Category: Interview

Q&A: Tips for Hiring a Publicist By Caryl De’Niece Quashie ~ Music Publicist

A good publicist is one who’s well connected, a good communicator, and knows how to craft a pitch that’s appropriate to the recipient. Today we introduce to you music publicist Caryl De’Niece Quashie who is no stranger to the music industry. In this Q&A she answers a few questions and gives us some insight into the world of music PR. Please Share! Q. MRCPROMO: What is a Publicist? A. CARYLQUASHIE: A Publicist is a “Hype” Person of sorts. They are well-educated and great communicators. They make sure that their client, whether it is a Celebrity, Restaurant, or Brand, etc....

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Q&A With Up And Coming Hip Hop Artist BTG

In a world of cookie cutter mainstream rap its always a delight to hear raw underground boombap hip-hop. Today we introduce Michigan rapper, emcee and lyricist BTG.. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace BTG, what city are you from? A. BTG: I’m from Saginaw, Michigan Aka Sagnasty.. Q. MRCPROMO: How long you been at your craft? A. BTG: I’ve been dealing with music officially since 13 & been doing it professionally around 16. I’ve always had a connection with music going back to my uncle who introduced me to hip-hop at an early age. Q. MRCPROMO: How did you get started in...

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Q&A: Music Producer SicSnare/WLH

SicSnare/WLH is an indie producer and independant label owner of WLH Records. The label’s main genre is hiphop it releases digital limited and rare physical hiphop music and instrumentals to the world. MRC reached out to the veteran producer also known as Dunnezy to talk about his new release BoomBiddap Vol.1, his favorite studio gear and the some well known rap artists he has produced and collaborated with.. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace SicSnare/WLH where are you from, and how did you get the name? A. SICSNAREWLH: WLH is the initials of my name and the name of the independent recording...

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Q&A: Spokane Emcee ExZac Change

In this interview we got to ask Northwest rapper and weed activist ExZac Change some questions about his music his crew and the city he represents.. Q. MRCPROMO: Thanks for taking time out for the interview ExZac Change, How did you get the name? A. ExZacChange: My producer friend Matt aka UnalienatedLabor gave it to me. Just thought it was a clever play on words with my name, which is Zac. Q. MRCPROMO: Do you produce and emcee? A. ExZacChange: I don’t produce. I write, record & perform. But will be getting into the production end of things soon...

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Q&A: Docu-Series “Checkout My Melody” (Rakim) Pt. 1&2

Today’s Q&A is with James “Kraze The King of Content” Billings, Director/producer/Marketing specialist, owner of Industry Muscle and producer of the Docu-series: “CHECKOUT MY MELODY”(Rakim)… Its just one of several short doc’s that focus on certain individuals, legends, icons and groups that have made an impact on hip-hop culture whether through sound or fashion. We got to chop it up with Mr.”Kraze” Billings about his Docu-series on Rakim and why these films are important to him. Check out the Docu-series parts 1&2 totally for free below on youtube. Please share! Q. MRCPROMO: How did making the film Checkout My...

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Q&A: Rapper JusBam Nashville

She can emcee, rap and rhyme with the best of them she’s been featured on MTV’s Documentary Series True Life I’m a Battle Rapper, she was also the first female to make the Rap Olympic team. MRC reached out to poetess rapper JusBam to talk about her hustle new music and her label ‘Love is Life Entertainment’ and more.. check out the music and please share! Q. MRCPROMO: Peace JusBam how did you get that name? A. JUSBAM: So “Bam” has been my nick name since I was two years old. Everyone in my family and all my friends...

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Q&A: The Original Bronx DJ MC Ray Boogie (New Music)

2nd generation hip-hop pioneer, opening for the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, co-writing, recording & performing with west coast artists such as The Latin Alliance ,Kid Frost and the iconic Cypress Hill. Some of you may remember hip-hop classic’s Puerto Rico Ho!!! or Boricuas on the Set with Fat Joe, Doo Wop & True God. If you didn’t already know, it is our pleasure to reintroduce to you the original BX DJ MC Ray Boogie. Today he blessed us with his new track ‘Bless the Kidz’ produced by the legendary Frankie Cutlass, which you can stream on the soundcloud link...

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Q&A: Columbus Ohio’s 2X2 Hip-Hop Festival

The 2×2 hip-hop festival will be happening the weekend July 22 Sat. in Columbus Ohio. It will be the 3rd edition this year and will feature groups such as: Cannibal Ox, Wordsworth, Clear Soul Forces and Mad Squablz. We caught up with one of the festival’s co-founders and organizers, Josh Miller of Matchbox LTD, to tell us about his role and what goers can expect.. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Josh, tell me about yourself? How did this event start out? A. JOSHMILLER: Peace my man. Thanks for the opportunity to chat. 2×2 (pronounced 2 by 2) came to life after...

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Q&A with Manager of SampleSwap

In this exclusive interview Canton Becker curator and founder of SampleSwap.Org took time out to give us a brief run down about this cool sampling site he maintains.. Q. MRCPROMO: What is SampleSwap? A. CANTON: SampleSwap is a lovingly maintained collection of audio samples and loops that I’ve been carefully curating since 1999. All of its sounds can be explored and downloaded for free. The site is entirely supported by donations. Q. MRCPROMO: Are you also a musician? A. CANTON: I’ve been an electronic musician since the 80’s. You can hear my work at here. I’ve always loved sampling,...

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Q&A with Soultronica Producer Ark Patrol

Peace hope everyone is doing well! Today we introduce to you a talented music producer whom you may not be familiar with. We heard his work on youtube. Some videos of his original tracks and collab features have hundreds of thousands of plays. We wanted to find out more and get the scoop on who was behind this incredible production. We gladly Introduce to you Ark Patrol.. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Ark Patrol where you from? A. ARKPATROL: I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grew up on the Big Island until 18.. Q. MRCPROMO: How did you get your start...

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Q&A with Dub Artist Barbes.D

In this interview we cover French veteran Riddim Maker, Dub Producer and Live Dub Act Barbes. D, following his new releases ‘Sisters from Conscious Land’ and the follow up versions ‘Sisters from Conscious Dub’.. out now on ODGPROD (Original Dub Gathering Production) Label. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Barbes.D where you from and how did you get your name? A. BARBESD: Greetings MRC crew I’m originally from North of France (Lille) I moved to Paris, Marseille and now I live in the country side in south East of France where I grow my own organic vegetables for conscious eating. Barbes D...

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Q&A with Latvian Beat Maker PRGMAT Beat-Tapes

Image audio/video Sentiment LP Beat-tape by PRGMAT Self-made lowkey lo-fi daydreamer and crate digger.. today’s Q&A we catch up with Latvian beatmaker PRGMAT following the release of his latest Beat-tape “Life Choices” which you can peep on the soundcloud link provided below, please share! Q. MRCPROMO: Peace PRGMAT where exactly are you from? A. PRGMAT: Waddup, I come from Riga capital of the small Eastern European country Latvia. Q. MRCPROMO: How did you get started? A. PRGMAT: As I can remember.. I was digging for Lord Beatjitzu ultra rare tapes, which was quite a pain in the ass at...

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