Code Red’s “Summer Jam”

“Ooooh, and I like it…”It’s smooth and
warm and that hook from El Debarge makes it the just right song for Summer
06. WDJX and WGZB, KMRK, WZBZ, WXIS, WRVZ, WRED, KNDA, KSEQ and WPOW are
all aboard “Summer Jam” – the single from Code Red’s
soon-to-drop debut album “All Aboard” on Toucan
Cove/Universal. ALL ABOARD has been earning rave reviews
while mix shows and club DJs are requesting tracks to spin.

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“The best thing to come out of Kentucky since Colonel Sanders’
drumsticks.” altrap.com

Formed from the deep indie talent pool
of Louisville, Kentucky, Code Red has been the crew to contend with since
1998. With the musical motto “Not Confined, Not Defined,” Code Red bridges
the hip hop generation gap with healthy reverence for old school as well as
daring reflections of the new school. The result? Their debut album,
All Aboard, on Toucan Cove/Universal Republic is one of the most eagerly
anticipated of 2006.

El One Wise, a prolific MC, and Junior Dread, a
Jamaican Reggae artist, though having completely different backgrounds, had a
mutual desire to create a fresh, pure sound that embraced all the possibilities
of lyrics and beats. With El One’s worldly vision and Dread’s fiery
energy, the foundation for Code Red was laid. After recruiting
super-producer Watz, whose production confidence is matched only by his sense of
humor, the offbeat and experimental MC Manfred joined the crew, and the
community started buzzing about Code Red – one of the livest hip hop groups on
the come up.

“Summer Jam,” the first single from All Aboard drops just in
time to complement those lazy days – an ode to top-down cruising, wearing less
clothes and whatever takes the edge off after work. “Summer Jam” riffs off that
smooth “ooh, and I like it” from El DeBarge’s hit and turns it into the perfect
midyear groove.

From the hard-edged mic annihilation on “Elbow Room”
(burnin’ up XM Raw) to the playfully frenetic lyrical onslaught of “Let Yo Hair
Down,” All Aboard showcases intense interaction between the MCs, neckbending
beats and tight production. Continued El One, “Every track is like a
Cracker Jack box…you never know what you’re gonna hear. Some of it’s
clubby, some of it’s crazy, some of it’s chill, but it’s all true to Code
Red.”

What’s also true to Code Red is social commentary. “Give Me a
Reason” is a song is about The Iraqi War. “It’s not anti-war or
anti-soldier. It shows the dual face of being in the military, and what
real soldiers think and want to hear,” explained El One, who is not an outsider,
but a soldier himself. As is Dread. Both were Army men stationed at
Fort Knox, and Dread is a Desert Storm vet. Both walk the walk, and
talking the talk created a single that keeps listeners thinking and
remembering.

Code Red live shows are unforgettable, a power surge
that has heated the stage for 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Mystikal and
Nappy Roots, and have recorded with Skillz, Masta Ace and Smoke E. from
Playa.

Be on high alert, ’cause it’s gonna get hot up in here. Code
Red’s All Aboard drops in July ’06.

www.coderedmusic.net

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