So just to catch you up to speed. Our boys at Funkadelic Freestyles who have featured myself, Eddie and Under Sound as a whole a few times, have teamed up with the ever so awesome Rappers I Know blog that featured the “Nuthin Nice” video when it first came out, and are releasing a mixtape during the summer aptly titled “The Off Season.” There is more details below and you can also grab the first leak which is by Oddisee and is called “We On To Something.” Hit the jump to peep the proceedings.
It’s finally here! The first leak off Volume 1: The Offseason mixtape presented by Funkadelic Freestyles and FWMJ’s Rappers I Know – from rapper/producer and FF alum Oddisee! This is a world premiere and ish! Oh, and did I mention we’re back on air in less than two weeks?! Press release is below:
Introductions are always easier in warm weather. Hence why the good folks from Funkadelic Freestyles , the increasingly-popular weekly independent hip-hop radio show out of The George Washington University in Washington, DC, picked the summer season to broaden their audience. With a tremendous amount of help from their like-minded hip-hop peer, FWMJ of Rappers I Know , they’re proud to present their first-ever collaborative mixtape featuring all new and original music from artists like Oddisee, Danny Brown, X.O., Finale, Kay of The Foundation, Che Grand, DJ Spinna, Trackademicks, Akrobatik, Mr. Lif, and many more. The first volume of music bears the title “The Offseason,” in reference to the lengthy summer hiatus between college semesters. It’s hosted by radio personality Jamie Benson (aka jben.ok) and mixed by DJ Jerome Baker III with special appearances from co-hosts Jay Promo , King Carter , Unkle Scooty , and Sneakaman Dan .
Volume 1: The Offseason will be available for free download on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 – a week before Funkadelic Freestyles returns to the airwaves for their season premiere – on rappersiknow.com , funkadelicfreestyles.com , and realmangojuice.com . Volume 2: Back In The Game, featuring more new and original music from Blu, The ARE, Hassaan Mackey, Random, and others, is set to be released on August 18th.
Rappers I Know is web portal, creative shop and boutique music label focused on highlighting unknown and under-recognized talent in Rap and Soul music and the Arts. The project was established by FWMJ and his peers in the Houston underground Hip Hop community as a platform to present, promote, and distribute local Houston music to new audiences using word-of-mouth buzz and a strong independent work ethic. FWMJ and Rappers I Know has helped promote, market and break such artists as H.I.S.D., The Niyat, Nicolay, The Foreign Exchange, Little Brother, J*Davey, Tanya Morgan, Kay, The Foundation, K-otix, D. Rose, Oddisee, Kenn Starr, Illmind, Strange Fruit Project, Chris â€œDaddyâ€ Dave, The Luv Bugz, Black Milk, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Pacific Division and many others.
Funkadelic Freestyles is live on-air every Tuesday night, beginning August 11th, from 8-10pm EST on WRGW Radio at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Featuring in-studio interviews from artists in the independent hip-hop realm, including Wale, Oddisee, Torae, Tanya Morgan, Kenn Starr, and many more. Visit GWRadio.com for listening info and FunkadelicFreestyles.com for special Thursday night shows through August 28th.
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