Missy Elliott Tweets Words of Encouragement to Rising Independent Female Emcee Lady Remedy
Courtesy Bayer Mack.
Block Starz Music's blazing hot 25-year-old Sacremento, CA rapper, songwriter, and producer Tori Redd, better known by her stage name Lady Remedy, recently got a special tweet from the artist that's inspired her the most, multi-platinum, Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott.
Lady Remedy, who made her national debut with the single "The Way U Do" produced by Runway Star of The Makerz ("Teach Me How To Dougie") and Nigel Starr, has been making herself visible on California’s music scene over the past year and recently dropped her debut mixtape, The Steez Tape, and a new single, "Give It To Um" produced by GeoH Metro (The Game, Black Wall Street), from her upcoming Block Starz Music debut, FREAK, which is due early-fall.
Lady Remedy's The Steez Tape, which is mixed by DJ Cos the Kid and features 13 tracks, is now available for free download at http://ladyremedy.bandcamp.com/ .
Video: Substance - "Same Old Hip Hop" (prod. Know It All)
Courtesy Jason Young.
Good morning , my name is Jason Young aka Know-It. Im a producer from the Kitchener Waterloo area of Ontario, some of you might have known me in the past for the albums I have done with Canadian emcee Sharky and Michigan group The Lyricists.
In 2004 I became very ill and put my music career on hold as I was put on life support for some years, well in 2011 I recieved the gift of life in form of a kidney transplant donated to me by my cousin and after some recovery began working on my album titled "Dialysis" . The album will have all of the production handled by myself with different artist from Michigan and Canada. Some of the artist will be D-Sisive, 9th Uno, Angerville, RoyceBirth, Sharky, Fraction, Illtone and more. This is the first single from the album Titled "Same Old Hip Hop" by Michigan Emcee Substance. I hope you enjoy it!!!
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
My family roots are in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx where I was born and grew up in, as well as moving between the North Bronx. I most recently spent time between Jersey and Baltimore.
What made you realize that music was your path?
I’ve done poetry since I was eight years old at Minisink summer camp in Harlem, and I made the transition to rap when I was in my teens. I constantly hustled though, if a dude was selling you a tape, I’m gonna throw in the lyrics in the sleeve too. I can sit down and write every word to any hot artist in ‘97, ’98, ‘99’s album, that’s probably why I’m such a perfectionist lyrically now. I can touch shit and it turns to gold.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I would describe it as hard, cold, and slick, but smooth at the same time, similar to ice. That's how the whole Frozen Vainz movement came about. I want someone to be able to put on a Mic Savage album for regardless of whatever mood they're into. I'm a throwback dude that can do it all like a Pun or Big.
Why the name Mic Savage?
Besides being an animal on the microphone, to me I think I got a double personality between being a crude savage and being a perfectionist above all godlike, neither human.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Rakim, Kool G. Rap, LL Cool J, Scarface, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Biggie, Big Pun, Big L, whatever my older brother and cousins were playing, these are who I grew up on.
What makes your music unique?
I can go toe to toe with the best lyricists, but I can swagger around and make you dance just like any other of these new dudes if not better
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
I have “Twenty 4 Seven” which is an uptempo radio style joint. As well as “Your Tattoo” which is a slower tempo song off my mixtape D-Day.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
I like being in control of my destiny and I would like my career to work like a microwave, but it’s more like an oven so I have to slow down. The patient and old bull gets all the cows.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I think when my debut mixtape in ’05 was leaked and bootlegged and didn’t get into the right hands. I’ve bounced back by having the blessing to be doing this interview more than 6 years later.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
To not ever let anyone cheat you financially and to stay away from negative people because in order to be successful you have to have a camp of positive people.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Just to keep trying and grinding because getting on and signed is probably harder than being a pro athlete.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I love to promote through Facebook, ReverbNation, DatPiff, and MySpace. The internet is great because it’s not throwing a pebble into the ocean, it’s like throwing a boulder into a swimming pool.
Where can people visit you?
Through Facebook, ReverbNation, DatPiff, and MySpace:
This is the latest project from Miami's own Phraze. Jackin4Beatz vol.2 Mixtape has 10 cuts featuring classic production by Drummer Boy,Dj Premier,9th Wonder, Lex Luger and others.Jackin4Beatz Volume 2 was not made to offend or disrespect. Phraze is a big fan of all the producers whose beats were selected. Thanks and enjoy!!!
Can’t stop, won’t stop! Less than a month after dropping a video for the college radio breakout single “Sorry,”, Alias & Fakts One are back with another visual from Second Chances (JWAYmedia/Brick Records) just a week before the album drops. Shot & directed by Myster DL for Ill Mannered Films.