Meet Champagniaa

Official Champagniaa is a rising star in the Bronx rap scene, and she’s proving that she’s more than just a pretty face. Despite facing adversity, she has used her past struggles as fuel to propel her career forward.

In addition to her music and modeling career, Champagniaa is all about empowering strong, talented, and powerful women in the entertainment industry. The movement aims to make a lasting impact and take over the industry.

Learn more on the emerging artist as she speaks with V-Henny on her journey and what’s next to come.

V-Henny: Can you tell us about your journey as an up and coming artist? How did you get started in the music industry and what challenges did you face along the way?

Champagniaa: My journey as an upcoming artist wasn’t easy. I had faced a lot of obstacles along the way such as constructive criticism which I have embraced and took into consideration to perfect my craft and I have been putting in the work I put my blood sweat and tears into this. I have also faced a lot of jealous people weather it was males and females they have attempted to bring me down because they didn’t wanna see me win and they didn’t want to see me do better than them and outshine them, they had attempted to dim my light but I never allowed it, I’m a Leo I am a go getter and I am very ambitious. Music is my therapy I had a rough and traumatic past which has only made me stronger these haters are bitter because they can never stop me from elevating and ima keep elevating ima keep leveling up I won’t stop. My trauma and the pain that people put me through only motivated me even more.

V-Henny: Can you tell us about your new song? What inspired you to create it?

Champagniaa: My new follow up single “Bad Gyal” is a rap/reggae song it is out now on all streaming platforms. it gives Dancehall vibes. What had inspired me to create this song was from Rihanna’s song with Drake “Work”, Nicki’s song with Drake “Needle” Vybez Kartel song “Fever” , Dsmallz song “WAP” and of course my brothers Xavrosa and Certified Gage’s hit song “Wicked Moves” and I also wanted to try out something new and show the world how diverse and versatile I am just like Nicki Minaj & Rihanna

V-henny: Can you share any behind-the-scenes anecdotes or interesting moments that occurred while working on this song?

Champagniaa: I really took my time with this song. I also took great advice into consideration from great people like Rok DaHustla, Mayborn, Queen Julz, Seec, Waydah Blacc, Row Stacks, Jodie Mak, Reggie Lane, Blu Diaz and Spotlight Breeze thanks to them Bad Gyal is a hit record that everyone is vibing too and I’m very proud of myself of how far I have come during my musical journey.

V-Henny: After the release of this new song, do you have any plans for a follow-up song? Champagniaa: Can you give us a hint about what fans can expect next? All I am going to say is I will be talking my shit and everyone that I am a real boss chick periodttt it’s called “Savage”

V-Henny: How do you approach creating a follow-up song to ensure it maintains the momentum and interest generated by the previous release?

Champagniaa: I like to make hit records, I like making songs for the clubs and radio. I listen to a beat if I like it I just take it from there and go with the flow. 

V-Henny: Are there any specific goals or aspirations you have for this new song and the follow-up song? How do you see them fitting into your overall musical journey?

Champagniaa: My goal for “Bad Gyal” I hope one day DJ Drewski plays it on radio rotation on Hot97 and I have been working on a music video for my hit song “Seduction” which will be directed by Cokeboy Teck and it will definitely for sure release this summer 2024 

V-Henny: How would you describe your new brand or image? What aspects of your personality or artistic vision does it represent?

Champagniaa: I will be honest Official Champagniaa is the Rihanna of rap. Like I have said before I am very versatile when it comes to my music Seduction it gives you that pop rap on a trap beat and Bad Gyal is dancehall rap/reggae vibes. I also have a couple of collaborations coming out soon including drill music. My brand I stand for Women Empowerment I am a girls girl. I like to uplift other women and their brands & businesses because we are stronger united than we are divided. I never understood the whole hating on another woman thing it’s not my cup of tea. My personality I am very ambitious, very bubbly, and I also like to have fun to have a good time everywhere I go. Every room I walk into I make my presence be known. I consider myself a very strong and powerful woman I can see myself in the next 5-6 years to be a powerful music mogul. I am also into makeup and fashion I like being feminine, like to look good and smell good. I like making good music. I am also the realist and illest chick with a dope personality that everyone falls in love with and that’s why certain haters can’t stand me. 

