Thursday, July 28, 2016

Interview with Blakk North (The Lyrical Truthologist)

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine recently sat down with rising Ohio based emcee, Blakk North AKA The Lyrical "Truthologist".  In this in-depth, one on one interview Blakk North talks about his new album Creation, the types of subjects he tackles in his music and more! Read all about what he has to say in this interview below.  

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  How are you doing Blakk North, are you ready for this interview?
Blakk North:  Yes

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Why do you call yourself Blakk North?
Blakk North:   Blakk North comes from the idea of ones journey inward to knowledge of self through the Creator. The North part is me heading upward toward the mind/ brain thus using the energy of the Creator to open the spiritual/ third eye to see the truth of the Creator.  Blakk is name of the apprentice who learns the ways of the Creator.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  You are from Ohio, how is the hip hop scene where you are from?
Blakk North:  The scene here exist but has no real outlets. Plus artist nor people stick together in support of each other.  This makes it hard to have a successful career unless you promote outside of the city.  This we call the Jesus Theory meaning if you can't get love at home go else where.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  The lead single to your current album Creation is titled "Freedom", for those that may have not heard the single yet how would you describe it?  What is the single about?
Blakk North:   Freedom express the cries of people looking to be free from hatred, fear, pain, sorrow, separation, divide, and manipulation.  It's about standing together as one race....THE HUMAN RACE....WITH THE CREATOR LEADING THE WAY...

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What are your thoughts on all this police brutality going on in America on young black men?
Blakk North:  I believe we need to teach our youth not to express themselves all over the Internet media holding guns.  Posting videos talking about what they going to do to people if they come to their hood and so on.  This doesn't make cops right in shooting first and asking questions later. Every person should be held accountable for their actions just like with any job you work at.  However, until we as a people commit to unity and stop our hatred for ourselves and for others nothing will change.  We must stop trying define each others cultures and learn from each other.  Thus building relationships that advance us toward peace and intellectual upliftment.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  You touch on a lot of heavy issues in your music, what are some of the topics and subjects you tackle in your songs?
Blakk North:  I touch on fathers who try to be fathers but are being messed over by woman who use the children to hurt the fathers.  I speak on finding peace within yourself through the Creator and realizing we are all one.  I talk about Karma and how it can hit you in ways you didn't expect and have negative consequences.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:   How would you describe the overall feel of your current project Creation?
Blakk North:  The overall feel of the album is to teach a person that you are not alone in your struggles.  However, this is how you can over come it through the help of the Creator.

Available to purchase on CD BABY

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:   Who did you work with for this album?
Blakk North:  I work with producers SS Traxxx, Mung Parker, Eliot Slaughter, Vs Pro, JC Chino (Riff Artist) and Metal Band - DemonShifter. On the artist side Tony J. Collins(Vocalist DemonShifter), Skool, Jillian Brooks (Singer), Ms. Dee Dee Vernell (Singer), Ja` Meze Latrail (Singer), AfroSoul (Rap), Meche` (Background Singer), Jazmyn (Background Singer), Shamon (Rap), Mista Swift (Rap), Moezart (Rap), Alyssa, and G.L. Davis.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Who would you like to work with in the future?
Blakk North:  I would like to with anyone who has a great sound and is looking to be on some truthful music.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:   What are your favorite songs from Creation?  In your opinion what are some of the highlights?
Blakk North:   Creation is my favorite but I love  them all. Highlights of the album is the songs that relate to the everyday struggles of people everywhere.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: What plans do you have for the rest of 2016?
Blakk North:  To keep spreading the word about this album.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Is there anything you would like to plug?  Any shout outs?
Blakk North:  Please check out my website at and spread the word about what you hear on this album even if you don't buy it. So we can change the world together.  Shout out to everyone who put this album together and to those who spread the word. However, the greatest shout out to the Creator who believed in me and strengthen me every step of the way.

Get more updates on Blakk North at his official website and his official promo blog!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

MIXTAPE SPOTLIGHT: Hear tha Unheard Mixtape

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This week's Southeast Hip Hop Mixtape Spotlight goes to h20r F.A.M.I.L.Y. United LLC and Don Mealz Entertainment Presents HEAR THA UNHEARD!  This mixtape is a solid release and showcases many different rising hip hop recording artists from many different areas!  Check out the mixtape below on Dat Piff.  Stream it!  Download it!  Share it!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Music industry professional Candice Norwood talks about Fa'Ness' new music video "I Already Know"

Music and entertainment industry professional Candice

Norwood is certainly rocking with SEHH featured artist

Fa'Ness and his new single / music video "I Already Know".

