Rawrr Interviews – Richard Pigkaso

Coming off his performance of the Monday Night Rawrr #GiveBackShow this past Saturday; Bronx artist Richard Pigkaso has started a new initiative called the #OurBikerJacket Initiative in which the proceeds will go to Autism Speaks, making Richard Pigkaso our latest artist spotlight. Since the release of his project There are Always Strings Attached he has continued to strive and will even be performing in Arizona this summer. Read his interview below .

 

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was born and raised in Bronx, New York. I would consider myself an introvert that is constantly trying to break out of his shell. Also I love food more than I love people.

2) What is a typical day / week like for you?
I usually head to work at 5am. As I’m on the train or my father dropping me at work, I am hearing beats and thinking of writing creative rhymes. After work, I go home yo-yoing while I’m walking and on the train waiting. I usually stop by this peanut stand by the train and I eat them as I’m walking home. I get prepared for the gym with my pre-workout and protein shake and workout for about a half hour a day. I usually hut the hay around 930 and do the day all week. On weekends, I’m at the studio for about 4 hours and go on cray weird random adventures with my friends in the city.
3) How did you get into rap ? What is your creative process like?
I got into rap about 2012 but didn’t take it really serious until 2014. I wrote a lot of poems in college and one of my friends was a songwriter for Sony. He recommended me to a person that eventually lead me to where I’m at today, a signed artist on Coalishun Entertainment. My process for writing my lyrics comes from my personal life. I take certain aspects of it, and turn it into a fun song. Other times it comes from how I’m feeling at that moment and the inspiration flows through my veins. I would also yo-yo for hours thinking of lyrics. Yo-yoing is like an extension of my brain to come up with complicated wordplay and stupid punch lines.
4) Do you feel like you needed any musical training ?
Not really. I am self-taught. In the beginning, ill admit, it was kind of difficult to learn how to rhyme. Overtime, after some practice and my friends and label mates encouraging me to be better, I ventured out into excelling in my vocabulary and added them to my music.
5) How important do you feel your image is as an artist?
I’m a yo-yo rapper… what image?
6) You have recently been featured on Wu Tang’s mistake? How did this happen and how do you feel about that?
My friend shared an IG photo of the contest to me. DJ Symphony was holding a contest for his latest mix tape called “Wu-Invasion Mix tape – World Edition” hosted by Ghostface Killah. I uploaded my song “OMG” which features Kwoat. I didn’t think nothing of it because I knew he wasn’t going to pick me to be apart of it. About a week later, I get a call on my phone while I’m at work from DJ Symphony himself telling me I am getting a slot on his mix tape. I was so excited that I told EVERYBODY close to me about it. What made it more surprising was that my song is featured on Wikipedia. I didn’t even know that was apart of it. As of today it has over 4 million downloads.
7)  What is your secret to your videos, how have you always pulled great numbers ?
The secret is simply being yourself. I always make sure any video I do contains my thoughts in real time. What you see is what I think of myself. Certain numbers I’m not gonna lie, you got to put up some bread. Also you got to reach a lot of legit IG followers that have organic views. You may have to pay $100-$700 if you want a few to a lot of people to see your masterpiece. Your budget as to match your promotion. If you’re putting $1000 for videos put another $1000 for promotion.
8) Tell us about the this is our biker jacket initiative ? What do you hope to achieve with this?
I am doing a personal project called “This Is Our Biker Jacket”, Go follow it on Instagram @thisisourbikerjacket . Its a project where I travel to different showcases, events, exhibitions etc. and ask everyone or anyone in the underground or up and coming in the world of music, art, film etc. to put their signature on an all white biker jacket. This jacket will be a great representation of people who are grinding and striving to be all they can be while starting from the bottom. After the jacket is fully signed, I’m going to shadowbox it (put the jacket in a frame) and put it up for auction. All proceeds will go to @autismspeaks As you can see in just a few weeks, we have a lot of notable people who want to be apart of this endeavor. it officially kicked off on July 7th with @safielvonay of @thenycgrind being the first signees. I truly appreciate everyone that is on the jacket and in the future will sign my jacket. If you ever see me carrying this on my back or hanging this on a wall, don’t hesitate to stop me and ask to sign. I would hope it would inspire other people to want to be able to come together and help out different causes around the world. It doesn’t only have to be autism. It can be breast cancer, AIDS, Diabetes etc. I have always love joining causes and I wanted to do my part as a human being.
9) Tell us about your other community actions, what made you want to be involved with Autism Speaks!  how important is it for you or for artists to take action in community matters?
Personally, I have had developmental issues in my life. I had lead poisoning at age 5 and I was really sick for about 2 years straight. Always throwing up, having headaches, going to the doctor etc. took a toll on my learning. People called me stupid, dumb, and the worst retarded. I was bullied to a point where I had to transfer high schools because I was afraid to go. Overtime, with the help of my parents, I was able to overcome certain mental obstacles and had a normal life. I got 2 college degrees in business, a great paying job at a hospital, and able to be creative with music while having a great social life.
10) What is next for Richard Pigkaso?
Don’t want to give too much away, but ill say new music videos, more awesome music, and maybe a short film. It’s all in the beta stages but we shall see what happens in the future.
There are Strings Attached Available Everywhere Now 
Follow Richard at @richieluvsyoyos

