TooBusy Ft. Billy Danze (M.O.P.) “Married To The Blues” Single/Video

TooBusy enlists Billy Danze (M.O.P.) for “Married to the Blues” single/video. As of late, Danze has been leading a mission to bridge the generational gap in Hip-Hop, which is evident throughout the track. The respected OG is recognized as the bad mother*cker he is, who paved lanes and gave everything to the game. Now he’s leading future generations of lyrical warriors down his signature, yet evolved lane.

“Married To The Blues” on Apple Music and Spotify 

Soulful, jazzy undertones from the sax weave through knocking bass to heighten the incomparable wordplay spewed from Danze. This is a tough record sure to have ageless Hip-Hop heads stuck on repeat.

“How We Like It (The Take Off!)” Featuring Dinco D x C “Boogie” Brown @DincoD

New School Inc. presents “How We Like It” (The Take Off!) produced by Mr. Adassa (Tha PartyCrasha), engineered and mixed by Jonathan “Mudnoc” Carter.
Dinco D and C “Boogie” Brown of Leaders of the New School team up for a classic record that revives the sounds and elements of Hip Hop. “How We Like It” brings a mixture of old school beats, bass, with a bantam of techno. Only bona fide and creditable emcees can deliver Empire State lyrics execution style!

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From Brownsville to Camden, Get to Know Indie Artist Big Dummy

MJ here with ArtMuzo Live.  On the scene tonight joining me hailing form Camden, NJ is Artist and Entertainer Mont Polk aka Big Dummy.  Big Dummy reigns as current Supreme BARs Philly champion. Before we jump right in to the music and history, please let everyone know about the name “Big Dummy”.  I’m sure there are many readers out there who are just as curios.  Was it a childhood name? Was it a name created specifically for your career?
Big Dummy:  Mont Mont was my child hood name. The name came from Rico, the Vice President of GO Dummy music group. I was the CEO and one day he called me the BIG DUMMY and it just stuck because it made so much sense. My name was Lamont and it described my comedic personality.
MJ:  Give everyone a little bit of history.  You grew up in Camden, NJ which happens to be one of the roughest areas to be raised in.  I discover in many interviews with artists that music saved their lives from past trauma, estranged relationships, difficult survival environments, etc.  Is that the case for Big Dummy as well?
Big Dummy:  I was born and raised in East New York, Brownsville, New York. I migrated there in my teen years. I was in high school and my dad died so I moved to Brownsville with my grandmother. That’s where I was introduced to the bloods, the drugs, and most importantly the music. I came to Camden, New Jersey as an adult trying to raise my children and become a solo rapper. I was in a rap group during my years in NEW YORK.
MJ:  Tell us about “little” Dummy.  How were you introduced to music?  What was it about music that pulled you in? At what point in our life did that love and passion turn into pursuing a career?
Big Dummy: My best friend who I consider my twin took me to my first studio session. I was actually good at poetry and ended up converting that night to a rapper. The fact was that I could make people laugh with music. My first rhymes were almost battles to the general public and my boys but it was hilarious. Well it was a dream in New York something we never paid for people paid for us so when I starting coming out of pocket is when it became a career.  My brother Snake ran away from home and I began smoking weed and cutting school and hanging with musicians and other rappers from Brownsville, NY projects. We began rapping in elevators and staircases as well as karaoke and making mix tapes. When I moved to NJ I was no longer a part of a group and had to fend for myself to become a solo artist.
MJ:  Let’s talk about your style of music.  I consider you both artist and entertainer for several reasons.  One of those being your sense of versatility, another being your stage performance.  Your catalog of music consists of boom bap Hip Hop, R&B, and to date club bangers with catchy beats.  Not everyone can pull off musically what you have accomplished thus far in your career.  Talk about that.
Big Dummy:  Well like I said my music started off comical but later I wanted to create real music and tell stories but I was always told you have to be versatile. Almighty and other influential artists always had unique styles, and I felt as if I had many unique styles and didn’t want to limit myself to only one style of music. My goal is to be able to turn anything into my type of music on any genre or creative instrumental.
MJ:  For all the fans, followers, and supporters out there talk about recent projects that are out now and what can be expected from Big Dummy in the upcoming new year.
Big Dummy: “Educated Fool” is my upcoming album sometime in January of next year or maybe even Aprils Fools Day and probably will work alongside Trazsh Man to do my artwork and music videos. I am also pursuing modeling and standup comedy.  Also my upcoming group album “MDG” (Million Dollar Gang) will be coming out this year at the end December around the Christmas holiday.
MJ:  For those that might not be familiar, you also have a savvy sense of style!  Is that another career you are pursuing?
Big Dummy: Yes, modeling and fashion.
MJ:  You are also part of a group.  Tell everyone a little bit about your group and what’s hot right now with the group.  Share some of the challenges being part of a group.  Do you have a preference of performing solo or as a group?
Big Dummy: Schedules. Life and personalities are the biggest challenge with being in a group. However, I prefer the group because it feels better to be on stage with a million people opposed to performing alone. It shows “strength in numbers”.
MJ:  Describe your stage performance using three words.  What would you say is one thing fans leave with from a Big Dummy performance?
Big Dummy: Story line with intensity and humor.
MJ:  You have shared the stage with some major artists.  What artists would you like to add that growing list?
Big Dummy: Jada Kiss, Future, Uncle Murda , The Game, Smiff-n-Wesson, and Peedie Crack to name a few.
MJ:  Is there anything else you want the world to know about Big Dummy?
Big Dummy: I am looking to pursue comedy, cooking shows, movie appearances, and the likes. I want to show my diversification in the industry to not only be a music artist but to show my flexibility with other industrial arts.
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BRONX’S OWN CONFLIKT RELEASES “STAY UP” VIDEO PRODUCED BY GUMMY BEATS X DJ PAIN 1 (@CONFLIKT718)

