UBUNTUFM MEETS BISHOP THE OVERSEER @BEPC99

GREETINGS BISHOP, GREAT TO LINK UP WITH YOU AND PROVIDE US WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO POSE A FEW QUESTIONS.
YOUR TRACK, ‘RUNNIN BACK’, IS QUITE A REMARKABLE ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT IN EVERY MUSICAL ASPECT. SO TELL US, WHAT INSPIRED THE TRACK?

Peace to you and yours. I appreciate your interest in the single. I’m humbled by the reviews and this subsequent interview. It is psychologically impactful when you’re exposed to albums like “Black America Again” [Common] and “To Pimp A Butterfly” [Kendrick Lamar]. In these times, there are things going on in the world that are greater than oneʼs self. As an artist, you have a duty to report current events as accurately and honestly as lyrically possible. When you see a dead child from Syria wash up upon the shores of Turkey; when nearly 200 girls remain missing after being kidnapped by Boko Haram; and when African American males are being executed in the streets of United States by the police without due process; you have no other choice but to address the facts. Events such as these and moreover inspired “Runnin Back”.

I LIKE THE TRACK. GREAT ONE. HOW IS ITS PERFORMANCE IN TERMS OF PUBLIC RECEPTION?

Actually, I have not performed “Runnin Back” live publicly. The label is still in the music servicing phase of the single. The reception from the DJ’s, Record Pools, and Radio Stations has been very welcoming. The average rating is approximately 3.5/4 out of 5. The next phase of the project will consist of shooting a music video.

“Runnin Back” is food for the soul…

DO YOU THINK THE TRACK WOULD HAVE FARED BETTER IN TERMS OF WIDER ACCEPTANCE?

In my view, some people view the arts as an escape from reality. Some people don’t want the ills of society force fed through music. Some people say that “Runnin Back” is food for the soul. The one thing that everyone can universally agree upon is that “Runnin Back” is not like any of the other music out currently, and that it provides a refreshing prospective.

PERSONALLY I AM CAPTIVATED BY YOUR CHOICE OF LYRICS. YOU ACTUALLY PLAY WITH WORDS. HENCE MY QUESTION: DO YOU HAVE ANY HISTORY WITH CONVENTIONAL POETRY?

I appreciate that you get the crux that I intended. Yes, the origins of my poetry began in elementary school. Before composing song compositions, I wrote poems. I actively began composing songs in 1996 at the age of 15. Now, 10 commercial releases later, the rest is history.

“It’s extremely important that music has substance…”

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE GREAT HIP-HOP MUSIC YOU DO? DID YOU INITIALLY SET OUT TO BECOME A RAPPER?

I have rigorously studied the craft, past and present content. I have written more songs than I have actually published. I have more than 1,000 songs in my repertoire. Just under 100 songs have been commercially published. Being a “Rapper” was never an objective and never will be. For me, music and the arts has always been therapeutic. Listening to my compositions and the music of others has gotten me through some challenging situations. So it’s extremely important that music has substance. Fame was never an objective. Honestly, I would be content if I could “ghost write” for other acts and continue to record my song compositions for synchronization licensing placement into television, films, commercials and video games.

MY CURIOSITY IS GETTING THE BETTER OF ME. WHAT INFORMED YOUR CHOICE OF THE STAGE NAME ‘BISHOP THE OVERSEER’?

Once upon a time, my stage name was “Ses Dogg”. Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, people would call me “Ses” because they couldn’t pronounce my birth name. As a teenager, I was advised by a potential manager that I should change my stage name to something that could sustain long term. In my quest for names, I wanted to choose something meaningful. Something that in 20 years, where I stand today, I could stand behind. Long story short, I chose “Bishop” based on its religious background. I have always been a God fearing believer, and although imperfect, my belief is unwavering. Bishop’s acronym is “Best Individual Style Only Happens through Potential” which is self explanatory. “The Overseer” in the church is a nickname for a Bishop. The Overseer oversees the operations in which the Bishop is responsible for in the church. As the “Overseer” in the Hip-Hop/Rap industry, I have a duty as one of the gatekeepers of the culture to ensure that the content I publish is sustainable music with substance.

“Streaming, sync placement and brand campaigns … is the future, going forward…”

THE HIP-HOP MUSIC INDUSTRY IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD IS SADDLED WITH ITS OWN PECULIAR LIMITATIONS. HOWEVER, THE INDUSTRY IN THE U.S SEEMS TO ENJOY THE REGARD AS THE POSTER CHILD FOR ARTISTIC AND COMMERCIAL EXCELLENCE. DO YOU THINK THE INDUSTRY IS AT ITS PEAK IN THE U.S?

From a commercialization prospective, yes. It’s much more lucrative in the marketplace today than it once was. Knowing the market and how to exploit it is key. Streaming, sync placement and brand campaigns (artist representing products and services) is the future, going forward, until further notice. It’s no longer about album/single sales or downloads. It’s about visibility and buzz. Touring and live performances are irreplaceable for those that can develop and sustain a loyal fan base.

