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ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue66 (August 2018)

How Ma$e Won the Battle, but Lost the War against Cam'ron

Ma$e may have went hard on his diss track to Cam'ron. But, Cam's latest song release proves that he may have lost the battle, but not the war. Check out this FIRE new Hip Hop song by Cam'ron. Proof that Hip Hop still lives!
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WilsonBlock Wednesdays w/ Dom Promo feat. The Game + Cam'ron + Grynch + Mac Judah + Hendo (11.29.17)

Latest on WilsonBlock100 Charts + Important Points for Artists & Musicians w/ Dom Promo + Comedian Eden Young + West Coast Collaborators + Music by The Game, Cam'ron, Grynch, Mac Judah, Hendo, & more + ...

Kendall Alley, Pasadena, California by Mistah Wilson Photography

WilsonBlock Wednesdays (November 22nd, 2017) featuring KStone + Watchyatone + Willie Bravo + Hendo + Mac Judah + EYE Sounds + Frank Bank + Tyk ThaMob + & more ...

Happy Thanksgiving!  Exclusive interview with graphic artists "Loser" and "Bacon" from NorthEast Los Angeles + Julian "FKA Mysterii" Frofts + How to Create a good EP w/ Dom Promo + NEW ARTISTS on tha Block! + WilsonBlock100 Charts & Shout outs... Music by KStone + Watchyatone + Willie Bravo + Hendo + Mac Judah + EYE Sounds + Frank Bank + Tyk ThaMob + & more ...

Meet Music Producer/Songwriter "West Coast Collaborators" from Portland, Oregon

T&T is a newly formed hip hop group emerging out of the Pacific northwest. The M.C.'S of the group consist of Tripolar and Taylor Northwest. Both artist are able to combine two very different styles to form a wide variety of music, focusing on emotions and topics that can relate to everyday life. Behind the scenes at West Coast Collaborators Taylor and Jacob "YP" Buswell produce all the instrumentals, mixing and mastering and visual creations that go into the projects. Everything from start to finish is done in house and completely original.

Meet Comedian "Eden Young" from Los Angeles, CA

Just recently launched my first web series that I Co-Star & Co-Produced "All About Manos".  My acting talents range from Comedy to DEEP Drama & everything in between. Like many artists, I am highly influenced by music & great visual art. Viva La Street Art Let’s Do This! Let’s Make this World a Better Place via our Art. Ô & I Practice Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism to bring some Happiness & World Peace to this Lifetime❣️

Meet Artist Promoter "BIG MOE" from Pasadena, CA

I'm Big Moe from Frank Bank ENT. Born in Mexico raised in Pasadena. I'm a marketing specialist, promoter, hype man, always keeping the energy going. Always trying to keep things going smoothly and positively. Always looking for new talent. Everybody deserves a chance.
Learn more about BIG MOE

1300 East Orange Grove Boulevard & 700 Holliston Avenue, Pasadena, California by Mistah Wilson Photography

Atlanta R&B Musician MONROE talks Indie Label, His Dream Team, & Motivation for Making Music in an Exclusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson

"I'm trying to finish my Mom legacy, She use to be in a group when I was 4, and I use to watch her practice, so I'm enjoying finishing her legacy, and I love the creation of the hooks in a song and the beat!" - MONROE
Mistah Wilson: Yo, Monroe! We are glad to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! Real quick, can you give us a quick background on yourself?
Monroe:I'm a R&B and POP from Virginia, but live in Atlanta. I'm independent with my record label, Seven Tyme Entertainment! I sold 40,000 CD's on the streets, and my breakout single went number 4 on National DRT Chart!

Mistah Wilson: What's your motivation for making music?
Monroe:I'm trying to finish my Mom legacy, She use to be in a group when I was 4, and I use to watch her practice, so I'm enjoying finishing her legacy, and I love the creation of the hooks in a song and the beat!

