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[MUSIC REVIEW] Jerrel Breaks Down ‘Nas Can’t Play’ – Speaks To His Son After Death

Mixtape: Nas Can’t Play @Spinrilla – http:_spnr.la_N4DxomJV

If you haven’t already read the review on Jerrel Moore’s latest mixtape, you need to definitely go check that out now, but you’re still in the right place. Here we are breaking down each meaningful, well-written song and diving into this rising artist’s mind, music, and personal life.

Jerrel recently released his mixtape Nas Can’t Play, a tribute to his son after his own metaphorical death. An album which reflects on his current, future, and future’s past experiences. He touches on his death, his grind, women, and fatherhood in a way that is not only extremely personal but relative to his audience.

How does he do it? By crafting each song as a message to his son, Nas, and rapping as if he is speaking directly to him, yet it resonates to any listener young or old.

After hearing his mixtape, not only was I impressed, but I also wanted to know the inspiration behind his creative wordplay and dedicated lyrics. That’s why we met up face to face for an overview of his mixtape song by song, and now, I’m here to send along his meaningful message behind his project!

Keep on reading if you want to dive deeper into the mind of this artist, lyricist, and father.

#1 “If I Die”

This song is the opener to the project. It starts strong beginning at the end, Jerrel’s death. He explicitly details the acts leading up to a robbery where his assailants murder him in front of his own son. That isn’t where it stops though, like mentioned before, he is speaking to Nas, almost in reflection of the story. He speaks to his son on revenge, family bonds, and what’s really important in life. Even touching on gang affiliation, letting his son know that, indeed, his family is the set he needs to rep.

This track starts the project off strong and keeps us listening for more. You can watch his latest video for the song below, then keep it pushing through the rest of the project with me!

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#2 “Nas Can’t Play”

Coming in second on the tracklist is “Nas Can’t Play.” A song where Jerrel dives into the obstacles he faces as a father in the lifestyle that he lives.

The hook pretty much sums the title up and sets the tone.

“Nas can’t play, there’s too much drugs in the house. I got crack, I got weed, I got mud at the house.”

This is where Jerrel really opens up about the pull between fatherhood and his everyday life.

 

#3 “Insight”

“Insight” is, of course, a story for his son, but one of the most audience reaching songs on the project. Here Jerrel takes us to the club, and into Nas’ teenage years, to preach to all of us the knowledge of women and their provided distractions. Picture this: You’re in the club, you see one of the baddest chicks in the club, and you, yes YOU of all people, gets curved. Now to the average young man, this might be disheartening, but to Nas, to us listeners, Jerrel lays it all out on how we should really feel; not pressed. He coaches us into personal confidence with this one, letting us know there’s somebody out there for all of us and to keep it moving to the next one.

 

#4 “Coney Island”

Keeping it consistent on female drama problems, Jerrel takes us to New York, on track 4, “Coney Island.” No, he may not really have a side piece in the beachy town, but that’s what makes this entire project so good; the stories told and the future acknowledged. In this song, he describes a more detailed relationship than the one in “Insight” and how to maneuver through it. Jerrel actually gave me some exclusive personal details about the woman in this song, but you gotta move on to the next song description for that!

 

#5 “World In My Palms”

Good! You stuck around to find out more about this mystery woman he is referencing. Well, in this song, track 5, we are visually sucked into an entirely new situation. Taken from the Boro to the tropics, Jerrel has us follow him through his personal experience with his main since before he made it. The catch is, the “main chick” from this song is really the same girl from “Coney Island,” just a different aspect of her. Almost as if in the past, Jerrel has dealt with a major struggle in a meaningful relationship, and now, in order to save his son and us from the same hardships, he gives us a little game on these females.

Here he wants his son to remember two major things, “always wil’out while you’re young” and “if you smooth, you can float your way through anything.”

