The "Model Godess" Tyah Pierce is back! This time to give us updates on her company, Royal Zone Promotions, the new developments in her modeling career and more! Read all about what she has to say here in this in this quick, spotlight interview.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:How have you been doing Tyah Pierce?
Tyah Pierce: I have been blessed, I've been working harder to reach my goals which is making my company, Royal Zone Promotions hot.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: How has business been going?
Tyah Pierce: Business is coming along beautifully. I have talented artists and models on my site. I've been very busy marketing my clients as well as myself as a brand.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: Aside from modeling, you also do promotional work for artists. What does your services include and who have you worked with before?
Tyah Pierce: My promotional services include mass text and emails, 24/7 social media promo on Facebook, twitter, google plus, instagram and your business get its own page on the website. I have worked with numerous of artists in Detroit, just to name a few; DJ Butter, Flight team, and a very popular producer who's also my manager Ironik.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: Now getting on the modeling, how is that going right now?
Tyah Pierce: Modeling is going great, this year has started off super! As soon as my manager got me hooked up with my photo shoots I immediately submitted my work to magazine companies. I'm happy to say that I have features coming up in February and March! I also have been awarded to be Model of the month for Dominex Magazine.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What plans do you have for 2016 when it comes to modeling?
Tyah Pierce: I plan on ripping the runway, getting more features, and event hosting.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:Is there anything else you would like to plug? Any shout outs?
Tyah Pierce: Shout outs to my daughter Vana Tana, she keeps me motivated to be at my best and Ironik who supports with all my projects. Much love!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine speaks with Freedom Williams of C+C Music Factory. You remember, the group that put out the mega dance hits from the early 90s such as "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) and "Things That Make You Go Hhmmm", well the lead rap vocalist of the group is still staying strong in the game and he is turning 50 years old! Freedom chops it up with us to talk about how he stays fit and healthy at his age, the lessons he's learned in the music business, what he's up to now, and more! Read all about it here.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:How are you doing Freedom? I see you will be turning 50 soon how are you feeling? Freedom Williams: I feel absolutely great like I'm turning 30! Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: I know staying fit and healthy is one of the reasons you are feeling great at 50...You are into a lot of health and fitness, do you have any fitness advice for anyone reading this? Freedom Williams: Yes keep things balanced, mind, body and spirit has to be balanced for a healthy lifestyle. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: I found out that you also do a lot of fasting, what do you do to keep from going hungry during that time period, how do you keep your mind off of it? Freedom Williams: I have been fasting for 30 years. So I'm pretty good at shutting down my urges and quieting my mind. Fasting is more mental then physical, you have to mentally prepare for a few weeks get your mind right before your body can follow Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: Lets get into the music, how did C & C Music Factory form? Freedom Williams: We were remixers before we formed C&C we worked on Grace Jones, Natalie Cole, pink Cadillac and others and had a track record. I was a recording engineer and met C&C while I was engineering and they were producing we hit it off and formed a group. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What inspired you to want to get into a career in music when you were younger? Freedom Williams: I have been into music all my life in the 2nd grade I played trombone, then flute, then in the 70’s i got into hip hop in my pre-teens. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What was one of the worst experiences you've had in the music business and how did you bounce back or learn from it? Freedom Williams: Hmmmm there were not a lot but there are always some. When Sony didn't properly promote my solo album that was messed up, but my music doesn't define me. It's a part of me not all of me, so you go on. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What advice would you give young artists coming up now? Freedom Williams: Be true to your self, and try to educate yourself, great musicianship requires some degree of education, so the more you have the better off you will be as a musician. Bob Marley was educated, Chuck D is educated, David Bowie was educated, not necessarily college but in life. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What are some of the major differences you see in the music industry from then and now? Freedom Williams: Now its run by geeks from Silicon Valley years ago it was run by drug dealers, boot leggers and scally wags. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What's in your iPod or CD player right now? Who do you listen to in your spare time? Freedom Williams: Alice Smith, Milton Cardona, Alex Cuba, J Cole, Zeppelin, it is way too varied to define, it changes every day. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: Getting off music for just a sec, how is everything going with your construction business? Freedom Williams: Business is great its what I love and my crew and I are good at it. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What inspired you to get into construction? Freedom Williams: It's a lot like music in that you have to start with a black slate, write it on paper then go construct it. Its also both very artistic, colors textures tones all the same Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: Is there a particular reason why you employed indie artists to assist you with building houses? Freedom Williams: No not really its just that it happened that way I don't create in a vacuum, all that we need to inspire us is around us a lot of people in construction are pent up musicians, and I also teach them cause I like to have creative people around me, so if your willing i'll train you. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: You have a major event / party coming up soon... what do you plan to have at your 50th Birthday Bash Celebration? Freedom Williams: We will have a a cigar rolling room, astrology room where you get your readings, Talib Kweli is hosting and performing and a fashion event, then the week after I have another fashion event that week is Mercedes Benz Fashion week. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What other plans do you have for 2016? Freedom Williams: T.V. shows in the works, 25th anniversary of "Gonna Make You Sweat", and more music and construction. Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: Is there anything else you would like to plug? Any shout outs? Freedom Williams: Shout out to all the family at FWE. The FWE 9th Annual Aquarius Event at Stage 48 I Manhattan from 10 until 4 am. Thank you!
