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"The “Danny Bonaduce” Music Video By Three Fifs -Warning Adult Content"

Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the “Danny Bonaduce" video by Three Fifs and O So Amazin. The project, presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution, is now available for view on YouTube.

Fifs is a St. Louis rapper, who has always been a fan a music. With an upbringing that took him from homelessness to living in the suburbs, he is able to relate to various audiences. His lyrics embody varied experiences which allow him to easily connect with listeners. Fifs graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and was poised for law school until a spiritual awakening led him to a career in music. After deciding that music was his life’s purpose, he wrote his first song and came to believe his words are meant to inspire and uplift generations of listeners like his earliest influence Tupac.

Determined to be the voice in rap that promotes change and progress, Fifs uses inspiration from Tupac as he aims to create music believe in. Since the release of his debut project "The Runaway EP" in January of 2012, Fifs has released several videos for singles.

Fifs is a two-time 2nd Place Coast 2 Coast Online Live Events Winner, a two-time 1st Place Coast 2 Coast Live Events Winner, and has gotten airplay on DJ King Assassin's radio show. In the near future, Fifs will be featured on a compilation album helmed by Tory "Flossy the Boss" Harrelson, president of Mack 10’s Hoo Bangin' Records. Fifs has also been selected to perform in the St. Louis Underground Music Festival (SLUMFest) and the St. Louis Fringe Festival.

Three Fifs plans to release several projects this year. - PR Web - Ashton Lynne


"Louis Quatorze Blog >> Three Fifs"

Music videos that go above and beyond your typical block / party / kitchen sequences are not only appreciated, but necessary to help transform the scene where we expect more than recycled hip-hop byproducts.


Three Fifs delivers a mean track with a meaner video game storyline, and luckily for you, his game is single player, as you wouldn’t want to go against Three Fifs for fear of being severely embarrassed and outplayed. Follow Three Fifs on twitter @3Fifs - Louis Quatorze


"PUT ON YOUR SNEAKERS POST 1: WRITE ON, RAPPER. WRITE ON."

If you remember anything from the first post here in Put on Your Sneakers, remember this: Just because your sneakers are on DOES NOT MEAN the suit and tie are off.

The perfect example of such an experience came from DJ Suave. Although by day he is a mild mannered manager at a Fortune 500 corporation, he spends his evenings as a successful DJ in Florida, Atlanta, and now the DMV (Shameless Plug). As all DJs are at events, he’s always attacked by the multitude of aspiring rappers that grovel to have their records spun for exposure.

A particular aspiring MC slid him a track at a set and he obliged, on the guarantee that the music was a clean track. Of course, as the profanity flew, Suave had to mix his way out of said track. Suave kindly sent the young man an email, advising him to un-profanitize his “clean” track before it could get some deserved air time. His response:

“Ite bet I gotchu.”

Translated, that means “I comprehend your statement regarding the current edit of my music and I will be sure to revise the future copy of my song that I provide to you.” However, the young man already sullied the opportunity to get another chance by not taking the time to properly articulate his email. The music Nazi hath spoken.

NO SPINS FOR YOU!
NO SPINS FOR YOU!

When he posted the picture, the first thing that I could think of is that a lot of people that are aspiring rappers have not taken the time to perfect the craft that is professional development. If rapping is a profession, then ideally you should be able to understand what matters are formal, informal, and critical to your business. You may be able toss every 4-letter word under the sun in a track, but you’d need to be able to switch to your professional voice at a whim. Jokingly, I suggested that aspiring rappers should watch the Lil’ Jon skits from Chappelle’s Show, in which the faux rapper screams his signature “whats, yeahs, and okays,” then flips to airtight, articulate English.

You need to use nettiquette. WHAT? I said...
You need to use nettiquette. WHAT? I said…

But honestly, I’m not convinced that even young aspiring rapper understands that a rapper is more than writing songs-even beyond the nature of MC’s getting their hands up. Society may not laud most rappers as poet laureates, much less professionals, but it is vital for young rappers to show that the cover of their book shouldn’t be judged.