#6 “Iverson”

When it comes to what this song describes, it’s a little more self-explanatory, title wise. Yet, Jerrel Moore puts a personal spin on a classic comparison to the famous NBA player, Allen Iverson. Unlike many, Moore skips the common place lines about ballin’ and getting money like Allen, and acknowledges the major grind the pro-baller put in to make it.  Jerrel feels like he’s one in the same when it comes to his hustle in the music industry.

He has been through ups and downs through his journey towards success. Between multiple car accidents and just general hardships life can bring, Jerrel has stayed on top against all odds, like Iverson. Not only has he overcome obstacles and put in time and effort, but unlike many, he has actually put his money up in belief of his own aspirations. As a message to his son, this couldn’t be any stronger: do what you gotta do to make it, “even if you don’t get the ring!”

 

#7 “On A Mission”

Originally the last song on the mixtape, “On A Mission” talks about those trials he overcame in before he made it in “Iverson,” before the clout.

Although each song is relatable, this is another that stands out as something we’ve all felt and been through. Each of us has had that moment where we can only count on ourselves, a time when everybody is on some bullshit and there’s no one in your corner.

Speaking to Nas, Jerrel pictures himself spitting some game to his son, after his passing, while his son deals with the same feelings we’ve all felt, needing some strengthening words to make it through. Here he lets us know our will power and God will take us where we need to be in life, a message every son needs to hear from their father, especially once they’re gone for good.

 

#8 “Enough For Me”

Playing off the last track, Jerrel continues to instill in all of us that, indeed, we can get there alone. He touches a bit on spirituality in this song with my favorite line being, “If your soul isn’t level, you exposed to the devil.”

The lyrical and raw talent of this artist is refreshing. He gives us more to think about than the average trap rap artist, making him stand out from his competition. After listening to this project, you’ll understand where I am coming from, but let’s continue on to the last two songs of the mixtape.

 

#9 “I Can’t Hold You”

This interlude type piece comes in second to last and as one of the more personal pieces on the mixtape. A flashback to the beginning, Jerrel describes this piece as the moment Nas realizes his father’s gone. Imagining a scene in the park, Jerrel reflects on how he doesn’t have the option of “babying” his son.

 

#10 “Circumstances”

Finally, he made it! But wait, we all thought he was dead?! Well, he fooled us all, including his son, Nas. An alternate ending to the story, Jerrel switches up the script, moving from death to success instead.

In the final song, he is walking in a mansion and realizing, “I’m tripping, I’m here. We good!” From his untimely death in track one, through his life lessons and experience, Jerrel manages to see his death only metaphorically, bringing us full circle on a journey of losses, gains, and ultimately success.

 

Clearly, after reading these song by song descriptions, you are ready and eager to hear the tracks.

You can find his music on Spinrilla now. The mixtape is just over 30 minutes making it an easy listen and trust me it’s worth your time!

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[NEW ARTISTS] SLYM B. – Die Fa Mine LaFamilia

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Slym B. is from Northeast Louisiana in the city of Jonesboro. You can reach him online at  Twitter: @SlymB / Instagram: @SlymB

Slym B. “Die Fa Mine LaFamilia” has drops of jewels to keep your mind focused of staying alive, getting your money right and getting your life insurance if you’re gonna be in the streets because caskets ain’t cheap.

“The song and music video came together naturally based on my life beliefs and what I stand for, the music video just showcases radical and raw energy.” – Slym B.

 

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[INTERVIEW] TREZFALSETTO: BLOW FT SWIFT

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Over the last couple of weeks I have had so much work to do I have forgotten to sleep. There is no complaining because all it means is that I am accomplishing some of these goals. Fleet Week was fantastic so check out my next post to hear all the goodies. During Fleet Week I met different artists which by the way was amazing but this particular artist caught my eye. Other than being just eye candy for some of us he was actually pulling the crowd in which I feel is a very important thing in the music industry when you are performing. I was mouthing lyrics to a song I didn’t even know just because I wanted to feel apart of the song (don’t judge me). The song itself brought back memories of Mario Winans. It was only right that I could seat down with the artist and find out more about it.

