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

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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.

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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_/

Migs718 Releases New Single “Yetii”

Written by: Julz Mancini

“Smooth. 3am she wanna grove. Said arch ya back, she approve. Dinero, watch how I move. Rolling the whip when I cruise. Lose, dam that’s all that you do. She know I’m better than you. And you know I like the view.”

We live in an era where people are more interested in visuals than anything. When artists post a video, whether music related or just to talk to their fans, viewers feel more inclined to engage with the artist. Engagement, being a primary component in developing super fans, grasps the attention of followers intriguing them to look further into the artist. YouTube has become a super colossal outlet for music artists to share their content with the world. With the right combination of videographers, directors, cast, and music, artists will begin to see a ripple effect of support from viewers. Migs718 is an artist whom has acquired this perfect combination allowing his fans to witness his amazing energy, talent, and creativity come to life.

Recently releasing his single, “Yetii”, Migs718 blessed his viewers with a great story line, edgy angles, and a strong camera presence. The video for “Yetii” is unlike many of the music videos shared on the internet today. From beginning to end Migs718 matches his lyrics to the plot within the video. Having the ability to follow the story throughout its duration paves the way for Migs718 to stand out in an industry where cars, money, and pretty women supersede the importance of creating a movie.

From the start, Migs718 experiences an interaction with a woman whom has a boyfriend. Their interest in one another ignites the tone for the rest of the video. As the woman of interest dances by his side, Migs718 makes it clear that she is his for the taking. Also showing love and support, is a group of energetic individuals who show off their dancing skills to Migs718’s catchy lyrics. With “Yetii” being released just four days ago, Migs718’s views are quickly increasing. Having over four thousand views, it is clear that this single has made an impact on his audience leaving them eager for his next project.

It is no surprise that Migs718 has obtained a loyal fan-base. With his eclectic abilities, Migs718 has consistently released music with each song attracting different demographics. His song, “Groupie Luv” has an aggressive vibe with quick flowing lyrics, a repetitive beat, and a catchy hook allowing Migs718 to portray a different side of his artistry. “Two Door” is completely opposite displaying a smooth beat and a softer delivery. It is rare to listen to an artist who is diversified, dipping into multiple sounds while altering their flow. This talent proves that Migs718 deserves the spotlight and will stop at nothing to achieve it.

Please be sure to check out “Yetii” and subscribe to Migs718’s YouTube channel! Follow him on social media and stream his music by clicking on the links below!

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AZIA- Multifaceted Brooklyn Artist Takes The Spotlight

Written by: Julz Mancini

Having the ability to develop one’s self into a quadruple threat in the entertainment business creates a recipe for success. As each ingredient is added, it helps increase the probability of making a name for yourself in an over-saturated industry. Mastering each talent you intend to showcase to the world is imperative, as it portrays your diligence, work ethic, and capabilities. When striving for the spotlight, executives seek to find the “it” factor; a marketable and unique individual who has the potential to rise to the top. We have been able to witness superstars such as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez effectively dabble into singing, acting, fashion, cosmetics, and more. It is not surprising that recording artist, Azia, is heading in the same direction as the superstars mentioned. She is reaching heights that many can only dream of.

Usually the love for music flourishes throughout the duration of a person’s childhood. As a teenager, Azia strategically created a show on cable access T.V. titled, “Flex in Brooklyn” while also hosting parties that quickly became popular. As her buzz grew louder, the opportunities started to knock at her door. As a natural beauty, it was only a matter of time before the masses approached her to be featured in videos, television, etc. Her video credits include, “Panda” by Desiigner, “Change Your Mind” by Trey Songz, and “Pick It Up” by Famous Dex, to name a few. Azia’s energy, beauty, and talent glowed on camera allowing for more prospects to pour in. Kanye West’s “Yeezy Season” and Nike’s “Caribbean Pack” were her next ventures. Due to the amount of exposure Azia was receiving, it was the perfect time to allow the world into her sanctuary of music. She was able to prove herself, not only as model, but also as an artist when she released her debut album, “The Audacity”.

As Azia continued to soar through the entertainment world, she became the star of BET’s “Hustle in Brooklyn”. Coming from Brooklyn herself, it was a perfect match and helped her become a well-known socialite in the business. In addition to being a Brooklyn native, Azia is Haitian and Trini all of which she has showcased in her music and videos. In her single, “Pull Up”, she stayed true to her roots grasping the attention of her fans as they watched and listened. Azia recently released her single, “Eat It Up”. With sexy lyrics and unique word play, this catchy song is certainly a fan favorite. Not only is the song superstar quality, but the music video brings the viewer to Azia’s neck of the woods. As she dances on an ice cream truck, chills in the park, and flaunts her beauty and sex appeal, Azia portrays her true self. “Thirty-one flavors, never know what you can get. I got thick ones, slim ones, tall ones, red hair, brown hair, blonde hair, all fun. Now, how many licks does it take to get a stick…” “Eat It Up” definitely has a fun and flirty vibe that causes the listeners to seek more content from Azia.

While navigating through her website, iamazia.com, I noticed Azia is not only a model, recording artist, and popular socialite, but also a designer. She owns “Brownie’s Couture”, a cosmetic line in which offers lip gloss of many shades, enhancing the beauty of her customers. To ensure her customers will be happy with the products, Azia offers them free samples.

It is apparent that Azia is multi-talented and is eager to continue her journey in the entertainment business. With her fan base increasing and the opportunities piling up, she isn’t going anywhere. Her fans anticipate the release of her upcoming project titled, “A Whole Mood” due to be available this fall. Azia is someone you want to keep an eye on as the sky is the limit for her. She is a force to be reckoned with which is obvious with all of her accomplishments.

Click on the links below to follow Azia and her journey!

https://www.iamazia.com

https://www.instagram.com/azia.iam/

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!!!!

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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”.

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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

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

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The Artistry Show: Ep 123 | V-Henny x Special Guest Kertasy x Faulty UNcommon | WAP Stands for

Sunday | 6PM | Vibe out with V-Henny as she speaks on Cardi B latest single WAP featuring Megan Thee Stallon | What she thinks about the video. V-Henny also speaks on Beyonce latest visual album Black is KING and its hidden messages within spirituality. Later through out the show with a full house full of artist V-Henny sits with Faulty UNcommon speaking on the group lifestyle and music and Hip Hop entertainer, the dark skin man with the foreva tan, NJ’s own #Kertasy. Vee and Kertasy speak on his latest album “The Collage”, get into his process from over coming a break as working on the album. They speak on there experience on Tour. Watch Kertasy perform his latest single Tik Tok Shake.

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The Indie Playlist

K Goddess – Friends

JayR Dion – Sleep for what

Yung Rex x Corey Finesse – Low Key

Faulty UNcommon – ’60’s Story

Flip Hendrix – Biggie

Melaner – Soltera

LC – Two eyes

Kertasy – You see me

Kertasy – Tik Tik Shake