We at Audible Treats stand in solidarity with the protesters across the country who seek justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. As a company, we are developing a concrete plan of action to combat the deleterious effects of systemic racism and police brutality. Currently, our team members are donating to just causes, marching in the streets, speaking out in public and private, and further educating ourselves about America’s racist past and present so that we are better equipped to call out injustice when we recognize it.
We take our role seriously as a conduit for amplifying voices and stories that tend to be ignored by the mainstream media. As for our day-to-day work of publicizing our artists and their stories, we’re working closely with them to find a balance between their need for artistic expression and their solidarity with the protest movement.
There is strength in numbers. Here is a resource that lists ways you can take action: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
No justice, no peace. Black Lives Matter.
EP: Big Havi – No Pen No Pad Just Pain
The Atlanta Native Digs Deep Into His Psyche and Delivers Eight Melodic Trap Gems
“In a very unforgiving and fast moving musical context, Havi proves he can go toe to toe with the best of his rap contemporaries and likely stick around too.” – EARMILK
“BIG HAVI IS UP NEXT OUT OF EAST ATLANTA” – FLAUNT
“Big Havi’s authenticity is helping him garner a reputation as one of Hip Hop’s most promising emerging voices” – REVOLT
“The ‘9 Times Out Of 10’ rapper is poised to be Atlanta’s next star.” – ELEVATOR
“Big Havi’s got a way of latching onto the beat and making any track an earworm” – HipHopSince1987
Using his innate sense of melody to mine his deepest thoughts and emotions, Big Havi makes music for the struggle. Pouring his heart out into his latest release, Havi shares No Pen No Pad Just Pain, his new EP. Over the EP’s 8 tracks, Havi works through his thoughts and feelings about his rough upbringing, processing his PTSD and expressing his urgent desire to succeed.
Says Big Havi, “There’s a lot of sh*t going on in the world right now, and everybody’s been going through it. I pray my music is something that people can latch onto because it’s nothing but real music, real experiences, real pain.”
Haunted by memories of his traumatic past, Havi displays a wisdom well beyond his 20 years on the EP, working through his issues with raw lyricism. He remembers when his mother struggled to pay bills on “Testimony,” muses on the isolation of struggling alone on “Scars N Scratches,” and attempts to reckon with the ever-present violence in his Atlanta neighborhood in “Blood N My Eyes.” The follow-up to his earlier EP Personal Problems, the new EP adds a dose of earned confidence with bangers like recent single “Dope Sh*t” and EP highlight “Way More,” brimming with the hope and determination of a young man seeking to succeed amidst lifelong struggles. No Pad No Pen Just Pain EP is available everywhere via Commission Records.
“I feel like ‘Back In My Ways’ sets the tone of the EP off right,” says Big Havi. “‘Way More’ is one that’s very powerful. When I recorded that one, I thought about how many times people in my life have told me no. How many times I tried to help people and got nothing in return, but how I’ve been able to move past that. ‘Real Wit Yall’ is real dope – shoutout to L3no (L3no Loaded). He’s the same guy who produced ‘9 Times Out of 10.’ Finally, ‘Scars N Scratches’ is a song that I vividly remember recording. I can sit back and think about that whole day: my managers were there, it was my second day in LA on tour, everything was real sweet that day.”
He’s only on his second EP, but Big Havi already has a bonafide radio hit under his belt in “9 Times Out Of 10.” With over 27 million total streams, more than 8 million YouTube views, and a feature from Lil Baby, “9 Times Out Of 10” reached #34 on the nationwide urban radio airplay chart. Earlier this year, Big Havi turned heads as a supporting act on tour with Lil TJay, performing songs from his Personal Problems EP. With No Pen No Pad Just Pain EP, Havi looks to continue his success, with an eye on becoming the next ATL rapper to hit it big.
Buy/Stream No Pen No Pad Just Pain: https://cmsn.ffm.to/npnpjp
No Pen No Pad Just Pain EP tracklist:
- Back In My Ways
- Dope Sh*t
- Over Wit
- Way More
- Real Wit Y’all
- Scars N Scratches
- Blood N My Eyes
The young rapper combines tuneful rhymes and an effortless flow about personal hardships and future aspirations. His relatable lyrics are what set him apart as a rising new star in an always crowded Atlanta rap scene. After a major label bidding war, Big Havi decided to take the indie route, signing with independent powerhouse Commission Records (MadeinTYO, Lil Dicky, Derez De’shon, Casey Veggies, IDK). On the heels of his hot new single “9 Times Out Of 10” continues to rise up urban radio charts, Havi shared his debut project Personal Problems on February 7th. You can catch Big Havi in concert opening for Lil Tjay on the “True 2 Myself Tour.”
No Pen No Pad Just Pain: https://cmsn.ffm.to/npnpjp
“Dope Sh*t”: https://cmsn.ffm.to/dopeshit
Personal Problems: https://cmsn.ffm.to/personalproblems
“9 Times Out Of 10” ft. Lil Baby: https://ffm.to/9timesoutof10