Album: AKA Presents: The Hotlist (2011)
Charted: 46


  • San Francisco native LoveRance began writing poetry in junior high school and high school, before graduating to freestyling rap. He penned this raunchy tune, whose full title is Up (Beat the P--sy)," just before going to college. The Bay Area rapper told Global Grind in March 2012: "About a year and a half ago I was like, 'I want to try my hand at it one more time before I fully get into this college thing, you know, fully get into my career.' The last time trying it, 'Up!' came about."
  • LoveRance recorded two versions of this song, the first featuring IamSu and Skipper, and an official remix with 50 Cent after he was signed to Interscope.
  • Speaking to The Boombox, Loverance explained why he independently pressed up hard copies CDs with just this song track on it and passed them out wherever you went. "The reason I started pushing 'Up' heavily," he said, "was because I felt like it would define my lifestyle. I was throwing parties and all that stuff so it was a feel-good song. We not killing nobody, we not talking about selling drugs or nothing of that nature, plus everybody does it [sex], so I felt it would be something everybody could relate to."
  • So, why did LoveRance title his debut mixtape Freak of the Industry? He explained to The BoomBox it was inspired by a conversation with Shock G of fellow Bay outfit Digital Underground. "I actually got to meet Shock G in a club like two, three weeks ago," he said, "and he was just congratulating me on my success. I was just vibing with him and I was like, 'I wanna do a title where…' 'cause I can always go back to Happy Fu--ing Birthday if I want, for another mixtape or even an album title. But I wanted to kinda show my Bay Area side. [Digital Underground's] 'Freaks of the Industry' was such a great song so I felt like, 'Let me name my mixtape Freak of the Industry.' And plus, most of my songs are about sex."


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