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SHOOTER 2 THE DRILLER AKA RIO PRODUCTION

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First of all thanks for making room on your schedule for our interview. Can you introduce yourself , cause everybody have seen your body of work, but don’t know who’s behind it .

Rio Productions. Im a producer, engineer, videographer, and photographer with over 35 million views worldwide, over 30 videos on Worldstarhiphop.com, and have worked with artist such as B5, Lil Durk, Chief Keef, Shawnna, Nikko from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta & many more popular and local artist.

Can you tell us how did it all start in the fist place ?

I started off rapping and making beats when i was 14. I quit rapping after a year and focused mainly on making beats. My cousin Commando signed a major record deal with Ludacris and DTP/Def Jam when we both was 17. I was inspired and I started going harder on the beats because my cousin was already rapping over them and I started making more connections. 6 years later I picked up the camera.

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You quickly became, through a constant hustle, one of the most notorious director in Chiraq, How did you link up with Lil Durk, RondoNumbaNine …

The first person I linked up with from 600 was Edai. Edai and Rondo homies from the same hood and I started to do a lot of Edai’s videos. Edai told me to check out lil bro music and Mentionned I should work with him. Rondo hit me up and we linked up on 060 and shot his song titled “Rondo”. Then I started shooting a lot of Rondo’s videos as he was taking off and getting a lot of views and popularity. Then Rondo linked me up with Lil Durk to shoot “Ride”.

Chiraq is the most dangerous city in the country and the opps is never lacking how close did you get during your work to major problems and shed light on how you securised the turf for the Videoshoot ?
I came across a few minor problems, nothing that stopped me from working. I won’t show up to a shoot if everything is not secure with the area. Nevertheless , the southside remain a quite dangerous place even you double checked everything.

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Major artist have always been sharing their videoclips through their own youtube channel or Vevo. Chiraq artist are mainly using social medias to keep the street fed, while director like Ogun Pleas, Azae Production and yourself upload their content straight throught their channel. What is going to be the devellopement of the video business, in a near future, of youtube ?

A lot of videographers are getting paid right now through youtube. That helps them with starting their own company and make a name for themselves.

Three weeks ago, you featured Lil Durk’s last video on your Youtube channel, What are the differences between video generating major coverage through WSHH and bypassing your exclusivity ?


Every video that drops on WSHH also drops on my youtube channel at the same time. A difference between me and WSHH is my viewers are able to see my creativity with other artist i’ve worked with.

With the different experiences you gained throughout the years, Can we expect more mainstream masterpieces & artworks ?

Yes, we are most definetely develloping the mainstream aspect of what we do best at the moment. The industry got us really busy and we will diversify even more inn the future.

As we could notice in the last GMEBE allo’s video, you used drone’s footage, what will be the price range of a video production from You ?

Yes, we do the drones now, we do simple freestyle shooting, full lenght video clip after for the budget it ranges from 300$ to 7000$. We do business with anyone.

What are you working on next ?

Im working on the next R.O.D mixtape (Volume 3) with Sheed, Lord Rio, & Kinslo. Dropping 2016. Also stepping up my production quality to be industry standard.

 

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Ski Mask The Slump God States That Kodak Black is 2 Pac

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Ski Mask The Slump God pulled up at the 92.3 LA studio earlier today to talk what is currently going on in his career, how things has evolved for him and the Very Rare crew and more

The radio hosts went kinda straight to the point opening the discusion with the recurrent statement that the Florida emerging rap scene have kind of coined what is refered to as ‘Soundcloud rapper’ now-a-day. True in a way, as all the artist from the UG movement such as XXXTentacion and the Members only or Lil Pump, Pouya and more have unned the musical platform with plays adding up to multiple billions.

Lil Pump is number one but X’s wing man is now number two. A big achievement for the underground Emcee who could have stayed in the shadow of X’s popularity.

The Slump God Aka Stokeley also talks about the transition that will be necessary, due to his incresing fame, from free music to monetized platform :

‘I even told my friends about that, and like tweeted about. I was like, eventually I’m not gonna be able to drop music for free anymore. Of course I’m gonna have to make the transition, I’m scared too, but I feel like the fanbase that I built so far it’s like strong enough to go on another platform either way. But soundcloud is definitely useful in like successful’ the rapper said.

They then talked about XXX’s album ’17’ being number one on Itunes and that Kendrick actually even tweeted about it.

and bounced straight to fact that both radio hosts were kind of amazed when he released ’17’, as he didn’t used the distorded scremo style the were famous for. In fact Ski acknowledged it, and tells Kev that he knew people would expect X to drop some violent ‘Look at Me‘ music but instead he took another creative direction and channeled a deeper side of his musical culture.

However, X’s name came up at least a dozen time in the 4 minutes of the interview, it shows how hard people link everything that emerged from X’s popularity as him being the source of it. Despite the popular belief, we, at DrillKing have always been Ski’s fan and actually stated many times that the first we heard of and felt sonnicaly in love with was The slump god with the Keith Ape single in our ‘Ski Mask Is a Pure Genius‘ article published in the 600 Breezy hosted issue of DK magazine.

