Roscoe Dash -- About to Pop
By Ashley Iasimone Posted May 17th 2010 04:34PM
Who: Roscoe Dash
Album: 'Ready Set Go'
Video: 'Show Out'
Hails From: Atlanta, Ga.
For Fans Of: Soulja Boy, Hurricane Chris
Why He's About to Pop: Atlanta's Roscoe Dash started rapping at the age of 12, joined a four-piece rap group called the Blackout Boys in high school and released his first solo mixtape, 'My Turn,' in 2007. In 2009, he played a song that he'd written, 'All the Way Turnt Up,' for Travis Porter, and the track ended up on T.P.'s next release -- but Dash was only credited as a "featuring" artist. Controversy aside, Dash's mixture of hip-hop and pop soon landed him a record deal, so he rerecorded the tune with Soulja Boy and put it out as his own catchy single. "The rest is history!" the rapper tells PopEater.
Since then, Dash has released another single, 'Show Out,' and landed the title track in the movie soundtrack for 'Step Up 3D' with the song 'My Own Step,' featuring T-Pain. His debut LP, 'Ready Set Go,' will be released on July 20. "My album is a breath of fresh air for people -- not only in Atlanta, but for the entire world," Dash says. "My album will have you motivated to work out one second and ready to make love the next minute [laughs]. Pure energy all around."
Watch the 'Show Out' video and read the rest of PopEater's interview with Dash after the jump.
Eight Questions With Roscoe Dash:
You started rapping when you were 12. What made you want to get into music?
Music is something that has always been a part of my life. My mom played the flute and my brother produced beats, so it was kinda by default that I fell into music.
What's the story behind your single 'All the Way Turnt Up'?
Well, everybody heard about the Travis Porter incident and that's all it is. I did the song last January and had three verses on it. One night on the way to the club, I let Strap [a member of Travis Porter] hear the song. He liked the track and jumped on it. I look up and the whole group jumped on the song. It was cool because we all were supposed to be a part of the same camp but then I seen they registered the song as theirs and it was featuring me. That's when I hooked up with M.M.I and put Soulja on the record. The rest is history!
How did you hook up with Soulja Boy to record the track?
I linked up with Soulja Boy through my producer KE on the track.
Your new single is called 'Show Out.' What is "Showing Out" all about?
"Showing Out" means anything that you do, you do it big -- you're "Showing Out."
You came up with your name when you were Googling superheroes. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
My super power would be the ability to read women's minds. They are complex beings -- that super power is greatly needed.
How has the Atlanta scene influenced your music and style?
Atlanta has definitely played a part in who I am. In the south we beat to our own drum and in Atlanta it's the same way. Atlanta is known as the club mecca in this country, so of course I love making club bangers!
What's playing on your iPod right now?
Rocko's new mixtape and, of course, my mixtape, 'Can't Catch the Lambo.' Oh yeah, Fabolous is on repeat, too.
Your third single, 'My Own Step' featuring T-Pain, is in the trailer for 'Step Up 3D.' How does it feel to have your song as the title track for a movie?
This is a dream come true! I always wanted to have my song as the official title track for a movie. And with T-Pain on it, I'm really excited about it!
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