FEATURING UNK FROM DEBUT ALBUM IS THE #1
AS THE MOST ADDED SINGLE ON RYTHMIC RADIO
“2XL’s Highly Anticipated Debut Album “Neighborhood Rapstar,” Released by Monopoly Music/Tommy Boy Entertainment In Stores February 20th
(January xx, 2007 – NEW YORK) Superstar Rap Duo, 2XL, has the industry buzzing with their breakthrough new single, “Magic City,” debuted at #1 as the most added single at rythmic radio this last week. “Magic City” featuring UNK was produced by mega producer Scott Storch and is the official first single from 2XL’s highly anticipated debut album, “Neighborhood Rapstar,” which will be released by Monopoly Music/Tommy Boy Entertainment on February 20th.
Showcasing their lyrical talents through a 14-track masterpiece which features collaborations with other young emerging artists (Candy Hill, Ak’sent, and Na’Shay), “Neighborhood Rapstar” is the story of two brothers who overcame adversity, using their common love for music to bring their fans a sonically powered album. With writing and production credits on every record, the album also boasts production and co-production credits with hit makers such as Mr. DJ, The Co-Stars, French, Greg Charley, Audio Assassins, Juggernauts and Key Players.
The album’s buzz single, “Kissing Game,” released last summer, set the stage for a major debut with a tremendous amount of airplay in key markets such as Houston, Detroit, Minneapolis and California, followed by their self-produced club single, “Kitty Kat” featuring rap legend, E-40. Other album favorites include the somber “The Chapters”, produced by Audio Assassins, which chronicles their tumultuous lives over a chilling piano, drum-driven beat and “The Hustle’s Gone” produced by Mr. DJ where rapper E-40 returns with his signature standout, lyrical flow. And on the touching, personal record, “Mama Of Mine” produced by French, 2XL sends a tribute to their single mother who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1996.
Songwriting since the age of ten, 2XL, is emerging as the next generation of superstars to capture the spotlight. With Business smarts, street savvy and an untouchable determination to succeed, Laze and Royal, have one goal in mind: to be viewed and respected as other rap duos that they admire who have paved the way, such as Mobb Deep, Ying Yang Twins and the legendary rap duo, Outkast. Six years in the making, 2XL, is ready to share their story with the world.
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About Tommy Boy Entertainment
Originally conceived and started by Tom Silverman in his cramped New York City apartment in early 1981, Tommy Boy released the definitive hip-hop 12” single, Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force. This was the record every DJ coveted and had in their crates. This was the record that inspired countless MC’s to pick up the mic. This was the record everyone rhymed over. This was the break dance anthem. Tommy Boy brought “Planet Rock “ and the exciting New World of an urban Bronx street culture to the rest of America and the entire world. Industry insiders predicted hip-hop music to be a passing trend, a momentary fad, with no commercial viability, but Tommy Boy silenced critics as “Planet Rock “ quickly went gold, moving over 600,000 units, and being among the only 12” singles to ever do so. It is one of the most sampled songs in the history of recorded music. Its beat and production style is credited with inspiring and launching new music genres from Freestyle and Miami Bass to West Coast Rap and Dirty South. Just check the statistics: Numerous top-ten hits, SEVENTY-SEVEN combined Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America, including gold singles from Afrika Bambaataa, Club Nouveau, De La Soul, and Digital Underground. www.tommyboy.com <http://www.tommyboy.com/>