Messiuh- Religions Antagonist

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18 year-old San Francisco artist Messiuh has strong views on religion, and channels his emotions into his music. With a focus on loyalty, and leadership above all, Messiuh uses his craft to let his heart and mind speak. The artist also has work with Steele11, and others.

Time to explore the 18-year-old artist’s mind.


The title Messiuh was created back in the days of the PS3 console. The artist comes from a European background, and religion is involved heavily in his family’s lifestyle.

However, the name isn’t to demonstrate Messiuh’s religious values or interests. Rather, it’s the opposite.

Messiuh chose the name to antagonise those that take religion too seriously. The artist comments that he is an atheist.

“I’ve always been a leader no matter what I do in life, so the name kind of stuck,” says Messiuh.

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18-year-old artist Messiuh believes in loyalty, and love, above all else. Source:

Growing up, the artist comments that his family life has always been in a “weird state.”

Messiuh and his parents never saw things the same, and would often conflict with each other. He states that this was due to his attitude and outlook on life.

However, now their relationship has improved.

Messiuh is thankful for everything that his parents have provided for him. He believes that they have helped shaped him toward the person he is currently.

The 18-year-old artist explains himself also.

Being both compassionate, and loyal, Messiuh explains that leadership is his most important trait. The artist also comments that he only associates with 4 people, outside of his music friendships.

As an artist, however, Messiuh comments that all of his music is emotionally-focused.

“Every song I make has deep meaning and can be used to decipher my life,” says the artist.

The artist has also battled with mental illness, particularly anxiety and depression. This battle became increasingly difficult in high school.

Messiuh states that before music, he internalised his feelings and struggles. This exacerbated the struggles he was dealing with.

However, the artist states that with music, he is now able to convey his thoughts and feelings into his songs, and use it as an outlet.

“My music is a direct look into my life, and the emotion of the songs I drop reflect how I feel myself,” says Messiuh.

The artist was originally acquainted to music through his close friend, and fellow artist, “notJeorge.”

Messiuh’s friend showed him how important it is to express yourself and your emotions. Messiuh fell in love with music immediately.

Besides music, Messiuh comments that he’s interested in economy. If he doesn’t continue to pursue his music career, he’d become invested in the field of economy.

The artist also states that creating relationships with others due to a shared interest in music is one of Messiuh’s favourite achievements.

Messiuh also likes striving to surpass his current musical skills constantly.

None of Messiuh’s songs are freestyled, he comments, and the artist generally takes up to 3 weeks to finish music.

Multiple songs are often released at once. The following few days, Messiuh focuses on mastering these new songs, and starts gathering inspiration for his next song/s.

Messiuh also believes that it is important to be yourself, and focus on what makes you unique. By doing so, you will develop a “natural” marketing image for your craft.

“My image online is how I am in real life. Nothing is left out or fabricated,” says Messiuh.

The artist wants readers to know that they have a tape releasing soon with Florida artist, Steele11.

A podcast with Steele11 can be found here.

New singles will be releasing afterward rapidly.

To stay up to date with the Messiuh’s career, be sure to follow his social media accounts listed below:

WakeUpWes- A Rising Talent

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A producer name that is becoming more common to be found on rising artists songs, such as Steele11, 20-year-old New Jersey producer WakeUpWes is creating a musical portfolio that will leave a powerful legacy behind.

Time to uncover this producer, and their story.


The producer comments that originally he had a more “generic” producer alias, and wasn’t always known as WakeUpWes.

However, the producer wanted for his beat vocal tag to say “wake up Wes.”

From then on, the producer decided that this was the alias he wanted to be known as.

“I really just loved that name so I stuck with it,” says the New Jersey producer.

Wes also states that his greatest musical influences are Chief Keef, 808 Mafia, Lil Uzi Vert, and Lil Wayne. The producer also previously watched Southside on Periscope, which fueled Wes’ motivation to start producing.

The producer also speaks on his musical beginnings.

Wes comments that everyone in his town was becoming involved in music, and a “buzz” was started to form. Rap was becoming more of a common hobby within his town, but Wes states that he couldn’t rap.

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20-year-old producer WakeUpWes.

The 20-year-old producer wanted to take a more “lowkey” approach to music, and started to produce beats.

“I couldn’t rap to save my life and it’s not really my scene,” says WakeUpWes.

The producer now comments that they have over 400 thousand plays on their SoundCloud for songs he has produced.

WakeUpWes has also produced alongside ForeignGotEm for artist Famous Dex. Wes states that this is his own greatest musical achievement thus far.

The producer is also a member of the producer-exclusive group Club Evil.

Growing up, Wes states that he had a great childhood and that he can’t complain. The producer was born to young parents in Camden, New Jersey.

Wes comments that his father moved and took him to a more safe neighborhood as well.

The producer’s parents did not understand what Wes was doing at the beginning regarding his beat creating, and thought he was wasting his time. However, once they discovered that Wes was making money off of his career, they started to approve.

The producer also endured a few hardships along his musical journey.

Wes claims that the actual process of learning to produce proved to be one of his biggest hardships.

The New Jersey producer stopped for a period of 6 months initially due to the difficulty he had with the process [of beat making]. During this period, Wes became educated with the software FL Studio.

“I think the key to perseverance in that time was just to keep learning and learning,” says WakeUpWes.

I also asked Wes to describe himself.

Wes states that he is a laidback and seemingly carefree individual. However, if his income or relationship comes under “fire,” Wes will retaliate.

The producer also states that he produces out of his love for the craft, and not necessarily the money that forms as a result of it [producing].

