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New Music: “Right Now” It’s Wood Ft Colin Drew on King Of Twelve Recordings

As a DJ I’m obviously always on the lookout for good music, and about two hours ago a gem landed in my lap.  By way of the new King Of Twelve Recordings based out of Saint Louis I received a track titled “Right Now”. This song is by a new rap artist named It’s Wood, and it features the fresh vocals of Colin Drew. The song is produced by one of my favorite producers, Ronnie Notch. This track displays the perfect marriage of hip hop and R&B to create a classic ballad.  Both of these artists are new on the scene and have definitely made a statement with this track.
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Iggy Azalea Wins AMA Award For Best Rap Album

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Producer Diplo Starts A Fundraiser To Buy Taylor Swift A New Butt

I’m sure somewhere there is a method to this madness and who knows, perhaps when it’s all said and done it could be a twitter hack. However Super producer Diplo made a tweet with a link that is raising money to buy Taylor Swift a new butt.

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Of course this has caused a lot of backlash for Diplo because as we know Taylor Swift is beloved by pretty much every breathing creature on God’s green earth, well maybe not Kanye. Pop star Lorde served Diplo up some social media Ether by responding with a low blow tweet of her own.

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It will be interesting to see where this ends. Maybe Diplo and Kanye will team up and make a song about all of this one day.

-DJ Epic-

 

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SPIN KINGS featuring Tech Supreme

AUGUST DJ OF THE MONTH:

 TECH SUPREME

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I am so excited about this month’s Spin Kings feature on Tech Supreme.  He is a very talented music producer and DJ in St. Louis.  Tech Supreme won the Riverfront Times Hip Hop Producer of The Year award in 2007 and was nominated in the same category four years in a row (2008-2011).  He was also named 2013 Producer of The Year by the St. Louis Underground Music Festival.  In addition to his accomplishments as a producer, Tech has also been a successful deejay on the nightlife scene in St. Louis, rockin’ places such as Lola and The Gramophone.  Get familiar with the name because you will definitely see, and hear, more of him and his work in the future!!

 

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Hey Tech Supreme!

TECH SUPREME:  What’s up, how are you doing?

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I’m doing great and yourself?

TECH SUPREME:  I’m doing fine.  We finally meet.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Yes finally! (laughing)  So are you ready to get to down to business?

TECH SUPREME:  Yup.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  How did you get into deejaying?

TECH SUPREME:  I’ve been doing music since I was 16.  I had a college roommate that had some Technic 1200s (turntables) and I used to play around with them.  One night at Blueberry Hill, Traxstar was showing me how to blend and mix on his turntables, and I really liked it.  I also had other friends show me how to deejay.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  How long have you been deejaying?

TECH SUPREME:  Since 2007, but mainly I’m a music producer.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What was your first gig and how did it come about?

TECH SUPREME:  I was at Gramophone and there was a group performing there called Pac Div; they were signed to Atlantic records.  It was super packed and I was kind of nervous, but it turned out great.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  In your opinion, how do deejays from St. Louis differ from deejays outside of the area?

TECH SUPREME:  The deejays in St. Louis are really skilled and are amazing on the turntables.  DJ Sno, DJ Charlie Chan Soprano, Nappy DJ Needles, DJ Epic, DJ Sir Thurl are all very gifted at deejaying.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What are some qualities that you feel you must have in order to be considered a “master” at your craft?

TECH SUPREME:  Talent and consistency.  You need to be dope at what you do and have years of experience doing it.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I totally agree with you on that.  What are some of the venues you’ve deejayed at?

TECH SUPREME:  Gramophone, Atomic Cowboy, Blueberry Hill, and Lola.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I miss Lola so much!  I used to love going there on Friday nights.

TECH SUPREME:  Yeah it was nice spot.  I used to do graphic designs for them plus I had a real good friend that was a co-owner.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Have you ever participated in a deejay battle?  If so what was the outcome?

TECH SUPREME:  I haven’t yet.  I’m very good at blending but still need to work on my scratching ability.  I wouldn’t dare enter in a battle and I don’t have that together, but I have respect for deejays who’ve done battle.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Do you have any mixtapes?  If so how many?

