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LOUDD MAGAZINE RIDES WITH “J-LONG” DA ENTERTAINER

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  LOUDD Magazine invites you all to get in on the ride with “J-Long the Promoter”, “J-Long the “Cool Running DJ”,”J-Long the Hip Hop Artist, “J-Long the Event Entrepreneur, or how about just “J.LONG the Entertainer. He makes himself hard to ignore, by demanding attention at all cost. His extreme image is very entertaining, and he uses a character-type persona to set himself apart, that gained him some visibility by appearing on the “The Bill Cunningham Show on The CW. The 11/17 release of his new mix-tape drop “Its Time To Ride, Vol 1” is powered by the well known mix-tape guru of the south “250 Plus Productions. It’s time to ride, so sit back because J-Long is in full throttle

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LOUDD: You do many different things in this realm of entertainment. Clue us in on what inspired you to decide that this is what you are made to do?

J-LONG: I started getting involved in the music world about 13 years ago, and I just fell in love with it. First it was promotions in high school. I used to throw all of the parties, and then through college I continued to do the same thing. Did some artist management, which transition me into hosting, and from there I became an artist.

LOUDD: Let’s talk about the hosting persona of J.LONG the Entertainer. Everyone knows that you are the host with the most hype. Did hosting parties plant the seed for becoming a Hip Hop Artist?

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J-LONG: Well, I have always been an entertainer, that’s what I do entertain. I don’t care if it’s one or one million people in the crowd; you are going to get a show at all cost. When I was younger around 14 my home boys and I used to freestyle all the time. Not thinking that we were rappers, but we would ride around for hours just having fun free styling. From there it kept growing and it helped me with my DJing and how to control the mic. Eventually I decided to do music and make records. I had a partner that used to tell me all the time “Stop talking about it and be about it”. I made my first record with Southern Hip Hop Artist “Strizzo” from Tampa, the song was called “Bunny Bounce” he was ready to push it, but I was just caught up in the streets at the time, and didn’t take as serious as I should have.  Now, I’m all about it, all the way for sure.

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LOUDD: You are, and you show that you are very ambitious. Most likely it’s in your bloodline, your father Rodney J Long also has great zeal. But, you are such a busy person. You have so much going on. How do you balance all of the grind, and just everyday life, so you won’t trip over yourself?               

 J-LONG: I make my life and my grind one. My life is a grind, and my grind is my life. It’s the question of how bad do you want it? What is your life? Your life is what you make it. I always set my standards high, so I can always have something to do that is great. I believe that the harder the grind the better the return. Some people return goals are different. For example; you can vacation at the Motel 6 or you can vacation at the Four Seasons, both designations are vacations, and you have to grind to get to ether one. My return goal is the Four Seasons, and I make sure that my life reflects that grind. I feel the world is mine, and I need to go and get it. No trips over here #LOUDD.

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LOUDD: Ok…and in that order. You always express how much you love you city, S/O to the 352. You talk about putting on for your city, putting your city on the map, and opening doors up for your city. How much of that love that you have for your city is reciprocated back?

J-LONG: Any blessing comes with burdens. I feel the good vibes on some projects, and on others I don’t feel the love. Gainesville suffers from a lack of success in the music industry, so support is almost null and void, or it’s at a minimum, and because Gainesville hasn’t had much success, it’s hard for others to support others and their dreams, when they can’t see theirs is happening.

LOUDD: You’re not the only one who feels that way or who has experienced that feeling. There have been others that have felt great about starting to live out their visions of their dreams and then just shut down after feeling that negativity. Why is it so hard to achieve success in the music industry for Gainesville?

J-LONG: Because nobody really knows if they’re going to make it or how to make it. There’s no example. Nobody knows how to make it in the music industry here, because no one has made it. “#Big Bud” was the closet to success here as a recording artist, and as managers it was “Big-Amp Parker” and C Wakeley DA RecordBreaker, and we have to question if we will ever have that type of unity and support come back alive here again. There is a lack of motivation, drive, and knowledge here also. That’s why there is no unity here; no one knows how to unify the effective way.

