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Introducing No Offense Magazine Summer 2024 Edition!

Get ready to dive into the hottest issue of the season! No Offense Magazine Summer 2024 is here, and it’s packed with exclusive content you won’t want to miss. Our latest edition features the dynamic GMB Cnote gracing the front cover and the talented Vee shining on the back.

What’s Inside:

  • Brad Leo Lyons: An in-depth interview with the creative mind behind some of the most compelling projects in the industry today.
  • The OAO Project: Discover the innovative initiatives that are shaping the future.
  • Viktoria Silk: An exclusive feature on this rising star’s journey and upcoming ventures.
  • Lani Mays: Get the scoop on Lani’s new EP, “Cancer SZN,” set to drop on his birthday. This is an EP you won’t want to miss!

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THE HIGH COUNSEL – JUNE 13 2024

Welcome to Friday Eve! That means its time for another The High Counsel episode! Catch it below!

Thursday has made its way around yet again! Thank you to all who view the show and share it every week! Last week’s show is almost at 1000 views! Let’s keep it growing! On this week’s episode of The High Counsel we talk about Energy Vampires, Adrian Broner getting his teeth knocked out after his threatening display prior to the fight, Questions to make you think, and more! Tune and join the conversation! As always, you have an open invitation to bring whoever you’d like!

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Viktoria Silk: The Multifaceted Musical Prodigy Making Waves in the Industry – JUNE 9 2024

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In an era where the music industry is brimming with talent, Viktoria Silk stands out not just as a singer but as a songwriter and producer. Her journey from a small-town girl with big dreams to an emerging star in the rhythm and blues (R&B) scene is nothing short of inspiring. Through sheer passion and a relentless work ethic, Viktoria has managed to carve out a unique niche for herself, blending various genres to create a sound that is distinctly her own.

Early Beginnings: The Spark of Talent

Viktoria Silk’s musical journey began in her hometown, where she was first introduced to the world of performance. “I was kind of ‘voluntold’ into a talent show,” she recalls with a laugh. “I whipped out the Spice Girls and ended up winning the talent show.” This early success ignited a flame within her, setting her on a path that would see her exploring various musical styles and perfecting her craft.

Her admiration for the Spice Girls, particularly Posh Spice, played a pivotal role during her early years. “I really liked Posh Spice because her name was Victoria. We are both Victorias, and we are the same,” she says, revealing the personal connection that fueled her ambitions.

The Evolution: From EDM to R&B

Viktoria’s musical journey has been marked by constant evolution. Initially drawn to electronic dance music (EDM), she later transitioned to R&B, a genre where she found her true voice. “I went to school for audio engineering, and that’s where I learned about MIDI and production,” she explains. Her academic background provided her with the technical skills needed to produce her own music, but it was her emotional connection to R&B that truly shaped her artistic identity.

“Everything just got more and more lyrical, more song-ish,” she notes. This shift allowed her to incorporate her vocals more prominently, adding a personal touch to her tracks. Viktoria’s ability to adapt and grow as an artist is evident in her latest works, which seamlessly blend electronic elements with soulful R&B melodies.

The Creative Process: A Symphony of Emotions

For Viktoria, songwriting is a deeply personal endeavor. “I write mostly about life experiences, like my own experiences,” she shares. This emotional honesty resonates deeply with her audience, allowing them to connect with her music on a personal level. Viktoria’s lyrics often explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, reflecting her own journey through life.

“I have at least 350 different note tabs just of different lyric ideas,” she reveals, highlighting her prolific nature as a songwriter. These notes serve as a repository of emotions, each one waiting to be transformed into a song. Her creative process is fluid, often starting with a simple chord progression or a lyrical idea and evolving into a fully realized track.

Overcoming Challenges: The Fear of Vulnerability

Despite her undeniable talent, Viktoria has faced her share of challenges. One of the most significant hurdles has been overcoming her fear of vulnerability. “I was a little bit afraid of putting my heart out there, in lyrics and even vocally,” she admits. This fear, however, did not deter her. Instead, it pushed her to grow as an artist, allowing her to present a more authentic version of herself through her music.

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Her journey towards authenticity is reflected in her performances. “Sometimes the first song, there’s a little bit of the nerves,” she says. “But once I get through that, I can really vibe and put on a good show.” Viktoria’s ability to connect with her audience, both emotionally and energetically, is one of her greatest strengths as a performer.

