TheSouthernG Music Group
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TheSouthernG Music Group

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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"Hip Hop On the Mountain Top"

"Appalachian alumnus Kerry Lamar, or Young Toon, will open as well. He said it's a strange feeling performing where he used to live and go to school. "I actually went over to the theatre building, Chapell Wilson, and was just walking in the halls," he said. "It's such a surreal feeling." Young Toon raps about politics and religion and has a mixtape, "Prodigal Son," currently available. "
- MICHAEL BRAGG, Lifestyles Editor, The Appalachian (Feb 01, 2012) - The Appalachian


"Lucky Five & YoungToon"

"“While most rappers rely on either their flow or their words, Kerry is a master of both,” Lucky Five guitarist Jonny Fung said. “You will not want to miss him. His addition to the bill will definitely give the whole show more of a soul/dancing vibe than a rock vibe.” Lamar, who has been rapping for most of his life but started seriously pursuing music three years ago, said he is “kind of nervous” to open for the band. “To be honest, they were a small part of the reason that I got serious about music,” he said. “I find it an honor and a pleasure to work with them and I look forward to the show.” Lamar’s new mix tape, “Dark Corner Writings,” will be available in February."
- CASEY SUGLIA, Lifestyles Reporter, The Appalachian (Jan 18, 2012) - The Appalachian


"Lucky Five & YoungToon"

"“While most rappers rely on either their flow or their words, Kerry is a master of both,” Lucky Five guitarist Jonny Fung said. “You will not want to miss him. His addition to the bill will definitely give the whole show more of a soul/dancing vibe than a rock vibe.” Lamar, who has been rapping for most of his life but started seriously pursuing music three years ago, said he is “kind of nervous” to open for the band. “To be honest, they were a small part of the reason that I got serious about music,” he said. “I find it an honor and a pleasure to work with them and I look forward to the show.” Lamar’s new mix tape, “Dark Corner Writings,” will be available in February."
- CASEY SUGLIA, Lifestyles Reporter, The Appalachian (Jan 18, 2012) - The Appalachian


"TheArtisT"

Exclusive Interview

Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born in Winston Salem NC. “I’m trey 4 to my heart man. P’s up fam.” Grew up in the Church and got my start performing with a step team (G-Phi Steppers). On the team there was this guy name Jamar (J Butta) Crawford (ha ha); he was like a big brother to me. I was already writing songs, but he took me under his wing when I was about 12 or 13 and helped me start to write raps.

Time went on and I kinda let it go, but I picked it back up in college thanks to this dude name Alex Feemster. He would make me freestyle for hours for his own amusement (ha ha), little did I know. I studied theatre and dance at Appalachian State University, but the love for music grew, so I took my experience from the stage and put it in the booth. Now you have TheArtisT.

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Dreams (produced by JR Beatz) is the first single off my new mixtape Love Stories and Hood Dreams. The song came about when I saw this Tupac interview. Tupac said in this interview that he felt cheated because instead of “fulfilling his prophecy” he had to “start one” instead of carrying on his empire he had to build one. This song reflects on that. The idea that dreams are only what we make them. Although we all have them, only select few people are able to achieve them for whatever reason. Everyone can do it though. That push just has to be there.

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
To be honest, I’m a youngster in the game as far as the business is concerned. Saying that, the hardest thing for me right now is the sacrifices. My mom used to tell me, “Kerry, do what you gotta do now so you can do what you want to do later.” It’s hard to do sometimes though.

Most of my college career was spent performing or rehearsing. There were moments and experiences that I wish I was apart of, that I had to miss out on. Time is one thing in life you can never get back or recycle, so how I spend it and who I spend it with is the most important thing to me and sometimes it is hard to chose music over QT with the fam or friends. It’s a bittersweet thing, but a necessary evil.

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I was working with this guy on the upcoming mixtape called LS&HD (I won’t name him). I was supposed to release the tape on my birthday of last year (July 27th 2012). The release didn’t happen because we thought it needed more work. We backed it up to September 5, 2012. During this time I was in transition moving to New York.

When the tape was supposed to drop he was nowhere to be found. I called him everyday, 4 or 5 times a day! He called me back one time and said he was going to send all the tracks, but never did. Til this day I have not received one or heard from him. That s*** hurt because I didn’t have my music, But most importantly he was a friend.

