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9/19/2005

 
D.A.C. Squad Soars Up the Streets Charts with Its Single, 'Young BallerZ,' on Streets Billboard's Hot Underground Songs

After forming in early 2000, the group -- comprised of all vocalists Michael Grimes, David Freeman, Durell Holloway and Tyrone Harris - have not won any radio station contest. This past summer, D.A.C. Squad got yet another boost when it hosted a successful album release party at Roseville Theatre.

(PRWEB) September 19, 2005 -- Detroit, Michigan-based D.A.C. Squad is soaring up the streets charts with its single, "Young BallerZ," which debuted May. 15 at No. 15 on Streets Billboard's Hot Underground Songs. After just five months, the track -- which is the lead single from the band's self-released album, "Born 2 Spit" -- is now at No. 18 on the street tally.

After forming in early 2000, the group -- comprised of all vocalists Michael Grimes, David Freeman, Durell Holloway and Tyrone Harris - have not won any radio station contest. This past summer, D.A.C. Squad got yet another boost when it hosted a successful album release party at Roseville Theatre.

All four band members cite NWA as their biggest influence, and David adds, "Our sound is very true to life. We like to describe it as the streets hitting Mariah Carey, as she hits her high note. That just moves the clouds away showing the sky in its true form. Now, that's power.

"The single's success came as a complete surprise to us," he continues. "Bridge Entertainment took a chance with us, and it really took off here. From there it's just been spreading throughout the country and Japan too. We've started to embrace that success and are trying to push it along a little further."

Although the group has not had any serious label offers yet, the success of the single will likely find them pouring in soon.

According to Durell, the band isn't necessarily looking to sign with a very larger label, though. "We believe that there are advantages and disadvantages to each path," he says. "If you work hard enough you can achieve similar results" at either type of label.

Although so far D.A.C. Squad has primarily performed at local-based events, Tyrone notes that "like any other Hip Hop artist" the band hopes its music and ideals will reach a wider audience.

"A lot of our new material was written specifically to appeal to [a street audience]," he says. "We have a lot of real life base songs, but there are a few thrown in that are pretty broad in terms of lyrics and mainstream appeal. We thought it'd be a good stepping stone to the next place in our career."

As group we are here and will stay for the long haul. Bridge Entertainment and Tyrone Bridgeforth have shown us many things in this music/business world. We are moving through crowd patiently awaiting that point when we move the world with our music.

D.A.C. Squad will hit the road soon for a tour of its major radio markets. You may find them in these web sites: CD Baby, Black Planet, Tower Records, Apple iTunes, MP3tunes, MSN Music and our site Born 2 Spit. Just look us up on the web.

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Tyrone Bridgeforth
BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
http://www.dacsquad.com/
313-384-1621




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