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Huntsville, Alabama, United States | INDIE

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"Cole Boyz"

Pot 2 Piss Live 3-31-13 - Grey Bonneville


"Cole Boyz: We From Zion [prod by Kash Kartel]"

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the Cole Boyz, but it’s good to have some new music from the Alabama natives. “We From Zion” is the latest addition to the crew’s discography and is produced by Kash Kartel. Look out for more from the Cole Boyz in the near future. - Kevin Knottingham


"Cole Boyz: We From Zion [prod by Kash Kartel]"

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the Cole Boyz, but it’s good to have some new music from the Alabama natives. “We From Zion” is the latest addition to the crew’s discography and is produced by Kash Kartel. Look out for more from the Cole Boyz in the near future. - Kevin Knottingham


"Cole Boyz ft. LOEG’z – Pot To Piss (prod. by Heartbeatz & Kash Kartel)"

Huntsville, Al group Cole Boyz hook up with Tuk & Lowkey of The League for their latest joint “Pot To Piss” off their upcoming EP “Cole Hearted” - Tha Fixx


"Cole Boyz ft. LOEG’z – Pot To Piss (prod. by Heartbeatz & Kash Kartel)"

Huntsville, Al group Cole Boyz hook up with Tuk & Lowkey of The League for their latest joint “Pot To Piss” off their upcoming EP “Cole Hearted” - Tha Fixx


"Cole Boyz Ft. GMane – Pearl Up"

This is the 2nd release off the upcoming Cole Hearted LP from the Cole Boyz and Heartbeatz. - TrapsNTrunks


"Southern Hospitality’s 2010 Wish List!"

14. The Cole Boyz – ‘Da Heartz Of Dixie’. These guys take it somewhere else and this could be the Country Rap album of the year. - Southern Hospitality


"Southern Hospitality’s 2010 Wish List!"

14. The Cole Boyz – ‘Da Heartz Of Dixie’. These guys take it somewhere else and this could be the Country Rap album of the year. - Southern Hospitality


"Cole Boyz - Marching To Zion (& Da Heartz of Dixie)"

Det var ikke mange som fikk det med seg, men så tidlig som i januar ga Cole Boyz ut et av årets beste album: Da Heartz of Dixie.

Cole Boyz kan, som vår alles Fitten har påpekt, minne om et Goodie Mob uten Cee-Lo. Det er riktig, men høres samtidig litt trist ut, blant annet fordi et Goodie Mob uten Cee-Lo jo i praksis har vist seg å være et retningsløst Goodie Mob.

Cole Boyz er alt annet enn retningsløse. Og Cole Boyz er alt annet enn triste. Bare se på Marching To Zion over. Den er sublim.



Det som fremfor alt kjennetegner Cole Boyz, og som er deres aller største styrke - men også en akillevshæl - er den totale mangelen på ironisk distanse som preger alt de gjør. Cole Boyz mener alvor. Punktum. Dette er liv eller død for dem. Om ikke verre.

Og kanskje kan det bli noe lettere komisk over disse alvorlige herrene som rapper om sjela si og Gud og Afrika og skævven. Men fordi Cole Boyz mener alvor - Play Hard Or Go Home, som de brøler i en av sine beste låter - er det også en nerve i alt Cole Boyz gjør som man finner i svært lite samtidig rap. Cole Boyz gjør ingenting halvveis. Derfor er også produksjonen på Da Heartz of Dixie, delvis ved Block Beattaz, i en klasse for seg. Play hard or go home, indeed.

CD-en kan kjøpes fysisk via CDBaby eller lastes ned hos Digistation. Amazon har den også, men litt dyrere - Raffo for Jubel.fm (Norway)


"Devin lights one up with the Cole Boyz…"

Bangers: Devin lights one up with the Cole Boyz 'Pleazure'… - XXL


"Devin lights one up with the Cole Boyz…"

Bangers: Devin lights one up with the Cole Boyz 'Pleazure'… - XXL


"Rapquest: Huntsville AL"

Jackie Chain brought home an award at the SEAs .OJ the Juiceman, Artillary South, and XO locked down Crossroads. Gorilla Zoe and Project Pat came to Ebony Club. 6 TRE G has the airwaves in a choke hold with “On A Roll.” G-Side and SlowmotionSoundz have been hitting the road heavy. The Cole Boyz put together a remix for “The Woodz” featuring ST, Lil Chappy, Dirty, Fat RAt, and a host of others. The new Block Beattaz studio is open for business. Rich Boy appeared at the Benchwarmers for “Two Dollar Tuesday”. Rudy Deville has been in the Lab. Joski and Illie Ill have been holding down the party scene. 103.5 has been throwing some sick parties. If you are in the Huntsville area be sure to stop by G’s Country Kitchen. Check out Who’s Hot TV. DJ Burn One hosted G-Mane’s Smoke Some Kill.

