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BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF

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BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 25, 2005 02:14PM


RAP IRELAND PRESENTS...

BIGG STEELE

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DJ COKE-E (POWER 106, LOS ANGELES)

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DJ FRANK JEZ (RAP IRELAND, FM104)

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DJ STEVE O (RAP IRELAND)


Mischief, Sth William Street, Dublin 2


Thursday October 6th/13th. Doors 10pm

Having long been a believer in Irish Hip-Hop from a distance, Bigg Steele, LA's brightest rising rap star, finally gets a chance to sample the Irish scene. Working with such luminaries as Big Syke, Uncle Luke, RBX and Hi-C in the US and Lisa Mafia, Swiss and Baby Blue on this side of the water, Bigg Steele wants to make his impression felt on the world stage.

This is your chance to return the respect and support Bigg Steele has shown to the Irish scene. Come down on October 6th and meet the man in person, complete with LA's finest, DJ Coke-E, on the decks.


BIGG STEELE

Straight out of Long Beach roars the newest Southern California rapper to spit ferocious, street-wise rhymes over funk-drenched, synthesized, sun-soaked beats. Enter Bigg Steele, 6 foot 4, 315 pounds of LBC emcee with an innate ability to fuse articulate and clever narratives over a bevy of soulful soundscapes and catchy, up-tempo hooks.

Indeed, Steele's debut release Size Duz Matter seems certain to propel the 28-year-old rapper into the throes of hip-hop notoriety. Complete with bass-heavy bangers, club shots and unabashed, reflective odes to the joys of hood living, the album rings true from start to finish. And as the West Coast begins to regain its rightful place within hip-hop, Big Steele will invariably play an important role.

Things though, weren't always so clear for the rapper. Born in Cleveland, Steele's family moved him to Long Beach when he was a teenager. Steele got in a little trouble as a child, but football was always his saving grace. A high school standout, Steele went on to play at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It was at that point, however, that Steele realized he had other aspirations.

"I was always the guy on the team who was rapping and people would always be telling me that I was nice…like nicer than guys who were already putting out records," recalls Steele, who notes he’d been recording his own tracks just for fun since he was 14 years-old.

Still, even with his rap interest suddenly seeming like a viable option, Steele wanted to pursue his football talents. After college, he began playing with a team from the Canadian Football League, but as Steele says, "My heart wasn't in it."

No doubt, Steele's heart and ears were always focused on his favorite emcees—Ghetto Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and other old school cats. So, Steele returned to LA and began trying to follow his true passion. After a 2 Live Crew concert at LA's legendary Lemert Park, Big Steele hooked up with members of the group, who listened to a demo tape he had on him. Soon, in a whirlwind turn of events, Steele found himself touring with 2 Live Crew as a roadie, which he did on and off for three years.

Back home, Steele often found himself hanging out in a local barber shop frequented by Compton legends DJ Quik and Hi-C. "One day, I had my demo cd there, and Hi-C was listening to it. He didn't believe it was me," Steele chuckles. "From then on I was on the road with Hi-C traveling up and down the West Coast, playing the biggest festivals, the biggest shows, and he was letting me do my own thing!"

During that time, Steele linked with burgeoning Swedish producer Polar Bear, who'd earned the equivalent of a Swedish Grammy for production work he'd done in Europe. "It was just like an instant chemistry when I met him," Steele explains of their first meeting after a concert in Rosarito, Mexico.

Coincidentally, around the same time, a track Steele recorded "Movin' On" began burning serious rotation on local Los Angeles radio, most notably Power 106. The song eventually led to a deal with indie label BlockReady Records, who came to Steele after hearing his work on the radio and on the streets. "They came to me with the right money, and I was at the point where I wanted my music out there," Steele says.

And so Steele set to work with Polar Bear creating Size Duz Matter, a fun-loving but also provocative release which showcases Steele’s obvious talents: "Tha Hood" featuring vocals from Polar Bear is a beautifully-crafted anthem, complete with thick, symphonic strings and colorful lyrics portraying a ride through ghetto America complete with liquor stores, funeral parlors and storefront preachers.

"Freeze," is a surefire hit for the nightclubs and conveys Big Steele's versatility as he spits verbal tongue-twisters about sexing females on the dance floor, over a Latin-inflected guitar and quick ragga-muffin inspired beat.

"You know, I wanted to me a reggaeton record, except do it my own way. Make a real riddim record, nah mean? I told Polar Bear I was gonna rap way different. I like to hang my voice on every style he gives me."

"Money," on the other hand displays Big Steele's penchant for the blues—syrupy, southern-fried guitar licks—and features a surprisingly soulful hook sung by legendary gangsta' rapper RBX. "I love the bluesy-ness of the song. I just knew I had do something like this for the album."

Nonetheless, Big Steele’s most notable musical characteristic is his penchant for having fun: Songs like the West Coast synth-influenced "Bubble Bounce," featuring Hi-C, are a testament to his free-wheeling, quick-witted sensibility and his appreciation for women. "Thicky Thick," –a lightening quick, electronic-driven track, featuring Uncle Luke, is another shameless, unabashedly bold club banger that virtually forces the ladies to leave their drinks and flock to the dance floor.

