Meet Andromedv

Hailing from the vibrant city of Newburgh, New York, Andromedv is a rising music artist who captivates listeners with her soulful voice and thought-provoking lyrics. A gifted singer/songwriter, she effortlessly weaves together elements of R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Alternative, and Pop to create a unique sonic tapestry that resonates deeply with her audience.

Andromedv is poised to make a lasting impact on the music scene. Her dedication to championing diversity, adversity, and catharsis through her art has garnered her a loyal and growing fanbase, eager to accompany her on this musical journey. Learn more on the rising artist as she speaks with V-Henny about her music journey.

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

Andromedv: My first experience with music was in my childhood. I remember sitting in my grandmother’s living room, surrounded by family, as they played soulful tunes on all different types of Caribbean instruments. We had congas, güiras, maracas, microphones, and the whole family all together! That was the moment I fell in love with music and realized its power to evoke emotions and bring people together.

V-Henny: What motivates you to create?

Andromedv: I have always felt connected to others in a way I could never explain, yet music helps me bridge that gap. There is this feeling of abstractness that I feel at home in, and the only way I am able to embody it and translate it is through poetry, lyricism, and music!

V-Henny: What is your songwriting process like? 

Andromedv: I sit with a beat that calls to parts of me, and wait for a melody, or three, to come to me. From there, I freestyle and weave the song together. I think that’s what they call a top-line writer?

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

Andromedv: The most difficult song for me to write was “My People,” because it was such an important song for me to create, and I was nervous the meaning would get lost in translation regarding how I felt on the topic! When we take into consideration the societal institutions we have created and maintained… I think this song will hit a lot of people.

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

Andromedv: I don’t usually have creative blocks, I consider these resting periods. I wait until inspiration strikes, or until I have a lot of sentiments to release, then I make a song! Especially since it is all based on freestyle, it really just comes in waves, and I ride them out.

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

Andromedv:  Building my career required dedication, perseverance, and a lot of hard work. I started by honing my skills as a singer and songwriter, constantly seeking opportunities to perform and showcase my music. I collaborated with fellow musicians, producers, and industry professionals, expanding my network and learning from their expertise. I also took advantage of the digital landscape, utilizing social media and online platforms to share my music and connect with a wider audience. Each step, from recording demos to performing live shows, has been a building block in my journey.

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

Andromedv: I have felt discouraged by the industry plenty of times, most notably, before I started! Essentially, once I started, and reminded myself that there was only one me, and that everyone has people that they relate to, I felt much more secure in my authenticity! Also, there is no need for imposter syndrome, when you are being true to yourself!

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

Andromedv: I define success as an artist by the impact my music has on people’s lives. It’s not solely about chart positions or accolades, but rather the ability to touch hearts, evoke emotions, and inspire positive change. Success, to me, is connecting with my audience on a profound level and creating a sense of catharsis and understanding through my songs. It’s about staying true to my artistic vision and using my platform to shed light on important issues and advocate for diversity, unity, and resilience. Ultimately, success is the ability to leave a lasting impact and make a difference through my music and/or brand.

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

Andromedv: If it weren’t for my music career, I would probably be working in some capacity that allows me to connect with people and make a positive impact. I’ve always been drawn to fields like counseling, education, or social work, where I can help others navigate through their own adversities and find healing. Regardless of my path, I know that I would still find ways to incorporate music into my life, as it is a fundamental part of who I am.

V-Henny:  Describe how music is important to society.

Andromedv: Music is incredibly important to society because it serves as a powerful means of communication and expression. It has the ability to transcend cultural, linguistic, and societal boundaries, touching people from all walks of life. Music can evoke emotions, provoke thought, and provide solace during challenging times. It has the capacity to amplify diverse voices and shed light on important social issues, fostering empathy, understanding, and dialogue. In a metaphysical aspect, all things are vibrational, as such, music can literally change reality!

V-Henny: What’s next for you? 

Andromedv: What’s next for me is an exciting continuation of my artistic journey. I am currently working on new music that delves deeper into the themes of diversity, adversity, and catharsis. I’m eager to explore new sonic landscapes and collaborate with other talented artists who share my vision. Additionally, I am excited to further develop my live performance skills and connect with even more fans through concerts and tours. As my career progresses, I hope to continue evolving as an artist, pushing boundaries, and using my music as a catalyst for positive change. The future holds endless possibilities, and I can’t wait to embark on this next chapter with all of you by my side.

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

Andromedv: To my fans, I want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for your unwavering support. Your belief in me and my music fuels my creativity and inspires me to continue pushing boundaries and creating meaningful art. I want to encourage you to embrace your own individuality, celebrate diversity, and face adversity with resilience. Remember that your voice matters, and your experiences are valid. Through my music, I aim to create a space where we can all connect, find solace, and realize that we are not alone in our journey. Thank you for being a part of this incredible ride with me.

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Meet MITRAE

MITRAE=Money Is The Root of All Evil.

