SHEF Da Eastside Stunna [mrzone6]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
Im a performing/recording artist and CEO of the indie record label named HoodMadE Entertainment based out of Decatur/Atlanta Georgia.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
no i do not work in a group,im a solo artist... but am affiliated with artists in different genre's
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
yes,there are several..... reverbnation.com/shef tweetjams.com/mrzone6 youtube.com/therealmrzone6 facebook.com/SHEFmusic and myspace.com/muzikmoney
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
not any awards..but have been offered to submit to to grammys.....along side that,i have worked with numerous companies that hostthey own showcases.
Please list discography in which you have participated.
i have releases such as The Approach album ( edited & unedited ) 2010. Im Still Getting Money -single ( edited & unedited ) 2010. The Southern Comfort mixtape hosted by HoodMadE Entertainment & Dj Goldy ( various artists ) 2008-09. And now im soon to release my first solo mixtapes by beginning of fall . 2012
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
as a kid,i liked rewriting my favorite songs in my own words...as i got older i thought maybe i should persue a career,took some time to get started but as of now since 2011 ive been more focused on completing that goal.
no one introduced me to music,ive always been a fan of music...coming from where i come from theres not many options to choose .
What was your musical education?
surrounding myself around those that have the passion of music in their heats rather than doing it for the money..but in all honesty,who doesnt want to get paid ?
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
when i realized that i could may save a few lives that may live a life i lived....im no stranger to the streets,the struggle & tryna make ends meet....even when people believe in you but choose not to support you. So my music is based on the life i lived and ways others can learn in order to do better...
What is your creative process?
i try to keep all of my songs on subject...from the title,to the hook,verses & whom i work with to get the best out of my sound for easy listening.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
mainly...anytime,as long as im in my own state of mind and not doing what others want me to do than what i feel is comfortable for me
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
yes...always,once i wake up,im calling my producers to see if they can key the sound(s).
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
different people produce different quality..some take pride in what they do...if im in lead of my tracks...i know when im done after ever word can be understood....and all is blended together...after that,if the mix is proper,then mastering will take its affect.
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
just being in a surrounding that i feel most comfortable in
What part of your job is your least favourite?
having to be my own manager...
How often do you practice?
everyday..im always looking for the next best thing i can do that no one has done or thought of....but nowadays people steal material so im highly cautious with what i release to the public being that im indie and not signed to a major with high profile representation and huge budget
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
nervous but ready to go....always prepared but dont know what to expect from the crowd
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
pretty much all the ones thats had and still have success in what they do
List three songs that are key to your life.
The IceCream Van
What time did you get up this morning?
i dont sleep til morning...i layed down around 7am then got back up around 1pm...then its back to work,i rarely get any sleep,but the drive to be successful keeps me restless
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
in ways it could be tricky,because u have to be marketable or highly indie to be considered for a deal..in which i think i have most of the work done...but i wont stop even if im not noticed!i love what i do
What other things have you done to make a living?
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
no i havent done that..but i do give money to the homeless even pay them to give out my cds and flyers
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
anyone who would be an asset to my career..then i would also reach out to the up coming as i do now,even though im still trying to get in myself !!
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
make sure you own you and have enough capital to keep up with what u wanna do...paperwork means alot ( lawyers,patents,copyrights,LLC....ect
SHEF Da Eastside Stunna