Saturday, February 17, 2018

Meet Musician "BigDru" from Colorado Springs, Colorado

My First week I Sold 1,800 copies of a (2 Song Ep that was recorded in 2004) sold for $5.00 each. You don't see my name in Mainstream Red Carpet and I have Sold 700,000 to 1,000,000 Albums on my own. With streams, presales/preorder, new fan conversions, Subscribers, Royalties, Endorsements, Advances, My Own 360 Deal, and so much more, when you add it all up you will get Millions upon Millions of sales and transactions due to my Musical Expertise! My Name is Andrew Ezell Wash; The Name BigDru is a Childhood Nickname, at The Age of 10 I was called BigDru, B.I.G.-Dru is a Stylized version meaning-Bu$ine$$ I$ Good-Dru

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mario is Finally Getting His Own Movie!

Filmgoers and video gamers alike were surprised by the news about an upcoming Super Mario movie from Minions studio Illumination—and Nintendo recently explained how the collaboration came to be. Although the project was rumored for some time, it was late in January when Nintendo finally confirmed the news to their investors, and to the public through a tweet.

Mario fans are sure to have purged the first attempt of a Super Mario Bros. movie out of their memories, with a 1993 live-action movie starring the late Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as Mario and Luigi, respectively. The failure of that bizarre feature, with a strange, underground dystopian Mushroom Kingdom being a far cry from the colorful, cartoony world of the video games, caused Nintendo to be protective of their intellectual property, disallowing other companies to make movies of their franchises since then. Now, Nintendo is ready to get back into the game (no pun intended), but with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto taking an intimate role in this upcoming animated project.

Rapper Taye Zooited talks South Seattle, New Music, and His Definition of Success in an Excusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Taye Zooited! What's good wit it thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! What's tha latest & greatest?
Taye Zooited: Shit Smoking Big Tree On Some Zooited Shit What’s Good With U Big Dawg

Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a quick background on yourself?
Taye Zooited: I’m Taye Zooited From South Seattle Rainier Ave Baby Born N Raised Shout Out To The Ave.

Mistah Wilson: How was life for you growing up in Seattle?
Taye Zooited: Life On The Ave Is Hectic The Niggah Next To You Could Be There Today And Gone The Next They Either Die Or Fold.

Mistah Wilson: What inspired you to start rapping?
Taye Zooited: I Always Loved Music I Used To Wanna Sing Play Guitar n All Kinds Of Instruments But Rapping Has Always Been My Forte Didn’t Know Until I Started Really Letting People Hear Me And Putting Effort Behind It That. I Would Wanna Make A Career Out Of It.

Mistah Wilson: What current and upcoming projects do you have in tha works?
Taye Zooited: “From The Ave To The Tac” Is A Collaboration Mixtape I Have Coming March 1st With Hendo From the Group L.o.L 400 (Loyalty Over Loot) Outta Tacoma Wa And I’m Also Working On My 5th Solo Album “Late Nights On The Ave” Presented By Not Only My Label Zooited Gang Entertainment But Original Pie Flippers As Well Shout Out To The Squad Niggahs Is Working.

Mistah Wilson: Who are some artists you've worked with and would like to work with in tha future?
Taye Zooited: YSic, Mdot80 ,Rainier Ave Musik ,Mini Mart Mafia, Mafi D Loyalty Over Loot, Naj The Shooter, Thrill, Supe, HighwayTone, 2Elevn.

Mistah Wilson: What is your definition of success?
Taye Zooited: When My Momma Can Live Her Life With A Nice Car And Nice House Without Paying Any Bills And My Siblings Our Children Dont Ever Want Of Need For Nothing And We Can Just Smile Ride Nice And Live Life.

Mistah Wilson: What do you plan to achieve through music?
Taye Zooited: I Hope People Can Get The Message That Everything That Glitter Isn’t Gold Hopefully The Obstacles I Went Thru Which I Talk About In My Music Can Help The Youth Make
Better Decisions And Choose A Better Route.

Mistah Wilson: Where can people follow you online?
Taye Zooited: YouTube ITunes Google Play Spotify Amazon SoundCloud Reverbnation CdBaby Shazam Tidal.

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Taye Zooited thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. Got any shout outs? 
Taye Zooited: Shout Out To My Team ZooitedGangEntertainment Shoutout Rainier Ave Musik,Mini Mart Mafia, OPF, RNM, Mafia KLICK,Free Y Sic And Hermès Hush.

Meet Professional Face/Body Painter "Lily Ruiz" from Phoenix, Arizona

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Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I could draw from the first time I picked up a pencil. I found my passion in face and body painting but work with all types of mediums, including pastel and digital.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Meet Gangsta Rap Artist "Taye Zooited" from Seattle, Washington

Davonte White, better known as Taye Zooited was born July 1, 1993 in Seattle, WA where he still resides. Although Davonte has always been a fan of music as a kid, he was involved in sports such as basketball and football. It wasn't until Davonte got older where he realized music was his passion. Davonte started doing music in his earlier youth but didn't realize he was on the right track until his first recognized song "Hatin on Zoo." blew up. So as of 2015 when his rap career took flight is when he knew Taye Zooited was Seattle's next best thing. Davonte is very talented, he writes, records and produces all at his own studio. Davonte is the founder of his own label Zooited Gang Entertainment where he managers lots of other artist.

