RocWella | Blood, Sweat 'n' Tears

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Blood, Sweat 'n' Tears

by RocWella

"My style of flow is what you breathe, my style of flow is life. What I spit relates to yourself, so you be the judge."
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Rap
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1. You Don't Want It (Feat. Virginia Slim, Voyce)
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2. Just Like Me (Feat. Young Murda)
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3. Lil' Momma
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4. Deez Boyz
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5. Superficial
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6. Can You Forgive Me?
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7. Champion
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8. What Would You Do?
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9. I Had A Dream
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10. I Will Not Lose
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11. Turn Na' Party
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12. Smoke Yo' Ass
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13. Top Of World
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Roc Wella was one of the first rappers who could spit sixteen bars consisting of gritty street level subject matter, without the use of profane language. Set aside from Chicago ’s reputation for fast pace lyricist’s, and straight gangsterism. Roc created the image of a philosopher with a multitude of rhyming styles, and capabilities. Although local, Roc Wella became popular for his off the rack freestyle, and his ability to hypnotize his audience with word play and twisted analogies. With so many street battles won, he decided to write a song that would hopefully change the stereotype on the mc’s from Chicago. The name of the song was “The Streets Of The Chi” proud, but at the same time skeptical he delivered his work to be judged by some local talent scouts and record labels. The response leads him to believe that he can become a piece of the hip- hop puzzle.
Roc Wella was born David Warren Lester on August 24, 1978 in the South-side area of Chicago. As a young boy he was highly intelligent which often made life difficult outside of his home. Trying desperately to fit in he began to run with gang members, and continuously finding trouble. His troubles twice left him with minor charges, but serious enough to change his life. With some education under his belt the military seemed to be the best discipline for him, collaborating with some old classmates, he reunited with new found friends now residing in Port Hueneme, Ca. Life was breathed into a new born group “The Horde”, The Horde started a major buzz in southern California’s (805) area, and it forced the local radio stations to take notice. The relentless hustle of Roc Wella landed the group an opening slot for Tha Alkoholics, The Dogg Pound, and the Dogg-Father himself Snoop Dogg, at the Anaheim Pond in California. The radio stations supported the groups’ drive immensely, until too much pride, and personal issues tore the members further, and further apart. With a conglomerate of bad experiences from dealing with a group Roc Wella was on the verge of giving up on his dream for good. Roc Wella and his family soon moved to Pensacola, Fl to start from scratch where he would work as an accountant for the U.S Navy, and take classes in the evening to further his education. His thoughts were to just leave all of his hopes of a music career behind him and live a normal life, but fate of course intervened. One of his co-workers happened to be a small time A&R for an independent record label out of Memphis, TN named Dogmatic Records. It was a small label where the producer was also the C&O, and he seemed pretty interested in finding a new recording artist, not really in the Hip Hop genre, but after hearing Roc Wella spit a few bars, and seeing the likeness in personalities he was quickly convinced that this would be a good idea. After the project was finished and done Roc Wella immediately began using well-known gorilla marketing tactics to his advantage, and with this hard work and dedication approximately Nineteen-thousand units were sold from the back of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Unsatisfied still with the outcome of the project and knowing that he wanted a different sound to compliment his vocals, he knew he needed to make a change. Being the motivated individual that makes him who he is, Roc Wella performed shows, and moved units from the famous Roy Jones Jr. nightclub “The H2O” in Pensacola, FL to The very popular “Denim & Diamonds” in Memphis, TN. Differences in opinions between himself and his new-found label lead him to make a decision, so he walked away. Although he and his producer/mentor parted on good terms it was best that they part. Roc Wella has returned to his hometown Chicago, and is now completing and polishing up his next installment, which already looks to be a masterpiece in the making. Roc Wella pushes forward as a solo artist, because for this young future Rap star, failure is not an option.


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Jibri

Masterpiece
All I have to say is this, I look forward to seeing him on the cover of the Source. Represent baby!

DA OS2

champion
You know it gets hard to really find something to put next to yours ears now a days that does not make you sick, Thank god Rocwella has change that! from track one to track 13 your feel what he is try to put out. Its was well produced and mix. I have to say "I had a Dream" was my track on the album.

RealHipHopHead69!

NICE.........
This Mo-Fo is raw as hell! This might be da next savior of Hip-Hop, cuz right now it's dead.

Chad Stennis

1 of the hottest albums of the year!
Blood, Sweat and Tears is by far one of the best CD's I ever owned, I can relate to every song(it's not the lyrical content we are use to). RocWella has already grasped my attention to the point were I want to hear more of whats on his mind, and less from other artist who can't express there self as well.

JC


This Kat is putting out some dope lyrics! Finally a rapper who is not putting out the same beats and using other rappers lyrics. Really feelin that"SUPERFICIAL". I look forward to supporting more of your music in the future!

Douglas

Hot!!!
The music industry needs an artist like Rocwella, the streets are calling for this type of music. This cat is a breath of fresh air in a world of HIP-Hop polution.

Karon Matthews

Deez Boyz
The entire CD is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!
Deez Boyz is the bomb though! The lyrics flow meticulously and the beats are fresh. This young artist has some skills. Hope to hear lots more from him in the near future.

RASHAAD

LYRICAL MADMAN
THIS IS A CLASSIC!!! WHEN ROC SPIT THOSE BARS ON CHAMPION, I ALMOST CHOKED ON MY DRINK. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW TALENTED THIS YOUNG MAN IS. THEN LIL MOMMA WILL ROCK IN EVERY CLUB. JUST LIKE ME, REMINDS ME, WHEN I AM ROLLING IN MY CHEVY. TOP OF THE WORLD IS BANGING. YOU KNOW WHAT, I CAN GO ON AND ON. THIS ALBUM IS A CLASSIC. DAMN WHAT IS OUT NOW! LISTEN UP, I AM TELLING YOU TO GET THIS ALBUM. I TOLD YOU I TOLD I TOLD YOU. GET IT THIS IT AINT RIGHT, IF YOU DO NOT.

THE PROFFESSOR

A TRUE CLASSIC
LADIES AND GENTS, THIS IS A MUST HAVE. I ONLY HAVE ONE COPY, AND I NEED AT LEAST THREE MORE. REASON BEING, I PLAYED THE HELL OUT OF MY FIRST COPY. THIS IS A DYNAMIC, ARTISTIC INDIVIDUAL, LYRICAL GIFTED MAN. IF YOU WANT A VARIETY OF OF TRUE HIP HOP, PLEASE GO AND GET THIS ALBUM.

High

FRESH....
About time we hear some fresh sounds, it has been a long time since I heard good beats, fresh lyrics and not a lot of commercialism. I heard of Roc for the first time today after a chance meeting, heard one song and was hooked. We'll definitly see more of Roc in the future.
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