Heavy Mojo

Heavy Mojo

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Heavy Mojo is a six-piece Hip Hop/punk outfit from Atlanta that combines old school beats (think Beastie Boys) with classic guitar riffs (a la Led Zeppelin) fused with 70’s soul. After winning the Global Battle of the Bands in London, Heavy Mojo signed to SRC, home of Akon and Wu-Tang Clan.

Biography

Heavy Mojo is a six-piece Hip Hop outfit from Atlanta that combines old school beats (think Beastie Boys) with classic guitar riffs (a la Led Zeppelin) fused with 70’s soul. Their style is unique yet familiar and their live show is unparalleled.

Most recently, the band caught the eyes and ears of hip-hop legend and SRC Records CEO, Steve Rifkind, after he caught a view of the band’s live show. Rifkind quickly added the band to the ranks of multi-platinum artists, Akon and Wu-Tang Clan, with their signing to SRC / Universal Motown Records. Just off a global victory at the 2006 Global Battle of the Bands in London, with a $100,000 prize package and global tour, they put pen to paper with one of the most thriving labels in the record business. Heavy Mojo's EP, Choice Cuts, was released in May, 2008 and the LP, Blow Out The Sound is set for a Spring 200 release. The band recorded with Atlanta’s own hit producer Billy Hume, who has a recent credit on the hit song, "Party Like a Rock Star."

The Heavy Heavy, as they are often called, first grabbed the attention of hip-hop industry tastemakers by winning first prize at the 2003 BMI Urban Music Showcase. However, rock soon caught on to Heavy Mojo’s contagious old school beats and the band began receiving airplay on “Sunday School,” 99X Atlanta’s (WNNX) groundbreaking program. The group also won first place in the 2004 99X Locals Only Competition, securing them a coveted performance slot at the 2004 Music Midtown Festival. Later that year, they took home the award for Best Live Act at the Atlanta Music Guide Music Awards and took home the 2005 People’s Choice Award, voted upon by both music fans and local industry professionals.

Released off the band’s indie label, Jank Recordings and distributed by Southern Music Distribution, Heavy Mojo took the do-it-yourself approach with the 2005 independent release It Is What It Is, which has sold over ten thousand of copies. It is What It Is debuted the week of June 7th, 2005 as the 6 bestselling independent album and the 18 bestselling album in the nation according to StreetPulse’s daily sales chart. It was also the 3 best selling release at Criminal Records, Atlanta’s largest independent record store, right behind new albums from Coldplay and The White Stripes.

With a thrashing live show, Heavy Mojo continues to revitalize hip hop. Just like The Roots, OutKast or most recently Gnarls Barkley, Heavy Mojo is pushing boundaries and turning heads. All it takes is one Mojo show to convert random concert-goers into lifelong fans.

Contact: David Beame, dbeame@aol.com, 407-620-4000
www.myspace.com/heavymojo to hear new material and watch some great video footage

Lyrics

So You Say

Written By: Heavy Mojo

Well I came to the bright lights. And big City. With nothing in my pocket but a quick buck fifty. The boulevards hard but them broads look pretty. And now we gettin down to the real nitty gritty.. Aah huh. I'm in my Cadillac ride in on county line road and I don't believe half of the sh%t I'm told. You no. Just cause it glitters don't mean that it's gold. And if I can't sell it than it can't be sold.

CHORUS:
Gonna Get me some money. (So you say so you say) Gonna buy me a car. (So you say so you say) Gonna get me a honey.(So you say so you say) Because I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say) Oh! Said I'm gonna be a star. (So you say so you say) Yeah! Said I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say) Oh! Said I'm gonna be a star. (So you say so you say)Yeah! Said I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say)
lets take this thang back to basics
I like girls with fat backs and small wastes
Wake up with that make-up caked up on they faces
welcome to Decatur the illest of all places
It's clear where I'm my addiction
sipping gin with skinned women -
Don't trust my lust lord forgive my sins
I pimp my pen for the pay stubs hey love and anything spends ->8
Some folks got paper and some got scratch. Some folks pull Capers with a cooked up batch. Wearin alligator shoes with them belts to match. Let the lady sings the blues while the DJ Scratch. I'm top billin with my name in lights. I need the fame and hype. So I can name my price. A B-BOY by day. Lady killer at night. Lookin for my 7 figures like I'm shootin the dice.

CHORUS:
Gonna Get me some money. (So you say so you say) Gonna buy me a car. (So you say so you say) Gonna get me a honey.(So you say so you say) Because I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say) Oh! Said I'm gonna be a star. (So you say so you say) Yeah! Said I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say) Oh! Said I'm gonna be a star. (So you say so you say)Yeah! Said I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say)
I get more crunk than a subbed out woofer
I spits more junk than a thug to a hooker
so if u got a mic stan I am the right man
cash in my hand thats the master plan
Well it's all about money and ain't a damn thang funny if you think I'm gonna touch the stage. SAY WHAT? If you want to see me rock it. Put something in my pocket cause I can't see minimum wage.

CHORUS:
Gonna Get me some money. (So you say so you say) Gonna buy me a car. (So you say so you say) Gonna get me a honey.(So you say so you say) Because I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say) Oh! Said I'm gonna be a star. (So you say so you say) Yeah! Said I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say) Oh! Said I'm gonna be a star. (So you say so you say)Yeah! Said I'm gonna be a star.(So you say so you say)

Discography

It Is What It Is (2005)
Choice Cuts EP (SRC/Universal Motown-2008)
Blow Out The Sound (SRC/Universal Motown-March, 2009)

Currently going for radio add's and on 2-month tour with Rehab (Universal Republic) playing 40+ markets across the US.