Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Check out what's new w/ Mottz Gigante

N.A.B.: What's shaking Mottz. It's been a minute since we last sat down. How's things been with you?

MOTTZ: Everything is going well. I'm working on the "KingsBorough Project 2" and working on all sorts of ventures. From shooting videos and also trying to direct my own stuff. Besides that, just humble and focused on progression.

N.A.B.: Great to hear! Once upon a time you didn't feel your confidence and lyrical skills were up to par. Now that, that has changed, talk about it. Go on to where you are in your career presently? Elaborate.

MOTTZ: Man my confidence is threw the roof now. I've become more open with my talents. Not being afraid of criticism has given me comfort. That is going to be there for a while. Besides making music, I've been working hard trying to keep a positive mind. Gaining experience in my life to make the music I'm giving the people, more convincing.

N.A.B: Is "Homecoming 3" featuring Jay Spitz, the last single you put out? What are you working on now? What can we look forward too?

MOTTZ: Just more heat and visuals "Home Coming 3" is my first and only official video. I'm trying to give the people more of a visual of me personally, instead of constantly hearing my voice. So, they can also see the rapper as well. 

N.A.B.: During our last interview we spoke on your mix tape debut, for "The Kingsborough Project." You also stated "I'm building up my catalogue to the point were I can flood the streets." Were are you at now with building your catalogue? You recently performed at Elegant Hoodness, is that rite? Any radio stations supporting your music? If so which ones and how did that come about?

MOTTZ: I'm almost done with my second mix tape. Now I'm on to videos and making more material. The album should be coming around in the fall. After just doing features and just taking everything slow and as it comes. Performing at Elegant Hoodness is always a blessing for me to show my talent. A.DThe General always show me love. I don't know about the radio stations playing my music. Gemz (Fresh Friday's) & Ms.. FeFe N.A.B. (On Deck Thurs & Rockin w/ N.A.B.) hold me down, when I call up. So, that's a blessing and I'm honored by that.

N.A.B.: Take this time to elaborate on something we haven't discussed.

MOTTZ: You pretty much covered all basis. There's a lot of unsigned talent out here. I'm not saying I'm the best, but I'm one of those rappers they need to pay attention to. I'm what the music industry is missing and if I get chance, I would take full advantage of it! That's a Superfact!!!!!!

N.A.B.: How can we stay in tune with your lyrical skills? Are you on the social networks? YOUTUBE, Reverb, etc?

MOTTZ: I'm everywhere I think, LOL. I'm on Datpiff, Soundcloud and Reverbnation. My views off that "Home Coming 3" is doing some crazy numbers, like 94k on YOUTUBE. That's like my biggest accomplishment. So, I'm more motivated on doing videos and performing now.

N.A.B.: Shout Outs?

MOTTZ: S/o to everybody in the KingsBorough projects .... 225 ... Maino/Rody/White/ everyone at H.M.B/pop/perc/dee/lyte/flow/brown/juice/head/weeze/ Everybody that has helped me with through my music career A BIG SALUTE !!! 



Sunday, March 17, 2013



N.A.B.: Open this interview by taking us through a day in Spitz world. From the time you wake up, to the start of your next day.

SPITZ: A day for Spitz most likely consists of me at work. I work truck driver hours, but I'm not a truck driver, LOL. Yes, I do have a job! Spitz is not the so-called drug dealer rapper that all these other rappers claim to be! And, I make damn good money! Now, if I'm not working; I just wake up, eat breakfast, check the social network sites (Facebook, Instagram, etc..) and talk to my business partner/brother SL Jonez. I do a little promo if I feel it's needed and then get on the PS3. I'm an addicted gamer! If there's HMB (the label) work to be done, I'll load up the camera, computers and get to work. Or head to wherever the business is. When the late hours come around, I wind down with a drink and engage in grown folks activities, LOL.
N.A.B.: Are you managed by anyone? Or do you handle all your affairs? Any team players?

SPITZ : I'm not personally managed, being that I'm not sure with my direction, as of yet. Let me elaborate. I'm not positive that I actually want to be an artist anymore. I also have the boyshorts that I design (HMB ORIGINALS), which I'm beginning the promotional stages with again. I'm also contemplating going deeper into photography and videography. Along with being Chief Operations Officer of HMB Entertainment, I have a lot of careful decisions to make within the next year or two. We do have the lovely @kyashilah who does promotion for us, and informs us on opportunities.

N.A.B.: Where would you say you're now in your career in comparison with where you want to be? Elaborate some.

SPITZ: I'm at a crossroad in my career and the roads are many. I'm focusing on making the right decision on which road to take. I don't want to obligate myself to something that will overwhelm me and disappoint my teammates. I have no expectations with a career in this industry, being that I'm already established in general. Yes, one can always strive for MORE! So in my case that would be a bonus and I still work hard to achieve that bonus. At the end of the day knowing where I came from, to where I am today. I'm proud of myself and my family is proud of me. I can die today knowing I've accomplished everything I've set out for. My new goal is to help my teammates and those under me to be successful and established men and women. It's no longer about me, so I'll put no expectations on personal advancement in life career wise.

