MorninAfta Exclusive Interview Discussing New Music, The Plugs Daughter & More

MorninAfta States Kanye Says It Best, Provocative gets things going!

A MUST SEE INTENSE MUSIC VIDEO BY MORNINAFTA “THE PLUGS DAUGHTER”.

 

MorninAfta – The Plugs Daughter

Drops his along awaited song and music video to his single “Plugs Daughter” – MorninAfta Gimmedakeyz produced and MorninAfta mixed and recorded Chuckieewilliams. 

LISTEN HERE

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/morninafta/plugs-daughter

I had the chance to interview MorninAfta, a talented RnB singer. We spoke about his start in the music career, new music and more.

Sicarah: MorninAfta I love the name. How did you come up with your artist name?

MorninAfta: Kanye West said it best, provocative gets things going. All around person I wanted my music to reflect music from every angle. If you go to the club and have sex, if the night before your friend died or whatever happens you will wake up and think about what happened last night. 

Sicarah: When did you decide to pursue RNB and why? 

MorninAfta: I saw my friend who was in a choir and his voice was nice. I wanted to sing I knew how to rap because growing up in Baltimore all the guys used to rap and do cyphers but I knew I wanted to sing like my friend. So I taught myself, I went to a magnet school. The magnet school is where you go to school to pick a concentration. My concentration was choir and I joined the school choir. 

Sicarah: “Plugs Daughter” loved it like a real movie, Why she had to die though? 

MorninAfta: Yes it was about the plug. So its out now if you haven’t seen it yet. I am talking to the plug and I tell him I want to get out of the game and pursue my music career. The plug tells me that I can get out but he needs me to make a drop to the cartel on Friday. He tells me he loves me like his son and I can have everything I want except his daughter. However, throughout the week leading up to Friday, the plugs daughter and I are hanging out. After the drop I am followed by a guy sent by the plug to my crib and the guy shoots at me and I shoot back but I didn’t get shot instead the plugs daughter gets shot. So the point is the plug was trying to hurt me but ended up ending himself instead. Life is like that really because if it’s meant for someone you can’t penetrate it. 

Sicarah: Baltimore ok what was it like growing up in Baltimore?

MorninAfta:  It was beautiful but also the trenches. Not many people In Baltimore talk about College, I am one of them but many of them don’t. Many successful people came from Baltimore that I bet you didn’t know such as Toni Braxton, Sisqo, Mario, Dru Hill and more.

Sicarah: What made you move to Atlanta?

MorninAfta:  I chose to move to Atlanta because there’s more opportunity, a chance to make more money, and I already made all my contacts necessary while in Baltimore. 

Sicarah: If you could only pick one pair who would it be and why?

  • Omarion and Jhene Aiko
  • Miguel and Ashanti 
  • Ella Mai and Fabolous

MorninAfta: Miguel and Ashanti because Miguel has an even tone its a skill to go up and down vocally but it’s a skill to stay in your tone as well. Ashanti is great as well because she knows her lane. She’s not Beyonce but she can gain from what Beyonce does but contribute to the culture with her talent, and I don’t know if you have seen her lately but she looks phenomenal. 

Sicarah: I love the fact you joined a fraternity. Do you think your decision to join a frat encouraged your desire to pursue music in any way? Or helped shape who you are and if so how?

MorninAfta:  I love my fraternity. The videos just go viral and I feel like the success just happens but it’s not planned. I don’t know why some of the videos on my page that go viral do and that happens with my music too. Joining a fraternity definitely helped me because they accepted my music, they would say you sound like Chris Brown with autotune but we can hear the soul. Add more soul. 

Sicarah: I see you had a post on social media that mentioned the importance of having undeniable faith. Has your faith helped you get through the year and if so how?

MorninAfta:  Faith is key. You have to have faith you will succeed. My dream I can see it. I feel like when the time is right my career will take off just like that too. Coming from Baltimore I’ve seen many artists who had less followers than me take off and it just shows me it will happen when the time is right. 

Sicarah: You are a cover fanatic and that’s dope! What was one of your favorite songs to create and record a cover to and why? 

MorninAfta: Wale Matrimony this is the cover I really learned how to sing with. Music, make songs is like having a conversation. You have the beat and you have the vocals. It’s like a podcast sometimes its one-person other times its two but it’s a conversation and music is the same thing. When you hear the beat and lyrics are added it’s a conversation. 

Sicarah: We have to get into Social Distance. Your lyrics “I fell in love with you, I wasn’t thinking about myself.” “Breathe and Exhale I reflect on my mind.” How did this song come about? Do you feel like more men need to take time for themselves? 

