Originally Published: August 1, 2014
I recently attended a video shoot for The Furious 1 Mr Styles’ new visual “Henny Heiny”. The evening was chockfull of entertainment and plenty of alcohol. The Western Pennsylvania rapper is evidence that the struggle is real, but so is the Turn Up.
Western Pennsylvania is filled with talented artists and the GMFL general is another great example. Ever since Wiz Khalifa cracked the door for Pittsburgh, many artists have been striving to bust down that same door to make their way to stardom.
The Furious 1 Mr Styles is no newbie to the Pittsburgh area rap scene. In 2009 and 2011 he was voted Pittsburgh Underground Rapper of the Year. Ten years in the game and The Furious 1 is looking for more, which makes the title to his upcoming album Now or Never all the more real.
The Furious 1’s biggest hit to date is GMFL Records’ “Great D (Dick LeBeau)”. The song pays tribute to Pittsburgh Steeler defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. The song was released during the Steelers deep playoff in 2011 and was received very well from the Pittsburgh area gaining over 2,000 views daily, until that dark day in Pittsburgh when the Steelers lost in Super Bowl XLV. After that loss, the views made a sudden halt, but if you know Steelers Nation like I do, it only makes sense. Just a few weeks ago the tribute reemerged and achieved recent success as it was featured on the NFL Network’s The Top 100 Players of 2014. The song was showcased during Pittsburgh Steeler Ike Taylor’s segment. This feature on the special was huge for The Furious 1 and now it is time to take advantage of that momentum again.
Mr Styles along with his GMFL cohorts Prezident Miller, D to the OG, and Unknown are looking to be the area’s next big thing and even though it seems like work at times, The Furious 1 always makes it look like fun. His “Henny Heiny’ track is his latest tribute and this time around he is dedicating his music to his Saturday nights. The video shoot was dope and trust me, no acting was involved. The squad definitely put on that night and green bottles were everywhere.
The Furious 1 Mr Styles’ anticipated album Now or Never drops this fall so be on the lookout. In the meanwhile, check out the video that made for one hell of a Saturday night.
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