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Friday, September 14

{KILLSHOT} Who wants Beef? Eminem vs MGK | @Eminem vs @MachineGunKelly


{Killshot} Who Wants Beef? Eminem vs MGK 

Who won? Who lost? Don't let me sway your decision. I'm just another Eminem fan. Don't shoot the messenger. #Killshot


This will probably be the only post of this kind on this blog. This will be raw & unfiltered. The only edits will be grammatical. However, everyone is asking my opinion on this and I really wasn't trying to touch base on it because everyone is doing the same thing; jumping on the bandwagon of the MGK v Eminem beef. Well, you wanted my input; here it is:

So, Eminem just released his clapback to Machine Gun Kelly's diss, "Rap Devil". I want to come off as neutral as possible, but you all know that's not gonna happen, right? I'm only posting one video here. We've all seen the MGK diss video for his apparent suicide by a candy-named related artist. And everyone who is a fan of the old Em versus the new Em, well people consider him "new" I just consider him as a sleeper trying to wake the game up because he's called out talent before, which is why we now have a Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole collaboration to look forward to in the near future but no one will admit to that...will they?

Okay, so onward to the response to MGK's diss track, Eminem releases "Killshot" today; a few hours ago, MGK was pronounced DOA. His career...or what was left of it...has finally been stowed away for the 90s babies to ponder over. Where was MGK before he heard his name in a line of the number one album in the country? What was he doing exactly? Probably perfecting his "man bun", as Eminem so eloquently points out in his response. Do you guys really want to hear me rant? Or would you rather just listen to it? I'm going to let you listen to it. Then you can comment your thoughts below the post.


Now...does anyone remember the movie? Killshot? With Mickey Rourke & Diane Lane? No? Well, let me drop this bomb for you...directed by John Madden, Rourke plays the role of an assassin who, along with his partner, pursue a couple -played by Diane Lane & Thomas Jane- who just happen to stumble across an extortion scheme. They enter into the WPP & still believe the government is no match for the relentless assassins.

Now allow me to tie up the loose strings: MGK saw his chance to gain a short 15-minutes off of a guaranteed name (the extortion). Some so-called fans & those that don't know Eminem before the 2000's, (aka the couple) witness the scheme & go into hiding because they don't think Eminem has it in him to not only respond but to DEFEAT MGK at any cost.

Well, Em is Rourke. And he's relentless. #KILLSHOT bitches & he's got you in his scope...GOAT?! Drop your comments below!

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Rachel Marie
Founder/Owner & Content Specialist, The Underground Artistry
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Tuesday, September 4

{ARTIST TO WATCH Q&A} Zacchaeus tha’ Great | @MKULTRAZACCHAE

Artist to Watch Q&A: Zacchaeus tha' Great 

I'm big on getting to know artists that I like listening to. Therefore I created a basic Q&A form for artists that will allow their followers to get a glimpse of the artist behind the music.

I get reached out to by a lot of artists. Few rarely take the time to actually check out my work or try to get to know what I do. Not only did this artist show interest, he filled out the interview request on The Underground Artistry site without even being directed to do so. I knew then this artist had drive that was one to be matched.

His single, "Ran Off", produced by Nard & B, is in regular rotation on Platinum Radio and is available on all major streaming sites: Google Play, Apple Music, Deezer, and more. Listen to the single below:


So, without further ado, get to know the artist in this week's featured Q&A: Zacchaeus tha' Great below:

Q: What's your name & email address?
A: Zacchaeus tha’ Great - bookztg@gmail.com

Q: What is your genre of choice?
A: Hip-Hop/rap

Q: What prompted you to want to do music? And how long have you been singing/songwriting/recording?
A: I fell in love with Hip-Hop as a child growing up in Virginia Beach. My parents always played all genres of music so I guess my artistry comes from an influential standpoint. Once I started doing random freestyles & it turned into me recording them a cappella on my radio shack boombox with the microphone built in. But it wasn’t till an old friend of the family showed me how to actually count bars that I began curating my own original songs. The subject matter changed once my day to day habits did. But it was more of a way to express myself. Then it expanded to actually wanting to learn the business to pursue a career. So all in all I’ve been writing and recording since 10 or 11 so I would say 16 or 17 years.

