RappinA$$Willz-PurpleLude (Official Video) Directed By: Nigel Agboh @Rappinasscwill @MakerOfMoves #PurpleHeartEP
RappinAssWillz is a Hip Hop artist out of Saginaw, MI
After spending 10 years dropping several mixtapes and songs on the underground scene he has learned the in's and out's of this game.
First signed to New Trend/Columbia as an artist/writer he took his skills right out of high school and started to record his debut album "LISTEN".
After recording over 50 records Willz was anxious to release his first LP when everything came crashing down. Willz ended up having some legal woes that would end up putting him on house arrest for close to a year. In that time his business relationship with New Trend started to fade to non existent.
After a couple years of odd jobs and hustles even taking acting and business classes at SVSU. He got in touch with his younger brother Coach Jae-R, a Manager/Engineer who was playing College football in Grand Rapids at the time. After telling him his situation and where he wanted to go the two came together to started Da League Entertainment in 2006. The two went straight to work with C-Will recording over 100 songs in his new studio with Jae-R engineering his sessions.
"I knew he could be big even before we worked together, dude would write a whole 16 in 15 minutesand it would be crazy! Plus he was a good hook writer which is very rare but I figured it came from him writing R&B songs, I mean dude had 10 to 20 books filled up with rhymes, he had that passion"-Coach Jae R said in November 2011to Ill Magazine.
Willz started to press his music up for sell but it was easier said than done.
Things weren't moving like he wanted it to be so in 09 he decided to do a mixtape album with 21 tracks all original music titled "Okay I'm Reloaded" off his new imprint Da League Entertainment.
Taking the "the first one is on me" approach Willz team hit the streets with posters,t-shirts, fliers and also 5000 cd's which he gave away for FREE. The project became a regional success garnering over 3000 downloads online and also his single "Chevy Bangin" featuring RJ Maine from Texas becoming a local hit and used for a radio station promotion.
PJButta.Com later picked up the single which it was rated a 4.5 out 5 and received over 5000 downloads on the site. Willz took the road and toured constantly hitting up any place that will let him showcase his skills and also network. At this time Willz was ask to co headline at a annual festival in his hometown of Saginaw, MI with MC Breed being the Honorary Guest. While Performing the record "What it Do" off his "Okay I'm Reloaded" mixtape, MC Breed heard the performance and rushed to the stage to greet Willz and wanted him to work on a couple of songs for a album he was putting together, the two exchange contacts, and were set to work together in the upcoming months. Unfortunately MC Breed ended up passing away that November from Kidney Failure, leaving the whole Hip Hop community Saddened losing not only a Michigan Pioneer but one of Hip Hop's Greats.
Willz continued to move rapidly through the Michigan underground scene, building up relationships in pretty much every city in Michigan that has a Hip Hop Scene. This ended up becoming very valuable when One of the members of his team Peezy started to promote parties, later on Huge Concerts at MSU, CMU, U of M and other big venues through out the state. At the same time Willz would get to open up also network with other industry power players.
In November of 2010 Willz got together with Lansing producer/DJ and 1/3 of the now We The Best Music Group production team "The Chemist" and released his highly acclaimed mixtape "Monsta Muzik: The Prequel.
Taking a note from his own book, Willz decided to also give this one away free, which led to him being recognized by industry greats, Jazze Pha, Mos Def, Scarface etc.
The mixtape was released on Black Friday, and was well recieved garnering over 10,000 downloads from several Hip Hop sites, also he gave away 5000 physical copies and this time around he toured tremendously doing up to 4 shows a week. Willz has opened for DJ Drama, Kevin Gates, Chevy Woods, Berner, Gucci Mane, Mc Breed, Bonecrusher, 2 pistols, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Ink, Stalley and the list goes on. The song "Good Girl" off his "Monsta Muzik: The Prequel" mixtape was picked up on satellite radio. This has led to him also commanding his own shows also sharing the closer of the show spot with Dr.Dre's New Aftermath Signee Jon Connor.
In December 2014 Willz Released his digital/online only 10 track mixtape titled "1990Sumthin" an ode to the old school where he did over hip hop classics ranging from Scarfaces "Mary Jane" to Erykah Badu's "On & On, the mixtape was well received, and gained Willz exposure outside of Michigan gaining new fans from down south, the west coast even extending to the UK.
Right now Willz is hard at work touring and also working on 3 new mixtapes "The Purple Tape aka The Crack Era: Side A" and "The Purple Tape aka 7 Day Theory: Side B which is a 2 Part Series to be released 7 days apart. Also his highly anticipated series MM2 (Monsta Muzik 2: The Sequel) is in works for a Winter 2016 release date. C-Will has also partnered with Coach Jae R and Videographer Marvin Green to launch a new blog site Da League News "The ESPN for all Hip Hop News" which gives updates on RappinAssWillz but also your daily fix of hip hop news.
For all Updates please follow RappinAssWillz on the following websites: Instagram: @RappinAsswillz Twitter: @Rappinasscwill Youtube: CwillMuzik Soundcloud: RappinAssWillz and Soon at DaLeaguenews.com Download "1990Sumthin" At Datpiff.com & Green Team Presents Freestyle Friday's starring RappinAssWillz coming this summer exclusively with spinrilla.com Also check out RappinAssWillz new video "PurpleLude" Directed By: Nigel Agboh off his highly anticipated "Purple Heart EP" Coming This Fall"