First single off the upcoming debut solo album by AL 1Thing “Street Pop: New Genre” releasing August 22nd on iTunes, Amazon and Reverb Nation. Visualized by Donway Films @LBS215 and crafted into a classic. Follow @AL_1Thing on twitter.
I’ve been watching Al for about a year now, him and People Like U$ Media, headed by Chad Fain aka C. Diddy, have been grinding heavy and the progress is showing. Check out the video for “Too Damn Hot” below and check out his Bio.
Bio – AL 1Thing
Born Robert Alexander Ward, Al 1Thing is a Philadelphia-based rapper, singer and songwriter who is described as the future of Philadelphia’s musical landscape. A Southwest Philly native, Al was raised with street smarts and the ambition to hustle for what he wants.
Al’s musical influences include a plethora of genres and styles. He cites his favorite artists as John Mayer, Pusha T, Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and Jay Z, among others. Al has taken these influences and combined them into a new genre of music that his manager, Chad Fain, calls “Street-Pop.” Fain describes Street-Pop as pop melodies and R&B hooks paired with street- based lyrical experiences. This distinct combination, along with Al’s hip-hop swagger and charming personality, separates this up and coming Philadelphia artist from the rest.
People Like U$ Media was started in July 2011 in Philadelphia by Chad Fain, but the company has roots that trace back four years earlier. The name “People Like U$” was originally created in 2007 by Chad’s late cousin, Michael Perkins, who named the company such because the team would create music and film products for “people like us.” Together, the cousins planned to make a distinctive brand that also resonated as a lifestyle that people can identify with.
The rest is history. With Fain as CEO and President, People Like U$ has successfully launched AL 1Thing as its flagship artist, established Dana Black as the next street rap star, released “Get To Know Me: The Mixtape,” filmed “Get To know Me: The Movie,” created the First/Last Cypher series and released a People Like U$ compilation album featuring many of Philly’s top emcees; all in less than 9 months. With an unparalleled combination of knowledge, drive, and talent, People Like U$ is poised for a breakout year in 2012 that will take the entertainment industry by storm.