N.A.B: What have you released in the last 90 day? What are you presently working on?

SPITZ: No new music (songs) within the last 90 days. I'm focusing on the visuals. Mottz Gigante and I, opened up for Freeway, Feb 25th at Elegant Hoodness at Club Pyramid. So, I'm incorporating that performance into the next video, which will be The Future by Mottz Gigante featuring myself. I'm editing that as we speak. After that, I'm going straight to promoting the HMB Originals Boyshorts to get you ladies ready for the summer. As far as musical material, I'll throw out a song here and there, but not much. Its the visual side I'm working on at this moment.

N.A.B.: You recently opened for Freeway in NYC at the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program. Elaborate on that experience.

SPITZ: I f*cks with A.D. The General and Team N.A.& N.A.B. so I always look to see what they have coming up.This event has perfect competitions, that's okay for those looking for approval. We already know, we are elite! So, I'm not fond of my artist or myself being "judged", but without a fan base, we still need to be seen and heard. To be on the same card as Freeway was a great opportunity. Maybe we can reel in some of his supporters and fans. It was wonderful! Mottz and I put it down of course, but all artists did a great job. Freeway ended the show perfectly. I thank A.D. for contacting me about it and and there WILL be more to come!

N.A.B.: I hear your music spinning at a few stations. Whose been showing you love, on that note? How was your experience at these stations?

SPITZ: G3mz and Ms Fefe of Team N.A.N. and N.A.B have definitely showed us love. I'd get the tweets showing that they played one of our songs and be like "oh shit!!" Lol...Big shoutout to them for that love....we haven't sent much out lately because we're revamping our material but VERY SOON I'm personally going to flood DTF radio and OnTheRise Radio with bangers from HMB. And other stations as well.

N.A.B.: I noticed your views on youtube is up there and rising. Have you noticed?

SPITZ: Yes, I have. I thank @kyashilah for her hand in that. Her promo on the video, I'm A Hustler (Mr. Brite) and Homecoming 3 (Mottz Gigante and I) was sick. I also show people the video's personally, and the team also promotes the videos. They see the progression and video quality difference, from then til now, and the response is great!!!

N.A.B.: You are a very laid back kind of fella. What do you like to do in your spare time. Any other hobbies?

SPITZ: Play PS3, FredRuger is the tag and the game of choice is NBA 2K13. Or travel to my 2nd home in, North Carolina. I'm down there every 3 to 4 months. That's where my family is, I love it out there. Other than that, I'm all business. If  I'm not doing my bill paying work, I'm doing HMB work!

N.A.B.: Tell us where we can find an hear your latest music. Also, how we can keep updated.

Those are the music links..the website will be up and running SOON!!!
Stay updated with Jay Spitz (MEEE) personally thru Facebook at www.facebook.com/jayspitz
Instagram at www.instagram.com/Kingspitz
And Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Spitzo

You can also just google Jay Spitz or see me out and about and just chop it up with me. I talk a good gangsta and will bring that to life at all cost if NEED be! But, in general, I'm just a understanding dude who's very approachable. I have no problem with criticism negative or positive. GET AT ME. Love you all!!



Tuesday, March 12, 2013



N.A.B.: When did you debut as an artist? 

MAD FIRE: 8/2011

N.A.B.: What brought you to wanting to express yourself through music?
MAD FIRE: I actually had a friend who rapped in high school by the name of Marc. He was pretty dope, so it became a competition to me.

N.A.B.: Where are you now in your career in comparison to a year ago?

MAD FIRE: Have a bigger social media fan base. A lot more stage presence in which others acknowledge, and a lot more resources, vehicles, and social media outlets/resources that we're using to expose our music.

N.A.B.: What has been you major highlights within your career, thus far?

MAD FIRE:  A few showcases and opening up for Philadelphia Freeway, at Elegant Hoodness Musical Program.

N.A.B.: Tell us about you appearance in Philadelphia, New York at the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program? Would you suggest to other artist and producers to be apart of this program?

MAD FIRE:  I like the whole setup, it was ran effectively. The fact that there was a notarized celebrity helps with the media outlets.

N.A.B.: Talk about your latest projects?

MAD FIREMad Fire Mix tape, is our first project with just the two members, "C.Roc" and "Pyro". The debut project consisted of an extra member, "Leo the Lion".

N.A.B.: What are you working on now?

MAD FIRE:  We are currently working on our next mix tape, Mad Fire Mixtape II.

N.A.B.: If you could collaborate with someone, who would it be?

MAD FIRE: For the Group, I'd like us to collab with the likes of an Outkast.

N.A.B.: Any shout outs? How can we stay updated?

MAD FIRE: Shout out to KLPhotography and Soundef.com for being apart of the movement and making things happen.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


N.A.B.: For those who aren't familiar with who Vince Price is, please elaborate.

