ANYBODY KILLA (ABK) Holiday Jingle Tour
Wayne Da Payne, bake lo, mr. y.u.g., Izzy Dunfore, Fury, Rob-U-Blind, Jonny Weirdo, Dubbz-D & Haze, Killa Kut
261 Main street
Worcester, MA, 01608
Psychopathic Records, the axe wielding label that's been bringing audiences the finest in hardcore rap entertainment since 1992, is unleashing a new brand of terror upon the world. Coming down from the heavens to the ghettos of Detroit to your CD player is ABK, with his debut release "Hatchet Warrior". You may need to smoke a pound of green and turn the lights down low when you hear the album, otherwise you may feel like putting a hatchet in someone's back when the music is over.
ABK has slowly been making a name for himself, appearing on past Psychopathic releases such as Twiztid's "Freek Show", Blaze Ya Dead Homie's "1 Less G In Da Hood", and the latest Insane Clown Posse album, "The Wraith: Shangri-La". He's also toured as a rap partner for Blaze when he first signed on to the label, but last year he was given his opportunity to break out as a solo artist on Twiztid's "Mirror Mirror" tour and the 2002 Gathering of the Juggalos. The response to ABK's energetic stage show was phenomenal, and that success is what makes "Hatchet Warrior" one of the most anticipated albums from Psychopathic in the label's history.
With the release of Hatchet Warrior, ABK strengthens his own identity as a rapper rooted in the gangsta tradition, but with a heritage that makes him very unique in the rap business. A native of the Lumbee tribe, ABK represents the struggle of a man with an ancient heritage who's people were a part of the land that was savagely taken over by European conquest, then finds himself in the depraved ghetto struggling to get by in an overly idealistic, violent society. The same society that developed the cities through brutality now teach us to be peaceful in our aggressive, do or die search for money, power and respect. His eyes are constantly towards the stars as he watches the vision of a warrior constellation move slowly across the earth through time, his inner vision allows him to see that the violence of the streets is a continuation of this nation's brutal beginnings.
The high anticipated debut by this Juggalo killer comes after his nationwide tour as the opening act for labelmates Insane Clown Posse. Audiences everywhere are getting a taste of the killer style that is taking over the stages. Songs like "Ghetto Neighbor" and "Gang Related" take the old gangsta formula and flip it like a Jugga-mafia, ruthless to the core but loyal to the people that embrace the Psychopathic style as their own. The music is likely to exceed everyone's expectations, with songs like "Sticky Icky Situation" and "Ya Neden's Haunted" bearing the trademark humor of Psychopathic releases, along with the stellar musical production of Mike Puwal, producer of ICP's "The Wraith: Shangri-La", Dark Lotus "Tales From The Lotus Pod", and Zug Izland "Cracked Tiles". From start to finish, ABK is coming through with one of the best debut albums in the history of the label, and will prove to be one of the top up and coming artists of 2003.
Izzy Dunfore is a genuinely talented and exciting hip hop artist who has the drive, as well as the charisma, to be the next big thing. His influences begin in the Midwest of the U.S. and reach out all over the globe. He has collaborated with over 100 artists, written over 200 songs, and continues to wow audiences everytime he takes the stage. Born Lucas Lloyd Hewitt (9-11-80), Izzy Dunfore has made many connections through his work. He began his rap career recording under the name Luke Dogg and released his first recordings locally on an album called "Little Black Cap on a White Boy" in 2002.
He learned a lot from recording that album because it was his first time in the studio, paying for studio time, so he paid attention to everything the engineers showed him. In 2003, Izzy bought his own recording equipment and began production from home. His first attempts were captured and released that same year on an album called "Double Diamond Presents...". This was about the same time Izzy moved to Des Moines for the third time in four years. He was getting tired of working for other people, always being told what to do, and just going through the motions. Izzy wanted to be held to a higher standard.
He knew if he were going to reach his potential and expectations, he was going to have to live the part. He began selling drugs to make extra money, hung out at strip clubs, and started battling other mc's every week. This was a true test of Izzy's strength in the streets, as well as his ability and raw talent behind a microphone. By 2004, Izzy was living a fast paced life, but going no where in a hurry. He was working on a mixtape called "Originally Jacked" when he began planning a new beginning. Luke Dogg was growing to the point of change, and the "dogg" label was certainly beyond played out in the hip hop culture, and so the name Izzy Dunfore was adopted. He would become the one who never quits or gives up, no matter what is thrown at him.
