Saturday, October 27, 2012



Rahshon Wilson is a 26 year old American Hip Hop Artist from Richmond, Virginia. He is an entertainer as well as true Singer, Rapper, and superb songwriter. Rahshon was raised in Richmond, VA where he quickly found his love for music through his family. His mother, and 3 of 6 uncles all sang in the Church choir. His mother would sing songs to him as a child,

and he would quickly learn them, and pick up the correct key and pitch. As an only child of a single mother, Rahshon spent a lot of time with his mother listening to her sing different songs, and observed the way she could change her voice depending on the song she was singing. Rahshon's gift of music initially was discovered at the age of five when he began freestyling with his uncles about being a kid, playing, and anything else he could think of.

In his early teens Rahshon began battle rapping all around Richmond, and coming up with neighborhood songs, making him very popular throughout his neighborhood and the area. Also, anywhere people were gathered to rap his Uncle "Kev" would take him and push him to present himself and give his best. This continued Rahshon's interest in music would and would later lead him to do things he never imagined. Rahshon Wilson perfected his craft in Paterson, New Jersey. He spent a lot of summers there with his Uncles "Prince," and "Ruler." They taught him how to have an Northern swag and how to be more lyrical than the rest using his mind and the every day things he saw around him. Rahshon's father played a role in his life early on but he has not spoken to him since he was 15 years old. Rahshon was first noticed by a local producer at the age of 16, at his high school's annual talent show.

Rahshon Wilson then proceeded to do numerous mix tapes and songs with the up-and-coming producers in the area. The person that he worked with on a consistent basis to better his craft was his cousin Timothy "Tylee East" Ketter Together the two of them created Rahshon's brand, and found what music he was most passionate about. That would be love, life, and being a lyrical assassin without cursing to get his point across. He began recording his material with just a microphone and a program on a desk top computer his cousin owned, and from there recorded at several local studios. Rahshon's infectious hooks, and ability to go from rapping to singing is rapidly catching the attention of numerous fans, friends and followers. Rahshon Wilson is a radio ready artist, currently performing at several venues where he immediately captures the crowd's attention. Rahshon is continuously referred to as lyrical force than can rap & and sing as a Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, or Drake does. Music is his passion. It keeps him going. When Rahshon wakes up in the morning MUSIC is what he wants to do... And, if he could do 1 thing for the rest of his life MUSIC is what it would be. He works hard at his craft, and won't rest until he's where he pushes to be and beyond.

Jay: Tell everybody your name and what area you represent?
Rahshon: My name is Rahshon. Also known as Jada at Virginia State University, and Kiss in the streets of Richmond, VA.
Jay: How long have you been doing music and what made you get into music?
Rahshon: I've been singing and rapping since I was 5 years old, But I've been doing music on this scale for a year now. I got in to music by just hanging with my uncles and hearing them rap and trying it out. I loved the way it made me feel. It gave me a creative rush.
Jay: How would you describe your style and best attribute as an artist?
Rahshon: My style is feel good, lyrical music. Singing or Rapping. My best attribute as an artist is probably my lyrical content. The people would know best though.
Jay: Tell us your greatest experience thus far as a music artist and why?
Rahshon: My greatest experience thus far as a music artist is speaking face to face with label execs, and actually knowing that regardless of my circumstances someone notices my music. It’s a good feeling.
Jay: What is the biggest challenge you face being an artist?
Rahshon: The biggest challenge is within myself, the will to keep pushing when I feel like nothing is happening or progressing. Also, trying to make it in the city I live in. I'm not rapping about hustling, and killing people or faking in my music. Those that do seem to get the most love here.
Jay: Who would you like to collaborate with in the music industry? Why?
Rahshon: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, Rick Ross, Wale, Andre 3000, Ne-Yo, Rico Love, Brian Michael Cox. They all lyrical people that I respect and I admire what they bring to every track.
Jay: So how do you feel you rank against top music talents today? Why?
Rahshon: I really don't know. I feel like the music I make can definitely be on the radio and worldwide. But, there's a lot of talent in the world. I just try to make the best music I can make and hope that it’s received well.
Jay: What are you working on now, and when can fans expect to hear more from you?
Rahshon: Currently I'm working on a few collabo's with other artists and I'm set to drop an EP Album of about 6 songs next month. The fans or people that support me can check me out on RVA's Co-Op Album that's in the streets now, hosted by @804Kane on Twitter.
Jay: Give readers one tip about pursuing their dreams?
Rahshon: You may want to quit but you should never give up on your dreams. Once you do there's nothing else to look forward to. Shoutout to all the DreamChashers.
Jay: So what do you want to accomplish as an artist overall?
Rahshon: My goal is to sign to a major label, have music as my main source of income, live comfortably through music, and have my music heard all over the world for a long time.
Jay: If music never existed, what do you think you would be doing?
Rahshon: If music never existed I would focus more heavily on sports, and put all of my efforts into that. Basketball, Football, and Baseball.
Jay: Tell us your influences and inspirations?
Rahshon: My mother, my uncles, Lauryn Hill, Rakim, Kanye West, Drake, Andre 3000.
Jay: What do you think of the “R&B and Hip Hop music world right now?
Rahshon: I think the music is in a fun and creative state. Everyone is having a good time. Sometimes it may lack lyrical content though. Back in the day if you didn't have real lyrics you weren't in the game at all.
Jay: What quote do you feel best represents you?
Rahshon: “Never Settle.”
Jay: What music do you have playing in your sound system right now?
Rahshon: Rick Ross’ “God Forgives I Don't” It feels like an instant classic.
Jay: How can business heads and fans contact you in the future?
Rahshon: I'm always on Twitter which is a great place to network so you can hit me there @RahshonIs_Music or they can send me an email at
Jay: Do you have any shout outs?

