Over the past few
years G4 Recordz L.L.C., G4 Inc.s Record label, and Prime Time
Produxxtionz L.L.C., the production label of G4 Inc., have been bringing
you hit records and platinum albums (Lil Flip, Chamillionaire, Play-N-Skillz,
Frankie J., NBA Live, NFL Streetz, and many more) and will continue
this success throughout 2006. Starting out 2006 with Chamillionaires
hit single Ridin (Chamillitary/Universal Records)
and up and coming What You Gonna Do Natalie feat. Bun-B
of UGK (Latium/Universal), So Sexy Reyez feat. Play-N-Skillz
(G4/Latium), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album, Rob G. album, and of course
the Play-N-Skillz album Titanic to name a few, G4 Inc. will
grow to be a nationally recognized record label like the Bad Boy, Swisha
House, G-Units. PTP and G4 have been growing since 2001 and continue
to grow on a fast pace. Behind the success of these fast growing companies
is the famous Play-N-Skillz who are the entrepreneurs behind the creation
of the labels.
After only three
short years on the music scene Play-N-Skillz are poised and ready to
take on the rap world. From their origins rocking clubs in their hometown
Dallas, Texas to producing for some of raps heaviest hitters, they are
finally ready to show what they've really got. With their debut release
The Process, on Universal/Motown Records, the southwestern duo paved
the way for a future in the hip hop game vocally on top of their talent
for producing hit records. Following the footsteps of successful rapper/producers
such as Dr. Dre, Timbaland and Three 6 Mafia, Play-N-Skillz are currently
changing the face of hip hop with a new sound and a new ethnicity to
story is a unique one, as the brothers were raised in a South American
family that happened to reside in a predominantly African American neighborhood.
Play-N-Skillz eventually parlayed their love of rap music into a gig
DJ'ing at night clubs around the city. While Play was garnering a name
for himself at local Dallas clubs, Skillz made the decision that he
too wanted to try his hands on the turntables. Determined to further
their dreams, the two converted a small area in their already tiny two
bedroom apartment into an in-home studio - Prime Time Productions was
born in 2001.
After many late
nights and a lot of dedication, Play-N-Skillz eventually built a deafening
buzz on the underground Texas rap scene working with Chamillionaire,
Petey Pablo, Paul Wall, Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz, Bun B of UGK,
DJ DMD, Tony Thompson of High 5. Although they were receiving accolades
for their work with local stars including Lil' Flip, Play-N-Skillz main
focus was still behind the boards of the studio, not the microphone.
While crediting Flip as a major influence in their rise to public notoriety,
it was actually Petey Pablo that pushed the duo to take their first
step into the booth. After that initial encounter Play-N-Skillz honed
their craft learning the importance of composing hit songs rather than
merely focusing on the creating the slickest punch line.
Lil' Flip recruited the duo to produce several tracks on his now multi-platinum
release U Gotta Feel Me, at which point they felt their hard work had
finally paid off. Two of the songs they produced "I Came to Bring
the Pain" featuring Ludacris and "Bounce" eventually
became some of the albums most talked about hits. Next, the two decided
it was time to build on their fan base and further saturate leading
them to release an underground CD/DVD aptly titled the "Album before
the Album". The release was met with great response and only increased
their status on the hip hop radar as it moved a staggering 50,000 units
with only street level promotion. After seeing the success of this release
it was only natural for the duo to seek out an industry powerhouse to
help them take their music to a nationwide level.
On their Universal/Motown
debut The Process, Play-N-Skillz demonstrated their versatility
by not only delivering intoxicating production but a dynamic one-two
punch with their flow. Play-N-Skillz made noise all over the nation
with their legendary song Freaks feat Krayzie Bone and
Adina Howard. On their sizzling single "Latinos Stand Up",
the brother's rep their culture over a bouncy, bass laden track
had everyone throwing their "L" up and brought a new culture
from a different area of the country into the hip hop status with
credits behind them. It's evident the path has just begun for Play-N-Skillz,
and they hope to follow in the footsteps of southern legends Scarface,
UGK, DJ Screw and The D.O.C. - although they are determined to perfect
their own unique style.
afraid to expand their horizons Play-N-Skillz recently filmed
their first movie role in a MTV film entitled "All Youve
Got" along a celebrity cast that included Ciara and 3LW.
Play-N-Skillz have started 2006 bringing a whole new game plan
to the table by signing a new R&B artist named Reyez and
producing the Number 1 song in the nation Ridin
by Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone, which is also the
number 1 selling ring tone in the nation too and setting records
in both charts. One thing is certain, the future is bright for
these brothers and whether behind the scenes or in front the
camera, these two have much to prove and nothing but time.
just finalized their label deal with Asylum Records and are currently
working on their sophomore album The Titanic which will be released
in around Fall 2006. They are also currently working on their new
R&B artist, Reyez, freshman album and have just worked out a
deal with Latium/Universal for him. Play-N-Skillz are excited about
2006 and the years to follow as their credits and accomplishments
are starting to pay off and their name begins to become a common
household name for good music.
DMD -Single 2001. "25 Lighters" (Remix)
Play-N-Skillz and Paul Wall -Single 2003. "Fuck Da Bouncerz
Lil Flip U Gotta Feel Me -2004. 12 Tracks
NBA Live 2005 EA Sports -2005. "I'm The Greatest Player"
NFL Streetz 2005 EA Sports -2005. "What's Your Name"
Play-N-Skillz Album Before The Album -2005. 17 Tracks
Frankie J The One -2005. 2 Tracks
Play-N-Skillz The Process -2005. 14 Tracks
Don Omar Da Hitman Reggaeton Latino -2005. "Aunque Te Fuiste"
Chamillionaire Sound of Revenge -2005. "Ridin" feat Krayzie
Reyez -Upcoming Album -2006. All Tracks
Natalie -Upcoming Album -2006. 1st Single "What U Gonna Do"
Big Tuck and DSR -Upcoming Album -2006. Tracks To Be Announced
Frankie J English Album -2006. 4 Tracks
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony -Upcoming Album -2006. Tracks To Be Announced
MTV Movie Rumble Latino's Stand Up -2006. Paramount/MTV Films
Slim Thug -Upcoming Album -2006. Tracks To Be Announced
Memphis Bleek -Upcoming Album -2006. Tracks To Be Announced
Chamillionaire -Upcoming Album -2006. Tracks To Be Announced
Lil Flip -Upcoming Album -2006. Tracks To Be Announced
Bun B and Middle Fingazz -Upcoming Album -2006. Tracks To Be Announced
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