- Codie G (huntsvillegotstarz@gmail.com) - Ms Rivercity for Ozone Magazine


"Rapquest: Huntsville AL"

Jackie Chain brought home an award at the SEAs .OJ the Juiceman, Artillary South, and XO locked down Crossroads. Gorilla Zoe and Project Pat came to Ebony Club. 6 TRE G has the airwaves in a choke hold with “On A Roll.” G-Side and SlowmotionSoundz have been hitting the road heavy. The Cole Boyz put together a remix for “The Woodz” featuring ST, Lil Chappy, Dirty, Fat RAt, and a host of others. The new Block Beattaz studio is open for business. Rich Boy appeared at the Benchwarmers for “Two Dollar Tuesday”. Rudy Deville has been in the Lab. Joski and Illie Ill have been holding down the party scene. 103.5 has been throwing some sick parties. If you are in the Huntsville area be sure to stop by G’s Country Kitchen. Check out Who’s Hot TV. DJ Burn One hosted G-Mane’s Smoke Some Kill.

- Codie G (huntsvillegotstarz@gmail.com) - Ms Rivercity for Ozone Magazine


"Cole Boyz – ‘Marching 2 Zion’ (Video)"

The emotion and straight epicness emanating from this brand new video for one of the Cole Boyz' classic songs, the Block Beattaz produced 'Marching 2 Zion', makes the whole experience feel three-dimensional. Huntsville director Jurian Isabelle, whose growing portfolio is looking very strong now with this and G-Side's Inner Circle, translates their potent Israelite lifestyle and ethos to screen with the colour and pace it requires, and giving the music a certain palpability. Hip-hop rarely hits as deep as this. The album Da Heartz Of Dixie is out now. - southernhospitality.co.uk/blog


"Cole Boyz – ‘Marching 2 Zion’ (Video)"

The emotion and straight epicness emanating from this brand new video for one of the Cole Boyz' classic songs, the Block Beattaz produced 'Marching 2 Zion', makes the whole experience feel three-dimensional. Huntsville director Jurian Isabelle, whose growing portfolio is looking very strong now with this and G-Side's Inner Circle, translates their potent Israelite lifestyle and ethos to screen with the colour and pace it requires, and giving the music a certain palpability. Hip-hop rarely hits as deep as this. The album Da Heartz Of Dixie is out now. - southernhospitality.co.uk/blog


"IMMS Interview: Israelite Music artist The Cole Boyz"

The Israelite Music Mix Show interviews Alabama Israelite artist the Cole Boyz. - IMMS


"IMMS Interview: Israelite Music artist The Cole Boyz"

The Israelite Music Mix Show interviews Alabama Israelite artist the Cole Boyz. - IMMS


"John Lewis's thoughts on 'Bloody Sunday' by the COLE BOYZ"

This is a snippet of a recent interview with Congressman and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis. In this clip he gives his thoughts on 'Bloody Sunday' and other works by the COLE BOYZ. More to come. Stay Tuned! - Anthony Ford


"John Lewis's thoughts on 'Bloody Sunday' by the COLE BOYZ"

This is a snippet of a recent interview with Congressman and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis. In this clip he gives his thoughts on 'Bloody Sunday' and other works by the COLE BOYZ. More to come. Stay Tuned! - Anthony Ford


"Cole Boyz ft. Devin The Dude – ‘Pleazure’"

This is beautiful. Just beautiful. You know you’re dealing with something remarkable when you get butterflies darting around deep in your gut but a few seconds in. You know for damn sure it’s a future classic when you need to exit the house into below-zero climes just to calm your nerves and take it all in. But in truth, anyone who’s familiar with any of Houston’s legendary Dude’s work or tracks like Praise Yah, March To Zion and Da Woodz won’t be at all surprised that Devin‘s brain massaging, soul nourishing winter warmer vocals so complement the visceral, earthy chants of Huntsville’s fiercest family, and Southern Hospitality favourites, the almighty Cole Boyz.