This is what she had to say about the video after reviewing it.

Great song, and vocals that involves

the same emotions in me that he is feeling

throughout the song. Which can be a hard

skill to master, he is the complete package....

And the video's ending makes me want to see more.

GREAT job all around!! I Will be looking for it on

the radio stations, as it sounds just as good as ones we hear today ! - Candice Norwood


Watch Fa'Ness music video "I Already Know" below......

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mixtape Spotlight: All of Jay Arre's Mixtapes

Rising hip hop recording artist Jay Arre has a very strong body of work, and now fans and listeners can enjoy Jay Arre's entire mixtape collection here on Southeast Hip Hop!  Download and stream all four of Jay Arre's mixtapes by clicking the links below.

Get more updates and information on Jay Arre here on these direct links 



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Jay Arre The Junior
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Jay Arre Cake Up
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Jay Arre State of Mind Mixtape Hosted by DJ Ben Frank
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lil' Hines featured in This is 50!

Southeast Hip Hop featured artist Lil' Hines was recently named the "Artist of the Week" in This is 50!  Check out the feature in this direct link

Friday, July 15, 2016

DJ BME of The Nerve DJs speaks about General Grown's new "All Gas, No Brakes" Single

DJ BME of the Nerve DJ's recently cosigned General Grown's new single "ALL GAS NO BRAKES", and this is what he had to say about the single.....

General Grown with the new single

All Gas No Brakes..Might need this

on Audio Dope Vol.1 #TurnItUpTho #DjBME

- DJ BME of the Nerve DJs

Indeed Indeed!!!

Listen to the new single by General Grown "All Gas, No Brakes" below
General Grown "All Gas, No Brakes"

General Grown
"All Gas, No Brakes":

Thursday, July 14, 2016

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: General Grown "All Gas No Brakes"


Listen to the Southeast Hip Hop Magazine SINGLE OF THE WEEK by General Grown titled "All Gas, No Brakes" here at this direct link

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Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee cosigns Jay Arre's single "Where Dem Strippers"

Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee known for working with acts such as Ludacris, Waka Flocka, Mr. Cheeks and more recently cosigned rising North Carolina based rapper Jay Arre for his single "Where Dem Strippers", this is what she had to say about the single after listening......

Jay Arre "Where Dem Strippers"

Interview with Jay Arre about his "State of Mind" and More

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine sits down with rising North Carolina based hip hop recording artist Jay Arre for a one on one interview to discuss his music, projects, past, present and future as an artist and more!  Read all about what this bright, rising artist has to say in this very informative interview about the man behind the music.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What's up Jay Arre, how are you doing?  Are you ready for this interview?
Jay Arre:  I'm well man blessed, appreciate you asking.  Am I ready?  Most definitely. 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  How long have you been rhyming, and what inspired you to want to rap?
Jay Arre:  Been rhyming since I could remember but translating rhyming into the actual art of rapping I'd say I tapped in around 9th/10th grade. 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  You have quite a few mixtapes available right now, how many projects do you have in all?
Jay Arre:  I've got 4 tapes already out, available on and I'm currently working on a 5th & my 1st EP. 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  How would you describe the overall feel of your projects?
Jay Arre:  The vibe on each body of work is completely different from the next.  For instance my 1st tape, The Junior, captures early collegiate years and has more of a youthful, lively, experimental rap feel.  Whereas "State Of Mind", my most recent release, embodies more mature, real and conscious hip hop.  I just capture whats going on in life and mine, at the time I write records. As life progresses so does the music. 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  How would you describe yourself as an artist? 
Jay Arre:  As an artist I'd describe myself as that and more. I'm a businessman alongside being an innovator and a creative, as I feel all true artists are.  Moreover, what sets me apart is my brand, my sound/message, and my entrepreneurial ambition. 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Who are some of your favorite emcees?
Jay Arre:  Favorite emcees are many but to narrow to 5 DOA in no particular order: 
4. BIG
5. Kendrick Lamar 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Jay Arre:  Another 5: 
1. Dizzy Wright 
2. Ab Soul 
3. J Cole 
4. Casey Veggies 
5. Jhene Aiko 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: Who have you worked with so far, as far as producers and recording artists?
Jay Arre:  Worked a lot of producers but from my area ChopHouze, Drum N Keyz, Binkz, TCP, Blac ICE, Dreez,  Laphelle Taylor, HD Boy Blahzae and Steve Frazier 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What has been 3 milestones or highlights in your music career so far?
Jay Arre:  3 milestones thus far: 
1. Getting my business in order with ASCAP & BMI 
2. Performing multiple stages @ SXSW
3. Opening for major artists 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What has been one of your worst experiences in your career so far and how did you bounce back or what did you learn from it?
Jay Arre:  One of the worst experiences was orchestrating 1 of my very first few shows & having literally maybe 10/15 people in the building or something (laughs).  Just have to realize it's a #Grind2Thrive and it's all growing pains. Understand it's a part of the process, you're building, learn from it and keep it moving. 

