"Your Complete Source for URBAN LIFESTYLE and HIP POP CULTURE online"

Showing posts with label MUSIC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MUSIC. Show all posts

Still Blessed - AG Da Genius Child




AG DA Genius Child : For Da Love 1.5

From New Roads, LA to Houston,TX, AG has left his mark everywhere. Whether it be making dope beats or spitten dope rhymes he has taken his place in Hip Hop. Here e is with his highly anticipated Mixtape hosted by Dj Nitekap For Da Love 1.5......


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?

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?

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.





Pretty Lyon: Building her Empire


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.

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.
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~ 

Pretty Lyon - "Lyon Freestyle"{A MackCali Production}

Soundcloud: @PrettyLyon


Plies "Ritz Carlton"


Lil Wayne announces "No Ceilings 2" will be released on Thanksgiving

So check this out. If you are a true Hip Hop fan you are sure to be excited about this. Lil Wayne has said that he is releasing No Ceilings 2 the sequel to the 2008 No Ceilings banger.

He has already performed a few freestyles over "Back to Back" and "Where Ya At" . These two are said to be on the Mixtape dropping Thanksgiving Day. 

This Mixtape will surely make a lot of Hip Hop and Weezy fans have a even better Thanksgiving.


Three 6 Mafia member Koopsta Knicca dead at age 40

Koopsta Knicca one of the founding members Three 6 Mafia has died at age 40.

Koopsta, born in Memphis as Robert Cooper Phillips suffered an aneurysm on last weeken which left him in a critical state. On today a Instagram post from his account confirmed the news.

Knicca left the crew in 2000 to pursue his solo career in which he released several projects. Including a more recent project in 2012 Decepticon: The Return Of the Gods. 

We have lost another legend in the Hip Hop community and he will be missed. RIP homie.

AG Da Genius Child "Trying Hard"

AG Da Genius Child: TRYIN HARD


Drake Shoots back At Meek Mill with "Back to Back"

In case you've been under a rock somewhere on Pluto, you have definitely heard about the Meek Mill vs Drake situation. Meek took to Twitter blasting drake in the speculations of him using a ghostwriter. As you know Quentin Miller the alleged ghostwriter took to his Tumblr with a statement denying these rumors. Over the weekend Drizzy responded with a track "Charged Up". In which Meek responds calling it "baby lotion soft".

Well on Yesterday Drake released "back to back". Let's just say Meek can't call this one "Soft" , especially with lines like this.....

"Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers, you gettin bodied by a singin ni**a." 

Yea just like that Drake shows why he is a force to reckon with lyrically. Now you be the judge...take a listen


Wale Ft. Usher - Matrimony



Rich Homie Quan - Flex



How Many Times:DJ Khaled ft. Chris Brown , Lil Wayne, Big Sean

The Big Homie DJ Khaled is always up to something special to say the least. As everyone knows he is working on his new Album Titled "I changed A Lot", which is his 8th solo EP.

He decided to grace everyone with the video release and Newest track "How many Times" ft Chris Brown. Lil Wayne, and Big Sean. 

Check out his New video Below:


Jay Verze – Rihanna (Madonna Remix)


Suge Knight Collapsed after receiving $25 Million Bail

As we know Suge Knight is involved in a very serious trial for his Hit-and-Run in January that killed a mans and seriously injured another. He has had many suspect stories behind why he did what he did. Starting with a self-defense claim and later coming with he is "legally blind."

Today the court finally set a bail of $25 Million. Apparently that was a bit too much for Suge. According to sources Knight collapsed and slammed his head into a chair. He apparently has both a diabetes and blood clot problem in which he hasn't been able to get proper medical attention due to incarceration-and it is said that's what caused his collapsing. 

His initial bail was set at $2 and revoked due to the court finding out about him being a 3 strike candidate and having a criminal record.

Keisha Chenelle "So in Love"


Ciara "I Bet"


Big Sean - Blessings ft. Drake, Kanye West



AG Da Genius Child: Soon to be Americas most Wanted


In this unique era of HIP-HOP we're in, the term Genius often gets tossed around after simply hearing a few clever bars. However, AG Griffin has not just confined himself behind a mic. Instead, he has dabbled in all phases of this art we know as HIP-HOP, from his skills on the keys, to a hot 16 freestyle, down to his creative studio productions with up and coming artist. Take a journey inside the mind of the talented "genius child" and see why it's more than just a name!!


When did you fall in love with Hip Hop?  

I 1st fell in love with Hip Hop when I was a young boy riding with my uncle around my hometown. He had a nice sound system in his truck and we were bumbin that Snoop Dogg "Doggystyle" Album.

As a Producer what was the 1st beat you heard that made you just say.. this is what I wanna do? 

It was definitely from JayZ 's Blueprint Album. The "All I Need" Track....The album in a whole inspired me to make beats.


 So.. we have Major producers in the game now... from DJ Khaled to Pharell ..Swizz Beats.. Yezzy.. DJ Nasty.. for example. who is just killin the game in your opinion?

 I would have to say Pharrell as right now. He's had a big couple years...


 Whats your style of production?

I don't think I really have a style. I like to sample as well as making original beats. I'm from the south so anything I do will have 808s!...LOL! "Kanye Shrug" 


Whats the best album on a production standpoint recently and past terms?

In my opinion there are so many albums that I listened to old and new so I just wouldn't be able pick one. 


When you look back at all the great work and projects you have either worked on, which track is your favorite or gives you the most sense of accomplishment?

Honestly, I did a lot of dope sh*t that hasn't been heard but I think it's gonna come from me. A song I've  done. Especially from this new tape.


 Who are some artist you enjoy working with as well as some artist you would like to work more with?  

I love working with my homie Papa Will, Bo National, Young Sleep, and so far as the industry I would like to work with anybody as long as I can put a verse down as well as the beat.


 What is your viewpoint right now on the industry, as far as where we are in hip-hop and what direction do you think hip-hop is headed in?

I think HIP-HOP is good right now. Everybody is needed from non- lyrical rappers to the HIP-HOP purest. They're all needed because we don't need Hip-Hop sounding the same....

One of the newest and most creative ways to make music is to mix genres, what is your opinion on that and do you see yourself joining this new wave?

Yes, I see myself doing that. I mean I don't only make Hip-Hop beats, I'm very into pop as well.


Whats your favorite line ever spit?

" It takes big nuts just to be what you want to be. I'm way to cold how you gon tell me just make beats" AG Da Genius Child - Gas .. LOL...


We have heard you spit a few bars on a couple tracks, what do you prefer being artist or producer.?

I love both. I can't just be one. I'm a " Creative Writer". I don't really like the word "Rapper" lol...! 


What was that feeling. when you 1st hear you voice or another artist over a AG beat?

It was a dope feeling, it would be even more dope if it were a big artist.


 So for the fans, what new projects will you be working on or any appearances/feature that the fans can look  forward too.?

I got "I do it For The Love" coming real soon with videos...!


On that note what inspiration can you put out there for the young and up-n-coming?

"Do what the fuck you feel like doing and there are no rules to this shit. The internet has evened the playing field! Use it"!

 We Ain't Movin (feat. Ray Von) - Single - Ag Da Genius Child

 Press Info

 Instagram: @agdagchild
Facebook: @AGDaGeniusChild
Twitter: @agdagchild
Email: agdagchild@gmail.com 

Popular Posts

Follow by Email