“EVERYBODY KNOW” BOYZ N DA HOOD ARE BACK; ATL RAP CREW RETURNS WITH “BACK UP N DA CHEVY”; NEW ALBUM FEATURES SINGLE “EVERYBODY KNOW ME” AND “WE READY (FEAT. YUNG JOC)”; SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE ICE CUBE, T-PAIN, RICK ROSS
Block Ent./Bad Boy South recording group Boyz N Da Hood has announced the release of their new album, “BACK UP N DA CHEVY.” The ATL-based rap crew’s eagerly awaited second collection – which features the banging hit single, “Everybody Know Me” – lands in stores and online today.
Handpicked and formed some three years ago by Block Ent. CEO Russell ‘Block’ Spencer, Boyz N Da Hood earned instant stripes for its raw-edged recasting of classic gangsta rap. “I wanted to create something aggressive and hard-hitting,” says Block, “a group that could step up the game for the entire Block Ent. movement.” Fuelled by the hit single, “Dem Boyz,” the group’s self-titled 2005 debut album – certified gold by the RIAA – immediately established Duke, Big Gee, and Jody Breeze as the South’s most dangerous new group (original member Young Jeezy has since left the group and begun his own platinum-certified solo career).
The group’s newest enlistee is the one-and-only Gorilla Zoe, who has made a name for himself in recent months via his featured role on Block Ent./Bad Boy South labelmate Yung Joc’s hit single, “Coffee Shop,” as well as on his own just-released Block Ent./Bad Boy South solo debut, “WELCOME TO THE ZOO” (which features the current smash single, “Hood Figga”).
“Being in this situation is an honor,” Zoe says. “I’m a fan of Boyz N Da Hood. I love the music, and I love the movement of Block Entertainment. I respect the slick talk of Jody Breeze. I respect the gutter of Big Gee, the OG qualities in the play-calling of Duke, and the boss status of Block.”
“Everybody Know Me,” the first single from “BACK UP N DA CHEVY,” is currently blowing up at Urban radio outlets nationwide. The single was featured on the iTunes homepage upon its release earlier this year. In addition, the down-and-dirty album track, “Bite Down,” is shaping up as one of the year’s biggest street anthems.
“BACK UP N DA CHEVY” sees Boyz N Da Hood taking its cinematic street tales of guns, girls, and gangbanging to a whole new hardcore stratum. In addition to the aforementioned Yung Joc, the album is marked by guest appearances from a number of high-profile hip-hop luminaries, including T-Pain, Rick Ross, and the legendary Ice Cube. Among its producers are such top studio stars as Dee Jay Dana (Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe) and Drumma Boy (Young Jeezy, Juvenile, Paul Wall).