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There is an experiment that was done with monkeys and a banana tree (no pun intended), this is serious. They put monkeys under the tree, and when one monkey climbed the tree to get the banana, they would drop cold water on the remaining monkeys on the ground, right before the one monkey would get the banana. So every time when one monkey would try to climb a get the banana, the others would pull him down and beat him up, in fear of the water. The scientists stop spraying water, and the monkeys still wouldn’t go up there, not even try.  Eventually none of the monkeys would ever climb the tree, no matter what was up there, because of fear.  This is how it is here unfortunately.  Someone has to get up that tree, and it takes all of us for someone to get up there. So in order for something to happen for us around here, we need unity across the board. There is no reason for us not to have 4 or 5 artists around here making $3000 to $4000 a show.

I just want something good to happen here for us that will give all of us an opportunity to come through the door. We have so many great individuals here still climbing the tree no matter what. I believe that we can open doors for many, even the ones who stop climbing.

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LOUDD: Speaking of climbing trees, you worked your way up to a T.V appearance on the ““The Bill Cunningham Show this month on The CW Channel 10. Now how did that happen?

J-LONG: (He laughs) I got a call about being on the network. They ask what I did, they were interested, and they wanted me to express how I was manager and not a pimp, because the show was about me being accused of being a pimp. I am not a pimp. I have never been a pimp. I have never paid for any. I am an entertainment manager. The take was about one of my top dancers’ cousin complaining about how she wanted to dance too, but she couldn’t because she was always watching my top dancers’ child. The cousin accused me of being her pimp. Pimping ain’t easy, that’s why I don’t do it…lol

It was very entertaining and funny. Bill Cunningham really enjoyed me, and he told I was one of the best guests he has ever had on the show. The executive producer told me I was the next Jamie Foxx. It opened up some doors for a different area of my entertainment career. 

LOUDD: I watched the show and I must say that it was funny as hell. My co-workers heard me laughing in my office. That “Pop it for the Profit” slogan had me going, and the split gesture was hilarious. You were very entertaining. Was that a power move?

J-LONG: Checkmate. I went into that with every intention to boost my stats.

LOUDD: Let’s talk about this new mix-tape that is dropping on 11/17/2015, give Loudd some details.

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J-LONG: The name of the mix-tape is “I Mean Business, Its Time to Ride Vol 1”; the hosting muscle power of this masterpiece is 250PlusPro productions. I have five producers on this joint Skelly G Supa-Producer, #J Beats,Supaman Ivery, #Ill Music, and TroyOnDaTrack. I have some great feature work with Mike SwiftSteelo IB,James Leon Lee #ThaMr, #Dru, #Keymo,B.i.g J The Frothy Main, and #Big Bud. The power behind the music,Big-Amp Parker , #Twelve30 ManagementBurning 50,TEAM BIGGA RANKIN,Cool RunningdJ’s, #Heavey Boi ENT,Mz On Point Promo. The graphics for the mix-tape is done by the one and only Steve Jean-Jacques aka #Furie, he is the best. The releasing of the mix-tape will be at the return of Made Mondaays 11/17 @ 12am @ The Venue of GainesvilleThe whole experience is epic.

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LOUDD: Ok..Ok… sounds like you poppin it for the profit…lol. The Return of M.A.D.E. Mondays Wow! All that greatness in one spot, a networking paradise, we need that.

J-LONG: M.A.D.E. Mondays is a platform for building networks. That’s why I sat down with Steve Jean-Jacques aka Furie, and we discussed how beneficial it would be for the collective to have the releasing of my mix-tape at the re-opening of M.A.D.E Mondays. This is the beginning of the new feel that is in the air here in the 352. We have all grown from our experiences and failures. We all should be able to put it all together and get down to business this go round. 

LOUDD: I am really excited for you. I think the Bill Cunningham Show show took your grind to a different level. What’s in the pipeline for J.LONG the Entertainer ?

J-LONG:  A tour in 5 states, FL, MS, GA. AL, and LA. A T.V show is in the works. I am opening doors for my city.

LOUDD: Any words for your city?

J-LONG: Keep God first, and everything else will fall in place. Keep chasing your dreams. Never settle for less than what you want. God Bless.

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LouddScenes: T.I. Album Listening Party @Simons Nightclub

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On Tuesday August, 12th at an Invite-Only event held at Simons Nightclub in Downtown Gainesville LouddMagazine in conjunction with Aviators Design Studio, and many more entities, had the pleasure and opportunity to get a sneak listen to T.I.’s new album Paperwork: The Motion Picture.