Meet Country Music Promoter "Jessica G Promotions" from Phoenix, Arizona

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Jessica G is 29 years old she lives in AZ all of her life and have made so many friends. She lived in Prescott Valley, AZ for many years and went to school there. Jessica G played lots of sports in school. She went to Cortez High School and graduated in 2006.

Since graduating, she's developed a very strong passion for promoting great country music. Jessica G was raised around country music all of her life. She remembers her Grandpa always singing to her and her Grandma dancing in the kitchen. She would say "I can't sing or dance but I will work around country music one day doing something." 

In December 2013, her dream was coming true! Earlier of that year she was on Facebook and she saw a page for a Country Music Artist name of Matt Farris, she liked the page and started to listen to his music and followed him on all social media. One day Farris did a contest so Jessica G enter into it. One week went by and she was standing in her kitchen and looked out the window and saw Matt farris get out of his van. She answerd the door and he said looks like you won. He came to deliver a CD and hat of his. Farris told Jessica G that she was a great supporter of his and asked if she would help with social media promotion. A look of surprise on her face she of course said yes. Jessica G helped Farris on social media for about one year and then Farris asked her if she wanted to be the president of his fan club and his official street team. With out any hesitation the answer was a yes. In February of 2015 Eddie Joe Clark asked Jessica G if she would be his band official promoter, of course she said yes. She would travel show to show to support both bands, slowly making a name for herself, people would tell her thank you so much for the work you are doing getting great music out and letting fans know about up and coming shows, merchandise and much more. In May of 2015 she started a Facebook page call Jessica G Promotions, that know has well over 3,000 likes. December of 2016 she started talking to Country Music artist Brandon Maddox the two started to promote each other and became a great team. She is now promoting him on social media full time. Her dream of being around country music came true. 

2016 she won her first award best promoter in the UK. This was one of very many. She also won best interview from J-Man Radio that same year. 2017 Jessica G won 5 awards and was nominated for many. Here is a list of all awards. One of the favorite Promoters in the UK of 2016 

Favorite Interview -2016 with J-Man Radio 
Favorite Interview with J-Man Radio -2017 
Won Best Promoter on AAI Radio 2017 
Fan Choice For Promoter -2017 
Five Weeks On Charts For Top Promoter- 2017 
Best Promoter 2017 From J- Man Radio- 2017. 

Despite a full schedule, Jessica G finds the time to give back. She is a big supporter of the AZ humane society making donations as much as possible. 

Jessica G's strong passion for helping others led her to organize her own toy drive in 2017. She has many friends on social media and over 3,000 followers, she knew she could make a difference. Delivering over 65 toys to the children in the hospital. Jessica G's dream working with country music came true. She loves her job, meeting new people and traveling to amazing places. She was asked What is the best part of what you do in promotions? 'Helping others live their dreams and make a difference." "Never give up on what you want to do, work hard and have fun.'

Meet Country Songwriter "Brandon Maddox" from Nashville, Tennessee

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*Currently have single on the radio playing on close to 200 stations called "Good Side" 
* Newest single "Good Side" recently reached #1 on County Line Radio's Charts 
* Winner of Song of the Year Award on the Josie Awards for 2017 with original song "Dixie Chaser" 
* Appeared on Season 1 of ABC's "Nashville" 
* Written songs that were featured in Film/T.V. 
* Performed with Country Music Star, Brett Eldredge 
* Performed at "Country USA" Festival in Oshkosh, WI (June, 2017) opened for Blake Shelton 
* Three albums out produced by Reba McEntire's Band and worked with some of the best industry people in Nashville,TN 
* Named "Monster Truck Artist of The Year"

Jamo Gang "Welcome to the Golden Era" (Official Music Video) | Ras Kass, El Gant, J57

"Welcome to the Golden Era" is a cross between two worlds; modern day rap and traditional Hip Hop, sound-wise. The official music video encapsulates that feeling by showing two teenagers from today (El Gant's nephew, Giovanni Gent and J57's step-son, EliHitEmUp) traveling back in time to the "golden era" to see what Hip Hop was like in LA and NYC during that time. Giovanni came up with the video's concept and EliHitEmUp co-produced the beat with J57.

Director & Editor: Brian Sachson
Director of Photography: Nick Catania Producer: Julie Sisson 

Starring: Giovanni Gent & EliHitEmUp Jamo Gang "Welcome to the Golden Era" Prod. by J57, EliHitEmUp, Richie Quake Additional Synth by C Dash 

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Nine (Double M) - The Revenant (Prod by Snowgoons) VIDEO Cutz by DJ Crypt

Nine (Double M) teamed up with the Snowgoons to drop an epic 90s album in 2018. The Revenant is the first single and only gives you an idea about whats to come via Goon MuSick.

