Thursday, October 23, 2014

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates Mouse On Tha Track's Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, Mouse On Tha Track, who has produced for Trill Entertainment's birthday, October 23, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday Mouse" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates King Fancy Entertainment's J-Dubb's Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, J-Dubb, who's with King Fancy Entertainment's birthday, October 21, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday J-Dubb" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets.

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates Silvabak Gz Entertainment's Yung Jedi's Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, Yung Jedi (J.Hu$tle), who's with Silvabak Gz Entertainment's birthday, October 21, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday Yung Jedi" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Article #01: FrankieThaLuckyDog'z Best Underground Louisiana Rap From the Last 7 Years

FrankieThaLuckyDog’z Best Underground Louisiana Rap From the Last 7 Years

When it comes to Louisiana rap, FrankieThaLuckyDog is a modern-day savant. And we’re not just talking about being able to recite Cash Money and No Limit Records’ respective rosters. The 26-year-old Pennsylvania native has an unparalleled knowledge of Louisiana’s underground scene. Yung Yola, Nu$$ie, DJ B-Real, BluBlack: these are just a handful of the names in Frankie’s rolodex of reviews.

Seven years ago, a sequence of events led Frankie to discover 23-year-old Jimmy the DJ’s Gangsta Gumbo Vol. 1 mixtape. 1,417 reviews later, including one of Kevin Gates’ All Or Nuthin’ (The Mixtape) in September of 2008, FrankieThaLuckyDog is celebrating the 7-year anniversary of his “Louisiana Connection.”

We hit up Frankie up to find out his favorite records he’s reviewed. He came back to us with a list of his top 10, coupled with a few sentences about why the record stands the test of time. So, without further adieu, here are FrankieThaLuckyDog’z favorite underground Lousiana rap records.

#10: Yung Yola & D.$.G. 99 Wayz 2 Grind (2009)
Straight outta Gardere Lane in Baton Rouge, Yung Yola & D.$.G. brought their street tales to tha table with their 99 Wayz 2 Grind project. From Yola’s pill-poppin’ anthem “Keep Chewin'” to tha ghetto fabulous “What Am I Gone Do Today?,” it’s no surprise why Frankie got hooked onto Yola’s persona.

#09: K-Chill Fight Night (2011)
Opelousas native K-Chill has been in tha Louisiana rap scene since tha mid ’90s as a part of tha rap group Da Click. Droppin’ his Fight Night disc in late 2011, Frankie became hooked to a consecutive amount of club bangers. Songs such as “Conan,” “Who Wanna Fight,” “Call The Ambulance,” and “Put That Pistol On Ya” prove to tha listener that you can have energy for years to come.

#08: Nu$$ie Bad Azz (2006)
Reppin’ Baton Rouge, now-deceased rapper Nu$$ie dropped his debut, Bad Azz, in 2006. With features that include Baton Rouge natives Kevin Gates, Savage, Big Markee, Max Minelli, to name a few, tha production made you feel like you were deep down in Baton Rouge, even if you were not near there. Not to mention, Nu$$ie and tha crew’s street rhymes give you an insight on how you can love and take caution in tha streets of BR.

#07: Young Ready Junkie Medicine (Cocaine Edition) (2006)
Straight outta Zion City in Baton Rouge, rapper Young Ready, now known as Racked-Up Ready, hit tha underground streets in 2006 with his Junkie Medicine (Cocaine Edition) mixtape. Featuring quality production from DJ B-Real, Sims & Killa B, as well as features from rappers out his section, Ready gave tha streets a take on how gutta Baton Rouge people can be. Mix tha content with tha production and your replay button will always be on.

#06: Tha Camp Break It Off! (2007)
Released in tha fall of 2007, Baton Rouge supergroup Tha Camp, consisting of C-Loc, Reno Da Gutta, and Young Ready, released their Break It Off! disc. As each rapper took turns deliverin’ street rhymes and club bangers, production from heavyweights like B-Real, Mouse, and C-Loc made Frankie keep bumpin’ Break It Off! non-stop.

#05: DJ B-Real Pay Da Producer Vol. 1 (2013)
Tha year 2013 kicked off strong when Baton Rouge’s Trill Entertainment producer B-Real dropped his solo debut, Pay Da Producer Vol. 1. Producing and rapping every track with underground Gs like Big Wayne, Zeus, Infa Red, and Mouse, B-Real’s flow and club-friendly tracks were highly infectious to Frankie’s ears. Pay Da Producer Vol. 1‘s one of those CDs that will make you ask B-Real to forever rap and produce tracks—any time, any day.

#04: Jimmy the DJ Gangsta Gumbo Vol. 2: Ghetto Pass (Hosted by Nu$$ie) (2008)
Kenner DJ, Jimmy the DJ, dropped his second mixtape compilation, Gangsta Gumbo Vol. 2: Ghetto Pass, in tha summer of 2008. Hosted by Nu$$ie, tha mixtape features underground rappers from New Orleans and Baton Rouge coming together and bringing their A-game. As Frankie supported each rapper, he even got a shout out from Nu$$ie on tha outro.

#03: Beat Flippa Street Certified (2008)
During 2008, Baton Rouge producer Beat Flippa dropped his debut, Street Certified. Featuring pure production from mainly himself, as well as features from Kevin Gates, Savage, Nu$$ie, Young Ready, and more, Street Certified provided a buffet of Baton Rouge quality for Frankie. Street Certified‘s a great place to find plenty of rappers, street music, club bangers, and a sound to always keep on replay.

