Ahyve feat. Main Attrakionz- Cloud Lifestyle (prod. by Ahyve) (Volume 3 Mixtape, 2011)
Avery Clifton, aka Ahyve, is one part of the large Bay Area arts collective On Task Family, responsible for producing some good to great videos for local acts, especially Main Attrakionz (Ave himself is responsible for “Legion of Doom” and “Still the Legion”, among others). Ahyve is also a gifted beatmaker, who is not only set to release his own mixtape in two days, Volume 3, but also has some more high profile work lined up for later in the year. Here he takes the “cloud rap” aesthetic and pushes it to new heights, with some great raps from Squadda and Mondre (“two man horror film/Freddy vs. Jason”, FTW). Better keep an ear out for this kid.
“I don’t like rock, I like melodies and words. I go to rock because they have the balls to make nine minute songs with the last four minutes being just synths and drums. I download and buy albums from a lot of sub-genres not just ‘rock’, some fall into electronica, some fall into ‘other’. I just want to take it to where they wouldn’t know where I get 50% of my imagination and motivation from, if they didn’t read this interview. I make it my own sound.”
And be sure to check him here, casually showing us the future of rap.
I’m in LA ina black hoody & white sweatpants jammin 2Pac “Made Niggaz” it turned to “It’s Alive” Gucci/Swizz as i type.
Regardless of what you read or seen this year i’m not a typin azz nigga, i’m a normal person from a normal hood with abnormal talents. I’m real mad at the outcome to this year, we weren’t mentioned enough. We weren’t recognized for us but recognized for our “sound” & niggas we fuck with.
We not them odd future niggaz we not lil b, we not NHT/livewire/_______, we more authentic. You can bump into me & my people in places you’d never bump into any other rappers at. Besides the lifestyle we live, our music is straight out the pot. Congrats to the people who caught on but man i’m angry. I don’t want a record deal, I just want the world. I Really don’t want a record deal I really just want the world. I’m ending 2010 real mad but at the same time I can’t complain.
2011 new calender right. I’m rockin w my fam all year, ima bring out my young niggas & live through the net let yall see everythng struggle & shine. Legion Of Doom Life Of Demons Live On Drugs Life Of Dealers Losers Of Dreams
NORTH OAKLAND 6300 RIP TO MY FAMILY I LOVE YALL THIS FOR YALL I DIED WITH THEM
Legion Of Doom Life Of Demons Live On Drugs Life Of Dealers Losers Of Dreams