It’s been a good year for Atlanta rapper Roscoe Dash. Following up his distinguished contribution to the success of Waka Flocka’s 2010 banger “No Hands” (also featuring Wale), the rap rookie has spent 2011 making a name for himself as the "go-to guy" on the chorus of some of the year’s top jams.
Dash’s melodic sing-songy delivery helped Big Sean’s “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” reach No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop chart. The lanky, faux-hawk-rocking hook man also provided a harmonious boost to Maino’s summer single, “Let It Fly.”
During a BET special holiday taping, the 22-year-old chorus-crooner tells BET.com his new EP J.U.I.C.E. (Just Understand That I, Control Everything) will be a shocker.
“I think people are really going to turn their heads like, wow I didn’t know he could do that,” says the Atlanta MC. “I’m really just trying to surprise people.”
With his first single “Good Good Night” catching on, the Interscope Records artist admits it’s been a long road since his 2009 breakout hit, “All The Way Turnt Up,” featuring Soulja Boy, ushered him into the game. Despite several delays in the release of his first non-mixtape release, Dash wisely kept himself relevant with others, while working out the kinks on his own project. And with this EP, he intends to serve notice that he’s not just hip hop’s "hook man for the moment."
“The follow-up [next single] “I Do” is going to be crazy,” Dash boasts. “I’m actually doing a lot of rapping on it. We’re getting ready to shoot a viral video for it.
With production from heavy hitters like T-Minus, Sonny Digital, Kane Beatz, Nard & B, and features from B.O.B., Big Sean and others, Roscoe assures fans that the EP will be worth the wait.
“I feel like people are going to be like 'wow, okay, I’m kind of upset that I slept on this guy for so long.'”
J.U.I.C.E. is scheduled to hit stores December 20th.
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