Tuesday, December 23, 2014


"the holy karon"

after nearly a 9 month hiatus from media and music alike, the ultimate underdog in rap but top dog in his city Holy Karon once again shines bright in his low-lit habitat of East Baltimore, residing a mere block from where The Wire was filmed. His grit and spine-tingling, shrillish atmosphere he perceives and previously held has long been absent and long anticipated.  In a land where it ain't much to do, "but die", he still exists and remains in the ashes. After succeeding depression and extreme writer's block he rebounds back with, "My Religion", an anthem of remaining true to one's self and to one's people, as well as a shout out to fellow 410 spitter Gualla A.K.A. TruGwap. He's the undisputed God of Baltimore's relentless underground, being a first hand witness to the violence choke holding the city year after year, still un-re-cooperated and suffering from the Baltimore Riots. A product of his environment, let us welcome Karon back to the musical pedestal in which he once resided, where he entails a smooth transition from his notable graphic lyrics to an extremely melodic, balanced release over a flawless production piece. I give to you My Religion, and a brief interview with the man himself.

Q - What have you been doing since your hiatus from music?

A - I just been readin', tryna' find myself in the abyss, battling emotions that come with the sickness of living. Never truly been on no hiatus, just me taking the wrong forks in the path of life, maybe from my perspective it was wrong or maybe it was a growing period you got to go through to be righteous. All I see is pain some days. I wonder do those around the world find pleasure in it, but that's the war I got to go through. Maybe cause of my past sins, I try to cleanse myself mentally, cause physical pain is nothing like the heaven & hell in your mind, constantly trying to balance each other.

Q - Tell me about your rap name. How did it come about?

A - The origin is kinda mysterious. I believe it was given to me, blessed from my father. I was bein' a savage, then I had to be Holy before I even knew what outcome it would bring to me in life.

Q - Tell me about Baltimore. What's it like living there, specific stories, etc.

A - Baltimore is like living in Hades, it's an underworld where you can find bad, good, evil everywhere. It gets ugly some days, it's hope the next. Every face constantly reminds you of your demise, where you can end up, who you can become. So much mediocrity, but lately the new golden era of rappers from this city is making a change to that. Not only through music, but through life itself. Not even just the music, the queens and kings out here giving the people hope they never had. We ain't really have nobody to carry the torch through the whole path. Couple faults from the people and the ones with the vision as well, it's a unity problem, but we going to do good & get better. No specific stories, the streets is always listening. I love the silence though.

Q - How did you get into music in the first place? Inspirations, etc.

A - I got into this cause I was slick with the words. I knew my words I said had such power behind it that it would alter peoples viewpoints and my mind was constantly maneuvering through stupidity while people would get sacked by it. I'm constantly refining myself. I see how the snakes rattle, I see how they move and make adjustments... they fix everyday, but I'ma have to die to lose. But I forever live as the ghost... spirit of the city whether they know or not.

Q - Tell me about, "My Religion." How it came about, etc.

A - My Religion record was done awhile ago from a beat I did with my mans Tru Gwap. Free him by any means, cause we will win by any means. We did another record to it, but I built off it even more cause I knew I had even better vision for it. GUALLA should be the first one to the remix to it though once he touch down. We gonna get it pushin'.

Q - Rest In Peace ___ ?

A - Rest in peace G-Ma, the one who helped me through my pain, even after death... which made me look at life differently, let me know how sometimes being good [can] get you hurt. She saved me from dyin' but it's like I die everyday even more. Start to forget her voice, forget her touch, forget her memories, forget my way. Rip Rell. Let's me know any given day can get took away in this city we call home. In this world even. But their spirit lives on through me. Rip Shawn, Rip John Crowder, even more souls taken out in these streets. It's crazy out here as you can see.

Q - What's next for Holy Karon?

A - I'm just trying to take over, not to be a loss in life. If it happens, so be it, as long as I find my bliss. But if that happens, I lost. And I will win. Any person who ever even been around will indirectly win from support of me cause TRU love is everlasting. Put all those around me on & watch us build, as we watch the snakes try to destroy us in this game of chess. 2015 is ours, it's my city's turn to finally prosper. Maybe with my guidance we finally will meet salvation. This is just the genesis. 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014


"lamar styles - teen distress"

"atlanta, georgia"

lamar styles. lamar is style. he is the hopeful future to the often belittled and degraded youth of today. but he is also the begotten past. a rebel child, a boom bap influenced soul in the heart of the south, he is the rising face to his too rising brand, as well as a number of others. his following is significant to success and age without even releasing a single piece or being a day over 18. he is just lamar styles. & that alone is quite frankly enough for the masses. 

