Waka Flocka Flame Releases 'From Roaches To Rolex' Mixtape

Never one to go longer than a few months between releases, Brick Squad leader Waka Flocka Flame has debuted his new mixtape, From Roaches To Rolex.

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…)

Jitta On The Track Opens For Drake On Club Paradise Tour

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 DrakeJ. ColeWaka 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:

Jitta On The Track Completes 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.

Enjoy some photos from the last days of the Club Paradise Tour and be sure to follow Jitta On The Track on Facebook and Twitter. He’s got a big future ahead of him!

Jitta On The Track & Drake


Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Tour Update: Jitta On The Track Returns to Hartford

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!

Jitta's Club Paradise tour laminate

Jitta on his tourbus

We're ready for Jitta's close-up!

Jitta's manager, Jared Glassman, gets on camera

Tour Update Day 8: Jitta on MTV News

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.

Tour Update Day Seven: Jitta On The Tour Bus Track

Inspired by his new tourmates Waka Flocka Flame, Drake, and Meek Mill, “Rise” Competition winner Jitta On The Track decided to build a makeshift studio on his tour bus. Check out this video of Jitta rapping over some fresh beats and follow OurStageLive on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos from the Club Paradise Tour!

Tour Update Day Five: Jitta On The Track Poses With Rap Superstars

“Rise” Competition winner Jitta On The Track has been loving his new life on tour with hip-hop heavyweights Drake, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka Flame and more. And when he’s not rocking the Club Paradise Tour stage, Jitta’s gotten some one-on-one chill time with his famous tourmates. Check out these awesome snapshots of Jitta with some of the biggest names in rap, and make sure you follow OurStageLive on Instagram for more behind-the-scenes pictures!

Jitta unwinds with Meek Mill
Waka Flocka Flame and Jitta show off their bling
Jitta looks right at home next to Drake
Jitta poses with Gucci Mane

Suzann Christine Added To ONE FEST Lineup In Miami

Philly-based R&B / soul / pop songstress Suzann Christine is officially on her way to Miami. Christine was hand selected by the judges as the Grand Prize Winner of the Citi Trends “The Big Break Talent Search” Competition with her song “Closed Casket“, which ranked third out of over 1400 entries! She’ll be joining the official One Fest lineup in Miami on July 7, 2012 alongside T.I., Wale, Fat Joe, Waka Flocka Flame and Kirko Bangz. Check back to the OurStage Magazine for our recap of Suzann Christine’s performance at One Fest.

Soundcheck: Killer Collabos

It’s time to review another round of hot collaborations from some of hip hop’s most famous faces.  This list features some unlikelypairings and some unstoppable up-and-comers as well as some old favorites with some new tricks.

The Cataracs featuring Waka Flocka Flame: All You

This up-tempo single is a guilty pleasure with a contagious new age sound and a techno-enhanced baseline that is hard not to dance to.   The Cataracs don’t disappoint with their complex production, and Waka’s signature hollering is equal parts offensive and harmless; with an undeniably appealing result.

Melanie Fiona featuring Snoop Dogg: Gone (La Dada Di)

A single from her debut album, The MF Life, (out today) features Fiona’s intense vocal delivery and powerful lyrics of loss and longing for her man.  Her smooth, soulful style is sure to stick around for a while; and her knack for story telling gives me the feeling this album is a winner. Snoop’s verse lends a familiar touch to the unusual offering; rounding out this delightful surprise.

David Banner featuring Big K.R.I.T.: Believe It

A single from Banner’s upcoming EP Sex, Drugs & Video Games, the album will be free to download with an option to donate to charity.  The hook sounds like its sung by a gospel choir; although the subject matter is a bit too risky for a Sunday morning.  Still, the song is hot” if not a bit aggressive” but what else would we expect from this mash-up of Southern gentlemen?