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Meet Jeremiah Stokes, Hip Hop Artist To Look Out For In 2021

Today, we had the opportunity to interview Jeremiah Stokes, a multi-genre, hip-hop centrist based in Indianapolis, IN. Stokes is pound for pound a true hip-hop heavyweight in his own respective region of the Midwest. Achieved absolutely insane feats completely on his own. The young artist has coined his art: “Where Hermeticism meets Hip-Hop“. There is a wide variety of subject matter Mr. CRXW expounds on, ranging from alchemy and anime to love and manifestation. You never really know what to expect from the Midwestern wordsmith but if anything, know you will always receive a stellar performance with razor-sharp execution and delivery.

 

1: Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?

  • Man, honestly faith in God and just not giving up when shit got tough; my life has been a mess for the better half of my existence. I really spoke all of this into existence. I just stayed consistent. No matter my situation, I

2: Where are you from?

  • I was born in LaPorte, Indiana. I’ve resided in the capital, Indianapolis, for most of my life though. 219-317.

3: How did you get into music?

  •   I’ve always been sharp with literary skills since I was a child. I figured if I was so good at rapping and singing along with all of my favorite artists who are literally just speaking on their experiences from their perspective… Why can’t I do the same? So I just started taking writing a lot more seriously and it started with poetry that evolved into music. I still sometimes write poems for fun but it definitely took a backseat because I like music more.
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4: What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?

  • I was going to say my emotions and my own trauma but presently I can say I’m in an uphill battle with poverty. I come from ACTUAL poverty. Bottom of the “middle” class type shit… Section 8, Food stamps, all of that. Mom was feeding me and my sister with Penn Station vouchers for a GRIP. I haven’t touched my big bag just yet but I learned to overcome poverty, you gotta change the way you think about it. For instance, I don’t like calling myself “broke” & that has nothing to do with pride. When my funds are low, I just say I’m between fortunes or waiting for my check, because while your pockets might be slim, the latter statement is always true. There is always money out there and it’s not going anywhere. I don’t let it fuck my head up and ruin my life as many people would assume someone who was previously poor would. I’m just determined to figure this shit out without having to deal with drugs or the streets; I don’t want to fall into the same trap my father did.

 

5: Are you currently signed or independent?

  • 100% independent. I own my own publishing company through BMI and everything. I would REALLY like a deal if it makes sense. I want to own my music flat out but I would absolutely not be opposed to a partnership with an Independent label… or hell, even a major if they aren’t being shiesty.

 

6: Who inspires you the most musically?

  • Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, WenYuWnt, The Weeknd, Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, XXXTentacion, Bonobo, The Hics, Don Toliver, Kanye West, Jay Z, Damon Albarn, Chester Bennington
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7: What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?

  • Mind the spells you speak over your life because you can fix your life, just as quickly as you can ruin it…. just by saying nice things to and about yourself and your circumstances. My music is powerful because I incorporate magick into my relatable lyrics. I literally want men and women, boys and girls the world over to quote my songs and know that I am writing this music to help me as much as I’m trying to help you. Just listen closely.

 

8: What is your greatest achievement as a musician?

  • To be announced…. but some really cool things I’ve accomplished are:
  • Meeting and networking with iLLMiND at his Pass The Aux event.
  • I dropped my debut project, The Harrowing EP, in November and it’s already about to break 50,000 cumulative streams, all independent and organic.
  • My music has been played on multiple college radios several times, namely DePauw.
  • Been covered in Medium

All of my REALLY important moves are on the way through now that pandemic is slowly getting a bit better… so stay tuned for sure.

9: Do you produce your own music? If not, who do you work with?

  • I do not but I am about to learn here soon because I love MIDI controllers. The producers I work with the most frequently are all in-house and Indianapolis or Midwest natives for the most part. I have beats from Harry Otaku, Mandog, Bangers By One (aka Robert Jay), Ehll Evans, Emerson Vernon, blkyth, Lord Ward, H.0.M.3., BA on the Beat
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10: Who is one artist you wish you could work with?

  • Kenny Mason

 

11: Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is it coming out? What is it about?

