Monday, February 22, 2016

Interview with Stryker & MFT


Making many moves in this Colorado Hip Hop industry, Stryker & MFT invested much time and dedication into the music business. Opening up for over 40 Major artists in a short amount of time. They are the first Hip Hop/Rap group in the state of Colorado to collaborate on a song with Platinum Rap artist LiL Flip, Gold Selling Hip Hop group Do or Die, R&B singer Johny P. & Texas up-comer Lucky Luciano.



Stryker & MFT are the definition of what Colorado Hip Hop/Rap is.They're the first rap group in Colorado to open up for all of Three 6 Mafia. They have also opened up for 2 Chainz, LiL Scrappy, Youngbuck , Oj Da Juiceman, E40, Paul Wall,Slim Thug,Twista and many more within their state.A Hightlight of their career is having their music approved by ex A&R of Def Jam & new A&R of Roc Nation, Lenny Santiago.



Welcome to our City Stryker & MFT and thanks for flying out here for the interview, we have some questions for you.

We want to commend you on your hard work, 

how did Stryker & MFT start their career?

Thanks you, We Started making musicfrom when we were younger but never really had the equipment to make anything about it. in 2008 we started taking the music industry serious and formed our Hip Hop group Stryker & MFT. We came together as a group because of our love for
music and decided it was time to move forward with our dream or leave it behind. We then started recording seriously and putting lots of time into recording our music and started created albums instead of Freestyles over beats.  

Can you speak on remembering music from back in the day that formed your love of music and inspired you to pursue it?
We were inspired by labels and artist on Deathrow, Bad Boy Records, Def Jam and more which inspired us to become the artist's we are today. Being influenced by artist such as Jay Z, 2 Pac, Notorious Big, P Diddy and more success only made us want to pursue music even more since at that time it was meant for something and you were rapping about real life experiences. I guess you can say it was a way to vent out what you had to say.

Let’s get to know a little more about Stryker & MFT and how you grew up in the music business??
 MFT grew up in the Northside of Denver and Stryker grew up in west Denver. With our real life experiences we put together music that people could feel and got a lot of good feedback. We decided to take our music to the next level by acquiring features for our albums and conducting events since we had connections to many booking agents that could get a hold of pretty much any major artist in the industry.Stryker also had family in the music business who worked with many major artist before we formed, which led us to the connections we do have today.  

Tell us more about what you have done to change the industry in your state?
Stryker & MFT are the first Hip hop group in Colorado to have features with Platinum rap artist LiL flip,Gold Selling Hip Hop artist's Do or Die with Johny P, and up comer Lucky Luciano from Texas on our second album called "Money Come & Go" We are also the first Hip hop group in Colorado to open up for all of Academy award winning Three six mafia and are the first ones in Colorado to have recorded tracks with members of the group. New Album coming soon called say Good night to the bad guy featuring Koopsta Knicca & Lord Infamous of Three 6 Mafia.For more proof you can look up them shouting us out in videos on our record label youtube page called 50/50innertainment.




We changed Colorado music industry by topping the Myspace and Reverbnation music charts and
were trending in 2012 next to major artists like Kanye West,Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Drake and more off the distribution and promotion of our second album "Money Come & Go" and gained over 850,000 Tracked sales for our music through soundscan and much recognition in the music industry nationwide and in Colorado.

   




This resulted in us getting contacted by a major scout of Def Jam for a competition they were doing for A&R Lenny Santiago.
We Stryker & MFT performed in front of him and won putting our name and music on another plateu for the state of Colorado and our music was approved good enough for the Def Jam label. Stryker & MFT We were in negotiations to sign contracts for a Record deal but that eventually fell through because the offer was not negotiable and high enough for the needs of Stryker & MFT, since their music was already making money independently online at the time.







5. What major artist's have you performed along side? Where have you toured?
Stryker & MFT have toured all across Colorado in different cities from Fort Collins to Colorado springs to Grand Junction and are known for traveling out of  state time from time to perform for local and major events in which we get paid for.our greatest succes was traveling out of country to the United Kingdom & Peru for seperate booked hip hop events. Stryker & MFT has performed alongside many major Hip Hop artist's such as E40, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, LiL Scrappy, Youngbuck,2 Pac's Outlawz,Pitbull, 2 Chainz, Yukmouth of the Luniz, Project Pat, All of the Original Three 6 Mafia, Do or Die , Twista, LiL Bibby,LiL Flip, Oj Da Juiceman of Bricksquad, R&B Singer Johny P, Project Pat, Lucky Luciano & Filero of Dopehouse Records, & many more from earlier events and to come about in the future.