The change was kept a secret until after the release of "Originally Jacked" and was met with many obsticals and hurdles to overcome. In 2005, decisions Izzy had made in the past couple years caught up to him. He was arrested in 2004, and while on probation, was raided by Ames and Story County Police and Drug Task Force. Unsure about his future, Izzy wrote two songs that would eventually break him into radio under his new name, Izzy Dunfore, which had lived up to it's creation right off the bat. The first song was called "I Can Deal With the Rain". At that time, Tony Tarbox was the host of "The Garage" a radio show which promoted local artists. He liked the song and asked if there was any other material available. Izzy offered him "Another Song of Mine". In that song, Izzy named the undercover officer who filed for the warrant to search his home. The Ames Police Department heard the song on the radio, called the station, and requested a copy of the song for their records.
Soon after, Izzy was asked to guest host "The Garage" and discuss the situation on air. This made the name Izzy Dunfore official, and the debut album "Only I" was released that same year. While "Only I" was being pressed up by Discmakers, Izzy Dunfore met Kombine began working as a group called "Simply Komplik8d". Together, Izzy and Kombine wrote and released "Front Page Newz" under White Trash Records. This was one of the busiest times of Izzy's life and career. He was on probation, in college, working a full time job, marketing a solo album, writing a group album, booking shows and pushing harder than ever before to create a "buzz". In 2006, just a few months after "Front Page Newz" was released, they put out another mixtape called "The Dunfore Project", which featured Kombine and Izzy along with collaborations from many other artists and friends in the MidWest. "Simply Komplik8d" was eventually prospected by DJ Starscream (#0 of Slipknot) and approached to be a part of his upcoming label, Tuff Bong Records.
They recorded eight songs with the new label when Starscream decided to sign Izzy Dunfore as a solo project, rather than Simply Komplik8d as a group. This put the group at odds and in March of 2007, the group split. In December 2007, Tuff Bong Records released the self titled album "Izzy Dunfore" into the world. "From start to finish, this record is a hit!" Izzy was given high expectations for this album, and shared the hopes of great success himself, however conflicts, cancellations, and internal management quarrels left Tuff Bong Records in ruins and left Izzy caught in the middle. He was made an offer to buy out his contract with the label, and did exactly that. Today, through all the drama and turbulence, Izzy Dunfore has found a friend and DJ in Fate, born Samuel Elgin (4-28-82). Izzy and Fate have been performing together across the country for thousands of fans. In 2009, Izzy and Fate moved to Minnesota and openned up the Dunfore Ranch which is home to Dunfore Records. The first release from Dunfore Records is "Fields of Opportunity", a double disc album. Izzy and Fate are currently touring and promoting the "Fields of Opportunity" album, and will be working with many artists along the road. Don't miss your chance to catch this act!! The World is DUNFORE!!!!
Drum & Bass is a culture with one eye fixated on the future. To achieve longevity within the scene a DJ must stay two steps ahead of the general public. The arsenal needed to achieve this task comes in the form of exclusive tunes and an acute ear for "the next sound". Since 1991 DJ Fury has not only met, but surpassed all these criteria.
Steve Blakley began the metamorphosis into his moniker of DJ Fury while snow boarding professionally in the early nineties. It was during this time that Blakley attended his first few raves and was introduced to DJ culture. Reluctant to assume the role of spectator Blakley soon purchased turntables and unknowingly took the first step of his new career. By 1992 Blakley had begun to play the sound of hardcore U.K. breakbeats at events around the Denver area under the guise of DJ Fury. By the next year this sound had began to transform into an early prototype of what would be known as Jungle. Fury shifted with the new sound seamlessly.
From this point forth the Denver Jungle scene snowballed along with Fury's DJ career. The year of 1995 saw the birth of the notorious Rewind series by Lowerworld which catered purely to up front Jungle. These events began to receive attention nationwide thus providing a huge stepping stone in Fury's career. Slowly but surely his reputation of providing the best tunes with flawless mixing began to spread from city to city. From there, Fury continued to expand his growing fan base by maintaining a rigorous DJ schedule rinsing out cities such as Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco, and many others. Despite this intense travel itinerary Fury still managed to hold down Denver by throwing monthly events (now known as Reload) and co-hosted one of the longest running weekly's in the nation (Breakdown Thursdays).
Currently Fury designs for and runs the internationally acclaimed graphic design company, The Firm Graphics, in between his DJing and event promotions. He is a resident DJ for Insomniac's Bassrush, their drum & bass division, and the Reload events are still running strong and picking up steam again in Denver. One thing is for sure - you can always count on some dance floor smashing drum and bass whenever he hits the stage.