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Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
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Average Rating: 4 stars

Iron Fist’s Detroit trio, Woof Pac are taking over with an original style that might remind some of you of a Far West atmosphere. Composed of J-Kidn Moe Dirdee and Hostyle, Woof Pac show some teeth in their various tracks, leaving enemies wounded and bleeding on their way. Merciless and inventive, the trio will probably conquer gangsta rap lovers’ hearts from the very beginning.

Him Or Me:

Hammering piano mixed up with drum beats introduce you into the merciless Detroit hood atmosphere. Moe Dirdee is ready to tear the place up. Enemies better say their prayers, because there will only be one winner. Feel the lyrical fire, the overheated speech atmosphere and the passion that animates the Detroit group.

Down That Road

Soft guitar sounds, sweet vocals are combined with rhythmic beats. The ironic lyrics are filled with a great dose of offensiveness. Better handle things straight when you choose to go down that road.

Don’t Know

Swinging beats, whistling sounds and a flow that goes faster than the wind. The group shows some obvious skills in Don’t Kno. The song is humorous and will allow the listener to acknowledge Woof Pac’s talent.

Blow Dem Away

The instrumentals draw a dark and challenging atmosphere. Electric guitar sounds mixed up with drum beats. Woof Pac is determined to take over and to blow them enemies away.

If you haven’t heard about Woof Pac yet, you should definitely check the Detroit emcees here. - Isabelle Esling


Awesome Mixtape, Iron-Fist is the rap label to look out for in the future. Every track on this CD is FIRE.

Proof and Purple Gang bring it on every track, along with, D-12(on one track), J-Hill, Woof Pac, Swifty McVeigh(of D-12)And Kuniva(solo), along with many other Detroit locals.

If you like Eminem, Proof, or any of the rest of D-12 i STRONGLY suggest you pick up this album. If your a Hip-Hop/Rap Enthusiast i think you should pick up this album. This album is one for the ages, better then any other tape out. - Dave K. Clavin


Proof s Hand To Hand mixtape allies Detroit s hottest talents. You will meet Proof, the whole IF crew ( Purple Gang, Woof Pac, Supa Emcee), the hot I-Mac group, Quest Mc Quody, Slum Village and many more good Detroit names such as Marv Won of the Fat Killaz on the CD. The mixtape’s assets are certainly brushed up productions: Sick Notes, BR Gunna, J Hill, Jay Dee, DJ House Shoes, Trick Trick , Swifty Mc Vay’s Fire Department contributed to a high quality production.

Hand To Hand will allow the listener to appreciate a full range of various artistic talents.

IF Soldiers fully represent on Times Up: an incredible flow delivery, a murderous spirit, spicy and well thought lyrics, rhythmic drum beats combined with various instrumentals make this track particularly hot. IF soldiers are taking over: Purple Gang, Woof Pac , Supa Emcee and their CEO RIP Proof show some unity. Back is the meaning of raw: opponents better not mess with the IF crew. The track is pure fire.

Don’t miss Supa Emcee’s Play With A Nut. Built on claps, piano, violins and dark basslines combined with Supa Emcee’s powerful lyrics, the track will offer the listener a real perspective about the Detroit hood. Supa Emcee is a real busta . I highly recommend you the song.

Woof Pac’s Western style 1 + 8 N Us song is based on a guitar notes and rhythmic drum beats song. I enjoyed the real OG dimension of the song brought to you by three merciless players in the game.

Macks And Pumps is a beautiful Purple Gang Trick Trick collaboration. The Trick Trick produced song leads you into a menacing, dark atmosphere. Little by little, you will feel the upcoming tension. Time for overheated speech and gun talk. Bells, a dark bassline, violins, claps, keyboard sounds mixed up with the menacing voices of the artists will reinforce the scurrilous intent of the track.

Coming Up With Lent has a little bit of Promatic spirit in it. Proof and Ameer s rapid flow delivery totally matches with the bass sounds and the dope ass beats. Enjoy both players know how.

Don’t underestimate Swifty Mc Vay’s talent! The skilled emcee with smash you up lyrically in no time with his Fyre Department Team. You will find the Lawsuit song on Swifty’s Forest Fyres mixtape, a very valuable solo piece of work that I highly recommend to all of you who haven’t listened to it yet.

