How a 5th Grade rapper sold over 250k+ albums with Positive Music

Standing less than 5 feet tall, it’s easy to overlook “Corey J.” in a crowded room. Until he opens his mouth. “There are two types of people in this world,” says 10-year-old Corey Jackson. “There are dreamers. And there are dream chasers. I’m chasing my dreams!” He may only be 10, but rapper Corey J., aka Lil C Note, is fast gaining traction in the Atlanta hip-hop scene. In the last year, the fifth-grader — a self-proclaimed “positive hip-hop” recording artist — received endorsements from some of the biggest names in the rap industry, including Cash Money Records CEO Bryan … Continue reading How a 5th Grade rapper sold over 250k+ albums with Positive Music

LA / Pasadena artist Shamir: "I am the #1 Rapper in the World" (Exclusive Interview)

Download This Interview Los Angeles & Pasadena based artist Shamir sits down with Dom Promo (Dominic Poole) as they discuss Music, Influences, and Aspirations on WilsonBlock100 Radio. Shamir, whose been seen pushing his mixtapes in tha street over the last 5 years, claims he is the “#1 rapper in the world.” Shamir also goes on to say that his albums went platinum in the streets attributing his ambitions as an artist. Shamir also pays tribute to legendary Hip Hop producer J. Dilla.  Living in Pasadena most of his life, Shamir talks about how moving to Los Angeles was tough for … Continue reading LA / Pasadena artist Shamir: "I am the #1 Rapper in the World" (Exclusive Interview)

Pasadena Hip Hop Pioneer ‘Paco Swartz’ talks Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity…

Today’s local music scene in Pasadena, California is alive and well. Mistah Wilson caught up with Download This Interview Pasadena Hip Hop pioneer Paco Swartz for an exclusive interview about Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity. In this interview, Paco touches on how his spot was the ‘dojo’ for a lot of the Pasadena artists from his generation. Giving Glory to God for still being here, Swartz also speaks on growing up in Pasadena and attending Washington Middle School. Paco mentions the adverse conditions of students who attended Washington Middle School, or the … Continue reading Pasadena Hip Hop Pioneer ‘Paco Swartz’ talks Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity…

Keith Sweat on today’s R&B: "Not the R&B that I know it to be" in Exclusive Interview

Exclusive Q&A w/ Keith Sweat about coming up in the game, what he thinks about R&B music today, and what fans who have yet to see his Vegas show, Keith Sweat: Last Forever can expect. Take me back to 1987 when the album Make It Last Forever was released. It was a time of a new artist coming out with new music trying to make an impact on the music scene. So me dropping an album in 87, or music in 87, was to make a statement and somewhat different than what was out because you had a harder drum beat … Continue reading Keith Sweat on today’s R&B: "Not the R&B that I know it to be" in Exclusive Interview

Rapper Tone Grizzard Proves Why He’s One of Pasadena’s Hardest Hitters

Don’t let tha face fool you, Pasadena rapper Tone Grizzard is no lyrical push-over. Actually, he’s an apex predator out here. Don’t think you could just beat him in a rap battle. He’s not a stranger to the local music scene. Having released several mixtapes over the years, Grizzard stands out as one of the most creative lyricists currently doing it from Pasadena.Tone attended the BringingItTogether Gold Carpet Open Mic Photo Shoot & Drum Circle on 12/20/16 and spit an exclusive (and explicit) freestyle that will leave you astonished! Tone Grizzard, who directs his own music videos, has worked with … Continue reading Rapper Tone Grizzard Proves Why He’s One of Pasadena’s Hardest Hitters

"New Balance" by Jhene Aiko (Song Review by Dominic Poole)

The Los Angeles native songbird, Jhene Aiko is back with some new sounds and a new song ready to make the fourth quarter of 2016 her very own reenactment of a Kobe Bryant (The Closer) statement. Aiko is very competitive for a female vocalist quoting her statement in 2014 saying she will kill off J. Cole with her lyrics, well there’s only a few rules that apply for defeating a great lyricist, one is just make it look pretty, she has the looks alright, and she can back it up with her pen game. Better known for her smash breakout … Continue reading "New Balance" by Jhene Aiko (Song Review by Dominic Poole)

Q&A w/ SoCal artist Khriz-Z about the Advantages of being a Bilingual Rapper

Mistah Wilson: Honored to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. What you been up to?Khriz-Z: I’ve been well. Just focusing on music, work, and family. Everyday I’m one step closer to success. Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a quick background on yourself?Khriz-Z: Well, I was born in Mexico City. I came with my mom, to the U.S.A, when I was 10 years old. Now I’m 22 years old. In between those years, I lived in a couple of cities. Pomona, Corona, Riverside, Colton, and San Bernardino. Mistah Wilson: … Continue reading Q&A w/ SoCal artist Khriz-Z about the Advantages of being a Bilingual Rapper

Seattle artist Scribes One talks Albums, Shows, & The Local Music Scene with Mistah Wilson on WilsonBlock100 Radio

Seattle rapper Scribes One recently sat down with Mistah Wilson to discuss the challenges and rewards of pursuing a career as a musician, his latest projects, and life growing up in Seattle, Washington. Tha HipHop/R&B fusion artist has been on his grind for years now, climbing beyond tha walls of his city to find his way. In tha exclusive interview, Scribes talks about his collaboration with Macklemore and how they know each other. Scribes also speaks on the pressures of his local music scene and what is expected of him by his family. Mistah Wilson spins some of Scribe’s latest … Continue reading Seattle artist Scribes One talks Albums, Shows, & The Local Music Scene with Mistah Wilson on WilsonBlock100 Radio

Tray Dee talks about possible Eastsidaz reunion

Do you think that the Eastsidaz will ever get back together and record another album? We’ve discussed the possibility of it but to be honest, I think that Snoop is in another place as far as music is concerned. It’s not like he couldn’t do it but to revisit that mind-state and to re-display that to the public – I don’t think that is who he is. Plus, I don’t think that the chemistry is there to go in and get it done. A lot of things have gone on and been said since I was away. We are all … Continue reading Tray Dee talks about possible Eastsidaz reunion