EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Independent Artist "Abstract" Is Paving His Own Route To Success...

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"ABSTRACT"!


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What is your name?

Luke Terkovich but that felt like a strange artist name so I've gone by Abstract since day one.

Where are you from?

Grew up a bit in New Jersey but moved to Jackson, Wyoming when I was 11 and really formed my sense of identity there so I consider Wyoming home, I currently reside in Nashville, TN.

What do you do?

I'm a full time independent artist and also the owner/designer of my lifestyle/apparel brand known as Moon 52. I've also directed and written my own short film entitled Super Human which released alongside my album of the same name and am currently working on writing my first comic book.

Tell us a little about your company/brand -

I write from a very therapeutic standpoint. Investigating my own human experience through an array of genres, thus the name "Abstract" instead of concrete. My lyrics are always derived directly from my life and experiences but i do not confine myself to one genre or sound. I believe music is very much about communication and consider genres just different paints I can utilize while painting my story. I tend to write with a motivational arc infused in my work, with hopes that others can become motivated through my work but many times I'm writing what i need to for me and we all need some motivation, especially with the craziness of the world today.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Continuing to evolve and explore every creative venture that excites me. Been developing and testing a lot of outerwear (jackets/gloves/goggles/bags etc) for Moon 52 the last two years and with my heavy roots in the mountains, I'm excited to start putting all that into mass production and becoming a force to be reckoned with within the ski/snowboard world. I'll have my hand in everything from tons of new music, a physical store for Moon 52, more ventures in film and comic books and who knows what else.

Who are your mentors?

My parents for sure, my mother pushing my artistic side and my father pushing my business side. Both so necessary to become the independent artist that I am today. Outside of that, all the music and artists I grew up listening to, everyone from Bob Dylan and Billy Joel, to Green Day and Jet, to Wu-Tang and Tyler, the Creator, I truly grew up on the widest array of music which is why I tend to create with no boundaries.

What are you currently working on?

Singles. Dropped a full album last year called "No More Hope for the Hopeless" which I'm incredibly proud of, dropped my highest quality music videos yet alongside it as well. In 2023 I'll be dropping my own releases or collaborative ones every one to two weeks for most of the year. You can also expect the follow up to my 2019 collaborative project with Dylan Reese aka ELLIS! "Autology" called "Autology 2" (wild right?!) to start releasing in March and that thing is just a straight breath of fresh air. Also aiming for a full tour in 2023 and wanting to tour overseas again which I haven't been able to do since covid.


During COVID, we all faced struggles, what was one of your main struggles?

I think the minotionus cycle of life really got to me. I love to be home as much as anybody, the past 7 years doing this full time has always been in my home. I enjoy having my own space and studio and being able to lock in whenever it feels right but without new life experiences to draw from it was hard to stay inspired. That and I definitely missed touring, didn't realize how much I missed it till I did a three stop headliner recently, truly nothing compares to connecting with others over the music.

Where can fans find your music?

You can find me on just about every platform by looking up Abstract.

In your eyes, what's the biggest accomplishment you've made thus far?

My dreams have of course grown and gotten bigger as I've grown and accomplished prior ones but being able to live off this, live off what I love to do, that was the first dream. I put freedom above everything and the fact I've been able to get up and make my own schedule, work on my own time and do what I love every day without a label or anyone telling me what I'm supposed to do for seven years, that's major for me.

Anything you'd like to include?

If you're just now finding me I encourage you to take a full dive into my music. I truly believe I create such a wide range of music that anyone could find at least one song they love for me. If you don't, all I can say is keep digging cause it's there.


What are your social links?

You can find all my socials right here, thanks so much to everyone who took time out of their day to read this and hopefully check out what I do!


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Upcoming Artist "Pimptress" Is Making A Name For Herself...

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"PIMPTRESS"!


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What is your name?

Pimptress

Where are you from? Your age?

Clearwater, Florida

What do you do?

