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Houston, Texas, United States | SELF

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"FRANCHISE & YUNG – CITY OF LIGHTS FT. NICHOLAS GREER (PRODUCED BY FRANCHISE) NEWS"

POSTED ON JUNE 21, 2011 - BY NICK MAR
FRANCHISE & YUNG – CITY OF LIGHTS FT. NICHOLAS GREER (PRODUCED BY FRANCHISE)
NEWS

New track from Houston’s Franchise & Yung, produced by Franchise. (He produced a lot of their last mixtape as well, which you can also find on REUP.) As one final add-on, you can check out both of them freestyling at the last Turnin Headz Houston, here & here. - Nick Mar of Reup Spot


"Ask A Rapper"

Ask a Rapper
Who Are The Greatest Rap Duos of All Time?
By Shea Serrano Tue., May 10 2011 at 4:00 PM Comments (12)
Categories: Ask a Rapper, Screwston, Texas
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The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com.



?This Week's Rapper(s): Franchise and Yung
Franchise and Yung, "Trippin'"

This Week's Subject: Seeing as how you two are a rap duo, and seeing as how we've been waiting to interview a rap duo to ask this question, the pieces seemed to fit. Question: What are the six best rap duos of all time and why?

Franchise: Thats a great question. We divided it up three each into Franchise says, Yung says, to get both perspectives. The six we would say are as follows:

6. GANG STARR


?Yung: DJ Premier and Guru define true hip-hop. You take Premo's beats and those rhymes from Guru and you got classics. They had that true New York sound and Gangstarr songs made DJ Premier the legendary producer that he is. Personal favorite song is "Right Where You Stand" with Jadakiss.

5. CLIPSE


?Franchise: I remember being in 7th grade when that Lord Willin' album came out and my mind was just blown. The beat Pharell made for "Grinding" was a freestyle classic; we were all trying to rap over that back in the day. A lot of people say we remind them of Clipse because of our voices. Pusha and Malice's voices just sounded so ill together on a record it's almost as if it's one voice.

4. DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE


?Yung: When i first saw Will and Jazz, they were chillin' with Uncle Phil on the Fresh Prince TV show. As far as rap goes, they were making records before I was born. They won the first hip-hop Grammy and made that feel-good music anyone can vibe to - I mean, who couldn't relate to "Parents Just Don't Understand*" and who didn't play "Summertime" at bbq's and parties? - Shea Serrano of Houston Press


""The 3 EP" on Reup Spot"

POSTED ON NOVEMBER 16, 2011 - BY VICK
FRANCHISE & YUNG AND NICK GREER – THE 3 EP
MIXTAPES

A collaborative effort between Mantis Productions and local Houston rappers Franchise & Yung. “The 3 EP” scratches at an idea that we developed of wanting the listener to feel like they are in the room with the artists, as they are performing it, experiencing all of the in between. Its also much of an idea to include mistakes, first takes and background noise to shed more light on the real aspect of music and the people behind it. “3? is our answer to all of the over compensated production currently overwhelming the mainstream, specifically in hip hop. As it opens with “There is life in Houston” its a reminder to people who may doubt the existence of raw talent and passion, truth and geniune love for music and how it can be a positive and enlightening experience, or just fun. “The 3 EP” is an artistic expression that came out of creative bonds and hunger to progress and perform. It is also a message to those who feel like they are alone, you are not. We began recording and composing this record in May 2011 and it features production from both Nicholas Greer and Franchise & Yung. - Vick from Reup Spot


"Launching Pad 2 Album Review"

POSTED ON FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - BY TIMMAY
REVIEWS BY TIMMAY: FRANCHISE AND YUNG – LAUNCHING PAD 2
NEWS REVIEWS

‘Timmay’ is our anonymous reviewer of Houston Hip-Hop projects, from the past to present. If you’re involved in the local scene, you may know this person. You may not. Check out REUPSpot.com every Wednesday around noon for the latest honest, thoughtful review from ‘Timmay’.