Mistah Wilson: What current & upcoming projects do you have in…

Meet Hip Hop Musician FRANK BANK from Pasadena, CA

I'm Frank Bank music producer and artist born in Pasadena raised in the ATL. Founder of FBE which is a independent label with artists from all walks of life.

Meet Musical Entrepreneur "Tyke ThaMob" from Tacoma, WA

23 yr old Tacoma native with Seattle ties. Tyke ThaMob grew up on the east side of Tacoma, between 56 & Portland Ave and 72nd & Pacific Ave. Definitely a product of his environment, gang activity has been a part of his life since as early as 8 yrs old. Music was his only way to escape the realities of his situation growing up. He tells his story thru his music.

Seattle rapper Langston Doobs talks Passion for the Arts, Inspiration to Music, & How he got his Alias

"Everything around me inspires me in some shape or form from what I go thru day to day, nature, love. Life I'd say is my main inspiration because its organic, its a feel." -Langston Doobs

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Langston Doobs thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock! You submitted your artist profile and now here we are. How ya been?
Langston Doobs:Man I've been living blessed lately man smoking good, living good, and eating good haha

Mistah Wilson: Ok, how did you get tha name Langston Doobs?
Langston Doobs:I'm a big fan of Langston Hughes and what he was about and Doobs because its short for doobies and I'm an avid weed smoker.


Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a quick background on yourself?  Langston Doobs:Yes of course well I grew up most of my life with just my mom. I've always had a passion for the arts my moms an artist herself and she's also a professor at Seattle Central. So just with her i…

Meet Singer/Songwriter/Producer "Xavier Lamar Truesdell" aka XL from Chicago, IL

Xavier Lamar Truesdell also known as XL was born on Oct. 30th in Chicago, Illinois. He's a professional model, actor, music director, on-air personality, singer, songwriter, and music producer. Truesdell has been in many campaigns such as Nike, Toyota, VW, KFC, Cheez-It, Pepsi, Converse, Adidas, Lady Gaga's "Fame" fragrance campaign, and Dave & Buster. He was featured on classic MTV series like, "Parental Control, "Punk’d", and hit TV shows such as "Nip/Tuck", "Rizzoli & Isles", and "NCIS: Los Angeles". XL's list of music video features include Big Sean, Jason Derulo, The Neighbourhood, Christian Rich, Florence + The Machine, Jordin Sparks, Usher, Michael Jackson, etc. He's also been featured in movies like "Star Trek: Into Darkness", "Miss Congenitally: 2", and "Three Days to Vegas". XL wrote and co-produced his debut EP “Dance All Night”, under his alias created using his fir…

Hip Hop Musician "HENDO" talks Shows, Mixtapes, & Life growing up in Tacoma, WA in an Exclusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson

"I wanna start a big brother program for the youth. A lot of kids have talents and big dreams just don't have the right guidance to prevent them from falling victim to the streets." - Hendo

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Hendo! What's good wit it. Glad to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. How you been? 
Hendo:I've been good bro just grinding knocking out these shows and mixtapes. Appreciate you for having me on here bro foreal it's a blessing i'm rocking with the movement.

Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a quick background on yourself?  Hendo:I was born and raised in Tacoma, WA youngest outta 3 siblings. I've lived all over Tacoma tried playing football in high school that didn't work out. I always wanted to do stand up comedy since I'm always cracking jokes once I get my feet in the music business I definitely gonna try that out one of my first dreams.

Mistah Wilson: How was it g…

WilsonBlock Wednesdays featuring Damiano Unique (November 15th, 2017)

1. Sleep Walking Challenge (Mozzy ft. KStone) 2. Been Thru It by (KStone) 3. I'm That Ninja (Suntonio Bandanaz) EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW W/ Damiano Unique 4. Soul Searching (DOMINANCE) 5. COMPASS (Suntonio Bandanaz) 6. Frank Vogul (Nicky BeacHouses) 7. Right and Wrong by Devin Da Dude
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Meet Hip Hop Songwriter "M da Great" from Greenville, SC

M da Great was born and raised in Greenville SC. Started recording around the age of 13, making beats, and passing out CDs my 9th grade year at Southside High School. Music been a passion before 13, a lot more with that tho. I been doing this for awhile I'm my own Artist. I've worked with good couple people from around my area even outside my area. Started networking after high school got introduce to Facebook and then IG later Twitter, etc. Now I'm doing things like this to get my music out more. More networking, building my story to let my listeners, viewers, fans know me.