What are your booking requirments for events?
We send out our contracts and flyers to make sure everything is agreed on and price we are to get paid between us and the promoter or venue owner.Then we make sure contracts are signed and we are booked with the right people. This includes a professional rider which we ask for specifics for the show and our appearance. When we arrive for the event we like to do a microphone and sound check to ensure we have the best sound for the event. When we're at the venue, before the event , we like to practice backstage or in the green room to ensure our performance is on point for our fans.




Where have you recorded at?
 We like to layout our verses and audios in an inhouse studio than send our audios to one of Colorado's top recording studios called Decibel Gardens or Side 3 Studio which have engineered tracks for many major artists like Yelawolf, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Flo Rida and more.


What is your next music project?
 New Album coming soon Featuring Koopsta Knicca & Lord Infamous of Academy Award
winning group Three 6 Mafia and more. The Title of the Mixtape will be called "Say goodnight to the bad guy" . We are currently going on tour soon the the UK and across the country when booking opportunities come available as we are now on many major booking agents rosters for 2016-2017.

Where they can we find your music distributed to online major retailers like I-tunes, Amazon & more?


Stryker & MFT on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/money-come-go-pt.-2-ep/id609404726

Stryker & MFT on Iheart Radio:
http://www.iheart.com/artist/stryker-mft-736078/

Stryker & MFT on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B003XDLQOA?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=Stryker+%26+M.F.T&index=digital-music&search-type=ss

Stryker & MFT on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/2K1Zu0RnR3HMpKd5AAgid5?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Stryker & MFT on Napster.com
http://gb.napster.com/artist/stryker/album/money-come-and-go

Stryker & MFT on Reverbnation.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/strykerandmft


We know you have features from Major Hip Hop artists where can people check them out as so they know you're real??

Here is my link to my song called "Money Make the world go Round" featuring Do or Die where they even shout us out in the song
https://www.amazon.com/Money-World-Round-Feat-Explicit/dp/B003XE6KJ0/ref=sr_1_9?s=dmusic

Here is the link to my song called "Gettin Props" with platinum selling rap artist LiL Flip
https://www.amazon.com/Gettin-Props-Feat-Stryker-Explicit/dp/B003XE6KG8/ref=sr_1_4?s=dmusic

Here is the link to my song called "Ridin Fly" with Gold selling artist Johny P of Group Do or Die
https://www.amazon.com/Ridin-Fly/dp/B00BMIH8PY/ref=sr_1_10?s=dmusic


Here is us eating Lunch with Koopsta Knicca of Three 6 Mafia after we bought a feature from him
 when it was his first time in the state of Colorado. New Album coming soon!





What is your History and give us your Biography?

Stryker & MFT is an American Hip hop music group, that produces, and writes their own music. Stryker & MFT have mostly become popular due to their Hip Hop blues style of music production, and a strong social media following. They're an independent Hip Hop group,Record label owner, and music producer with hundreds of thousands of fans spanning all parts of the globe. They are currently signed to 50/50innertainment Record Label, and are the current owners of the label. Stryker & MFT have recently gained massive support from the Hip Hop music community nationwide, and has become one the most popular producers of the genre

Stryker & MFT began producing music in 2008 and performing alongside some of Colorado's most known local Hip Hop artists at concerts resulting in them becoming very popular in 2009. Continuing their career,in 2010 They made their second album called Money Come & Go which is most well known for it's significant role in being the first Colorado Hip Hop group to feature songs on an album with Platinum rap artist LiL Flip, gold selling Hip Hop group Do or Die , and R&B Singer Johny P. At the end of 2010 Stryker & MFT was also scouted online from a Def Jam A&R to showcase their talents in a competition in which they did. They pursued the competition and with hard work and success of their music they won and were in the top three chosen to become Def Jam Approved by EX A&R Lenny Santiago & New A&R of Roc Nation.They continued their much success by releasing their 3rd albumin 2014 under the name, "I would rather eat crumbs with bums than eat steaks with snakes." It wasn't until after years of success that they decided upon the name Stryker & MFT and began distributing original productions ,after solidifying their skills as young rappers and distribuing their music online to over 50 major retailers likes Itunes, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody
Iheart Radio & beyond.

Where can we follow Stryker & MFT online?


We are Verified on Google +
www.facebook.com/strykerandmft
www.twitter.com/strykerandmft
www.youtube.com/strykerandmft
http://strykernmft.wix.com/strykerandmft

We want to thank you Stryke & MFT for flying out to our state and sitting down with us for the interview,  for more proof for the non believers before we say goodbye.

Here is a video of Famous Hip Hop artists like Do or Die, LiL Flip, Youngbuck, 2 Pacs Outlawz and more shouting us out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGznKlv5DF8

Here is also a picture of our Verified Google + Page which is linked to our Official Website, please check it out for more
and thanks for the interview.




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