5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "Fistful of Dollas": "Most People Just Assume I'm Signed Already Because The Sound Is So Industry Level"
Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 10:45AM
[With the new Fistful of Dollas album finally up for grabs, up-and-coming rapper Young X reveals his top five reasons why you should add his debut to your playlist.]
1. Full of Surprises
This year and what I've done so far has been solely independent. I started my own company with my partners, Devvon Terrell and one of my producers, A. Gee Thompson. With my boy Devvon, we did a couple of mixtapes that were well received on DatPiff, but this is the first official LP release for me and I think a lot of people are going to be surprised at what they hear.
2. Midwest/Southern Connection
I'm from the Midwest in a place called the Quad-cities: four cities that are connected to each other right alongside the Mississippi River, two cities on the Iowa side and two cities on the Illinois side. So, my company MidSouth Muzik was formed based on me being from the Midwest and my partner being from the south. Another partner of mine, Devvon Terrell is from Brooklyn, and is a pop and R&B artist. The features I have on the album come from a lot of indie artists, plus I have a lot of new production. So, there's going to be a lot of hot new talented artists and producers.
3. Pure Organic Process
It's pure and organic. I did it from the ground up. I mixed, mastered it, recorded it, and didn't have anyone in my ear telling me what to do. Most people just assume I'm signed already because the sound is so industry level. It's up to par. The mixes and production is top tier. I can go back to some of the first projects I did and there are certain parts I know can mess with; but there are other parts I know I could have done better on. But, on this one, I feel like each track is banging.
4. A Lot of Variety
New York has Jay-Z. Go down South, and they're bumping Rick Ross, but growing up in the Midwest, we didn't have many key artists so we listened to a lot of other people's stuff. That had an influence on me. With everything that's on the album, there will be at least one track that anyone can relate to. If you're an east coast head, there will be one track you can ride to. Down South, West Coast, D.C., same thing, a lot of variety.
5. Support the Movement!
This is a chance for people to start the movement with me because right now I'm still underground and independent. I got it going pretty good with MidSouth Muzik, so this is an opportunity to start seeing what we all do now because as soon as I'm done with this, I'm on to the next project. If you enjoy my sound, you'll definitely enjoy what we all have to offer. I'm pretty meticulous about who I have on my team.
You Decide. Will you purchase the new album?
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