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7/11/2005

 
Sizzling Atlanta Rap Star To Cook up Catchy Hip Hop Concoctions on Straight Out Da Pot Tour

After sizzling' the airwaves and marinating the streets with summer singles Go Sit Down and Nextel Chirp, Big Cat Record's rising hip hop star Maceo, will serve critics in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, New York, Miami, Charlotte and other select cities on his Straight Out Da Pot Tour in late July.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 11, 2005 --After sizzling' the airwaves and marinating the streets with summer singles Go Sit Down and Nextel Chirp, Big Cat Record's rising hip hop star Maceo, will serve critics in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, New York, Miami, Charlotte and other select cities on his Straight Out Da Pot Tour in late July.

The Big Cat Records release is hip hop gumbo with the right amount of heat and all the ingredients of a top-selling album. Dubbed the Omarion of Rap, attractive newcomer, 19-year old Maceo Barnes has already whipped up a batch of loyal female fans, yet holds down the fellas as he reps the eastside of A-Town, opening a window into the old soul of a young player.

Garnering extensive radio play from the Southeast's top stations, the LP's 1st release Go Sit Down is a fun club song that playfully orders obnoxious females to give him space and tells ALL dime-pieces to make themselves comfortable in the VIP section along with Maceo and his friends.

A young but serious artist, Maceo simmers with rhyme bravado on hits Buck Wit It and "I'm Sick. While his short-order humor and recipe for infectious catch-phrases is evident on the popular 2nd single Outta Here.

Although Straight Out Da Pot is a bona fide tribute to the Southern Rap genre with undeniable CRUNK-ABILITY, it also establishes Maceo's storytelling skills, diverse appeal and the LP's marketability on all coasts. Says Mel Breeden, Big Cat Records President.

The album's bounce, vast array of sounds, quality content and fresh production make it pleasing to any ear!

The early September release of Straight Out Da Pot will heat up the beach, street and poolside with new hip hop concoctions and that will serve as a year-round soundtrack to satisfy the even the most scrutinizing music palate.

To learn more about this exciting new artist visit www.bigcatrecords.net and www.treaday.com. For images and interviews please contact Trea Davenport of Trea Day Management & Publicity at 404 246-5401.

MACEO BIOGRAPHY

Often times called the Motown of the South, the city of Atlanta has played an instrumental role in igniting todays southern rap explosion. Making party people move their feet for almost two decades with booty shake anthems from pioneers like DJ Smurf, Tag Team, and Success-N-Effect, the A-town has produced their own batch of underground kings as well as platinum-backed chart toppers like Outkast, Lil Jon, TI and Ludacris.

Following in the same footsteps of his hometown heroes is 19-year-old newcomer Maceo Barnes. Already sizzling down-south clubs and radio with his rowdy, angst-filled lead single "Go Sit Down," the baby faced game rhyme-spitter has quickly made a regional name for himself. Gearing up to set his own mark in the rap world with heavy radio play for the riot-inciting single, the emerging emcee proves that he is definitely on the fast track to superstardom with the September 2005 release of his Quick Flip/ Big Cat Records debut Straight Out Da Pot.

With a charming yet rugged demeanor, Maceo has appeal with both the young women and the streets. Clearly defining his lyrical prowess on the backbreaking second single "Outta Here," Maceo perfectly melds complex street commentary with thunderous 808 drums and snares. He puts chumps to shame while solidifying his own mainstay status in the rap game. On the semi-autobiographical testament "The Struggle," the chameleon-like rapper switches styles once again to gaze at the man in the mirror. Weaving sincere sentiments atop soulful, mid-tempo production, Maceo shares his experiences from surviving the trap to trapping in the vocal booth. "I got a unique sound," he explains. "But I'm more like T.I., Jadakiss and Jay-Z with how I how I come off the mind. I got a crunk side, but all of it is mixed. I give a little bit of everything."

Born the fourth of six children, Maceo was reared in eastside Atlanta's rugged Zone 6. Caught up dead in the middle of his family tree, he was raised by an older brother. Still just a baby himself, the young man with the wisdom of an old soul had two younger siblings to bring up himself. Because his pops was a no-show and his mother was battling a crack addiction, the youngsters were forced to fend for themselves and rarely saw either of their parents. "We really raised ourselves. My momma smoked, and my daddy did whatever he did," he remembers. "My brother Mario was the backbone of my family. My momma has got straight now. That was back then.

However, trouble always seems to follow the ghetto youth. After picking up the pieces and attempting to patch up their lives, the family was dealt another staggering setback. Maceo's brother was recently indicted for drug trafficking and is now awaiting trial in Dekalb County Jail. With his eyes squarely fixated on his goals of taking over rap, he never lets his bleak situation overpower him.

"People go through stuff like that everyday. It's plenty more people like me thats been through the same thing," he says. "I just tried to come up out of it. Im blessed with the talent to do something else besides messing up."

The talent was first tapped just two years ago when Quick Flip CEO Jermon Fats Tomlin heard the juvenile rhyme slinger freestyle with friends. Impressed by Maceo's impromptu performance on the mic, Jermon suggested that he take his craft more seriously and pursue a rap career. After months of convincing, the teenage verbal titan finally decided to give it a go and quickly learned the craft of building rhymes and creating records.

Since then, he has captivated the streets with two underground projects-Bussin On Them Vol. 1 and 2 which are only the beginning of a prosperous career. Despite his bleak past Maceo remains full of optimism. "Everybody else has capitalized out of Atlanta. Everyone gets their chance. I'm trying to capitalize to the fullest extent," Maceo expresses. "I done been through so much. I look at it like success must have been meant." True indeed.

Publicity Contact:
Trea Davenport
Trea Day Management & Publicity
404 246-5401
www.treaday.com

Label Contact:
Big Cat Records
404 603-8229
www.bigcatrecords.net




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