TECH SUPREME:  I have mixes on my mixcloud page www.mixcloud.com/techsupreme and on www.techsupreme.netI am also working on an instrumental mixtape that’s going to have trap and EDM beats.  It’s going to be called Technicolor.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What is your favorite piece of deejaying equipment?

TECH SUPREME:  The Pioneer DDJ SX; it’s great for deejaying versus turntables.  I don’t have to worry about whenever I have a gig, and a girl is dancing real close to my table and bumps it by accident, and the needle goes off the vinyl.  It’s like when people who do production started with Fruity Loops and then progressed to a newer program with more technology in it.  I always like getting new shit to see how it works.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Any upcoming projects that you’re working on?

TECH SUPREME:  Right now I’m finalizing a ‘Best Of’ series.  I did one a couple of years ago that showcased The Neptunes.  This one will be with DJ Grynd Tyme and DJ Spec.  It will be local music that nobody has heard before.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Where can the local people see you spin?

TECH SUPREME:  I do Rap City once a month at Blank Space located at 2847 Cherokee St. in South St. Louis.  The next gig will be Saturday August 9 with myself and Nappy DJ Needles, and hosted by Tef Poe.  The last two gigs were The Best of Timbaland and Pharrell.  This next one will be on Southern classics.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Is there anything else you would like people to know about Tech Supreme?

TECH SUPREME:  I’m not an asshole.  I like to be positive all the time and I love to deejay.

 

Tiffany LaShonda

tlashondarileyteamepic@yahoo.com

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SPIN KINGS FEATURING DJ NSAYNE

JULY DJ OF THE MONTH:

DJ NSAYNE

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I had the coolest conversation with DJ NSAYNE!  As President of Hitt Breaka DJs here in St. Louis, he is definitely doing big things on the deejay scene!  With close to 20 years of experience behind the tables, numerous mixtapes, and even managing a group, it’s evident that he takes his craft very seriously.  He is working hard to take deejaying to the next level and is dedicated to rebuilding his brand.  Sit down, get cozy, and get to know DJ NSAYNE:

 

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Hey DJ NSAYNE!

DJ NSAYNE:  What’s up!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  We finally get to chat!

DJ NSAYNE:  YEY!!!!!!!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  I know!  Are you ready to get started?

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Okay, so how did you get into deejaying?

DJ NSAYNE:  Well I sort of got thrown into it.  At the time I was working for Tossin’ Ted and managing a group that KING ODIE (DJ) had and it was a lot of DJ equipment around.  I started messing with the equipment and got good with it and been deejaying ever since.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How long have you been a DJ?

DJ NSAYNE:  For 17 years.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  You almost at 20 years.

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes, it’s gettin’ there.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How important is it for someone to understand the culture of deejaying?

DJ NSAYNE:  It’s very important.  People need to understand that being a DJ today is different from back in the day.  DJs today have to be more personable.  You definitely have to use social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.  DJs today really don’t have to be as skilled like you did back in the day.  We have controllers now where a long time ago it was just turntables.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Can anyone become a DJ?  If so what are the necessary steps to follow in order to become one?

DJ NSAYNE:  Anyone can become a DJ with a great mentor working beside them.  It just takes a lot of practice and dedication to deejay.  You also want to like what you do.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What was your very first gig?  And how did it come about?

DJ NSAYNE:  I started off working for tossing Ted at Pro Jocks Entertainment doing wedding receptions.  He brought Lil Jon to STL to Incahoots and I was asked to DJ; it was my first big gig.  Incahoots asked me to come back and then I started deejaying clubs from that point forward.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Do you have any mixtapes?  If so how many do you have?

DJ NSAYNE:  I have three mixtapes that are in a podcast.  They are on my website at http://www.automatic.djnsayne.com.  I have also hosted mixtapes for Mista McFly, Ruka Puff, Country Brown, and many others.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How are deejays from St. Louis different from deejays in other cities?

