Producer MWP: In His Own Words

Denmark is a long way from the United States, but I have uncovered one of the best producers out of that country, Marc Willads “MVP” Peterson. With a soulful sound and ear catching beats I’m sure this hot, new producer will light up the charts before long!

BiBi: Where are you from? Where did your name originate?

Marc: I’m from Espergaerde, Denmark. My name originated on the basketball-court. Some of my friends called me “VP” because of my last name “Willads Petersen” (The W is pronounced as V) and one day one of my friends yelled out “This is the MVP”. It matched my birth name “Marc Willads Petersen”. I’ve been M.W.P. ever since.

BiBi: How would you describe your music?

Marc: My music is soulful and underground.

BiBi: Who were your childhood influences?

Marc: Like many others, I discovered hip-hop when I heard Eminem on the radio. I loved how it stood out from the rest of the genres that got playin’ time on the radio, and I stuck with it.

-what is your first experience with music?

Marc: One of my friends downloaded the Fruity Loops demo, back when I was 14 or so. We wanted to make beats and we heard about the program. Didn’t go further than that untill I was 19-20 years old.

what type of music did you listen to?

Marc: I grew up on soul music. My mother has alot of old soul records, and that was my main influence and the reason I still love Vinyl. But I listened to alot of Michael Jackson as well.

BiBi: Why did you decide to pursue your music?

Marc: I always wanted to do albums you could listen to without skippin’ a track. I couldn’t really find those albums. Of course there are a few releases like that (ILLmatic, Ready To Die, Moment Of Truth etc.) but not enough. I wanted to provide that.

BiBi: What can the people expect from your music?

Marc: They can expect ME. I always do the music I want, and the music I wanna hear. You won’t hear no Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa stuff on my albums. I keep it grimey and rugged.

BiBi: What would you describe as your biggest break in music thus far?

Marc: I can’t really put a finger on one break. But I just did a track with Craig G, which is a legend in the underground Hip-Hop world. I’m thankful for that.

But I just wanna connect with talented people, and I’ve been able to do that.

BiBi: If signed, how much creative control would you want over your career?

Marc: Creative freedom is one of the most important things for me. I wanna release what I wanna release. I don’t really care about record-sales, I just wanna release good music. That doesn’t mean I won’t take advice, but if I don’t feel it, I don’t feel it. I won’t force anything. It would be nice to have a company behind me to help finance and market my music though.

BiBi: Thinking back what are some life changing events that help influence your music?

Marc: My friend Marc helped me explorer the world of Hip-Hop. He played me all the unknown stuff and helped me develop my style. I owe him for that. We still make beat-challenges to keep each other on our toes. Without him, I probably wouldn’t be making the music that I am today.

BiBi: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Marc: Hopefully I can still make music. Signed or unsigned. Doesn’t really matter. I see myself educated and starting a family. Music will probably be second priority, but hopefully still a part of my life.

BiBi: Fill in the Blanks

Without music I’d be _____lost_______

Music is ____my passion__________

My music makes me feel ______appreciated_______

I make music because _______I can express myself________

Support my music because ______I stand out______

 

Here is a featured beat from this producer:

 

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[EDITOR’S NOTE]  I WAITED ALL NIGHT AND MORNING FOR THIS JOINT TO DROP S/O TO @DAVEOFFKB AND @GUNNERSELLWHITE FOR NOT LETTING OFF CAUSE I GOT THE VISUAL EARLY! WE ROCKS WITH YALL AT BIBI ALL THE WAY BACK TO 40oz KEEP ROCKING!

 

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CHOPPER CITY FT. SHAWTY LO 36 O’S

 

CHOPPER CITY IS BACK WITH A NEW JOINT FEATURING SHAWTY LO! 36 O’S GETTING READY TO PROFIT! CHECK HIM OUT AND MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW HIM ON TWITTER @IAMCH0PPER!

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Dawn Richard from Bad Boy to Independent Solo Success

 

 

I’ve watched Dawn Richard from the time she burst onto the scene in 2005 with thousands of other girls, whom she would soon beat out for the chance to win Making the Band. It was clear to myself and the rest of the world that she was the breakout artist among the talented young ladies. A budding songwriter, a classically trained dancer, and a vocal talent that soars, Dawn Richard was destined for greatness.

Her brief four year stint in multiplatinum recording group Danity Kane solidified her as a force in the music industry. It was with them Dawn penned hits like “Strip Tease”, “Lights Out” and “Ain’t Going” off of the Welcome To The Dollhouse album by Danity Kane. As most all girls groups do, they broke up, for the world to see, leaving them in situations where emotions ran high and integrity was questioned. Through it all, Diddy remained supportive of Richard’s career in the industry. She began writing songs for Cassie, Diddy and other Bad Boy artists as she was the only remaining member of Danity Kane still signed to Bad Boy records.

