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Emerging Artist Teddy Talks Music in NY, Rich The Kid, & Fat Nick

Fresh off Fat Nick’s Generation Numb tour, rising Emo-Rap star Teddy delivers a two for one.

The NYC born and raised rapper is cross-breeding music effortlessly. Teddy, who was best friends with Lil Peep, has just finished touring in conjunction with their confidant Fat  Nick. He chats with me about the show life, creating his own genre of music and working with today’s most popular artists.

The Broken Hearts/Taste Me duo is a short and stinging look into Teddy’s artistry. The 21-year-old melodically chants over eerie production by Swedish artist Canto.  “Love is my drug, yeah that’s all I need.” He reveals in Broken Hearts. He also reveals a tortured soul in Taste Me. The young artist delves into different emotions in each track.

Check out our chat below and make sure you tune into Teddy’s catalog here.

I wanted to know a little bit more about his background.

Where are you from? How old are you? & what’s the music scene like there?

I’m from New York, New York. I grew up in Soho and Manhattan. I’m 21 years young.” He stated proudly. “It’s really a small city with a lot of different people. There’s a little of everything. A mix, that’s translated in my music.

Can you tell me about your recording process? Do you go in and freestyle some songs and write others?

He admitted “It varies on the day , session, or night.  A lot of the time I go in and freestyle. I piece together a puzzle. Or I could go in and find a melody I like and come out and write to it.

Who are 5 of your favorite artists?

After thumbing through his thoughts he says, “Future, Young Thug, YWN Melly, Soja, and Bombshell Rocks.

What was it like growing up with your uncle being in a band? How was the live show experience different than it is now, as a performing artist?

It’s a lot different. In the 2000s you would see cult followings for bands like Linkin Park. It was super special to see die hard fans. Most people nowadays are fans of the look or image, not just fans of the music.

Teddy stands out in bridging the gap in today’s new world of music by collaborating with artists like Rich The Kid and ILOVEMAKONNEN.

How did the song with Rich The Kid come about?

Just in right place right time. I happened to be in Platinum studio working on some new sh*t and it just happened.”

Who else would you like to work with?

We find a theme here. He shares “Young Thug, Future, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Where does the influence for your music stem from? I hear the hip-hop and rock mesh very well. So I’m interested in how you mix them so cleverly.

Surprisingly he said, “I really can’t stand my vocals. It took me a long time to find out how I wanted to sound. The overall vibe, the vibe is super important to me, nothing too slow or too fast.

Do you play any instruments?

I play the drums  and I know mess around with guitars. I know a few chords.

How do you want your music being enjoyed? If you could paint a picture of your music being blasted and people just vibing out, what would the setting be?

His imagination came out to play for this one. “…In a field of a million roses, pastures, green grass , to sit on and frolic in. Everyone would just take in the scenery, sitting there wireless headphones.

How was the Generation Numb tour? How did you connect with Fat Nick?

It was unfortunate where we met. Lil Peep’s home going service. I’m very appreciative. We kind of first met through Peep on FaceTime , and the rest was history.

What do you have coming up next?

Teddy was stayed elusive, “A lot of music , consistent music.” I wanted to know when we could expect the new music. He revealed,  “New Year , maybe before the New Year.

We can’t wait to hear more from the pivotal rap-star.

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Emerging Artist Teddy Talks Music in NY, Rich The Kid, & Fat Nick

Fresh off Fat Nick’s Generation Numb tour, rising Emo-Rap star Teddy delivers a two for one.

The NYC born and raised rapper is cross-breeding music effortlessly. Teddy, who was best friends with Lil Peep, has just finished touring in conjunction with their confidant Fat  Nick. He chats with me about the show life, creating his own genre of music and working with today’s most popular artists.
The Broken Hearts/Taste Me duo is a short and stinging look into Teddy’s artistry. The 21-year-old melodically chants over eerie production by Swedish artist Canto.  “Love is my drug, yeah that’s all I need.” He reveals in Broken Hearts. He also reveals a tortured soul in Taste Me. The young artist delves into different emotions in each track.

