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INTERVIEW | “Behind The Mic” Rap Discussion [ Season 2] ‪ ‪@jahmonteogbon ‬ ‬ ‬ ‬ EXCLUSIVE via ‪@Team_Moet_610 ‬#W2TM

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Jah Monte Ogbon a name that should rings bells if your an underground hip hop fan. This has been a solid year for him from getting his first song on the #Hot100 to getting spins on Hot 97 by your favorite DJ. It all started with him changing the game with some of the most outlandish (WTF) song titles that usually catch listeners attention. We’ve been following him for a few years an have seen tremendous growth in his music & brand it’s only right that we share his story.

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( Team Moet ) Looking at your career over the last 2-3 years how satisfied would you say you are with what you’ve accomplished so far?

( Jah Monte )

I’m pretty satisfied with what I’ve done in the past few years I went on a self funded tour around the country and linked with majority of my favorite artists in the “underground”

( Team Moet ) What inspires your creative song titles?

( Jah Monte)

I once named a song “Vegan Chicken Over Rice With My Cougar Bitch Who Look Like Jada Pinkett Smith” and it went crazy so I keep that same formula

( Team Moet ) The “Infinite Wisdom” Project was one of my favorites from you. How dope does it feel now to be pressing vinyls up for this and other projects & shipping them all over the world?

( Jah Monte )

It’s a great feeling I planned all this out in 2018 so to see it come to life is fulfilling. I’ve spent a lot of money on beats, features, traveling etc

(  Team Moet ) You call yourself “the best rapper in Charlotte” do you believe that & if so can you tell us what makes you the best?

( Jah Monte )

The best rapper in Charlotte title is just a marketing scheme. There’s a lot of talented artist in the CLT I just work smarter than them so I shine a little more. I thing too serious just a idea I came with to stand out.

( Team Moet) Being an Ohio native an growing up in Charlotte as well how would you say your life experiences in different areas helped you paint a picture on the mic?

( Jah Monte )

Being in different areas definitely opened my eyes to a lot of experiences that gives me a different perspective on life and I add that into the music.

( Team Moet ) Between Jah Monte & King Callis which persona of yours do you think is the better rapper ? What would be the major differences between the two?

( Jah Monte )

Jah-Monte King callis it’s all the same I’m just a little more lit now.

( Team Moet ) This Quarantine situation is crazy but at the same time it’s an opportunity for us to focus on ourselves an goals. What have you been doing to stay busy?

(Jah Monte)  

During this quarantine I’ve been working on music at the same pace as always I’m just thinking of different ways to be creative when it comes to marketing the music.

( Team Moet ) You got a good ear for beats tell us a little bit about your process when picking them?

( Jah Monte ) I find the samples for loops myself majority of the time unless I’m working with a producer online. I usually go browse through a genre at the record store until something stand out. Either that or going through a few YouTube channels for samples.

( Team Moet ) How helpful would you say Bandcamp & SoundCloud have been for your career ?

( Jah Monte ) Bandcamp/SoundCloud is helpful because it suggests similar artist to you so a listener can discover other artist or that listener probably discovered you from a recommendation. If you know how to finesse the hashtag you’ll be good

(Team Moet ) Who are some artists you would say influenced you growing up being that you been creating music since a young age?

(Jah Monte) Camron, Sun Ra, J Dilla, The Jacka, Ampichino

INTERVIEW | “Behind The Mic” Rap Discussion [ WEEK 8 ] With ‪@THEFASTLIFE_NYC ‪‪‪‬‬‪ #W2TM EXCLUSIVE

 

Fastlife is an upcoming rapper from Queens, NY. He has blessed up with projects such as “Traffic King” “Fastlife 2” & “Camorra” to name a few. His wordplay & delivery makes makes you really get a feel for his music. He is definitely one of my favorite artists out right now that I recommend checking out. Fresh off the release of the “Slumber” project. I present you with the Fastlife Interview.

 

 

(TM)  When I first heard “Garlic Cookies” I had to buy “Traffic King” immediately I loved the beat & song. What was your thoughts when you first heard that beat?

 

( FastLife )  I was blown away, it was exactly the type of beat i was looking for at the time, wazab_waza did his thing on that.

 

( TM )  By your own standards What are the 3 most important things you focus on when making music?

 

( Fastlife ) I focus on making good references, Using vocab i haven’t previously used, And just having fun/going with the flow.

 

( TM )  What do you think draws people to your music?

 

( Fastlife )   Not to sure, i be thinking im trash… lol

 

( TM )   I know from following you on Twitter you been through some tough times this year. How are you managing to stay positive and keep your mind on the music grind?

 

( Fastlife ) Man just staying busy, staying focused on the bigger picture.

 

( TM ) What’s your favorite song you recorded to date & why?

 

( Fastlife )  I don’t really have one yet i think they all suck, but that’s just me being a harsh critic on my self.

 

( TM )    Us Vs Them you said “bet against the odds it’s them against us their shits second to ours my shit sent from the gods the profits wisdom fell from the stars they trying separate man from his cause” powerful stuff……When you first heard the completed song what was your initial thoughts?

 

( Fastlife )  I thought damn me and villain got one right here. I’m just tryna do what i do best and give the track a dope Message and sound, we fucked that whole tape up!! Shout out vinyl villain.

 

( TM )  From what I see you don’t do much of them so I have to ask what’s your thoughts on features?