“I like to lab [collaborate] with people I’ve never worked with. I make beats almost every day. I don’t really do it for the money,” says WakeUpWes.

The producer also states that if his musical career doesn’t work out, he would like to still be involved in music and entertainment. In particular, Wes would like to work with Complex, Lyrical Lemonade, or any record label.

Wes also claims that he doesn’t have a schedule for his beat making.

The producer gives advice as well.

Wes states that practice is important, and to find a sound you love and continually work on it.

Finding friends in a friendly community is also important as they can provide support, and help promote your content. Feedback can also be received this way.

Wes also states to be active in all forms of social media, and to choose a marketing image that is attractive to others but is still “you.”

The producer would also like to work with artists Summrs, Weiland, Lil Tracy, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, and Gunna.

The New Jersey producer also has music coming out shortly alongside artists Steele11, Nev Ver, and Sol Jay.

The Club Evil Vol.1 tape is also dropping late October.

To stay up to date with WakeUpWes’ career, be sure to follow his social media accounts listed below:

 

 

Memphis- Bringing Business To Music

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21-year-old Virginia artist Memphis comes forward to speak about his career, hardships, his involvement in large modeling campaigns, his life growing up, his future, and more.

Time to explore the London-born artist Memphis.


21-year-old artist Memphis had his name given to him by his peers, rather than be chosen by himself.

The artist, who attends college to study business, plays soccer in college, and played it in high school as well,

While playing soccer one day, Memphis scored, and his friend imitated an English commentator’s voice/accent and called him Memphis, after Dutch native “Memphis Depay.”

The name stuck ever since, and has become the artist’s musical alias.

Memphis is also originally from London, England, but moved to the US at a young age, and is now settled in Newport News, Virginia.

The young artist states that he grew up privileged, and had a good life. Memphis comments that his parents were healthy.

Memphis says he was blessed to live in the household that he did, and that one day he will give back to his parents everything that they did and do for him.

Memphis also states that going to college has helped his career due to his skills in marketing himself, and his image.

“There’s a lot about the industry and marketing that kids don’t understand. It’s not just about how hot your music is,” says Memphis.

The Virginia artist’s musical inspirations include A$AP Rocky, T-Pain, Yung Lean, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, PnD, Young Thug, Chris Travis, and 24HRS, and others.

The artist also speaks about the hardships he’s endured along with his career, and as well as before.

Memphis comments that he’s a very emotional individual, and he goes through the motions of feeling both positive, as well as negative.

“Most of my music reflects what I go through, You can hear the emotion in my voice and through my lyrics. Songs like Pure Spirit, Forfeit, [and others] all are songs that kind of show you what kind of person I am when it comes to how emotional I am,” says Memphis.

The artist comments that he also suffers from people not getting along with him at times. Memphis states that he does not always fit in in various environments, and people often mistake his passion and confidence for Memphis being egotistical [self-absorbed] in nature.

Memphis states that he believes people hate seeing someone being prideful in themselves and their own career.

“I didn’t really fit in, in most environments I was apart of as a child. I’m a very strong, confident, and passionate person,” says Memphis.

Memphis also describes himself as a “regular student” who goes to school, gets his work completed, and focuses on his business. Memphis also comments that he’s disciplined, responsible, determined, and motivated.

“This also flows into my music – I’m always super focused and driven to be the best in anything I do,” says Memphis.

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“I’m always super focused and driven to be the best in anything I do,” says Memphis. Source.

As an artist, Memphis states he likes to let “all emotions flow.”

“I could be a heartthrob one day, a heartbroken sad boy one day, and a pop star the next day. There’s no real telling what you can expect from me,” says Memphis.

The artist also speaks about how he began.

In high school, the artist’s peers began to rap, and Memphis began to rap also. Memphis comments that he started on boom bap, and that it [his music] was terrible

The artist states that he also thought autotune was “corny” at the time, but in freshman year of college, decided to test it out and ended up liking it.

Memphis also states that he has a few achievements so far, but is not “close to his peak whatsoever.”

A few of these achievements include a song that is releasing with artist iLoveMakonnen soon, the inclusion in the G-Star RAW modeling campaign, as well as being on Elevator.

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“Everything I’m doing right now I feel as if was meant to happen and I’m only growing faster,” says Memphis.

The artist also gives advice to those in the industry.

Memphis states that you must be wary of your surroundings, and acknowledge that you are a brand, and need to act respectfully.

The Virginia artist also comments that readers need to focus on making music that they enjoy making, and be original. Focus on making your sound exclusive.

“Be respectful, too much ego burns bridges. Remember it’s a business, not just some internet s***,” says Memphis.

The artist also states that you need to be yourself, and express yourself in ways that you want people to see you.

“My mentality is, you’ll become who you want to become, by thinking about who you want to become all the time. I wear a lot of tracksuits, because I’m sporty. It’s just who I’ve always been my whole life. It fits me,” says Memphis.

Regarding how Memphis makes music, he states that he freestyles most of the time. He comments that he previously wrote lyrics, but he finds freestyling to be more organic and natural.

“I don’t really follow a schedule, I have times where I’m pushing out like 12 songs a week then the next week I need to find some inspiration. But when I find that inspiration, it’s hard to slow me down.,” says Memphis.

Regarding artists, Memphis would also like to work with iLoveMakonnen, Gunna, T Pain, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Nebu Kiniza, SahBabii, T3, Bladee, A$AP Rocky, Smooky Margielaa.

Memphis also has a project on the way, and lots of singles in the works.

To stay up to date with Memphis’ career, be sure to follow his social media accounts listed below: