[VIDEO] 2L’s says Y.E.S. to Lil Bre (Youth Excellence Spotligh)

As a follow-up to our most recent spotlight, we reconnect with Nashville artist Lil Bre, for an exclusive interview. Lil Bre was recently recognized with the Inspiring Arts Award at the NYA Awards. Bre has continued to impact the youth through his various shows and has managed to draw in a successful fan base through his outreach to the community. While preparing for graduation, Bre continues to make his mark in the classroom as well as outside. Check out our interview with Lil Bre as we recognize our newest Youth Excellence Spotlight!

2L’s Says Y.E.S. to Lil’ Bre | Youth Excellence Spotlight

Hailing from Nashville, TN, Antioch High School Senior Lil Bre has been taking the local airwaves by storm. Standing as our newest Youth Excellence Spotlight (Y.E.S.), Lil Bre is not only an upcoming high school graduate, but a passionate rapper making his way up the ladder as the days progress. The 17-year old rapper carries the weight of his fans on his shoulder as he has a fan base that could amount to the new age Bow Wow of my day. From visiting sick fans, to surprising them at birthday gatherings, Lil Bre places a big chunk of his growing success on the support of his fan base, #TeamLilBre.
Lil Bre has opened shows at the legendary Municpal Auditorium in Nashville, TN for artists such as Yo Gotti and teen favorites, Mindless Behavior. Bre’s new and refreshing sound projects perfectly on the stage as his crowd control at any event is nothing short of perfect. Lil Bre has also been nominated for the 2015 National Youth Activist Award, which is sponsored by Omni Hotels. Bre has had tremendous success with the release of his newest mixtape, Rehab 2. The mixtape has already received over 16K views and it features his latest single “Party.” Excelling in both music and school, Bre hints that he has already chosen a college to attend after graduation to further his scholastic achievement.
Remaining focused at Antioch High School while continuing to focus on music could be tough for the typical student. However, Lil Bre reminds us that his fans push him not only in his music career but also in the classroom. We will be following up with Bre as he will be providing a fool concert for Antioch’s Coming Home Basketball game, this Friday night in Antioch, TN. For now, get more familiar with our newest Youth Excellence Spotlight below as he chats with 2Ls on who Lil Bre is.
I’ve been researching your music outside of what is more recent. I noticed you have been doing music for a long time. How long have you been dedicated to music? 
I have been rapping for a very long time but I got serious when i attended John F Kennedy middle school . When I went there I formed a group called young squad. I think I formed a group  because I was nervous to stand on the stage alone because  when you are with a group you can blame some one else for your mistakes and you really don’t have to worry about going through things alone . When I got to high school i branched away from the group idea because my vision wasn’t in their eyes and we didn’t have the same dream .Once I started focusing on my self  doors started opening for me. 
Are you looking to go to college? If so, which schools are you interested in?
Yes , I’m looking to go to college, but I will not give the school that I’m attending to the world . But I do think everyone should take advantage of the Tennessee promise scholarship and get there education . 
Are there any influences in doing good in school as well as in music?
What influences me the most is the people that support me. When we are talking about school it’s really myself because I know that I need to get the work done.  My fans and supporters is like the gas in my car when it comes to music because without them I can’t keep going and succeeding . I only can do so much by myself but when you have people pushing you and supporting you have no worries . Shout out to Team Lil Bre .

If we were to spend one day with Lil Bre, what would that include? Surely not go to school, go home, make music.. 
  If you are girl you mite catch BreBola , if you don’t know what BreBola is it’s this thing  that my loyal fans made up .When you watch me for to long and after wards you just can’t stop talking about me that means you caught BreBola. I bet if you go to a concert performance you will catch it . But if you are a boy you mite notice that I’m a very funny guy to be around because I’m always making jokes if I’m not making music .
Are you involved in any community activities?
  I’m involved in plenty but I want to get more involved. I help the community in many ways by setting a image that you don’t see every teen setting . I stand for all young dream chasers in Nashville TN.
You recently had your current single played via 101.1 The Beat, opened for Mindless Behavior, and also opened for Yo Gotti last year. How was performing for such a big crowd and how has it been making your mark in the city so soon? Most local artists don’t get airplay that easily.
 It was A Blessing to get on that stage . One thing that I’ve noticed is that I’m always the youngest or the closes to youngest in the building but that’s not a problem to me . It’s like living a dream ever time I hit the big stages . I bet if you didn’t know me before you came to the event you left the event with my name in your head . But it feels wonderful to accomplish a lot of things in Nashville at a young age but that’s not my goal , my goal is to make the same impact that  I’m making now in my city to happen in every city . 
I see that you are a major influence to your fans. You’ve surprised them for birthdays, visited them in the hospital, and dedicated songs to them. What has made you stay attached to your fans unlike the typical artist?
 The truth is that the difference between #TeamLilBre and any other team is that Everyone in Team Lil Bre sticks together . But the thing with me and my fans is that I truly appreciate them because with out them it’s no me . Every single thing that I do I represent them . My smile , my award nominations , my songs on radios , me performing on huge stages is all because of them . And I understand that I need them as much as they love me and that’s why Team Lil Bre is on top. And now it’s no longer about me it’s about them . I’m doing it because they believe in me.
Tell us about your current project and your future projects. What can we expect?
I dropped Two Mixtape’s on Spinrilla.com last year . The first one was back in March . Dj coop played a big role on that tape and decided to help me with my first mixtape by hosting it. When “Rehab ” dropped it blew up real quick around the city . After time passed many great things started happening for me but a lot of local rap artist was throwing shots at me behind closed doors. They was saying the only reason my mixtape was a success is because Dj coop hosted my mixtape so I wanted to prove them wrong. As I respond in silence I decided to drop Rehab 2 around October last year independently with out a Dj. When I dropped “Rehab 2 ” the numbers Out did the numbers from the first mixtape In 3 days and that felt amazing . So now I’m working on my first album “The Last Songs” and I am planning on dropping it on my 18th birthday April 25th . The last songs is really going to give my fans the inside of my life . The “The Last Songs” title Stands for every problem i addressed in this album meaning that I wrote the last song about what ever girl, problem or issue I was or is going through In my  life .
At 2Ls on a Cloud our 2Ls stand for Living Life as our motto is “Living Life In Spite Of… Finish the sentence and give us your reason why: I’m Living Life In Spite Of…  
 I’m Live life in spite of The odds . 

