concrete615.com 6 ............................. Yelawolf 8 .............................. DJ Paul 10 .......................... DJ Klever 14 ................... Music Reviews 16 ....................Moss Da Beast 18 ..........Nashville 10: Malika Cyhi 20 ............................ Struggle 26 ....................... DJ Richie Rich 28 ............ Producer: DJ Money Greene 30 ..................... Casino Green 32 ........................Whip Game 34 ................ Why Sole Serious 36 .......................... Kelly Hite 40 .................... Bebe the Body 42 ...................... Black Catﬁsh 44 ..................... Music Review Publisher: Capo Ad Executives: Capo Art Director: Rex2-tm Nash 10 Photography: Tavell Brown Photography: Tavell Brown Publishing Consultant: Bryan Deese
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CONCRETE: You released Black Fall Fall, how did the collaboration with DJ Paul come about? YelaWolf: I did a song with Gangsta Boo on Radio Active with Eminem, so we became homies and built a relationship. She knew some of my other people in New York, and one of my best fest friends Newport hit me and said, “Three-6 is in Nashville and Boo wants to know if you want to come by the studio.” I was like fuck yea. I got a chance to come out and meet the whole crew. We started vibing and ended up doing a record called “Go Hard”. While we were sitting around drinking Jack we came up with the idea to do a mixtape called Black Fall Fall. I been wanting to chop up some hard rock and metal samples and Paul was all for it. CONCRETE: What’s the meaning behind Black Fall Fall? Yelawolf: I just thought it was a ill ass name cause of the season. October, Halloween, “The Black Fall”. It’s dark music and it has a dark vibe. I thought it ﬁt well with the tape. CONCRETE: The project is a ﬁve song teaser. Can we expect more from the two of you? Yelawolf: Yeah, I actually just gave Paul all the ﬁles for Love Story for him to work on. So I think Paul, Super Hot Beats, Malay are gonna collab and see what we can come up with. I think me and Paul found something, there’s not to many people I can get down with rhythmically and it makes perfect sense. CONCRETE: What can we expect from Yelawolf and DJ Paul for 2014? Yelawolf: Love Story Story, we are really focused on that. Paul agreed to go in and help with this album. It’s becoming that perfect storm. I’m not compromising shit on this album. We are really just trying to make classic bangers. We want to make sure when we leave the studio we had a fun time and when we hit the stage we have a blast. 2014 I could see a Three-6 and Yelawolf tour. That’s a real possibility.
CONCRETE: We are at the end of the year. Do you have any new year’s resolutions? Yelawolf: Just to fuck shit up in 2014! I feel like I’m back in Berkley on the streets again. I’m starving. This year I’m fully focused and I don’t want to ever turn that back down. Deﬁnitely just being more active and personal with the people that help me to survive. Black Friday AVAILABLE NOW
CONCRETE: What was the inspiration behind the classic rock samples used for the Black Fall project? DJ Paul: I’ve been mixing rock with rap for a while. That’s why when Yelawolf told me he wanted to do the project I was all for it. if you remember the track called “The End” by Three-6-Maﬁa it had rock mixed with rap and that was back in 1996. I was that little kid in the hood that had cable and I would stay in front of MTV all day and night just loving rock music. I’m a big fan of Van Halen and a lot of rock groups. I actually hang out with Vince Neal. He is a good friend of mine. So when Yelawolf told me he wanted to do something like this I said, “I can do that with my eyes closed.” CONCRETE: You guys have DJ Whoo Kid on the mix. What made you pick him for this project? DJ Paul: Whoo Kid is my homie, my brother, my drinking buddy. We have the same PR team. I thought he would be perfect for the project cause of his association with Shady and Shade45. Whoo Kidd has a huge cross over following and I thought that would be better for this project. CONCRETE: Da Maﬁa 6ix (DJ Paul, Lord Imfamous, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo) recently released a new project called 6ix Commandments. What can the fans expect on that project? DJ Paul: The old school Three-6-Maﬁa hardcore get crunk, tear da club up, fuck a chicken music. Everybody loves it, the project is doing good and everybody is just happy to see us back together that’s what people have wanted for years. CONCRETE: We are at the end of the year do you guys have any New Year’s resolutions? DJ Paul: Mine is pretty much just making the fans happy. They’re happy with Black Fall. They’re happy with Da Maﬁa 6 6ix Commandments. They’re happy with the DJ Paul, Drumma Boy Clash Of The Titans. So keeping the fans happy cause they come ﬁrst. A lot of other artist don’t realize that and they treat their fans like shit, and that’s the stupidest thing you could do.
