The upcoming emcee, ESP, who recently released his debut “Weapon of Mass Production” has caused a heavy local buzz within the 413/508 area code of Massachusetts. Not many artists have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams in making an actual debut, completely independently and also be able to sell their first ever release- AND have the album sell well locally. Many claimed to be “rappers” release free mixtape after free mixtape to gain a fan-base; but ESP already had the support from his family & friends and has been doing shows within the Western Mass area for awhile now.
The hardworking artists juggling work, school and a serious girlfriend- already had a tight schedule- but he put aside the time to lay down the rhymes and surely showed & proved within his first debut. With producers from the area such as Sleepquil, Busted Fuse (Worcester, MA), Key Soul, and Toronto’s own Fresh Kils. The future all-star producers do an excellent job in producing a heavily classic eastcoast underground sound throughout the whole album. ESP laces the productions up with his specialty of dope, lyrical, conscience lyrics. From tales of friends that betrayed him (“Judas”), discovering yourself well growing up (“Nothing Makes Sense”), friends caught up in addiction & hustling (“Tundra”) to women that tore him apart then finally finding the love of his life (“Life’s ill”, “Patience”) to the creative and entertaining track “What if I Did” which ESP narrates his true inner feelings about the “pest” in his life and what would happen if he acted out on them. “Weapon of Mass Production” creates a solid hip-hop debut and surely changes the 413 rap/hip-hop scene to have an artist as dedicated, motivated and determined as ESP. We feel that there is honestly a bright future for the emcee and that future projects will expose more in-depth on who ESP is and further push the limits of underground hip-hop.
Be sure to support the upcoming-star emcee and purchase his album on iTunes. Also stay up to date with ESP and be sure to like his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WeaponESP
It was a big deal for the P-Rice camp April 12th- along with the whole radio station board and anyone who is involved with music. As April 12th marked the annual Spring radio concert sponsored and hosted by Westfield’s 89.5fm WSKB.
P-Rice had 5 solid hip-hop acts rising from the undergrounds of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Philly. The setlist consisted of acts: ATI (East Hampton, Westfield State hip-hop crew), Brittany Koff & Flash Gordon (Philly raised lyricist & drum machinest/producer), E.S.P. (Up & Coming emcee from South Bridge/West Springfield), MassILLusion (Westfield’s own lyrical conscience emcee), and Rapture (Connecticut’s rising hip-hop star). All acts put on an outstanding show- as well as P-Rice who performed right along his peer rising stars.
P-Rice gives you a quick and simple introduction hands-on with how to operate the radio station equipment at 89.5fm WSKB. Along with dishing out a few details about P-Rice’s background and seriousness in the field of Entertainment & Media. Enjoy, We hope to inspire!
Every year Westfield State University radio station 89.5fm WSKB put on an all-day concert from 12pm to 7pm. Many talented acts and bands come through to perform, sell merchandise and many do it for the love and fun of it. Majority of the bands lead from punk rock acts to experimental- with a lack of hip-hop. BUT! This year on APRIL 12TH the board of hip-hop director, myself, P-Rice will be hosting one of the biggest underground hip-hop shows Westfield State University has ever put on. Originally planning to have artists from New Jersey all the way to the Southern Cali- the hip-hop show caused much controversy and excitement. Many artists wanted to come out from Mo the General to Johnny Collarossi; but many of the acts that are going to be performing are straight from the underground music scenes of Massachusetts. Such acts consist of up and coming emcee: E.S.P. (who plans releasing his debut Weapon of Mass Production this Spring- it’ll be available for sale at the show), MassILLusions, Sean Byrne (who has opened up for acts like 3 6 Mafia), Koffidential, KR the MC,and Westfield State’s own crew ATI- along with myself P-Rice.
We’ve been gone for awhile but to sum up what has been going on in the world of P-Rice, a few weeks ago on February 19th- I had the chance to chop it up with up and coming artist Aceoutrageous. For those that don’t know who Aceoutrageous is, he is an up and coming artist out of New Jersey but is now over in Colorado and California. Ace called into the P-Rice Show for an interview that went close to if not over 45 minutes well he was on his way to a show in Salt Lake City, Utah for the following night. We were able to discuss Ace’s last project “The Outrageous Life Vol. 1” (download it here on iTunes), his work with President Obama and the HUD organization, Ace’s future project “The Green Tape” (which will be for free download on major hip-hop mixtape sites) and his experiences touring.