I give you his debut interview.

Q - Growing up in Atlanta, what was it like? Any significant memories? Influences? Etc.

A - Growing up I was a bad kid. I was always fighting someone or cussing out teachers. All I wanted to do was have fun, so I did. Just a young rebel against the world. My grandpa was a big influence on me. I remember rapping in his Chevy and him say I could spit. I was like 6, he was my hero. He died a month after that.

Q - Best place to eat in ATL?

A - Bruh Zaxby's, it's so fire. I probably eat it 2 times a week.

Q - Growing up, what music was played around you? Who'd you look up to?

A - I grew up listening to old school hip-hop. Illmatic and Ready to Die are my favorite albums. All my pops played was old school hip-hop. He would freestyle to it and he was cold with it. Taught me to flow. I def looked up to Tupac and my pops. Tupac was a fashion lord. He dressed so dope.

Q - How old are you?

A - I'm 17, I'll be 18 February 9th.

Q - Top influence and why?

A - Kanye man. He does it all. Fashion, rap and all'at. He's an all around businessman.

Q - Gucci or Jeezy?

A - Gucci of course. Free Gucci. Jeezy so trash to me.

"wop - <3"

Q - Favorite Gucci Mane song?

A - I don't have a favorite song by him, the man is a legend. He drops classics. Trap God 3 is so cold too. And yo the beat for Lemonade was cold. Gucci just a dope artist. Free him now.

Q - Tell me about Teen Distress.

A - Teen Distress is my new clothing line that expresses the flaws of teens. It shows how teens are these days. Showing depression, teens doing drugs, suicide and all'at. All of the images I use for clothing have a message. You just gotta think deeper to find the meaning. I came up with the name Teen Distress while I was talking to my homie Preme. There's like 6 or 7 members of Teen Distress. Preme, Devin, Chandler, Apu and more. Every member has it in their bio on Twitter.  

Q - What do you want to be remembered as?

A - I want to be remembered as a young talented artist and fashion designing rebel that everyone loves. I just want to save the youth, they need it. I want the youth to look up to me. Their "role models" are giving off the wrong image.

Q - Describe your style.

A - My style is unique, no one can match it. I don't wear designer at all. I put dope clothes together, no one can do it like me cause I'm Lamar. My creativity is out of this world. Not to sound cocky, but I won't lie to you.

Q - What's the first thing you're going to buy when you hit it big?

A - I'ma buy a llama and name it Fancy. I want a case full of gold fangs. A couple pitbull's and 2 model broads. 

Q - What's next for Lamar?

A - Man after Teen Distress I'm just gonna be collabing with talented artists and modeling for brands. I get so much clothes sent to me it's not even funny. I'm planning on shooting trailers for certain brands too. Big things coming.

Q - Is your real name Lamar Styles?

A - No my real name is Lamar White. Styles came with the clothes. I think Lamar Styles is a sick name. That's just me.

Q - Have you ever tried rapping and if so how did it go?

A - Na but I wanna start and get serious with it. I wanna drop a tape one day. Just wanna have fun making music. Who cares what people think about it. I wanna do all styles of music. Cause I'm just that good ha ha.

Q - RIP ___ ?

A - RIP Grandpa and all my homies.

Q - FREE ___ ?

A - Free Gucci.

Q - SHOUT OUT ___ ?

A - Rosa Parks fine self.

Q - Something most people don't know about Lamar Styles?

A - I'm straight edge. I don't smoke. I don't drink, none of that. Was never one to follow a crowd. I'm just a crazy teen that lives life like he's high. Having fun everyday cause I can die right now. That's just me. 

I'm Lamar Styles A.K.A. Nasty Boy A.K.A. Boy-If-You-Don't-Get-Cho A.K.A. Me.


" lamar styles - nasty boy - boy if you don't get cho "