Unique

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1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I’ve  been into music before I was even walking as a toddler. My Grandfather was a professional gospel singer I use to go on tour & Perform with him at the age of 7 to the age of 9 in his group called The Northernaires. I’ve played the drums for my kindergarten graduation so I kind of got in to showbiz a little early. I was inspired by Chris Brown, Usher & 50 Cent growing up listening to them I think plays a big part in the artist I am today.

 

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up in Brooklyn New York So I’ve listened to a lot of music coming up but artist like usher, Chris Brown , Neyo, Fabolous & The Dream was catching my ears at the time & I feel that’s what gave me My Urban R&B edge growing up listening to them I think plays a big part in the artist I am today.

 

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I Started Playing The Guitar, Drums, & Piano at 5 Years Old But I’ve been Writing Music Since I was 13 Years Old Weather it was hooks for other artist or writing my own music. I’ve been basically doing music my whole life but I started to take it serious & started recording 2009

 

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs?)

My latest peformance was opening up for Fred The Godson at The Delancey in NYC But I’ve been focusing on this EP & I have been really putting 100% In To This Project So I Have Been Calm With Performing.

Some Of My Performances
Unique – Green Sofa Promo: http://youtu.be/amIsWekC7VI

UNIQUE –  6flags  open up for Fabolous: http://youtu.be/QNU772IActQ

 

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

I would have to say my favourite moment in music would have to be performing at the Anti-Bullying Rally. To see kids scream my name & go crazy for my music while inspiring them to do positive things & to never let anyone have control over them was mind blowing for me as an artist to experience at a very early stage of my career.

 

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

You Can Find Me Best at
Twitter – www.twitter.com/uniquedaartist

Facebook – www.facebook.com/prettyboiiunique

Instagram – www.instagram.com/uniquetheartist

View Some Of My Latest Music

www.soundcloud.com/uniquepyb

http://m.audiomack.com/artist/unique-the-artist

Go2

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1 – When did you first get into music? What or who inspired you?

Lerish: Unofficially, since the crib, stories of bouncing and dancing to music and crying when it was turned off, lol. Officially, I really started singing in elementary school in chorus and at 11 was writing and producing my own songs with a Casio Keyboard and a cassette tape deck. Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and Gospel were always an outlet and inspiration for me growing up. There was domestic violence early on in my home and music was a therapeutic way to deal with the hard times.

Vizun: I was pretty much surrounded by music growing up. My father would play his old school records in the basement at home, (Parliament was one of my favorites) and that became my hangout spot. My mother loved gospel and soul music. My older sister and cousins would always play the latest Hip Hop or R&B songs and that eventually made me want to try to make songs of my own. I wasn’t much of a singer, (Even now, I leave that part to Lerish, lol), so I gravitated to writing rap music, which wasn’t too much of a stretch because I was already writing poetry at the time. As I got older it became less of a hobby and more of a passion. I couldn’t (and still can’t) go through a day without listening to music.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

Lerish: I grew up listening to LL Cool J, Run DMC, Boyz II Men, Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, New Edition and Commissioned (A gospel group that birthed the solo careers of Fred Hammond and Marvin Sapp). This diverse playlist has allowed me to pull from different characteristics throughout the years and come into my own eclectic style of singing. I would say I’m very melodic and can be soulful at times with a touch of pop. I think this has allowed me to be in a group with a rapper and not seem out of place. Lol.

Vizun: I grew up listening to many of the same artists that Lersih mentioned as well as Anita Baker, De La Soul, BDP and a wide array of other artists, and I think that it caused my taste to be pretty broad. While rap music is what I consider to be my area of expertise, I like trying to infuse other music styles into it such as jazz, rock, neo-soul, etc. Our range in taste is what allows our music to be so diverse. When you listen to a Go2 album, you won’t hear the same old thing from song to song. It’s one of the strengths of our group but it’s also made it hard for people to put us in a particular category (which I am actually happy about.)

