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Who Is Team Eastside Peezy?

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Team Eastside Peezy

Peezy is your classic street rapper with gusto: he comes from the struggle, he tells you his story, and he does it while making you want to go achieve what you set out to do. What separates him from the pack is his endearing, larger-than-life, personality that welcomes people into his world – one full of guns, women, and economic independence. At 28 years old, he’s in an interesting space – he’s seasoned enough to deliver a style of rap that doesn’t involve the new age mumbling, but he’s also too young to truly be considered an OG. He brings this style to his raps with his gut-punching bars and clever metaphors and similes to really make you sit back and say….damn. Go check out his latest project People’s Champ and get exposed to his music if you’re one of the unlucky few he hasn’t listened to him yet.

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Peezy was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 5, 1988. His childhood was divided because his mother was from the east side of Detroit and his father was from the west side. They also weren’t together, so this became a factor in his life as well. His grandmother owned six of the houses in one street so many of his family members lived around him growing up. He got kicked out of his firsts middle school and was forced to attend Cadillac Middle School on the east side of Detroit. At some point in time, the second floor of his mother’s house caught on fire making it impossible for him to continue staying with his mother – there simply wasn’t enough room. He’d move in with his father on the west side of Detroit. It’s here that he attended high school, starting out at Cooley High School where he got kicked out four months into his freshman year. He would continue on at Mackenzie High School for awhile before dropping out. He had it hard where he lived because there wasn’t any heat. Every morning, before school, he’d travel to the gas station up the street to get Kerosene. He’d end up smelling like the fumes in class and it bothered him enough to stop attending class altogether. Rap became his go-to vice. He became a part of Team East Side, a rap collective that began to gain a following in 2011. His discography is quite large: boasting a number of albums, including Mud In Mud Out, Vol. 1, Number 1 Ghetto Boy, Mud, Sweat & Tears, Mud Muzic 2 Reloaded, Money Orientation, and much more. His latest album, People’s Champ was released on August 14.

Things You May Not Know About Team Eastside Peezy

  • In the last 13 years, he said that he’s spent almost a million dollars on lean.
  • He played football as a child at one point but quit because he didn’t like being fussed at by coaches.
  • He was shot outside of the 007 Gentleman’s Club in Detroit, Michigan.
  • He wants to get proposed to by his future wife.
  • According to him, the scariest thing in the world is a woman with bad breath.
  • He watches the popular STARZ series Power.
  • He was a fan of Bankroll Fresh.
  • He also watches the Netflix original series Ozarks.

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Asian Doll and Nicki Minaj have finally connected with each other

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Asian Doll has made it clear since she’s come out that Nicki Minaj has been a huge influence on her style. Both channel a chaotic element to their fashion choices and general aesthetic that utilizes sharp sexuality to be abrasive. They’re both two sides of the same coin, sexual, yet innocent (Nicki) while Asian is much more hardcore.

It’s been a long journey for Asian Doll, coming up and giving powerhouse performances at every turn. In a recently released picture, it looks like her journey has culminated in something amazing: the two forces have finally come together. Will this lead to the release of music together or was this just a friendly passer-by flick?

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Does @allstarjr2724 have the best video of the year with “So Lit?”

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Allstar Jr is known for his smooth, sensual hits that double as trap bangers thanks to a smart selection of beats and smooth samples. His latest hit “So Lit” is no different, being an ode to a beautiful woman who holds him down, as well as having amazing sexual abilities. His videos often feature him rapping while partaking in various activities, from shopping to hanging with the boys, to trapping. They seldom could be deemed controversial, and that works out for him and his image in the long run.

That’s changed with the video for “So Lit” that goes the extra mile. After hanging out with B. Ryan and doling out a few verses, AllStar JR links up with the mystery woman who’s at the center of the song’s message. Clad in a white robe, she slowly sheds her clothing until she’s in some lace lingerie that leaves little to the imagination. When she gets naked, things get steamy. We lose track of her head and see Allstar in what looks like sheer enjoyment. Then, that’s when the fun really starts.

Some creative camera placement shows Allstar having, what appears to be, sex with her. The bounce of her cheeks doesn’t look like something that could be simulated if they were faking; anyone who’s ever administered backshots to a well endowed woman knows that bounce. Another shot shows that he, too, is naked as well. So the question stands, were they getting it in?

The more important question is, is this the year’s best video? In terms of sheer adventurousness, yes it is. No one typically has the cahones to attempt something like this, let alone place it on YouTube. The fact that it’s shot in such a creative manner where he could deny that it was actually happening is a testament to the director’s creativity in filming the scene. There’s also technically not any body parts shown, so it probably isn’t violating YouTube’s guidelines. All in all, a gutsy move by JR.

The question stands, is this the year’s best video? I would say so. We’ve seen a surplus of posse visuals that feature collectives rapping in unison. This visual sticks out like a sore thumb because of its’ willingness to showcase sex as an artistic activity, shot in such a way that it creates a unique aesthetic. Maybe more videos should try something like this out. Or then again, maybe not. Some lackluster copycats would take away from the uniqueness of the original. Let’s leave it the way that it is.

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After a month, here’s how @FenkellPayroll and @CardoGotWings ‘s Big Bossin Vol. 2 holds up

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The ever-looming call of summer grows closer. We will soon enter the time period of fewer clothes and more skin exposed. It’s a beautiful time of the year where frozen drinks are widely consumed, beach trips are spontaneous, and smooth, soulful music is blasted through car stereos. Payroll Giovanni and Cardo came together at the end of January for Big Bossin Vol. 2, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed Big Bossin Vol. 1, that is tailor-made for summer’s weather. Whereas the first one was a brief dip into the laid-back lifestyle of the OG, the second is a full-blown vacation. It takes the concepts explored in its predecessor and repackages them, reselling a similar product back to us, the consumers.

Now that the dust has settled and the project is more readily understood, is it still as good as it was when it came out?

In short, yes it is. A project is made up of the sum of its parts. The subject matter is admittedly the biggest aspect that goes into digesting music, but, here, the delivery shines in a way that helps it to transcend time. The message’s packaging is so authentic and precise that the quality of good music shines through clearly. Cardo’s soulful, sincere, and chilling productions bring out a new side of Payroll, one that magnifies the best of his abilities and shrinks the worst of them.

It helps that the weather gets warmer and that this album is meant for hotter temperatures so that its meaning can evaporate into thin air, inspiring new understanding when this happens. The juxtaposition of smooth tracks like “Stack It, Stash It,” and “Mail Long” showcase the project’s versatility and the willingness of both artists to explore more than just one sound. “Dopeman Dreams” and “Turn Ya Phone Off” make use of magnetic refrains that add to the prestige of the album and will help it to transcend time in a way that it’s already doing but at a much larger scale.

But, perhaps the cover art sells it best. The two purveyors of rap’s new go-to sound ride in a convertible car, the blue sky and sun shining brightly behind them. This is the warm weather that we’ve been asking for; it’s only right that we have the accompanying music to go with it. Thanks to the staying power of the album, it looks like it’ll continue to pair perfectly for years to come.

 

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