PnB Rock and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Have a Joint Mixtape in the Works
PnB Rock is quickly establishing himself as one of the newest faces of the Philly hip-hop scene. With a hit single “Selfish” blazing up the
charts, this 25-year-old rapper, who also sings, is destined to make an impact in the music industry with his catchy tunes and crooning skills.
Born Rakim Hasheem Allen, PnB Rock broke onto the scene in 2014, with his debut mixtape, . A year later, he came back stronger, signing a record deal with Atlantic Records, and releasing his buzzworthy mixtape . Backed by standout tracks “Alone,” “No Time” and “Ballin,” PnB showcased why he’s carving a lane of his own with his highly addictive tunes.
Now, two years removed from the highly-acclaimed mixtape, the Atlantic Records signee has started 2017 with a bang, releasing his debut studio album, which features his biggest record to date, “Selfish.” Peaking at No. 51 on the Hot 100, and receiving heavy airplay on hip-hop stations, it’s only a matter of time before PnB receives his first plaque in the early stages of his career.
PnB Rock stopped by the offices in New York to not only play new music but to also speak in-depth about his album, an upcoming mixtape with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and more.
PnB Rock: Around the time when I was working on the project I was really going through the motions, so that’s why I decided to name the project that way. I was going through a lot. I had just gotten signed. I was dealing with the newfound fame in my city. I lost my brother. I had a daughter. It was just about me dealing with all these different motions in life, you feel me?
As far as producers, I’ve worked with a lot of different producers on this project. I worked with Scott Storch, Reefa. I got Needlz and Donut on there. I got Slade da Monsta on there. Shout out to him he’s been giving me plenty of heat. I also got Sonny Digital. Man, I just got a lot of good producers on there, so production-wise it has plenty of heat.
I got a lot of good features on there. I have this song with YFN Lucci called “There She Go,” I also have Quavo on there. I got my main guy A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on the project. I also got Ty Dolla $ign on there. We recreated this R. Kelly joint. I got Wiz Khalifa on there, so yeah, we cooking out here.
I pretty much started going more towards the singing route when I came out with the song “Selfish.” I came out with the song “Selfish,” I’m gonna say about six months ago and that’s the best reaction I got out of any songs I’ve put out. So I started to put my new sound towards that because it was creating such a buzz for me, and now the record is about to go gold. So the reaction to the record was big for me and I started doing more the R&B and, not per say, the traditional R&B, but I started singing more as far as rapping.