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Noah Caine: New York City’s Best Kept Secret

Coming out of Southside Jamaica, Queens, we bring to you Noah Caine, the hardworking hip-hop artist that is looking to shoulder the game and showcase yet another lyrical talent from the famed borough that has produced some of the greatest talents the game has ever seen. To name a few, we’ve seen Nas, Rakim, Mc Shan, LL, and various others represent to the fullest.

 First off let’s talk about Queens — You’ve previously said that “people sleep on Queens”… Out of all of the MCs that come from Queens, who has influenced you the most as an artist and how do you see yourself paving your OWN way in today’s music industry, especially being from NYC?

 Thanks for having me, I appreciate the interview man. A ton of MCs came out of Queens man, for real, I’m just happy to be noticed for carrying the torch so early in my career. As far as my greatest influences? I couldn’t just pick one, I’d have to definitely credit Nas and being from Southside, I have to include 50 Cent as well. Nas inspires me for his longevity in the game, founded off of his debut classic, it’s incredible to see a body of work stand the test of time for over 20 years. 50 Cent has inspired me to be about my business at all times.  Through watching the way he handles his situations, which I don’t always agree with, I’ve learned how to approach endeavors of my own. You’ve really got to learn from the successes, as well as mistakes, of your idols. With careers as long as theirs, you’re bound to learn a lot. Haha.

Noah, [the] boy who “met the world, without Mr.Feeny”. Can you elaborate on that line in terms of your life and the lessons you’ve learned? Who is Noah Caine?

 Haha, that’s from The Genesis joint off my first project. Respect to you for quoting that. Basically what that line meant is that growing up in a single parent household, I never really had the ability to get all my smarts from home. Sometimes, as young men in the inner city, the streets raise us. It teaches us certain things that you’ll never be able to pick up from the safety of your own home. Seeing people get shot, violence, being around gunfire and narrowly missing bullets myself, those are things that you just have to smarten up to and learn how to deal with or else you’re outta here. Noah Caine is a product of that and you can definitely hear those accounts in the music. On the other hand in reference to the TV show, there are no “Mr. Feenys” in the hood. There are a lot of characters, but I never really came into contact with someone like that pure-hearted, extra father figure, dude portrayed on that TV show, I guess that’s why it’s a TV show.  He doesn’t really exist.

As you gain more publicity, more people are starting to check for your music, you tend to live by and embrace the motto “steady to the top”, can you detail what brought about that motto? How are you handling the increase in supporters of your music?

 That motto, saying, mantra, -whatever you want to call it, came from a point in time where my team and I just felt lost in the whole process of making music. We were all seriously about to just quit and put our energies into other endeavors. One of my boys wanted to work for the government, another wanted to travel and see the world, I wanted to focus more on going to college. It was just like “well, this isn’t popping, let’s do something else”. We couldn’t leave it alone though, and we realized that we were being impatient because we believed in ourselves 100% and wanted people to embrace our talents instantly. As we learned the game, we realized that nothing comes that easily, so I think I just started saying “Steady to the top” in a lot of our meetings and convos when we were just kicking it and it stuck. We’re all here now, we ain’t quit and the music is getting more attention every day.

 

As far as the increase in fans I think it’s a gift and a curse. I get a lot of people telling me that they relate enough to understand my story, but are still curious to see where I’m going with it, that’s dope. On the flip side, I feel like if I ever quit I’d be letting a lot of people, who use my story for their own personal escape or release, down. I’ve realized that a lot of young cats have no voice, not everybody Raps or has the means to Rap, so they use the dudes who are talented as motivation and when you quit, to your fans it’s like their best homie just died. That’s a weight I gotta carry.

As mentioned, your fist mixtape “The Pre-Season” was well received and quite frankly it was a breath of fresh air to the game. How are you doing fam, mentally and physically? To date, what has been your greatest motivation to keep grinding?

 Good looking out, haha! I rarely have interviews where they ask the artist like, really, how are you doing? I’m great though man, I can’t complain just trying to get this foundation built to get some more traction in this game. I’m in a mental state of peace and positivity, there’s always negativity around but you have to try and avoid it. I recently lost a big influence in my life, my uncle, and that really messed me up. He was the one who really influenced me to start rapping at a young age, man. It was hard but I gotta keep going in memory of him. That’s my greatest motivation at the moment, to just keep creating through the hard times to get a better knowledge of who I am and how I put together my perception of life in general. It’s therapeutic. Rest in peace Big Vin.

Speaking of The Pre-Season – In “The Crown”, you say “I’ll bring it all to you and never fall back..cause opportunity knocks, but never calls back” Do you feel as though it’s your time, that opportunity is knocking? Talk about your upcoming projects and when can we expect them?

