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Who Is PhotosByZo?

PhotosByZo is a Celebrity Photographer known for his work in the Hip-Hop community , where he’s continuing to make his mark. Zo began working & building relationships with lots of well known artist and producers as for Future , Key Glock , Icewear Vezzo , CEO Trayle , Zaytoven , Bandplay , Drumma Boy & more. Zo never grew up knowing he’ll be a photographer, actually he wanted to pursue sports when he was in High School. Luckily he was able to find his passion quick , realizing the opportunities he could come across by just picking up a camera.

After jumping into the photography world , Zo seen he needed a target audience so he could grow his brand. In which he soon found that his passion for music could be implemented into the photography business . Doing that Zo had decided to travel to Atlanta & go make a name for himself. During that time he would run into artist like VL Deck , Paper Lovee & Yung Mal who had helped assist Zo’s upcoming rise.

PhotosByZo had got invited to a video shoot with Future & Lil Baby for their hit song “Out the Mud”.

Zo had his shot at doing something special, which he did. Being able to photograph people like Future , Young Scooter , Guap Tarantino , Lil Baby , VL Deck , Fabo & more. The next day Zo had received some big news that Future had posted my picture on his Instagram page . He had around 13.M followers at the time so that really helped boost Zo notoriety and social media presents.

Once Zo got his start he never looked back & Shortly after, PhotosByZo name began to buzz more in the streets & on social media. Zo is still making moves and connecting with new & upcoming artist everyday . Now being able to develop a household name in the music industry , Zo’s been working with legendary producer Zaytoven co signing him as one of the best photographers in the game.

Get To Know Upcoming Virginia Artist ”Sinset”

Sid Byers or Sinset is a 26 year old hip hop/ psychedelic artist from Northern Virginia.

Despite his minimal releases so far Sinset has been consistently recording hip hop records for the last 5 years. Prior to his venture into hip hop in adulthood he could be found gracing the stage as lead singer of NOVA local alternative band Open Attic. His first EP as Sinset “im all over the place” has garnered over 10,000 streams since it’s initial release. With its ethereal spacey sound there is much more on the way for this project.

He collaborates with the cutting edge engineer/ producer Presto, the bombastic producer named OZO, his younger brother and immensely talented rapper JADED, and has worked with a handful more local artists throughout the years. Ever since a young age Sinset has been immersed in music. His parents are conservatory school graduates and would often harmonize around the house which improved his ear to do the same. He was involved in multiple church choirs and even performed sparsely at church events with his family. Sinset Found his passion for hip hop by way of being exposed to The Roots, Kanye west, Common, and De la soul at a young age through his father/ uncles. From there he became dually inspired by more psychedelic/ alternative sounds such as RadioHead, Tame Impala, and Candy Claws. With all these inspirations in mind Sinset set forth in building the vault of wonky, trippy, and occasionally catchy records he sits on currently. We got to connect with Sinset & ask him a few questions about his come up so far!

Describe The Northern Virginia Music Scene

“The music scene here in NOVA is relatively quiet aside from a few break through artists in the past few years. It’s important to sinset to bring a wildcard factor to the music the area currently renders. With a lot of local people more closely following current trends in the game it’ll be all the easier to accomplish said goal.”

In 3 Words Describe Your Sound & Why You Would Choose Them

“I would say varied, quirky, and somber. I definitely make a point to try to run the gambit when it comes to beat selection/ vocal performance I never want to feel like I’ve made the same song twice. Quirky because I’m a very aloof goofy individual who likes to bring a gentle sense of humor to my lyrics. Somber because a good deal of my music is entrenched in themes of depression or dealing with devastating events.”

Who Are 3 Major Artists You Would Like To Collaborate With In The Future? Also Tell Us Some Goals You Have For This Year!

“I’ve always dreamed of having Kevin Parker of Tame Impala on a hook. I’d love to work with Father of awful records I’ve been a gigantic fan for years. I would be remised  if I didn’t mention Pharrell or for that matter anyone from that early 2000s era of hip hop out of Virginia. This year my goal is to release this series of 6 dual Singles to highlight the sporadic or as my first EP described “all over the place” nature of my work.”

