Exclusive Interview: Fly Guy Freddie

Hip Hop pioneer Fly Guy Freddie has been through many twists and turns in the Rap game. From working intimately with labels, other artists and even performing himself, Fly has worn many hats throughout his extensive career in the Hip Hop realm. And he’s done it with boldness and style, without reservation.

So FGF is no new camper in this musical wilderness, he’s played many crucial roles throughout his career and has a plethora of accomplishments and resumé details that have given him the resources and connections to hit the ground running and keep that pace at a breakneck speed. So we here at Artist Reach got the chance to do an exclusive interview with Fly Guy Freddy in regards to his past, present and the prospect for 2021 and beyond.

Q: Give us some insight into your artist name Fly Guy Freddie, as well as all the skills possessed by you as an artist.

A: As FlyguyFreddie, I have insight on giving my listeners on what’s real and what’s authentic.

Q: As an artist, what are some of your biggest strengths and witnesses when it comes to your artistic merit?

A: For strength…being able to relate to different generations is definitely imperative. Weakness? Not always fitting in with what’s going on, and being different.

Q: You’ve been active in the USA music scene for 15 years now. What particularly got you started? Shine some light on your beginnings.

A: Growing up around clubs, family, being involved in the scene, owning, cooking, and so forth. Doing anything to get my foot in the door.

Q: During the age of 14, it says you were part of a group collective/band called Country Boyz. What was your position with that group and which label brought you guys together as a signed unit?

A: In the Country Boyz, I was a writer. The label.. well they don’t get credit. We’ll just leave it at that.

Q: In 2006, you were eventually signed with Executive Records. Tell us a little about that and what the label expected of you.

A: With Executive Records, I was a writer and collaborated with artist Nocturnal from the West Coast and eventually became a Grammy nominated writer for the multi-platinum artist on “The Return Of The Hustle” album.



Q: By the next year, you made an impressive stint on MTV. How did that come about? Give us the goods.

A: The MTV stint was brought on by my song “Donk-A-Donk” produced by the Bubble Monkeys. 1/3 is my business partner Nwill, and RIP to my other partner Manchu. The track achieved song of the week on MTV.

Q: In 2008, things took a turn where you had to start going your own way, without the major label support. Hence, starting Fresh Ticket Ent. How did you get that off the ground?

A: I tried to get Fresh Ticket Ent off the ground but it did not work. The reason it didn’t work is because I found out you can’t do anything by yourself.

Q: Who have been some of your biggest musical influences throughout the years?

A: Some of my biggest musical influences has been my business partner Nwill. I see and admire his ability of being able to master just about all genres of music.

Q: From 2007-2010, some of your more prominent years of your career manifested pretty diligently. Tell us a little about that.

A: In July 2010, I teamed up with Tree Dogg to create a conglomerate of street promoters and artists. What we did was get everybody promoting everybody in each club no matter if you had any music out or not. In Da Streets Promotions. During that time it was hard to get other artists to work with other artists because everyone was just thinking of themselves. I just wanted everyone to make dope music.

Q: What does the future hold for you now? What’re your plans for 2021 and beyond?

A: For 2021, I’ll be getting on my grind to produce music to a higher standard. As of right now in the meantime, the audience should check out “Momma“, my new release. Produced by Nwill. The track is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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Exclusive Artist Interview: Winchester 7 & the Runners

When it comes to solid rockers like Winchester 7 & the Runners, a truly epic and international projectional form of musical magic would eventually manifest as the centerpiece to bring a brilliant entity together through both talent and dedication. Reminiscent of industry classic heavyweights like The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys and a slew of others with a similar calibre, each member of the band’s personal influences would eventually get each key player to find destiny to cross paths to begin a signature sound that is insatiably unique and versatile. Basically, W7 & the Runners would seek musical refuge, but there’s a long story involved. And today, we get the opportunity to ask them some relevant questions about all things band and member related, and are more than excited to do so. But first, let’s give some insight into the bands origins, in-betweens; past present and future by taking a glance into their respected bio.

When Phil Voorhees (bass) and Jack Kane (drums) decided to pull a runner, they didn’t expect that the one to come after them would be Winchester 7 (vocals, ukulele). None of them imagined that when their paths finally crossed, a few bass notes and halting drum beat would be met with a rocking ukulele reply, vocal harmony, and…music. Together, Winchester 7 & the Runners, have since found that a forgotten world, beyond the dome welcomes their music and films even as their friendship grows. Out of Atlanta, Georgia-based (home to Winchester 7), Sanctuary Studio; though runners, Voorhees now resides in Amsterdam and Kane is itinerant within the United Kingdom; the trio deliver their unique blend of indie garage rock with alternative, classic, and surf influences.


