OUR DEBUT EP 'THE COMPENDIUM OF YARD RUCKUS' COMING SOON!
It was during spring break 2017 that Alex Parvenu and Tzz Mlno first crossed paths on a film set in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The two were up and coming artists in the thriving Brooklyn Hip Hop scene, and happened upon each other, due to a handful of mutual friends. There was an immediate mutual respect and recognition of each’s style and creativity and the two quickly became friends, making plans for future collaborations. Those plans didn’t come into fruition until two years later, when Alex invited Tzz to be a part of a project he was working on, with some artists and producers out of Jamaica; Yard Ruckus was born.
Having a conflicting schedule with some of the original key players in the camp, paved the way for Alex and Tzz being introduced to Juvazzi, a Dancehall Deejay out of Portland Jamaica, who was now living in London, and starting to make a name for himself in the local underground Dancehall scene.
Spending some time filming with the group in Miami in summer 2019, Alex took a liking to the local Florida music scene, and succeeded in convincing the team a fourth member was needed to represent the emerging Florida sound. After inviting several Florida rappers to record verses to one of their records, Biz Cartier from Sarasota, was welcomed as the fourth member of the Yard Ruckus.
The four of them began to write and record together, effortlessly fusing a mixture of Hip Hop, Dancehall, R'n'b, and Afrobeat.
Although hailing from four different parts of the world, they recognised the significance of uniting the African diaspora, which remains the foundation and mission statement of the group.
Born in London - United Kingdom (of Nigerian descent), Alex is the band leader, delivering a Motown-esque soul when the occasion calls for it. Tzz, who was born and raised in Brooklyn - New York, is the ‘New Age’ rapper in the group, delivering quirky, playful bars - there’s never a dull moment. Juvazzi, born in Portland - Jamaica where he spent most of his youth is the Dancehall deejay in the group, delivering that 90s Dancehall energy, then flipping back to the present day sound. Cartier represents the dirty south; born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, Cartier is the voice of the streets, delivering gritty tales from the hood.
Their lyrical prowess, coupled with high energy live performances and infectious melodies, makes their debut EP, 'The Compendium of Yard Ruckus' (set for a 2020 release), a highly anticipated one to watch out for.
"Although hailing from four different parts of the world, they recognised the significance of uniting the African diaspora, which remains the foundation and mission statement of the group."
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