SO: TREZFALSETTO IT IS A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU, BUT JUMPING RIGHT INTO IT , WHAT IS YOUR DRIVE?

TREZ: PROVIDING FOR MY FAMILY, MY DAUGHTER, FOLLOWING A DREAM YOU KNOW.

SO: WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER 1 GOAL?

TREZ: BE THE BEST ARTIST I CAN BE. I WANT TO HAVE THE TOP SALES AND BE TOP OF THE BILLBOARDS.

SO: WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND, TELL ME WHO YOU ARE IN YOUR OWN WORDS?

TREZ:MY NAME IS QUANTRE I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN DURHAM NC AND MY PASSION WAS BASKETBALL AT FIRST. ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS PLAY THEN OF COURSE THAT DREAM WAS DEFFERRED DUE TO HEALTH PROBLEMS. I KNEW FROM YOUNG THAT I WAS SUPPOSE TO DO SOMETHING MORE , I KNEW I WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE MY NAME MEAN SOMETHING SO I STARTED TAKING MUSIC MORE SERIOUSLY. IN MIDDLE SCHOOL I WAS APART OF A RAP GROUP AND THATS WHERE IT STARTED AND WHERE I GOT THE NAME TREZFALSETTO.

SO: WHO INSPIRE’S YOU ARTIST WISE?

TREZ:  CHRIS BROWN,USHER,MUSIC SOULCHILD, SMOKIE NORFUL TO NAME A FEW. THEY ARE ALL ARTIST I LOOK AT AND STUDY , I FEEL AS IF THERE VOICES HELP MOLD ME INTO WHO I AM AS A SINGER.

SO: WHATS SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO CHANGE AS A ARTIST ? ITS EASY TO SAY YOU WON’T BUT LETS BE HONEST PEOPLE CHANGE ITS OUR NATURE TO ADAPT.

TREZ: THE PEOPLE I HAVE AROUND ME. IF YOU STARTED OUT WITH ME AND HELP ME GET TO A CERTAIN PLACE IN LIFE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WANT TO SEE ME SUCCEED. I HAVE A VERY STRONG TEAM BEHIND ME.

WHATS YOUR ADVICE TO THOSE JUST STARTING OUT?

TREZ : NEVER STOP GRINDING, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WASN’T GIVING ME A SHOT. I HAD WENT TO SO MANY THINGS AND PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AND ONLY 1 PERSON GAVE ME A SHOT , HE OPEN THE DOORS FOR ME AND THAT OF COURSE WAS 5 STAR. WHEN YOU STOP GRINDING YOU ALLOW ME TO SAY “YUP I KNEW IT”. YOU ALSO HAVE TO INVEST IN YOURSELF. I WOULD PUT MY LAST INTO PRODUCING. YOU HAVE TO SACRIFICE THINGS YOU WANT FOR THIS BECAUSE IT IS A BUSINESS.

SO:DO YOU EVER GET NERVOUS?

TREZ: NERVOUS ? NO! ANXIOUS OF COURSE.

SO: WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU?

TREZ: THE SINGLE DROPPED TUESDAY JULY 25,2017. ‘BLOW FEAT SWIFT. EP COMING SOON AND I CAN SEE A ALBUM IN THE FORECAST , NO RELEASE DATES JUST YET.

SO: TELL ME MORE ABOUT “BLOW”.

TREZ: SO BASICALLY I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU A REAL BECAUSE I’M ABOUT TO BLOW ( BLOW UP, GET KNOWN) AND OF COURSE ITS FEAT ANOTHER GREAT ARTIST SWIFT. WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR AWHILE AND DID SOME MUSIC IN HIS DADS BASEMENT. I SENT THE TRACK OVER TO HIM AND BOOM WE MADE ‘BLOW’.

 

Thank you so much to Trezfalsetto and his team , Make sure you all go ahead and download the single.