 

( Fastlife )  I do a bunch of features all the time, If they got $400 for me lets get it!!

 

( TM )  You worked with El Camino a few times over the years seems y’all have good chemistry. Have you thought about putting a project out together?

 

( Fastlife )  Camino the bro, haven’t really thought or discussed that, could be dope though.

 

( TM )  How important would you say album cover art is to you as an artist these days ?

 

( Fastlife )   I see a lot of the same shit, same inspired art, My advice is put something classic out something That’s going to make people remember the album off rip.

 

( TM )   What was your thought process working on this new “Slumber” project you recently dropped?

 

( Fastlife )  My thought process was i wanna make an EP where you can just roll up smoke and by the time the blunts done your like wait the ep is over? Run it back that was a vibe… Make people get lost in the sound, and vibe of the EP. The features on it I wanted to shine light on people who I think are doing dope shit in the underground music community and people i fuck with personally wiardon and Jah Monte those dudes came through & I thank them immaculately.

 

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Interview | “Behind The Mic” Rap Discussion [ Week 2 ] With ‪@LIYMCAPITAL‪ ‬+ EXCLUSIVE Best Of Playlist Via @Spotify Included #W2TM

 

Liym Capital is an up & coming rapper out of Atlanta. His witty rhymes, charisma along with exuberant swag matched with his delivery makes it easy to get into his music.

His flow gives you that godly feeling like stepping in the club with a fresh shape up, chain & Rolex . I always tell L he reminds me of AZ. Take some time get to know him & get familiar with his music I promise you won’t be disappointed. I also added an exclusive Best Of Playlist below via Spotify.

 

  1. ( TM ) I’ve been following your music since early 2015 so I’m pretty familiar with what you’ve done so far. For those that don’t know who is Liym Capital?

 

 

( Liym Capital )  Liym Capital is an indie hip hop artist who has had an affinity for rap music ever since he could remember. I just want to contribute to the culture and share my story/viewpoint through words over music.

 

 

2.  ( TM ) How did you come up with this name?

 

 

( Liym Capital ) i came up with the name by just adding capital to my longtime nickname to represent my company capital regime. Liym is short for Saliym which is my govt name.

 

 

3. ( TM ) What are some aliases you rapped under in the past?

 

 

( Liym Capital ) Liym Courteous, Courteous L etc lol I was a bit indecisive in the past

 

 

4.  ( TM ) Do you feel “Triple Crown” is you best work to date & if yes why?

 

 

( Liym Capital ) yes, the songs are just better than the ones that have preceded it in my opinion. I feel the production is amongst the strongest I’ve used if it hasn’t exceeded my prior works but I feel my biggest improvement was how I’ve grown lyrically. I was very intentional with the messages in the music this time around. It’s just not words rhyming together, it’s a story. It’s a look into who I am as a person and what I believe in. Also my mic presence is worlds better on this project than it was on precedent projects.

 

 

5. ( TM ) Between “Prophet Or Profit” & “The Float Pamphlet” which album do you personally like better?

 

 

( Liym Capital ) That’s tough, I like both for different reasons. The pamphlet is my first born. First at bat. Got classic joints on there. Whenevers there’s a first there’s really no expectation so that’s fun. You just pop out put your best foot forward and share your gift. My man siah and black 7th produces it entirely aside from one joint. Again it’s a classic. Prophet or profit is a little more conceptual and my man bless is masterful with the beats and skits. Shit is hilarious, the skits I mean. Bless has a grimey fly sound that my vocals sound ill on. Brings a diff side out of L’y. My bread and butter is smooth shit, slick rhymes, shit like that. But on bless shit it gets a lil darker. And I got a few concept joints on there that are crazy. On one I’m talking to god asking for forgiveness. On another it’s a joint where a chic is involved and it ends up bad. But yeah man tough choice, love both for different reasons I’ll let the people decide lol.

 

 

6. ( TM ) Tell me a little about what “Uppercase” is ?

 

 

 

( Liym Capital ) Just an alias, synonym for capital .. which represents money of course.

 

 

7. ( TM ) How do your peers in ATL treat you since your sound would be more East coast than southern?

 

 

( Liym Capital ) I’m not sure , mainly because it’s not a concern of mine. I don’t look for or desire acceptance. I just do me. Being yourself is your superpower so ima just keep my cape on and have it take me where I need to go.

 

 

8.  ( TM ) If you could do a joint album with any up & coming Producer who would you choose & why?

 

 

( Liym Capital ) Alchemist isn’t up and coming but he’s my favorite producer. I definitely gotta get a project in with Sick Siah, that’s in the works. Other than him There’s no names that really pop up in particular. I’m just interested in heat it don’t matter who it’s by

 

 

9. ( TM ) So far you’ve already worked with some artists like The Hoodies, Primo Jab, Stevie Crooks, Snazz Gaudy, Roland Papers . Do you have any features stashed in the vaults we haven’t heard yet?

 

 

( Liym Capital ) Nahh not at the moment.

 

 

10. ( TM ) When can we expect some new music?

 

 

( Liym Capital ) Shit we setting up the flood right now. My issue has been consistency so I’m working on loading up so I could drop back to back to back no breaks. So next time you see some content just know I’m following up w/ more. I’m gonna drop a mixtape called “Decadence” before the year is up. I’ll be spitting over industry beats that came out in the past decade 2010-2019 , coming out crazy.

 

 

 

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