k2020/

Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/album/thor/1508484688

DJ Chase An Imperative trend setter

DJ Chase is not only a student to the game but also, an imperative trend setter within the the music industry. Specializing in Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae/ Dance-Hall, old-school, and
House music. Not only did DJ Chase work his way through the Big Apple, he also expanded his brand in cities such as; Connecticut, Atlanta, Boston, and Miami Beach. This exposure solidified him as one of the City’s most promising music acts. As he grew as a live
DJ, he went on to expand his skills by branching out to radio FM Radio and Satellite Radio,
mixing on stations such as 88.9 FM Oswego New York, Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Shade 45), and as of 2019, Connecticut’s Smack Em’ Radio. Eventually, Chase ventured out and solidified his entrepreneurship with owning his own independent music label; Worldwide Soundz Records, Music Publishing company; DJ Chase Publishing LLC, and is apart of the Fleet DJs – NYC Division. DJ Chase is working towards his foundation and has been going since. He dropped an EP called; “Rich In Spirit” back in September (which is on all major streaming platforms) featuring Brooklyn-Native Hip Hop Artist; Johnnie Floss which has been making a lot of noise within the underground Hip Hop Scene. As the 4 quarter comes to an end, DJ chase finishes strong with a New debut single “Line it up” featuring Hip Hop Artist Notes 82 which is already make waves in the game. We look forward to witnessing his growth as he rises within his career 

Read more below, as I was able to interview DJ Chase

V-Henny: What inspired you to pursue your career as a DJ? 

DJ Chase: I been djing back since in 1998 when I was 12. My father brought me my first DJ set; the gemini xl 100s. I wasn’t really good but it was so much fun and innocent. I actually wanted to be a stock broker. I but God had different plans for me.  My pops was part of the zulu nation. and I just feel right in it. 

Vee: Also, can you speak on your experience, when you starting your career as a DJ, getting gig offers? 

Chase: When I started  to DJ professionally it was fun when I started. I really started booking gigs in college in SUNY Oswego, back in 2005. I started DJing college parties and college radio. and I been doing it ever since. 

Vee: As a veteran in this game, What would you like fans to know about your daily grind?

Chase: lol I appreciate that, My daily grind consists of praying. Exercise, watching my diet. Loads of phone calls, and emails. You have to be very committed. I wake up and don’t check my phone. I stretch. and Clear my mind to start my day. I open my phone and check my schedule and the daily and weekly expenses and budgets. and I take it from there 

Vee: Your goal is to create a legacy, build yourself up as an entrepreneur and reach your highest potential. The sky’s the limit as you would say. Starting your own publishing/production company and independent label, what’s one challenge you overcame that made you want to become a better creative? 

Chase: The One Challenge is dealing with the social media perception of what success is, when your tryna conduct business with people. I’m a very private person. I don’t even have enough time to post every single thing or business deal I do on social media. Plus in the type of business I do and conduct, I can’t post my business dealings on social media. This helps me be a better creative because I learn more meticulous ways to be have more mystique. 

Vee: What makes you stand apart from your competitors?

Chase: I have my own sound and style. I never followed anyone or emulated anyone. I also don’t feel anyone is my competition because I came up different from these industry people, I don’t focus on gossip and politics, I focus solely on the music. 

Vee: If you had a chance to put together a track with 3 major artist who would be on the record and why?

Chase: 50 Cent, Jay-z, Dru Down. The Reason Why I would put them on a record together, as crazy as it sounds I’ve worked with every artist I wanted to work with, growing up. Except these 3. They were my favorite artists growing up. and still are. The other artists I would put have passed away.  

Vee: Your latest project “Rich in spirit” which dropped back in September. Elaborate to us the concept behind the title and the cover art. 

Chase: The title was inspired by God to be honest. This year was rough on a lot of people including myself. I lost a lot of friends. And my final straw was when I had a phone call during the riots and protests for Gerorge Floyd, and I spoke with a representative from a “Major Label” When everyone was tryna exploit and use “black lives matter” as a cloack to exploit young black artists. I really had to scream at him, and I just lost it. So I wanted to just do a positive album and a hybrid gospel album. The cover art was a art piece I had custom made to represent heaven, and just uplift people. 

Vee: From radio, podcast to producing music for artists. Would you say Your love for music is the same as it is for the business?  Please elaborate 

Chase: I mean it’s both. I love the business side more cause I get to travel and connect with high society people that I could never even be around if I only did music. 

Vee: We know that you’re always dropping gems for the culture, inspiring and motivating others to want more. When In doubt, what do you do when you are in need of motivation or inspiration? 

Chase: Honestly I just surround myself with people who really know me. Motivating and helping other people succeed motivates me. All the shit I’ve been through to get to where I’m at now, I still got a chip on my shoulder from it. I know how to channel that memory of when people used to tell me I’m wack, and the people who said I would never make it. 

Vee: What’s next? What are we expecting from you in the near future? 

Chase: The Next Step is a big Office and More Big Singles, and More Blessings From God. I want better health, and to give black people more jobs. 

Website: https://djchasedigital.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djchase_/

Shorty Jah “The Only way is Up”

We are sitting down with Shorty Jah, an artist from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as we watch him pursue his passion. The name “Shorty” came from him embracing his height as he felt the uniqueness within the nickname. Determined and hungry for success, Shorty Jah has made the effort to use his voice as motivation and share his story. His drive has placed him to perform at legendary venues such as SOB’s , Bowery Electric and BlackTop Boston, amongst other venues. Along with a bright .,future ahead of him, we are looking at a rising star ready to take over the industry by surprise. Shorty Jah the only way is up.

