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New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

New York City, NY | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Duo Hip Hop


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Still working on that hot first release.



Separately, they are hip hop in its purest forms - two turntables and a microphone.

Together they are the NU AMSTERDAM PROJECT, a new movement in hip hop

formed by DJ/producer Hones[Ah-Nes] and MC, Barron Ricks.

NU Amsterdam came about in mid-2000s, Hones was making noise as a DJ on the

Manhattan nightclub scene and B-Ricks was coming off success as a former member of

Cypress Hill/Call O' Da Wild. A chance meeting through mutual friends inspired the

project. "I knew from the beginning that we were going to go a different way than what we

were used to - out the box," says B-Ricks. "Collaborations between American rappers

and European artists are happening more than ever. As hip hop became more

mainstream in the US, it also grew in the EU," adds DJ Hones

The name, NU Amsterdam, is a nod to Harlem, the neighborhood where the two met

and its European connection. But the NU in NU Amsterdam symbolizes so much more.

"It's a NU Day, hell it's a NU Era and that's the approach that we taking with our music,"

says Hones. The music is a unique blend of old and new; grit and glamour; comedy and

reality; rap and soul. 

NU Amsterdam's first EP "Harlem world mind state" is hitting the streets on sep 22nd 17' and are the first output from the duo since signing with Empire distribution (  thir single, "Clap", where nominated for best Urban song in 2011 by Danish deejay Awards. 

Moving a crowd is the foundation of the NU Amsterdam Project. 

The live performances is high energy-featuring Hones' infamous track twists coupled with B-Ricks whimsical and captivating storytelling รข€“ It Is exactly What the music Scene Needs at the moment.

"NU Amsterdam is all about a NU consciousness and fresh approach", says Hones. "That

consciousness extends to greening the way they we are selling our music and promoting our brand."

From the eco-friendly clothing to the manufacturing of their merchandise, the group is committed to

reducing their "hip hop footprint". "We are a green Duo" adds B-Ricks

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