Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
10/25/2006 7:19:27 AM
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Big Oomp Records / KOCH Records is set to release e the highly-anticipated album, Beat’n Down Yo Block, the new debut album by Atlanta’s Unk on October 3rd, 2006. In addition, Unk was just confirmed to open for T.I. on his upcoming tour. The tour hits 16 markets in the South and will also feature Young Joc and Young Dro.
Beat’n Down Yo Block features the blazing, high-energy hit, “Walk it Out,” which is currently at 2500 spins, 20 million in audience. The song is a top 10 ringtone on The Source Mobile, The Mob, Jamster and RingtoneJukebox. The explosive track is also featured on national TV spots for The Mob ringtones.
The catchy video for “Walk It Out” has been added in full rotation at MTV2, BET, and was “Jam of the Week” on MTV Jams. In addition, Unk will be featured on MTV’s Sucker Free and BET’s Rap City shows.
Beat’n Down Yo Block is a gathering of some of southern hip hop’s greatest, among them D.G. Yola, Baby D and Dem Franchize Boyz. It also features production by Jazze Pha, eight-year-old prodigy Big Korey as well as DJ Montay of Top Quality Productions.
Unk, the 24-year-old former DJ, caught the attention of Big Oomp (the man known for his ability to break underground rap acts, among them Baby D), about six years ago. Oomp says he was as impressed by Unk’s drive as he was by his talent. “It was his work ethic,” lends Oomp. “He was determined and he wanted to rap and he was determined he was gonna make it. He started out as a DJ and he just started writing raps to go on the mixtapes. He was so dedicated in making sure he made it on the mixtapes I was like ‘this joker here gon’ be alright’.”
About his hit, “Walk It Out,” Unk says, “That song is just mad energy,” he proclaims. “It’s like the first song [you play at a party]. People like to move on it.”
While stylistically, his songs are mostly characterized by heavy basslines, the tracks on Beat’n Down Yo Block are diverse, covering a wide range of subjects, moods and occasions.
UNK dates on T.I. Tour:
10/7 Charlotte, NC Crickett Arena
10/28 Opelousas, LA Delta Grand
11/1 Norfolk, VA Norfolk State University
11/3 Louisville, KY Louisville Gardens
11/4 Columbia, SC Colonial Center
11/9 Gainesville, FL O’Connell Center
11/10 Winston-Salem, NC Lawrence Joel Coliseum
11/19 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
11/24 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena
11/25 Memphis, TN Midsouth Coliseum
11/26 St. Louis, MO Scottrade
12/8 Charleston, SC N. Charleston Colisuem
12/9 Macon, GA Civic Auditorium
12/10 Florence, SC Civic Center
12/15 Tampa, FL
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