A Exclusive Update with Hip Hop Artist Rice


So Rice, I understand you have been making power moves since we last spoke, Could you give us some details on your latest ventures and projects?           

There’s so many thing I’m working on at the moment that I can’t help but think that none of it’s possible without my team. My project “Love Shouldn’t Cost A Thing” is coming out to be one of my pride and joys because I know that it has massive potential. my label and I have also been working on our website https://www.hustleworkgrind.comand Roku Channel (Hustle Work Grind Tv). Of course I’m excited about everything we’re working on and can’t wait for it to debut 

 Your track No Brady has seen awesome results, could you tell us about the creative process of this track? 


It was a Vibe! The creative process for this track was about the connections and the atmosphere coming together to create something that was out of this world. The Studio was comfortable so we were able to have fun with this track. Atlanta with J Muzique and Sauce (producer/Engineer) just made the timing perfect like all the stars aligned. 

 No Brady has a feature with J Muzique, do you guys plan on working on more tracks together?

Of course, we have great chemistry and a even better friendship. 

 No Brady is a clever metaphor, was there a big reaction from the club scene?  Did it become a hashtag?

Whenever the song is played it’s a big reaction. It was and still is a hashtag 

 Who made the production on No Brady?

Sauce is the engineer who recorded mixed and mastered the song No Brady

On a scale of 1-10 where do you put No Brady compared to your recent songs? 

It’s a 10 and there’s no doubt about it!

 Do you plan on going on tour anytime soon? 

I have a lot more to do before I can think about a tour, but before this year ends a tour date may be established for “Love Shouldn’t Cost A Thing”


Exclusive Interview with Byron Bank


Could you tell us what it's like growing up in Houston?

Growing up in Houston is like being somewhere all your life. The city continues to evolve; the music, food, and culture feel natural. Of course, Houston is home, and there’s no place like home. It also depends on where you grew up, which shapes you as a person. I grew up in the area of South Park and Hobby Airport area. There are many memories here, from my younger years to my adult days. I remember getting in numerous trouble, walking to the corner stores, playing basketball with the homies, etc. Now, all we do is drive everywhere. I remember the Rockets winning the NBA championships, the original Astroworld, and Waterworld. I used to listen to Fat Pat, Lil Keke, Lil Flip, DJ Screw, Screwed Up Click, Swishahouse, and UGK, just to name a few. Life in Houston was fast and big, full of southern hospitality, and the culture continues to thrive in the city. 

Can you tell us about your latest project?

My latest project is a single song titled “FAK’N.” I wrote the lyrics; I produced the beat, the song was recorded and engineered by me. The single is about life and how people close to you turn their back on you. You would never think the people you rock with will talk so wrong about you behind your back until you witness it first-hand. People have fallouts, but I was surprised to see and hear conversations people have when you’re not present in the room. So the song details those life experiences that highlight not many people are rocking with you in your corner. So next time you hear someone talking wrong about someone else, ask yourself or them, is this how I am spoken of when I am not in the room? You might learn some things.  

Besides music, What other things are you into?

I am into collecting different Jordan 1s and comics styles, playing PlayStation, photography, and videography.

What was it like to open up for Paul Wall, Mike Jones & Bone Thugs N Harmony among others

Opening up for Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and Bone Thugs N Harmony was amazing. Not only am I performing in front of a packed crowd, but the energy level in those builds also helped drive remarkable performances. Being on those stages, closer to the end of the night, gave me a feeling of where my success could take me. I look at these as my starting points to one day soon be having my own global tours at major venues around the world. I have this thing that I will not drink until I get off stage, but when I stepped on those stages, you could tell I was having a good time. The audience at these shows were Hip-Hop fans who I feel could relate to the content that I was bringing. I try to always find at least one person in the audience that is vibing with the music but to see several all at once. It is a high that I constantly love to revisit. Shoutout to Springboard South, Scout Bar, Worm, K.O., D.J. Massive, Warehouse Live, and Team Bank for helping create these opportunities. 

Can you tell us your emotion towards winning the Akademia Music Award for Best Hip Hop/Rap album?

My emotions towards winning the Best Hip-Hop Album award were stoked, and I could not believe it. Then later, winning the Artist Vision Award made me feel even more proud but determined to keep going. To be recognized for my creative work continues to drive my passion for keeping going. However, I keep a close reminder to stay humble at the same time and keep counting my blessings.

What is the grand goal once venturing into entrepreneurship and filming?

The grand goal is to be self-efficient and reach back to help others in their journey. I continue to learn and make mistakes that could help others by sharing my story throughout my career. I get all my inspirations from life experiences and understand that music has the power to heal and influence. I want to leave a positive mark on my work and the culture that my organization will bring. With that said, I started my label, “Breakin’ Bank Records and looking to grow more into my entrepreneurial journey as the company evolves.

