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:  djfaraway.esp@gmail.com DIRECT EMAIL
showtracks.esp@gmail.com  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

Sunday, July 28, 2013



E.H.M.P.: Break down the meaning of your name?

VICTORY: I chose the name Victory because I felt like the odds were always against me but I know I will prevail in the end. Now is my time to show people that success is possible.

E.H.M.P.: Tell me how growing up in L.E.S. has inspired your music?

VICTORY: Growing up in the L.E.S was rough. There was a lot of senseless violence, people dying and going to jail over little things. Seeing everything that was happening around me made me want to make more positive and uplifting music that people can feel and relate to.

E.H.M.P.:  Are you more concerned with your lyrics or production and why?

VICTORY: I'm really concerned with both but if i had to choose just one I would say production because I want you to feel it as soon as my track comes on I want people to run to the dance floor.

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

VICTORY: I have a mixtape on Datpiff.com its doing big numbers right now so definitely download that just search for Victory No Sleep and also my single is on Itunes its called money music and lyrics so check that out to

E.H.M.P.: Where do you see yourself in a year from now?

VICTORY: In a year I see myself being on the radio with a big single and still grinding hard promoting new projects to come.

E.H.M.P.: Any last word and or shout outs?

VICTORY: I would like to shout out my Family of course without them I wouldn’t be who I am today and also I would like to my manager/producer Lolo she help me with everything without her I wouldn’t of even made this far. Big shout out everybody in the L.E.S, the whole NYC and everyone that has supported my music and my movement. Also follow me on twitter @VipVictory88

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

DC (DA CHAMP) talks about his inspirations and opening for FREEWAY

E.H.M.P. : Thanks for sitting down with me today.. Let's start off with the meaning of your name DC CHAMP?
DC CHAMP: DC is short for Da Champ. My name was giving to me by a friend because no matter what I was going through or what was going on in my life I've always at the end I always stood standing & maintained.

E.H.M.P. : You are some of your inspirations?
DC CHAMP: My first inspirations are my kids. they keep me going and push to become better in everything I do. My second inspiration is eminem. I've always looked up to him as a MC because I can relate to a lot of the things he says.

E.H.M.P. : You have a mixtape coming out soon, What the release date and where can we listen and or download it?
DC CHAMP: Yeah the mix tape is going to be called "1 Star 1 Dream". It is schedule to be released August 31st 2013. You will be able to Stream & download it at datpiffcom,tweetmysong.com, coast2coastmixtapes.com,that crack mixtapes & more.

E.H.M.P. You recently open up for Freeway how was that experience?
DC CHAMP: The experience was great. I got to network with a lot of other artist, also got to see  freeway do his thing. Overall it was great I love being around Hip Hop.

E.H.M.P. How did you connect with A.D. The General and the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program?
DC CHAMP: I connected with A.D through my wifey. They've known each other for a while so wifey introduced me and me and A.D spoke and the rest is history.

E.H.M.P. Any shout out and or thank yous?
DC CHAMP: Yeah first I want to thank A.D The General & the Whole Elegant Hoodness Program for giving me & my team Mos Wanit the opportunity to bless their stage and showcase our talent. Second I Gotta thank the Mrs. for plugging me in with A.D & supporting me in everything I do. Third I wanna thank my Mos Wanit Brothers (Spek Arson & E-dange) for always having my back & doing what we do best making music. and last but not least I wanna thank All my fans & supporters that come to my shows, Download my music, promote for me this for ya God bless 1 love

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


E.H.M.P.:  Lets start off with the meaning of your name Quiet Gunz?

QUIET GUNZ: I'm a very laid back type of dude by nature. People always comment on how quiet I was and told me I don't waste my words unless I have something meaningful to say. And having joined the Marines by the time I turn 18, that's when I the gunz part kicked in.  You literally live by the gun. Its like an extension of your body..You go to sleep with it, you eat with it, take it everywhere.. So I became the quiet kid who shot the loud guns. QuietGunz.. A name that symbolizes my style

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

QUIET GUNZ:  A rapper can get on stage, get the crowd hyped, rap and walk off the stage. He's a rapper. An MC control the crowd and don't necessarily need to rap. I combine both rapping & MC'ing. One thing about me when I do shows, I don't like to bring a crowd, entourage or buses full of homies. That's a "preset audience" that'll rock with you even if your performance is horrible. I like to capture the audience that never heard of me. That's the challenge and key to success in everything. Get out your confort zone, do what you're destined to do and get judged by people who are not bias about your music.

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

QUIET GUNZ: My favorite rapper of all time is AZ. I like Inspectah Deck, Black Thought from the Roots, Kool G Rap, Mos Def, Nas etc.. I listen to any genre of music but I get inspired from lyrically inclined artists. Growing up in Haiti where reggae music is influential, I used to mimmick Shabba Ranks and Bounty Killa. I learned how to structure rhymes in develop a flow doing that when I was barely 10. I also love riding around, cruising to West Coast music.. Being a producer I always look forward to hear Dr Dre productions.

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

QUIET GUNZ: They can download free tracks on my home website www.quietgunz.com . If anybody wants to support they can download via itune, amazon and most major online retailers. They can also connect with me on facebook, Instagram, twitter by looking up QuietGunz. I be off the radar like a sniper but if you holla QuietGunz you'll find me

E.H.M.P.:  Tell us something you have never told anyone about yourself?