AFRICAN HIP-HOP ARTISTS HAVE LONG CONSIDERED COLLABORATIONS WITH THEIR AMERICAN COUNTERPARTS AS A MOVE FOR SUCCESS IN THEIR CAREERS. MOST OFTEN THAN NOT, IT DOESN’T WORK OUT AS ENVISIONED, SOMETIMES WITH SCANDALOUS CONSEQUENCES BACK HOME. COULD THERE BE SOMETHING THE AFRICAN RAP ARTISTS COULD DO BETTER IN THEIR APPROACH?

I am not educated enough on this topic to speak on it. I would need to know the facts and background on what or what wasn’t happening. Generally speaking, if the act is decent and song concept works, I personally don’t have a problem collaborating with anyone regardless of the country of origin.

LET US GET BACK TO YOUR WORK. IS THERE A GENERAL PHILOSOPHY TO YOUR MUSIC?

Yes, it has to have substance. Meaning, it has to have a message. Every topic doesn’t have to be serious or about political or social issues. The topics should be diverse, categorically and well articulated.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING AT THE MOMENT? ANY PROJECTS IN THE WORKS?

Our label re-released “Money Spot (Pt. 1)” on August 29, 2017. It is a remastered double album “Eastside” and “Westside” consisting of 22 tracks with 4 additional “ghost tracks”. The single “Runnin Back” is from the album “44 Steps Forward/45 Steps Back” which is in the creative development process. The focus, as I stated previously, is shooting the music video for “Runnin Back” and continue its global exploitation and notoriety.

“Without the people there’s no me…”

‘RUNNIN BACK’ HAS BEEN ENJOYING PLAY TIME ON UBUNTUFM HIP-HOP RADIO, AND GARNERING SOME CONSIDERABLE INTEREST FROM OUR LISTENING AUDIENCE. PERHAPS YOU HAVE A WORD FOR THEM BEFORE WE WRAP UP.

Bishop Enterprises Publishing and I appreciate you, UbuntuFM, and your listeners for supporting “Runnin Back”. This is for the people and the worldwide movement for social justice, equality and self-awareness. Without the people there’s no me, no Bishop Enterprises or any other label or act seeking to publish art or music. The movement starts with the people and the people supporting content with substance. When given the opportunity, I would love to perform live in Johannesburg. Never let discouragement destroy your reason for being (manifest destiny).

OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOU ON THE PLATFORM. WE WISH THE BEST FOR YOUR ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS EVEN AS WE EXPECT TO ENTERTAIN OUR AUDIENCE WITH MORE FROM YOU.

Thank you for having me. Peace to you and yours. Likewise. Wishing you the best. Bishop out.

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DJ K Yung, Ms Chinadoll, “The Soy Sauce Bosses” of Flood93Radio | @DjKYung @Chinadoll_Ms

Meet the newest and craziest female duo in internet radio! DJ K Yung Ms Chinadoll, or as Kim “Slyce” Lam named them, “The Soy Sauce Bosses“.

DJ K Yung Ms Chinadoll are the face of flood93radio.com. “Kim originally called us “The Sauce Bosses”. Ms Chinadoll added the “soy” part in their due to DJ K Yung’s South Korean ethnicity and her being a quarter Chinese (She’s part African American and 1/4 Chinese). DJ K Yung thought it was hilarious so it stuck.

Their show “DJ K Yung’s Hot 16 Playlist with Ms Chinadoll” airs every Tuesday night from 7-9pm cst on the FREE Flood 93 Radio app (iPhone or Android) or on www.flood93radio.com. You can also tune in watch DJ K Yung Ms Chinadoll as they stream their show via Facebook Live (see below for links).

 

While DJ K Yung is no stranger to the music industry (Dj K Yung is a Jr. A&R under Andre “The U.R.L.” Williams, Da Union DJ, Violator All Star DJ, Official Belaire Black Bottle Girl (DJ) and is a current guest mixer on Shade 45 VIP Saturday’s Da Union Mix and Dash Radio’s XXL Magazine Channel Violator Radio UnKut).

Ms Chinadoll is new to the radio and music industry. Only knowing each other for a little over 2 years, they have built what most people call a natural and hilarious back and fourth. “I’ve been asked numerous times if we have a script or practice what we are going to say. I have to tell them, other than picking topics to speak on during our show everything is off the top of our head. If you ever see us out in public, this is how we talk, hang out, it’s just how we are as friends.” states Ms Chinadoll.

The show originally started with Dj K-Yung as a solo personality (she is also the founder of the station and co-owns with 4 others) with just a playlist and she would talk about random topics in between songs. She asked Ms Chinadoll to be her official co-host and things sprinted off from there. “She (Ms Chinadoll) is funny, blunt, most people freeze up with a microphone in their face, she just sounded like she had been doing this from day one.” says DJ K Yung. Their unique format which includes having a new guest co-host every Tuesday brings variety and new opinions to the show. The guest co-host could range from an artist, DJ, producer, to business owner, friend, or just someone who wants to get 2 hours of fame.

