Racket City

Racket City

BandHip Hop

Substance. As the rap industry continues to suffer from a severe lack of it, Racket City (Rough Ass City Kids Entertaining the CITY) has every intention of bringing it back into the forefront...

Biography

Substance. As the rap industry continues to suffer from a severe lack of it, Racket City (Rough Ass City Kids Entertaining the CITY) has every intention of bringing it back into the forefront with their lead single, “Neighborhood” off of their forthcoming album, “Godby My Witness” on Analysis Records. Currently, their regional release, “Local Stop” is successfully making haste in the Clubs and on radio.
Reared in College Park, GA but born in Flint, MI and Eerie, PA respectively, Jar and Pree One consider themselves advantaged to have experienced the best both regions have to offer. Like their Atlanta predecessors, Outkast, Racket City members, Jar and Pree One met one another during a battle at the age of 13, and quickly realized that they would be electrifying as a group. They formed Racket City in 1995 and have been going strong ever since.
Once signed to famed underground haven, Loud Records in 2002, Jar and Pree One were faced with a life-altering decision when the label folded—quit or keep pursuing their dream by any means necessary. They chose the latter.
“We do this because we love it,” they adamantly maintain. “The down side is that it’s a struggle and you come across many people who give you the run around. This business is based on who you know.”
Though they remained on Billboard for 48 weeks with their single, “Ryderz,” they nevertheless found themselves back at square one after the label closed, with no deal and no substantial connections. So, true to their maverick spirits, they decided to form their own label Gutter Music.
Undeterred by industry politics, Racket City is committed to introducing their infectious sound to not only the rap community, but the world. With diverse musical tastes that run the gambit from Smokey Robinson and Jay Z to Blink 182 and UGK, their sound is a potent combination of the sounds of that have influenced them over the years.
Propelled by their first single, “Neighborhood,” Racket City’s mission is clear-- to represent their community as realistically as possible. They realize that things have changed and with that change comes responsibility.
As Jar spits in the song, “Young adolescent with no love for their calling/ just dope hope an entertainment stardom…”
Pree One adds candidly, “First of all, I’m a hustler baby /and the lack of dough really drives me crazy.”
Featuring production from underground producers, RK, Crow, Malachi and Michael Woodruff, Jar and Pree One should be the next emcees to emerge out of the seemingly endless well of talent in Atlanta. Legendary rap group, Whodini even makes an appearance on Racket City’s remake of “Big Mouth.”
Experienced in the game, Jar and Pree One have performed with everyone from Juvenile, Peety Pablo and TI to the Wu Tang Clan. Even still, for Racket City, it isn’t all about the glitter and limelight-- they intend to give back.
They contend, “We want to enlarge our neighborhood by building businesses and giving others with real talent an opportunity to shine because there are so many talented people out there that are not getting their chance.”

Discography

EP - LOCAL STOP
Single - Neighborhood