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Tired of the same rap music with a different name? Is the monotony of material glorification turning you away from hip-hop? Welcome back to the roots of hip-hop, where lyrics and content are key components to each song. Cipher, Paradox and Dakoda are sure to reconnect you back to the essence of music with their debut called, Wild Side.

Cipher began creating hip-hop music as recreation, recording with friends, and experimenting in the studio. After recording a few songs, they began to sharpen their skills and formed “Clique Tyte.” “Clique Tyte,” consisted of seven members, but it was a short lived venture due to jail time and lack of communication.

Paradox and Dakoda remained to form “Cipher” and Fat Baby Entertainment. This new label goal is an effort to resurrect da game back to its roots of struggle, pain, mental elevation, and self worth. Cipher intends to disregard the bling era with its materially driven fads. “85% of hip-hop is party, Cipher will bring back the essence. "You gotta be able to party and cry, Cipher is what hip-hop is supposed to be," says Dakoda.

Cipher’s music is influenced by various genres from classical to rock. Music greats like Run DMC, 2pac, Marvin Gay, Jimmy Hendrix, Rakim, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire etc… gives you an idea. “Music always has been a part of my life, I studied those before me and now I rise," says Dakoda.

Cipher’s uniquely diverse style is a combination of observing various cultures and street life with a struggling and hustling mentality. “Sacrifice is what makes a man great, accept reality today, but change it tomorrow, knowledge is power,” says Paradox.

Paradox and Dakoda manage to stay free from jail while taking full control of their musical careers. Cipher plans to change the industry one verse at a time. There is more information about Cipher at: http://www.hip-hop-rap-online.com

The resurrection of da game will prove to be the second coming of hip hop and the South’s last sons, Paradox and Dakoda, are leading the charge. Hip hop and its listeners will witness a new day, the day of Cipher the complete cycle.

Contact Fat Baby Entertainment for more insights into this topic.

Web Site: http://www.hip-hop-rap-online.com
- Lyric

"Rap Haters Love Hip-hop"

MTV is runnin' this rap shit, Viacom is runnin' this rap shit, AOL and Time Warner runnin' this rap shit

-Mos Def The Rape Over

Hip-hop began its journey as a by-product of struggle answering the call for some revival of awareness within the African American community. Birthed out of the ghetto basements of young Black America its roots embedded in spoken word, poetry, and jazz, hip-hop whispered the truth and screamed its ability to evolve and ultimately last.

Though Hip-Hop originated as a music genre of the people for the people, rap, its counterpart has proven to be a worthy adversary. The industry creation manipulated by executives in boardrooms and dictated by some monetary bottom line has flipped both the Hip Hop community and suburban America on its head. With its far reaching influence and cleverly packaged appeal, rap has made itself very much at home in living rooms the world over. Rap artists with about as much street credibility as Justin Timberlake overcompensate with bullet wounds and well inked physiques. Impressionable generation next-ers follow the trend without question and mimic their platinum sporting idols. Lyrics account for very little when image is everything.

Hip-hop, it would appear, stands in the shadow of the rap machine. In the wake of such a dramatic shift in hip-hop culture, most artists have succumbed to a "bling" ideology, taking what was meant to be lyrical graffiti and disguising it as pop art discarding its original truth for soundbites, samples, and convenient lies.

In the last decade artists such as Nas, Outkast, Cipher, Rakim, and Mos Def, among others have tried to maintain the roots and integrity of the genre. Anthems like One Mic (Nas), Sunshine (Mos Def), The Saga Begins (Rakim), Streets Keep Calling Me (Cipher), and Elevators (Outkast) echo the urban griots of early Hip Hop while allowing the art to evolve.

Hip-hop heads don't drink the water...mainstream rap threatens to contaminate what is left of true Hip Hop. Over-exposure and "force-feed" marketing strategies limit the longevity of most rap artists while giving the music industry the highest and fastest return on its investment. In an attempt to boost sales labels bribe radio programming directors to spin specific artists at regular intervals. Meanwhile, other artists are resigned to an underground following and little if any radio play. These artists, however, should not lay down their mics and step down from their soapboxes because fantasy can't stop what's real. The underground is moving above ground because Rap-haters love Hip-Hop

Dahila Urns has been a music fan since conception!!! - Dahlia Urns

"Young Buck looks to boost his image, rap scene in his hometown"

Rapper ________, who performs under the name Dakoda as part of Nashville hip-hop duo Cipher, said Young Buck's success hasn't yet filtered down to a point where it is aiding grassroots artists.

"It's still just as hard to get a show booked as it was before he got into the mainstream," Dakoda said. "There aren't too many venues that support hip-hop performances. There's a lot of talent around the city, but a lot of it doesn't get exposed due to the conditions." - The Tennesseean


Wild Side LP

In This Game EP




Dakoda began creating/composing music as
recreation at age 14. Hip-hop music was a big part of his life. Soon Dakoda started recording with friends and experimenting in the studio. After recording a few songs he began to sharpen his skills and formed Fat Baby Entertainment (an indepent record label). Ten years later after struggle, hustling, planning, and studying, he is a musical genius and true entrepreneur.
From writing, composing, performing, production, mixing, etc... you name it, he can do it. He is currently finishing his debut solo-album EVOLUTION due for release in 2009. "Hip-hop had greats like Rakim, Run DMC, Slick Rick, etc..." “Music has always been a part of my life, I studied those before me and now I rise,” says Dakoda.

Dakoda’s music is influenced by various genres from classical to rock. Music greats like Run DMC, 2pac, Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Hendrix, Rakim, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Billy Holiday, etc… gives you an idea.