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Plug Star’s official interview w/ artist Da Real Nino



What was the first piece of music that you bought for yourself and what was the medium?
It’s been so long ago that I really can’t remember the first project I bought. I would say it was one of The Carter albums on CD. Lil Wayne is one of my greatest inspirations

What’s at the top of your professional bucket list?
I have a lot of goals when it comes to my music. At the top of my professional bucket list would have to be receiving a Grammy for my music and a feature with Lil Wayne and/or Future.

How did your hometown/city shape who you are?
I was born in Indianapolis, IN but raised in Mobile, AL. Both have shaped me into the man that I am today. The greatest lesson I learned from my parents and surroundings was to never underestimate anybody. Regardless of circumstances, anybody can do whatever they put their minds to when life gets real.

What’s the last song you listened to?
My playlist is very versatile. I listen to alot of artists both independent and major. The last song was probably Allegations by Big 30 & Pooh Shiesty.

If you could see any artist in concert dead or alive who could it be?
If I could see any artist perform in concert, it would have to be Tupac. Just watching his videos and the movie, his energy was always crazy. I know that would be a dope concert.

What’s one thing that even your most devoted fans don’t know about you?
One thing my devoted fans may not know about me is that I dropped out of college and stopped my pursuit of playing in the NFL to do music. I had to really show and prove to myself, my parents and my fans that music is my true passion. I give my music 150% and work everyday on my craft.

If you were not a musician, what would you be?
If I was not a musician, I would definitely be pursuing entrepreneurial ventures. I see myself being a real-estate mogul at some point in my life.

Tell us about your latest single? When is your video releasing?
My first and latest single is Turn Up. It was released on August 15, 2020. The response was crazy. I received a plaque from DRT and got great feedback from the DJ Coalitions. The video is a real movie and was released on October 16, 2020. I am the Certified Coalition DJs ATL artist so the song is playing in a lot of clubs in Atlanta and Alabama for sure.

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Compton Native Young Lawless Teams Up With Yn Jay for “Coochie Hoochie”



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Young Lawless is definitely keeping audiences on their toes this year. With the release of his newest track “Coochie Hoochie” ft. Yn Jay, Lawless (aka FatBoyLaw) is not letting up any time soon and keeps it coming hit-after-hit. The upbeat anthem is an impressive effort from the independent, Compton-based artist, and shows how he is capable of switching things up when needed.
The new track “Coochie Hoochie” follows the release of his previously released album titled This Is Not A Real Album. Through that project and others that he has under his belt, it’s clear to see how FatBoyLaw is making a name for himself and setting himself apart from the rest. His witty storytelling technique is unmatched and absolutely distinguishes him from all other West Coast artists.
When asked about when he decided to ultimately pursue a career in music, Lawless said that “Knowing that I have real talent made me ultimately decide to do music. It would be a waste of a gift if I didn’t do music. It’s something that makes me feel good and I believe I have a story to tell. Hopefully I can reach people that’s in a dark place and help bring them out of it into some light.”
As far as what’s next for the rapper, he says that he’s working on a new EP that fans can be on the lookout for called Psychoactive. Some notable features will appear on this project, including Sukihana, Steven G, Compton Menace, and Kevin McCall.
“My goal is to go platinum while being an independent artist,” Young Lawless says of his goals. “I’m not signed to a major label. I don’t have any management or an agency so that’s a big goal for me. Music and the fashion culture coincide together so I would also like to partner up with a few fashion brands as a creative director in the future. I got a few ideas and I’m all about innovation.”
Lawless is the example of an artist who creates his own lane in the music industry.
Listen to Young Lawless’ latest track “Coochie Hoochie” ft. Yn Jay below.

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Bangathemenace Drops Very First EP ‘Big Bang Theory’



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Bangathemenace is someone you need to add to your playlist immediately! With the release of his debut EP, he’s on FIRE and is showing audiences what he’s truly capable of. He has an extremely unique voice that’s deep and personable — something that is rare and unheard in most music today. The Houston-based artist is just getting started, but he knows that he’s ready to take over the music game.
Prior to releasing his debut album ‘Big Bang Theory,’ Bangathemenace released two singles. “Etuk’s Interlude” and “Can’t Be A Menace” were two tracks that spoke for themselves in terms of introducing his sound as an artist. Both very versatile and distinctive, the two singles set the tone for what audiences could expect from him in the future.
We had the chance to interview with Bangathemenace to learn more about how he got his start in music.

What city are you from/ Where are you based now?
I am born and raised in Houston, Texas but also branched off and lived in Denver, Colorado for three years.
What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?
I go by Bangathemenace, due to my government name being Abanga Etuk. And I am of course a menace to society.
At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?
I began with poetry in middle school, and attempted to orchestrate a rap by 7th grade, and continued from there.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?
Most definitely. I grew up in Acres home as a middle child of six. I’ve always had a balanced vibe entirely. I received knowledge and kicked it with my older siblings, and passed that same love and knowledge down to my younger ones.
How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?
A serious energy form created with a parent from New York and another from Texas in the ’80s. Very old school with an accessorized new school sound.

Who are some of your main musical influences?

Nicki Minaj, Foxy Brown, Queen Latifah, Mc Lyte, Nas, Tupac, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, UGK, Houston’s entire music scene old & new school. Andre 3K, Busta Rhymes.

You can follow him on social media @bangathemenace and stream his latest EP Big Bang Theory below.

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