Blondie’s Spotlight

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Rapper
Kaliber

Quick Bio: Kaliber- Meaning to have a degree of mental capacity or moral quality. Im 24 years young and my favorite musical influence has to be Jay Z, his wordplay is timeless, I find myself decoding his early material to this day.
Describe your style:
My style is versatile, no comfort zone, I tend to step outside of the box and speak what the music tells me.
What gets you in the mood to create?
Good music, glass of wine and a Creamy Custard & Blushing Apple candle (from Glade of course, lol!)
What song best describes you?
LL Cool J’s I Need Love-Simply because he wasnt afraid to transition from his hardcore side to someone who just needed love like any normal person.
What message should listeners get from your music?
If anything I want listeners to get the Truth from my music, that nothing’s farfetched.
Where do you plan to go with your music?
I plan to go to whatever height this music takes me, if I can gain longevity and knowledge that’s even better, so I can teach those who want to get into this profession what to expect and what to bring to the table.
What should our readers know about you?
If the readers should know anything about me is that not only do I write for myself I also write for others, 5 artists under my belt and counting, and I also don’t see myself as a rapper but more so a composer an artist, give me canvas and ill create a masterpiece; give me an orchestra and I’ll lead a symphony.

For more info on Kaliber check out
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KaliberMusic
(also check out additional picson our fan page http://www.facebook.com/thatlipstickmag)
follow him on twitter @THEREALKALIBER  

**Artist of the Month**

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Thought provoking lyrics and witty one liners are only the surface of what makes up talent on the rise, Team Lee. Blondie’s catches up with the multi-talented artist to find out where he’s come from and where he’s going.

Name: Team Lee 
Age: 26 
Representing: Fort Myers, FL
 
And you are: rap artist and producer
Blondie’s Lipstick Interesting name. Where did it come from?
Team Lee The name Team Lee came from me doing everything myself whether it’s producing, recording, editing videos, I can do it all. 
BL     Who (or what) influences you musically?
TL     Being a producer some of my musical influences can’t really be summed up to one genre because I take bits and pieces of sounds and material from 80’s music, rnb, 90’s rap, and mix it with a current state of music.  But if I had to name people that influence me I would say Kanye West and Lil Wayne are major influences in my music.      
BL     Describe your style.
TL     Well I try to switch it up from time to time so people don’t get the same sound on every song.  But someone told me I had a southern but universal style which means you can hear the southern swagger but with me having lyrics that could be heard from up north, west coast and etc.      
BL     What gets you in the mood to create?
TL     A great beat or sound.  If I hear a beat and it puts me in a mood that I wasn’t in before I listen to it then I have to rap on it and keep that same mindset that the beat put me in.  When it comes to producing that certain sound will get me ready to create something from it. It’s all about the sound.
BL     Name a song that best describes you/your style. Why?
TL     Well the 1st song on my mixtape “A Moment in the Limelight” title “I am Team Lee” is one song that can describe me and my style all at once.  In this song I was speaking on how I felt about doing music and how I felt about putting myself on display for everyone to see. In one line I said
“I put my all into these beats you can hear my soul bleeding”
I just feel that I put all my time and energy into this so people can hear that same time and energy bleeding through the song, without having to see it!
BL     What kind of message do you want listeners to get from your music?
TL     Basically “Do you” I feel if you do what’s true to yourself then you can’t go wrong.
BL     Where do you plan to go with your music?
TL     I feel that a career is already in the making with my music.  This is something that I know I’m good at and that other people feel that I am good at also.  It’s only one way I’m going from here, the top.
BL     Anything else our readers should know about you?
TL     They should know that my music is not some type of gimmick and it is not trendy music, it’s music that comes from me to you without all the middle men.  Call it Team Lee music!
For more on Team Lee follow him on twitter at @IAmTeamLee and visit his tumblr page at http://teamlee.tumblr.com/
 If you want to hear some “Team Lee music” check out his mixtape and download it right here. 

   

   

**Artist of the Month**

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**New** Blondie’s Lipstick is branching out to MUSIC!! We will now be featuring the hottest up and coming rappers, singers and musicians so check em out!! Our first artist is the very talented and very silly . . .

Ro.A
We put the Atl rapper in the hot seat and this is what he had to say: 

Blondie’s Lipstick All artists have a signature style, describe yours Ro.A Intense.. defiantly something new !..  
BL What influenced your style?  Ro My influences would have to be my environment as well as all the talented people around me.. i listen to all kinds of music.. 
BL Okay, a lover of music. Well what kind of message should your listeners get from your music? Ro The message i want people to get from my music is that i wanna live.. we all deserve to live… we all deserve feel alive and there’s so much out there we’ve never seen or felt. 
BL That’s deep! Where do you plan to go with your music? Ro its more than just a hobby but at the end of the day if i never got a dime for making music i’d still be doing it.. its truly apart of who i am.. i couldn’t change that if i wanted to. 
BL So we hear music isn’t the only thing you do, you also have a clothing line. Tell us about that. Ro Well yea i’m co-founder of a clothing line.. called Peer’d Clothing and right now we’re based out of Atlanta. To make a long story short i’ve always been into fashion and i’ve always wanted to start a  line, it was just a matter of me doing it. Peer’d is really just a word that we made up. it means perfectly weird. basically saying to people that no matter how weird you may seem in the worlds eyes you’re perfect bcuz thats how God made you. Pretty much saying that your happy with who you are F what anyone thinks about you.. 
BL I like! Okay, last question: Tell us something our readers should know about you Ro  i guess what you guys should know about me is that im very dedicated my artistry and i wont let you down.. i’m a Leo lol  oh and i hate peas !!! 
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER!! @RO_OUTSYDERS 
dOWNLOAD MY MIXTAPE!!! WWW.ROAMUSIC.BANDCAMP.COM 
MUSIC VIDEOS..