San Angelo, TX - There has been a changing of the guard in Texas' music scene over the last couple of years with a whole new regiment of up-and-coming rappers storming the castle, ready to plant their flag. Among them is San Angelo's Big Sid; a recent OGPR acquisition, who has been bubbling up from the streets of his city and is now making his way onto radio around the region at about 45 spins a week. The "it" song is "Felt Right ft. Brian Angel" - a head-nodding, up-tempo jam of the kind that makes being stuck in traffic almost palatable.
Big Sid learned to craft songs in an almost too-perfect manner; starting out as a music engineering intern at EMF Studios at the age of 16. As his interest moved towards making songs of his own, he began investing the money made at this part-time job into booking recording sessions of his own, the products of which gained him the opportunity to open up at the Third Coast Music Awards.
Big Sid spent the next 2 years honing his skills by performing with other local artists, dropping his first solo effort, entitled "Southern Comfort" in 2003. The debut featured Big Moe, DJ DMD ("25 Lighters" ), D-Reck and Towdown. The subsequent "chopped & screwed' version featured Paul Wall.
Since then there have been many hours logged driving back and forth between San Angelo and Houston, working alongside J. Lacy of E.A.R. & Lion's Den Recordings, developing his sound. The results of all of that grinding can be heard on the "iambigsid.com" mixtape dropping this month and his upcoming EP, "Money and Motivation" set to drop March 8th.
A video to "Felt Right" will be shot in L.A. during Grammy Weekend and hitting a TV screen near you soon.
First Son Records have now decided to kindly give away the Freedom Of Press 'Yet To Verify EP' as a free download. This EP has been creating a buzz on the underground Hip-Hop scene for the last few months sees rapper YTV and producer Henry the 8th come up with the goods. The EP features Wordsmiff, Sensa, Jack Flash, Nugget, TenchoO & Flex Digits and this is a just a taste of what's to come. The follow-up 'Verified' is currently being completed and features Lord Willin, MAB, Wordsmiff, C-Mone and more.
Freedom Of Press - Yet To Verify EP
01 - Blaow 02 - Dirty Bomb 03 - Deprived (Mutant 52) 04 - Dogs Of War Feat Wordsmiff 05 - Yet To Verify 06 - Verbal Combat Feat Sensa, Jack Flash, Nugget, TenchoO & Flex Digits 07 - My Game