Pavé Prevails (Bob Mehr)

Pavé Prevails

Following up last week's story on Marco Pavé, the Memphis rapper's debut EP, "Perception," was the most added hip-hop record on the CMJ (College Music Journal) charts this past week, with 35 stations putting it in their rotations.

The 22-year-old Pavé (real name Tauheed Rahim) performed a release show this past weekend in Memphis. Released on his Radio Rahim Music label, the five-track "Perception" is the product of a period Pavé spent in Los Angeles last year working with a crew of noted producers, including Kenny Wayne, Ezi Cut, Fridae Blaque, TayTay The Pro, and Grammy-winning Memphis native Carlos Broady.

The CMJ success follows up a strong showing for Pavé's first two singles, which earned notices on The Source, Respect, Allhiphop and Soul Train websites. "Perception" will be followed by a full-length album, set to drop in early 2016." -