For Immediate Release
Nu Jerzey Devil Debuts Art of the Devil March 3
New EP and Album Coming in 2009 on SoBe Entertainment
Currently with The Game on LAX Tour Nationwide
Miami, FL -- It is quickly becoming the standard for Hip Hop artists to be multi-faceted, taking their talent to the mainstream in creative ways. As a producer, DJ and now full-fledged recording artist, Nu Jerzey Devil is ready to pursue new endeavors at every turn. He set things off in 2009 with the self-produced hit single "Different Girls" featuring Lil Wayne, and is releasing the Art of the Devil mixtape on March 3. Jerzey is also currently on tour with The Game, opening shows across the country through the end of March.
Using Art of the Devil as a teaser for his fans, Nu Jerzey Devil will follow with his Heaven or Hell EP in May, and the Devil's Playground full-length album coming in Fall 2009. The projects will be released through Nu Jerzey Devil's own Livelihood Entertainment in conjunction with SoBe Entertainment and Universal Music Group / Fontana Distribution.
Bronx-born and New Jersey-raised, Nu Jerzey Devil began his career as a child, aspiring first as a rapper and later as a DJ and producer. Before he even turned 21, Jerzey was working with famed producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins on music for major film projects like Honey and My Baby's Daddy. His associations in Los Angeles led him to a meeting with then up-and-coming artist The Game, and history was made as Jerzey joined the Black Wall Street team as an in-house producer.
Since he started with BWS in 2004, Nu Jerzey Devil has traveled the world as The Game's DJ, and has produced tracks for the likes of The Game, Fat Joe, Lil Scrappy, Busta Rhymes, Stack Bundles and scored QD3's Beef III DVD. He unleashed his own first official single "Different Girls" in late 2008, and will be debuting the video in March.
Art of the Devil includes original production from Scott Storch, Oddz&Endz and MegaMillz amidst a variety of industry beats. Additionally, Nu Jerzey Devil has enlisted some key artists for cameos on the project, including Young Buck, Maino, Urban Mystic, Ray J, Baby, Lil Wayne, Stack$, Trae, Ya Boy and Jay Rock.
"I was careful about collaborating with people who bring something to my personal sound," explains Jerzey. "This is my first official project as a rapper, and I'm definitely capable of doing so much more. I want the fans to know who I am as an artist."
Nu Jerzey Devil is continuing to develop the Heaven or Hell EP and Devil's Playground debut album, with production from the likes of Scott Storch, E.P. (Executive Producer for The Game’s LAX album) and LiveliHood Entertainment production team Surround Sound. The feature line-up thus far includes Reggae star Jah Cure, R&B sensation Raheem DeVaughn, Lil Wayne and The Game.
The young entrepreneur also diversified his career in 2007 by launching Heaven or Hell Clothing with Nish Bhargava. The edgy, vibrant line of hoodies, tees and sneakers is available at their retail store in South Beach, and distribution will grow in 2009. Jerzey also continues his work with Black Wall Street and The Game, and the duo are planning a new mixtape later this year.
As he prepares the March 3 release of Art of the Devil, Nu Jerzey Devil is confident in his transition to the front of the stage, and asserts that he will continue to evolve in his music. “I just want people to know that Nu Jerzey Devil is definitely a well-rounded artist. You never know what to expect from me. Today I might be on some hood sh*t, and tomorrow I can be on some pop record. I do music for the whole world, not just for one area or person. I don’t limit myself at all.”
For more information on Nu Jerzey Devil go to www.tygereye.net/nujerzeydevil, www.jerzmusic.com, www.myspace.com/nujerzeydevil and www.sobeentertainment.com .
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Art of the Devil track list
2. Official Bloodline f/ Jay Rock
3. Rapper Slash Rocker f/ Ya Boy
4. Shyne Like Me (freestyle)
5. Different Girls f/ Lil Wayne - prod by Nu Jerzey Devil
6. Drink By The Pint f/ Josh Franks
7. Rep Where You Stay
8. Put My Flag On (freestyle)
9. Somebody's Gonna Die 2nite f/ Viper - prod by Oddz&Endz
10. Do You
11. Hate f/ Young Buck
12. Meet The Devil (freestyle)
13. Jerzey: We Go Hard
14. How I Does - prod By MegaMillz
15. Jerz Is Nice (freestyle)
16. That's Me f/ Urban Mystic - prod by Scott Storch
17. So Wet f/ Ray J
18. Colorful Clothes f/ Lil Wayne, Baby, Maino, Trae, K.Dot
19. In My City f/ Stack$
LAX TOUR DATES
2/26 Portland, OR @ Roseland (8 NW 6th Ave, 97209)
2/27 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo (1700 First Ave S, 98101)
2/28 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre (169 W 6th Ave, 97401)
3/1 Medford, OR @ Main One Arts Center (821 N Riverside, 97501)
3/2 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory (416 S 9th St, 83702)
3/4 Idaho Falls, ID @ Civic Auditorium (501 Northgate Mile, 83401)
3/5 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater (131 S Higgins, 59802)
3/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Saltair (12408 W Saltair Dr, 84044)
3/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater (401 2nd St NW, 87102)
3/8 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (935 E Colfax Ave, 80206)
3/9 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up (450 S Galena St, 81611)
3/10 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre (1135 13th St, 80302)
3/12 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom (423 N Main St, 74101)
3/13 San Angelo, TX @ San Angelo Coliseum (50 E 43rd St, 76903)
3/14 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues (2200 N Lamar St, 75202)
3/15 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (813 St Emanuel St, 77003)
3/16 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues (225 Decatur St, 70130)
3/18 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa (317 Monticello Ave, 23510)
3/19 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place (300 York St, 06511)
3/20 Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (79 Washington St, 02903)
3/21 New York, NY @ Blender Theater (127 E 23rd St, 10010)
3/24 Bloomington, IN @ Jake's Nightclub (419 N Walnut St, 47404)
3/26 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's (5675 St. Joe Rd, 46835)
3/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Epic (510 1st Ave N, 55403)
3/28 Columbus, OH @ Red Zone (303 S Front St, 43215)
3/29 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (329 N Dearborn, 60610)
About Nu Jerzey Devil
Nu Jerzey Devil is on track to epitomize the meaning of “jack of all trades” when it comes to music, and he’s focused on being the master of all that he does. His new single “Different Girls” featuring Lil Wayne has catapulted the established Black Wall Street producer/DJ to overnight recognition as a lyricist and songwriter, kicking of his bigger plan for 2009.
