LaSuria Kandi Allman Interviews Celebrity Blogger -Celebrity Dame #critic #blogger #entertainment @lasuria83

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    Today, In the Hot Seat, we meet Celebrity Dame: The Rap Critic Who is Reinventing the Carolina Indie Scene.

    Born in Durham, North Carolina, raised in Rocky Mount, Celebrity Dame became an advocate for hip hop at an early age.

    He first fell in love with hip hop after hearing Little Brother’s record “Light It Up” for the first time at 14 after moving to Raleigh, North Carolina. Influenced by 9th Wonder, Ski Beatz, J. Manifest, Phonte, Big Pooh, and other legendary NC icons, Dame decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

    After years of hits and misses, he finally found his true passion, writing, film, and teaching. He is currently co-founder and blogger for the most popular hip hop website in the Carolinas .

    For years Dame noticed how the Carolina indie scene was suffering from countless dry-spells, in which there has been a limited amount of deals cut, underexposure, a lack of quality, and ineffective processes. While others in the game went on and ignored these issues, Celebrity Dame saw this as a major problem in Carolina and came to the rescue. Some hate him, while others love him. However, Celebrity Dame is a MAJOR key in the resurrection of the North Carolina hip hop market. He has continually used his blog to not only educate artists, but to also give exposure and light to the musicians who deserve a shot.
    His ear for music and his brutal honesty has become a fan favorite. This lead him to the creation of his web series Pound or Drown in which he pounds (likes), or drowns (hates) artists who submits their music to him for review. His series quickly gained the attention of the masses of hip hop heads and has moved to 10, 000 viewers per episode in what seems to be overnight. Dame says he will continue to critique and dismiss all wack music until there is no weak music left.
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    *** Let's join the interview in progress. Check out the full audio version at the end of the page and be sure to give a shout out in the comment section.***

     What city and state did you grow up in?

     Rocky Mountain,  Carolina
     What was it like growing up in Rocky Mountain?
     Small city everyone knows everyone.

     Tell me some things about yourself?
    Out going, I'm pretty crazy
    How long have you been a Blogger?
    1 year
     What inspired you to become a Blogger?
    I was a musician,  I stopped and started writing
    Who do you write about?
     I started writing my own stuff about independents

     Do you think the music has changed from then to now? 

     Oh yeah,  music changes every month

     How would you categorize your style?  

     Freestyle, writer

    What if any message do you try to relay to your audience?

    My goal is to let people know everything.

    What would you change about the music industry from an executive stand point?
    I think it needs to be more education.

     What do you think attributed to the change from conciousness of the early 80's to the gangster era of today?

    Drugs, it's different

    What are your thoughts about the way the artists are representing themselves?

     It is just another way to destroy our culture.

    Tell me what do you think about the way they are dressing the skirts and blouses?

    Targeting younger generation

     What would you consider to be the big break that will get the artists foot in the door mainstream?

     In its this point in time, it's not bad

    What are your goals for the future?

    I have a passion for hosting events

     Do you have any shows/album/videos releases coming up?

     Views from the vault
    Are there any artists that you would like to Blog?
      Hip hop artists
      So your fans can follow you what social media sites are you on?

    Twitter, fb, Snapchat, YouTube

    Are you involved in any social or political groups?


      Are you involved in any community programs?

    Not at the moment

      Are there any challenges that you have dealt with and you have  overcame?

    You have to invest in yourself

      Are you interested in making  movies?


      Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


     What advice would you give to young men today who are suffering from injustices?

      It's going to be forever injustices

     What advice do you give to aspiring artists who are trying to get into the music industry?
    Be creative, use social media

     What keeps you motivated, what drives you?

     Finished projects

    If you could change your profession what would it be?

      Full time Father

     What are your thoughts about the legalization of Marijuana?

      I don't smoke. I think it is one of the best things that has happen.
    If you could speak directly to the youth of today about the importance of obtaining a good education what would you say?

    Very important
    Favorite food?
    Vegetarian, shrimp and broccoli
    What are your hobbies?
    Hip hop
     Married? children? 
    Yes, 3.

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    Interviewer  LaSuria Kandi Allman
    Kandi Kane Ent.
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      Thanks for this great article!

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