On the back of the success of his last two singles ‘Bounce Back’ and ‘Sell Me’, which have been championed by the likes of Complex, The 405, RWD Magazine, SBTV and 5 Magazine among other tastemakers, Bristol rapper and producer ThisisDA debuts his brand new single, taken from his forthcoming Based Off Black EP titled ‘Won’t Change’, featuring acclaimed West Coast rap veteran Blu.
Produced by Mankub, with live DJ scratches from Audiosnax, ‘Won’t Change’ is an infectious and glorious rap opus, backed by a lush, soulful and sometimes off kilter backdrop.
The record also sees ThisisDA and Blu rapping on the same track for the first time to great effect, following earlier collaborative efforts between the two, with ThisisDA featuring on several Blu-produced tracks in the past year including ‘Do Rock Steady’ which was released by Blu in January.
Pittsburgh artist Norman Dean gifts fans and listeners with a special release in celebration of his 21st birthday, titled “Happy Birthday”. The seven track EP features some of his close frequent contributors Sovren, Franchise, JKJ, Palermo Stone, Joel Kellem, & SpaceJam Jiff along with production from Chris Dreamer, Cicco, Nate Kodi, & himself.
The progression is more than obvious from his previous effort, 2013′s “Hippy High” mixtape to his new “Happy Birthday” EP. As he continues to engineer and produce for himself, Norman is developing a sound unique to his artistry.