In a recent interview with The Progress Report, Khujo of Goodie Mob speaks on coming up in Atlanta and the south influencing Hip Hop. Khujo details his extensive relationship with Outkast and states that Andre 3000 is planning to release new music soon. Khujo also speaks on the shift in the music business from the 90s, early 2000s, and now and appreciates rappers such as MoneyBagg Yo, Gunna Young Dolph, and Lil Yachty. Goodie Mob is approaching the 23rd year anniversary of their debut release, Soul Food and plan to go on tour next month with Erykah Badu. In addition to pushing out new music, Khujo is a father to 4 boys and is heavily involved with his community and commends Major Keisha Bottoms on her commitment to excellence in the city of Atlanta.
Eearz is a rapper signed to Mike Will Made It’, EarDrummers and is originally from San Diego, California. He was raised in Georgia and first met Mike Will in high school. During a recent interview with The Progress Report, Eearz speaks about life coming full circle, getting his name from his childhood appearance, and announces his upcoming single which will release September 14th off his upcoming album, Everlasting Eternity.
Recording Artist, Henree “ReeMarkable” Wright, also known for being the daughter of the legendary gangster rapper Eazy E, celebrates her father’s birthday with a legendary, self-directed shoot.
ReeMarkable channeled a few well known shots of the rapper, including the infamous Hilton Hotel photo, originally shot by photographer Ricky Powell. ReeMarkable is one of the youngest of his daughters and is a spitting image of her father Eazy E. Not only does she look just like him, but she is gearing up to take her music career seriously. She says “I’m ready to carry the torch my daddy left behind for me! This is for you daddy, Happy Birthday!”
Eazy E would have been 54 .
ReeMarkable’s shoot and also the originals of Eazy E are intended to be released only on Friday September 7th 2018.
Social media sensation, LightSkinKeisha speaks about her come up as an artist and entertainer in a recent interview with The Progress Report. Born and raised in Decatur, GA, Keisha has been around music since she was young but didn’t take her career serious until recently. She currently works with LA Reid and has new music on the way with BlocBoy JB, Trina, and MoneyBagg Yo. During the interview, LightSkinKeisha speaks about balancing keeping her fans satisfied with content, love life, womanhood and offers tips for entrepreneurs.
In this episode of #spilltheTEA, Atlanta influencer Teaacup plays Smash or Pass with New Jersey native Mir Fontane. On a vibrant side, we learn that Mir isn’t too fond of black lipstick and thinks the septum piercing doesn’t fit every female- a thought that isn’t too far fetched according to many.
Mir Fontane is an up and comer with something to prove. Finishing his album tour mid summer, Fontane begins to talk about the persona of “Macaroni Tony” dying his hair blonde to fit the “macaroni” mold, and how the project is a tale of his past and his rise to be one of the greatest. The story could easily be heard on the second track of called ‘Next’ (which also can be heard playing before the interview).
Fontane has always came to play. His ambition has been there since a child, with the help of his grandfather, Fontane has always kept his focus on academics and the music. It has always been a passion, that could be seen early on as told by his grandfather. Fontane’s grandfather says that “[Fontane] knew education was the foundation. The good thing about living in this city, he sees both avenues of what he can do. [Fontane] sees professionals in the city, interacted with them, at the same time he sees that if you don’t keep your head screwed on right, you could fall by the waste-side.” (This can be heard on the Mass Appeal, mini-doc, Camden: A Child Invincible on YouTube.) In his hometown of East Camden, New Jersey, Fontane has spoken of the people, his/their life growing up in one of the poorest cities in the States and how difficult it was to spread his music. The continued hardship of being in Camden and trying to do the best he could with spreading awareness and making sure that being numb to the environment was something that could not be done.
It isn’t just hype. Mir Fontane is a skilled lyricist with a infectious flow and current sound. The artist would go back and forth to Philadelphia to give a larger audience a taste of a different sound. Of course, the people came to love the artist, even to the point of booking larger venues and building a fan base. In his newest project, he tells a story to staying true with who he is, without getting lost in hardship of being a product of his environment.
Check out the latest episode of #spilltheTEA and listen to Mir Fontane’s remix to the 6th track off his Macaroni Tony project “Bodega” featuring Fetty Wap on all major streaming platforms.
Bases Loaded Records artist, Uno Savage AKA Demon Child recently stopped by The Progress Report to address his issues with Trippie Redd, defines the words “savage” and “progress”, Atlanta rappers influence on the culture and freestyles. Stay tuned for Uno Savage’s King Savage mixtape which is expected to release this Fall.
Yolo Ru is originally from the small islands of Trinidad and Tobago. At the age of 14 Yolo Ru moved to do United States with his mom and two of the siblings. As a stand out athlete, Yolo got a scholarship to go play football in college.
While in college Yolo’s little brother Koon was facing some legal trouble. Koon was placed on house arrest while awaiting trial for murder charge. While on house arrest Koon explored his passion for music.
Yolo And Koon began making songs together in their moms garage. No heat, no AC just the pure love for music and trying to better themselves. One day while recording this song, the police arrested Koon downtown as he was awaiting trail and eventually was given seven years. Meanwhile Yolo vowed that he would never lose focus and he would make sure when his brother returned everybody know them and their music.
While incarcerated, Koon kept in contact and allowed Yolo to push his music as hard as he can. Yolo later learned how to mix and record himself and started recoding non stop. Yolo is described as more straight forward and in ya face And Koon is more silent and clever but together the form the group know as Ru Gang AKA Remember Us Entertainment
19-year-old Skott Visuals is a self-taught videographer and photographer from East Atlanta. He is known for his imagery with the new Atlanta artists such as BlueFaceBally, Hoodrich Pablo Juan Yung Mal, Lil Quill, Big35oz, Lotto Savage, Loso Loaded, Gunna, Young Thug, Lil Baby, and Trill Sammy. In a recent interview with The Progress Report, Scott Visuals discusses his tips for entrepreneurship, progression, and embracing constructive criticism.
Grammy winner, producer, singer, and songwriter, Tasha Catour recently stopped by The Progress report to speak on her Atlanta roots, motherhood, advantages and disadvantages of being a woman in the music business and the importance of riding your wave. Tasha Catour is known for creating hits for Tinashe, Future, KeKe Palmer, Joe Gifted, Tokyo Vanity, Yung Nudy, Miss Mulatto, BbyMutha, and even has a placement on the new season of HBO’s Insecure.
This is a Rap Radar sits down with “Tr3way” that’s associated with Tekashi 6ix9ine. @NajiChill sat down with the the head of Tr3way, Shotti. He explains how he met Tekashi, explains how Tekashi 6ix9ine got on, trolling, marketing in 2018, beef with YG, 6ix9ine getting robbed and so much more.