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inquires: Gerald@teworldwide.com or 704-774-6212

FOLLOW ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIAS @TREZFALSETTO

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Life Expectancy: Money, Health & Hip Hop by DJ Layne Luv

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How Can We Make A Healthy Lifestyle Cool In Hip Hop? 

In the United States, being a young & black guarantees a person born under those circumstances a significant amount of obstacle & struggle. Not only is the African American still inferior economically, the race’s environment has a high percentage of being subject to, poor diet, questionable healthcare (which means they can’t afford adequate treatment for disease), and violence (whether it be amongst each other or by the hands of law enforcement). Even in a time where the life expectance for the average human is 75, throughout time, a lower number has always been the case for the African American male. This is because the African American race has always had to survive under the most stressful conditions dating back to slavery. But my question is, why isn’t health and money for healthcare brought up more in the Hip-Hop community? How Can We Make A Healthy Lifestyle Cool In Hip Hop? Is it because it doesn’t weigh in on the “cool” factors to talk about? Is it because dying or the threat thereof  has become the ultimate badge of honor? Why are we still having to do fundraisers and benefits for disease treatment and funerals? What financial plans are in place for rappers, DJ’s and B-Boys when they get sick or expire?

These are tough questions, however most of these issues could be solved with the proper funding and education around the matter of Hip-Hop and Health. We just recently lost Prodigy of Mobb Deep who battled sickle cell all his life. Sean Price of the group Heltah Skeltah passed away in his sleep in 2015. Heavy D died from a blood clot in his lung but it was later found out he did in fact have heart disease. Big Pun actually died of cardiac arrest.

I’m from Columbus Ohio, so even though this is a national publication, I want to honor an iconic rapper from my city who was special to us in the #614 and recently passed away… Sheron “Neswordz” Colbert  #RIH

Now let’s stop for a second, because I don’t want to get into the rappers that died at the hands of violence because that’s not where I’m going with this blog.

This is my point:

Hip Hop will be 44 years old this year. This means that the pioneers of Hip Hop are either senior citizens or on their way to being senior citizens. This means (God forbid) we may be losing a lot more Hip Hop icons in the “hopefully” distant future. But I’m noticing the mortality rate decreasing in age within the culture and I wanted to bring awareness to it in this blog.

One thing I loved about our last presidential administration, Big Up Obamas!, is that the Hip Hop community put them in office and President Barack and First Lady Michelle made it their business to bring awareness to healthcare and education directly to the minority in America.

How Can We Make A Healthy Lifestyle Cool In Hip Hop? 

How can we make LIVING cool in Hip Hop? How do we celebrate Life instead of Death? And most important, how do we put Financial well-being and Health together in this culture?

It definitely takes money and good decisions to be healthy. And maybe that’s why a healthy lifestyle isn’t cool to most young adults. Because Hip Hop from the beginning was all about taking the risk. Living on the edge. The new Rock N Roll. While Jay Z’s new 4:44 album is a great album to raise consciousness, the radio still bellows “Percocet, Molly Percocet” in regular rotation. Twerking videos and Drug money to the ear still resonates among adolescence. I get it! A safe lifestyle is a boring lifestyle. But yet, after the facade is lifted, and something tragic happens, all of the sudden we see that the rapper with money to the ear doesn’t really have sustainable income to treat the calamity.

Here’s this…The hardbody has always been the thing in Hip Hop, but what you don’t realize is Will Smith, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Fantasia and Ashanti live very healthy lifestyles. They don’t engage in Marijuana, Alcohol or any other recreational drugs. Rumor has it that rapper Future…lol….doesn’t drink Lean or pop pills…but he advertises it to the youth in his music. So from that standpoint, what’s being fed to the public may appear to be a cooler lifestyle, trust me, eating right and adding exercise to your lifestyle will increase your chances of living a long and productive life.