 I most definitely feel like we all got a calling. I feel that you’ll be shown your way, your path. You can’t fight it, because if you do you’ll have a harder time on this Earth going against the plan that the higher power has intended for you. That’s real. I feel like it’s just my path man, things are lining up and more people are putting me on their radar on a higher level. I’ve had some conversations with people high up in the industry who support my talents and that’s just the way it goes when there’s a path for you and you follow it with positivity and realness.

 

My next project out it a continuation of the last project. It’s called “Rookie Season” and it’s produced by Half Amazin’. There’s a lot of energy on this new joint and it was really, really dope to make despite all the ups and downs I’ve been going through personally. It’s dope, for real. The people are gonna fuck with it.

Let’s go ahead and speak it into existence, where you do you envision your career a year or 2, possibly even 5 years from now?

 5, 10, 15 years from now I’m going to still be telling my story as it evolves. People are still going to be able to relate to what I’m doing and I’ll definitely always be a beast on the mic…probably a couple of really nice business deals too. I got plans for a few ideas that I’d like to set into motion when the time’s right. People always talk about how great B.I.G or Pac would have been today if they hadn’t passed away and that’s always motivation for me because I want to be as great as they would’ve been if they were still alive. I guess I use their careers as a source of unlimited inspiration. That “what if” conversation is really inspiring to me as an artist. May they rest in peace.

Where can we find your previous work, upcoming releases, and contact info?

 Everything y’all need is on www.NoahCaine.com man. Go grab “The Pre-Season”. Hit me up on Twitter and come out to the next show in NYC or if I’m in your city. It’s been a pleasure man, thanks a lot for reaching out. Much respect. Steady.

Thank you to Noah Caine for the insight to your music and we look forward to much continued success from you.

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Greatness Opens Doors – ’nuff said

The artistry that is hip-hop is alive and well, as for GoD Jewels, he’s a testament to this statement. Once again, Jewels delivers with a substance filled tape completely embodying what an MC should be, offering features that bring their own to the table. If you thought he was “On The Cusp” before, he might have just kicked the door down with this effort. As the cover details, he remains faithful to his city, especially with the debut of the video “All Things ‘Go”. Greatness truly does open doors, find out for yourself.

Download – http://usershare.net/gowherehiphop/ol9i20j7dpsr

http://www.godjewels.com

..New Flava in ya Ear

Louchiano

The track is one of many to come but basically I felt as if just being another artist raping over a instrumental wasn’t something that would work in my favor or be something that people would be excited to hear or even want to listen to.  So I decided that would I put my on personal twist on songs and mix them with other songs to make some original.  Hopefully by blending instrumentals with my lyrics it will help build up a buzz so I can drop my next album entitled

The Promise“.

Eyeris

Haters – Eyeris

…A lil something for the naysayers

Nucci Reyo


Good and Bad – Nucci Reyo (produced by Casa One)

.. giving the people the best of both worlds

Rob Jay

Rap Phenomenon – Rob Jay

I’ve been doing my thing on the underground scene, recently I was featured on The Arize Magazine’s Fresh Picks Mixtape with Shawn Chrystopher and U-N-I.

… there will be more coming from ALL of these artists including updates and new interviews – Stay tuned!

Bringing You the up and coming artist, Mr. Jefferson.

Introducing Mr.Jefferson, a persistent MC straight out of Jacksonville, Florida


Allow LifeHasNoScript to introduce you to an up and coming artist that does everything by himself, a promising “one man band”. Mr Jefferson, first name Joe, started rapping when he was 8, influenced by Hip-Hop heavyweights such as Nas and Hot Boys.  Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida he originally relocated from Pensacola, Florida to pursue music completely and gain more opportunity.

At the young age of 13, people started to take notice and he set a goal in music not be the best, but to be feared and respected in the game. The reason behind the stagename, Mr. Jefferson was the constant mention of him being the smallest guy around so he decided to go by the name Mr. Jefferson and of course,  the name Mister demands respect.


Everything he spits, he lives.  He stays in his lane, never to decieve his audience.  Be on the lookout for his upcoming mixtape, The Hip Hop Bailout Plan vol. 1.

Download His Pre Mixtape – Free Lunch

Download – New Money – Mr. Jefferson

Download – RnB Game


FIND MORE FROM MR.JEFFERSON ON HiS BLOG – http://mrjeffersonmusic.blogspot.com/

Hollywood Floss – An Introduction To HIS Music!