Snowgoons bringing back legendary rapper Nine (Double M) and announcing a new studio album for summer 2018. It has been quiet about the Bronx native Nine who started his career with Funkmaster Flex in the early 90’s. 

After Nine joined the Snowgoons «Goon Bap» project in 2016 they have been talking about new music and finally decided to move forward and start working on a collabo album.
From the forthcoming album Nine - The Revenant produced by Snowgoons! iTunes: Bandcamp: Spotify: Info: WE KEEP HIP HOP ALIVE!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue60 (Cherry Edition / February 2018)

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Capitol Hill Arts District Collection of Conceptual Street Sign Photographs by Mistah Wilson Photography + Paco Swartz + Leigh Dickey + 5VE + SiWeL + Kallion + Bambo Kino + Hajj + PABLIZE + Buddhakai + Mac Judah + Jav DaHart + Tyke ThaMob + Lyssa True Poet & much much more...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Redlands, CA rapper PABLIZE Shares His Inspiration for Music & Camaraderie in an Exclusive Interview w/ ThaWilsonBlock

"You could reach whatever goal you set for yourself it doesn't matter what kind of past you had trust me I grew up around gangs and pushing drugs to make money but I'm creating a path to a better future" -Pablize

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Pablize! Thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! We're glad to have you here with us. What's tha latest & greatest?
Pablize: Well just pretty much working in the studio on the new project a mixtape don't really know what I'm going to call it yet but I'm working on it with my boy Zahid my little homie Raw The Savage and my boy Saint we just started recording a few weeks ago so don't really know the exact release date but you can bet we can be in a studio working hard man so you ready for that.

Mistah Wilson: Big thanks for filling out the formal artist introduction​ to tha network. For our audience reading this, could you give us just a quick background on yourself?
Pablize: Well I was born and raised Southern California in the Inland Empire County of San Bernardino in the city of Redlands I'm 34 years old and I have the hopes of one day becoming hopefully sooner than later I guess you could say famous for music cuz music is my passion namely rap I always been good at it I always have had Big Dreams and the necessity to live a better life and out here at least for me and a lot of the people that I grew up with sometimes the only means to better yourself is found in the streets pushing work or Jacking fools but fortunately .God blessed me with the Talent to rap so to me I look at it as a means to create a better life for me my daughter my family and the people I grew up with to better myself and show other people it come from the same background as I do that if you work hard enough and have enough persistence and don't give up on your dream you could reach whatever goal you set for yourself it doesn't matter what kind of past you had trust me I grew up around gangs and pushing drugs to make money but I'm creating a path to a better future don't get me wrong I don't regret anything that's happened and I wouldn't trade the life that I've lived or the people in my life for anything in the universe because all of the things that have happened and all the people that have gone through them with have all had a part in the person that I am today what you get from me as a artist is realness if anything my music doesn't concentrate around money cars parties and girls I mean don't get me wrong all those things are nice and those are all things that everybody wants everybody wants to be rich everybody wants to drive nice cars have a nice house guys want to be with beautiful women and women want to be with handsome men but what you get form my music is the truth I'm never going to put out a record talking about things I don't know about when I tell people in my songs people know me in Redlands cuz I grew up there and I'm from the hood out there rest assured if you go to my neighborhood and ask about me people are going to know who I am when I say things about selling dope and weed and being in around when things happened in the streets it's because I really been there and seen all those things I'm not trying to be fake like a lot of rappers now.

Mistah Wilson: How was life growing up in tha Inland Empire?
Pablize: Growing up in the Inland Empire was pretty cool it's a mix of everything right here we just don't get as much recognition as Los Angeles because the city all of Los Angeles is known all over the world because it always comes out on TV movies music the news Hollywood is there so automatically get more Focus but we have a lot of the same things going on out here they do over there the neighborhood that I grew up in is predominantly Hispanic located on the north side of Redlands people think that not much happens here because it looks nice and it has some beautiful
areas but don't get it twisted a lot of things happen out here that make this pretty rough area to grow up in the only difference from here and the bigger cities Like Los Angeles and San Bernardino is that Redlands is pretty well kept and I think that stems from the fact that those of us that grew up here have a lot of pride and we were from so we don't really let it look that bad because we don't want it to look run down or anything another really positive thing that happens out here in Redlands is that when you grow up out here most of the time you have real life long friends like me and my homies have literally watched the years pass together I cant Name very many people that I haven't known for at least over 10 years so you create strong bonds with everybody that's one of the main things that I'm proud of from out here now those of us who have children our kids are growing up together and it's really likely that they also are going to develop lifelong friendships and strong bonds and keep the tradition that many of us here have experienced the people here are some of the realest people you'll ever meet not only in the street sense but in life in general I can honestly say that it's literally like we're big family and most the time everybody means well towards you if you're doing good they're happy if you're doing bad and you need some help they got your back I've been a lot of places in my life as well as other states and I can honestly tell you that I've never seen anyone anywhere have the type of friendships that we have out here we really take care of our own in all aspects life can be pretty fun out here especially in the summertime for the most part and then unfortunately there's those times when things happen that are not so good growing up we seen a lot of violence and people tend to make money from hustling another such activities but that doesn't make the people out here bad people we stick up for our own when people disrespect and do whatever we got to do to provide for a our families I got love for a lot of cities in the I.E. but you already know in my opinion and a lot of other people's opinion Redlands is the best City it makes some of the Downest most loyal people you could ever meet.

