Well it’s that time of year again. The season is jolly but the weather is brutal and P-Rice is running to the closest Southwest airlines flight to head down South for the winter. The fall season is beautiful in New England but when comes the Wicked winds of the east coast wintertime; the fun in the sun is all up and now it is survival of the fittest through the never-ending winter months.
Ever since a little kid I always enjoyed telling stories or coming up with creative ideas. I enjoyed entertaining, I loved movies and music and creating has always been a part of my life. As a child growing up and putting myself in the public eye within my class peers- you can believe I was exposed to many different opinions and perspectives towards me- As wouldn’t anyone else who puts themselves or are in the spotlight for the public eye, right?
Not if America doesn’t already have a big enough drug problem with prescription pain killers and the drug war happening South of the boarder. If you thought the drugs we had in our country were bad enough- and were not talking about smoking a little bit of ganja- imagine if you woke up feeling scaly and green and you had your friends screaming “cranky” like they were Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter? Well let me introduce you to Krokodil– a flesh eating drug that will tear you apart from the inside out. Originating out of areas like Russia and Ukraine, the drug Krokodil has made its way into the U.S. but the DEA doesn’t know how prevalent the use of the drug is in the states but according to Joliet Hospital in Illinois, “five people brought in who may have used Krokodil said they thought they were buying heroin”. So for the ones reading our blogpost, do you think Krokodil could be the new heroin in America? Do you think Krokodil, though with its potential dangers and harm and fatalities it can cause, will Krokodil ever become a drug problem in America? Also as a side note- for those into the entertainment/media industry- do you believe that shows like Breaking Bad expose the potential idea to audiences to experiment with hard amphetamines and or sell it? As it seems drugs in America are a popular topic in which we are exposed daily to drug content through music, movies and television. Feel free to leave comments and opinions along with checking out the Krokodil link for more information.
Very interesting interview with indie writer and author Michael Wallace, hosted by David Gaughran, about Wallace’s success as an independent author who has released several novels through the Amazon e-book services. This is an inspiring interview because it exposes the truth in being an independent writer- it takes a lot of work to maintain a well-structured fan base but the hard work does pay off if you do it correctly with a little bit of luck. This interview along with others with Michael Wallace are full of knowledgeable information about being an independent writer, the marketing and industry behind it. If you are a striving artist like myself who is open minded to being involved with many genre’s of writing (like Michael Wallace) or even if your a writer in general- you may find this interview influential, knowledgeable and interesting.
If you missed our show 3 weeks ago, no fear we have a video of P-Rice’s intense freestyle live on air, right off the top of the head- legit. P-Rice’s posse came through with anticipation to see a “Live on Air Rap Battle” but P-Rice’s opponent entitled “No Show Smo Jo” obviously by the name you can tell…became a no show..but the posse wasn’t going to have P-Rice do a show without a freestyle or two.
Want to hear some classic and rare underground rap/hip-hop tonight? Want to hear some of P-Rice’s tales in New York City? Want to enjoy a good radio show? Well tune in tonight and or every Wednesday Night 6-8pm 89.5fm WSKB or if your not in the Western Masses tune here: http://tunein.com/radio/WSKB-895-s22830/
The city that never sleeps, the Big Apple- New York City– a concrete jungle itself but behind the towering skyscrapers is an ocean of diversity, everyday people chasing their dreams and of course the critics who creep through the pesticide of positivity from others in hope to ruin their visions of success. New York City has so much to offer for starving artists, entertainers, radio DJ’s and business affiliates even with events like the College Music Journalism Fest, AKA CMJ Fest, is when underground artists from all around or artists trying to get exposure in the music industry perform for a week at venues all throughout Brooklyn such like the Knitting Factory and a few venues in Manhattan as well; giving opportunities for artists, DJ’s, journalist, record labels to promote and advertise their label and music to a broad mass of audience.
1. The Dead Has Arisen-Lil’ Half Dead. Half Dead’s 1994 debut album is full of slept-on G-Funk production. The lyrics are elementary at times and only resembled the everyday “hood life” in South Central LA during the mid 90’s; the everyday struggle of selling narcotics in the midst of Urban America’s violent crack epidemic laced with smooth, classy, rich, lazy funk and soul production is what can represents Half Dead’s debut. What makes his album enjoyable to listen to is mainly the excellent production and the laid back flow that Half Dead has accomplished in making catchy with the “cliche” slang of a Westcoast Gangster. The album when released peaked #39 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #17 on the Top Heatseekers; since it’s release and out of print (physical copy wise) Lil’ Half Dead’s The Dead Has Risen has become a cult-classic with G-Funk fans along with his second release Steel on a Mission.
Life can offer so many opportunities and so can being a DJ. As being a radio DJ for my college radio station hosting the known rap/hip-hop P-Rice Show on 89.5fm WSKB; I love working with music and have dreams to work within the entertainment industry; now I have the opportunity to visit New York City, let alone visiting the Big Apple I will be staying in New York for a whole entire week. I have only visited New York City once and it was a day trip in which I could barely grasp the full experience within a New York minute- so now were back at it to have the “real deal” experience.
I remember when growing up as a young child I always wanted to be older. I was eager to succeed in my big dreams I’ve had ever since I could remember; and it was frustrating when I was a child sitting in a classroom for math class dwelling on my ideas feeling like I was going nowhere in life. Now as a young adult I’ve came to realize that all the wasted time in math class was a test and paying dues to grant me the wishes and opportunities for what I’d like to do in life. The journey to your dreams is like a river in the sense, where do some major rivers lead to? The ocean. When I finally accomplish everything I have to; my river will lead me out to my sea of dreams and that is only the beginning.