Little Rock, Arkansas rapper and creative, K. Ray entered the world of raps and rhymes as a Hip-Hop connoisseur and connected with genres like Funk, Soul, and R&B—which can all be heard in his distinct sound. Read more to learn about K. Ray’s interesting road to rapping, his musical influences, navigating the music world as a newcomer, and a breakdown of his debut album, “The More You Know.”
“Everything I do, I don’t care what it is, I take it seriously,” says Ashtone Dixon, a Master Cosmetologist located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ashtone’s creativity paired with her grit and determination makes her a force to be reckoned with. In this interview, Ashtone discusses how vital it is to commit oneself to being a student of the game, something she believes will allow anyone—no matter the role—to be successful. “There are higher levels of licensing that I want to get as a stylist, that doesn’t mean I know everything. I’m continuously learning,” she says. Growth is inevitable and being open to new information will take you a long way!
Fort Smith, Arkansas native, DJ P Smooth never envisioned himself as the center of attention. Yet, his passion for music and drive to push Arkansas’ music forward is undeniable. Inspired by his father and the lack of representation of Arkansas’ music scene, DJ P Smooth shifted gears and was set on becoming a professional DJ. When speaking on Arkansas’ music scene he says, “I was always taught that if I wanted something to change, I had the power to change it, and pushing Arkansas music is one thing I stand on.” DJ P Smooth also shares insight on how he got started and gives advice for up-and-coming DJs.