Mistah Wilson: From your point of view, what has tha local music scene been like in Redlands, CA?
Pablize: That's actually a really interesting question because Redlands is a really small town so to tell you the truth there's not really that much of a music scene but there is a lot of talent there I think one of the first most influential people in the music scene in Redlands is my homeboy from my neighborhood Lil E he was one of the first to start rapping from Redlands he actually got pretty far but he was more involved in the Chicano rap circuit he came out with an album called "just tell me why" and he did a lot of work with high-power records and a rapper from there named mr. Criminal then there's other people such as myself my homie zahid and in the younger generation We Got Talent like my boy Raw and everybody's talking about this new kid name lil xan I personally haven't heard his music but he's from the city so I'ma shout him out oh yeah and how could I forget my boy J.O.E. and we also have a really good producer that works with him a lot my boy Raw.B so like I said there's not very many outlets in Redlands but there is a lot of very talented people out there that given the correct opportunity I think would have a really big impact on hip hop in a positive way.

Mistah Wilson: What led you to start rapping?
Pablize: I just always thought it was dope how MCs represented the area where they were from and they were almost like a celebrity where they grew up I found out that I had talent for rap when I was like 11 and 12 years old I mean I was cool but I wasn't that good but the more I worked on it the better I got by the time I was like 15 I was battling at school and beating a lot of people so I kept at it but mostly I was rapping just when the homies wanted me to and just saying things to represent my neighborhood in my raps but the more time went on and the more people that heard me the more they were saying I was dope finally when I turned about 17 or 18 years old my homies started telling me that I should really start taking this serious so I worked on a couple tracks mostly in people's houses recording out of closets and garages but I was still too caught up in the streets to really take it serious finally when I hit my 20s I started focusing a lot more on it and turning into the MC you see today.

Mistah Wilson: Back in 2011, you appeared on The First Installment by Triple Beam & Black Ice ENT. What led to your involvement in the project?
Pablize: Well a few years earlier when I had barely started taking rap serious my homegirl Susanna worked at a gas station and one of her everyday customers came in and asked her if she liked hip hop because he was throwing a show at a local bar she said yes and he invited her out to come to the show then she told him she had a friend that could rap which was me and I guess somehow she ended up signing me up for the show but when she told me about the show she just invited me to come out and check it out with her she told me about it and I was like yeah sure so then the day of the show comes luckily for me that day I just went to the swap meet where they used to have this little both will you could record for $20 a song and I had just recorded a song called why does it rain but I still had no idea that I was signed up to perform at that show so I recorded the song later and later on I go to the show with her my homeboy short my homeboy grumpy and shorts girl Anique and I'm right there just chilling and checking out the show when all sudden I'm getting called up to the stage to perform mind you had no idea that that was going to happen so I just look at my homegirl and I was like what ?!and she said oh yeah I forgot to tell you I signed you up to perform man I was trippin out luckily for me I just recorded that song that day so I still had the beat in the car so I told my homie to go grab the beat out the car I gave it to the DJ he threw it on I performed the song everybody was vibing to it and when I got off stage the guy that invited my homegirl to the show came up to me shook my hand and told me that he was interested in having me work with his brother that guy is my boy Alvo which is smokes brother smoke was also on the first installment with his brother young Reese so I started working smoke and performing at shows with him and then at one of the shows Alvo introduced us to the guys from Triple Triple Beam my boys Young wise and Quest Beats and we started working on songs and Doing shows together and so that's how we all came together to work on the 1st installment.

Mistah Wilson: You had two features on tha album "All The Way Down" & "Nothing to Loose". Who were some artists off tha album that you've personally worked with?
Pablize: Well, as far as the first installment goes I personally worked with everybody on that project and actually became quite close to everybody that I worked with I was already part of the Black Ice Entertainment camp and we were really close with triple beam so close that we might as well have had the same name for the squad like we used to see each other almost on a daily basis then I met fade through young Reese and wise and then they introduced us to Trax Knox out in Pasadena and we ended up recording the first installment at your instalment a Traxxs house so yeah I worked with everybody on that project closely.

