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Sumerian Records signs Bizzy Bone

Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:42 AM PT

Official press release:

Sumerian Records has officially confirmed the signing of Grammy Award winning rapper and singer Bizzy Bone. Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen had this to say:

"It's true and the album is incredible! Anyone who has closely followed the label knows that we have never been one dimensional in the bands we have signed and the records we have released. While we have been making a meaningful impact on the current state of heavy music, the true theme to Sumerian has always been about progressive music, not just metal. Bizzy Bone is one of the most progressive vocalists I have ever heard! Known in his genre for being the fastest yet the most melodic, the most technical yet the most harmonic, the marks Bizzy has left in music are something I will always love. The fact that Bizzy and Bone Thugs all booked one way Greyhound tickets to LA and lived on the streets until they were able to get discovered and signed is true artist dedication to their craft. This same spirit is something that has allowed many Sumerian bands to organically build their careers and achieve their dreams."

Originally discovered by the legendary Eazy E when he was only a teenager, Bizzy Bone would go on to change the game forever with the multi platinum selling group Bone Thugs N Harmony. Never before had this hybrid of styles been accomplished in music, transcending the current styles of East Coast and West Coast hip-hop with their own "Midwest sound" that put Cleveland on the map like no other. Bizzy Bone is also one of the only people alive to make music with both Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.; which is a true reflection of his unmatched diversity as a singer and rapper as well as universal love for his unique style.

Sumerian Records will be releasing "Crossroads 2010" on August 24th, 2010. The release is the most complete and polished album since the release of his critically acclaimed gold selling debut solo album "Heaven'z Movie" in 1998. "Crossroads 2010" is a fresh fusion of hip-hop and rock and features music written by Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders with guest vocal appearances by Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, Jonny Craig of Emarosa, Devin Oliver of I See Stars and many more surprises. The Sphinx will not disappoint. There is also a digital-only EP release "Crossover 2010" coming out online July 27th which will feature the three guest vocalists mentioned above. Check out the awesome artwork done by Dave Quiggle and previews of the album at www.myspace.com/bizzybone and catch Bizzy Bone on tour near you performing with a full live band.

7/21 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
7/22 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
7/29 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
7/31 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
8/3 Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
8/4 Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch
8/5 Flagstaff, AZ @ Cinnibar
8/6 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
8/8 Wichita Falls, TX @ The Hangar
8/10 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
8/11 Austin, TX @ Red Seven
8/13 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
8/14 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
8/15 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
8/16 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues w/ Andre Nickatina and TMills
8/17 Amarillo, TX @ Club Khaos

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