  • Natalie actually hit me at a great time because I am gearing up to drop an EP titled “Process Of Elimination” or (P.O.E.) on or around my birthday in August. It’ll be the precursor to my Freshman release/Debut album. (TBA)

12: What does a day inside your shoes look like?

  • It’s a mix of enlightening epiphanies, ADHD, intense bursts of creativity, and crippling depression some days. Other times, I’m pretty relaxed in most cases and I don’t trip over too much until I get annoyed or I feel overwhelmed. I like eating healthy and holistically.

 

13: Anything else you want the audience to know about you?

  • I am absolutely not being cocky when I say this but stick around and I assure you, I belong amongst the greats in this music shit. I am one of the greatest to ever do this, lyrically. My goal is to get noticed and eventually managed or picked up by TDE. I promise to change your opinion and shine as brightly as possible to change your opinion about an artist from Indianapolis.

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Natalie is a journalism major with a focus on Entertainment and Music who aspires to become a Content Creator For Honk Magazine. Eventually, she wants to be the Publisher or Editor-in-Chief of a major Publishing House. She loves helping people find their voice and passion for writing and journalism, and she can always be found with coffee in hand, editing another article.

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Kate Stewart’s New single “The Game” is a royal flush

Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart presents a new single called “The Game,” which displays the realm of not getting played by anyone. This track “The Game” reflects on an opportunity to show power and get back to yourself when you’ve fallen astray. Lyrically saying how it feels to know exactly what you want when you want it. It’s all about playing your own game, one where you have control of the outcome and finding a more self-assured version of yourself, all the while having your own full house.

“The game is the game” is just something that I and all my friends have always said. Whenever I try to explain it to people they never understand, you just have to hear it in context to get it! However I thought it would make a really cool title for a song, and in this instance ‘The Game’ symbolizes not letting anything or anyone get in the way of you or what you’re trying to do. You just have to look forward and enjoy the ride, looking back will only hinder all the progress you’ve made. Don’t let anyone dull your shine, the games the game!” – KATE STEWART

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Kate Stewart shines in her daring approach that pays off majorly for this special talent, as she has the charisma of stars on this trendy anthem just on time for the season. It’s a record that is infectious and will have you listening repeatedly with her intriguing display of music being in full bloom for us all to eat up. The single “The Game” is accompanied by black and white music visual directed by Jack Bowden (Nike, HP, Primark, Boohoo, and Trivago) and is the latest visual entry to Kate’s upcoming EP, “You Had To Be There” releasing Fall of 2022. The video flips through Kate against a stark black background and an illuminated background as she poses in powerful stances, with strong visual storytelling. Her outfits range from an oversized blazer to a form-fitting bodysuit.

Her EP ‘You Had To Be There is a storybook of seasons of love, self-love, and empowerment, collaborated and put together by Kate and a circle of music titans. Writers and producers include the legendary, Swagg R’Celious, Humble The Great, David Stewart, Callum Conner, Ryan Ashley & Jeff Gitty.

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Listen to “The Game” by Kate Stewart

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Amyr, Setting the Tone and Making Noise from the Midwest to the West Coast & it’s Only The Beginning for this East Side Milwaukee Native

It’s said if you shoot for the moon you’ll land amongst the stars and that’s just what 24-year-old East Milwaukee native Amyr has done. Amyr has taken his destiny into his own hands as he’s begun to make a name for himself within the world of hip hop.
With a new scene and home base in Oakland Ca. Amyr has joined BlackJack Entertainment and proved himself to be a force of his own. Since signing with the rising enterprise Amyr has been beating down the charts from the Midwest to the West Coast with his newly released hit “Seeing Stars” ft. OMB Peezy.

The young artist has his eyes on a much greater prize than what comes with a temporary high. He’s young and ambitious with the hunger of a hustler. It’s not by chance that his audience is growing amongst all major streaming platforms via distribution of Empire.

In both his artistry and personal life Amyr is grounded and puts in the work to reach new levels. He is currently working on the foundation for his upcoming EP and raising the bar in preparation to bring the heat to a city near you.

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For booking and all inquiries contact BlackJack Entertainment. Stay updated on new releases and tour dates below.

Management: [email protected]
IG:@Officialamyr
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