Introducing the latest and greatest from Atlanta, SLICE 9! Brought to you by Freebandz/Epic Records Slice 9’s first banger “Another One” featuring Future & Levi Leer was named by Billboard Magazine as a “Bubbling Under” track and named “a breakout hit”!
Decatur, Georgia may be known as the place “where it’s greater” but that doesn’t mean the come up is any easier. Especially in the rap scene. It’s a jungle out there with starving new artists lurking behind every bush, light pole and open mic seeking to take that number one spot. Atlanta’s latest rising rap star and “Dec” native Sean “Slice 9” James can attest to that. “Everybody [in Atlanta] is ambitious. At the same time, everybody is competitive. When you want it, you really have to go get it,” says the 19-year-old MC whose Mike Will Made It-produced hit single, “Another One” featuring Future and Levi Leer is climbing Billboard charts and has clubs on smash. “I salute [new artists] and what they are doing,” adds the Atlanta upstart. “But, everybody has to know this is my spot, my time. It’s going to be my time from now on.”
With a freshly inked deal with star Future’s Freebandz record label, Slice is currently on the clock. The son of tenured ATL record spinner DJ Funky, Slice has been entrenched in the Southern hip-hop scene since Pampers. By the time most teens his age were popping pimples and trying to learn the latest dance craze, Slice was already carving his niche in Atlanta’s ever-changing rap scene.
The opportunity he was looking for knocked in early 2012 when Slice linked up with Future and crafted the horn-driven undeniable hit “Another One.” The song soon started getting significant spins on Atlanta radio stations. Seeing promise in the young party starter, Future signed Slice to a deal with his Freebandz label, distributed through Epic Records, last October. And the “Another One (Remix)” featuring B.o.B. and Young Dro has only added fuel to the flame.
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