DJ Motormane has been grinding out appearance after appearance at local shows, clubs, bars, and even out of state events showing off his dope skills on the 1’s and 2’s. He is a guaranteed act to get the party or event you’re at jumping! While progressing through his DJ career he also manages to keep track of doing Taylor Gang Merch, being a father, interviewing locals, hosting a radio show, owning and improving this very blog (BlogOrDiePGH) and now releasing his first Pittsburgh mixtape entitled “Spring Training”. This tape features many local artists, and producers who are making a name for themselves in the city and globally. This is his first tape being released conveniently on Pittsburgh day 4/12! Motormane has another tape coming on 4/25 titled Motor Muzik which will include several exclusives from local artists along with a bunch of other dope tracks to be released on the tape. Cover graphics for both projects have been done by the very talented Tom Van Atta!
Now to get into this dope 32 song tape we start off with Remember Music’s artist Choo Jackson. Choo has been making noise and has been under the radar for years now releasing unique music that will catch anyone’s ear. His track “Chance It” ft. Hardo made this talent filled tape. Next up on the tape is the artist G.I his single “Da Plug” is a banger for all of you trap music lovers! Following him is D. Yerk who is a veteran in the Pittsburgh music scene and recently released a project called Pittsburgh Weather, make sure to give his track “Ash Trays” a listen. Antloco of LaFamili who also was the late Trillzee’s group has a track on the tape titled “Welcome 2 Lafamiliville” which features the entire LaFamili crew. Hubbs the now buzzing star from the city has his track “Eastern Conference” featured so listen to that for some chill vibes. Norman Dean’s dope remix of “Uber Everywhere” which has been getting alot of notice is also apart of the tape, listen to that when you want to take a ride and smoke somethin! Gabby Barrett’s jam “Yea Yea Yea” is a hit from the 16 year old songwriter from Pittsburgh. Next up is Black Jay who is a local TRAP star and created the infamous TRAP gear, his song “Count It” which is now featured on iTunes made the cut for the tape! Jiggy Jaxx’s hit jam “Dread Head” will have your head bumping to the beat and making you wish you had some dreads to shake. Local group SCR’s dope track “Wavy” which will be in your head for days after playing it also made the final cut. Singer and songwriter Latia’s chill track “F.T.N.” is one you can listen to with your boo thang. Heavy hitter B Brixx who released his project “White Gold” earlier this year, hit track “Dirty Money” made it on the tape also. The Trap Illustrated general Deezlee’s throwback track “Money Counter” is another dope track on the list! Following Deezlee is Trap Illustrated’s Hardo who is arguably the next to blow from Pittsburgh features his track “Trapnati” on the tape! KH of Mo$crill features “Hardbody” from his recent project release entitled Mo$crill Hotel”. Bouncing back is Chevy Woods freestlyle “Taylor Gang Is A Army” which he released in his recent streak of freestyles that cam from him. The DabbLord formally known as Asco100k made the cut with his viral song “Dab Lord” which got him boomin all over America! Along with Asco another DripGang member OWEY’s remix track featuring Young Dolph and Bank Roll Fresh entitle “Woah” is included which has a video releasing soon, so be on the watch for that! Meez another Pittsburgh veteran rapper part of Trula Gang has his dope new release “Color Money” on the tape! FTR Drama just dropped a dope visual and track “Blood Walk” which is sure to make some noise worldwide is also on the tape! Tex Loc’s hit “Triple Double” mastered by M.Tomlin, he gathered features from several rap stars from Pittsburgh to make it an anthem for the summer is featured! Stunna2Fly’s infamous jam “Fuck Ya Gang” which has a dope sequel is guaranteed to hype you up mid tape along with the other bangers featured! The gone viral song and uprising artist Jimmy Wopo’s “Walkn Bomb” was a must to go on this tape to represent the Pittsburgh music scene! With 9 tracks left to share on the tape the list gets more in more dope as we go! The next track that will bless your ears is KRSZ’s “Doejo” ft. Rich The Kid and Hardo making it an absolute banger! In come the Company only artists PK Delay who has his jam “Danny Tanner” and Joel Kellem who has his track “Language” featured on this project as well. Rostrum Records’ new rap star Boaz also made the cut with his “All The Way Up” remix. Local buzzing rapper Rel who has been in the game for a few years now hit song “Steady Mobbin” made the track featuring a dope Taylor Gang made beat! JKJ Rare Nation’s artist who just released his Project “Jordan 2” dope song “2016 Freestyle” made the final cut. The uprising group from Pittsburgh the Liferz also made it on the tape with their track “No Lames” ft. Hardo! Last but not least the two rap generals of Pittsburgh made the track list Wiz Khalifa with “Outsiders” and Mac Miller with “5 Foot Assassain”. Several tracks on the tape were produced by the talented producers in Pittsburgh Stevie B, Christo, Sledgren, Sam Conturo, and M.Tomlin, can’t not give credit to these guys when it’s due!
Make sure to give this tape a listen through and take your ears on a journey across our bridges, neighborhoods, and all of the dope sounds and songs coming from the 412 recently! Big shoutout to DJ Motormane for compiling so much dope local music on a tape and sharing it with us in the city and worldwide. Be sure to download and listen to the tape! Leave all feedback, and comments below. Enjoy!