Collaborations and Future Aspirations

Viktoria is not just focused on her own music; she is also eager to collaborate with other artists and producers. “I love collaborating with artists and producers,” she says. “But a lot of times, I’m very focused on writing my own stuff.” This balance between collaboration and personal creativity allows her to continuously evolve and push the boundaries of her musical style.

Looking ahead, Viktoria has big plans for her career. “I want to be touring and performing, seeing more people vibing and mouthing my lyrics,” she shares. Her aspirations extend beyond just creating music; she wants to share it with the world, connecting with audiences on a global scale.

Latest Works: A Labor of Love

One of Viktoria’s most recent releases, “Display,” exemplifies her growth as an artist. “Display was a huge labor of love,” she says. The track marks a significant milestone in her career, blending various genres to create a unique sound that is both innovative and deeply personal. Additionally, she teases an upcoming release, promising fans more of the music they love.

Her commitment to her craft and her willingness to explore new musical territories make her an artist to watch. As she continues to evolve, Viktoria Silk is poised to make a significant impact on the music industry.

Connecting with Fans: The Importance of Authenticity

For Viktoria, connecting with her fans is paramount. “I want to have a deeper connection with my music and be able to tackle any situation I get put into,” she explains. This desire for authenticity extends to her social media presence, where she engages with her audience and shares updates about her projects. “You can find me on Instagram under Viktoria Silk, all one word,” she says, encouraging fans to follow her journey.

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Conclusion: The Rising Star

Viktoria Silk’s story is one of passion, perseverance, and undeniable talent. From her early beginnings in a small town to her current status as an emerging star, she has shown that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. Her unique blend of electronic and R&B influences, combined with her emotional honesty, sets her apart in a crowded industry.

As she continues to grow and evolve, there is no doubt that Viktoria Silk will leave an indelible mark on the music world. Her journey is far from over, and fans can look forward to many more exciting chapters in the story of this multifaceted musical prodigy.

For more updates on Viktoria Silk’s music and upcoming projects, be sure to follow her on Instagram and stay tuned for her latest releases.

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THE HIGH COUNSEL – JUNE 6 2024

Blessed to see yet another Thursday! Tune in to catch this week’s episode of THE HIGH COUNSEL below!

Your favorite group of friends are back for another session of The High Counsel! This week we talk about fast food f*ck ups, go over this weeks social media videos, and discuss UMG’s latest play to scrape every dollar from the Drake vs. Kdot beef. You know we can’t forget about Diddy! Of course, we will discuss other things, but you have to be present to participate (wink, wink)! We hope to see you at the session, and as always bring a plus one or 3!

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TheOAOProject: Rising Stars Redefining Independent Music

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In the ever-evolving landscape of independent music, TheOAOProject stands out as a beacon of innovation and authenticity. Comprising the dynamic trio of Blake, Kobe, and Kam, this group is rapidly gaining traction for their unique sound and compelling story. Rooted in Louisiana and blossoming in Austin, Texas, TheOAOProject is not just a musical group but a movement with a mantra: “Only Another Opportunity.”

The Genesis of TheOAOProject


Blake, Kobe, and Kam grew up in a musical environment that fostered their talents from a young age. Their journey began with modest means, recording their first tracks on a dining room table with basic equipment. “We started freestyling at parties and realized we had something special,” recalls Blake. This humble beginning set the stage for their evolution into a cohesive unit that seamlessly blends hip-hop, R&B, and pop.

The Philosophy Behind the Music


TheOAOProject’s name encapsulates their life philosophy. “Only Another Opportunity” is more than a catchy phrase; it’s a guiding principle that drives their relentless pursuit of success. “Every day is OAO for us,” explains Kam. “It means we seize every chance we get to improve and grow.”

This mindset is evident in their music, which often explores themes of resilience, hope, and self-discovery. Their lyrics are a testament to their journey, offering listeners a glimpse into their struggles and triumphs. “Our music is our truth,” says Kobe. “It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s who we are.”

A Diverse Sound That Resonates


TheOAOProject’s sound is a melting pot of influences, ranging from classic hip-hop to contemporary pop. This eclectic mix allows them to appeal to a broad audience while maintaining a unique identity. “We don’t limit ourselves to one genre,” notes Blake. “We experiment with different sounds to create something fresh and exciting.”

