I-20, once signed to Ludacris' Disturbin' Tha Peace imprint, discusses the process of rehabilitating himself back into the hip hop industry after his five year absence, as well as the gift and the curse of signing to a platinum selling hip hop artist's label.
The first time I saw G.T.P, which stands for Ghetto Transcends Potential, perform I remember the distinct feeling that the boom-bap was back. Sure, a lot of artists talk about bringing it back, but G.T.P moved the crowd in such a way that it was undeniable. People were shouting the chorus by the end of their third verse.
The G.T.P. foursome of Ron Solero (producer/emcee), John Mega (emcee), Just A Poet (emcee) (pictured L to R), and DJ BooshWheelz (DJ/emcee - not pictured) have been recording individually and as members of different projects for years, but will drop their first official G.T.P album on Halloween. John Mega says “listeners can expect is a scary movie gone crazy with a twist of Che and a pinch of armageddon.” This week I caught up with three of the members of the group to find out more about who they are, how ghetto transcends potential, and what it was like for them to perform overseas.
The title says it all - R.I.P. Eyedea - but this post has a little more news. Below is an excerpt from the Gimme Noise section of CityPages.com:
One of the Twin Cities most beloved musical talents has passed away. Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen, a longtime Rhymesayer, singer, lyricist and fixture in the indie hip-hop scene died early this morning, just a month shy of his 29th birthday.
Friends of Larsen said his mother, Kathy Averill, found him this morning.
"It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away," she wrote on his personal Facebook page. "At this time we kindly request your respect and our privacy as we process this devastating loss. On behalf of Mikey's family, close friends and fans, thank you."
Rhode Islands rising star (Logik) is gearing up to release his upcoming project "Live Fly Or Die Grounded" releasing records to get the internets buzzing, here is latest release over Kanye Wests latest new single Runaway.