Pyro Da Arsonist: How would you describe yourself as an artist and how would you describe your sound?

Shorty Jah: As an artist I would describe myself as an electrifying exciting rockstar / artist that express his upbringing and creativity to his music. I would describe my sound as a very unique interesting flow because usually I switch my tones in majority of every song. Sometimes I may even switch my tone and flow on one song to keep my audience interested.

Pyro: The indie music scene is saturated with artists so what would you say sets you apart from the rest?

Shorty: The things that set me apart from other artist would be my style, my sound , my energy & my heart. I have 100% gatorade all the time i’m not an artist that just have to portray an imagine, everything they see from Shorty I live and i’m like this all the time.

Pyro: What are some characteristics you think an artists needs to be successful in their careers?

Shorty: In my opinion I feel as if artist should be themselves no matter what and be confident while doing it. Also the main thing I would express as an artist I feel if you don’t put fourth the effort and go 100% for yourself no one else will. So believe in yourself confidently and express that in your music & those successful traits will help you grow upon you.

Pyro: If music doesn’t work out for you do you have a back up plan or anything else you’re passionate about?

Shorty: Definitely, if music didn’t work out for some reason then I would be interested in doing modeling especially for different clothing brands. I love clothes and that’s another way that I express myself so that would definitely be something else I will be interested in.

Pyro: If you had the opportunity to be mentored by someone that can help you progress in your career who would it be and why?

Shorty: This is a great question i’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, if i had the chanced to be mentored by someone else other than my father it would definitely be Master P. Master P and myself have a very similar upbringing especially how he entered the industry. Master P also played basketball coming up, and so have I. I also love how Master P came into the industry with his own style and flavor and that’s definitely something I will do.

Pyro: In this age of social media and digital marketing do you feel like an artist needs to be signed to a major record label in order to be successful?

Shorty: In today’s age and with social media being a very highly influential market, I feel as most artist don’t really need a major record label , but having one can definitely still help an artist reach his or her fullest potential.

Pyro: What would you say is the difference between a track & a record?

Shorty: The difference between a track and a record would be a track is just an audio that’s recorded with lyrics on it. A record is a properly mix down audio with interesting lyrics that may keep the audience interested.

Pyro: Finally, do you have any final words you would like to say to our audience?

Shorty: Yes, I would love to say to my audience that I love you guys , most of the people who support my music have been with me since day 1 when I first started. They are really die hard fans and we have grown together and now that we are reaching another stage I feel as if they are growing with me and I just want them to be very excited because we have a lot of great new music , videos and other things we are working on. I know how my fans are and how they feel about me so they will be very excited and happy to be apart of all the new interesting things that I have for them.

Thank you for sitting down with us today. We look forward to seeing your growth as we follow your career and wish you much success in all you do.

DJ YUNG NAS on The Rise.

Naseem Johnson a.k.a. DJ Yung Nas is a Disc Jockey & Producer from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Born on March 4th, 1999. Nas started DJing at the age of 17 at house parties before eventually moving up to DJing at college parties and clubs. He has DJed for several internet radio stations which include Philly Jamz 95.3 FM,
NYC’s Way Up FM &  Chicago’s Fusion Radio. Getting his inspiration from DJ Diamond Kutz & DJ Camilo he practiced his dj scratches everyday until he felt he was ready to post his videos on social media. He now posts his DJ videos on Instagram & Tik Tok and currently DJ’s for The Lion 90.7 FM WKPS while attending Penn State University to pursue his career as a TV & Radio Personality.

Below you will find my interview with DJ Yung Nas and learn about what inspires him, his techniques as a DJ and more.

Pyro Da Arsonist: You were inspired by DJ Diamond Kutz & DJ Camilo. What was about them that inspired you?

DJ Yung Nas: What inspires me about DJ Diamond Kutz & DJ Camilo is the way they DJ. I like their style. DJ Diamond Kutz plays music at a fast tempo giving it energy, making it more
hype. DJ Camilo is different, he makes every song sound fire. He also doesn’t stay in
one genre, he’s very flexible with his music. He plays Hip hop, Afrobeats, Latin,
Reggaeton, etc. Just listening to them a lot inspired me to become a DJ and create my
own style.

Pyro: Mashups are not easy to get right so what is your thought proces when creating a mashup and do you mashup different genres of music together?

Dj Yung Nas: When making mashups, the first thing I do is look for a good instrumental or acapella. I do this just by scrolling through my library and listening to songs. Once I do that, I check the bpm just to make sure the sounds are not far off so that I’m able to mix them. After that I then practice the mashup of how I want the mix to go and then once I’m ready, I
begin to make the video. I have not attempted to mash up different genres of music
together but I am definitely planning on making one in soon.

Pyro: What artists would you like to produce for and why??

DJ Yung Nas: An artist that I would want to produce is Dababy. I like his flow on his music. I think he is
a unique rapper and it would just be a crazy experience to produce for someone like him.

Pyro: Do you think at this point in your career you can handle the pressure of DJing for a station like Hot 97 or Power 105? If so how would you convince them to hire you?

DJ Yung Nas: At this point, I am very confident that I can DJ for radio stations like Hot 97 and Power 105 because I have experience DJing On-Air and I also play the same music as them. I am currently DJing for The Lion 90.7fm Wkps every Friday at 11pm so I can finally say that I have experience DJing on local radio. Me actually going to power 105 or Hot 97
would mean a bigger audience. How I would convince them to hire me is that I would say
I have DJed on radio stations before, Two internet ones and one local station, I’ve also
worked at Cumulus Media in my hometown, and my mixes have gained a lot of attention
on mixcloud and soundcloud so I’m pretty sure if they actually listen to mixes they will
enjoy them.