MorninAfta: When I said “Social Distance” I thought sometimes you need to take a step back too much of anything can bring you down. That can mean many things. When I moved to Atlanta I gave up meat and alcohol because when you lose something your other senses kick in. When you eliminate things, it helps you stay focused and it’s easy to get lost in the sauce. There is a lot of sauce. So when I say social distance its really take time for yourself to help yourself.

Sicarah: “Breathe Pause” is Fire because the content normally isn’t paired with this type of beat and V.I.B.E you did the wifey throwback. This album thinking about you seems like a lot of fun for you to make? What was your goal with this album?

MorninAfta: When it comes to Breathe Pause there’s a story within a story for this one. My friend played me this somber song by Rihanna and it was so sad but I decided I wanted to sample it. Sometimes you just know when something is for you. I raised the beat, added Hip Hop to it and I produced this entire project. You know when there are songs you produced but you feel like you are the only person who can kill that beat. I think PartyNextDoor also said when he produces certain songs only him and Drake can kill certain beats that he creates.

Sicarah: “Can’t Help It” seems to be the leading single of the pill 2 what made you choose this single? 

MorninAfta:  I freestyled “Can’t Help It” and I was just talking on the beat. The beat was a vibe I just knew it was for me. It was a spur of the moment. 

Sicarah: What do you want your legacy to be? 

MorninAfta:  Balance, balance is important. I am a Virgo but sometimes I feel I am also a libra. Everyone needs balance. I feel like Kanye West has his hand in so many things but balance is the key. 

 

Duckwrth SuperGood Interview and Press Conference Through 1824

I had the pleasure of attending the Duckwrth Press Conference and learning the magic behind the process of his latest album, “SuperGood.” 

Duckwrth is a rapper and songwriter from South Central Los Angeles, California and he’s been on tour with Billie Eilish and Anderson .Paak.

This incredible Q&A, led by Kadijat from 1824 will undeniably draw you into the exciting world of Duckwrth that allows him to always make music that is super good. 

“I’m a Smoothie in the best sense.” If I had a super power it would be take what’s happening in the outside world and be able to take it in regurgitate it out. – Duckwrth

Question:  What was it like growing up in LA and how has that influenced your creativity as well as your music?

Duckwrth: Growing up in LA especially in the 90’s and 2000’s it was beautiful, always sunny the beaches are always cracking, poolsides is a common thing out here. It’s kind of like it’s own little weird utopia but in the same flipside it was a lot of trauma, gang activity that was happening in the 90’s so a lot of my youth was learning how to survive whether that be ducking bullets by drivebys or going to Inglewood High School. There are blood members, it’s the affiliation season where they have to put the little homie on so they have to jump random people and I remember them, I just remember that trauma in high school. But I will say that roses grow from the concrete, diamonds come from like the roughest types of situations so I think by being raised specifically in South Central Los Angeles it gave me a backbone so when I deal with corporate America I don’t take no bulls**t because I learned how to survive ducking billets. I stand with a straight spinal cord it just taught me all the methods that I need as an artist, as a man, as a business man.

Question: Has 2020 influenced the way you wrote the album or how you think the album would be perceived by fans? 

Duckwrth: Ironically I wrote the album January, we finished all the songs in January, like the end of January. Covid was just like popping up and nobody was really taking it as serious until about like later February, so when I was writing it I was like oh this 2020 its a new decade this my year like we about to go stupid. My thoughts and ideas of it was so much more different from the 2020 that we know now. 

Question: Do you think it will change the way that it is perceived by fans? Do you think some of the lyrical content will hit differently in terms of when nobody is allowed to leave their homes?

Duckwrth: I think more so because a lot of it has to do with me taking this girl out on a date and going to these different venues and also different fantasies I have of her before we actually go on the date. It’s more of a story like if you were watching a Netflix show or something like that. You may not be living in that story but it’s a story to take you away from your current situation but further than that it’s more so the tone and some the messages of the album is once again to make you feel good. It’s like audio medicine pretty much. 

Question: What do you intend the audience to experience when we are consuming “SuperGood?”

Duckwrth: To take you away from your current situation. It’s also a rhythm project so I want people to dance, to groove, to bop, to move. It’s an album you play when you are in the car or an album that you play when you taking a shower or an album that you play when you are making love. I want it to be very much a lifestyle project. 

Question: How do you decide on the album art?

