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Check out this amazing single produced by Issue-Ima-Beast that is on San Diego native Twanup’s self-titled debut album. This song titled “Bieber” and feat. recording artist A$AP Rocky, Azealia Banks, and Twanup is off-the-chain. As a matter of fact, Twanup, who many refer to as one of rap’s up-and-coming young stars demonstrates his about versatility on this particular record.


AC Killer arrives with “112 Bar Cypher”

By Jason Blasco
Blasco Says Publicity

If there was ever a declaration that a new artist has emerged, then AC Killer’s “112 Bar Cypher” is an exclamation point to the young up-and-comer’s career.

AC demonstrates his trademark delivery and style, and combines it with his fresh and authentic flow.

Killer’s “112 bar cypher” is a journey through his career, his life and everything he embodies that is eloquently  compacted into a six minute, six second video.

What makes this video captivating is the intermediate balance he showcases between his vocal intensity and smooth delivery. 

AC pays homage to his heroes, shouts out to his native and bravely demonstrates his ability to flow with some of the best vocalists in the game.

Through this epic, black and white video, Killer lives up to his dramatic entrance pulling up in his a rare limited production collector’s edition Cadillac XLR, based off the Corvette platform, with smoke blowing beneath his feet like he is about to run. He is making his entrance like a super star boxer before he clutches, controls and demonstrates his uncanny ability to rock the mic. 

In “112 Cypher,” AC successfully demonstrates a style that is unique to himself and his native home of LA. Killer puts himself in rare atmosphere demonstrating his ability to rap 112 bars, and he also showcases his versatility by having his producer Heinz change the beat and the tempo midway through this soon-to-be classic. 

With “112 bar cypher,” AC Killer has cemented himself in a genre that has become more competitive than ever, and rose above to carve his own niche. He makes a declarative statement that AC Killer and his CNO Souljah’z have arrived. AC Killer “112 Bar Cypher” video

No Darkness Tonight by Blasco Says, Rittz and Nitty Scott, MC

mqdefaultNo Darkness Tonight by Blasco Says, Rittz and Nitty Scott, MC

“No Darkness Tonight” will feature a sample of Michael Jackson’s single “Lady Of My Life” off of his 1982 release Thriller. This first single off of Blasco Says’ Space The Rainbow album features recording artist Rittz, and Nitty Scott MC, is a subtle social-commentary on the ever-changing state of the music industry and what hip hop is doing to revamp its image. With the new wave of white artist such as Macklemore, Lil Dicky, Post Malone, this song makes the declaration of where the music industry is going to clean up the image and diffuse the stereotypes that have overshadowed the genre for over three decades. “No Darkness Tonight” is now available on iTunes, Apple Music Spotify, eMusic, Pandora Radio, and many more digital stores worldwide.


(No Darkness Tonight) Blasco Says feat. Rittz, Nitty Scott, Mc

Blasco Says on Spotify

By Jonathan Widran


A heartfelt and insightful natural born storyteller, Jason Blasco has discovered an exciting array of outlets for his extraordinary abilities as a wordsmith throughout his multi-faceted career as a sports and music journalist, PR expert and blogger. Now, realizing a lifelong musical dream, the multi-talented writer – truly a child of the 90s hip-hop scene – is emerging as a rapper and recording artist with his highly anticipated independent debut Space The Rainbow, recorded under the moniker he has long used for his popular Tumblr blogging site, Blasco Says.

Never at a loss for a clever, pointed observation or whimsical poetic musing, Blasco still has a lot to say.  Only now, working with notable hip-hop producer Issue-Ima-Beast (Cassidy, Exchange Currency Records, Cash Money), he’s freewheeling it on an exciting new platform, with infectious melodies and beats to spare. Set for release in January, 2016, the expansive recording, which will include at least 15 music tracks, includes subtle commentary on the ever-changing social and political environment within the United States intermingled with comedy skits.