In 2009, Dawn was a contributing member of Bad Boy multiplatinum group Dirty Money, which consisted of Diddy, Dawn Richard, and Kalenna Harper. They released Last Train To Paris  in March of 2010, which spawned 3 hits Angels, Love Come Down, and Hello Goodmorning ft TI. Thus making Dawn Richard the only member of DK to record on a major label after the disbanding of the group. By February 2011, Richard released mixtape The Prelude to a Tell Tale Heart. This created a buzz thanks to all at GlobalGrind.com where it was released. This was called a prelude because a debut studio album was up and coming. When Dirty Money disbanded, Richard was released from her contract with Bad Boy.

Subsequently, Dawn announced that she would be releasing a debut solo album, a trilogy, The Golden Heart, Black Heart, and Redemption Heart. The Golden Heart which is set to be released October 16, 2012 is prefaced by Armor On. Before the album debut, she real eased  EP Armor On, on March 27, 2012, with an explosive lead single Bombs blazing the way. It was here Richard showcased her new progressive r&b sound with groundbreaking choreography. With great reception for the first video, Dawn released her second video for single Automatic off the EP.

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Over 100,000+ fans are patiently awaiting The Golden Heart as revealed Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Pretty Wicked Things. A song that Dawn describes as “it’s the story of the beautiful things in life that get ruined by the wicked things.” It’s a soulful dance track with the kind of arrangements that instantly point out her vocal influences.

As an independent artist, Richard has soared to new heights. She has proven that being an independent artist can be as beneficial and probably more lucrative to the artist. Dawn Richard deserves a standing ovation for the amount of blood, sweat, and tears she’s put into her overall music career. Her patience and perseverance is what got her where she is today.

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CROWNED KING MIDAS

I usually surf the internet for the next hot thing, but thankfully Midas made my job so much easier by finding me! In the most professional manner this gentleman, Phillip Bonhomme known to the world as Midas, sent me all the things I would need to interview him. I asked how he found me, and he said he was impressed with the write up I did  As a journalist this is what I appreciate, and as a musician I was floored. From the drums down to the syncopated, percussion of the piano I could not believe that one person played this. An expert at saxophone and piano, I was sure this young man would have what it takes to get to the top.

BiBi: Hi honey, so tell me where did you come up with Midas? 

Midas: You know the story about the King Midas and everything he touched turned to gold?

BiBi: Yes.

Midas: Well that’s where it came from, I found out about it and sort of just ran with it.

BiBi: Where are you from? 

Midas: I am from DC/MD area.

BiBi: Oh DMV, shouts to them I love it there! Very cultural! So, I see you have or are working on placements. How do you feel about the opportunities and how are you getting yourself out there?

Midas: Well as far as the placements that are pending I am far too excited. It’s amazing validation that all the blood, sweat and tears are finally going to pay off. Just validation for handwork.

BiBi: What is your plan to attack the music industry?

Midas: Well I am in a trial period with District Music Group, but either way I’m going to keep working and make sure when I reach my goal the next one I reach will be better.

BiBi: Do you think you would fair better if you were signed to a major label?

Midas: Well I’m still unknown, so in a sense if I had a machine behind me to put me out there or in the focus of a larger outlet for help; I am completely open to it.

BiBi: If signed how much creative control would you want over your project?

Midas: I would like as much as possible. The one thing about my music is I do music that would not be considered the norm, and it can’t be bound by perimeters. It should be organic.

BiBi: What can people expect from your music?

Midas: Good question. I believe they can expect a very strong musical background, so I definitely bring musicianship incorporating saxophone and piano in my work. I just like to think I am blazing new trails.

BiBi: What would you say was your biggest break so far in this industry?

Midas: I would say my biggest break was last year when I won first place in the DC Beat Battle that was hosted by J.U.S.T.I.C.E League. I got a lot of awesome feedback and a lot of press.

BiBi: What life changing event, if any, helps influence your music today?

Midas: Maybe when I was in high school and I was a band kid {we chuckle}. I was sitting around one day and sat at the piano and just started to play. Then some kid came in and started beat boxing and then another came and started free styling. A crowd began to grow and I thought all this happened because I was playing my piano.

BiBi: Yeah that did sound pretty awesome! Fill in the blanks. Ready?

Midas: Yes.

Without music I’d be lost.

Music is the reason I wake up in the morning.

My music makes me feel that I have a voice.

I make music because it was always in me and I can help other artists express themselves.

Support my music because it can inspire people.

Go check him out at www.midasismusic.com, Like his fb page MIDASISMUSIC and Follow his twitter @MIDASISMUSIC. This is one of the fresh new producers hungry for success in this business. Make sure you stayed tuned, your favorite rapper may be on his music soon!!

 

Listen here:

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NELLZ- ALL THAT WAVE

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HERE IS NEW MUSIC FROM A RAPPER OUT OF THE CITY OF PLAINFIELD, NJ NELLZ!! HERE WITH NEW MUSIC “ALL THAT WAVE”! FOLLOW HIM @THEREALNELLZ ON TWITTER! #PLAINFIELDSTANDUP

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