Boyz N Da Hood are back with "Back Up N Da Chevy"!

Block Ent./Bad Boy South recording group Boyz N Da Hood has announced the release of their new album, “BACK UP N DA CHEVY.” The ATL-based rap crew’s eagerly awaited second collection – which features the banging hit single, “Everybody Know Me” – lands in stores and online today.

Handpicked and formed some three years ago by Block Ent. CEO Russell ‘Block’ Spencer, Boyz N Da Hood earned instant stripes for its raw-edged recasting of classic gangsta rap. “I wanted to create something aggressive and hard-hitting,” says Block, “a group that could step up the game for the entire Block Ent. movement.”

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Boyz N Da Hood drop new album

BACK UP N DA CHEVY” is the new album release from The ATL-based hip hop rap crew Boyz N Da Hood. The hip hop community has enthusiastically awaited this second collection from this phenomenal hip hop crew. The album which features the banging hit single, “Everybody Know Me” has already landed in stores and online.

Formed over three years ago by Block Ent. CEO Russell ‘Block’ Spencer, the hip hop gangsta rap artists Boyz N Da Hood earned instant stripes for its raw-edged recasting of classic gangsta rap.

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We Invented the Remix Vol. 2 is coming in December!

We Invented the Remix Vol. 2 is an album by Diddy with the Bad Boy Family, to be released December 18, 2007. Puffy confirmed this himself on 106 & Park Thursday July 19, 2007. The album is to feature work from artists Diddy, LeToya, Yung Joc, The Game, Cassie, Boyz N Da Hood, Cheri Dennis, Brandy, Lil Jon, Danity Kane, B5, Jordan McCoy, Justin Timberlake, 8Ball & MJG, Nelly Furtado, Elephant Man, Gorilla Zoe, and new-comer Aasim.

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Gorilla Zoe talks about his new album

Atlanta bred rapper and Boyz N Da Hood group member Gorilla Zoe is preparing to release his upcoming Block Entertainment debut titled Welcome to the Zoo.

The album features production by heavyweights like Jazze Pha, Sha Money XL, Drumma Boy and others.

“Back in the day, they called the city the concrete jungle because can get ate up out there, but its more restricted now,” Gorilla Zoe said of the album’s title. “The whole world is watching. We’re living like we’re [in] the damn zoo and we’re the animals being watched.”

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Boyz N Da Hood Re-group after Young Jeezy, "We Didn't Even Want Another Member"

After breaking onto the scene in 2005 with their hit “Dem Boyz,” Atlanta’s Boyz N da Hood fell back for a minute. Back on their hustle, SOHH recenty caught up with the ATLiens as they spoke about their new project, life after Jeezy, and why the streets love them.

Though the group’s original four-man line up included Young Jeezy, the Snowman has since departed from the ranks, leaving the members to fill the void left by his absence. And while rumored members have included the likes of Lil’ Wayne and Rick Ross, the guys decided on fellow ATL rapper Gorilla Zoe to round out the quartet.

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Diddy plots Bad Boy invasion this summer

Sean “Diddy” Combs is planning a Bad Boy invasion this summer with his imprint releasing six new albums before the end of the year.

Yung Joc will kick things off with his sophomore album, Hustlenomics, which is slated to hits shelves on July 31. The set’s first single, “Coffee Shop”, which features Gorilla Zoe is already getting rotation on major radio stations.

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Diddy shows off new stuff from Yung Joc - and himself, of course - at NYC event

The Bad Boy CEO previewed a slew of new music and ventures from his label that he plans to release in the next few weeks and months. Diddy’s new stuff ranged from his next Press Play single – the Mario Winans-assisted “Through the Pain” – to the first single from Yung Joc’s forthcoming sophomore set to a sneak-peek clip of the upcoming season of MTV’s “Making the Band 4”.

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Boyz N Da Hood - The Boyz Are Back

Boyz N Da Hood captured the nation's attention in 2005 with their self-titled debut album and hit single “Dem Boyz.” Critics soon labeled the group the N.W.A. of the South and they were able to give Bad Boy Records the street credibility that the label was missing after the death of the Notorious B.I.G. and the release of The L.O.X.

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Block Ent. taking over the summer

With 3 albums scheduled to be released within 3 months Block Ent. continues to prove themselves as “True Hustlas”. Yung Joc will be the first artist to set off this chain of releases with is highly anticipated sophomore album “Hustlenomics” (July 31st). Next in line is Boyz N Da Hood with their much awaited follow up album “Back Up In Da Chevy” that's sure to be even hotter than the first. And 3rd in this chain off releases is Boyz N Da Hood's newest member Gorilla Zoe, who's hit single “Hood N*gga” has audiences curious about his debut album “Welcome To The Zoo” (Sep 25th).