Finish this lyric: “I start to think, and then I sink/into the paper, like I was ink…”

If you know said lyric, Rakim not only has soul, but you know he’s a professional writer.

Dear young rapper, you’re a professional. The thought processes of rappers go unnoticed, as many times, people will tell you rap is NOT poetry at all- simply words put together about shooting people, selling drugs, and making hips gyrate in ways that would get you kicked out of your respective high school dances. But let’s take the time to appreciate that rappers have to manage so many other intellectual and professional functions just to rock the mic.

You have the RZAs of the world that have not only written scores of music for many movies, but have also written the screenplays for a few and collaborated with award-winning directors such as Quentin Tarantino. You have the Ghostface Killahs of the world that have used their skills of storytelling to write an amazing set of comic books to spin one of the most imaginative mob stories this side of Goodfellas. And of course, you have Homeboy Sandman, an Ivy League degreed rapper (See also: Kidz in the Hall) who left a law school opportunity to rap, yet also moonlights as fantastic guest columnist on gawker, writing some scathing social commentary.

Just because you aren’t writing in iambic pentameter or flinging haikus back and forth, you are a professional. Matt Daniels took the time to analyze the first 35,000 words of rappers albums compared to the first 5,000 words of 7 Shakespearean plays and the first 35,000 of Mellville’s Moby Dick. If you take the time to look at the graph and analysis, you find that there are several rappers that exceed the number of unique words both of these world renowned scribes use (The Roots as a group, RedMan, Canibus and Andre 3000 among others). Even more interesting, many of the rappers that we continue to laud for their intelligence (Tupac, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco) are slightly behind the classics. Furthermore, several of the savviest businessmen that are publicly praised for their shrewd business decisions (Jay-Z, Drake, Eminem, 50 Cent, Puff Daddy) are less than the literary giants.

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By the numbers, Wu-Tang transcended the likes of Shakespearean plays and great novels when comparing the amount of distinct words in the first 35,000 words of their discography. Diversify your bonds and vocab. Bong Bong.

The information you could pull from the data is eye-popping, however, it does teach us two lessons- (1) sometimes it isn’t the words that you say, it’s how you use them that shows how sharp you are, and (2) just because you’re a in an industry not known for professionalism does not mean you shouldn’t learn how to handle your business. There are finance, marketing, and management opportunities teeming in every industry. With that said, here’s just a few things I’d want to pass on to unconventional professional:

Build a support system: Make sure you surround yourself with people that understand business that can help you in places where you may not be strong in, or may be able to give you a devil’s advocate view of your business perspective that you wouldn’t otherwise have. One of my favorite tracks right now, Deion’s House by Black Milk shares a story about a guy who knew one of his best friends was destined for great things, even though he was a bit of a knucklehead. If you’re surrounding yourself and pushing the people forward that need your support, hopefully, it will be reciprocated when you push yourself to the next level.

Just read: Read a little about business. Just read in general. Young rapper, rapping doesn’t mean don’t read. There are multitudes of rappers you listen to today that went to college for a little while, or even graduated (Bun B, Wale, 2 Chainz, amongst the multitude). Just because some of you future rappers won’t go to college does not excuse you from broadening your horizons. Read about business, philosophy, OR YOUR FUTURE INDUSTRY even.

