Delivering a New Style in a Different Dimension

Ex College Radio star, P-Rice aka Price, has been working on an unexpected project with a planned release for sometime in 2016. P-Rice has gone behind the keyboard advancing his production skills for his upcoming instrumental album, soon to be announced. The album touches the genres of psychedlic synth-pop, chillwave, and hip-hop with the influences of funk.

The tranquil “Dreaming of You” is the 1st single off the project. P-Rice released it on Soundcloud.com, grab a listen here and let us know what you think?!

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Blacastan from Army of the Pharaoh’s and Demi Godz Interview

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I was recently able to catch up with underground hip-hop legend Blacastan from Hartford, Connecticut. The emcee has been rising on the scene with some of his latest solo material such as an LP with DJ Doom, collaboration/group albums and more. Get the full scoop here:

P-Rice: How did you develop your name Blacastan and what is the meaning behind it?

Blacastan: I developed the name during the Capone N Noreaga era of Hip Hop. I was a really big fan of what they brought to the table, during the time of The War Report album. They introduced Hip Hop to “The Desert Rap” motif, where they adopted middle eastern names to different locations in New York ei. Queensbridge they called Kuwait, Lefrak was Iraq etc. My emcee name at the time was just BLACK, a friend of mine who was also a big fan of CNN came up with the idea of BLACKISTAN. Initially I thought it was kind of corny, but I knew I needed to have a name that stood out more than just BLACK. So, I started to use the name in little raps that I was writing at the time. I also thought maybe I should change the spelling up to make the name more my own. So, after using the name for awhile I changed the spelling up to BLACASTAN. Everybody that heard me using it thought it was dope so I stuck with it. (((BLACASTAN))

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Canada’s Latest Rising Star- JKenny of Ugly as Sin Interview Hosted By: P-Rice

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Way out in Nova Scotia comes a talented emcee who reigns the hip-hop game out in Canada with his raunchy but funky explicit melodies laced with dope old school production. JKenny has been able to collaborate with some of Canada’s finest emcees such as Ghetto Socks and J-Bru. With a debut entitled “Sexual Tones ‘n Explicit Lyrics” and an upcoming duo album with Axe Ruler under the name Ugly As Sin JKenny is an emcee to keep your eye on. He will be sure to have you pressing the play back.

Interview was done 11/12/14

Questions Asked By: P-Rice

P-Rice: For those who may not know exactly who you are, give a quick introduction of yourself.

JKenny: I’m 1/2 of “Ugly as Sin” a new hip-hop group out of the east coast, myself being from Nova Scotia and Axe ruler originally being from Prince Edward Island.

P-Rice: At what age did you get involved with hip-hop music?

JKenny: . I first started getting into hip-hop when I was 10, I believe the first thing I ever heard to really get me into it was the song “Right Now” by John Cena while I was watching Monday Night Raw hahahaha. I was such a 50 cent fan back then, before I really was interested in wordplay and hearing something really intricate and intelligent, I used to love things like “young joc” and “rich boy”, not the proudest moments of my life, but that’s what got me into what I love now.

P-Rice: Who are some of your inspirations/influences?

JKenny: I would say my biggest inspiration when I was growing up was Classified, not that he’s my favorite rapper in anyway, or even near my top 30, but for someone to be coming from Nova Scotia, and a place like Enfield at that, just a small stick town, really made me believe that I could achieve that as well. Also artists like J-Bru, Ghettosocks and Wordburgler (all Canadian artists) were really my shit growing up.

P-Rice: How was the Nova Scotia hip-hop scene or the Canadian hip-hop scene in general?

JKenny: . How was the Canadian scene when I was first starting to get into music? I don’t think the Canadian scene has ever been extremely great for hip-hop music, it’s not hard to tell that the majority of “Top” artists are out of the states, with the exception of Drake. Of course there’s dudes like madchild (swollen members), K-os, Maestro Fresh Wes, Kardinal offishall, R.A. the Rugged man, Buck 65 and most recently SonReal has been seeing some success, but no one’s really been able to cross the line like Drake has.

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Watch Out- Solid debut from upcoming emcee ESP (Western, Mass)

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Indestructible- Solid debut from upcoming emcee ESP (Western, Mass)

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

New Jersey Punk Rap King- Ricky Rude on the P-Rice Show 4/23/14

Lately, P-Rice has been keeping himself busy with having several guest on his show- The P-Rice Show over at 89.5fm WSKB. The rising radio personality has had interviewed some big names in the past months, starting from Super French producer Cartelsons in December 2013 to Aceoutrageous in February. Even with a scheduled interview to have up & coming artists Taylor J (4/30/14) on air to promote his mixtape “Morning High” on datpiff.com the P-Rice Show has been at its first ever prime lately.

P-Rice was finally able to catch up with the co-founder of “Bright Boys Entertainment” and long time affiliate of Aceoutrageous; the South Jersey King of Punk Rap Ricky Rude. The two chop it up about Rude’s latest mixtape release “Ready to Live” which features the original king of the south & Geto Boy Scarface, Trina of Coke Boyz and Aceoutrageous. Along with talk about Rude’s debut “No Guts, No Glory”, future projects, the music industry and much more. All three parts of the interview are on P-Rice’s: http://www.youtube.com/user/PriceUS4life/videos

89.5fm WSKB P-Rice’s Spring Hip-Hop Show 4/12/14

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.

Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman

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Now this daily prompt that I am doing is different from the previous daily prompts I have posted on here. This song I recorded a few years ago is a perfect explanation on how some may sleep (or not sleep) through their long and horrid nights of thinking & what the future may possess. It was recorded for and part of a compilation album of a worldwide internet hip-hop crew I have been apart of for years now..You can download our latest project with the crew for free here: http://www.reverbnation.com/thesoldiersoffortunemusiclabel/album/63177-file-operation-hiphop-by-soldiers

P-Rice’s (Almost) 4 Minute Documentary & Tutorial of Radio

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!

89.5fm WSKB Spring Hip-Hop Concert

89.5fm WSKB Spring Hip-Hop Concert

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.

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Daily Prompt: Time After Time

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Sometimes you need to put life on pause- time after time

Sometimes it’s alright to break the laws- time after time

Sometimes it’s right to fight for the cause- time after time

As long as you believe in what your doing- time after time

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