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Jody Breeze: In due time

Many are wondering what is going on with Boyz N Da Hood's youngest member Jody Breeze. He has an album “Day In the Life” which has yet to be released and has kept fans patiently waiting for the project. Last year he released two volumes of his “Best Kept Secret” mixtape with DJ Don Cannon and DJ Ideal respectively, and to keep those same fans salivating for that album. It is now 2007 and the J-O-D-Y Breeze joins WordofSouth to tell the readers what is going on with him.

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"Young & Yunger" movie with Yung Joc

According to rapper Young Dro, he and fellow Atlanta native Yung Joc have teamed to create a new movie, “Young & Yunger.” While Dro didn’t reveal the details of the plot, the movie is being pitched to some Hip-Hop Hollywood A-listers.

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Mixtape: DJ Smallz & Boyz-N-Da-Hood – Welcome To My Block Pt. 2

DJ Smallz aka “Mr. Southern Smoke” heads down to Atlanta to unleash the hottest music from the Bad Boy South’s Boyz-N-Da-Hood as they introduce their fourth and final member – Gorilla Zoe!!!

Gorilla Zoe has a lot to get off his chest as he lyrically ambushes track after track including a diss record towards The Game!!! As if that wasn’t enough check out new exclusives from Boyz-N-Da-Hood’s honorary members Rick Ross, Yung Joc & T.I.

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New Yung Joc album in Christmas?

Yung Joc said his debut LP, New Joc City, is doing so well, he might drop a second album before 2006 is over. And Warner Music executives are all for it.

”[Warner Music Executive Vice President] Kevin Liles “Setting the pace is key. You can last longer if you set the pace.” — Yung Joc wants a Christmas release for real,” Joc said. “It’s crazy. You never know what could happen. Setting the pace is key. You can last longer if you set the pace.”

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Reuters catches up with Diddy

Reuters catches up with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Chief Executive and Founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, whose T.V. reality show act Danity Kane topped the charts this week, marking its third hit in as many months. His own album, “Press Play”, is out Oct. 17.

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Rick Ross mentions Diddy in interview

Rick Ross was interviewed by MTV and he mentions Diddy and Boyz N Da Hood-

I’m fiendin’ to sit down and put some songs together with Diddy, the Boyz N Da Hood project.

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Bad Boy South President 'Block' hosting Block

Block Entertainment, in conjunction with Atlanta's V-103, is set to host a series of block parties this summer, organized by Bad Boy South’s President, Russell “Block” Spencer.

A total of four Summer Block Parties will be held every two weeks with the first one taken place today (June 21) from 2pm-8pm.

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Russell "Block" Spencer interview

Atlanta native Russell “Block” Spencer is credited for guiding Young Jeezy and Boyz N Da Hood to stardom. As part owner of Sho’ Nuff Records, President of Bad Boy South and CEO of his own label Block Ent. the year ahead promises even more hits for Spencer, this week’s Player to Watch.

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Bad Boy South information

Bad Boy South's president, Block, takes time out from running three different labels to speak on choosing between Dr. Dre and Diddy, getting Bruce Willis on a rap record and all the crazy rumors surrounding the future of Boyz N Da Hood.

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Block Ent/Bad Boy South newcomer Yung Joc talks

Block Enterprises/Bad Boy South artist Yung Joc is currently enjoying a huge buzz throughout Atlanta over his first single “It’s Going Down.” SOHH recently had the opportunity to chop it up exclusively with the young rapper about his newfound fame and his upcoming album.

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Boyz N Da Hood

Boyz N Da Hood

When Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Ren, and Eazy-E (R.I.P.) brutally bum rushed the scene almost two decades ago with cinematic street tales of guns, girls, and gangbanging, they filled a definite void in rap music at a time when syrupy sweet hip-hop byproducts dominated the airwaves.

Today, the Atlanta-based four-man ghetto mafia Boyz N Da Hood pick up where their forerunners in street music left off. As the south's most dangerous group, Big Duke, Jody Breeze, Big Gee, and newest initiate Gorilla Zoe pull that same type of jack move on the industry, and with just as much attitude.

Armed with full banana clips of head-banging beats and rhymes rough enough to slap the taste out of your mouth, they vividly reintroduce the rough and tumble traps of the A with the spring ‘07 release of their sophomore Block Entertainment/ Bad Boy South drive-by on wax, Back Up N Da Chevy. Fueling up with the runaway street single, “G'd Up,” they head back to the block atop mid-tempo production of low-pitched horns, a jumpy string section, and funk-laden synthesizers.

“Y'all better tighten up on your seat belt. It's gone be hot,” says Gee with anticipation. “That new Boyz N Da Hood is gone kill them.”