Pyro: What would you say makes you stand out as a DJ?

DJ Yung Nas: What makes me stand out as a DJ is my progress from when I first started. I have been a DJ for sometime now but I have not been uploading my dj skills until the summer of 2019.I always felt that I wasn’t ready because when I watch other DJs, their scratch skills and mixing techniques were far too advanced and that its not possible for me to get to that level in my career especially on a Pioneer SB2. What made me change my mind was that I didn’t have the finances to get turntables and a high quality mixer so I decided that I was just going to have to make it work with what I have until I was ready to
upgrade. My first couple of videos I was doing regular transitions and scratches, now I
am doing combos and mashups. I have progressed so much within that time and I
believe that’s what makes me stand out.

Pyro: What do you feel about those who say that Controller DJ’s aren’t as skilled as Turntable and Record DJ’s?

Dj Yung Nas: People who say that DJs who use DJ controllers are not as skilled as DJs who use vinyl are crazy. What some people need to realize is that it’s not about what equipment you have it’s how you use it. All equipment has its pros and cons. I have watched youtube
videos of people making insane routines on DJ controllers and vinyl. Both can get the
job done if you practice enough. Now Is it hard to scratch and do certain things on a
controller than vinyl, maybe. It may require a lot of practice and it’s possible but that’s not
the case. Everyone has their own style of doing things the way they want too and that’s
all that matters.

Pyro: If you had a chance to put together a track with 3 major artist who would be on the record and why?

DJ Yung Nas: 3 Major artists I would choose for a record would be Drake, Young Thug and Quavo. I chose them because anything that they drop especially as a single is a banger or
something people can vibe too.

Pyro: What sets you apart from your competition?

DJ Yung Nas: What sets me apart from my competition is my creativity and passion. When I make videos I try to add at least one new thing to the video whether it’s a scratch or transition method, I never try to do the same technique every video. I may have multiple videos with the same concept but in each of them there are different ways of how I do things, whether it’s the beginning, the middle or end of a routine, I try not to do the same thing. Another is the fact that I’m doing these routines on a small DJ controller. Some people think that you need turntables to make cool dj routines for Instagram and by me
uploading my videos to instagram, I’m trying to eliminate that. I had no training only
youtube and it took time for me to progress and it can be the same for everybody else if
they put their mind to it.

Pyro: When it comes to your music library, how do you go about building it? Is there a research involved or is it off ear?

DJ Yung Nas: When I build my music library, it’s 50/50 research and off ear. The Research part is me looking to see who is dropping music every Friday at 12, another is going through my record pool seeing what is downloaded a lot and what is trending. Every song that I
download I listen to it first because I want to make sure it fits with the type of music I
play. I always ask myself, “will this keep the party going or will it die down if I play this”? I
can’t just download every song because at that point i’m just wasting storage for songs
that i’m only going to place once. So it’s very important to know your taste in music and
what you want to play.

Thank you for sitting down with us. We appreciate your time. 

Follow, Subscribe and check out DJ Yung Nas mixes below

Social Media Links

Instagram.com/djyungnas

Twitter.com/djyungnas

Getting to Know Chrystyal Thoughts

We’re sitting down with the winner for The Artistry raffle Christyal Thoughts who is an artist and producer who graduated with a audio engineering degree from SAE. The Bronx native started writing music at the tender age of 11 years old and by the age of 16 she had joined a female rap group and started doing talent shows. After graduating she also started producing for local artists. In 2017 she dropped her first project IMF 1.
Christyal lost her mother to substance abuse when she was 3 years old and then was adopted and grew up in Bronx River Projects and she has shown that you can chase your dreams and persevere no matter what is thrown your way.

Christyal thank you for joining us.

Pyro Da Arsonist: What or who inspired you to start writing and making music?

Christyal thoughts: Listening to music such as Tupac, Bone thugs in harmony, No Limit Records and Cash Money records…really West Coast music inspired me to start writing and making music. They didn’t play it on the radio much and at the time I was lucky if they played Tupac so I went out buying a lot of West Coast music.

Pyro: Has the loss of your mother at a young age and being adopted affected your music style?

Christyal: Yes. It helps me to stay grounded, real and connected to my true self and inner feelings. Outside of my music career, I work with people who have gone through the same things that I have. I can relate so I put it in my music.

Pyro: How did you joining a female rap group come about and what happened to the group?

Christyal: I started at a young age 16. We all grew up in the same neighborhood in the Bronx and one of my best friends at the time had an Uncle who made beats so every weekend we were writing songs and preparing for a talent show. When I turned 18 back in 1999 we were suppose to sign to our Manager but we were getting older and decided to just go our own ways and live life. As far as the group we are all still friends to this day. Those were good times.

Pyro: Do you have a preference between making your music and producing for other artist?

Christyal: The end goal is to get a Publishing Deal and produce for other Artists but right now I am learning what it is like to be an Artist and i’m going through the process. It’s more to it than just making a song.

Pyro: What kind of feedback have you gotten from your music and how has it affected you?

Christyal: I have gotten feedback from my music such as it’s different and it sounds very therapeutic. I get feedback that i’m talking real talk and they can relate. Song wise people like MJ Bad, Rebellious, In along time, Cruel World…… its a few.

Pyro: Lastly what is your ultimate goal and where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?

Christyal: My Ultimate goal is to do shows and still get beats and song placements for other artists.

Thank you for taking the time to sit down with us and we wish you much success in everything you do.