Heart Of The Streets combines pan flute and heart beat alike drum beats. Feel the coldness of the streets, the pain of the numerous losses of the street soldiers. One slug will tear people s lives away.

Wot I Look Like fully describes hood fights. Violins, claps, rhythmic beats totally intensify the harshness of the hood context brought to you by the Woof Pac crew.

Quest Mc Cody’s Detroit City gig will barely leave the listener indifferent. The track welcomes you into a quite euphoric ambience that is enhanced with harpsichord and keyboard sounds. Detroit City fully comes to shine. Let’s stand up and take part to the rhythmic and festive gig!

The DJ House Shoes produced Remember When is definitely worth your attention. The swinging track featuring Marv Won of the Fat Killaz will take you back to the golden age of hip hop.

Wudd Up beautifully fits into the Hands Up mixtape. Originally from PG The Mixtape 2006 will allow you to appreciate Purple Gang’s lyrical skills and nice flow delivery. Purple Gang has an obvious passion for rhyming that will shine on the well handled track.

The Beats, The Rhymes featuring Proof and Chino XL is a classic if you ask me. Thanks to Big Proof’s unconditional love for hip hop, the days of the hip hop shop have been kept alive. Guitar notes combined with rapid drum beats will suggest the enthusiasm and the huge passion for a non commercial hip hop that is all about the beats, the rhymes and the mic. While the artists spit on the rap game’s hypocrisy, they will totally convince you about their genuine love for a subtle art called hip hop.

How I Got Over enlightens local Detroit artist J Hill’s talent. Dark bass lines contrast with soft female vocals, while electric guitar sounds will enhance J Hill’s confident voice. I liked the opposition between light and dark, night and day, as suggested by the complexity of the instrumentals.

Russian Roulette allows the listener to step into a dark and menacing atmosphere provided by electric guitar and keyboard sounds. The song teaches you about the fragility of life. Well done, Kuniva.

This That Heat is a beautiful Supa Emcee/ Konflikt collaboration. Organ sounds are mixed up with rhythmic beats. Both artists are lyrically superb. I loved the mixture of scary/ murderous/ gangsta atmosphere of the track.

Royce da 5.9 and Proof worked on a Girls With Da Boom Remix. I recommend you the variation on the Girls With Da Boom Theme that will allow to discover another face of the track.

I highly enjoyed Mr Hash’s Talk Over song. The song s theme explains the state of mind of a man who has always been determined to do what he was the best at it: rapping. It eventually paid off. Anybody should take advice from Mr Hash’s mouth. Don t listen to the people trying to discourage you and to convince you to abandon your way. Do what you re best at, and most importantly, go to the end.

Globally speaking, the Hand To Hand mixtape is worth your deepest attention. Not only does it feature valuable emcees from Proof s IF label, it will also allow connoisseurs and non specialists to appreciate tight Detroit talents such as Mr Hash of I-Mac, Trick Trick and less known however non less valuable Detroit emcee J Hill.

The mixtape summarizes the enthusiasm, the passion of local Detroit artists for hip hop and for their hometown Detroit City.

Explosive, incisive, raw, rhythmic, lyrical: one could barely stay indifferent in front of so much raw energy and the many talents that represent REAL Detroit hip hop. Hand To Hand is the diamond in the dirt. Cop it with no hesitation.

Copyright© 2006 by Isabelle Esling All Rights Reserved

My name is Isabelle Esling. I am an Eminem biographer and a freelance music journalist. I do teach English and German at public schools.

- Isabelle Esling


Proof s Hand To Hand mixtape allies Detroit s hottest talents. You will meet Proof, the whole IF crew ( Purple Gang, Woof Pac, Supa Emcee), the hot I-Mac group, Quest Mc Quody, Slum Village and many more good Detroit names such as Marv Won of the Fat Killaz on the CD. The mixtape's assets are certainly brushed up productions: Sick Notes, BR Gunna, J Hill, Jay Dee, DJ House Shoes, Trick Trick , Swifty Mc Vay's Fire Department contributed to a high quality production.

Hand To Hand will allow the listener to appreciate a full range of various artistic talents.

IF Soldiers fully represent on Times Up: an incredible flow delivery, a murderous spirit, spicy and well thought lyrics, rhythmic drum beats combined with various instrumentals make this track particularly hot. IF soldiers are taking over: Purple Gang, Woof Pac , Supa Emcee and their CEO RIP Proof show some unity. Back is the meaning of raw: opponents better not mess with the IF crew. The track is pure fire.

