Oogee Wawa, a hip hop reggae hybrid out of Long Island, NY, have announced plans to release a new EP titled High N Tight at the end of March 2017. The Pier is excited to feature “Give Up The Ganja,” the group’s first single off the upcoming EP, as our MP3 Leak of the Week. “Give Up The Ganja” features J Randy on production, highlighting Oogee’s distinct fast ‘n’ slow style….
You can download Oogee Wawa’s new song “Give Up The Ganja,” (ft. J Randy) for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Sunday, March 4th, 2017.
Oogee Wawa – “Give Up The Ganja” (ft. J Randy) — Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Oogee Wawa’s “Give Up The Ganja” Background:
Promoting their new single alongside MC & producer J Randy, The Pier had an opportunity to catch up with Oogee Wawa’s MC Jesse Lee who provides some feedback to the featured track. He explains to The Pier, “We record everything in house, our guitarist JP Aceto engineers and produces all of our stuff and then we come in and nit pick.”
As for the song itself, Jesse continues to explain how they came to work with J Randy on the song:
“Our managers have known Josh (J Randy) for a very long time and invited him out to a show (we were opening for Steel Pulse). Afterwards, we just hit it off and later that week J Randy sent me the instrumental for ‘Give Up The Ganja’ with a message that read ‘Do what you do.’ I really look forward to working with J Randy again in the future, I think our styles mesh well and he is a killer musician with a dope vision.”
To provide some background into the song, Jesse Lee pulls the curtain back a bit as to why “Giving Up The Ganja” is important to him: “‘Give Up The Ganja’ is a relatable topic in today’s age. Too many people are given a hard time for enjoying a little smoke. One of my daughters has Cerebral Palsy and trying to get CBD oil for her seizures in NY is incredibly hard, illegal and expensive, and that is ridiculous! This is by no means an anti-police song, more of a ‘Hey most people smoke weed and don’t cause any problems’ song.”
Check back with The Pier over the coming weeks as we receive more information on Oogee Wawa’s upcoming EP, High N Tight. You can download the “Give Up The Ganja” for FREE on our homepage and below you’ll find links to more music from Oogee Wawa or you can purchase their music on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Oogee Wawa Background:
The Long Island 5-piece is formed by MC Jesse Lee Roenbeck, JP Aceto (guitar/vocals), Chad Chadwick (bass), Nick Loiodice (drums/vocals), and Frank Stark (keyboard/trombone). Oogee Wawa sticks out for their combination of clever rap lyrics with pop-driven hooks and reggae-inspired rhythms. The band has been fine tuning that unique and dynamic blend of reggae, rock, and hip hop since 2008, but have gained serious momentum from their 2015 debut album More Sand Than Money. They’ve collaborated on tracks with fellow East Coast reggae groups Sun-Dried Vibes and TreeHouse!, and performed in support of reggae mainstays like Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Sublime With Rome, and The Dirty Heads. Oogee Wawa always brings unrivaled energy to the stage whether they are playing at a major festival or at the bar around the corner.
Fresh off a handful of shows in Florida, Oogee Wawa is playing a scattering of shows along the East Coast to finish out the winter. This summer Oogee will join stacked lineups at Reggae Rise Up in St. Petersburg, FL and Surrounded By The Sound Music & Arts Festival in Longcreek, SC.
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Huge thanks again to Oogee Wawa for allowing us to share “Give Up The Ganja” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Brian Winters
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