Linktree: linktr.ee/ChristyalThoughts
Website: christyalthoughts.com
Twitter: @crisuptownbxoct

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristyalThoughts

Check out her Music Video 1981

The Artistry Show: Ep128 with V-Henny and Specials DJ Chase and JayR Dion | Music and Business

Sunday | 6PM | Today’s episode V-henny will be sitting down with two special guest. DJ and Producer DJ Chase. Chase speak on his experiences within the industry as a Producer and DJ. He opens up about the music business and more.

V-Henny also speaks with Special guest, recording artist JayR Dion. JayR opens up about his latest album “Seen it all”, his writing process, his journey from his roots as a kid fro the Bronx to the Jazzy sound out in Ohio. JayR also performs his song “Been on some shxt lately” off his project.

You don’t want to miss….

Watch more of The Artistry!!!

Audio:

iHeartRadio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th…

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR…

Follow us on all Platform Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryNY

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistrySHow

Host: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

Producer: https://www.Instagram.com/King_Jvded

Website: http://theartistry.live

MERCH/APPAREL https://linktr.ee/Vhenny_

The V is Vagina Tank Tops Summer Editions https://teespring.com/v-henny-shirts?…

The Artistry Merch https://teespring.com/dashboard/campa…

Higher Vibration Merch https://www.stereotypeco.com/tees/hig…

JayR Dion https://www.Instagram.com/JayrDion

Dj Chase https://www.Instagram.com/_djchase__

The Artistry Show: Ep127 with V-Henny and Special Guest Andre Howard | Paying Dues

Wednesday | 6PM | Check out V-Henny speak with King Jade on Paying due’s, learning to understand/know her value and respecting her brand.

V-Henny also speaks with Special guest, Andre Howard VP, Digital market and commerce for Warner Music Group, ADA and Asylum Records. Dre informs V-Henny on the difference between Digital Marketing and Commerce, on how to process a campaign and much more. Watch more of The Artistry!!! The Artistry!!!!

Audio: iHeartRadio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th…

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR…

Follow us on all Platform

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryNY

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistrySHow

Host: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

Producer: https://www.Instagram.com/King_Jvded

Website: http://theartistry.live

MERCH/APPAREL https://linktr.ee/Vhenny_

The V is Vagina Tank Tops Summer Editions https://teespring.com/v-henny-shirts?…

The Artistry Merch https://teespring.com/the-artistry-merch?pid=46&cid=103391

Higher Vibration Merch https://www.stereotypeco.com/tees/hig…

Dre Howard https://www.Instagram.com/DreHoward

The Artistry Show: Ep. 126 | V-Henny x Special Guests AZIA x Josh Jacobs | Trust The Process

Sunday | 6PM | Today, V-Henny will have a sit down with twu amazing and talent artist.

The first part V-Henny speaks with Recording Artist, Model, and Entrepreneur #AZIA .

V-Henny sit and speak with #Azia on her newest Music Video “Eat it up” in which she released Saturday, August 22 2020.

Eat it up Music Video Link: https://youtu.be/GhsAiVh0bc4

Azia also opens up on learning to trust the process and her spiritual journey within her career.

The Second half of the video, V-Henny sit with the amazing talented Hop Hop Artist from Queens, #JoshJacobs. Catech Josh opening up on his newest album ” I Know Now” in which why he decided to release a project so deep during quarantine. Josh also speaks on facing his demons and more. Also You do not want to miss #JoshJacobs Performing his single “In Due Time” . Follow these amazing talented artist and watch more of The Artistry!!!

The Artistry!!!!

Audio:

iHeartRadio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR

Follow us on all Platform

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryNY

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistrySHow

Host: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

Producer: https://www.Instagram.com/King_Jvded

Website: http://theartistry.live

MERCH/APPAREL https://linktr.ee/Vhenny_

The V is Vagina Tank Tops Summer Editions https://teespring.com/v-henny-shirts?

The Artistry Merch https://teespring.com/dashboard/campa

Higher Vibration Merch https://www.stereotypeco.com/tees/hig

Azia https://www.Instagram.com/Azia.IAM

Josh Jacobs https://www.Instagram.com/WhoisJoshJacobs

The Indie Playlist

1. Swift on Demand – No Miss ft. TG Banga x TG Tazz

2. Prince Julius – Dolce

3. The Truth Ft. BigMoneyHIt and Migs718 – Big Fan

4. Dro FT. K.E.D – Y Hate Me

5. Azia – Eat it up

6. Grizzy Hendrix – Dear Black Women

7. K Goddess – Friends

8. Josh Jacobs (Performance ) – In Due Time

The Artistry Show: Ep 125 V-Henny x Special Guest The Truth | The Intro

Wednesday | 6PM | Check out V-Henny as she rants about how important it is to introduce yourself when it comes to networking as an artist. Today, V-Henny will be speaking with Special guest, Staten Island’s own, The Truth as he explains the concept of his 4 EP (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer) based on the 4 seasons. Truth speaks on his accomplishments within his career in the last year. He also, premiers his

Music Video “BIG FAN” watch more of The Artistry!!!

Audio:

iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR

Follow us on all Platform

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryNY

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistrySHow

Host: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

Producer: https://www.Instagram.com/King_Jvded

Website: http://theartistry.live

MERCH/APPAREL https://linktr.ee/Vhenny_

The V is Vagina Tank Tops Summer Editions

https://teespring.com/v-henny-shirts?