Aceoutrageous has opened up for such acts like Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly and many more; he has even toured with Big Boi from Outkast. A live and high-energetic performer Ace knows how to rock his crowds and makes sure everyone has had a good time “turn’t up!” Our favorites from Ace has to be his catchy yet soothing track “Company” to his erratic intense energy up-in-your-face track “Frequency” to comical yet melodic club banger “Finger Lickin’ Good”. We would love to have Ace come out and perform for our radio stations concert in the spring but final decisions haven’t been confirmed yet. If not- maybe in the future Ace can call into the show again to chop it up with us and kick some game about any new projects- you guys are more than welcome to!
Much Props & 1love- P-Rice
Any artist/talent interested in being on our show (call in interviews, live appearances interviews, blog interviews) contact us at: Price_29@comcast.net *Serious Inquiries Only*
What’s good y’all? We apologize for our inconsistence with updating our blog- but let all lost hope and sorrows go away because now the P-Rice Show is back with a vengeance and harder than ever. If you missed it this week, on 89.5fm WSKB Wednesday Nights 6-8pm (eastern), P-Rice had upcoming artist E.S.P. and his posse come through to show and prove some of their finest skills…spitting fire into the mic! With his peeps Sean Byrne, MassILLusions, and M-A-L the posse puts it down live and on the spot for this freestyle cypher. This was recorded and shot in the station so you’ll only be able to hear the acapellas of the artist (but on radio) you could hear the instrumentals that were being played..such instrumentals spun were by Pete Rock to Miilkbone. Enjoy!
“Hip-Hop is Dead’ is the thought of many veteran and even young hip-hop listeners. The club and poppy dance beats have taking over the hot rap/hip-hop charts, aimlessly repetitive hustling anthems replayed on your local major hip-hop station. It seems like the odds could be true that one of the most unique, expressive yet controversial genres of music is pronounced dead from what the eye can see; but take your ear down to the underground and you will experience for yourself the real sound of hip-hop is well alive..and actively doing well.
Up and coming inspiring emcee, Shane Presutti AKA E.S.P, has networked his way to some of the dopest upcoming names in the underground for hip-hop such as Kev Soul (producer), Fresh Kilz (Canadian producer) and Sleepqyuil (Producer/Emcee) in anticipation for his debut release “Weapon of Mass Production”. P-Rice was able to have E.S.P on his show to discuss about his upcoming debut, his come up in the music, thoughts on the industry & the come back of real hip-hop, future plans and much more ! Tune into the video, Part II can be found under our videos on YouTube as well.
The P-Rice Show can be heard on Wednesday Nights 6-8pm on 89.5fm WSKB (eastern)
Up and coming underground Emcee straight out of Southbridge, MA, Shane Presutti AKA E.S.P, will be making an appearance on the P-Rice show on Wednesday night December 4th. P-Rice will be conducting an interview with the determined emcee about his debut album release, his background in the underground hip-hop scene and his future plans to pursue in the game- along with a classic hip-hop soundtrack to welcome us and singles off of E.S.P’s new debut album.
E.S.P has collaborated with P-Rice on his latest release Million Dollar Dreams on the track “Applaud”…P-Rice has future plans to release a project with long time childhood friend, the two are producing together along with doing the vocals as well, the project is due sometime next year in 2014. Be sure to tune in, 12/4/13 for the interview with E.S.P on 89.5fm WSKB and or here Tunein.com and discover some new dope underground fire hip-hop music! Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving..and we out!
If you are an artist, entertainer, public personality, radio DJ and or writer; you probably all can relate to the striving pain of building more of an audience. As a radio DJ and you could say artist and public personality- we have had our up’s and down’s with publicity for our show. I guess it is true when they say, “Here for one moment and gone the next”, in show business, because it seems you can have a great show one night and be on top of the world but by next week it is like all your hard work has been erased. The thoughts of dead air and deaf ears circulate your mind and you begin to think; is this another dream turned into a part-time hobby again or will maybe one day we will see a rainbow through the stormy clearings that welcome us our reward for paying dues.
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.