Its funny how the universe works, it brings you what you need when you need it. With that said, I had the pleasure to speak with an upcoming artist (rapper/singer) from Oakland, CA. A very humble and talented individual who took the time to reach out to The Slapp Factor™ via Twitter to promote his sound. Yogie Shankle and his brother Donny P, Shankle Mob. Right now they are promoting their new mixtapes “Did I Do That” and “Heart Breaker Mixxtape Vol.1” I received the chance to preview a couple tracks from the mixtapes that were very well put together. From singing to rapping from being a little child, learning piano at 9, vocal lessons at 11, beat making, and a constant love for hip hop. Yogie Shankles possesses a unique voice that stands out from what I’ve heard recently. I know y’all like, “Yogie” cause I was just a curious. I asked and he got his name from being a smooth slick talker that can for sure talk his way in and out of a lot of situation presented. Kind of like Yogi Bear. So, his fam deemed it necessary.
We spoke for a while longer about what it takes and how long he and Donny P. the stand for “Phenom” who is his right hand man and has been singing, belonging to his church choir since a child at 7 years. He raps also, so there will be a definite blend of the too on his “Heart Breaker Mixxtape” [artwork above] which is due out last quarter 2013. They have been performing constantly for the last two year around the bay and are about to it to Atlanta in the next week, Los Angeles afterward, and the Canada in August. I can say they are taking the right steps to get the job done for something they love.
Yogie’s mixtape titled, “Did I Do That” [artwork above] is due for June 10th this year. He also has an albumin the making which is taking his time on so its perfect when released. We’ll just have to keep an eye out for that release, but this mixtape will keep you slappin’ until then!
The first song I heard was titled “Bad” featuring Donny P. This song is definitely for the ladies.. It starts of real smooth with a clever bar to get you interested., “You’re a bad girl and your friends, you got the swag, drippin’ swagu.” Saucy. Laced with smooth harmony from Donny P, I believe this song will get the ladies moving and the players can pull something off it. If you got game like that.
After that, I heard “Addicted To Money” this was that slapp for sure. For all the money getters, this on featured B-Pill, Nuk F. Banga, and Blaze. This reminds me some old school 3xKrazy with a slight YMCMB.. Which is a good thing, because it relevant and you can tell they’re from Oakland. I can see this one getting the club yankin’ anywhere.. Dope production and clever lyrics, they show out on this track.
Last song I played was “Top Floor” feat Donny P. and Westside Major. A real triumphant sound in this song, real glorious letting you know that they are the ones heading to the top literally. Real stunna lyrics over a dancehall violin riddim. These songs can definitely compete with the current DJ rotations.
TWITTER:@YOGIESHANKLE @therealyogie on Instagram also
TWITTER:@iamDonnyPMuzik @iamDonnyPMuzik on Instagram also
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