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[EXCLUSIVE] Michael Rainey JR AKA Tariq Talks Being Inspired by KRS-One + Co-Starring in New Film with Nicolas Cage (211)+ EP With Actor Torion Sellers



Michael Rainey JR AKA Tariq of Power is a man of many talents. Not only is he an actor but he’s also a budding producer. Being inspired by KRS-One, he took a liking to music at the age of five.

Surprisingly Michael has worked with Famous Dex and Anthony Hamilton. I think it is safe to say that he may definitely make a mark in the music industry.

UMeek caught up with Michael and Torion Sellers of Babershop 3, while at Astro Studios. The two discussed upcoming joint EP, movies, and inspiration.

Michael is co-starring along side Nicolas Cage in the upcoming film ‘211,’ which is about a bank robbery with a good cop (Cage) who tries to thwart the heist. He will also co-star in a new original Netflix film,’Amatuer‘- A 14-year-old basketball player struggles to fit in with his peers.

Check out the interview with both young men speaking of their upcoming projects.

Tariq is really laid back in real life, lmaooo!

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Kazon’s “My Brother”: A Melodic Journey of Redemption, Resilience, and Empowerment for the Soul




In the ever-evolving world of music, certain artists emerge with a profound ability to connect with their audience on a deeply personal level. One such artist is Kazon, whose latest single, “My Brother,” transcends the boundaries of a mere song and becomes a powerful testament to redemption, resilience, and the transformative power of using past mistakes to shape a better future. With its smooth melodies and soul-stirring lyrics, “My Brother” not only showcases Kazon’smusical prowess but also serves as a heartfelt dedication to the youth facing violence and adversity, particularly within the Black community.

A Journey of Trials and Triumphs:

Kazon’s path to the mic has been marked by trials and tribulations, including multiple incarcerations and a harrowing near-death experience where he was shot five times. Yet, through these challenges, he has held fast to his belief that the Creator granted him another chance at life. This belief shines through in “My Brother,” as Kazon reflects on his own journey and encourages listeners to learn from his past mistakes and strive for a brighter tomorrow.

Uplifting the Next Generation:

Central to the message of “My Brother” is Kazon’s unwavering commitment to using his experiences to uplift and empower the next generation. He speaks directly to the struggles faced by Black youth, offering guidance and encouragement to navigate a world fraught with obstacles. Through his music, Kazon invites listeners to join him in fostering a culture of love, unity, and understanding within their communities. His lyrics serve as a reminder that every setback can be an opportunity for growth and every mistake is a lesson to be learned.

Cherishing Loved Ones:

In “My Brother,” Kazon not only reflects on his own journey but also emphasizes the importance of cherishing and respecting loved ones while they are still with us. The song serves as a poignant reminder to appreciate the people in our lives and to make the most of the time we have together. Kazon’s heartfelt dedication to his brother resonates with listeners, reminding us all of the importance of family and the power of love.

A Message of Hope and Empowerment:

Through his music, Kazon invites us all to embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment. “My Brother” holds the promise of a brighter tomorrow for us all, as it encourages us to embrace our past, learn from our mistakes, and strive for a future

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