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Amani Tre Niner’s Tattoo Muzik Hosted by DJ Holiday

Click the photo or the link below to catch the drop of Tattoo Muzik by Amani Tre Niner! But if you want a copy of it now, I have enough to pass around. But Amani, his crew, and myself would appreciate if you help us promote the mixtape, not just take a CD to look at. DJ Holiday hosted the mixtape so s/0 @Djholiday and @Hot963. Call/tweet Hot 96.3  to request “In Da Summa” by Amani Tre Niner… NOW!

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Ajené tha.God

I had so many questions for Ajené about his music…. The “why did you start rapping?” type of questions all the way to the “where did the name Ajené tha.God come from?” questions. After the interview I had cold chills. Ajené means “This One Will Not Die.” Because even when he is gone, he will still be legendary.

 Ajené is a one man band but he doesn’t ride all the way solo. “Cameron Nelson who by herself is C-Squared Management,” Ajené said.”She is like super-manager. Cam is responsible for every opportunity I have — every stage my fresh toes have touched, the computer I record on, everything!”

I heard him say “spittage” or “team spittage” on a lot of his songs. I knew what it meant but wanted to hear the story behind it. “TeamSPITTAGE is everybody I deal with, it was some shit I was saying before rap,” he said. ” Certain people have some nice raps,and some niggas got SPITTAGE. U know who…Ajené is what I am called, and we are ALL Gods & Goddesses, we just forgot.”

Ajené tha.God’s Esoteric Rap Son Mixtape

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Check it Before you Wreck It

Who doesn’t wonder why Mark Twain wrote, why Michael Jordan played basketball? I wondered what made Ajené want to be an artist. “I don’t know, it pursued me really. I wasn’t doing much, living with friends, doing whatever to get a few dollars,” Ajené said. “I’ve always been into music more than the above average music fan, randomly wrote throughout my life, always been a cool dude, so…..it made sense…”

You know you love that old school hip hop that takes you back to the 90’s,  that REAL music… It’s been every bit of 20 years since you’ve heard this sound. Shit, I’m assuming by now you forgot what that sounds like, so let me remind you. 

I had no clue what to expect at first. I plugged my iPod in and listened to it in the car one morning on the way to work. Honestly, I was blown away. The way Ajené plays with language, the wit he portrays and his distinct sound are just a few reasons why I’m so drawn to his music. It’s poetry to a beat. Rhymes and metaphors that only Ajené can produce.

Unique as the NMLS number I’m working toward in my mortgage career, this guy’s talent cannot go ignored. The love he has for rhythm is incorporated into his DNA. The forming of his verses seem effortless but yet so intricate. His smooth, distinct voice speaks words of young man wisdom. Not only are his verses natural but so is his talent in front of the camera. Ajené doesn’t have to elaborate on weed, sex, and  money in his raps to prove himself like every other commercial artist. It’s more than that. He’s creating an art…. an art that has been forgotten.

The Brand That is Ajené tha.God

 I automatically wondered where and why he started rapping and why he picked the type of beats he did when I heard it the first time. He said, “Nothing was truly intentional besides me rapping on beats. I just like what I like, and that’s always been different than the norm ’cause most people’s norms are coming from these bullshit media outlets, all of them. It’s even getting to satellite radio, blogs, & most shit I thought was ‘underground.'” Ajené only having started rapping a year ago, he has had plenty of time to develop the persona he wants to present to the world.

Knowing that he hasn’t rapped too long tells me even more about his skills as an artist.”I just write with the intention of saying everything I have to say in kind of a coded language but its still straight english, I guess. I want people to rewind and recognize the cleverness, the wit. Its risky, but fuck it, 99% of people are SIMPLETONS but I got to do what I like to do, fuck you…but I love you….”

P-IC

@UGskywalkin and @ICskywalkin

I know I took a long break from writing. You know how life gets though. Work, work, spend too much time on the boyfriend, but I’ve got a damn good reason to be back at it. P-IC!! Some people reading this already know who they are, others are about to be aware. According to their website, “P-IC  is a rap group that has been putting in work in the underground hip hop scene, out of the Mid-West, and has generated a significant following.” They are currently on the Smoker’s Club Tour with Smoke Dza, Big Krit, Curren$y, and Method Man but in ATL P-IC made connections with Ludacris and 2Chainz also. They just left Atlanta and will be making their way to Las Vegas and Virginia, but have already been to Indianapolis and Chicago.

Prince UG said, “What makes us different is we’re part of the cult of very few artists who are real in the game and stay true to themselves, and as you grow in hip hop so does your music. We’re on a  7 year grind, it speaks for itself.”

Best Duo in the Midwest

The Artists

The group is made of 2 artists– Prince UG and Ivan C. What makes these guys such good artists and such a good match for one another is that they come from 2 different backgrounds. Prince UG is from Uganda, part of East Africa and Ivan C comes from Chicago, Illinois–their deliveries are significantly different, somehow significantly one.  According to Ivan C, their “subject matter appeals to everyone they talk about, everyday situations that people can relate to; men, women, the suburbs and the inner city. We make music to make people feel good, that’s what we’re about.”

The best way to take my word for it is to listen to their latest mixtape Skyology 101 on their website, http://http://skywalkwithp-ic.com/. Check out their bio, videos, photos, and of course, MUSIC. Can’t forget their YouTube. That’s where all the latest music and videos go!  http://www.youtube.com/skywalkin10. Check out the latest in Atlanta with the Smoker’s Club Tour on there, too!

P-IC released their debut album, “ON TYME”, in mid-March 2009. That album began their significant following. It only took one CD for people to get hooked. And then two more came out and those people became fans. “Bonged and Baked” was their first mixtape which came out in October 2009, and was hosted by DJ Scream and DJ Jay-O. Their second mixtape Skyology 101 was released in  February 2011. By far my favorite album so far has been Skyology 101. I groove to the entire album. During my workouts, you better believe it’s one of my playlists. After following them for quite some time, I can honestly say their music gets better everytime they record. Even their first few singles I remember hearing, “Shotgun Weddin” and “Spillin’ It” were more than average. They certainly know how to capture someone’s ear from beginning of the song until the end.

Make Music for the Fans 

The best part about P-IC though, is that they’re down to earth, good guys. They’re not the typical artists who just do it to get attention, they do it because they truly love the genre of hip hop. When they do make it ALL  the way, they’re going to go far with their fans because they put them first. They make music for the fans and music they can relate to. P-IC is planning to release their third mixtape featuring DJ Green Lantern, Big Krit and Smoke Dza. Be on the lookout for it! It sure to be even better than their last.

Follow Prince UG on Twitter @UGskywalkin (http://twitter.com/#!/UGskywalkin) and Ivan C @ICskywalkin (http://twitter.com/#!/ICskywalkin). Check ’em out on Facebook, too! Prince UG (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=642837152#!/UGskywalkin) and Ivan C (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=642837152#!/profile.php?id=603341087).