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Discover an Exclusive Interview with Artist ‘ Antonio Zarco ‘

What is your name and what city do you rep?

My name is Antonio Zarco. I’m an aspiring vocalist and I’m from Monroe Township, NJ.

Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them? 

Well, there’s a lot of music I am currently working on.. It is original music I am writing and also collabing with other musical artists on some big projects for the future. What inspired me to be able to write my original music that is in the works right now is from a lot of challenges from me growing up. Some difficult times in my life that I couldn’t express myself through words but that can only be expressed through the power of song.

What is unique about you and your music?

I can say that the part about my original music being unique is that it tells a story from only my standpoint, that only I can relate it to difficult times in my life and the struggles I went through to get to where I am today. I also think what’s also unique about my music is that it can relate and bring people closer together knowing that they’re not alone. That my music can hopefully one day also relate to other people based on some similarities that happened in their lives, compared to mine. What makes me unique as an artist, singer, performer is that I live through the power of music. Meaning that I connect through people when I’m singing and performing on stage. I bring the life out of people using the power of song.

When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?

Well at the time I didn’t think I was going to make it professionally until I started to sing when I was very young. When I fell in love with music. My mom always told me I used to sing before I learned how to talk. When I started putting myself out there, doing choir all the way from elementary school through college (present day). I knew music was my life and I wanted to do it for the rest of my life because in all honesty without music I don’t think I would be where I am today. It was when I also started taking music seriously and having a lot of fun with it.

What type of music do you listen to?

I grew up listening to a whole variety of genres. I started listening to classical music then transitioning over to Musical Theater, Pop, Pop-Country, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Gospel and so much more.

What inspires you to write music?

What inspires me to write music is the struggles that I went through as a person whether it was a breakup or something very personal. It brings a lot of emotions and those flow to what I write today and that will be coming out soon.

What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

On some days that I don’t do music, I take the time to go on walks and to appreciate life around me and that we’re very fortunate to have a lot of things in this world that give us hope and strength. Other days I like to spend time with family and friends and to appreciate the people who support me the most. To cherish those special moments and to keep them in your hearts.

What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help other artists just starting out?

All I can say is, if you love music and you think this is the perfect field of where you want to be and you want to do this for the rest of your life, do it. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Do what you love to do. Don’t let anyone talk down on you for loving and creating music. Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do it because you won’t be successful. The best energy is proving those people wrong and showing them that you can. That’s all that matters. Proving all the haters wrong is the best thing you will ever feel and you won’t even need them anymore. Do what you’re most proud of and keep fighting and never give up on that dream.

Where do we find your music / music projects?

Well as of right now new music is coming out very soon but you can always follow my Instagram and TikTok to stay updated through me.
Instagram: @theantoniozarco
TikTok: @theantoniozarco

Get to Know Artist ‘ sirr jones ‘ currently the only artist to chart  all months of March & April in the UK

The versatile Sirr Jones passion for all forms of music created his belief that: “music is the soul of man”. He practices this belief through his conglomeration of catchy tunes and insightful and at times hilarious freestyles. Hailing from California’s Inland Empire, it was 2007 in the Tucson Desert where Sirr’s epic crusade began with small town hits such as “Light it Up”. During his time in Tucson his stage presence and freestyle earned him the moniker “Sirr” meaning all would have to address him with respect. Jones true strength is his ability to change with the mercurial world of Hip Hop and R&B while maintaining his own distinct style. His high energy changeups and freestyles has also gotten the attention of many reputable artists such as Lil Wayne, Kurupt, and Bone Thugs and Harmony who invited Jones to be a part of different shows and acts. Sirr Jones passion and versatility only grows as he crusades to drop hits.

What is your name and city?

Sirr jones , los angeles California

Tell us about your latest releases? 

Definitely hard word and dedication definitely took alot to do over 2 years of hard work put into each project I release I feel like some people rush the process but to me it’s all about staying  on a vibe with what you are talking about because a project ep or album is like a movie it’s was to have make sense

Who inspired you to create them?

Life and the situations I been through

What is unique about you and your music?

I am just me and not trying to be anyone else.

When did you realize you were going to make music professionally ?

2006 when I first touched a microphone it was made for me and Yes I am currently the only artist to chart  all month of March and April in the uk

What type of music do you listen to?

Life music I am on every genre

What inspires you to write music?

Me leaving a legacy behind  to teach other the way to go

IG: Sirr Jones (@sirrjones909) • Photos et vidéos Instagram

Emerging Artist BBYJOE Making Headlines in 2022 See Why

BBYJOE is a Chicago-based artist and musician. He’s been making music for the past four years and has a unique style and sound that is different from many other artists.

His wavy sound and bouncy beats put out all kinds of vibes his fans connect to. He’s all about connecting through his music, living the example of following your dreams, and also showing others that they can reach their dreams too.

He credits his father as the biggest influence in his life, and one of the hardest-working people he knows. Ever since he was a child, he looked up to his father and his big gold chains, and now he’s walking the same path, in his own way.

BBYJOE has a new single dropping next month called “Know the Truth” featuring Oa MARQ!! His last single, “What I Need” had an impressive streaming count of 270K on YouTube and 40K on Spotify, charting on a compilation album that went Top 10 on Billboard.

He received a Chicago music award for Most Talented Upcoming Team. He’s also won competitions to open for artists like G Herbo, etc. His current goals are to keep putting gout music for the people, to keep grinding, and to focus on his craft.

Looking to always be original with his sound and style, BBYJOE using multiple genres in each of his songs, whether its trap influenced drums, dance inspired synth leads, or his R&B/Alternative inspired baselines, he has something for everyone who tunes in.