V-Henny: What steps did you take to rebrand yourself? Did you work with a team of professionals or rely on your own creativity? Can you elaborate on the process?

Champagniaa: I ain’t gonna lie.. I don’t have a team I’m not under any management as of right now but I am down with the movement “Baddies with Motion” and I enjoy working with Comatose Rose and Molly they have taught me so much about the entertainment industry and they have taught me so much about how important it is to have top tier content on my social medias and how important it is to vibe and network. To be quite honest I would love for Comatose Rose & Rok Dahustla to become my managers one day if it’s possible. I have also took great advice from the CEO of love x Lust store’s very own Queen “Jennifer” she had taught me to rebuild my confidence she is somebody I look up to and I hold her in high regards, she has always taught me to never give up on myself , show everyone I’m that boss bitch and apply pressure that’s what I have been doing since than.

V-Henny: Have you faced any challenges or resistance from your fans or the industry during the rebranding process? How did you handle those situations?

Champagniaa: The only thing that I had to do was change my artist name from Champagne into Official Champagniaa because too many artists have the name Champagne in their artist names and I want to stand out and be original so with the help of many people who have suggested me to rebrand and change my stage name into Official Champagniaa and it’s actually going pretty well for me. I’m still in the rebranding process but it’s going very smoothly and I am very proud of myself for this accomplishment. 

V-Henny: Looking ahead, what are your goals and aspirations as an artist with your new brand? How do you envision your career progressing in the future?

Champagniaa: My goals and aspirations an artist with my new brand is  for me to reach mainstream level and reach for the stars and become the next superstar. Anything can happen lol

V-Henny: WHAT’S NEXT?

Champagniaa: I got New music is coming out, my music video for Seduction is finally dropping in the summertime, I got shows and events coming up. I host for Evo lounge now every Wednesdays for BBW Wednesdays music & sounds by DJ Blacqout so make sure y’all pull up and check it out come vibe with me cause everywhere I be it’s a lituation. 

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

Champagniaa: Never give up on your dreams in order to obtain what you desire make sure you work hard for it no matter how hard it gets never give up. You will have haters and naysayers just make sure you block them out and keep going until you get what you desire. Never allow nobody to bully you into silence stand up for yourself. Always love yourself first before you can ever love others. Self love is what’s more important. Put yourself first make yourself a priority before you attend to the need of others. 

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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!!! 

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!!

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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.

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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 .

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Meet Famous Living

 Famous Living, an up-and-coming hip-hop sensation hailing from SouthSide Jamaica, Queens.

His dynamic delivery, sharp lyricism, and captivating presence have garnered attention from fans both locally and nationally. Not only does he excel as a rapper, but he’s also a talented singer, dancer, and actor, praised for his exceptional skills and infectious personality. Get to know the rising artist as he speaks with V-Henny on his journey within his career.

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

Famous Living: I started taking it seriously when I was in jail in 2018 . I was in the box aka solitary confinement. My celly was a musical dude he used to be in there making melodies and writing raps. So I used to do it with him. I always had a way with my words. So I used to make up some over the head lyrics and I used to buy nothing but instrumentals on the mp3. I started writing to the beat and it felt to natural. Like the beat was talking to me . The rest was history.

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music? 

Famous Living: A hand full of people inspired me to make music. First and foremost my mother inspired me, to create and put my pain on paper and just to make it better my father was also an artist so I gained inspiration thru that feeling like the talent shift is hereditary. Musical Artists that gave me inspiration are artists like 2 pac , 50 cent , meek mill, lil durk, rod wave , nba youngboy.

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

Famous Living: I’ve had this creative vision since I was born lol. All my life I’ve been and Artist whether it was making music, drawing, building, or cooking . And know when I say Artist I mean one that is tapped into the nature of expressing love forms in any manner . The bigger picture pushes me to be consistent, my past pushes me to be consistent, like never ever forget where u came from . That’s what made you to the person you are today whether it’s for better or worse. My main concern is how I’m going to secure generational wealth for 4 generations after mine.