In addition to developing his own LiveliHood Entertainment label, Nu Jerzey Devil will be releasing his Art of the Devil mixtape project on March 3, followed by an EP of original work entitled Heaven or Hell in April, and his full-length debut album Devil’s Playground in August, all in association with SoBe Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Fontana Distribution.
Born Anthony Torres in the South Bronx, Nu Jerzey Devil lived on Cedar Avenue with his family. When he was four-years-old, his mother and six siblings moved to New Jersey. The youngest of the children, Torres emulated his older brothers every move and soon caught on to their influences in Hip Hop. By age seven, Nu Jerzey Devil began rapping, and when he was 18 he traded a friend a .45 caliber gun for DJ equipment. As the inspiration to make music overtook him, he procured a Dr. Rhythm beat machine and a Yamaha DJX keyboard to start his own production endeavors.
Within two years of his start-up as a producer, Jerzey was contacted by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins of Darkchild Productions. Impressed by the budding artist, Jerkins took Jerzey with him to Miami for a few meetings. When they returned home, Nu Jerzey Devil immediately joined the Darkchild team, and scored the soundtrack for the 2003 Jessica Alba film Honey (Universal Pictures). The pair then moved to Los Angeles and worked on My Baby’s Daddy (Miramax Films) starring Anthony Anderson, Eddie Griffin and Method Man.
During his time in L.A., Jerzey linked with Darkchild team member Phat Rat, and was introduced to Dr. Dre protégé The Game. They immediately hit the studio and recorded “The Black Wall Street Anthem” – most notably heard as The Black Wall Street’s intro on their official website. The chemistry bubbled as the duo continued recording, as The Game was simultaneously creating The Black Wall Street label. Without hesitation, Nu Jerzey Devil was the first signee to the new company. He moved to Compton, California to Cedar Block, and history was in the making.
While Nu Jerzey Devil continues to produce and record with The Game and the rest of Black Wall Street, he is now taking the time to act on his aspirations for a solo career. “I always wanted to be an artist, but never really took it seriously,” he explains. “One day Game said, ‘You should start rapping since you already have a fan base’ and I was like, ‘You know what? Why not?’ And that’s when I went in and laid down some vocals.”
Nu Jerzey Devil’s first official rap venture is the single “Different Girls” featuring Lil Wayne, which has turned out to be an instant hit with fans. His new mixtape Art of the Devil will give the streets a solid taste of Jerzey’s lyrical and songwriting abilities.
Features will include a few artists including Lil Wayne, Maino, Ray J, Young Buck, Baby, Stack$, Jay Rock and Urban Mystic; however this is going to be a true testament to Nu Jerzey Devil’s own talent. "I was careful about collaborating with artists who bring something to my vision for the mixtape," explains Jerzey. "This is my first real presentation of myself on the mic, so I want the fans to know who I am as an artist."
The upcoming EP Heaven or Hell and full-length album Devil’s Playground will further the movement as he incorporates original production and well thought-out guest spots. Other producers already slated for these projects include Scott Storch, E.P. (Executive Producer for The Game’s LAX album) and Jerzey’s own LiveliHood Entertainment production team Surround Sound. The feature line-up thus far includes Reggae star Jah Cure, R&B sensation Raheem Devaughn, Lil Wayne and The Game.
As he develops his music, Nu Jerzey Devil will set aside outside projects for a while; however he is confident in his long term relationship with Black Wall Street being there as he grows. “Me and Game will always work together,” explains Jerzey. “He’s been my homie since day one, and will always be my homie no matter what. We are actually planning on dropping a new mixtape together really soon, so be on the lookout for that!”
While he reps New Jersey to the fullest, the young world-traveler is taking a universal approach to his music. “I just want people to know that Nu Jerzey Devil is definitely a well-rounded artist. You never know what to expect from me. Today I might be on some hood sh*t, and tomorrow I can be on some pop record. I do music for the whole world, not just for one area or person. I don’t limit myself at all.”
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