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"Ridic: Winner of Four Billboard World Song Contest Awards"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Casey Bradley
(510) 872-9654
info@ridiculousmusic.com
www.ridiculousmusic.com


Ridic: Winner of Four Billboard World Song Contest Awards

Oakland, CA- July 3, 2005
Lyrical innovation combined with rhyme creation is the key to keeping hip hop fresh and captivating. Ridic, (short for Ridiculous Lyrics) is from Oakland, California, and he has created a new style of hip-hop and rap while still maintaining its original essence. Ridic’s album is titled “No Apologies”. He is the winner of four Billboard Magazine World Song Contest awards. Ridic has recorded with Numskull from the multi-platinum selling group, The Luniz, at Ridiculous Music Studios, and performed with Digital Underground after being discovered by Shock G backstage in a freestyle session. Ridic’s album “No Apologies” is # 13 on the nationwide Top 40 CMJ Hip-Hop charts and his 12” double A sided release is # 3 on both national charts. He has been rapping since preschool, and now he has mastered the art of rhyme, cleverly creating multidimensional lyrics with double and triple meanings.

With Ridic, there are no corny gimmicks, just quality music that everyone will want to bump in cars, clubs, and at home. He is already on mix tapes on the west and east coasts. John Acosta, Music Director of W.I.I.T, 88.9 FM Chicago states: “I got a copy of Ridic’s, ‘No Apologies’, C.D. and I must say that the flow is smooth and tight. It is the longest running #1 requested song on WIIT. I am getting 400 to 500 requests a week for 'No Apologies". Ridic’s album “No Apologies” has been voted four and a half out of five stars on the prominent hip-hop website, northern-ridaz.com and has received great reviews worldwide by everyone who hears it. “Ridic comes with solid flows on the mic, I like how he talks about things that people might not think about putting on a hip-hop album. He mixes gangsta rap, hip-hop, and R&B together to make the album different on nearly every song. I'm feeling this one to the fullest; a tight jam”(2SiccReviews). Dawana Wilson, Program Director of KNOZ 96.5 FM in Sacramento, says: “Ridic’s songs ‘Priceless' and 'No Apologies' are in rotation every 120 minutes and 'No Apologies' is #1 on our playlist". In addition to rapping, Ridic produces, engineers, and manages his record label, Ridiculous Music, LLC with his older brother, Nut Case. He plans to make his music international, collaborating with the greatest rappers and musicians of the world.


To listen to, and/or purchase Ridic’s entire album, “No Apologies” and view his electronic press kit, please visit www.ridiculousmusic.com.
Ridiculous Music, LLC
P.O. Box 19139
Oakland, CA 94619


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- Casey Bradley


"KALX 90.7 FM is Playing Ridic in Regular Rotation"

Ridic and Casey "Nut Case". "The CD is real Poetry. It is in regular air-play rotation. Please come back to KALX anytime".

Albert from the Albert and Billy Jam "Cultural Affairs Outreach" show, states: "feel free to come back to our show anytime and Continue to make great Hip-Hop music". - Music Director Malcolm L.


"National Feedback from DJ's"

Ridic – No Apologies/Priceless

Ridic’s got the longest running # 1 requested album at WIIT in Chicago. Chicago is feeling the Ridic vibe. A great album!!
John “Smokin” Acosta, Hip-Hop MD for WIIT

We are feelin the 12” to the fullest. Priceless and No Apologies are crazy. We are playing it every week.
The Beat Sauce, Wisdom and Raw B, KUSF

No apologies is cool, But I'm really Digging Priceless !!
Chilly C –KHDX

good lyrics that complements the beat nicely
Anilast –KMSA

“This Beat is so tight. This is the California anthem. Ridic did it on this one.”
Sean Kennedy CEO of Illtrendz Promotion and Record Pool.

I really like the new double sided Ridic 12”. We are playing the “Priceless” and “No Apologies” and after I met him I put him in my news column.
Billy Jam KALX

Ridic’s songs ‘Priceless' and 'No Apologies' are in rotation every 120 minutes and 'No Apologies' is #1 and Priceless is in the top 10 on our playlist.
Dawana Wilson, Program Director of KNOZ 96.5 FM in Sacramento

the kid has some nice rhymes, like you said, it is a good refreshing sound compared to the mess being pimped as rap music now.
Wes –WQFS

Priceless is cool nice laid back
Rob Reyes M-1promo and Record Pool

Im feelin both sides but especially Priceless. I played it the other night at my spot.
Malchi Padron Bay Area Hip-Hop Coalition and Record Pool.