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

Famous Living: Good question, I mean I don’t think I ever felt discouraged by the industry because I removed the fear of it. But definitely more of an overwhelming feeling. Because it’s like I’m fresh coming up so it’s a lot of things I have to do in order to stay consistent and gain traction from fans. Gotta make sure it’s the right platforms im getting on. The right music has to be pushed at the right time. It’s a lot of stuff it just gets a little overwhelming but it’s still a challenge I love that’s keeps me from getting discouraged.

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

Famous Living: Most definitely ,you have to give back to get more. Im a firm believer in the universal law of “ the more love you give is the more love you receive. So that’s saying that you have to stay humble do on to others as you would want them to do to you. For my success this far, I would definitely have to give credit to my mother. She’s like my number one supporter, for real. I have to give credit to myself for loving and believing in myself. I have to give credit to all the people I’ve came across on my journey that noticed my gift and gave me a chance to showcase myself or just gave me a chance In general to help me get out of my situation.

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

Famous Living: Well the music I make is very detailed, very deep , very unique. You know I’m very versatile I can sing and rap. I created my own music style in prison. When I rap I call it “ Reality Rap” and. When I sing or Melodize I call it “raw pain flow”.  They are both 2 specialized styles that demonstrate the reality and pain of the so called world we live in today and tomorrow.

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

Famous Living: Well right now, I mean I look at life like this…. They say a millionaire has 7 different incomes. So with that being said every great leader was a great follower. So now I have my music going on over here . I also have a clothing line to tend too. And I’m in the process of opening my second LLC. And its funny because I do all of them now while I have the music going on. Behind the scene. A lot has to get done in order to secure financial freedom.

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

Famous Living: Some of the steps I had to take In my career to get to where I’m at now. First, definitely gotta network. Network makes the network . Every event I go to or even when I’m just outside I  remain social with people. I definitely have to meditate like every day for about 30 mins and crystallize what I want in my life. You have to brand yourself on a professional level and continue dropping that fire with a substance. 

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

Famous Living: Currently I’m working on 3 Projects. Called “ VOICE OF MY TEARS” (raw pain flow) , “solitary Living Vol 1” (reality rap ) , and “a softer side” (for the ladies). All different flows and sounds can’t wait to drop . But other than that I have new singles dropping every 2 weeks. 

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

Famous Living: This is what I tell everyone. What ever you do in life ., make sure you do it with your soul and your heart attached to it because that’s the only way it’s going to work . That’s the only way to catch that napoleon hill lol.

V-Henny: What’s next for you? 

Famous Living: Well I’m going to continue striving, putting my all into it , being impeccable with my words . Shows coming up . Some more music videos, and more interviews. We on our way . Heal the world gang. Peace

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Meet KNoWTe

KNoWTe is an alternative hip-hop artist from a small town in New Hampshire who is now based in Jersey City. He began his career in 2014 writing and performing spoken word poetry, which later evolved into recorded music. His poetic influences are still evident in his music today, which blends subtle storytelling with complex rhyme schemes. KNoWTe prides himself on making each track and performance unique to the listener, while simultaneously offering a lens into his own life.

Catch KnoWTe’s interview below with V-Henny.

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

KNoWTe: I started off as a spoken word poet back in 2014. However, I always had a fondness for music, but being a teen at the time I was scared to express myself in that way so poetry was my safest bet. Fast forward a few years to late 2015/early 2016 my love for music grew and poetry alone no longer gave me the outlet I needed at the time. I didn’t have a place where I felt like I belonged, but music spoke to me and gave me a sense of belonging in the lyrics, sounds, energies, and communities that my favorite artists were able to create. Artists and bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Issues, Dizzy Wright, and NF through their music they made me feel heard. Going to their concerts and seeing the sea of people who felt the same, it was awe inspiring. So one day, after asking my Dad if I could use his old recording equipment from back in the day, I purchased FL studio and began creating. I actually recorded my first songs on the microphone that my Dad used back in the 90’s, which was such a surreal experience. I wanted to continue his legacy and create a community of my own to give back to the art form that gave me a sense of belonging during my most vulnerable years as a teen. 

V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music?

