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WEB SERIES: MEDIA KIT

SOUND OF THE CITY


TABLE OF CONTENTS ABOUT About Sound of The City.................................................3 BIOGRAPHIES D-ReckBio...................................................................................3 Bio...........................................................................4-5 D-reck

Wreckshop Bio..................................................................4-5 ....6

7-16 Artists Bios...........................................................................7-11

........17 Cast Credits.....................................................................12-13

Production Credits ...............................................................14 .18 Logos....................................................................................19

PACKAGES Production, Publicity, Logos........................................15

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ABOUT SOUND OF THE CITY

Bringing the Houston music scene back together, call it UNITY.

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ound of the City gives viewers a behind-the-scene look of what it takes to produce an album by following the creation of Wreckshop Nation’s collaborative new project titled, “Unity Vol. 1.” With the upcoming release of “Unity Vol. 1,” a project produced by DJ XO featuring Houston’s hottest emerging artist, Wreckshop Records will always be a major staple in Houston’s music scene, and will forever be respected throughout the South. Though Houston’s talents, as well as their accomplishments sometimes go under the national radar, there is no denying the impact that this independent record label has created for music overall.

EPISODE 1

Pilot – Derrick “D-Reck” Dixon and Noke-D visit with DJ XO at the studio to discuss their vision for the new project.

EPISODE 2

The process of putting out an album continues as D-Reck visits with another producer, Pug, and they have a strategy meeting with the Wreckshop office staff. Later that day, D-Reck meets up with artist Young Lyric, and OTB Fastlane.

EPISODE 3

The hunt for new music continues as D-Reck meets with Ricky Benz and DeLorean, as they prepare for “Unity Vol. 2.”

EPISODE 4

Needing one final hit song, D-Reck spends an entire day and night in the studio with DJ XO, D Flowers, and Yung Al.

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DERRICK “D“Often Heard, but Seldom Seen”

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n a penetrating world of hip-hop and pop music, there is no denying the effect that Southern, specifically the “Deep South,” music has made on the culture. Houston, Texas is the home of various underground rap masters, many of whom paired their non-traditional business-savvy and street smarts to grab the attention of the mainstream audience which eventually created a movement in hip-hop that is still thriving today. Powerful independent labels such as Rap - A- Lot and Swisha House cultivated the market and birthed pioneering recording acts such as the Geto Boys, UGK, and Slim Thug. But in the heart of the Screw Movement, stood a label that created the true foundation of today’s Houston music scene, taking its rightful place among the list of esteemed labels, The Legendary Wreckshop Records. Known as one of Houston’s leading independent record companies, Wreckshop collectively sold over two and a half million albums in five years, a number that was not seen amongst independent labels at the time. In the world of independent rap labels, selling over 20,000 copies was considered an underground hit, Wreckshop records has consistently produced underground classics that often competed with mainstream rap records in the South. Its ambitious founder and visionary, Derrick “D-Reck” Dixon, started Wreckshop Records in 1997. With an MBA from Clark/Atlanta University and owning six different businesses, Derrick had enough knowledge and practical experience to run a successful label. Derrick knew that his vision would be a success; all he needed was the right artist to launch his label. He found a Houston area native, an MC by the name of Fat Pat, who was also a member of the infamous Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.)-----a Houston based collective, lead by the legendary DJ Screw. Fat Pat had earned a large and loyal following by freestyling on DJ Screw’s popular mixtapes.

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After the untimely demise of Fat Pat, Wreckshop signed another member of the infamous Screwed Up Click, ESG, whose debut “Shinin’ & Grindin” sold 100,000 units. His follow-up record “City Under Siege” sold a whopping 150,000 units.

Wreckshop Records was a force in the music industry and industry insiders were taking notice.

Wreckshop Records was a force in the music industry and industry insiders were taking notice. With the support of Houston DJs, Radio stations and fans, Wreckshop ventured into film and released their first independent movie, “The Dirty Third.” Reaching success yet again, “The Dirty Third” movie sold over a million units with its soundtrack making top sales. The movie also debut on BET’s Action Pay-Per-View and exposed his artists to millions of new viewers throughout the country, this helped to set up their next artist, Big Moe. Like his previous label mates, Big Moe was also a member of the Screwed Up Click. Although he was most known for his smooth R&B hooks, Big Moe could also rhyme. In the summer of 2001, Wreckshop released Big Moe’s debut album “City of Syrup.” Fueled by the blazing hot single “Mann” (pronounced ‘Main,’ a southern slang for the word man), which was a club-friendly take on Black Rob’s mega-hit “Whoa,” the album exploded in the South, selling over 300,000 units. Once again Wreckshop had a hit and all of the major labels came knocking.

In the summer of 1998, Wreckshop dropped Fat Pat’s debut LP “Ghetto Dreams” and it exploded on the Southern underground scene, selling 300,000 copies. Unfortunately, Fat Pat was killed before he could enjoy the record’s success and soon after a tribute album called Fat Pat & the Wreckshop Family, “Throwed in the Game” was released and also sold over 300,000 units.