What Are Some Things You Have Coming Up In The Near Future?

“In the near future my first Dual single   “Niche” will be released. I plan to release 5 more dual singles by the end of the year. Along with that my brother JADED and I have a collaborative duo that we call “Dontrip”. We will be releasing our first single as a duo over the course of the next few months. I’m also a featured artist on a couple of albums/ songs due relatively soon this year. This is the year I’m beginning to release a lot of music consistently after years of honing my sound and exploring the country. A lot of dope things on the way.”

If you would like to stay tapped in with Sinset be sure to check out his social media/music links linked below!

EXCLUSIVE: How much money does Ali Ciwanro have?

Today we have the famous songwriter Ali Ciwanro with us in the studio and ask him how much money he has earned so far

Interviewer: Good morning, how are you?

Ali: I’m relatively well and you?

Interviewer: I am also doing well. We will talk about some interesting topics today

Ali: Let’s start

Interviewer: Alright. So Ali, what are your biggest achievements so far?

Ali: Of course, I could talk about the fact that over 20 songs I’ve worked on have achieved extremely strong numbers, but those things have lost a bit of their value for me personally.

Interviewer: What are you most proud of?

Ali: My freedom, both financially and professionally. Financially, I am now so well positioned that I don’t have to worry about my future at all. In addition, I can choose when I work or continue to work on a text. If I lack inspiration, I take a break for a few days, go out for a nice meal, watch movies, do something with friends and continue as soon as the inspiration is there. This is a great blessing for which I am incredibly grateful.

Interview: That sounds really nice. Also, don’t forget that you are only 20 years old. At your age, very few people are that far along in life. Let’s get to the question that probably interests all readers, how much money do you have?

Ali: I have been waiting for this question. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I signed very bad contracts in the first months of my work. I can tell you that I earned less money than I should have. With all my successes I should have made a ton of money unfortunately it looks different. Made too many bad decisions.

Interviewer: Can you give us some numbers?

Ali: I made $100,000 on my best job to date. Unfortunately I can’t tell you more than that.

Interviewer: We respect that. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. We wish you continued success

Ali: Thank you very much for the invitation

Get to know Artist from Alabama ‘Smoke Scar’ An Exclusive Interview

Journalist- Hello !!! How are you ?

I’m good , doing fine.

Journalist-Please, Introduce yourself?

My name Smoke Scar, I’m 19 years old , I’m from Mobile, Alabama .

Journalist-What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?

I started doing music when I was like 10 or 11 , I was watching 50 cent movie, get rich or die trying and everytime he was in a notepad I grab one and started Making music everysince. I realize it was my chosen path because I just couldn’t stop making music , good days or bad days , I’m still making music.

Journalist-Tell us about your new single. And what’s the story behind it?

My New Single “Break Her Heart “ drops April 19th 22, and it’s a 2nd part from my other song “Uhh Yah” and it’s just connected from my first debut album to my deluxe album that’s also dropping soon…

Journalist-What makes your music unique?

I like to be different with my music and I like to also be myself actually, I like to do new flows and do any type of beats , it doesn’t matter what it sound like. Music not just music to me , it gets deeper than what it is with me, I like to take it to the next level every step I go.

Journalist- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

The Advice I would give other rappers is to be yourself, everyone like to rap and all but if u feel u sing good , get out ya comfort and try new things, just be you. Another thing fasho, is to always market your music, don’t just drop a song and think it’s gon blow.

Journalist-And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?

I have no particular artist but I’m willing to collaborate with anyone honestly, let’s get this money and put out good music..

Journalist-Any upcoming projects?

My Deluxe project from my debut Album “U.P.S.E.T” releases in a couple of months , I have no actual date but it’s on the way though.

Journalist-How our Readers contact with you?

Hit my management team anyday to contact me (832)-637-3723 or 1s_srecords on Instagram.

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Luna 13’s “Gorgo” is “Evil” Blackened Bass Music

Luna 13’s “Gorgo” is like that scene when our hero, black metal, is being monologued by the villain, bass music, in the final act, and the villain hits it with “You and I, we’re not so different after all.”

