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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


7/22/2010 9:52:47 AM
oh my fcking god

7/22/2010 10:01:19 AM
this is so damn old, hes been signed with them for awhile now, i grew up listening to bone thugs and have always loved them,but those songs on bizzys myspace are just terrible

7/22/2010 10:07:47 AM

7/22/2010 10:10:37 AM
APRIL FOOLS!!!! Wait...aw, fck.

7/22/2010 10:34:01 AM
Yeah, this is totally Lambgoat related news.

7/22/2010 10:39:59 AM
Sumerian Records: the /b/ of record labels

7/22/2010 10:44:18 AM

7/22/2010 10:51:45 AM
these new songs are the worst...

7/22/2010 10:52:01 AM
I back this. fck anyone who doesn't.

7/22/2010 11:02:55 AM
Ash is certifiably insane.

7/22/2010 11:39:42 AM

7/22/2010 11:41:38 AM

7/22/2010 11:52:33 AM
1000+ comments

7/22/2010 11:52:45 AM
He has been on their artist page for months now. Excellent job of breaking the news.

7/22/2010 11:54:49 AM
LAMBGOAT Hardcore// Metal//Gangsta Rap// Reviled Forum

7/22/2010 12:11:28 PM
Sumerian? Never been one dimensional about the bands they signed? Holy shit...

7/22/2010 12:22:21 PM

7/22/2010 12:26:12 PM
Sumerian: Thinking outside the box?

7/22/2010 12:26:56 PM
when da fck did Bizzy bcome scene ? hes on tour with t-mills ? wtf ? This doesnt make any sense at all, Alpha and Omega will always be his best solo cd, and hell never top E99 eternal.

7/22/2010 12:33:38 PM
Is this news because eazy-e died of aids?

7/22/2010 12:43:48 PM
And...........easy e is rolling in his grave over this. Bizzy bone hooks up ash with some good cocaine. Ash owes it to him. Whammy!

7/22/2010 1:02:27 PM
"i grew up listening to bone thugs and have always loved them,but those songs on bizzys myspace are just terrible" I fcking agree.. this shit is bad.

7/22/2010 1:24:15 PM
holy fcking gay, i just threw up everywhe. fck this

7/22/2010 1:40:04 PM
fck ash and this label. the line about progressive music is truly hilarious. one day he'll be regarded as the next tony brummel.

7/22/2010 1:54:07 PM
And i miss mah uncle chawls ya'll

7/22/2010 1:59:11 PM
Progressive music my ass. Ash should go into politics with all this rhetoric. We gonna split hairs here? Cash grab, pure and simple. I quit.

7/22/2010 1:59:37 PM
If you listen to this band, you are a gay.

7/22/2010 2:00:36 PM
I don't come to LG for hip hop updates. GTFO

7/22/2010 2:13:54 PM
we want Eazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/22/2010 2:18:50 PM
*raps fast as fck* "See you at the crossroads (crossroads, crossroads [breeeee]), so you won't be lonely."

7/22/2010 2:24:49 PM
Get out Get out Get out - The worst news of the month - Wake up Wake up Wake up - The worst news of the month - Webby Webby Webby - The worst news of the month....

7/22/2010 2:48:47 PM
The Sphinx will not disappoint. The Sphinx will not disappoint. The Sphinx will not disappoint. The Sphinx will not disappoint.

7/22/2010 2:52:54 PM
this signing is garbage.

7/22/2010 3:29:35 PM
Went from winning Grammy's to signing with Sumerian. ooook.

7/22/2010 3:44:53 PM
hahaha, and people talked shit on me for signing rock bands all those years ago. hahaha, classic.

7/22/2010 3:57:00 PM
and metal fans care because....?

7/22/2010 4:57:19 PM
couldn't give two fcks of a shit.

7/22/2010 5:17:45 PM
....is it april 1st yet?

7/22/2010 5:20:03 PM

7/22/2010 5:50:08 PM
Can't wait for the Bizzy Bone/Born of Osiris tour.

7/22/2010 8:00:46 PM
fcking wow.

7/22/2010 8:18:18 PM
Bizzy Bone. Sumerian Records. My boy Ash musta been on some great-dope.

7/22/2010 8:47:11 PM
great now i can release my rap album through sumerian too lol

7/22/2010 8:52:03 PM
don't you mean BONE OF OSIRIS?

7/22/2010 9:14:08 PM
don't hate. at least they didn't sign some garbage like lil wayne or gucci mane or some brain dead rap like that. bizzy holds it down

7/22/2010 9:22:42 PM
collaborating Asking Alexandria, Emarosa, I See Stars? say it aint so bizzy bone.

7/22/2010 9:23:37 PM
This same spirit is something that has allowed many Sumerian bands to organically build their careers and achieve their dreams. = LOL!!!!!!!!! Yeah, bands that barely play shows.

7/22/2010 9:24:10 PM
P.s. - Was the new cd recorded at Keene Machine Studios?

7/22/2010 9:31:02 PM
this label has been in talks with bizzy bone for a long time. i'm surprised this actually happened.

7/22/2010 10:07:05 PM
do his beatz sound like meshuggah?

7/22/2010 10:24:56 PM

7/22/2010 10:28:46 PM
Besssst news in a while for the goat.

7/23/2010 1:19:21 AM

7/23/2010 2:03:11 AM
so...who is he hiring do do the sweeps?

7/23/2010 11:16:58 AM
A metal label signs a rap artist. Let me grab a PBR so I can fully appreciate the irony.

7/23/2010 2:56:18 PM
Ash done lost his mind.

7/23/2010 2:59:32 PM
"we have never been one dimensional in the bands we have signed and the records we have released." No that's why you're known as the djent label. Moron.

7/23/2010 6:50:42 PM
old as fck news is old as fck

7/23/2010 10:54:45 PM
Sounds like a genius play on Sumerian and Ash's end honestly

7/24/2010 3:30:18 AM
eitherway if this fails dudes gonna have some explainin' to do

7/24/2010 9:24:20 AM
TMILLS wow, that gay still exists

7/24/2010 11:14:27 AM
Is anyone ever going to tell Sumerian that THE SPHYNX HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH ANCIENT SUMERIA? The Sphynx is in EGYPT. Sumer is now IRAQ. See for yourself dipshits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumer

7/24/2010 5:38:31 PM
^^^^No shit, I didn't even put two and two together, good observation. Sumerian Records=total label marketing identity historical artifact and region fail.

7/24/2010 11:40:43 PM
Sidenote: Dave Quiggle is the man!

7/25/2010 1:24:27 PM
uve got to be motherfcking joking me. i... i dont even have words offensive enough to describe how i feel about this.

7/25/2010 4:17:24 PM
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. I'm gonna go watch the T.O. Show now. Thanks.

7/28/2010 3:32:41 AM
flat brimmed metal poser kids are stoked

7/28/2010 4:10:47 AM
i knew about this over a year ago.

8/5/2010 1:26:57 AM
Im still waiting to see if this was a joke or not.......