Dubbed “The King of the South”, T.I. both entertained and enticed us with 8 exclusive tracks from his new album, and let us be the first to tell you this album will be worth the short wait as it is set to be released in mid-September. This marks the beginning of a new era for the Atlanta born rapper, who recently cut ties with Atlantic Records. This new album will be produced under Colombia Records with Pharrell signed on to be Executive Producer.

We had the chance to have a brief Q&A session with the rapper, and from the experience it’s clear to see that this man is nothing short of genuine a humble man with a heart for his family and the people who helped him to stardom, his fans. He spoke with us about what went into making this project, and how he created a timeless album that had a great amount of soul.

The headbanger track, ‘G-Sh**’, the title track ‘Paperwork’, and the smooth and gritty sounds of ‘About my Issues’ exemplify that this project is sure to be just what he set out for it to become, simply a classic. He also kept in line with what we have grown to love from him, which is hardcore, unrelenting, lyricism the track ‘King’ conveys that “The King” still wears that crown and it hasn’t faltered one bit.

Unquestionably the track ‘New National Anthem’ hits to the heart, it expresses the angst that we are facing right now with the social unrest going on around the nation. When questioned about what inspired this track he stated, “Certain things need to be said, and I’m the only one who will talk about it, so I did”. Unapologetically raw and politically charged, this song will get you into action.

The album also has a few featured artists from Young Jeezy, Nipsey Hustle, Chris Brown, and a local group from Atlanta called ‘Watch the Duck’ (check out their video below) T.I. did not leave us with any doubt that his ninth album will be true to “The King of the South”

He also got candid with the listeners and spoke about the artist’s he’d love to work with in the future like, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Sade and Prince to name a few. He also talked about his motivations for signing Iggy Azalea to his Grand Hustle label, and he says that no one else was going against the grain, that’s what he wanted to achieve by signing the Australian-born rapper.

When asked what he would tell independent artist’s trying to build their brand and fan base, T.I. had some great advice,

“Count on hard work, that if you want the most, you must do the most. Networking is key! […]Keep your head down and keep working, don’t focus on what everyone else around you is doing because if every 5 minutes you’re looking around to see what the other man is doing you’ll never make it anywhere. Give 100% of yourself to your passion and NOTHING less!”

Now that’s CertifiedLoudd!!

Look out for T.I.’s Paperwork: The Motion Picture coming to stores and will be available on I-tunes in mid-September!

 

LOUDD PSA!!

Calling all Emcees!!! Calling all Emcees!! 

This week we will launch our First Edition of Freestyle Friday!

Here’s how it will go…We will be collecting any and all freestyle material.

It will be polled throughout the week here on The LOUDD blog, and on Fridays we will pick the Top Three Artists/DJ based on the Poll Results!!

This will be an open poll, so make sure everyone you know comes to the LOUDD Blog and votes for your songs!

The 1st place Artist/DJ will be featured on the LOUDDMagazine Blog as our artist of the week!

Note: This is for all artists that perform, write, or produce any type of music, be it Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Jazz, Rock, House Music, Country, Neo-Soul, whatever moves you, share it with us!!!

Our First Round of Polling will begin this Saturday July 5th, so start sending in your submissions!!!

Will you make the cut??

Send all submissions to louddmagblog@gmail.com

We want to hear you….Let’s make it LOUDD!!!!

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Freestyle_Friday

Miss Chi aka Ms Betty Crocka “Rock – A – Bye Baby”

Miss Chi aka Ms Betty Crocka

“Rock – A – Bye Baby”

 Her flow is super clean and she has no filter when it comes to breathing fire into the microphone. “Miss Chi” aka “Ms Betty Crocka” mix tape “Roc-A Bye Baby” dropped earlier this spring.Her lyrics are clever, smooth, and straight to the point, and all three make her a triple threat. Miss Chi has proven that she can be the grim reaper when it comes to killing the mic, and also hang with the fellas. She demands your presence on every track. Miss Chi gives us Dirty South with a clean spit game, letting us know that she brings more to the table than just her bumps and grinds. Simply putting it…The Chic can Flow.

Rating on the LOUDD SCALE (1-10): #10 #LOUDDCertified

LOUDD Song Picks: Dat Chick and Levels

Overall Feeling / BO$$ CHICK MODE

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