Monday, February 12, 2007

Notts Finest - OutDaVille

Again Shortee Blitz & Big Ted are to thank for my interest in these guys......another post hailing from Nottingham....

I had so much of their fact I had so much Home-grown product....IN FACT I had so much Hip-Hop until I got fed up with my configuration of windows I decided to re-install everythin, I cleverly backed everythin up on my other drive, but then my XP Cd didn't work so I thought I'd try Win98 not realising that just puttin the cd in the drive basically automatically formats the drive....I hate to bog you down with this in depth coverage of sumthin so boring but I lost just under 30gb of Hip-Hop & 50gb worth of music, what a swift kick in the damn nuts.....seriously....anyways amongst the unfortunate episode I lost an awful lot of the mentioned crew "Outdaville"....& on top of that allot of Scor-Zay-Zee's tracks which to be honest I haven't gotta clue where I got them from....more importantly for you (as I ain't writing this for me-self) OutDaVille are.........

......A crew with many members (deep breath) right....we've got Scor-Zay-Zee, Lee Ramsay, Mizz Red, Sophie Johnson Hill, Karizma, Tempa, Fedel Castro, DJ Fever, Nick Stez, Instinct & C-Mone....oh & of course Big Trev (Trevor Rose) the man who owns the label now the guys mentioned are just the members of the crew on the EP' let alone everyone/or anyone else they may have oh & Shortee Blitz
Again I heard of these guys through the airwaves of "Chubbykids" Show & The Interview is avaliavle as well for you. (for those not in the know or haven't caught onto my constant mentioning of 'Shortee Blitz-N-Big Ted' their show is on Wednesday nights 9pm - 11pm Kiss 100) The battle rhymes & crips flow left me as curious as ever about the mystery crew who I was yet to endure or enjoy.

Anyway you wanna find out more check the links below....also try goggling' them Another- thing if anyone knows of the crew or knows any of the members find out what’s happened to Scor-Zay-Zee cause I've heard he's given up rhyming which is like losing another 50gb's of Music....I heard he's turned into a deep thinking Muslim who takes his Islamic values very seriously & has just put the mic down.....?.......?......?


Out Da Ville is an independent label from St. Anns, Nottingham, which lias been in existence for six years now. Before the crew was formally known as Out Da Ville it was just a group hanging out at Trevor Rose''s Community Recording studio. The core was just three: MC Lee Ramsay, and producers Nick Dimes and Big Trev. Backin 1993 Lee Ramsay was just 13 when they started on the first 12'' ''Dedicated'', although it did not surface until around 1995 when a label ''Real Deal'' was set up by the group to put the stuff out. Things then took off from there. Other people like Scor Zay Zee were also members of the Community Recording studio and built up their skills and styles through listening to beats, rhyming andfreestyling under the guidance of Trev. The next release was also from Lee Ramsay called ''R.D. Style'' (1996)(R.D. - a shortened version of the label name - Real Deal) and this time featured Tempa, Scor Zay Zee andFidel Castro. In late 1997 the crew put out another 12'' ''Out Of Da Ville'' which again featured Lee Ramsay,Scor Zay Zee, Karizma, Instinct and Becky. It was after this 12, around early 1998 that this group turned in toOut Da Ville as we know them today. Although the label was initially called Real Deal records, with just theproduction team being called Out Da Ville, people were mistakenly calling the label Out Da Ville records, soBig Trev decided for the sake of simplicity to call the label Out Da Ville too. In 1988 another 12'' followed, awhite label with Tempa, Lee Ramsay and Scor Zay Zee.

Following this succession of 12s came the EP which signaled a stepping up in their game and a distinct changing of their style. The record was 1999s ''An Da Vilie Gos On'' which featured six stunning tracks and the vocals of Lee Ramsay, Tempa, ScorZay Zee, Karizma and C-Mone. There has been a lot said about the apparent sudden change of Lee''s rapping style from an American accent on his previous releases to a broad Notts accent on his newer work.
He attributes this to having grown up and developed as an artist, giving him the confidence to be himself and to try and push the boundaries further. He is also proud to be the first Notts MC to pioneerthis style and believes now that this attitude is the way forward. For me this is a vast improvement and givesLee the foundation to really accomplish something that is both quality and original.Big Trev has just this year moved the studio into new premises. It''s a one floor, two room building with oneroom for the main studio equipment and a larger room with another studio set up. The studios are bothavailable 241-irs and are run by Big Trev himself. The new studio still retains the Community recording studiolabel and never closes running 7days a week. Big Trev has always tried to do a lot of community work in andaround Nottingham and has put his studio and engineering knowledge and experience to use working withthe unemployed, disadvantaged, kids excluded from schools, youth groups and autistic groups as well as thesocial services by helping to set up college courses and workshops in Sound Engineering, courses for youngwomen.

Additional to this there is also an information center detailing music contacts and the record features Tempa, Simone, Karizma and Scor Zay Zee.Following this release there is an Out Da Ville compilation album planned, featuring all the artists mentioned, plus five solo tracks from Lee Ramsay. After that it will be straight into preparations for Lee''s solo album, which will also have an accompanying solo video. Additional to all this there will also be a 12'' in between


Karizma MySpace


An Interview With Scors


DJ Fever

OutDaVille Live on The Chubbykids Show

Outdaville (2002) Notts Propert EP




At January 31, 2008 6:02 PM, Anonymous ZOUTZ said...

Yeman Notts

Holla Beatsmif...
I got new Notts tracks...

At March 09, 2010 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know this is old but any chance u could re up the notts property ep?

At March 09, 2010 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know this is old but any chance u could re up the notts property ep?


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