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DURT MOBB CLIK: ABOUT US !!
It was only a matter of time before two-man tag team Durt Mobb Click sprouted past the tobacco fields of North Carolina onto independent fruition from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Deeply seeded with distinct, homegrown wordplay, infectious, head-bobbing hooks and versatile styles reminiscent of Big Boi and Dre 3000 in their early years, this Fayetteville-based collective will soon have us all addicted to their charismatic charm and robust musical flavors.
Comprised of 25-year-old hometown legend Rollin' Weight and 20-year-old titan Yung Cakes, Durt Mobb Clik is by far the flyest duo to ascend from the Tar Heel State since the Wright Brothers. Fueled by rapidly emerging independent powerhouse label Da Mouf Records since 2004, the group has shelled out mix tapes like a fresh pack of casino 52s and spawned a legion of fans along the Eastern seaboard. And now, they're back on deck with a one-two knockout combo special edition mix tape of the Aphilliates DJ, Don Cannon's 28 Grams series entitled Kuntry Gangstaz and Hittman DJ Bigga Rankins' Real Nigga Radio mix tape series entitled Da Undaground Takeova.
"We are southern; we get influences from all over the south, so the styles are going to be similar to other Kountry Gangstaz around the world," explains Rollin' Weight. "But being from Carolina, we gotta represent for the millions of our people who need representation."
Born Dalvin Lewis in Fayetteville's Murk community (short for main thoroughfare Murchison Road), Weight hasn't always been the flame-throwing microphone mangler you hear wrecking mix tapes today. Coming up, everyday was a struggle for this young survivor. "Murk is the hood. It's the poor part of town- itís the ghetto, the trap, or whatever you wanna call it," he clarifies. "Everybody is grinding and trying to get paid. You gotta watch your back at all times and be on guard."
He wouldn't change his street hustle until bumping into late-90s Washington, D.C.-based group Section 8 Mob as they were in town looking for new talent. Pressing his luck, he went into the studio and recorded a three-song demo for the group. But instead of submitting it to Section 8, he recorded even more songs to make an EP in 2000 called Sneak Preview and sold copies hand to hand across town. His buzz grew almost instantly. Two years later, he came back with his first album Out the Gate. In 2003, he dropped Out The Gate 2 and Out the Gate 3 in 04.
By this time, Weight had become a local legend, and upstart local label Da Mouf Records was looking for a hood rich rapper. "I heard about Rollin' Weight in 1999, in 2000, in 2001. I kept hearing about him. I figured he was already with a label because
Of the way his name was buzzing," remembers label CEO Blaq Pope. "He had a buzz in 20 or 30 cities and hick towns, in the clubs and on radio. Rollin' Weight was selling cds at stop lights, stop signs, outside the malls, in stores, at gas stations everywhwere. I was impressed with his grind."
The perfect contrast to Weight's gruff on the mic, experienced in the game and mature demeanor is his partner in rhyme - a scrapping hard head named Yung Cakes. Raised in Fayetteville's Bonnie Doone community, Cakes has witnessed trials way past his two decades on this planet. "I done been through things that men twice my age have gone through," he says. "I done seen people get beat to death, been shot at by dudes I didn't even know. Hell, I done even been shot. But I ain't trying to glorify none of it. It's nothing different from the average hood story, what people do everyday around the world."
But while the streets constantly beckoned, music naturally flowed through his veins. His father used to tap dance and play trumpet; mother used to sing and uncle owned a club across the street from the projects where Cakes grew up. Unfortunately, though, the hood took him under when he was sent to a detention center at the age of 13 then to training school until his 16 birthday. "When I got locked up, that was the best time for me as far as music," Cakes recalls, " because I was able to sit down, focus and be clever with my wordplay. I had a clear head."
So when he touched down on free ground, he pursued a career in rap with a vengeance. Appearing in open mic nights in several clubs across town, he would eat rappers for dinner and have the rest of their crews for dessert. His buzz grew past the clubs to the ears of Blaq Pope who signed Cakes to the label to complete their music movement. The group's first projects were a well respected mix tapes, Talk of the Town and EP Get That Money Right both released in 2004. They came back the following year with a DJ Dutty Laundry-hosted mix tape entitled Hood Talk with cameos from Jazze Pha, David Banner, Gucci Mane, Bone Crusher, Rasheeda and their rowdy anthem single "Riot" featuring Diamond from Crime Mob and Pastor Troy.
Now with the release of a special edition mix tape of Aphilliates, DJ Don Cannon's 28 Grams series entitled Kuntry Gangstaz and Hitman DJ Bigga Rankins' Real Nigga Radio mix tape series entitled Da Undaground Takeova, Dust Mobb Click is set to make The south even grimier. Prepare for the real.