[VIDEO] Fyutch- The Other Future

Nashville emcee, Fyutch keeps up the momentum as he releases a video of his recent track “The Other Future.” In case you haven’t saw the Nardwuar interview with Atlanta artist Future, Nardwuar mentioned Fyutch and stated how he changed his name due to label issues when the Atl artist debuted.

The video features Fyutch at Nashville venue Rocketwn, where he runs a music studio for the youth called Rhyme Lab. Some of the youth artists are featured in the video include hip-hop group Life In The Front Seat and high school freshmen Justus Peace

2L’s Says Y.E.S. to Ugo Amadi (Youth Excellence Spotlight)

We are excited to tap back into our youth as we recognize a new 2L’s Youth Excellence Spotlight (Y.E.S.). This month we introduce you to Ugo Amadi. Amadi is an Overton High School standout that progresses in sports and scholastic achievement. Amadi, who is known as “Showtime” on the field, is recognized as the 33rd best cornerback prospect, the 14th best overall prospect in Tennessee, and the 425th best overall prospect of the class of 2015. The 16 year old Tennessee native also sets great examples in the classroom as he currently holds a 3.5 GPA in his studies.

While enjoying having fun with friends and family (like any young teenager), Ugo Amadi takes advantage of his spare time by perfecting his craft of football. Amadi has been playing football since the age of 6 years old and has a sense of ‘tunnel vision’ when it comes to being serious about the sport. Amadi states that Meek Mill is a big musical influence for him because he speaks of the struggle and how it’s not easy to be successful. “It takes hardwork and patience” states Amadi.

While speaking with the 3-star Cornerback, Amadi stated that his family and football coach hold a major influence in his dedication to scholastic achievement and football. When asked what keeps him striving in the classroom, Amadi replies “My future, I want to make sure I get the education now, instead of going back to get it later.”

The young star visited various college campuses and been offered a scholarship from schools including Tennessee, Mississippi State, and Duke. We will be delivering a one on one video interview with Ugo Amadi later in the month. We recognize Amadi for his hardwork, focus, scholastic achievements, and dedication to the game.

Im Living Life In Spite Of Failure- Ugo Amadi

2L’s Says Y.E.S. to Alex Ward | Youth Excellence Spotlight


For the month of July, we revisit our September entry of our 2L’s Y.E.S.  Alex Ward  stoos as an individual who had the mentality of success written in everything he put his mind to. 18 years old and recently graduating highschool from Wilson Central High School, Wards future goals of making his clothing line (Sharper Visions) a big name throughout the world has impacted many. While in highschool, Alex  continued to lead the pack in various ways as he was a lead guard on the basketball team, a socialite amongst his peers, as well as in his community. Alex volunteered at the local Mt. Juliet public library reading to younger children and helping others as well.

Maintaining being known around his community in sports, working, reading books, watching documentaries on future moves, designing clothes, and anything art related are all a major part of Alex’s hobbies and involvement. Sharper Visions is more than just a clothing line. “I want it to be an inspiration for people to see things the way i see them.” Ward says. “It’s the whole perception of life and the roads you travel.” Ward sought out  future aspirations to design and have his clothing line on Karmaloop.com.

The ambition and positivity showcased from Alex’s character, speaks volumes. “I just hope to change and give hope to young people like myself that you can chase your dream and achieve your dreams.” SV will live on forever.