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CONCRETE: You came up as a battle DJ and won 2 DMC titles back-to-back. Do you ever enter battles anymore? DJ Klever: Yeah, the good old day’s hahaa!! No I haven’t battled in years man. I still get my cut on tho. That will never change. CONCRETE: Do you ever come up with battle routines or tough routines, even though you aren’t battling? DJ Klever: Well, for the new Yelawolf tour show I’m going to be designing a lot of me doing routine type stuff in the show. Full hands on shit.. but lately I’ve been focusing more on my song writing/production.Making huge club and festival tunes. CONCRETE: Who helped you come up as DJ? DJ Klever: No one really helped me on my come up. It was all studding the local radio station and collage radio. Back then the DJs were actually doing shit! Like doubles, live remixing, cutting it up with turntables. CONCRETE: How and when did you get linked up Yelawolf? DJ Klever: Wolf and I have been bud’s for 10 years. We tried working way back but things just weren’t in place just yet.. We both have developed to more into who we really are as artist, so i think it was for the better to wait this long. CONCRETE: Many young DJs getting into the game don’t idealize the art of scratching or turntabalism. Do you see the same trend? DJ Klever: Yes for sure! everyone wants to shine but they don’t wanna put that work in. It takes time to ﬁnd who you are as DJ, (style, sound, etc). CONCRETE: Are young DJs lazier than kids who came up in the 90s? DJ Klever: They just don’t have to deal with the same shit we did as kids. But it was the funnest for me. Buying everything online sucks! I loved going into my record stores in Atlanta and talking shit and hanging out with my boys. There’s really not a lot for kids. CONCRETE: Is there still a hip-hop culture? DJ Klever: Fuck yes CONCRETE: What can we be expecting from you in 2014? DJ Klever: More collaborations with rappers. tour with yelawolf, and a shitload of music!
Yelawolf (produced by DJ Paul) - Black Fall
This is a ﬁve song project produced by DJ Paul and it’s ﬁlled with classic rock samples. Yelawolf seems to have taken it back to the days on the streets of Berkley. You can hear that hunger and passion in every verse. The song “Bowtie” features Yelawolf’s understudy Rittz both artist go in over the track with fast tongue twisting delivery and a smooth harmonic type hook. Dj Paul contributes a verse on the song “Party Prophet” where DJ Paul and Yelawolf spit some off the wall party shit over a dark guitar loop. This project leaves you wanting more and wondering what’s to be expected from the two artist in the near feature.
Bezzeled Gang - Big Bang Theory
Bezzeled Gang been going hard for years and didn’t change anything up on their newest project. This may be some of their best work yet. “Big Bang Theory” is 15 tracks of that straight raw with features from Young Breed of Triple c’s, Jelly Roll and 6 Tre G just to name a few. The production is on point and the Gang’s energy is Turnt from start to ﬁnish. So pour up, light up, push play and get to it!
Casino Greene - Knocking Kings Down
The title of this project automatically stirs up interest. After two minutes into the intro you understand why Casino Greene chose the title. The project is nine songs of straight heat. Strong punch lines, creative content, and a perfected delivery. With only one feature from another up and coming talent Rikki Blu you can’t help but to get to know Casino Greene in depth. This is a perfect blend of that southern sound and classic hip hop.
Kingpin Goose - Young and the Restless
Kingpin Goose is trappin on wax with this project. He teams up with Dj Big Tiny and Hood Rich to deliver the streets a dose of what they ﬁend for. Young and Restless has that strong Memphis sound as far as production and delivery goes. Content wise it’s 12 tracks of Dirty sprite, Kush burning, Gunplay, bad bitches and money talk. Kingpin Goose is deﬁnitely an artist to be watching for in the new year.