Rahshon: Of course. Shoutout to everyone that believes in what I'm doing. Shoutout to my Mother, My baby sis, my big brothers Tyvon, JH, Big Russ,Show, DJ Expo, Ean, Big Drew, B Sounds, Nicole, Uno, Lauren, Trev and the rest of GRINDTIME, MReese, GNation Crown, Sammi Gemini, Sherita, ImASassyBoss and the whole GNation. My Model Wife Leah Michelle. Also, shoutout to the PShow and REPNVa IRadio. Both are great outlets for unsigned artists in the city of Richmond. Last but not least shoutout to Ryde4Mine Ent & 3357 Blog for interviewing me and giving me a chance.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012



Born in Los Angeles, CA, HIPOST (pronounced Hi-Post) was
raised in Long Beach, CA until his family moved to Culver
City, CA. As a 4th grade music student, HIPOST

realized his love of and talent for music. For two
years HIPOST was a 1st chair cellist for the Long Beach All
District Orchestra. It was at that time HIPOST first envisioned himself as a
future musical force to be ‘reckoned’ with.
After graduation from Culver City High School and subsequent to
graduation from the Lee Strasburg School of Performing Arts, where he
studied music composition and acting, HIPOST soon formed his first group
known as“PI-DA-DE” (pee-da-day) with his best friend; a group of three rappers
and a vocalist. The group soon thereafter captured the attention of recording giant
EMI and inked a deal, But before the ink dried the deal went sour due to label

Now solo with his first album completed, which he is
currently promoting his new single "SWAGG" nationally thru the Cali’R
Music Group label with features from (lil wayne, jagged edge, Aja Lorraine, kokane and more).

He has toured extensively as the opening act for
E-40,Too Short, Chris Brown, and Jaime foxx
just to name a few. This seasoned ‘class act’ artist is
definitely ready for main stream exposure.

How did he get the name HIPOST?

His high school classmates gave him the nickname because he
developed a high class taste for preppy clothes,
attending polo matches and symphony orchestra
performances (his first love being the cello).

Due to the void of positive imagery in the industry, setting
and maintaining a positive image is paramount to
HIPOST for the longevity and preservation of
Hip-Hop for future generations to come. He not
only appeals to the hip hop generation, but his
debonair, sultry form of rapping has captured the
hearts of the ‘seasoned’ generations alike.

3375  Tell everybody your name and what area you represent?



3375  How long have you been doing music and what made you get into music?

HIPOST  I've Been Rapping Since 1995, But I got into music in 1990, as a cellist.

3375  How would you describe your style and best attribute as an artist?

HIPOST  My style doesn't really have a form to it, I'm like an actor i become what ever character is best for the roll of the story. I make music for the masses i'm a people person. My album consist of rap, Rock, Reggaeton, Dubstep and R&B, I just love music i understand it and its the only thing that seems to understand truestory

3375  Tell us your greatest experience thus far as a music artist and why?

 HIPOST  Greatest experience thus far was hearing myself on the radio for the first time, it felt like when i was a kid and heard my own voice played back in my moms tape recorder for the first time.

3375  What is the biggest challenge you face being an artist?

HIPOST  Biggest challenge is finding people to relate to. Everyone is just way to hungary these days its a dog eats dog game. No one loves the music anymore its just about gettin paid..thats lame. this is an ART, NOT A HUSTLE.

3375  Who would you like to collaborate with in the music industry and why?

HIPOST  Prince, cause no rapper has thus far..yet

3375  So how do you feel you rank against top music talents today? And why?

HIPOST   I feel I'm the worst thing that could happen to these " top music talents today" these rappers arent that good, they dont have any range its pretty much what you see, is what you get with them there are no surprises, they aren't stars they're extras.

3375  What are you working on now, and when can fans expect to hear more from you?

HIPOST  Right now we're promoting the first single "Swagg" which is available everywhere. We'll be releasing a follow up single late August.

3375  Give my readers one tip about pursuing their dreams?

HIPOST  Make sure you're chasing YOUR dreams and not someone else's.

3375  So what do you want to accomplish as an artist overall?

HIPOST  I want to create a new lane, I wanna take music some where it hasn't been. I'm trying to make a name for my name. " They can have the car, the crib, the jewelry but the name stays here, it got my daddy blood on it"..thats Ike

3375  If music never existed, what do you think you would be doing?

HIPOST  Music, I would have been the first.

3375  Tell us your influences and inspirations?

HIPOST  My influences have been anyone I've heard music from, anyone. I really pay attention to what artist are saying and doing and to what kind of reactions they get from what type of people and why.  Than I take all the good parts and make them my own...straight jackin

3375  What quote do you feel best represents you?

HIPOST "Some like the finer things in life and... some are."

3375  What music do you have playing in your sound system right now?

HIPOST  Curren$y "The stoned immaculate"

3375  How can business heads and fans contact you in the future?

HIPOST; twitter@officialhipost;

3375  Do you have any shout outs?

HIPOST  Shout out to my boy "wicked", Jackie Dee, My right hand Nomie Nom and Amber, kalikid, teflon don, Erion

Sunday, August 19, 2012



Seemore Cash was born in Kansas City. He was raised by his single mother on the Northside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cash had a large family and a crowded home. He needed an outlet to get him out of the house. An avid basketball player at heart, it was only natural that he would use the sport as such. Seemore focused on training in hopes of a career at a professional level. His free time spent with music. Unfortunately, when his coach suddenly died, Seemore no longer felt the same connection to the game as he use to. His grades started to slip, he lacked focus and everything suffered. His disconnection to basketball made him resent the sport all together. He would soon drop out of college. In need of another outlet, he moved to Los Angeles, formed a group and began performing in California. The crew created a buzz on the Hollywood scene and an independent label took an interest in the group. They would soon drop out during negotiations due to conflicts between group members. Cash felt that efforts were not matched by others in the gang. He took the label dropping the deal as a sign to move past the plans intended for the movement. He went on as a solo artist shortly after. Seemore Cash continues to keep the watchful eye of his loyal fans and to make music that sets a new precedence for the HipHop Industry.Keep your eye on the sky; he's about to Touchdown...

