Video: D-Way - "In the Way" (Carolina on The Rise)
Courtesy SB Marketing.
Bio: Rapper Duan Alston who goes by the stage name D-Way (born May 15, 1990) from Warsaw, NC was first introduced to hip-hop by his mother who was a huge Biggie Smalls fan which he couldn't help but be influenced by. In 1998, his mother moved the family to Portsmouth, Va where by the time he was 13, he was introduced to the streets while living in the projects. By going through the struggles of poverty him and his friends would freestyle about everything going on in the neighborhood which helped him develop a real and heart-felt flow.
At the age of 15, his mother moved him back to Warsaw, NC though he gained street smarts, things were much calmer than the tough streets of Portsmouth, Va and had a chance to finish high school get more focused on his promising rap career. D-Way recently released his first mixtape called "Way Season Vol.1" which is on http://t.co/eJgPkNvR .
Selected as one of 106 KMEL's Top 10 Freshman Rappers of the Bay Area, 21-year-old San Francisco native Roach Gigz has gone from virtually unknown to one of the hottest artists on the West Coast. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Roach was conceived in Nicaragua during the Contra and Sandinista war. Named after a combination of the character Roach from the movie Next Friday and his high school days dancing skills, Roach Gigz first gained local fame with close friend Lil 4Tay as one half of the group Bitch I Go (B.I.G.). Now, after two successful Roachy Balboa mixtapes, a mtvU Freshmen 5 victory and a MTV2 Sucker Free feature under his belt, Roach has just released his latest mixtape, Bitch, I'm A Player. The BIAP mixtape will be followed in August with a limited edition physical release that will also include his previous Roachy Balboa mixtapes, as well as his debut mixtape, Buckets & Booty Calls.
Video: Pavy - "Triumphant" (prod. by Dutch Cannon)
Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.
Southside Chicago native Pavy (Progressive Ambitious Vigorous Youngin’) proudly presents the music video for "Triumphant", the Dutch Cannon-produced first single from his forthcoming album Middle Class Ignorance, slated to drop January 17, 2012 on S.U.H. Entertainment. Says Pavy of his new single, "This song is so special to me and I hope it empowers you the way it empowers me."
Dead Presidents is the lead track from Project Alfie’s mixtape which samples Jay-Z’s ‘Dead Presidents’, branding the track with his own unmistakable fusion of soul and vintage pop. Project Alfie has been billed as one of the most exciting and unique artists going into the New Year. His distinctive image, heavily influenced by the idiosyncratic style of 60s cinema, coupled with an exceptional blend of cinematic soul and hip-hop, makes Project Alfie an incomparable act.
What up everybody! We're enjoying the sights and sounds of Japan, and I really don't want it to end. Fortunately, since there seems to be decent wi-fi around, as long as I can, I'll keep posting updates. Check those out.