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ZAYTOVEN SAYS GUNNA AND LIL BABY KEEP THE ATLANTA SOUND GOING

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Zaytoven’s role in trap music is unquestionable. After bursting onto the scene by producing Gucci Mane’s 2005 breakout single, “Icy,” the 39-year-old beat maker has helped to shape hip-hop’s trap sound, also leaving his fingerprints on R&B and even gospel music. He isn’t slowing down either: Zay is following his Chief Keef collaborative project, GloToven, with his own sophomore album toward the end of spring, right around the June debut of his BET TV show, The Next Big ThingZaytoven speaks with XXL about his epic career in music and what keeps him going.

XXL: What’s the defining quality of a Zaytoven beat?

Zaytoven: It’s unorthodox, unpolished. A lot of producers use programs that you don’t even have to beat on the drum machine [or] play the keyboard. Computers kinda make it for you. Me being a producer that’s very hands-on and likes to touch the keys and beat on the drum pad, that’s one of the differences. Plus, I’m a church musician, so I put a lot of church chords [and] runs in my music. Those things influence me when I produce.

What rapper do you make the best music with?

That’s a hard question. The reason I’m in the game is because me and Gucci Mane created the trap sound. [It’s] been mimicked so much, even today. So the chemistry between me and Gucci is like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The game needed what we brought. My chemistry with Gucci is unmatched—peanut butter and jelly. But when I work with Future, it’s a whole ’nother chemistry. It’s a sound that goes together, like a work of art. The chemistry is equally as good with each artist. Being a church musician allows me to conform to whatever artist I’m working with.

How was working with Chief Keef on GloToven different than working with Gucci Mane?

It’s more so Chief Keef’s approach. He’ll say some shit that Gucci ain’t gon’ say. He’s so young and different. I don’t know what sparks his brain to say what he say on the beat. It blows my mind. That’s what I love about working with guys like Chief Keef. I don’t know what they finna say. It makes me as a producer look good. They keep me fresh and relevant. Every time me and Chief working, it’s so unorthodox. We two totally different people. It’s so creative. He definitely gives my music a different edge.

Lil Baby and Gunna have been leading the way for Atlanta’s new trap sound. Are you a fan?

I listen to Gunna [and] Lil Baby. They carrying on where a Gucci Mane or Future would be—the Atlanta flavor. The Atlanta sauce. The style and lingo that you can’t get from nowhere else. I’m proud of the guys ’cause they keeping the sound going. They keeping Atlanta on fire. It ultimately keeps us relevant. Gunna and Baby are definitely guys that I desire to do more music with.

You’ve done so much in the rap game. What keeps you motivated to record music?

It’s still a passion of mine. I still have something to offer. Me being in the game for a long time, I feel like it’s a position that’s needed. [In] my last two years, I’m just becoming Zaytoven. People are just noticing. All the young kids [are like], “Oh, that’s Zaytoven.”

Check out more from XXL’s Spring 2019 issue including our Dreamville cover story featuring interviews with J. ColeJ.I.DBasCozzEarthGangLuteOmen and Ari Lennox; Show & Prove interviews with Flipp Dinero and Blueface, a look into how Hot 97’s Ebro Darden went from fish mascot to hip-hop gatekeeper, Maury Povich in Hip-Hop Junkie, our interview with Rich The Kid and more.

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Medikal To Tour Europe With Fella Makafui

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AMG Business rapper Medikal is set tour Europe this August with his girlfriend Fella Makafui.

The tour is dubbed “Medikal Omo Ada Europe Tour 19”.

He will be playing at Germany, Holland and Italy.

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Forget the fame, I still have a bag of Gari in my room – Fameye still ‘hustling’ after Stardom

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If you were thinking that Fameye is now living a comfortable life just like the likes of Kidi, Kuami Eugene, King Promise… then we are here to inform you that you are completely mistaking.

According to Fameye, life is not easy for him as many of us may perceive. His disclosed this to Sammy Flex during an interview on Zylofon FM.

The Nothing I get hit maker revealed that even though he’s getting some numbers from the shows he’s been performing, his team is using all those money to push his brand and his songs.

Born… who claimed he’s spent most of his life at the boarding house revealed that he sometimes gets the appetite for certain foods but he feels such foods are not just too expensive but also unhealthy comparing it to Gari.

Fameye became widely known in the music scene after his Nothing i get hit and has featured other popular musicians like Kofi Kinata, Bisa Kdei, Kuami Eugene, Medikal and still looking forward to collaborate with big brands like Sarkodie, Shatta Wale or Stonebwoy

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Stop Using My Picture To Fraud People – Nikki Samonas Cries

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Ghanaian actress Nikki Samonas has descended heavily on fraud boys and girls to desist from using her pictures as bait to defraud unsuspecting people.

It appears there are about sixteen fake pages on facebook claiming to be run by Nikki.

These pages advertise for movie auditions and extort money from young people who want to enter the movie industry. In a series of tweets, she sternly warned perpetrators of this act to stop tainting her image and reputation.

She threatened to liaise with the police in order to bring these people to book. She tweeted, “Waaa look at this nonsense. And they will take 150gh on top from these kids who are already struggling to make money. Fraudulent nonsense. Delete yourself. The police is coming fro you”.

The public is advised to take note and save themselves from falling victims to these fraudsters.

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