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Southeast Hip Hop Magazine speaks with Barbara Williams Cason AKA The "Cuntry" Cleaning Lady, one of the three hosts of the popular blogtalk radio show Blacktopia Presents Round Table Talk Radio that airs every Tuesday Night at 9:00 PM EST on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/PodcastsOnDemand and listeners can also listen to the show by calling 516 387 1219 and press one if you would like to join the discussion with the hosts. Check out this exclusive interview with Ms. "Cuntry" and read all about what she has to say about the show and Blacktopia.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: How are you doing Barbara?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: I'm doing fine!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: You are one of the current co-hosts of Blacktopia Round Table Talk Radio, could you tell us a little about the show?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: Blacktopia Round Table Talk Radio is a show produced by Some Guy Named Jay of Blacktopia, to show awareness/black empowerment, to inform and enlighten our culture and build one another one artist/poet/entrepreneur at a time.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: You've had a lot of amazing and interesting guests, who were some of your favorite guests and why?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: The best were the poly show [with Kevin Vernell and Teresa Sims], Tracy June [The REAL Orange is The New Black where she talks about her prison experience], and an open mic session we had. Raw may NOT be right but REAL!! It gets a lot of attention and that was how the shows I hosted got personal with the guests, NOT superficial.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What has been some of your favorite show topics so far?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: All of them were informative and entertaining PLUS I think I set the stage for questions and BEING raw!!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What has been some of your least favorite show topics?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: None I made each show work, because that's what was EXPECTED!!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: How would you describe your other co-hosts Some Guy Named Jay and Ms. Marie Jones?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: They are the stars, I'm the "cuntry" conscious.
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: How would you describe yourself as a host?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: Real "cuntry" and raw, you either accept me or you don't either way I will shine!!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: How would you describe yourself in general?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: Confident, self sufficient, self reliant, go getter, entrepreneur, business woman, fighter, "cuntrified"!!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: A lot of new viewers may not know this, but after one of the original hosts Elizabeth the Great decided to stop doing the show, Some Guy Named Jay asked you and Tanisha J. Blanton to succeed her as the new co-hosts, then eventually Tanisha J. Blanton stepped down and her spot was filled by Ms. Marie Jones. How do you feel about that whole transition?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: This show belongs to the viewers!! Though they need to speak up more and because we are timed. I try to maximize the time slot!! It's spearheaded by Some Guy Named Jay, I've told him this in private. I saw greatness in him, and I've done what I can to help Jay promote that!! The best I can. (laughs) I'm a businesswoman and I go after clientele with my BEST ASSET my personality!!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: In what ways do you feel that the show has changed since you became the permanent co-host?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: Not bragging but for the better!! Like I said I set the standard for REALNESS and I know that!! The cuntry gull they thought didn't belong on the radio!! You don't want stagnancy or repetition in the sessions. I brought cuntry to the table at a whole new level!!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What has been your worst experience on the show so far and how did you bounce back or learn from that experience?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: The hypocrisy and phony attitude vigilante behavior INSTEAD of teamwork!! It didn't hurt me I simply called them out, and SHOWED them WHO they were dealing with I haven't been in business for 17 years for nothing!!
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What would you like to see on Blacktopia Presents Round Table Talk Radio in the future?
Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady: I hope to see the show soar with/without Bee. I'm going to leave a legacy: a "CUNTRY" LEGACY ayyyeeee whoooosa.
