Monthly Archives: May 2011

Get Based With Lil ‘B

Lil ’ B formerly a member of “The Pack ” recently released his 1oth mixtape. The 21 year old Berkeley, Ca native has brought a new flavor to the rap world. The mogul has amazing writing skills and a versatile flow. Not only has he accomplished the goal of becoming a popular music artist but a self- published author as well. Holding the title of LilBTheBasedGod he has fully mastered the concept of BASED .“The first 19 year old rapper to write and publish a book!”

I always thought that Lil B had  unique talent so I wanted to know a little more about him.So on November 27th, 2010  I caught up with the star for an exclusive interview.

1.What does based mean to you ?

” Based means being positive with yourself.Not worrying  about what others have to say or what they think. It’s rapping/writing  in the unconscious .”

2.How did it feel to write and publish a book at 19 ?

‘It felt amazing to write it and to have it in my hands .It was a year and a half process.Now that I’m 21  it still feels amazing.It was a surreal experience. “Takin Over” is motivation for me. Now I know nothing is endless.”

3.If you were president, what two things would you change?

“People would have access to healthy food and access to clean water.I also would put nice places in low income areas.”

4.What people, events, or music has influenced you?

“Prince, 2Pac, Lenny Kravitz, and Anthony and the Johnsons”

5.On your new mixtape “Evil Red Flame” you have a song called “My Life Changed”how has your life changed?

“A lot of people think I’ve changed. A lot of people from my past are popping up now .People always have something to say and different opinions .”

6.Since you’ve been in the industry what are some  important things you’ve  learned?

“Make sure you have a good  lawyer and manager.They have to work hard and love you and your music just like you do.You also have to be respectful and be open to everything.”

7.What’s your message to the world (something people might not know about you)?

“I’m super positive. I love people and respect women. I love to  sit back watch movies and play video games.”

8) Advice for youth that may be interested in writing a book or get in the  music industry ?

“Be humble , love and accept all types of music. Support people and wait for your turn to come.

“Others don’t have to loose for you to win.”

Lil B has mastered his craft.He is super-talented and proudly wears the title of “TheBasedGod”

He appreciates his fans and all the support he has received during his journey.

Lil B is continuing to bring creativity, positivity and love to this industry.

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Interview With The One Man Army Dee 1

Strong! Powerful! A Leader! And Definitely A Blessing To Music Are A Few Things That Come To Mind When You Hear The Artist Dee-1. The New Orleans , Louisiana Native Is Using His Voice To Inspire And Motivate People Everywhere. I Think Dee-1 Is Extraordinarily Unique, Creative , And Setting Himself Apart From Previous Music Artists In The Industry. With The Release Of Two Mixtapes “I Hope They Hear Me Volume 1 & 2” He Has Gained Plenty Of Supports. With Just A Pen, A Pad , And Himself He Has Created A Full Force Of Lyrics That You Can Relate To As Well As Take To The Heart. Earlier Today I Interviewed The 504 Lyricist And One Man Army “Dee-1”.

What Does Music Mean To You?
Music is a form of self expression to me . I’m able To free my thoughts that were caged up. As an artist your music may help a fan release their thoughts or emotions that were caged up.
If You could have met any person In history who would It be and why?
I would have wanted To meet Malcolm X closer to the end Of his life because I’d have questions regarding his style and leadership . I’d also would’ve liked to meet Tupac.

How Did It Feel To See “One Man Army” Video On TV?
The One many Army song and video means so much to me . It’s my superhero theme music .                                                                                                            Just to see it get so popular on the internet and then make it to MTV                                                                                                                                                                   It let me know that people want that realness.I do real music regardless of the people who say I should do a strip or club song .

Are You On Tour ?
Yes. The tour is called “Grind &Hustle” Tour. So far I’ve been in Vancouver, Cali And Seattle.                          But you can go to Dee1Music.Com For All The Tour Dates And cities.

What Is “One Man Army”?
A One Man Or One Woman Army Is state of mind that people should live with . I like To call It Mission Vision. Everyone can have A mission for their own life and purpose. You need to have a strong team ,          be self motivated And grind. Dreams start and end with me. You can’t let the distractions of the TV,              internet, radio, or relationships mess up your goals and dreams. Don’t get distracted from your purpose.  True happiness comes From finding your purpose .

You Were A Teacher Correct?
I taught middle school in 08 And 09. I bonded with the students and I was able to relate and talk To them.

What Do You Want The Tristate To Know About You?
I want them To know that my goal is to make music that can inspire and entertain. I want my audience to be better people after they hear my music. The main thing I want the people to know is that the movement is going to go as far as you take it. People try to ignore positive movements and rather show love to negative ones. As for the people that show love and support positivity will make others support it as well. Just follow me on Twitter @Dee-1 , I want to be revolutionary pick up where Malcolm X and Tupac left off in my own way.