Without a doubt, Size Duz Matter, is a cohesive and consistent debut, sure to move crowds at shows or in the dance clubs. And most notably, it's the world's first real glimpse into the life of a rapper, whose musical stature meets his size.

Says Big Steele: "I'm gonna fit in where I fit in. I don't want to be the king of neither coast. I wanna be the king of the bank account! And because I'm from Cleveland and live out in Long Beach, I feel like I'm a hybrid. So I see myself adding something completely different to the sound coming out of here. But the most important thing for me is that I like to have fun… I know that shows with my music."

www.biggsteeleonline.com
www.rapireland.com

For more info contact kev@rapireland.com
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 25, 2005 02:23PM



Current mood:
sounds deadly!! big steele is class, should be a savage nite !! im lookin 4 ward to this gig !!!







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2005 02:24PM by Nevaeh-Elements.
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 25, 2005 04:18PM


Should be good, how much?


FUCK THE POLICE
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 25, 2005 07:03PM



Current mood:
... cool one Kev... keep them comin and eventually I'll make it to one gig...

... Karen... yummy boy in ure sig...

Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 25, 2005 07:19PM


make it to this one ya spa head... no excuses...



its a tenner olly ... or 8 if you have a concession pass...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2005 07:19PM by ITW.
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 25, 2005 07:31PM



Current mood:
... eh no I got a job... eventually... and I'll be workin Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays... throw on a Sunday gig and we'll see...

Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 25, 2005 08:54PM


How does one get these concession passes hmm ??

wugambino@gmail.com [wugambino.bebo.com]

[www.wutangcorp.com] [www.chambermusik.com]



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Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 25, 2005 11:39PM


i said no excuses ailís....

sparky they'll be flying around town with the promo team on the week running up to it. If anyone wants there name on the concession list email me kev@rapireland.com and i'll sort it out for ya
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 26, 2005 04:23PM


thats a class gig . you guys are getting really serious about the whole gig thing.
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September 26, 2005 05:29PM

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ahh no, i wont be down in time, ill see what i can do..any chance of a belfast gig?? "to all you nay sayers i have two words for you cam ann! Cammm ann!"

Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
September 26, 2005 09:56PM


"Thursday October 6th/13th. Doors 10pm"
is this on two weeks in a row or what?

www.sidelineproject.com


Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 01, 2005 01:42PM


jinx.... no belfast gig arranged because of too short notice..might make a day trip up tho...

cmx... yeah it's on both weeks but he's travelling to the uk in between to do some shows in london...

try make it down, should be a cracker..
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 02, 2005 06:35PM

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Mischief, Sth William Street, Dublin 2


how do u go about finding where this is.
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 03, 2005 12:46AM


here ya go.....

Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 03, 2005 01:49AM


for any one who is confused its literally the next street over from urban/georges st. arcade! grafton st side!
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October 03, 2005 03:50PM

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thank u
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October 04, 2005 02:05PM

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oh one more question what time will he be on im working till 11 on thursday
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 05, 2005 02:02PM


you'll be grand man, he probably wont be on till after midnight... look out for bigg steele on the streets of dublin promoting this gig....
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 05, 2005 02:27PM

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cheers i look forward to it
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 07, 2005 10:07AM


i came got charged double so i left. i mean i had a long day and those kids' who really have nothing good in their magarzine exept pictures of themselves' from rapireland who like drawing pictures acted assholes as usual. SO i missed it, any details
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 07, 2005 11:12AM

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i went from spending 9 hours in college finishing an assignment which was due in straight to work and from work straight to the gig. so was fairly tired.

was determined to go none the less,spent the last hour of work trying to get anyone to go which i was most unsuccessfull in. so headed in anyway thinking it will start at 12 so it will be fine, will only have to wait about 20 minutes for it to start.

didnt start till about 1.10. wow an hour and a half is a long time to wait on your own. but anyway he was good, it was over by about 1.40 very short but fun while it lasted.i would say he played about 5 or 6 songs finishing with the single.
(not sure if he came back out to play after this didnt hang around)

fairplay to the rap ireland lads for getting the gig on and cheers to kev for the concession passes. v.good value at 6 euro or whatever it was.
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 07, 2005 12:16PM



Current mood:
yeh it was a deadly nite, big steele was class, performed well and had the crowd goin

jeru the damaja was there aswell, him and steele are sound blokes

all in all it was a class nite, lookin forward 2 the nxt 1








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Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 07, 2005 03:19PM


haa i have a gud picture of me and juru but im computer retartd n cant post it!!!
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October 07, 2005 09:22PM



Current mood:
yeh richE i took that foto 4 ye, dunno if ye remember but, coz u were locked haha

yeh ive a few pics meself, but im another comp retard
Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 07, 2005 09:29PM


bap



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2005 09:31PM by Hollywood Carney.
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October 07, 2005 09:36PM



Current mood:
wat does that mean flippo.....
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October 07, 2005 09:36PM


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October 07, 2005 09:38PM



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eh ok............ ??????
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October 07, 2005 10:06PM


Re: BIGG STEELE OCTOBER 6TH MISCHIEF
October 08, 2005 02:41PM


where were u last nite for jeru karen? savage cabbage...i seen the rest of the boyos there!! and u dint see me kickin a big gay lad up the arse at the bar by any chance cuz if u got a photo of that id b greatly in ur debt....i just heard it happend last nite!!randomly funny!!
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