Mistah Wilson: You had a sharp verse in "Nothing to Loose" and tha music video was on point. Who helped put it all together?
Pablize: Nothing to lose was a collab between me wise and fade and as far as the video goes I think that was Young wise idea to shoot the video and we're working the videographer at the time named Freddy so he shot the video for us he was also our photographer a couple times. So Wise ends up telling me he wants to shoot the video and he ends up coming with the concept that for my scene I should make it look like they came to where I be at with my homies so I let my homie pelon know that I'm shooting the video and asked if he wanted to be in it he said yeah then I go to a couple of my homies from my neighborhood and invited my homies to come out to the video only a couple of them made it to the shoot the homie Buddha his cousin that used to be from the hood cloudy and my other homie big boy plus my homie Pelons nephews and my boy from San Bernardino Temps and we shot my scene but overall I think the one that really put the video together as far as organized it and everything was young Young wise.

Mistah Wilson: Are you currently independent or are you rocking with a management team?
Pablize: I'm currently independent which I like because it gives me the freedom to do pretty much whatever I want with my music take any direction I want to go when I write and everything but sometimes I think I would rather be rocking with a management team because it would make it easier for me to focus on just music you know recording writing songs things like that not to mention it would be way easier to get shows and get promoted the right way from people with the right plugs so I'm not opposed to signing under management as long as the management is legit and has the best interest of me and mine at heart so if any of you managers out there are good people straight forward not scandalous and underhanded and you like my music hit me up maybe we can work something out.

Mistah Wilson: Have you rocked any shows lately? If so, where?
Pablize: Man, I haven't Rocked a stage in years! I would love to don't get me wrong but I haven't worked on nothing new in so long that I have no new songs to perform so once I get more songs out there and start doing more work with more artist I will definitely be hitting the stage again right now it's pretty much just rapping for my homies in the backyard sometimes just like back in the day.

Mistah Wilson: Who are some musical figures that influenced tha artist you are today?
Pablize: I have a lot of influences as far as my music goes of course two major influences in my music are Tupac and Biggie Tupac for his real lyrics cause he was able to paint a picture with words and how no matter if you're from the hood or one of the richest suburbs most likely you're going to be able to relate to at least one of his songs biggie for the fact the he was just a skilled lyricist other influences are people like Jadakiss Lloyd Banks Big Pun for their work play and punchlines I even have an influence from a whole different genre of music the genre is Narco Corridos and the singer is Chalino Sanchez and the reason he influences my music is because he was a great composer he wrote
his own songs I don't know about the music but the lyrics and the way he put everything together and plus the way he talked about things that he was really involved in and that is Sean where there's also a lot of people that glorify and talk about smuggling drugs and doing that kind of thing but in reality they never did it but Chalino did so when he talked about it and wrote about it in his songs you were getting it from somebody who really been there and you can't make up the feel it's just real and that's what I want people to understand and feel when you listen to my music it's real.

Mistah Wilson: Who are some artists that you've worked with and would like to work with some time in tha near future?
Pablize: Well, I worked with quite a few underground artists like my homie smoke loc my homie young Reese Young wise Quest Beats track Knox young fade JReal the realest my boy EnstinctZ my boy Raw There Savage my boy Zahid but homie saint my homie lil E my homie Steve. IE my homie J.O.E. I'm a boy Raw B. As far as who I would like to work with in the near future I would really like to work with anybody on the Sucios camp but especially King Lil G I would like to work with people like Scarface & Lloyd Banks but honestly I'm pretty much open to working with anybody as long as your work ethics right and you really do got skills.

Mistah Wilson: What techniques do you use when writing about your life experiences in your songs?
Pablize: Where I draw more of my inspiration from to write lyrics from is either from an experience that I've been through something I'm going through at the time or when I'm talking about a dream or goal but I have or how I feel about a certain situation or person a lot of things that I talk about have to do with the streets and the things that I've gone through and seen some things I've done while growing up also the lessons that life.has taught me.

Mistah Wilson: You mentioned kinda falling back from tha music for a few yeara to deal with real life. What have been some challenges you've faced along your journey as an artist?
Pablize: Yeah I took a long break from rap because of many reasons but I think the main and first one was after we recorded the first installment after about a year everybody that was working on that project seem to be doing their own thing smoke left state I lost contact with fade and Reese after a while I also lost contact with wise and Quest I tried to keep pursuing my career at first and it looked like it was actually going to work out because at some point a company wanted to pick me up they had drawn out the contract and everything so I took the contract home before signing to have my homeboy then went to school for a paralegal check it out in the time of my homie was checking out the contract for me I don't know what happened within the company itself but a week later I get a call saying that they didn't want to pick me up anymore because they were having internal legal problems so basically they were sueing each other so needless to say after all that I was really discouraged and it kind of threw me off my game I went back full time to what I was used to the hood I mean people were telling me just stay focused and what not but I think inside I had given up then in 2016 I met my daughter's mother and I went to live with her in the small town in Nevada named Fallon it's an hour from Reno it's one of the smallest places I've ever been in my life it makes Redlands look like a big city the biggest store there the one Walmart that they have there's no public transportation and there main industry is Dairy so there's thousands of cows the only problem only problem was that in a place that small obviously there's no recording studios so I couldn't record then after a couple months we find out she's pregnant so I immediately start trying to find a job out there but the town is so small if you haven't had your job for a while you won't be able to find one because there's not many places to work and obviously people are not going to hire someone they don't know over people that they've known forever so I had to go back and forth between Nevada and California all the time to be able to hustle up money for my family in the same year I got married then we came over here back to Cali financially we're doing way better but our marriage started having a lot of trouble and this year in August we separated so yeah that's what I've been going through all these years that kind of took my focus away from music.

