REESE

REESE

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Reese is an incredibly dynamic performer, with a voice that exudes power and emotion. His songwriting is critically acclaimed and his new CD is going to shake the world. He's filled in for Ben Folds and Wyclef Jean. He and his band are the next great artist to watch.

Biography

REESE is rock music. REESE is rap music. REESE is funk music. REESE is accessible music. REESE has been performing throughout North America and Europe since 2001. Opening for popular artists including Common and filling in for larger artists including Ben Folds, REESE has built a significant fan base from the US to Europe. REESE has been featured on CBS The Early Show as "the next big thing in the music business.”

REESE credits his cross genre appeal to a past split between Brooklyn, NY and Greensboro, NC. “I’m the yin and yang of inner city projects and wide-open country fields. My music is influenced by what I hear in the street and what I listen to at home.”
The history of REESE begins with his first independent and self-titled release in January 1997. Since then, REESE has released three other albums including one live album recorded at NYC's famous club, The Bitter End. REESE's fifth CD, “New Fire: Pain B4 Pleasure” is his best release to date. “New Fire” features REESE on vocals and rhymes, Mike Barnes of Shocka Zooloo on guitar, Shyndigg from Digg Deep on bass, CWill on drums. "New Fire" features guest vocalist Gary "Nesta" Pine from legendary group, The Wailers.

“New Fire” is REESE’s the best offering yet and the US is already embracing it! The first single, "ll:Aah:ll:Yeah:ll" is receiving stadium play around the US. Sports teams from the NFL, NBA, and NHL are playing "ll:Aah:ll:Yeah:ll" every time they score, or during warm up. Some (The Philadelphia Eagles and The Detroit Lions, to name a few) have made it their music for their highlight reels. The NY Knicks made a customized version of "ll:Aah:ll:Yeah:ll" their theme song. And The Chicago Bears made "ll:Aah:ll:Yeah:ll" their new stadium chant!
“As a passionate rock singer, REESE conveys the emotion of the lyrics seamlessly through every song,” says record producer, Mark “CoolNerd” Unthank.
2007 brought great news! ESPN made "ll:Aah:ll:Yeah:ll" the music for their "Ultimate Highlight" piece featured in episodes of their number 1 show, "Sports Center"! M.S.G. Network and The NY Knicks use "ll:Aah:ll:Yeah:ll" in their promotional campaigns (both on-air and in-stadium). For the 2008 television season, MTV and Nickelodeon licensed a total of 17 songs from the last three REESE recordings. The songs are airing in the top shows on the respective networks.
The end of 2008 brings two music videos, a tour of the US, Europe and Asia.
Contact Mark Unthank of Exile Records for further information. Mark can be reached at 212-614-3225.

Lyrics

ll:Aah:ll:Yeah:ll

Written By: L. Reese, M. E. Unthank, C. Williams

Verse: Ohhh!!! We just so hot to death
Our music’s to the left, we make u lose your breath
My mans’ Mike B., Shyn Digg, C-Will
We rocks the beat and then we shoots to kill
Not with a gun but with our sound
We gives it to you raw when we hit’s your town
So, don’t just stand around
Cause’ we don’t f… around
Get down to this funky sound
B-Sect: We make it funky 4 u, We make it hot 4 u

Chorus: Ahh, Ahh, Ahh, Ahh!!!, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
That’s the sound u make
When the funk is runnin’ thru your head

Verse: Excuse me can I get some quiet please
Straight from the NYC, I’m rollin’ hard and deep
Where the playas’ game in life Is usually raped and rough
They say it’s just too tough. but I don’t get enough
So, when I come crashin’ thru your big little town,
With my big drum sound, you’ll hear I’m nuclear bound
An explosion comes with REESE, that’s what u get my word
Mike B., Shyn Digg, C-Will, Cool Nerd, Aah Ha ya’ heard?

B- Sect: We make it funky 4 u, we make it hot 4 u

Chorus: Ahh, Ahh, Ahh, Ahh!!, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
That’s the sound u make
When the funk is runnin’ thru your head

Verse: We steppin’ up in the place, can u feel the bass
I see Amazin’ Grace.
So let em’ get his shine, and elevate your mind,
So, that they’ll know the time.
CoolNerd is the cut, he blessed the beat, now u know what’s up
Roots, Rap, Reggae, and Rock N Roll
We gives it to you all, ‘cause’ we’s in control.