Duckwrth: I feel like my covers have always been a bit of like fantasies in certain ways. From “An Xtra Uugly mixtape to “The Falling Man” where I was like playing the character of this king that falls to his demise because he doesn’t know love. It’s like the cover is a little bit darker for this one it’s mainly about love what happens when a character does fall in love so it’s like the yin and yang to the falling man and I feel like they all reflect each other really it’s just showing the growth in the artist and for this one I just really wanted to explore. I really feel like the 70’s especially for black people was a time for celebration. We just came out of civil rights and black people starting to gain certain freedoms and it was a celebration. Within that when black people started going back to who they are in their original essence a bit of magic happens. The 70s that’s why you saw such an eclectic style their sound, their music was so colorful and the album colors were so beautiful you know so I kind of wanted to tap into that. We’re coming into that same energy in the 2010’s/ 2020’s. I really wanted to tap into that magic. 

Question: Which song was most difficult to write ? 

Duckwrth: New Love Song. I had the idea to do it before the album. In the sample of the song is the Clark Sisters, Jesus is a Love Song. I remember one time I was on IG live and it was in the background and I was freestyling to it and I was like I should turn that into a song. I wanted to give a nod to Gospel music because that’s some of the earlier music that I remember from my childhood so I was like I wanted to do two songs that could give that nod. I recorded the rap part of it and then we did the bridge and then I sat on it for like three weeks I didn’t know how to finish it. I wanted to do the whole Jesus is a Love Song but I didn’t want to say Jesus because I didn’t want to be particular to religion but I wanted to still do the whole love tone. So I was like I need to find a group of girls who could give respect to the Clark Sisters but then like find a different phrasing. The theme of the album is just like this relationship that I have with this girl and it’s like how I want to ask her on this first date so I wanted New Love Song to be the foreshadow of these characters are going to fall in love by the end of the album. Alright cool I was like maybe it’s not Jesus is a Love Song maybe it’s you are my new love song and I didn’t figure that out till maybe like the fourth or third week of January.

Question: How important is it to you maintaining your authenticity both in your music and appearance ? 

Duckwrth: I’m a creative overall so I feel like anything I touch creatively I can excel in not to say boastfully but I really feel like that’s my DNA, art creativity. If I’m going to be doing music I want to show a healthy artist. You see so many times the most genius of artists are insane they are egotistical or they are drug abusers or physically abusive to their spouse. It’s a whole rockstar lifestyle and they end up eventually inevitably bringing to their demise and I really don’t f**k with that image and I feel there’s a way to portray a healthy artist. That’s through being true to yourself and I think that’s how you make the best music and that’s the music that lasts for a long time. That’s the music that becomes people’s favorite albums and a lot of music today is like fast food, just like fashion and they don’t really last too long but the artist that are true to themselves that speak with conviction is true. Those are the ones that truly resonate if I’m going to be an artist I want to be as authentic as I possibly can. I remember when I was in church when I was little this lady put her hand on my shoulder and said you’re anointed and she was like there’s a calling on your life. I remember that and it always stuck with me and I’m not particularly Christian but I know there’s something I’m supposed to be doing with my life and it’s supposed to be helping people. 

Question: What music inspires you the most ? 

Duckwrth: The music that inspires me the most and I’m saying two sides. The music that inspires me the most in the studio is Soul, Jazz, Gospel. Certain core progressions really resonate in my soul. The genre that inspires me when I’m performing is strictly punk. One of my favorite bands is called Bad Brains. 

Question: What’s your outlook on racism and politics during 2020? 

Duckwrth: I feel that 2020 and Donald Trump, everything happens for a reason and if you zoom out of life and you pull out and you just look at earth for like its history and everything. I just feel like a lot of racism was swept under the rug and it was very passive and sometimes it takes these energies whether they are light or dark to dig up the sh*t to be able to show for face value to show what America actually is because for so long we treated it like we progressed you know but it’s like America is just as racist as it was back in the day. It’s just they found a new way to do it and it’s like slavery still exists it’s just in prison systems and it’s in consumerism. To tell you the truth I f**k with politics but I don’t f**k with politics because it’s kind of corrupt but I like more local politics and local legislation things that you could do in your community. For Me I feel like every artist speaks for their community. Chance is for Chicago, there’s people for New York, for me I’m from Los Angeles I’m specifically for South Central because that’s the place I was raised in, so I got to see first hand the issues and the problems of South Central. I feel like if everybody handle things like a village then we will be able to as a whole uplift. I’m not saying I want to save the whole World I would like to but first I got to start with my community so that’s mainly my outlook on politics. I’m hoping that things will get better soon but I know things are going to have to get dirty and bloody for it to get to that point because that’s what America understands. America understands war and it understands consumerism. When you f**k with peoples pockets or you f**k with their lives that’s when people pay attention and it’s sad to say but that’s really what it is. I’m hoping that things work out better but I’m also preparing for when things get worst but every storm is temporary and we will eventually get through it. We’ll get to a better place and I’m happy that all the disgusting-ness that has been swept under the rug is now in our face so we could deal with it straight up. 

