Since Jean is on vacation and I’m on active duty as Thoughts of a Jeanius top dog, we have new music to bring you from Ivan. Jean’s prodigy, Ivan, has teamed up with L0tus on a new song titled “My Creation.” L0tus gets it started with a smooth verse, then Ivan comes through and gives Thoughts of a Jeanius our official first song shout out! Ivan also threw in a nice little jab at LeBron, which I’m always down to hear. Overall the song is dope, it is definitely deserving of a download, so check them boys out!
The first collab from Ivan‘s, Addicted to Success, mixtape will be Prote-J. Prote J has been making waves in Orlando for over two years now, opening for artists such as Mac Miller, Busta Rhymes, and Curren$y. With two mixtapes, Good Hip Hop Meets Radio and Dope Raps & Kit Kats, with Me.Versus.Time on the way later this month. Check out the first single, “Young Man.”
It’s music festival season, and just like we did with Ultra 2012, Coachella 2012, and Summer Jam 2012, Thoughts of a Jeanius will have you covered with a LIVE running stream of Bonaroo 2012! The festival, which takes place in Tennessee, started Thursday and ends TODAY!
Today on Thoughts of a Jeanius we have two New Music Tuesday posts, and in the first one my boy Ivan is back with the first leak from his Addicted to Success mixtape which is dropping later this summer. The song is called, “Miss Me,” and is about people not believing in you on your way to the top, but wanting to jump on the bandwagon when you make it. Cody’s pick is Lupe Fiasco’s new single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free).”
As promised here is video of Ivan‘s first solo performance from, Relay for Life (Lee Vista), he performed a 15 minute set and did two new songs, which included; his “We Are Young,” (Freestyle), “Untitled,” “Behind the Curtain,” & what will be the first single from his, Addicted to Success, mixtape, “Everyday.” Check out the highlights from his performance, and get a sneak peek at his new single.
This weekend Ivan, had his first performance as a solo artist, at Relay for Life, over at Odyssey Middle School. Before the performance we met up with his Official DJ, DRoyale, and Producer, Antoine, who also shot and edited the video. Follow Ivan on Twitter, and like his Facebook.
Last night on 102 JAMZ, during, The 10 O’Clock Takeover, with DJ ET & DJ RECONN, they played Ivan‘s freestyle to Fun’s #1 single, “We Are Young,” as a matter of fact, they thought it was so hot they brought it back and ran it from the top!
Thoughts Of A Jeanius New Music Tuesday: Fun – “We Are Young” (Remix Ft. Ivan) & Kendrick Lamar – “The Recipe” (Ft. Dr. Dre)
My boy is back at it, Ivan, formerly of C-n-I, has finally hit the studio and come back with some serious HEAT, and this is an appetizer, as he has hopped on the current #1 song in the country, “We Are Young,” by Fun ft. Janelle Monae.
2011 was definitely an interesting year in music, so we here at Thoughts of a Jeanius will try to bring some of it back with our First Annual End of Year Awards. We encourage everyone to leave a comment and tell us your thoughts on our picks.
As big a music fan as I am, I’m not huge on the local music scene, so I wasn’t really looking forward to writing this review. Due to Jean managing C-n-I (Cool & Ignorant), he couldn’t give an unbiased review, so he asked me to review their mixtape Reasons 4 My Dreams.