“We think of the show as a little Breakfast Club meets a little Sway in the Morning meets a very less explicit Howard Stern. We interview our guest(s) the first 10-20 mins into our show but then they become the guest co- host chiming in on topics, opinions, and whatever other craziness is planned for the show.” states DJ K Yung. “We also at the top of the hour 8pm cst have another guest come in and drop a freestyle.” The show promotes not only new industry music and releases but also supports and plays independent artists and local talent something DJ K Yung prides the show and station for.

 

The show’s listeners and views on Facebook have increased dramatically each Tuesday as the show gains more attention. So much in fact that some of the upcoming guest co-hosts are traveling as far away as New York to be at the Davenport Iowa station and that’s not including upcoming interviews with industry artists and taste makers.

“We’ve only had this show since August of this year.” laughs Ms Chinadoll, “It’s incredible how much attention this has received just from word of mouth and social media, I’m excited to see where it may lead.” and just as expected DJ K Yung chimes in laughing “Well I hope it leads to billions of dollars and pool boys in mansions and …..” and just as quickly as you have read you can see why you need to tune in every Tuesday!!!

“DJ K Yung’s Hot 16 Playlist with Ms Chinadoll” 7-9pm cstFlood 93 Radio www.flood93radio.com Download the FREE app on iPhone or Android (keyword: flood 93) Follow and stream the official Spotify music playlist of the show “Hot 16 Playlist” (Updates weekly)

Exclusive interview with Artist/Entrepreneur P.Digga! @itspdigga

Thank you for taking time with us P.Digga. Please introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from.
My name is P.Digga aka The CoalCity, I’m from Enugu, Nigeria.

What’s the meaning behind your name?
As I started freestyling with my friends during my high school days and was getting known by the whole students at that time. The name P.Digga came along as my school mates who believe I will get paid in music industry gave me the name. The P actually stand for pay, Although many call me Play after learning I can act films. The CoalCity tells people the exact place where I was born.

You’re an artist and aspiring actor/director. Tell us what your motivation was to get involved in the entertainment industry?
The notable celebrities who inspired me to culture myself into making music and films was likes of Ice Cube, Queen Latifah & 50 Cent. They played a big role that drafted me to comprehend I could do both creating music and acting along.

Tell us about some of the cameo’s, appearances & roles you’ve done as an actor?
The character I played in Tormenta feature film was “Stanley” which was Executive produced by Houston Community College. I also played others roles like “Zeal” in a Speed dating documentary, a “rapper” in Perils of Night School and so on.

For those who may not have heard your music, how would you describe it?
My music are very motivational, so I recommend they give it a listen.

Currently what single you are pushing and where can we find it?
I have a single with DJ Chose called “like a stripper” which is available on SoundCloud and other streaming services. I’m looking forward to dropping a new single soon. The name of the song is “tell you something” off my upcoming project “The Versatile”.

You have an upcoming EP ‘The Versatile’, what can we expect from this project?
The Versatile is a combination of trap and pop records in one tape. Fans can expect to hear something different like singing. I got songs in English, Pigeon English and my native language. the intention behind “The Versatile” EP was to prove people I can create all kinds of music in different ways to access fans all over the world.

What’s the vibe like when you’re in the studio working? What are some of your ‘must haves’?
Music is my addiction and that’s my first love, it’s one of things that makes me happy. I feel very accomplishment when I’m in the studio working. My must haves will be Jewelries, houses, foreign cars and boats. Already building a mansion in Africa which will be completed soon I travel.

Give us 3 words that describe P.Digga the Artist / Entrepreneur?
P.Digga stands for Play, Skills, and versatile

What’s next for P.Digga?
Right now, I am working on The Versatile EP and also working to produce my first feature film which still in the very early stage of pre-production. The film will have scenes in the United States and Africa.

Tell everyone where they can find you? [Websites, Social media, Booking info etc]
They can follow me on my social media:
Instagram: TheCoalCity
Twitter: itspdigga
Bookings: africanondeckmusic@gmail

Any Shout Outs?
Shout out to my partner A-Q for helping place my music to right radio stations in Nigeria.

[New Music] @ghettoallstars Presents @215Eness “I Am Legend” Ft @BeanieSigelSP

[New Music]  E NESS 'I am Legend' ft. Beanie Sigel

E Ness, best known for his role on Puffy’s “Making The Band” reality show, is gearing up to release his latest EP “Percs & Poo” alongside producer T-1. To add even more fuel to the fire, Ness contract’s Philly’s godfather Beanie Sigel for the block anthem, “I Am Legend”, which features a clever flip of the “300″ movie soundtrack. Check it out and keep your eyes peeled out for “Percs & Poo” to drop soon

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