UMW's Own Jimmy Ford: Rap King

20 year old sophomore, Jimmy Ford, is an up and coming rapper from Woodbridge, VA. He debuted in 2009, releasing a mixtape as a rap duo named Brofest with Dylan Fant aka DJ Fantastic. Fant mostly created and mixed the tracks while Ford did most of the rapping and almost all of the writing. The group’s identity of relaxing beach rap was solidified by the most popular song on the mixtape “Summertime Chillin'”. Brofest received little attention at first but in the spring of 2010 the two changed their group name to Vapor Skyy and the change resulted in more attention. In the summer of 2010 they released their first mixtape under their new alias named “The Chronicles Of Gnarnia”. The song “Another Dimension” off the mixtape was featured on the new music section of Brobible.com. Since the summer Ford has released 12 single demos and remixes on his youtube page. Ford’s most popular single is his remix of Wiz Khalifa’s popular song “Black And Yellow”. The song was uploaded on October 15th, 2010 and has since gotten 140,500+ views.

J4 (solo) youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/j4dMusic#p/a/u/1/iwiMRuwmYHU

Vapor Skyy youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/VaporSkyyMusic

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  1. kboilard says:

    i subscribed to comments and i installed a flickr plugin. my google analytics won’t work for some reason. it says “select which analytics profile to track” and when i click that it asks me to “authenticate with google” i then type in my username and password. it appears to work but then i get a message every time that says “unfortunately, an error occurred while connecting to google, please try again”.. without that connection i am unable to update my google analytics settings

  2. Jim says:

    Also, I am not seeing the Subscribe to Comments plugin, and do you have Google Analytics up, etc?

    Let me know.

  3. Jim says:

    Have you integrated any flickr plugins into your blog yet?

  4. kboilard says:

    Yeah, i was having a little trouble with the hyperlinks. i’ll check out that tutorial to see if i can edit this post

  5. Jim says:

    Wild, so this guy is blasting his remixes through YouTube, so very cool. Love the name, Chronicle of Gnarnias. Too fun. Now, why aren’t the links to the YouTube videos either embedded, or links to the actual video. Do you know how to embed videos? See tutorial in FAQ here httpA://umwblogs.org/support

    Also, I am told all you need to do is copy a YouTube URL in the wordpress visual editor and it automatically embeds it, guess it is not happening for you though.