Mistah Wilson: Greetings, Glory Shalom! We are so honored to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! How ya been?
Glory Shalom: I’m doing great and I’m honored to be interviewing with you. Thanks for having me.
Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a quick background on yourself?
Glory Shalom: Yes, I am a Gospel artist born and raised in Miami, FL. I am a singer, songwriter, worship leader, and entrepreneur. I currently serve as the worship leader for my church, Glory to God Global Ministries. As a child, I was always really into the Arts. My parents noticed my gift to sing at a young age and placed me in pageants and different competitions. I also attended really great schools with specialized Arts Programs. I studied Spanish and took up chorus and learned to play the violin in Elementary school. In Middle School, High School, and College I studied Dance and also trained at the Alvin Ailey American Theater Dance School for a summer. So, I’ve always been naturally talented, which led me on the journey of becoming the woman that I am today. I’m just a woman that God has blessed with gifts and talents and I use them to glorify Him.
Mistah Wilson: You are undoubtedly talented with a vocal range that gives me chills every time. But, before we get into music, I'd like to discuss your Faith a little bit. What is your testimony to becoming a believer in Jesus Christ?
Glory Shalom: I was actually raised in the church. My parents, who are both Believers and are now the Pastors of the church I attend, trained my family up in the Word of God and taught us about Jesus Christ. It wasn’t until I went off to college, that I realized I had to develop my own relationship with God because just living off of what my parents had taught me wasn’t enough. It had to become personal for me. When I moved away from home to attend college, it was during this season that I began to stray from some of the things I had been taught and was living a sinful life. It didn’t take me long to realize that these things only led to destruction and that I wasn’t making the right choices. Also, doing things that weren’t pleasing to God, left me feeling empty and pushed me further from God. There was no joy in that life because everything was temporary and lasted only for a moment. I had a void inside, and I knew that something was missing. I knew that I needed to get my life back on track with my Creator. After this, I started to get serious about getting my life right with God. I gradually stopped doing the sinful things that I knew weren’t pleasing to Him and then He began to reveal to me my purpose. I read a book during that season titled, The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren, which explained that our purpose in life is to glorify God. As I started seeking God, He started to reveal to me that my purpose was only found in Him and that by fulfilling my purpose in Him, I would find true meaning in this life. From there it’s been a journey of walking with God day by day.
Mistah Wilson: What were some situations you went thru in your life that called for you to muster up Faith?
Glory Shalom: It takes faith to come to God and to trust Him with your life. The bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God, but whoever comes to God must believe that God exists and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). It took faith for me to trust that God’s plans for me were much better than I could ever imagine and it took faith to pursue the dreams that he had placed in my heart. The more that I trusted Him and stepped out on faith, the more He began to open doors and just do extraordinary things with my life.
Mistah Wilson: What are some strategies you use to help eliminate sin in your life?
Glory Shalom: For me personally, I have to guard...
Mistah Wilson: Yo, Quest! What's tha deal, fam! Thanks for joining ThaWilsonBlock Network and coming thru for this exclusive interview with thawilsonMAG. How's life treating you?
QuesThorough: Life is amazing! God has opened doors that I never dreamed of walking through! The music has been the catalyst for new relationships and I recently celebrated 1 year as a home owner with my wife and children! 12 years ago we were homeless and now home owners! ONLY GOD! My song guiding my way is my testimony of that experience.
Mistah Wilson: For your audience reading this, could you hit us with a quick background on yourself?
QuesThorough: I’m a married father of 7 children, 6 girls and 1 boy! I’ve been with my wife for 26 years. We will be celebrating 21 years of marriage this October 28th! My entire family is musically inclined! So music came natural to me. I’ve been rapping and singing since I was a youngster! Rap music wasn’t accepted in my household growing up though. Pops didn’t respect it as real music so I kept my passion for it hidden. I spent the majority of my adolescence singing in choirs and an ensemble. I only rapped amongst my close friends and family.
Here is tha ultimate point I am trying to make in this article. I was a foster child that reunited with my biological family at age 18. My brother had two kids, making me an uncle. But, before I concerned myself with being a good uncle, I focused on being a good brother first. Before you think about giving back to tha kids, you should give back to your peers first; in a way that can teach them how to fish for themselves. They may be a kid no one was able to reach. If you care about tha kids now, you'll care about how they turn out when they reach even your stature in life. It is not a good thing that we frown upon our displaced brethren especially if there is something we can do about it. Doing such negates tha whole idea of doing charitable deeds for young people. It is in tha nature of fraternal societies to carry out charitable deeds in exchange for a good name. But, for tha children of God who didn't ask for these circumstances, it is our position to demonstrate love for one another.