The Artistry Merch https://teespring.com/dashboard/campa

Higher Vibration Merch https://www.stereotypeco.com/tees/hig

The Truth https://www.Instagram.com/TheTruth_Staten

The Indie Playlist 1. Swift on Demand – No Miss ft. TG Banga x TG Tazz 2. Yung Cassius – Triple G ft Sheff G 3. JayR Dion – Sleep for what 4. Ayilla- You lie 5. The Truth – Never Rikers F.t Nems 6. Josh Jacobs – See 7. Faulty Uncommon – “60’s Story” 8. IamCruz – The Get up 9. DatsJustice “Anyhow” 10. The Truth – Big Fan FT. MIGS718 x BigMoneyHit

The Artistry Show: Ep 124 | V-Henny x Special Guest DRO | The Rebirth

Sunday | 6PM | Vibe out with V-Henny as she sits with Y.H.M’s own Dro not only is he co-hosting with Vee but he will be speaking on his new journey and EP “Rebirth” .

Dro gives his input on Cardi B latest single WAP V-Henny and Dro also give their opinion on Biden and Trump election. Catch Dro opening up on his journey and growth since his last appearance on The Artistry, 2 years ago. Not only does DRO release and debuts his latest single on our platform but he also performs his new single “Y HATE ME”.

Watch more The Artistry!!!!

Audio:

iHeartRadio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR

Follow us on all Platform

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryNY

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistrySHow

Host: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

Producer: https://www.Instagram.com/King_Jvded

Website: http://theartistry.live

MERCH/APPAREL https://linktr.ee/Vhenny_

The V is Vagina Tank Tops Summer Editions https://teespring.com/v-henny-shirts?

The Artistry Merch https://teespring.com/dashboard/campa

Higher Vibration Merch https://www.stereotypeco.com/tees/hig

DRO https://www.Instagram.com/DRO_YHM

The Indie Playlist

1. The Truth – Fugee La

2. Yung Rex – Low Key ft. Corey Finess

3. JayR Dion – Sleep for what

4. K-Prez – Hold the Rice

5. IVL – Risin To The Top2 Door Coupe Freestyles

6. Shorty Jah – PUSHHH

7. LC – Two Eyes

8. Edwrds – Thicc

9. DRO – Y Hate Me DRO Perfermance

The Artistry Show: Ep 124 V-Henny speaks with Roc Nation own Rel Carter and Devin White`

V-Henny had the chance to speak with Rel Carter and Devin on their tour they experienced in the past. From choosing how to work with an artist, providing the necessary tools as an independant to the importance of an A&R.

Editing and Visual done by Michael Christopher

https://www.Instagram.com/MCelectrica…

Rel Carter https://www.Instagram.com/RelCarter

Devin White https://www.Instagram.com/DevinLWhite

Audio:

iHeartRadio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR

Follow us on all Platform

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryNY

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistrySHow

Host: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

Producer: https://www.Instagram.com/King_Jvded

Website: http://theartistry.live

MERCH/APPAREL https://linktr.ee/Vhenny_

The V is Vagina Tank Tops Summer Editions https://teespring.com/v-henny-shirts?

The Artistry Merch https://teespring.com/dashboard/campa

JAYR DION – SEEN IT HAPPENING

A perfect way to observe and analyze the work ethic of an artist these days is to check out their social media. With continuous promotion, content, and engagement with his audience, it is clear that JayR Dion takes his music seriously. It is known throughout the industry, that although talent is imperative, so are image, marketability, work ethic, and a good following. JayR Dion is the entire package. 

As mentioned, JayR never disappoints with consistently sharing new content and music. Behind the scenes footage, new songs, music videos, and graphics keep his fans on their toes, yearning for more. JayR recently released his new project “Seen it Happening”.  For those who have read my content, you know what time it is. As I write this article, I let the artist’s music consume my ears in hopes to present the best description of his project.

JayR begins with “Up to Something”, a perfect way to introduce this work of art. This track helps the listener visualize their goals and intentions for the future. “Momma working, she need a never ending break. That’s why I been working so she can count up all this cake. I’m for certain we gon’ be everything we say we will”. I can guarantee this song will resonate with many of you. The struggle, the grind, sleepless nights…we have all been there.

As I continue to listen to “Seen it Happening”, the song “Insomnia” captured my attention. The beat is soft and catchy perfectly embracing the lyrics. This track paints a vivid picture of the artist’s drive. You can tell a lot about an artist by paying attention to his/her lyrics. He asks questions like, “How you complain when you ain’t working? How you live without a purpose?” JayR creates music that makes a listener think but also has you moving to the beat simultaneously. 

In hopes that I have given the reader a well-rounded description of JayR Dion’s music, I encourage the reader to stream his new project, “Seen it Happening” to experience his talent for yourself.

“Seen iT Happening” Available everywhere!!!!


https://linktr.ee/jayrdion

Apple music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/seen-it-happening/1522380680

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/26tQAzXtcyMCS0cm7Gha8b?si=5deOEtO0RNKegvrb-j1Fyg

Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/147699982

Follow JayR Dion

https://Www.instagram.com/jayrdion

https://Www.facebook.com/jayrdion

https://Www.twitter.com/jayrdion

Written by JULZ

Facebook: https://Www.facebook.com/Julzmancini

Instagram: https://Www.twitter.com/julzmancini

The Artistry Show: Episode 115 with V-Henny and K-Prez

Sunday at 6pm | Unpluged with your host #VHenny.

On Episode 115, V-Henny speaks on pushing through the laziness. Trendy topic Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith red table talk about Jada admitting being in an entanglement with August Alsina.

V-Henny Speaks on the longevity within a relationship and marriage.

V-henny also unplugs with K-Prez on his latest album ‘Still Running”. They Speak on his writing process, on some of the challenges he faced when feeling stagnated, maintaining a healthy diet and more.

