Last year Poughkeepsie, NY rapper Tito Montana released his smash hit ‘Must Be Crazy” featuring Dave East, the video premiered exclusively to Revolt and since then has been featured on Rap Radar, 2DopeBoyz, Hot 97, You Heard That New and Hype Magazine to name a few. To date, the video has reached over a million views since its release, and continues to increase on a daily basis.
Montana recruits fellow New York rappers Jaquae, Chris Rivers and Mysonne to assist on his new record ‘Lyrical Therapy’ Remix. Lyrical Therapy’ remix showcases Montana’s signature charismatic New York flow as well a his songwriting skills, lyrical ability, and confidence as an artist. All three rappers deliver by adding their own unique flavor to the infectious track. The production is ridiculously clean and comes courtesy of versatile music producer Kenny Buttons.
Take a listen to the new track and let me know what you think.
Lyrical Therapy remix
Rap Radar: http://rapradar.com/2017/02/24/new-video-tito-montana-x-dave-east-must-be-crazy/
2 Dope Boyz: http://2dopeboyz.com/2017/02/24/tito-montana-dave-east-must-be-crazy-video/
The Hype Magazine: https://www.thehypemagazine.com/2017/03/tito-montana-must-be-crazy-ft-dave-east/
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Must Be Crazy
About Tito Montana
Moving on New Territory, Acquiring Nobody’s Approval’ is a symbolization of rags to the pursuit of riches. With the new-aged genre of hip-hop living a façade through television and social media presumptions, there are a few rarities that co-exist. Tito Montana is one of the exceptions.
Born Rayhiem Universal Emperor Drayton on October 8th in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York – it was evident from a young age that the young ambitious youth acquired a gift that sundered from his peers. Obtaining a pen and notepad, Tito would jot down lyrics as journal entries after experiencing some sort of tumultuous (yet normal) event in his life.
Brooklyn, which at the time was notorious for street terrorism due to poverty and drug-induced warfare; a young Tito and his family relocated to the quiet town of Poughkeepsie, New York where the presumption of relocating would deem more secure. To one’s dismay, relocating would mean the polar opposite.
Previously adorning the name ‘Ray-Ray’, the young rapper became a heir of the drug and street life. Embedded with the drive and ambition to become a self-made millionaire, he used his academic and street intelligence to get a head start, considering there were limited opportunities for those who were statistically inclined.
A fast-paced lifestyle eventually caught up with Tito, which landed him behind bars for two consecutive terms. Prior to his first bid, Tito was on the run from federal agents for a few years prior to being caught and served a 3 ½ years in federal prison for Conspiracy for Distribution of Narcotics. Four months post-release to a federal half-way house in the Bronx, Tito would again find himself in jeopardy once he was pulled over in a rental car with a half kilo of cocaine. This would be his last stint in the penitentiary before shifting his life and focus back to his first love – music.
The compassion of pursuing music came full throttle from an entrepreneurial standpoint, spending countless hours studying music business and ethics while enhancing his lyrical ambitions over the course of time. Books and different articles of resources became his fuel of stimulation in preparation to out hustle his competitors.
April 2nd, 2009 – 4 ½ years as opposed to the 7-year bid, Tito was qualified and entered into a work-release program through Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, New York. His independent label, Final Score Entertainment (FSE) launched in the early part of 2009 and has been on the inclination of becoming a household entity in hip-hop to date. With Tito on the rise as a hip-hop mogul, as well as his collection of artists marking their own territory, it is easy to state that Tito’s ambitions are steadily flourishing.
Tito’s music differs from the trending ‘trap music,’ to which deems refreshing to many listeners of raw lyricism with an authentic New York touch. Hard-work and compassion gave Tito the opportunity to showcase his talents internationally when he teamed up with DJ/Artist ‘DJ Tek Wun for the European Boom Bap/Why Not Me? Promotional tour and performed in several countries such as; Scotland, Germany, Amsterdam, France, and London to name a few.
Recently releasing the official “Why Not Me?” project with production by the L.O.X.’s producer Vinny Idol and also Final Score Entertainment’s in-house producer Half and Kenny Buttons, special guest appearances included from artists such as: Dave East (on the animated “Must Be Crazy” video), Maino, Fred The Godson, Emanny, (FSE’s own) D-Weathers and Nino Man. After gaining Hot 97’s Dj Funk Flex’s attention and being added to Flex’s Playlist with his recently released “Lyrical Therapy,” Tito teamed up with Mysonne, (Love & Hip Hop New York’s) Jaquae, and Chris Rivers for the remix and is ready to make his mark in the music industry.
Tito plans on indulging in philanthropic efforts by doing a shoe drive in collaboration with Melisha Vocational Training Center in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Tito Montana is a walking testimony of dreams coming true. No matter the obstacles or different avenues of life – anything positive can orchestrate if the groundwork is placed and vision is focused solely on the bigger prize.