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RAWALLTY

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | INDIE | AFTRA

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2018
Duo World Reggae

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Aug
11
RAWALLTY @ The Fillmore Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Jul
13
RAWALLTY @ CityFest Charlotte

Concord, North Carolina, United States

Concord, North Carolina, United States

Jun
29
RAWALLTY @ Olatunji Afro Caribbean Carnival

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Jun
28
RAWALLTY @ STATS Restaurant Bar

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Jun
09
RAWALLTY @ Odunde Festival

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Mr.Wood$ first heard in 99' on the gold "No Pigeons",and selling Pepsi with MasterP,now set for national release "Da Jump Off"...feel the buzz as he introduces you to the Outlandish Entertainment sound.His upcoming single Da Jump Off b/w Green wit Envy features J-Records' Olivia, look out for it November 2001. This Far Rockaway,Queens artist/emcee is the originator of the No Scrubs response record,you also heard him on the McDonald's dollar menu commercial. His debut album will feature some of the hottest names in hiphop and R&B including Lil Jon and Kelis. You may have seen him on the nationally televised Farm Club performing on the same telecast with Outkast and others. Mr.Wood$ wants you to hear and feel some of his freestyles, white label remixes(Donnell Jones, Montell Jordan), and songs he has done during the years in which he has been preparing to make a big splash in the industry. OUTLANDISH ENTERTAINMENT presents MR.WOOD$ a mix compilation of "Da Lost Verses..." - IUMA


"No Pigeons"

"No Pigeons" was originally written & recorded by rap artist "Mr. Wood$" alongside of one New York's highly respected mix tape DJs, DJ Rhude. Mr. Wood$ & Dj Rhude wanted to create a male-aimed response after the widespread international success of TLC's song "No Scrubs," a song that discusses the unwillingness of women to engage in a relationship with men who are unemployed, grimy, unsophisticated, or poorly-mannered. The song then was titled "No Vultures" and released independently via "DJ Rhude mix tape" that DJ Rhude was known for in the early to late 90's.

The record "No Vultures" landed into the hands of WQHT/Hot 97's DJ & On Air Personality Funkmaster Flex who quickly realized that the record would be a hit and would be perfect for a group that he produced and mentored called Sporty Thievz. Funkmaster Flex quickly contacted Mr. Wood$ & DJ Rhude to re-record the record along with the Sporty Thievz to be released nationally under the name "No Pigeons" after taking a unanimous vote that a pigeon would work better commercially as being called a vulture may offend some female listeners.

Nationally released as "No Pigeons" by the Sporty Thievz featuring Mr. Wood$ the song discusses the dilemma that "No Scrubs" alluded to, but rather than name women "scrubs," they were denoted as "pigeons." Throughout the course of the song, the artists on the track make overt references to unsightly, substandard women, accusing them of wearing hair weaves, having "more than one baby father," receiving public assistance, personal hygiene & "stripping all week to go clubbing."

The entire song is based on a slightly faster beat of the original "No Scrubs" with added bass.

In 2007 California indie band Brighten covered the song for a Warped Tour compilation album entitled "Yo! Indie Rocks Raps," which was never released via retail outlets but was available for purchase at tour stops. Several of the tracks from this project were eventually re-released with Fearless' compilation Punk Goes Crunk, however No Pigeons was omitted from this list. - Everipedia International


"“No Scrubs” vs. “No Pigeons”: The Battle of the Sexes That Shook Radio in 1999"

Sporty Thievz’s style was conversational—listening to “Cheapskate” felt like hearing them roast girls live from a stoop in Yonkers—but their audacious sense of humor didn’t translate into much commercial success. “Cheapskate” reached only no. 31 on the Hot Rap Singles chart; the remix, dubbed “Even Cheaper,” peaked at no. 27. Further complicating their situation were issues with Ruffhouse Records that left the group in limbo. “Something was going on, internally, with the label,” King Kirk says. “We were getting held in the middle because of that, so we were trying to get released.” Their lifeline? An unexpected gift from the mixtape gods.

As the popularity of “No Scrubs” increased the popularity of the word “scrub,” a New York–based DJ named Rhude started thinking. “I was like, ‘Damn, they’re getting at the fellas. I need somebody to answer this,’” he says. Unable to address the situation directly, DJ Rhude found a rapper to handle the task. “At the time, I was working with this MC named Mr. Wood$ from Far Rockaway, and I was like, ‘Yo, come up with a quick response to this so I can put it on the next mixtape,’” he says. Rhude ripped the “No Scrubs” instrumental from a cassette single, Mr. Wood$ added a verse, and the freestyle—then titled “No Vultures”—was added to a mixtape he dropped off at Funkmaster Flex’s Franchise Record Pool. He remembers receiving an eager call from Mr. Excitement, Flex’s partner at Franchise, the following day: “Yo, that joint y’all did, ‘No Vultures,’ is crazy. We were bumpin’ it in the office, and Flex heard it and was like, ‘Yo, who is that?’”