3375  So tell me how did you begin your career as an music artist?

SEEMORE  I was always writing; probably from the age of 11 or 12. I was also very passionate about Hip Hop music. I started recording at 15. And it just took.

3375  Do you have a upcoming project that your working now?

SEEMORE  Yes I do. I'm working on my next mixtape 'LA PASSIONE'.

3375  How would you describe your sound of music

SEEMORE   Timeless.

3375  What are some goals for your career/music 3yrs from now?

SEEMORE   I'd like to have a couple albums out. To have made my mark in the industry. To take Hip Hop back to its glory days.

3375  Who inspires you?

SEEMORE   Jay Z, Kanye West, Tupac

3375  Can you describe the process you go through creating your music?

SEEMORE   There is no exact process I go thru when I write. But I usually write my best music when I'm going thru things. Even if it be things that are just going on around me. Things that affect me in a type of way. Sometimes I will write to beats that move me. Recording is a whole different process. I'm probably my own worst critic. Pushing myself constantly. But when I'm finished with it, I'm more confident then ever.

3375  Where do you see yourself in the next one to two years?

SEEMORE   Heavy in the game. I won't stop till I get to where I feel that way.

3375  What can we look forward to from you in 2012?

SEEMORE   Some hot singles droppin shortly off of the 'La Passione' mixtape. Some exciting collaborations. A new movement. Touchdown Gang!!!

3375  Who have you worked with (underground or not) during your career?

SEEMORE   Spodee from Grand Hustle, Mac Irv, Mike Dreams, Thad the Great

3375  How can we contact you?

SEEMORE, twitter @seemorecash, facebook, myspace

3375  Do you have any shout outs?

SEEMORE   God. My family. My crew. Lord knows it's been a ride. Everybody supporting me out here. All love.

Monday, August 13, 2012



SwéZi is a young female songwriter, producer and rap artist who is introducing a sub-genre of Pop to the world which she likes to call Urban New Age. It's a new form of Dance music akin to Disco seasoned with a little southern Hip-hop flavor. The Atlanta native is influenced by rappers Missy Elliot, Flo Rida, and Ke$ha. Numerous of songwriters and producers have influenced her from Diane Warren to Quincy Jones. SwéZi's debut LP, "Purple Thrilla", is currently in production. The lead single, LOVE YOUR ENERGY, has been released along with its official video.

3375 Tell everybody your name and what area you represent?

SwéZi *SwéZi, Zone 6, Decatur

3375 How long have you been doing music and what made you get into music?

SwéZi *I was born into a musically inclined family. I've always been surrounded by instruments and equipment.

3375 How would you describe your style and why? And what do you feel you can bring to the table as an artist?

SwéZi *I have been compared to Da Brat & Tupac. However, I don't do "Gangsta Rap", I just do entertaining Pop music.

3375 What do you feel has been your greatest experience thus far as a music artist and why?

SwéZi *It would be the whole experience of releasing "Love Your Energy". The process made a lot of me although the journey continues.

3375 What do you feel is the biggest challenge you face being an artist?

SwéZi *Dealing with other people's doubts. I had people closest to me doubt - not my talent - but my chances of being successful.

3375 Who would you want to collaborate with in the music industry and why?

SwéZi *Andre 3000, Kanye West and The-Dream, for obvious reasons. These are people whose talents I truly admire.

3375 So how do you feel you rank against top music talents today? And why?

SwéZi *Because I honor greatness and don't look down on artists who are commercially viable, I feel that I rank right along with the artists topping the Billboard Hot 100. I'm very futuristic and progressive so I'm open to new sounds that the world takes a liking to. I study these people, their track records and their struggles. I read their biographies, listen to their interviews and notice how passionate they are about working hard to make great music!

3375 What are you working on now and when can fans expect to hear more from you?

SwéZi *My debut solo LP, "Purple Thrilla" is currently in production. Expect it this year. At this time, "Love Your Energy" is available on iTunes and I hope to see you all on the promo tour.

3375 If music never existed what do you think you would be doing?

SwéZi *Speaking publicly to encourage others to manifest their dreams, no matter the challenges.

3375 So what do you want to accomplish as an overall artist?

SwéZi *Money. That may sound shallow to some but oh well. I am a musician with several musical talents. Artistry is one of them. I believe that the gifts innate in us should be income streams. Now, I've chosen to do only a certain type of music so I hope to make people happy after they leave my show. However, it's a career I plan to aid me in building wealth for my family.

3375 Who and what are your influences?

SwéZi *This is a difficult one. I 'll just keep it short. Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, Usher, OutKast . . . I could go on. I could write a book off this one question.

3375 What do you think of the R&B/POP music world right now?

SwéZi *I love it! I absolutely love the direction of the New Age R&B. Very catchy and creative melodies. The more people experience the more substance it will start to have but hey, music is music.

3375 What quote do you feel best represents you?

SwéZi * I AM Strong! ~Joel 3:10

3375 What music do you have playing in your sound system right now?

*I definitely check everybody out. I'm a lover of music. But right now? It's just me. I do that sometimes.

