The west coast rap legend and hip-hop icon Too $hort released his twentieth studio album The Pimp Tape viaDangerous Music/EMPIRE. The 20-track project includes his recent singles “Ain’t My Girlfriend” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Joyner Lucas & Jeremih, “Go $hort Dog,” and most recently “Only Dimes” featuring G-Eazy and The-Dream. The album also boasts features from DJ Khaled, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainzand T.I. as well as fellow NorCal natives E-40 and Mozzy. Get the new album HERE.
The Pimp Tape marks Too $hort’s three decades in the game, highlighting his fabled career and undeniable legacy in addition to bridging the gap between hip-hop generations, paying homage to other legends such as Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Jay-Z, Jazze Pha, Jermaine Dupri, and Lil Kim, among others. The pioneering godfather of West Coast hip-hop built his long-lasting success from the ground up, becoming the first rapper from Oakland, California to receive a platinum plaque, which has now gone 6x platinum and 4x gold.
To commemorate his 20-album milestone, Too $hort hosted listening experiences at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in New York City and at Warwick Hollywood in Los Angeles. Last night’s LA event was hosted by YesJulz with sounds by Big Von andDJ Jadaboo; Actor and comedian Craig Robinson, superstar artist Swae Lee and rappers Nef The Pharaoh and Diggy Simmons were in attendance. See the event photos HERE. Earlier this week, the West Coast rap pioneer also dropped 3 Decades of Game, a 60-minute documentary (which he executive produced) about his 30-year music career. The film was directed by Maxwell Benson and features interviews and performances from Too $hort, Wayne Shaw, Raphael Saadiq, E-40, Mistah F.A.B. and Richie Rich. Watch the documentary HERE.
Have you ever wanted to work with a high-profile producer? Well here’s your chance!
This Tuesday DJ Holiday hosts this year’s ‘Beat Auction Atlanta,’ event where grammy winning/nominated producers such as – Zaytoven, Drummer Boy, Kenny Bartolomei (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League), Anonxmous, Black Metaphor, J Beatzz and many others, will be auctioning their beats for a discounted rate.
Not only are artists getting a chance to break into the industry with quality production, but the evening will shine light on the Music Education Group – “A Non Profit Organization that was formed to bring music, film and digital media-based education to underserved youth and provide every child in Metro Atlanta with an equal opportunity for music education.”
Don’t miss this great opportunity obtain exclusive beats and gain more exposure to your music, all the while helping fund music education for the young community eager to learn more about the industry.
WHEN: 11/13/2018 – Tuesday
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Today, platinum-certified rapper YFN Luccireleased a new project 3 via Think It’s A Game Records/Warner Bros. Records. The 3-song release, as the title suggests, consists of three compellingly catchy songs that highlight the critically-acclaimed artist’s signature street style and includes a guest feature from Blac Youngsta, along with production collaborations from Budda Beats, Go Grizzly, Pooh Beatz, Turn Me Up Josh For Winners Circleand Ben Billions.
The single “Hit Em Up” is already a hit in Atlanta’s strip club circuit and is receiving organic radio play in the region, while “Do That” feat. Blac Youngsta showcases Lucci’s gritty street sound. “Think It’s A Game is just as excited as YFN Lucci’s fans are about him releasing new music. Fans who’ve been riding with Lucci for 3 years know that it’s his season. We wish him well on this next journey,” says CEO Girvan “Fly” Henry.
On Sunday, November 18th YFN Lucci will headline the Subnation Dreamhack after-party and concert at Atlanta’s Tabernacle. Additionally, YFN Lucci recently launched a partnership with Atlanta-based Rap Plug music tech company giving one lucky winner a chance to open on stage for him that night by entering to compete at http://www.rapplug.com using the code: TIG until Thursday, November 15, 2018.
Today, critically-acclaimed DMV rapper IDK drops off his EP IDK & Friends :), a 7-track project with his fellow peers and friends. The EP, which was distributed by HXLY, LLC/Foundation Media, includes his three recent, hard-hitting singles “Once Upon A Time (Freestyle)” featuring Denzel Curry, “Moral” featuring Maxo Kream, and “Electric” featuring Q Da Fool. IDK also taps fellow DMV native Wale and Rico Nasty for collaborations.
When discussing the EP, IDK shares, “I wanted to make everything effortless and non-conceptual; I didn’t want to make this particular project a story. I just got with my rap friends and used this as an opportunity to challenge myself and make better hooks.” He also reveals that the tracks highlight his “raw and uncut thoughts.”
Too $hort has successfully cracked the code to hip-hop immortality with 32 years, 15 million Soundscan sales, 6 platinum plaques, 4 gold certifications, and collaborations with the likes of Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z. With Drake utilizing his flow and lyrics on the double platinum DJ Khaled smash “For Free” and Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj twisting “Freaky Tales” for “Rake It Up,” Too $hort’s influence is timeless, and his impact is felt across the globe. As far as West Coast hip-hop icons, Too $hort deserves mention in every conversation alongsideDr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and E-40. His forthcoming project The Pimp Tape should leave no question about his spot at the top by embracing everything listeners fell in love with since 1985.