DJ NSAYNE:  Well having traveled to different areas all over, I noticed that St. Louis deejays are technically better. St. Louis deejays can do better transitions in between records and have better mixes.  Other deejays outside of St. Louis can “hype” the crowd better, and that could be because they may lack certain skills when it comes to deejaying.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What’s your favorite piece of DJ equipment?

DJ NSAYNE:  The Hercules RMX (controller).  You can do so much with it.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What are some of the local venues where you’ve deejayed?

DJ NSAYNE:  I’ve deejayed at The Loft, The Monastery, The Wax Factory, as well as other venues.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Do you have any upcoming projects?

DJ NSAYNE:  I’m working on some mixtapes, and there are a couple of artists that I’m in talks with, but we are still negotiating.  My main focus is on rebuilding my brand.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Where can the local people see you spin?

DJ NSAYNE:  On Friday and Saturday nights I’m at The Lion’s Den.  On Sunday nights I’m at The Ambassador.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Any shoutouts you want to give?

DJ NSAYNE:  HittBreaka DJs: King Odie, DJ Shock, DJ Sho, DJ Party Rock, DJ Wayne Moody, DJ Epic, DJ G-Spin.  Also Charlie Chan Soprano, Boogie Corleone, and DJ Sir Thurl.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  DJ NSAYNE, I loved talking with you.  We will have to do this again real soon and keep on doing your thang out here.

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes we do, thank you.  All I want to do is bring back the realness of deejaying.
Tiffany LaShonda Riley
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Makin’ Moves Showcase feat. hip-hop artist Major

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By Tiffany L. Riley

Hip Hop artist Major has been making a lot of noise in St. Louis.  He has a popular single out right now called Money Dance. The song has gained a lot of popularity in local clubs.  One thing about this hard working artist is he will definitely be around for many years to come.   Watch him work and make moves!!  Mr. Money Dance himself, Major:

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Wassup Major!

MAJOR:  Hey Ms. Tiffany, how you doin?

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  I’m doin’ great!  How have you been?

MAJOR:  I’ve been good, just working on my music.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  That’s good!  Okay lets get down to it.  How did you get started as a rapper?  And how long have you been doing it?

MAJOR:  Since I was young, about 9 years old.  My uncle had a studio and I used to go down there and listen to him create music.  Music runs real deep in our family and I just figured I would see what I could do with rapping.  Also seeing rappers on TV and on YouTube just made me say, “Yeah…that’s the life I wanna live.”

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  You currently have the hit single Money Dance.  Tell me how the song came about and who were some of the people who worked on the song.

MAJOR:  Been seeing a lot of different dances in the clubs.  I wanted a song about people who are out here grindin’ and getting money.  T-Rex did the beat for the song and of course I wrote the song.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How many albums/mixtapes do you have?  Any upcoming projects?

MAJOR:  I’m still working on my first album, and it’s still untitled, but I’ve been doing promotions, shows, and staying in the studio.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Who are some of the local artists you have worked with?  And who would you like to do a collaboration with?

MAJOR:  I have worked with Lil’ St. Louis, Pretty Tony, Jay-E.  I would like to do a song with August Alsina.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What venues have you performed at?  Any upcoming gigs?

MAJOR:  I have performed at The Ambassador, The Coliseum, Soundbar.  I will be at Pure Ultra Lounge on Friday May 30.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Where can the people listen to your music?

MAJOR:  http://www.iammajormusic.com and on YouTube under the I Am Major Music channel.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Any shoutouts you wanna give out?

MAJOR:  Liquid Assets, SMP, and all the people in St. Louis.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Well there it is.  Major it was cool talking to you and I’ll have to come out and see you perform.

MAJOR:  Yeah that will be good!  Thanks for interviewing me.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  You’re welcome.  You take care.

MAJOR:  You too.

