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A Conversation With Polo 2Time$



Detroit is a city full of hustlers. Learning how to make it to the next level in the rap game takes the right combination of luck, street smarts, and hard work. For Polo 2Time$, he has all three. The rising rapper chopped it up with us to talk about being a rapper and producer, who his inspirations are, what his recording process is like, and more.

Check it out below.

What made you get into rap?
I would say my first time recording a rap song. It was a dope experience, plus it all came natural. I freestyled a verse for a feature with my cousin and it was golden…The rest is history.

Who inspires you?
Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Nip Hussle, Gucci Mane, and Future.

What about them inspires you?
These artists all have their own original styles, and in my opinion, have had successful careers. Their consistency & longevity is what is most inspiring.

What’s your recording process like? 
I basically just smoke a lot of weed and chill with my manager and producer(s) while I freestyle to the beats playing and whatever comes to mind, we record.

Which do you like more? Rapping or producing?
Honestly, I wouldn’t say either is my favorite thing to do. I just love to create so whether it’s recording a song or producing a song I’m passionate about both so I get the same rush from each.

What was the recording process like for “Tom&Jerry?”
It was just like any other day at the office. Me and my manager, AddItUp Juan, walked into the studio while Illuminati G was building this crazy beat so we bought it and G pulled it up. Then we smoked weed…“And The Dubs Make A Bigger Spread.”

What’s it like being a part of AddItUp Ent?
It’s like being a part of a southern family. It’s more than just business with them. My management always makes sure I’m good music-wise or just with life in general. I’m thankful for our partnership due to the fact that we see eye to eye and they actually BELIEVE in ME just as much as I do myself, and vice versa.

Who are you looking forward to working with this year?
Curren$y, That’s my favorite artist of ALL TIME so once I score the feature with $pitta I know it’s real. 

What’s the Detroit rap scene like?
Let’s just say it’s growing. The only thing I would improve is the actual opportunities presented to US. 

What’s that one thing that you want to accomplish this year?
My first 1million streams via all digital streaming platforms. I’ll be there in no time but it’s a milestone that will motivate me to push even harder. 

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Miami Artist Jiggz Drops First Solo EP “Jiggy World”



Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jiggz is an independent artist that has a versatile sound and is ready to make a positive impact with his music. The up-and-coming artist takes pride in being authentic and writing lyrics that are relatable.  Formally a dedicated football player, Jiggz found that music was the perfect alternative for him to express his thoughts.

“Music is the way I express myself. It’s the only way I let out my emotions because I tend to bottle things up unless I’m in front of a mic.” He said, “I also have a competitive nature in music as well and strive to always be a better version of myself as an artist.”

Starting his musical career back in 2017, Jiggz has been quite successful in the past few years. You may have heard his music on popular shows such as Daredevil, The Chi, The Grand Army, and a short film called Holler. Ultimately, the independent artist hopes to have a long-lasting career by inspiring and encouraging his fans to chase their dreams.

“I plan to make a positive impact in a way where when people listen to my music they feel a certain way of themselves in a positive light.” He admits, “I want to impact everyone who takes a listen.”

Representing the core of Miami, Jiggz is the next artist on the RISE! Ready to make moves, the independent artist has been working on his first solo EP “Jiggyworld” that is dropping today!

The independent artist has more up his sleeve for 2021, but first make sure to check out his first solo project “Jiggyworld”. Available on all streaming platforms or stream down below!

Follow Jiggz on Social Media for Music Updates and MORE!  


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Yung Bleu’s Manager Mike Anthony Dives Head First Into the World of Artist Management



Mike Anthony from Mobile, Alabama is the CEO of MA Music and manages Yung Bleu, the artist behind the hit song “You’re Mines Still” featuring Drake. From a young age, Mike has always been a music head. Growing up, he listened to Old School R&B and Soul Music, but had no idea that it would lead him into the music industry. Yung Bleu and Mike met about seven years ago, however he didn’t know much about the industry. Initially, he just wanted to invest and support Yung Bleu because he believed in him and his vision. But Yung Bleu wanted Mike to become his manager.

Since taking on Yung Bleu as an artist, Mike has learned so much about the music business. “What might work for one artist might not work for another, so you have to learn as you go and continue to learn,” he stated. As a manager, Mike is very laid back and is always keeping up with what’s happening behind the scenes. He explained his management style, stating that he lets his artists control their own image and creativity because it allows them to be themselves. On the other hand, he focuses on business administration, recordings, bookings, etc. When Mike is looking for a new artist to work with, he likes to work with the underdog – an artist with a vision others can’t see. An artist with a passion for music and someone willing to give it their all. When he signs an artist, he believes it’s essential to get to know them and build trust and loyalty. “It’s not just about the music or shoving a contract in your face. We have to have trust and loyalty, like a family.”

This may be your first time hearing about Mike Anthony, but this year, expect to see and hear a lot more about him. The possibilities are endless for Mike. Although he focuses on management, be on the lookout for his new music publishing company coming soon and follow him on Instagram @MAmusic to stay connected and informed.

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Michael Dean Has Over 24,000 monthly listeners on Spotify



Rising Artist Michael Dean has delivered his long-awaited debut EP “Almost Famous” which features seven tracks that showcase a unique blend of various hip-hop sounds.

Almost Famous” is a sarcastic, dry side of me that’s why the name fits so well. I take my music seriously, but I also love making it.” He said, “It’s a whole vibe and feels to every song and track.”

Despite enduring a difficult year as a musician, Michael Dean was focused on releasing his debut EP which received an overwhelming amount of support from his growing fan base. 

Since his early childhood, Michael Dean revealed having a connection with hip-hop music. Throughout the years, the Orange County artist found comfort within the process of making music creating a bond that could never be broken.

Now, Michael Dean is associated with Compton Menace Collective (MHG) and has worked alongside notable producers and artists such as iLL Faded, Daylyt, Compton Menace, Caskey, King Los & more.

Following the success of his past singles and accumulating at least 24,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, rising artist Michael Dean is continuing to build his fan base with his EP, proving how diverse his sound could be. 

Michael Dean’s “Almost Famous-AF” is now available everywhere you can stream music. 

For more information on Michael Dean, check out his social media sites below: 

Contact Person: Dean Martinez
Artist/Company Name: Michael Dean Official
Instagram: @MichaelDeanofficial
Twitter: @itzmichaelDean
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