Mistah Wilson: What are some more of tha rewarding things you are proud of?
Pablize: There are a lot of accomplishments that I'm proud of I'm proud of the friendships that I've made through the years I'm proud of how out of nothing I went so far the first time with music because it showed me that I have the capacity to do it again and this time already have experience in what to do so this time I could do everything right but the thing I am most proud of is my daughter I'm honored that God would trust me with a little life.

Mistah Wilson: What do you want to accomplish through your music?
Pablize: I hope to accomplish with my music is honestly to put out good music and make some money so that I can have a better life and get my daughter everything she needs and wants and help out everybody that I grow up and everybody around me.

Mistah Wilson: How important is giving back to tha community for you?
Pablize: Giving back to the community to me is extremely important because the people are the one who make you what you are if they don't like you music they don't buy your CDs if they don't buy your music your nobody so I don't think any rapper should think they're too good to stop and talk to fans or sign something not just that but I think you should give to good causes if you have the means to better your community that's exactly what I intend to do especially in Redlands I intend to help out a lot around there if I make good money off of rap and become a celebrity I will invest in the schools the city the parks I will set up more programs for low income people try to do things to make programs for the kids to stay away from the bad side of the streets make it easier for non-english-speaking parents and children also and as far as my circle of people I know I will do as much as I can for them because they were there with me when I didn't have anything so they'll be there with me when I have everything.

Mistah Wilson: What positive, encouraging words do you have for other aspiring artists?
Pablize: What I would say to a young artist who's trying to make their way in the music business is don't give up no matter what that's the most important thing you got to remember keep fighting for you dream because it's going to be extremely difficult there's going to be times where everything is great and then all of a sudden everything falls down around you but you got to rebuild everything every time is going to be the hardest fight of your life but you got to win you going to be dealing with the circumstances of your real life and the circumstances of your music life sometimes is completely in order and the other one looks like a tornado hit it and you have to figure out how to make it so that you cannot only fix the window it's messed up but keep the one that's good from getting messed up and that's going to be super hard but you can do it if you really want to my best advice to you would be to use your life to write your music if you're feeling happy write songs about being happy if you're in love write songs about being in love if you're mad write songs about being mad use life and the struggles and triumphs it gives you people know when you put a piece of you in your music or not and in my opinion when the song comes from the heart that's going to be a hit for sure when you 
transferred your feelings onto the track use your struggle and you'll get there.

Mistah Wilson: Where can people follow you online?
Pablize: People can follow me on Instagram @pablize1215 that's pretty much the only social media platform I'm using right now but I'll be getting more sites up and running as time progresses.

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Pablize! It's been great having you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. We look forward to following your movement. If you have any shout outs, drop em' now ..
Pablize: First of all I would like to thank God for allowing me this opportunity I'm even giving me the talent the experience everything in order to even be doing this interview second I like to give a shout out to my mom for always supporting me no matter what no matter what kind of stupid thing I did or how much trouble I was in she's always there to lend a hand third to my homies you guys are all my brothers I love you all V"s up I hope I can make you guys proud one day. I want to give a shout out to my boy smoke Reese everybody from no good Hustler 111. To my boy Zahid my boy Raw The Savage and everybody that I'm working on this new project with you guys are my boys and I'm extremely happy and extremely proud to be working with MCs of you guys is skill level speaking of people that I'm working with on this project I want to give give a shout out to my boy they were recording with at his Studio my boy the audio King he's a beast if you're in the Inland Empire area or anywhere in Southern Cali and you want great affordable work hit him up I'm telling you you won't regret it shout out to my boy MC Lyfe Food referred me to the audio King I want to give a shout out to my boy EnstinctZ my boy EIG Noah James he is a Inland Empire hip hop Giant hope to One Day be as successful as him another artist I want to give a shout out to who I'm supposed to be working with shortly the homie juice Malone oh yeah which reminds me any artist looking at this man if you guys want to work with me as long as you got skill and you got a solid work ethic hit me up shout out my homie Pelon he's always been like a brother to me a big shout out to my homegirl paysa for kind of kicking off this big Journey for me big shout out to anyone who ever been in any of my shows or liked any of my music or supported in any way shout out to you and last but not least thanks to you for having me.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018



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Mac Judah talks Growing Up in Tacoma, Pursuing Music, and Inspiration behind "Loyalty Over Loot" in an Exclusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson on WilsonBlock100 Radio

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Mac Judah talks Growing Up in Tacoma, Pursuing Music, and Inspiration behind "Loyalty Over Loot"