 

Tiffany LaShonda Riley
tlashondarileyteamepic@yahoo.com

 

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Grind 2 Shine: rap group Field Gang

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By Tiffany L. Riley

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with with St. Louis rap group Field Gang.  The three members of the group, Tiny, Castro, and Uno are buzzing in the streets with their smash hit “4EVA”.  This Pagedale trio is currently doing their music independently with hopes of getting national recognition that lands them a major recording deal.  Field Gang is also hard at work on their debut album and planning an upcoming tour.   Be on the look out for this group because they are definitely making noise!  So let’s get it going;  the GRIND 2 SHINE showcase featuring Field Gang:

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Wassup y’all!

TINY:  Wassup Girl!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How you doing?

TINY:  I’m good, just out here on the grind.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  I know that’s right.  Y’all making a lot of noise in the streets.

TINY:  Yup we’re out here doing some major things.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  That’s what’s up.  Well let’s get into it…how long have y’all been rapping?  And how’d you get into it?

TINY:  Well me, my brother Castro, and my sister’s baby daddy’s brother Uno been rapping since we were growing up.  We seen other people get into the rap game and I said to myself, “If they can do it then we can too.”  So we started doing tracks and we been rapping as a group for like a year now.  Our name Field Gang basically just means working to get that money.  You know, we out here working in the field grinding.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What made y’all want to be rappers?

TINY:  For the same reasons everybody else do it, we trying to get rich!  We wanna get on that XXL cover.  We out here reppin’ Pagedale, U-City, Kinloch.  No matter what, we always gonna stay St. Louis.  We doing this for the squad.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Who are some hip hop artists you would consider to be your inspiration?

TINY:  Lil’ Boosie, Young Jeezy, we also like Diddy, Jay Z, Birdman.  We wanna shout them three out because we trying to get put on and get a record deal.  Come put us on…..we trying to get like RICH GANG! (laughing)

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  I know that’s right (laughing)!  You got a popular single out right now called “4EVA”, tell me how that song came about and who worked on it with you.

TINY:  Well Uno brought the track to me and Castro.  Uno is like the STL version of the rapper Future.  The track is hot in the streets.  We do music for everybody, Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, everybody.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Who would y’all like to do a hip hop collaboration with and why?

TINY:  For me It would be Meek Mill and Big Meech.  Hey y’all ( talking to Castro and Uno) who ya doin’ a colabo with?

UNO:  Anybody that’s hot!!!

CASTRO:  Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Lil’ Boosie.  I only fuck wit real n*****.

TINY:  Yup, we only fuck wit real n*****.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Do y’all have any mixtapes/albums out?

TINY:  Yeah we’re currently working on our first one called It’s Real in the Field.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  I can’t wait til it comes out!  What are some venues you’ve performed at?  And where would you like to perform at?

TINY:  We’ve performed at The Coliseum here in St. Louis and we also performed at Eiffel Society in New Orleans.  The after party at that club was filmed in a video, it’s on our YouTube channel, Get Reel Cinema.  We met Lil’ Boosie in the video and gave him our cd.  We would like to perform at The Fox Theater.  We’re puttin’ on for our city out here and showing these n***** out here how we do it.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:   Where do you see yourselves five years from now?

TINY:  On top of the world sitting next to Hova (Jay Z).

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Do you have any upcoming projects/performances?

TINY:  We’re working on some mixtapes along with our first album. We just did a track with rapper Laudie.  We got a project coming up with Jussbeatz (makes beats for Lil’ Boosie and Gucci Mane).  We’re also trying to get Tiffany Foxx on a track.  On June 8, 2014 we will be performing at The Loft.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Where can people listen to your music?

TINY:  Everybody can check out our music at http://www.fieldgangent.com , http://www.instagram.com/field_gang , http://www.facebook.com/field_gang . They can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fieldgang1 .  Also check out our YouTube page Get Reel Cinema.  We posted our first video on there back in March of this year.  The first week we had 1,000 views, six weeks later it was at over 3,000 views.  Now we have our new video on YouTube and worldstarhiphop.com with Lil’ Boosie.  It’s been on there for five days and already has 1,000 views.  We just posted a new video a couple of days ago for our single First Time.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Any shoutouts you wanna give out?

