We at NHDub are extremely excited to announce that we have finally concluded our latest venture, the World Wide mixtape. The mission of the project was to pair MCs and producers that regularly contribute to all the wonderful sounds that you hear daily on NHWWW. Truly a “world wide” experience, we have compositions from some of the best beatmakers and lyricists on the planet. World Wide features the sounds of British beat composer Motel Eola, South African producer C-Rock Beats, as well as Trill Gates Beats and Eli Saf from the American side of the Atlantic along with many more producers. Notable artists such Awkword, Eazy Steve & J.O., $osa, CuzOH!, Kaddie Lak, Simile and newcomers INCrowd, Kenny Bryant, Hapless, 10 MP and more are on tap.
KO Music Promotion & Management presents Hip Hop International Vol. 1, a collection of tracks from various members of the world wide underground community. We at NHWWW are very proud to have been included in the process of helping compile tracks for the project. Keep an eye out for tracks from featured artists Allen Poe, INCrowd, QDay & Young Skip as well as many other up and coming acts from various locations on the map.
Young Lolly and Kid Tino lived across the hall from each other in an apartment building in Cincinnati, Ohio. The two were long time video game friends, and often talked about and listened to rap/hip hop. Lolly’s father was a local producer in Cincinnati that often brought his young son with him to the studio or radio station. “I grew up watching dudes like Sa’Purb, Corey Bread, SPIVEY, and so on in the studio. My dad had me watch everything from the mic to the mixboard.” Lolly’s father saw Young Lolly’s love for music grow and naturally took part in shaping Lolly’s early writing skills. A problem occurred when Lolly’s father supplied beats for Lolly. “It wasn’t working!!!” Lolly said with a laugh. “My dad had created hits for his generation, but it was a different time and sound, and I needed to make a mark for my generation.” Lolly’s dad understood and went on a quest to find the perfect producer for Lolly. He didn’t need to look far.
Kid Tino was a natural fit. Tino was already considered family, as Lolly’s dad was already Tino’s mentor. Legend has it, that Tino was shown the basics of beat making only one time and was making beats on his own in less than 24 hours. “I wasn’t gonna waste time. I knew what a track needed to sound like by today’s standards, so I learned what I needed to know then added my twist to it.” Tino’s average turn around rate went from pumping out one tune a week to roughly two or three a day. “Lolly was already writing, so I wanted to make sure he had something hot to spit to,” said Tino.
One year later, the INCrowd has finished their debut mixtape The Conference and are fast at work on the follow up CD Detention. “We want to make it all, club bangers, deep tracks-” says Lolly, as Tino interrupts, “-and get paid!!!”