Trending Stars – Interview with Sean Conn

Sean Conn is a rapper from New York, hailing from Queens. In 2005, Sean Conn debut his first LP ‘The One’. One year later he teamed with Elus and Frsh Aire to form a Hip-Hop group named Triboro. Sean Conn has won numerous awards during his early tenure, including buzz factor of the year (2012) and most original artist in 2014.

In 2015, Sean Conn started his own brand ‘Vigga Entertainment’. In early 2016 he released his very first single ‘Silver Lining’ from the LP; The Man With The Golden Mic’. The music video has been viewed over 130,000 times. His LP ‘The Man With The Golden Mic’ dropped in 2017. The Golden Mic video has surpassed the 300,000 mark on YouTube.

No doubt, Sean Conn 00 is trending and certainly has arrived.

Let’s catch up phenom, Sean Conn……

Trending Pop Culture: For those not familiar with the Sean Conn 00 brand yet, can you catch us up?

Sean Conn: Yes I’m Hip Hop’s Secret Agent and I have been in this game for years. I have seen a lot and learned a lot in my 20 year journey.

TPC: Your roots are deeply imbedded in New York, is this where your main influence is drawn from? Who were your influences growing up?

SC: I have heavy influence from my home town of New York, and that’s where the love started. Hearing Run DMC, L.L. Cool J, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Lord Finesse and Rakim are the ones that sparked the love and I would see all the video of the artist I named on Video Music Box, That show was Hip Hop 101 and I would run home after school to see it. The artist that made me want to write raps was Redman, his first LP changed my Life.

TPC: Listening to your LP “The Man With The Golden Mic”(which is amazing), It’s noticeable that some music on the LP mix some old school flavor with new flavor too. Tracks like ‘Oh My God’, ‘Quest for the Master Flows’, ‘So You Wanna Be’, how do you take that direction when laying the tracks down?

SC: Thanks, I put this project together from a dream I had, (An actually Sleeping Dream) That I did an album dedicated to the Golden Age of Hip Hop, and after waking up I wrote down the dream and started on the L.P. it has that good Ol feel with a new age twist. Once I knew what I wanted to relay to the people I started to get music submitted to me by some well-known and unknown producers that had the vibe I was looking for, one I got a bulk of music I broke it down by feeling and mode. I wanted to have a very well-rounded LP so songs like (Oh My God) have a real Boom Bap sound and (Quest For The Master Flows) is a visual that is painted by the words of the story and mission and then (So You Wanna Be) Brings out more of a hardcore edge to it with a heavy thumping beat for that head nod effect. I want people to be able to just press play and enjoy with no skipping do to music that is not Quality.

TPC: A three-part question – The process; How do you lay down lyrics? Do you always have beats and lyrics rolling around in your head? Are you armed with your phone or something around at all times to get your ideas down, so you don’t forget them?

SC: I Lay down lyrics in a few ways, I still have a notebook and pen that I use especially when I’m just writing with no beat. I also have my phone where I might be walking and thoughts for songs (Me hearing a sound or vibe and I then make a hook to in my voice recording app) and I also like to vibe to beats one at a time and if I get that feeling where I’m freestyling the verse and its flowing in seconds I know its time to write the song right now. but other times I might have a beat I like but that instant vibe is not there and I work on it over time. So my process can vary when laying down lyrics.

TPC: In 2016, the brand ‘Vigga Entertainment’ was conceived. How did this come to fruition?

SC: This is one of the most unique stories how this brand and name came about. In 2008 I was in the Studio with my TRIBORO family and someone pointed out how in the film Boyz N Da Hood right before the famous “We Got A Problem” – Ice Cube scene When dude asked Morris Chesnut “What the F@#k you looking at” if you replay it he said “I’m still trying to find out Vigga!!”. We then would call each other Vigga and it stuck, V.I.G.G.A (Very Intelligent Getting Goals Accomplished) that was a concept taken from a 2-pac Acronym.and after 7 years of saying it, it became a way of life and my brand.