Rapper/Singer/Songwriter/Model/Actress/Content Creator

Tell us a little about your company/brand -

I represent my brand my brand represents me! MyGrindontStop is a lifestyle! I run with that everyday. Many people are out there hustling and grinding to be succesful in life. I turned my brand into a business. Females and males can relate and I have PrettyEntrepreneurz which is a female movement plus clothing line that I will be launching in 2023! The name is self explanatory. I truly believe in women empowerment and that is what I represent.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I see myself being successful at least one or more if not all of the talents I mentioned. I see myself being successful enough to give back to my community as well! Something I've always wanted to do.

Who are some of your mentors?

I can't honestly say I have mentors. I have influencers I grew up listening to

What are you currently working on?

I just recently dropped a new r&b project Dec 12th which was also my birthday so I'm putting heavy promo behind that ep. Im currently working a new project titled "Fun Facts" that will dropping in 2023 as well. Basically im doing alot of creating right now, you know and having fun with the music again.


In your eyes, what is your biggest accomplishment to this day?

I've honestly been doing music and performing for years. I've met and opened for alot of big name artist. Met some really cool people along the way. Ill say this... 2023 I can come back and answer that question a little later down the line. I have so much more work to put in before I can say what has actually been my greatest accomplishments. To me everything I've done has been.. I will also add I dropped a single titled "Stackin Up" and I hit almost 8 Million views on Instagram... kind of viral I guess lol!! I've never had #s anywhere close to that

During COVID, we all faced struggles, what was one of your main struggles?

Having resources to get my music heard in the right places. Plus no shows and no physical contact so i wasn't being seen alot. Nowadays artist are very easy to forget when you don't hear their music or seeing them touring and rocking shows.

Where can fans find your work?

My music is on all platforms... spotify, apple music, tidal, soundcloud, youtube. Im literally everywhere you can stream music.

Anything you'd like to include?

I just wanna say thank you to all my fans and supporters. I truly love and appreciate each and everyone of you! Yall stay tuned for 2023. I can't wait to show the world more of me and what I have in store. Big moves this year coming!

What are your social links?

Instagram: @pimptress____
Facebook: Pimptress
Youtube : Pimptress
Tiktok: Pimptress
Twitter : @pimptress_

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Musical Artist "TJ HICKEY" Is Shaking The Industry...

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"TJ HICKEY"!


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What is your name?

TJ Hickey

Where are you from? Your age?

31 Boston MA

What do you do?

Singer, rapper, songwriter

Tell us a little about your company/brand -

My brand is a “a little bit of everything”.. I’ve never wanted to succumb to a “box”.. I was raised in the inner city, moved to suburbs as a late teen, went to 3 different high schools. I’ve never felt like I had one brand or identity and my music reflects that from rap to country music.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself writing and helping out up and coming artists out of Boston and New England where there’s not much of a scene. I kinda had to figure everything out on my own and I think having someone to look up to and be guided be would be a huge step

Who are some of your mentors?

I definielty learned form guys like Mac Miller, Russ, Sammy Adams..alot of these multi-genre artists who stayed somewhat independent creatively

What are you currently working on?

I’m literally always working on music, I have a ton of singles ready for 2023

In your eyes, what is your biggest accomplishment to this day?

I’d say working with guys that I’ve always looked up to like Sage The Gemini and Sammy Adams were some of my coolest moments along with touring the country a few times.

During COVID, we all faced struggles, what was one of your main struggles?

I had always recorded in studios and with COVID I had to buy my own set up and learn how to record myself.. it was a huge learning curve but ended up being very beneficial for me

Where can fans find your work?

I’m everywhere but my main push is Spotify for all my singles and Instagram for all remixes and duets etc.

Anything you'd like to include?

I’mn a former college hockey player turned artist. I never was in the music scene, I had and still have no music connections. I’m just a guy who loves to create new sounds and do it with NO musical background. I think a message I want to relay to anyone is you dont HAVE to be talented. You have to have a willingness to outwork everyone and practice really does make perfect.

What are your social links?

@tj_hickey for everything

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