Stop reading this review and just start listening to the album. The more you know about it beforehand, the less appealing it becomes, until you actually listen to it. The best approach is to dive in blind and then be completely flabbergasted at what the record is throwing at you. Here, I’ll even post the Bandcamp embed early:

Ok, you’re back?

So let me explain what you just witnessed. This is Hollywood CA’s black/bass/metal act Luna 13. A newcomer by all means, another duo band from Bandcamp, but one beforehand having moderate success, getting their CD’s
and splits released by some labels like Cop International and Cleopatra Records. So it’s not like Luna 13 isn’t a tried and tested raw electro act, and I do recommend you also check out ‘Wicked Gods’ after this one for an amazing slab of bass black metal.’ Gorgo’ is the project’s 7th full length, yet they are starting to pop now. Right at the moment they are new to 90% of people listening to them.

It’s almost like Luna 13 saw how the Electronica world was calling itself brutal and punishing and decided to enact revenge, bringing some bizarre collaboration of 80’s death metal and modern bass music.

(Pic Chuck Stanley)

Let me tell you, ‘Gorgo’ has a sense of evil about it and a clear vision in its darkness, making it terrifying, so it’s actually worth listening to. And what is the most frightening of all of this, is that there’s plenty of moments where ‘Gorgo’ works too well for me not to ask myself some questions about the common melodic nature of bass music and black metal, check out the song “Her Infernal Majesty.” Maybe… maybe they’re not so different after all, it just needed proper execution. Luna 13 songs are heavy bass music yet it is clear their song structure is geared to the head banger. It’s a bass music act but in live shows, people bang their heads to them, literally.

The point that I wanna end on, is that “Gorgo’s” greatest achievement is not the marrying of bass music and black metal, or any conclusions about each of those genre’s essences. No, ‘Gorgo’ greatest achievement is that it’s incredibly evil and enthusiastically inviting in a way that few albums manage to. This is a dark night party, and you are invited. “Hail,” Darkness again creates something completely original and possibly a new genre of music! Look out trap-metal, black/bass/metal is here and this b dark AF! Lilith Bathory is serpentine cold and ferocious with her vocals and Dr Luna has created a completely violent and heavy new sound. 9 out of 10 stars for no fuks given, they do what they want.
This is as original as you can get.

Tracks to pay attention to: Til There’s Nothing Left, Dig, Unborn, Gorgo, Her Infernal Majesty, Upside Down and Hear My Call!

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Exclusively Interview with the Artist Contraband Bigz

Hey, how are you doing?

I’m cooling , in the studio recording new music , Linking up with my director  Viral Visuals to shoot new videos to “Opps” and “Money Man” from the album Dopes Tales . Just elevating, keep riding and stay out of the way . 

Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?

I always and a think for raping . Originally started off as a band musician and then from there elevated into rap but I always knew I wanted to rap . May first foot into the game would b coming back from SFASU with a smash called “Whole lotta money” and then become an  engineer at this studio called the enclave on Northside,  it was real successful because a lot of the northside people like the Sauce Twins even OTB Fast Lane, The song “Back Then” was like really really Poppin so having those people around me is definitely motivated me to try to do something of my own . 

When did you start music?

Being a musician you learn the fundamentals of music . But Contraband was born in the junior year of high school when I recorded my first song with some friends of mine. we did it for the talent show and that’s when I noticed that this is the most natural flowing feeling I ever felt .. from there I knew that this is what I’m supposed to b doing . 

Where are you from?

From the east side of Houston Texas. Stay everywhere in the east ..  It’s only a handful of us from that side of town , Lil jiarmy, Queen and Kirko and now me .. but I’m still glad to see everyone holding it down in their respective fields . Maybe the fact that it’s not many is what makes us go hard .. Either way I LOVE to see it 

How did you get into music?

I always knew I wanted to rap but being a Musician and then actually get into the Artist side  then getting into the engineering side. I’m actually am glad that I came in from  so many aspects because it make my music and my sound different from other people.Since I listen to music from all those three spectrums I look at the way it’s engineered I look at the way it’s composed ,and I look at the way that it’s written. So I put a lot of time and effort into those places of my music.  So the fact that I do have experience in all three of those areas that it was actually makes my music different .. 

