MMG’s DJ Scream has started a series of interviewing artists to give you a better idea of what makes them hungry to put in work everyday. And today we get a closer look at our once Mic Check feature and one of his label’s own, Fat Trel. It starts off serious but by the end we get a lighter side of Trel as he quotes Drake’s “We Made It” and shines his chains for the camera.
Fat Trel speaks on being the youngest of three boys to a single mother, waking up to dead bodies outside of his building more than he would’ve liked, the growth from looking up to DJ Scream to working with him, and how his daughter motivates him to chase after his dreams.
Protect ya neck because Fat Trel is coming for those awards. You can watch his latest video for “She Fell In Love” HERE.
Bryan Hahn (@notupstate)
Fat Trel’s latest single “She Fell In Love” is starting to pick up a buzz and to keep it going we get the official visual set. Fat Trel’s dope-boy love story’s visual treatment captures Fat Trel in his hood seducing the woman of his choice. This single will be found on DJ Scream’s forthcoming album Hunger Pains. MMG is making some major moves and the year is looking promising for them. Check out Fat Trel’s latest video and peep the trailer for Rick Ross’s Mastermind at the end.
T.I. has been prepping for a big year in 2014. The ATL rapper called into DJ Scream‘s Hood Rich radio show and discussed what’s to come from his new home at Columbia Records. Tip clarified that the deal is strictly for his upcoming album Trouble Man II dropping next year. He also said that Hustle Gang is still running independently. But with B.o.B. finally dropping his album Underground Luxury this month, Hustle Gang will hit the ground running into the next year.
He also spoke on Pharrell‘s involvement with his new album. Skateboard P will be executively producing the project and T.I. plans on having similar success as Robin Thicke with their collaborative hit “Blurred Lines”. With Pharrell on board, the album sounds promising and will most likely start off 2014 with a bang.
Listen to T.I.‘s check-in here.
Chicago rapper Lil Bibby has been creating a major buzz as of late online. If you don’t believe the hype just check out the trailer to his mixtape below, which includes a special appearance by none other than Drizzy Drake, who shouts him out during a tour stop in the ATL.
Lil Bibby’s upcoming Free Crack mixtape hosted by DJ Scream will be hitting the net on November 29th.
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Ca$h Out’s long hours in the lab this summer has paid off with the release of his all-new mixtape, Ya Feel Me? DJ Scream, DJ Spinz and DJ Swamp Izzo hosted the 11-track mixtape, which features contributions Yo Gotti, Strap, and Rich Homie Quan.
The ATL rapper worked with several producers like BeatMonster, DJ Spinz, Dun Deal and more. Along with the mixtape, Ca$h dropped the Inightlyfe-driected visual for his track with Yo Gotti “What Would You Do”. Check what Ca$h and Gotti would do if their plan falls through.
Sneaker Pimps & DXC are joining forces to create a unique event series that combines the best of both of their programs.
Sneaker fans will get to check out a sneaker showcase of limited, rare, exclusive and custom kicks. Plus live performances by the MMG artist, Stalley and Rockie Fresh, live art installations, a chance to buy/sell/trade sneakers in a huge vendor area, boasting product from the biggest brands in streetwear.
Fellow sneaker heads will also experience a live slam dunk demo by some of the best ballers in Miami.
Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136
Sunday, Sept. 22nd During MMG weekend
2pm – 8pm
Monster Energy, New Era
Live performance and signing by MMG Artists Stalley, Rockie Fresh, DJ Scream.
Live art installation by: STASH
To purchase tickets please visit: http://spdxcmia.eventbrite.com
To purchase vendor space please visit https://dunkxchange.webconnex.com/dxc2011
MMG’s DJ Scream rounded up some of the hottest rappers in the game including 2 Chainz, Future, Waka Flocka, Yo Gotti, and Gucci Mane for a smash track called “Hood Rich Anthem” The track name speaks for itself.
– John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)
Brick Squad Monopoly‘s latest signee S. Money loads up his forthcoming K.I.N.G.(KEEP INSPIRING N***AS 2 GET IT) mixtape with “50 Shots” featuring his BSM homies Wooh Da Kid and Cook Tha Monster. The tape is hosted by DJ Scream and will arrive in June with a guest list that includes French Montana and of course Waka Flocka. Be on the lookout for a video for “50 Shots” directed by Waka, coming soon.
The Pittsburgh native, who was once signed to Rostrum Records, recently took the stage in his hometown alongside Waka Flocka during Drake’s Club Paradise tour stop in The Steel City and will now be performing for the duration of Drizzy’s CP shows.
– Nate Santos (@MidtownNate)
In this day and age how hard is it to be a CEO of your own label and guiding the career of an artist who is making his way through the industry in a big way like Future?
Actually it’s just a blessing…I count it every day and never take my position as a CEO lightly, I mean that’s what I work hard for…I work hard to be able to say I saw everything thru…and it works when you work it and put in the time, energy and put the right people in place to help make it all happen.
What is the story behind Future signing to A1 and getting distributed with Epic?
Initially we started kicking it as brothers. I took him under my wing as my little brother. It was never about paperwork. He used to be like ‘let’s go ahead and do it. Sign me,’ but I told him it’s about loyalty. I mean I’m a businessman, but paperwork is a piece of paper you know what I’m saying? Like when you loyal to one another and family, the money is going to come. I just told him I loved him unconditionally and was going do everything in my power to make sure that he wins and make sure it goes thru for him. So it’s never been a situation about signing him because he was always my brother. The paper work is just what was needed for his situation to be done on another level, a bigger level, so that we could go to a label like Epic. So it’s never been about paperwork with me and bro.
Can you talk about the projects you have been doing since being released from Def Jam?
I just really have been working on Future’s stuff. I dropped a couple of mixtapes and a couple songs came off the mixtape that ended up being pretty big; some good records for me and that kept me on the road the past few years. I released Gift of Gab, which was hosted by DJ Scream on Thanksgiving Day and it’s a few songs from it that are doing well and now I’m working on another mixtape and my sophomore album One of One and of course building my label A1 Recordings.
Your Gift of Gab mix tape has over a million streams, talk about the success and spotlight this mix tape project has given you?
It’s crazy because when I put it out there I knew that the fans wanted to hear something from me but I also think they know what to expect from me being an inspiration to the streets and trying to motivate them. But at the same time I am not trying to be a preacher, more so trying to teach and they can live thru me and thru my music. I think that’s what made the cd so successful. It’s the ideal of what I am saying and people are like ‘he’s not trying to be a bishop; it comes across real,’ like ‘I can really relate to what he’s saying. I could live by this. I want to hear this song everyday when I wake up in the morning. I got to hear this on the way to work’. That’s the type of music I make. I make music to inspire but at the same time it is still street music.
What is the next step for A1 records?
We’re going all the way…seeing this Future thing all the way thru…platinum albums after platinum albums. I’m going to sign a couple more artists to the imprint and do it all over again. I’m just branching off in different areas and doing a little bit of everything. I’m just trying to stay busy but with clear direction and focus and staying consistent.