Havi

Havi

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this playlist is: "A hip-hop beat plays as logos appear side by side. The Fresh Empire logo stretches out above a green star, and a logo for Complex appears on a white square background. An X crosses between the logos. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH EMPIRE COM PLEX A title pops up. ON SCREEN TEXT: PRESENT THE NEW WAVE A neon green screen opens up to a warehouse, where a young artist in a white long-sleeve shirt interviews as a crew prepares a photo set behind him. ON SCREEN TEXT: HAVI HAVI: Hey, what's goin' on y'all? It's Havi. I'm straight up out Atlanta. The best rap artist you gonna hear up out Atlanta. And I just love what I do, man. Making music is my craft. He points with both hands. HAVI: You dig. When it comes to my music, you get a lot of energy. I got some love music, too, gotta love the ladies. And we be... Havi dances with his hands. HAVI: ...Milly rockin' on folks, you know what I mean? Yeah. In a sunny stairwell, Havi sits on a step and poses for a photo. HAVI: I think it's unique because it's from the heart, you know what I'm saying? Like, anything I talk about is my story, what I'm going through. Interviewing, Havi flexes his arm. HAVI: I have no reason to flex, but I do gotta flex. He brings down his hand with a pointed head nod and grins. HAVI: You feel me? Ha. Yeah. But nah, um. What keeps me going is just the positivity, you know what I mean? When I go check my comments, it's nothing but positive vibes, you know what I mean? I'm not about cigarettes because cigarettes are about negative vibes and I'm all with the PVO: Positive Vibes Only. Havi wags his finger. HAVI: Cigarettes go against my positive frame of mind because it's not positive, period, you know what I mean? When it come down to your breath and your breathing? 'Cause for one, don't nobody want to smell that stuff. Two, you're breathing on stage, you gotta be able to be flowing, you know what I mean? Havi mimes singing into a microphone and waving his hand to a beat. HAVI: So, it's two different ways for me. Fresh Empire's worldwide, you know? And it's driving a lot of the youth that I know back at home in a good way. I tell 'em 'bout Fresh Empire all the time and they say, "Hey, I'm gonna check that out." He stares the camera down. HAVI: All right, look man, it's Havi. One thing about me: I keep it fresh, and live tobacco-free through Fresh Empire. Havi dabs. HAVI: That way! Got it. Laughing, Havi strides off. The Fresh Empire logo appears with text over washed out footage of highways and a chain-link fence. ON SCREEN TEXT: VOTE NOW FreshEmpire.gov/TheNewWave FRESH EMPIRE KEEP IT FRESH AND LIVE TOBACCO-FREE SWAY: Fresh Empire. Keep it fresh, and live tobacco-free. " For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov';

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Watch Havi bring his high energy in the cypher for Round 1 of The New Wave competition. Hit the video to check his freestyle. 

