Wednesday, April 1, 2015


E.H.M.P: When producing your beats is there a certain type of vibe or message that you want to give out to your fans? HEAVY TAKE MUSIC: My music is basically an extension of myself. A way of expressing how I'm feeling at the moment. When I produce a beat, I hope that the listeners understand the way I was feeling at the point in my life. XLV: We definitely want to provide a motivational vibe, nothing but positive energy to our fans. Agent L: To have a good time and live in the moment. Relate to it and enjoy. E.H.M.P: Have any of your beats been featured on any artist’s mixtapes/albums? HEAVY TAKE MUSIC: XLV: We have worked with several Miami artist such as Oscar Blanco, Willy Black, Gill Graff, Charles Sweeten, and Redd City Music Group Artist, Matt Fuze. Young up-and-coming rapper that's talented and versatile artist. E.H.M.P: Are there any producers that you would collaborate with that you’ve meet at the Elegant Hoodness Program? HEAVY TAKE MUSIC: Hertz: Yeah definitely. There's Skiptoweloose & Skoobinati. Met both at the EHP and we've been keeping in touch ever since. There's definitely a lot of talented producers we've met through the EHP. We've been looking forward to working with Skipweloose. He's got some dope work. E.H.M.P: When did you start producing? HEAVY TAKE MUSIC: XLV: I started producing at the age of 24. I got several years under my belt. Agent L: I started a year ago in the January 2014. Before that, I was a drummer for Historia and Have You Ever? Hertz: As a team, we started around 2007 where we took a few years studying HipHop/RNB music future and perfected our craft. E.H.M.P: How did you find about Elegant Hoodness Program? HEAVY TAKE MUSIC: Agent L: We met up with the EHP at The Stage venue where Cory Gunz performed and we won a beat battle at the show. E.H.M.P: Who has influenced you to produce your beats? HEAVY TAKE MUSIC: XLV: My cousin really influenced me to produce my beats, this is how I started. Hertz: Great producers like Jim Jonsin has always inspired me to work hard and make beats. Agent L: Producers like Pharrell, Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre, Uncle Al, Organized Noize, DJ Paul & Juicy J, Lex Luger E.H.M.P: If you was to inspire someone to keep going with their craft what would you say? HEAVY TAKE MUSIC: Hertz: It's a cliche, but I would say don't stop. They say practice makes perfect, and I cannot stress how much that's true. Agent L: Be consistent, have passion, think about what you need to sacrifice to succeed and have a game plan. XLV: I would tell them to stay motivated. I think that anyone who is chasing their dreams needs to know how to conquer the negativity that this world brings on a daily basis. Stay positive, stay motivated.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


E.H.M.P.: How are you today? Thank you for sitting down with me.
BOST: I'm great thanks. Happy to be here and talk with you. 

E.H.M.P.: How long have you been rapping?
BOST: I've been rapping for about four years but a little over a year ago I really started to take it seriously and record as well as study rap and treat it like a full time job. Before rapping I was producing, something I still do. I've been making and producing my own beats for about 5-6 years. 

E.H.M.P.: Who and what inspires you ?
BOST: I'm inspired by a lot of rappers who not only rap but also produce there own music. People like Dr. dre, Pharrell, timberland, Kanye west, Taylor Bartholomew and j cole all really inspire me. But I also get a lot of inspiration just from my surroundings and my family. 

E.H.M.P.: Where can we listen to and or download your music?
BOST: You can listen to my music on YouTube, hotnewhiphop and soundcloud. It's available  to download on hotnewhiphop and soundcloud for free.
E.H.M.P.: How can we stay in touch with you?
BOST: Easiest way to stay in touch with me is to check out my Instagram and twitter feel free to follow me on both!
Twitter @graffbost1
Instagram @graffbost1

E.H.M.P.: Any last words and or shout outs?
BOST: First off a big shout out to eleganthoodnessradio and the amazing A.D. The General. Thanks to everyone who supports me and what I do. Shout out all the braves. If anyone wants to Colab hit me up on the above social network sites or email me ( always looking to work with new artists. 
Written by A.D. The General

Tuesday, October 15, 2013



N.A.B.: Tell us all bout who Jerz is?

JERZ: In short I'm a Father, Husband, Veteran and musician. I’ve been involved in music since the first note I've heard. I played Trumpet, Saxophone and Piano throughout my life and around 2006 a coworker of mine during my time in the Air Force noticed a keyboard in my room during a deployment and told me about a lil known program called FL Studio. Since then it hasn't been a day that has gone by without me thinking of or creating music.
 N.A.B.: What motivated you to become a producer? What would you consider distinctive about your production?
JERZ: I’ve been a heavy hip hop fan and around 2001 when is when I first heard The Blueprint! Kanye, B!nk and Jus Blaze did the incredible with at album and furthermore Kanye's college dropout. The way the instrumentals connected with me triggered something that made want to turn the musical experience into something that I can share with listeners. The one thing distinctive about my production that I try to focus on is capturing people with a melody, giving that feel that can raise goose bumps. That’s what I try to shoot for every time. The mechanics of making a beat is simple but producing something that connects is what the goal is each time.