Monday, February 5, 2018

Meet Contemporary Painter "Andre Pace" from Glendale, Arizona

Author, Poet, & Artist. Published book titled "Contemporary & Modern Forums" by Andre pace ( isbn : 978-1-4931-0554-0). Studies in Drawing & Painting Lower Manhattan New York, library sessions Manhattan New York city branch, series Art & Ethics, Greco drawings, and building interiors.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Denver Hip Hop / Graphic Artist Buddhakai talks Inspiration, Challenges, & Rewards in an Exclusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson

"Regardless what type of beat I’m writing to, or the type of switch-up-flow I use to crush it, the main focus of everything I write is freedom, with the undertone that if we are willing to truly face our challenges, we can “overcome anything!” @Buddhakai

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Buddhakai! We are honored to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! How ya been?
Buddhakai: Been doing great putting everything into overdrive since I left a very successful eleven-years-selling-cars to pursue my dreams just a little over six months ago!

Mistah Wilson: We discovered you through Phil of Universal Language. What has it been like working with UL?
Buddhakai: Hoooooorrrrrrrible… just kidding! Maaaaan, I love these guys! The crew has taken me in and helped me jump into the music scene head first, especially since I’ve taken such a long break from music, trying to get my life back in order!

Mistah Wilson: From your perspective, What is tha current state and condition of local music in Denver, Colorado compared to other cities like New York, Atlanta, LA, or Seattle..
Buddhakai: Personally, being away from music for so long.. It’s been a heck of a rude awakening. I’ve missed out on so much. The styles and fashion have changed DRASTICALLY… some of it I like, some I’m still trying to get used to. However, there’s quite a few talented artists outside of Universal Language that I’m really digging. I would have to say my favorites are The Reminders, The FAMM Crew, Jay Triiiple, ChyReco, Zanib, and Connor Ray. But when it comes to comparing the music scene between the major music cities, I really wouldn’t know.

Mistah Wilson: What inspires your creativity when writing new songs?
Buddhakai: Now here’s a question I can really get into. And the answer would have to be the
struggles, challenges, and painful situations of life. Growing up, I went through a heck of a whole lot. From drug addiction, depression, obesity, financial debt, insecurities, screwed up relationships and more. I’ve spent the past ten years working on each and every one of those challenges, and have come out the other side. Regardless what type of beat I’m writing to, or the type of switch-up-flow I use to crush it, the main focus of everything I write is freedom, with the undertone that if we are willing to truly face our challenges, we can “overcome anything!”

Mistah Wilson: Who are some musical figures that have influenced tha artist you are today?
Buddhakai: First and foremost would have to be my mentor, Tunde Akinrolabu, aka. T.Akin. From the industry, well, you’re going to laugh. The majority of it isn’t even hip hop! I grew up on Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and BROADWAY MUSICALS!!!!! Yep, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, that was my sh*t right there!!!! Up until Nas dropped “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” and changed everything. I started listening to Mobb Deep, Biggie, 2Pac, the Fugees, and fell in love with Lauryn Hill! Then came Eminem and “Stan.” That twisted type of storytelling inspired one of my sickest albums, “Clock Strikes Thirteen.” That album is full of hard hitting stories that deal with alcoholism, abortion, infidelity, that have tragic twists and turns, with surprising endings that most would never expect, especially in a song!

Mistah Wilson: In your song "It Was You", you mentioned going to rehab. What have been some challenges you've faced along your journey?
Buddhakai: At this point, it’s been eleven years of sobriety for me… so the addiction piece hasn’t been a challenge for awhile now. However, there’s a million things in life that challenge me on a daily basis. I think those are the new things I get to face head on… and with a championship belt like 11-years-of-sobriety around my waist, it’s been a great reminder that I can overcome anything!

Mistah Wilson: What are some more of the rewarding things that you've been able to experience?
Buddhakai: An amazing marriage with my wife Jamie! Shoot! We went through a whole lot of drama,
problems, and struggles too… but we were both literally willing to give it our all. From going to counseling (even BEFORE we got married) to really battling it through, learning how to communicate and fight FOR each other instead of against each other. I’m actually dropping a music video called “Piece of Heaven” this month that talks about it! That’s the most rewarding. There’s a heck of A LOT more amazing things that have also been super rewarding. I’m no longer broke… and that’s big for me. I’m also not struggling to make it up the stairs anymore. Now I know these sound silly, but all of those were daily struggles and pieces that kept me cycling in frustration, depression, etc. and now I can actually say, I love the life I have and even through all the trials and challenges, I am extremely happy! Not to mention, I'm about to have my first baby in March!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mistah Wilson: What do you plan to accomplish through your music?
Buddhakai: Share a powerful message. I’ve been a go-to guy for a lot of my close friends, customers, and fans when it comes to getting solid advice. Hopefully I’ve been a good resource for them to get some real-life, valuable lessons that I’ve actually gone through and lived, rather than the whole do as I say, not as I do - nonsense. The music would just offer a greater platform with a wider reach for me to do it on, God willing, of course.

