Video: The Rap Pack (New Orleans Supergroup) - "Ooh La La"
In the 1960s, the nation was captivated by "The Rat Pack", a group of actors and entertainers at the top of their profession. Individually they were all forces to be reckoned with, but together, they were a movement. It has been a long time since we've witnessed something of that caliber; but as the old saying goes "History is destined to repeat itself."
Now, four of the dopest lyricists from the city of New Orleans - The Show, K-Gates, Y. Luck and Dappa - come together to form The Rap Pack. This quartet is a force to be reckoned with. Individually, they have had promising solo careers. From Y.Luck's Ain't Nobody Like Me, K-Gates' Black & Gold, Dappa's Come and Get Me, and (Mannie Fresh's protégé) The Show's D.O.B mixtapes, each artist has reached a respectable level of individual success.
This summer, Roach Gigz will release his official debut album, Bugged Out. Today, his fans can breathe a sigh of relief that they won't have to wait until then to get some new music from the Bay Area rapper. First up, Roachy will release a new mixtape, Hot Air Balloons & Cinnamon Sticks. The tape will be co-hosted by DJ Carisma from Power 106 in Los Angeles and DJ Amen from 106 KMEL in the Bay, and will be released a week from today, on Roach Gigz' birthday, April 25th.
To accompany the announcement, Roach is releasing the first single from the project, "Make It Happen." "Make It Happen," which premiered on KMEL 106 last night courtesy of Big Von, was produced by DYNC3, a member of the LA-based production group The League of Stars, and the beat has all of the distinctive high-energy and synth-infused sounds that fans love to hear Roach rhyme over.
The New York Times recently referred to Roach as "The funniest rapper working," and with "Make It Happen," it's easy to see why; Roach laces the track comedic, boastful - and most of all, fun - lyrics. "I just wanted to make something to party to, and keep this Young California music going," says Roach, who adds, when promoted for a message behind the track, "Have fun tonight."