What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?

I had overcome the fact that people are fake,not fake but people are not gonna value that they don’t see Valuable.. treasure has to be Treasure before its treasure and apply the same logic with my music I guess.. people wanna see the value to take advantage of the value. Only  the way to have a valuable brand is to make yourself valuable. Some times an artist might start with your availability if they don’t respect your time  . 

Who inspires you the most musically?

To be honest I’m inspired by Doo Wopp ,it is something about the arrangement of the melodies and simplistic values of the human vocal.  the fact that music was originally made to emulate the human voice no doo-wop it’s made to emulate the instruments that was made to emulate the human voice .that’s the reason why I like it it’s something refreshing from a place where people can afford instruments they can’t afford for studio time and big bands and all that so what they decide to do ?? they decide to compose a whole arrangement with just vocals I think stuff like that is amazing, the thought and concept is brilliant .

What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?

Don’t stop pushing one thing I talk about a lot in my music, i talk about getting up and going to get it, that’s what a lot of my music is about. a lot of my music is inspiring yourself to push yourself to make more of yourself to wake up and be something ,aspire to be something great every day that’s why I would expect for the close people around me to do it because I expected it of myself . 

Any new music coming out soon?

Oh yes and studio working on actually a sequel to DOPE TALE . Really planning on working with the same people .. maybe do some different things in the production . This difference for that next up album is that I have a more better team that wants to see me win .. you need that , you need to have that , people invest in teams for the clout or not 

Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is it coming out? What is it about?

 I don’t have a date on it right now since the last hour and still kind of fresh but I think it’s gonna be a sequel to the dope tales , it’s agonna be a difference in production and probably might have like a more soulful sound than last time .last time was on a lot of more trap this time it might be just a little bit more soulful

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A Conversation with Talented Music Producer Cruzer Urameshi

Hey, how are you doing?

Peace I’m doing. Hope all is good on your end

Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?

I’m a laid-back reserved individual. I prefer to stay out the way. I moved around a lot as a kid so I think my adaptability has helped me out in my career over the years. 

When did you start music?

I started producing beats at the age of 16.

Where are you from?

I was born in Columbus, Georgia 

How did you get into music?

I grew up in Atlanta so I was always around people that did music. Including my brothers and close friends. I had initially started rapping at 13 but when I got older in my teens I transitioned into beat production.

What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?

There’s been a lot of hardships I’ve had to overcome and I think the biggest challenge I’ve faced is maintaining a FanBase as a producer. It’s different because I’m not only doing songs I’m also putting out instrumentals and doing it in different genres. That being said it’s more challenging to keep a fan base at times because of my shift in differences of genres but it’s safe to say that I have figured it out now. 

Who inspires you the most musically?

Lex Luger. He was the pioneer of what a lot of producers in music are doing today. He as an individual made Fruity Loops accepted to use for a lot of musicians.

What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?

I’m able to provide any type of instrumental for any mood setting. My versatility is one of my strong suits and is what has separated me from my producer peers. 

Any new music coming out soon?

SF64 which I dropped in late January is out now on all platforms and that’s been my primary focus of getting that project more and more heard by new listeners. I am going to release more videos off the project and so far I’ve release 2 visuals off the 5 instrumental EP. 

Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is it coming out? What is it about?

I have a plethora of music coming out this year not sure when but it’s coming out with a lot of musicians. I am working on my next producer compilation following up Cruzer 64 which is my other producer compilation project that dropped in 2020 which by many is a great project by me start to finish. So it’s only right to come out with another project to follow it up. This next producer project will really showcase my skillset all in one which I’m really excited about it. Far as a date for it I’m not too sure on it but it’s coming out in early of 2023. 

Tell us our readers, How they will contact with you?

All my social media is

Instagram : @Cruzer3X 

My Twitch is @Cruzer_3X

YouTube & All music stores : Cruzer Urameshi 

  CleanGo GreenGo Provides Best Cleaning Products In Canada.


