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The Second Generation of Militia:
Militia All Stars Comin’ At Cha

Los Angeles, CA…The critically acclaimed hip-hop group, Militia, has dramatically increased its fighting power by enlisting some superstars into their brigade to spawn its latest metamorphosis: Militia All Stars. The founding member of the original group, Diz, has reached out once again to hip-hop heavyweights, Mr. Tan, Ms. Toi and Lord G to launch another audible attack on the hip-hop world.

History:
Rising from the ashes of the media-induced East Coast/West Coast rivalry, the first generation of Militia was formed in order to create a bond between coasts and bring an entire hip-hop world together with a universal sound and a plethora of unique rhyme skills. The powerhouse rap crew was comprised of many revolving members from different regions of the country each boasting his or her own trademark style. Militia pounced on the scene in 1998 with their debut album, Militia. The album created a major buzz with critics and music fans alike. The classic hook-laden anthem, “Burn,” proved that Diz and Militia were major forces to be reckoned with. The remix for “Burn” added more heat with the addition of Mr. Tan, Ms. Toi and Lord G, which sparked an energy that endures in the new generation of the group.

The Future:
The Militia made a major impact on the rap world with its critically acclaimed debut album. But the question remains, “What is the future for Militia?” The answer is: the Militia was then…the Militia All Stars is now. Militia All Stars has completed its highly anticipated sophomore album, Militia All Stars Comin’ At Cha on The Entity Ent./3 CitsyM Records/Native/Ryko Distribution. The album features new music from the accomplished crew of Diz, Mr. Tan, Ms. Toi, and Lord G and innovative tracks from hip-hop’s hottest producers, including Blaqthovin (Snoop Dog, The Eastsidaz, Kurupt and The Dogg Pound), Mr. Payback (Dr. Dre, DJ Quik, Too $hort, The Roots, WC and Ice Cube), S Klass (Eve, E-40 and Beanie Sigel), Big John D (Mack 10 and Lord G) and the Militia All Stars themselves.

The new will be in stores October 7, 2003. The blazing first single from the album is “It’s On Tonight” produced by Blaqthovin.

Be on the look out…the Militia All Stars are Comin’ At Cha!

For more information:
Julio Trejo c/o Steelo:Media, 323.526.0779info@steelomedia.com
Alison Jefferson c/o The Entity, 323.931.6745, theentitygroup.com
- 3 citysm/The Entity


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When Militia exploded on the hip-hop scene in 1997 with their smash single “Burn,” rap fans were blown away by the group’s diverse lyrical approach and block rocking beats. The intensity exhibited in the “Burn” remix, which featured the lyrical synergy between Diz, Mr.Tan, Ms. Toi and Lord G elevated the group to new heights and spawned the next generation of Militia: Militia All Stars. With its second album, “Militia All Stars Comin’ At Cha,” the California-based group proves that it has only gotten better with time.

The group’s status in the industry has risen dramatically since it emerged six years ago. Mr. Tan has appeared on songs with Tyrese and Snoop Dogg, as well as the film “Baby Boy.” Lord G released the critically acclaimed “Hot Ta Def On The Mic Chord” album in 1999, while Ms. Toi rapped with Ice Cube, Mack 10 and others on such songs as “You Can Do It,” appeared on the “Up In Smoke” Tour in 2000 and released a solo album in 2001. Group founder Diz has been sharpening his business sense all the while, making for a triumphant return with “Comin’ At Cha.”

“We all have different styles,” Mr. Tan explains. “We branched off and grew just to form the Voltron again and make it hot.”

Lord G says that the group’s appeal comes from its diverse background (every group member is from a different part of the country) and the fact that they address a variety of topics on their new collection. “We’re trying to say the things differently,” G states. “It’s like food. There’s only so many different meats you can go get, but it’s the preparation that changes the way the chicken tastes. With the Militia, it’s going to be like buffet. There’s something on there for everybody. That’s what’s going to separate us from everybody else. A lot of times the chef cooks what he likes. We’re trying to prepare something for everybody.”

The Militia takes an egalitarian approach on “Comin’ At Cha,” as each group member has two solo selection on the album. Lord G proclaims the best time to do something is now on “Down,” while Mr. Tan’s “Hold Up, Wait Up” features the veteran rhymer approaching the ladies. Diz showcases Northern California’s infatuation with life in the fast lane on “High Speed” lifestyle and documents his own struggle-filled existence on “Livin My Life.” Ms. Toi delivers “Dem Boys” and “Make That Money,” rounding out the album with a woman’s touch.

“Everybody has their own different lives and they do different things, but when it comes to the Militia, it’s like we’re all going to school everyday when we’re doing this rap thing,” Ms. Toi explains. “We’re learning from each other every moment.”

With its hit “Burn,” Militia learned that, contrary to popular belief, they could succeed representing the West Coast without relying on gangster themes. They do the same on “Comin’ At Cha.” “We’re coming to show there’s more than gangbanging on the West Coast with your lyrics,” Diz says. “We’ve just got to show the diversity.”

That’s why the Militia All Stars are “Comin’ At Cha.”

For more information on the Militia All Stars, The Entity, or 3 citsyM Records, contact Julio Trejo at 323.526.0779 / jtrejo@steelomedia.com or Alison R. Jefferson at 323.931.6745 / theentitygroup.com.