Midwest rocketman Smokes released his freestyle version off Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" smash hit -- which is a chest pounding nod to the colors of his football-crazed hometown Pittsburgh, just in time for Steelers season -- only this time Mr. Asian Pride reps for Wisconsin in its signature colors "Red and White". "Black and Yellow" is Wiz Khalifa's first single off of his yet-to-be-titled Rostrum/Atlantic Records debut album, produced by hit-making team Stargate.
In related news, Smokes just released his banging "The Bidding War" mixtape featuring exclusive tracks with Oscar-winning Hip-Hop duo Three 6 Mafia, Philly's own Tone Trump, West Coast's new rap star Nipsey Hussle, and veteran Midwest rapper Coo Coo Cal. Production credits include Grammy Award-winning beatmaker Vudu Spellz (Ludacris, Montell Jordan), DJ Pain 1 (Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Bun B), !llmind (50 Cent, Eminem, Lloyd Banks), Sean Divine (Jadakiss, Sonny Rich), and others.
Founded in 2008, Yo! Promotions is one of the leading boutique media relations, promotions and marketing firms in the U.S. specializing in the entertainment and urban culture. Since the company's launch, Yo! Promotions has developed a trustworthy reputation for representing up-n-coming, underground and major music acts during the halcyon days of the dot com boom.
Infectious beats and sexy, sultry lyrics describe the sound of John Blu. His words have the ability to take his listener’s for a ride with stories about his appreciation for women. With songs like “In Love Wit Yo Booty” and “Nicknames” he recounts his experiences and love of women from their “sexy ass nicknames” to their “backside.”
Women may be the driving force for his music however it is his ambition, compelling yet subtle nature and enormous talent that got him to where he is today. Discovering his talent at an adolescent age while singing in the church, this Chicago‐bred artist knew music was in his DNA. Growing up he continued to pursue his passion by learning to play the keyboard and percussion instruments at the same time, performing with a jazz band regularly. Fast forward to today, only a few years later and he has now become a quadruple threat as a singer, songwriter, producer and composer. With his incredible set of skills, he is able create a song, from start to finish, in a single recording session.
Always looking to perfect his stage act, John Blu puts the stage second to only the studio as he tours across the country regularly performing with other artists in the industry including Jeremiah and Willie of MTV’s Day 26. In addition to perfecting his show piece, he has two full studio projects complete, “Reverse Psychology” and “Undiscovered” and is currently working on his third.
Nicknamed the “Collabo King” by his peers and the self‐pronounced R&B Bully, he has collaborated with several musicians executing flawless and innovative production, songwriting, arranging, and of course blessing numerous tracks with his vocals on their projects. And yet it doesn’t stop there. Blu has his own production company, J‐Blu Music, and is the co‐founder of Singles R Us, where local artists come together to network, create and perfect their craft.
As John Blu navigates his way through the industry, he is carving out a piece for himself through talent, dedication and humility setting himself up as the next acclaimed artist and producer with talent that will carry him a lifetime. While he is currently working and teaming up with various artists, including artists on Atlantic Records’ roster, he continues to promote his current single, “In Love Wit Yo Booty” that is heavy rotation in several markets including Chicago and Atlanta.
With an organic appeal with women and relatable lyrics for men, a self‐taught guru in the studio and charismatic persona, get used to hearing of and about John Blu, he is not going anywhere any time soon.
This is truly an epic event as 16 of Detroit's hottest artist all came together to form one mega track. The original "Cocky and Arrogant" track featured Royce da 5'9" and Joe Budden, but this time Off-Rip has added an exclusive list of Detroit artists as followed:
D-Rick Ro Spit FranChize Stackdough Ron Dance Stryfe Oba Rowland Cap Dusty McFly KOMA Louie P. Newton Hydro Ty Farris Marv Won Kid Vishis
This track is non stop PUNCHLINES and BARS. Not one of the 16 artists will let you down. This is worthy of a blog posts as well as spins on respected radio stations and clubs. Please do help and support notonly the Detroit Music Scene movement, but support this historical track. Thanks you for your ongoing support and opening up this email to view and listen to what is already being named a "Detroit Classic"
This email contains an attachment of the track, single art for the track, as well as a two links. the 1st link is that of the track and the 2nd link is a zip folder which contains the single art as well as the track. One more time, thank you for your time....