I’m Gizerelli Pugh, co-owner of EMP Entertainment along with Streetz & Young Deuces and Black Fred. Black Fred and myself also co-manage all EMP artist through and our company Money Motivator Management.
What is your current artist roster?
Streetz & Young Deuces, B- Eazy, Payroll-n-Patski, TKeyz & BDubb, Astro, Mke Mars and Talia Ferro’ . We are also working enhancing our brand with some creaetively different types of artist.
Has your label released anything so far this year?
The top of 2010 B-Eazy & Mke Mars released the “What The F**K Is Juice?” Mixtape hosted by DJ Heathen. Early March B-Eazy & Payroll released “EAZYPAY”.
There is high anticipation for B-Eazy’s “Eazy Therapy” mixtape which has some real great music. Also, Streetz & Young Deuces “Straight Drop Muzik 2” hosted by DJ Head Debiase of The Aphilliates, which will is powerful. TKeyz & BDubb, Payroll, and Talia Ferro are working on very promising projects as well that you will hear shortly. Streetz & Young Deuces “Hustlers Never Sleep” album is the only scheduled album release, for later this year but all our artist are working on 2 or 3 projects at a time.
What’s your label’s history?
Streetz & Young Deuces have been the franchise players since we started the label back in 2002. Many acknowledgements – the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal in 03, The Source in 05, HipHop Weekly in 07, Ozone Magzine in 07, many other publications have done stories and we also have some big features coming up. In 2006 they won at the Get Em Magainze awards, recently won Indy Group of The Year at the 2010 Southern Ent Awards. Various sponsorship/endorsement currently Crunk Energy Drink and 2520 Clothing. A very exclusive publishing deal with Missing Link Music. But thats just Streetz & Young Deuces all our artist have gained national and international exposure, preforming very frequently, collaborating with artist and djs from all around.
What makes your label unique?
The different personalities, also everyone has a history with eachother whether is relation or coming of age together. All our business is ran separate from anything we do not related to music or any other ventures. Like we might talk business on the phone, hang up call back and talk about we hoopin at the park, or we over here come through.
Where do you see your label in five years?
Working, continuing to progress and enhance the impact we’ve already been making. Stronger, powerful moves.
If somebody wants to join your label as an artist, how can they do so?
Submit your music to MoneyMotivatorMgmt@gmail.com
What do you think about Milwaukee Hip-Hop outside of those on your label?
There’s alot of great artist and music being made, we need to keep up the creativity but there’s alot of people in the way that need to go sit down go to school or get a job and be somebody.
Anything else you’d like to say or do you have any shout-outs?
Everyone that supporting or respects the EMP Movement, the Midwest Movement, the Milwaukee Movement, the djs, radio, websites, magazines, companies/businesses. Stay tuned because your about to see and hear something very real.
(You can stay up with EMP on their website http://www.empentertainment.net)