Interview with FIlmmaker Tiara Epps
By: Jarrod Horton
Last week the Chicago Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance showcased movies that had previously played at the Black Harvest Film Festival from years past. The event was in conjunction with The Gene Siskel Film center and the two entities will team together again in May to highlight movies from this year’s film festival as well. Read MorePages: 1 2
By: Jarrod Horton
I caught up with Chicago Southside Englewood native Boi Floyd before his show at Reggie’s nightclub. The show was a celebration of the release of his new mixtape ‘For Better or Worse.’ Before hitting the stage, Boi Floyd sat down and answered some questions for us. One specific question I asked was how Boi Floyd was going to capture the ears of the Chicago people? “I know I can get the ears of the people because we coming from the same place” he said. The up and coming artist sounded confident about his ascension in the rap game. “I just want to show people you can be yourself.” he said. Click the next page to check out the full interview and an impromptu freestyle from Boi Floyd. Read MorePages: 1 2
Atlanta rapper Skinny C has been putting in work over the last couple of years. In 2015 and 2016 he dropped volume 1 and 2 of Never Hungry Always Thirsty. From those albums, he released a couple of videos, including the Buried Treasures that was featured on Blacktruth.net. He took the time out to tell us about his plans for 2017 and the sacrifices he has made for his music. Check out the interview below.
Now that the dust is settling from the release of your two volumes of Never Thirsty Always Hungry, what’s next for you? What have you learned from the experience?
Next is “The Commencement” 100% produced by Nobody Famous. We’ve been holding on to this one for a while and I feel that now is the perfect time to share it with the world. What I have learned is to keep going. If you don’t have nothing new to share, they forget about you. Out of mind, out of site, so you gotta stay active. Read MorePages: 1 2
Last year Houston singer Tiaramy released her single ‘Lovin Me‘ on Blacktruth.net. The single featured fellow Texas singer Brittany and was produced by DJ Young Samm. “We have all been in that relationship where we felt that we weren’t getting the love we desired,” she said about the song. Tiaramy is unsigned but explained the positive aspects of signing to a label. She also talked about the progression of the Houston music scene. Check out her interview below.
How do you think the Houston scene has evolved since the “Still Tippin” heydays?
Well Houston has a new wave and a new sound coming as of now. Artist are being more melodic and speeding it up since the “Still Tipping” days. Now days the typical Houston artist is still paying homage to the city but everything is not about a slab or riding on 4’s. Read MorePages: 1 2
Earlier this year, Sciryl Da Ghost dropped his single “Stupid Rich” at Blacktruth.net. Since then the Illinois rapper has been putting in work by dropping a new mixtape called High Risk High Reward 2. Along with the mixtape, he has a new video called “I kno.” He talked to BTN about the new music and how life is in Chicago. Check out the interview below.
Black Truth News: You just released the new album. How do you feel about it? How do you feel it compares to your previous releases?
Scriyl Da Ghost: The new album is doing well. I’m getting a lot of good feedback from this project. I always think my latest work is my best work, but this project really is my best so far. I say that because I can play it from beginning to end without skipping through a song. I think that’s important because I’m a major music consumer myself so I try to create music that I want to listen to, and I did that with HRHRV2. Read MorePages: 1 2
Rico Recklezz wants you to know he takes his rap career serious. It’s not a game when comes down to him going in the booth and spitting bars for the audience. The 25 year old has made a name for himself by relentlessly dropping music, including a remake of 2Pac’s “Hit em up” song. The rendition turned heads because Rico basically came at every rapper in Chi-Town. Since then he has been making waves on the music scene. He talked to Blacktruth.net about his new music and the reason he goes so hard with his music. Check out the interview below.
By: Jarrod Horton
Black Truth News: I saw you in a recent interview and you said that you in the studio every day. How important is it for you to maintain that work ethic?
Rico Recklezz: I’m in the studio working everyday because this my job. Plus you supposed to be perfecting your craft every day. You suppose to be doing something to get closer to your dreams every day. That’s why I work hard like I do, because I’m trying to chase my goals and my dreams. Read MorePages: 1 2
By: Jarrod Horton
New Jersey native Rotimi has a lot going for him right now. The 27 year old is one of the main characters on Starz hit show Power. In addition to that, he is quickly becoming a popular R&B singer on 50 Cent’s G-Unit label. The Northwestern University graduate came back to Chicago to promote his music and perform for his Chicago fans. I caught up with him during his media session at Iridium 77 clothing store in Chicago to ask him some questions. Read MorePages: 1 2