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THANKYOUSTEEZ – Thankyouwho? Vol. 1 @thankyousteez

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“Thankyouwho? Vol. 1” is the latest release from THANKYOUSTEEZ which is the first installment of a series of projects he is releasing.

This project really pays homage to my great state of Texas and provide sound bits of the legend, DJ Screw. It is really a staple for my sound, which plays into the ‘WHO?” aspect of the title. I proved a unique sound and overall a well thought out project that flows well together.

Hailing from the small city of Seguin in Texas, which lies outside of San Antonio and along highway i-10, THANKYOUSTEEZ began the early stages of his career producing and mixing for artists other than himself. Being a natural born creator, it was only a matter time until he began creating his own music, late into his senior year of high school. Steez has always had an ear for music growing up, whether it was his mother playing the likes of Death Row and southern greats like DJ Screw, Fat Pat or spending weekends with his grandparents listening to the Temptations, and the oldies era. Raised by his mother and grandparents, they managed to keep me from slipping into the evils that the Seguin streets are infamously known for.

His music is based on experiences either himself or those close to him have gone through, providing a profound relationship with his fans. The city of Seguin is full of potential but almost deemed cursed with broken dreams, hell-bent on making it out and bringing more opportunities, steez pays homage to his city and state so often as his influences. Along with his companions & fellow artists, Mack & Jay, they have created their own movement called “Contraband”. Pushing those who listen to keep an open mind, preaching prosperity & growth. From creating beats and mixing songs on free trials of music software, to now performing at various venues around Texas, THANKYOUSTEEZ is surely making a name for himself and providing his own sound that is fresh for the southern music scene.

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Interview: Upcoming Artist Aaron Reflex Shares New EP ‘Reflex Season’

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New York-based artist Aaron Reflex (Real name Mustafah Aaron Steele) has released his debut EP Reflex Season. The EP reflects on themes in Aaron’s life while displaying his effervescent style. Featuring standout tracks like “Hood Cinderella” and “Bands On Me” the nine-track EP shows off Reflex’s unique voice and ability for creating music.
With a vocal character rooted in hip-hop and R&B origins, Reflex’s sound has evolved to blend elements of trap-soul and emotion. Drawing inspiration from diverse sources, musical and otherwise, Reflex’s music delivers captivating sounds and infectious beats. His distinct vocals and lyrical nuance anchor his idealistic thoughts and flows.
Make sure you stream the project Reflex Season, out now. And keep reading to learn more about him as an artist.
What city are you from/ Where are you based now?
I was born in Bronx, NY and moved when I was five to Queens, NY. I always lived in NY but I have visited and performed in Atlanta, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, and a few other states.
What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?
My artist name is Aaron Reflex. My real name is Mustafah Aaron Steele. I came up with Aaron Reflex by mixing my middle name with Reflex. I also wanted something that a million other people didn’t have. When I googled it no one came up so I claimed it. Now I come up on Google and it’s a blessing to see the growth over time. Reflex honestly use to be part of my Xbox gamertag so I put it together. At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?  Music has always been something I wanted to do. It doesn’t matter if it was singing, playing instruments, or trying to teach myself from YouTube. I always had fun doing it and enjoyed seeing myself level up. I taught myself how to sing. I have always known music is something I would like to do because it’s fun to create. I like being in control of what I’m doing and have fun doing it. Who wouldn’t want to do what they love? Where I come from, a lot of people are not successful. Music started out as a recreational activity that I took very seriously but is constantly turning into something bigger. I would always work on music and my sound after school or work. All of college I made music and constantly released to SoundCloud and did singing covers and remixes consistently to different songs.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?
Music has been part of my life since I was young. I always liked singing and was dared by my friend in third grade to raise my hand and audition for a solo in chorus class. He bet me $5 and I was thinking this is an easy $5 at the time. I raised my hand and actually sounded okay. Fast forward, I sung every year after that in elementary school and did many solos in chorus class. In middle school I learned to play guitar and piano thanks to my music teacher and many YouTube videos. I performed for the graduation playing guitar every year in middle school. In high school I was still singing but not performing as much as when I was younger.  I was performing for friends. I got better at rapping because I use to sing and my friend rapped — they said I just liked singing to the girls so I worked on my rapping a lil bit more and got better. Now I can freestyle really good and can even have people throw in words. As I’m rapping and incorporate them well into the freestyle.

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Stream: @Theuthmusic “Nikes”

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HLGNLIFE Records artist The UTh drops his love song for the brand entitled “NIKES”. Listen above.

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