And thanks to the investigative work of our good friend DJ Giraffo we now know that producer Cobi Kash (now of Kash Kartel), who has produced tracks for G-Side, Betta Half, Hood Headlinaz, and remixed the PRGz chiefing-while-riding anthem Keyshia Cole, is the producer formerly known as Arkitek of (the best producers in the game) the Block Beattaz.

The Cole Boyz long-awaited album ‘Da Heartz Of Dixie’ will hopefully be released (as in tiger out the cage released) in January 2010 on Cole Blooded Entertainment. Prayers people, we need your prayers! Praise Yah!!! - southernhospitality.co.uk/blog/


"Cole Boyz ft. Devin The Dude – ‘Pleazure’"

This is beautiful. Just beautiful. You know you’re dealing with something remarkable when you get butterflies darting around deep in your gut but a few seconds in. You know for damn sure it’s a future classic when you need to exit the house into below-zero climes just to calm your nerves and take it all in. But in truth, anyone who’s familiar with any of Houston’s legendary Dude’s work or tracks like Praise Yah, March To Zion and Da Woodz won’t be at all surprised that Devin‘s brain massaging, soul nourishing winter warmer vocals so complement the visceral, earthy chants of Huntsville’s fiercest family, and Southern Hospitality favourites, the almighty Cole Boyz.

And thanks to the investigative work of our good friend DJ Giraffo we now know that producer Cobi Kash (now of Kash Kartel), who has produced tracks for G-Side, Betta Half, Hood Headlinaz, and remixed the PRGz chiefing-while-riding anthem Keyshia Cole, is the producer formerly known as Arkitek of (the best producers in the game) the Block Beattaz.

The Cole Boyz long-awaited album ‘Da Heartz Of Dixie’ will hopefully be released (as in tiger out the cage released) in January 2010 on Cole Blooded Entertainment. Prayers people, we need your prayers! Praise Yah!!! - southernhospitality.co.uk/blog/


"Best Of The 1st Half: Top 20 Slept-On Albums"

Today begins our look back at the first of 2011 with our Best Of The 1st Half lists. Our most slept on list represents the albums most people are unaware have been released, not heavily promoted by some of the larger websites, and/or just ignored because of the massive amounts of music being released these days. Let us know what you think but please realize we still have our Best Albums list coming tomorrow, so a deserving LP we “missed” here may be on that one instead. - kevinnottingham.com/


"Best Of The 1st Half: Top 20 Slept-On Albums"

Today begins our look back at the first of 2011 with our Best Of The 1st Half lists. Our most slept on list represents the albums most people are unaware have been released, not heavily promoted by some of the larger websites, and/or just ignored because of the massive amounts of music being released these days. Let us know what you think but please realize we still have our Best Albums list coming tomorrow, so a deserving LP we “missed” here may be on that one instead. - kevinnottingham.com/


"Cole Boyz – ‘Da Heartz Of Dixie’ (Album)"

Huntsville’s Cole Boyz really couldn’t have called their debut album anything else. Well over 18 months in the making and including stone cold classics like the haunting ‘Marching 2 Zion‘, both incredible versions of ‘Da Woodz’ and ‘Bloody Sunday‘, which featured on our collaborative mixtape with ATL’s Governed By Loyalty Southern Loyalty – this is truly an album with heart and soul. We’ve lived with it for over a week now, as we knew on one listen that there was just too much to discover and wanted to do it justice. Now, after blasting it on the daily, our instincts were correct. Each track is powered by not only pounding drums and low-end Southern grooves, but the individual, engaging and passsionate rap stylings of the blood-related group members, that fully warrant any previous comparisons to Goodie Mob. A track like ‘Play Hard‘ is the perfect example of what makes this album great, with its driving, but defiantly musical groove in perfect synergy with the militant raps allowing your mind to expand whilst your body gets crunk. In fact, its the natural sound of everything contained on ‘The Heartz Of Dixie’ that is its trump card, whether its the smokers ode ‘Pleazure (feat. Devin The Dude)‘ or the spiritual narrative of ‘Crystal Stair’ , like all great rap groups, The Cole Boyz invite you into their world. The latter (and records like ‘Daddy’ and ‘Annie T‘) recall the best music of ‘Bama heroes Dirty and early Field Mob; music that not only entertains, but also allows you to experience a feeling. For that we thank The Cole Boyz and know that you will be doing the same once you’ve felt their music too. Awesome stuff.

