There are few things as captivating as the fire of a brilliantly talented and determined artist. Justin Allen Pinder, known by his widespread fanbase as J. Pinder, is blazing his trail to the spotlight. He first captured the attention of hip-hop fans with the release of his debut mixtape, Backpack Wax, produced by the legendary Vitamin D and nabbed the attention of national audiences on his guest mc spot on Jake One’s White Van Music (Rhymesayers Ent.) on the song “Big Homie Style”. Through strong, focused work and a constant effort to learn from local legends, J. Pinder quickly connected with some of the Pacific Northwest's most respected producers, such as DJ Vitamin D, Jake One, and Kuddie Fresh for his newest release, Code Red 2.0.
Lyrically, J. Pinder doesn't clutter his songs with wasted syllables. Instead, he earns respect of fans and press alike with his honest delivery, abstract poetry and intelligent poignancy! Couple that with supreme production and the tracks on Code Red 2.0 positively smoke... Guest appearances from Rapper Big Pooh (Little Brother), Toki Wright (Rhymesayers), and Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw) add evidence how far and wide his name is becoming recognized in hip hop circles.
His newest songs waiver from the raw, honesty of "Three Words", to the mellow-vibed echoing sample of "Upside Down" straight through to the sheer, bold ambition of "Go Far". Every last song is rife with J. Pinder's genius ability to imbue everything he touches with genuine personality and his lean, less-is-more take on lyricism. Code Red 2.0, presented by The Hall of Justus and The Arc Mg, officially sets a new high-water mark for J. Pinder!
Congratulations to the Top 10 Producer Finalists in
2K Sports & Duck Down Music's NBA® 2K12
Soundtrack Contest - Producer Phase!
With over 1,100+ original instrumental submissions, Duck Down Music's A&R and 2K Sports representatives have chosen producers King I Divine, Dae One,
Alex Kresovich, 8bars, Audiomoe, ProVerb Productions, JNZ, Saylavee, Major, and John Castaneda as the Top 10 Producer Finalists. In addition to being in the Top 10, these producers will receive Premium Accounts at SoundCloud, valued at $700.
Fans are encouraged to VOTE for their favorite track through
the official Facebook Tab Application.
Here's How To Cast Your Vote:
First, "Like" NBA 2K & Duck Down Music Fan Pages On Facebook
Make Sure You Tell A Friend To Tell A Friend To Cast Their Vote!
Voting ends At 12PM EST on April 13th, 2011 and the winning producer will be announced. The producer track with the most Facebook "Likes" moves on to the MC phase where aspiring MCs are encouraged to record their vocals over the winning instrumental.
For full detailed information on the rules & regulations,
Gucci Mane has been arrested after being accused of shoving a woman out of a moving vehicle. Mane was arrested while visiting his probation officer and jailed of misdemeanor charges of battery today.
The woman, who is thirty-six, alleges that Mane picked up the woman in Atlanta while in his car and she agreed to go out to breakfast, but Mane wanted to take her to a hotel. He offered the woman $150 but she declined, and when she asked to be taken back to the mall she was originally in front of, he shoved her out of the vehicle.
"There was some visible bodily harm, scrapes and contusions," said a spokesman for the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.
01 - King Kash Feat. Menace & B.A - We Don't Believe You Remix (Live Performance) 02 - B.A Feat S.K - 09 (Prod. By Viler Dee) 03 - B.A - Note I Do 04 - B.A - Go Hard 05 - B.A Feat Skeeze - There Ain't No 06 - B.A Feat Crow - Rap Freestyle 07 - B.A - Music Is My Wifey Freestyle 08 - B.A - Talk About Me 2 Sample 09 - Bonus - My Mind 10 - B.A Feat. Lil D & Crow - Don't Think
For those of you that don't know, B.A (Bad Attitude) is a talented North London MC that is causing a stir on the underground. B.A started writing music at the age of eleven as a hobby, penning lyrics about his life and his experiences after being inspired by the likes of 2Pac, Biggie & The Heartless Crew. As his passion for music grew stronger B.A started writing down sixteen bar freestyles and then started spitting to crowds at school. The response was positive and everyone began to see the potential of an artist that could make noise in an era when Grime and UK Rap was starting to get signed by major labels.
It was at this time that B.A started to take his music very serious and he soon progressed to join the infamous G.S.M crew which led to him rocking the microphone on London radio stations such as Heat 96.6FM, Boostie FM and Axe FM. There was no doubting that B.A was making noise and it wasn't long before B.A started working with some of the UK's most respected names. His next move was to release the superb 'Bound 2 Blow' mixtape which featured Bashy, Chipmunk, DJ Ironik, Big Narstie and many more. This was the release that would solidify B.A as a name to look out for in the UK game.
After a short break to planning his next movements and building his own recording studio B.A is back with a ten track release entitled 'Talk About Me Volume One'. This is a free download release that UK Rap fans will cherish as it sees B.A on form alongside guests such as King Kash, Menace, S.K, Skeeze, Crow, Lil D as well as some killer production from various producers including well known Grime producer Viler Dee. 'Talk About Me Volume Two' is also due for release soon too and features B.A alongside Flirta D, Lady Leeshur, Blax, Jak Frost and many more. B.A isn't stopping there though. he is also getting ready to launch his brand new mixtape called 'Music Is My Wifey'. This is a release that will feature some killer tracks from one of North Weezy's favourite artists.