Luke Bilyk Degrassi Interview

This retro interview from 2011 when Luke Bilyk decided to take some time out of his schedule to give me an interview.

1. Fans raved about Drew before season 10 started, then disliked him in the Riley conflict, then loved him for trying to protect Adam, then disliked him again. How do you feel about the see-saw approach to Drew’s character and are there any changes that you hope Drew makes by the time he graduates?

I feel because Drew is the type of person who is good, but makes bad decisions, it makes sense for the fans to be see-sawing. This lets me play Drew as two different characters – the nice loving brother and the cheater who gets boilers from other girls. I do hope that by the time Drew graduates he will be able to make the right decisions the first time around and not to have to get caught in order to learn. 

2. What do you like to do in your spare time when you are not filming?

Since I am home schooled, I am home a lot! On my leisure time I usually play Hockey. I also enjoy my time making music in the recording studio with Jordan Francis. I do hang out with my older sister Christina a lot too!

 3. Back in November you had your successful birthday bash. Whose idea was it to throw this party and do you see something similar happening for your 17th birthday bash?

Well I would like to take all the credit for it, but it was my sister Christina’s original idea, I agreed and thought it was a great idea to have the fans included. I would definitely love to do the same thing for my 17th but I guess we will have to wait and see.  

4. Is there another character on the show that maybe you feel that you can relate to the most?

No not really but if I had to pick I would pick Sav in having parents who are strict. 

5. Is there any advice that you have for those out there who may want to perhaps be the next star on Degrassi?

I would say it is an awesome experience and that learning and growing is the key to success. Study hard!

6. What can we expect to see from Drew in the rest of the season?

Drew experiments with drugs in these episodes. Let’s just say that it’s very animated if you know what I mean. 

Questions from Twitter

 7. BilykSquad – Who is your favorite musical group/singer?

I like Drake, L’il Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem and Lacrae. 

8. cassi_degrassi -What is your funniest memory from set? 

This didn’t really happen on set because we are always so busy but one day I had put a note on Munro’s car that said; “Sir, I am sorry I scratched your car and I will pay for the damages here is my number”. When he checked his car there was no scratches. He looked at his car for 30 minutes in the rain trying to find where this scratch was but there wasn’t any sign of one. He called that number and it was me – the prankster! Harmless fun really.

9. COURTandNIC – Most memorable fan encounter? 

I think that would have to be at my 16th birthday party, I wasn’t expecting that many fans to come out!  

10. ohhayjenn -What was the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?

When I was in senior Kindergarten my mom caught me when she walked in during playtime, and saw me kiss a little girl! My mom said “Luke! What are you doing kissing her and where is the teacher?” It is embarrassing because I still know the girl to this day and everyone still talks about it!

Catch Degrassi every Friday at 9pm on Teenick and Much Music

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Kids’ Choice Awards 2012


A week ago, the Kids Choice Awards took place and was hosted by Will Smith. It was great to see Mr.Smith back on a t.v. screen entertaining for the first time in four years. Bieber’s girlfriend Selena Gomez looked gorgeous and took home a couple of awards for favorite female singer/actress. Kristen Stewart looked great as she won for best female actress. At the end of show, Bieber himself was covered in slime along with Will Smith as Bieber “surprised” the fans by appearing at the show. It was a good show overall and it was also great to see the cast of Victorious and Taylor Swift.

Jay-Z Rocks Performance

 

Last night, I watched something on Youtube that was a different experience, yet made me excited me to actually attend via my laptop. American Express launched this major Twitter campaign as part of the South by SouthWest Interactive Festival. The idea is simple, American Express cardholders can link up to Twitter via a new sync service in which members can earn discounts by following tweeting certain hashtags when the opportunities arise. To really push this effort, American Express linked up with Hip Hop Mogul Jay-Z to perform a live concert  in which viewers could tweet what songs they wanted to see perform, and choose to look at at the concert from a few different angles. Jay-Z performed many of his hits such as Big Pimpin, Allure, and even Glory, the track he released right after his daughter’s birth. It was definitely a nostalgia feeling for me. One thing is for sure, the proud new father brought the house down for the select 2,700 in attendance while rocking a signature snapback.

