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RENNI RUCCI: QC OR NOT?

OK, I would like to start this article off by stating that this is in no way set up to bash Ms. Rucci. I am a fan of her music and I want to see the young artist win. I am however, a blogger, a DJ, and a fan of the HipHop culture as a whole. I am firm believer in the saying “there is no future in fronting” and so when things come across my desk that don’t add up – I have to do my job and keep the streets informed. Sometime in January a list popped up on Instagram called THESCTOP20. It created a small buzz in and around South Carolina, some people liked the list and some didn’t. Then on March 21st, Renni posted a pic of her on Instagram at the QC label signing a document as if to imply that she is actually signing to the Quality Control label. I even re-posted that pic and congratulated her on the major move. That was epic in my eyes for a female MC from the S.C.; right along with A’ja Wilson being the only three time SEC Player of the Year and #1 WNBA Draft Pick

Then i got an I got an email with a flyer that was posted on Instagram that had Renni listed as a QC artist and then one of the same flyer with her as just an artist.

And hey, mistakes are made on flyers all the time, as a Dj I know that so I really didn’t pay that much attention at all. But when the Vibe.com article came out in April; written by Darryl Roberston, I was then interested as too which is it – signed or not? I would be greatly disappointed if it wasn’t true. I fell the Carolina’s are behind Renni. She shouldn’t have to pull any publicity stunts to further her career. She is a very talented artist and she writes her own material. I have even played her songs on my radio mixes and even a few mixtape placements. Recently when I play her songs in the clubs the reaction from the crowd is all love. So i would think that QC the label would be smart enough to sign her and not pass up on the opportunity. Renni Rucci is one of the hottest female artist’s coming out of the Carolina’s. Alongside spitters like Story Bricks, Jazmine Phoenix, B. Kiddo, Yazzy, and JuJu to name a few.

The streets of the Carolina’s need to know what the deal is. I have checked Quality Control’s official Instagram and there is no announcement of them signing a deal with Renni. There are no picture’s of her and Coach K or Baby Coach (A&R for QC). I have reached out to a few of my QC DJ friends and even they don’t know. So I guess myself and the rest of the world will have to wait and see exactly how this plays out. Either way… it’s a good look for the Carolina’s.

Follow Renni Rucci on Twitter @RENNIRUCCI and Instagram @RENNIRUCCI_

Check out her latest video “TOP OFF” by clicking the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oabKk9MoFU8

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[ARTIST] COACH PEAKE: GAME CHANGER

Coach Peake was born as Calvin Keshawn Peake in Union, South Carolina. He is currently Independent with his own imprint Calvin Peake Productions & Publishing LLC where he makes 100% of all profits off streaming, merchandise, publishing, sales, etc. Not only does he rap, but he also produces. By the age of 6 he was singing in the church choir, and by 12 he began playing drums for the church, rapping and recording songs. Pulling influences from artists like Tupac Shakur, Notorious BIG, Run DMC, Hurricane Chris, Plies, and Mystikal, he began taking music serious in 2011. He released “Jig” under his previous stage name Dat Boi P. The video for it did over 100,000 views on YouTube and gain him a few fans as well as radio play for the record. Growing up in a family where morals and beliefs were centrally important, it’s no surprise he adopted these values and sees his education as an extremely integral part of his life. He has performed in various cities such as Greenwood, Greenville, Spartanburg, Atlanta, Charlotte and much more. In 2014 he released “Best Believe It” which was hosted by DJ Shon and DJ Legacy out of Chicago. He changed his rap name to Coach Peake in 2016 and released the two singles “10 Toes Down” and “Switched Up.” Currently, Coach Peake is a priority artist for The Em*pire Dj Coalition and with a new tape on the way and possibly a deal on the table, Coach Peake is ready to give it all he got and make an impact in the music industry.
Be on the lookout for his latest single “Set Up,” be sure to check out the video to ’10 Toes Down” exclusively here on straightofficial.com

Calvin Peake Productions & Publishing LLC.
Contact Coach Peake on Social Media here:
TWITTER: peake864
YOUTUBE: Coach Peake
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