The First Rapper to perform in front of the White House releases new mixtape!
Bawsten’s mixtape “Escape from Rikers” is finally complete!
PR Log (Press Release) – Apr 21, 2010 – It’s been a long journey for Bawsten since being the first rapper to drop a verse in front of the White House. Since 2007 Bawsten has toured nationally, rocking crowds in Miami, Tampa, Boston, PA, NJ, Charlotte, CT, and more cities on the Hot Import Nights tour as the headliner with Demic. In addition they opened for Soulja Boy, LMFAO, Keith Murray, Erick Sermon, Trina, DJ Khaled and more. Bawsten has a way with crowds that is un-matched. You can see evidence of this when he drops his verse with NO mic OR speakers, for a crowd inauguration weekend, when Obama was elected. To Bawsten, this was bigger than anything he’s ever done. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the press they deserved. He didn’t realize this until he was detained by Piscataway Police and decided to tweet about his experience on Twitter. Having done this, Bawsten made USA Today headlines with an article written by Phil Spector and was featured on Brazil’s largest TV network, Globo TV. At this point he noticed that when a rapper does something positive it is overlooked by the media because it doesn’t fit the mold of what a rapper is, but being in Jail DEFINITELY does. This defective behavior by the media has opened the eyes of Bawsten and has only fueled his desire to become a successful artist.
Bawsten, someone who is all too familiar with being in jail, sympathizes with incarcerated artist, Lil’ Wayne, and decides to dedicate his first mixtape of the year to Weezy, titled, “Escape from Rikers”. This mixtape features freestyles over hit records like “Roger That”, “Comfortable” & “Drop the World”. Other artists on the mixtape include Scrilla Squad’s own, Rado Da Boss, Mo Greene, & APdaGr8! The mixtape can be previewed and downloaded at no cost on http://www.bawsten.com. After you download the mixtape, please remember the purpose. All too many times we are paying too much attention to the negatives that come from rap but never the positive. It’s time to reverse this thinking.