Blasco paved the way for this ambitious project by executive producing V-Nek’s2011 album Robb’N Hood, his long awaited first-ever credit on which included features by everyone from Trina and Cassidy to R. Kelly is a testament to Blasco’s ongoing impact on the genre as a journalist and PR rep, Space The Rainbow includes guest features by an exciting variety of renowned hip-hop performers. These include new school hip-hop artist A$AP Ferg, LGBT artists,  and Angel Haze (two tracks), Shyne (who was once signed to Bad Boy) and Werd2Jah (“Lies, Lies”), Ol’ T-Fella (“Tryin’ To Get Rich”), Redy FireLola MonroeJuvenileTha Reel McBoyeez, Boonie, Bonnie Godiva, Snow Tha Product, Peebo PysonShellz, Phreeda SharpRittz, TwanupShyne, Lady Nile,and Jarren Benton.

“I wanted this project to be a subtle commentary on social acceptance, formatted in an entertaining way for the listening audience to enjoy,” Blasco says. “In a roundabout way, it’s about the social changes we’ve made as a society in the last few years as the world has changed so much. Through many diverse tracks and working with many of my favorite artists, I wanted to create a statement that is universally relatable and all encompassing. I want people to think, laugh, cry and enjoy themselves – hence the title Space The Rainbow.

“On some tracks,” he adds, “my lyrics are more personal, inspired by and dedicated to good friends who have overcome adversity. ‘Feel Alive’ is about a friend who got into a lot of emotional and legal trouble, but has now been clean for years. ‘Lies, Lies’ in part is a tribute to all the things Shyne has gone through since his involvement in a 1999 Manhattan club incident with Puffy and J Lo that resulted in his incarceration. It’s an honor to be even a small part of his comeback and have him as one of my featured artists.”

While Blasco was born in Riverside, Calif. and raised Peoria, Ill. in what he calls the city’s “hood,” his multi-faceted career as a writer and journalist has taken him to a wild litany of locales across the country, where he has written for a wide variety of local publications. While he grew up a fan of “Yo! MTV Raps” and was heavily inspired by Dr. Dre, Ed Lover and DMX, his passion for sports writing took precedence – starting with his position as sports writer at the Eastern Illinois University newspaper when future Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo attended. Graduating with a degree in journalism, he has worked as a sportswriter and editor for papers in Minot, North Dakota; BarstowTaft and Tracy, CaliforniaScottsdale, Arizona; Lincoln, Illinois; Camdenton, Missouri; and three cities in Arkansas, including Batesville.

Blasco’ expertise as a sportswriter and passion for collecting also led to a high profile gig as a writer for Beckett Sports Cards magazine, where he did one of the first cover stories ever on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and two-time Super Bowl Champion Ben Roethlisberger. The journalist’s seemingly endless list of interviews with sports greats includes Albert Pujols, Jason Hayward, Ozzie Smith, Steve Sabol (co-founder of NFL Films), Ryne Sandberg, Alex GordonWNBA player Penny Taylor, Wayne Gretzky and Steve Nash.

In 2005, Blasco – clearly laying a foundation for his later emergence as a recording artist – launched a parallel career as a music journalist and publicist, interviewing Lady GagaTom DeLonge (Blink-182, Angels and Airwaves), The Knux, smooth jazz star saxophonist Boney James and Big Caz, among many others.  Learning, studying, and conducting research during this six-year musical journey gave Blasco a unique historical perspective on a multitude of genres and the industry in general.

This wealth of knowledge and insight led to the launch Blasco Says Publicity – a independent firm driven by an outside the box approach and fresh editorial content. It wasn’t long before his entrepreneurial energies expanded again – and he began complementing his “day job” as a multi-faceted journalist with the Blasco Says blog, a habitual fix for those looking for a fresh take on music, the “multiple vortex” of music production and pop culture. He later became involved in the purchase, sale, PR and marketing of Crush Recording Studios, a popular facility in Scottsdale which was previously owned by Ryan Greene, veteran producer and onetime recording engineer for EMI Publishing.

While Blasco is excited about the impending release of Space The Rainbow, he promises that his creative output won’t stop there. “The most amazing part of this is not only living my dream and working with some of my favorite all-time artists, but being able to look forward to creating other projects in the near future,” he says. “By 2020, I’m hoping to have many artists under my wing. It’s fun to chart the progression from being a kid daydreaming about this to having these opportunities. I’ve been on the PR side of the industry for years and it’s fun to experience everything from the artist’s perspective for the first time. I’m hoping this debut album will give hope to a lot of people, and a that they’ll good time as they let me into their world and vibe out.”