TINY:  Yeah, I wanna give a shoutout to my mama, God, The Squad, Stacks, Pretty Tony, Dope Boy, Taylor Made, Parkside, Pagedale, U-City, UNC!!!  We wanna let people know that we ain’t about that blood crip thing.  Just give us them Ben Franklins.  We ain’t trying to make any diss songs so please don’t make any about us or we will get wit you.  Also we’re open to working with anybody that got some hot shit.  You can send us your music.  If it’s hot then the first time it’s on us, but the second time you got to pay.  We doing this shit independently and at the same time want to help others get on and give back to the hood.  We also need a manager so come holla at us!!!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  And there it is.  Tiny it was cool talking with you.  Y’all are gonna do some major things for The Lou.

TINY:  Fo’ sho, that’s what we’re trying to do.  Thank you and everybody checkout our videos on our YouTube channel Get Reel Cinema.

 

Tiffany LaShonda Riley

tlashondarileyteamepic@yahoo.com

 

 

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GRIND 2 SHINE: R&B ARTIST DAMIOU WILLIAMS

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By Tiffany L. Riley

There have been so many music artists to come out of the St. Louis, MO area.  A lot of them, such as Tina Turner, Miles Davis, and Nelly, have gone on to become successful stars .  I recently got the chance to listen to a new upcoming R&B singer from St. Louis named DAMIOU (pronounced Damien) WILLIAMS.  He has been making a lot of noise here on the local scene.   I sat down with Damiou a few days ago to talk about his journey in life and how he got into music. I really enjoyed this interview.  He is a very humble person who’s driven to take his music career to the next level while making a difference in peoples’ lives.  Here is our wonderful interview:

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What’s going’ on Damiou?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  How you doin’ Ms. Tiffany?

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY :  I’m doin’ great!  How about yourself?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  Oh I’m doin’ real good.  Just very excited about this interview!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY: (laughing) I am too!  I have heard a lot of great things about you and I got the chance to listen to some of your music.  I am very impressed with your talent.  I couldn’t wait to have the opportunity to meet you and to hear your story.

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  Well thank you.  That means a lot to me.  It’s definitely been a long road for me but I am blessed to be here and do what I love to do, which is sing.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  You are very down to earth Damiou.  Okay let’s get started…..How long have you been singing?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  Well I’ve been singing since I was about 7 years old.  My grandfather Bernard Williams passed away back on March 9, 1996.  My biological father I only met one time in my life and he bought me a soda for 35 cents.  At the time my older sister and I were living in Indianola, Mississippi with my grandmother Deloris Williams before we relocated to St. Louis, MO in 2000.  My mother Gwen Williams left me and my siblings behind and moved to Texas to begin a new life.  She also got married down there too.  My grandmother was like a mother to me and really stepped up and took care of me and my sister.  If it wasn’t for her I don’t know where I would be.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What made you want to sing?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  When I was 16 years old I was hanging out on my porch with some friends of mine….SHOUT OUT TO BRITTANY AND COOKIE!  At the time I wanted to be a rapper.  I was pretty good at flowing.  These two girls asked me if I could sing…I told them yeah I can.  So they asked me to sing a song for them.  I sung for them and they was like WOW DAMIOU U CAN SING!  Brittney and Cookie told me that I need to sing instead of rap.  They said almost everybody can rap but not everyone can sing.  Soon after that I started working with a vocal coach to tune my voice up.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Who are some R&B singers you would consider inspirations?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  It’s so many, but if I had to narrow it down I would say Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Miguel, August Alsina.  They are all great R&B singers.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Who are some people you have gotten a chance to work with?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  Well back in 2008 at Shock City Studio here in St. Louis I met Bradd Young.  Bradd Young is a producer and R&B singer.  He had the hit song “Grown Man”.  My manager Eric Pinkett at the time and myself were in a studio session when I saw Bradd walk in.  I asked my manager,  “Who is that?”.  Bradd had on this leather coat and was wearing an afro.  He came in looking like a superstar.  I’ve been working with him on songs ever since.  I have a song called “She Movin’ It” featuring Bradd Young that I did a few years ago.  We even shot a music video for the song (You Tube under Damiou Williams Music).  There have been other artists I have worked with as well, Mo Lyric, Bell Davis, Lil’ Foe a.ka. Mr. GNarly, Tray D, and City.  I also worked with Charlie Free and I actually opened up for her at Blueberry Hill in Delmar Loop at her album release party.  It’s always a great thing being able to work with other artists.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Who would you love to have a R&B/Hip Hop duet with and why?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  Wow, it’s so many!  But if I had to choose then for the R&B side I would say Trey Songz.  Trey Songz does the same type of music that I like to do.  He does the “GROWN & SEXY” type of R&B.  Now for the Hip Hop side I have two artists:  B.O.B and Yo Gotti.  B.O.B has a huge fan base.  He has had the ability to cross over onto the POP charts.  Yo Gotti keeps it real.  All his music is about real life and the struggle.  He started from the bottom and worked hard to be known.  