B-Sect: We make it funky 4 u, we make it hot 4 u

Chorus: Ahh, Ahh, Ahh, Ahh!!, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
That’s the sound u make
When the funk is runnin’ thru your head

Verse: Excuse me 4 a moment while I flip my style
I know u ain’t heard nobody like me in a while
Comin’ to u from the land of the New Risin’ Sun
Nawww, I ain’t finished in fact I’ve just begun
Yeah, I know u wanna’ so come peep the flow
Anywhere, anytime I go blow 4 blow
In fact there some things I wanna’ say
Sometimes I just wanna’ up and fly away
Cool brotha’, hood brotha’, no need to save face
U can check 4 me on the Seven Books of Grace
All day everyday, funk is what we do
Rock n roll, soul, hip hop and reggae too
The time has come 4 the new takeover
The time has come 4 the new takeover
We comin’ thru’ cause’ we gotta’ takeover
The time has come 4 the new takeover
The time has come 4 the new takeover

No War

Written By: REESE, CoolNerd, T. W. McGraw, K. Rodgers

No War

Third world, same world, still man
Die 4 love, kill 4 land, I don’t understand
See the tears, hear the pain, 4 liberation
They kill, they die 4 the revolution

Nooooo Waaaaaarrrrr

No War, no, no, no, no, no, noooo,
No, no war….no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No War

Baby’s cryin’, momma’s dying, papa’s fightin’
4 love of country, love of leader
They keep on fightin’ yeah, yeahh!!
Shattered homes, broken lives
No one’s winnin’
No life, just death, is this the ending

Nooooo Waaaaaaarrrrr

No War, no, no, no, no, no, nooooo
No, no war….no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No War

Lil' Miss Golden Girl

Written By: REESE, CoolNerd

Lil’ Miss Golden Girl


As the wind blows softly thru your hair
Time seems to stand still
But all the while I think it’s just a dream
The thought of you takes all my will
Are u real or baby in my head?
I gaze into the endless sky
I see your face when I lye in bed
Why can’t it be I wonder why?

I love u so, I need u now
Lil’ Miss Golden Girl
I wanna’ know, I’ll try somehow
Lil’ Miss Golden Girl

If only I could see your face
To once again look in your eyes
Your voice is such amazing grace
I love u so I cannot lie

I love u so, I need u now
Lil’ Miss Golden Girl
I wanna’ know, I’ll try somehow
Lil’ Miss Golden Girl

Lil’ Miss Golden Girl
Every time I see your face
U take me to another place
Ohh!! Ohh!! Yeahh!!!

I love u so, I need u now
Lil’ Miss Golden Girl
I wanna’ know, I’ll try somehow
Lil’ Miss Golden Girl

I Can't Breathe

Written By: REESE, CoolNerd, Michael Barnes

I Can’t Breathe

So many things, been goin’ thru my head
I know I hurt u babe, just forget what I said
I need u in my life, you’re the apple of my eye
I can’t live without u, I don’t wanna’ try

I see, the stars in your eyes
I believe we can make it u and I

I can’t breathe, without your love
I don’t wanna’ live, without your love

When all the dust is cleared, what a price for fame
The more things change, the more they stay the same
No time 4 love, no time today
I can’t find the words
I don’t know what 2 say

I see, the world in your eyes
I believe we can make it if we try

I can’t breathe, without your love
I don’t wanna’ live, without your love

Every time I think about you girl
It makes me wanna’ cry, help me baby
So, why can’t we just give it one more try
I need you baby
Don’t let time just, pass us, by babe,
I’m beggin’ please, don’t let it end

I can’t breathe, without your love
I don’t wanna’ live, without your love

Take U Home

Written By: REESE, CoolNerd, Mike Henney

Baby I like, your style
The way u move it, drives me wild
I like the little things u do
It makes me wanna’, get with u

Baby let me take u home
Baby let me take u home

Baby those clothes u wear
I like the way u do your hair
I know you wanna’ get with me
I’ll show u what it means 2 b, free

