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Mixtape Review: Caddy Pack – GOOD

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As Caddy Pack makes her debut on NikkiSiixx with her visual to her lead single KANYE, I bring you an exclusive review on her GOOD Mixtape. The twelve track project presents us with different styles to Caddy Packs rhymes. She has the capability to rap fast and on beat. Caddy Pack’s GOOD Mixtape also has features from Waka Flocka Flame, Mello Charmillz, and Young KB. Caddy Pack has impeccable punchlines, that she presents her self with an innovative style to her flows. Caddy Pack should be considered a gem since its rare to find a female artist in her parts of the world. She is always opened to new ideas, especially when it comes to working with music producers from a different range of genres. Caddy Pack is able to write her own rhymes and you might even catch her singing a hook or two. My favorite tracks off the GOOD Mixtape are I Bet She Go, Money In My Pocket, Hustle Grind, Cookies and Bass, and KAYNE.

caddy-pack-websiteI BET SHE GO This track continues off the GOOD Intro. Caddy Pack brings that club-crunk vibe along side Atlanta Artist Waka Flocka Flame. She rips it with her fast rhymes while giving us something to bump to.

MONEY IN MY POCKET Is such a fun song! Caddy Pack goes in what she does with the money in her pocket. “IF I LIKE IT. THEN I ROCK IT. I GOT MONEY IN MY POCKET“..its super catchy. I even like how Caddy Pack adds the aggressive growl/roar to the hook. Who wouldn’t want to use their money on things that they want.

HUSTLE GRIND Caddy Pack was able to engage the trap sound that HUSTLE GRIND brings to the table. Also, on the track is with Switzerland Artist Mello Charmillz. I think they both should make more music together. I really like how the song came out as a whole.

COOKIES AND BASS Caddy Pack experiments in the world of EDM with the production that brings us some electronic sounds and some heavy bass. The electronic sounds remind me of an old arcade game sounds (8bit). Caddy Pack takes a witty approach with what she has to say. You can find the visual to this video on her youtube channel: CADDY PACK.

KAYNE represents the person you want to be, someone whose successful and truly believes in themselves. The Beat was produced by Tuny Chris and the video was directed by Marco Giglio. For the track KANYE, I find the hook to be very catchy! This song makes you feel unstoppable. This song is meant for the ones who are confident and are ready to take over the world. Watch now the music video for KAYNE via NikkiSiixx.

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Surprisingly, Caddy Pack is only 4’9 Tall but she can fill a room with her energy. Which will leave a fascination with the audience. She gets hundreds of people to call and response to her and her songs even though many hear them for the first time. Until now she has had shows over all Germany and is ready for her international breakthrough. Be on the lookout, I’ll be doing an interview with Caddy Pack soon. And don’t forget to follow her on all her social media links.

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HOT TOPIC: HOW MEEK MILL COULD’VE ETHER-ED DRAKE

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This is not B.I.G. vs. 2Pac. This is not Jay Z vs. Nas. Contrary to Meek Mill’s belief, this is certainly not 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule. This is not even beef, “Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep.” This is a rap BATTLE. Whether you find it entertaining or not, you cannot deny that this current rap battle has sparked an energy and buzz around the music industry that we have not seen in many years. While all signs are pointing to Drake as the guy demolishing his opponent right now, what if I told you it could have very easily resulted another way. I’m about to tell you how Meek Mill could’ve ether-ed Drake.

5l4Gb0XaWhen Meek Mill gathered factual proof that Drake does not write all of his raps on his own, he should have never broke the news on Twitter. Today’s younger rap fans and Drake fans might say it does not matter, but guess what: IT DOES MATTER and people who live and breathe the culture knows this. This is one of, if not the biggest thing you can ever hold over a MC’s head in a battle. Instead of a Twitter post, he should have recorded a diss verse (preferably over a Drake beat) and release it on the Internet without any warning. In the verse he should have aimed a line or two at Drizzy like, “And don’t compare to me Drake, he don’t write all of his own raps!” Meek Mill would not even have to reveal knowledge of the reference tracks just yet because that one line alone would have been enough to get the rap world’s attention and leave people wondering where this is all coming from. By doing this he would have caught Drake’s camp totally off guard, which is a perfect war tactic. Blindside your opponent when it’s time to invade. He also would have established himself as the aggressor. So if you compare it to boxing, usually the more aggressive boxer gets the most cheers from the crowd (in this case, the fans.) Ultimately, the fans get a say in who won the battle or not. After the first shot, Meek should have stayed off of social media, no rants and Twitter fingers. Let Drake think he may not have something like the reference tracks to destroy him. Wait for a reply on record. Once Drake responds, which could have possibly sounded different, than what he has out now, that is when Meek Mill (without any warning from his team or famous DJ’s) should have came back immediately with the ether.