Planning is a priority: Three Fifs is an up and coming rapper that you’ll be sure to hear from in the future. He most recently performed at Canadian Music Week 2014, where he was one of 14 American hip hop musicians selected of 101 other hip-hop acts and almost 1,000 total musicians. He recently left the comfort of his home and financially lucrative profession in St Louis to move to Florida to actively push his rap career. “The music business is expensive- it takes a lot of time and money. It’s taxing to figure out which of these so-called promoters has your best interest in mind and won’t rob you blind,” Three Fifs proclaimed. “In order to make it, I have to understand the marketing and operations of the business so that I can place myself in a position to be living comfortably and pursue my passion.” To be able to get to where he wants to be, Three Fifs has a written plan, plus articulated goals that he expects to pursue. Understanding the importance of all aspects of the business, we briefly discussed many business fundamentals that he had to learn and comprehend. Three Fifs echoed the sentiments of DJ Suave from the story of our profane, slang-toting rapper that professionalism is imperative. Ironically, as we closed our conversation, Three Fifs asked me to make sure that any media that I post of him is him in one of his signature blazers.

Three Fifs and DJ Suave, true Suits and Sneakers Men.

I’d like to personally thank both of these gentlemen for spending some time to talk to me and share. Suits and Sneakers would never thrive without people’s experiences that we can apply to everyday use. Please check these guys out! -DF - Suits and Sneakers


"Mistah F.A.B. and Three Fifs Recognize Fidel Castro in New Video"

Rappers divulge admiration for the former dictator and president of Cuba.
ST. LOUIS, MO (PRWEB) JULY 29, 2014
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announces the release of “Castro,” a Music Video by Three Fifs. The visual, presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution, is now available for viewing on YouTube. The video was filmed and edited by Midnight Films Productions, produced and directed by Kenneth L. Kelly-Hart, and co-directed by Mark Lovelace. This is the official visual forThree Fifs debut single from his first full-length release "Birth of a Nation."
St. Louis hip-hop artist 3Fifs teams up with Bay Area legend Mistah F.A.B. and fellow St. Louisan Streetza Ria in the underlying track to the “Castro” visuals. The video conceptualizes Fifs’ dreams of touring and ruling his area, reminiscent of one of the most infamous dictators of all time, Fidel Castro. Kelly-Hart, Lovelace, and Midnight Films do a wonderful job at collaborating together to produce such a quality offering. Be sure to check up on Three Fifs’ future projects on his youtube channel and through twitter at: @3Fifs. Also, be sure to follow Mistah F.A.B., Streetza Ria, and Midnight Films Productions on twitter at: @MistahFAB, @StreetzaRia_Ria, @Midnight_Films.
About Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes are the most widely distributed mixtapes in the world, with over 100 million downloads/plays generated by over 200 volumes officially hosted by major artists. Coast 2 Coast has a solid reach in the new music industry with a digital magazine, DJ coalition, industry tips blog, yearly convention, and more. Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes represents a unique opportunity for artists of all urban genres, from major to indie. For more information, visit http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com. - Curtis Rosenthol


"Atlanta Hip-Hop Artist 3Fifs Releases New Single "Blind The Sun""

ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) JUNE 23, 2015
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the "Blind The Sun" single by 3Fifs. This new single is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website.
"Blind the Sun" is the anthem for the American dream. The song was written by 3Fifs, produced by Tony Jones of Tag Team Productions, and features songstress Lydia Lyon, and fellow emcee Garrett Julian. A strong melody, bold hook, and powerful verses with a flow that perfectly nails the production highlight this strong statement song. Mike Love, the recently stepped down Senior VP Program Director for Cumulus Media, has gone on record of saying "this could be the song of the year." Already achieving rotation in international markets, 3Fifs is set to make history with this song.
3Fifs (Three Fifs) is a St. Louis, MO born hip-hop artist who, as opposed to simply making music, aims to make history. Since releasing his first full-length project “Birth of a Nation” in February of 2013, Fifs has gone on to earn several accolades: his debut single “Castro,” which featured west coast emcee Mistah F.A.B. In addition, 3Fifs was nominated for “Freshman of the Year” at the 2014 SLUM Fest hip-hop awards, and in May of 2014, became one of only 14 US hip-hop artists chosen to showcase at the Canadian Music Week, performing live at the Hard Rock Café in Toronto.
Following his international acclaim, 3Fifs relocated to Atlanta, GA to expand his reach. After hearing his music and viewing his music videos, Mike Love (CEO of Bluetag Media) decided he had to work with the rising star.
“You have the potential to turn this game upside down. Your style is unique, your music is high quality, and you have the sense to know how to make it all work.” – Mike Love
Over the course of the past year, 3Fifs has withdrawn from the public eye while working on his new release “The Runaway LP,” a very personal testament about his journey since he decided to pursue his music career. To be formally introduced by the single “Blind the Sun,” Fifs promises fans a true evolution in his music from every aspect while they look at and listen to history in the making.
Stay up to date with 3Fifs on Twitter at: @3fifs
About Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes are the most widely distributed mixtapes in the world, with over 100 million downloads/plays generated by over 200 volumes officially hosted by major artists. Coast 2 Coast has a solid reach in the new music industry with a digital magazine, DJ coalition, industry tips blog, yearly convention, and more. Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes represents a unique opportunity for artists of all urban genres, from major to indie. For more information, visit http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com. - PR Web


