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".


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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: http://frankiethaluckydog.blogspot.com/2007/11/review-31-jimmy-dj-gangsta-gumbo-vol-1.html



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: http://frankiethaluckydog.blogspot.com/2008/02/review-55-nuie-bad-azz.html

Then, on September 15, 2008, Frankie decided to review Gates' 2008 CD, All Or Nuthin' (The Mixtape): http://frankiethaluckydog.blogspot.com/2008/09/review-115-kevin-gates-all-or-nuthin.html




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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