Anthony Rhyne: Next Big R&B Artist From Memphis.
The 29 year old Anthony Rhyne is born in Memphis, TN. He is inspired by legendary artist such as Michael Jackson, Joe, and Brian McKnight. He began singing at the age of 5year. At the age of 13 he began to write and record. By the time that he was 18 he was an R&B threat outperforming and crushing open mics and small venue shows.
Anthony Rhyne is a writer, composer, and most of all an all-around gifted artist. His music is a soulful mix of R&B, Pop & Neo Soul. Anthony Rhyne is deemed as the next artist to make it out of Memphis because of his raw talent. Anthony Rhyne has opened for Lyfe Jennings and Sammie.
Anthony Rhyne released his debut single “Come Party” early 2019, a mid-tempo ballad that showcases his vocals and songwriting abilities. Soon after the release of “Come Party”, Anthony Rhyne released his self-titled EP “Anthony Rhyne”.
Which features his new single “Vibing”, a smooth 90s R&B style ballad that gets anyone in the groove. Anthony Rhyne’s biggest accomplishment as a singer and songwriter so far is being published and verified by Instagram. He’s no sleeper in the R&B world as he draws comparisons from fellow living legends such as Tank, Keith Sweat, Usher, etc.
We conducted an interview with Anthony Rhyne Via Instagram and this is what he has to say;
HONK – Where are you from?
Anthony rhyne: I am from Memphis, TN
HONK – How old are you?
Anthony rhyne: I’m 29 years old.
HONK – What do you do for a living?
Anthony rhyne: I am a full time music artist. I am a singer and a songwriter in Memphis
HONK – Who are some of your biggest influences in your industry?
Anthony rhyne: My biggest music influences is Tank, Chris Brown, Usher, Joe Thomas, Ginuwine, and Tyrese
HONK – What would you consider your biggest accomplishment thus far in your career?
Anthony rhyne: My biggest accomplishment would be getting verified on Instagram which helped me build my network even more.
HONK – What legacy would you like to leave behind for yourself?
Anthony rhyne: I’d like to leave a legacy as the King of R&B
HONK – Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Anthony rhyne: I see myself on my own world tour, winning a lot of awards, helping other artists come up as well
HONK – Who would you like to collaborate with?
Anthony rhyne: I would like to collaborate with Chris Brown, Rod Wave, Meek Mill, Robby Rich and Moneybagg Yo.
Stream and listen below and stay connected with Anthony Rhyne Here.
Taking The Hip-hop World By Storm Feenix Forreal Stands Apart From The Rest
Feenix Forreal has quickly taken over the hip-hop scene with his vulnerable lyrics and ability to write a relatable song that feels like he’s writing specifically for you. Through deeply earnest songwriting, Feenix is a brave voice for audiences navigating life’s challenges.
Feenix’s music begins a new era as the artist continues to evolve. Feenix always finds a way to put his sunshine-laden melodies underneath lyrics that seem so simple on the surface but cut more profoundly with each listen. Feenix Forreal talked to us and answered our 11 unusual questions. Check it out below.
Honk: Let’s start by introducing ourselves. You know the basics, like your name, age, and where you’re from, as much or as little as you’re comfortable with.
Feenix: We can start with, “Who am I?” My name is Feenix, Feenix Forreal, and I am a 30-year-old recording artist from Atlanta, GA. I am mastering all the fields and genres of hip-hop.
Honk: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received concerning music?
Feenix: The best advice I received concerning music was that work on the art takes longer than overnight success.
Honk: What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?
Feenix: I would have spent more money on marketing and promotion and less in the studio until a certain point, but now I have an extensive catalog.
Honk: What is still your biggest challenge?
Feenix: My biggest challenge is finding an authentic fan base besides the Discovery listeners. I like interacting with fans; they reach out more when they want the music.
Honk: What keeps you going when things get tough in the music industry?
Feenix: Music is a lifestyle; it keeps me going, and it’s saved my life many times. It gets me through the tough times.
Honk: If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be?
Feenix: Right now, Shordie Shordie, and Nas, with a mix of Benny the Butcher, represent two completely different eras and vibes. You can’t help but see the art.
Honk: Could you talk me through your creative process?
Feenix: I can only describe the emotion. It’s a feeling, first and foremost.
Honk: How do you solve productivity/scheduling problems and reduce overwhelming situations?
Feenix: I usually have my personal life out of the way and have a calendar and reminders in the app on the go.
Honk: What are you focusing your time on now?
Feenix: The Art and Marketing of the Product of Music
Honk: How do you currently feel about the state of “your genre”?
Feenix: Hip-hop is moving positively, with new and old energy emerging.
Honk: How can our readers follow you online?