3375 How can business heads and fans contact you in the future?

SwéZi *Twitter is actually best. Unless the site shuts down, I know that that's something that'll never change. Follow me: @SweZi

3375 Do you have any shout outs?

SwéZi *Of course! Big shouts to Runk Digital Music Group, Ernie Urban, JoviiHendrix, and my mama, Judy! Oh yeah, Zone 6! East Side, Shawdy!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Diana Gottschalk-Miller

 Est. August 2011 R-tistic Swagga  is operated in Washington,DC but is a Cali base company.It's bringing that Cali Swagg to the east coast by being so diverse and abstract. R-tistic Swagga would be the type of line for those who think outside the box. Art is what we bring, not just some t-shirts with "Fancy Fonts". With our first release in March, our  Conquer Crewneck, more people have taking an interest in what the line will be releasing for the summer, with three different series being released to go along with our Motto Fly, Dope,Fresh  we are coming to takeover the urban wear by storm. We print our designs in limited numbers so people can feel like they rocking the exclusive look.
              Diana Gottschalk-Miller is both artist and creator behind R-tistic Swagga. You rarely see females behind scenes as the CEO and artist now a days and she felt that needed to be changed. With being a single mother of four she has that drive to want more out of life. She wants to let young girls know you don't have to be "the first lady" of someone else business, with hard work and dedication no matter if your male or female anything is achievable. With her Californian up bringing and then going to school in Washington, DC she has seen style from one extreme to another, and that in-between flavor  that's where you would find r-tistic swagg swaggin it out!
I always say this line is more then just a line, behind Scenes getting constructed is a master plan of talent.The team is truly something special, from  lyrical to hip hop artist, other CEOs, all around artists and members in the dance movement called jerking (S/N better get hip, the jerk movement is taking over). I wanted to bring different walks a life together to show it doesn't matter where you come from talent is talent! The team is made up of lyrical rappers Kid Nova (Louisiana), Manny (New York), Solo (Washington,DC) which he is also apart of fellow team members Tony & AJ's label Preppy Boy Ent., all around artist Famousz (Virginia), hip hop artist C-Grimey (Georiga) and repping the jerk movement on the team iis Bravado, Devin, Chris who form Bravo Kidds (Virginia) and Bella Gravity(California).  is where you can hear this amazing group of people. I am blessed to have found these many dedicated people off a soical network (Twitter) that all have the same dream and that's to change the game up  in our own craft and simply  show the competition how it's suppose to be done the right way. #teamRSsofresh

3375  Where did the name R-tistic Swagga come from?

Diana  The name was like a light bulb type of thing. I was brain storming with names,many names and I thought what describes me. Swagg came first and threw out my life I have always did some form of art and then "light bulb" I thought of artistic. And with my creative genius R-tistic Swagga was born!

3375  What is R-tistic Swagga about?

Diana   R-tistic Swagga is about being your self, wearing what expresses your own Stlye. Their are so many clothing lines out here, but they don't cater to the skaters, the dancers, the sneakerheads,the gamers,the music junkies,the ones that feel they just don't fit in all in one line.I feel all of these groups of people just think another way, we all think outside the box the possible is possible, the dreamers! And it's about time a line start to show more it's better to be you then to be a copy of somebody else.

3375  What makes you different from every other clothing line?

Diana   Simple, we bring art. Theres  so many street wear clothing lines that glorify fonts and then charge an arm and a leg for them. I'm creating clothing where you get what you pay for. My designs make you think,  the type of designs to be a picture in a picture, something that makes you say ahhh that's dope!

3375  Where do you get inspiration for the designs? What helps you think of them?

Diana   Lol Playing Wiz Khalifa song "The Race" so serious, every design, every creative thought comes from me listening to that song. Everything about that song, the beat the lyrics creates an opportunity to zone out and my imagination just runs wild.

3375  We noticed that R-tistic Swagga's logo is a huge eye catcher. How did you guys come up with that?

Diana   The logo was originally  part of another design I did called stupid dumb fresh. All the other almost logos wasn't really clicking for me, and then I went back to the design to change somethings around and was like Ah! That's it!

3375  What motivated you guys to start a clothing line if you didn't have plans to do so before?

Diana   Well I knew I wanted to be my own boss, I have always been that free spirit type, and just knew a 9-5 wasn't for me. At the time I was drawing coworkers tattoos, and a lot of people saw my drawing skills and asked me all the time "why are you here? You should be in some art school some where." A lot of my coworkers felt I would be a good tattoo artist but even though I'm ink lover, I really couldn't see my self doing it everyday. One night I was listening to the song I mentioned earlier "The Race" thinking what could I really see my self doing everyday of my life, I'm a sneakhead and I really didn't see a lot of lines that cater to making gear that matched with the latest kicks to come out, something in me was like that's your niche! And the rest is history.

3375  Did you except to start a street wear line?

Diana   Yea no question,being from Cali  bright color skinnies, vans, graphic tees is what we wore. That was my Stlye, so I couldnt shy away from it or my all wouldn't be in it. I wanted to create a line I would wear my self.

3375  Would you ever collaborate with other clothing lines sometime in the future?

Diana   Yes, a few of my team members Famousz and London  have up and coming clothing lines their self, so I plan on working with them in the near future.

3375  Would R-tistic Swagga be considered a street wear line  or will it cross over into other types of style?

Diana   R-tistic Swagga is a street wear line, our style might change up but it will always be a line for those that don't fit in with the average, those that think outside the box.