Production by The Artistry Live

Audio:

iHeart Radio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th…

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR…

Follow us on all Platform

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryNY

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistrySHow

Host Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

Producer Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/King_Jvded

Website: http://theartistry.live

The V is Vagina Tank Tops Summer Editions

https://teespring.com/v-henny-shirts?…

The Artistry Merch https://teespring.com/dashboard/campa

K-Prez Instagram https://www.Instagram.com/kpreztho

The Artistry Show with V-Henny Ep. 113

Sunday at 6pm | Catch a vibe with your host V-Henny. On Episode 113, V-Henny dives into her latest ted talks video in which she releases “Let’s Get Vulnerable. Building thru the Pain”

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZPIX…

She explains the #Struggles when it comes to #building a #business or #brand. The Amount of positive feed backs she received with making this video, reassuring her about her talents and hard work within this #MusicIndustry . She dives into her recent Panel “The Panel: Rising Entrepreneurs” and how informative and successful it was. How well organized and it was Powered by The Artistry. Then she introduces her up and coming Panel July 7th 2020 in which she partners up with some dope public figures such as G Money from CT, Scott Morris from #MorBookings and SOB’s.

V-henny also Speaks with Reemo on his brand and business as a Media Personality and becoming an #A&R within the #MusicIndustry. Reemo Meerak explains over coming attempting suicide, over coming depression. He speaks on his podcast show and how he started. — We speak about current events when it comes to #BLM should we be working towards equality or equity?

Watch/Listen more.

Production by The Artistry Live

Liquor: #Hennessy | #Caribaya |

Audio: #iHeartRadio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th… #Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR…

Follow us on all Platform IG: https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryNY

FB: https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistrySHow

Host: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

Producer: https://www.Instagram.com/King_Jvded

Website: http://theartistry.live

— The V is Vagina Tank Tops #SummerEditions https://teespring.com/v-henny-shirts?…

The Artistry Merch https://teespring.com/new-the-artistr…

The Artistry Coffee Mug https://teespring.com/the-artistry-co…

Reemo Meerak https://www.instagram.com/reemomeerak/

The Artistry Show: Ep 230 | Bella Blaq & V-henny | Dirt Road

Brace yourself for an episode of music, laughter, entrepreneurship, and breaking barriers!
In our latest episode of The Artistry Show (Bumbu Edition), we’re joined by Recording artist from Blakely, Georgia, Bella Blaq. Tune in as #BellaBlaq shares her experience as a young woman artist in this music industry, her transition from touring and her process.

Grab some Bumbu and lets go on a journey

FOLLOW US ON ALL OTHER PLATFORMS

Bella Blaq SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/Thebellablaq

THE ARTISTRY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/theartistryshow

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryshow

FACEBOOK | https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistryShow

MERCH | https://teespring.com/the-artistry-me…

V-HENNY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/vhenny_

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@whoisvhenny (Producer)

MONK SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/stateofmonk

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/sirmonk

ALSO LISTEN TO US ON: iHeartRadio | https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th…

Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR…

Anchor | https://anchor.fm/the-artistry-show

GooglePlay | https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0…

Website | http://theartistry.live

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

Meet Adobo Jiggz

Meet Adobo Jiggz , A latin recording artist who embodies hunger, passion, determination, and confidence. With an unwavering work ethic, this artist is always striving to create music that resonates with the soul. Get ready to be captivated by Adobo as his drive continues to rise in the music industry. Learn more on the him in this interview below between Adobo and V-Henny.

V-Henny:  What was your first experience with music?

Adobo: Hearing my family play music while cleaning the crib on Sundays  

V-Henny: What motivates you to create?

Adobo: The feeling of achieving something, doing something with purpose!

V-Henny: What song was the most difficult for you to write?

Adobo: I guess the letter to my abuelita, my grandma that passed. I haven’t even been able to finish it cause it’s so deep… 

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

Adobo: Nah, not really. I’m at my own pace. I know what I got to offer the game, the industry needs me (The Secret Ingredient Bitch!)

V-Henny: What is your songwriting process like?

Adobo: I break it down to the title or the hook I always gotta have a concept to my songs.

V-Henny: Tell me about your techniques for overcoming creative blocks.

Adobo:: Ima stoner lol it jus comes natural once I’m in the Stu vibing n smoking 

V-Henny: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career? Adobo: With or without music I’m chasing the bag!

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

Adobo: Lowering my expectations, learning to be patient, staying consistent & humbled…

V-Henny: How do you define success as an artist?

Adobo: Numbers don’t lie you gotta be lit moving units, streams & running up them views so you can be on them billboards trying get number 1 & them platinum plaques… That’s when you making noise… When you learn the game & how to monetize, consistently promote your brand & build it up until you have an empire then you will have longevity… 

V-Henny: Can you tell us a challenge you had to overcome in which you are most proud of yourself?

Adobo: Most def! Getting out of prison getting off parole & staying home! 

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

Adobo: I love my fans & supporters they give me that drive to keep pushing 

V-Henny: What’s next for you?

Adobo: I got a single out now with my lil sis Andromedv called “Be my valentine” in the meantime thru all the madness I’m still putting together my first project called “ Better Late Than Never” coming soon stay tuned you know my bop it’s the secret ingredient bitch!!! 