Check out our chat below and make sure you tune into Teddy’s catalog here.

I wanted to know a little bit more about his background.
Where are you from? How old are you? & what’s the music scene like there?
I’m from New York, New York. I grew up in Soho and Manhattan. I’m 21 years young.” He stated proudly. “It’s really a small city with a lot of different people. There’s a little of everything. A mix, that’s translated in my music.
Can you tell me about your recording process? Do you go in and freestyle some songs and write others?
He admitted “It varies on the day , session, or night.  A lot of the time I go in and freestyle. I piece together a puzzle. Or I could go in and find a melody I like and come out and write to it.
Who are 5 of your favorite artists?
After thumbing through his thoughts he says, “Future, Young Thug, YWN Melly, Soja, and Bombshell Rocks.
What was it like growing up with your uncle being in a band? How was the live show experience different than it is now, as a performing artist?
It’s a lot different. In the 2000s you would see cult followings for bands like Linkin Park. It was super special to see die hard fans. Most people nowadays are fans of the look or image, not just fans of the music.
Teddy stands out in bridging the gap in today’s new world of music by collaborating with artists like Rich The Kid and ILOVEMAKONNEN.
How did the song with Rich The Kid come about?
Just in right place right time. I happened to be in Platinum studio working on some new sh*t and it just happened.”
Who else would you like to work with?
We find a theme here. He shares “Young Thug, Future, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Where does the influence for your music stem from? I hear the hip-hop and rock mesh very well. So I’m interested in how you mix them so cleverly.
Surprisingly he said, “I really can’t stand my vocals. It took me a long time to find out how I wanted to sound. The overall vibe, the vibe is super important to me, nothing too slow or too fast.
Do you play any instruments?
I play the drums  and I know mess around with guitars. I know a few chords.
How do you want your music being enjoyed? If you could paint a picture of your music being blasted and people just vibing out, what would the setting be?
His imagination came out to play for this one. “…In a field of a million roses, pastures, green grass , to sit on and frolic in. Everyone would just take in the scenery, sitting there wireless headphones.
How was the Generation Numb tour? How did you connect with Fat Nick?
It was unfortunate where we met. Lil Peep’s home going service. I’m very appreciative. We kind of first met through Peep on FaceTime , and the rest was history.
What do you have coming up next?
Teddy was stayed elusive, “A lot of music , consistent music.” I wanted to know when we could expect the new music. He revealed,  “New Year , maybe before the New Year.
We can’t wait to hear more from the pivotal rap-star.

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Real Deal Berns and Jim Jones Have Money on Their Mind

Washington Heights bred rapper Real Deal Berns is bringing the art of authentic storytelling back into hip-hop. New York serves as an intricate ventricle in Hip-Hop’s journey to the #1 genre of music. Berns delivers the nostalgic sound of its origins on the track, Money on My Mind (M.O.M.M.)

“Real deal,” is not just a stage name. Berns’ lyrical integrity is the pillar of his discography. He only recites what he’s actually been through. Giving the truth of his uptown NYC upbringing, Berns champions the humility of his roots, both in name and music. “Real Deal” pays homage to his confidant and musical inspiration who was slain back in 2005.

Listen to M.O.M.M. (Money on My Mind) below and make sure you keep up with Berns and check in with Capo and the Diplomats.
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Sonny Barbosa Drops off “Belly Rub” Video with Cuzin Debo

Philadelphia based 8-piece MC/Producer collective, Village of the Smoke drops the first visual for their single Belly Rub. The single is led by crew member Sonny Barbosa and produced by Washington based producer Fat KneelBelly Rub is 1 of 20 songs from their upcoming project The Village Tape.  It’s an East coast G-Funk, psychedelic trip detailing the crew’s journey from the streets of Philadelphia to the hills of Cali. The Village Tape is available on all streaming platforms check it out here.

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Enjoy the trippy video that is Belly Rub above.

