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A Different Type of Hip Hop Genius meet “Tone Da Boss”

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What was the first piece of music that you bought for yourself and what was the medium?
It was Michael Jackson cassette tape. This definitely just reminded me of my age. Michael’s sound to this day is one of the most unique original pieces of art that can’t be duplicated. At the time I was just a fan but reflecting on it now I feel that he inspired me to be different, and to focus on doing my music my way instead of trying to capture the sound of anyone else.

What’s at the top of your professional bucket list?
I love music however I’m not just doing music for professional success. I want to help as many people with their music as I can, either by working with them or through inspiring them. Music is my life, it speaks to my soul. I grew up in a household where music of all genres were played. I correlate music to emotions good and bad. I want to make music that gets everyone to smile, be happy and create memories. The top of my professional Bucket list is to help more people be heard, embrace their passions, and live out their dreams.

How did your hometown/city shape who you are?
Born in Chicago, grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I went from everyone around me being black to being the only black person around. It taught me adversity, the importance of unity, and forced me to be comfortable with being different. In Chicago I was raised to be a soldier, to try and survive, and protect my family. In Iowa I was raised to be a scholar, to live my best life, and provide for my family. My life would be so much different if I just stayed in one place.

What’s the last song you listened to?
Pop Smoke – The Woo. Pop Smoke is not only gone too soon I still would have been a huge fan despite his early demise. I’ve been a 50 Cent/G-Unit fan since their debut and I feel like not only does he pay homage to that sound but knowing he got the co-sign from 50 Cent makes me a fan of his even more.

If you could see any artist in concert dead or alive who could it be?
Tupac without a doubt. His message and voice transcended music, I would love to see his interludes more so then his live performance. I feel like he would use his time between songs wisely.

What’s one thing that even your most devoted fans don’t know about you?
My favorite genre of music is actually soft rock. As a DJ I listen and play all different genres, but I never really get to play like 2000s rock music. Being in Iowa for so long it was all they’d play on the radio so I heard it enough to learn to love it and now it’s my guilty pleasure.

If you were not a musician, what would you be?
I would run a community center for the youth to have fun, learn things they aren’t taught in school, and generate income. Actually I might still do that even though I am a musician.

Tell us about your latest single ? When is your video release ?
My latest single is my song called “Free” to the general public it talks about a life after the Pandemic is over, but for me it talks about my personal journey after going through divorce, leaving my 9-5 job after 10 years, and finally living Free. The video is available on all platforms as of 1/12/21.

Follow Tone on social media 
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tonedaboss1/
Instagram – https://www.Instagram.com/djtonedaboss
Twitter – https://www.Twitter.com/tonedaboss
Snapchat – https://www.Snapchat.com/add/tonedaboss
Check out Tone Da Boss Video release 1/13/2020 https://youtu.be/DvRGgHcHpdQ

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New Artist to Watch : Roxanne Luciano – “Whole Lotta Ass”

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Roxanne Luciano’s new Caribbean fused hip-hop single “RichRich” is out now. Rising to Fame, Luciano comes from a family of entertainers. Growing up in the music business, Luciano has met and worked with reputable artists across all genres. Staying true to herself, this dynamic artist has crossed over barriers and is killing the scene. So much so, the legendary Tony Mercedes, who’s career total sales excede over 80 million units is the driving force behind new comer Roxanne Luciano.

Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Roxanne Luciano, I was born in Atlanta and raised in Los Angeles. I am 25 years old and pursuing my dreams in the music industry I also have done a bit of modeling and am also studying for a degree in Business Management.

When did you first fall in love with music, and how long have you been actively pursuing your dreams in music?
I’ve been in love with music all of my life. Whether its Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, etc, music has always been a passion to me. I come from a musical family. Music is therapy to me. Music has always been a passion of mine, but I have always been so afraid to let anyone hear me, but now I feel I’m ready to actually allow the world to see me in that light.

What differentiates you from other artists?
I am who I am and that is just that. I have always lived my life being raw, rich in spirit and rebellious. I’m not trying to be like anyone else other than me.

Are there any artists currently or before you that musically inspire you? If so, who and why?
There are definitely artists before me that inspire me such as Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Lil Wayne, MIA, Santigold, I can keep going on. As far as current goes, I honestly have to give that inspiration to the ladies because right now in this era, the Queens are all shinning in their own light.

What motivates you in and out of the booth?
I think the motivation just comes from a place of genuine passion. The motivation comes from me wanting to put my voice out into the world and in the studio, I am allowed to do that and I can open up and be myself without being afraid. That’s my motivation, fighting my own fears.

What are three things about you that would shock the public?
1. I am also working on a food business.

2. I am extremely shy.

3. I wish I could clone myself. lol

What do you feel you contribute to the culture as an artist?
I feel that I contribute something that is not seen enough, in my opinion especially being a woman. I feel like I can contribute not only a place for rapping but also a place for singing and just expressing myself in so many different ways musically.

What’s next for you musically?
Musically I want to hit any and every avenue that I can. I don’t just want to be labeled as one genre type artist. I want to channel outlets that I never thought I could in this industry.

How can those looking to book you make contact?
Anyone who is looking to book me can contact my manager at roxannelucianomusic@gmail.com

How can we keep up with you?
I honestly plan to be all over the place so I just hope y’all will be able to keep up! =) As of now you can find me on IG @officialroxanneluciano, twitter and more coming soon.

Spotify link:
https://open.spotify.com/track/4g30BVup0M0jcYrNYBiFyh?si=fMUKvTpNThCy6RokL9sIhg

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YNVS’ Shampoo Chats with Mic Geronimo on YNVS Radio

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YNVS label honcho Shampoo sits down with hip hop stalwart turned businessman Mic Geronimo as he clears all of the rumors being heard on the streets as well as speaking on life after the Drink Champs episode and how he almost turned down the offer of appearing on the famed podcast.

You can check out the Mic Geronimo interview and other dope episodes on YNVS Podcast/Radio on Spotify and YouTube.

@ynvsceoshampoo | @micgeronimo

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