Old Kanye [prod by Rav.P]

While Kanye is still alive and healthy, my spirit told me to shed light on how much of an influence this man has had on my life. During a time in the early 2000’s when you had to be a hardcore gangster rapper to even be taken seriously, Kanye came out of nowhere. I remember his single “Through the Wire” being played on Hot 97 and him introducing himself to NY for the first time and he received so much hate. I was listening from NJ saying to myself that people are stupid and watch this man be huge one day. I compare Kanye to Muhammed Ali and people look at me like im crazy. When Ali was dancing around that ring making people look stupid in a braggadocios way everyone including his own people were saying that he was crazy and “arrogant.” Well now that he is disabled we all want to honor and forget how much hate they sent to that rich legendary boxer. Now we have a rich, already legendary producer/artist Kanye West that gets so much hate, from rumors by blogs and people having the general consensus that “he is just an asshole.” We may not agree to everything a person does or say, but from the artistic standpoint we need to show love to our legends while still alive.I remember driving and hearing Roses one late night in Montclair NJ and crying at a stop sign like a baby. Nothing has ever touched me to my core like that before and bring up so much hidden pain that I was masking. IDK if this message will ever get to Kanye West, my biggest music inspiration but if so I just wanna say thank you. Thank you for keeping the culture alive and NOT GIVING A FUCK about opinions. Thank you KANYE WEST!

ps

I know this goes off beat a lil (i tried lol)

-Rav.P

NEW MUSIC: Idle Hands – Rav.P x Knew Era x Whiiteboy

“As the hip-hop world becomes cluttered with Xanax raps and violent nonsense more and more, a group of fiery emcees with something real to say have dropped a new track.

Dive deep into the black struggle and racism of today on Rav.P’s latest banger with Knew Era and Whiiteboy — a Newark native. In the times where police brutality and racism are prevalent in our everyday conversations, “Idle Hands” helps tell the stories from the voices seldom heard.”Vibe Magazine

 

“And you ask how the hell we survive through this madness…”

After releasing Good Vibes, Good Energy into the atmosphere last year, New Jersey’s Rav. P returns to the DopeHouse to touch on a subject that has become all too prevalent — and one that has been going on for centuries: racism in the Black community, police brutality and the uncomfortable cause and effect of white supremacy.

To get his point across, Rav enlists the help of fellow Garden State emcees Knew Era & Whiiteboy on the self-produced “Idle Hands.”2dopeboyz


prod by Rav.P

Art by Rick Egidius

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Rob Get-It – Who U Wit (ft. Rav.P)

After spending time working on music with partner in rhyme Mars, Newark MC Rob Get-It revives his Time To Get It series with TTGI3. Full of catchy, lyrically infused material, TTGI3 is Rob’s best solo offering to date while still containing his usual tomfooleries. Listen to full album on Soundcloud

Swerve 916 x Rav.P – Good Vibes Good Energy EP

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Rav.P & Swerve 916 have been recording songs since 2012 with the intent of releasing a project. Finally, 3 years later, they have the time to finish things up with the Good Vibes Good Energy EP. We hope you enjoy the EP and that it brings you some Good Vibes Good Energy whenever you need it. On a side note: Swerve 916 2nd Solo LP “Norcal Native” will be coming this summer on Bandcamp and iTunes and is entirely produced by D-Rock. Rav.P’s first volume of his 3 series EP “Slave Name Todd” is available now. Make sure you stay tuned in.