Their ability to blend various musical styles is evident in their latest track, set to release at midnight. Inspired by personal experiences, this song promises to be a deeply emotional journey for both the artists and their listeners. “It’s one of our most personal tracks yet,” says Kam. “We poured our hearts into it.”

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Building a Brand Beyond Music


TheOAOProject is not just focused on making music; they are building a brand that resonates with their audience. Their merchandise line, featuring hoodies and tees, is set to launch soon, offering fans a tangible connection to the group. “Our fans are like family,” says Kobe. “We want to give them something they can hold onto.”

Social media plays a crucial role in their branding strategy. With a strong presence on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, TheOAOProject engages with their audience through behind-the-scenes content, live sessions, and interactive posts. “We love connecting with our fans,” says Blake. “Their support means everything to us.”

Collaborations and Future Projects


Collaboration is a cornerstone of TheOAOProject’s creative process. They have worked with various producers and artists, constantly seeking new perspectives to enhance their music. “We love to collaborate,” says Kam. “It brings fresh energy and ideas to our work.”

Their upcoming projects include a series of collaborations with both established and emerging artists. “We have some exciting stuff in the pipeline,” hints Kobe. “Stay tuned.”

The Road to Success


TheOAOProject’s journey has been marked by significant milestones. From selling out shows at major venues like the Republic in New Orleans to performing at renowned festivals, their rise has been nothing short of meteoric. “Performing live is one of the best parts of what we do,” says Blake. “The energy from the crowd is incredible.”

Their success is a testament to their hard work and unwavering belief in their talent. “We’ve faced our share of challenges,” admits Kam. “But we’ve always believed in ourselves and each other.”

Personal Insights and Inspirations


Behind the music, Blake, Kobe, and Kam are individuals with unique stories and inspirations. When asked about their musical influences, they cite a range of artists from different genres. “We draw inspiration from everywhere,” says Kobe. “From classic rock to modern hip-hop, it all shapes our sound.”

Their personal lives also provide a rich source of material for their music. “Our experiences shape our songs,” explains Blake. “Whether it’s love, loss, or everyday struggles, we put it all into our music.”

The Future of TheOAOProject


As they continue to grow, TheOAOProject has big plans for the future. They aim to expand their reach, both geographically and musically, while staying true to their roots. “We want to take our music to new places,” says Kam. “But we’ll always stay grounded in who we are.”

Their vision extends beyond just making music; they aspire to create a lasting impact on the industry and their community. “Success for us is not just about fame,” says Kobe. “It’s about making a difference.”

In Conclusion


TheOAOProject is more than just a musical group; they are a testament to the power of perseverance and authenticity. With their unique sound, compelling story, and unwavering dedication, Blake, Kobe, and Kam are poised to make a significant impact on the music industry. “We’re just getting started,” says Blake. “The best is yet to come.”

For fans and new listeners alike, TheOAOProject offers a refreshing blend of talent, passion, and genuine artistry. Their journey is a reminder that with the right mindset, every day is “Only Another Opportunity” to achieve greatness.

Be on the lookout for their new hit “As Real as it Gets” dropping on June 5th on ALL streaming platforms!

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Blake – @bakeblakeacake

Kobe – @kobewestt

Kam – @kamjamesmuzic

Ty Gibson – @prepare4theplug

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THE HIGH COUNSEL – MAY 30 2024

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This week on The High Counsel, of course we have the funny videos of the week, but we have to cover the biggest Hip Hop story since, well 2pac and Biggie: Diddy and his associates. There has been more updates and we dare to inquire: Did Diddy Do it? Join our chat and let us know what might be on your mind! We want to hear from you!

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THE HIGH COUNSEL – MAY 23 2024

Your favorite gang is back for another Thursday!!! Catch the episode below!

Its THURSDAY!!!! That means The High Counsel is back for another week, and as always, we gone act a fool! Apart from funny clips and conversation, we touch on trending topics and of course we have to address the latest Diddy video. Tap in and bring a friend or two!!!! See you there!

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Lani Mays: The Multi-Talented Artist Painting The Industry with Unique Colors – May 18 2024

Its been a few months since we last chopped it up with Lani Mays, a multi-talented resident of South Florida, who is making his impact felt on multiple fronts. Catch his exlcusive interview below!