French Montana & Fetty Wap Feat. Monty

Blasco Says: “check this out”: French Montana & Fetty Wap Feat. Monty – Freaky

Check out Pitbul’s new single Free. K

Check out Pitbul’s new single Free. K off his forthcoming album “Climate Change.” -Jason Blasco, Blasco Says

Pitbull - FREE.K

Introducing Open Chamber


Jason Blasco 

Blasco Says Publicity 

The group Open Chamber was spawned when two talented solo artists, Colb Jakob and Vinny C., started collaborating together in 2008.

Jakob, an already well-established artist in his region, and Vinny C., a young up-and-coming talent himself, sparked a synergistic relationship instantly in the studio.

“Pretty much we are both individual artists, and at one point, we are both just doing our thing (as solo recording artists),” Jakobs said. “We linked up in 2008 and went on the track with a bunch of different people featured. He and I just liked what each other did. We both shared some ideas outside of our songs and pretty much went from there.”
The two combined their song writing talents and knack for writing melodic hooks into the group called Open Chamber.

Vinny C. credits Jakob for shaping the group’s sound.

“I think, for at least me, when I was coming up in the music industry Colb kind of took me under his wing being more experienced in the business than me,” Vinny C said. “He had a great reputation in our home town and he taught me some things. I guess we meshed well together to write music together.”

The symbiotic relationship the two developed and the maturity of their song writing can be heard on their latest single “Higher.” On “Higher,” they successfully fused a melting pot of musical influences creating this highly-catchy formulaic pop hit.

“You can really pick out the similarity in what we do, and I learned a lot from (Jakob) over the years,” Vinny said. “In my earlier songs, I didn’t have big hooks and melodies. Now I try to incorporate them all of the time.”

The songwriting process for the two doesn’t take long as together they have amassed a repository of an estimated 400 songs.

“It literally takes us like 15 minutes (to write a song),” Vinny C. said. “Then, we usually have a good feel for what we are going to do for the rest of the song.”

Both performers were gifted not only with writing hooks but also blessed with an entrepreneurial psyche to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the music business.

The business aspect of the industry was kept in mind even when they decided on their name.

“There are a lot of different reasons behind the name,” Vinny explains. “With the song, it has multiple interpretations. It could mean an Open Heart Chamber to a gun. There is a wide range of what it could mean to an individual. What it means to one person could mean something totally different to you.”

The two have a multitude of musical influences because neither one ever locked themselves into listening to one particular style of music.

“Jay-Z was a huge influence for me,” Jakob explains. “I would also have to say Andre three stacks (3000) when he came out with “Hey Ya.” It was so innovative at the time, he’s dope, and it let me know that you could make good music regardless of who you are or where you come from.”

For Vinny C., he had similar tastes to Jakob but his first introduction to the game were lyrics.

“For me growing up, I was never short on hearing what was hot at the time,” Vinny said. “I was a huge NWA and Ice Cube fan. I transitioned my music listening to Jadakiss, Bone ThugzJay-Z, NasR. KellyOutkast and groups like that. It was a huge transition when Outkast started blowing up and they really influenced me. I was a huge fan of their big hooks and big songs.”

Jakob has reason to be confident after their latest single generated close to 50,000 You Tube streams.

“Right now, we are laying the foundations by working and talking with major players in the game,“ Jakob said. “Now, we are keeping everything on a business level. We are taking care of the music and getting it out there ASAP.”

With the hype surrounding their single “Higher,” the two are looking forward to pushing themselves to the forefront of the music scene in 2016.

“We have a lot of music locked up in the safe man, no question about that,” Jakob subtly and vehemently declared. “Even songs we haven’t recorded that are already written. Next time we see each other, it’s straight to business.”

Jason Blasco, Blasco Says Publicity  


(Photo by Antoinette Riley Campbell)

Several years ago, Blasco Says had musical aspirations but choose not to pursue them because of his commitment to his career as a journalist.