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Those are all good choices (laughing), I’m a fan of all of them.  Do you have any mixtapes/albums or currently working on one?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  I have a project I’m working on with Bradd Young .  I am branching out to different producers as well.  I’m working with an artist name Mai-Lee and rapper Vega Heartbreak on the project.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Are there any local venues that you have done and/or can be seen at in the future?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  I have done different private parties, casinos…..I did a concert in Cairo, Illinois.  I have done concerts at The Loft ,The Rustic Goat, The Coliseum, and The Ambassador.  I also did a school tour where I played at 20 different school in St. Louis.  That tour was called The Integrity Tour.  

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What are some venues you haven’t done yet that you would like to do?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  I would really like to play The Fox Theater. You have more of a personal connection with the audience. Another venue that would be my dream to have a concert at is Madison Square Garden.  That place right there is to me the ultimate venue to have a concert at.  

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Where do you see yourself five years from now?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  Five years from now I see myself as being successful, headlining my own tour, being well known globally, being an Icon, and being a better person than I was five years ago.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Is there anything else you would like your fans or people who may not be familiar with you to know?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  I’ve had some personal trying times in my life.  My grandfather passed away, my mother moved to another state to begin a brand new life, and still I managed to get through all of that.   We all go through things in life ,and just because you have terrible situations that you go through doesn’t mean you have to turn to the streets.  I am drug free, I graduated from high school (Bayless High School in St. Louis) and I been pursuing my dream of being a singer.  I go around to different schools in the St. Louis area to talk to the kids and let them know that they can follow their dreams, respect yourself, and stay on the right path.  I had a time where I was hanging with the wrong crowd in high school, but I was able to have mentors guide me to a positive lifestyle.  I was also a mentor to a student name Deontay Pearson.  Deontay was basically hanging around the wrong crowd and got shot several times. The shooting left him paralyzed .  Deontay turned his life around and is now an inspiring rapper.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Any shoutouts you want to give?

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  I wanna give a shoutout to MAMA LAURA , her sons Brett, Dale, Trey, and the rest of the family. She is an incredible woman that took me under her wing when I was a teenager.   I also wanna give a shoutout to BIG COUNTRY (Security).  He’s been going through chemotherapy for his cancer and always manages to still support me.  Need to show some love to my family….my three sisters: Kim Williams, Bernadette Williams, and Gwendella Williams, and my brother Andre Crowley.  I want to shoutout  Mr. William CaldwelI and his wife Reva.  They are my photographers.  My friend JAY R.  You’ve been like a brother to me from day one since I moved to St. Louis.  I also want to shoutout DJ EPIC for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be featured on TEAM EPIC website.  Also my own website will be up soon damiousworld.com.  You can follow me on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.  I will be in the MAY DAY parade and DJ EPIC will be spinning for me.  I also would like to thank my fans and other people who have supported me and TEAM DAMIOU WILLIAMS!!!!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  There it is!!!  To check out some videos by Damiou Williams, go to youtube.com and go to DAMIOU WILLIAMS MUSIC.  Thanks for the interview Damiou!

DAMIOU WILLIAMS:  My pleasure Ms. Tiffany.

Tiffany LaShonda Riley

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