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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

LaRose with YASMIN AMIRAH @ I Am Next

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"It impacts me everyday" ...YASMIN AMIRAH is a 17 year old singer/ songwriter from South East London. Whilst conversing I asked her how long she has been singing for, she told me that she started 7 years ago, however she started recording when she was 15. We then spoke about who some of her favourite artist were; Aaliyah, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Erykah Badu were some of the female artist that she aspires to be like.

I asked Yasmin what keeps her in the zone when she is song writing. She started of by saying that she usually has to be in a quite room or it could be the total opposite when she's out in a natural habitat where she is able to express herself. I find it very important to know what type of state of mind and environments a musician is in when writing because of course it will always complete the final product which is the song.

Before speaking to Yasmin Amirah I listened to a few of her songs and covers on her Soundcloud and wanted to know what type of concepts she was going for, I asked her this during our interview and she told me that her songs are mainly about love and personal issues. This then made me ask about much music impacts her, "It impacts me everyday". Just from speaking to Yasmin I was able to understand that music literally lives through her veins, I was also able to to gain a feel of the type of old school R&B music she listened to whilst also relating this to the type of sounds that she's bringing to the industry. Yasmin then spoke to me about her plan b, we discussed her future plans about going  to university to study Criminology. I was definitely surprised by this, seeing as Criminology is the absolute opposite to music. Clearly she's not just voice she's brains too!

'Alternative Soul' is the title of Yasmin's EP which should be released in August 2015, She told me that its going to be a mash up of soul ,R&B and other genres of music. I'm greatly looking forward to this.

Finally I asked Yasmin Amirah when she fell in love with singing. She told that she started singing when she was 10, but became serious about singing when she was 14 because people started complimenting her voice and the rest has been history. Yasmin's voice is extremely beautiful, easy to listen too and I wish her nothing but success.

To listen to the interview with Yasmin Amirah https://soundcloud.com/larose-8 

Check out Yasmin's Soundcloud -https://souncloud.com/yasminamirah

-LaRose

Saturday, 27 June 2015

LaRose with YASMIN AMIRAH @ I AM NEXT

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"It impacts me everyday" ...YASMIN AMIRAH is a 17 year old singer/ songwriter from South East London. Whilst conversing I asked her how long she has been singing for, she told me that she started 7 years ago, however she started recording when she was 15. We then spoke about who some of her favourite artist were; Aaliyah, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Erykah Badu were some of the female artist that she aspires to be like. I asked Yasmin what keeps her in the zone when she is song writing. She started of by saying that she usually has to be in a quite room or it could be the total opposite when she's out in a natural habitat where she is able to express herself. I find it very important to know what type of state of mind and environments a musician is in when writing because of course it will always complete the final product which is the song. Before speaking to Yasmin Amirah I listened to a few of her songs and covers on her Soundcloud and wanted to know what type of concepts she was going for, I asked her this during our interview and she told me that her songs are mainly about love and personal issues. This then made me ask about much music impacts her, "It impacts me everyday". Just from speaking to Yasmin I was able to understand that music literally lives through her veins, I was also able to to gain a feel of the type of old school R&B music she listened to whilst also relating this to the type of sounds that she's bringing to the industry. Yasmin then spoke to me about her plan b, we discussed her future plans about going  to university to study Criminology. I was definitely surprised by this, seeing as Criminology is the absolute opposite to music. Clearly she's not just voice she's brains too! 'Alternative Soul' is the title of Yasmin's EP which should be released in August 2015, She told me that its going to be a mash up of soul ,R&B and other genres of music. I'm greatly looking forward to this. Finally I asked Yasmin Amirah when she fell in love with singing. She told that she started singing when she was 10, but became serious about singing when she was 14 because people started complimenting her voice and the rest has been history. Yasmin's voice is extremely beautiful, easy to listen too and I wish her nothing but success. 

To listen to the interview with Yasmin Amirah https://soundcloud.com/larose-8  
Check out Yasmin's Soundcloud - https://souncloud.com/yasminamirah

-LaRose

Monday, 15 June 2015

LaRose on CLUBS & SPADES FT TOM PRIOR - CLEARER COAST

CLUBS & SPADES  are a Hip-Hop collective of two MC's; Matic Mouth and Shinobi, and two producers Andy Nicholson and Jamie Shield.
I recently watched one of their latest music videos 'Clearer Coast' and thought that it was very relatable. The song is focused around heartbreak and detachments in relationships.
What I enjoyed most about this video the way the emotion is expressed and how the emotional outlet is found. Matic Mouth is the dominate male in the video, we see him attempting to express his thoughts and feelings on paper but failing until he gets into the studio where is he able to express himself completely and zones out.
I know that this is an outlet of many other artist(s) too.
Watch 'Clearer Coast' here -

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

LaRose on SHAYNE BROWN's - SNAPCHAT


It's almost as addictive as the app! I recently listened to Shayne Brown's track 'Snapchat', and the song has been stuck in my head ever since! It's fun, catchy, well structured and relatable .. for some ;).