Am I the old head in the room? Probably. But that doesn’t mean I can’t put this On The Table (Pun Intended) If you are one those people that just so happens to want to pursue or are pursuing a career in Hip Hop. Please take your health seriously. Black N Milds look cool until you get lung cancer. Sleeping with Twerk video models are cool until you get HIV. Living reckless with a bunch of beefs looks cool until we have to bury you and someone has to pick up those expenses. Live for today but plan like you will live tomorrow. Put a financial plan in place so that if anything does happen, you have your family taken care of.

It’s a new day! Taking care of yourself and your family is the “New Gangsta”

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[MIXTAPE] “MICROWAVE MUZIK 3” via DJ. G.O

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The third mixtape in the Microwave Muzik series by Dj G.O. featuring indie and mainstream artists.

  1. Dj Rocky Montana ft Que CB D-Walk – Work
  2. Philthy Rich ft Gucci Mane Yhung T.O. – Around
  3. Casino Mel – $20 Phone
  4. Lud Foe – Big Tymers
  5. Yung Booke ft London Jae – H.I.T.V
  6. Black Youngsta – Birthday
  7. Izzy – Got It
  8. Cleve Mack – T.R.A.P
  9. Front Street – Gotta Bag
  10. Rezzie Roc ft Kuntry
  11. Young Dolph – 100 Shots
  12. Law ft Gucci Mane – Know Me
  13. Scott Free ft Rocko – How I Live
  14. Yo Gotti – Mitch
  15. PeeWee Longway – Stepped On
  16. No Play Jose ft Dirty Dave – Trap Star
  17. Moneybag Yo – Irrelevent
  18. Offset – Monday
  19. T.O. Green ft YFN Lucci Joe Green – Up On It
  20. Young Crazy – Lessons
  21. Rock Ransom ft Young Dro – Codenames
  22. Tee Grizzly – How Many

 

You can listen and download this mixtape at the link below…

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[INTERVIEW] “THE BRICK CITY PRINCESS” YASMEEN

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As a Dj you know that I have to keep my ear to the streets for that next banger, and while on instgram I came across a track called “I SHINE” from a female MC named Yasmeen by way of Newark, New Jersey. The track is featuring North Carolina artist Dj Luke Nasy and is currently heating up the internet and social media. I reached out to Yasmeen via email to find out more about the artist….

 

Who are your musical influences?

“Tupac, Nas, Nicki Minaj and Young Jeezy.”

How does it feel to be on the for front for female MC’s in N.J.?

“I feel like I’m not getting the true recognition that I deserve but, if their not gonna give it to me I’m gonna take it.” LOL

What was your start into the music industry?

“Honestly, I was doing a photo shoot and this producer was playing this beat in the other room and I walked in like I think I can write something dope to that beat. It was on from there.”

Who was your hero growing up?

“My mother has always been my hero.”

What do you want your fans get out of your music?

“Realness, not this fake reality shit but just real life shit people been through or are going through.”

How did the collaboration with Dj Luke Nasty come about?

“I have a very close relationship with his manager, Waleed Coyote and he always thought I was a dope rapper so he set it up and we made a hit.”

What are some important lessons you’ve learned in this industry?

“That the industry for women is based on degrading yourself and selling yourself short. It’s based on popularity and not talent. The industry don’t love nobody.”

How does it feel to be finally getting your recognition?

“I haven’t really felt it yet I need to see more.”  LOL 

 

What’s next on your agenda as far as music goes?

“Working on this EP with my brother Spazo and dropping my new single. And of course the video with DJ Luke Nasty.”

Any artists you would like to work with but haven’t yet?

“Nicki Minaj, Jeezy and Fabolous.”

What’s one thing you would like to share about yourself that a lot of people don’t know?

“A lot of people don’t know that I am a homebody.”

What’s your take on the rap game now being that then South has a strong hold on the rap scene?

“The South always shows me love so I’m not even mad.”

Anything you would like to say to your fans out there?

“I want to say thanks for the continued support and I’ll only get better just stick with me.” 

