I travel with my headphones on more than 50% of the time.
The Collab Projekt’s First Twinterview? With Bigg Dee?
Bigg Dee, two g’s, two e’s. Say it twice, cause you probably haven’t heard of him yet, unless you’re a local hip-hop enthusiast in Boston, MA. Bigg Dee is a 19-year-old New York-born but Boston-bred MC who has spent most of his life moving around Boston and polishing his rap game up, while recruiting a mob of Chefz that roll with him and help him breathe positivity and support into the Boston scene. Bigg Dee’s opened up for large acts in the city and he recently earned himself a headlining show on June 12th for the release of his sophomore mixtape, "#TOTB: This Is Only The Beginning"
If you’ve yet to hear of Bigg Dee, I’ve got two things to share with you today:
1) This ill freestyle from WTBU’s Midnight Marauders, which includes footage of Bigg Dee and two other Chef Boyz - Vlad (@MrReallyTho) & Frizz Reality (@flyguyreal).
2)An innovative Twinterview between myself and Bigg Dee, which went down last Wednesday night and included 17 questions from both TCP and his fans. For almost an hour and a half, the Chef Boyz and I took over people’s timelines and got #TCPxDee trending. I was due for an idea and this was a great one. Definitely consider checking it out!
T.C.P. Presents: "High Guys: The WeekEND Edition" featuring Life Around Creativity (L.A.C.)
Last year, I had the pleasure of getting exposed to Life Around Creativity (L.A.C.), a collective of friends and MCs down in Miami just spending their days grinding, their evenings recording, and their nights partying. Some cool ass cats, T.C.P. got a chance to kick it with L.A.C. for a weekend down in Miami and we got to experience 'The WeekEND'. For those of you who don’t know, 'The WeekEND' was L.A.C.’s latest project - a concept album which takes you from Friday to Sunday and lets you into the crazy happenings of an L.A.C. weekend. Lotta’ smoking was done and a couple drinks were mixed.
Up above you’ve got T.C.P.’s first official creative interview. Press play and get to know Life Around Creativity a little better, and show good music some support. Our whole mission since the beginning has been to put our readers on to artists they may never come across on their own. Shoutouts to Life Around Creativity for providing a dope interview and some dope music; and shouts to Emi G for shooting and directing the video. Also, make sure to check out some of their links down below.
You guys know how I feel about mash-ups, right? Not a fan. I think mashing is an art that is difficult to master and very, very few artists can pull off. In general, I find mash-ups tend to end up in crappily produced train-wrecks. But I stumbled onto this little gem while scouring the internet for good music.
N3ako (pronounced ‘Neeko’) is a Pittsburg DJ/Producer who especializes in mixes, most of which seem to have their roots in the realm of dubstep, glitch and drum and bass. His latest track Megaloud Friends throws Knife Party's Internet Friends and Far Too Loud's Megaloud together with a little Skrillex sampling for an explosive track you need. Check it.
Hailing from a small town in North Carolina and stationed in Orlando, Florida is this kid, the next face you’ll see striking your city with giant face-melting bass bazookas.
Named Graham Andrew at birth, he left it behind to replace it with the alias KillaGraham when he joined the vicious world of electronic music. Equipped with a range of electronic sounds, he tends to prefer dubstep and drum & bass over all else, although don’t be a fool to think these are his only styles. Rapidly gaining popularity everywhere, this kid has gone so far as to have had his tracks played by the infamous Canadian dubstep duo Zeds Dead! But enough chatter, allow his tracks to finish the statement I’m trying to make:
Expect to see this kid hitting the streets of your town in no time. Check him out on Soundcloud and Facebook and pass it on: KillaGraham's coming to melt your face. We'll keep you updated and try to keep you on your guard, but there's no telling when you might be next.
1) If you like Kreayshawn, it’s a dope ass remix of Gucci Gucci
2) If you hate Kreayshawn, it’s a BETTER song than Gucci Gucci will ever be
3) If you like discovering new artists, K.i.T. is spittin’ bars at your face
Last week I got a chance to catch a Dean Swift show put on by The Chicken Donut in Boston. The opening act, who goes by the name of K.i.T., got up on stage, introduced himself (mentioning he’d do it multiple times) and then proceeded to fuck my auditory senses with a unique sound; a sound I had heard before, but not in this way. With a “skinny, hipster, loser” vibe resonating, K.i.T. played through tracks and established the fact that he knew he fit the stereotype, but he doesn’t embody it. For those listening and not just observing, K.i.T. straight up slapped us in the face with bars (some witty, some serious) and provided us this little bit of insight:
I call myself Kid In Training, K.i.T., because I believe if you always keep your mind young, always remain a kid mentally (not physically, cause you just can’t do that), you’ll continue to learn and explore.
A rather insightful guy he is, K.i.T. If you don’t believe me, let the music do the talking. Check out visuals of his perfomance at Church that night, and download his latest project, 'The Quest For Equilibrium' down below.