MITRAE is a New Jersey Native, born as Alexander Dailey-Sterling. A unique and diverse Hip-Hop/R&B Artist, Engineer, and Producer with the absolute love to what he does as a creator. The well-rounded talent continue to show his success as he focuses on his path to greatness. Driven to succeed, MITRAE has proven to his fans the impact he sets out and that anything you put your mind into can be accomplished. Lean more as V-Henny caught up with the young artist to discuss his journey and inspiration behind his work.

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

MITRAE: I’ve always been a student of music, and since the 4th grade, I’ve been in a concert band. Played the Alto and tenor saxophone. I got into strings learning the Bass guitar, it didn’t really stick though. My parents being immigrants, my mother from St. Lucia, and my father from Costa Rica, have brought a lot of culture to my music taste growing up. In the house, all I would hear is Soca, Calypso, Salsa, Reggae, etc. It wasn’t until late in middle school that I got my first true taste of Hip-Hop. During freshman year I would link up with a guy in my school named David who had a basement studio called Underground Studios. I’d write bars to youtube beats or instrumentals to songs I would bump and record tracks in his basement. Eventually, I started recording myself and friends, and when I got introduced to Silk City Lab Productions in Paterson, NJ, I knew this was what I wanted to leave a legacy doing.   

Vee: Who inspired you to make music? 

MITRAE: I was always listening to R&B and Pop myself growing up. My brother had a huge influence on my music taste as well. My favorites as a kid were Michael Jackson, Neyo, Usher, and Sean Paul. When I started making music seriously, I was more so listening to artists like Chance The Rapper, Ski Mask, The Slump God, and Cordae. I was especially intrigued by Ski Mask’s flow and his sound in general, it has inspired a lot of my music.

Vee: How would you describe the music that you typically create?

MITRAE: I don’t like to put myself in a box, I can touch anything that’s given to me. When it comes to being creative I don’t like placing limits on myself. I do have a go-to sound, which is Hip-Hop that is more focused on lyricism. I pride myself on being a positive artist who only promotes love, peace , and positivity.

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

MITRAE: I have had this vision since my Sophomore Year of High School. My brothers Ri and Ali were with me at the very beginning when I said what I wanted. I remember that day so vividly. We would link up at my boy Danny’s house right up the street and sit in his basement freestyling on different beats for hours.

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

MITRAE: Surprisingly, in the beginning, when I knew very little about the industry, I would never get discouraged. Growing up and being a student of the game has taught me so much. People would always tell me how good my music sounded and that I should keep going. I was always humble, but somehow progression has humbled me more. Being independent will truly show an artist what it takes, in terms of drive, to get to the level they want to get to. 

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

MITRAE: I would most likely still be in school for the music industry and planning to work in A&R, Artist Management, or Marketing. I would still be audio engineering and working on building my Record Label, which is in the works now.

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

MITRAE: Definitely a lot of networking. I wouldn’t be where I am without meeting new people and putting myself out there. Just releasing music and promoting is not enough. You have to go out to events, shows, mixers, etc. Anything that has people involved in the music industry, you should be considering going to. Other than that, just having high-quality music and not settling for less once you have a specific standard.  

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

MITRAE: There are numerous people I could give credit to. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am without God, and the support of my parents and family, and I would give back to them. I’m very grateful to be able to study what I love in University. As far as the Industry, I would credit some of my success to my first engineer Shon Godi at Silk City Lab Production up in Paterson, NJ. Before doing real studio sessions with him, I was in the basement recording on a USB mic with a sock over it, the real way lol.

Vee: What projects are you presently working on?

MITRAE: I am currently building an eastern “End of Year” tour. I’ll be in PA, NYC, and NJ. I’m also working on a few releases for the beginning of the first quarter. Just came off of the BET Experience Tour with Mor.Bookings and The Artistry Entertainment, met some super dope artists out there I’m looking forward to working with.  

Vee: What is one message you would give to your fans? 

MITRAE: I appreciate every single one of y’all. If you are still tuned in, stay in tune because I got more to show! If you have been rocking with me from jump, you 318 gang. If you know you know lol

Vee: What’s next for you? 

MITRAE: I have a lot of shows coming up, I plan on doing some big things at these shows and hopefully, getting this business up and running by Q1. Possibly touring in LA for Grammy week. New music, new shows, and more opportunities. I look forward to the future God has planned for me.

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Harlem Native Artist Combines Art With Music

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Rikko 009, an emerging hip-hop artist from Harlem is repainting the picture of the way we receive music.

“Why not put the songs to the art,” Rikko 009 said. 

He was introduced to the world of art and music at a young age. His family background includes him being surrounded by novelists, visual art, musical instruments, and different genres of music.

Rikko 009 uses his drawing talents to inspire his music and he is not limited to hip-hop beats, while gospel and rock beats are some of his favorites as well. He discovered that he could use his drawings to inspire his music.

“When I was a kid, my pops would listen to a lot of rock and so I kind of went through a rock phase,” Rikko 009 said. “I guess it’s coming back around.”

He was also introduced to gospel music at a young age.

“My mom would listen to a lot of gospel music and that’s a lot harder to find beats of or make the beats for, but that’s really where I attend to go next as far as my sound and everything,” Rikko said. “I love the gospel sound with a heavy bass like a Kanye, ‘Donda’ type of thing.”