Feenix: You guys can follow me on all social media @whoisfeenix
Exclusive Interview with Danny Hughes (DCPA)
Please describe to our audience how you came about on the music scene and what is the biggest difference between your first piece of music to your latest!
I was a musician growing up, and I played a few instruments (piano, guitar, trumpet). In high school I took a music production class and fell in love with the software, electronic production methods, song writing and scripting melodies. Although my passion for music took a back seat in college, I always contemplated what role it would play again in my life once I got settled as an accountant in Dallas TX in 2011. From my high school days through 2015 I watched the electronic music scene grow exponentially in the USA. I was always very much into European dance music early on. Eventually I realized that my favorite style of music and the showcase aspect of DJing went hand in hand and it all made sense. I wasn’t meant to remain a classical musician or play guitar in a band, I’m the type to go mad scientist in the studio and mesh all these different sounds together in a unique way, then bring it to a live audience while also sharing great music from other inspiring artists.
Initially, I was producing progressive house and trance instrumentals. I wasn’t too focused on the commercial aspect and had no idea where to find a vocalist or how that process worked. I outsourced some of the production work to a Netherlands based studio and eventually found a roster of vocalists via that outlet. I learned more about songwriting and producing music around existing vocals, enjoying the collaborative aspect. Over time since my first release in 2016 I’ve gotten a lot more flexible as to my style and making it commercial while keeping its integrity. I can thank the EDM stars who preceded me for acclimating society to electro-pop fusion. Lately I’m incorporating pop, electro-house, nu disco, and punk into my 2023 release plan! I’m aiming for the music to be edgy, catchy, and danceable.
What are you doing to push a positive message as the year comes to an end and there is a new beginning coming up with this new year?
I’m always looking to leave the listener feeling understood and empowered with my music. I want them to relate to it and be part of my ‘soul tribe’. It’s important as an artist to have a positive mission statement. We can be highly influential to people we’ll never meet, and in ways we don’t always see. Apart from the music I share, I only put out content with an insightful message, share my life experiences with a tempered mind, or post something funny/wholesome. Viral negativity is a real scourge these days.
Are there any rituals you have developed over the years that are helpful for any upcoming changes happening?
I try to add creative value every day whether it’s many hours on one upcoming song or jumping around to many different ones. I keep a normal sleep schedule and get outside regularly; I stay active and eat well to keep a sharp mind and body. Live gigs are big physical and mental battles and aren’t always routine in nature. So being up to date on the latest music while staying organized with older libraries is important in being ready for anything. I check my gear regularly too, the last thing you want is to show up and your stuff doesn’t work as expected.
Could you talk about a success that happened this year that you would attribute to all your hard work?
I’ve been focused on growing my fanbase and traction on streaming platforms. It’s important that those can grow organically and generate ‘true fans’, not just play counts. Based on the relevant data, my Spotify grew 56% and is getting a lot more of that algorithmic traction, so I’m happy my efforts are paying off. Also, I reached the top 5% in Spotify artist rankings this past Fall for several months, and that was a shock! It really gave me perspective on how far I’ve come. Lastly I charted on iTunes House: Poland for ‘Iconic Love’ and iTunes House: United States for ‘Filmatic – Carefully Together (DCPA Remix)’.
Could you talk about an obstacle that you persevered through?
Times of loneliness are inherent to a music career, usually those are counterbalanced with moments of abundant attention from others. Personally, when going toward my music career, I accepted a reduction of income and really challenged my physical self. It’s a different world than my prior desk job but endlessly fulfilling in so many ways! In addition I’ve used music as a way to revisit past experiences and reconcile/transmute leftover and confusing energies. My latest track ‘I Feel It Too‘ is a perfect example of this.
How do you think these experiences have helped you shape your career and approach your music?
It’s brought back a grittiness to my life; and though I value the time I spent in a corporate environment, I currently appreciate these new opportunities to fly by night and get out in front of new audiences, sharing my passion for music and a side of myself that was mostly hidden for many years. For a long time I was more reserved with my emotional energy but I’ve realized the value of honest and intense expression in life, spreading light through art and intend to fully embody this in my personal relationships as well.
How do you continue to develop your community of fans over the years?
Being present and available is important. I see fans as being collaborators on a bigger project. To make that collaboration work, I know I need to show up in conversation and in my actions. By responding to others in a genuine way and appreciating everyone’s time and input, you start to feel a larger community forming around you and feel more significant and motivated in your role as an artist.
Thank you for sharing all your music with us! Can you give us any exclusive on more music coming up?
My next song is called ‘Broken Heart’. The chorus line for this electro-pop-punk track is “Someone tell me how to let it go…I don’t wanna feel this anymore.” Look for this track to drop in February or March 2023!
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