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Syn'zere and his"Reflections"



 




IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who is Syn,zere?

Syn'zere: I call myself Syn’Zere because of the sincerity I have for everything. Whether its from the love I have in my heart or my passion in what I do. I believe that whatever an individual decides to do then they should do it with their hearts in it. Syn’Zere was the perfect name for an artist such as myself because you can see the pictures I paint and the stories I tell with such sincerity in them. I chose to spell it differently because as I tried to research the name I saw they’re so many artist who spell their names exactly like I was so my manager Darrold Johnson and I decided to place a “Y” instead of an “I” and a “Z” instead of a “C” to make the name stand out from everyone else.



IAMTHEINFLUENC: At what point in your life did you realize yo wanted to make music?

Syn'zere: I wanted to start after I heard my oldest brother freestylin in the car one night in Baton Rouge, LA with a few of his friends. I was only about 11 at the time but it was a moment I never forgot because everyone was in the car just clowning around but that one moment where they told me to spit something was a moment I never forgot.



IAMTHEINFLUENC: What were some things that influenced you to start rapping?

 Syn'zere: Honestly I grew tired of hearing the same thing on the radio. Hip hop isn’t like it was back in the 90’s and the early 00’s. Music just doesn’t have meaning anymore. Everyone I listen to, even local artist only talk about gang banging, having sexual relations with women, money, and the amount of drugs they sell and do. I got tired of hearing it so I decided to make something with meaning in it. Have of the so called “rappers” today don’t even have “bars”, they only have a nice ass beat and lyrics that don’t even make sense, they just sound good. What most artist don’t know is that most of their listeners follow their footsteps. I’m tired of seeing young die from getting shot and I’m tired of losing young people to the drug game. God is not blessing the trap if people are dying in it. I make music about the streets but I’m not in the streets. I tell stories that make people think about what actually goes on in the world or right outside their front doors, I don’t just make a bunch of words up and throw them together and call it good music. I’m an Artist not a rapper. Yes I am an entertainer and yes I feed the people but I would rather feed the minds then bleed the mind of knowledge they should be aware of and embracing.


IAMTHEINFLUENC: What is the biggest obstacle or struggle that you have had to overcome in  your journey?
Syn'zere: One of the worst experiences I have faced as an artist had to be when I learned to make a single. I literally have so many bars that it was very difficult for me to create a single for the radio. It actually surprised me because the fact that I can make 18 tracks but can’t create a single was beyond me but I got through it with the help and motivation of my manager Darrold Johnson.


IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who is your favorite artist and who is someone you would love to work with?

My favorite artist has to be J Cole simply because of his amazing storytelling skills. In my opinion no one is matching up to him. One artist I have always wanted to work with was Ace Hood. Ace’s music is about the streets and what goes on it but as far as who he seems to be as an individual is completely different. His music is very distinctive from other various artist that I listen to. I feel the way  I write music almost matches up to his because in a lot of my fast paced songs I idolize his flow.



IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who are some of your role models?
Syn'zere:                                  


2. Nas








Syn'zere: All of these artist inspired me from the way they tell stories about the hood, politics, vices, etc. The way you can close your eyes and see their stories and every word they say. To me that is inspiring because I want to be able to tell a story just like them and have someone see my story with their eyes closed too.



IAMTHEINFLUENC: In the next 10yrs where do you see yourself?

Syn'zere: I will be the talk of the south. I am greatness I the making and so is the music. I can’t predict the future, but my hustle and my grind will never stop so I expect nothing less than greatness for the next couple of years. I’m expanding and there is no doubt I have what it takes to make it. I will be on the XXL freshman class and I will be your favorite artist.



IAMTHEINFLUENC: What is the dopest rhyme you ever heard?

Syn'zere:
I actually have 3 rhymes I love to quote.