QUIET GUNZ: I'm the realest rapper you never met

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

QUIET GUNZ: Shout out to all my day 1 n****z from M-Block in Spring Valley,  Monstah, Schello P, Blaze,Rob, HY, iLLa-I, Howie Dodat (look out for him), my brotha Hak, E-nyce, Nono, Pat..Congrats to the homie  Junior Galette getting that 3yr contract renewal with the New Orleans Saints..
Special thanks to Mountaindawg Ent staff, Joanne Rullen of Matlok Music, Ron Alexander, Star from Star & Bucwild, AD the General and everybody who been showing love and support



                                                               BIG SPADE
N.A.B.: Open up by telling our audience who Big $pade is and how you came to be who you are today.

SPADE: Motivated and inspirated artist from Savannah, Ga. My motto is #play2win its not a option to lose. I go hard for the W. That's me plan and simple.
N.A.B.: Play 2 Win is your latest mix tape out correct? Elaborate some on that and how it all came about, who’s featured etc.

SPADE: Yes, its diverse. If you play 2 win this is your guide. I had a lot of fun making it cuz I was me. All hustlers and go gettas will understand and feel Play 2 Win. Guest appearance from Trife Boss, Big Vo, Young Vett, and it was hosted by Cj the Dj available on datpiff now.
N.A.B.: What else have you been doing? Any shows and or radio plays as of yet?

SPADE: Gearing a group project with some playa partnas Vett, Nhu, VP, & P. Rogers. 3M Money Making Mob. Be on the look out for that this Nov. I have a few shows coming up. Stay tune. I'm also producing and managing artist at this time. I'm really considering working on the administration side of the business.
N.A.B.: You’ve been acquainted with the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program for quite some time now. How has that experience been? Give us insight on what they put forth for an artist like yourself.

SPADE: Its been a great experience from top to bottom. I'd developed great relationship with different artist, producers, etc. Ad set me up right. She work hard for everybody and I salute and will always be gracious for her and her staff

N.A.B.: Tell us what’s in the making presently?

SPADE: 3M(Money Making Mob), Getting Thorough Ent to prominence. I'm also in negotiations with Ivanabitch. Trying to land an endorsement deal. Major Moves are being made. #play2win baby.

N.A.B.: How can we keep acquainted in all that you do?

SPADE: Facebook:spademiddleton, twitter:spade923, IG:young_cornell_jones, reverberation:spade912 Big $pade aka Young Cornell Jonez #play2win is a brand.

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

Saturday, July 27, 2013



N.A.B.: How did the name XO the Hitmaker come to be yours?

XO: When I first started making music, I only made songs for woman. Whether it was songs on relationships, heartbreaks, or feel good music, I always tackled the female audience. I still do now but I’m more open to other types of music. Hitmaker part is a self-confident statement! I always strive to leave the studio with a HIT!

N.A.B.: How long have you been doing music? What genre do you fit in with?

XO: I've been writing ever since I was 14. Started recording at 16 & doing it professionally around 17-18. I'm now 20, so I would say only 2 years cause I feel those other years I did it, it was just a hobby. I'm very diverse with my music, I can make a hip hop record today and a jazz collaboration tomorrow. I’m very open minded. If it’s hot, I'll put my stamp on it. But if I would have to choose one genre, I would say hip hop.

N.A.B.: You recently performed in Miami at the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program hosted by A.D. the General. Elaborate on how you became involved and the all-around turnout.

XO: I've had contact with A.D. through twitter for a couple years now & always wanted to see what the program was about. Just never had the right material to do so. Started being involved more since the Philly show that was done a couple weeks back. Miami was a great turn out! Got to meet some cool down to earth artists like myself and just all around good people.

N.A.B.: Do you have a single, mix tape and or album out presently? If so, give us details in regards.

XO: My single out entitled "Turn't Up" is up right now on YouTube, Soundcloud, Etc. The record features Fred Nice and was produced by Lexi Banks. The mix tape, my first mix tape I'm working on right now is half way complete. Taking my time with this because it’s my first project. Don't have a for sure date on it but it will be out very soon. & will be up on all mix tape distributors online as well as hard copies if ordered FREE!

N.A.B.: What are you presently working on? Let the readers and your fans know what can be expected of you by the end of this year?

XO: Right now I'm working on my first mix tape, first project ever. "Prince of Dreams" coming soon. By the end of this year you all should expect success. I'm striving for greatness from this day on. & I'll settle for nothing less.

N.A.B.: You just celebrated your first father’s day. How did that fee? Is there anything you would like to express that we haven’t yet?

XO: Thank you, it was an amazing feeling! There’s nothing like it. I'm blessed to have my little boy. He's the reason why I push myself to do better! No looking back, no rewinds, no setbacks. My son deserves everything & more.

N.A.B.: Is there anything we haven't touched basis on that you would like to do so?

XO: New single coming soon!!

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

XO: Everything XO The Hitmaker Twitter: @XOTheHitmaker Instagram: @XOTheHitmaker FaceBook: XO The Hitmaker YouTube.com/XOTheHitmaker Soundcloud.com/XOTheHitmaker