Meet Hip Hop Musician "HENDO" from Tacoma, WA

I'm born and raised in Tacoma, WA grow up on the East side of Tacoma until I was 10. Moved to the South end area went to Foss High School graduated from there. Now I'm located in University Place, WA doing this music trying to get my family out the hood. 

1200 East Orange Grove Boulevard & Chester Avenue, Pasadena, California by Mistah Wilson Photography

Songwriter M.K. Gray talks Creativity, Music Publishing, & How He Deals with Writer's Block

"My rewards are that I get to complete something that people might enjoy but will ultimately be a unique body of work. Money is part of that, but the joy truly is in the creative process to me." - M.K. Gray
Mistah Wilson: Greetings, M.K. Gray! We are honored to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. How ya' been?
M.K. Gray:Fantastic, thanks for asking!

Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, would you mind giving us a quick background on yourself?
M.K. Gray:Grew up in Santa Cruz & Watsonville, CA. My creativity started as everyone's does at an early age... I cartooned and came up with little stories. As I grew older I also drew to songs as we always had music in my parents' house. I was not good at instruments, but I nurtured my language skills and then started writing poetry, acting & performing in a music show in High School. That turned into writing songs with friends and we co-wrote and started in a musical …

Meet Hip Hop Producer Duo "The Goldmine" from Brooklyn, NY

Dynamic duo from Brooklyn, NYC, that combines real instruments with midi controllers to bring you the freshest vibes in hip hop music. This group draw its influences from a wide variety of genres and uses this background to supply its audience with a consistent stream of something they've never heard before.

Meet Rapper "CallumJP" from Pasadena, CA

Born and raised in Pasadena, Citywide. Music influences comes from all over so I don't think I'd ever be able to point a specific. My start wasn't as rough as your traditional artist, however I'm not unfamiliar to the bottom of the barrel.

Meet Hip Hop Recording Artist "JERUSALEM / SCARFELLA MUSIC" from Schenectady, NY

SCARFELLA MUSIC recording artist JERUSALEM is a 13 yr old emcee but when it comes to lyrics he's a veteran having recorded and released his first single and EP when he was only 7 years old both entitled "It's Raining". With a lot of performing and radio interviews the artist was developed by SCARFELLA MUSIC. Watching his growth, he dropped the mix EP "NO DAYS OFF" and then a year later dropping the mix EP entitled "MUSIC IS MY BEST FRIEND" showcasing more of his lyrical growth.
Fast forward to 2017, the label released his newest single entitled "CHAMPION", a hard hitting beat laced with the classic theme from ROCKY was just the right formula to get the social media site buzzing! As of now, JERUSALEM is working on his follow up mix EP entitled "IT'S STILL RAINING", a six song gem showcasing the young artist lyrical ability along with first class production with some of the labels up and coming. Preparing for the 2018 year, th…

Meet Music Producer "Rockton Road" from Altadena, CA

“Nic is one of a kind, or at least one in literally a million. Every song, production, lyric and performance is immaculately crafted, extraordinarily creative and from the heart. ”— Jim Webber, HITLIST MUSIC 
Rockton Road boasts a soul and character that is often hard to recreate in a mainstream studio environment. This boutique, comfy, open plan studio is situated in one of LA's most beautiful areas, Altadena. Looking out to the spectacular San Gabriel mountains, but with in minutes from the 210 and 110. Drum sounds are one of the most important elements in creating an amazing record. 
Rockton Road prides itself on amazing drum recordings, as well as capturing a unique sound as a whole, all to its own. Engineer Nic Capelle has built a classy, amazing sounding setting where bands, songwriters and solo artists can come create in a comfortable and private environment. Full of warmth and character, this high-end studio boasts top end gear with a gifted engineer at the helm. A hybrid of…

