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Tarboy speaks on artistic talent and blames Nelly, Chingy & self for misconceptions

BPM, Interviews, The Wire 11 Nov 10 0

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Tarboy speaks on artistic talent, “Artist talent comes from artistic talent” from Nelly to Chingy to J-Kwon, all three different sounding artists who made their impact, then blames them all including himself for misconceptions artists have about the process and not showing that they had a say in their own artistic direction.

Tarboy speaks on artists & mixtapes…

BPM, Interviews, The Wire 11 Nov 10 0

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Tarboy, CEO of Trackboyz platnium production team came thru to clarify his statement on artists making mixtapes.

We first reported his take from fb:
“You no what i done came to the conclusion that people put out mixtapes cuz they to lazy to take the time and effort to put out quality material when r rapers gonna go back to cuming up wit creative ideas that people r really intersted in”

Then all hell broke lose on stlhiphop, a site representing a city filled with artists, with everyone from the top down posting their two cents…

He later clarified, adding:
“A mixtape is suppose to be a marketing tool for promoting an upcoming album since when do we have mixtape release parties and shit like that then after that happens we never get an album yeah Jeezy Wayne and all major artist come wit mixtapes but its to keep them relevant in between their albums now we use this tool as a cheap to say we can rap this was good in hiphop years ago because it allowed us freedom from the labels control but now it seems to be destroying it because of its lack or originality and meaning”

The man behind such hits as “Tipsy” and “Air Force Ones” and “Po Folks” came thru to clear the air for once and for all, defending his take on the mixtape game. He also give insight into his humble beginnings and why his level of hustle isn’t necessarily about the money.

Big Will talks about Freestyle Friday and the history of battle in St. Louis

Interviews, The Wire 11 Nov 10 0

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Big Will talks about his Freestyle Friday experience, the history of battling and lyricism in St. Louis, gives props to those who came before him and a shout out to Murphy Lee who he says is underrated.

Believe the Hype: Prince Ea (Vibe Magazine VERSES Winner)

Interviews, The Wire 11 Nov 10 0

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b-gyrl talks to Vibe Magazine VERSES Winner Prince Ea about everything under the sun…no topic off limits: life after Vibe, working with Canibus, the transformation and commercialization of hip hop,the “hate” between African American men and women rappers vs mcs, the legacy of Lil Wayne, the conscious movement and his claim that HE NOT JAY Z is the death of autotune.