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Battling back through the adversity of almost losing his leg and ability to walk in a near fatal 2014 shooting Bay Area rapper, well-known pimp and hustler Ricky Styles has been resurrected with a new set of singles and visuals to be released in the coming months.
While his 2017 “Facetime” record gained traction with the blog sites and DJ’s in the Bay Area, Ricky Styles’ new record “Shake That” has been picking up on the East Coast after DJ Self and DJ Enuff began spinning the record on Sirius/XM.
Having lost his brother at a young age to street violence, Ricky Styles was inspired by his brother’s motivational words to pursue his musical career.
“My brother got killed in Upland after he ended up getting shot in the back with a .32. He wanted me to rap for real, but it was crazy because he didn’t like anyone but Lil Wayne,” Ricky Styles explained. “He was really particular when it came to his music, but he said I ‘had the voice.’ He said once I perfected it, I was gonna be hard out here, so I just focused on that and I’ve been pushing ever since.”
A street veteran Ricky Styles was 11 years old when he hit the block hustling with his brother and friends in the neighborhood trying to make money in various ways.
“We was trying to get that money man, I was 11 when I hit the streets and I had eventually bought a studio in my early teens, so I had no choice but to start recording and developing myself as an artist.”
But the streets would catch up to him and while Ricky Styles’ brother faced the unfortunate outcome of losing his life to gun violence. Ricky would also fight that same battle as his leg was amputated and reattached after taking multiple shots to the legs, stomach and chest in 2014. At one point the doctors said Ricky would never walk again but believing in the power of the mind, Ricky never quit.
With claims to be the first independent artist to ever release a debut album with 30 songs, rapper Auidi drops his highly anticipated debut project Trifecta.
Titled after Auidi’s ability to sing, rap and song-write, Auidi is truly a 3-in-1 talent with a range of sounds and abilities.
To date Auidi has collaborated with Caskey, Malik Yusef, Fikshu and Lee England Jr to name a few, so new listeners of his music will find he is well rounded and skilled at his craft.
Released on his birthday May 19th, this album is broken down into three sections of 10 songs, andreinforces his claims to be the “epitome of versatility.”
“This album is the epitome of versatility. Trifecta literally means three great events occurring at once, and that is exactly what I feel I have done with this album,” Auidi explained. “I have created an album composed of three pillars or sections which contain 10 songs each. So the album contains 30 songs in total, that will deliver different vibes and shine a light on the 3 styles of music I create the most.”
Eager to deliver the project to all fans of his music, Auidi has made Trifecta available on a host of streaming providers like Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.
“I am making history with this album. I worked so hard on this project and I hope the world is ready to hear what my team and I have created,” Auidi said. “I’m releasing my album on my birthday as a gift to all my fans. I’d be nothing without you guys. And for the first-time listeners, thank you for giving me a shot and please go follow me on IG @auidimusic.”
Alabama rapper Shad Gelato releases the official audio to his new single titled “P’s In The Bando.” The track premiered on the Strictly 4 The Traps N Trunks 141 mixtape. Stream or download below via Audiomack.
From the Third Eye Vision Anniversary Tour. The entire crew was present: Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, DJ Toure, and the four original members of Souls of Mischief: Phesto, A-Plus, Opio, and Tajai
Hieroglyphics Live in Eugene, Oregon 5 -19 - 2019 - YouTube
Greg Mack visits #TheSorenBakerShow to discuss his groundbreaking work at 1580 KDAY. The rap radio pioneer also recalls watching an N.W.A brawl in Los Angeles & recording Eazy-E’s “Radio” with Dr. Dre. Let us know what you think. It’s on #DigitalSoapboxNetwork. Download & subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Greg Mack on Watching An N.W.A Brawl & Recording Eazy-E’s “Radio” With Dr. Dre - YouTube