"Introducing Three Fifs"

2012 Music, Lyricist Lounge, New Artist - Lashuntrice Bradley


"#LocalsOnly: Three Fifs - The Runaway EP (Video Series)"

"Three Fifs has a refreshingly unique style and I definitely look forward to watching his progress as an emcee." - Social Elements


"[Hype Week] Three Fifs"

Dred Scott
Dive In Deep
Whips & Chains
From the StL, buddy of mine used to work with him a car dealership a few years ago before he started pursuing music full time. - Hip Hop Heads


"Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Presents the “Danny Bonaduce” Music Video By Three Fifs"

Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the “Danny Bonaduce" video by Three Fifs and O So Amazin. The project, presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution, is now available for view on YouTube.
Fifs is a St. Louis rapper, who has always been a fan a music. With an upbringing that took him from homelessness to living in the suburbs, he is able to relate to various audiences. His lyrics embody varied experiences which allow him to easily connect with listeners. Fifs graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and was poised for law school until a spiritual awakening led him to a career in music. After deciding that music was his life’s purpose, he wrote his first song and came to believe his words are meant to inspire and uplift generations of listeners like his earliest influence Tupac.
Determined to be the voice in rap that promotes change and progress, Fifs uses inspiration from Tupac as he aims to create music believe in. Since the release of his debut project "The Runaway EP" in January of 2012, Fifs has released several videos for singles.
Fifs is a two-time 2nd Place Coast 2 Coast Online Live Events Winner, a two-time 1st Place Coast 2 Coast Live Events Winner, and has gotten airplay on DJ King Assassin's radio show. In the near future, Fifs will be featured on a compilation album helmed by Tory "Flossy the Boss" Harrelson, president of Mack 10’s Hoo Bangin' Records. Fifs has also been selected to perform in the St. Louis Underground Music Festival (SLUMFest) and the St. Louis Fringe Festival.
Three Fifs plans to release several projects this year. His new video “Danny Bonaduce” is available for view now. - PR Web - Ashton Lynne


"Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Presents the “Jim Crow” Music Video by Three Fifs"