Coming to you from Houston,Texas is a rapper,producer,and promoter, Hollywood FLOSS, looking to continue making headlines in the music industry. Starting in the year 2006. FLOSS has worked his way up from grassroots efforts, constantly creating his music to make way into people’s speakers. Allow LifeHasNoScript to give you a better look into the artist, Hollywood FLOSS, as we find out a little bit more about him and where his mind is.

So what is your official stagename and why’d you choose it?

My official stage name is Hollywood FLOSS, but most call me either Hollywood or Floss… I didnt choose it, the Floss part was actually given to me! It used to be Flossy B as a nickname around the hood, but i dropped it and went for just FLOSS when i started to take rap seriously… Hollywood is what I added to help you remember me, as much as the music should speak for yourself, this is a business and you have to leave an impression.

How did your favorite artists influence your music

You know what thats a good question… My favorite artist are spread out across all different genres, I’m talking Prince to Andre3k to Squarepusher to Maroon 5, so that opened my eyes to accept different types of music and help me create music thats more open and honest… I feel i will try and take risk with my music, whereas most new musicians are afraid of what others think, and have a hard time finding themselves as an artist.

How long have you been involved in music as an artist?

As an artist I’ve been around since 2006… I use that as the year where I started to take rap/producing seriously and making a name for myself.

You’re gaining fans with the more material you drop, how do you plan to achieve a mass fanbase?

If you truly listen to my music and give new artist like myself a chance, there’s NO way, you wont like something i do point blank! Thats not being cocky, thats being truthful. The mass fanbase comes from people knowing about you, so I plan on building a brand where you see my name and you expect good music, to relate to the music or something different… I’m a true believer in word of mouth, so as long as i’m doing my part and spreading my music, the fans will come.


What’s your inspiration behind the music you make and what mindset do you go in to make it?

My biggest inspiration to making music is striving to get better and eventually be amongst the greats… In the past I’ve seen people say i just want to get by, NEGATIVE! I want to be remembered and the cause of arguments LOL… My mindset when making music is 1) are you being yourself 2) is it different, does it standout? 3) Is it enjoyable, will it stand the test of time!

Has the area you were raised in played a part in the your creativity

Houston is really diverse for those who watch tv and just think its cowboys or grills… So i’d definitely say 110% Yes the diversity of the city has played a part in my music… Ask my family and friends and they will tell you I’m all about seeing different life and being apart of not so similar cultures… My music represents my honest thoughts and the life i’m trying to get to.

What do you think about the state of the music industry currently?

I cant lie, the game is bittersweet… On one end you have messed up sales and ridiculous music being put out for political reasons, but then you have the good side of the game where you can actually make a name for yourself without leaving the house…I mean its beautiful to be able to test the waters with your material and have access to your primary fans, so your not wasting anyones time. If anything i will say the game has the potential to be more balanced, where in the past your career really wasnt up to you, Artists can actually be themselves and run their career if they decide to. Its interesting!

How would you describe the style of your music?

Man sometimes i dont know what i be doing… i wouldnt call myself a rapper, rapping is just the most frequent form of expression i use! … I’m all over the place avant garde – soul – hiphop – rock – electronica… I really need to coin a genre for myself… It’s always switching up.

If you could choose one artist to collab with on a track, who would it be and why?

Def. gotta go with Andre3k! … He’s one person in music who has know limits, and i pride myself with not having any limits to what i can do, so i would love to see his process and what goes into making the thought provoking music he does…Also got to ask him is Erykah Badu stuff that good!

What is your favorite hip hop quotable, if you had to choose one?

Wow! so many of them… and i’m a random dude, but one of my favorites is from Can I Live…

“Lock my body can’t trap my mind, easily

explain why we adapt to crime

I’d rather die enormous than live dormant that’s how we on it

Live at the main event, I bet a trip to Maui on it”

He pretty much summed up a young black man’s mind right there

What is your most favorite track that you’ve done up-to-date?

Favorite track to date – either “She A Dime” or “Before You Judge”… I use to think it was cliche for rappers to say this, but every new track is your favorite…I’m telling yall this recording songs is CRACK, its the new CRACK

What is your most favorite track that you’ve done up-to-date?

I have an early hits projects coming soon for those who need to catch up and learn about me, New album coming late summer/early fall “House of Dreams” and group projects from E Pluribus Unum – rap/rock group and T.H.E.M. – the houston elite Mc’s compilation…So the calender’s full, hopefully the fans support

DOWNLOAD: ART or Fi$cal Intelligience – Hollywood Floss

I just want to thank blogs and magazines like yourself, for giving the underdogs and new artist a slight chance to even the playing field out! It really means alot


You can find more from Hollywood FLOSS at :

myspace.com/hwflossss

internetapproved.blogspot.com

twitter.com/flossb15

G.o.D Jewels – The Chicago Bully is coming…

ARTIST SHOWCASE


G.o.D Jewels The Chicago native speaks with Life Has No Script to give his views on the state of the music industry, inspiration behind his music, and what he plans to accomplish in 2009 with the release of his highly anticipated debut mixtape, “Glory or Death“.

