Mike Infante is a rising star. He is a jack of all trades inspiring many around the world. Living with Cerebral palsy he doesn’t let anything stop him from doing anything he is making impacts all over California. Infante is a wheelchair bodybuilder, Director, Actor, and a huge advocate for the disability community. He’s been in films such as “Sounds of the Streets”, “Mother”, “Exercise and Realize” alongside Stage credits such as ” White Christmas” ” Pandora” Legally Blonde the Musical, Dear Edwina, and many more. Aside from being a performer himself, he has done music videos for artists such as Hennybanga, Mulagang, S.Thugga, Ombe Manny, Katana, Shuggybo, Baby Zay, and many others. Infante has also been featured in Yahoo News, Los Angeles Tribune, Billboard, and many more. Mike hopes to inspire the younger generation of kids with disabilities to know they are not alone they can achieve anything hoping to pave the way for people with disabilities and even people without to show that anything is possible.
Hip-Hop Sensation: Barbie Billions Is Back To Take Over What’s Rightfully Hers.
One of the most refreshing things to hear in music is an original style. In a time when everything sounds the same, and there seems to be very little creativity and innovation in music, it stands out even more when an artist dares to be great with their own style of music that they would like to bring to the world. That type of sound is what you get from Barbie Billions.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Alison Richardson popularly known as Barbie Billions is a multi-talented rapper and songwriter who has gained acclaim on the music scene for some time and earned a huge fan following across various social media platforms.
At the age of 18, she met an Oklahoma City rapper named Starr Lyfe and she traveled all over the US with him helping promote shows, learning about the music industry and eventually learned how to rap.
She has been a big sensation in the music industry after releasing her first music video “Barbie world” which reached over 250,000 views on Facebook in just a couple days. Because of its popularity, the producer offered her a trip to Paris, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands to shoot another video for her official single “Barbie Girl” which reached over 3 million views on Facebook within a week of posting.
Check out Barbie Billions latest release on YouTube below:
Hi there, welcome to Honk Magazine. Thank you so much for taking out time to respond to us. To kick things off, Can you tell our readers about what really inspired you to write music?
Barbie Billions – I’ve been a fan of music forever, especially rap music & my home state isn’t really known in the Industry for rap music, so I thought about trying it & it worked!
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Barbie Billions – In 2017, I tried it & my 1st video hit over a million views. That’s when I knew this was meant for me.
Tell us what is so unique about you and your music?
Barbie Billions – It’s authentic & comes from the experience. Either what I’ve been through or what I’ve seen so far.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
Barbie Billions – OMG! my 1st performance was so scary! I was so nervous I performed with my back turned to the crowd the whole time lol. I definitely learned not to do that again lol.
Can you tell us about your latest releases and what inspired you to create them?
Barbie Billions – My latest releases were with some female artists. Kelsey Lynn, Nayborhood Barbie & Kay Kay. I wanted to start collaborating with more female artists to show our talents, especially since we’re so dominated by men in this industry.
Can you give us a brief insight about your upcoming projects?
Barbie Billions – I have a new single entitled “Push It” coming soon. The world is definitely gonna love this one.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
Barbie Billions – Never stop! I wish I didn’t take that long break but it’s okay. I’m back now!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Barbie Billions – Keep going because the sky’s not the limit! There are so many goals out there to accomplish and you can never get enough done.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
Barbie Billions – I’m a certified esthetician & beautician and I also love to paint. I do vlog as well.
Any last piece of advice for those artists who just started making music?
Barbie Billions – Promote, promote, PROMOTE! .. awareness is everything when it comes to music!
How can our readers follow you online?
Barbie Billions – For more information about my music, you can all follow me on all social media platforms below:
Instagram – @barbiebillions__
Twitter – @barbiebillions__
Tik-Tok – @barbiebillions__
Know Self Is A Valid Standout For Pioneering His Musical Masterpiece Diverting Him Into A Viral Sensation
Know Self sounds like a valid standout for pioneering his musical masterpiece, diverting him into a viral sensation in a time when music can seem overcrowded, and everyone is always looking for super dope music to take in. To stand out as an artist, you must have a presence, commanding energy to you that everyone knows you’re the person they came to hear as soon as you speak on a track. That is a significant factor in standing out, and that’s what Known Self is all about.
This week we talked with Know Self, who was kind enough to share his journey through the music scenes. Who is Know Self? Sounds unfamiliar? How does he intend to carve a mark with his music? Check out the interview below and let us know your views in the comment section below.
Let’s start by introducing ourselves. You know the basics, like name, age, and where you’re from, as much or little as you’re comfortable sharing.
Know Self: My name is Jereme, and my stage name is Know Self.
I’m 30 years old, was born in Burbank, California, and moved to Denver, Colorado, when I was 2.
What’s the best advice you ever received concerning music?
Know Self: The best advice I’ve received is persistence is the key to success.
What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?
Know Self: I would not have taken all the no’s so personally If I knew then what I know now.
What is still your biggest challenge?
Know Self: My biggest challenge today is getting my music to a more expanded audience.
What keeps you going when things get tough in the music industry?
Know Self: When things get tough, I check out of the industry and go back to writing mode. Writing is my therapy to keep going in life and music.
If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be?
Know Self: I’d like to open for Brother Ali and go on tour with him if I could open for anyone.
Please talk me through your creative process.
Know Self: I typically always write in my car in a beautiful nature spot. I park and listen to the beat repeatedly until something comes in. Sometimes I ask the higher power what to write about and will get inspiration quickly after that. If I get blocked, I move energy, get out of my car, and go for a walk. The rhymes usually begin to flow again at this point. I always write, then re-write and edit. I have multiple drafts typically.
How do you solve productivity/scheduling problems and reduce overwhelming situations?
Know Self: I find returning to “self” is the best way to maneuver stressful situations. Yoga, working out, getting in nature, and meditation are how I get back to balance when stress is high. I work, make music, and take care of a family now. It’s a lot to maintain.
What are you focusing your time on now?
Know Self: I just finished an album that will be releasing 11/11/22 called R.I.P. (Replenishing Inspiration Proper)
I plan to play shows, and I have a baby girl on the way, due in February, which will fill my time.
How do you currently feel about the state of “Your genre” in general?
Know Self: I feel like the hip-hop genre requires help, it’s lost a lot of its original elements, and my goal has always been to “bring it back,” interweaving conscious, heart-centered hip-hop into the mainstream.
How can our readers follow you online?
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