- Rob
- Rob Pursey for SouthernHospitality.co.uk/blog/


"Cole Boyz – ‘Da Heartz Of Dixie’ (Album)"

Huntsville’s Cole Boyz really couldn’t have called their debut album anything else. Well over 18 months in the making and including stone cold classics like the haunting ‘Marching 2 Zion‘, both incredible versions of ‘Da Woodz’ and ‘Bloody Sunday‘, which featured on our collaborative mixtape with ATL’s Governed By Loyalty Southern Loyalty – this is truly an album with heart and soul. We’ve lived with it for over a week now, as we knew on one listen that there was just too much to discover and wanted to do it justice. Now, after blasting it on the daily, our instincts were correct. Each track is powered by not only pounding drums and low-end Southern grooves, but the individual, engaging and passsionate rap stylings of the blood-related group members, that fully warrant any previous comparisons to Goodie Mob. A track like ‘Play Hard‘ is the perfect example of what makes this album great, with its driving, but defiantly musical groove in perfect synergy with the militant raps allowing your mind to expand whilst your body gets crunk. In fact, its the natural sound of everything contained on ‘The Heartz Of Dixie’ that is its trump card, whether its the smokers ode ‘Pleazure (feat. Devin The Dude)‘ or the spiritual narrative of ‘Crystal Stair’ , like all great rap groups, The Cole Boyz invite you into their world. The latter (and records like ‘Daddy’ and ‘Annie T‘) recall the best music of ‘Bama heroes Dirty and early Field Mob; music that not only entertains, but also allows you to experience a feeling. For that we thank The Cole Boyz and know that you will be doing the same once you’ve felt their music too. Awesome stuff.

- Rob
- Rob Pursey for SouthernHospitality.co.uk/blog/


"Cole Boyz - Da' Heartz of Dixie Album Review"

In 2009 the new Huntsville, Alabama bred group, Cole Boyz, unleashed the ‘Bama anthem “Da Woodz” and started a buzz that lasted over 2 years as they crafted their debut album “Da Heartz of Dixie.” In 2011 the album has finally been unleashed with 17 tracks ranging on topics from the streets, the clubs, drugs, religion, deceased loved ones, and everything in between. Since the release of their 2nd single from the album, “March 2 Zion”, the group has drawn comparisons with Goodie Mob based on their mixing of street and conscience topics. With a comparison like that the Cole Boyz had a lot to prove.

“Heartz of Dixie” kicks off with an introductory track, “Cole Azz Intro,” produced by John Doe as each Cole Boyz member introduces himself to the listener, nice opener. Jacobi Shanklin aka Kash Kartel helms the production board for the next track, the crunk-influenced “Off Da Rocka.” Cole Boyz raise the tempo with this anthem that could get any party jumping quick. Next up Kash Kartel returns on the energetic “Switchin’ Lanes”, as Cole Boyz pay tribute to their rides highlighted by a catchy hook and an impressive 2nd verse. The next track is the previously mentioned Alabama anthem, “Da Woodz”, where the Cole Boyz “rep for Bama” to the fullest: “I’m so Bama from my head to my toes”… “it’s Roll Tide when I bomb, I’m sorta’ like Joe Namath!”

Driven by an infectious, thumping beat produced by Kash Kartel the trio navigate the beat like GPS and give me feelings of a Dirty-like record more so than Goodie Mob. Next up Kartel again crafts a masterful beat for Cole Boyz to “Play Hard” on the street anthem where Cole Boyz let you know that you either play hard or go home! John Doe returns behind the boards for “Don’t Go” featuring Blackheart’d. Cole Boyz switch it up and serenade the ladies with a slow paced jam best described as baby making music. On “Daddy” John Doe blends together keys and claps beautifully as Cole Boyz yet again give a shout out to the ladies, and Money Banks adds a beautifully sang hook.

John Doe again produces the next track, "Roll" featuring Dellio & Earristible, which is boasted by a catchy hook and a return to the streets for Cole Boyz:

"its ridiculous, how we ride on these b*tches/
ITS GET DOWN OR LAY DOWN IN THESE TRENCHES/
so watch ya tongue cuz, that'll get ya missing/
ya shoulda' minded ya business, now its time to go fishing/
hard head make a soft ass, ya shoulda listened"