KNoWTe: Its two fold. The first one is my Dad. He was an artist back in the 90’s that went by the name PHD, which stood for “Poetry Highly Dangerous.” He had me in his early 20’s however, around the time that his music career started showing signs of growth. He had to make a choice, take the risk of an unstable income and potentially not being able to provide for his growing family by continuing to pursue music. OR, leave his dream in the past to work a 9-5 to receive the stable income he needed to create the life for his kids he couldn’t have. He chose to let go of the music, which I know was a hard choice for him and I respect the choice immensely as I’m unsure if I could make the same decision. However, I feel a sense of responsibility to finish what he started and show him that his sacrifice didn’t go to waste. 

The second one is my favorite band, Twenty One Pilots. They showed me you can create something truly special by living in your truth and not focusing on what other people are doing. Create something truly unique that no one else can capture, put your fans first, and give them something bigger than themselves to believe in. That inspires me each and every day to continue to grow to be the performer I dream to be. 

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

KNoWTe: I’ve been at KNoWTe since late 2015, so a little over 7 years. Family is what keeps me motivated. Family isn’t just my blood, or the people next to me, it’s the supporters that have joined along for the ride, who I call the Worthy Family. They push me to be consistent and remind me why I’m doing this all in the first place.

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

KNoWTe: High Energy, raw and honest. I typically write for two reasons. Reason 1, I have an emotion I need to get out. This emotion is grounded in whatever is circling my life at the moment of writing. It could be Love, Sadness, Heartbreak, Happiness, Motivation, Anxiety, really anything and everything. Reason 2, to create something that will bump live! I live for the live performance! So the music I write, I create it specifically to for a moment or feeling I’d like to capture from the audience to get them moving and be part of the show! You’ll get the intricacies of a bar heavy or story telling rap verse with the energy of a rock delivery. A hybrid I’ve learned to embrace over the years as it creates some truly special moments live!

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

KNoWTe: Plenty of times. Those who say otherwise are lying. I’m not the typical artist. I never have been and I never will be. That’s both a gift and a curse on it’s face. The industry says they want “unique,” but through experience I have found that to be false as they only promote the people who replicate what’s working instead of the people creating what’s unique to them. I may sound like a hater, but I’m not. This has given me thick skin as I’ve come to be comfortable with the fact that I’m in it for the long game. I want to build a community that not only believes in me, but believes in one another and themselves. That takes time, and I’m willing to put the time necessary to do that. 

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

KNoWTe: This is the one question I can’t answer. To me, it’s this music or nothing. I’d find some sustainable living as you gotta do what you gotta do. But this is in my blood so much that I don’t see my life going any other way. 

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

KNoWTe: I had to learn to fail. I think that’s the hardest lesson any one has to take on when they attempt to climb their Mt. Everest. When they attempt to achieve what others may deem “impossible.” It’s not impossible, it’s just the entry fee to enter has you sacrifice and fall on your face so much that most people give up right before they start to make headway. I wrote songs that weren’t so good, I’ve performed shows to just myself and the DJ, I’ve invested in areas and people that I’ll never get my money back from. But the experience taught me so much. Now I’m laser focused on taking this as far as it can go. Not for the accolades, but to fill a stadium as large as the MSG with people I’ve impacted for the better. If I gotta fall a few times to get there, I’m better off for it. 

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

KNoWTe: Credit starts at the source. So before I give love to the people in industry who have helped, I’d want to give love to the people who keep me grounded. So I’d like to credit my Mom, My Dad, and my Girlfriend of 7 years Aria Martinez for continuing to hold me down through the chaos and listen to every demo I send them, even the bad ones early on! Then my close friends and fellow artists/Creatives Ki Storii, Saint Wave, and Jex! They’ve become family to me over the years and I wouldn’t be the creative I am now without them!

Industry success I’d have to credit NWO Sparrow who was the first person to TRULY take a shot on me. I’ll forever be grateful for him as he’s the one that’s responsible for flipping the switch in me to show me that I’m doing this the right way, and challenged me in areas where I was short sighted. And then recently I need to give love to MLM Entertainment’s Mike Loco! The rawest realest individual I know who hold’s that sense of family in everything he does. Family is hella important to me so I respect the hell out of that! And then Kanika Moor from Spill It Entertainment for always keeping me on task and placing me in rooms I didn’t think I could reach!