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the new video “Jim Crow" by Three Fifs. The video, presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution, is now available for view on YouTube. The single features Three Fifs, Streetza Ria and O So Amazin’.
St. Louis rapper, Fifs has been gaining steam in the music industry despite being a new artist. As the oldest of six, he has always been a leader. Determined to be the voice in rap that promotes change and progress, Fifs uses inspiration from Tupac as he aims to create music believe in.
With an upbringing that took him from homelessness to living in the suburbs, he is able to relate to various audiences. His lyrics embody varied experiences which allow him to easily connect with listeners. Fifs graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and was poised for law school until a spiritual awakening led him to a career in music. After deciding that music was his life’s purpose, he wrote his first song and came to believe his words are meant to inspire and uplift generations of listeners like his earliest influence Tupac.
Since the release of his debut project "The Runaway EP" in January of 2012, Fifs has released videos for the singles "Dred Scott," "Dive in Deep," and "Whips & Chains." His projects have led to him increasing his fanbase. With his following release, "Birth of a Nation," Fifs went after the commercial market. The project featured West Coast emcee Mistah F.A.B. and fellow St. Louis upstart Streetza Ria and sold over 40,000 copies.
Fifs is a two-time 2nd Place Coast 2 Coast Online Live Events Winner, a two-time 1st Place Coast 2 Coast Live Events WInner, and has gotten airplay on DJ King Assassin's radio show. In the near future, Fifs will be featured on a compilation album helmed by Tory "Flossy the Boss" Harrelson, president of Mack 10’s Hoo Bangin' Records. Fifs has also been selected to perform in the St. Louis Underground Music Festival (SLUMFest) and the St. Louis Fringe Festival. In the near future, Fifs will be launching his artists SharpShooter and O So Amazin' on his label Triangle Trade Entertainment Groups. Watch the video “Jim Crow” now. - PR Web - Ashton Lynne


"Three Fifs - Jim Crow Featuring Streeza Ria & O So Amazin"

2013, 2013 Music - Lashuntrice Bradley


"Music: Three Fifs (@3Fifs) - It's On ft. Shooter"

Inspired by the storied past of African-Americans, the name “Three Fifs” is representative of the three-fifths compromise, and his first release “The Runaway EP” is a conceptual piece that follows the story of a runaway slave. With his latest release, “Birth of a Nation,” the Midwest lyricist achieved international radio play with his songs “We Dat” and “Castro” being picked up in 8 different countries by 23 different radio stations, and his music video for the song “Danny Bonaduce” was aired on MTV’s RapFix. - STL Home Jamz


"Video: @3Fifs | Three Fifs – Castro ft. Mistah F.A.B, Streetza Ria, and Sebastian Jones"

With this release, Fifs targeted a broader audience, and enlisted support from fellow St. Louis storyteller Streetza Ria, and west coast veteran emcee Mistah F.A.B. Singles from “Birth of a Nation” have attained international radio support, and the music video for “Danny Bonaduce” has gotten a lot of press; including from MTV’s RapFix. Watch, share and comment - STL Home Jamz


"Rapper 3Fifs Is Set To Runaway With New Album"

3Fifs (Three Fifs) is a St. Louis, MO born hip-hop artist who, as opposed to simply making music, aims to make history. Fifs is a veteran in the game. Since releasing his first full-length project “Birth of a Nation” in February of 2013, Fifs has gone on to earn several accolades. His debut single “Castro,” which featured west coast emcee Mistah F.A.B., went on to receive rotation on more than 40 radio stations worldwide. His follow-up single “Danny Bonaduce” was featured in over 100 blogs and the video was aired on MTV’s RapFix. His single “Jim Crow” was was acknowledged by industry vet Tory “Flossy” Harrelson as being “extremely original.”

Following his international acclaim, 3Fifs relocated to Atlanta, GA to expand his reach. After hearing his music and viewing his music videos, Mike Love (formerly the Senior VP Program Director for Cumulus Media, now CEO of Bluetag Media) decided he had to work with the rising star.

Over the course of the past year, 3Fifs has withdrawn from the public eye while working on his new release “The Runaway LP.” This is a very personal testament about his journey since he decided to pursue his music career.

“In April 2014, I left my hometown where I had achieved status as one of St. Louis’s top new hip-hop artists and had a six-figure day job,” says 3Fifs. “It was a complete step of faith, as I had nothing lined up elsewhere, and was simply counting on my talent and ambition to make something happen in Atlanta, GA.”

The Runaway album is more than just a collection of songs. Its the pinnacle of what the struggle in life should be. It paints a picture of striking out on your own with nothing holding you back but you.