I feelin both Priceless and No Apologies
Zion from Zion I

cool twist on the samples...nice lyrics and i feel the content...got my support PRICELESS is smooth, good topic...good effort...i would like to
hear more...
Resident –WKNC

super dope, getting lotso spins
JK –KCSB

Priceless is the monster jam
here. Way better than the other.
DJ Imperial-KSMU

No Apologies is doing really really well especially for a new artist. The joint is hot!
Papa D Brick Records and WRBB

Ridic "No Apologies"/”Priceless”- I like the song...the beat is real smooth, the break is hot and he got something to say as far as lyrics are concerned. I'll definately support it.
DJ Derick D, Illtrendz

Ridic[No Apologies,Priceless&Mall Rats]Ridiculous Music
This is a new cat from the bay with a hot song.The beat has a Kanya West feel to it.His flow is layback.The b-side cut “Priceless" is hot he is the one that will have people looking for more.
Mia Oakland C9, Illtrendz

Kinda commercial sound but it is ok with me.
Primetime –WRFT

“I’m feelin No Apologies. Given it about 90 spins and put it on the stations mixtape”
Boomer D KZAP

Thats whats up. Keep doin your thing Ridic.
DJ Backside KMEL, Illtrendz and untouchable DJ’s

The song is Cool.
Rick Lee SBC DJ’s and KMEL

I diggin that No Apologies. Its my fav on the album. Thanks for the freestyle on my mixtape.
Shaun Ski SBC DJ’s

I like No Apologies but I love that Priceless. Thanks for letting me put it on the mix tape.
Dj Escobar SBC Dj’s

I like this Ridic track
Boots from the Coup

this is still in my crate today, I like it alot.
Solo –WECI

As soon as I heard Ridic I had to have him on my show. Him and Nut Case came with so much energy. After he spit a few verses live for me on the show, I knew I had to have him on my new mix tape. He is one to listen for!
DJX-1, KPOO 89.5 FM, San Francisco

This cat is a beast. I definitely wanna hear some more music from him. I think no apologies is dope, but the B side is crazy, kinda of a perfect "driving" song for the summer
Garbs –WRUW

No Apologies' is mad tight. I have been receiving over 50 requests a day for his new single "Priceless". He's getting so many requests for several songs off the album. The listeners and I really enjoy his music.
Sly 95live.com , San Francisco

Been spinning this one for weeks now. Like the emotion poured out on the track. Look forward to more from this cat.
Jason D –KHDC

I play Ridic's new songs from his album. Especially 'Priceless', 'No Apologies', 'Somethin to Ride', and hella songs. He's doin his thing and hes always welcome on our show."
T-Cash, "Friday Night Vibe", KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley

on point.
Sabotage –WRTC

its a little keyboardy for my liking, but the rapping is dope. i've been playing it regularly.
Elliot B –KGBA

Wus good guys, my name is DJ Getnaughty from WSOU 89.5 Seton Hall Pirate
radio. I host Ova Ya Head radio on sundays from 7-8. I gotta say i dig your
album, "no apologies" and i am spinning some tracks from it on my show. if
your ever in the area stop by the studios or send in more music to the
station.
DJ Getnaughty WSOU 89.5 FM

Nice kuts from them it's great for the start of more things to come.
WKRN/WSKM

This was the first track I'd ever heard from Ridic, and I
was impressed! I like the quirky production and his flow is solid.
Max –WMHB

a little slow, but another banger...its in my bag of goodies...
DJ SA -KHQT

Not a bad tune, nice production.
DJ SeanieMike –WBGU

Deep very thoughtful, something different
D Beats -KBOO

This is the sleeper out of the latest records I got, people shouldn’t sleep on him, im not as familar with Ridic but its good music regardless.
Dave –WSKB

hot stuff
DS –WHRW

Laid back and nice. Verses are so dope..
Bro K -KOOP

So this is the guy we're suposed to be pumping up ...well, well will do my friend really like the A side it's a track that you really want to listen to his lyrics and story, he's got a great message and the beat is something new original!!
Stallion –CFUV

I must have played the instrumental for “No Apologies” 100 times….I never get sick of it. Easily one of the best beats I have heard all year. Slow, sad, and chopped up just right. Ridic sounds a little absent-minded on the track. I like the conversational style, but the parameter of the rhyme varies and sounds thrown together in parts. Still, the beat carries this one with the strength of 10 men. I hope for more stuff like “No Apologies” on the album. I’m spinning that cut every show so far.
Edgie –WUNH

the track takes a page out of the Beastie Book flipping the track backwards.
Ridic has something to say. Content is there, maybe needs a remix.
"Priceless" is a summertime track for sure. This is a straight westcoast record.
Essentials- Sirius Wax 42/AOL Radio

Ok for me, I play it.
Pete Butta -WKPS

I did not like this single as much as people in Chicago did. I gained more respect for Ridic when I listened to the full album.
DJ Stereotype –WHUS

West coast rap. Cool.
Nate –WKDU

This is Ike Infamous from WUSB 90.1 Street fm out of Long Island NY. Im emailing on behalf of Mike Phonograph the Hip Hop director of Stony Brook University, we feeling the " No Apologies " album and what your doing on the west cost. That " No Apologies " track is tight mos def! I see how you trying to move worldwide and make noise from Oakland. Stay with that hunger!
Ike Infamous -WUSB



- Compiled by Papa D and Record Pools


"Contra Costa Times: Web Record Labels skip Retail Step"

Ridic is the co-founder of rap-centered Ridiculous Music, LLC in Oakland. Ridic uses the lure of free downloads to attract business to his website, but he also knows the value of radio and retail outlets... (story continues) - Dan Laidman, dlaidman@cctimes.com