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

Lerish: I’ve been writing and playing since the age of 11 years old.
Vizun: I think my first rap was written when I was about 8 or 9. I haven’t stopped since, lol.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

Go2: When on the road we try and perform mostly on the weekends. Right now we’ve taken a short break to finish up the new album and music videos to a few of the upcoming singles.

5 – What has been your favorite moment in music?

Go2: One of our favorite moments in our journey so far was in Chicago. We were there to perform on Rev. Jesse Jacksons weekly broadcast and stopped at a local youth event. The kids there were off the chain! They even rushed the stage while we were performing. The energy was electrifying and it was so encouraging to see the youth so on fire for what God was doing through our music!

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

http://www.twitter.com/therealgo2 – http://www.facebook.com/therealgo2 – http://www.ourstage.com/therealgo2 and http://www.soundcloud.com/go2

ShoDem SMG

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

When i was young about 7 or 8 and my mum used to take me to church seeing the emotional change in people when the music started and realising how powerful music can be. Cant forget the African parties where a beat will take everybody somewhere else.  What inspired me as I grew up were the likes of N Dubz, Chip, JME and Tiny Temper based purely on their tenacity and work ethic to ensure they were successful whilst remaining relate able to their audience based on the backgrounds. P Diddy though from a business perspective for me personally is an inspiration branding himself and his artists.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

When I really started to take music seriously, the likes of 50 cent, Eminem, Jay Z, Biggie and Tupac drew me in with their wordplay and ability to broadcast a message in such an artistic way. UK I would have to say So Solid and Heartless Crew who looking back now were ahead of their time but still opened the door for those from an urban background expanding on their talent.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I dont play or write but with regard to artist development and music publishing i have been doing it seriously for around 3 years, following my own development and finding my place within the industry.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

Again I don’t personally but recently launched an event – Suga Rush at 229 in Great Portland Street London featuring up and coming UK artist MSL.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Its hard to pinpoint one because the industry is evolving and I myself am on a journey. Being able to meet different artists from various genres and just being able to explore this and incorporate them into my business and artists.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

@ShoDemSMG

Facebook: ShoDem ENT

Sound Cloud: ShoDemSMG

Spinnup: ShoDemSMG

Interview with Noah

Noah is set to release his brand new single “Keep On Movin” on 16th December in the UK under his new dance label, Icon Worldwide Music. Unsigned Interviews were lucky enough to have a chat with him about his upcoming single!

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1 – When did you the first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I always had an inclination for performing to music. I remember stringing Christmas lights and hanging blankets as curtains and lip syncing to vinyl records. I had a large collection of singles and albums which I alphanumerically cataloged. I was meticulous. It was always so exciting to get a new record.. to touch it, smell it and hold it tight in the car on the way home waiting to gently put the needle on the grooves. Wow!

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up listening to everything from Meatloaf to Madonna. I have so many imprints from all sort of sources that it is hard to nail down exactly where my influeneces come from.  My inspirations come from life… Death is too remote to understand. There are all sorts of simple and complex feelings and impulses inclusive of desire, fear, anger, confusion, serenity and feelings of love that summons the muse.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

My mom bought me a guitar when I was 11. My guitar teacher use to hit my fingers with a pen every time I made a mistake so I got rid of the guitar and teacher and my mom bought me piano. Much better. I trained in the Suzuki method which involved ear training. I avidiy started writing songs when I was 19 during my first year of university. All of the sudden, I was struck by an impulse to create and express…to write my own songs.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

I’m in talks now with a DJ from Holland and a booking agent in Canda about organizing a live tour. I’ve mainly been a studio recording artist, however with the imminent Billboard and Music Week Chart successes I am having to get on the road. It’s exciting and everyday I am more ready.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

There are too many great moments. My favorite moments are usually when I am songwriting, recording vocals, discovering harmonies, finding the right words. It’s euphoria, really.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

Website: noah@noahmusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/noahmuzik

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Noah_Music

Youtube: www.youtube.com/iamnoahmusic