Yesterday, Columbus Hip Hop Producer J-Rawls announced The First Annual Polar Entertainment Showcase which is a free outdoor Hip Hop Showcase that features acts like S.P.I.R.I.T, P.Blackk, King Vada, Middle Child, Fabraysha A & More at the 83 Gallery in the Short North. This September 1st showcase comes on the weekend J-Rawls and Casual will release their album Respect Game or Expect Flames. Peep a radio rip of the “Respect Game or Expect Flames” title track which has a very special guest on it:
While bumping this banger, I decided to sift through some footage Path and I shot when I interviewed Rawls for the Other Paper back in May of 2011. In the below footage shot in Rawls home, J explains how he got his start in both making music, and in putting records out. It’s pretty interesting as his Hip Hop story starts in 1987 with him and friends stealing his fathers records. J. Rawls ,then, tells us how he ended up linking up with Greyhound Bus traveling Talib Kweli in 95.96 and eventually started putting his records out during the late 90’s Hip Hop boom with his group the Lone Catalysts.