Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tough Junkie

I have known this young man over 11 years now, have seen him over time build awesome career as a Hip Hop rapper, and he continues to climb.. the charts. This man is wise beyond his years, and very dedicated to his artistic rap style. Jacksonville, Florida being his home town, he plays locally as well. Will continue to watch him as time goes on....GO JUNKIE.. and hugs....Peaces

The circumstances which preceded Tough Junkie's manifestation remain unclear. From the information that is available it has been determined
that a culmination of frustrated mental energies and unrecognized talent created the perfect storm for his emergence. So it is said that his birth
occurred in a high school cafeteria, but there is much more to the story that only a few notable scholars have been able to decipher from his lyrics,
unfortunately they soon perished leaving the world still unsure of how this juggernaut's origin came about.
Throughout Junkie's life, music has been his outlet, lifeblood, inspiration and focus. In the late 90's he became fascinated with beat production,
initiating him well beyond music appreciation and fascination and redirecting him towards creation and experimentation. Without access to a
computer, Junkie filled in the missing pieces by incorporating two dual cassette players and a Sony Walkman in what he later found out was a
technique referred to as "Pause Breaking". Continually stumbling upon commonly used and sophisticated production techniques, his infatuation
with creating music grew exponentially. Realizing the importance of music in his life, he continued to educate himself and became familiar with the
technological and structural aspects of production. Although his love of music has no ideology and takes no residence in a single genre, his own
talent and creativity expresses itself through Hip Hop. From the very basics to the sophisticated specifics, every detail oriented to music that he
has studied encompasses the styles he learns, the technology he incorporates and the music he absorbs continually throughout his life.
Spanning over a decade from the beginning of his journey until now, with 43 albums in his past, his official debut album has a home at Colemine
Records (OH). With international exposure, there is hope for a struggling scene that has endured some of the most detrimental setbacks and
obstacles that a collective, in its infancy, can be presented with.
Junkie is proud to present to you his debut album, Grab What You Can. Colemine Records is one of the few outsiders able to recognize the
untapped talent available in this undying scene and Junkie gladly takes the role of humble ambassador eagerly carrying the duty to bring the credit
that is due to his birthplace and to the Hip Hop genre as a whole. Junkie would like to apologize in advance for the mental reprogramming that
entails the continued replaying of his oscillating styles, philosophical story telling and unconventional production you won't find on TV or the
“This album, musically, plunges to levels of hip-hop artistry and aesthetic abstraction that scarce few dare to dive.”
- Jon Bennett, WMSR

314 Regent Drive, Middletown OH 45044, United States
(513) 292-4219 •
Tough Junkie – Grab What You Can
Artist: Tough Junkie
Title: Grab What You Can
Label: Colemine Records
Cat. No: CLMN 12002 (CD)
Barcode: 845121005516
Release Date: June 9th, 2009

1. A Starting Point
3. Every Dream
4. Hidden Monsters (feat. Piasco Picasso, Mal, Strike 3, and DJ SpaceMikeSpace)
5. FFJB RMX (feat. Willie Evans Jr.)
6. Towel Fight Loser
7. Even More Better (feat. Matt Amburgy on organ)
8. Feel Free (feat. J. Dash and J-Mincey)
9. Splitting Wigs
10. Rhyme Time With Grand Champ (feat. Grand Champ)
11. Even More Recap (feat. Rideout and Matt Amburgy)
12. Hot Line (feat. Knight Krawler)
13. Grab What?
14. Transitions

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