CONCRETE: Where are you from? Moss Da Beast: I’m from South Side Chicago but been here in Nashville for eight years. CONCRETE: Did you get a sponsorship with Good Times? Moss Da Beast: Yes sir, It was a blessing. I had the idea to try and get a sponsor with a tobacco company because of my Marley Son project. I ended up hollering at Good Times and we just kept in touch then one day he reached out and said I see your progress I want to sign you up. That’s how it happened. CONCRETE: You just dropped the Lebron Jordan Kobe project can you tell us a little bit about it? Moss Da Beast: Well as far as the name I was on a feature and I said that in a line. I said, “go hard is what they told me so here comes Lebron Jordan Kobe”. I’m the Lebron Jordan Kobe of rap, I got all that game in me. I can be either one of them depending on the track. CONCRETE: Who are some of the producers we can hear on this album? Moss Da Beast: Well ﬁrst off Block Beattaz gave me the opportunity to have a production deal. Mali Boi sat me down and put a situation together where I could come and record and get my production done. So they are a big part of my album. Besides Block Beattaz it’s Band Play and then some up and coming producers like Frank Lucas, Pretty Boy Beats, King Kao, Mac Reid, and ChronicHits. CONCRETE: You have accomplished a lot as a indie artist, What’s the secret? Moss Da Beast: It takes persistence, it takes networking and that’s not just being online but actually going out and meeting these people. Like this situation with Block Beattaz has been almost ten years in the making. I met Mali Boi in 2007 and after buying beats and him putting me on Jackie Chain and helping me meet G-Side and doing tracks with ST2 Lettaz, after all that then he was like we need to put your album out through Block Beattaz. That’s how that works, continue relationships and build that’s the key. CONCRETE: Any shout outs? Moss Da Beast: Shout outs to everybody thats rocking with me. Everyone playing the music, retweeting, coming to the shows or buying albums. BandPlay, Block Beattaz, Mac Reid, DJ Crookid was my personal engineer Monica Johnson, Yella Tha O.G. and anybody that’s in the movement.
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HomeTown: Nashville, Tennessee Measurements: 36-24-42 CONCRETE: What is your biggest turn on and turn off? Malika: My biggest turn on is someone with a great personality, nice smile and nice taste in clothing. A major turn off is someone who is extra thirsty, just doing the most to get my attention is not cute. CONCRETE: Who is your favorite designer? Malika: I absolutely love Christian Louboutin. He is at the top of the list. CONCRETE: What are three artisst we would ﬁnd in your iPod? Malika: Drake, 2 Chainz, and The Wknd are some of my favorite artist so you would deﬁnitely ﬁnd them on my iPod!
CONCRETE: You recently made the news about supposedly sneaking a camera crew into the prison your currently serving time at to ﬁlm your music video “Black Curtains” Can you give us your side of the story? Struggle: We got clearance, while I was at the Justice Center downtown, to shoot footage for a documentary that we had been working on since 2011. While we were ﬁlming we asked if we could shoot the performance scene for “Black Curtains” and of course they said “yes”. To make a long story short, a year later when the video dropped the Sheriff’s ofﬁce started tripping about it. I guess they got in trouble and needed someone to blame. We never had intentions to trick anybody.. We were just making the best out of a bad situation. CONCRETE: How do you go about pushing your music and staying relevant as an artist while incarcerated? Struggle: Man I wish I could say that I was just that good. But I got to be humble and give credit where it’s due. I’ve got an incredible team. My label, my management, my homies, and the realest fans I could ever ask for. The magic is just there. We kept it authentic and built a relationship that runs deeper than the music. It’s all about the connection. And with a city like Nashville beside you how could you lose? And staying relevant? We’re all dealing with things, so the struggle is always