Archive for July, 2012

J. Bill$ — “Bill$ is in The Building”

Posted in Conversation Piece on July 30, 2012 by mymorningjoe
J. Bill$ drops his Kane Beatz produced track “Bill$ is in The Building” from his debut mixtape out right now on DatPiff. Look out for this kid to become a staple in hip hop for years to come.
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MyDailyJoe Exclusive Interview: Stylez N Kardo

Posted in Conversation Piece on July 7, 2012 by mymorningjoe
MyDailyJoe introduces you to Blaze Entertainment’s very own Stylez N Kardo. This interview is part of a special interview series over the next seven days that features our follow up interview with Tech N9ne and also the lost unpublished Nicki Minaj interview that we did awhile back. We welcome you to our 7 day theory. Keep checking back with your Mydailyjoe.
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MYDJ: Being from Greensboro, NC, who have been some of your musical influences and inspirations both growing up and during your journey the industry?

Well we are actually from Portmore, Jamaica. We draw musical influences from every genre of music: Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Super Cat, Heavy D, Celine Dion, R. Kelly, Eurhythmics, Ritchie Valens, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Vybz Kartel. We admire and feel inspired by artists who have the ability to write, entertain, and improvise. Being able to create and perform spontaneously is truly amazing. It’s definitely a “wow” factor. We pull a lot of inspiration from artist with that quality.

MYDJ: What’s it been like to share the stage with such international superstars like Sean Paul, Shaggy, Beenie Man, and others?

It was a great experience and gave us a boost of confidence. We was there performing alongside the artist that we listened to as youngsters! It’s a phenomenal feeling. We took everything there was to take from that experience. We decided we had to work really hard to supersede their success. Those guys are amazing and good at what they do. We wanted to be better so we knew we would have to work harder, put in a lot of time and dedication.

MYDJ: What is Blaze Entertainment’s role in SK’s development, marketing, and future?

Blaze Entertainment Record’s was created by us, SK. We are one BIG team with one goal which it to make good music that will stand the test of time. Period. Blaze Entertainment is a team that consists of a variety of producers, engineers, photographers, video directors, public relations and advertising, and artist. Blaze Entertainment plays an important role in our development as it is the reason we formed it in the first place. Blaze Entertainment is SK!

MYDJ: Is Stylez N Kardo planning a tour? What’s coming up in the future for you guys?

Yes, we are currently in the planning stage of our debut album promo tour for early fall of this year, 2012. We will be releasing more information about that after our Album Release Party and Concert which will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 in Greensboro, NC.

MYDJ: What are some of your overall career goals for “Pop-Tois” and Stylez N Kardo as a group?

We want the mainstream media to accept Dancehall as a mainstream genre. That’s the overall goal we hope to achieve with Pop-Tois. As for SK, our overall career goal is to become household names both nationally and abroad. Our fans are very important to us and they are an extension to getting us where we are and where we’re going. We will continue to put out the best music. Our goal is to pack stadiums, inspire generations, and reach as many people as we can through our music…

MYDJ: What advice would you give to other up and coming artists who want to pursue a career in music?

I would say be honest with yourself about your abilities and trust people that are experienced and who know music. Listen to all genres and be open-minded about the different music that’s out there. You should know what everybody else is doing, even if you don’t like it. Remember that there are going to be incredible highs and devastating losses. Go into the career with your eyes wide open. Figure out what’s your passion and what’s driving it. If it’s in a really deep place, then nurture it. We believe music is a calling and if it’s you calling be persistent, consistent, and dedicated.

Stay tuned to more from MYDJ.

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