The record had potential, but it needed an extra touch. “Flex said, ‘Yo, I like the concept, but I feel like it would be better to get Sporty Thievz involved because it’s more their lane,’” Rhude continues, noting that Mr. Excitement insisted that he and Mr. Wood$ be involved since the idea originated with them. For his part, Funkmaster Flex says he saw the parallels almost immediately. “On ‘Cheapskate,’ Sporty Thievz were talking about girls, so that’s what made me think of them,” he says. Not long after, Sporty Thievz entered the picture.

“We get a call from someone who said Flex wanted to meet us,” King Kirk says. “We went to see Flex, and he was like, ‘Have y’all ever heard of the record “No Scrubs”?’ And of course we had heard of it, so he played this mix record one of his DJs was blending for him with his man Mr. Wood$ bugging out on ‘No Scrubs.’ So he’s like, ‘Y’all have a record called “Cheapskate.” I think if you play around with this sort of like how he played around with that, you could do something.’” The group headed to the studio to cut the new track; Mr. Wood$ ended up getting the final verse because he showed up late, much to Rhude’s frustration. “He was going on a boat ride, and I remember saying that day, ‘Yo, cancel that boat trip, this is a huge opportunity,’” he recalls.

The song was renamed “No Pigeons” around a term that had previously surfaced on a King Kirk verse from “Even Cheaper”:

KFC is good, so girls can’t be chickens
Man listen, but what they can be is pigeons
Pigeons, the worst bird, that’s my word
Eatin’ off curbs in herds lookin’ for herb.
“I won’t say we took credit for using the word ‘birds,’ because they had been saying that in Yonkers,” Kirk explains. “But that word ‘pigeon’? I had been using that for years.” Now Sporty Thievz had the opportunity to build an entire song around the word, all while inserting themselves into a conversation initiated by one of the biggest groups in music on a chart-topping song. “We were always those type of dudes anyway, having fun with the ladies, so we just knocked it out,” says Kirk. “Two or three weeks later, our manager handed it back to Flex and he, as far as I’m told, didn’t really understand what it was.” Flex says that he didn’t anticipate what “No Pigeons” would become. “It was just supposed to just be a promo [to play] on my show,” he says. “It was never supposed to be a record.”

“No Pigeons” was a more contemptuous extension of “Cheapskate” and its remix. It castigated women who had the nerve to dole out criticism like their own shit didn’t stink. The song added a heavy dose of retaliatory venom to the group’s trademark comedic panache, all in the name of evening the score for men via a tit-for-tat approach. - The Ringer


Discography

1. Make Me Feel
2. Dem Vibes
3. Melody Makers
4. Be Loved

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Bio

From the soils of Kingston Jamaica and Far Rockaway Queens New York, Charlotte-based duo Rawallty delivers good vibes through Dancehall & Hip-Hop infused anthems. So, with the name Rawallty they define the true definition of synergy when it comes to rocking stages worldwide. Hip-Hop artist Mr. Wood$ (Diallo Edmond) claim to fame is his number one Gold Billboard topper “No Pigeons” which was the rebuttal to TLC’s multiplatinum single “No Scrubs”. He then went on to tour worldwide alongside Keyshia Cole during her 2005 debut Album “The Way It Is”. The Reggae/Dancehall inspired artist Kyrk (Kirk Ayton) has been in the studio with the likes of artist such as Buju Banton, Lukie D, Pinchers, and Mr. Easy. While perfecting his craft of writing and performing, Kyrk released several projects both in the states and overseas with unmatched results.

In Spring 2014, “We On To Something” was released as the first official single as Rawallty. This single was later dubbed the Queen City Anthem of Charlotte along with various artists. Rawallty’s sound has captivated and earned the attention of industry moguls such as Datwon Thomas editor and chief of Vibe Magazine, Manny Halley and also infamous DJ’s such as DJ SNS & DJ Styles.

Rawallty will release their EP which is slated for Summer 2019 “This project is perfectly imperfect,” says Mr. Wood$. “We're giving you our musical talents in its RAWEST form". North Carolina has always been one of the homes to urban sounds. The city’s multicultural attitude is the perfect pot in which to cook up new fusions. The fans who have delivered their support time and time again to live shows and the project have been waiting on this collaboration. Rawallty is putting the word out that the EP is coming soon and a worldwide tour to follow. 

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