It’s that time of the year, XXL’s annual “Freshman List” was recently announced and with it comes the inevitable talking points that are generated by whom and who did not make the cut. While many fans have already added the young Sacramento spitter into the conversation, one thing is for certain, with the release of two new projects over the course of the next four-months, Chuuwee aims to prove he is definitely an emcee to watch and listen for.
Audible Treats Announces Third Annual Official SXSW Hip-Hop Showcase
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Premier lifestyle and entertainment marketing firm Audible Treats is proud to announce their Third Annual Official SXSW Hip-Hop Showcase. The showcase will unfold on Thursday, March 15th, at Kiss N Fly, and will feature a mix of hip-hop's most lauded acts, including co-headliners Souls of Mischief and Talib Kweli, along with Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins, Moe Green, A.Dd+, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Roach Gigz, Andre Nickatina, SL Jones, and THEESatisfaction. As an official SXSW-sponsored showcase all badge and wristband holders will be admitted for free.
Now in its 26th year, SXSW has built a reputation for providing a platform to new and relatively unknown acts, an opportunity to break through in front of music fans and industry folks, alike. Last year's Audible Treats showcase is a true example of that, when, during Roach Gigz' set, Kreayshawn took the stage for the first time ever, performing "Gucci, Gucci." Says Audible Treats President Michelle McDevitt, "SX provides a great platform for fans and industry insiders alike to witness live shows of dozens of up-and-coming artists before the rest of the world. Kreayshawn was a great example of that last year and we're looking forward to giving this year's attendees another sneak peak at the new class of emerging talent."
For this year's showcase, Audible Treats has partnered with media outles HipHop DX and Pretty Much Amazing, along with a variety of elite lifestyle and audio companies that will be providing free swag throughout the evening. Joining longtime sponsors such as Rocksmith Tokyo, FLüD Watches, Orisue, Aerial 7, and IM King, will be Fydelity and IMIXID.
Audible Treats is a Brooklyn-based entertainment marketing and publicity firm specializing in print and online publicity and social media marketing. Working closely with the best record labels and lifestyle companies since 2004, Audible Treats creates customized, effective marketing and publicity campaigns for countless clients, ranging the spectrum from legacy artists to Grammy-winners to rising stars including T-Pain, Too Short, Ed Lover, Anthony Hamilton, Black Milk, The Pharcyde, Slightly Stoopid, J*DaVeY and many more. By combining out-of-the-box creative strategies with industry know-how, Audible Treats plays a vital role in assisting clients to meet their goals.
When: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 8PM - 2AM What: Audible Treats Official SXSW 2012 Hip-Hop Showcase featuring Talib Kweli, Souls of Mischief, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins, Moe Green, A.Dd+, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Roach Gigz, Andre Nickatina, SL Jones,TRUTHLiVE, DJ Toure, and THEESatisfaction. Showcase DJ's: 4th Pyramid and Rapid Ric Where: Kiss 'N Fly, 404 W Colorado, Austin, Texas
Video & MP3: Mic Audio & Scramento Knoxx - "Commercial Break"
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
Mic Audio (Stereo Boyz) and Sacramento Knoxx release the second leak "Commercial Break” off their collaborative effort “Mi Vida Es Como Un Pelicula (My Life is like a Movie). The album is made up by Mic Audio of the Stereo Boyz laying verses and Sacramento Knoxx’ production and results in a 24 track strong concept album, built on samples from our time’s most influential movies. The video was shot and edited by Sacramento Knoxx and impresses with its creativity and depth. The full album will be released on March 15th for free Download via StereoBoyz.com.
Phase One Music will release a spin off series from The New Dance Mix USA with the first volume of Hip Hop Mix USA available in stores and online March 13, 2012. Mixed by DJ Woogie, the official mixtape DJ for Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, this two-disc package includes 15 hip hop party favorites and a dance tutorial DVD.
Whether you're in the mood to "Walk It Out" with Unk, do the "Stanky Legg" with GS Boyz, or learn the "Dougie" with Calie Swag District, the new Hip Hop Mix USA has plenty of great hip hop hits. As an added bonus, Hip Hop Mix USA comes with an instructional Hip Hop dance DVD. Professional dancers teach the iconic dances step-by-step so you can learn how to "Crank Dat Batman," do the "Flex," "Chicken Noodle Soup," and even discover how to "Pop, Lock, and Drop It."
About DJ Woogie
From getting his big start as a DJ on Shadyville Radio with DJ Whoo Kid to now being the official DJ for all of Soulja Boy Tell 'Em's mixtapes, DJ Woogie has quickly grown to become a well respected mixtape and tour DJ in the hip hop industry. Having traveled to Dubai, London, Tokyo and many other cities, hip hop fans across the globe recognize the talents of the Scranton, PA based DJ. Since 2003 DJ Woogie has stayed relevant by touring, releasing over 1000 mixtapes and continuing to produce for several artists in the game over the course of his career. DJ Woogie has collaborated on mixtapes and projects with Eminem, G-Unit, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Young Buck, Swizz Beatz, DJ Scream, Ca$hi$, Fat Man Scoop, Sean Kingston, Max B and nearly every member of the SOD Money Gang.
