Milwaukee’s own international music ambassador Lady Taz releases her first project “Jamerican.” The mixtape features dancehall and pop infused R&B with features including Ray Nitti and with production from Traxx Sanders and DJ Pain 1 of “The Bad Guyz.” Fans of dancehall, hip-hop or club music will not be disappointed by this mixtape.
Archive for August, 2012
Bigg Fatts grew up on the south side of Houston, Texas where courage and toughness are necessities of life and are tested daily. As a young man he knew he had to have a high level of aggressiveness if he wanted to be successful or even survive so he evolved into a fast-paced, charismatic street kid who could make you hand over your last dollar and laugh while doing it. This is the man he had to be. This is what his music is. This is Fatts.
“I got into music at a young age (middle school). From the jump I knew I was clever and had a unique ability to get people to like what I was saying. I was inspired by local Houston artist like Lil Keke, Fat Pat and Hawk. I wanted to be the “freestyle king”. Once I got to high school I started listening to other artist such as Jay Z, Outkast, Biggie smalls, Big L, T.I., and Lil Wayne.”
After the untimely death of one of his best friends Corey Mitchell (Big Corey), Fatts decided to get serious with rap and started to write his rhymes instead of just free styling. The result was a hardcore street mixtape named “Mash Mode”. “Due to my underworld ties the cd took popularity early but at the time I was living the lifestyle of a rapper instead of actually being one. I was distracted by drinking, smoking and selling dope. I was focused on the quick money more than the dream.” The mixtape turned into a classic tape but without the marketing and promoting behind it “Mash Mode” faded into a hood success.
The first mixtape did enough to generate a demand for Fatts blazing tracks and the hood began asking him for a round two. They needed more music, more wise cracks, more Fatts. As a man who wanted to appease his fans he put out a rushed project entitled “Food for Thought”. “To be honest Food for Thought was a street disappointment because I made it for the wrong reasons. It was made in me trying to please other people and not focusing on the music.” “Food for Thought” sold 250 copies.
After releasing a mixtape that Fatts viewed as a disappointment he left rap alone and concentrated on living a regular life in the hood. He setup a trap house and started doing his thing in the streets. It wasn’t until his best friend Big Bari went to jail on a drug case that Fatts realized he had a special gift and he owed it to himself and the world to use it. His passion for rap was further renewed when he met two young producers, Abstrakk and Another Excuse. “They made music that I loved and that brought out the best in me. It was easy for me to lock the doors, cut off the phone and forty tracks later I had the “Fast Food for Thought” mixtape.”
When asked what does he live for Bigg Fatts made it very clear. “Since day one I’ve had people telling me what I can’t do, shouldn’t do, and what I would and wouldn’t amount to. I live to prove those people wrong. I also live so that my nephew will never have to hear people telling him what he can’t do. I don’t want him to experience the hardships of living in poverty without adequate education or without a road map on how to get out of his own “hell”.
Fatts newest project Fast Food is hitting the streets the summer of 2012. The public better be prepared for this aggressive but funny man on a mission to feed the streets with his new music.
Meet Kia Rap Princess. Kia is a unique female emcee from Milwaukee, WI. She was emersed in music at an early age and took to it quickly. Growing up on everything from R&B to Jazz, Kia’s musicality was destined to make her a star. And as expected, Kia’s talents took her pretty far. In 2007 she landed a meeting with some Sony A&R reps in California, who ultimately wanted to sign her. Unfortunately, Sony suffered from a buyout and things didn’t quite pan out for the rap princess. However, Kia didn’t let that stop her from pushing for her dream. She returned to Milwaukee and is now linked up with Blaqlizt Music. Determined to bring about a positive change amongst her people and bring back some dignity to the image of the female emcee, Kia is on a fast track to the top and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
In sad news, hip-hop manager and business man Chris Lighty has passed away from an alleged suicide. Lighty, responsible for the management of such acts as Diddy, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Ja Rule was found today in his Bronx apartment. As founder of Violator management he was an important figure in the hip hop community and will truly be missed. Rest in Peace.
@ Chainz and ‘Ye invite you to their birthday bash and what a birthday it is! Peep the video and dont forget Based On A Tru Story is in stores now!
The Music Matters Tour is coming to a city near you and TDE + MMG Supersatrs Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul, Jay Rock and Stalley hit 106 and Park to get the fans pumped. Will you be there?
Peep a brand new video from MMG’s Meek Mill, “Face Down” featuring Trey Songz, Wale and DJ Sam Sneak. No word on if this will be on Dreams and Nightmares but it does appear on Meek’s latest tape, Dreamchasers 2. Props to Dre Films and Jon J on the clip. Lot’s of booty for your viewing pleasure!