VINCE: I have had a passion for singing since I was in the 7th grade. I used to sneak and go listen to all of Marvin Gaye's music after my mom put me and my sisters to bed. My dad, known as Eargasmic-Vince, was a Blues singer that had a band. My mother is an Evangelist, who had me at every church choir rehearsal.

N.A.B.: Where are you from? 

VINCE: I was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and later as a child moved with my family to Memphis, Tennessee. 

N.A.B.: In reading your bio, I noticed you were an athlete before a musician. What sport and what brought forth the change? 
VINCE: I played basketball. I can hoop a little bit. Just my interest in music, I've always had a passion for it.

N.A.B.: Lets talk music. What have you released in the last 3 months? 

VINCE: Really I was pretty busy on the production side, producing and helping other artists with their careers. Until I met the guys from 3Live Entertainment, who took an interest in me. My music career was taking a back seat, but after linking up with 3Live Entertainment they helped me realize, it's time to go full speed ahead with my own brand. They could introduce my "unique" singing style to the masses.

N.A.B.: Who have you produced for and in hopes to in the future?

VINCE: I have produced songs for local Memphis artists, and Koopsta Knicca formerly with Three Six Mafia. I hope to one day be able to produce tracks for Trey SongsRKelly, and Ryan Leslie.

N.A.B.: Do you travel and perform your artistry? If so, where?

VINCE: I have performed in Dallas, TX; Killeen, TX; Memphis, TN; Little Rock, AR and Miami, FL.

N.A.B.: Take this time to express something about yourself that we haven't discussed.

VINCE: I work with, the Emmy Award winning, Vision Power Media, which is a video production company based out of Memphis, TN and Savannah, GA.Vision Power Media is known for donating to numerous charities such as St. Jude Children's Hospital, Susan G. Komen foundation, and many others across the region.

N.A.B.: How can our viewers stay acquainted with you. Social networks, websites, etc...

VINCE: By visiting our website at http://www.3liveentertainment.com/ and also following us on Facebook "3Live Entertainment" out of Memphis, TN and on Twitter "_3liveEnt_" and Instagram "3live_ent"

N.A.B.: Do you have any shout outs you would like to bring forth?

VINCE: I want to give a shout out to the 3Live Entertainment Family and Vision Power Media Group. To all the people who have been with me on this journey. The sky is the limit and we have just begun; and still got a lot of work to do. Also, to all the independent artist trying to make it big.



RON TERI Talks Queens, RunDmc n more


E.H.M.P.: Why Kil Zone ent? What does it mean?
RON TERI: Kilzone Ent was chosen as a name by my manager Jamie Kilkenny when we started working as an entertainment group together.  Most people want to relate it to violence of some sort, though it’s really just a representation of his last name.

E.H.M.P.: How was your experience at Elegant Hoodness Musical Program?

RON TERI: It was a great experience and very memorable. Being able to perform on the same stage on Run DMC and Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz is something that not many people can add to their list of accomplishments.  Of course they are icons to many people, myself included, trying to make it in this business.  Exposure to a new audience is always something we strive for in any show, therefore the opportunity to do so at this event was great.

E.H.M.P.: You are a musician. How did you get into playing the drums? And do you play any other instruments?

RON TERI: Growing up I was exposed to all different genres of music the biggest two being rock and hip-hop. My mother and father both loved classic rock so I was listening to bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, etc.  As I grew older I started listening to more rock. The first band I got really attached to was System of a Down.  Thanks to my sister and my brother in law/manager I was able to go to many concerts at a young age, SOAD being one. Soon enough my dad took me out and bought me a full drum kit, guitar, bass, keyboard, and microphones. We set it all up in my basement and he told me to learn them all. I would sit in the basement for most of my day and teach myself every instrument. I started getting more involved with playing and formed a couple of bands. For about 5 years I was in 3 different hardcore bands. I quit my last band and just became a fan of the music for a while..

E.H.M.P.: Who are some of your inspirations?

RON TERI: My cousins, my sisters and their friends listened to hip-hop such as DMX, Wu-Tang, Biggie, Onyx, Lost Boyz, etc. Both rock and hip hop caught my interest but my favorite artists growing up were DMX and Eminem.

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

RON TERI:  Soundcloud :  https://soundcloud.com/#ron-teri-music
                    Hot New Hip Hop : http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/search/artists/ron+teri/
                    Reverb Nation : http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/ronteri
                    You Tube:  Search Ron Teri
                    Twitter : @Ron_Teri_Music
                    Facebook : Ron Teri

E.H.M.P.: Thank you and or shout outs?

RON TERI:  I want to thank all of my friends, family and fans who continue to support me through my journey.  My manager for believing in me and helping me climb to success.  DJ Sincere and the DRTYBSMT team for the constant support, exposure and opportunities.  And Elegant Hoodness for this great opportunity, who I am looking forward to working with in future shows.

Written by A.D. The General

Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013