S.U.C (Screwed Up Click)

After entertaining several offers from labels like Def Jam and JCOR, Wreckshop decided to cast their fate with Priority Records. With Wreckshop’s distribution deal with Capitol Records, they exploded on the national scene with Big Moe’s single, “Purple Stuff.” Soon after, “Purple Stuff” was being played on the radio and TV across the country and was also featured on BET’s hit music show, “106 and Park.”

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WRECKSHOP BIO Nation (WSN) is an independently owned entertainment W reckshop company focused on promoting and producing digital content,

products, and services for artists while simultaneously embracing the Southern Hip-Hop culture that developed in Houston during the late 1990’s “Wreckshop Records” era and still thrives today.

Wreckshop aims to be more than just a label, but a brand; it is striving to be a centralized platform that hosts all forms of digital content related to the Southern Hip-Hop culture, both old and new. Music, videos, photos, writing, and other forms of miscellaneous content will be accessible for members of the community to locate and interact with. For artists, Wreckshop Nation offers the capability for artists to establish their personal brand and online presence, and provide them with the opportunity to monetize content that they distribute online. The long-term goal for Wreckshop Nation is to become a mecca for Southern Hip-Hop artists to seek after, where artists and listeners alike can find everything they need about the industry. WSN CEO, Derrick “D-Reck” Dixon, has used his industry contacts to establish a powerful network of professionals who can help promote artists who collaborate with the platform, and takes pride in his ability to reach the success that he visualizes for both himself and his clients. Above all else, Wreckshop Nation values brotherhood, companionship, and independence, and has built its foundation upon these values so that it can unite and serve the Southern Hip-Hop community as effectively as possible.

WEBSITE VIEWS SOCIAL MEDIA STATS Daily Views - 1.1k+

@wreckshopnation

Monthly Views - 30k+ Unique Views - 10k+ 6 | Wreckshop Nation

10.5k +

763+

24k+


FEATURED ARTISTS DJ XO

Xabian Woods

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1.2k +

3.8k+ 55.5k+

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FEATURED HOGG BOOMA Clarence Morgan

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445+ 3.4k+

8k+

YUNG AL Albert York

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n/a

1.9k+ 37.5k+


ARTISTS YOUNG LYRIC Mitchell Ragston

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50k+ 87.5k+ 1.1mil+

DOUGHBEEZY Tai Carr

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3.7k + 18.3k+

39.3k+

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FEATURED OTB FASTLANE Nakia Norman

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1.3k+

56.8k+

DJ CHOSE Norman Payne

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21k+

40k+ 85.4k+


ARTISTS D FLOWERS Devontae Flowers

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1k+

14k+

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4.2k+

67.5k+

D BANDO Darale Obando

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FEATURED BOSTON GEORGE George Ramirez

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11.8k+ 98.7k+

RODJI DIEGO Rodjni McClure

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n/a

5k+

11.1k+


ARTISTS MC BEEZY Mike Brown

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8.7k+

26.5k+

5k+

22.3+

VOOCHIE P Everton Morris

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FEATURED BEATKING Justin Riley

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17k+ 71.6k+ 168k+

SAUCE WALKA Albert Walker Mondane

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n/a 67.8k+ 547k+


ARTISTS HAROLDLUJAH Harold McNeal

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1.7k+

35.1k+

SOSAMANN Darale Obando

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21.6k+ 215k+

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FEATURED ARTISTS YOUNG GREATNESS Theodore Jones

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PROPAIN Christopher Dudley

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9.7k+ 23.2k+ 100k+


CAST CREDITS Executive Cast Credits Derrick “D-Reck” Dixon Derrick “Noke-D” Haynes Alex “Dirty Dolla” Johnson Darien “D-Boy” Smith

WSN Cast Credits Bobby Browder, Jr. Marrisa “MJ” Marshall

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PRODUCTION CREDITS Director/Executive Producer: Derrick “D-Reck” Dixon Assistant Director: Jerome “Jaye” Bihms Creative Director: Jerome “Jaye” Bihms PR/Photography: Paul Banks: BTAC Productions. Logo Design: Jerome “Jaye” Bihms Associate Producer: Bobby Browder, Jr. Editor: Jerome “Jaye” Bihms Cinematographer: Jerome “Jaye” Bihms Paul Banks: BTAC Productions. Production Assistant: Marrisa “MJ” Marshall

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LOGOS

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5250 Brownway St #706, Houston, TX 77056 • (832) 740-4939 info@wreckshopnation.com • www.wreckshopnation.com

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Sound of the City' gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce an album by following the creation of Wreckshop Nation...

WSN - Sound of the City Media Kit  

Sound of the City' gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce an album by following the creation of Wreckshop Nation...