Coin Vision [The Blog]

  • Aaron Rennel - Lemon Pepper (Freestyle)

    Major Coin artist, Aaron Rennel, remixes Drake and Rick Ross’s Lemon Pepper Freestyle from Scary Hours 2. Be on the lookout for MC 3 dropping March 26th

    Engineered by Bill$up

  • Artists Adapt Through Pandemic

      Written by Charles Brown (Dec 16, 2020)      It goes without saying that 2020 hasn't been short on surprises, with COVID-19's rude awakening ...
  • 7 Erie-owned clothing brands to watch in 2021

    Created by rappers and siblings Aaron Rennel and Kenny Ba$e, Major Coin has taken the Erie area by storm since their ascent in 2018. Their classic "Make it Stack" coin design can be spotted on the brand's apparel frequently around Erie. Major Coin wants people to know that they can be prosperous in pursuit of their passions.
  • Bill$up's "Manifest" gets featured in Erie's Best Local Albums of 2020

    From the first beautiful warbly notes of Manifest's opening track, you know you're in for something special. An extremely talented producer and engineer, Chauncy Bill$up is an Erie native and Cathedral Prep graduate, returning to Erie after a stint in Manhattan. Bill$up built Manifest based on the seven hermetic principles, functioning on a deeper level, one that succeeds via ambition and surface-level appeal alike.
  • Tales Behind the Creative, Episode 14: Chauncy Bill$Up

    On the fourteenth installment of Tales Behind the Creative we welcome local music producer and audio engineer, Chauncy Bill$Up. Bill$Up, who is an independent contractor has been in the industry for six years now and continues to expand his brand in more ways than one. 
  • Who Is Chauncy Bill$up?

    Chauncy Bill$up isn't just any regular Erie native. The 29-year-old former semi-pro athlete is also one of the highest accredited hip-hop producers and engineers in the city. Formerly owning a record label based in SoHo, many of Bill$up's tracks have racked up millions of plays across multiple streaming platforms.
  • I Gotta Go - Aaron Rennel & Bill$up

    I Gotta Go is a single release from Major Coin artists, Aaron Rennel & Bill$up. The track is a heavy hitter in the gym and while doing anything active. Always remember to #MakeitStack
  • Real Real - Kenny Ba$e & Bill$up

    The latest sounds from Major Coin's Kenny Ba$e & Bill$up, Real Real, is an enjoyable listening experience that promotes the stacking of wealth and alertness.
  • Aaron Rennel Interview with the Young Game Changers

    Simonique Dietz of the Young Game Changers caught up with Major Coin's Aaron Rennel to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, politics in Erie, and life as an entrepreneur/artist. 
  • Black People Made Your Favorite Music

    Written By Gabriel Estrada

    Whether you know it or not, a large portion of the music we listen to has roots in black culture. A lot of the music we listen to today would not be here if it weren't for the innovation and creativity of black individuals and this is not credited enough. Often, the origins of our favorite genres and hit records are forgotten by no fault of our own, however in a time of information it is easier now to look back and pay respect to those who deserve it. I hope that through this, you will gain a new found appreciation for your favorite song(s) and love them even more the next time you play them. Play them a little louder while you're at it too, let your friends know what you learned and lets all jam out. 

  • Truth to Power, BLM in Erie, PA

    Speak a little truth and your job gets put in jeopardy.. Ruffle a few feathers by being in a neighborhood they don’t want you in, and now it’s “consider a location change”. I agree, we need more minorities and BLACK people involved but I’m not going to vilify them for not being more involved, because I understand the dynamics at play. A lot of the people who these issues directly face, have already fallen victim to the system. Since Erie is such an old community with such deeply embedded racist ideals, a lot of BLACK people and minorities have lost hope that anything can change; and restoring that hope in the eyes and hearts of ppl is going to take more than 2-3 weeks of increased awareness. We have to know what we’re dealing with if we are going to honestly deal with it.

     

    Photo taken by: Maggie Holmgren