The Come Up: Unified Playas
Houston’s very own Unified Playas returns to IAHHM to drop off their latest single “Show Me” as well as to give us and the world a little more insight to their brand, Favorite projects, rappers, obstacles to overcome, streaming platforms, Drake, Producers and much more. Check out our full Q&A with the Unified Playas down below.
WHERE DOES DRAKE RANK IN YOUR BEST OVERALL RAPPER LIST? WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PUSHA T BEEF DID FOR BOTH PARTIES?
1 or 2 depending on the vibe/mood. It helped Pusha’s album get recognition but in the long run it kinda only gave Drake more free publicity. Both are very talented artist but if we’d have to pick a winner we’d go with Drake. He proved he could once again spit with the best of em, tho Pusha’s track ended up being the more aggressive of 2.
FAVORITE PROJECT OR SONG SO FAR THIS YEAR?
Da Baby, he’s killing it right now. His whole album plus his visuals are up there with anybody & dare we say the best of 2019. He’s hella entertaining and bringing FUN back into the game.
FAVORITE HIP HOP GROUP OF ALL TIME?
Freek: 8ball & MJGPremiumJ: UGK Special shout outs to Run DMC, N.W.A, Gheto Boys, 2 Live Crew, OutKast, Bone Thugs, EPMD, Dogg Pound, 213, Three Six Mafia, Clipse, G-Unit and whole list of others that paved the way for us to do what we love!
WHAT HAS THE HARDEST OBSTACLE AS AN INDEPENDENT RECORDING ARTIST BEEN?
Getting a fair shot to be heard by a mass audience.
WHAT PLATFORM ARE YOU USING TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR MUSIC AND WHY?
We use every streaming platform available, to reach as many listeners and fans that we can.
WHAT IS YOUR STANCE ON KANYE WEST?
Not into his political stance, but a huge of fan of his music (production&rap).
HOW MANY ARTISTS HAVE YOU COLLABORATED WITH LOCALLY?
Wait, you mean collaborated with us or us collaborating with them? LOL
HOW SERIOUS ARE YOU ABOUT MAKING A LIVING FROM MUSIC? ARE YOU A STUDENT OF THE GAME?
Music is a passion of ours, so we are as serious as it gets from devoting time, to investing and betting on our sound.We are definitely students of the game, from the late 80’s heavy bass to the new schools melodic fusion of genres sound.
WHAT IS LACKING IN HIP HOP MUSIC THAT YOU THINK YOU CAN CHANGE?
Substance, Direction, & Guidance.
IN ORDER, RANK YOUR TOP 5 PRODUCERS IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW?
Travis ScottMikeWillMadeItMetro BoominBeatKingZaytoven
FAVORITE ALBUM SO FAR THIS YEAR?
Baby on Baby – Da Baby
IN ORDER, RANK YOUR TOP 5 RAPPERS IN THE GAME
Freek:DrakeKendrick LamarLil BabyFutureJ.Cole
PremiumJ:DrakeKendrick LamarJ.ColeBig SeanNipsey Hussle (R.I.P) / Travis Scott
IF YOU COULD COLLABORATE WITH ANY SINGER MALE OR FEMALE FOR A JOINT ALBUM WHO WOULD IT BE?
Meghan The Stallion, because are content and subject matter are very similar just coming coming from different gender perspectives.
DO YOU THINK THE STREAMING ERA IS HURTING OR BENEFITING ARTISTS THESE DAYS?
Benefitting by being direct to consumer, and allowing everybody a chance to live out a dream to create and be heard.
WHAT WOULD YOUR ADVICE BE TO ASPIRING ARTISTS FROM YOUR AREA?
Keep pushing and always believe in yourself.
Where are you from ?
H-Town! Houston, Texas the Derty South!
-How did the crew get started?
Living on the same floor, in the same building, having the same dreams.
-When and how did you get into music?
Ever since kids, from dancing and singing in the living room in front of family to grade school talent shows.
-How did you choose your rap name ?
“Unified” symbolizing the unity and bond amongst brothers of the same struggle. “Playas” symbolizing the cool, calm, collective attitudes in handling tough environments or situations.
How will you change the industry?
Inspiring young men to have confidence in their selves.
-What motivated or inspired you to record your last project?
We were going through tough emotional situations trying to survive that made us vent out or last project “Playas University”. Available at streaming platforms NOW! go check it out and relate.
-Has there been any time in your journey where you felt like pursuing something else instead of music?
Whose side were you on.. Biggie Or Pac?
we appreciate both equally
If you had one song of yours to perform on national tv which would it be?
If you were offered a perfect distribution/sponsorship from every major company in america which company would suit you and your brand the most?
-What is your favorite movie? Favorite actor?
Freek: Paid& Full and Denzel Washington PremiumJ: Goodfellas and Denzel Washington
-Tell me some of your biggest and/or most enjoyable moments so far?
Freek: birth of my kids
-What equipment and software do you use to record/produce?
Mac, Pro Tools
-Name 3 things that make you unique as an artist?
Style, Sound, & Message.
-Where do you see yourself going with this? What are your big plans?
To the moon, past the stars! Take care our families & give back to our communities 1 step at a time.
-Any projects in the works?
Currently working on 4 new projects and have 2 full EPs unreleased that we are about to start letting out to our fans.
-What are your rates for features?
Varies on the work and sound. We love to make good music and that’s what matters most and is 1st!
-Whats the best way to get in
contact with you if we need work done?
via email Freekwentent@gmail.com