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SEEING DOUBLE…
December 9, 2009
By admin
There is something about a man who grinds his way to the top with dedication and drive. But it is something else entirely when there are two. The rap group IDENTICAL, made up of identical twin brothers, Santoine and Antoine Jackson, are two men who are giving others many reasons to reevaluate themselves.

Born May, 22nd, IDENTICAL has been on a lifelong grind to see their dreams of becoming successful come to fruition. In 1991, IDENTICAL started down the path to reach their goals by forming the group Hostile and released Stash Fa Da Drought. After years with this moniker and through some hard learned lessons, the duo decided in order to be successful, they needed be true businessmen and not just rappers. After this moment of clarity, the group decided to start their own record company, Neighborhood Music, and renamed themselves IDENTICAL.

Neighborhood Music has been in existence for 10 years and has helped IDENTICAL push further down its path to success. In those ten years, they have released 2 CDs, multiple ringtones and I-tune singles, and have had their names in multiple magazines, internet sites and radio shows alike. Their newest venture is their website moreidentical.com, which was started in September, 2009. This website features IDENTICAL’s web-based reality show, Interstate Identical, that follows their travels throughout the country and showcases their newest stepping stones in their career.

One of these stones is the Lose control remix featuring Vina Mills. The single was produced by Kidd at the infamous Studio A(where the likes of Em, Jay Z and Common have recorded) and is a hard hitting, club banger. IDENTICAL is in the process of releasing the single onto the world and it is slated to be another success for the duo and Neighborhood Music.

IDENTICAL are business men that happen to be rappers. They have done more in their short life times that many will not have on the resume at that conclusion of theirs. IDENTICAL’s continued vision and accomplishments is sure to put further pressure on others to step their grind up.

To find out more information about IDENTICAL, contact:

www.moreidentical.com

By: kw - Shop Talk


IDENTICAL from Michighan, USA
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Thursday, 22 June 2006 17:14

IDENTICAL from Michigan, USA


Identical twins Most Popular and Think Paid hail from Inkster, Michighan. Read below to find out more from the duo.



Tell us your names and how long have you been in the game?


Our group name is IDENTICAL because we are in fact identical twins. Our names are Santoine a.ka. Most Popular and Antoine a.k.a Think Paid, and we have been in the game since about 1992. We were only nine years old at that time.





You’re from Inkster, Michigan tell us what’s it like there?


Inkster, is a small “country town” with a “big city” hustle and grind but it’s Michigan.



Explain your style?


Our style would be not too good, not to hood, we book smart street niggas!!! with style and flavour.



So, is Identical signed at the moment?


At the moment IDENTICAL is in talks with a few independents. Trust y’all will be one of the 1st to know when everything is final.



Tell us what have you released and appeared on so far and what has the response been like?


So far we have released “Stash fada Drought” (2000) and that sold well, then we were featured on a few mix tapes and compilations. July 2005 we gave the streets what they wanted with “Welcome ta… Inksta”. We’re still grinding with that at the present time. That album actually got us (IDENTICAL) nominated for a Detroit Hip Hop award for best group.



Have you been doing any show out there?


Yeah we been doing a lot of shows out our way just grinding to make our name (IDENTICAL) bigger.



You’re releasing an album called Welcome to Inkster, what can we expect to hear on there?


The album is actually already in the streets for sale. You can expect to hear real life from our direction. We have street records because you can catch us in the streets. You have club records because you can catch us in the club. Then you have emotional records because all those things together make IDENTICAL.



Where can your music be heard and purchased from?


Our music can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com/identical



Do you have a website or a myspace address?


We actually have two myspace addresses the 1st one is for the “Welcome ta… Inksta” album www.myspace.com/identical22 and the next one is for our new music www.myspace.com/moreidentical Make sure y’all check them out and add as friends.



What kind of response have you had from having a myspace page?


Our response has been great, we have gotten radio play out of it, been in the streets and been noticed, just a great thing.



Is there anything else that you would like to add or give shout outs to?


Yeah, thank y’all for getting at us, shout outs to everybody from Inkster.
Our state “Money Makin” Michigan, our family, friends and supporters, Money to be Made Ent.
IDENTICAL-WE AINT GOTTA GO GOLD, WE PLATINUM IN THE STREETS-



Interview by Jai boo


- www.ragomagazine.com


INTERVIEW: IDENTICAL

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 1) Let's talk about the beginning of your career
IDENTICAL: Well, we have been in the game since 1992, that's when we were only nine years old. we been out here for a long time with this music. at first we was just hoping some one seen us and picked us up, but that never happen so we been independent since like 1996 or 1997.

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 2) Tell us something about INKSTER (MI) and what it means for u ?
IDENTICAL: Inkster is up north in michigan, but man i'm telling you it's like you some where in the country. I mean it's home to us. Come thru Inkster, and you'll see IDENTICAL is the voice of the street when it comes to this rap music. It's a high crime rate, a lot of murders out here and the city ain't but 3 miles long and wide.

GANGSTASPARTY.com:3) Is there a rapper or crew that inspired u?
IDENTICAL: Yeah, we were inspired first by ESHAM, then i would say the geto boys and ugk, but ESHAM first. He put it down for real on this independent rap scene way before you ever heard of anybody else. With no radio play or none of that.