relevant. CONCRETE: Can we expect any new visuals or music in the near future? Struggle: Most deﬁnitely! I got some of the biggest records I ever recorded that are still unreleased. My team is about to launch a campaign on Kickstarter so we can ﬁnish the documentary and get it out there before I come home.. We’ll be dropping new songs and videos every week during the campaign. CONCRETE: Are you able to speak on your case at all and maybe a date when your fans and family can expect you home? Struggle: I caught 2 charges, State and Federal, both drug related. I just made parole in my State case so I’m headed to the Feds in January to ﬁnish my Federal sentence. I still got some time left on my sentence, but once I get there I’ll have a better idea of how soon I can get out. I’ll be home by next spring or summer at the latest. We made it this far, and I’ve only gotten stronger through the process. But the next faze of this journey is where we really turn it up. CONCRETE: Any Advice for the kids who may be following in your path? Struggle: I always told the truth in my music. Even when it seemed like I was glorifying the street life, it was all part of my testimony. If you listen to I Am Struggle you’ll feel the pain and the consequences of that lifestyle. And if you follow my posts on Facebook and Instagram, you can see the transformation I’ve gone through. I want people to see my growth, to see that we can overcome any obstacle that life throws at us. We can break the cycle that we’re trapped in. Everybody has a struggle but it’s how you handle it
that makes you who you become. True greatness comes from taking your failures and using them to learn and to achieve victory. CONCRETE: Any shout outs? Struggle: Yeah shout out to my family at Massbaum, A Game, Slumerican. Everybody who believes in me. And to anybody that doesn’t yet, just stay tuned. I’m gonna make you a believer.. The Slumerican dream is only possible if you bring your A Game. Free Struggle!
CONCRETE: How did you get your start as a DJ? Richie Rich: I’ve been a college promoter and high school promoter. I kind of started off at high school parties and I just got tired of going to parties with a bad DJ. So my freshman year I started DJing and bought all my stuff and took it from there. CONCRETE: Who were some of your inﬂuences as a DJ? Richie Rich: I’ll say DJ C-lo, DJ Rage, DJ C-Dub, DJ Cee Wiz, Bryant D a lot of the old heads to me their really DJ’s. We have other DJs in the city that consider themselves DJ’s but a DJ scratches, talks on a mic, mixes, blends transitions, that’s all part of being a real DJ. CONCRETE: How long have you been DJing? Richie Rich: I say 8 years now. After doing a come together event in Chattanooga that had about 3000 people. I like being a crowd motivator. I like to motivate people. That’s one thing about our show Thicker Than Water Water, we did it to motivate people. CONCRETE: How did that whole situation come about with the show Thicker Than Water Water? Richie Rich: Bravo had a TV show called Thicker Than Water: The Marinos. They didn’t make it past one episode because they weren’t interesting enough for national television. So my sister put together a video, and Bravo loved it. The rest is history. My dad is Ben Tankard. He produced Yolanda Adams. He’s a Stellar winner and a Dove winner. So with him already being a star that helped them push it. CONCRETE: How much of the show is actually real? Richie Rich: Its Reality TV but don’t get me wrong its still entertainment. They will stop rolling and say ok this is boring we need to hype it up get more energy and have a good topic. At ﬁrst you see the cameras but after a while its like their not there. What you see is what you get. Thats how my family acts we are stupid, we are funny Brooklyn does crash cars, my niece is smarter than my Dad. People judge us off a 45 minute TV show cause they think they know us. But thats OK, we let people judge and let God ﬁx their hearts. We read bad tweets on the day of our show but that doesn’t compare to the 1.8 million viewers that we have. Just tune in to the show and you will see why its called Thicker than Water cause we make it through every obstacle.