People are a product of their community, and I’m no different!

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

KNoWTe: Currently I’m doing a ton of features with some really cool artists! Not sure when they will be out yet, but as soon as I can name names, best believe people are gonna be flooding to these records! 

While those cook I’m always working on the next single! But our most recent single “Unchecked” got a TON of life in it! The momentum is just beginning and I’ve met some really cool artists through this record who want to create different remix versions with me of the song. I think the first one you’re gonna see is an EDM version, but we’ll see!

V-Henny: What’s next for you?

KNoWTe: Features with some really cool artists, new music, and as always, SHOWS SHOWS SHOWS! Don’t got specifics yet, so you’d have to follow me and join the Worthy Family to find out!

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

KNoWTe: Thank you for inspiring me day in and day out. The experiences we create online, the memories we build in person at shows, all of it makes every bit of work we put into this worth it! I know I preach trust the process, but you show me that I can. So thank you!

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Latest Single “Unchecked”

Meet Milan Parodie

Milan Parodie was born in San Diego, California, raised in Broward County, Florida. Having grown up the youngest in a big family, she was always greatly influenced by her parents and older siblings. Those differing perspectives over the years urged her to invest in her own mindset and become an icon to the world, but risk becoming an outsider to her own family. After taking that different path,
Milan became inspired by the thin line between love and hate.

Read more below as V-Henny interview Milan on her music Journey.

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

Milan: Growing up, I was always a writer. I’ve kept journals to write down my thoughts, poems, & lyrics since elementary school. I’ve always loved unique melodies and clever wordplay, but I was nervous to sing for a while because I felt there was no reason. Then, when I was 9, I performed “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey for my family around Christmas time. My older sister, Sidney, recognized at that moment that I could really sing. From that day on, we worked together to nurture my talent. She knew all the popular hits, so I’d learn any song she’d ask me to sing. If it weren’t for her and my dad insisting that I had something special, I might’ve not begun singing the way I did since I was so comfortable hiding my writing away in journals. In 2014, Sidney motivated me to start posting singing videos on social media, such as Soundcloud and Youtube. I began taking guitar lessons thanks to my dads hard work, but I listened to my favorite artists for tips and tricks on becoming a better singer. I posted covers for a couple years, and one of them got over 23,000 streams on Soundcloud. I remember my friends would hear me for the first time and say, “No way, that’s not your voice.” I got comments on my videos like that too. The following year, I started doing live performances in south Florida at places like the mall, the beach, or a venue. During this time, I had been inspired by songwriters who I love dearly, such as Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, to start writing my own music. I started to mess around on the piano, eventually teaching myself how to play adequately enough to make a song. After 3 years of singing covers, I posted my first original song, “Heartbreak Girl” which bestowed that nickname upon me amongst friends and followers for a while. I posted originals here and there along with covers, until I committed to consistently posting original music in 2020. I wrote acoustic songs and ballads that got over 1,000 streams per release. I started making my own beats during my second semester of college in Florida which allowed me more creative freedom, especially using a MIDI to include different sounds and instruments. I was able to work with some amazing independent artists in my hometown, such as Mark Edmond, an up and coming rapper and entrepreneur who has been a major guide and inspiration for me in audio recording since featuring on his song “Message to the Youth IV” and getting to write and record my own verses. Soundcloud was my home for 7 years, until 2021 when I started releasing music on major platforms like Spotify and Apple Music after finally feeling confident enough in my ability to create, record, and produce my own work. I transferred to Marymount Manhattan college in spring of 2023 to finish my last two years of undergraduate school while pursuing music and meeting other artists in the city. Since moving to Manhattan, I’ve released my first EP, Milan’s Mix, in May, and I got to perform my own music live for the first time in June at Chelsea Table+Stage thanks to Line in the Sky Prod., and performed at Sour Mouse for T.A.O.M Concert series in July with some amazing up and coming artists, thanks to Joethepoet!

V-Henny: What motivates you to create?

