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On the Rise: Joey T. Quincy

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ j8=”true” src=”” width=”279″ //a/divBy The Rap Scoutbr /Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writerbr /br /The Louisiana hip hop scene is known for powerhouse labels, such as No Limit Records and the current hip hop-leading label, Cash Money Records. While Cash Money is dominating the radio waves, there are other independent record labels in the /br /Joey T. Quincy is the head of a new movement in Louisiana, Street Kingz Entertainment. Quincy is not only the CEO of the label, he is also the flagship artist. Not like most rappers with labels, Quincy has a roster full of talent and he is ready to show them to the /br /Recently, Hip Hop Vibe caught up with Joey T. Quincy and he gave us an interview over the phone. In the interview, Quincy discussed several of his upcoming projects and how he handles his life and his /br /”I don’t just have dreams, I go out and get ’em” – Joey T. /br /Read the interview below:br /br /strongWhat made you interested in music?/strongbr /I’ve been on the scene for four years as an artist on an unsuccessful record label, so I did what was best for myself on a personal and professional level, I launched my own /br /strongSo, you are an artist also?/strongbr /Yeah, I’m a rapper and I also run a record label. Street Kingz Entertainment has a full roster of talent, including rappers and an Ramp;B /br /strongHave you released any albums to date?/strongbr /No, I have not released any albums yet, but I do have a mixtape /br /strongTell us more about Street Kingz Entertainment?/strongbr /The Street Kingz label was born when I left my old record label and I left, along with two other artists who were signed to the label. Once I set things up, I signed those artists to my Street Kingz Entertainment /br /strongWho are the other artists signed to Street Kingz Entertainment?/strongbr /Epic, Dangerous D, Craze-Boi, Q-Tee, and myself under the name J-Slimmm. I have the three m’s because I am just that /br /strongIs it hard managing your own career and running a full label?/strongbr /At times, it can be hard, but I have a lot of hustle and determination. I have met a lot of people and I will not stop. I know where I want to go and I will not stop until I get there. In order to get what you want out of life, you have to go through struggles, so I welcome the /br /strongDo you feel pressure from the No Limit and Cash Money movements?/strongbr /No, because I believe in our own talent and our determination. If we had the kind of exposure those two labels have had, we would be dominating the game right /br /strongHow do you go about exposing the Street Kingz music?/strongbr /I test the music out on all genres. Sometimes, I even play some of our songs for senior citizens and they have embraced the movement. Street Kingz is much more than a rap label, we do it /br /strongHow do you plan on going international?/strongbr /By using different promotions and branching out into different genres. We also advertise on magazines and I do everything in between to make sure Street Kingz reaches a new fan each day. Truth be told, I’m a /br /strongHave you run across any heavy hitters?/strongbr /Actually, I have. I work at a casino, so I run into celebrities all of the time. Over the years, I have met Juvenile, Katt Williams, Mystikal, and DeRay Williams. After meeting Katt Williams, we recorded together and he is a funny person on and off the camera. Through hard work and networking, I have met plenty of people, big names and minor /br /strongWhere do you intend for Street Kingz Entertainment to be ten years from now?/strongbr /Everywhere. I want to expand into owning restaurants, having clothing lines, and having an overall entertainment company. I see myself as a Russell Simmons-type figure.div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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