August 31, 2010
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Grammy Award Winning producers and rap duo Play-N-Skillz consist of brothers, "Play" and "Skillz" who hail from Dallas, Texas. The duo are fresh off of another GRAMMY win, snagging an award at the 2009 GRAMMYs for their production work on Lil Wayne’s hit single “Got Money” feat T-Pain. Play-N-Skillz have now entered A-list producer status having recently been featured on MTV and BET as well as having worked with some of the top names in the industry including Lil Wayne, Akon, Nelly, Pitbull, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Hilary Duff, Slim Thug, Nina Sky, Yung Joc, Hurrican Chris and Lil’ Flip to name a few. In 2009, Play-N-Skillz signed a major record label deal with SRC/Universal Records for their own label imprint, G4 Muzik. The deal allows the brothers the opportunity to sign, develop and market artists with distribution through SRC/Universal Records. They are currently working on their sophomore album “Out Tha Box” which will be released on G4 Muzik. In addition, Play-N-Skillz teamed up with rap legend Too $hort and Kendra Wilkinson from E!’s The Girl’s Next Door to record the theme song for her E! reality show, “Kendra”. In August of 2009 they also appeared on the “Kendra” show as well as on MTV’s big hit “Run’s House”. The duo scored another big summer hit with Hurricane Chris’ “Halle Berry” which spawned a national dance craze that had the actress herself doing the “Halle Berry” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. In 2007, Play-N-Skillz earned their first Grammy for producing and co-writing Chamillionaire’s Hip-hop anthem “Ridin” (Dirty) which became the most requested song of the year soaring to the top of the urban, hip-hop and mainstream radio charts. The single became one of the biggest selling ringtones of all time selling over 4 million ringtones. “Ridin” (Dirty) was also certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone in history. In the summer of 2008, Play-N-Skillz produced another Hip-hop anthem, “So Krispy” by Kia Shine as well as Pitbull’s sexy hit “Secret Admirer” feat Lloyd and the “With Love” remix for Hilary Duff, which paired her up with Slim Thug. Play-N-Skillz began their career in music as DJ’s and quickly discovered their talent for making beats. After a chance meeting with Texas based rapper Lil’ Flip – Play-N-Skillz produced 12 tracks on his Multi-Platinum album “U Gotta Feel Me” and scored a publishing deal with EMI Publishing and a reputation for making hit records. After working with rappers and MC’s who lacked commitment and passion, Play-N-Skillz decided to try their hand as MC’s and entertainers and leaked a single entitled “Freaks” feat Krayzie Bone and Adina Howard to the local radio station in Dallas. “Freaks” began getting consistent play on radio stations across the nation and garnered over 3,000 spins per week in major markets like Los Angeles and New York. Several major record labels showed interest and Play-N-Skillz decided to sign with Universal Records. They released their debut album “The Process” in 2004, which featured appearances from Three 6 Mafia, Akon, Lil Flip, Static, Krayzie Bone, Adina Howard, Layzie Bone, Frankie J., and Chamillionaire. Play-N-Skillz became the first credible Latin artists from the South with the ability to rap and produce and were quickly embraced by the Latino community. The duo released two singles and shot two music video’s for the album, “Freaks/Call Me” and “Latino’s Stand Up” which received consistent play on MTV and BET. Currently, Play-N-Skillz are one of the most sought after producers in the business and have been featured in The Source Magazine, XXL Magazine, Scratch Magazine, AllHipHop.com, Sohh.com, MTV – Sucker Free, BET- Rap City and The Dallas Morning News to name a few. Please visit www.mypace.com/playnskillz twitter.com/playnskillz
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