In Montgomery, Alabama; November 8th, 1981. The future of Hip Hop was changed, and no one would even know for another 19 years...
Young Block, born Torey Demond Mathews, had a love for music early on, but didn't realize he was blessed with the talent of rhyming and delivering punchline after lyrical punchline, until he moved to Anchorage, Alaska when he was 19.Originally from the South with a southern slang, but his dad being from Brooklyn, NY also gives him a east coast swag, to make up a unique lyrical style of his own. He is the "new thing" the industry has been waiting for. Saying his musical influences are Jay-z, Lil'Wayne, T.I., 50 Cent, Eminem, Jadakiss, UGK and 8ball & MJG, Ice Cube& Ludacris, just to name a few, Young Block's journey into his own artistry has been a long one, and he has worked hard to be a leader and not a follower.
Now working on his long anticipated first solo project, "Any Day Now “ the mixtape Block has kept himself very busy writing, performing, and recording in the studio. A true entertainer, his -performances are always high energy, and you can't help but to dance and sing along with the words. Practice makes perfect, and perfection in the simplest form, loves what you do. Block loves to perform; and it shows.
Block has been affiliated with local artists and entertainment groups in Anchorage, Alaska over the years, including: Failure Records, Girl Money Records, Old school Productions and One Powerhouse Productions. Through these avenues, and being recognized for his lyrical abilities, he has been blessed with the opportunity to perform as an opening act for big names like Paul Wall, The Shop Boyz, Young Buck, Young Dro, Mario, Scarface, Sean Paul of the Young Bloodz and Ludacris.Performing at local venues in Anchorage like Al's Alaskan Inn, Club Elixir, Player's House of Rock, the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, The Egan Center, and The Sullivan Area. Block has worked hard to own his craft, and made his self a goal to only get better each time he writes anything.
Young Block has worked hard with Michael 5000 Watts of Swisha House &DJ Wildhhair out of Houston, Texas after they saw him perform, and were intrigued by both his abilities and his work ethic. Plus a lot of help from his manager Stacy Nichols at browneyemanagement, she has been in his corner since day one and always wanted what was best for him at all times.
And with the release of "Any Day Now" the mixtape Block’s next step is to begin his own label, many local artists, both rappers and vocalists are being featured on his solo project. Appearing will be ChrisVocalz, Trauma, Blaack, Spoonz, Dre Van Haylen, Griff, Brave, Simply Danny, Brave, and Casendra, Tashanne, and Codey members of Synergy. A side note, that a number of these artists were the recipients of awards at the first annual Hip Hop Awards in Alaska. Producers on the mixtape includes Dot of Dot Productions in Cleveland, OH, Slimmkeys of Anchorage, AK, Jay Flake of North Carolina, DJ Sharehl of LosAngeles, CA, and Joshua James of Anchorage, AK. This Mixtape will definitely be one to watch for. Block is going to be someone we constantly watch for, as he sets trends, and keeps reaching for the next level. You can call him Young Block, Torey, Mr. Block, Mr. Moneytown, or The General, it doesn't matter. The Long awaited, never duplicated, simply stated: “Any Day Now” the mixtape and the album Are coming next “Timing Is Everythang”………….
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