3375  Are there any other plans for R-tistic Swagga that do not include clothings?

 Diana   We are trying to make R-tistic Swagga a household name, from music to dance to community work. The music side of R-tistic Swagga is something quite unique, theres lyrical rappers hip hop artist all around artist. I wanted to Bring different sounds together. The dance side of R-tistic Swagga is weird how i got involved. Me being from Cali and even living in San Deigo, the whole Jerk Movement was blind to me, i dont know how but it was lol.It wasn't til I came back to DC and meet a jerk crew called Bravo Kidds to see what a exciting new thing that was right in front of my eyes. The jerk movement is truly taking over. After seeing videos of the bone braking,tutting, and footwork, I knew I had to have a crew down with my line involved in this movement. But jerking is the biggest in Cali, and I have seen a lot of good talent on the east coast aka "The Beast Coast" so I am in the works to putting together a big competition  for the beast coast so they can get a more exposure. And my finally project I'm working on right now is the most closest to my heart. Our anti-bullying campaign called S.O.S. (Speaking Over Slience). My own child was getting bullied and I wanted to see how I could help out with this problem, and when I read the statistics of bullying, it blow me away and most people have no idea. It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students ( National Education Association) American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. (Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center)  1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.  These statistics will only get worse if us as young people don't speech up and get involved.Us 80s and 90s babies have way more power then we think. So with putting together S.O.S we plan on doing our part in making people aware that this is a serious problem and needs to be made illegal. Kids as young as 12 should not be taking their our life, because they feel that's the only way to stop other children from picking on them.

3375  Where can people purchase merchandise?

Diana   At

3375  Will it be in stores?

Diana   At the moment we are trying to get our clothing in stores around the DMV area, but at the moment just on bigcartel

3375  Do you have any shootouts?

Diana   Of course my children & my team,they have been my backbone and my motivation. Behind Scenes getting constructed is a master plan .I am so proud of my team. The team is made up of lyrical rappers  Kid Nova (Louisiana), Manny (New York), Solo (Washington,DC) which he is also apart of fellow  team members Tony & AJ's  label Preppy Boy Ent., all around artist Famousz (Virginia),  hip hop artist C-Grimey (Georiga) and repping the jerk movement on the team  is Bravado, Abstract Jetted, & KiddMophinTime who form Bravo Kidds (Virginia) and Bella Gravity from The Bay Pushaz(California).  is where you can hear and see this  amazing group of people. And I could not forget Tierra,London, & Ms. Selena who support me beyond the line.I am blessed to have found these many dedicated people off a soical network (Twitter) that all have the same dream and that's to change the game up  in our own craft and simply  show the competition how it's suppose to be done the right way. #teamRSsofresh

R-tistic Swagga

Sunday, July 29, 2012



Angie has been singing since the young age of 5 and has a Vocal Performance and Marketing degree from West Chester University. She has had a love for singing and ventured into stage works in high school and college. Seven years ago she discovered modeling and has now made that another passion. She loves to work with many of the indie designers and singing artists as well. SHe has been feautured in online magazines and designer websites and has graced runways from Alabama to New Jersey.

3375  Tell everybody your name and what area you represent?

ANGIE  Angie and Philly

3375  How long have you been doing music and what made you get into music?

ANGIE  I have been performing since I was 5 when my grandma made me sing at a mother's day event and taking lessons since I was 8. I love it.

3375  How would you describe your style and best attribute as an artist?

ANGIE  My style is very eclectic and runs many scales of music genres. I am working on my own genre which I am keeping under wraps until I release my first single ;) I am very versatyle in my sound and have a 3 1/2 octave range .

3375  Tell us your greatest experience thus far as a music artist and why?

ANGIE  I think all my performances have their own special experiences, but some highlights were singing on warm-up time of Monique show and her whispering in my ear later it was beautiful :)

3375  What is the biggest challenge you face being an artist?

ANGIE  I feel as a plus size model and with my physical attributes, I run into a lot of "unprofessional" people. I am a flirt by nature but at tne end of the day busines is business and that's all I am concerned with but working in tight studio spaces things get confused.

3375  Who would you like to collaborate with in the music industry and why?

ANGIE  These two brothers Nuttin but Stringz. They are from NY but I heard them years ago in my church when I lived in ATL. I think a colab with them would be epic.

3375  So how do you feel you rank against top music talents today? And why?

ANGIE  I think I could give most female artists a run for their money. Everyone has their attributes, but I have been classically trained and that is the strongest vocal background you can have.

3375  What are you working on now, and when can fans expect to hear more from you?

ANGIE  I am working on a lot of things, but musically working on finding the right sound from a producer and a few singles. Hopefully by 2013.

3375  Give readers one tip about pursuing their dreams?


3375  So what do you want to accomplish as an artist overall?

ANGIE  I want to make people smile and be at peace when they hear me sing and feel good. I want to be able to financially give back to many organizations and causes I believe in.

3375  If music never existed, what do you think you would be doing?

ANGIE  I always wanted to be an architect or dolphin trainer but science and math were not my strong subjects :)

3375  Tell us your influences and inspirations?

ANGIE  I am inspired and influenced by nature and anything positive.

3375  What quote do you feel best represents you?

ANGIE  Live the life you love and love the life you live.

3375  What music do you have playing in your sound system right now?

ANGIE  hmmm a little bit of everything but Adele stays in rotation a lot.

 3375  I have to ask for the single men out there. Are you single or do you have someone special"?

ANGIE  I have some prospects but single at the moment.

3375  When did you decide you wanted to try modeling?

ANGIE  I kind of fell into modeling 7 years ago.

3375  What are your favorite kinds of shoots?

ANGIE  Glamour, edgy, pin-up.

3375  How do you find your modeling jobs?

ANGIE  Word of mouth, casting websites, facebook

3375  Has modeling changed the way you see yourself?

ANGIE  Yes. I used to have low self -esteem and the love and admiration I get since I started modeling.. well let's just say is good for the ego lol .

