Sonny Digital and I talk his top 5 producers, the artists we should pay attention to going into 2018, why he’s enjoying rapping over producing these days, +more

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Recently I got to catch up with rapper and producer Sonny Digital to talk about what he admires about Charlotte, how he started producing, who his top 5 producers are (including Mike Dean ), why he’s enjoying rapping over producing these days, the current state of hip-hop, the rising artists out of Atlanta we should pay attention to going into 2018 (from Reese La Flare and Black Boe to Young Nudy, Pierre Bourne) and more. Peep our full interview below to check out the insightful conversation that went down backstage.

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NY rapper Dontaé talks K.Swisha production, Coliseum Records, being influenced by Dom Kennedy & Drake, Motivation,+ more w/ Everything Boisterous

Recently NY rapper Dontaé dropped a  track entitled “Motivation” that clearly shows that he’s capable of being your new favorite rapper. Luckily for me, I got the chance to catch up with the artist to chop it up about his influences such as Dom Kennedy and Drake, his favorite Dom album, a time where he wasn’t so motivated,  K.Swisha production on “Get It”, his dad’s past work for Tribe Called Quest , making his Fair Warning project in his room, what we can expect from him for the rest of the year, and more in our latest podcast interview.  Check out our interview below to see what went down:

Saturn, Alexander and I talk being a female rapper, making girls feel inclusive w/ her music, confidence, +more in our latest Everything Boisterous interview

Recently caught up with New Jersey MC Saturn, Alexander to talk about how her name derived from the jerking/ Facebook era, the pros and cons of being a female rapper, confidence, wanting to make girls feel inclusive with her music, why being  a Gemini isn’t all that bad, having the opportunity to possibly perform at the BET HIP HOP AWARDS (which you can happily vote her in for by clicking here), what she has planned for the rest of this year, and more. Check out what the female MC and I chopped it up about below:

A Conversation with ICYTWAT (Podcast Interview)

Recently I got to catch up with producer and Divine Council member ICYTWAT to discuss  being inspired by Pharrell, Tyler The Creator,  Bankroll Fresh + more, how he became apart of Divine Council, what got him into producing, the lack of appreciation for black women, not being moved by the latest wave of R&B, announces the news that he will be dropping his song “Dream Boy”  on September 3rd (an exclusive) + much more! Tune into the  conversation below to listen to what exactly went down during our insightful convo.

 

 

Sydney Graham and I talk styling, dating, striving for happiness over clout, Prince +more in our latest Everything Boisterous Interview

Recently I got to chop it up with stylist, model, and actress Sydney Graham about her introduction into the industry, her love for Prince, her personal style, dating, and why clout isn’t the gateway to happiness.

Me:Hey girl ! Let’s jump into it ! So what was your first introduction into the industry ?

Sydney: I think it would’ve been my Matte Brand shoot with Bri (Briana Wilson).. this is probably like two years ago so it was a long long time ago. Then things kinda started coming my way day by day, month by month. Whatever pace it was at and yeah that was it !

Me: Dope & Where are you from ?

Sydney: I’m from Corona, California. It’s like a hour and 20 minutes from LA depending on the traffic and it’s also like on the way to San Diego

Me: Yeah that LA traffic is crazy, I came down there last month for Agenda and I felt so over-whelmed. I don’t think I’m cut I’m out for it

Sydney: Yeah it is a lot but I wonder what New York is like

Me: Yeah New York is lit but it’s impossible to get anywhere. Buses will damn near try to run you over and people are just following with no worry, like it’s crazy…Aside from that, you definitely got to visit Manhattan and Jamaican Queens though, you’ll have a good time.

Sydney: Definitely!

Me: So I know you style, model, and act as well . What occupation do you think you enjoy the most out of all them and why?

Sydney: Mmmm… I feel like I like styling the most because it’s the easiest I would say. Everything comes together easily for me when it comes to putting outfits together. Everything else you have to study a script for or with modeling you got to make sure those angles are on point .Styling just comes super super easy and is my favorite out of those I would say.

