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One to Watch: Rapper Sho-Time is Making Waves

Sho-Time

Karine Thornton, known as Sho-Time, is a recording artist, record producer, and songwriter born and raised in The Bronx. He released his first single, “Stuck on You,” in July 2019. He also dropped the single “I Need a Girl” that same year. Sho-Time’s celebrity grew with each song, as singles like “Winning,” “Change Up,” and “Fan Klub” expanded his catalog and fame. In 2022, he signed with Trizzy’s Ruby Recordings. On April 25th, he released his debut single ‘Stay In Your Place.’

Perfecting his craft is his main goal this year, as he continues to spend time in the studio and learn from industry greats. On September 19th, he released the official “Mercy” music video. On October 5th, he announced he was releasing a new EP. Sho-Time will title the name of his EP “Grace.” He plans to release the new project in November via Ruby Recordings/Necsere Music Records. Looking ahead, Sho-Time is excited to keep releasing fresh tracks like “Body” and is always seeking opportunities to connect with his fans and get feedback.

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Holding the title of president of Necsere Music Records, a new joint venture with Ruby Recordings, Sho-Time will oversee the label and build a staff to sign and develop artists. The label will also handle its operations, creative strategy, marketing, and business affairs. Sho-Time is also planning to open a recording studio for the label’s artists.

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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.

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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?

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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. 

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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?

Know Self: The best way to follow me is on: Instagram| Facebook| Spotify

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Sensational Hip Hop Artist Davito Green Is Set to Storm the Music Scene With his Spectacular Soundscape

Music gets more crowded by the day, especially with a genre like Hip Hop. One of the few genres of music that one can decide they want to pursue, by the end of the day, have a complete record due to the easy access to the tools needed. To stand out, it’s best to be honest, and bring your original sound. Something that people have to come to you for, and Allapattah rapper Davito Green embodies an exceptional talent leading his creative milestone into the light of fame. 

This week we talked with Davito Green, who was kind enough to share his journey through the music scenes. Who is Davito Green? Sounds alien? How does he intend to engrave a mark with his music? Check out the interview below and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Let’s start by introducing yourself. You know the basics, like name, age, and where you’re from, as much or little as you’re comfortable sharing.

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Davito Green: Davito Green (born September 13, 1992) is an Afro-Latino artist from Allapattah, Miami, Fl, with a story to tell. One of South Florida’s best-kept secrets. Raised by a single mother of 5 battling an alcohol addiction, his life took an unexpected turn after their home was foreclosure, and they were evicted when he was 16. 

 

What’s the best advice you ever received concerning music?

Davito Green: Bet on yourself. I spent a lot of time being loyal to the wrong people and being a team player on the bad team.

 

What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?

Davito Green: Im focused on what Im doing now. I can’t go back and change anything in the past.

What is still your biggest challenge?

Davito Green: Doing everything myself, from recording to mixing and mastering my music, directing my videos, making my cover art, and learning how to market music.

 

What keeps you going when things get tough in the music industry?

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Davito Green: Making music that’s my therapy. I used to avoid talking about my pain, but I make my best music when I let it out. 

 

If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be?

Davito Green: Lil Baby. , we speak to the same people, every kid that grew up in the hood trying to make it out by any means. I was that kid. I give my listeners some game by sharing my story. A lot of kids need some guidance. I know I did. 

Please talk me through your creative process.

Davito Green: Ok, so first, I’ll pick a beat that makes me feel something. I don’t think of words initially; I go in with a free mind focusing more on what it feels like. I’ll record a few references that sound like gibberish at first, humming and mumbling, looking for suitable melodies. Once I find a few melodies and cadences, I start plugging in words. I use my voice as an instrument.

 

How do you solve productivity/scheduling problems and reduce overwhelming situations?

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Davito Green: Being more disciplined and organized. Time management is a primary key in life. Plan and execute! You feel different getting to work 30 minutes to an hour early vs. walking 5 minutes late or right on time.

 

What are you focusing your time on now?

Davito Green: I am an artist, songwriter, and producer. Being a producer, I enjoy the creative process, but I had to make myself a priority. I was the head engineer at Cool and Dre studio from 2019-2022, and trying to push myself as an artist while recording, mixing, and mastering for other artists was challenging. 

How do you currently feel about the state of “Your genre” in general?

Davito Green: Hip-Hop is over-saturated, but 90% of the artist ain’t saying anything, so I feel good cause when people hear my music, they listen.

 

How can our readers follow you online?

Davito Green: 

Connect with Davito Green: Instagram| Facebook| Twitter| YouTube| Spotify

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