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A Conversation With AddItUp Juan: Mogul in the making

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AddItUp Juan is the executive that you need to be familiar with. The CEO of AddItUp Ent. is putting something special together in these Detroit streets and he’s ready to make some serious change in the scene. Move over Diddy and Jay-Z: there’s another power figure coming for the spot.

Check out our conversation below.

Whats Is AddItUp Ent?
I found it to serve as all things related to entertainment. We are more than just music, more so a source for providing, producing quality lyrics, high energy artists, and beats made to perfection. We are positive support, love, and compassion for the AddItUp family. 

What do you look to accomplish for the city of Detroit?
To be able to develop new artists from the city who want to give back.To prove no one makes better material than us. To keep the culture of Detroit relevant, not just a memory.

What was the process like recording “ONE CITY?”
It was a continuous, nonstop grind. With so many different styles and artists, there were minor obstacles we faced due to working with schedules or just life in general. It was a hardworking process yet fun and enjoyable, well worth it. 

How did the collective come together?
We came together because of relatable passion and likeminded visions for this business. Working with people like Hunnit Andretti, Polo 2Time$, Illuminati G, and more who aren’t afraid to be expressive, not holding back because they feel it will interfere with their brand. We came together with the support from my wife and kids who want to help me leave a legacy. They motivate our efforts to push forward every day.

What’s the Detroit rap scene like?
It’s a growing scene full of talented raw underrated artists. Full of diverse hardworking artists who just want better for themselves without changing who they truly are.

How are you guys able to make such authentic music?
We are able to create such authentic music behind real-life experiences. I know that is often said but, for us, it’s still very real. For example: With the song entitled “S.O.S” artist/producer Hunnit Andretti expressed my situation through his lyrics which showed true art. 

Where do you see AddItUp Ent. in five years?
We will continue to provide great material as far as music and other entertainment. Sponsoring even more youth programs than we already do. Expanding our brand so that we are one of the main sources behind sports, music, movies(etc…). We will have our hands in everything and definitely own an AddItUp youth football/basketball organization.

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From the Karaoke Machine To Center Stage, DC Rapper Nell Burna Is Heating Up The Rap Game With His New Single ‘Quarter Mill’

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Having opened up for well known artists such as 2Chainz and Trina, Nell Burna has been promoting good vibes through music since he stepped in the studio for the first time at twelve years old. 

The DC native’s music infuses the DC ‘go go’ style with the natural rap flow that he describes as being versatile, ranging from a trap music flow similar to artists like 2Chainz to a softer flow similar to that of Certified Loverboy, Drake. A multifaceted artist, Nell Burna writes his own music, and has tried his hands in the areas of producing and engineering. His catalog includes projects he has written specifically for the ladies such as his twerk song, ‘Lil Freak’ https://open.spotify.com/album/58JqNlVuG46LIGZAvwUEbN?si=bUtpUGZYThC9fBBDjlwAuw&dl_branch=1

Currently an independent artist, Nell Burna released his first EP entitled ‘Unleashed’ in 2015. Today, he is working on releasing singles that inspire others to believe in themselves. 

As he continues to work toward achieving his full goals, Nell Burna is focused on the hustle right now, making new music and promoting it on social media and streaming platforms. He recently collaborated with his DC neighbor, Xanman from Maryland, on a single called, ‘On the Lowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82LtyqRJDd8 and hopes to link up with ASAP Ferg in the near future for a collaboration. 

Even while experiencing the highs and lows of the music industry, Nell Burner says he “could never run away from music.” He would advise rising artists to “just believe in yourself even if others don’t.”

Be on the lookout from new music and visuals from the DC artist. Nell Burna’s music is available on all streaming platforms. 

Follow him on IG @nellburna1

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Jeda Voice Explains His Lane As “Alternative R&B”

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Southern California native Jeda Voice is bringing edgy to R&B! The up-and-coming artist fell in love with music at a very young age and although he recorded his first record at the age of 14, his passion for it started way before that. “I wrote my first poem in elementary school,” he says. “After that, my grandma had a big stereo tape player, and as kids, we would play around. I pressed play by mistake, and Jodeci came on. That’s when I fell in love with the art of music.”

With over 1 million streams on Soundcloud, fans are loving Jeda’s distinct and edgy R&B style – or as he calls it “alternative R&B.” Nevertheless, the singer always knew that music was his calling. “Music has this deep soul tie with me. I believe it chose me and we all have choices and my choice is to use my gift the best way possible.” Even when others doubted him, Jeda did not give up. “In the beginning I was told that I couldn’t do it, I was told I wasn’t good enough, people literally laughed at me in the studio,” he says. Having been through the setbacks and negativity, the singer claims he makes music for “the lovers, the underdogs, the rejected ones, the ones that people envy and the ones that people hurt.”

As he continues to work on his craft, Jeda is also looking to dabble into the business world. For now, the rising R&B singer is focused on releasing new music in 2022, and he is currently working on his short film/music video for his single “Purple Rain Pt 2”. Check out “PW8 II” available on all streaming platforms, and follow Jeda on Instagram @jedavoice.

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Dre-Ski Teams Up With JayUncut In New Song/Visual “Get Back” Out Now

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Dre-Ski is an upcoming artist from Virginia Beach, VA who is destined to make it in the music industry. His upbringing consumed of listening to Jay-Z, DMX, Dip Set, Nas, and Biggie during the late 90’s early 2000’s. Along with being an artist, Dre-Ski is currently in the military which is one of the things that he is most proud of. As an artist who creates Rap and Hip-Hop music, you could describe his sound as a mixture of Fabolous and J Cole. Both artists have had a very high influence on Dre-Ski’s sound.

When asked why is music a passion of his, Dre-Ski responded “My passion for music has always been undeniable. Growing up, my parents listened to all genres of music, primarily R&B, 90’s and 2000’s Hip-Hop developed my passion for music greatly.”

The goals Dre-Ski hopes to achieve are to get a distribution record deal. Another major goal of his is to continue to build his fan-base and reach a different audience world-wide. With the hopes of making an influential impact, Dre-Ski really wants to engage with his audience and leave a long lasting impression. He is currently working on his next EP titled “4 Real Ones Only Pt. 2”. Keeping the momentum going, his newest single “Get Back” produced by JayUncut is out now along with the visual so be sure stay tapped in!

Instagram: @TheReal_DreSki

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