Shayne's is the vocalist as well as the rapper on this track, which was a pleasant surprise for me. I love when a rapper is capable of singing too.

From what I have heard already, I think he's definitely on the right track and this song is one that I hope to hear many more of. I just wish it was longer!   

Monday, 25 May 2015

LaRose with NADIA ROSE @ I Am Next




"I would describe myself as an enigma" ... NADIA ROSE is a rapper from South London. She describes herself as an enigma and tells me that people only know her if she allows them to, otherwise people have to create their own perception from what she shows them. 

One of the first questions that I asked Nadia Rose was how does she describes her music. She started of by telling me that she likes to call her music 'alternative rap' and that she is not following the guidelines whilst trying to venture out, attempting to bring back old sounds with new sounds that people are familiar with. 
From listening to Nadia Rose's track 'Murder' you will understand exactly what type of sound she's bringing. 

We then continued on and spoke about her connection with her audience when performing. Prior to the interview, I watched her 'On Road with Nadia Rose', which shows Nadia performing at different events. What I loved about her stage presence was the way she was able to hype her crowd using her charisma and confidence. She said "I like to think that it's more then just music, I think I show my character through what I do as well". Her audience is then capable of seeing that she is not being reserved. People like and appreciate performers like this. 

I asked Nadia what her greatest achievement has been so far. She expressed to me that she feels that her greatest achievement has been the progression she has made. From releasing her music completely in July 2014, to performing at her first open mic also in July 2014 and by January 2015 she began headlining shows. 
Learning about artists' progression is very inspiring to me. Finding out about how quickly Nadia Rose has progressed and gained a name for herself is mind blowing, especially because she seemed like a very down to earth and humble person. 

"I plan to wreak havoc on the world", says Nadia Rose's when I asked what her future goals and achievements were, it's all music for her. She's building her fan base and foundation, whilst sharing her love.
I went on to ask about her name and the use of 'Rose', I felt that the sound she is bringing is the complete opposite to her name. She then told me that her birth name is Nadia Rose and her story goes back to her school days, where there was two Nadia's in her class and everyone used her surname to differentiate between the two,"It just stuck.. sounds kinda sexy as well".

She is not a 'female MC'. Nadia explained to me why she doesn't call herself a female MC. This conversation began when I asked her how she feels about being a female MC in a male dominating industry. "I am music"; Nadia feels that females are boxed in enough and by referring and relating herself to gender roles, she feels as though she is boxed in even more. However she does feel that being a women in the industry has pros and cons but at the end of the day she is coming for everyone, man or women. I LOVE THIS! Nadia rose has the perfect state of mind, talking to her has shown me that there are no limits or boundaries for her or her music, we need more people with the mind of Nadia Rose in the world.

Finally I asked Nadia Rose when she fell in love with rap. She opens up and tells me that she fell in love with rap when she was at her lowest point, she picked up a pen and decided to write, nothing else made any sense at that point and she is thankful for this. 

A rose from the concrete. 


Her performance at I AM NEXT was energetic, charismatic and entertaining. I look forward to the havoc! 

To listen to the interview with Nadia Rose - https://soundcloud.com/larose-8 


-LaRose 











Friday, 22 May 2015

LaRose on CHE LINGO's - STREET HEAT with Link Up TV






"These nigga's make me cross, like the symbol thats on churches" ... CHE LINGO does it again. 
Bringing the ultimate fire during his most recent Street Heat Freestyle with Link Up TV. 

"I stay grounded where the earth is to make contact with your soul", is my favourite line throughout the whole freestyle. Che Lingo spits about other rappers unfortunate materialistic mindsets whilst comparing himself as someone who has taken risks in his future; "spending time in the present on rapping and getting dough". 

Che Lingo gives us some insight on his own personal history, telling his listeners that his father was a deejay from Clapham in the 90's, whilst also speaking on his childhood peers and how much their lives have changed.

What I personally enjoy about watching Che Lingo's freestyles compared to his songs is that everything is much more raw. Che Lingo has the ability to bring some serious flames during both a freestyle and a song but within his freestyles he is extremely captivating and is beyond any limits. 


"This pen might be the key to the problem they didn't solve"
                                                                                      - Che Lingo 

I think that Che Lingo is a highly lyrical poetic genius and he has plenty more in store!



CHECK OUT CHE LINGO'S STREET HEAT HERE-



Friday, 8 May 2015

LaRose on NEWHAM GENERALS - SOUNDBOI KILLA




Bringing vibes from grime and reggae together, FOOTSIE and D DOUBLE E making NEWHAM GENERALS are releasing fire with their new track 'Soundboi Killa'. 

In the video the duo are boisterous and uncontrollable whilst pursing their sci-fi operated mission given to them by producer of the track Toddla T. The video is great quality and extremely unconventional. It's almost like your watching a movie! 

Check it out here - 




-LaRose