CONCRETE: Where are you from? Money Green: South Side Nashville CONCRETE: Your name is DJ Money Green but your a producer can you explain that? Money Green: It’s funny I was actually pushing as a DJ but the ﬁrst 3 parties I Deejayed at got shot up. So that’s how I got out of the DJ game and became a producer. CONCRETE: So what’s some of the records or some of the people you have produced for that the readers may know? Money Green: Cashville Dice featuring Joker “Pockets on Straight”, Yukmouth & TrobuleDTE, Mac Allen “Too Tight” ft. LA Chat, Jelly Roll and Lil Wyte. I got the No Filter placement, but the very ﬁrst thing that really got me out there was the Whisky,Weed and Wafﬂe I produced on that as well. CONCRETE: What programs or equipment do you use to make your beats? Money Green: I use a Phantom and a MPC1000 CONCRETE: Who were some producers who inﬂuenced you? Money Green: I would say Drumma Boy is my favorite producer but also The Neptunes and as far local producers, Fate Eastwood, Coop - Take off on ‘em, and Tim Hill were a few others who inspired me. CONCRETE: How would you deﬁne your sound? Money Green: Different especially coming from the south. I like to make beats that make you want to think, a beat that makes an artist put their heart and soul into the song. I want an artist to bleed on my track. CONCRETE: What do you have in works for 2014? Money Green: We got the “Pockets On Straight” video with Cashville Dice and Joker. Then i’m producing a mixtape with B-Hamp, the guy who did the song “Do The Ricky Bobby” then I may have placement on Lil Wyte’s solo album and i’m sure I got a spot on Jelly Roll’s Therapeutic Music 5. I also got a song with Lil Scrappy’s artist Rolls Royce Rizzy. Locally Rikki Blu, J-Dot and Ducko Mcﬂi to name a few. CONCRETE: Any shout outs? Money Green: First God, my mom, grandmother, Dice, Lucci, Chris V, 2Phones and Nashville.
CONCRETE: Where are you from? Casino Greene: I’m from East Side of Nashville CONCRETE: How would you explain your sound as an artist? Casino Greene: My sound is versatile, I express how I feel. I have a love for the Down South beats cause that’s where i’m from but I also have respect for the lyricism and instrumentation of the up north sound. They say it’s rare for a Southern artist to be lyrical, so I always try and take it to the next level and let them know that just cause I’m from the South doesn’t mean I can’t take it there. CONCRETE: Who were some of your inﬂuences? Casino Greene: My inﬂuence that got me started was Bone Thugs & Harmony. Their cd Est.1999 was given to me as a gift.The way they do the melodic, lyrical and speed rapping made me want to try it. Also my older siblings were bumping 2pac his content and his raw emotion he evokes through his music made me want to combine the two. Ever since then the whole 90s era was like a snowball effect of inspiration. CONCRETE: What was your thought process for your new project Knocking Kings Down? Casino Greene: I just had fun. The title Knocking Kings Down was a statement. I’m not new to this which people can probably tell by how the deliver has grown from the ﬁrst time they heard me. But this project was a warning shot to let people know i’m not here to be slept on. I’m going at people but not anybody in particular just going at Kings. The concept of the title is overcoming obstacles, whatever is in the way whether it’s your 9 to 5 or people hindering you from getting to where you want to go. Basically it’s to max out and be the best me. CONCRETE: Who are some of the producers and features on the project? Casino Greene: I got some heaters on there. Matic Lee, Johny B from the Networkerz, Skrilla production and the homie Band Play. I got one feature on there my home boy Rikki Blu, we did the “Mind Control” song together. It was kinda hard for this particular project cause I felt like it was so personal. A lot of times personal matter doesn’t necessarily call for a feature. I had so much to say and it was all from my perspective. I felt like a lot of features would take away from the point I was trying to get across. CONCRETE: You’re pushing your music through a less traditional outlet called Flash Crystals. Can you explain what those are? Casino Greene: Flash Crystals are just a new innovative way to share media. Especially for the independent artist it is a substitute for cd’s and business cards, it never runs out of power. It’s a small chip that has your artwork on it and a link to whatever your pushing whether it’s a video, cd, mixtape. For the people who have phones that are compatible we just bump them and they can listen right there. It gives artist the chance to interact with the people instead of just handing them a cd and walking off. It blows peoples mind when they see it work. I got involved with Flash Crystals through my team Xclusive access.