Check out our exclusive Southeast Hip Hop Magazine interview with Pras Michel of The Fugees. In the interview Pras mostly talks about his DVDs and humanitarian work. The interview was originally featured on the Southeast Hip Hop Magazine Spreaker page but we are now releasing it on the actual blog. Check it out here at this direct link http://www.spreaker.com/user/southeasthiphop/pras-formerly-of-the-fugees-interview
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DJ Kenni Starr (one of the top mixtape DJs in France) is rocking with General Grown's Smoke Anthem for 2016, "Smoking You"! This is what he had to say after receiving the track. its a very dope track, with a awesome old sample !! just one word : dope !! - DJ Kenni Starr
Check out General Grown's Smoke Anthem for 2016 here!
Flyy Drexler's new single "Came From Nothing" is getting love across the nation and spins and in rotation from all types of DJs and stations, with the help of "Jay" of Southeast Hip Hop Magazine! One of the latest DJs to get behind Flyy Drexler's new single is one of Nebraska's finest DJs and radio show host DJ Mellie Mel! This is what she had to say about Flyy Drexler's soon to be hit single! This is what she had to say about the single Track is nice. Relevant. A story for all of us every day people on our daily grind!- DJ Mellie Mel
INDEED! Check out the single for yourself and feel free to post your feedback as well!
Monumental J.O.E. of Monumental Movements and The Monumental Mixtape series is loving the new single "Came From Nothing" from rising Carolina hip hop recording artist Flyy Drexler. This is what he had to say about the single via Facebook messenger...
That track gave me #MONUMENTALMOTIVATION! LOVE THE HOOK, DOPE BARS!
Love the cancer reference and the b.i.g. not ready to die line is greatness!
I fucks wit it! And give it the #MONUMENTALSALUTE IT
Track has #MONUMENTAL potential with the right promo!
Check out the hot single for yourself at the link below. This single may end up on the upcoming Monumental Mixtape!!!
Check out the Southeast Hip Hop Magazine interview with Billy Danze of M.O.P. This is the re-release of the interview and now featured on the blog. In the interview Billy Danze talks about We Build Hits projects, working with DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, and more! Listen to the full interview here at these direct links Part 1 http://www.spreaker.com/user/southeasthiphop/billy-danze-of-m-o-p-interview-pt-1
News about Wess Musiq's upcoming EP is being spread all over the web! Two of the latest places to support Wess Musiq's forthcoming release is Blacktopia and This is GA! Read all about it here at these direct links.....
Flyy Drexler's single "Came From Nothing" is being featured all over the web! The streets and the net is loving it! Two of the most recent places online to showcase the single are CW Music and the official Blacktopia Website! Check it out here at these direct links below.
Check out this exclusive one on one interview with singer Malachiae Warren with Some Guy Named Jay of Southeast Hip Hop Magazine. In the interview Malachiae Warren talks about his music, his single "Thank Yo Momma" with Migos, where he got his start, etc. etc. check out the full interview in the video below.
Check out our artist spotlight on pop and R&B singer MalachiaeWarren! Malachiae Warren has a hot single out now "I Just Wanna Thank Yo Momma" featuring Migos. You can hear the single here at this direct link
Southeast Hip Hop Magazine featured artist Abiss the Lyricist's viral single "Point and Shoot" is featured on the new DJ Walt White Cookin' Up In The Streets 13 alongside new bangers from 50 Cent, Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes and more!!! Check it out at the embedded Dat Piff player above.
Flyy Drexler's single "Came From Nothing" is getting a lot of love and attention from DJs, tastemakers, radio and podcast DJs across the nation! One of the latest podcast hosts to support the single is Olivia Floyd the host of The Rush Radio. This is what she had to say about the single...
"The song is hot, Came From
Nothing truly tells a story I was
vibing with it!" - Olivia Floyd
True indeed! Olivia Floyd will also have the single "Came From Nothing" in rotation on The Rush! You can stream The Rush every Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM EST during "Rush Hour Traffic". Check the flyer below for more information.
Also check out Olivia Floyd's show "The Plug" on Sunday Nights here.
Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee has great things to say about the book "Evolution of Soul" by poet and spoken word artist/ entertainer Justin "Soul Quest" Toney. This is what she had to say.....
Evolution Of Soul is a must read collection of Poetry that will have you explore a variety of emotions. This is a soulful blend of Poetry that will appeal to even the most discerning readers! Not his first rodeo, Author Justin Toney has been published in several publication throughout the years. He is an Author that is sure to make a lasting impression in the world of literature. Don't miss out on this one!