Me: So I know you said that styling for you was the easiest. How did styling even come about for you ? Was it something you just enjoyed doing on yourself or did you just try it out or ?

Sydney: Well someone told me that I needed to..ya know..switch it up as far as clothing and to start going outside of my comfort zone. Eventually I was like “actually I feel like I can take these skills and put it on someone else and can probably try dressing up other people”. It kinda came to me probably February/March… when I got bored of dressing myself up in cool outfits, I kinda wanted to do it for someone else.

Me: So how would you describe your own personal style ? Because I’ve seen you wear cat suits to  trying out just about everything without ever allowing the outfit wear you. How would you describe what you go for?

Sydney: My own personal style? That’s a hard question because I feel like this is what everyone says “ohhhh it depends what mood that I’m in” but it really is that. If I’m feeling sexy then I’m gonna wear something raunchy or something with a little height. It really depends on the mood I’m in or if I’m anxious to wear something what I just got.  I really don’t know how to describe my style.

Me: Do you think it’s still developing or it just depends?

Sydney: Yeah I think it is still developing at this point so maybe soon ill have a clear word for it but for right now, definitely not

Me: So while creating your own style for you and others, do you think self-confidence came along the way or do you think you had it before?

Sydney: Oh I definitely had confidence way before styling. I think that confidence is what contributed to my style ,but confidence was definitely there before, for sure.

Me: Definitely ! So I’m looking through your Instagram and you have some pieces with Prince apart of it whether it’s a shirt or necklace. Being that you’re a huge fan, what would you say is your favorite Prince album and song ?

Sydney: I think my favorite album would be Signs O’ The Times but my favorite song isn’t on the album. Its on[ I feel so basic ,Purple Rain], but Darling Nikki. I always listen to that before a photo shoot because it makes me get in the zone. Yeah.. that would have to be my favorite song, I listen to it like every other day.

Me: I definitely feel you, I play Prince like once a week and HAVE to play “Beautiful Ones”.

Sydney: Yeah that’s going to be my wedding song[aha], I love that song

Me: So speaking of music , I peeped that you played a role in Steve Lacy’s video for Ryd earlier this year . How did that collaboration come about ?

Sydney: Well we were already friends and so then it was kinda like out of nowhere he just hit me up and asked me to be in his music video and I’m like “yeah sure”. We rehearsed it the night before, the next day we went out there and shot the whole thing. He knew I was trying to get into acting so that was cool of him to even offer that to me and pretend that I was beating his ass

Me: Do you see yourself taking on any other roles this year ? Because in the video you played like a crazy girlfriend

Sydney: Hopefully, honestly. This stuff isn’t easy at all but yeah I really really want to book a challenging role. Mainly like action because these action movies make me wanna be like Wonder Woman or something

Me: Yeah like the Black Panther movie that’s dropping next year is going to be crazy! I seen Lupita and Michael B. Jordan and it’s like yeah, I’m going to definitely make that move.

Sydney: Omg yes! That movie is about to be so good. That’s the move for me!

Me: Being that you pretty much have 3 different jobs within the industry , how hard is it for you to date ?

Sydney: Oh hell no, I’m not dating anybody right now.

Me: What’s something about you that people would never guess ?

Sydney: Probably that I’m obsessed with my cat named Toby, I think that would be about it.

Me: What’s a piece of advice that you would give to any girl who wants to be in your position one day whether that be for styling,modeling, or acting ? And what can we look forward to from you for the rest of the year ?

Sydney: I would say…. just keep going and don’t stop because however much effort you put into  what you want to do is what you will get out. I had to learn that the hard way because there will be times when I don’t feel like doing anything and nothing will come to me. Once I put myself out there and start working hard and putting energy into something, I got what I wanted. Also do what you makes you happy too! Don’t do it because it easy and sometimes why I feel like some girls do this Instagram thing and whatever’s poppin’ right now. You should do what just works for you. I used to job hop all the time working at Best Buy, sushi restaurants, and I just couldn’t find what I was passionate about until I went off to modeling,acting, and styling. I dropped out of college because I saw my calling.