Dropping their self-titled major label debut in 2005, the group was handpicked and formed some three years ago by Block Entertainment CEO Russell “Block” Spencer. Adding momentum to their movement, the group received a boost after a seminal multi-million-dollar label deal was made between Block and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs in early 2006. They earned instant stripes with their debut smash single “Dem Boyz.”

“At the time, the music game got real watered down as far as we were concerned. The music wasn't reflecting a gangsta sound,” Duke explains. “People were comparing us to NWA not ‘cause we sound like them. It was the rawness, the gutter, going back to the streets. We give the same formula.”

Slightly different from the original line-up, which included platinum-selling Def Jam artist Young Jeezy, the group now includes a new enlistee to man the position of The Snowman – hard-nosed ATL hired gun Gorilla Zoe. While Gee represents A-town's Mechanicsville community, Duke holds it down for Decatur, and Jody corresponds to the country roads of Griffin, Ga., Zoe claims every highway, byway and side street of the A. And his new position is a perfect fit.

“Being in this situation is an honor. I'm a fan of Boyz N Da Hood. I love the music, and I love the movement of Block Entertainment,” Zoe says proudly. “I respect the slick talk of Jody Breeze. I respect the gutter of Big Gee, the OG qualities in the play-calling of Duke, and the boss status of Block.”

But even with new blood in the fold, BNDH still delivers the same gritty street verses that granted them platinum ghetto passes from hood to hood. Proof is in the strong-arm title track. Over futuristic keys, faint bongos and back-breaking bass, they ride dirty through the hoods of Atlanta.

Riding alongside West Coast don Ice Cube on “Choppers,” they empty verbal clips atop a driving bass track, faint synthesizers, and gun shots cocked. And on the danceable cut “We Ready,” they put in work with label mate Yung Joc chanting on the hook. Making nonbelievers respect their gangsta, they divulge their nonstop hustle on top of choppy sonic quirks and trademark heavy drums.

“We are reaching a lot of different people in one group. I think we speak to so many people ‘cause there are more have-nots in the world than people who got it,” proclaims Duke. “We speak for people trying to get it, out there hustling and bumping their heads and still trying to find their way.”

Much like their Compton counterparts who paved the way for gangsta rap, Boyz N Da Hood doesn't make music for the radio. On-location street reporters who bring the same jarring brutality of life to vivid musical projections, BNDH puts the gangsta back into rap with Back N Da Chevy. Buckle up. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

Bad Boy buys into Block Entertainment

Actually inked on December 10th, 2005, a contractual deal will see Bad Boy Entertainment releasing new Block Entertainment albums from rap newcomer Yung Joc, as well as Boyz N Da Hood members Jody Breeze and Big Gee.

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Lil Wayne new member of BNDH ?

According to Block (President of Bad Boy South) Lil’ Wayne is now a member of Boyz N Da Hood AND Jeezy is no longer a member of the group.

Chopper: "I'm going to shock the world like when Janet's titties popped out."

Yesterday, Chopper, aka Young City of Making Da Band fame, was a guest on 106 & Park, along with Bad Boy South’s HNIC Diddy, to premiere the first video, “Lil Daddy” off his debut LP. SOHH.com caught up with Young City exclusively, to find out more about his new album.

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New Boyz N Da Hood video

Yes it’s finally true, check out MTV2 to see BNDH new video this Sunday at 5:30pm. And if u miss it then don’t worry, cause it come on again Tuesday August 16 at 1:00p.m on MTV2 so don’t miss it!!

Boyz N Da Hood #5 @ Billboard

Gangsta rap has returned. Congratulations to Boyz N Da Hood for debuting at #5 on the Billboard Top 100, #3 on the R&B chart and #2 on the Rap Chart! Big up to the fans for supporting them and keep up the good work, the movement has just begun.

Boyz N Da Hood album out now!

The Boyz N Da Hood self-titled album is in stores now! Go buy the album today and support Boyz N Da Hood & Bad Boy.

Pre-order Boyz N Da Hood album!

Remember to pre-order self-titled album from Boyz N Da Hood today! Album drops on tuesday, June 21, 2005.

Vote Boyz N Da Hood

Remember to vote every day for Boyz N Da Hood in the 106 & Park show in BET. Vote here. Remember also to vote B5 in MTV Advance Warning.

Boyz N Da Hood news

Boyz N Da Hood are number one on the Urban new and active chart. Boyz N Da Hood – Dem Boyz (Bad Boy/Atlantic) have 35 stations playing them with 5 adds in the past week.

Boyz N Da Hood album info

Boyz N Da Hood has been in studio all month – working on their debut album. So far the group has recorded about 40 songs with various producers. Album will be in stores February 2005.

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