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this playlist is: "A simple synthesizer tune plays. Logos appear side-by-side. The Fresh Empire Logo drops down above a green star, and a logo for Complex appears on a white square background. An X crosses between the logos. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH EMPIRE COM PLEX A title sprawls across the screen. ON SCREEN TEXT: PRESENT THE NEW WAVE A lime green title card appears. ON SCREEN TEXT: ROUND 1 In a dark room, Kodie Shane, Havi, and Lil Key stand in front of screens displaying the Fresh Empire logo over images of urban landscapes. Kodie Shane steps forward and holds a mic to her lips. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH EMPIRE VOTE NOW FOR UNGHETTO MATHIEU FreshEmpire.gov/TheNewWave KODIE SHANE (RAPPING): Ay. Okay. I just landed here. I just got back from the future. I ain't been asleep yet 'cause my...okay. I just landed here. I just got back from the future. I ain't been asleep yet, 'cause my dreams are always lucid. She should want me 'cause I'm next. I pay no attention to it. Just sit back. Watch how I do this. Hold me back before I lose it! Okay, boy, I need my check. Come on, cut it. Let's get to it. I'm at all you rapper's neck, so don't play me. Please don't do it. No false movements on the beat. I get right to it. Your girlfriend like my music. You better than me? Then prove it. Okay. Drop that top, now to get back to it. Whole lot of, yeah, okay. Drop that top now to get back to it. Pass me the rock. Watch how I do it. You ain't really trap, boy, you lying to the tease. Ay. Okay, um. You ain't really trap, boy, you lying to the tease. You ain't with me. We on opposite teams. Okay. Havi steps forward. HAVI: Yeah. Dang. Yeah. Whoa. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Look, look. HAVI (RAPPING): Hold up, beat. The difference between you and me is I'm getting paid, and you working for free. I'm young, and I'm boss, and I'm living my dream while I'm killing this rap game, bringing this heat. Whoa. I don't never get no sleep. No. Man I do it for my people. Taking money like repo. RIP to the beat, dope. Spitting facts when I rhyme. Man, I do this all the time. Yeah. Man, I’m young and on the grind. They don't want to see me shine. Man, I know it's my time. Look, I'm tired of seeing mama crying, and no, homey, I ain't lying. Yeah. No, homey, I ain't lying. Thought it was over, but man I'm back in it. I'm in it to win it. No matter the track, I'ma kill it. Know that you feel it, know that you dig it. The money the poison, and my fingers are itching. Whipping cars like a pot in the kitchen. The way I beat the beat, it might need some stitches. They like, "Oh my God, Havi too vicious." Oops, warning, I might hurt your feelings. Fall so cold I could change the weather. Talking hard, you a Mayfeather. Matter of fact, check my vendetta. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling way better. You were never ever on my level, so catch up. You might need a pedal. I'm bringing heat like a rusted kettle. I told these folks I'm feeling way better. Talking the money like como te llamo. Boy this is Havi, forget the me llamo. Man, I'm so hot, and it ain't even summer. Got to go hard on this, word to my mama. Kiss on my flame, and I feel like a partner. Run it. Run it. Chasing hundreds. Man I'm so hot, and it ain't even summer. I told them I'd go hard on this. Word to my mama. Yeah. Havi swaggers upstage as Lil Key steps forward. LIL KEY: Yo. Hey. Hey. Check it. Unh. Look. Yo. LIL KEY (RAPPING): On the beat, I'm not a minute late. All time. I'm a great. Believing that you better than me? Boy, you know that just a fate. Authentic, never fake, skills getting mastered. Been to the back, everything I write a classic. Another beat body getting fitted for a casket. Time been invested, something like a life sentence. Talking about the best? My name better be mentioned. B-more, I got us. Got my city on my back, boy. Braking, coming in, call me a dope boy. Two separate lanes, man. Can't match my flow, boy. You are just a decoy, and I'm the real dang boy, and I don't play games, man. All I do is destroy the competition daily. Seeing things really clearly. My roots run deep something like Alex Haley's. Okay. All the way up, I'm on the top floor now. Made it out the basement, all the way up. I'm on that lifetime station. I remain patient. My haters still hating. Hack my Facebook, a star in the making. Tighten up my circle like I do my laces. We so far up the radar, can't trace us. How Shaq and Kobe felt when they was with the Lakers. Let's get it. Uh huh. I got the rap game mastered. Label this a classic. Cruising in my own lane. I'm not your average rapper. Speak about my life story, I am not an actor. Team on my back, pull my weight like a tractor. Uh. Pull my weight like a tractor. Uh. ON SCREEN TEXT: VOTE NOW FreshEmpire.gov/TheNewWave FRESH EMPIRE KEEP IT FRESH. LIVE TOBACCO-FREE. SWAY: Fresh Empire. Keep it fresh, and live tobacco-free." For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov';

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Havi goes hard by keeping it tobacco-free. But can he handle a jam session with surprise musicians? Watch the vid to find out. 

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this playlist is: "A simple piano tune plays. Logos appear side-by-side. The Fresh Empire Logo drops down above a green star, and a logo for Complex appears on a white square background. An X crosses between the logos. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH EMPIRE COM PLEX A title sprawls across the screen. ON SCREEN TEXT: PRESENT THE NEW WAVE A lime green title card appears. ON SCREEN TEXT: ROUND 2 In a sunny warehouse, Havi strides out in all black. He waves to the full band that plays with him. As Havi grabs the mic, the band starts playing guitar, drums, and brass instruments. The Fresh Empire logo appears in the corner and text stretches out at the bottom. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH EMPIRE VOTE NOW FOR HAVI FreshEmpire.gov/TheNewWave HAVI (RAPPING): Yeah, yeah, yeah, go. Everybody ain't real. All my homeys from the field. I was at the bottom down, bad, ain't nobody really really care. When you poppin', and they see you made it, boy, these suckers saying that they love you, but where was you when I was down bad, when I was hurt, and I was in the struggle? Where was my father when mama couldn't give me a dollar 'cause she had to pay the bills? Where was my father when I was trying to ride a bike and I had to use training wheels? Don't nobody got the answers. Don't nobody got the answers, yeah. Man, I'm sick to this money. Yeah. Havi got the money cancer. I stayed to myself ‘cause as young as my age they told them these things in this day and life. I say to myself ‘cause as young as my age, I'm grabbing them things and don't think twice. There's people out there in the streets that got nothing to eat and got nowhere to sleep. I'm never ungrateful. I'm thanking God 'cause he gave me everything I need. Yeah. I wonder you keep it a hundred, yeah, while you telling these folks you my partner. Yeah, look, y'all ready? Look. Whoa, whoa, one, two, three, go. I wonder you keep it a hundred while you walking 'round telling folks you my partner. 'Cause he told me, "Havi, you betta go get 'em." I told him, "I got 'em. I promise." From the bottom we started. I come from safari. I tell him, "I come from the jungle." And no, don't you bother me if it ain't 'bout the cheese. I'm trying to get to them hundreds. Nowadays, you don't even know if you gonna make it home to your mama. And people so quick to judge you by your look, but never judge a book by its cover. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Thank y'all. A neon star unfolds to create a logo. ON SCREEN TEXT: VOTE NOW FreshEmpire.gov/TheNewWave FRESH EMPIRE KEEP IT FRESH. LIVE TOBACCO-FREE. SWAY: Fresh Empire. Keep it fresh, and live tobacco-free." For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov';

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