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Gamma Blue
Here is an exclusive look at the Air Jordan 11 Retro Gamme Blue. This model features a blacked-out midsole rather than the traditional white to complement its nearly all-black upper. Rounding out this possible ‘Laney’inspired retro, gamma blue and varsity maize accents are seen throughout as well as an icy blue outsole to round off this enticing addition to the Air Jordan archive. The Air Jordan 11 Retro Gamma Blue will be available at select retailers starting December 21.
Retro Air Jordan 12 Taxi
Released in November of 1996 with a White/ Black-Taxi colorway, the “Taxi” Jordan 12s make use of a tumbled white leather upper alongside a black pebbled leather mudguard and a combination of black, red and gold accents throughout. Expect the Retro Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” to turn up as early as December 14.
Saint Alfred New Balance 1500
Nike Air Max
This new, specially designed Jacquard pack is inspired by London’s Underground subway system. The pack utilizes jacquard woven patterns made from moquette (a dense woven pile fabric) in a similar style as the upholstery of the famed London train cars. The geometric pattern was created by famed designer Misha Black back in 1978 for usage on new trains on the District Line.
A brand new collaboration between Chicago-based Saint Alfred and New Balance using the New Balance 1500 as a canvas. It is a predominately red makeup on ballistic nylon mesh and long-grain suede while a contrasting white midsole and gum rubber outsole appear below. Capping off the look are 3M accents and a subtle hit of gold to the ENCAP branding – a hue echoed by the accompanying hang tags. The bright red 1500s are available Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. CST both in-store and online and stalfred1500.com before hitting additional New Balance stockists December 28.
CONCRETE: How did you get your start as a photographer? Kelly Hite: I learned from my father who is also a photographer he doesn’t do it as a career choice but I learned from him. I decided in college that I wanted to major in mass communication with a emphasis on photography. CONCRETE: What do you enjoy shooting the most? Kelly Hite: Live event photography. There’s something very challenging about not being able to control anything but your camera. I can’t control the lighting. I can’t control what people are going to do. I just love the thrill of it. CONCRETE: Who are some artists you have worked with? Kelly Hite: If it’s Nashville hip-hop, I have worked with them in some way shape or form. When I came here about ﬁve years ago and started shooting Nashville hip-hop things were a lot different. There was a large group of young artist that no one was paying attention to, but they were extremely talented. I just connected with a lot of them and really believed in what they are doing. CONCRETE: It sounds like you play a lot of different roles. What’s some other services you offer? Kelly Hite: Everybody sees me out with a camera but that’s probably only 10% of what I do. There is a lot of behind the scene work. On a very basic level I’ve always been a person that artist can come to whenever they have questions. I’ve tried to be an artist advocate to make sure these group of artist are never left out. CONCRETE: What made you want to shoot hip-hop artist? Kelly Hite: Well every artist needs photos to help brand their selves. I shoot a lot of album covers, shows, promo material for their websites and everything else. It just happens to be that hip hop is my specialty. Concrete: Most people know you from your work with Break On A Cloud Cloud. How did that situation come about? Kelly Hite: I was in law school and my friend said she knew a guy that started a blog and needed a photographer. So I met with him and he said, “I’m going to be honest with you, if I don’t like these photos I’m not going to post them.” I was kind of scared but here I am ﬁve years later and I’m still doing it. Break on a Cloud is my heart and soul, and Rob has helped me and supported me. We love music and have had some of the most amazing times of our lives at the same time helping build a culture around us.
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CONCRETE: Where are you from? BeBe: Born in Indiana, raised in Tennessee CONCRETE: What are your measurements? BeBe: 36-24-42 CONCRETE: How did you get your start as an entertainer? BeBe: Becoming an entertainer wasn’t an opportunity given. I went through many struggles in my past that forced me to the stage. But with dedication, ambition, and a yearn for success, I’ve been fortunate enough to build a brand. CONCRETE: What music videos have you been in and how did you get the gig? BeBe: Yea, I’ve done a few videos. T.I. featuring Nelly “This Time of Night”, The Game “I remember”, Big Krit featuring Trinidad James “My Trunk”, 2 Chainz “Fork”, and promo videos for Gunplay and Stuey Rock. When I had my ﬁrst video opportunity, I was actually asked by T.I. himself in passing. It was such a good experience, it further sparked my interest. CONCRETE: What can we expect from you in 2014? BeBe: I have a few projects in the works. I’m currently ﬁlming for a reality show called Strip Club Queens of Atlanta. I’m also working on my clothing line, but you will deﬁnitely be seeing my face in all your favorite magazines and videos! CONCRETE: Do you work out to maintain your ﬁgure? BeBe: I try to work out three times a week. Dancing and pole work is a workout on its own, so I cut back on going to the gym regularly to avoid bulking up as opposed to toning.