3375  How do you stay positive when faced with adversity or size discrimination?

ANGIE  I am who I am .. I have always been thick but I go to gym and eat healthy for my health not for my size.

3375  Do you think the fashion world is becoming more accepting of different types of bodies?

ANGIE  Slowly but surely. Plus size industry has made a lot of big strides this year and hopefully will continue.

3375  What’s your response to people who argue that fashion’s idea of plus-size is not “reality” of plus-size?

ANGIE  Let's be honest as long as you are healthy curves are the way of America. If you go into stores now a days and look in a clearance section. most of the clothes are smalls and mediums..More designers need to recognize norm in America is 12/14/16 +. I stay in the gym and try to eat healthy but not lose my curves ;)

3375  How can business heads and fans contact you in the future?

3375  Do you have any shout outs?

ANGIE I want to give  shout out to my girls I ride with in modeling NQDAC (owners of Empress Lingerie and yes I roll with movers and shakers and my family and friends/fans for always supporting me!

Sunday, July 15, 2012



Born in QUEENS, NY Richie Wess moved to TAMPA, FL where he would begin starting his young career with his cousin DJ Spinatik. Wess was influenced by Run DMC, at an early age. His father produced many music videos for Russell Simmons Def Jam in the early eighties and Wess took a liking to the music and the business.
At 4 years-old he played in an urban movie as the lead’s son in "The Last Boxer". At 6, he was performing for his family and friends, and by 10 years-old Richie Wess started to write down his ideas and started rapping to friends and family members, then later entered into rap battles in the streets and school. The word was out that he was up next. From March – May 2003 he was performing as the Opening Act with the “Def Jam Vendetta Tour 2003” with Joe Budden, Method Man, Capone & Nore in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.
He also was the opening act for Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz and later that year dropped his 1st album at only 15. Now he's the CEO of YTC Entertainment Group along with Yung Dred, his younger brother. YTC Entertainment has been independent for the last 3 years releasing such singles as “Shawty Is A Freak” Ft. Sammie & Yung Dred which peaked at #65 on Billboards Urban Top 100 in 2011.

You probably heard Richie Wess in the streets, on one of his many collaborations with Lil Boosie, Gucci Mane, 2 Pistols, Brisco, Smitty and The Game. Richie Wess is heavy in the mixtape circuit and has dropped 8 mixtapes with DJ Spinatik. He is now ready to take over the airwaves once again with his **New Single** “Put it Down” Ft. Def Jam Recording Artist Verse Simmonds! Put It Down will also be featured on Richie Wess' upcoming project "Joints Ova Blunts" slated to drop 6.6.2012.

3375 When did you first start rapping?

RICHIE I started rapping at age 9 in a group with my cousins. I knew it was my dream in highschool.

3375 So when did you record your first rap track?

RICHIE I recorded my first track at age 9 called "It's All Good" on a tape deck. I did my 1st in studio track at 15 and released my 1st studio album at age 16.

3375 How old are you?


3375 What city/state are you holding down?


3375 Is there anyone past or present that you would say you sound like?

RICHIE I don't sound like anyone. I'm a natural student of hip-hop so I have influences, but I have my own unique sound overall.

3375 Anyone in the game that you look up to?

RICHIE I look up to Nas, Outkast, Sean Carter. I respect what they did in their career I know it's hard to have such longevity and growth in this industry.

3375 What would you say your music is like?

RICHIE It's 100% Me. What I been through, what I'm doing currently, and what I will be doing in the future. My style is versatile you can't label me one way.

3375 What made you wanna get a career in the music game?

RICHIE It has always been my passion, once I got older and started understanding the industry, I wanted to start my company YTC ENT and make it a career.

3375 Who are some people you would love to work with in the future Male or Female rapper/singers?

RICHIE Andre 3000, ,Mary J, Nas, and whoever wants to work with Richie Wess.

3375 How long have you been rapping and performing?

RICHIE I've been performing since I was 15. The Def Jam Vendetta Tour was my first major stage I rocked.

3375 Is there any Music Lable that you would like to be signed to that fits your kind of music?

RICHIE I'm really focused on building my brand, and doing some joint ventures with a major. I like what some of these camps are doing also like Good Music and MMG.

3375 Whats something you want the world to know about you?

RICHIE Richie Wess makes DOPE music and J.O.B is out now go check for yourself.

3375 Where can people go to check out your music?

RICHIE Itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and

3375 Whats your twitters? and Facebook?

RICHIE Twitter @RichieWess Facebook Richie Wess

3375 Do you have any shout outs?

RICHIE Shoutout to my artist Yung Dred & My Dj Spinatik. Shoutout to everyone supporting the YTC movement.

Thursday, July 12, 2012



Trin is a 26 year old army veteran now hip hop artist. He first got his big break in Hawaii when he received national radio play for a song call "Life of a star" It was an instant hit and led to him to open up for artists such as Bone Thugs, Talib Kweli, Paul Wall, and meeting Kanye West in the studio and so forth. Trin live in Richmond Virginia where he is managed by Jay D'amour of Ryde4Mine Ent. Since moving Virginia, he has done several showcases, but on March 1,2012 he recieve a call to perform at SXSW in Austin Tx. Trin performed in front of a grammy nominated producer, Ron C (ceo of swisha house) and 2 other judges. He scored a 77 out of 100. Since then, he's been asked to perform in Cleveland, North Carolina, ATL, NY, and Louisiana. He's style is unmatched, and he's grind is like no other. Trin network speaks for itself. Trin has a huge arsenal of songs already on top of the 3-4. He usually write during the day and night. When performing on stage Trin shine bright when he is on stage. Because music is what he love..Trin was quoted saying " I am not into that whole trap music/gang banging theme, i am more so party focused have a good time kind of vibe."