Meet Americana Songwriter "Eli Gardiner" from Sault Ste. Marie, MI

For Eli Gardiner, it's all about the connection, writing from the heart with honesty and conviction. With influences like Jason Isbell, John Moreland, and Bob Dylan, he values the purity of expression through his songs. Some of Eli's earliest music memories are listening to "Saturday Night Gold" on the radio and singing along the to Del Shannons song, "Runaway." He has always loved music and listening to his Dad's collection of records, specifically Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." ​
"The songs on the new album "Virginia Rose" are from two chapters in my life. The first is when I was living in a old farm house in Des Moines Iowa, watching the thunder storms roll in across the corn and flatlands. I would come home from work and open the windows to let the house cool down and play these songs to the night sky. The second chapter comes with the move to Virginia, the heartache of addiction and losing a brother. Facing morta…

Meet R&B Musician "MONROE" from Atlanta, GA

MONROE got his start in the music business recording demos and performing at local nightclubs in Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia, He parlayed his success with the release of his single, “Let’s Make a Movie.” The song garnered favorable reviews from local media and set the tone for several follow-up songs, including “Wish I Never Fell In Love” “Private Party, ”Proud To Be With You”. MONROE recently released a new single “REST STOP" which has already begun to create a buzz in both Atlanta and Virginia!

Meet Trill/Phonk/Rap Musician "$krrt Cobain" from Waco, TX

$krrt Cobain is an upcoming underground artist from Texas. With his unique style, flow, and lyrics, he definitely stands out from the normal mainstream/underground music scene.

Tacoma, WA Artist Kev King Cold talks Local Music, Influences, and How He Got Started as an Artist

"I’ve been told I was a B-boy since I was able to walk and always gravitated toward music, my environment was full of hip hop and R&B. I started writing poetry in about 5th grade and that turned into rapping when I discovered my Dads CD/cassette collection" -Kev King Cold
Mistah Wilson:Yo Kev King Cold, what's good wit it! Glad to have you here with us for this exclusive interview w/ ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. How ya been?  Kev King Cold:Man I’ve been busy and blessed! Doing shows making amazing music and raising a beautiful daughter. I just gotta say I appreciate you having me it’s an honor and a privilege to be part of the movement your building up brother for real.

Mistah Wilson: Can you give us a quick background on yourself?
Kev King Cold:Yea I was born and raised in North Omaha Nebraska and in 03 my family moved to University Place,WA where I was exposed to the Pacific Northwest and all of the people and food and vibes. Went to Curtis Jr high and high school and li…

Meet Gospel/Contemporary Christian Singer "Ernest Musik" from Cleburne, TX

A very Gifted Singer/Songwriter from Cleburne, TX. Now resides in Fort Worth. Found his calling in music his freshman year of high school while performing in front of a crowd. Every since then, Ernest has been working hard on crafting his vocal skills into perfection and refuses to be known as a computer singer because he sounds the same way as he does when he sings in a studio. Ernest had been in numerous groups but as of 2013 he is a full fledged solo artists and has rededicated his life over to Christ. Ernest is a proud founder of an Outreach ministry "GPUAO" which stands for Gods People United As One which is dedicated to saving lives for Christ. Ernest is working very hard to release his Debut solo mixtape "From The Heart" at the moment and he guarantees you it will be very Inspirational when it is released. I thank you for taking the time to listen to my Music and I Pray that my messages will help inspire you to find your personal Relationship with Jesus Chri…

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue57 (November 2017)

Exclusive Interviews w/ KStone + Maya Huyana + Antherius & so much more...

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Houston Musician ANTHERIUS Exclusive Interview on Music, Tech, and "Distant Christmas"

Mistah Wilson: Greetings, Antherius. Glad to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. How ya' been?
Antherius:Doing very well, thank you, happy to be with you today.

Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a background on yourself?  Antherius:Native Houstonian, keyboard player all my life, musician wannabe before I actually went pro in 2004. To pay the bills, I have a professional career in process automation (hardware & software engineering, then business development past 15 years). Been involved with hi-tech most of my life, and technology is a cornerstone of my musical ambitions.

Mistah Wilson: How did you get involved in music?  Antherius:I have a musical mind, but was never a stellar live performer. I was a weekend DJ at local FM stations while in college, so that got my hands “dirty” with mixing boards and various analog effects. When MIDI came around, along with lower-cost hardware and software technologie…

Meet Soul R&B Musician OCKLEY from Lusaka, Zambia

Ockley is an musician born and bred in Zambia. Ockley is a multi talented singer with abilities to do various genres of music. He is a songwriter, entrepreneur, and a student. Officially, he begun his music career in 2016. He has worked with Zambian local artists and written music for some of the uprising stars in his country. He has two debut singles called Main One and Tikaonana (meaning-when we meet). Ockley is ready to take the music industry by storm.

"Rebirth" LP by Maya Huyana

Meet Country Songwriter M.K. Gray from Normal, Illinois

I've consistently written songs either by myself or with others for over 30 years, mainly with Phillip Harrington of Killer Phil Sound. Currently a Writer Member of Broadcast Music, Inc and I specialize in lyric writing. I am currently looking for experienced co-writers who compose.


Orange Grove Boulevard & Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, California by Mistah Wilson Photography

Download 'Tha Ghetto's Preacher" mixtape by KStone featuring Jay Mulah, Kali Slim, & more...

Meet Seattle Artist Langston Doobs (Bio + Music)

Langston Doobs brings a smooth melodic sound in the vein of Goldlink or Anderson Paak. His music crosses the lines of several genres while still staying in the lines just enough to be classified as Hip Hop. His colorful abstract sound makes a beautiful composition on every song. Langston Doobs is definitely a new Northwest artist worth checking out.

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Now Accepting New Artist Submissions for ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. All Genres Encouraged to Submit!

Over tha Summer, ThaWilsonBlock made a transition from Pasadena, CA to Seattle, WA. It's been somewhat of a rocky road, but we've managed to find our footing. We are aggressively expanding our network of artists by offering free promotion on our blog through exclusive interviews, general article write ups, and most of all, the craft!

We are looking for artists of all genres from all corners of the globe! Getting featured on our blog is free, but if you want to show your support, you can purchase digital copies of ThaWilsonBlock Magazine here
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Mistah Wilson speaks on 'Ethnic Bias' Amongst Pasadena News Outlets + Shouts Out Major James, Joey Tripp, KStone, Michael Jones, Aron Fletcher, & more...

Mistah Wilson touches on "Ethnic Bias" within Pasadena-based media outlets, shout outs to DENA artists, and an exclusive interview with Oakland rapper Young PAY$O on WilsonBlock100 Radio...



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The Names of 60 DENA Artists Summoned for Participation in #BringingItTogether Movement

In order to achieve a unified local music scene, it is imperative that local artists and musicians do their part. And tha hope is that most will be honored to do so.

In 2013, ThaWilsonBlock started it's magazine and tha launch of tha ever-so-formal 'Pasadena Music Scene' in a sincere effort to help recognize local, native, independent artists. The reason a formal music scene has been created in Pasadena, CA is because tha prime news outlets and sources rarely scout for local native talent. So, while tha whole World watches Pasadena on New Years Day or when high profile acts like Jay Z and Eminem hit tha Rose Bowl, it is tha local native artists and musicians who kinda have to bite tha bullet.

This call for unity is to help foster a sense of purpose in tha greater community. Mistah Wilson is acting as tha cornerstone having taken a very special interest in Pasadena music. Today, ThaWilsonBlock has created one of tha essential sources for DENA artists and their respective c…