Houston Hip Hop legend, Devin The Dude, makes a guest appearance on the next song, "Pleazure," produced by Kash Kartel, and can you really have a Devin feature without making a weed anthem?! Driven by haunting violins and banging drums Cole Boyz and Devin take us on a smoky ride through the weed fields. Devin provides a memorable hook as well as an equally dope guest verse. Cole Boyz follow up that "pleasurable" experience with a remix of "Da Woodz" featuring some Bama Hip Hop All Stars from veterans like Bama legends Dirty, Lil' Chappy, and G-Side's ST 2 Lettaz along with newcomers Wallace Jr., Fat Rat, Modesty XO, and Birmingham's B.A. Boys. At almost 7 minutes long the remix is a little lengthy but with such impressive guests that is hardly a bad thing. Cole Boyz made a near perfect Alabama anthem even better by uniting Bama boys from all over the state (Huntsville, Birmingham, and Montgomery). Dirty and G-Side's ST 2 Lettaz provide some of the finer highlights of this all star anthem:

ST:
"on the right of Mississippi, on the left of Georgia/
right up under Tennessee, smokin on that California/
f*ck n*ggas dont WANNA, kick it with the COLDEST Bama n*gga in the building/
b*tch meet the OWNERS/
my granddaddy used to pick cotton/
he proud to see his grandson 26 and choppin/
from the ville to Mobile, from Decatur to Birmingham/
before we let you f*ck n*ggas take it, we'll burn it down!"

Manny Chevy of Cole Boyz stops the album to provide a spoken word Interlude where he speaks about the Cole Boyz religious beliefs and how the recording of the album took a different turn. The content of the album shifted from here on out as well. On the next record, "Praise Yah", Cole Boyz profess their love for Yahweh (the Hebrew God) over a guitar riff driven beat by Kash Kartel. Cole Boyz add their own dope style to this religious anthem which almost comes as a surprise.

Shawn Martin (of Durdy Muzik) combine organs and a thumping bass line as the Cole Boyz amazingly pay tribute to the first Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery where the civil rights activists were brutalized (on National TV) by police. Cole Boyz thrive over the haunting beat and drive their point across without sounding forced. "Blood Sunday" is truly one of the highlights of the album.

On "Crystal Stair" Juice Lacy provides the perfect backdrop for the Cole Boyz to describe their struggle through life in one of the most personal records on the album and yet another highlight (plus features a nice homage to the Langston Hugh - Josh Boutwell on Hubpages.com


"Cole Boyz - Da' Heartz of Dixie Album Review"

In 2009 the new Huntsville, Alabama bred group, Cole Boyz, unleashed the ‘Bama anthem “Da Woodz” and started a buzz that lasted over 2 years as they crafted their debut album “Da Heartz of Dixie.” In 2011 the album has finally been unleashed with 17 tracks ranging on topics from the streets, the clubs, drugs, religion, deceased loved ones, and everything in between. Since the release of their 2nd single from the album, “March 2 Zion”, the group has drawn comparisons with Goodie Mob based on their mixing of street and conscience topics. With a comparison like that the Cole Boyz had a lot to prove.

“Heartz of Dixie” kicks off with an introductory track, “Cole Azz Intro,” produced by John Doe as each Cole Boyz member introduces himself to the listener, nice opener. Jacobi Shanklin aka Kash Kartel helms the production board for the next track, the crunk-influenced “Off Da Rocka.” Cole Boyz raise the tempo with this anthem that could get any party jumping quick. Next up Kash Kartel returns on the energetic “Switchin’ Lanes”, as Cole Boyz pay tribute to their rides highlighted by a catchy hook and an impressive 2nd verse. The next track is the previously mentioned Alabama anthem, “Da Woodz”, where the Cole Boyz “rep for Bama” to the fullest: “I’m so Bama from my head to my toes”… “it’s Roll Tide when I bomb, I’m sorta’ like Joe Namath!”

Driven by an infectious, thumping beat produced by Kash Kartel the trio navigate the beat like GPS and give me feelings of a Dirty-like record more so than Goodie Mob. Next up Kartel again crafts a masterful beat for Cole Boyz to “Play Hard” on the street anthem where Cole Boyz let you know that you either play hard or go home! John Doe returns behind the boards for “Don’t Go” featuring Blackheart’d. Cole Boyz switch it up and serenade the ladies with a slow paced jam best described as baby making music. On “Daddy” John Doe blends together keys and claps beautifully as Cole Boyz yet again give a shout out to the ladies, and Money Banks adds a beautifully sang hook.

