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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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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Career Highlights: Pro Photographer Alain Barbero Completes Photo Shoot For Rising Artist Christone

With Christone‘s career continuing to hit the ground running, his expansion of his music and brand into the market has been insatiably ambitious and impossible to go unnoticed. Recently, he met up with renowned photographer Alain Barbero for an artistic photo shoot at his favorite coffee shop in Paris; soon to be published on his blog Cafe Entropy.

Alain Barbero was born in 1960 and now lives between Paris, Dortmund and Vienna as an artist photographer. During the 80s and 90s, he photographed in black & white film and took a vast array of pictures of various political figures and young artists. His work is illustrated by numerous press publications and exhibitions (series of female portraits) throughout his career and has built up an impressive resúmé and portfolio over the years.

After making a change from film to digital, Alain fell in love with the city of Vienna and launched in 2013 with the young Austrian writer Barbara Rieger on the current blog “Café Entropy“. This photo-literary blog portrays women and men, more particularly authors, in Viennese cafes. Due to the unwavering buzz and successful rising portfolio, this work was crowned in January 2015 by the 2nd prize of the Off-Festival Vienna Award in 2014, awarded by the “Haus der Fotografie Wien” and praised in the Austrian newspaper Kurier in November 2014. Thanks to this blog’s impact, the book “Melange der Poesie” was brought to fruition in 2017 which gathers 57 writers in 22 Viennese cafés.

CAFÉ ENTROPY (Cafés Europa)

The artistic process: an author in a café, his photo and his literary text translated, gradually spread outside Austria, to Paris, Saint-Petersburg, Rome, and Berlin, to become a European concept…”Cafés Europa”.

Cafe Entropy is a project by Alain Barbero and Barbara Rieger which started in 2013. Alain meets different artists (writers, poets) in coffee houses in Europe and publishes the photos along with a few lines of dialogue that express their ideas/lyrics etc. Alain invited rising artist Christone to this artistic project and traveled to Paris where they met up in Christone’s favorite coffee place, where the photo session took place.

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