Around the same time he purchased his music kit, he was working at his previous retail job and that’s when he got inspired to connect his drawings to his music. 

Rikko 009 brought a vertical notebook and wanted to draw something from the top to bottom of the page. He wasn’t pleased with the drawings in the first notebook, so he decided to purchase another one.

Photo taken by Bobby Z

“That turned out to be the whole level of accent,” Rikko 009 said. 

This discovery led to him creating a series of drawings called The 00X Project that includes 10 drawings that played a part in him finding his voice.

Fans can look forward to diversity in his newest project. It will include all things hip-hop, but he wants to expand his talent and see what he can become if he really puts his mind to it.

“I’m really looking forward to more of me and seeing how I grow,” Rikko 009 said.

Fans can stream Rikko 009’s newest single “Aint the Same” on all platforms. 

Follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rikko.009/ to stay up to date about his latest project. 

Meet B-EZ

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B-EZ, the rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and MC of Staten Island, NY shines a light on the
world through his encouraging music. The rapper has opened up shows for hit artists from his home state of New York like Ashanti, Method Man, and Ja Rule. His voice and tone of his music are inspired by artists like J.Cole, Eminem, Nas, etc but he is creating his own flair that
motivates his fans to be themselves no matter the struggle.

B-EZ spoke with Ayanna Williams, a student journalist at Troy University, to chat about his
musical background, the meaning of B-EZ, and his latest singles.

Ayanna Williams: I’m aware that you’re very versatile. You’re a producer, entrepreneur, rapper, and you do it all. Did you grow up in a musical background and what inspired you to start creating music?
B-EZ: “So my father goes by the name of Optometrist, like an eye doctor and he was a
rapper from State Island. I remember growing up at four and five years old on stage with
him and I wasn’t rapping with him, but I was the guy holding up the merch and posters
of him. Seeing that crowd made me want that and because of my upbringing and seeing
the success and the downfalls my father faced, I’m like ok I want to do it my way and
that’s basically where I’m at right now.”
Ayanna Williams: How did you come up with your name?
B-EZ: “I’m an Aries and I have anger and I use to play football, so based on that, my
character and energy are always hyper and a lot of people would tell me to be easy or
calm down. I put that into the music and that’s the same type of thing. I tend to not
overdo it, but I try to go as high as I can with my music. I go above and beyond and I feel
like that encaptures my vibe ‘B-EZ’. He’s energetic, but at the same time, he’s about his
business. It also stands for ‘Ballistic Elimination Zone’. I came up with that when I was
10.”
Ayanna Williams: Tell us about your single “Just Like That” and what does it mean to you?
B-EZ: “The song itself was created by me, my cousin, and my friend. For that single, we
wanted that summertime vibe. We wanted it to be played anywhere. It does have curses
in it, but it’s still like a good vibe and everybody can relate to it. You can play it where
there are palm trees or you can play it when it’s raining outside. It’s a song that can
attract any audience.”
Ayanna Williams: Do you think you’ll expand into different genres?
B-EZ: “Oh yeah absolutely. My music is very versatile. I can go boom-bap, I can go trap,
and I can even try to do melody-type music as well, but versatility is my thing. I like to try different things as far as going to a different genre. Even with my production when I
produce, I produce a lot of beats that are just not catered to one genre – it’s catered to
many. I can make a song or beat for Kehlani or make a beat for Fivio Foreign. I wouldn’t
mind going into different genres with my music or trying to reach a different audience
with a sound that I never thought of before. I just want to grow as an artist overall.”

Stream B-EZ’s latest single “Never Fold” on all streaming platforms

Also on all social media platforms https://www.instagram.com/b_ezmusik/

The Artistry Show: Ep171 | V-Henny & Duce Da Privilege | Lend Me Your Ears

Wednesday | 6PM | V-Henny speaks with Hip Hop Artist & Entrepreneur from Brooklyn, NY Duce Da Privilige. They speak on his recent released album Black Wall Street and more. Cashapp: $TheArtistryEnt

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The Artistry Show: Ep170 | V-Henny x Dionni6x | 6x

Sunday | 6PM | V-Henny speaks with award winning, Latin Artist from Dominican Republic Dionni6x

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The Artistry Show: Ep142 V-Henny x Cortez | Resolution

Sunday | 6PM | V-Henny sit with Brooklyn’s own Hip Hop Recording Artist Cortez. Catch Cortez speaking on his latest project ‘Resolution” and his work ethics during the pandemic. Watch more Leave a donation |

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The Artistry Show: Ep141 | V-Henny x Kennie Dubb | Tax

Sunday | 6PM | V-Henny sit with The Bronx own Kennie Dubb. They Speak on his journey within his music career and his latest single “Tax”

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The Artistry in ATL | Ep. 140 with V-Henny + Nesha Nycee

Sunday | 6PM | V-henny Speaks with the Talented Hip Hop Artist Nesha Nycee. Watch as Nesha opens to V-henny on her trauma within her car accidents. How she correlated her accident into her music video “Painful Purpose”. She also expresses her motivation and her drive within her success. Watch more of The Artistry