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Is there anything you would like to plug, any shout outs?  
Jay Arre:  Shout out to GOD 

Get more updates on Jay Arre at these direct links



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Rock Ransom Freestyle Video

Rock Ransom hails from Columbia, South Carolina. Rock has been pursuing music for about 10 years learning the business side of it as well as perfecting his craft. He is focused and driven, ready to be a major player in the hip hop game. His latest single Code Names features Young Dro. The single is garnering attention from radio stations nationwide. Some of Rock’s influences include Jay-Z, Biggie, UGK and Nas to name a few.
When fans listen to his music he wants them to walk away feeling excited refreshed and rejuvenated. Rock has raw magnetic appeal, he is putting in the hard work and dedicated grind of a seasoned music veteran! Coming across an artist with such a broad scope of talent is rare. Fans can look for the release of his mixtape Ransom Note and the video for Code Names sometime in August
Check him out Freestylin and setting the streets in fire!

Michelle Magee


For all the up to date music, and entertainment news.

Industry Professional Candice Norwood speaks on Lil' Hines' "A Few"


Entertainment Industry professional Candice Norwood of h2our F.A.M.I.L.Y. United and an administrator or the Southeast Hip Hop Magazine Facebook Group had a lot to say about Atlanta, GA based recording artist Lil' Hines after receiving a copy of his single "A Few".  This is what she had to say....

"This is GREAT, as soon as it started

playing I started moving to it

He is extremely talented !!

I need a clean version to send to my

DJ and radio connects!"

- Candice Norwood

h2our F.A.M.I.L.Y. United

Indeed Indeed

Listen to Lil' Hines' single "A Few" for yourself at the direct link below.
Lil' Hines "A Few"
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Haute Mama of 5 cosigns Lil' Hines' single "A Few"

Southeast Hip Hop Featured Model Haute Mama of 5 (Darci Carpenter) cosigns Lil' Hines' single "A Few"!  This is what she had to say about the single after listening.....

I am diggin on that track

very catchy hook love

the beat straight fire!!!

- Haute Mama of 5


Listen to the single "A Few" by Lil' Hines here at the soundcloud link below.

Lil' Hines "A Few"

Haute Mama of 5 (Darci Carpenter)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Artist Spotlight: Fa'Ness

Fa'Ness The World
(Finesse-Refinement and delicacy of performance, execution, or artisanship)

          Fa’Ness is a Rapper/Singer/Writer/Producer born and raised In Pittsburgh, PA. He is known to  always be cool, calm and collect no matter the situation. His music is unique because it's real, it's relatable, versatile, catchy and it has great substance and content. The music game needs him because his talent has no limits, it can't be categorized and he is a combination of all things demanded and accepted by music fans! Fa'Ness is a true icon and role model.
Fa'Ness biggest influences in life are his dad and his mom. This is because they both have been through so much in their lives, but they both overcame life’s obstacles and Finessed their way into a good life. That is what motivates him and gives him perseverance no matter the situation.

          His love for music starts back to when he was only 10 years old and wrote his first verse.  Currently residing in Charlotte, Fa'Ness has hit the music scene very hard gaining a core fan base.  He has accomplished many great things, Performing well over 500 times, interviews, blogs, vlogs and his music being played on the city's main radio stations. He has performed in many different places like New York, Atlanta, South Carolina, but no matter where he performs he is able to captivate, control and gain the audiences attention immediately. He has co-hosted a radio show on WGIV 103.3fm in Charlotte. He's hosted many events, including charity events, modeled in fashion shows and acted in TV shows.
Fa'Ness Is looking forward to Fa'Ness The World with a successful future in the music industry as an artist and business entrepreneur. Some of his biggest influences in music are 2pac, Nas, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, Drake, Usher, and  J.Cole.