#02: Big Jay Presents Pyrex Radio Vol. 4: From Crumbs 2 Brickz (2006)
Baton Rouge DJ Big Jay came through in late 2006 with his 4th installment of his Pyrex Radio mixtape compilations. With features like C-Loc, Young Ready, Savage, Kevin Gates, Jigga House Records, 3Deep, and others, Frankie got addicted to this mixtape quicker than any drug. It also opened tha door for him to embrace Baton Rouge’s sound and style.

#01: BluBlack Code Blu (2008)
Gardere Lane representative BluBlack released his Code Blu album toward tha end of 2008. With nearly all of tha production and rappin’ done by Blu, Blu’s drug-induced lifestyle, pill-poppin’, street music caught on with Frankie in a major, addictive way. Tha CD also introduced him to peeps like Yung Yola, and he kept replaying tha CD constantly throughout 2009. Code Blu goes down as Frankie’s favorite Louisiana CD that he’s come across throughout his 7-year period of bein’ connected with tha Louisiana rap scene.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy 7 Years To FrankieThaLuckyDog'z Louisiana Connection

Shout out to Mass Appeal Entertainment for requesting me to write a lil' blog post about this, so here I go...

Today, October 11, 2014, marks seven years that multi-media mogul, FrankieThaLuckyDog, has been connected with tha Louisiana rap scene. To recap a lil' bit of history for y'all, back in tha fall 2007 semester at his 1st college, located in Scranton, PA, 19-year-old Frankie began a "phase" (tryna establish a friendship with someone) with a 20-year-old football player, whose last name was "Gumbs".

At his college, back on October 11, 2007, while he was browsing tha Word of South message board forum in their library, Frankie had stumbled across a topic called "New 'Gangsta Gumbo' mixtape". Because "Gumb" was in tha title, Frankie decided to take interest. There, he found 23-year-old Jimmy the DJ, based outta Kenner, LA. Frankie had told him he wanted to review tha CD and that he should send it to Frankie in tha mail. One month later, Frankie received tha CD, and on November 27, 2007, he reviewed tha CD:

Only eight dayz after his Louisiana connection started, on October 19, 2007, after requesting Gumbs to stick up for Frankie, he chose not to, and said, "Don't email me no more, man." After that day, tha two never spoke again, tossing Frankie into a world of nowhere... Then, exactly two months later, on December 19, 2007, Frankie decided to give Jimmy the DJ a call; they talked on tha phone for at least 20 minutes. Frankie had rarely had a long conversation with someone over tha phone, at tha time. From there, a phase had begun with Jimmy the DJ, making Frankie focus even more on Louisiana music.

On January 28, 2008, Frankie received multiple CDs in tha mail from Jimmy, featuring compilation mixtapes from Big Jay. After spending tha whole month of February reviewing 'em, Frankie began fallin' in love with tha style of Louisiana music Baton Rouge had to offer.

On February 13, 2008, while reviewin' Baton Rouge rapper, Nu$$ie's 2006 album, Bad Azz, Frankie discovered Baton Rouge rapper, Kevin Gates:

Then, on September 15, 2008, Frankie decided to review Gates' 2008 CD, All Or Nuthin' (The Mixtape):

Frankie's recognition continued catchin' attention, as just three dayz later, on September 18, 2008, Baton Rouge rapper, Young Ready (now known as Racked-Up Ready), responded to a letter Frankie wrote, featuring a review for his 2006 Junkie Medicine (Cocaine Edition) CD. Tha letter really made Frankie realize that his love for Louisiana rap, especially Baton Rouge, had to stay, and sure it did!

To broaden his love for Louisiana, on September 19, 2009, Frankie launched his "Tha Louisiana Pit" radio show, at his 2nd college, in Scranton, PA. In total, 1,375 different Louisiana artists were played on Frankie's show, showin' his versatility and extended support to anybody and everybody, no matter how known or unknown they were. "Tha Louisiana Pit" had 100 shows, ending on August 19, 2012, due to Frankie ending his enrollment at his 2nd college.

Always showin' luv to tha unknown, Frankie later gained attention for his tribute videos, when on April 2, 2010, he made a tribute video to Baton Rouge rapper, Bleek, who was affiliated with Baton Rouge rapper, Lil' Boosie's Bad Azz Entertainment label. Bleek wound up gettin' murdered back on April 1, 2010. Even though Frankie didn't know who Bleek was, he decided to make a news story and tribute video dedicated to him. Luckily, he chose to make tha video 'cause tha video caught tha attention of 246,107 people, pushin' Frankie to always show his condolences to those in Louisiana that pass away.

Always being a music leader, Frankie's music taste was a half-decade ahead of most people who hadn't heard of Kevin Gates. Blogging about Kevin Gates later caught tha attention of New York-based label, Mass Appeal Entertainment. On July 25, 2014, tha label reached out to Frankie for an interview. They stopped by his house and interviewed him on August 11, 2014, solidifying his status as someone to pay attention to, when it comes to Louisiana rap music.

Now, seven years into his Louisiana connection, Frankie's been through a lot and has a lot goin' on:
That's only a few things FrankieThaLuckyDog has cooked up and will be cookin' up, in tha near future! He still has yet to make his debut in Louisiana. He has tha money and tha time, but iz still waitin' for that one special person to go with, to witness his Louisiana status. He's expecting to go with his grandma, and iz waiting for her to move to Florida, first. Then, they can finally get their plans organized for a trip to Louisiana.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates Heavyweight Chain Gang Music's Natureboy Rowe's Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, Natureboy Rowe, who's with Heavyweight Chain Gang Music (HCG Music)'s birthday, October 3, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday Natureboy Rowe" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates Johnny Hustle's Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, Johnny Hustle, who's affiliated with Down Bad Entertainment & Macked Out Music's birthday, October 1, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday Johnny Hustle" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets.

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