Posted On 09 Jan 2013
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Eclectic Hip-Hop group, Cannabis Club ATL fans the flames with their hot new second single: “ICU” produced by beat monster extraordinaire, DJ Plugg!
Cannabis Club ATL is a united nations of music and styles, blending American culture mixed with a splash of Middle-Eastern influence by creating a distinctive new group and a fresh new sound for urban air-waves. Forming together in the city of Decatur, GA, the east metro-area of Atlanta; this elite super group is comprised of four talented artists from different worlds. Each add their own personal vibe to the group’s stylized Hip Hop sound.
Just coming off the heels of their success with their #2 radio charting, first indie single: “Get It” which has had a robust showing on Media Base Indie Report as the #2 song in the country and on AllAccess.com’s Urban/UAC Cool New Music chart and on the “Taking Off Report”.
The Legendary Fruitman, Trapacana, N.I.L.E, and female lyricist and rap slayer Manal announce a January 18, 2016, release date for their follow up with “ICU” available for download, on iTunes.
“ICU” is a prelude to the 2016 release of the Cannabis Club ATL’s “HELLRAISER” mixtape – a 14 track compilation of songs from the Atlanta Underground movement. The track flows freely and gets you hooked with its bombastic beats and boss lady Manal at the helm, the song will have you singing along to and from the club.
The group has been working in the studio preparing for Money Tree Entertainment’s 2016 new music rollout and this is just another teaser of what’s to come. Producer DJ Plugg had this to say about the group and song.
“ICU” has a mean bounce on the track. It has crossover (Urban to Pop) potential. I loved working with Cannabis Club ATL. The group has a unique blend with the 3 guys and Manal the lady member. Manal can handle her own very well among the guys. I enjoyed the freedom a producer has when working with an independent label like Money Tree Entertainment. There are no confines to their creative processes. With the release of “ICU,” we’re going to bring the Money Tree Entertainment, Cannabis Club ATL sound back to back.”
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The group’s manifestation came about through Atlanta’s nightlife music scene by, Columbus, GA native and first member the legendary FRUITMAN. As the label’s visionary, he is the hit-making creative force as executive producer, writer, and arranger, at Money Tree Entertainment. Money Tree Entertainment is celebrating its 10th year in the music industry. The label has signed new artists to their roster (Country, Pop and R&B) that will launch their projects, in 2016. In addition to handling A&R, Fruitman is the master-mind at the helm of the edgy, yet polished, Money Tree high quality sound emanating from studio productions for all of the label’s roster and exclusive brands. Fruitman is Money Tree’s CEO who planned and executed the unique artistry of Cannabis Club ATL singles and musical collaborations. He is credited in building Atlanta’s millennial underground movement and paving the way for a successful independent label to compete.
TRAPACANA, born in Frankfurt, Germany raised in Columbus, GA., began his love and appreciation for music listening to his parent’s (who were music aficionados) Blues, R&B and Pop albums. His musical influences were James Brown, Michael Jackson, Donnie Hathaway and Marvin Gaye. He started recording and performing as a teenager in the South Eastern area. As his music and stage presence developed, he started writing lyrics, hooks and arranging tracks for other artists that were also part, of the regional underground circuit. Trapacana sees himself as having an impact in the music industry and Money Tree Entertainment by keeping his ears in the streets; looking for ways to incorporate today’s new sounds, into his recordings.
Like an uncommon force of nature, that moves the Nile River south to north from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea so drives the strength, of group member N.I.L.E. He describes his bountiful beats as an energetic, spirited river that flows throughout a song. Also a Columbus, GA resident, his music mentors came from his grandfather’s R&B album collections. As a 9-year-old, N.I.L.E. took to the stage performing cover songs by Crucial ConFlict, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Do or Die, at the East Columbus Boys Club talent shows. He credits group UGK “Ridin’ Dirty” as the defining album that changed his life. It is where his transition from teen to young adult to up and coming recording artist were seeded. He would write songs that expressed his pain or feelings he harbored inside during that time, in his life. This evolution has brought his technical skills into the group as a seasoned rapper, slayer-of-beats, and music arranger.
Cannabis Clubs ATL’s final added member and only female of the group is the mysteriously-glamorous MANAL. Although born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she defines herself as “A Palestinian by way of Australia” – never wanting to forget the historical struggles that her people have endured. Manal carries her own brand of woman empowerment among the three guys in Cannabis Club by adding her haunting vocals to the mix. The rigorous demands of performing and touring took her to London, Toronto, Canada and then onto the U.S., Atlanta, where she met The Legendary Fruitman through a sound engineer. Her Aussie accent is pleasantly melodious while she passionately describes what she brings to Cannabis Club ATL. Inspired by a wide-range of musical genres from Rock, Heavy Metal to her all time ultimate love of the Soul greats, Manal has created an organic balance of R&B and rap vocal styles coupled with her elegant Middle Eastern quarter-tone laments.
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