CONCRETE: Where did Black Catﬁsh get their start? Black Catﬁsh: Really we originated from a karaoke machine rapping over Scarface instrumentals. We actually started out as Black Pearl. But if you do your research on a BlackCatﬁsh it’s a bottom feeder, a real grimmey type of ﬁsh. Plus we didn’t want some run of the mill type name. CONCRETE: How would you deﬁne your sound? Black Catﬁsh: Our sound has nothing to do with anything but the music that we like. We like and listen to all types of music but at that time we were feeling Goodie Mob, Outkast. Slim Chance and 5’3 love the East Coast sound and when you blend that with Brixx down south sound I think that’s when you get the BlackCatﬁsh sound. CONCRETE: You guys recently dropped your new project “Ocean View” hosted by DJ Holiday, what was the thought process behind this project? Black Catﬁsh: Honestly, the thought process behind this project was putting the group back together. We had a lot of inside things that were going on so really the project came about trying to put friendships back together and trying to put the group back together.
“Ocean View” it’s just like the cover we’re standing back looking at this industry it’s real rocky and wavy and we’re looking like how are we gonna ﬁnd our way through this. I think it’s our best work yet. CONCRETE: You released the video for your guys ﬁrst single “Been There Done That” with Rich Boy. What’s the concept for the video? Black Catﬁsh: We have come a long way from the projects. So the concept was look how far we come. We actually took it back to a time when we ran up on some cats from Nashville coming in our town trying to take over the spot cause they seen the money popping. We took it back to where we use to be at but this is what we are doing now. We been there done that. CONCRETE: So you guys just opened up a club? Black Catﬁsh: Yea club Exclusive, honestly it’s a way to get out the music for us and other artist . We are bringing a lot of acts to the club now, and we met so many industry contacts by just having a club.
Moss Da Beast - Lebron Jordan Kobe
Moss teams up with super producers The Block Beattaz and Band Play to give us this heavy hitting trunk banger. Moss’s name says it all, he is a beast when it comes to this music and this album doesn’t let his fans down. Songs like 1Band, HangOver, Turbo and Straight Cash are sure to get you Turnt Up. From Chi Town to Nashville Moss Da Beast delivers a classic album once again.
Druboy - Zero Tolerance
This album is a straight banger it’s ﬁlled with strong production from one of Nashville’s best producers, Broadway. Druboy gives us that raw east side Nashville sound. This isn’t an album it’s a soundtrack to the streets. His single “What it Weigh” features a Cashville legend, Tha City Paper and by the title you know what kind of game they spittin. Over all it’s a well put together project, go get you a copy.
B Mack - Fair Weather Friends
On this project B Mack gives us a look into the Rockstar Life style. Long nights, no sleep, lots of booze, and women. On the title track “Fair Weather Friends” he touches on the fake friends that come when skies are clear but are no where to be found when the storm hits. The track “Paradise” is a feel good song with a smooth and very catchy hook. With only six songs this project is short and sweet and well worth the listen.
Krush Ent - Cashville Mixtape Vol.1
The Cashville mixtape is a perfect title for this project. There is a lot of money talk and trapping going on over a bunch of hard hitting low end trunk bangers. The mixtape recruits a bunch of Nashville artist to represent the city. Artist like Young Buck, City Paper, Charlie P, Bezzeled Gang, I4NI, HighRolla and even Lil Wyte and Bubba Sparxxx make an appearance. This cd brings the Cashville streets to you on a platter. Over all a dope project, make sure you check it out and support Cashville.