Block McCloud Exclusive Interview for RapReviews.com
Another RapReviews.com exclusive! We sit down for a chat with Block McCloud, who has been featuring on and starring in classics hip-hop songs for over a decade. Block gives his theory on the difference between European and American rap audiences, talks about who has the better beard - him or Vinnie Paz - and so much more! Stay tuned for more exclusive interviews from all of the artists on the Black Cloud Tour brought to you courtesy of RapReviews.com!
It was only a matter of time for cliques - like Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang, Wayne’s Cash Money and Dirty South master DJ Blaz - to take notice of Young Vinchi. Combine that love with shout-outs, endorsements, spins and heavy rotation from many of digital radio’s top mix shows and streaming hip hop stations and it’s easy to see how Vinchi’s new single “My Style” (radio release Sept. 12th) will be a hit!
Produced and arranged by talented Toronto-born super-producer J Staffz Http://ProducedByJStaffz.com (who's worked with more than 150 different artists including Wiz Khalifa, Yung Berg, 40 Glocc and G Unit's Tony Yayo), "My Style" oozes with Vinchi's confidence, game and swaggatude. The song features vocalist TV.
Bet on this new boss to continue the momentum this fall as his New York-label, TroubleMaka Records http://www.troublemaka.com continues its promotion of a slew of new tracks from the "It's Me" EP – including his current- released single "Getcha Hands Up" http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_9620621 - also produced by JStaffz - "I Want The Cash" "Nasty" and "Baddest Lil' Chick" produced by The Traveler - on several new mix-tape collections, live club performances and social media Podcasts.
"I'm real happy that people are feeling the music," Vinchi said. "My team and I are looking forward to giving all my fans what they want to hear: hi-energy beats and killer rhymes. Working with J Staffz has been a great experience as he really conceptualizes beats to fit the lyrics instead of the other way around."
The 21-year-old Bronx native's swagger is relaxed, his raps are clever. His radio-friendly beats are energizing, mature and mannish; ready to make the most "skeptical" women blush.
His latest release, "My Style" is infectious, in your face and on its way to becoming a favorite party, strip-club and workout jam.
Young Vinchi was born Albert Neysmith Jr. on May 31, 1987 to Jamaican parents and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. by a close-knit family. He began rapping at age 8 to entertain his friends at school and by the time he got to Banana Kelly High School he was the designated class "interrupter".
Like all entertainers, Young Vinchi developed a fondness for attention and soon entered the school's fashion and talent showcases where he fine tuned his showmanship and savoir faire. After graduation, he attended LaGuardia Community College and studied theater and communications.
Vinchi also began performing at open mics and small venues around the New York metro area – Harlem, the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey - and wet his thirst for success after winning a $1,000 prize at a local amateur night contest.
In 2007, he moved to Atlanta and began working with a number of up-and-coming producers that helped season his style by developing neck-popping bass heavy production to add to his slow, marinating braggadocio. Listen closely to his twang and see if you can't pick up the popular idioms of your favorite trap house.
Upon the prodigal son's return to the Big Apple, Vinchi began recording new material and has worked with several producers including J Staffz, Johnny Montana, Infinity, The Traveler and Jem Stones.
Get ready to get it any way you want it. Get Young Vinchi.
GZA To Headline Official 2012 SXSW Showcase Backed By Grammy Award Winning Band Grupo Fantasma
Legendary lyricist, GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan will make his return to SXSW on Saturday March 17, 2012, however this time he will be backed by Grammy Award winning band Grupo Fantasma (Brownout). Those who have seen GZA live know just how captivating the swordsman is, and the addition of a 10 piece Latin funk orchestra is certain to make for a performance of phenomenal proportion.
The official showcase, which is presented by iHipHop, Babygrande & The Madbury Club, will also include performances by east coast hardcore veterans M.O.P. as well as Curren$y’s Jet Life crew (Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Smoke DZA, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Fiend, Cornerboy P & Street Wiz), Marz Lovejoy, Flatbush Zombies, T. Mills, Airplane Boys, Mod Sun and DJ Statik Selektah.
The showcase will take place on Saturday March 17, 2012 at Haven, located at 409 Colorado, Austin. Doors at 8pm. For more information, visit SXSW.com.
Here is Snow Tha Product's latest freestyle video over French Montana's "Shot Caller"! If you're in Texas and/or at SXSW, be sure to catch Snow Tha Product on the Kirko Bangz tour this week, then next week at the Warner Sound showcase with T.I., B.o.B., Wale, Meek Mill, Curren$y, DJ Drama and more!
Sid Wilson (Slipknot) & Jamazz Interview for RapReviews
Continuing in our series of exclusive interviews for RapReviews.com, here's a backstage chat with Sid Wilson a/k/a DJ Starscream and his good friend Jamazz! They talk about the relationships between hip-hop, metal and punk rock among other things - and Sid even shows you how to melt your face off! Their appearance was part of the Black Cloud Tour's stop in Lincoln, Nebraska. Stay tuned for more interviews with Block McCloud, King Magnetic and Cappadonna among others!