01 - Its Rainin (Produced by Tricksta) 02 - This Is Gotham (Produced by Leinad 410) 03 - Anarchy (Produced by Stealf) 04 - The Dark Knight (Produced by Tricksta) 05 - Why So Serious (Produced by Stealf) 06 - Hero (Produced by Stealf) 07 - Fallin (Produced by Leinad 410)
This West Midlands rapper has impressed before with a string of successful underground releases. Deeze debuted with his UK Runnings mixtape 'The Preturn' back in October 2010 and then went on to release two other mixtapes 'The Return' in November and 'The Re-Birth' on News Day 2011. This onslaught of releases made noise on the underground and led to him releasing a five track EP entitled 'Late Nights Early Mornings' which was produced by Tricksta and released digitally on Wolftown Recordings, as well as featuring heavily on Tricksta's forthcoming album and featuring on the video track 'Out Of Darkness' which has now has over 20,000 hits on You Tube.
In June we saw Deeze drop his fifth project and second mixtape with UK Runnings called 'Call Of Big Dutty' which has received various positive reviews across the internet and caused a stir with numerous industry heads who are finally beginning to wake up to his talent. Deeze also features on the forthcoming album from producer Stealf, where he features on track alongside Konny Kon and Jadakiss, as well as being asked to do a solo track. Deeze also recently collaborated with Chicago producer Rediculus on a track with the legendary Juice Crew member Craig G, as well as playing live and recording future tracks with Juttla for Eastern Pressure.
Now in August 2011 we get Deeze's sixth project, a seven track EP that features all original production but with a Batman twist! For this project he enlisted the production skills of talented UK beat-makers Tricksta, Stealf and Leinad 410, insisting that all production should sample music from the film! With this concept in mind he cleverly gives us a concept EP like no other as he compares modern inner city living in the UK to that of the fictional city of Gotham. This promotional free download EP is just one of many examples of the creativity that Deeze is bringing to the music game and with his next mixtape planned to be released with DJ Ames things are really hotting up for Big Dutty Deeze.
Presented by Inhouse Talent and hosted by Socio-political Rap Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur Sellassie, the 2Racks Rap Contest is creating a movement for upcoming and independent hip hop and packing clubs for new music. 2Racks is a fast-paced, single-elimination rap competition where emcees perform original songs head to head in front of celebrity and industry professional judges, competing for a $2000 cash prize. Designed to expose interesting and determined fresh talent, cultivate relationships, and build community, 2Racks is the newest component from Inhouse Talent, creating a fun and unique environment to discover and support independent artists.
2Racks Rap Contest creator, co-producer and host Sellassie is the midst of an organic grassroot movement, hisopen minded, forward thinking approach gets message out to the masses in an attempt to “Disturb to Increase the Peace.” With an acclaimed debut release, I’m Tryin’ to Make a Livin’ Not a Killin’, and a new follow-up album, Sins of Your Forefathers, Sellassie is carving his niche and shining as a leading progressive voice and face of independent Hip Hop. Although inspired and motivated from reading hundreds of books, Sellassie is self-taught and came up on the streets. Sellassie’s lyric is rooted in a deep comprehension of the world around him. He writes on domestic and world politics, international relations and community needs, corporate thuggery and the obstacles independent artists face. He has seen first-hand the problems that his music addresses. He has seen black on black crime, homicide, the plight of drugs and money destroying his community, and witnessed the decay of Independent Hip Hop. In addition to the new record, Sellassie has built a revolutionary show series WE ALL WE GOT and 2Racks Rap Contest, is working with many social, political and youth based initiatives, and is a contributor to various special projects including the film, “It Doesn’t Cost Nothin’ to Dream.“
2Racks Rap Contest is a series, with stops from New York to Atlanta to Orlando to Austin to Chicago to Los Angeles to San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu, Hi. With 2Racks and WE ALL WE GOT, the team has produced over 80 successful events in the past two years in more than 15 markets. Our shows are independent artist created events for independent artists. With the pulse of the streets and the heart of the people, 2Racks Rap Contest is determined to pack clubs with new music and cultivate a thriving environment for emerging talent.
Press Release: Crooked I Launches C.O.B Clothing Online Store
Courtesy of Umedia Promotions.
Los Angeles, California - Aug 5, 2011 - Dominick “Crooked I” Wickliffe, and partners J.C, Gene Geiser, and Zack Johnson are proud to announce the new era for the C.O.B brand – the online era. C.O.B Clothing is now officially “plugged in” at www.cobworldorder.com .
The C.O.B Clothing line has already emerged in store locations from Southern California, Northern California, to Texas, and Washington. Now the plan is to capitalize on their high customer demand, and loyal Fans, and to expand their presence in the global fashion marketplace. C.O.B Clothing is capitalizing on today’s new technologically-driven society and making their merchandise more accessible for their customers.
C.O.B Clothing line includes outerwear, t-shirts, and hats with more in store merchandise to come. With support from entertainment artist such as, Young Money’s Corey Gunz, Bun B, SlaughterHouse and more, making C.O.B Clothing a part of their accessorized fashion sense, has their presence growing among the new generation.
C.O.B Clothing line was designed with trend driven styling for the fashion-conscience individual in mind. The line represents; individuality, strength and unity among youths and adults of all cultures, ages, backgrounds, and religions.
Check out www.cobworldorder.com to witness the uniquely styled men t-shirts available for purchase on the newly launched website now.
Video: Rapid Ric - Whut It Dew Album Release Party
(Courtesy of Audible Treats.)
Bun B, Slim Thug, More Celebrate Rapid Ric's Retail Release
Last month, Rapid Ric released his new album, Whut It Dew, and in true celebratory fashion, the respected DJ (for Chamillionaire), producer, and proud studio owner took to Candy Lounge in Houston, Texas to enjoy the fruits of his labor. The album features a who's-who of Texas hip-hop royalty – names including Killa Kyleon, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, Bushwick Bill, Devin The Dude, and more – and so it was no surprise to see the party was a star-studded affair, with rappers including Slim Thug, Bun B, Dew Music Group signee Gerald G., and more coming through to support Ric's latest effort.
Rapid Ric's Whut It Dew, featuring the likes of Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, Slim Thug, Trae Tha Truth, Kila Kyleon, Lil' Keke, Bushwick Bill, and more is out now and available for free download: http://www.whutitdew.com/ .