The tale of Waka Flocka Flame is an odd one. Having built a strong following on the mixtape circuit for a number of years, Flocka broke through to the mainstream thanks the viral success of his video for “Hard In The Paint.” The clip was no different from any other Flocka created, but the beat’s abrasive nature and equally grabbing lyricism carried it to a level of exposure the 20-something had at that point never experienced. This led to a major label deal, and three albums later Waka Flocka Flame is still releasing free music every chance he gets. You can find a download link for From Roaches To Rolex at the end of this post. (more…)
Hip-hop artist Jitta On The Track has proven just how powerful an OurStage opportunity can be. Back in May, Jitta was selected as the winner of the “Rise” Competition, and immediately hit the road. Traveling in style on his OurStage.com customized tour bus, he joined Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, and more of hip-hop’s finest on the Club Paradise Tour. Jitta opened 22 shows of the tour, hung out with his favorite artists and performed to thousands of new fans for an entire month.
This opportunity launched him from Connecticut’s most promising up-and-comer to an artist recognized by the likes of MTV News and AllHipHop.com. In fact, while on the road, Jitta was able to sign a deal with industry heavyweights DAS Communications, the management team responsible for breaking artists like Ke$ha and The Black Eyed Peas. We look forward to seeing this ambitious young artist continue to do big things in the years to come!
Check out this recap of Jitta’s incredible experience on the Club Paradise Tour:
It’s crazy how fast time flies. It seems like just yesterday we were Skyping with Jitta On The Track to tell him that he had won the “Rise” Competition. Since then, he’s been performing to rap fans across the country, chillin’ with Waka Flocka and French Montana, chatting it up with MTV News, and, most importantly, getting noticed by big industry players. We can’t wait to see what this talented young rapper will do next.
Tonight, “Rise” Competition winner Jitta On The Track will make a triumphant return to his hometown of Hartford, Connecticut to play Hot 93.7’s Hot Jam. The last time Jitta was in CT, he was packing his bags and hopping on a flight to join Drake on the Club Paradise Tour (by the way, did you see this?). Since then, Jitta’s been chilling with rap royalty, getting interviewed by MTV, and performing on the Club Paradise stage with some of the biggest names in hip-hop.
In honor of Jitta’s homecoming, we headed down to Hartford today to spend some time getting to know more about his experiences on tour and how this experience has changed his life. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos below and look forward to our exclusive interview, coming soon!
Since winning the “Rise” Competition, our man Jitta On The Track has been heating up the stage of Drake’s Club Paradise Tour…and the hip-hop world is taking notice. MTV News recently sat down with Drake to talk about his tourmates, including Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana and 2 Chainz. Check out this video interview with the Club Paradise artists, including Jitta himself!
Stay tuned for more updates from the Club Paradise Tour and watch Jitta’s rise to fame by following the OurStageLive account on Instagram.