Milan: Emotions are tied to music the same way they’re tied to colors. As a general example, blue is sad, red is angry; ballads are sad, rock is angry. When I feel overwhelmed by a certain emotion, I hear a melody. What motivates me to create is the complexities of emotional sound. Happy music can have sad lyrics, angry music can have lovely lyrics. Therefore, music isn’t as black and white as the general example I gave. Music can be ironic, satirical, even a mix of emotions and genres. It’s a funny feeling to hear such combinations, but so relatable because there is a calm within every storm. Whether that calm be the music or the lyrics, songs can be playful that way. 

My wish is to express the therapeutic aspects of music through lyricism regarding love, loss, hope, and morals. I admire music pieces with obscure little details, whether it be soundbites, uncommon instruments, or electronic/acoustic sequences that tie into the wordplay. My work is meant to make you question it. Ask what I mean. Dive into the double meaning, or my straightforward phrase. I’m working to show that thought provoking lyricism and a playful melody can be a form of conversational therapy, thus inspiring my listeners to question their beliefs and maybe even exhale out of their nose. My music is meant to push others toward their own agenda of positivity by taking painful experiences and making them beautiful through acknowledgment and relatability, an everlasting artform of human connection I feel can unbottle the burden of emotions that can’t be communicated plainly. My hope is for my songs to inspire others toward manifesting the truth- whatever the truth may be for them.

V-Henny: What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry? 

Milan: I have always searched for the deeper meaning within my favorite artists’ music. I believe that’s anybody’s favorite thing to do when they really love an artist. It’s the best way to make music an immersive and relatable experience when you need it to be. Every songwriter writes from experience, only I bring lyrics to life by using my voice as an instrument that enhances them. Jazz is a big inspiration behind that ability. Taking advantage of that quality and using it to highlight wordplay is very important to me. Making my audience feel something from the way each lyric is sung is the main way I make a connection. I really care about people hearing the truth within my lyrics. It’s simple moments like a riff, a crescendo, or holding out a note that can spark emotion in somebody. I feel my lyrics tell personal vulnerable stories that might encourage others to speak out once they feel that safety. Musical theater inspires me to tell untold stories. The future of music inspires me to blend those lyrics with alternative electronic indie beats and to continue experimenting with what my emotions lead me towards.

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

Milan: I have always felt surprisingly optimistic within the music industry. I believe as long as I am doing what I love, the fruits of my labor will come to me naturally. The entertainment industry as a whole is a larger question. Creatives will appreciate new music and artistry, however, entertainment needs drive. It is hard to feel relevant in the storm of talent and creativity that is the 21st century. I keep in mind that everybody’s story shines for different reasons and every story will be carried out as it’s meant to be. I have had so many amazing opportunities and I could never express how eternally grateful I am for those experiences. I remember that feeling of gratitude and it motivates me to continue working toward those moments in time that are secured for me to shine.

V-Henny: Describe your dream project.

Milan: My dream project is inspired by K-12, a film by Melanie Martinez. She is an artist that inspires me greatly. Incorporating an album of mine into an original screenplay and creating a story out of my music would be a dream come true. Growing up, I excelled in writing creative short stories, fiction and nonfiction. I grew into writing more realistic storylines, which eventually led me to writing songs about my own experiences, as many songwriters do. However, I think it would be fun to play with the idea of an exaggerated version of my perspective, like how it feels inside of the head of someone like myself who deals with ADHD and the feeling of losing time from focusing on irrelevant things and unexpected things that can’t even be controlled, yet blaming ourselves for it and spiraling from there, only wasting more time. It would be nice to share how life is in my shoes and relate to others who go through the same feeling, and ultimately reminding them that it’s just a feeling- and we can control that. A balance of realism and fantasy within the world behind my film would enhance the story and bring it to life.

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

Milan: When I feel a creative block, It helps me to listen to beats on Youtube and try to freestyle or hum a melody. Freestyling is an intimidating practice, but it also encourages new ideas and suppresses fear of sounding stupid because the key to a flow is believing in every word you say and knowing what the message is. Eventually, your subconscious will guide you back to what you know you want to write about. The ideas are there, it’s just that fear builds walls of insecurity that only want to destroy your confidence. I try to remind myself that I am in control of my work and only I can create the path I want for myself. 