“The Runaway LP is the story of the American dream and follows my journey since the release of my internationally acclaimed debut album, Birth of a Nation,” States 3Fifs. “I moved, got engaged, quit my job, re-released old music with new marketing, and set full focus on making history in the music world. The music is inspired by negro spirituals, gospel, jazz, blues, and bench-marked against 2Pacalypse NOW.” - AfroEduc8r


Discography

"The Runaway EP" - January 12, 2012
1) The Runaway
2) Dive in Deep ft. Lydia Lyon
3) Whips & Chains ft. G-Rod
4) Dred Scott
5) The Root
6) Field of Dreams
7) The Declaration

Videos for Dred Scott, Dive in Deep, and Whips & Chains available on YouTube.

"Birth of a Nation" - February 12, 2013
1) The Preamble
2) The National Anthem
3) Castro ft. Mistah FAB, Streetza Ria, Sebastian Jones
4) Fantastic
5) It's On ft. Shooter
6) Mr. Unfamiliar ft. Khyre
7) Beautiful Mirage ft. Khyre, Streetza Ria
8) Steel Serpent ft. Lydia Lyon
9) Money on My Mind
10) Going Green ft. Streetza Ria
11) We Dat ft. Streetza Ria
12) Danny Bonaduce ft. O So Amazin', Streetza Ria
13) Jim Crow ft. Streetza Ria, O So Amazin'
14) Taking the Reigns ft. KingVegas
15) Paul Revere ft. Khyre
16) The Foundation
17) Nothing Left to Say

Videos for "Castro," "Jim Crow," and "Danny Bonaduce" available on YouTube now!

"The Runaway LP" - June 19, 2015
1) The Runaway
2) Dive in Deep (ft. Lydia Lyon)
3) Whips & Chains (ft. Riley B, GP)
4) The Nu Spiritual (ft. Hurbsoul)
5) Dred Scott
6) Graceland (ft. FAMU Gospel Choir)
7) I Need it Now
8) Due Time (ft. Khyre)
9) Black Moses
10) Blind the Sun (ft. Lydia Lyon, Garrett Julian)

Videos for "I Need it Now," "Black Moses," and "Blind the Sun" coming soon!

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Bio

3Fifs (Three Fifs) is a St. Louis, MO born hip-hop artist who, as opposed to simply making music, aims to make history.   Since releasing his first full-length project “Birth of a Nation” in February of 2013, Fifs has gone on to earn several accolades: his debut single “Castro,” which featured west coast emcee Mistah F.A.B., went on to receive rotation on more than 40 radio stations worldwide; his follow-up single “Danny Bonaduce” was featured in over 100 blogs, the video was aired on MTV’s RapFix, and the former TV star himself featured the video on his website and radio show; and his single “Jim Crow” was was acknowledged by industry vet Tory “Flossy” Harrelson as being “extremely original.”  In addition, 3Fifs was nominated for “Freshman of the Year” at the 2014 SLUM Fest hip-hop awards, and in May of 2014, became one of only 14 US hip-hop artists chosen to showcase at the Canadian Music Week, performing live at the Hard Rock Café in Toronto.

 

            Following his international acclaim, 3Fifs relocated to Atlanta, GA to expand his reach.  After hearing his music and viewing his music videos, Mike Love (formerly the Senior VP Program Director for Cumulus Media, now CEO of Bluetag Media) decided he had to work with the rising star.

 

            “You have the potential to turn this game upside down.  Your style is unique, your music is high quality, and you have the sense to know how to make it all work.” – Mike Love

 

With the release of his latest project, “The Runaway LP,” Fifs found himself, again, on the international radar with the single “Blind the Sun” making airwaves in 11 different countries.  The single was also picked up by Tunecore as a part of the network’s “Summer Jams 2015” compilation and was featured on dozens of blogs and news outlets.  Fifs built upon this buzz by throwing an album release party at The Underground in Charlotte, NC to great acclaim.  With the releases of his latest single “What You Know Bout Dat” and the underground track “Black President,” it’s clear Fifs means business in 2016, too.

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