How many years have you guys been active?

Well, despite purposeful appearances “we” are a one-man band and have been active since about 2017.

Where are you guys currently based out of? And how is the scene out there?

Atlanta, GA though our bio includes bassist, Phil Voorhees being out of Amsterdam and drummer, Jack Kane, being itinerant to the United Kingdom. Overall, things are quarant-errific, though I’m hopeful for things to become more typically active in 2021.

How’d you guys come up with your band name?

Well, I’m Winchester 7 and the story goes that Phil and Jack were pulling a runner; but, when I caught up with them, we decided to form a band instead of returning to our dome.

You guys have a vast array of versatility, what are some of your guys personal musical influences?

Thank you! I’d say we’re heavily Beatles influenced, Paul McCartney, particularly. But, we most certainly draw upon other classic rock, post-punk, Brit pop, and alternative rock.

•What’s one of the best and worst shows you’ve played since your formation?

Well, due to apparent reasons we have moreseo focused on recording and music video production, to date. As such, most of our gigs are rather intimate affairs and have only suffered a few embarrassingly stray notes.

What genre(s) would you consider your band? Shed a little light on that.

We call it “Indie ukulele rock”. It’s certainly rock, but we like to remind you of the ukulele as you’re unlikely to otherwise notice it by listening alone.

How many releases have you guys put out this far? And what do you have set for the future?

Argos Holiday is our third EP release. After a short holiday break, we expect to head straight back into the studio to begin work on our follow-up.

What would you consider your best release so far?

Well, it’s hard to pick favorites, but I’m rather proud of Dirty Laundry off our latest EP, Argos Holiday.

What message do you have for your fans? What should inspire them to listen to your tunes?

Stay safe, enjoy a happy holidays; and let’s all hope for a still happier, healthier new year.

Regarding our tunes, if our usual seven tracks of Argos Holiday aren’t enough, I hope that its bonus tracks including a cover of David Bowie’s Modern Love and the Stuart Epps (George Harrison, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis) mix of our Alfred Hitchcock inspired song, The Saint Simon Killer, will.

What can we expect from you guys in 2021?

Hopefully, our next EP and continued releases of original, companion music videos for each track including previews of the later release.


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Career Highlights: Rising Artist Christone Participates In High Class Photo Session By Renowned Fashion Photography Team In Budapest

Rising artist Christone has been linking up with some extraordinary photography talent lately and adding a vast array of new photo sessions to his artist portfolio. Since COVID-19 has all but shut down the music industry’s live show circuit and concert experience, artists like Christone have still managed to utilize time wisely in a way that’ll keep his career on the move and upward. Featuring two prominent names in the photo and makeup divisions of the entertainment industry, both of these artists have been at the helm of their artistic merit for several years and have ultimately risen to high profile territories after working alongside many big names in the business. And now we will introduce them to you.

Photographer Jozsef Balogh:

“Photography is my main passion, hobby and true love. I was fourteen when I had my first contact with the magical world of photography. At that time I had an analog filmmaker camera and it was love at first sight. I also had a wonderful teacher, Mr. Papp Janos, who showed me all the basic and most important tips and tricks in this industry.

My hobby eventually became my passion and my life changed a lot when I accidently met Mr. Varga Jozsef, one of the biggest names in the modelling and fashion world in Hungary. After this accidental meeting, I became more involved in the world of the fashion photography and modelling portfolio shoots. It was love at first sight to this industry and there was no turning back; I dove right in.

I’ve attended many photography workshops and improved my techniques with different photography courses. This industry demands a professional with continuous self improvement and a need for becoming better at your craft day by day. I would love to highlight one of my favourite workshops at the Tripont Light Academy where I was mastering the lightening techniques for films and photography. Also, my main mentor, Mr. Vass Tamas, taught me the most important tips and tricks in fashion and modelling photography. I obtained my most useful instructions, critics and appreciation regarding my work from him.”

Makeup Artist Liv Rideg:

Liv Rideg is a Master International Make Up Professional and makeup educator with 18 years of experience in the industry. She has been teaching makeup courses for the past 7 years and is known for giving her students a better understanding of media makeup and the industry itself made them feel more self confident and comfortable working with clients.

Throughout her career, she has worked with several renowned fashion designers (Dubai, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Lebanon, USA, Italy, France, Hungary, Serbia), photographers, TV networks, professional models and TV commercials on an International level. Most of her career has taken place working in the field of Media doing hairstyling and makeup (photo shoots, fashion shows, TV channels). She has a unique style and touch in creating different makeup looks when it comes to classical, fashion and media makeup. Her approach to makeup is more artistic and fashionable than your average makeup artist and is widely regarded for her continued work in the industry.


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