Up and coming artist Conflikt from Bronx, NY is paving the streets and creating his own lane when it comes to music.  Steering away from the club banger and popping bottle hits, “Stay Up” produced by Gummy Beats and DJ Pain 1 delivers a clear message.  Even in the darkness, in the self doubt and in the pain, it’s vital to point your head to the sky. “Higher than your word, I’m like an apostrophe.”
Conflikt delivers unequivocal and vivid punchlines with each lyric.  Even with the realization that “Life is a gamble, a knife with no handle” he declares to live life with no limitations, and has proven this much.  Conflikt continues to buildup his fan base and recognition with Coast 2 Coast competitions and showcases, Team Backpack tours, live performances across the East Coast, and for representing real Hip Hop!
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Hip Hop Duo Releases Exclusive Project “Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars” |@nextwon8141

MJ here with ArtMuzo Live!  Joining me with brand new music and a tell all is Hip Hop Duo producer Nextwon, and MC Trauma known as DS9.
MJ:  Before we jump right in with the release of “Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars” give us some history of how you two linked up with each other to create DS9.
MC Trauma: We met through a mutual friend and did a couple of dope joints. After that Nextwon asked me if I was interested in doing a project I said, and we took it from there.
Nextwon: Trauma and I linked up a few years ago through a mutual associate, and we hit it off right away!  We started collaborating and had been kicking around tracks for the past couple of years. But It wasn’t until about a year ago that DS9 was officially formed.
MJ:  How long was producing and emceeing a hobby before the epiphany hit to pursue it as a career?
Nextwon:  I had started making mixed tapes and beats about 20 years ago as a hobby with my crew Mentillstate.  We would sit and make beats and tracks in my basement.  Then I helped produce my first album Matrameru’s “Sandglass”.  It wasn’t until then that I really started collaborating with other artists and creating music for the public to hear.
MC Trauma: For me it goes way back to 1985. I never been interested in anything else really.
MJ:  I first listened to DS9 when Nextwon reached out to me with the new release of “Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars”.   I was fascinated and mesmerized by both the lyrics and the production and the precision of it all! Tell the listeners all about the new release, from beginning to end!  We want to know the who, what, where, when, why, and how of “Death Planets and Dwarf Stars”.
MC Trauma: It wasn’t just a bang-bang creation. It took a while to finish, but it just came together real crazy like a drawn out blueprint.
Nextwon: We had a handful of tracks finished but really weren’t sure what direction the project was going.  Trauma sent me the lyrics to “100 Eyes” and I knew right then and there that we had something.  Once Trauma finished recording “End of the Day”, we knew the potential was there for this to be a really dope project.
MJ:  How do you think listeners and fans will react to the project?
Nextwon: We really tried to create an album that would appeal to the masses.  You got that old school boom bap vibe paired with a modern twist in the way Trauma delivers his lyrics.  I think heads will feel our energy.
MC Trauma: I think the audience we’re going for will feel it’s different and spacy.  But I think if they like that boom bap backpack, they will definitely dig it!
MJ:  Speaking of fans, many of them tend to get caught up in the glamour and glitz of the music industry.  Reality is there is an enormous amount of pressure, especially between producers and artists.  One can’t outshine the other, the flow and tempo and lyrics need to be in sync, and the business relationship has to be built on trust and respect.  Most importantly the chemistry has to be there!  Talk about that and share some of your challenges and some of the successes as duo.