Me:  So pretty much just  do what you wanna do without wanting clout ?

Sydney : Yeah don’t do it for clout, clout doesn’t do anything for you at the end of the day.

Me: What can we look forward from you for the rest of the year? Because you’re literally always working

Sydney: Just keeping busy, not gonna put anything out there yet. It’ll be a surprise and it’s something I’m excited about!

Me: Well I definitely enjoyed this ! You were awesome! Thank you for your time here at Everything Boisterous!

Sydney: Yeah definitely! No problem and thank you !

Sophia DeOliveira on Creating a Met Gala for Philly

 

When you think of Met Gala, you automatically think of New York or the unique fashions we’re used to seeing go viral on the gram. Thanks to 20 year-old college student and jewelry designer Sophia DeOliveira and her team, they’re throwing a Met Gala to not only execute  a night of  fashion but to redefine brotherhood. Luckily for me, I got to talk to Sophia to breakdown how the idea came about and why it’s so important for it to take place in Philly!

Sophia: Hey! How are you ?

Me: Hey! I’m great girl ! So I know you’re from philly but fill me in on a little bit more about yourself :

Sophia: My name is Sophia DeOliveira. I’m a stylist and jewelry designer. Every week I do a feature when my whole entire outfit is from the thrift store. I’m going to community college of Philadelphia in the fall to pursue my business degree, hoping to one day open my own store. My line that will be releasing..once I get my life together haha..will be called Rosebud. The idea behind Rosebud will be redefining luxury. I want to make luxurious pieces, but without the luxurious price. I’ve been in financial situations all my life, never owned a Louis, never had a gold necklace, but instead I found all my favorite luxury pieces from the thrift store! I want people to feel like they’re still worth a million bucks even if they have a $2.00 shirt on.

Me: How did the idea of a Met Gala for Philly come about and who’s all apart of it ?

 

Sophia: The people who are involved are  Juwuan Ross, the main coordinator of the event. He paid for the venue, made the design for the flyer, brought the concept together. Naihema Powell is the decorator, shell be band making all the center pieces, and she’s in charge of the floor layout  and me of course. I heard about the event, but wasn’t really interested at first but then that’s when my best friend finally convinced me. My best friend started asking me to promote it. I was like “hold on, I can’t be promoting just ANY event”. So I decided to take it upon myself to suggest a couple of ideas to Juwuan by messaging him. He loved my ideas so much he put me on board. Ever since then, I’ve been coordinating all the artists, all the food, all the promotion, and many other things as well.

Me: What can we expect to see at this met gala guest wise and designer wise  ?

Sophia: Well definitely the creatives and people within the community because this is what it’s about you know? As far as design, my friend will even be designing our outfits from scratch and I will be designing the jewelry for us ! I think I’m gonna do maybe a thrift pop up to assist people in what they want to wear to the event.

Me: So met gala is known for having a set theme .  What’s the theme you guys are going for this year and what’s the date ?

 

Sophia: We’re actually doing a theme of 100 years of fashion. You know how Zendaya did 100 years of fashion for Vogue

Me: oh yeah that was dope! I loved that !

Sophia: Yeah exactly ! Same ! so which ever decade people feel like they cling to most, that’s what we want them to dress up in but still in a dressed up way! As far as the date, it’s this Saturday.

Me: Do you have to pay to get in ?

Sophia: This is a community event but at the same time people do have to pay to attend the event since it’s at a venue

Me: What’s the minimum people can pay right now ?

Sophia: $10 on eventbrite ! There will also have free refreshments and drinks being served

Me : What makes this event stand out versus what we’re used to seeing on TV ?

S: With this event in particular I want people to not just know fashion as wearing a Louis Vuitton bag and calling that fashion. I want people to embrace what they may have brought at the thrift store for $5 and make it look like $500. When you think of fashion you think of Paris ,England , New York, etc . There’s no fashion credit to Philly so I wanna be able to change that narrative and bring change.