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

Milan: If it wasn’t for my music career, I would be pursuing acting. I love TV and film, and I keep up with all the new works, different actors and actresses, and award shows. I love watching new movies and shows because a great piece of work always makes me want to write my own. Perhaps I’d double as a writer and an actor so that I’d have more creative outlets. I love to play pretend and I’ve always enjoyed representing a person or thing when it comes to acting. As a writer, I know the importance of an inner dialogue. I think I’d be studying acting or musical theater and deciding whether I want to write a book, play, screenplay, or musical. 

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

Milan: I’ve had what feels like a million setbacks especially being the youngest in a family of five. I had to sacrifice the excess of whatever I wanted, like decent music equipment, voice lessons, and the college I wanted to go to. It was still possible for me to do what I wanted to do with what I had which I am so grateful for, but it was hard growing up and seeing others have so much and do nothing with it. However, I thank my parents for putting me in that environment because it taught me to be so grateful. I learned that you can get whatever you want if you want it bad enough. It is a real possibility to end up your own worst enemy and hold yourself back for so long. It takes living and learning to know what is right for you. The greatest thing about the internet is that every resource is there for you to learn and do anything you want to accomplish. Taking advantage of what was available to me helped me get to where I’m at right now. Also, encouraging the people around me to embrace their talents helped me discover different things I wanted to do. Working with others is a very important step in advancing because you learn so much from opening your mind to new ideas.  

V-Henny: Since you moved from the West Coast to the East coast: Does where you live matter if you’re trying to break through the music industry? If so, why? 

Milan: For me, it mattered a lot where I lived. Florida sucks at the moment, and New York has real people who care about the same things as me. You really cannot compare the two states. It’s so crazy to come from a place where you felt like there was nothing for you, to a place that gives you so much but takes so much at the same time. Maybe that’s just what growing up feels like, but it makes you homesick. I know that this is where I am meant to be right now though. Since moving here at the end of January, I’ve already accomplished so much. I believe New York is the perfect place to be if you’re trying to break through the music industry. The beauty of it makes inspiration possible at any moment. There are also endless opportunities to perform and meet other artists. I would love to move to California eventually because I feel it’s similar, it’s just easier to travel in New York, which helps a lot when doing live shows. It does depend on the situation overall. Anyone could get lucky from wherever they are if they want it bad enough and work toward it, and I truly believe that. 

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

Milan: One message I would give to my fans is that there is room for you too, wherever it is you want to be. There is so much room for you. 

V-Henny:  Do you have any pre-show rituals?

Milan: My pre-show ritual is silence. I only trust myself and the voice in my head until I get to the venue. 

V-Henny: What’s next for you? 

Milan: I am keeping my mind healthy and open to new experiences. I hope to collaborate with some of the new amazing artists I’ve met recently on new music. I’m writing my next EP! I also want to continue doing live shows because It’s always been my dream to be on stage sharing my own music with the world. I will love New York City forever for letting me be who I am and do what I love with people I adore- I don’t plan on leaving for a long time.

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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 Jay Skill Khan (JSK)

Came out of the womb ready for Artistry.

JSK.

Learn all about Jay Skill Khan as he speak with V-Henny on his music journey below.

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

JSK: My first experience with music had to be when I was like 9 years old, going over to my cousins (atom bombz) house & him letting me play with samples on a MPC . He was teaching me how to use FL STUDIOS, he taught me how to count bars, the metronome , what all the different sounds were and how they should be used, etc.

V-Henny: What motivates you to create?

JSK: Creating is my therapy. Whether it’s making a new record, doing some photography or making logos. I feel that’s when I get to be my most authentic self. It brings me a sense of peace and clarity in every aspect of the day to day. This is my purpose. 

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

JSK: The song doesn’t even have a title yet. Its a letter my mom, brother, and niece, who I lost in the past 2 years. My mom to covid but my brother and niece to suicide. I wrote it with a level of openness and raw emotions that I’m just not comfortable with. Some artists build a persona which there is nothing wrong but this is my real life . I wrote it because everyone has lost someone close to them and there’s a lot of emotions that come with it. Some people will understand and some others won’t. I’ve been blessed enough to be able to articulate some of that into words, hopefully someone will hear it and not feel so alone.

