Top Shelf Wreckords and Johnny Collarossi Puts Hurricane Harvey Victim’s First!

 

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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.

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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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Aceoutrageous: Outrageous Frequency through the U.S.

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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*

 

“Solo But Not Alone” Future Super Producer Cartelsons Interview Hosted by: P-Rice

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Straight out of Lyon, France comes a long over due producer, Cartelsons, who has been producing music for 10 years. Now in the year of 2013, Cartelsons, released his debut album “Drugstore Music” in which he pressed his own copies of selling them through Facebook with anticipation to now release his next project “Solo But Not Alone”. With an All-Star Veteran Westcoast cast on his first project “Drugstore Music”; it is now round 2 for the French producer who has already worked with his childhood idols and inspirations to come back with more of an All-Star Veteran cast along with upcoming stars that are ready to shine on “Solo But Not Alone”. I, myself P-Rice, was able to have the chance to chop it up with Cartelsons about his come up in the game, inspirations/collaborations, the Europe Hip-Hop scene and his next big upcoming project “Solo But Not Alone”.

Interview was done: 12/19/2013

Questions asked by: P-Rice

P-Rice: How long have you been producing music?

Cartelsons: I began to produce 10 years ago approximately with one of my homie.

P-Rice: There any meaning behind your name, Cartelsons? If so, what is it?

Cartelsons: At the beginning, CartelSons was me and one of my friend. We loved movies in South America with drug cartels, Medellin etc. I decided to keep the name CartelSons in memory of my homie who died in a accident 7 years ago. Right now CartelSons is just me with the legacy of my friend.

P-Rice: Though it may be obvious, but for those who don’t know, who are your biggest inspirations and influences in music?

Cartelsons: I grew up in different types of music. My parents were listening to Old Rock and blues. One of my brother listen Gangsta Rap and G-Funk and my old brother some Soul, New Jack and Old Roots and Reggae. I got the chance to grow up with all these influences. I’m a real fan of blues and soul music and Afro American music. I’m concerned by this part of History.

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From Your Heart….

As someone who has had a love and passion for telling stories and writing if there is one thing that I have learned with writing is that- the best writing is the writing that comes from the heart. The writing that expresses your inner emotions, feelings, beliefs and that is the kind of writing that will make a connection between you and your audience. The writing that expresses the struggles or feelings that we as humans all go through or can relate to or even the writing that not everyone can relate to but respect because of the expression in it.

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Young & Un-Known

If you have been following our blog for awhile then you probably already know that we have a passion for the music and arts. As a teenager in late middle school and throughout high school we spent hours writing and recording homemade tapes. Talk about some real underground music- we just made music for ourselves and enjoyment. We loved to write lyrical lyrics and keep the “real hip-hop” persona in full contact. Though we still write and host our own college radio show, we haven’t really been in the “funk lab” for awhile but looking back we are proud with some of our- you could say surprising accomplishments.

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Hard to Believe….

2010 High School Coffee House Performance

2010 High School Coffee House Performance

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?

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P-Rice (About to) Do New York City

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.

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Back in the Day

The steaming hot water flowed throughout the pipes of the house leading to its final destination- the shower head. The 100 degree water exploded out of the shower head and rained against the floor of the shower. In the distance I am tucked away underneath some of the warmest blankets in the world, still in a quiet mindset and hazey state. Still recollecting my dreams from the night before or if I am still dreaming; I can’t seem to figure this out until I hear the thundering knocks at my bedroom door. My heartbeat is racing, my eyes wide as an Owl, tremors throughout my body with a touch of morning wood- it was bound to happen- “Patrick! Time to get up!” said a demanding tone- words that broke the silence of pure ecstasy…it was time to get ready for school.

It wasn’t like any other morning though. I hopped out of bed full of excitement and determination. I made up for all the mornings I lied telling my parents I was only going to take a “quick 5 minute shower” and was out the door before my mother could pack me a last minute lunch. My backpack wasn’t vacant enough to hold a little brown bag that would hold a crushed sandwich and a too ripe banana; reason being I was packing heat. Straight lyrical heat.

January 16th, 2010 was the day I was releasing my 4th major tape out to the public. 17 tracks, all written and recorded from me P-Rice. I was about make even more of a “house-hold” name for myself within my hometown. I had flyers I produced all throughout my high school, advertisements on classroom whiteboards- I was hustling hard at a young age because I enjoyed entertaining others. My 4th release in sales made over $400+ within my own hometown. I look back, listening to my old tapes, in which my 4th release had over 100’s of samples on it…it could remind you of a really old school record like the Beastie Boys with the use of several samples (whether they were done justice is another topic). I laugh at some of my old records because I’ve advanced in my talent, writing, ideas and found other avenues along the way and my music past is something that will always be a part of my childhood and me as a person. The P-Rice persona is still raging, front paging, ain’t nothing changing…question is what do the people see in the future of hip-hop? It is an addicting genre of music if you get into the melodies, hooks and slick flows- but like anything that is that addicting will the rap game ever burn out?