CleanGo GreenGo is a Canadian company and works under a label called CleanGo Innovations Inc. They produce quality green, non-toxic and most importantly super effective cleaning supplies build by ESG companies. ESG companies (Environmental Social and Governance) criteria are set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. Company’s products are ready to be used for commercial, industrial and household purposes.

CleanGo GreenGo was founded by Anthony Sarvucci who is also the president of the company. The innovative and useful idea of cleaning without damaging the environment, keeping our family and pets safe in case it is spilled mistakenly and without any loss of color on any item has made these products popular. These products do not contain any type of toxic chemical in them. All of their products are Green Seal certified. Green Seal is a global nonprofit organization that pioneered the ecolabeling movement with a mission to transform the economy for a healthier, greener world.

The company’s retail line of products include ‘Total Purpose’ which does the best cleaning for kitchen, bath, tables and floors. ‘Fabric and Capet’ which removes all the stains and spills that are unable to clean. ‘Wipes & On the Go’, this one has capacity to clean almost anything. The company has also partnered with a leading industry supplier who has developed a premier harm reducing cleaner for the industry. All these products do the quality cleaning still being green.

CleanGo GreenGo products are also Leaping Bunny Certified. Leaping Bunny Certification means companies which operate for consumers to cruelty-free companies under its Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals. Companies must pledge to end animal testing at all stages of product development. All of their products are DIN Registered. A DIN lets the user know that the product has undergone and passed a review of its formulation, labeling and instructions for use. A drug product sold in Canada without a DIN is not in compliance with Canadian law.

CleanGo acts as a “truly green” in industrial formulation and works by reducing interfacial tension between the oil and formation molecules such as carbonate or sand. All the companies products can be bought online as well as it is available on many retail outlets across USA and Canada. Fueled through the power of emulsification, the products are made using unique green technologies.

Why not choose CleanGo GreenGo products which are high quality cleaners and available in very affordable prices within reach of almost every common man. These does job the best way and are environment friendly unlike other products that are harmful for our Eco system and our planet as well as it may cause damage to the user due to high toxicity, if come in contact with the body. 

4 Good Paying Jobs For Career Changes

1.    Data Scientist

Data science is not only a lucrative job with a national average salary of $118,000 and the minimum being $76,000 but also a broad one. Since data science, which is a relatively new function and title, can be divided up further into several different roles (data visualization, data research, data engineering, etc.) chances are high that your background relates to the field in some way.

Whether you are a former graphic designer, an engineering major, or somebody in business that has taken an interest in analytics, if you are knowledgeable of the kind of the position you should be looking for within this industry that’s experiencing significant growth, you can rest assured that you are a step ahead of the competition.

Furthermore, since it is an opportunity with huge potential for growth, if you get in now, you will be more likely to succeed. If you know what you can do for the company even if the company itself is not exactly sure of what it needs or wants, you will have the edge you need. 

All you have to do is have the background to support your ideas, and if you aren’t too sure you have that, you can always look into part-time classes, bootcamps, or even workshops from companies such as Byte Academy.

All these will outfit you with the necessary skills and can give you access to career guidance and a strong network. The most enticing part is perhaps the fact that you don’t even need to either drain your savings or quit your job to attend graduate school.

2.    Social Media Manager

Do you love to tell compelling stories using innovative mediums such as Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook? Are you committed to building your personal brand and cultivating a strong following and perhaps an even stronger community? Do you love writing the perfect clickable sentence and witty remarks? Would you like to get paid for it?

If any of the above sounds like you, this could be the position you didn’t actually know you were looking for. While social media managers don’t always start out earning a lot of money, salaries in the major markets can easily reach 6 figures.

The need for influential leaders in this area keeps increasing and the average salary is likely to follow suit. In many industry circles, you are nothing without a good social media strategy and companies both big and small have already started realizing this. 

The first step in breaking into the field is ensuring that your personal social accounts are up to par. Obviously, being a good social media manager is about much more than getting likes on your vacation photos. It involves paying attention to other companies’ social media strategies and identifying what’s working for them and what needs some improvement.