V-Henny: What was the best advice someone gave you when you were starting as a musician? 

JSK: I think the best advice to any artists is to stay consistent and stay courageous. Not everyone is going to see your vision but that’s why it’s YOURS just make them into believers.

V-Henny: What is your songwriting process like? 

JSK: Sometimes I’ll just be writing to the music in my head ( if I don’t have a beat). If I do, I’ll just catch a vibe, hum maybe 3 or 4 different melodies and then make the hook. Then each verse would be around the same subject matter but from different points of view. I personally like storytelling. 

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

JSK: So my creative blocks are usually because of over stimulation. I like to find a quiet place and meditate for a bit with the beat playing low in the background and recenter.

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

JSK: I’d probably be doing something related to marketing or photography. I’ve brainstormed with quite a few entrepreneurs and helped them grow their company.

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

JSK: One major key I had to take was to “watch and learn “. I surround myself with people who do or done what I want to achieve, and soak up that first hand knowledge.

V-Henny:  Where do you see yourself musically in 5 years? 

JSK: In 5 years, I will be a full time creative getting paid for performing countrywide and collecting checks from sync licensing.

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

JSK: We’ve all been through things. Some easy , some hard …. but everytime you thought it was the end for you , you made it through. 

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

JSK: Financial freedom to be an artist full time.

V-Henny:  What’s next for you? 

JSK: I’m releasing a few EPs alongside some my friends and mentors to build up to my 1st album “little boy lost”.

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Meet Nitti iiCe

To be frank, Nitti is a talented rapper from Staten Island who has a mission to emerge his emotions with his music. He will let the people know that through his story, he can relate too many and will show them, they are not alone in this cold world. As he continue to step out of his comfort zone in this music industry, Nitti iiCe is proving not only to himself but the world itself that he is here to stay!

Learn more on Nitti iiCe as V-Henny sits and interviews him.

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

Nitti: My first memory of music i was a kid and on Sundays my mom would clean the house to Freestyle Music ,Pop & RnB music and when we visited grandma’s house salsa and latin music.

V-Henny: What motivates you to create?

Nitti: I think what motivated / motivates me is the reason i started making music to begin with i felt like i had no one to talk to or vent to my generation was groomed on “man up” & masking your emotions, it was my outlet to vent to resonate with others who also thought or think they are the only ones going through what they are going through.

V-Henny: Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians? 

Nitti: Be selfish with your dream and go at it as if there were someone working 24hrs to take it from you!

V-Henny: What was the worst piece of advice someone gave you when you were starting as a Hip Hop Artist?

Nitti: Don’t collab with too many artist. If I can also add ARTIST NETWORK Spreads your work beyond your reach!

V-Henny: How do you deal with the politics of the industry?

Nitti: By working and keeping my eyes on my goals. “Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard”

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

Nitti: Me personally I feel like when creative blocks occur you have to go live life more go get in tune with the world (vacation), emotions , love , family and your closest circle.

V-Henny: What is your favorite song (by any other artist) of all time and why?

Nitti: Black Cloud by Joe Budden it brings me to a time in my life where I felt like nothing and reminds me how far I’ve come in my journey. 

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

Nitti: Going out to events and venues that I was not performing at & networking with like minded people what place better than events, venues & shows.

V-Henny: Do you have a network of other artists, and how do they support you?

Nitti: I have different networks of artist from different walks of life that support me by sharing music, purchasing merchandise, purchasing tickets to shows & also new released music. There’s more to making music than just making the music.

V-Henny: What can fans expect from your live show? 

Nitti: A lot of ENERGY! Strong stage presence I like to be felt and heard.

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

Nitti: To me a successful artist is able to maintain and live off doing what they love to do… CREATE!

V-Henny: What’s next for you?

Nitti: The best word to describe it would be MORE. More Music, More Live Shows, More Music Videos, More Interviews, More Collaborations, More Love, More Stories, MORE LIFE.

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