Me : Fashion is truly what you make it so that’s dope ! What’s the preparation been like for this event ? More so stressful or enjoyable ?

Sophia: To be honest at first I thought it was going to be stressful because I have never organized an event in my life but it’s honestly been enjoyable to plan . It has its moments but overall I’ve been enjoying the process!

Me: and how old are you ?

Sophia: 20

Me: oh wow , well this is really amazing that you get to do something like this and in a sense you’re not even doing it for you, you’re doing this for your city. What do you want people to take away from this event ?

Sophia: When people leave from this event, I want them to create friendships, new business partners, or just good associates. I want Philadelphia ‘s youth to understand that if we all come together and show what we have as a city, people will start to take us more seriously. I want people to show off their favorite era, displaying who they really are in dress form. I want people to meet others that will make their business grow.

Me: well thank you Sophia for this ! This was dope and I feel like the city will def appreciate something huge like this ! Take care !

Sophia: oh no thank you & you too !

 

**If you’re in the Philly area, be sure not to miss out on the 1st Annual Philadelphia Met Gala on Lancaster Ave this Saturday from 9:00pm to 1:00am.

 

Pish Posh talks fashion line success, haters vs, motivators, Rolling Out Magazine project + more w/ Everything Boisterous

Recently sat down with designer Emani Harris better known as NCAT’s “Pish Posh” for Everything Boisterous to talk about the breakup that lead into the creation of a fashion line, haters vs. motivators, working on her upcoming project with Rolling Out magazine, and her appreciation for Jean Michel Basquiat, and more.

 

Guest: Twitter/IG– @Pish__Posh
Interviewer: Twitter-@ChipsAhjoy / IG: forever_salene
Director : Chelsea Underwood — Twitter/IG/YouTube Channel: lovechelsayy

Pish Posh fashion show recap video credit: Unparalleled Pictures

The Definition of A Pink Summer: Bucky Malone

Since the beginning of the year rapper Bucky Malone has been on a constant move, giving us more music and an aesthetic to match. The DMV rapper caused us to start talking back in 2011 with his mixtapes like That Yea. , Weekend at Coney Island, and his collaborations with A$AP Ty Beats.  In January, the DMV artist released his mixtape enitled The Pink Summer featuring  a major amount of production from Divine Council’s ICYTWAT, Blackyouth and Baltimore producer Aaron Lacarte. Post dropping the mixtape, he released two visuals for “Wi$hlist” and “Missions” , and as of this week a playlist to show his appreciation for his fans .During the interview, the DMV artist and I chop it up about what he misses about the 90s, how him and ICYTWAT joined forces,  how close he’s gotten to his “Wi$hlist”, and what a perfect day exactly consists of for Bucky Malone .

Me: What’s up Bucky , how are you ?

Bucky: I’m good, thank you

Me: So I know you are originally from Virginia but  what part of VA are you from because there’s the DMV and then there’s  the remaining cities like Hampton, Richmond, and Norfolk?

Bucky: Word word, I’m from Northern Virginia, specifically the city Manassas ,like 10 minutes away from DC.

Me: What was growing up in the DMV like for you ?

Bucky: Growing up in the DMV influenced me in many ways. I grew up in nothern Virginia which for the most part is suburban you know. While on the flipside I would go across the bridge in DC and Maryland with my dad side which was closer to the inner city so I kinda had the best of both worlds.

Me:I feel it. So you have a song called “Lil Ralph Tresvant”, was Boys II Men a musical influence for you growing up or?

Bucky: Oh yeah I been a fan wayyy before the biopic came out and all that. I know a lot of people that didn’t know too much about them before the movie but I’ve always been a fan of Ralph specifically though. I just feel like… I  can relate to him in every angle.  He had a lot of people hatin’ on him and I’ve been there.

Me: Did you like the biopic ?

Bucky: Yeah it was dope ! I loved it just cause everything was accurate so it was just crazy to see it in  the form of an actual movie. I think they did a great job from the actors to the routines and situtations, all that. I f*cked with it.