Lovell – Watcha Gonna Do

Lovell Spreads Positivity through New Single
“Whatcha Gonna Do”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lovell Brooks has always had an undeniable passion for everything that had to do with music. After receiving his first big break in 1986 with his performance group Private Affairs, he knew he possessed the drive and talent to go far. As he continued on with his career, he realized he wanted to take a different route as a solo artist. He was so focused on perfecting his craft independently, which prompted him to continue on his journey as such.

When it comes to Lovell’s style, he prides himself on being extremely versatile. After dabbling into RnB music, his peers began noticing how his talent effortlessly started to shine through. “After taking some time off from music, I had a reawakening in 2010. I wasn’t liking what I was seeing in the industry, as violence and drugs were being promoted. So, I took matters into my own hands and reinvented the wheel with my own sound,” said the artist. It took serious determination and bravery to stand apart from the masses, and promote a message he hoped would go further. It was no surprise that his fans were immediately receptive to the positive message he shared through his music.

Lovell shook the RnB scene by storm when he released his reintroduction single, “Baby Hi”. The song alone raked in numbers at a rate that Lovell was stunned, and rightfully pleased, by. In continuing to provide inspiration to his listeners in need of it, he kept the momentum going with the release of his most recent single, “Whatcha Gonna Do”, from his follow-up album “Universoul Man”. “It’s a soulful reminder to gangsters in the street who may be doing bad things,” said Lovell. “It has a Curtis Mayfield vibe to it. I just want to give a warning to people who may want to gravitate toward criminal behavior. I want to inspire them to pursue more positive aspirations.” Much like its predecessor, the single has garnered a lot of attention as it continues to generate an overwhelming amount of positive feedback.

Regardless of what projects he’s working on, Lovell strives to be the “O.G.” as he continues to spread an uplifting message through his music. “Not to sound cliché, but people shouldn’t give up so easily. Nothing by chance will happen fast, so you have to continue to hone your craft,” said the singer. He hopes his fans will take heed to his message, and never stop achieving their goals in life. After all, Lovell is a living and breathing example of someone who never stopped reaching for greatness.

To listen to Lovell’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
https://twitter.com/realrnbreturns
https://www.instagram.com/lovellrealrnb/
https://www.facebook.com/lovell2016

MOBB DEEP Affiliate Computa Releases Exclusive Freestyle “Keep it Thoro” @computamobbdeep

MOBB DEEP affiliate and Rockboy Records artist Computa releases an exclusive freestyle, “Keep it Thoro”.  The freestyle is just a warm up to the anticipated release “Yayo” off the new album A.L.M.A.  Be on the lookout for the single dropping everywhere on February 19th.