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Sonny Barbosa Drops off "Belly Rub" Video with Cuzin Debo

Philadelphia based 8-piece MC/Producer collective, Village of the Smoke drops the first visual for their single Belly Rub. The single is led by crew member Sonny Barbosa and produced by Washington based producer Fat KneelBelly Rub is 1 of 20 songs from their upcoming project The Village Tape.  It’s an East coast G-Funk, psychedelic trip detailing the crew’s journey from the streets of Philadelphia to the hills of Cali. The Village Tape is available on all streaming platforms check it out here.
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Enjoy the trippy video that is Belly Rub above.

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Jnae Latrice Delivers a Sassy Version of Tyga’s “Taste”

Let’s call it a #SheMix

A rising songstress from Philadelphia brings her version of Tyga’s “Taste” to life in this sexy remix.

Jnae Latrice is a West Philly native with sweet vocals. After embarking on her singing career Jnae moved from her home to Los Angeles. The charming singer saunters sensually in the color visual. Check out her version of Tyga’s Summertime hit Taste below.

 

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Jnae Latrice Delivers a Sassy Version of Tyga's "Taste"

Let’s call it a #SheMix

A rising songstress from Philadelphia brings her version of Tyga’s “Taste” to life in this sexy remix.
Jnae Latrice is a West Philly native with sweet vocals. After embarking on her singing career Jnae moved from her home to Los Angeles. The charming singer saunters sensually in the color visual. Check out her version of Tyga’s Summertime hit Taste below.
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Sy Mosquiat Unleashes New Music Video “Mood”

The Philadelphia artist that has transcended fields, from fashion to music, Sy Mosquiat has arrived.

Building momentum from his “365 Days of Grease” campaign where he has been dropping a new freestyle everyday of 2018, lyricist Sy Mosquiat, releases the official music video for his single “Mood.”

The song features Tune Skywalker, “Mood” is on Sy’s 10-track Grease album which dropped back in Summer 2018. Thumbing through the folds of his mind, Sy reflects on frenemies while doing just a bit of flexing. He maneuvers the city with his team in the Lay Tahir-directed visual.

Sy recently hosted his Grease Concert, where he performed bangers from the album. Grease is the perfect example of an artist procuring their sound. Sy displays his versatility and exercises his witty word play.

Watch “Mood” above and listen to Grease here. Make sure to follow Sy on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the rising star.

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Sy Mosquiat Unleashes New Music Video "Mood"

The Philadelphia artist that has transcended fields, from fashion to music, Sy Mosquiat has arrived.

Building momentum from his “365 Days of Grease” campaign where he has been dropping a new freestyle everyday of 2018, lyricist Sy Mosquiat, releases the official music video for his single “Mood.”
The song features Tune Skywalker, “Mood” is on Sy’s 10-track Grease album which dropped back in Summer 2018. Thumbing through the folds of his mind, Sy reflects on frenemies while doing just a bit of flexing. He maneuvers the city with his team in the Lay Tahir-directed visual.
Sy recently hosted his Grease Concert, where he performed bangers from the album. Grease is the perfect example of an artist procuring their sound. Sy displays his versatility and exercises his witty word play.
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Watch “Mood” above and listen to Grease here. Make sure to follow Sy on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the rising star.

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Siani Leigh Speaks with Students at the Academy at Palumbo

I had the pleasure of speaking with charismatic High School students at the Academy at Palumbo in my hometown of Philadelphia, PA! Their English instructor, Rob Paul reached out to have me come in and speak about journalism.
I shared the beginnings of my career as well as my opinions on today’s musical climate and how I maneuver the entertainment business. The conversation was very open. I kept it very candid with students and let them know the truth about how things work in the real world.
I let them know that this has been a beautiful struggle. Pursing your dreams is never an easy thing. The first word I ever remember learning that stuck with me: Perseverance. I remembered it b/c it was such a big word for us in kindergarten and I was determined to learn and remember it forever! Who knew that I would grow to actually embody the word. Perseverance means: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Watch me connect with the youth below. We discussed how I choose which music to write about, Gunna, Lil Baby, Jacquees, Tekashi, and more! I hope you all enjoy it!