TPC: Your video ‘Viggas In Africa’, featuring artist Hous Da Beast. Where was that video shot? And how was it teaming with Hous Da Beast?

SC: Working with Hous is always dope! he is very talented and has been down with me since my first mix tape that dropped 15 years ago (The Last Colony Presents Sean Conn) Where he makes his music debut and is on the cover with me. I was teaching him the emcee way from the start like I was shown by my mentors. We shot the video in Queens NY and the day the video dropped my Cue family in Ghana Africa posted it on their blog and its been a world-wide vibe now with a huge remix on the way.

TPC: A lot of your videos show you in your comic book hero gear. Are you a comic book fan?

SC: I’m a big time comic book fan from day one even before Hip Hop, my older brother was into comics and he is 5 years older so when i was 5 or so he would walk me to the comic store and when I was only to buy DC and he would by Marvel. I did not understand then but because he started me that way I have so many great DC runs from the 80’s like the Marv Wolfman George Perez run of the Teen Titans  and all the Crisis On Infinite Earths where so many heroes die like The Flash and Super Girl. but I was still able to read all his comics so I was all into Marvel Secret Wars and so much more.

TPC: Will we see any music from you regarding your affinity towards the comic book genre?

SC: Yes I have some music I will be working on for my video game updates soundtrack and my next LP that will have affinity with the comic book genre. The start of my video game is a 8 page comic that I will be making an actual comic series in the future

TPC: If you could play a super hero or villain in a movie, who would it be and why?

SC: I would play the Hero, I have been the good guy all my life, looking to help people in need and working with others that share special ability. I’m also into health and fitness so its only right I play the hero to save the day. I’m already a hero to many, or at least that’s what i have been told. also you can be a super hero without powers kinda like a Secret Agent Of Hip Hop would be. Lol

TPC: You have a video game out too. ‘Quest For The Golden Mics’. It looks like a lot of fun. How did you get this going? Are you a gamer? ….And where can we get it?

SC: I’m also a BIG time gamer, that was hand and hand with comics since Atari and Intellivison. I have played video games all my life, when I started to work on my LP (The Man With The Golden Mic) I knew this was a close to the heart project and to me to be yourself is a big key in success. I love Hip Hop, Video Games And Comic Books so I decided my Entertainment Company would include all 3. The game is available on I-phone Appstore and Android Google Play. It’s an old school beat em up arcade style game where I am the main character that gets zapped into the world of Hiphopia to find the 5 golden mics that will restore peace and harmony to a city now infected with the dark force energy. What makes this game so unique is you control the main character with a record spinning on a turntable, all elements of Hip Hop are shown in this game.

TPC: Getting back to the videos. There are many positive vibes going on within your videos. Is this done intentionally or are you just an easy vibe type person?

SC: I feel what you give is what you get on all levels, I am a very positive minded person and it reflects in my music and videos. I don’t intentionally put out the vibes its just who I have become over the years.

TPC: An important (social) video by you and Ty Nitty regarding Police Brutality strikes a stark message. The video, ‘Quiet’ is quite raw and delivers some powerful lyrics. How is it that the “system” be fixed to the point brutality ceases to exist? Why is it so broken in your opinion?

SC: Big shout out to the legend Ty Nitty who hit me up to join him on this mission. Police Brutality has been around from the start and in my opinion it will not cease to exist until the laws are changed and the law enforcement as a whole has a reset. How that happens I pray we find out and it also starts with self unity, we are killing each other even faster than them so once we unite then we can take a real stand and not just when a cop killing an unarmed man is exposed.

TPC: Your positivity and faith will help bring light (and guidance) to this very important topic within our society. What would ask from the youth growing up in the urban areas to help alleviate some of the pressures of this ongoing issue within their communities?

