Mr. Pookie Set To Release “Return of the Rippla” January 24th

“Leading off with some sizzling singles, the Top 10 Billboard Urban Singles Sales charter “Don’t Test Us, ” featuring Mr. Lucci and Mr. Montis, and the anthemic “Heads Up, ” featuring Lil’ Yo, the CD will make it clear to all both inside and outside of Texas why Mr. Pookie is considered “The King of Dallas Rap. “”

Mr. Pookie
Return of tha Rippla
Crawl 2 Ball Records / Boss Entertainment

IN STORES JANUARY 24!

Two heads are better than one. For sure, that works
well for Dallas/Ft. Worth rappers Mr. Pookie & Mr.
Lucci. Both accomplished MC’s with their own
strings of successes, they’ve teamed up numerous
times to slay listeners with their hot buttered
Southern-style lyrics and delivery. The two head up
their own record label, Crawl 2 Ball, and are now
signed to New York-based Boss Entertainment, a label
distributed by UMVD through Fontana.

Twice as nice, the dangerous duo has cooked up some
hotly-anticipated new music to lay on hip-hop fans,
and will appear on the music scene in a one-two
punch. Mr. Pookie’s RETURN OF THA RIPPLA will be
released on January 24, 2006, followed soon after by
Mr. Lucci’s new release, THE GOLDEN CHILD.

In the beginning…Mr. Pookie established himself with
his first CD, Tha Rippla, back in 2000, which sold
some 100,000 copies around the Dallas area and laid
down a unique countrified hip-hop sound for the D/FW
area, fueled by the hits “Southern Made Playa, ”
“Crook For Life ” and the title cut. Then came his
prot?©g?© Mr. Lucci, with his debut album, Diabolical,
which sold an equally impressive 60,000 units
locally, assisted by the killer track “Lifted, ” and
the title cut. The pair, who met back in 1998,
formed their own label, Crawl 2 Ball, in 2002 after
a dispute with their old label, and continued their
assault on the region with successive collaborative
efforts, including their much-talked-about
underground double CD release (with screwed version)
in 2002, My Life. The pair of hip-hop
artists/entrepreneurs pulled off the unheard of coup
of selling more than 30,000 units themselves
(according to Soundscan), and charting for several
weeks on Billboard’s R&B/Rap Albums chart, with
smashes “Gangsta ” and “Texas. ” As independent
artists with limited distribution, marketing and
promotion, Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci demonstrated all
their strength in both music and marketing. From
their solo albums to the collaborative projects, to
their appearances on the popular “chopped & screwed ”
mix CD compilations, and the new Dallas Crooks:
Southern Smoke Special Edition compilation CD by
mixtape icon D.J. Smallz, Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci
have sold an astounding 300,000 units in and beyond
the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Even
internationally-renowned DJ radio personality Greg
Street has proclaimed them as the hottest rap
artists ever to come out of Dallas. So…now it’s
time for the rest of the country to check them out.

First up, the laid-back Mr. Pookie’s RETURN OF THA
RIPPLA will pick up where his first album left off
five years ago, and go deeper into his flow.
Leading off with some sizzling singles, the Top 10
Billboard Urban Singles Sales charter “Don’t Test
Us, ” featuring Mr. Lucci and Mr. Montis, and the
anthemic “Heads Up, ” featuring Lil’ Yo, the CD will
make it clear to all both inside and outside of
Texas why Mr. Pookie is considered “The King of
Dallas Rap. ” Other stand-out tracks on the CD
include “player song ” “Ride, Roll And Smoke, ” the
R&B -leaning male/female duet “Feelin’ U, ” and the
autobiographical “Young Man, ” his personal favorite.
And listeners should also look out for “Robbin’ Tha
Game, ” “Texas Niggaz, ” “Hold Down, ” “Playa From Tha
Start, ” “Feel Like I Feel ” and “Times Get Rough
(Won’t Give Up). ”

Next up, the introspective Mr. Lucci’s THE GOLDEN
CHILD will present his creative new joints, since
his last solo project four years ago. “War, ” the
hardcore street/club tune, featuring Mr. Pookie,
Nitty & D, is the first single. Also notable are
the positive message laden “Stay Committed, ” the
catchy, street-anthemic “My Nigga, ” the
story-telling “I’m Gonna Make It, ” and “Trouble “,
which contains an interesting Mahalia Jackson
sample. And “Southside, ” “Chill Wit You, ” “They
Shady, ” “Can’t Take It, ” “Day By Day, ” and “Have U
Eva Loved ” (a personal dedication) are not to be
missed, along with Mr. Lucci’s song for the ladies,
“I’m Tired. ” All the tracks lay Mr. Lucci’s
electrifying creativity out in front of the listener.

J.R. Ewing did it big — everybody everywhere knew
he was the man — in 2006 and beyond, whether doing
it solo or on a collabo, Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci are
the Southern lyrical assassins and pair of hip-hop
visionaries to rep Dallas in the same big way!

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