N.A.B.: Where are you now in your career in comparison to where you want to be?

JERZ: Right now in my career I'm trying to establish consistency with my work ethic as far as the time i can sincerely dedicate myself to my craft, I've been very active in any and every showcase or battle that I participate in . I have to balance my life as a parent, husband a career to make room for the music so its spurts where real life gets in the way of dream life. B

N.A.B: What do you look for in an artist besides talent?

JERZ: That’s just it, an artist...There are millions of rappers and singers, but I'm just looking for an ARTIST... Someone not following trends but is in tune with who they want to be and willing to let a producer help them get there.
N.A.B.: Have you worked with any big names thus far? Is there anyone in particular you would be fond of working with?

JERZ: Thus far NOPE! Been in plenty of studio sessions with major artists but until I get one of those placements secured I guess to have to say no

N.A.B.: Give insight on some of your latest work?

JERZ: Lately I've been working with Philadelphia hip hop group..The Blok Boyz on a joint EP, along with my artist Shawn L. I’ve been really fortunate upon completion of my military career to jump right in the scene here in the Tri State area. 
N.A.B.: What can we expect from you between now and next year? Also take this time to elaborate on anything we haven’t discussed. Oh I thought of something. You were a part of the Elegant Hoodness Beat Battle in Philadelphia. How was that experience and would you recommend other artist and producers in signing up with this program?

JERZ: Between now and next year I plan on developing my artist and also continue competing in showcases and battles. Along with networking with surrounding artist and continuing submitting track for placements. Being on the east coast now has definitely helped me get into a lot of more studios and shake more hands now it’s just up to me to let my tracks speak. The experience at the Elegant Hoodness Beat Battle was incredible. The crowd A.D. The General brings out during her events are nothing short of pure hip hop. The vibe and everything was great and winning was definitely a plus!

N.A.B.: How can we stay updated with all that you do? Social networks, websites, etc.

JERZ: connects you to everything Jerz-E-Ric on the web and it also contains my blog and past works, discographies etc. 

Written by Special Gift (N.A.B.)

Courtesy Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Meet Dezert Eagle Hip Hop MC from Maryland...

                                                                    DEZERT EAGLE

E.H.M.P.: How did you get down with Elegant Hoodness ?
Dezert: I got down with  Elegant Hoodness threw a comrades and mentor of mine know as Armah Ogunde back in early summer of 2013 late May.

E.H.M.P.:  What does your name A Dezert Named Eagle mean?

Dezert: Interesting question, well the name A Dezert Named Eagle has a real deep and profound meaning that would surely go over the heads of many yet appreciated in the same aspect for its broad uniqueness. Dezert Eagle was giving to me by my elder cousin at the early age of 13 signifying young gun with a hard kick due to the fact i was a child prodigy in the art of lyricism. I latter abandon the name due to misunderstanding and stereotypes until my Senior year of high school where i latter adopted the name once more giving it a broader, spiritual and personal meaning now representing the the Egyptian Deity Horus whom is the sun of the light, if you do your extensive research you will find that a Desert Eagle is simply a Hawk which is the animal principal of the deity Horus. The Eagle also represents the Great Spirit, the connection to the Divine.  It is the ability to live in the realm of spirit, and yet remain connected and balanced within the realm of Earth.  Eagle soars, and is quick to observe expansiveness within the overall pattern of life.From the heights of the clouds, Eagle is close to the heavens where the Great Spirit dwells. The fathers of Eagle are considered to be the most sacred of healing tools. They have been used for centuries by shamans to cleanse the auras of patients coming to them for healing.Within the belief systems of Native American tribes, Eagle represents a state of grace achieved through hard work, understanding, and a completion of the tests of initiation which results in the taking of one's personal power.  It is only through the trial of experienced the lows in life as well as the highs, and through the trial of trusting one's connection to the Great Spirit. It was winter 2012 when the name Dezert Eagel to a twist of change into A Dezert Named Eagle threw the influence of Hip Hop legendary group A Trip Called Quest which allowed the name to still hold its unique spiritual meaning and Hip Hop flavor.  

E.H.M.P.:  Do you want to get signed to a major or would you rather stay indie?

Dezert: Honestly in this point of my life i wouldn't mind either or, i have been an independent underground hip hop artist for ten years yet i can honestly say i would not mind the assistance of a label at the current moment for i believe that any situation where presented in life is what we make it rather a artist is independent or signed, so i am open for what ever opportunity is presentable to me at the current moment.

E.H.M.P.: What is your objective in music?

Dezert: My objective in music is simply to touch reach excite and immortally uplift hip hop and humanity to a point it has yet to experience and witness in the history of hip hop with my unique style know as "Urban Confuciusim"! 