Duckwrth is extremely soulful, creative and has a unique ability to blend several genres of music together to create a feeling of calamity, peace and Super Good music! Stay tuned because Duckwrth’s music is for everyone.

Stream the album today.

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Sir Henry Ike Exclusive Interview

Sir Henry Ike is a very successful business owner especially in the real estate industry.

He held a seminar to provide knowledge into the business. This seminar was held in July 2019 and I was able to interview him briefly to discuss how his career began at the age of 16.

During the interview we also discuss YSM Entertainment, Young Self Made.

Press play above and visit http://henryike.com for more information.

 

Tik Tok Viral Interview featuring Tony : Lightskintonyy

Tik Tok is one of the most popular apps being utilized during the quarantine. I had the opportunity to interview a Tik Tok user, Tony that has successfully mastered the Tik Tok app.

Tony goes by the name of lightskintonyy on Tik Tok and several of his videos have went viral. Tony makes videos that share weed tips and put his followers onto New York music.

Some of the artists we talk about in the interview are Fivio Foreign and the late Pop Smoke.

If you don’t have a Tik Tok account, create an account and make sure you check out lightskintonyy’s profile. I am sure you will love it.

Big shoutout to @trini_.boi for the link!

Lewi B Exclusive Interview

I had the chance to interview Lewi B from Yonkers, New York and ask him in depth questions about his latest project, Lewi Season 2.

During the interview we discuss the song titles and concepts on Lewi Season 2. We discuss different experiences and personalities that inspired Lewi B to create Lewi Season 2.

Check out the interview above and below tune into his latest music video “Not So Bad” featuring Styles P and PJay Johnson.

Her In Mind Exclusive Interview

I had the chance to interview Her In Mind and explore his lyrics and romantic view on life. He revealed the “Her In Mind” can be any women he comes across from family, friends or girlfriends.

I mentioned specific songs and lyrics and got in depth commentary. This is one interview you won’t want to miss!

Her In Mind’s new song “Quarantine” is out now. Press play below!

Instagram: @HERINMIND

Twitter: @HERINMIND

Soundcloud.com/HERINMIND

Chelo Exclusive Music Interview

 

Chelo is an incredible music artist from Peru known for making both love and breakup records that resonate with all.

He began making music at the age of 10 writing lyrics to express how he felt. Chelo has a few music collaborations coming soon featuring American recording artists.

I had a chance to sit down with Chelo and his team of photographers and videographers to discuss his music journey and exclusive surprises he has for his fans.

Both of his talented team members talked about their inspiration behind their creativity and how everyone met each other.

Stay tuned, you will be hearing more from Chelo.

You can follow the team on Instagram.

@chelo.__ @squibbledabbles @notsofar_han

 

Lady Radikal Exclusive Fashion Interview

 

I had the chance to interview the owner of Clothing Brand, Lady Radikal. The owner, Yur Majesty and I discussed the origin of his designs and upcoming goals.

Yur majesty started his clothing brand to create clothes for all individuals including tall individuals that had difficulty finding clothes that fit them properly.

His designs are original and creative and most importantly custom made. Some of his hoodies have circle cuts in the chest area to allow hoodies to be worn for not only comfort but sexiness as well.

He also has a veil design that allows women to wear a hoody and put their veil down if they would like some form of privacy. It provides a mysterious look for the person wearing the hoody.

If you see someone with a Lady Radikal piece of clothing don’t expect the same shirt or hoody to be sold to you because he makes one of everything making everyone’s clothes unique.

To keep up with new designs and purchase the right custom order follow the brand on instagram @radikalyfe_clothing_! 

 

KidRock Dollaz Exclusive Interview

KidRock Dollaz is a music artist hailing from Queens, New York. He is destined for fame with his hard hitting lyricism and soulful flow.

During the above interview, we talked about various styles of Hip Hop and influences that impact his soulful melodies.

KidRock Dollaz is an artist hat has always stayed true to himself and continues to make music that the real can resonate with.

To stay tuned with his moves, you can follow him on instagram @thekidrockdollaz.