“I ain’t never too big for the projects, I could be a trillionaire I’m still from the projects” -Computa

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Sos Bishop Freestyles Over “Recognize” by DJ Premier & The Lox @SosBishop

Bronx native and Hip Hop artist Sos Bishop freestyles over “Recognize” instrumental by DJ Premier and The Lox.   Bishop elicits raw and uncut bars with concrete substance that can’t be ignored by the industry! Tune in to this freestyle and “recognize” Bishop’s perfected flow and sound deliverance, synchronized to this notorious beat…

“I got the game on lock soon as I touchdown…” -Sos Bishop

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Freestyle: Mikey Fresh “The Race”

 

 

An energetic and talented MC hailing from Freeport, Long Island Mikey Fresh has been actualizing his dream of Hip Hop superstardom for the better part of his life. Writing rhymes since the age of 13, his crowning moment to date is his Gonna Get Better single featuring Fred The Godson.  Looking to take things up a notch, he is plotting on a re-mastered release of his EP in 2018. For now, he has dropped off his new freestyle, The Race. Check it out :

 

 

 

 

New Music: Frost G delivers a new single “Mouf Do” | @Frost_G74254 @DjSmokeMixtapes

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Hailing from the Lone-star state with the #1 single on KOD mixtape 2015, 2X Akademia Music Award winner 2016 & 2017 for singles “StreetCertified” & “Think about U” ft China Marie & Trae tha Truth, Southern Entertainment’s Internet Hustler of the Year nominee 2017, on every hip-hop/blog site in the nation as well as overseas, award after award, accolade after accolade…

Frost G shows how with his unique word play, bruising punchlines, catchy metaphors & similes, why Texas…no the world, might have a problem!

Frost G’s “Mouf Do” is a tribute to the ladies clearly detailing how much of a soul snatcher he really is! stream and download “Mouf Do” on MyMixtapez, Spinrilla, and other outlets!

Catch Frost G lurking online and FOLLOW him!! Facebook: @Frosteezy Instagram:  @Frost_G Twitter: @Frost_G74254 Snap Chat: @FrostG74254 Web: www.frostg.net

Yung Gwapa Delivers A Brand New Track “Straight In” Freestyle | @YungGwapa

Straight In

Yung Gwapa Begins His Freestyle Fridays

Straight In

Yung Gwapa is back on his shit to the next level.

The Black Heart CEO comes through with the idea of releasing a freestyle on Fridays to keep the fans
motivated for more to come.

Today Gwapa drops off “Straight In” freestyle hosted by Dj Infamous aka Da Missin Link as the first exclusive to make moves.

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And also his DJ, @Infamousthedj on Instagram and Twitter.

 

New Freestyle: @PrettyGirl1st “Litty Again”

Dropping more of her #BarsOverPretty sauce on the world, 1st AKA Pretty Girl has released her freestyle to Meek Mill Feat Tory Lanez Litty Again instrumental. Building on the momentum of her consideration as one of the fiercest female lyricists on the Big Apple Scene, 1st has put the pedal to the metal getting the 4th quarter going with BARS. Listen to her latest freestyle below:

 

SLR Music Group Presents “Ride or Die” Freestyle With Perry Papers x SOS Bishop x Dollarz x Alonzo Fury|@SLRmusicgroup

Scott La Rock Jr. carries on the legacy of his father through his own label Scott La Rock Music Group.  Living his life around the essence of classic Hip Hop and breathing in the culture as his pops right hand man, Scott La Rock Jr., scouts artists who mirror that classic and old school Hip Hop.  Artists such as Perry Papers, SOS Bishop, Dollarz, and Alonzo Fury bring that New York heat without conforming to the recent trends the media categorizes as Hip Hop.  In their most recent freestyle this elite team of emcees exude bars and lyrics that most can’t convey in a complete album.  In roughly two minutes you will get a firm introduction to SLR Music Group, who the emcees are, and why this is their time, tune in!

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