Fresh off Volume 1: The Off Season, FWMJ’s Rappers I Know & Funkadelic Freestyles return for the next installment of their collaborative efforts. Volume II: Back In The Game is another full-length mixtape project featuring all new, unreleased hip-hop music from folks like Blu, The Burnerz (Zumbi of Zion I & The ARE), Hassaan Mackey, The Foundation, Bilal, Kokayi, & many more. Volume 2 comes on the heels of the “preseason debut” of the Funkadelic Freestyles College Radio Show at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Radio personality Jamie Benson (aka jben.ok) re-links with his fellow co-hosts Jay Promo, King Carter, Unkle Scooty, and Sneakaman Dan for hosting duties, while DJ Jerome Baker III returns on the cuts.
Volume 2: Back In The Game will be available for free download on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 on RappersIKnow.com , FunkadelicFreestyles.com , and RealMangoJuice.com. Volume 3: This Is Overtime is currently in the works for September 2009. Be sure to catch Funkadelic Freestyles live on-air every Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8-10pm EST at GWRadio.com and campus channel 22.
Rappers I Know is web portal, creative shop and boutique music label focused on highlighting unknown and under-recognized talent in Rap and Soul music and the Arts. The project was established by FWMJ and his peers in the Houston underground Hip Hop community as a platform to present, promote, and distribute local Houston music to new audiences using word-of-mouth buzz and a strong independent work ethic. FWMJ and Rappers I Know has helped promote, market and break such artists as H.I.S.D., The Niyat, Nicolay, The Foreign Exchange, Little Brother, J*Davey, Tanya Morgan, Kay, The Foundation, K-otix, D. Rose, Oddisee, Kenn Starr, Illmind, Strange Fruit Project, Chris “Daddy” Dave, The Luv Bugz, Black Milk, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Pacific Division and many others.
Funkadelic Freestyles is live on-air every Tuesday and Thursday night from 8-10pm EST on WRGW Radio at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Featuring in-studio interviews from artists in the independent hip-hop realm, including Wale, Oddisee, Torae, Tanya Morgan, Kenn Starr, and many more. Visit GWRadio.com for listening info and FunkadelicFreestyles.com for special Thursday night shows through August 28th.