Any last remarks?

Of course, I want to thank Flyah Magazine for this dope interview and the opportunity to share stories and success. I would like to thank my family and friends for their continued support. The journey brings a lot of sacrifices, and without God and the people that mean the most, close to me, the trip would be unbearable. Also, I would like to thank all my fans and future fans for supporting my music and spreading the word. 

If you enjoy “FAK’N,” please take a moment to check out my other albums and self-produced album, “Change II: A Dreamer’s Reality.” Lastly, if you have a dream or passion, follow it, pause if you must but do not stop. Trust the process, value your growth, and celebrate your wins no matter the size.


Luke Woltanski Releases Before We Part Album


Luke Woltanski Releases Before We Part Album

A new record from Luke Woltanski just released includes 9 original songs put together by the songwriter and the direction is one that Luke is familiar with but hasn't dug too deep into, until now. 

The record is called Before We Part and contains some real rock vibes and a little jazz mixed in to get a sound that gets your attention with the kind of hooks that have a way of coming back to you. 

The album puts out some balanced and full bodied vocals and some tasty guitar work with added instruments during the play through that add some great layers to it all. 

Luke had fun making this one and you will likely have fun getting into it. 

"This was a special record being able to really get into the nitty-gritty of arrangement with another artist; Carson (Waites) has such an incredible ear for production. Carson and I took a hard look at making sure that we were only putting in the most necessary instrumentation while still being able to get a 'big sound.' Having more instruments gives more texture and body to a work, but it can also take away from the writing of the progressions and lyrics, so this recording tried to slim everything down a little. Of course, there are still some pretty dense songs, but that was because of a very conscious decision! Carson Waites actually engineered this record and to be honest, I quite liked not having to worry as much about mixing! This record was produced with more of a pop style in mind, instead of the more classic rock mixing that we had in our last release Dangerous Music Man. " - Luke Woltanski

Shea Clouds Exclusive Interview


Could you tell us what it's like being ufrom Virginia; what part of Virginia did you grow up in?

Growing up in Virginia, it’s right in between the northern and the southern states so you get a mixture of both, even though it’s technically a part of the south. I grew up in a small city called Lynchburg. Everything you’d expect from a small area; not a lot going on, local based, everyone pretty much living their lives in a traditional sense. The closest major areas are DC, Raleigh and Charlotte so you’re likely to find some of those influences from those areas.

How has the reputation of being a Lo-Fi Chill Producer work for you?

I think that reputation has helped me reach a broader audience. Initially my focus was on selling beats. Like I was make trap records and such, trying to cater to what people were looking. Things didn’t pan out too well and I found myself questioning my purpose. Like “what am I doing? I’m just sitting at home, just making beats, why isn’t this working, what am I doing wrong?” Over time, I started following the whole lofi scene. Instrumental hip hop, beat culture, etc. and I’m looking like “These guys are at home making beats. But that’s their thing.” They’re dropping beat tapes, doing beat sets, using all these beat machines, the whole anime aesthetic…I felt like I found my purpose and my audience once i started just being instrumental-based.

Are there any other artists you like to work with?

Few artists actually. One in particular, kid name Willy Nova, I think he’s from Chicago, he’s a really dope artist. Listen to his stuff a lot. I actually sent him a beat and he did something with so we’ll put it out eventually. My guy Zavier Quinn. We’re actually planning to drop a collab project sometime in the future. But I’m honestly down to collab with anyone, beatmaker, rapper, singer, instrumentalist, etc. if we’re on the same vibes and energy.

With Lo-Fi, do you feel like there's room for growth?

Of course, I do believe there’s growth. I’m never one to believe that’s there’s a certain point where you stop learning and growing. Especially with music and an industry that is ever evolving. 

There’s always something to learn and gain from it, which can result in various other aspects that can help the culture spread.

What was the creative process behind the single "Cruisin' 65"?

I sample 99% of the time and Cruisin 65 is one of the few beats I put out that I didn’t sample. So yea, that’s a special one. I made that one when I was mainly using Maschine. Found some cool sounds using Massive and Kontakt. Like the first part you hear on that beat, I wanted to just build off that waaahhh sound. It definitely had this cruising vibe so that where the name came from. Cruising around in a 65 impala type beat.

Besides music, What other things bring you inspiration? 

Anything that brings peace inspires me. Nature, art, reading, deep thoughts and new perspectives, meditation, good health, traveling places…all positive vibes. If I can put a sound to it, I’m happy. I also like building LEGO’s lol random but therapeutic.