"Ridic: "No Apologies""

This was a solid release from Ridic. He definitely had a lot of different topics to spit about on this album. He mixes gangsta (rap), hip-hop, and R&B together to make the album different on nearly every song. Ridic comes with solid flows on the mic, I like how he talks about some things that people might not think about putting on a hip-hop album. This album brought Ridic to the table nicely. (In the song) “No Apologies”, Ridic comes with a solid mic style. (In the song) “Imaginary Gangsta”, he comes clean on the mic, dissing those who claim they are gansta, but aren’t. (For) “Fuck Customer Service”, this is my favorite song on the album, the lyrics he spits are real and I can understand where he’s coming from. “Nicky Fontaine”, this song is hella funny. A funny ass song, I’m diggin it. (The song) “Asylum” has the most banging beat on the album. This is a tight ass song, it’s a long track too. This is another one of my favorites. A very solid album overall. - 2 Sicc Reviews


"Castro Valley Thanks Ridic"

Ridic, you played a large role in the success of our 32nd Annual Fall Festival. Thank you for being the first ever Hip-Hop act to perform for us. We were proud to have you on stage. On behalf of our Chamber Board and staff I want to thank you for your performance. We are very grateful that you would donate talent such as yours to this community event. We will continue to make referrals to you throughout the year as people call us wanting to hire entertainers. Please let us know if you move or change phone numbers, so that we will always have a current contact. Thank you so much for sharing your very considerable talent. - Bonnie Dettmer, Executive Director - Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce


"CMJ Hip-Hop adds Ridic Report from WIIT. Ridic has the #1 song at WIIT."

"The material you sent to us was hittin and so I reported it to CMJ for airplay. 'No Apologies' is now the longest running #1 requested song on my station in Chicago. Ridic's album is #13 on the Top 40 Hip-Hop CMJ charts and his Double A sided vinyl is # 6 on the national charts."

John L. Acosta
Hip-Hop Music Director
WIIT- 88.9 FM
3300 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
(312)-567-3087
http://radio.iit.edu/ - John L. Acosta, Hip-Hop Music Director for WIIT- 88.9 FM,Chicago


"Ridic on KPOO 89.5 FM"

"As soon as I heard Ridic I had to have him on my show. Him and Nut Case came with so much energy. After he spit a few verses live for me on the show, I knew I had to have him on my new mix tape. He is one to listen for!"

DJX-1
KPOO 89.5 FM
San Francisco - DJX-1


"Ridic on KPFA 94.1 FM"

"I gotta play Ridic's new songs from his album. Especially 'Priceless', 'No Apologies', 'Somethin to Ride', and all that I can play on radio. He's doin his thing and hes always welcome on our show."

T-Cash
"Friday Night Vibe"
KPFA 94.1 FM
Berkeley - T-Cash the "Friday Night VIbe" show


"Ridic on KZAP 96.7 FM"

"Ridic's music is so fresh and new. We are really feeling him up here in Chico. Ridic and Ridiculous Music definitely have my support and that of KZAP 96.7 FM."

Boomer, Program Director
KZAP 96.7 FM
Chico - Boomer, Program Director of KZAP


Discography

The first single off of the album entitled "No Apologies" is "No Apologies". Also check out the California anthem "Priceless". Sample the entire album and Ridic's RidiculousMixtape at www.ridiculousmusic.com for free! Ask for CDs and Vinyl in stores now!!!!!!!!!!

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Bio

Ridic was born and raised in Oakland, CA. He has been rapping since preschool and now, has become a lyricist who cleverly and masterfully creates rhymes that tell stories and paint pictures, while bringing back the essence of hip hop. Ridic is the winner of four Billboard Magazine World Song Contest awards. John Acosta, Music Director of W.I.I.T, 88.9 FM Chicago states: “I got a copy of Ridic’s, ‘No Apologies’, C.D. and I must say that the flow is smooth and tight. It is the longest running # 1 most requested song". Ridic's album "No Apologies" is # 13 on the nationwide Top 40 CMJ Hip-Hop charts and his 12" double A sided release is # 3 on both national charts.
Ridic has recorded with Numskull from the multi-platinum selling group, The Luniz, at Ridiculous Music Studios, and performed with Digital Underground, after being discovered by Shock G back stage in a freestyle session. Dawana Wilson, Program Director of KNOZ 96.5 FM in Sacramento, says: “Ridic’s songs ‘Priceless' and 'No Apologies' are in rotation every 120 minutes and 'No Apologies' is #1 on our playlist". He has been influenced by all forms of hip hop because he has been studying every song that he gets his hands on for as long as he can remember. This is why he puts so much effort into each song he makes and each bar he writes. With Ridic, there are no corny gimmicks, just quality music that everyone will want to bump in cars, clubs, and at home. He is already on mix tapes on the west and east coast.
After turning down numerous record deals, Ridic decided to start Ridiculous Music, LLC, with his older brother, Nut Case. In addition to rapping, Ridic produces, engineers, and manages his company with 110% intensity. He plans on taking his music globally and working with all of the great rappers and musicians of the world.