Jaron Marquis @jaronMarquis is a breath of fresh air for hip hop. A gifted lyricist who has the unique ability to switch up his style and cadence mid-flow. He is extremely diverse with his production selection, going from trap to boom bap and even pop!
FAC Where are you from and can you tell me about it , Share your story?
I'am from the Midwest, Indianapolis, Indiana. I began as a battle rapper as a teenager where my crew and I would travel from college to college to battle the emcees on campus. I later graduated and went to college where I became a father and had my first daughter and needed to hustle to provide for my daughter and take care of my family. Due to outside pressures I stopped rapping and I began working in corporate America, as a business consultant where I helped hundreds of companies grow and scale their business for growth. After years of watching entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, I realized that I was only making excuses for not going after my own. Which was what led me to the naming the album; "Murdered My Excuses". Because that is exactly what I had to do to get here...murder my excuses.
FAC How many recording projects do you have under your belt and where can your music be found?
I was able to start recording in 2014. I released a mixtape on DatPiff and Soundcloud under the name J.Marquis called Soul of A Genius.
I also was apart of the 2015 stateside cypher; where I represented Indiana state and held down the freestyle cypher event for Indiana hip-hop.
FAC What is something many of your fans may not know about you?
I am the oldest of 8 children. No we all don't share the same two parents but whole brothers and sisters, half-brothers and sisters and step brothers and sisters we all just brothers and sisters. I guess that and fact that I love to read...I have a huge library at home...I actually prefer reading books in my free time...lots and lots of books.
FAC With independent musicians on the rise what are your thoughts about labels?
Labels are what they are. I come from a business background of b2c and b2b marketing and I have a strong understanding of the business model that supports major labels, That being said, I think that many labels are large organizations that cause them to be slower to move, slower to act, slower to respond to market changes and conditions. The music industry has changed entirely and has not yet found a sustainable model. Which means that there is currently a lot of room to disrupt the industry still and create a model that is unique enough to work long-term. We live in a content environment, where the market demands free and cheap content. He who does it the best, wins.
FAC Why then did you get into music?
Because I love the craft and the culture. I was born into hip-hop. Hip-hop raised me and taught me some of my greatest life lessons. The very first album I ever heard and owned was Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z. I lived the lyrics and aspired to them. I remember when I first heard Eminem and Nas and studied how they fell into the pocket of the beat and studied the various cadence and styles from emcees from Busta Rhymes and Method Man to GangStarr and Mos Def. I love this stuff, my heart beats for it. I've been writing songs since I was a young kid, writing gospel songs for my church choir to sing and even writing for several rappers and battle rappers to now--creating the songs that i hope people can dance to--get hyped to, be inspired by and live with.
FAC What's next for you?
I am beginning a visual album project, that will be released on the YouTube platform.
FAC Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions we will be sure to be on the look out for that. #FAC
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FAC - Where are you from and can you tell me about it , Share your story?
VERA- My name is Adebola Adeyoye was born and bred in Lagos Nigeria , she is a singer/Songwriter at a young age she relocated to the UK where she graduated from the Kingston university in Business and sociology
FAC - How many recording projects do you have under your belt and where can your music be found?
VERA - Voice every race accepts, combined her studies with her music, building up a strong profile as a musician to reckon with , gifted with a strong , Rich and soulful voice .
FAC- Who are the members of your band or crew and what each of you do?
Vera - has completed 3 demos which consists of Afrobeats and gospel, she was one of the contestants on. The Nigeria got Talent show where she made a successful run to the 3rd place
FAC - What are your most memorable achievements this far and why?
My most memorable achievement so far is when I finally find the key to my music success and when I realised myself as a priority .
FAC - Any Last word?
Follow your passion
Listen to Vera on Soundcloud. LIKE RT FOLLOW COMMENT, we love you here at #FAC, Please come back whenever you have a new Project
FAC - Where are you from and can you tell me about it, please share your story?
Yea whats good bruh. Well I'm originally from Georgia alot of people dont know that. I moved to broward county when I was in grammar school. So I'm basically Georgia made florida raised I got the best of both worlds when it comes to soaking up the culture of being in South Florida and havin growing up listening to Just great southern music since a jit. I rep the West Side of Broward County which is basically West Lauderdale. I've been doing music for not too long...
My favorite rappers was Cam'ron from Diplomats and Gucci Mane. I've started expanding my brand and pushing my own music in the last 3 or Two years. And look where I'm at now a interview with you at FAC!
FAC - Thank you this is our pleasure to have you on. Can you tell us how many recording projects do you have under your belt and where can your music be found?
I got a few projects online on websites the audience might be familiar with. The SoundClouds and spinrilla. All my music is under "Hoodrich Kory". I got two projects; one is called "Really Mean It" and that was basically me letting these other rappers know like yea I'm here and we got sauce too this was me just putting my foot in the door.
Its doing pretty good numbers on line. The other mixtape is "Young O.G status" this tape was me just giving my supporters more music to listen .. It was me just showing growth
Who are the members of your band or crew and what each of you do?
Hoodrich worldwide, you know thats the family! My family Hoodrich Kickstand is the President and founder of the brand Hoodrich ent / HoodrichGang; he raps too...
Then you have Hoodrich 1k, he does beats... Salute to the big homies DJ Scream and them OG Hoodrich enf he been doing this shit. That's solid. But out here in FL it's just me and a few in house producers I work with. Shout out Melt Faze Mulahouse Production & Lil Dre.
What is the theme of your latest mixtape?
I'm glad you asked that... Well like I said earlier young O.G status is the newest mixtape its out on spinrilla.com "Hoodrich Kory"...
The next project is "One Level Above" it's some savage spooky motivational type music its coming soon stay tune.
That's really cool so Hoodrich Kory, any last words ? What are your plans for 2017 and beyond?
Yea this HoodrichGang Hoodrich Kory; remember Hoodrich's up next. Nah stratch that we here now. I just want to keep working and work with talented people who work like me 2017. Everything One Level Above.. Hoodrich worldwide!
Thank you please go follow on Twitter @HoodRichKory
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For the multi talented and accomplished Russell Lee, music is a true calling and a fundamental way of life. Embracing the power found when honest song writing meets professional musicianship; this hardworking musician has released three well-received albums, along with a new music video...and all this while entertaining Canadian audiences with the help of some very talented band mates during Russell Lee’s live shows.
While living in Nova Scotia back in 2005, Russell wrote and recorded his first album titled “In The Night”. While receiving some serious radio airplay, it wasn’t only the music that found itself wanting to travel much further, and in 2008 Russell moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he continues to write and play music today.
In September 2014, he released his second album titled “What Do I Do”, and has been busy promoting this emotionally charged and beautifully honest album.
Not one to rest too long on his previous projects, Russell Lee went back into the recording studio in 2015 and came out with a brand-new Christmas album titled “Sounds Of Christmas”
A current career highlight, Russell recently performed a full set-list at the world-renowned Dauphin, Manitoba CountryFest, an honor not many musicians get to share. This diverse country/folk/rock musician has been keeping busy reaching out to his fans by playing a multitude of live shows, which include venues such as Park Theater, the Lyric Stage Assiniboine Park, Fabulous 50’s Car show, and many others.
Looking forward into 2017, Russell Lee and his skilled band are looking to widen their audience even more by playing many more shows in even further destinations, including an exciting return to the stage at the 2017 Dauphin Countryfest!
It is not uncommon to hear fans of Russell Lee’s music mention the amount of heart and soul that can be heard in every song that he writes and plays, and when it comes to great music, that is exactly what is needed to create music worth listening to.
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