Big Red Rooster
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Big Red Rooster

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States
Band Pop Hip Hop


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"Under The Influence"

The worldplay. The Production. The energy. Hip-Hop has a lot to offer to the musical genres. So it comes as no surprise that some of rock's biggest acts have sampled a thing or two from Hip-Hop.

Big Red Rooster
The upstart Dallas collective has swamped through collego towns throughout the Southwest with a distinctive merging of rock, R&B and Hip-Hop best witnessed with their Slim Thug assited "How You Like That"

Others listed:
Linkin Park
Gym Class Heroes
Kid Rock
Rage Against The Machine
Travis Barker - The Source Magazine

"Big Red Rooster Goes Exploring"

Last spring, at our Quick's Big Thing shindig, the boys in the rap-rock-soul outfit Big Red Rooster walked away with the Next Big Thing honor. It was an appropriate award for a band that goes about its business in workman like fashion. All choices seem to be based on working the angles and creating buzz – and there hasn't been a misstep yet.

The group's collaboration with Dallas rap legends Mr. Pookie and Mr. Lucci opened the door for further genre-bending explorations, including the massive-sounding "How You Like That" with Slim Thug.

The band also signed a production deal with local heroes Play-N-Skillz that places them on an even bigger stage. All this networking has helped to expand the sound of a band that formed when its original members were attending SMU.

The recent addition of R&B crooner J Sabin complements MC Multi-ID (above) in a way that adds soul to the funk-rock foundation, thus removing it further from the Linkin Park-Limp Bizkit realm.

The group picks and chooses its spots, so Dallas gigs are few and far between. But you'll get a chance to taste them live next Wednesday when they open for Earshot at House of Blues.

To check out some tracks and get info on the upcoming gig, hit up
- Dallas Morning News // Quick

"SXSW 2008: Big Red Rooster Crows"

It took a moment (more on that later), but I'm a Big Red Rooster booster. Their show started at 1 a.m. on the patio at Bourbon Rocks (the BoDeans were playing the main room). Drunk is the outfit of choice, it seems, on Sixth Street after midnight, but I waded through that to get to my destination.

Then, out of rap-where, lead singer Reyez unleashed his falsetto. And that's when I noticed that I was sinking into the gravel and sand (the term "patio" was used very loosely by the venue); My chocolate suede boots will never be the same. But I digress. These guys put out slick music that is a danceable hybrid of every genre they claim to be a member of. I love truth in advertising ...

The band was tight, and rapper Multi ID, with an artfully sculpted mohawk, played his part to the hilt, prancing and preening like the Rooster he is. Then they played "Beautiful" and I was transported to the 80s and Whodini or UTFO or even LL Cool J back when he was wooing the ladies. The song had a very affecting, lilting chorus that just tells a girl she's beautiful. When you listen to it, and I know you're going to, see if you recognize the refrain. And we stayed in the 80s when the group unleashed its reimagining of (underrated, IMO) Kool & the Gang's "Fresh": the same beat, with lyrics close enough to jog your memory.

Fortunately, I had found solid ground by then (poor boots, poor ankles). Good thing, too, because dancing to anything remotely linked to Kool & the Gang is recommended.

The last song of the set, "How You Like That," was a rock-Southern rap mix that had the crowd yelling for more by the end.

I quit trying to categorize the band when I started making up genres: electronic rock fusion? rap-lite R&B? rop-rack? R&R? Whatever you want to call it (and please send us your suggestions), it was a whole lot of fun. The crowd loved it, too, so much so that when the band's encore was stopped by a club employee, the crowd didn't mince any words when they voiced their displeasure. Let's just say it sounded like this: Austin yucks.
- Dallas Morning News

"In Depth: Big Red Rooster"

Dallas, Texas rock/rap/R&B band, The Big Red Rooster, are huge within their city, but now, after linking up with platinum producer duo, Play N Skillz, they are poised for greatness. So far, they are working on their debut album and have recorded a single and shot a video with Slim Thug. While in Los Angeles on a promo run, BallerStatus caught up with three members out of six from the band to get to know them.

"Remember That "Rap Rock" Thing?"

Remember that whole "rap rock" thing? I mean that was what 1999, 1998? Are we ready to acknowledge that for a time Limp Bizkit was the biggest band in the land? Someone was buying those records.

That brings us to Big Red Rooster, which certainly shouldn't be lumped in with Limp, or Korn or any of those others I'm trying to forget. The Rooster come at you with hooky songs and crunchy riffs, topped off with Multi ID's raps, and Reyez's R&B smoothness. Already a club draw in Texas, B.R.R. are looking to break out nationwide.
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How You Like That ft. Slim Thug

2008 Demo:
How You Like That ft. Slim Thug
21 Years
Dead Inside

2009 DEMO:
We Hate We Love
Best Night of Your life
Feeling Nothing
How You Like That ft. Slim Thug



Kakawww! Remember what happens when you used to pour pop rocks in soda? WHAT? WOH! We’re pop rocks, and our soda is the ever-flowing carbonation of energy, style, and stimulation we bring whenever we hit the stage. It’s what everybody spends all week working their asses off for – letting loose in the moment and relishing the vibrations rumbling through their veins. Simply put, we fuse infectious funk rock jams over tongue twisting rhymes and soul melting melodies. But come on, words weren’t invented to describe music - music was invented to describe music.

While Studying at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, “machine gun” lyricist Multi-ID and symphonic bassist Philip Griffin, who studied with the principal bassist of the Dallas Symphony for 5 years, began to explore how they could uniquely combine their talents to create sonic indulgence. They soon established a presence that made them hungry to round up a punch-packing ensemble at all costs. Wanting nothing but the best, they pulled guitarist Ted Lauck from an already popular band on campus. With “music is life” tattooed on his arm and multiple instruments under his command, aspiring concert pianist DJ PAC fit the job description for a keyboardist/turn-tablist/sampler like a glove. Next they literally plucked drummer Dustin Boersch out of high school, who had been recommended as one of the area’s best since the ripe old age of 14. With the musical foundation in place, the finishing touch of soothing R&B vocals was boldly filled by J Sabin, an experienced writer/producer/engineer of gospel, pop, R&B, hip-hop, and country. As all talents combined, Big Red Rooster was born, a group fitting together like birds of a feather, and the writing was on the wall (or on this bio, no pun intended).

- Official Showcase Artist at SXSW 2008 (Austin), and Dfest 2009 (Tulsa)
- Opening act for Shwayze, Pitbull, Three 6 Mafia, LMFAO, Ying Yang Twins, Bone Thugs ‘n Harmony, Fat Joe, and De la Soul.
- Headlined two Western U.S. Tours, with stops in Phoenix, Tucson, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Denver, Vail, Colorado Springs, and Kansas City.
- Received Airplay across 4 markets on Top 40 and R&B Stations
- 5 songs recorded with two-time Grammy winning producers Play-N-Skillz
- Featured artist work with Akon, Talib Kweli, E-40, & Slim Thug

- Consistent performances in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Marcos, Lubbock, San Angelo, and Tulsa.
- Performed at premium venues Austin Music Hall (Austin) and Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino (Kansas City).

- Multiple shows at premium Dallas venues Palladium Ballroom, House of Blues, & Granada Theater.
- 2008 Dallas Morning News Quick Award for “Next Big Thing.”
- 2008 Dallas Morning News Top 5 bands to watch live
- 2007 Dallas Modern Luxury Top 50 things to do after dark.