NEW ARTIST MONTH
Next up on New Artist Month here on Freestyle 101 is Kash Addictz, a dynamic rap duo straight outta Orange, New Jersey.
Kash Addictz were brought to our attention by two heavy weights in the rap game, M.O.P. manager Laze E. Laze and Houston’s greatest rapper, Scarface. When Freestyle 101 flew to New York earlier this year to shoot a marathon 24 episodes in four days we hooked up with the Mash Out Posse crew and Laze introduced us to a new group he was mentoring. And when Laze E. Laze tells you someone is hot, you know they are worth checking out. He was right. Arsonal Tha Rebel and Mikey Moolah can rhyme like nobody’s business. You can hear it on their indie album, Cake Up or Kash Out, and you can hear it on their single with Scarface, “We Connected.” And when your co-signed by two of hip hop greatest artists, you know you must be doing something right.
Needless to say, Freestyle 101 was excited to get these MCs in the booth at Play Studios in New York, and Arsonal and Moolah did not disappoint, spittin’ flames over a metallic R.N.S. beat and rhyming about Madden and Ratchet and Clank. They also had a thing or two to say about the current state of hip hop and growin’ up in Jersey. So check out “We Connected” on DJ Scoob Doo’s Street Religion Pt. 2 mixtape and pick up Cake Up or Kash Out on the group’s MySpace page.
Freestyle 101 goes up at 9 a.m. PST (that’s noon over on the east) every Tuesday. Next week we continue New Artist Month with L.A.’s Fashawn, Ikka-Bod of M.O.P.’s Hevi Medal, and Damani of Dub Union. Then we get busy with Heltah Skeltah, Teflon, Kool Keith, and have a special Halloween double feature planned that will rock your world.
Make sure to dig our behind the scenes photos, visit us on MySpace and rant in our Forums. And if you dig Kash Addictz, then check out fellow up and coming artists Custom Made, Neila, Sav Killz, Pack FM, Hangar 18, Tigarah, Thirsty Fish and more.