BALANCE FEATURED ARTISTS
Produced by Edward “DJ Phatty” Banks,
“Balance” a full length LP featuring 16 artists from Cleveland, was released Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 following a listening party at Medusa Lounge.
“Balance comes from me feeling like I could mix multiple genres of music on one project, I thinkit’s a strong representation of our urban arts community as it relates to music.” –Phatty Banks
Ricki Rich and her Trap Rock Star movement flexes on tracks Red Cups, Extras and the remix of Flexin."I plan on becoming a franchise to the public expressing life's struggles through music." -Ricki
"I'm trying to progress my generation making them feel my music furthermore be a legend!" - Noonie He is featured on the dance record Get That Work Out on the Balance LP.
"I want to make singing cool again. Love, heartbreak, kicking it and having fun; your story is someone else's and they need someone to speak for them."-Dre Walton is featured on 3 songs released on the Balance project, Wild Mid-West, 90s R&B and Watch It Fall.
"I want to bring the real back, the struggle, the joy, the real story of a city kid from a ghetto like yours with real problems like yours." -Kerby Kerby realness is delivered on Balance tracks Wild Mid-West, Extras and All I Know.
"I would like to create a different sound that's not in confines of genre in the sense of gospel or secular but helps inspire. Music is just about the transparency of the life we live." -Dalomonze He is featured on the Balance album "On A Sunday".
"I want to be a new fresh voice in hip-hop. I want to share a new perspective of women in this nation and from my hometown Cleveland." -Gold Rose She appears on the self wrote Certified introducing Kool Kirk and Co-Producer Antoine Christopher Smith to DJ Phatty Banks.
"I want to be able to connect with people around the world and instill peace in their hearts like God has done for mine. I haven't always known peace and I was blessed with the gift of music. I want to provide the same feeling for anyone who wants different." - Billie Billie is featured on Balance tracks Do Better and Yall Act Like.
"My music is bubble gum flavor medicine. People don't like medicine so I have to put it in a way that they will accept it." - Basheer He is featured on the Balance track called Yall Act Like
"I want people to feel love when they hear music...I want it to affect them emotionally and take their mind to another place...a better place." - Brandon He is featured on the Balance album on "Watch It Fall"
"I really wanna be a superstar and the face of the city but at the same time I want that bread on the Master P side." -Pooh Gutta He is featured on the Balance album track Same Gang.
"I wanna show the youngins, the trenches aint our only option. Niggaz can win if they want too. This shit made for us to stay trapped in. I wanna give em motivation to hustle and own things, not live life starting from point A over and over." -Preme Preme is featured on songs Same Gang and Wild Mid-West.
"Honestly, I just want to deliver some relatable and groovy tunes. Timeless vibes." -Dubxx He is featured on Same Gang off the Balance album.
"We want to make a BIG musical impact! to where every gender and race can listen to our music, make them happy and put them in a positive MOOD!" -Nahzzy They appear on the Flexin (Remix) on the Balance album.
" I want show individuals that killing and robbing shouldn't be a option to make it out the struggle, and you don't have to be thug to be cool." - Kool Kirk He is featured on Certified with Gold Rose on the Balance LP.