Make sure you follow Yasmeen on social media at:

Instagram – @YASMEEN2324

Twitter – @YASMEEN2324

For booking send an email to:

SACRIFICEENTERTAINMENTLLC@GMAIL.COM

CHECK OUT YASMEEN’S NEWEST SINGLE “I SHINE” ft DJ LUKE NASTY

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[INTERVIEW] S. CAROLINA’S MR. SMITH

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What’s your name and where are you from?

Mr Smith aka Bo$$ Money from Duncan Creek which is Laurens County, South Carolina.

How did you get into the music business?

In 2006 when my dj buddy from Ohio, Mike Casino liked what I had recorded for him and told me I should make a career out of it.

How does your city influence your music?

My city is my music. Every picture I paint and every story I tell reflects where I’ve came from and been through. I’m active in the streets in my city so I’m able to reflect what I see others going through also. So my music is my city.

What is the Coast 2 Coast experience like?

Awesome experience, great platform to showcase and build your brand.

What is a hustler?

Me…I’ve always worked on masterminding every move I make to capitalize and build from it. Never depending on nothing but my efforts and hard work to ensure I don’t lose. No excuses…that’s a hustler…that’s me!!!

What do you want to see changed in your community?

Young gun violence. I’d like to see our young men and women make wiser decisions and stay out of the system at such young ages.

Tell us about your music projects?

“Real Ones,” is the solo single I have which is a turn up experience.
“So Good,” is the record I have with Diamond from Crime Mob out of Atlanta which is definitely a pleaser for the ladies.

Any last words or shout outs?

Shout out to my city, all the DJ’s that support me, all my fans and family, club owners and promoters and my staff. Without the great job they all do none of this would be possible so salute to them all.

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[NEW ARTIST] JAH IS TELLING YOU JUST AIM HIGH

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This is presumably one of the expressive youthful craftsmen I’ve met at any point met in my life; his music is exceptionally special and unique, and catchy, Stage presence is off the meter. To depict his creativity, he puts the amazing before grace, and I feel he can put Chicago on the map as for real talent. He goes by JAH (J.A.H stands for Just Aim High) Jah is a 17-year-old Chicago native with a passion for music. Jah was born December 27, 1999, and his real name is Jamere Jackson. He started his artistic journey at a young age listening to another artist like Tupac, Nas, and Rakim and then growing up and listen to Drake, Kendrick Lamar, j.cole and other Chicago natives like chance the rapper. Jah credits his family for always having musical talent and knowledge in the music business which helped shaped his musical sound. He started writing raps in the 5th grade. But it wasn’t until his 8th-grade year when he recorded his first song which was a remix to the Chicago anthem CHIRAQ. After that, he started writing more and going to the studio more and finding his sound. He makes music that talks about his life and his struggles growing up in the Englewood area. But his rough upbringing in that neighborhood didn’t stop him from going after his goal. He didn’t let the negative things happening around him lead him down a dark path. Jah also makes feel good music that is nice to listen too and has been featured on the radio on power 92.3 With his hit song ” I GOT YOU” and is planning to release more music and music videos. GO AND FOLLOW JAH

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[VIDEO REVIEW] ABO- WHO IS ABO? – GET HIP W/ DJ MOS PRECIOUS

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Straight outta of St. Louis upcoming talent ABO is cooking up a recipe of success with his strong movement called BloodBrothers Lifestyle. What is BloodBrothers Lifestyle you ask? Its more than a brand, its a lifestyle. As ABO expressed his lifestyle is the build up for his big brothers program he is planning to release.

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But before he started a career of an recording artist, he worked hard to build his modeling and party promoting careers through the Missouri region and he is surely not afraid of hard work. As a new artist, ABO is linking with the citiest finest to help him make the right decisons and moves to help his career process further than any other artists to just be starting out.

Who is ABO? is the introduction to his career and reintroducing his fellow supporters to who is becoming. I stopped to ask him [Who Is ABO]? A man of suspense he replies, “you will have to watch and see what I am creating!? Stay Tuned to what’s next to drop from this talented artist, model and business man. He is working on setting trends that none other has thought to create yet!

 

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