SC: We need to unite the youth in workshops but the best way is by example, we need more positive role models. I am going to schools to talk to them for carrier day and if more of us artist and entertainers do this the effect would be amazing, they follow us more than their parents at times. Hands on is the best way, show that you care it goes a long way.

TPC: Collaborations are an important way to get a message out. But, collaborations are not always about a message, but just plan ol’ fun. One collaboration you must be extremely proud of is with Miss Olivia, your daughter, on the single ‘How You Really Rock’ (featuring Miss Olivia). She’s so good. Will their be future collaborations planned with Miss Olivia?

SC: Thanks! I’m very excited and proud for the release of this single for a number of reasons, when I was working on my project I knew I needed a fun record to have a well-balanced LP. I was playing the beat one day and I seen Olivia dancing to the beat so I said what do you hear on this for a chorus? She told me to play it from the start and the she said the full hook and I was like wow that’s a hit! we ended up going to the studio that week and she knocked it out the park! This single is dropping May 4th and has a world-wide dance challenge that starts the same day. Miss Olivia is looking to be an actress so if her music talent get her that opportunity then so be it, she is just full of talent from singing to dancing and making Hip Hop hooks (If she ever wants to make a song I’m all for it but that will be on her I just support her 100% as a father should.

TPC: You’ve collaborated and have had guest spots on some of your music. Can we expect more in the future? Anyone you can name drop right now?

SC: Yes. Being CEO of Vigga ENT is very demanding and time consuming. Now that my album is out as well as the video game I can get back to being an artist doing collaborations with artist from all over the world, Ghana Africa being one. I don’t want to name drop as of yet but I will just say that I will be finishing the year up very strong.

TPC: Many young artist are always trying to break into the hip hop scene. What is the one piece of advice you can offer up to help guide someone?

SC: They have a huge advantage with the age of technology and social media. Do your research for yourself to educate yourself, the information for all you need to know is free via YouTube and Google. Trust in yourself and never let yourself down.

TPC: What can fans expect to see in the near and farther future from Sean Conn?

SC: Expect one of the biggest viral challenges ever, a film appearance, shows in the States and Overseas, more videos off my album and a sophomore LP that will be like night and day compared to my debut.

TPC: Where can fans follow your progress as you do your thing? Social media outlets……

SC: All outlets @seancon00 (That’s 2 zeros) FB, IG, Twitter, Youtube.

TPC: If fans would like to purchase your music and or listen to some tracks, where would they go?

SCwww.seanconn00.com

TPC: Are you making any live appearances, so fans can see you?

SC: I will be the MC at this event;
How to get started on cryptocurrency? Learn about new tech AND catch @seanconn00 our MC !
Host @TigerwonNYC MC @seanconn00 Date April 21, 2018.
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Also I will be performing with Miss Olivia for the very first time at the 1st annual youth Fest!
(The Voter Registration Civil Engagement Block Party) Wed, April 25, 2018 12pm to 6pm on 128th Street Between St. Nicholas & 8th ave
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dj-con-pop-up-demo-tickets-44743439833

Thank you Sean Conn 00.

Jay Katz
Trending Pop Culture

Free Comic Book Day 2015 Hot Picks

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Free Comic Book Day will be on May 2 2015. So many cool comics to read and a few to speculate on too. There will be two tiers this year. The Gold Tier and the Silver Tier. The Gold tier comics will be available at every comic shop. The Silver tier comics will be available at select stores. So you know what this means right? If there are any possible speculative comics to maybe grab, it would be from the Silver pile because only comic shops that participated will be getting those particular books, thus leading to the possibility of a shortage on a demanded free comic.

Let’s check out some of the speculative highlights.

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Click on the RED links or comic covers to buy/bid on Ebay. Most of these comics are not available yet. Come back here after new comic book day if you missed out on any of the books you wanted. The links should bring a better search then.

