Hailing out of San Diego, California, Rap artist Johnny Collarossi is preparing to release his majorly anticipated album entitled ‘Texafornia’ this upcoming Monday, September 18th, 2017. The album is a collaboration between Westcoast and Down South artists, specifically California and Texas. Collarossi is no stranger to the Texas scene as he has done several collaborations with artist’s from the ‘Screwed Up Click’; such as Big Pokey and rapper Lil’ Keke on tracks like ‘Money Shake’ (which also features Terry Zapp Troutman). The leading single for the album is the title track,‘Texafornia’, featuring Big Pokey, Lil’ Keke, Big2DaBoy, Da’Unda’Dogg and upcoming artists Propain and Tiaramy.
Due to the recently devastating damage left by Hurricane Harvey that scrummage through Texas leaving many without homes and necessities; Collarossi and Top Shelf Wreckords teamed up with a few charities to donate 100% of all online digital download purchases to the Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.
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.