Therefore Kev decide to focus on Ski’s future release, but mistakenly link the artist’s music to the distorded style which he hasn’t use for ages now, since he kinda use the same ‘catch me outside’ flow pattern on super suffocated sampled instrumental, where he delivers what could have been Quavo shaggy-influenced son. Nevertheless the Floridian lyricist doesn’t take it personnel and answer in the most transparent way :

‘I want to have at least a little bit of everything a little bit because I also sing to I want to have distortion when I’m clean when I bring back boomed up one song I want to have like because I hate different varieties and genres to be the best artists that can be so I’m trying’
They then moved on, on how their crew influence today’s hip hop scene, and how they inspire people. Did few random questions, which lead to clear the record concerning the fact that Ski isn’t actually from Broward County but from “Deep Side” a Fort LAuderdale slum, on Martin Luther King Boulevard and 31st Street right across the street for the flea market, for those who wondered. That he spent times in Jersey, in Georgia and in New York too.
While quoting his MC influence such as Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and Method Man, the rapper talks about ‘meeting’ NAS at Mass Appeal :
Ski: I met nas too recently I was there doing like a interview for mass appeal and then I go to the bathroom to take a piss he was like he looks up at these washing his face I’m looking right and I walk in a star like
Kev: that’s gotta be awkward like you talk to him in the bathroom
Ski: like hey what’s up man yeah yeah I know I was in there and you was in there but you know interesting introduction yeah I just took a piss but I’m a huge fan. it’s crazy cuz like you just walk in the bathroom you’re walking right in the stall and not the reverse like I took some back steps although that’s crazy man.
 For the record, they were the one to invite Rob Stone few days after XXXTentacion was brutaly knocked out, on stage at his San Diego show. Few know, but Ski also got beat up during a show by Stone and his crew a while back and ended up unconscious and butt-naked at the back of the venue. However the radio host claims he hate to the touch on the negative but they needed to get his side of the story.
On of the biggest statement he has during the interview is when is asked who is the biggest in Florida right now and his answer is on point :
“I try to tell people like Kodak Black is a fuckin 2Pac [Applause] I never seen anything like it in my life bro cuz it’s like in Florida nobody just got you trippin. it’s good to hear somebody like Kodak when you actually go to Florida because I feel like a lot of people don’t get to make that trip. A lot of people, or you know taking it in on that you see go yeah like when you go to any of those clubs you’re just riding around and you hear it, you just understand immediately like wow this is the vibe of the city.”
watch the video up above for more exclusive answer from the rising rap star.
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A$AP Rocky Confrontational Interview In His Hotel Room In Shanghai

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Rap star & Fashion Icon A$AP Rocky allowed Lou Stoppard to interview him in his hotel room in Shanghai for the confrontational ‘In Your Face’ series.

Right after his show in Shangai, the rap superstar and fashion icon authorized SHOWStudio to proceed an intense 17-minute interview in his hotel room.

A close-up square shot of Flacko with tame lights will be enough to set the mood and start the question.

First asked how he felt about his show, the young rapper answered that he feels electrified especially when the crowd is very responsive. He is then asked what is it like to be a man in 2017, but apparently, he doesn’t get how deep the question was and keeps on puffing on his joint. Reinterpreting the question to what it is to be ‘THE’ man in 2017, we can clearly understand that he lives that life. A mix of confidence and what seems to be a stuck-up attitude, the New York emcee then clarifies the fact that he is not a role model.

However, it is crystal clear, Rocky is a brilliant business man who managed to keep his net worth from media outlets. As a lot of young influencers might have went the same path, Rocky has built longevity in his career and is surely not going anywhere.

yeah and I think I’d do a good job at being responsible for those who look up to me as far as making good decisions career wise far as being entrepreneur making money commodities entities etcetera … So yeah but as far as me you know signing up my hack not smoking shit like that fuck that man.

When asked about the Raf Simons worshiping he has spread for the past years, the A$ap front man makes his point.

“I mean Raf is a pioneer …  within himself Raf working with Jil Sander  and there was a lot of his early collections I connected to, so you know, since I was a teenager, all his stuff have been about being rebellious and being a teenager and what not, you know. I think raf signs and his aesthetics was crazy too so you I fucked with raf since day one, you know as a designer and as an artist.”

Back in 2013, the rapper took issue with ‘ the gay thing’ in the NYdailyNews interview, Lou gave Rocky the opportunity to clear up his feelings on the fashion industry, gay people and the hip hop community standards concerning the subject.

” I don’t know if it really was ever really a problem. But it sure was thing or is it a thing … You know for me I live life, I don’t really prejudge people or have preconceived notions about gay people, no shit like that. You got good people and bad people, it is what it is, [ …] I think this was what’s gonna be, is what’s gonna be and like you know how I said prior, you’re not doing a good job at being a leader because it’s just like those kind of leadership skills and showing people that having, you know, judging people without meeting them is just not, it’s just wrong.”

On the drug side, he shuts down the British interviewer telling her to stop making it sound like he does ‘Drugs’ and quote Bob Marley who conjured Marijuana as earth natural gift. However the rapper only acknowledge using one drug, marijuana, but kind of stumble upon the question:

“I ain’t justifying what I do, I’m just letting you know it is like I don’t do no fucking “drugs”. Like that’s at the same time, it’s like to each his own. There’s people who do tobacco and it kills them quicker than half of the drugs I used
He also talks on how many time he felt in love and what part it plays in his creative process. How women influence his vision but denies being a feminist and could come across mysogynistic due to his A$ap Rocky side.
He also goes deep on how he feel about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, talks about people who bandwagoned it and rephrase it, as he does not fully developped the concept, into : ‘Does black lives matter to white people ?’
Watch the video up above to learn more about Rocky State of mind.

I’m everything I wanted to be, I turned out even better

 

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Tee Grizzley & Lil Durk Mixtape Coming Soon

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It looks like Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley is cooking up something with the Chiraq driller Lil Durk.

Yesterday (October 12), the Detroit rhymer revealed that he will soon drop a joint effort with Lil Durk.

“Y’all gone love when me and @lildurk drop our project ,” Tee wrote on Twitter,

 

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