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10/18/2003 7:54:14 AM
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YOUNG GUNZ SHOW TOUGH LUV ON ROC-A-FELLA DEBUT; THE ROC'S YOUNGEST IN CHARGE SET TO DROP JANUARY 13, 2004
ALBUM FEATURES APPEARANCES BY JAY-Z, BEANIE SIGEL & STATE PROPERTY, CAM?RON, JUELZ SANTANA, CHINGY AND MORE
Young Chris and Neef exemplify youthful vigor and lyrical confidence on the catchy single "Can't Stop, Won't Stop. - The Source
A couple of junior members of the Roc-A-Fella family create a great hip-hop single by riding a minimalist beat that sounds like popcorn popping inside a steel drum. It's called Can't Stop, Won't Stop'S - New York Times, Playlist
A hypnotic pop-pop-pop beat propels the first song, Can't Stop, Won't Stop, into a surprisingly catchy singleS - Associated Press
Cant Stop, Won't Stop by Philadelphia's Young Gunz has ridden a hypnotic, minimalist groove up from the underground. - Miami Herald
After years of mentoring under the wing of big brother and Roc-A-Fella general Jay-Z, 2003 has found the Young Gunz taking charge. This summer, while rocking stages from coast to coast with Jay, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and the rest of the Roc Army on the "Rock The Mic" tour, the Gunners? breakout hit "Can't Stop, Won't Stop " exploded at radio, soaring to nearly 6,000 spins nationwide and climbing to #10 on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B charts and #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Propelled on the strength of ?Can?t Stop, Won?t Stop, State Property Presents The Chain Gang Vol. II, the critically acclaimed album from the Young Gunz?s Philly-based crew State Property sold close to 70,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #6 on the national album charts. Now, the Roc is set to drop the Young Gunz?s highly-anticipated debut album, Tough Luv, on January 13, 2004.
The 19-year-old Young Gunz, Young Chris Ries and Neef, born Hanif Muhammed, stepped straight from high school right into the major leagues, signing with the Roc when they were just 15. Friends since middle school - where Neef taught Chris to rhyme - the two auditioned for a local manager during their freshman year of high school. So impressed with the talented troublemakers, he took them, like Philly legend Beans before them, to spit for Jay-Z and Damon Dash. Now, after appearing on countless Roc-A-Fella collabos, posse cuts, and their acclaimed turn on the latest State Property joint, the Young Gunz are ready to take center stage.
Tough Luv gives them the opportunity to do just that. Top-notch production from beatsmiths like Just Blaze on the first single Friday Night, Bink, Digga, Chad West and EZ L-Pee on the banger Problems, lays a scathing soundscape for the Gunners to work their magic. All star guests are on board as well; Jay-Z takes a turn on ?Take Me Alive. Roc-A-Fella brothers-in-arms The Diplomats represent with Cam?ron dropping in on The Look In Your Eyes and Juelz Santana spitting on Rich Girl, which takes its hook from the Hall & Oates classic. Elsewhere, the Dirty South?s latest phenom Chingy comes along for the ride on the hot remix to Can't Stop, Won't Stop.
With years of experience in the rap game and now a breakout smash hit under their belts, The Young Gunz have arrived to take the Roc into the future. A remarkably strong debut, Tough Luv proves that, indeed, The Young Gunz and their Roc-A-Fella family can?t stop, and won?t stop.
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