Twitterview w/ International Gem

How are you today?

everything good, headed to get a fresh line for the felines

Definitely have to stay looking presentable. You are from New York, what was the upbringing like?

my upbringing was young parents (the struggle), during the crack era, public housing drama etc. a common story from the 80’s to the 90’s

Interesting. Now I dont want to take up much of your time. So Who inspired you to become an artist?

I always been into music, I started writing as a way venting and soon became my way of expressing myself

Who were some of your fav artists that you looked up to?

I wouldn’t say looked up to but the theme music for the early chapters were Nas, Kool G Rap, the Wu, MOP, Death Row

You mentioned that you started writing as a way to vent. When did you start writing?

started writing at 14 started taking it serious around 16

Where did the name international gem come from?

originally stemmed from Gem Star then a bunch of sucks ran with the name. Through International on left Gem to let them know where I’m headed.

What do you like and dislike about the rap game today?

it seem like the less talented the more shine but I respect the hustle and the level of creativity being shown right now

What do you feel like you could bring to the game?

As of 2012 I’m making music for me. I’ve said I want to help bring NY back but truth is it never left. my creativity and struggles I express are beyond the states line

What projects are you working on?

right now I’m working on my EP, reaching out to alot of producers coming up. I want this project to be me as a whole, love & war

Whats the process for you like when it comes to writing and working on an EP?

I write whenever my mood shifts. You can’t force emotion. I may be writing 5 different songs in the course of a day. if it was real when you wrote it, the feel will remain authentic to the listeners.

What are your ultimate goals?

my goal is to be in the credits. Fame only last for so long, history is what I want to be apart of.

Whats this Greenleaf Multimedia I hear about?

Green Leaf Multimedia was started some friends and I. A way for those around my way to be seen and heard. started in 09 and we’ve been growing. I’m also the editor for the company www.youtube.com/greenleafmultimediato view our work

I definitely like the idea. I was able to check out the one titled “Food” sampling the “Scarface theme”.

yeah. That was some work we did for an upcoming artist as well, creative dude s/o to Octane

You should definitely keep up the side projects along with your music. Versatility is unique.

definitely is. I also producer as well. Like I said I’m trying to be in the credits all across the board.

With at comes the end of this Twitterview. Any last words/shoutouts/pitches for my readers, people around the globe?

s/o to y’all for having me, @CeceVance @GreenLeafMM #KHM, the fans, GB an the struggle

Thanks for taking the time, good music, versatile, bright future, people need to be on the lookout.

I appreciate that #love

Twitterview w/ Maciel Cruz

I had the pleasure of Twitterviewing a fellow university student with a bright future.

How are you today?

Lol great hun… Just finished having brunch with the girls 🙂

Great! You’re from New York. Share with us a little about your upbringing.

Yep 🙂 Born in D.R .. Raised in Queens, NY. I love where I come from; & absolutely Love where I was raised.

What’s the best aspect about being from New York?

Theres a lot of aspects. I would have to say the opportunities that arise. Also,living in NY forces you to be independent.

Speaking of independent, you’re definitely doing your share. You’ve been in some videos. Talk a little about that.

Had the opportunity to be in a couple of videos; met different people. Great experience. A couple of projects coming up as well.

Outside of doing big things with music videos and photo shoots, what do you do in your free time?

I LOVE spending time with my family & friends. They are who keep me Sane. I also work & go to school. My schedule is crazy lol

What do you study in school and what do you hope to do once you get a degree?

Paralegal Studies… Hoping to get my Masters in English Studies… Write a book… Countless things. I love to be challenged.

How long have you been modeling?

About 2 1/2 years or so… Really got more involved the past year… A lot of opportunities have come up that I’m grateful for.

What drew you to modeling? How do you feel personally about yourself and your accomplishments?

Ppl gave always told me growing up I should get into it. Never really thought about it till I got to college 🙂 & I love it.

