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A New Rap Artist Sparking in the Hip Hop Era: Deetranada Tells it All

She is no stranger to the music world when it comes to getting her hands dirty.  Deetranada is from Baltimore and is already changing the game with her live activism through her music.  Her face might look familiar because she has been on Jermaine Dupri’s show, season three of The Rap Game, which is the most popular show on Lifetime.  The passion to started rapping was due to the fact that she used to get bullied a lot at a young age.  That motivated her even more when she was also was introduced to the poetry game where she used her words to talk about hardships and things she went through.

Deetranada has big dreams and big goals and being in the music industry was one of them. The opportunity of being on the Rap Game went smoothly being that she was already claiming that in the atmosphere before it actually happened.  Doing freestyles every Friday on Instagram, tagging became her best friend; tagging Jermaine Dupri and the Rap Game in her posts.  When JD started following her and the producer from the show reaching out to Deetranada asking her to be apart of the show paved other opportunities for the world knowing what she was really all about.  The only difference between her and the other kids on the show was that they had more experience with being in the studio and performing on the stage with celebrities, but that didn’t stop Deetranada from doing what she love the most.  She had the confidence to make things happen and through her music, she was doing actually what she was called to do and that was to make a difference through her rap.

The one thing that sets her apart from other rappers is the fact in her music she doesn’t cuss, but the biggest thing is talking about the things that are happening in the world right now.  She is a young activist living her dream and wanting to make a difference in her community and to the world.

“It’s kids dying, black-on-black crimes.  Most kid and adult rappers won’t speak on that,” says Deetranada during the interview.

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Five years from now Deetranada sees herself as being a millionaire and winning awards for the best female rapper for making a difference.  It’s all about speaking things into existence.   The latest project that she is working on is called “Dee vs. everybody which is set to be released this year.  Other projects she released was “A Bunch of Nada” that was released this past February and “Adolescence Swim” last June.  You can find all her music on You Tube, Spotify, iTunes on her website at www.deetranada.com

 

Follow her on IG @deetranada

 

‘Luke Cage’ Actor Elijah Boothe talks about His Journey as an Actor and Next Moves

Marvel’s Luke Cage Actor, Elijah Boothe is no stranger when it comes to the acting field.  His breakout in the acting industry came in 2016.  He has acted alongside Moonlight Actor Mahershala Ali and others.  Elijah has earned significant parts in movies and tv series such as “Golden Boy,” “Coin Heist,” “Are We There Yet (the tv series), and “Blue Bloods” Besides acting, Elijah has been featured in international magazines such as Vogue, WWD and W Magazine.

 

How did you get started in the acting business? Did you go to school for it?

 

      I sort of fell into the business at the age of 10 when I auditioned for The Lion King on Broadway and I’ve been doing it ever since.

 

Let’s talk about your character “Young Cottonmouth” on Luke Cage.  How did you land the role?

 

       The audition process for me was very short actually. Of course, anything Marvel is super confidential, so I had no idea that it was Luke Cage initially. Casting called me in to read once, and the rest is history.

Were there any amazing people you met on set while filming?

Absolutely! Both the cast and crew were a blast to work with. Cheo Hadari Coker (Creator), Jeph Loeb (Producer), Akela Cooper (Producer), and Andy Goddard (Director) were all amazing to work with! They gave me full reign to create who I wanted Young Cottonmouth to be which was amazing. Also getting to work with the legendary Alfre Woodard, Latanya Jackson, and share the same character as Oscar Award Winner Mahershala Ali was mind blowing. I made sure to be a sponge and soak up all the knowledge I could from these veterans.

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What keeps you motivated and inspired doing what you love doing the most?

 

         So many things but mainly my test and trials. My supporters definitely keep me going as well.

 

Out of all the films and tv shows you have been a part of, which ones has been your favorite and why?

 

I loved working on A Rainy Day In New York with Selena Gomez and Timothee Chalamet. I also had a blast working on Golden Boy on CBS with Greg Berlanti. Everyone was so amazing and gave me so much knowledge that I still carry with me to this day.

 

Do you have any upcoming projects coming up that you are able to discuss?

 

           I start filming a new series soon called The Line Up alongside Isaiah Washington and La La Anthony. The Line Up is a story about various women who use their street smarts, wit, and sexual energy to dominate men. The women in this story know how to use what they have to get them what they want, and that’s money, power, and respect. I play Crit on the show.

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Where do you see yourself five years from now? Ten years from now?

 

            Honestly, I just want to tell real stories that evoke change and inspire. I definitely see myself directing, writing, and producing very soon.

 

If you weren’t an actor, what would you be doing?

 

           If I wasn’t acting I would definitely be singing full time. I grew up singing in the church so music will always be my first love.

 

Are you a big Marvel fan? If so, what are some of your favorite characters and movies?

 

         I’m obsessed with Marvel which is why I freaked out when I found out I got the role on Luke Cage! WAKANDA FOREVER! Black Panther is definitely my favorite character of all time.

 

What’s next for Elijah Boothe?

 

       I’ll be releasing my EP at the end of the year produced by Knxwledge

 

How can your readers connect with you? Social media links? Imdb link?

 

        You can reach me on Instagram @ElijahBoothe

https://www.instagram.com/elijahboothe/?hl=e

 

https://m.imdb.com/name/nm5563995/?ref_=m_nmbio_bio_n

 

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