In the realm of indie music, it’s no secret that some artists have a knack for standing out, and Lani Mays is no exception. A multi-talented creator in the truest sense, Lani Mays is not just an independent recording artist; he is also a skilled photographer and a seasoned videographer. His dynamic range of talents and his unwavering dedication to his craft make him a force to be reckoned with in the industry.

“The journey of an artist is a never-ending exploration,” Lani shared during our conversation. His journey is a testament to this sentiment, starting as a recording artist and then branching out into photography and videography, showcasing an impressive versatility.

Lani’s music career began with strong influences from industry titans like T.I., T-Pain, and Plies. However, he has since carved out a distinctive sound that resonates deeply with his audience. His song ‘8 Hour Shift’ is a prime example of how he connects profoundly with everyday working-class people through his music.

“Music is a universal language that connects us all,” Lani explained. “When I create my music, I aim to touch the heart of the everyday person. The person who works the 9-5 job, the person who’s striving for better. That’s who I make my music for.”

However, Lani’s creativity doesn’t stop with music. As a photographer and videographer, he has also made significant strides, working with high-profile individuals and brands, including Master P and Ice Cube. His work has also featured in various fashion shows and magazines, further showcasing his range of talent.

“I believe in growth and evolution as an artist,” Lani elaborated. “Photography and videography were natural progressions for me. I love capturing moments, telling stories through visuals. It’s another form of expression for me, just like music.”

Lani’s approach to his craft is rooted in his commitment to consistent output and quality. He has been diligently releasing new music every month since January 2024, emphasizing the importance of quality over quantity.

“Consistency is key in this industry,” Lani noted. “It’s not just about releasing music. It’s about releasing music that resonates, music that touches people. That’s the kind of quality I aim for.”

Despite his success, Lani remains grounded and focused. He acknowledges the challenges of balancing multiple roles and staying motivated despite the long hours and potential lack of immediate financial reward.

“It’s not always easy,” Lani admitted. “But when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. You find the strength to keep going, to keep pushing. That’s what passion does.”

Looking forward, Lani Mays has exciting projects on the horizon. He is currently working on two EPs, one a collection of unreleased songs and the other a re-release. Additionally, he is set to drop a new single titled ‘STG’ on May 23, produced in collaboration with DST Beats from Italy.

In conclusion, Lani Mays is an artist who embodies the spirit of creativity and perseverance. His multi-faceted talents, coupled with his dedication to his craft, make him a shining example for aspiring artists. As he continues to create and inspire, one can only look forward to the extraordinary artistry that Lani Mays will bring to the table in the future.

“Keep pushing, keep creating, keep evolving,” Lani advised. “That’s the spirit of an artist. That’s who we are.”

This is indeed who Lani Mays is – a multi-talented creator, an artist in every sense of the word, and a beacon of inspiration for many. His journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, passion, and the sheer love for the art.

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Kicking it with Lani Mays

Lani is one of the artists we have really gotten to watch as he climbs the ranks in his career. For those that have been following the podcast from the beginning, we have watched Lani’s talents in multiple industries (Photography/Videography, Recording Artist, Model, Community Outreach, and Podcast host on The High Counsel) continue to evolve and mature. He has also dropped some new music recently, and will be dropping more soon! Tune in and join the conversation as we catch up on what Lani has been working on! #interview #NOPAWIE #LaniMays #podcast #podcastersofinstagram #Florida #Texas

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THE HIGH COUNSEL – MAY 16 2024

It’s Thursday again! That means your favorite gang is back!!!

This week on The High Counsel We discuss DJ Akademic’s new lawsuit, whether we under appreciate cell phone minutes, what temperatures are ideal for which situations in the house, and more. As always, we invite you to join the conversation in the chat, or by leaving comments at the bottom of the page.

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THE HIGH COUNSEL – MAY 9 2024

Guess what day it is? ! That’s Right! Every Thursday brings a new episode of the infamous The HIgh Counsel Podcast! Catch the show below!

Is “Beef” the hottest commodity in Hip Hop right now? It seems to be this way, as many artists have chosen to take the current climate of Hip Hop and use it to as a battleground! As always, we got laughs for you, so tune in and join the conversation!

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