Listen in as Lakesha talks to Draze about hip hop music, his purpose, inspiration, being an independent artist, and what he really does to enjoy life.
Lakesha: What do you want the world to know about you?
Draze: “That… the music is real, like this isn’t fictitious; everything I’m giving is a real life experience, and if that’s what you’re looking for in an artist this is it.”
“God first family second and then all the rest comes after that and that’s the lifestyle I’m truly trying to live.”
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Bobby Banks is from Barnesville, GA, and currently residing in Macon. Singing has always been apart of his life. He started singing very early and can remember singing for classmates when he was in pre-k. He also sang in the choir at Greater MT Zion Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA.
He enjoys older music from artists like James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Otis Redding. With an artist line-up like this it’s not hard to believe that his favorite songs are love songs and inspirational music.
Michael Dade is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. He has a new single out called "Price To Pay". Michael says he wrote the song because it has a lot of meaning to him. He says it is a reflection of how he feels about the corruption that is going on in the music industry and politics. His view is that if he has to sell his soul he would rather walk away from it all. He's been a working performing artist for about five and half years ... Read More
Will & Odette did it again ... they truly know how to give us food for thought and when it comes to knowing how to Relate to Love, they certainly have it covered! In their intimate conversation they explore ways to keep the love alive in a relationship. Read "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" by Will & Odette Hooks.
Exclusive interview with Charlotte's very own Mr. 704, Lakesha Woods sums up the interview in the article titled "Mr. 704, Put It On My Back".
With a name like Mr. 704 even if you aren't familiar with the area code you?d know that the person wearing the title is representing something or somewhere. So I asked Mr. 704 to tell me why he chose Mr. 704 as his stage name. I said, ?Mr. 704, tell me why you chose that name, why did you take on the responsibility of representing the entire city??, He jokingly laughed and said, ?I like the way you say, that ?Mr. 704? you all smiling wit it? ... Read more of this excerpt!
The captivating ShaQuandra Davis, also known as Shay or 'Runway Diva Shay', comes from the impoverished city of Flint, Michigan. From the age of seven years old, she began her illustrious modeling career by gracing the cover of local publications. . Read More!
Joonie was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina raised most of his life in Seattle, Washington and presently lives in Los Angeles, California. He began his music mission at the age of nine and started playing the piano, in churches and with different groups in Seattle but mainly in North Carolina. Although he played music, he says he didn't do a lot of singing in church or with groups because he really wasn't interested in being a singer at the time. Joonie said that he just wanted to be the guy behind scenes writing and producing music.
Well, I'm glad he decided to step-up and show-out because he has a talent that shouldn't be buried. If I could describe his music with one word I'd call it "Spring". Each song that I listen to is like a breath of fresh air on a Spring day ... just sweet. We need that type of music now days.
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Recorded: Wednesday; April 11, 2018
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Recorded: Monday; April 2, 2018
Life of Hip Hop interview with Draze
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