John Doe again produces the next track, "Roll" featuring Dellio & Earristible, which is boasted by a catchy hook and a return to the streets for Cole Boyz:

"its ridiculous, how we ride on these b*tches/
ITS GET DOWN OR LAY DOWN IN THESE TRENCHES/
so watch ya tongue cuz, that'll get ya missing/
ya shoulda' minded ya business, now its time to go fishing/
hard head make a soft ass, ya shoulda listened"

Houston Hip Hop legend, Devin The Dude, makes a guest appearance on the next song, "Pleazure," produced by Kash Kartel, and can you really have a Devin feature without making a weed anthem?! Driven by haunting violins and banging drums Cole Boyz and Devin take us on a smoky ride through the weed fields. Devin provides a memorable hook as well as an equally dope guest verse. Cole Boyz follow up that "pleasurable" experience with a remix of "Da Woodz" featuring some Bama Hip Hop All Stars from veterans like Bama legends Dirty, Lil' Chappy, and G-Side's ST 2 Lettaz along with newcomers Wallace Jr., Fat Rat, Modesty XO, and Birmingham's B.A. Boys. At almost 7 minutes long the remix is a little lengthy but with such impressive guests that is hardly a bad thing. Cole Boyz made a near perfect Alabama anthem even better by uniting Bama boys from all over the state (Huntsville, Birmingham, and Montgomery). Dirty and G-Side's ST 2 Lettaz provide some of the finer highlights of this all star anthem:

ST:
"on the right of Mississippi, on the left of Georgia/
right up under Tennessee, smokin on that California/
f*ck n*ggas dont WANNA, kick it with the COLDEST Bama n*gga in the building/
b*tch meet the OWNERS/
my granddaddy used to pick cotton/
he proud to see his grandson 26 and choppin/
from the ville to Mobile, from Decatur to Birmingham/
before we let you f*ck n*ggas take it, we'll burn it down!"

Manny Chevy of Cole Boyz stops the album to provide a spoken word Interlude where he speaks about the Cole Boyz religious beliefs and how the recording of the album took a different turn. The content of the album shifted from here on out as well. On the next record, "Praise Yah", Cole Boyz profess their love for Yahweh (the Hebrew God) over a guitar riff driven beat by Kash Kartel. Cole Boyz add their own dope style to this religious anthem which almost comes as a surprise.

Shawn Martin (of Durdy Muzik) combine organs and a thumping bass line as the Cole Boyz amazingly pay tribute to the first Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery where the civil rights activists were brutalized (on National TV) by police. Cole Boyz thrive over the haunting beat and drive their point across without sounding forced. "Blood Sunday" is truly one of the highlights of the album.

On "Crystal Stair" Juice Lacy provides the perfect backdrop for the Cole Boyz to describe their struggle through life in one of the most personal records on the album and yet another highlight (plus features a nice homage to the Langston Hugh - Josh Boutwell on Hubpages.com


Discography

'Da Heartz of Dixie' (debut album released Jan. 2011)
'Da Woodz' (single)
'Pleazure' feat. Devin the Dude (single)
'Marching 2 Zion' (single)
'Bloody Sunday' (single)

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Bio

The Cole Boyz hail from the North side of Huntsville, AL,The group is comprised of B- Ford a.k.a Messy Marvin (Shamariyahu), C-Cole a.k.a Kactus Black (Daniyahu), and Beast (Bachir). All the members of the group are blood related. The Cole Boyz have been fans of rap and hip-hop music ever since they were old enough to talk. The group has been influenced by music from all coasts and regions of the country, but most heavily by the heavyweights representing for the South such as U.G.K., Outkast, Eight Ball and MJG, Geto Boys, Goodie Mob, as well as members of the No Limit Soldiers, Cash Money Millionaires etc. The Cole Boyz started some years ago as a dream often spoken of when the cousins would gather on the weekends to kick it and have those infamous “free-style” sessions. The cousins often talked about how one day they would join forces as the Cole Boyz and take the rap game by storm and display their talent before the world. The cousins initially clicked up with another fledging upstart independent label out of Huntsville, recorded a few songs and got down to the grind. After going nowhere, wasting time and money, and strained relationships, the cousins decided to see what they could accomplish on their own. Manny Chevy knowing what he had in his younger brother and cousins took his savings and invested everything that he was worth (which wasn’t much) into his family and their dream. In a modest two-bedroom apartment the four of them begin selecting tracks and writing lyrics that would eventually become “Da Heartz of Dixie” and the debut release from the Cole Boyz and Cole Blooded Music Group. As fate would have it, while working on this project the cousins would be introduced to something that would become an even stronger bond than blood for the 4 of them. The understanding and consciousness of who they were as it pertains to the Holy Scriptures would bring about a change in the focus of the group and the type of music that they will produce in the future.