 

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Dark Circle Comics Preview – Archie Comic Publications

Archie Comics is about to turn it up a notch in 2015. InvestComics did an interview with Alex Segura: Senior Vice President of publicity/marketing of Archie Comics in September right HERE. Alex told us then that there are very big plans for Archie Publications. We know this and are on board 100 percent. There have been some naysayers over the years that InvestComics has encountered on its platform regarding Archie Comics. Not quite sure why that is exactly, but uninformed collectors do not see a value in the speculative marketplace and that could not be further from the truth. Those people will be eating their words by this time next year. Please quote InvestComics on this if you’d like. Archie Comics will in fact arrive in 2015. This Dark Circle imprint is only a backdrop that will eventually lead to bigger things as well for the soon to be 75 year old company. More on why and on Archie Comics on InvestComics in the near future, stay tuned…..

Fight Club – Dark Horse Comics

There are several stories going on in this free preview book. The Goon (new story), The Strain (New story from Guillermo del Toro) and the premiere of the Fight Club. This is a good one to pick up.

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Marvel Secret Wars – Marvel Comics

Most likely this new spin on the Secret Wars from Marvel will be a big draw. Maybe this free comic will feature a first appearance or something extremely important regarding the event. Who knows? But it’s worth getting regardless because he story will kick ass anyways.

DC Comics

….Will remain mum on their free comic book day release. Get it, same protocol as the Marvel release. We’re quite sure the DC freebie will be leading up to something huge. Stay up to date with DC’s secret on freecomicbookday.com.

Silver Tier

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Canada’s very own “Superman/Captain America” makes another attempt at trying to capture the hearts of American comic collectors. Will our friendly neighbors succeed this time remains to be seen. In the meantime, if you have a few bucks, anywhere from $4 to $75 you can own a Captain Canuck first appearance from the 1975 self titled Captain Canuck #1. You never know….

Mercury Heat Debut – Avatar Press

This sneak peak looks like a fantastic story brewing. Pick this up.

TMNT: Prelude To Vengence – IDW Publishing

All new material that will lead to a huge Turtle story line.

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Here is a self contained story of a series that will debut in May.

Kodansha Comics Sampler – Kodansha Comics

This freebie includes a few samples of KC’s Anime/Manga line. Attack on Titan is one of the samples to be featured. Interesting comic that Attack on Titan is. The number one issue has gone to 6 printings already. Pretty sweet.

Stan Lee’s Shakra The Incredible – Liquid Comics

Based on the cartoon short we get the debut of Shakra in comic book form. Awesome for the kids!

Lady Justice #1 – Super Genius

IMAGECOMICS_TALESOFHONOR TH3RDWORLD_THESTUFFOFLEGENDThis is a reprint of the original Lady Justice (“Neil Gaiman’s”) from 1995. You can get the first appearance of Lady Justice (Wheel of Worlds #0) in a 50 cent bin someplace or buy it on line for a buck.

The Stuff of Legend – Th3rd World Productions

Here’s a possible sleeper in the making……

Hip Hop Family Tree – Fantagraphics Books

If you’re a Hip Hop fan, this comic is for you. If you’re not a Hip Hop fan, this comic is for you too. Check out some hardcore history of the Hip Hop world. This comic has all of the greats on the cover. KRS-One, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Easy E, Tupac…..yes this is awesome beyond awesome. Meet some of these guys and get them to sign your book (witnessed of course) and grade it. You’ll have a one of a kind!

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They remain mum here as well on the Silver side. Get your fix on what they’re up to by visiting freecomicbookday.com.

Avengers #1 – Marvel Comics

Marvel isn’t very secretive about their plans. Check out the Avengers #1 comic for free. And the best part of this freebie is the a “new threat”? Is this an introduction? If it is, you better get this.

All and all a terrific free comic book day is headed our way. So many comics to read, so little time! Well we make time to read, but so little time before May 6 hits!

Be sure to bring the little ones if you have any. Comic books are a very good reading tool for the children. Have them read the Shakra comic to you or any comic they look interested in, it’s amazing to share the excitement with a child this way. It’s like Christmas in May!

Read wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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