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#IndieSpotlight: Mr2theP Emerges With Two New Singles

For South California born emcee Mr2theP, it all started in the trenches as a battle rapper. He grew up living…

For South California born emcee Mr2theP, it all started in the trenches as a battle rapper. He grew up living an almost stereotypical party surfer lifestyle, which when mixed with his love of Hip Hop made him unique — to say the least. He and his group Alwayz Double Dippin’ gained a very healthy regional following but disbanded following the murder of their manager.

Since that point, P broke out as a solo act, dropping a bevy of projects and rocking festivals and sold out theatres across the country. His discography includes three solo, which features iconic artists like Mistah Fab, and two collaborative releases, The Black & White Project and Friday The 25th, both of which he recorded with battle-rap superstar Daylyt, who most recently asserted as status as king troll by releasing a mixtape focused on rapper Young MA.

“When I came to, that’s what the pain do … either you grow or you die like a tree do.”

Currently, he’s in the lab putting the finishing touches on the first installment of his upcoming series, Island Fever — produced by Darren Vegas. He relocated to the island of Maui following the loss of his daughter. This, among a host of introspective revelations, makes up the super deep new song “Ocean.” The song dropped as part of a two pack on 4/20 along with “Milk and Cereal,” which sports a more boom-bap aesthetic and bars, packaged as ‘shower thoughts’ that he’s thinking over a bowl of cereal. Unlike “Ocean,” he more asserts his lyrical dominance here: “I say I’m coming for they head, I’m a cereal [play on serial] killer, none iller, they can’t fuck with my material.”

Both songs also sport similar art direction, which we can likely expect from the upcoming series. Check out both of the new songs, below.

 

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Future Honors His Grandmother At FreeWishes Golden Wishes Gala

Over the weekend, multi-platinum recording artist and Atlanta-native Future paid respect to a very important piece of life, Family. At…

Over the weekend, multi-platinum recording artist and Atlanta-native Future paid respect to a very important piece of life, Family. At his FreeWishes Foundation hosted 8th annual Golden Wishes Gala honoring Metro Atlanta Seniors. More than 750 seniors dressed in their finest attire attended the annual Gala.

Seniors danced the night away to live jazz music provided by the Douglas Whatley Jr. Band and hits spun by DJ Bluue. The seniors enjoyed a luscious Thanksgiving styled dinner in the spectacular setting of the Ocean’s Ballroom. Seniors learned about Future’s FreeWishes foundation, their ongoing community events, and ways to be involved.

Guest speaker, Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall, spoke about the “future” she envisioned for Atlanta seniors. Future and his mother, FreeWishes Foundation co-founder, Stephanie Jester, presented a surprise community service award to Emma Jean Boyd, Future’s grandmother.

A final performance by the legendary Jazz and R&B vocalist, Jean Carne, wrapped up the warm and positive evening. Along with Freebandz, the event was sponsored by Jet One Charter, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Luxury Connections, Zaxby’s, Chick-Fil-A, JenCare and InTouch Properties.

Watch the recap now on YouTube.

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Track Seven Band Makes A Strong Reintroduction With “Memory Loss” Single

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Today’s game is truly a never-ending cycle of here today and gone tomorrow. For Track Seven Band, haven’t released a project since 2016’s The Try And The Fail, the uphill battle it seems is reigniting the flame within casual fans who may have moved on to the next one. It’s this overarching idea that guides Cost’s pen for their brand new single “Memory Loss.”

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There is a lot to unpack with this single. Top-level, there is this flagrant (metaphorical) slap across the head — as though he’s screaming, “I’m still here, stupid.” Below the surface, Cost takes the opportunity to reiterate his position, introduces rumor inducing storylines, and takes a look back at his past.

In the first verse, he drops mention of having traveled around the world on the dime of a figure whom he chooses to keep anonymous; as he explains, this person gave him the motivation he needed to jumpstart his career, but has since “turned faces.” It’s in this act — he further notes that haters induce the same phenomenon — that he seems to have found the strength to thrive.

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The second verse begins by reiterating where he’s come from — noting that section 8 and financial aid were his life preservers in his darkest moments. He also notes that he’s still in debt (half of which he paid off with the money he made selling weed). All this isn’t done to glorify anything, but rather serve as motivation. It also hammers home the fact that he has been there and done that, too.

Perhaps in a way, he’s exuding the same motivation that he felt traveling the world.

Playing chess as opposed to checkers is a line that poignantly pops out. “Memory Loss” is a strong (re)introduction or merely business as usual — depending on your knowledge of the band. Either way, it’s drenched in that endearing sense of honesty and realness that made them a group I’ve returned to numerous times since first being introduced to their music.

It’s all about the long game, and — in the end — good music. Cost notes that he’s motivated by things that money can’t buy. That, quite often, is code for having something to lose on a deeper level. It’s in seeing an artist stick to their figurative guns without bending their ethics that true inspiration can be felt.

If you haven’t explored the past releases, do so … immediately.

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Akhil Sesh – “Amazing”

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Jazz Regal – “Lifetime”

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