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HDBeenDope talks about signning to Roc Nation, 'what can they say', his writing process and more
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HDBeenDope talks about signning to Roc Nation, 'what can they say', his writing process and more

#talkofthetownshow #coeyproductions #HDbeenDope Brooklyn Rapper and recent Roc Nation Signee, HDBeenDope, stopped by the Talk of The Town Studio to chop it up with our host, Lauryn! In this installment, HD talks about his musical upbringing and influences, what it’s like being a label artist, and the reception to his most recent project “What Can They Say?” among other things! (00:19) Intro (00:36) HD explains how he got into music (1:37) How he got into music (3:49) Musical influences (4:28) First song he ever wrote (6:51) Writing, ghostwriting, and his writing process (9:23) Beat-selection process (10:43) 3 favorite producers (11:35) Importance of producer tags (14:30) Signing to Roc Nation (16:27) Roc Nation Cypher (19:46) Meeting Jadakiss (20:58) Best piece of advice from OG’s (22:36 Team and friend circle (23:15) BET Hip-Hop Awards experience (26:18) Thoughts on NY Drill scene (27:48) Thoughts on NYC Boro culture and divisions (28:40) Rapid Fire Game (31:20) Thoughts on JBP Parks Cosign (33:15) Rolling Loud Performance and Show Prep (35:21) Marketing performances (37:10) Difference from Independence to signing with a label (38:48) Feelings on XXL Freshman List snub (40:41) Confidence (41:40) His mom and music (43:21) Thoughts on doing prep for passion vs. money (44:25) “Best Out” record (45:17) What makes him the best out? (46:12) Doing things outside of music (47:21) Reception on “What Can They Say?” (48:22) Intention when creating (49:57) Thoughts on One producer project vs. multiple producer project (51:00) What’s next for HdBeenDope? (51:49) Collabs? (52:05) HD x Dizzy Banko x Don Q (52:38) Where to find HDBeenDope Follow Us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/talkofthetownshow/ Website: https://www.talkofthetownshow.com/ Coproduced by @naypexx @teethecreativee @pthejefe
Ar'mon talks Loving your Woman, R&B Being Alive, Trending on Billboard, Going Solo, & more.
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Ar'mon talks Loving your Woman, R&B Being Alive, Trending on Billboard, Going Solo, & more.

Ar’mon Warren stopped by Talk of The Town to open up with us about how he has been transitioning from Youtube to Music. Having recognition from Vine, Ar’mon seized the opportunity to use Youtube to showcase himself as the R&B artist he has always sought to be. With single “Hol’ it Down” trending Billboard, he gives an inside on a potential remix. Tune in to hear more on his relationship with Reginae Carter, Tiktok, Moving from LA to Texas, & so much more. 1:45 Rapid Fire 5:15 Transitioning from Detroit 5:45 Artists to listen to from Detroit 6:12 Leaving LA 8:47 What inspired creating mashups 10:55 Thoughts on progress 12:02 Fighting past discouragement 14:58 “1hr Past Midnight” & “Hol’ It Down” 18:44 “Hol’ It Down” Visuals with Reginae 19:50 New Music Snippets 21:36 Remixes & Future Features 23:08 Who’s Ar'mon listening to right now? 24:40 Is R&B dead? 29:46 The decision to go solo as an artist 32:56 Label Meetings 34:23 Lessons carrying form previous deals 34:59 Sex Stories 36:42 Thoughts on TikTok 42:28 First Meet with Reginae 44:03 Jazz threw the oop? 48:00 What was different about this relationship? 51:20 Significance of the Promise Ring 53:00 Thoughts on relationship criticism 54:10 Akademiks mocking 55:36 Treat your woman with Respect 57:02 Supporter Relationship Feedback 59:40 Co Parenting while managing a new relationship 1:03:01 The makings of a good Youtuber? #talkofthetownshow #armonwarren #coeyproductions Follow Us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/talkofthetownshow/ Website: https://www.talkofthetownshow.com/
Blovee talks being a dad, online presence, what to expect for 2023 " I'm on that ", &  more
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Blovee talks being a dad, online presence, what to expect for 2023 " I'm on that ", & more