Dee 1 Is A Leader, Soldier, And He Definitely Is A Army Of Power, Creativity, And Passion .
Support The “One Man Army”. Make Sure You Check Out One Man Army And It’s My Time On MTV Jams. You Can Get His Music On Dee1Music.Com

The Mogul Girl #OneWomanArmy definitely supports Dee-1 The #OneManArmy

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Exclusive Interview With Beautiful Music Maker Rotimi

Rotimi , described as having tremendous talent with vocals reminiscent of a young Micheal Jackson by director Marcia P Samuel. Rotimi has recently gained a wide -spread fanbase and international exposure. The 21 year old wasn’t always aware of
his amazing voice. At 15 Rotimi was in a trio group called “NBH” with two of Jay-Z’s nephews,
Jay-Z told Rotimi “you have a powerful voice learn how to control it and by 22-23 you will be good. Well at 21 , Rotimi is more than good he’s great. The singer and songwriter has opened for artist such as T.i., Estelle, and N.E.R.D.he also hit the stage at the 2010 BET Awards Pre party.In 2009 he released “Beautiful Music:” as his first single which was nominated “Africa’s Sound City fresh video of the year”.His second single “already know ” featured Dawn Richard of Diddy’s Dirty Mooney .His third single “Forever” is currently on VH1 Soul and , Comcast OnDemand , the video is currently on rotation on MTV Arica. with motivation from his fans and family Rotimi continues to shine and make Beautiful Music. Although his Nigerian heritage didn’t expose him to a R&B However at 21 he has dived into the world of R&B hands on . rotimi’s mixtape ” The Resume ” is going to be released sunday march 29 , 2011. Rotimi is amazing, talented, passionate, gifted, blessed, and truly dedicated to his dream. not only is he a singer actor and songwriter he also holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Communication and a minor in Business from Northwestern University.
Rotimi definitely earned a number 1 spot on The Mogul minute check out the interview below

How many years have you been singing and what artists inspire you ?
For 16 years .Lauryn Hill , Bob Marley, Carl Thomas and Micheal Jackson inspire me.
How did it  feel the first time you saw your video for your second single “Forever” on VH1?
Crazy! I was laying in bed and I dozed off. when i looked up it was playing. I  ran into my roomates room told them it was on and then I started calling my family.
When you actually completed your mixtape “the resume ” and had all your songs in your tracklist what were you thinking?
I felt like wow I did it. It was an incredible feeling. it’s my first body of work done.                                        It definitely showed my hard work and it also was a time for celebration and relief.
Will You be doing any touring in the next couple months?
Touring starts the end of of this month. I’ll be hitting six or seven different cities.
What do you do in your free-time?
Watch sports ( ESPN ) , I’m a homebody, I love being in my space and spending time with my family and friends.
If you had to listen to one song on repeat for a week , what would it be?
My new song “Bottles” ft gucci mane. Its a club track .
Out of the three videos you filmed what was your favorite one?
Beautiful Music because it was 1st . I didn’t expect it to get that big .It was filmed with one of my friends on different parts of my campus.
What is your favorite food to eat?
My mom’s Jamaican curry chicken with rice.
What do you look for when dating a female?
I look for understnding, ambitious, good conversation, style, and confidence.
Rotimi what do you want the ladies to know?
I’m single !! check out my music on follow me on twitter @Rotimi1 and “The Resume” Is Coming Soon!!!
After you watch the video “Beautiful Music ” below make sure you get his new mixtape “The Resume

Get The Resume Here

Shayna “The Mogul Girl”

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Interview With SODMG/PTE JohnBoyYaBoy

Palm Tree Entertainment and SODMG artist JohnBoyYaboy gave an exclusive interview to The Mogul Minute. the rap artist from Buffalo,  New York has consistently grinded and built  a wide spread fanbase throughout the streets,and the internet. JohnBoyYaboy has grinded non-stop and is ready for the world to rock with him .
Check out the interview below

How many years have you been rapping ?
5 years
Who are some rappers you look up to ?
Lil Wayne ..all of the greats. Jay-Z, Diddy, T.I., people that made moguls of themselves.
How was it to shoot the  “Let That Boy Cook ” video with young money artist Lil Chuckee?
It was cool but it was a long shoot. I drove  from NY to Virginia.I didn’t get to take a nap or even get to rest ,        I checked into the hotel and went  straight  to the video set.the video is currently  on MTV and soon to  will be on 106&Park.
So how did you come about “cookin “?
On Tiny Chat  with Lil B and Soulja Boy  and it was a YouTube  cookoff. I just wanted to make more cookin music so Lil B    and I made cookin a movement and it increased the fanbase and it was a hit.
What do you want Philly to know about you ?
I support Meek Millz . Shoutout to Meek Millz . Look out for a song with me and Meek.
Where do you see yourself next year?
On XXL Magazine Top Freshman List
Out of all your songs which one did you have the most fun recoding?
F**** with you .It was a release for me .Its definitely a release kind of track .
Are you releasing a mixtape?
A lot of dj’s and fans have been asking for it  and  when the time comes I’ll drop it. In the mean time let that boy cook.
What does music mean to you?
It’s a way to express myself ,let go of emotions. It’s a way for people to hear me.
Do you want the world to know?
 I’m coming . forreal JohnBoyYaboy me and my

The Mogul Minute thanks JohnBoyYaBoy for  this interview