Better still, you can look for opportunities to volunteer to manage the social accounts of small businesses or nonprofits for several months. Many organizations could genuinely use the help and it will give you experience beyond your own profiles to talk about. Use your findings and analysis to show companies why you are the right person for the job.

3.    Fundraiser

Educational institutions, nonprofits, hospitals, etc. all require money to survive and are always willing to pay well for someone with the skills to secure funding. The middle ground salary for such a job may range anywhere from $65,000 to $75,000, but this range says nothing of top-tier fundraisers that can clock in at $500,000 if not more. 

Convincing people to give generous donations is obviously a huge part of the job, so having a background in either marketing or sales can be impactful while you attempt to transition in this field. That said, fundraisers are also required to be capable of building relationships to recruit donors and volunteers, managing donor accounts, making financial projections, managing multi-layered projects that range from donor events to large campaigns, and ultimately communicating the organization’s core message and inspiring people to help.

It might sound like a lot, but chances are high that you already have these skills from your previous volunteer work, jobs, or even extracurriculars. For instance, the leadership role you had back in your graduate role managing volunteers for the clothing drives you ran on a quarterly basis can speak to your experience in recruitment and carrying out a mission.

You should also ensure that you not only believe in but also show your passion for the mission of the organization that you are applying to. If you are unable to convey this to the interviewers, you will probably be unable to convince donors too.

4.    Software Engineer

It wouldn’t actually be an exaggeration to say that everyone today is looking for a good engineer. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, software engineers are some of the occupations whose projected job growth for the year is the highest. With the rise in sustainable software development this is forecast to increase further. However, this is something that you probably already knew about.

One thing you might not have known is just how common it is for people lacking a traditional background in the field of software engineering to successfully make the shift. A 2015 survey of developers by Stack Overflow showed that a whopping 48 percent of respondents actually never received a degree in computer science.

So, how can you make the switch? It is definitely a field where you require highly specialized skills that you probably have not picked up in your current role. Still, the skills are very learnable as is clear in the Stack Overflow survey where 41.8 percent of respondents reported being self-taught while 27.4 percent attended an online class, a bootcamp such as Byte Academy, or an industry certification program.

All the above are avenues capable of providing built-in structure, mentorship, as well as connections with the companies that are hiring. Many respondents also reported learning via on-the-job training. So, consider seeing whether there is an opportunity to start learning some of the skills as part of your current job. 

Whatever the route you end up taking, ensure that you practice a lot with projects that you can show off to the hiring managers when it comes to engineering jobs.

Riku(戮) Is Back Again With A Captivating Song, Angel feather (アマツカツバサ)

Talented Japanese recording artist Riku has released his new single, Angel feather (アマツカツバサ). The track has all that Riku’s fans expect from him. Armed with Riku’s captivating vocals backed with powerful rhythms, it results in a highly-energetic track that will undoubtedly attract listeners’ attention.

Riku(戮) efficiently demonstrates his resilient composition performance skills in Angel feather (アマツカツバサ). The song talks about people who are going through a difficult time in their lives. Not only is the song meaningful, but it also has a profound title. The song begins with a dreary tone, which symbolizes an angel with a damaged wing. Then powerful and energetic instrumentations enter, attempting to lift one’s spirits and combat life’s setbacks. The title of the song Angel Feather (アマツカツバサ) comes from the fact that the angel is cured and soars up into the sky, leaving its feather behind.

Riku (戮) is known for his songs with profound themes. He began his solo career only a year ago; however, he possesses immense experience in the field. Before starting solo, he worked for well-known bands such as HISKAREA, Phantasmagoria, and others as lead vocalist. When the globe was dealing with the COVID outbreak last year, the individual decided to go solo and take his career to a new level. While working with a band, he always felt that he wasn’t able to comprehend his thoughts and artistic ideas properly. Since then, he recorded several projects, including the well-received singles “The Regret Was Left Behind” and “Rin Pun.” Riku’s most recent music includes his debut 10-track solo album, ‘ZORO,’ which has already made waves in the music settings.

Listen to Angel feather (アマツカツバサ) on Spotify and other streaming platforms. For more information on Riku (戮) and his upcoming projects, follow him on his Instagram account.