3375 Who is Trin, and how would you describe what you do?

Trin Trin is the next big thing. I'm more than just a hip-hop artist, I am a visionary. Whether I am in the studio, performing, shooting a music video, or just thinking about the music industry in general, I always picture how I am going to do it bigger than the last person. It's hard telling people "I rap," so I tell them that I am a musician. In the end that's what I am, and music is what I do.

3375 You have a very timeless sound and style.. A mixture of smooth R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop, (and many other Top-40 genres)... When did you realize that real musicians don't limit themselves?.. and is it possible for you to pick a favorite genre of music?

Trin Thank you. Yea, I try to do a big mixture of styles of music to give each person something to listen to. When my album Illuminati drops, there will be something for everyone, Hip-hop, r&b, pop, even a little twist of rock and roll because I don't want my fans and new listeners to get bored hearing the same type of song every track. If you don't like one song, I am sure you will like another, trust me haha. I realized actually on my own, that I can't just limit myself to making one style of music, because my fanbase would be limited. If I did have to pick a favorite genre of music, it would definitely have to be hip-hop, that's where my heart is.

3375 How did you get your name?

Trin I actually shortened my last name, Trinidad, to T.R.I.N. which also stands for "the real is now." Marinate hahaha.

3375 Can you remember back to when you first discovered Hip-Hop?

Trin I first discovered hip hop more so when i was an early teenager, around 14 or so. I say that and people are like "oh no, i used to listen to so and so when I was like 9..." but then i tell them, listening to hip-hop and actually embracing and understanding the culture are two different things. It's around the same time when i wrote my first couple of verses and came to realize that this is what I want to do.

3375 I always give artists the chance to reflect on what they have been through (the good, the bad, and the ugly) to get where they are today.. Let's touch on Trin's journey for a moment.. What was life like for you growing up?

Trin Growing up was not rough at all. I was fortunate enough to have my parents there for me. My dad was in the Army when I was growing up, then after he got out, both of my parents worked all the way up until me and my younger sister graduated high school. I wasn't born rich though, but one thing my parents drilled into my head was to make due with what I got, and what I need, will come to me if I work hard enough for it. Of course, with all journeys, there are some bad roads that we have to travel. I was in the Army from 2005-2009 stationed in Hawaii. While I was there, i released the song "Life of a Star" ft. DJ Malakai, and it was an instant hit. The radio DJ was Krystilez, and he heard it maybe for like 45 seconds, told me to adjust some of the levels on it and that same night, I got my first national radio play. That jump started a lot for my career but with all good comes bad. I reached the end of my service contract and had gotten out of the Army. Living there was expensive so I had to move back to my home state of VA. So just when I thought I had it all, life got in my face and said "try again."

3375 What are your views on the Virginia Hip-Hop/Music scene at the moment?

Trin The Virginia music scene is on the move. There is a lot of local talent in Virginia. Artists like Red Rum, Nickelus F, Famlay, Pusha-T, Malice, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Skillz, just to name a few. One day though, Im gonna be there rockin wit them.

3375 Who would you say are your musical influences, and why?

Trin My influences in music are Eminem because that man is a lyrical genius, Busta Rhymes because of his delivery, 2pac because of the attitude, and of course Biggie, because every song he made was a hit. Each of those artists have done different styles of music and they have all done it well.

3375 With the major label system going down quicker than a Vegas hooker a lot of people believe this is a great time for indie artists.. What do you think?

Trin This is definitely the perfect time for Indie artists to get a fast jump start. I remember watching the movie "Socail Network" and the dean said "its better to create a job than to find one" so i applied that with music. I don't have to pay a distributor to put my music out, I don't have to pay a label to put their symbol on my CD case, I can just login to my reverbnation page and release whatever I feel like, and with the way the social networks are blowing up, its almost impossible to not have at least some type of following, a lot of it is just how hard you work.

3375 The major label system will NEVER be the same and produce those major dollars and deals because the indie artists got tired of begging for a deal and getting rejected.. Indie artists are smarter now, and technology has provided the tools to create your OWN label, buzz, $, etc.
What's your favorite Gangster Movie?

Trin Do i got to pick just one hahaha, nah but for real, it has got to be Goodfellas.

3375 Where can we contact and listen to you?

Trin I can be reached on twitter @trin804 and yes i respond to EVERYONE and i FOLLOW BACK. I can also be heard on by email at

3375 Any Shout out?

Trin Definitely got to shout out 3375 magazine, Ryde4Mine Ent, my manager Jay, my girl Jayme, my producer Smallz, David b Goliath, Da kennel, Dj Flaco, Kulture glass shop, my family, my fans, and most importantly GOD.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012



Comedian Lissa P was born July 6th, 19yea right (lol) in Richmond Virginia. She WAS the youngest of 3 girls until her mother adopted her cousin (@ the age of 7) who is now a theater writer/performer in Chicago Ill.

Since Lissa P was able to talk she could never keep her mouth shut (just ask ALL of her teachers, from elementary, middle AND high school…sad but, true).

Lissa P always knew it was in her blood to bring laughter to people’s hearts & souls.

One day in conversation a co-worker stated that a local Comedy Improve Troupe in Richmond was holding auditions and I, me (new to the game) Lissa P should try out. Indeed, I auditioned and became a part of the “Richmond Comedy Sports Improve Troupe” spring of 2007 until winter 2008.

