#BEFORETHEFAME |DillanPonders Discuss His New LP ‘KNOWHERE’ , Label Vs. Independent, Music Come-Up & More

We got a call-in this week from rising Canadian rapper DillanPonders for #BeforeTheFame to talk about his new LP ‘KNOWHERE’ , would he stay independent or sign a label deal, rising from being homeless, top 5 artists and more!!

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#BEFORETHEFAME : Philly Rapper Teefy Bey Discuss ‘The Last Gangster’ Project, His Upbringing In Philadelphia , When He Got Into Music & More

Philly Teefy Bey stops made a stop in Atlanta to come to DJ Iceberg #BeforeTheFame interview with Portia Terrae. They sit down and discuss about his new project ‘The Last Gangster’ , upbringing in Philadelphia, affiliation with Meek Mill, who taught Teefy how to roll Backwoods and more.

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#BEFORETHEFAME | UmiThaGoat Discuss Her New Album “The Life Of An Idiosyncratic” That Drops December 8th, New Unisex Clothing Line Coming Soon, Tattoos or Piercings & More

UmiThaGoat stopped by #BeforeTheFame right before her new project “The Life Of An Idiosyncratic” that drops this Sunday December 8th on her birthday. Umi talks about her future clothing line that is unisex in January, empowering women, why Umi love tattoos over piercings and more!!

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Introducing DJ Slick B

DJ Slick B, aka “The Flyest DJ on the Planet,” is based in Detroit, Michigan birthplace of innovators and Motown legends. DJ Slick B’s ambition and dedication has positioned him to be one of the best in his profession while “making it look easy,” but there is a story behind DJ Slick B’s success.  DJ Slick B has always had an extraordinary ear for music. There was a time when he was labeled “The Aux Cord King” because he was known for playing music or DJ’ing through any available device.  It was not until July 19, 2015, at his son’s 2nd birthday party, that DJ Slick B became serious about his craft. He purchased his own equipment and decided to become a DJ. He is a self-taught professional, putting in long hours and sleepless nights to hone his skills, but it has all been worth it to pursue his passion.  DJ Slick B is a versatile DJ who provides a diverse selection of music from all genres and eras. However,what makes him unique is his ability to connect with the crowd through music. His style and showmanship are amazing and cannot be duplicated. In addition to the music, “The Flyest DJ on the Planet” is definitely a fashion trendsetter matching any ambiance you create and elevating any event he spins.  DJ Slick B’s business background has quickly gained him a large clientele in a relatively short period of time. His portfolio includes everything from Dj’ing exclusive concerts for industry artist, upscale nightclubs, extravagant weddings, intimate occasions and business openings such as sip and shops. Many people support his vision and gravitate towards his talent, humbleness, and professionalism.  DJ Slick B is committed to deliver an unforgettable experience anytime he is booked.

Introducing ‘Best Kept Secrets’ Presented By Nerve DJs

“The music industry is known for creating valuable careers and opportunities for entrepreneurs who are hungry enough to put in the ground work to establish themselves as not just business professionals but as well as respected music executives. Best Kept Secret is a company that seems to have kicked down, what seemed like impossible barriers against the odds and on their own terms at that. With a roster boastering established and emerging talented musicians as well as award winning in-house team of producers, this new management company has created a lane for itself in a shorter time period than most start up companies based in Canada or the US. Best Kept secret has had an incredible amount of success in the music industry, having secured a placement on Young Thugs newest album “So Much Fun” which has become Thuggers best selling album to date, it shot straight to number one on the Billboard Charts with 128K+ units sold and 167.9 Million streams in the first week of its release.”

“It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone reading this piece that the company, also played a part on A Boogie’s album Hoodie Season, which has been considered for a Grammy.”

“Best Kept Secrets own Pitt The Kid, produced the popular “Boy Back” record featuring Nav, which quickly became one of the most streamed records from the album. Best Kept Secret additionally obtained a placement on Creed 2’s official soundtrack, which skyrocketed to the 4th place on the Billboard charts, with so such growth and quick expansion, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone reading this piece that the company, also played a part on A Boogie’s album Hoodie Season, which has been considered for a Grammy, they were part of the production process for Bosses & Workers  featuring New York’s very own Don Q. It’s incredibly refreshing to watch what some would call a newcomer on the business side of the industry quietly yet independently succeed, at such a quick pace. Keep your eyes peeled for Best Kept as this is a brand that shows no signs of slowing down.”

Written by: Remi Louis Harris (@louishariss)

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#BeforeTheFame | Dru Discuss His Music Influences, Favorite City On His European Tour & More

This week Portia Terrae from had a talk with Juno Award Winning R&B artist Dru over the phone about his music influences, how he got into becoming a singer, favorite city while on tour , favorite liquor and more with this series for #BeforeTheFame.

Portia: Where are you from?
Dru: Toronto, Canada but my background is Jamaican.

Portia: Some of your influencers Usher, Frank Ocean, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye that inspired you in music. What inspire you to start singing and do R&B music?
Dru: My older brother use to sing in the choir. I did not think singing int he choir was cool at the time but I was singing to myself one day and he caught me singing. He was Dru you can sing, you have a voice. He was not playing or joking around when he told me. I really took that in that we told me I really have a talent. I took it series since then. 

Portia: How old were you when your older brother heard you sing?
Dru: 8-9 Years old. Listening to Jackson 5 and New Edition

Portia: Who are the new current day artists that influences you?
Dru: Artist like Khalid, 6LACK, HER, and Daniel Ceaser art artists I listen to. 

Portia: How was the European Tour? What was your favorite city you visited dealing with the food and activities?
Dru: Cannes,France. To the food, the scenery, whole like historic buildings. Its like Miami tropical king of feeling with everything combined.The weather and the beautiful women. You cant complain about it. I might have to retire there.  

Portia: I heard you have a Canadian tour coming up well?
Dru: The big show thats coming up for summer is Tdot Fest. August 18th, Ill be headlining that show. It will be a combination of hot new artists thats coming up in the city and the couple of rest of us that been keeping records coming and keeping momentum. Its a 2 day festival on the 17th & 18th of August but I'll be performing on the 18th.

Take a listen at 8:13 mark for when Portia and Dru discuss his top 5 artist dead or alive) music he would take onto an island.

Take a listen at 8:58 mark while they get more personal with questions with the segment "This or That".

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