-What’s the inspiration behind the music you create?

Chicago lifestyle and hunger. Just trying to present my city in the proper light, Because I feel that it hasn’t. You always hear people refer to “New York Hip-Hop” or “Down South Hip-Hop”…Even “West Coast Hip-Hop”. We have so many incredible artists, Yet we don’t get mentioned when it comes to the great Hip-Hop regions. We get lost in the shuffle so to speak. So I’m just trying to give us an identity and make the best music I can possibly make in the process.

-How do you stay inspired with the state of the game the way it is currently?

It’s depressing and discouraging to tell the truth. But guys like Drake and Cudi keep me optimistic. These are dudes who you can almost say are bonafied superstars with nothing but mixtapes to their name. No albums, And no deals to speak of until recently. I think it’s a great thing. The game is evolving, And you have to evolve with it, Or become obsolete.

-Who were some of your biggest influences in not just hip-hop, but music?

Sade. I love her to death. I have her whole discography on my iPod. I grew up on her music…She’s timeless. I like to think that I’m almost the rap equivalent to Sade. All of her shit is smooth and laid back. It’s almost a fusion of RnB, New Age, Jazz…All of that. I hope to work with her one day. I’m a big Sufjan Stevens fan too…He makes some real epic shit. He made a whole concept album about Chicago and just Illinois in general…I’m using him for my follow-up mixtape. He’s good in my book. But yea, There’s too many musical influences for me to name right now…

-Your anticipated new mixtape is titled, “Glory or Death”, do you believe that you’ll achieve that “Glory” through music?

That’s the plan. Everybody should feel that way. Either achieve your glory, Whatever that may be…Or die. Point blank. Living average or just settling shouldn’t be an option. The thing about me is, I feel like I do my music with the “right” intentions. Yea, We wanna make money, We want fame…But I truly want to be the best at the craft. I think that’s a rare trait nowadays…Money is not even the main motivator. I truly want to be that dude with this shit…And want people to know it.

-What type of direction are going in with this mixtape creatively?

It’s just a showcase for my abilities. The material that’s been leaked out thus far isn’t even a fraction of what I’m capable of. I’m hoping to catch a lot people off guard with this project, And go from a slasher-type guard to an all-around guard in people’s eyes. “Oh, He can shoot and pass…and play defense?!? This nigga is dope!!!” Yea, You didn’t know I could do that did you? lol.


-As far as where you’re standing in the game right now, do you think that the wait has been worth it?

Yea, it has. The experience I’ve gained has far outweighed how long I’ve had to wait to get to this point. I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m lyrically sharper, My subject matter is more focused, And I’m much more strategic as far as marketing and the different business angles I need to utilize to become successful.


-Where do you envision your career later on in the future?

Jay-Z minus the destroyed friendship and business relationships. Musically at my peak well into my 30’s, A loyal team consisting of my day-ones, And very business savvy. You learn from guys like Hov and Diddy and try to improve on their model so you don’t repeat the same mistakes they did.


-If you got the chance to collab with any artists on ONE track, who would it be?

Like I said earlier, I would love to work with Sade. Shit, I’d like to do a whole album with her. That’s like my holy grail of collabs…

-Do you think what you bring to the game is in it’s own lane creatively and what the industry should hear?

The industry is so saturated that it’s hard to stand out amongst the crowd. It’s become less about the music and more about what you had to say on the latest World Star or YouTube video. I’m just trying to bring it back to quality music and not the frivolous bullshit…


-When you release your new mixtape, where can we go to get it?

Hopefully, You won’t be able to visit a blog on the internet without seeing it. If I have it my way, Glory or Death will be everywhere and easily accessible. Myspace, Twitter…You name it. I’m thinking about offering the follow-up mixtape exclusively through Life Has No Script though…


-In your opinion, what’s your best work that you’ve done up until now?

The sequel to Glory or Death, “Greatness Opens Doors”. The key is me…


Don’t make some one your priority when you’re just one of their options. – E².


YouTube Channel: youtube.com/GoDJewelsTV

Twitter Profile: twitter.com/GoDJewels

Big thanks to G.o.D Jewels for the interview and you can expect to hear more music from him in our future artist showcases.

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