After exploring a year in the Improve world Lissa P started to spread her wings into performing stand up in other venues in the surrounding areas of VA. Her first big step was gracing stage of the well known Richmond Funny Bone May, June & August of 2009.
After entering in the Richmond Funny Bones “Clash of the Comics” open mic competitions in May, June, in August (the finale) Lissa P became the 1st female EVER to place top 3 in a “Clash” (Lissa being the only SEXY chick out of 11 dudes..that was a HUGH honor.
Lissa P thanks her father for introducing her to the world of comedy. Since she was 5yrs old her father would have her on his lap @ 8p to watch the Benny Hill Show (a British comedy that ran from Jan. 15th, 1955-May 30, 1991). Lissa P feels that comedy/entertaining/hosting.. is in her blood & it’s here to stay!!

3375  Can you please tell our readers who Lissa is?

  LISSA  Lissa P is a funny, out of control (when needed) up & coming Comediennes. I've been in the entertainment field of comedy since 2007 but, in my soul since birth : ) I am a very caring, loving, (which is soo common for a zodiac Cancer, July 6th baby such as myself..OOW OOW!!) like to going to the movies, working out, shopping for shoes, Cowboys fan (but, if they aren't doing well by the 4th quarter I usually go for the other team)!

3375  How would you describe your act?

    LISSA   Relatable Life!! Point Blank. 9 x's out of 10 anything that I talk about has happened in my life and somehow some way you'll be able to relate. People always say "Tell me a joke" & I ask them "how much time do you have b/c we have at least 20+ years to cover" LOL!

3375  It seems like everyone is getting into music, why did you choose comedy?

   LISSA   B/C I can't sing..LOL so, my music career would have been over w/ the first note! I'm not the one who listened to my mama when she said "gone sing baby" nay i listened to my daddy when he said "make em' laugh before they laugh at you".

3375  When did you realize your talent or gift?

    LISSA  1st grade. We would go on the playground in the evenings and I would entertain my friends. We had this game  where each person (about 8 of use) would go across the monkey bars one by one & as each person went across we would have to cheer the loudest for the person who we wanted to go across again & again just to do silly stuff. You guessed it! I got the loudest cheers. Ay-dont knock this game we were ONLY in 1st grade.. geesh!! I think the loud cheers and seeing that I could put smiles on peoples faces felt good & most of all it was priceless.

3375  Who do you think is the funniest comedian of all time?.

    LISSA  WOW, funniest of all times???? It's hard to pick just one but, I would say Mr. Richard Pryor!

3375  Do you have a certain age group for what you do or your act is for everybody?

    LISSA  Everybody! You just gotta let me know ahead of time what the age group will When I started off doing comedy @ Comedy Sportz Improv Theater in 07'. those shows were family friendly (my grandma went so, your kids were safe)

3375  How did it feel the first time you was on stage?

    LISSA  WOW. My first time on stage was @ Comedy Sportz & that wasn't to bad b/c I was on there w/ other players on there w/ me but, my first solo performance was @ the Richmond Funny Bone & b/c it was on my mom's birthday (May 4th)  I knew she was watching over me so, I was actually ok! For some reason stage fright comes along every now & then but, it subsides once I open my mouth!

3375  Tell us 2 things you will want our readers to know about you.

    LISSA  1.) I trained to be a EMT before I started comedy but, cried over every patient we picked up SO, I knew I was ONLY meant to make people laugh once they felt better. 2.) I'm a

3375  How can we keep updates on performance?

    LISSA Facebook @ "Comedianess Lissa P"!
My next performance will be Saturday July 21st 2012 for the Tropical Diva's Plus Size Fashion Show @ the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. Check out their website for ticket information!!

3375  Do you have any shout outs?

    LISSA  My mom & dad Mary & Clarence Smothers (Rest in Perfect Peace..thank you for EVERYTHING) ,my sisters Kim, Annette, Melanie & my cousins (Jody). Jay Grizzy, VCU's J-Lowdown Show, REPVA Radio, Ain't No Half Steppin' w/ Marcus J Internet Radio,  the Aaron Turner Show & the Richmond Funny Bone. To anyone I may have left out charge it to my head and not my heart! Love to you all & thank you to 3375 Magazine!!

Comedy Sportz Improv Richmond, VA March 2007-2008

Richmond Funny Bone Clash of Comics Richmond Va May/June/August 2009

Guest on VCU J-Lowdown Radio Show Richmond. VA January 2011

Crossroads Appearance x2 Richmond VA March 2011

Richmond Funny Bone Apollo Night Richmond VA June 2011

Antione Scott & Friends TV appearance Richmond VA July 2011

“Jody” Smith Showcase Richmond VA July 2011

Lake Side Laughs Sports & Grill Henrico VThe Green Room w/ Jay Grizzy

Radio Show Richmond VA October 2011

Underground Dance All Stars Event Richmond VA November 2011

Co-hosted Women In Business Event Chesterfield VA December 2011

Finale VCU J-Lowdown Radio Show Roast Richmond VA December 2011

Ain’t No Half Steppin w/ Marcus J Radio Show Richmond VA December 2011

The Aaron Turner Radio Show Richmond VA December 2011

REPNVA Radio co-host w/ Kizzi Henderson Mechanicsville VA December 2011

REPNVA Radio co-host w/ Kizzi Henderson Mechanicsville VA January 2012

1800 Bar & Grill Comedy Showcase Richmond VA February 2012

REPVA Radio co-host w/ Kizzie Henderson Mechanicsville VA

April 2012 (Jody Interview)

Jamil Jasey Lyric Ave Poerty Event /Bo’Dillaz Richmond VA
April 2012

Lyric Ave Poetry Event/ Club Auroa Richmond VA
May 2012

The Aaron Turner Radio Show Richmond VA May 2012

Hosted Bac2Back Radio Mid-South Bike Event Stony Creek VA June 2012

REPNVA Radio co-host w/ Kizzi Henderson Mechanicsville VA June 2012