MC Trauma: I don’t have a reason not to trust Nextwon.  It’s a fair exchange of respect that comes from the give and take.  When I ask for a beat I get it ASAP.  When he sends a beat he gets the song back ASAP.  Our chemistry just works!
Nextwon: Trauma has a way of bringing my beats to life with his clever lyrics and smooth delivery.  Although we have never been able to work in the studio together (since we reside in different parts of the country) our creative visions and ideas have blended together seamlessly. Thanks to social media, I have been able to connect with some of the dopest underground artists around the globe, with Trauma being one of them.
MJ:  For those that might not be familiar with DS9 describe your style.  As a Hip Hop duo what would coin as your contribution to Hip Hop?
Nextwon: I feel like this remains to be seen.   Our musical journey together has just begun and I hope when all is said and done that our unique style has made a mark in the game.
MC Trauma:  We bring that real Hip Hop!  We make Hip Hop great again, like for real!
MJ:  Take us into the studio, a day in the life of Nextwon and MC Trauma!  Give us three words to describe the end result.
Nextwon: Beats. Rhymes. Life.
MC Trauma: Weed.  No distractions. Good vibes.  I usually listen to music right before I record and not Hip Hop.
MJ:  I’m always curious about a few things when I interview artists…Who is in your playlist? What genres of music do you listen to?  If it wasn’t music where would you be today?  Lastly, the name!  For some choosing a group or artist name is like a movie title and there is a story behind it.  What is yours?
MC Trauma: Wu-Tang, RTJ, Jimmy Cliff, Bad Brains, and Hendrix, are a few artists in my playlist.  I listen to the blues, funk, punk, old school r&b, and old school rock.  I got my name after I was battling a rapper.  I remember someone in the audience saying I traumatized the other emcee, Trauma stuck ever since then.
Nextwon:   Right now I have Thundercat and Run the Jewels in heavy rotation.  I Can’t get enough of either.   I’m all over the map, good music is good music.  Whatever grabs me is what I listen to, well except for country.   I’m a family man and still work a 9-5.  But music is my love and my creative outlet.  No matter what I do or where I am in life, music will always be a part of it.   Trauma is responsible for the group name, he pitched it and we ran with it!
 MJ:  Give us an inside peak on what’s coming up for DS9 in 2018.
Nextwon: The Follow up to DP & DS is already in the works. While this album is infused with cuts from what I believe to be some of the dopest DJ’s in the world like RenROK (L.A), Memory Loss (Germany), & SuggieSugindabuilding (N.J.), our next album we hope to have appearances by some of the underground emcees that we know and have worked with individually.  It’s going to be dope!
MC Trauma: More stories, more lyrics, and more Hip Hop is always on the horizon.
MJ:  Before we wrap up, please let the readers, supports, and fans know where they can get their hands on “Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars”.
MC Trauma: I’LL let Nextwon answer that one but s/o collective resonance.
Nextwon: Check us out on bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, google play, amazon and most major platforms.  We are just one click away at  https://fanlink.to/deadplanetsanddwarfstars.
MJ:  Is there anything else you would like the world and “universe” to know about DS9?
Nextwon: Peep the album!  Big thanks to Collective Resonance, be sure to check them out at www.CollectiveResonance.net
MC Trauma: We are the Resistance!
I want to thank you both for taking time out for this interview, and I want to thank you for creating timeless music, Salute!
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MC Trauma
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“Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars” https://fanlink.to/deadplanetsanddwarfstars