Live in the cipher team brings you the much anticipated release of 2 Chainz Based On A T.R.U Story. Join our interactive rate and review process where your opinion counts. From 2 Chainz initial beginnings in the group Playaz Circle with their hit single Duffle Bag Boy featuring Lil Wayne to being featured on Nicki Minaj hit single Beez In Da Trap, 2 Chainz has built a strong street buzz and following. Lets see if he can continue to deliver the kind of music his fans expect.
Artist Review: 2 Chainz
2 Chainz, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia. He was first known for being one-half of southern hip hop duo, Playaz Circle. They're recognized for being signed to Ludacris' record label Disturbing tha Peace and their debut single "Duffle Bag Boy". He is currently signed to Def Jam Records, an imprint of Universal Music Group
What do you get when you take an enormously witty, attention commanding Emcee and pair him up with a profound, truth-biting, heart-wrenching lyricist? I'll tell you what you get...The best of both worlds AKA Upper Echelon. Coming off a 20+ date NACA affiliated College Tour, UE's ability to entertain the listener without sacrificing substance in their music is parallel to none.
They have found that fine line balance between having Commercial Viability and Artistic Integrity. Their love for other genres of music enables them to pull in fans that do not traditionally listen to Hip Hop music while maintaining the hearts of core Hip Hop fans. Currently, UE is working on a Creative Mixtape called "We Own the Sky." Their remake of Florence and the Machine's "You've Got the Love" is already receiving international attention and will be featured on "We own the Sky".
Live In The Cipher show artist review Reks. Join the cipher team as we review Reks Rebelutionary release. Known for his lyrical ability and his underground roots, Reks has release multiple mixtapes and studio albums. Tune in and see if Reks can continue to bring the heat.
Corey Isiah Christie (born August 24, 1977), better known as Reks, is an American rapper. Reks emerged from Lawrence, Massachusetts' underground rap scene. His debut album Along Came The Chosen was released in 2001 released under Brick Records. Reks has released four additional albums and has appeared on numerous other albums and mixtapes. He is closely associated with Statik Selektah who has produced on every album he has released.
Hailing from the city of Plainfield, New Jersey Tahwaa Boyd aka Flamz life journey has developed his unique style. As a kid Flamz grew up in Elmwood garden projectz (New Projectz). Most of his time was spent getting into to trouble and being in and out of juvenile correctional facilities. Through his father he was exposed to music at a very young age. He learned to appreciate everything from the early hip hop greats to the artist of his era. Flamz was first enticed to the scene by such great artist as Big L Jay-z and Notorious BIG.
An interest in writing poetry soon evolved into flowing. Even though he had this gift he was still not focused and as a result he landed in prison as an adult doing a 4 year sentence. Upon his release in 2010 he found out that he had a 5 year old daughter that he knew nothing about. Once the paternity test came back that she was his that’s when he told himself that he was done with the streets for good and he would follow his dream through hip hop. On July 30th 2012 Flamz released his long awaiting mixtape titled The Calm And Storm which he feels is the beginning of something epic with many and bigger projects to follow.
The Calm And The Storm can be found on www.datpiff.com it’s the hottest mixtape on the street so make sure u go download it. Some of his other work can be found on www.soundcloud.com/flamzdbe
He knows that now is the time and he won`t stop sharing his gift with the world. He`s putting in all the long nights and days until he puts his town state and team (Drop Boyz ENT.) on the map where they need to be
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Live in the cipher team brings you Rick Ross aka Rozay latest release God Forgives I Don't. Lets see if Ross can deliver the quality music that he is known to deliver. Maybach Music Group (MMG) has been bringing the heat the past year or so, so lets see if the streak continues.
Artist Review: Rick Ross
Though his past four solo albums have debuted at #1, in the past year Ross’ stock has risen faster than ever. The arrival of his instant-classic mixtape ‘Rich Forever’ – a self-released behemoth that some are calling the best rap of the year thus far – and the constant barrage of new material, features and online content that he and his MMG cohorts flood the streets with daily, has taken Ross to a new level. "We believe that Rick Ross is among the elite; one of the most talented and compelling artists in the industry," said Def Jam Recordings president Joie Manda. "He's done an amazing job of building his brand and image, and together with Def Jam's promotional muscle and marketing savvy, we intend to elevate Ross' stature across the board. It's an exciting time to be in the Rick Ross business."
"There's Jay-Z, Kanye, and Wayne—and Eminem is the king of his own domain," Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson recently told GQ. "And then there's Rick Ross, right on that cusp."
Not content with the cusp, and thoroughly determined to dominate the conversation, Ross has bossed up and partnered with the superstar Usher for his new single “Touch’N You.” Released to radio and online yesterday, the Rico Love-produced banger is the lead single from ‘God Forgives,’ and sets the tone for what will be Ross’ most epic, most ambitious album to date.
“Before I was ever in this position, I promised myself I would never take it for granted,” Ross told the expectant crowd gathered at his Manhattan press conference. “So that’s what I did with this project…it’s my best body of work yet. God Forgives, I Don’t is a very dark story…it’s extremely lyrical. The music is next level. I’m expecting nothing but the biggest results. That’s what’s needed, and I’m going to deliver”
Stay tuned for more on hip-hop’s biggest boss, Rick Ross, and the most-anticipated album of the year…God Forgives, I Don’t.
Coming from a small town in Connecticut,there's not much to say that is too exciting. Yet, The 17th promises to impress, and demands your attention. "Refreshing" is the the best way to explain to sound. In a world were original sound has become hard to come by, The 17th dares to walk on unchartered land. An artist since the age of 12. A producer and a song writer. Inspired by everyone who has attempted for difference, whether they failed or succeeded. You cannot help but to be entertained like never before when you listen. The 17th is currently working on his first major album "FREE MUSIC", which is due to release Summer of 2012.