Posted by Grubeats on April 15, 2013
We introduced LA artist, and 1st Round Records signee, Bridge, a couple weeks back when he released his riveting video single, “Do Ya Right“. Last week the singer/songwriter/rapper released his debut mixtape, Creature of Habit: Part 1. Bridge’s style is definitely something for the tastemakers. From seductive vocals to hard bars, Bridge’s versatility between singing and rapping offers up a compelling balance for both the men and the ladies.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Bridge – Creature of Habit: Part 1 [Mixtape]
Posted by Grubeats on October 2, 2012
YONAS Nation, open your eyes and ears to the newest set of visual art for the Bronx bomber’s lead single off his most recent mixtape, The Transition. The most significant news of late is of course YONAS’ newly inked record deal with 1st Round Records, which may be just the platform he needs to catapult into the realm of hip-hops heavyweights. With a, “Don’t Give A Damn” attitude, YONAS once again linked up with his crew at Betterdays Media for a boisterous poolside shoot, solidifying this record as “the party hit” aiming to keep summer alive. Transparent to any negativity, YONAS continues to push for positivity, showing his fans just how to incorporate a lyrical message into an upbeat, fun track. With production by Sean Ross, this has been my go to playlist record off the mixtape since it dropped back in June.
“Just for the record I don’t smoke, but I might light it up if I was down at Michael Phelps’ house, hah”
Phelps is the best swimmer and arguably the best Olympian of all time, but have you ever seen him eat pizza under water? Riddle me that. It has been confirmed YONAS is working on his new EP, which can be expected on ??/??/????. Stay tuned! #YONASNation
Purchase on iTunes: YONAS – Don’t Give A Damn
DOWNLOAD: YONAS – The Transition [Mixtape]
Posted by BIGLIFE on November 24, 2011
1st Round Records presents the debut Mixtape of Cleveland-based rapper, Luvi, along with his newest track “Through The Fire,” a rendition of the popular Kanye West record. This kid packs talent and rhymes far beyond his years. This 16 year old sports an impressively clean flow that compliments his mixture of pop and hip-hop sounds. Enjoy the Music, and Happy Thanksgiving!
If you like this track, check out his debut mixtape – HERE
DOWNLOAD: Luvi – Through the Fire
Posted by jewcebox on October 7, 2010
I’ve held my tongue for too long about Chris Webby. Frankly, I didn’t want to give him the time of day. I’m not really into supporting artists who are self proclaimed junkies. That’s just not really my cup of tea. Plus, I don’t like he how plays the, “I’m so poor card, when my album comes out, please buy it”. Take that low class narrow minded nonsense somewhere else. We get it. You’re an up and coming white rapper with a “hood” complex. Yada Yada Yada.
Then, I come across another illogical thrown together rant on GMAD. Listen up, don’t insult everyone’s intelligence with, “It’s just a joke…”. Are you kidding me? Who else would he be talking about? Mike Jones? Save it. This is yet another desperate attempt to gain attention by a rapper who makes less per show, is less marketable, and has terrible management.
Everyone always loves to hate on Fresh New Tracks for sticking up for Sam. They say, “Why are you on Sam’s jock”? Let me tell you something playboy, we’re not on his jock. We’ve been down since day one. Not only is he someone we admire musically, he is someone who we consider to be a personal friend. We’ve known him way before this music thing. What would you do if you saw somebody putting down your friend? You would do what every decent friend would do and step in and stick up for them.
The main contention between Sam Adams and Chris Webby is that Sam Adams lacks lyrical content. News flash! Sam Adams doesn’t claim to be a lyrical rapper. He’s pop rap. People think they’re criticizing him when they say that. Show me a hit song with Chris Webby on it. Show me a song that’s been featured regularly on MTV. Show me a song that appeals to both girls and guys on a national stage. Show me something that has radio potential. I just don’t see it in his music. Chris Webby’s “bottom feeder” mentality rap is wearing thin and is frankly losing my interest and the interest of labels.
Bottom line, Sam Adams gets a lot of hate. However, at the end of the day you have to ask yourself, “Who is more successful”? When it comes to success, Chris Webby can’t even hold a candle. Is Chris Webby talented? Of course he is. Is he destined to remain a gully bottom feeder rapper that gains moderate notoriety? Perhaps. I just can’t stand the constant barrage of hate towards Sam Adams when Chris Webby has accomplished only half of what he has. Stop with the shots Chris. Not only does it make you look desperate, it speaks volumes about your character.
Fresh New Tracks opinions do not represent those of Sam Adams or 1st Round Records.
Posted by jewcebox on September 22, 2010
After confusion, anger, and various other emotions, the heavily anticipated “Party Records” drops. Shout out to to 1st Round Records, Matty Trump, DJ Who Kid, DJ Cash, and Alex Stern. No word on if the tagless joints are coming out yet. Thoughts?
Posted by jewcebox on August 21, 2010
GetYourBizSavvy recently sat down with the genius that is 1st Round Records. Amongst many topics, they discuss how Sam Adams was first discovered, transforming 1st Round Records into a lifestyle brand, and the recent signing of G. Curtis. Check out the article here. Shout out to Alex M.
Posted by jewcebox on July 22, 2010
We spent the day with our good friend Sam on set for the “Still I Rise” video featuring G. Curtis. The video was shot in Malibu and we had a great time to say the least. Be on the look out for a Big Life cameo. Check out the video, watch the interview, and get a laugh at our commentary and poor filming. Big thanks to Sam, 1st Round Records, Cross Coast Promotions, 80′s Babies, and everyone else involved with the project. This is a Fresh New Tracks exclusive.