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 4) What's your style?
IDENTICAL: Our style is REALITY, what you here is what you see, when you see IDENTICAL in thses streets. Ain't no made up tales and stories. Plus we make good party records, stuff people can dance and fool too

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 5) Tell us something about the "Neighborhood Music"
IDENTICAL: That's our company. We started that in 2000 after we finished up with high school, no one wanted to give us a deal, so we gave our selves one.( ha, ha, ha)

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 6) Tell us something about your debut album entitled "STASH FADA DROUGHT" and how was it borne?
IDENTICAL: That was the first thing we ever released. It was really just to keep our name going in Inkster. At that time a lot of new nobody's were trying to put INKSTER on the map, and well we had to drop and let them know we still here.

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 7) What will we appreciate into your forthcoming album entitled "WELCOME TA INKSTA"? and when is it coming out?
IDENTICAL: We are giving you all of INKSTER on one album. This is how it is out here, when you see the cover you see Inkster Road ( THE MAIN STREET IN THE CITY) and you see us looking over it. It symbolizes how we are looking over this rap game out here. WE ARE THE VOICE OF THE INKSTER MICHIGAN STREETS. You can order a copy today from www.cdbaby.com/identical for only 11.00 dollars. It will be where ever you are with in 24 hours. ( BUY IDENTICAL SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MUSIC)

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 8) Is there a rapper that would u like to work with?
IDENTICAL: AS FAR AS RAPPERS IT'S A LOT OF ARTIST(NOT JUST RAPPERS) I WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH, REALLY TO MANY TO NAME. BUT ON THE BUSINESS END OF THINGS WE WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH DAME DASH. RIGHT NOW HE'S THE UNDERDOG AND WE FEEL LIKE COMING FROM INKSTER MICHIGAN WE ARE ALSO UNDER DGOS. SO WE KNOW WE COULD SCHOCK A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH THAT GUY.

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 9) Tell us something about your future projects
IDENTICAL: We are about shoot our short film "THINK PAID" later on this month, we getting it together as we speak. Production started on July 5, 2005. It should be out around the Jan. 2006. And in August we should be starting to record our next album. We still looking for the producers we wonna work with.

GANGSTASPARTY.com: 10) a free message to Rap/Hip Hop/R&B community
IDENTICAL: SUPPORT ALL INDEPENDENT MUSIC BUT FIRST BUY IDENTICAL AT www.cdbaby.com/identical we would like to Thank GANGSTASPARTY.com FOR HAVING US, THIS IS OUR FIRST INTERNET INTERVIEW SO IT WILL ALWAYS BE SPECAIL. remember buy IDENTICAL at www.cdbaby.com/identical THANKS
- www.gangstasparty.com


IDENTICAL
'Welcome Ta Inksta'
(Neighborhood Music)
www.cdbaby.com/identical

This here is one of the hardest and the realist albums from Michigan I've heard in a long time. Straight Outta Inksta, Michigan Identical are two twins that can pack a lyrical punch. On this album they take you through the struggle and they express it so real you could image seeing it yourself. All im saying is I wouldn't be surprised if these cats where big in the future because these cats are straight fire. Favourite tracks definitely include 'N Da Streets', the ghetto anthem 'Sleepless Nites' and without a doubt the heaviest track on the album, the emotional smash 'On Da Luv'. Overall this is one of the hardest albums I've heard this year, I really can't see these cats staying unsigned for long.

Review By Reload - www.ragomagazine.com


http://www.ozonemag.com/2009/11/11/issue-80-rapquest/#more-15021 - Ozone Magazine



http://www.unitedgrind.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:identical&catid=36:featured-interviews&Itemid=54 - www.unitedgrind.com


READ THE NEW IDENTICAL INTERVIEW BY CLICKING THE LINK WE ON PAGES 7-8

http://www.rapsoulution.com/RapsoulutionIssue12.pdf - Rap Solutions (7/2009)


Read New IDENTICAL write up in the Michigan Front page

http://content.yudu.com/Library/A18xpg/061909FrontPageDigit/resources/22.htm - Michigan Front Page


Discography

Stash fada’ Drought, 2001
Welcome ta’ Inksta, 2005
Financial Situations the EP, 2007
Lose Control- Single (digital release), Dec 2008
Fannin’ Wit da Money (Cool Me Down) Digital release, July 2009
Interstate Identical-Web Series
www.MoreIdentical.com
Lose Control Remix (Digital Release) Jan 2010

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IDENTICAL

Born May 22, 1982 , in Inkster , MI Identical twins Santoine and Antoine Jackson have been musically inclined since birth. In 1991, the two decided it was time to share their story of struggle and street life through rap. Inspired by God, friends, love and fellow rappers Esham and The Dayton Family, it was then the duo became Hostile. The name reflected their “way of hitting the beat with such hostility”.

Hostile’s initial flavor mimicked that of Esham, Ice Cube and Eazy-E and used lyrics typical of the Geto Boys members as a basis for their life style. On a course for imminent disaster, the twins became engulfed in the street life which they so passionately rapped. However, upon the incarceration of a close friend in 1996 and the untimely death of another in 1999, Hostile reevaluated their lives and decided it was time for a change. But this change was put on hold in 2003, when the group suffered a major set back due to the incarceration of one of its members. During these unpleasant times, the brothers came to realize how important music was to them. Shortly after jailed twins’ release, the two decided to it was time for a change, and their entertainment company Neighborhood Music was born.

Since then, Hostile became IDENTICAL and has been unstoppable ever since. IDENTICAL launched www.moreidentical.com along with the new web sensation, 
Interstate IDENTICAL, which is a web, based series that follows IDENTICAL all over the world as they grind their way to the TOP. IDENTICAL has been making a name for themselves in the music industry and gaining press and notoriety like no other group in Inkster , MI history. Equipped with an innovative sound, a unique flavor and a few hit records, IDENTICAL continues to make a mark for them. They are taking their rightful place in the music industry, which is among the stars!