The Artistry Show: Ep. 227 | Chef Bruja & V-Henny | Chef’n it up

FOLLOW US ON ALL OTHER PLATFORMS

CHEF BRUJA SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/Chefbruja

THE ARTISTRY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/theartistryshow

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryshow

FACEBOOK | https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistryShow

MERCH | https://teespring.com/the-artistry-me…

V-HENNY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/vhenny_

INSTAGRAM: https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@whoisvhenny

(Producer) MONK SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/stateofmonk

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/sirmonk

ALSO LISTEN TO US ON: iHeartRadio | https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th…

Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR…

Anchor | https://anchor.fm/the-artistry-show

GooglePlay | https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0…

Website | http://theartistry.live

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

#PodcastVibes #NewEpisodeAlert #PodcastDiscoveries #WeeklyPodcast #MustListenPodcast #PodcastCommunity #TopPodcasts #PodcastRecommendations #PodcastAddict #PodcastInsights #PodcastTalk #PodcastCulture #Artistryshow #PodcastHighlights #comedy

The Artistry Show: Ep226 | K Goddess & V-Henny | Here to Stay!

????️ Brace yourself for a hilarious episode of music, entrepreneurship, and breaking barriers! ???? ???? In our latest episode of The Artistry Show (Bumbu Edition), we’re joined by Hip Hop Artist, Entrepreneur, from Brooklyn K Goddess ???? Tune in as K Goddess share some of her journey within her career and personal endeavors as an artist. Grab some Bumbu and lets go on a journey

???? FOLLOW US ON ALL OTHER PLATFORMS

K GODDESS SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/KGoddessofficial

THE ARTISTRY’S SOCIALS LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/theartistryshow

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryshow

FACEBOOK | https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistryShow

MERCH | https://teespring.com/the-artistry-me…

V-HENNY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/vhenny_

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@whoisvhenny (Producer)

MONK SOCIALS INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/stateofmonk

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/sirmonk

ALSO LISTEN TO US ON: iHeartRadio | https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th…

Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR…

Anchor | https://anchor.fm/the-artistry-show

GooglePlay | https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0…

Website | http://theartistry.live

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

Who is Stylezz Prezz

Poetically Driven, Open minded

Prideful New Yorker 

Learn more on Stylezz tell V-Henny about her creativity and passions.

V-Henny:  What was your first experience with music?

StylePrezzz: My first experience with music would be when my moms would have family gatherings, and we would move tables and chairs just to dance all night. But when I started to write poetry at the age of 12 is when I knew music was my thing. 

V-Henny: What motivates you to create?

StylePrezzz: My life experience, my success and mistakes 

V-Henny: What song was the most difficult for you to write?

StylePrezzz: The song that was hard for me to write would be “Some day” I made this song for my loving foster moms who took me in when I was 3 years old. She always told me some day you gonna make it and while recording this song in the studio I was crying because of the impact she made on me. 

V-Henny: How do you define success as an artist?

StylePrezzz: I define success by changing a person life with a song, making people feel good through my music. Giving hope to those who seek for memories, lost times. If my song make you feel good I succeed 

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

StylePrezzz: Yes. Being a female in a male dominate industry plus including the fact that I’m a stud in the LGBTQ community has its struggles. Don’t get me wrong the female are winning in the rap game, but coming up was really hard. When people wanted  to change my look or when others say you don’t fall under sexy. Or others who just felt intimidated by me, but I feel like I dealt with it accordingly. I just kept doing what I loved to do, I’m not for everyone and I’m okay with that.

V-Henny: What is your songwriting process like? 

StylePrezzz: To be honest my process of songwriting is when I’m in my emotions or listening to an instrument and if I’m feeling it. After that, I start to write. 

V-Henny: Tell me about your techniques for overcoming creative blocks.

StylePrezzz: That’s a tough question but a good one. When I get creative blocks, I’d go on YouTube and look up beats and begin to freestyle the title of each instrumental. I try to get out of my comfort so I can be creative. 

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

StylePrezzz: I believe I be a streamers or a YouTuber or an influencer, if it ain’t none of that I’d be taking care of the family to be honest.

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

StylePrezzz: In life there’s a lot of steps you have to take, and my steps wasn’t easy when following your dreams. But I started with my uncle in his studios who was an engineer and he knew a-lot of people but I didn’t wantto take the easy route, I wanted to work and earn my strips. I did showcase’s a lot of showcases, some long nights and days working on my music had some loses but gain way more in life along the way.

V-Henny: Can you tell us a challenge you had to overcome in which you are most proud of yourself?

StylePrezzz: A challenge I had overcome would be stage presentation/performance 

I’m very proud to say that I work very hard on my stage performances. I was bad at looking into the audience eyes and and showing my emotions through my songs. Over time a lot of practice made my stage presence comfortable with myself and the audience. I worked on my crate and perfect it the best way I know how.

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

StylePrezz: Be yourself!!

Follow her on all platforms!!

Who is Zoe Forte

Music has always been an influence when it comes to the ways of Zoe’s culture. Growing up in Brooklyn, his admiration for those such as Jay-z, Biggie and Busta Rhymes , inspired him to believe in himself and his dreams. What started off in 2018, listening to a beat, harmonizing and putting words together lead him to fall in love with the process of Rhythm and Poetry, also known as Rap. Understanding the process and learning the industry, Zoe is determine to show the world he got what it takes to succeed. With passion and determination, he’s going to reciprocate the energy and inspired others through his journey.

Get to know Zoe Forte below in this interview with V-Henny.

V-Henny: What was your first experience with music?

Zoe Forte: My first experience with music was honestly a joke lol, I was 16 years old in HS and a lot of my friends were making music. Everyone was making it look so east and there was a lot of garbage out at the time so I’m like “yo I can do that!” An old friend of mine had a laptop with the software to make music and some 10$ gummy headphones and I ft. On my first track ever. It took me all day to write my 16 lol

V-Henny: What motivates you to create?