So when I got to New York I had to re-record every track and it has cost me a pretty penny. But the tape has been made better by it. It was truly a blessing in disguise. Like my boy Kendrick Lamar said, “I don’t hold no grudges, I just won’t f*** with you no more.”

What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Papa always said, “You can die by the company you keep.” On that note be careful of the niggas you f*** with. If you do that everything else will fall into place. Also read the fine print. That’s something we don’t do nowadays. People are so quick to just sign a name and not know what they are signing to. Don’t jump the gun! Know what you are getting yourself into. Above all discipline. Knowing when to move and when to be still.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
“Remember that true appreciation of art depends on the respect and trust you’ve built amongst your audience” (Brandon Mcclain). Tell real stories and be wise in your actions. It produces better art. - WWS Mag


Discography

1. “Walk with me” TheArtist”: Producer: Kanye West Engineer: Artichoke
2. “Bad motha fucka” : TheArtist: Lead: vocals Young Toon, drums: John Peer, Guitar: Alex golden, Percussion: Will miller, Keyboard: Matt powers,
4. “Take ova”- TheArtist. Producer: LT Moe Engineer Artichoke
5. “Mista”: Toon Sqwad: Lead vocals: TheArtist, drums: John Peer, Guitar: Alex 6.golden, Percussion: Will miller, Keyboard: Matt powers,
6. “Napoleonic”: TheArtist Produced by: killanumEnt
7. “Keep Up”, TheArtist feat, Mr Franklin Producer:
8. “Jump” TheArtist, Producer: unknown
9. “Mac” TheArtist Producer: unknown
10. “Dorm room”, TheArtist, Producer: Timberland
11. “Anticipation”, TheArtist, Producer: L&X music
12. “Get nice Toon sqwad”: Lead vocals: TheArtist, drums: John Peer, Guitar: Alex golden, Percussion: Will miller, Keyboard: Matt powers,
13. “prodigal son”: TheArtist producer Dj burn one
14. “Throwed”: TheArtist, Producer: Kanye west, Engineer Artichoke
15. “Streets lights”: TheArtist ,producer bobby smith
16. “You da one” (cover) Lead vocals Edie wellman, Rap: TheArtist
17. “Sky high” Written by: TheArtist, Producer: Cold Busted
18.”The reaper” Composed by Jonny Fung, Lead vocals TheArtist
19.”Salute the Trappers” Produced by The Nstrumentalz Feat Fatdaddy
20.”Hallelujah” Written and performed By TheArtist
21. “Where do we go” Musical composition for the play “Inherit the Wind”
22. “I Gotta Leave” The Truth Feat :TheArtisT
23. “Pay attention” The Truth Feat: TheArtisT & DPTV
24. “#workflow” CJ Bennet Feat: TheArtist
25. “SG eerday” TheArtisT, Weedy Weez, & Jay Arre
26. “Ya man aint me” Weedy Weez Feat: TheArtisT
27. Bring Em Hell: Feat TheArtisT & Weedy Weez
28. Workin : (Produced by GZ)
29. Sweet dreams skit
30. Dreams: Feat: Avel Delano (Produced by JR Beatz)
31 Day Dreaming: (Produced by DJ Semaj)
32 Hood Dreams: Feat Shanda Jacobs (Produced by Headshots Productions)
33 Dem guts skit
34 Freaky masquerade: Feat Shanda Jacobs (Produced by cold Busted)
35 Illustrious: Feat Weedy Weez (Produced by Five star Beatz)
36. Stuck to you: Feat DPTV (Produced by the Alchemist)
37. Don’t forget skit
38. Baby Nigga: (Produced by Vishmen)
39. Part of the plan: (Produced by Hipstrumentalz)
40. Underground: (Produced by Necro)
41. The come up skit
42. Success: Feat Avel Delano(Produced By Cold Busted)
43. Take It Back (Produced by Cold Busted)
44. When we’re Done: (Produced by Ruff Sqwad)
45. Say a prayer: Feat Avel Delano (Produced By Jr Beatz)

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Influences by East coast vets such as B.I.G. Big L, Jay z, and Public enemy are mixed with the down south sounds of J cole, Lil Wayne, and Big Krit. With smooth samples, amazing flows, and lyrical content that rivals some of todays brightest stars; the SOuthernG's have been active for 5 years. Based out of charlotte NC, with extended family in Detroit, and NYC. We are working in every way to make our dreams a reality.

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