Don't miss Supa Emcee's Play With A Nut. Built on claps, piano, violins and dark basslines combined with Supa Emcee's powerful lyrics, the track will offer the listener a real perspective about the Detroit hood. Supa Emcee is a real busta . I highly recommend you the song.

Woof Pac's Western style 1 + 8 N Us song is based on a guitar notes and rhythmic drum beats song. I enjoyed the real OG dimension of the song brought to you by three merciless players in the game.

Macks And Pumps is a beautiful Purple Gang Trick Trick collaboration. The Trick Trick produced song leads you into a menacing, dark atmosphere. Little by little, you will feel the upcoming tension. Time for overheated speech and gun talk.
Bells, a dark bassline, violins, claps, keyboard sounds mixed up with the menacing voices of the artists will reinforce the scurrilous intent of the track.

Coming Up With Lent has a little bit of Promatic spirit in it. Proof and Ameer s rapid flow delivery totally matches with the bass sounds and the dope ass beats. Enjoy both players know how.

Don't underestimate Swifty Mc Vay's talent! The skilled emcee with smash you up lyrically in no time with his Fyre Department Team. You will find the Lawsuit song on Swifty's Forest Fyres mixtape, a very valuable solo piece of work that I highly recommend to all of you who haven't listened to it yet.

Heart Of The Streets combines pan flute and heart beat alike drum beats. Feel the coldness of the streets, the pain of the numerous losses of the street soldiers. One slug will tear people s lives away.

Wot I Look Like fully describes hood fights. Violins, claps, rhythmic beats totally intensify the harshness of the hood context brought to you by the Woof Pac crew.

Quest Mc Cody's Detroit City gig will barely leave the listener indifferent. The track welcomes you into a quite euphoric ambience that is enhanced with harpsichord and keyboard sounds. Detroit City fully comes to shine. Let's stand up and take part to the rhythmic and festive gig!

The DJ House Shoes produced Remember When is definitely worth your attention. The swinging track featuring Marv Won of the Fat Killaz will take you back to the golden age of hip hop.

Wudd Up beautifully fits into the Hands Up mixtape. Originally from PG The Mixtape 2006 will allow you to appreciate Purple Gang's lyrical skills and nice flow delivery. Purple Gang has an obvious passion for rhyming that will shine on the well handled track.

The Beats, The Rhymes featuring Proof and Chino XL is a classic if you ask me. Thanks to Big Proof's unconditional love for hip hop, the days of the hip hop shop have been kept alive. Guitar notes combined with rapid drum beats will suggest the enthusiasm and the huge passion for a non commercial hip hop that is all about the beats, the rhymes and the mic.
While the artists spit on the rap game's hypocrisy, they will totally convince you about their genuine love for a subtle art called hip hop.

How I Got Over enlightens local Detroit artist J Hill's talent. Dark bass lines contrast with soft female vocals, while electric guitar sounds will enhance J Hill's confident voice. I liked the opposition between light and dark, night and day, as suggested by the complexity of the instrumentals.

Russian Roulette allows the listener to step into a dark and menacing atmosphere provided by electric guitar and keyboard sounds. The song teaches you about the fragility of life. Well done, Kuniva.

This That Heat is a beautiful Supa Emcee/ Konflikt collaboration. Organ sounds are mixed up with rhythmic beats. Both artists are lyrically superb. I loved the mixture of scary/ murderous/ gangsta atmosphere of the track.

Royce da 5.9 and Proof worked on a Girls With Da Boom Remix. I recommend you the variation on the Girls With Da Boom Theme that will allow to discover another face of the track.

I highly enjoyed Mr Hash's Talk Over song. The song s theme explains the state of mind of a man who has always been determined to do what he was the best at it: rapping. It eventually paid off.
Anybody should take advice from Mr Hash's mouth. Don t listen to the people trying to discourage you and to convince you to abandon your way. Do what you re best at, and most importantly, go to the end.

Globally speaking, the Hand To Hand mixtape is worth your deepest attention. Not only does it feature valuable emcees from Proof s IF label, it will also allow connoisseurs and non specialists to appreciate tight Detroit talents such as Mr Hash of I-Mac, Trick Trick and less known however non less valuable Detroit emcee J Hill.

The mixtape summarizes the enthusiasm, the passion of local Detroit artists for hip hop and for their hometown Detroit City.

Explosive, incisive, raw, rhythmic, lyrical: one could barely stay indifferent in front of so much raw energy and the many talents that represent REAL Detroit hip hop. Hand To Hand is the diamond in the dirt. Cop it with no hesitation. - Isabelle Esling


Discography

RELEASES

DJ Ub presents Woof Pac: Inner City Quotables (Mixtape)
When Animals Attack Vol 1 (Mixtape)
When Animals Attack Vol 2 (Mixtape)
The 4th Letter Mixtape (Mixtape)
When Animals Attack vol 3 (Mixtape)
Animal House (Mixtape)
Midnight Club 1 : Drug Addiction(Mixtape)
Midnight Club 2 :Guerilla Village (Mixtape)
Capital G Theory (Mixtape)
Midnight Club 3 : (Mixtape)
Wild Boyz (LP with limited release)
Hand 2 Hand the Mixtape Instruction Manual (Mixtape/Album with national distribution)

SINGLES

"Who Got Styles?" was released as a single in 2003 and had a video shot for it in Downtown Detroit

"Capital G" was played on WJLB in Detroit regularly and other local Detroit stations and was up for Song Of The Year at the 2006 "Detroit Hip Hop Awards"

FEATURES

Raw Collection "Grenade Pins" Mixtape
Slautah Presents "SourFace vol 1"
Gasoline Team EP "Pass The Lighter"
Supa Emcee "By Any Means Necessary"
Supa Emcee "Hood Hero"
Almighty Dreadnaughtz "The Unknown Filez"
J Unknown "J.U.S.T."
DJ J Rock Presents "Valuable Prospects Vol 1"
Moe Dirdee "Dirty MoeTown"
Moe Dirdee "Talkng Dirdee Vol 1"
Moe Dirdee Talking Dirdee Vol 2"
Big Proof "Time A Tell"

MAGAZINE AND ONLINE

"Detroit Rock City Magazine" 2006- cover feature on Iron Fist Roster with "Hand 2 Hand" Review

Was interviewed as "Woof Pac" by Creole for DetroitRap.com
and was published on website and on other message boards

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Bio

Kauovi Montilus aka Hostyle is a jack of all trades in the rap industry and he is a master at every one.
He started battling underground at The Hip Hop Shop and Lush Lounge in Detroit and was introduced to his future group members Woof Pac (Moe Dirdee and J Kidd)

They were quickly making names for themselves in Detroit and appearing on so many mixtapes they dont even remember them all,the trio made a video in 2003 for "Who Got Styles" and were releasing mixtapes by the month..Hostyle continued to battle and take home notoriety but also an undefeated title in Detroit.

He can be seen in Bizarre of D12's Who Wanna Battle DVD series Vol 1 and 2 and also on the Detroit vs Cleveland DVD,Detroit vs. Houston DVD and Detroit vs. Houston where he also performed as Woof Pac in front of industry heavyweights
Woof Pac has opened for many headlinerss such as Wu Tang Clan, Rick Ross, T.I., Young Jeezy, Fat Joe, Trina, Rakim, T.I. KRS One and DJ Quik

In 2006 Woof Pac was signed to Iron Fist Records by the late Proof from D12, they were to be the first major release nationwide for the label and were too embark on a worldwide tour in 2 months when the CEO was shot and killed.

The group took a hiatus to regroup and in 2007 Hostyle continued to release his solo mixtapes "Midnight Club 1-3" and released a duo mixtape with J Kidd under "Block World"
In 2007 Woof Pac released a under distributed LP "Wild Boyz" and the group again took a break to focus on solo projects.

Hostyle came back from retirement from battle rapping in 2010 and continues to make appearances on local artists mixtapes as well as releasing "Midnight Club 4; Where The Sidewalk Ends". He is currently working on his solo album "I Sell Drugs" but looking for a major deal or heavy distribution and recording his first solo video for song "Shot Girl"
"Blockworld" is also working on 2 new mixtapes.

He shows no sign of slowing down and luckily for the world maybe this time Hostyle can show how much talent has been held back all these years on a local market