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.
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
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
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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!
Representing the “Creative Eloheem” with the Israel at the end of his name, Sammie Israel, is an upcoming and rising independent hip-hop star that plans to express his creativity to full extent within his meaningful music. As a jack of all trades Sammie Israel has written produced and performed his music with countless shows and recording sessions at recording studios under his belt; Sammie Israel has even started his own record label entitled Umbutu Records & Entertainment in which he is now in the process of releasing his debut Urban Masterpiece this Spring 2014. Myself, P-Rice, was able to chop it up with Sammie Israel and discuss all about Sammie Israel’s come up in the music industry, his journey as an independent artist and his upcoming debut Urban Masterpiece.
Interview was done: 2/12/2014
Questions asked by: P-Rice
P-Rice: For those don’t know, introduce yourself
Sammie Israel: My name is Sammie Israel. I am from the Chicago area, specifically Michigan City, Indiana. I am currently living in Los Angeles, California.
P-Rice: At what age did you get into rap/hip-hop music?
Sammie Israel: I have been writing poetry since I was 11 years old. I was about 14 when I learned to put it to music, and have been in love ever since.
P-Rice: How was your local rap/hip-hop/R&B scene?
Sammie Israel: I grew up in the Chicago area, so we had a lot of great people coming from that area. We, also, were a crossroads between east and west, so we had a nice mixture to choose from. I love a variety of music.
The internet is the most powerful source to gain information thoroughly and quick. The internet has giving many un-heard voices an opportunity to be heard within several communities and some un-heard voices reign their community they are a part of. Thousands of starving artists littering links throughout social networking, amateur models photo happy trying to get a quick like on their newest post, inspiring film makers putting hours in to produce creative skits for YouTube mixing in with all the B-Rated producers out there polluting the nets of their work. Without the internet, would some still have the fan base or fame? Without the internet, would some still have the same networking connections? For the average working man and woman probably not. I can speak for myself, I’ve been able to network with artists across sea’s and without the internet- I honestly don’t know where I would see myself today.
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.
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.