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Ready Ron Beats talks Seattle Hip Hop, Overcoming Obstacles, and Producing Music, Be sure to catch the Premiere of this exclusive interview on Saturday September 5th, 2020 @ 10:30a pst WilsonBlock100 Radio YouTube Channel
Hip Hop Artist Seven Da Pantha breaks down his Latest EP "K4G 1.5" w/ Mistah Wilson + Why Every Musician Should Use Bandcamp + Figg Newton: The Hardest Blood Rapper Out Right Now + Ajane + Ralph Rabago + Fikayo Aderoju + Dylan Spangler + Davon Michel + Salah Amrani + Éleven Khade + Leonne Brito + much more...
And now, Figg Newton. Coming from one of tha most legendary Blood sets in Los Angeles. Now, first off, let me say for tha record that I have never personally met Figg Newton yet so I have no reason to sugarcoat anything in this article. He's a rapper I've heard people talk about sporadically over tha years. But, nobody personally suggested his music to me. Well, I was browsing YouTube one day and I came across some of his content. By this time, I've already heard of him. So, I felt moved to see what he was talkn bout. When I first watched tha music video for "We Started The Woop" ft. Big Wy is when I really started to pay attention. "I ain't talkn bout my life and what I say in tha booth, but uh, you can catch a fade if what I say ain't tha truth".
"BEENOTE" music video by Figg Newton
Inspired by tha likes of Big Wy, Mitchy Slick, and B. Brazy, Figg Newton's passion for life emanates thru his lyrics. "Kan't stop it, my nigga, I know tha code /// Climb tha totem pole, when you learning on Figgaro". You can feel just how serious he is as he delivers raw concepts on life growing up in tha hood. His recent banger "Kant Stop Woopin" is a pure classic! So much so that I spent damn near a whole week just playing that song! I couldn't even get past the first verse, it was so hard! My favorite line in that song is when he said," Nigga, I'm pushin' kapital B's and P's National, Hoppin' out irrational, nigga, diss I'm smashin' you". I just never heard a Blood rapper come off that hard, bro str8 out! And it was that cut that inspired me to write this article proclaiming Figg Newton as "The Hardest Blood Rapper Out Right Now". With much love & respect to B. Brazy, Newton doesn't disappoint.
Seven Da Pantha, an emcee at heart, has been as persistent as anyone in tha field of recording & performing music. With his recent release of K4G 1.5, we caught up wit' Seven to discuss tha inspiration behind this effort. Seven Da Pantha is already sending a message by way of him being tha only lyricist on tha project. I appreciate tha fact that I don't hear anyone else in his music. When I listen to Seven Da Pantha songs, it reminds of me Seven Da Pantha and no one else.
Representing Tacoma, WA, Seven Da Pantha is serious when it comes to music. From songs dating all tha way back to 2004, and possibly earlier, it comes as no surprise that this artist has dedicated himself to a journey of expression that one can only experience by tuning in. You know, these days, when we talk about wack rappers and who's actually worth listening to, Seven Da Pantha stands out as a reputable in tha Hip Hop community. He's an artist I'm thankful for and a much-needed voice in this era of music.
I sought this Q&A session w/ Seven Da Pantha in acknowledgement for tha love he has for his craft. His aura projects a commanding respect for tha game and since you can't deny his versatility, Da Pantha is en route to pioneering his own unique sound. Personally, I've experienced tha energy Seven brings to tha stage. He knows how to incorporate critical thought into club-ready material. He electrifies tha room with a resonating presence. Couple that with tha swag and you got an emcee that's gon mean trouble for a lot of artists.
Seven Da Pantha has done his part in showing love to me and ThaWilsonBlock by having me on All City Sounds at Hollow Earth radio as a Co-Host with Gerald "ReaLife" Beamon in Seattle's Central District. We recorded an exclusive phone interview with Seven about a year or so ago. But, even though it was a great interview, tha audio file was corrupted. So, we gon' make this one count for Seven Da Pantha!
If you support tha local arts, I'd like to recommend K4G 1.5 for your collection. Enjoy our Q&A session and take 20 minutes out cha day to get a bar of some real, raw rap. If you rockin' wit it, go ahead and buy it. Big shout out to tha Pacific Northwest, tho!
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