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California & Atlanta Make The "SouthWest Click" - September 11, 2006 By : Rud

Carson California is home to some of the emerging talent out here on the westcoast in 2006, most notably Bishop Lamont who signed a deal with Dr. Dre on his Aftermath imprint.

Two other artists from Carson hoping to make similar waves are Blaze-1 and Profit who are two-thirds of of a new collective known as the SouthWest Click. The final member of the crew is Skillz who hails from Atlanta.

So in Atlanta you will find the hit making, state-of-the-art studio, Patchwerk Recording Studios - the team which are planning to bring you their first group in over six years with this project.

Blaze-1 and Profit have grown up together and have been rhyming together for well over 10 years yet it was through their affiliations with Patchwerk Recording Studios, that saw them hooked up with Skillz in early 2001. Blaze-1 and Profit were at that time part of the local Los Angeles trio, Last Word Clique, before they ventured to Atlanta in 2000 to work with Blaze-1's older brother, Curtis Daniel III, who is the COO of Patchwerk and longtime friend of Patchwerk CEO and former Atlanta Falcon, Bob Whitfield.

Growing up in Carson, California (the city north of Long Beach, southwest of Compton) Blaze-1 and Profit, who are now both 23, were constantly surrounded by the notorious Crips and Bloods gangs. While everyone in their hoods were out gangbanging, they always allowed rapping to take precedence over negativity. The two of them spent most of their time busting raps on the block and both cite musical influences from artists including Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ras Kass and Ice Cube

The southern half of the SouthWest Click is brought by the aforementioned Skillz who got his start in music early on. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, 24-year-old Skillz started writing in the 9th grade. Coming from a musical family, (his aunt was part of the 70's group, LaBelle), it didn't take long for him to find his way into music. Skillz, who gets his name from his long list of musical talents such as artist, writer, and producer, has worked on projects with T-Boz of TLC and R&B artist, Nivea. A life-long fan and admirer of UGK, NWA, Outkast, old school and alternative music, Skillz brings witty humor and lyrical finesse to every track the group unleash.

So far they have released some singles and the "Hustle Harder" and "SouthWest Click" mixtapes however they are now turning their attention to their debut album entitled; "SouthernCaliforniaSixtyFourHydraulicMusic." If it bears any resemblance to the similarly titled "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik" from Outkast then we are in for a real treat.

The album is due to drop later this year however until then, enjoy the music we have below which includes a collaboration with Ras Kass called "Street Fame", their new single "Ridin' Real Slow" and finally "Get Ya Money."

SouthWest Click - Street Fame (Feat. Ras Kass)
SouthWest Click - Ridin Real Slow
SouthWest Click - Get Ya Money

We will keep you informed on this talented trio as the debut album draws near but until then ensure you catch them on your local radio station and performing at the hottest venues and car shows in your city. To learn more about the SouthWest Click head over to their Official Site.

- DubCNN / 9/11/06


"SouthWest Click Mixtape Review"

http://www.blaze1graphixs.com/CD%20Reviews.htm - The Hive


"SouthWest Click On Channel 2 News"

http://mfile.akamai.com/12949/wmv/vod.ibsys.com/2006/1109/10284950.300k.asx - Copy & Paste link to watch footage


Discography

Ridin' Real Slow
Do Whop Do Whop
All Chrome .38 - (Single)
I Need Dubs - (Single)
Hundred On The Ground - (Single)
Hustle Harder -The Mixtape Vol.1
Hittmenn DJ's Present .... SouthWest Click - Mixtape
HUSTLE HARDER-THE MIXTAPE VOL.2

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Bio

Atlanta’s hottest, hit making, state-of-the-art studio, Patchwerk Recording Studios, brings you their first group in over six years.

Skillz of Atlanta, Georgia, Blaze-1 of Carson, California, & Profit also from Carson, California put together two of the countries hottest regions currently reigning over hip-hop to form SouthWest Click.

Having grown up together Blaze-1 and Profit have been rhyming together for well over 10 years of their life but it was through their affiliations with Patchwerk Recording Studios, that they hooked up with Skillz in early 2001. Blaze-1, and Profit who were then part of local Los Angeles based trio, Last Word Clique, came to Atlanta in 2000 to work with Blaze’s older brother, Curtis Daniel III, COO of Patchwerk and longtime friend of Patchwerk CEO and former Atlanta Falcon, Bob Whitfield.

Growing up in Carson, California ( the city north of Long Beach, southwest of Compton) 23-year old Blaze-1 and 23 year old Profit were constantly surrounded by the notorious Crips and Bloods gangs. While everyone in their hoods were out gangbanging rapping always took precedence over negativity for these two. Profit and Blaze 1 spent most of their time busting raps on the block. They both cite musical influences like Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ras Kass, Ice Cube, and NWA for their Westside flavor but feel as if their style is more universal and versatile.

Representing the southern half of SouthWest Click, Skillz got his start in music early on. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, 24-year-old Skillz started writing in the 9th grade. Coming from a musical family, (his aunt was part of the 70's group, LaBelle), it didn't take long for him to find his way into music. Skillz, who gets his name from his long list of musical talents such as artist, writer, and producer, has worked on projects with T-Boz of TLC and R&B artist, Nivea. A big fan of UGK, NWA, Outkast, old school, and alternative music, Skillz brings witty humor and lyrical finesse to every track.

Expect SouthWest Click’s debut album, “SouthernCaliforniaSixtyFourHydraulicMusic”, to drop soon. Until then, catch them on your local radio station and performing at the hottest venues and car shows in your city.