Snick AKA B.A.M.N – Stroll Thru My City Block…

Snick aka B.A.M.N at his Diddy Boy Video Shoot

A deep-seeded passion for Hip Hop is something that Missouri rapper Snick aka B.A.M.N. has always had within him. As if written into his DNA, music flows through veins and manifests itself in his signature smooth flow. Having realised his true calling in his early teens, Snick has been perfecting his craft for close to a decade and with noteworthy results.

Snick’s mixtape series comprising of Oh Yea: Vol.1, Vol. 2 “Boo-Yao” and Vol. 3 “Bad Ass M************ N****” has proved one of the most popular in Missouri, featuring some classic Southern gems. Following to the success of some of his anthems from the series, he has enjoyed considerable support and airplay from some of the hottest radio stations in the state, including 100.3 The Beat.

His infectious street anthem Diddy Bop is not only one of the hottest street singles in Missouri but is also attracting attention on a worldwide scale due to its video, that has achieved in excess of 12,000 views on its various platforms. The video also featured cameo appearances from former NFL Runningback Jason Brookins and NBA veteran Tyronn Lue. Having only dropped last month, the single, which was produced by M. Reese Productions, is already causing quite a stir.

Never one to lay dormant for too long, Snick is currently working on two singles, Sweat Shop and If You Want It and of course their videos, which are expected to surface in 2010. He is also working on an innovative Hip Hop DVD Magazine project called Freaky Tailz alongside Bigg Regg Profit and Rico045 Productions. In addition to this interesting project, he is also currently contributing to Bigg Regg’s forthcoming mixtape and performing constantly in both St. Louis and Kansas City.

With the ability to apply his skills to a range of different musical styles, from club bangers to reflective lyrical material, Snick is a true triple threat in this industry. It is only a matter of time before industry professionals begin to take note but until then he intends to continue his ‘independent grind.’

For more information on Snick, you can visit the following sites:

http://www.myspace.com/snick218,
http://www.100.3thebeat.com/new2/artists/snickakabamn
http://www.twitter.com/snickakabamn

Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV/Rebirth Double Album

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After months of speculation following the massive international success of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III album, Cash Money boss Birdman has confirmed that Lil Wayne will be dropping a double album featuring both his Rebirth and Tha Carter IV projects in December.

Wayne had announced that he had a ‘surprise’ for fans in a recent interview with DJ Drama. Although Birdman then revealed that, “he’s coming with the rock album and Tha Carter IV. It’s gonna be a double disc and the Young Money album all on the same day.”

UPDATE: Contrary to Baby’s original statements regarding the Lil Wayne releases, Weezy himself has now clarified that he will not release Tha Carter IV and Rebirth as a double album. The superstar rapper stated in a recent interview that ‘it won’t be given like that.’ He continued to explain, ‘trust me, it won’t be given like that because Tha Carter IV deserves Tha Carter IV. And that’s that.’

Weezy then clarified, ‘Rebirth may come as a double [album] which comes with the Young Money All-Stars disc. Yeah, so it may be the Young Money All-Stars and Rebirth.’

UPDATE: Lil Wayne’s Rebirth double album is now due to drop on February 1st 2010.

Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Lost Sessions Vol. 1’ Review

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Perhaps it is the curse of Death Row, but it seems totally inconceivable that the so-called lost sessions have remained lost for so long. The latest WIDEawake Death Row offering’s insert promises a selection of ‘Snoop Dogg’s classic 90’s recordings’ and for the most part it must be said that the ‘new Death Row’ headed by Managing Partner Lara Lavi has delivered on that promise.

Aside from just a couple of less memorable ‘album tracks’ so to speak, The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 marks a return to the familiar and instantly distinguishable Death Row sound. The haunting melodies of certain post-’96 tracks even perfectly capture the mood of a Snoop Dogg in mourning for his good friend and labelmate Tupac Shakur. Perhaps the most notable and explicit example of the expression of Snoop’s loss is the K-Ci & JoJo assisted 2pac tribute Life’s Hard featuring Big Pimpin.

Other highlights include the original version of O.G. (featuring vocals from Nate Dogg and production by Daz Dillinger) and the Dre-produced Fallin’ Asleep On Death Row, reminiscent of his earlier style. This exploration of the darker side of Death Row, with classic material and overlooked treasures having been stranded on Tha Row for years, brings forth the question of just how many more gems lay undiscovered in the vaults.

Snoop Doggy Dogg’s The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 will be available in North America from October 13th 2009.