Mistah Wilson: What positive, encouraging words do you have for aspiring artists & musicians?
Buddhakai: Oh man! So much! But if I could simplify it down to a few words… it would be broken down into the two words that I so often repeat, “OVERCOME ANYTHING.” And I really DO MEAN anything… as long as you’re willing to give it your all, there really isn’t anything that can stop you from reaching your goals.

Mistah Wilson: What current and upcoming projects do you have in tha works?
Buddhakai: I’m working with UL and we are putting together a DOPE ALBUM that we are still debating the title of. I’m also partnering up with Sparta Combat League, doing a lot of music for their fights. That company is about to blow too… Right now, they’ve cornered the fight scene promotions in Colorado and neighboring states, packing out places like the Budweiser Event Center, so much so that they’re about to do their Army VS. Marines at the Pepsi Center on June 30th… which I’ll be doing the half time show for! Make sure you all come through for that one! Tickets are already on sale! Other than that, I’m working on my solo album, “TIMELESS,” which pretty much outlines the keys to success that I’ve discovered along the way!

Mistah Wilson: Where can people find your music and follow you online?
BuddhakaiMy website!

But I’m really trying to grow all of my social media platforms, so make sure to go follow me on InstagramYouTube where you can check out the awesome “Stop Drinking” video and the Grindmode Cypher I did with Masta Ace and a bunch of the UL FAM!!!!!!

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Buddhakai! It's been awesome having you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. If you have any shout outs, let's hear it!
Buddhakai: Shout out to Universal Language! Make sure to keep your ears open for the upcoming album! Shout out to Sparta Combat League, Jesse Rarick and Cody of Sparta Media! Shout out to Tom and Sky for the choreography on the Piece of Heaven video! Shout out to my long-time-producer, Punch Boi Boogie, and MC Uriah who's been mixing all of my projects! Shout outs to Patches, Bebe Victoria, Ren Thomas, Lingo, T.Akin, Lizi F and finally, a huge shout out to my wife, Jamie, who’s been the dopest support for me! Oh yeah, shout outs to Lil’Fresh Sam of Infatue clothing, Hypnautic of Top Flite, Leland Schmidt, Ulysses Porter Brown, Delmy Gooch, Jason Carncross, Alex Buffer, and all of the fans who’ve come to support and rock out with me at the shows! ONE LOVE!

Meet Hip Hop Musician "Pablize" from Redlands, California

I'm a 34 year old rap artist that grew up in Southern California. City of Redlands located in the Inland Empire. In my music, I talk about the life I've lived growing up in the gang life and my current still wasn't going through. Now, my type of music is not just about money, drugs, and girls. I talk about the reality of how things are in the streets nowadays and life in general.

Meet Mixed Media Visual Artist "Stephanie Schafer" from Gig Harbor, Washington

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Stephanie is an unconventional artist with no classical training. She started her first art collection only a few months ago and has already received an Honorable Mention from Fusion Art Women's International Art Competition for her piece "The Dark and The Light" from her collection Under My Skin- The Mental Self. This collection is a visual representation of emotions made from recyclable materials. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Meet Hip Hop Group "Little Stranger" from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Born and raised in Philly and crash-landed in Charleston, John and Kevin Shields are the minds behind the quirky indie hip-hop group Little Stranger. Performing as a duo, Little Stranger is a fresh hybrid of John’s singer-songwriter magnetism and Kevin’s hard hitting, in-your-face delivery. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Twenty One Pilots, Little Stranger inhabits a relatively unexplored niche at this point in time. They’re all about originality, every song is a separate work unto itself with all the strangeness that their name implies.

Though the band is relatively new, John and Kevin Shields bring years of experience to the table. With previous bands, they’ve played with names like Slightly Stoopid, Del the Funky Homosapien, Grace Potter, Papadosio, The Heavy Pets, and John Brown’s Body. Little Stranger was quickly recognized at home, named “Hip-Hop Act of the Year” in the 2016 Charleston City Paper Music Awards and listed jointly as one of “17 People to Watch in 2017” in the Charleston Indie blog, Out of the Wood- work.

They’ve toured up and down the East Coast and recently released a string of eclectic music videos to their fans. With an ever-increasing arsenal of new tunes, Little Stranger is poised and making 2018 a big year.

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Pasadena Hip Hop Artist Paco Swartz explains what his latest album RED AHCHTOBER means to him

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Red Ahchtober, Paco's third album is a journey into the mind if a man who felt like he was losing it all, only to realize that the loss was a blessing that will remain with him forever. On Christmas Eve 2016, Paco's son passed after a strong fight against infantile spasms and shortly after that he and his wife split ways, because there had been so much pain that the relationship couldn't overcome it. The great thing is that they actually have a good relationship and they are doing everything it takes to make sure their other children remain strong and well taken care of. - Dennis Haywood (Pasadena Black Pages)

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