- Artist: 9 Volt
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/12/2003
The 21st century version of Run-D.M.C., Eric B. & Rakim and Gangstarr is here. The M.C. and DJ duo has returned in full force. With the combination of the universal style of P. Wize on the mic and the quick hands of DJ C4 on the one and twos and his ill beats, 9 Volt is bringing back 'grass roots' hip-hop in full stream. P. Wize was born in Brooklyn, New York and now resides in East Orange, New Jersey. About ten years ago, P. Wize began his music career competing in local talent shows and performing in street parties combining the rough rhyme style he adopted in Brooklyn, with the more party oriented New Jersey sound. P. Wize was apart of a group who were signed to an independent label, but, due to creative differences, they were dropped from the label. P. Wize does not have any musical influences, but says, 'anyone who writes from the heart, influences me to express myself.' DJ C4 was also born and resides in Brooklyn, New York and acquired the love for music at a very early age. About eleven years ago, he began making mix tapes and dee jaying parties. His early musical influences include Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. DJ C4's musical influences in hip-hop include Run-D.M.C., Eric B. & Rakim and Public Enemy. DJ C4 was immediately dedicated and determined in learning and mastering the art of the scratch and becoming the 'complete DJ' through hours and hours of practicing daily, mixing songs, switching from turntable to turntable at incredible speeds and creating funky melodic scratches. He was apart of a group that recorded several demos and performed at several showcases, but nothing came of it. In 2001, DJ C4 started his own record label, Doomzday Entertainment, Inc. and immediately started his hunt for an M.C. who possessed the hardcore and smooth melodic style that would compliment his beats and tracks to bring back the M.C./DJ tandem. DJ C4 found those skills in P. Wize, signed him to his label and 9 Volt was born. Shortly after signing P. Wize, 9 Volt began recording their debut album, 'The Final Hour'. 9 Volt has had successful performances around New York City at Crosstown Records Talent Showcase and The Ron Alexander Talent Showcase and Variety TV show, just to name a few. They are soon going to take their show on the road, nationwide, and eventually, worldwide. Fully charged and taking no prisoners, 9 Volt is ready to bring their high-powered style and flavor to hip-hop now, and for several years to come. If you want to groove. If you have been waiting to hear the MC/DJ tandem back in hip-hop, you're wait is finally over. 9 Volt's debut album, 'The Final Hour' is here. You will not be disappointed. NOTES: - Award Nominee for 'Most Original Group' for the 1st Annual Underground Awards Show presented by Promo Radio & Hip Hop Palace. - Their debut single, 'Cool', is currently being played on various radio shows worldwide. - Performs at All Flava Entertainament and Mr. Overlord Productions 'Urban Combat' Talent Showcase in New York City. - Performs on The Ron Alexander Variety TV Show in New York City. - Performs at The Ron Alexander Talent Showcase at club Downtime in New York City. - Performed at Crosstown Records Talent Showcase at club Downtime in New York City (multiple appearances).
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