Baby let me take u

I wanna’ take u home
Baby let me take u home
Baby let me take u home

Hey Joe

Written By: William Roberts

Hey Joe
I said, where u goin’ with that gun in your hands
Hey Joe
I said, where u goin’ with that gun in your hands
Well, I’m goin’ down to shoot my ole lady
I caught ha’ messin’ round’ with anotha’ man
I’m goin’ down to shoot my ole lady
I caught ha’ messin’ round’ with anotha’ man
Well, hey Joe
Joe I heard u shot yo’ lady down
U shot her down now, u shot ha’ down to da’ ground now
Well, hey Joe
Joe I heard u shot yo’ woman down
U shot her down now, u shot ha’ down to da’ ground now
Yes, I did I shot ha’
u know I caught my woman foolin’ round town
So, I shot ha’ down to da’ ground now
Yes, I did I shot ha’
u know I caught my woman foolin’ round
So, I gave her the gun, and then I shot ha’, yeahhh!!

Well hey Joe
Joe where you gone run to now
Where you gone go, where you gone run to now Joe
Well hey Joe
Joe where you gone run to now
Where you gone go, where you gone run to now Joe
Well ya’ll dig
I’m goin’ way down south
Way down by Mexico way
Ain’t nobody gone find me, nobody
I’m goin’ way down south yes I am ya’ll
Way down…where I can be free
Ain’t no one”s gone find me
No ones gone find me, nawww
Cause’, ain’t no hang man gonna’
Ain’t no hangman gonna’ put a noose around me
No, no, no one’s gone find me, no one’s gone find me nawww
Cause’ ain’t no hangman gonna’
Ain’t no hangman gonna’ put a rope around me
You better believe, awww
Hey Joe
You better run, you better hide
Oh Lord, good God almighty
Hey Joe
You better run on down yeahh

War

Written By: ALLEN COLE, CARLTON BARRETT

Until, the philosophy that holds one race superior
And another, inferior
Is finally, and permanently, discredited
And abandoned

See every where is War

War

Until, there’s no longer
1st class or 2nd class citizens of any nation
And until the color of a man’s skin
Is of no more, significance
Than the color of his eyes
Me say War
And until, the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all
Without regards to race
Me say War
But until that day
The dream of lasting peace
World citizenship
Rule of international….morality
Will remain but a fleeting illusion
To be pursued….but never attained

Every where is War

War in the East….War in the West
War up North….and War down South

War

I’m Looking Up

Written By: REESE, CoolNerd

I’m Looking Up

Verse: One step forward, two steps back.
I’m finding it hard to stay on track.
But I got goals to reach today,
And I can’t let nothing stand in my way.

I’m moving forward regardless,
Of obstacles in my way.

Chorus: I’m looking up!
For a better way.
I won’t give up!
I’ll win today.
I’m looking up!
For a better way.
I’ll win today!

Verse: Someone’s trying to break me down.
But I got faith that takes to a higher ground.
Faith like love should be blind.
Now that I know love I will be fine.

I’m moving forward no matter
Whatever they may say!

Chorus: I’m looking up!
For a better way.
I won’t give up!
I’ll win today.
I’m looking up!
For a better way.
I’ll win today!

Bridge: Life may take me for a wild ride.
But I got faith, by my side.
So I will, Said I will, I’ll win today

Discography

2007 brings great news! ESPN has made "ll:Aah:ll:Yeah:ll" the music for their "Ultimate Highlight" piece which airs every episode of their number 1 show, "Sports Center"!

Forthcoming CD - New Fire. Will be released in the spring of 2007. It's the retail follow up to critically acclaimed CD, Eclectic Soul.

Last single - Love to Spare. Airplay on college, public and commercial stations. Video airplay throughout the country for the song and licensing of the song to UK, Japan, Canada, ESPN, MTV.

1997 - Reese/Exile Records

1999 - Electric Soul Volume One - Live at The Bitter End.

2001 - Eclectic Soul

2004 - Bare Soul - The acoustic sessions volume one

2007 - New Fire: Pain B4 Pleasure

Set List

Usually two 50 minute sets.

01. Let Me Go
02. Take U Home
03. Cult Of Personality (Cover)
04. I Can’t Breathe
05. I Can’t See You/Crosstwon Traffic (Cover)
06. Some Won’t Have Tomorrow
07. Love To Spare
08. Sista
09. Hey Joe (Cover)
10. Ah Ah Yeah Yeah
11. Why U Wanna
12. War (Cover)
13. No War
14. Whole Lotta Love (Cover)
15. Vertigo (Cover)