  1. “ I swear if ni**as put half into what they put in chasing ass into a craft by now you would be famous and rich” – J Cole
  2. “Sometimes sunshine turns to rain my nigga, the same ones you love will bring you pain my nigga” – J Cole
  3. “When I die, fuck it I wanna go to hell Cause I'm a piece of shit, it ain't hard to fuckin' tell It don't make sense, goin' to heaven with the goodie-goodies Dressed in white, I like black Tims and black hoodies God will probably have me on some real strict shit No sleepin' all day, no gettin my dick licked  Hangin' with the goodie-goodies loungin' in paradise Fuck that shit, I wanna tote guns and shoot dice.” – Notorious B.I.G



IAMTHEINFLUENC: Describe the feeling you had when you 1st heard your voice over a track?

 Syn'zere: Man it was crazy, I recorded it when I was about 12 years old over jayz’s “DOA” and I was like man that’s hot! Honestly it was one of the greatest feelings in the world to me. I’ve never felt anything like it since.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What is your thoughts on the industry today?

 Syn'zere: I think the industry today is a joke. They play the same songs on the radio over and over again. What happened to hearing stories like “If I Ruled The World” by Nas or “Hustla Musik” by Lil Wayne? I miss when music had meaning to it and you could feel what the artist is saying. Music where you can vibe to. Now you have artist wearing skinny jeans and acting like complete idiots making a mockery of what artist like Big Pun, Nate Dog, 2pac, Biggie, & Mac Dre died building up for years. The industry doesn’t even have artist anymore, all they have are “entertainers”, someone who sounds good on the radio on a sick beat but have no bars at all.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What was your inspiration behind Reflections?  

Syn'zere: “Relfections” is my first project ever and in my personal opinion it is the hardest mixtape out because it is different from everyone else’s. The tape talks about the things that go on in the world around us that we ignore. I speak on the way the industry is letting in artist that don’t speak about anything, guys being insecure and cheating on women, myself being cheated on and being the cheater, getting heartbroken, and more. The project is 18 tracks of straight fire story telling. There are no features on it at all, it’s all me. The project is amazing and will forever be a classic, I advise all of the readers and followers to go listen and see for yourself then judge it on your own.


IAMTHEINFLUENC: What events or projects do you have upcoming that the fans and viewers should look out for?



Syn'zere: I’m actually setting up a tour where I will be headlining in 10 different cities. The tour so far is being set for Fall 2018. I will most likely have another tape out by then because I am in the process of working on something better than my last project if that’s even possible. Also I will be on the cover of Hype World Magazine in the month of May so be on the lookout for that. Of course I will always have singles dropping but my main focus in 2016 is continuing to brand myself and get my name more attention than it has. My follow crowd as of 2016 is relatively big but I’m always trying to reach out and touch more individuals.





IAMTHEINFLUENC: Give some advice to all the other up n coming artist out here trying to make it?

Syn'zere: Never give up on your dreams, you’re in charge of whether you make it or you don’t. Follow your heart and don’t let anyone tear you from what you believe in. Negative people will always get in your ear but never allow them to dictate to you on what you can and can’t do. Kevin Gates said “Negativity is a thief that steals happiness”, and I find that to be completely true. Stay true to yourself and everything will work out in your favor.


 CHECK OUT SYN'ZERE ON HIS MEDIA OUTLETS:

http://www.datpiff.com/Synzere-Reflections-mixtape

http://www.audiomack.com/album/synzere/reflections-hosted-by-dj-yaboyearl-1



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Pretty Lyon: Building her Empire

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Pretty Lyon is a female MC hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Her unique style definitely sets her apart from her competition. With a new single out "Why" her career is steadily growing and we got a chance to speak with her. Take a trip into her world and and you will see why her empire is growing. 


IAMTHEINFLUENC: When did you realize that making music was what you wanted to do.
 
Pretty Lyon: I have always been into entertaining. From a young age my mom got me involved with dance, piano, ice skating and a slew of other things, so the love for music from all aspects has been apart of me for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until college that I decided I wanted to be apart of music but from the creating side.
 
IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who in the game currently or in the past inspire you.
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Pretty Lyon: I support all current artist who were able to make break troughs in the industry but you gotta give respect to those who came before us especially since the industry was so different before. My inspirations include but are not limited to Michael Jackson, Foxy Brown, Missy Elliot, Left Eye, Lil Kim, and Jay Z.
 
IAMTHEINFLUENC: What would you consider your genre or what type of artist are you.
 
Pretty Lyon: Hmmm, I would say I am the new Hip-Hop/ R&B/ Pop sensation. I literally have so many sounds and can channel different feelings when I’m creating. My songs always have my signature on it but you never know what you may hear.
 
IAMTHEINFLUENC: What was the most memorable moment you have had thus far as a artist.
 
Pretty Lyon: There a few. I received awards for best album of the year, song of the month, 1,000,000 views on an interview I did for one of my songs “Can’t break me” as well as a couple of other awards. I’d have to say being recognized for my hard work, is so rewarding and puts me in a place to continue doing what I love.
 




IAMTHEINFLUENC: What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced so far.
 
Pretty Lyon: I started off in a rap duo called DT DoubleTrouble, consisted of me and my best friend Royal T. We decided to split due to our interests being different and with the split meant I had to pretty much start over. I had to recreate myself, my brand and rebuild my fan base. That was definitely hard for me. Its also very hard being a female in a male dominated industry. I have to always remind myself to stick to being me, be strong minded, be knowledgeable and demand a certain level of respect from the males I come across and have the opportunity to work with.
 
IAMTHEINFLUENC: When creating a new song,what gets the ideas rolling.
 
Pretty Lyon: I usually let the beat tell me what to do. I know it may sound weird LOL but if you really listen to an instrumental, it tells you the mood, it gives you a flow to build off of and once I get that going, a ton of topics usually come to mind. Then it gets a little tricky, because at that point I’ve gotta narrow it down.  
Who have you worked with so far. Who would you like to work with.
 
Pretty Lyon: I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with a couple of upcoming artist like King Karma, Brookz, Suicide Inf, Lenisha Nelson, Automatic the Cannibal, and a few others. Some artist I’d like to work with are Dave East, Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez, Tink, Chris Brown, Curren$y, the list can go on and on.
 
IAMTHEINFLUENC: Your most recent single "Why" is nothing short of amazing. What inspired you to create this song.
 




Pretty Lyon: Thank you, I appreciate that. I  finally 100% trusted myself. “Why” came from a personal experience. I rarely ever let my fans see my vulnerable side but once I did the track and got the feedback I did, I am beginning to trust myself more and who knows my next couple of single may bring the same feeling.
 
https://soundcloud.com/pretty-lyon/why
IAMTHEINFLUENC: What is you viewpoint on the industry right now.
 
Pretty Lyon: I think the industry is over saturated right now. Everyone is a rapper and it doesn’t take much to be highlighted. For example, before it was never okay to be mediocre, your goal was always to be great and you wouldn’t be accepted and your music wasn’t getting played unless you were great. Artist need to get back to making music that will create longevity and not a just for right now buzz.
 
IAMTHEINFLUENC: Looking back over all of you accomplishments, what was the biggest thing you accomplished.
 
Pretty Lyon: My music has become international! I have people from Africa, the UK, Argentina contacting me to show love and support as well as work. That's major in my eyes.
 



IAMTHEINFLUENC: Last but not least what would you like to tell all of your fans a sell as some inspiration for those trying to make a come up in the game.
 
Pretty Lyon: Before you can convince anyone to believe in you and support your movement, you have to whole heartedly believe in yourself. Its okay to take notes from other artist, but always stick to what you know. Don’t be afraid to be the one out of millions to take that leap of faith to create your own lane. Take a moment to think of all the great artist of any time period…..They created something that was undoubtedly AMAZING. Be you, be creative, be consistent, &; be unapologetic. ~Pretty Lyon~ 



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