So far the experience is amazing; I’ve learned so much from the ppl I have worked with… Truly a blessing.

Who is someone you’d like to work with?

Shakira or Beyoncè!! Both Amazing performers!! 🙂

What’s the one thing you feel is your best feature?

My facial features lol people say I’m exotic looking. They compliment the personality as well. Personality is the most important

Where do you see yourself a few years from now?

I like to live in the moment. Haven’t thought that far ahead. Enjoying this moment to the fullest.

That was my final question, is there anything you’d like to say to your supporters/followers/ my readers? 

Thank everyone for their love & support!! ❤ & thank you for the interview 🙂

Thank you for your time. I wish you the best in your future. Good luck in school!

Thanks love!! XoXX likewise.

Check out more about Maci

Twitterview w/ G-Ron

How are you today?

great… Ready to work like always

Who were some of your influences growing up?

growing up I was deep in the death row era. Pac, Dre, snoop.. But Biggie, the lox, Jay Z and DMX where influential too

Who would you say your individual style most resembles?

I have southern slang, with a east coast flow and a mid west style… So I have no idea lmao

Now you are signed under Brian Angel’s label, he raves about you all the time. How did this relationship get started?

I’ve known him before the fame, before MTV. That’s my big brother. So now we riding together with this movement

What projects are you currently working on?

working on my EP death b4 dishonor right now… Looking to drop it mid feb or early march

What inspires you to go to the studio and unleash your artistic creativity?

self motivation… In my eyes failure is not an option so I gotta do what I gotta do to get it done

Are there any current artists that you’d like to work with outside of Houston?

I wanna work wit a lot of ppl but I would say young buck, ti, snoop, Dre, dip set

What will it take for you to tell yourself that you made it in the business?

I need a couple of successful albums and to be respected and known as a good artist

For those who have not heard your music yet or been introduced to you, in your eyes why should they pay attention to G-Ron?

I’m a breath of fresh air in a watered down industry… Ima give the ppl me, 100% of the time my music is refreshing

That was my final question. Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans/supporters/followers?

I just wanna thank everyone for the support and love and be on the lookout for me… I’m coming

Thanks for taking the time to chat @TheRealGRON  

no problem, thank u for having me…

Be on the lookout for G-Ron’s future projects. Check out one of his videos http://youtu.be/ER24_TbmAV4

Twitterview w/ Telee

 

You were and raised in Houston, how did this affect who you are today?

it just gave me that htown swag. And made it possible for me to deal with hard times. It’s rough growing up in the Houston inner city.

What inspired you to get into music?

some of the greats of the game getto boys, nwa, too short, PAC, big, jay z and love of story telling

Have these greats affected the way you work in the studio? your flow and delivery?

nah not really. Maybe when I first started I wud try to deliver like PAC but eventually I found my own style

When did you release your first album?

the first real release was in 2009 entitled

What was that feeling like releasing “From Here On Out”? How do you feel about that release compared to some of your others?

“From Here On Out” it was a good feeling. It will always be a special cause it’s my first real release

Are you working on any projects currently?

just dropped “My Finest Hour” lp last September so I’m still workin that on right now… But I have been recordin new songs

Tell us a bit about AFE Entertainment

All family entertainment was established in 2009 by me and brother it’s an independent label based out of Houston,TX

What;s the ultimate goal for the label?

to be successful and maybe ink a major distribution deal

Why should people go out there and listen to your music? What would you bring to the table?

my music is real it’s not watered down. I’m diverse, it’s excellent quality lyrics n production, it’s all original

Are there any artists today that you’d like to get into the studio with?

not any in particular but I will collab with anybody making good music

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

hopefully 5 more projects with a few platinum or gold plaques and a few more artist signed

  That was my final question. Is there anything you’d like to say to your supporters/people who have not heard your music yet?

yea just thanx for the support and to look out for all my future projects. all of those who haven’t heard my music yet can check me out at http://AllFamilyEnt.com thanx homie

Check out more about Telee at All Family Entertainment