[Insert lame excuse why the review is up so late] Today’s review is going to be over Franchise and Yung’s Launching Pad 2. The first thing I noticed was the fact that this cd is not full of raps on top of beats. This was a full fledged song filled album. The reason this is note-worthy is that most projects these days are filled with raps on top of the latest industry beats. These songs have structure, hooks, and verses that stick to the subject matter. This automatically moves this tape to another category. Which brings me to my next point. These songs seemed geared towards partying and women. The vibe of Launching Pad 2 seems ready for radio play.

The average person could listen to these songs and enjoy them. Mainly because they would be easy to understand. There isn’t any crazy wordplay or too many punchlines. The verses seem to employ themselves to do one thing. And that’s to ride the beat in the most calmest, coolest way possible. On songs like Never looking Down and Youngest in Charge, the verses seem to coast along very smooth and make for good house party background or driving music. Every song has a purpose and every verse matches every song. We in Here and Try It stand out as songs that show the creativity from the two and give people something to remember after the very first listen. Some cd’s you listen to and as soon as the song is over, it leaves your mind. That’s not the line of work these guys are in. Their songs are able to be recalled with no effort.

I have no clue which person is Franchise and which one is Yung by tone of voice because they both sound like Drake. It’s okay not to go out for lyricist of the year all the time, but there needs to be some effort made by rappers to “Come Hard”. You never want to get caught up in the “I’ll treat you like milk, I’ll do nothing but spoil you” debacle. With that said, there a couple of lines where I was able to guess the rhyming bar or where I said “I know they didn’t just let him slide with that”. There also a
certain calm tone that’s very consistent throughout the cd. It’s cool ass hell but I would have asked for more energy during the party song. Overall though, it’s a great listen. I expect to hear better things as Franchise and Yung keep putting out material. LET EM KNOW WE IN HERE!!!

GRADE: B
- Timmay from REUP Spot


"Turningheadz showcase performance"

Franchise & Yung perform live at the monthly turning headz showcase - Reupspot.com


"Launching pad 2 on REUP Spot"

Launching Pad 2 mixtape featured on Reupspot.com - Reupspot.com


Discography

Albums/EPs
(Sept. 2009)- The Launching Pad
(Nov. 2010)- Launching Pad 2
(Nov. 2011)- The 3 EP w/ Nick Greer of Mantis
(2012)- The Destination

Singles: all have receieved airplay on Local Live Houston Radio
(2010)- Do it All Tonight feat. R.Rich (prod. by Franchise)
(2010)- Popular (prod. by Franchise)
(2010)- We in Here (prod. by Franchise)
(2010)- Never Looking Down (prod. by Franchise)
(2011)- City of Lights feat. Nick Greer (prod. by Franchise)
(2011)- Ohm Remix feat. Mantis (prod. by Franchise)

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Bio

Franchise & Yung are a hip hop duo making a splash in the Houston underground scene. Childhood friends since preschool, they formed the duo in 2006, and started off by releasing a few songs on the internet just to basically experiment. The experiment eventually led to Vol.1 the first mixtape which released in 2007. It was a combination of Franchise & Yung’s original lyrics over popular hip hop beats, capturing the true essence of a hip hop mixtape. The same would follow in 2008 with their second mixtape Vol.2. In 2009 Franchise & Yung started work on their 3rd mixtape. This mixtape would feature a more original sound, and production by Franchise and producer Tee Reese. In late 2010 Franchise & Yung would take it to the next level with the release of “Launching Pad 2.” The sequel would feature an original soulful sound produced by Franchise and even including a street anthem produced by A.C Jei. Launching Pad 2 would parlay succesful projects in 2011 including features in Fushion Magazine and a feature in “Keepin it local vol.1” a mixtape with a collection of songs by the best underground artist in Houston hosted and mixed by Dj Xplicit. Franchise and Yung can be found doing plenty shows around the city from Sf2’s “Kickback Sunday’s” all the way to the anual South by Southwest music festival in Austin as well as some of Houston's best venues for local music. Franchise & Yung's sound is influenced by musical acts of many genres. From Jay-Z and Jadakiss to Donny Hathaway and Curtis Mayfield. The future can only be bright for Franchise & Yung!