Me: So earlier this year you released a mixtape called “Pink Summer”  that includes a lot of production from  Divine Council’s ICYTWAT.  Now I know you all have been working since “Beeper” (2015)  but how did you guys’ musical chemistry  inititially  come about  ?

Bucky: Believe it or not, we just met.

Me: Wait, are you serious ?

Bucky: Yeah we’ve been in contact via internet for a minute now. Shout out to my nigga Robert Gallardo( one of the minds behind AWGE,  A$AP Rocky’s art/creative-direction team), we was smoking in the crib in New York and one of his songs came across the Soundcloud and I was so blown away.I really f*cked with his sound  cause he was so polished at like 16. I was impressed. As soon as I came home from NY , I immediately did a verse on one of his instrumentals, asked him if he f*cked with it in a DM, and he said he did so that song is what became “Dirty Bitch Freestyle” .

Me: Wow that’s really dope

Bucky : Yeah we just kept the ball rolling from there. I came out to one of their shows late last year and that’s when I met $ilkmoney, Cyrax!, and Lord Linco.

Me: This is while they were on tour with Young Thug or after that?

Bucky: It was sometime late last year so yeah it was after the tour.

Me: Thats really wassup ! Now on the mixtape yall worked on, you sorta painted a 90s aesthetic from the “Flicking Thru Channels Skit”, to even the  90s Nickelodeon visual for “Missions”. What is something about the 90s culture that you wish was still relevant now?

Bucky: I grew up on all the 90s shows and I just miss how simple life was. Those times were some of the happiest moments of my life, you know what I’m sayin’?Alot of people aren’t hip to the 90s like at all but ultimately it’s just the ora that I miss about it. I see A$AP Rocky bringing certain 90s fashion back and Lil Yachty with the Nautica. I guess what I miss about the 90s is everything.

Me: Great points, maybe we’ll get it back one day but now I wanna discuss your song  “Wi$hlist”.  I peeped it when it came out , digged the visual, and you placed Keke Palmer, Yes Julz, Zoe Kravitz, and  London Zhiloh as THE girls on that list. Since putting out the single, have  you managed to get in contact with at least one or close to it ?

Bucky: To keep it real I ended up performing right in front of Zhiloh in Philly. It was a Reeok party out there and I pulled up. I found out she was hosting and it was just too trill. I turned next to me and there she was. I was like oh sh*t. I got up and performed it right there on stage.

Me: That’s definitely wassup! So you recently  just dropped a surprise playlist for the people who were hip to your mixtape release back in January. Why was this playlist so important for you to drop ?

Bucky:  This album was to not just to promote my earlier project but to give something to the fans that fucked with “Pink Summer” when I dropped it. Also the playlist is so that they can have something to listen to until the next project. I didn’t feel right just putting out one project for the year and letting it just be that. It’s the summer time so it’s time to turn up.

Me: You have an intro on the playlist called “Little Tokyo II”. How’d you link up with A$AP Ferg’s producer HighdefRazj for that one?

Bucky: Shit shout out to Raz, he’s from VA too so we have mutual friends . It’s one of those things where he came across my music one day and it was just like shit, let’s work.

Me: Do you plan on dropping another project this year?

Bucky: Imma be doing more visuals for sure, more features, but as far as another project….I can’t speak on it .

Me: On your latest projects , you paint some nostalgic moments through smoking blunts , dissing groupies, and capturing the 90s era.  What does a perfect day for Bucky Malone consist of  exactly?

Bucky: It would probably be just to wake up, hit a blunt,kick it with my n*ggas, and probably end the day with some sex, more than likely.

Me: Alright, respect . At the end of the day, what is your ultimate message to your fans ?

Bucky: I think the message i’d like to leave my fans with is that i’m not a role model but if I can help mold them more than yesterday then great.I’m myself 1000% of the time so I want to motivate others to accept themselves in the same way.

Me: Wow, that was definitely a quote to remember. Thank you for that Bucky, that wraps up everything!  It was a pleasure to speak with you today here at Everything Boisterous.

Bucky: No doubt , Thank you!