Zoe Forte: Life experiences to keep it simple. A lot of what I write about is something I experienced personally or saw mixed with the vibe or feeling I get from the open beat.

V-Henny: What song was the most difficult for you to write? ‘My Life’ although I speak on my life experiences I feel like I got the most venerable speaking on my traumas and tuff relationship with my parents for the first time creatively. 

Zoe Forte: Have you ever felt discouraged by the industry and if so how did you overcome the thought/feeling? Yea all the time I feel like lol, really you just have to stay confident in what you do. Understand that as a creator everything isn’t always going to just blow up instantly. A lot of the time you have to do the ground work that isn’t often praised but very necessary.

V-Henny: What is your songwriting process like?

Zoe Forte: For starters the hardest and longest process is finding a good beat. from there it honestly depends on the vibe & energy I get from it. Sometimes I can hear a beat and just go off straight bars figure the hook out later. Sometimes I get a beat and I put an extreme amount of thought into every detail; do I want to start with a hook or should I go straight in? should I intro the song? Do I have a subject?how should I approach it? Etc. 

V-Henny: Tell me about your techniques for overcoming creative blocks.  

Zoe Forte: Don’t panic! Put your phone or pencil down and take a smoke break or something. Seriously lol, you don’t have to rush yourself 15-20 break can definitely get your creative juice flowing again. Just don’t stress yourself thinking your stuck.

Zoe Forte Spotify

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

Zoe Forte: Hmmmm.. If it wasn’t for music I’d be the same person forreal just a lot less popular… probably lol 

V-Henny: How do you define success as an artist?

Zoe Forte: Success for me is financial freedom. If I can take my family out the hood and provide my team with jobs that will forever change their lives. Anything after that is a plus.

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

Zoe Forte: ”If you ain’t got no mun-yun, ya Done-yun“ in other words INVEST IN YOURSELF. Not only getting fly or shooting videos… pay for promo, get out of your city, do shows, network, and brand yourself! You can’t do none of that without cash.

V-Henny: Can you tell us a challenge you had to overcome in which you are most proud of yourself?

Zoe Forte: My biggest challenge was learning the music game. I wasn’t fortunate to have someone help me develop my skills or a manager to show me right from wrong. I just hoped in and handled business. I lost a lot of money, a few friends , I been scammed, all the above.. but I’m still here! And I’m still learning 

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

Zoe Forte: If you believe in yourself so much that you can literally feel and visualize your goals in success… no matter what anyone says… NEVER GIVE UP.

V-Henny: What’s next for you?

Zoe Forte: More music , more visual, more fashion, we getting bigger and better just stay tuned .

Make sure to follow Zoe Forte

The Artistry Show: Ep225 | TommyFiveK & V-Henny | We Go Way Back

????️ Brace yourself for a hilarious episode of comedy, music, entrepreneurship, and breaking barriers! ???? ???? In our latest episode of The Artistry Podcast (Bumbu Edition), we’re joined by Comedian, artist, Content creator TommyFiveK ???? Tune in as Tommy share some of his stories from partying hard to why he stop drinking. His career on how it started to where he wants to go. Grab some Bumbu and lets go on a journey

???? FOLLOW US ON ALL OTHER PLATFORMS

TOMMY5K SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/TfiveK

THE ARTISTRY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/theartistryshow

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryshow

FACEBOOK | https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistryShow

MERCH | https://teespring.com/the-artistry-me…

V-HENNY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/vhenny_

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@whoisvhenny

(Producer) MONK SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/stateofmonk

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/sirmonk

The Artistry Show: Ep. 224 | Ivan Manito & V-Henny | Just Got his Green Card

????️ Brace yourself for a hilarious episode of comedy, music, entrepreneurship, and breaking barriers! ???? ???? In our latest episode of The Artistry Podcast (Bumbu Edition), we’re joined by Comedian, Gamer, Content creator Ivan Manito ???? Tune in as Ivan shares his experience as an comedian, tell us some stories from funny moments to getting locked up. Grab some Bumbu and lets go on a journey ????

FOLLOW US ON ALL OTHER PLATFORMS

IVAN MANITO SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/IVANMANITO

THE ARTISTRY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/theartistryshow

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryshow

FACEBOOK | https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistryShow

MERCH | https://teespring.com/the-artistry-me…

V-HENNY’S SOCIALS LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/vhenny_

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@whoisvhenny

(Producer) MONK SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/stateofmonk

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/sirmonk

The Artistry Show: Ep.223 | MRG & V-Henny | CAP SZN

Brace yourself for wholesome episode of comedy, music, entrepreneurship, and breaking barriers! ????

In our latest episode of The Artistry Podcast (Bumbu Edition), we’re joined by Hip Hop Artist from Queens, New York, MRG

???? Tune in as MRG shares his experience as an athlete transitioning into an Rapper. Elevating within his brand, discipline and personalizing his work. Grab some Bumbu and lets go on a journey

???? FOLLOW US ON ALL OTHER PLATFORMS

MRG SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/MRG

THE ARTISTRY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/theartistryshow

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/TheArtistryshow

FACEBOOK | https://www.Facebook.com/TheArtistryShow

MERCH | https://teespring.com/the-artistry-me…

V-HENNY’S SOCIALS

LINKTREE | https://linktr.ee/vhenny_

INSTAGRAM | https://www.Instagram.com/vhenny_

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@whoisvhenny

(Producer) MONK SOCIALS

INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/stateofmonk

TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/sirmonk

ALSO LISTEN TO US ON: iHeartRadio | https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-th…

Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1C2KR…

Anchor | https://anchor.fm/the-artistry-show

GooglePlay | https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0…

Website | http://theartistry.live

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!