Monday, May 30, 2011

R.I.P. Tre-8

A New Orleans-based rapper known to his fans as Tre-8 died after a car accident in Algiers Saturday night, his mother confirmed today.
Aubrey EdwardsWalter McCallon, known as Tre-8, in a picture taken for "Where They At: New Orleans Hip-Hop and Bounce in Words and Pictures, " an exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Tam McCallon Fischer said Tre-8, whose real name was Walter McCallon, 37, died in a hospital after the accident on Tullis and Woodland drives. His daughter, two nieces, a nephew and the mother of his children were in the car with him at the time, and are all in the hospital, Fischer said.
The accident sparked memorials for the musician on his Facebook page and in other social media websites.
McCallon attended L.B. Landry and O. Perry Walker high schools on the West Bank. He played in both schools' marching bands, experimenting with snare, tenor drum, French horn and trumpet, but found his real musical calling in hip-hop.
In his early teens, McCallon became a backup dancer for Bennett, the rapper and producer known as Ice Mike, who produced early New Orleans hip-hop artists including Bust Down and Joe Blakk. At Bennett's home studio, he learned engineering and production skills that led him to work producing tracks for the West Bank indie label Slaughterhouse Records while still in high school.
McCallon recorded his first songs as a teenage rapper alongside Tim Smooth as a member of the group Westbank Coalition in 1993. At 16, he became one of the first artists signed to Master P's newly minted No Limit records label. His debut (and only release) for No Limit, "Ghetto Stories," came out in 1995, characterized by his signature raspy vocals and exaggerated horror-movie and gangsta themes cut with a dark sense of humor.
After his departure from No Limit, he continued to produce other artists and record his own material for local independent outfits like South Coast Music Group and his own imprints, Smoke 1 Records and Purple Haze Prodctions.
In March 2011, he released "Black & Purple" with the group Dem Haze Boyz, his first album since 2008's "Most Underrated."

And this article does not begin to some up the scope and magnitude of this dudes energy when he was here. One of the founding rappers to rep the West Bank.
Bet ya didn't know that he was G-Slimms cousin.


R.I.P. Tre-8 Dedication by muzikngeneralblog



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Magic "Bitch you must be Crazy"

New Song from Magic a.k.a. "Mr.9Th Ward" who just shot a video

for this track a couple of days ago down here.

Out of all the old No Limit soldiers, other than mystikal, no one could

match Magics vocal versatility. Once the No Limit empire fell and he

wasn't so crowded he really started to shine and didn't sound so boxed in.

To get what I'm saying listen to his first release on No Limit and then

forward yourself to "Pockets Gone' Stay Fat" with P.



Friday, May 6, 2011

U.N.L.V.-Scrap Up

Just passing some shit along, since I'm not breaking the wrapper on my cassette to rip it
it's cool someone else did...and actually did a decent job.
Thanks goes out to J.Woodz who provided the link.
Got a couple more thing coming up so stay tooned.