Q: How old were you when you wrote your first song? Do you still remember the title?
A: Yooooo, I actually do. And this was before I learned how to count bars and everything. The song was entitled “I’m Mean”. It’s crazy because I was like 10 or 11, and I was still in elementary.

Q: What’s your top 3 inspirations for your music?
A: It would have to be three genres of music that inspires me to create. 1. R&B, this genre helps me with melody. I’m not the ol’ melodic trying to out harmonize singers, but I do understand that it helps with yo flow and tone on the beat. 2. Reggae, hands down some of my favorite musicians are dancehall artists like Buju Banton, Sizzla, and Capleton. And of course Bob Marley but they have a way to speak for their people. They represent and echo the sentiments of the people were they are from. 3. Hip-Hop from the 90’s and early 2000’s when they focused more on lyrics and the flow sonically.

Q: What are some of the musical greats that inspire your music?
A: Artists like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, T. I., Ludacris, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Capleton, Bob Marley, and I cannot forget my all time favorite Mrs. Mary J. Blige!

Q: What would you tell younger generations pursuing music as a career?
A: 1st you gotta love to do it. If you're gonna do music [bro/sis] it gotta come from the soul and you gotta deliver it. Learn the business. Get ya paper work right in order to be who you say you are. Go in the booth & make magic!

Q: If someone needed to contact you for a performance, how can someone book you?
A: bookztg@gmail.com or you can get in touch with my manager Mr. Brown .

Q: What do you feel makes you different from other artists?
A: The fact that I’m not afraid to be

Q: On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate The Underground Artistry?
A: 10

Now that you've gotten to learn a bit more about the artist behind the music, you can #TuneIn to Platinum Radio to listen to his track, "Ran Off". You can also request the song by calling 616-841-5253. And be sure to follow the artist on Twitter , Instagram & Facebook to stay updated with his music. And don't forget to follow & stream his music on Spotify. You can stream his top tracks below via Spotify.

Got questions of your own for Zacchaeus Tha' Great? Sound off in the comments below & he'll answer them for you!

Well, that's all for this Q&A. Thanks for stopping by & checking out the new content. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions or comments, sound off below. If you'd like your own Q&A on The Underground Artistry click on the big blue button at the top of the page & fill out the questionnaire, easy as 1-2-3.

Until next time...

Enjoy the music? 
Support the artist. 

xoxo, 
Rachel Marie
Founder/Owner/Content Specialist, The Underground Artistry


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Sunday, September 2

{MUSIC VIDEO} Mark Battles Drops the Music Video for "What" on his Birthday | @markbattles317


Mark Battles Drops the Music Video for "What" on his Birthday

2018 has been an amazing year for hip-hop. All the new albums, EPs, rising artists...wow. And hip-hop fans are ecstatic as rising star, Mark Battles drops the music video for "What" on his birthday. "What" is the fourth track off the recently released Fortunate EP. Filmed by Vasi Films & produced by Money Montage, Battles took a break from the game and came back with a vengeance. His Fortunate EP is the deepest set of lyrical ingenuity since J. Cole released KOD. If you want the scoop on the EP, get that here.

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Moving on to the track of the day, "What"...there's a lyric that I agree with 1,000%: "...I ain't in ya top 5, that's a good joke...". Battles is deserving of placement in your top 3, and I'm here to help sway your opinions.

So, without further ado, here's the video of the day from the birthday King, himself:



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Below are a few of my favorite Mark Battles projects, click the links to preview them:
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Thank you for visiting the blog and I hope you enjoyed the song, the video and the artist. There's more to come from Mark Battles & I am here for it. Stay tuned & I got you! 

Until next time...

Enjoy the music?
Support the artist. 

xoxo,
Rachel Marie
Founder/Owner/Content Specialist, The Underground Artistry

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