#talkofthetownshow #coeyproductions #Blovee B-Lovee is back in the Talk of The Town Studio to chop it up with us once again. This time he talks about the various different industries he’d like to step into as a creator and artist, how his recording process has changed as he’s gotten bigger, his thoughts on Twitch content and YouTube content, Performing, and so much more! (00:20) Intro (00:47) What’s New in 2023 (01:05) Rapid Fire Questions (07:32) His Recording Process (09:01) On Making Rock Drill (10:55) Musical Influences (11:25) West Indian Heritage (12:08) Being at Bronx Parties (12:35) On Performing and How It Feels (13:18) Performing at MSG for Meek Mill (14:00) His Perfect Tour (15:00) How He Named “IYKYK” (16:59) Feelings on Leaked Music (18:01) Why “My Everything” has 3 Parts (19:05) His Favorite Song He’s Made (right now) (19:30) Why He Doesn’t Listen to His Own Music Too Much (20:45) How He Decides Who to Collab With (22:00) Collaborating Process (22:50) Getting on the Shake It Remix (24:40) Recording With Friends and Writing Verses (25:56) On Some Fans Saying They Want “Old B-Lovee” Back (26:48) Talking About Twitch And Who He Watches (27:45) Twitch vs. YouTube (28:56) On His Social Media Presence (29:54) His For You Page (31:00) Hate It or Love It Game (34:37) Birthday Party and Baby Shower (35:01) B-Lovee The Dad (35:45) Becoming a Girl Dad (36:28) If Being a Dad Will Affect What He Makes (37:20) What Separates Him From The Bronx Rap Scene (37:45) 4 Main Pioneers of Bronx Drill (38:08) Saying Drill Isn’t The Cause of Violence in NYC (38:59) Mayor’s Office Meeting (40:25) Financial Literacy (41:00) Where He Sees Himself in 5 Years (41:25) What’s Next for B-Lovee (41:56) Where to Find B-Lovee Online Follow Us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/talkofthetownshow/ Website: https://www.talkofthetownshow.com/
Shawny Binladen talks Yellow Tape Boyz, Grinchin, Head Up trending, Boogieman Wick, & more.
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Shawny Binladen talks Yellow Tape Boyz, Grinchin, Head Up trending, Boogieman Wick, & more.

Shawny Binladen sits down with our host to discuss what life was before the music fame. He shares that he was already well known around his hood by everyone. This helped generate genuine positive feedback when he decided to transition into music. Shawny also took the time to play underrated or overrated with us. Tune in to hear more about potential holiday samples, his type, & more. 01:46 2 Truths 1 lie 02:54 Growing up in Queens 03:27 Grinchin 04:11 Shawny before the fame 04:26 What was it like getting into music 05:14 Inspiration behind keeping Binladen apart of stage name 07:04 Underrated songs on the project 08:17 Does the quantity impact the quality 08:45 Studio creative process 09:05 Beat selection 10:15 First song sampled 12:00 Satisfied with current success? 13:03 Holiday/Christmas samples? 14:37 Family dynamic 15:59 First Big purchase 19:45 Shawn Wick inspiration 20:25 Shawny Binladen vs Shawn Wick 23:39 Working with other NYC artists? 24:39 Current state of NYC music 26:24 Producer spotlight 27:14 Game Time- Overrated or Underrated 31:21 Yellow Tape Boyz 32:27 Performing with “Gang” 33:12 Getting the news about Rolling Loud 36:00 Head Up trending on Tiktok 37:12 Choosing what songs to perform 38:18 Importance of having a team as an independent artist 39:30 Twitter & B Symone viral shower comment 41:08 Whats your type 42:18 A common misconception or rumor heard about yourself 44:07 What to expect outside of music #talkofthetownshow #shawnybinladen #coeyproductions Follow Us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/talkofthetownshow/ Website: https://www.talkofthetownshow.com/ Coproduced by @naypexx @taylor.typical @pthejefe
WinterdaBrat talks Being 16, Moving Tact, "Switching Sides", & more
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WinterdaBrat talks Being 16, Moving Tact, "Switching Sides", & more

#winterdabrat #coeyproductions #talkofthetownshow Winter DaBrat sits down with us a little insight into how she operates as a young female drill rapper. Winter dives into how it's much harder being a female rapper because many jabs are coming at your character. She also lets us know what makes her different from all the other self named "Brats" & played a round of naming the hottest youngin out of three. Winter touched on various topics from her type to her peers going to prison. Tune in to the full interview today. #talkofthetownshow #coeyproductions #Winterrdabrat Follow Us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/talkofthetownshow/ Website: https://www.talkofthetownshow.com/ 00:31 Rapid Fire 03:45 Growing up in The Bronx & beginning of making music 04:51 What makes Winter DaBrat different from the other self named Brats 06:01 Being consistent with the music 06:47 Ideal image 07:50 Jeff 08:34 Peers going to prison 09:16 Moving tact & a good friend 10:38 What matters 11:32 No features? 12:19 Going Live 14:31 Opps 15:32 Being the topic of discussion 18:19 Reading comments 19:18 “Switching sides” 22:00 My type 24:22 Hottest Younginn Inspiration 26:03 Gametime: Hottest Younginn 30:43 Does NY show love? 32:21 Ice Spice Reaching out 34:49 Talking your sh*t Winter edition 37:09 5 Years from now 39:36 Team & New Music 41:22 Regrets being inconsistent? 42:00 Thoughts on banning drill music 43:00 What motivates the studio sessions 44:25 Message to genuine supporters
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