From Melanie J Cornish:
PR: Brooklyn's D-Banga Delivers a Summer Smash
Brooklyn rapper D-Banga is no stranger to the hardships of life. Growing up in Brownsville, he was privy to the trials and tribulations of street life from a young age. But rather than succumb, this confident and worldly wise lyricist opted to give Hip-Hop fans everywhere positively charged music which would encourage euphoria and optimism, even through the hardest of times.
PUT YOUR HANDS UP, produced by Philly 'CASH' is a definite hit. The melodic sound scape adorned with an infectious hook and uplifting verses, crafted by D-Banga is worthy of a place on any play list or iPod. The track is a testament to those who manage to shrug off life's hardships and allow music to provide an escape, even if it is just for three minutes and fourteen seconds.
"Put Your Hands Up is a track that I hope will encourage people to step away from the drama of their day to day and allow my music to give them an opportunity to have a good time. Whether it is in the club or on the radio, this track is all about giving folks something to enjoy." - D-Banga
And as his other hit Shorty, featured on AllHipHop.com, makes its way up the College Radio charts, D-Banga and his team are making sure all bases are covered. With a jam packed summer lined up for the Brownsville rapper, you can guarantee you will be hearing a lot more from him.
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An established rapper from the heart of Brooklyn, New York, D-Banga is the voice of the streets. Born, bred and raised in Brownsville, Damon Rouse has been able to bring his street living attitude to Hip-Hop and the mainstream. His ability to lift people’s spirits with his reflective optimism, while delivering content that his peers can relate to has not gone unnoticed.
D-Banga landed a deal with MCA in the late nineties through his unrivaled work ethic and his undeniable talent. Having been on the road with Nice-N-Smooth, the bourgeoning wordsmith had been privy to the world of how life as a successful Hip-Hop act could be. The passion was ignited and his first song, The Projects, was independently marketed securing excessive sales. A distribution deal was inevitable. But unfortunately his ethic outdid that of his label, which closed its doors shortly after D-Banga was brought into the fold.
But never one to give up on his mission, D-Banga opened up for the likes of Mary J Blige, Jay Z, ONYX and made sure his presence was felt both on stage and in the streets. D-Banga continued to record both alone and with his crew from the Tilden House projects in his native Brownsville. The Dead, as his crew are known, are a collective of family members and friends with whom Damon has been an active member over the years.
Instrumental in the music compositions of The Dead and of many other artists from his area, D-Banga was adamant that he was not going to let label politics hinder his progression. Securing press from some of the most influential media platforms in New York, including the New York Times, Vibe Magazine and many more, D-Banga has enthusiastically appeared on show bills with the likes of The Roots, Fat Joe, N.O.R.E, Goodie Mobb, Dead Prez, Papoose and more during the last few years.
Eager to secure a new label home, he has caught the eyes and ears of various execs and has been working on new material with producer Philly ‘Cash.’ With songs such as Shorty and Put Your Hands Up maintaining the balance that D-Banga has worked hard to create for his ever increasing fan base and an intense radio and PR campaign lined up, this artist is one you need to get familiar with.
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