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Label IG: Gino Gallela (@mobbedupinc) • Photos et vidéos Instagram


JOURNALIST : What motivated you to get into sports journalism?

I have been passionate about football since I was very young, and very quickly, my daily life was punctuated only by this sport. Between watching football matches, playing football, and debriefing matches with friends, football has taken an important place in my life. Naturally, I decided to combine business with pleasure and give myself the means to practice this profession.

JOURNALIST : What team are you currently supporting?

I am a supporter of Real Madrid, already very small, I was amazed in front of the attacking trio Zidane, Ronaldo, Raùl. I then had the chance to watch the BBC, another trio that made history.

JOURNALIST : It is often said that Ligue 1 “Uber eats” is below other major leagues, what do you think?

It is true that in terms of European performance, France is a notch below behind Spain, England, Germany and Italy, despite sometimes great epics in the Champions League and Europa League. But I think that in terms of intensity and level of play in the league 1 championship, France has nothing to envy to foreigners. In my opinion, the French midfield is stronger than that of Spain or Germany, I would even say that it is more difficult to go for a victory in Angers rather than in Elche, Burnley or Bochum.

JOURNALIST : What is your opinion on the latest edition of the France Football Golden Ball and its winner?

In all objectivity, I did not understand the ranking, and sometimes I wonder if voters watch even 10 games in the year. Benzema was not on the podium despite an extraordinary season, Messi ahead of Lewandowski, Edouard Mendy absent from the TOP30, so many decisions that I don’t understand.

As for his winner, Messi did not steal it because he still had a decent year, but he was eliminated in the 1/8 finals in the Champions League and finished 3rd in his championship. I think Lewandowski would have been more deserving.

JOURNALIST : Zidane or Guardiola?

These two coaches have marked the history of football and it is important to know that they respect each other enormously. Pep even said in a press conference that he really hoped to be able to have dinner with Zidane one day.

I think Guardiola through his philosophy of play, and his relationship with young players has inspired many more coaches around the world.

As for my opinion, if I were club president, I would favor Zidane because he achieved an unprecedented performance by winning 3 Champions Leagues, the most prestigious competition in the world in just 2 and a half years. Before talking about the tactical system, Zidane brings a grinta and anger to his players in order to establish the culture of winning. But to answer this question as objectively as possible, it would be wise to wait for Zidane to coach a club other than Real Madrid, which is his birthplace.

JOURNALIST : If you had the opportunity to change something in today’s football, what would it be?

Football has its charm with its pros and cons, so the only idea that comes to mind would be ‘extra-sporty’. Indeed, football is a sport based on pleasure and fair play so I will eliminate racism as well as fights between supporters.

JOURNALIST : What do you think of the football press in France?

We tend to often complain and criticize in France. But the truth is that the football press in France is doing well, there is a real economy around it. They are often described as “too mean”, yet I did not notice any surge of hatred on the side of all the media after the elimination of PSG in the Champions League or even after the elimination of the French team in Euro 2020. Aguero was recently seen insulting French journalists as “assholes” after criticism of Messi. But the truth is that most sports journalists do their job and simply report the news. Messi is undoubtedly the greatest player in history, he has only scored 3 goals after 33 league 1 days, the media have the right to draw conclusions on the situation.

JOURNALIST : In your opinion, should Kyllian Mbappé stay in France at Paris Saint Germain?

It all depends on which side you are on, for PSG, and the French championship, of course it would be excellent news for a player of this caliber to stay.

JOURNALIST : To conclude, in the future what could we wish for you?

Success, whether personal or professional, as well as health.

IG: Ilyes (@ilyeskddr) • Photos et vidéos Instagram

‘Mayjah Payne’ released project “In A Mayjah Way” and it charted #25 on the Apple Music ITunes Charts in the USA and hit #1 on the Apple Music ITunes Charts in the UK!

Journalist : What is your name and what city do you rep?

My name is Mayjah Payne from West LA, California.

Journalist :  Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?

I just released my project “In A Mayjah Way” and it just charted #25 on the Apple Music ITunes Charts in the USA and hit #1 on the Apple Music ITunes Charts in the UK! I’m feeling really appreciative right now. I was also featured on Sirr Jones “Entreprenegro” project that reached #3 on the Apple Music ITunes Charts. It’s a lot of good energy going right now!

Journalist :  What is unique about you and your music?

I like to make soundtracks to life. I want my experiences to give me songs that people can relate to. I want you always to guess how I am going to come next because the style is so versatile, you know

Journalist :  When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?

I realized it since my big brother Swoop was doing choreography with MC Hammer. After seeing what “#setlife”was like in my childhood, I wanted to eat craft service snacks all day in my adult life.

Journalist : What type of music do you listen to?

I mainly listen to Hip-Hop & RB. But hey, a good song is a good song no matter the genre.

Journalist :  What inspires you to write music?

Life inspires me to write music. Culture also. Life and culture = Payne.

Journalist :  What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

When I don’t write music, I like to travel. I like exploring and finding some new shhh. Put me on!

Journalist :  What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?

As Shorty T @Sthug84 says, “It’s not about who you know, it’s about who knows you.” A lot of this is perspective and you have to perceive yourself as greatness to achieve greatness.

Journalist :  Where do we find you music / music projects?

Go to my website www.mayjahpayne.com and type “Mayjah Payne” in the search engine on all streaming platforms. Some of my older work is listed as my alter ego “Marc Payne” so have fun finding my catalogue, I dropped some gems in there. Instagram me @MayjahPayne for all of my updates. Shoutout to everyone who supports me!