PR: Dorrough Music Teams with Espada Tequila for 10-City Tour
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Dallas, TX -- August 2011 --
From his 2009 Platinum hit "Ice Cream Paint Job" and 2010 Top 20 fan-favorite "Get Big" to his 2011 spirited sports anthem "Dallas Mavs (Bounce Dat)", Dorrough Music has waved the flag for his hometown of Dallas, Texas to the fullest.
The young lyricist's prideful representation of the Lone Star State has attracted decision-makers for fashion and lifestyle brands across the country, and recently, Espada Ultra Premium Tequila recruited Dorrough Music as an officially vested Brand Ambassador.
Through the partnership with Espada, Dorrough Music will embark upon a 10-city tour in the Fall, just as he celebrates the release of his new street album Gangsta Grillz: Silent Assassin on September 27, 2011 via NGenius and E1 Entertainment.
Hosted by DJ Drama, Silent Assassin features an array of strong appearances, including Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Gorilla Zoe, Slim Thug, Diamond, Chamillionaire, Trae tha Truth, Tum Tum and members of Dorrough's own Prime Time Click.
On the heels of his club friendly "Bounce Dat" and retro fashion anthem "Old School Nikes," Dorrough Music is ready to release the next Silent Assassin single, "Bad to the Bone" featuring Travis Porter. The beat is laid down by First of Atlanta production duo FKI, while other producers on the album include Nitti (Yung Joc, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Dorrough's "Get Big"), 2Much (Dorrough's "Ice Cream Paint Job"), Cardo (Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Big Sean) and more.
Dorrough Music is truly excited about the range of talent on Silent Assassin, and feels that people will relate to his creative growth as they listen.
"I believe that people will be exposed to another side of me as an artist from this project - it's more lyrical, a little darker, and overall strong," he explains. "I think 'Preach' featuring 2 Chainz and Yo Gotti, 'HeadRocked' featuring Trae tha Truth, and my single 'Old School Nikes' will be standouts for fans."
As Dorrough awaits the official tour dates in conjunction with Espada Tequila, he will make appearances at Club LAX in Orlando, Florida on August 11, and at 97.9 the Beat's Hip Hop vs. HIV event in Dallas, Texas on August 21.
"I love what I do, and I'm blessed to be in the influential position that I am in," explains Dorrough. "More importantly, I truly appreciate the fans and the motivation they give me. By working with Espada Tequila, I hope to achieve the level of cross-promotion that will help me reach more music fans across the country, and bring my longtime fans in to support the quality of the Espada brand."
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On September 27, 2011, Dorrough Music will release Gangsta Grillz: Silent Assassin, his third contribution to the world-renowned DJ Drama series, and fifth official project in conjunction with NGenius and E1 Entertainment.
In the Spring of 2011, Dorrough Music remixed his "Bounce Dat" single to create a lively NBA playoffs anthem for the Dallas Mavericks entitled "Dallas Mavs (Bounce Dat)." The song caught on quickly with Mavs fans nationwide, and NBC News in Dallas featured Dorrough discussing the track as the 2011 playoffs began in June.
From his early days growing up in Dallas to his college years at Prairie View A&M University, Dorrough aspired for greatness. He was a high school basketball star, and planned on continuing with his passion for the court until the music bug hit.
By the time he hit 22-years-old, Dorrough was celebrating the success of his first official single "Walk That Walk" and a deal with E1 Entertainment via DJ Merk's Houston-based NGenius Entertainment. The single hit both #12 on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks and #28 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts in early 2009.
His second single "Ice Cream Paint Job" peaked at #5 on Rap, #10 on R&B/Hip Hop Songs and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,Dorrough Music's self-titled album was released in August 2009. In sync with the single's success, the album hit #2 on Rap, #6 on R&B/Hip Hop Songs and #36 on the Top 200 album chart. A powerhouse remix to the now platinum hit single was released soon after with Jim Jones, Soulja Boy, Jermaine Dupri, Rich Boy, Slim Thug and E-40, opening Dorrough's music up to a wider fan base.
Riding high on the success of "Ice Cream Paint Job," Dorrough was nominated for 'Best New Artist', 'Rap Song of the Year' and 'Video of the Year'. at the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards, and performed on the nationally televised award show alongside Snoop Dogg, Jim Jones and Nipsey Hussle. He followed with an appearance at the 2010 ASCAP Awards, where he was honored with 'Song of the Year', and partnered with DJ Drama for Number 23 Gangsta Grillz in February 2010.
It wasn't long before Dorrough Music was receiving praise from critics and fans alike with his next hit "Get Big," the first single from his sophomore album of the same name. The remix featured Diddy, DJ Drama, Bun B, Yo Gotti, Maino, Diamond and Shawty Lo. The video, directed by Dr. Teeth, was put in rotation on both MTV2 and BET. Dorrough paired with Yo Gotti for the street-savvy track "Hood Chick Fetish," as his the Get Big album hit stores in September 2010.
To kick off 2011, Dorrough and Drama connected again in February for Gangsta Grillz: Code Red, a collection of songs featuring members of NGenius Entertainment and Dorrough's own Prime Time Click. Now gearing up for Gangsta Grillz: Silent Assassin in September, Dorrough feels assured that he is developing his sound in new ways.
As 2011 progresses, Dorrough Music will begin expanding his company Prime Time Click, creating new ventures to showcase his talent and developing emerging artists. He will also embark upon a 10-city tour and listening sessions around the country with Espada Tequila.
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