1. Huey - "Pop, Lock & Drop It" 2. Pop It Off Boyz - "Crank Dat Batman" 3. The Party Boyz - "Flex" 4. GS Boyz - "Booty Dew" 5. B-Hamp - "Ricky Bobby" 6. Unk - "Walk It Out" 7. GS Boyz - "Stanky Legg" 8. Unk - "2 Step" 9. Cali Swag District - "Teach Me How To Dougie" 10. Lil Jon feat. E40 & Sean Paul of Youngbloodz - "Snap Yo Fingers" 11. Webstar & Young B feat. AG (The Voice Of Harlem) - "Chicken Noodle Soup" 12. Rej3ctz - "Cat Daddy" 13. Mr.Smith feat. Propane Flamez - "Park it" 14. Yin Yang Twins - "Salt Shaker" 15. Khia - "The K-Wang"
The title of this edition's FMF serves as a tribute to the nicest emcee, The Notorious B.I.G. 15 years and he's still the illest! Anyway, here are some free music to give y'all this week. We got the good ones, love, you didn't know.
AG Dolla :: Dirty Dolla
Here an original mixtape from England, serving you that British hip-hop that can be appreciated by heads worldwide.
Tracklisting: 1. Paki 2. Nick Griffin (BNP) 3. Lost 4. Fashion (f/ Shystie and V Dubl E) 5. My Life is Like a Movie (f/ A.C) 6. Who's That (f/ Maftizzle and Peppery) 7. Life is Over 8. Music Found Me 9. Be Careful (f/ Maftizzle) 10. Abused the Love 11. Rose (f/ Joe Rodriguez) 12. Running Away (f/ V Dubl E) 13. Close Baby (f/ Peppery) 14. Shootin' Star (f/ V Dubl E)
One of the most anticipated free-leases of 2012, Big K.R.I.T.'s "4eva N a Day" gives that good ol' "Country Rap Tunes" that gives the true meaning of the "Dirty South" - music that bumps and reigns supreme.
Tracklisting: 1. 8:04AM 2. Wake Up 3. Yesterday 4. Boobie Miles 5. 4eva N a Day (Theme) 6. Me and My Old School 7. 1986 8. Country Rap TUnes 9. Sky Club 10. Red Eye 11. Down & Out 12. Package Store 13. Temptation 14. Handwriting 15. Insomnia 16. 5:04AM 17. The Alarm
It's been a minute since we last heard from Chingy, but he's now back like he never left (wait, that doesn't make sense). "Jackpot Back" marks Chingy's near-decade in the game and this mixtape presents him in the independent form post-DTP.
Tracklisting: 1. Jackpot Back 2. Muthafucka 3. We N Hurr 4. Good Up (f/ Samo, J Jus and Niddy) 5. I Am (f/ Rich Money, Shaun Lo, Lil Bit, and Niddy) 6. Go 7. Bout My Paper 8. Bitch I'm ROlling 9. Swagg on It 10 Pop That 11. Do It With Yo Face (f/ Hakeem Da Dream) 12. Love No Hoes 13. She Don't Know 14. All Night 15. Stay N Da Aurr (F/ M.C) 16. Let It Go 17. Outro 18. Kodakk - Wurr You From (f/ Mr. Mr.)
I don't know how this collaboration occur, nor did I expect it. But when the two guys from New Orleans and New York collide, you can only get a whole NEW vibe that'll make you wonder if they'll release a full-length album together.
Tracklisting: 1. Rule Book 2. Jekell n Hyde 3. Lean (f/ Fiend) 4. Go (f/ Daz ) 5. Billions (f/ Deelow)
Here's a mixtape from this Philly emcee dedicated to a legendary basketball player who actually represents Alabama (So THAT's where he got "TURR-able" from).
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Number 34 3. The Playoffs 4. Deebo 5. Reality Check 6. Weight Watchers 7. Slow It Down Speed It Up 8. Bakk On My Grind 9. Just Spittin 10. Feelings 11. Rep My City 12. Dirty Uggs 13. The Hood Die Young 14. She Different
Paul Wall still shines like a lamp as he links with DJ Drama to give you "No Sleep Til Houston." It goes to show that Houston still rocks the party eight days a week.
Tracklisting: 1. I'm Real, You Fake (f/ Bun B and D Boss) 2. Bread On The Menu (f/ Killa Kyleon) 3. Right Now (f/ D Boss) 4. 2 Cups (f/ Michael "5000" Watts) 5. Bad Bitchez (f/ Slim Thug) 6. She Likes It (f/ Marcus Manchild) 7. F A Hater 8. Ballin (f/ Slim Thug) 9. I Get It (f/ Killa Kyleon and Slaine) 10. Money Pt. 1 11. Knowmtalmbout (f/ Kirko Bangz) 12. That's The Way Luv Goes 13. 1st Time You Say No (f/ Crys Wall) 14. She Kno It (f/ Propain and Leelonn) 15. Money Pt. 2 (f/ Gudda Gudda) 16. Houston (f/ Slim Thug and Z-Ro)
Here's a new free project from this Warner Brothers signee. And once you take a listen, you'll see why they're down for him to make that Bugs Bunny money.
1. Bless My Soul (Sam Roman Mix) 2. Rocksteady 3. Delorean (f/ Wretch 32) 4. Raise Em Up (f/ Bigz) 5. Nothing Less (f/ Crafty) 6. Feel It Coming 7. Things You Like 8. All I Know 9. Spender (Blinkie Mix) 10. Tonight Pt. 1
That's it for the "Unbelievable Edition" of Free Music Friday. If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at email@example.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love...
We only had a few minutes before the Wu-Tang Clan legend was set to go on stage at the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska but Cappadonna graciously gave us his time for this quick interview. Enjoy and be sure to pick up his most recent album "The Pilgrimage" right here - http://tinyurl.com/Cappa-Pilgrim - and visit RapReviews.com for more exclusives like this! Wu-Tang forever.
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.