E.H.M.P.: Do you consider yourself a Hip Hop artist or rapper and why?

Dezert: I consider my self a Hip Hop artist and find it to be quite of an insult to label myself as a Rap artist all off the fact that a majority of the artist out today are just simply rappers and not hip hop MCs completely ignorant to the trial and tribulations it takes to be able to hold such title as MC.

E.H.M.P.: Who are some of the acts you would like to work with in the near future?

Dezert: I would love to open up for artist such as Nas, The Roots, Common, Kendrick Lamar and further more, basically the legends that i grew influenced to as well as a few of the MCs in my generation whom are surly carrying on the hip hop tradition, Also classic artist of other genre such as Tears For Fear, Linkin Park, U2 and etc.

E.H.M.P.:  Where can we listen to and or download your music?

Dezert: you can check my music out at Links:

TWITTER: @dezerteagel

Last but not least here you listen and download a copy of my latest EP "The Craft" sponsored by @Datpiff available now 

E.H.M.P.: Any last words and or Thank yous?

Dezert: I'd like to thank Elegant Hoodness, the lovely Queen AD The General and King Armah Ogunde for such credible opportunity as well as all the staff that is apart of this huge event. Last but not least all of my fans and supporters, make sure you check us out at the links listed below, peace love and light to all, one.

TWITTER: @dezerteagel

Written by A.D. The General 
Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


E.H.M.P.:  Thanks for sitting with me today. Let's start of with the meaning to your produce name ZOmbie?


E.H.M.P.: How long have you been producing and what and or who started you off?

ZOMBIE: I've been producing for 10 plus yrs. now. I started out as a DJ and then I wanted to learn how the beats were made. So I went out and bought a Yamaha DJX Keyboard and then it was on from there. .

E.H.M.P.: Who are your top Five producers of all time?

ZOMBIE: DJ Magic Mike, DJ Fury, Red Foo, David Guetta and Dr.Dre

E.H.M.P.: How have you produced for thus far?

ZOMBIE: I've used Yamaha DJX, Zoom Beat Machine and now FL Studios because I like making my own sounds.

E.H.M.P.: Who would you like to work with in the near future?

ZOMBIE: Kenderick Lamar, Burno Mars, Kei$ha and 2 Chainz for starts sence he was on the B.E.T Awards asking for new beats lol.

E.H.M.P.: WHere can our readers listen to some of your production?

ZOMBIE: I will upload them in the near future.

E.H.M.P.: Any thank yous and or shout outs?

ZOMBIE: Thanks to everyone that ever believed in and supported me.

Written by A.D. The General 
Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013



N.A.B.: Great day! How’s it going overall this day in time? How did you transform into who DJ Farraway is at this moment?
DJ FARRAWAY: DJ Faraway came about through hard work, perseverance and continuous grind throughout many years.
N.A.B.: What inspired you to become a DJ and when did you debut?
DJ FARRAWAY: My inspiration came naturally from my love for music. At age 10, I witnessed a DJ battle at a house party that I had went to. Living this moment and learning a whole new world of music really opened my eyes and inspired me to become part of this whole new world. Live music, real people, and heartbeat shows keeps me going every time.
N.A.B.: Elaborate on your overall goals within your career. You can refer to adventures you’ve accomplished thus far along with you future goals.
DJ FARRAWAY: My greatest goal in my career is to be a well known name in music. I would love to become a radio personality to entertain a crowd, have a good time, laugh and definitely always be surrounded by great music. a DJ that will be well known, loved and respected hopefully around the whole world.
N.A.B.: Let us know something you dream of doing that no one else knows?
DJ FARRAWAY:  My dream? Putting the biggest entertainment show together where Jay-Z would sponsor and become part of.
N.A.B.: What sets you apart from your competitors?
DJ FARRAWAY: We met at a showcase which led to a great professional relationship. We have worked very well together in previous projects. Both of us grind hard to be where we are today.
N.A.B.: Tell us your relation with Elegant Hoodness and A.D. the General.
DJ FARRAWAY: We met at a showcase which led to a great professional relationship. We have worked very well together in previous projects. Both of us grind hard to be where we are today.
N.A.B.: Take this time to elaborate on something we haven’t.
DJ FARRAWAY: I am not just a typical DJ. I am also a top promoter in Philly. I've worked with great artists such as Jadakiss, Peedi Crakk, Styles P, Meek Mill, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Gillie Da Kid, E-Ness, Treach Naughty by Nature, Lee Mazin, Cassidy and much more just to name a few.

N.A.B.: How can we stay updated with all that you do? Any social network, website(s), etc?
DJ FARRAWAY: You can contact me in all different ways! Emails: DIRECT EMAIL  TRACKS SENT FOR SHOWS
Facebook:  Faraway ESP
Twitter:  faraway_ESP
Cell:  267-444-3901

Written by Special Gift (N.A.B.)
Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013