Pittsburgh Rapper ‘Heartless’ talks Independent Music, Profanity-Free Lyrics, and Upcoming Projects

Mistah Wilson: What’s good wit’ it! Thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. How ya’ been?Heartless: I’ve been good trying to stay focused. Thank you guys for having me! So our audience can gain a clear understanding of you as an artist, could you give us a quick background on yourself? Heartless: I’ve been doing music seriously since 2009. I had a song called “Sit Back” feat G.Breeze on music choice. In 2010 I decided to switch my music to profanity free, after my pops listened to my underground album, and said it was too hardcore with … Continue reading Pittsburgh Rapper ‘Heartless’ talks Independent Music, Profanity-Free Lyrics, and Upcoming Projects

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)

Afroman talks being a Crip and Moving to Rival School

While he’s known more for his stoner songs, Afroman’s first album, My Fro-losophy, featured lots of references to the Crips, which he belonged to while living in South Central as a kid. Afroman spoke on how he joined the Eight Tray Gangsters in his neighborhood to get respect, but it was when he moved to a rival Rolling 60’s school (Horace Mann) that he got into a bit of trouble. Continue reading Afroman talks being a Crip and Moving to Rival School

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…

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

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

Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) Announces Surprise Album Before Retirement

Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – has had quite the tumultuous 2016 (haven’t we all?). All year long the Brooklyn hip-hop legend, outspoken political activist and silver-screen actor has been caught up in legal troubles. He tried to travel out of South Africa under a fraudulent “World Passport” document , and as a result, he and his family were detained in January. (He’s now on the country’s “undesirables” list, apparently unwelcome to return…) Whether his legal troubles had anything to do with it or not, they coincided pretty closely with the rapper’s announcement that he would be … Continue reading Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) Announces Surprise Album Before Retirement