First of all, this would have negated any chance of there being a record called “Back to Back” and would have killed any of the self proclaimed 6 God’s momentum. This is when Meek should have let everything out without holding back anything. I’m talking about three verses mentioning everything from having a co-writer to the alleged incident inside of the “Takers” movie screening in 2010. This is when he goes back to his battle rap days and use that approach. That means rapping some facts, jokes, personal attacks, and great delivery to humiliate the biggest guy in Hip-Hop. This would have made Drizzy vulnerable and his back would have been against the ropes. It would have sent rap fans, bloggers, radio, and social media into a frenzy. It would not have knocked out Drake the singer and entertainer but it would have ether-ed Drake the lyricist and MC. Meek Mill, the flashy and energetic kid from the streets of Philadelphia, would have been victorious. Battle over.

Unless you’ve been living on Mars the past few weeks, you know that it did not play out that way at all. Unfortunately, Meek Mill underestimated his foe and Drake was almost flawless with his counter attack. Instead of being strategic, Meek was in his feelings and “jump[ed] out the face.” I’m not going to say this battle is over, but I will say that Mr. Dream Chaser has a lot of catching up to do.

P.S. My sister, Jasmine Turner, is responsible for the line “jump[ed] out the face” in this article. She got her credit now I’m gone.

SM is an Author and Artist from NYC currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ClassicSmalls

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Beat Tape: Xia-Dawn | pisces.

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xia_dawn[MIAMI, FLORIDA] MC/Producer Xia-Dawn released his second beat tape/instrumental project titled pisces. I love the overall jazzy hip-hop vibe of pisces.. Xia-Dawn was able to capture the feeling of a fleeing summer, and the chain between the mood and the tides. Very soulful, indeed. I feel the soulfulness of some of these tracks provides a story of life is love. Xia-Dawn has poured a lot of his heart and emotions into pisces. Favorite beats off this instrumental tape are Amnesia1, Say You’ll Love Me (And I Know You’re Lying), I’ll Always Miss Your Love [LINKS] TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || SOUNDCLOUD || TUMBLR

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Download: MyVerse – State of the Art Album

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Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 11.22.29 PMRock Steady Crew Member/Poet-MC/Queen of the Ring/Latina/Activist MyVerse is debuting the new year with her album State of the Art. The thirteen track album gives you a closer look into MyVerse’s Universe. Starting the project with her spoken word on P.O.E.T, in which she speaks so passionately. MyVerse is the essence of hip-hop. She portrays the style, vibe, and overall experience. Her track Vida Linda captures MyVerse hispanic roots (Puerto Rico/Panama) with her Spanish lyrics over this dope hip-hop beat produced by BaseCampBeats. She also rips it in SPANISH, on Orijen. She’s definitely on point over Butterscotch’s beatboxing.

What don’t you love about MyVerse? Not only she can rap and sing she can also direct and edit her own music videos. Check out these two off her State of the Art album with Vida Linda and Black Swan.


State of the Art; overall is a great listen definitely an 9/10. MyVerse gives her all throughout the creative process for this album. Amazing beat selection, insane lyrics, and some dope features from Jon Connor (Track 7 – Keep On) and Jonny Storm (Track 9 – Rosey). This is a must download! Don’t forget to click the cover art above to get the link via iTunes.

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New Music: Rip City Rick – “Letting You Know”

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ripcityrickI saw Rip City Rick freestyle at a couple events at Syracuse University and I was pretty impressed. I had never listened to any of his music until recently, but it didn’t take much for me to realize that he is a talented MC. The 21-year-old rapper/producer is from Boston, but is currently a senior at Syracuse University, focusing on sound engineering. Rick just released the first cut from his upcoming Rise & Shine mixtape, which is set to drop October 7th. “Letting You Know” is that care-free, at the barbecue track that makes you feel like Summer is far from over. The hook is pretty infectious and will probably cause you to replay this a couple times. After a slight hiatus, its pretty clear that Rip City Rick wants to hit the ground running. Stream the upbeat L.O.B. production here.

Download: A Fly Guy – #MachineGunRap Mixtape

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If you’re not familiar with Miami based MC/DJ A Fly Guy, it’s about time you did. Fly Guy has DJ at Liv on Sunday/Story/Room Service/Grand Central/Blackbird Ordinary and a few other spots. He has always been an MC but things escalated, after finishing a tour rapping alongside Wu-Tang Clan in 2008. DJ Fly Guy moved to Miami where he shifted his focus onto spinning. Also he competed on VH1 Master Of The Mix Competition show. JasonPushLife_LIV_02022014_JPP_0023 Back in February, A Fly Guy decided to get back to his MC roots and released his first mixtape after 4 years after his debut album Georgetown. Bringing it back to Machine Gun Rap Mixtape, it’s an overall great listen. I enjoyed vibin out with A Fly Guy. Over instrumentals and on original beats. Don’t forget to download the mixtape via SOUNDCLOUD.

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New Music: Knowledge Medina – Move

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MOVE is a newly released track from Knowledge Medina. MOVE is letting the people know who ain’t vibin’ with him to get out the way. “You can change the station, ya’ll ain’t gotta hear me” spits in his catchy hook. Besides being an emcee Knowledge Medina is also a producer. Check out his beat on his REVERBNATION page. You can definitely bob your head to this one. UK producer Abstract created the beat. Radio EP is set to release this month.

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