Starting his sports and music journalist career at the age of 19 years old, Blasco Says had an opportunity to interview notable names in several sports venues including: Albert Pujols, Jason HaywardOzzie SmithSteve Sabol (NFL Films), Ryne SandbergAlex Gordon, WNBA player Penny Taylor, Wayne Gretzky, and Steve Nash, as well as several others.

In 2005, Blasco began his career as a music journalist and publicist and interviewed several notable names including: Lady Gaga, Tom DeLonge (Blink-182, Angels and Airwaves), The Knux, Boney James, and Big Caz, as well as several other notable groups.

Prior to becoming an artist, Blasco Says also was listed as the executive producer for V-Nek’s Robb’n Hood album that was published in 2011. V-Nek’s Robb’n Hood album included features from noteworthy acts such as: Trina, Cassidy, and R. Kelly . The album was produced by notable hip hop producer Issue-Ima-Beast ((Cassidy, Exchange Currency Records, Cash Money) and released under his indy imprint Exchange Currency in conjunction with Blasco’s own publicity firm Blasco Says Publicity.

Now focused on his musical venture for his full-fledged retail release set for digital release on Jan. 26, 2016 titled Space The Rainbow, Blasco is ready to make his debut as a recording artist.

Blasco’s Space The Rainbow release is an all encompassing album that includes subtle commentary on the ever-changing environment within the United States intermingled with comedy skits and notable features.

Blasco Says has several well-known names on Space The Rainbow including: ASAP Ferg, JuvenileSno Tha Product, AshantiOG Macoand Shyne.

“I wanted this project to be a subtle commentary on social acceptance and format it in an entertaining way for the the listening audience to enjoy,” Blasco said. “This particular project in a round-about way is about the social changes we’ve made in the United States as a society in the last couple of years. I want my audience to think, laugh, cry, and enjoy themselves on this record. Hence, the title: Space The Rainbow.

Introducing RedyFire

By Jason Blasco 

Blasco Says Publicity

Redyfire developed an affinity for R&B and hip hop at an early age.

Redyfire cultivated his knack for the two genres entering talent shows in the fiercely-competitive and musically eclectic atmosphere of Chicago’s Southside neighborhood Englewood, Illinois.

“I’ve been influenced by early hip hop and R&B, and I’ve been a big music fan all of my life,” Redyfire explained. “Growing up in Chicago was pretty rough. I lost a lot of friends coming up but at the same time, I maintained my sanity.”

He was heavily influenced by the rhythmic and melodic sounds of popular R&B groups like Jodeci and solo acts such as Silk.

“When I started signing R&B, I just kind of fell in love with the music and decided to go full force with it and give the music a shot.”

At a very young age, Redyfire began collaborating with a group called 1200, and during his time with 1200, they gained a lot of local recognition by winning talent shows.

After the group’s disbandment, Daniels pursued his solo career as a recording artist becoming the talent and the act many are familiar with today.

The birth of a solo name came from accredited producer Issue-Ima-Beast (CassidyExchange Currency RecordsCash Money).

“I was sitting in the studio with Issue and I started listening to some songs when I heard something pertaining to fire and Issue asked me if I was ready?” Daniels said. “I told myself ‘that is what I am going to call myself, Redyfire. Its crazy how it sounds but that is how I came up with it, it was a spur of the moment thing.”

Though Redyfire has worked on musical production and been involved in several musical credits in the past 10 years, he has still never made his full-fledged retail product debut.

“I have never had an official retail product but now is my time. I am looking to technically make my debut,” Redyfire said. “There will be some pretty big artists on my album and it will contain something modern with a little bit of old school jams mixed up so I can change it up a little bit.”

Mixing a crafty and calculating entrepreneurial psyche with world class musical talent molded by a top-grade producer Issue-Ima-Beast is a combination of circumstances that will soon make Redyfire a household name.

“I am just trying to put my best foot forward and move,“ Redyfire said. “I’ve been ready to do this project for a while and when (Issue) called me, I put (the project) together and will see what happens.”

Jason Blasco, Blasco Says Publicity