Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2006
Kansas City gangsta rapper Court Dog (ne’ Courtney Richardson II) is back with a vengeance with the release of his fourth album, appropriately titled “Steel Here,” set to hit stores on
The gangsta rapper took some time off to dabble in filmmaking, and work on his pet project, Steel Here, an independent film he wrote, produced and scored. The film stars Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, comedian Katt Williams, and Mopreme Shakur, the brother of the late Tupac Shakur. Currently, preparations are being made for the film to make the rounds on the film festival circuit.
“I’m trying to follow the likes of Tupac, Will Smith and Ice Cube,” Court Dog said. “The music is still my passion, but there’s nothing wrong with diversifying the hustle,” he added.
And more about the music: Court Dog certainly got a little help from friends on his latest release. He tapped some of the most popular and prolific rappers in the industry to create a soundtrack that resonates the voice of the film.
Released on the rapper’s record label -- D-Boy Records -- "Steel Here," a movie soundtrack, features 19 tracks, including the single and video "Steel Here," performed by the rapper-turned-actor. The album contains new music from Bizzy Bone of the multi-platinum rap quintet, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony as well as Bushwick Bill from the legendary rap group The Geto Boys. “Steel Here” also features several prominent underground artists, including Suga Free, Brotha Lynch Hung, Gangsta Pat, S2theB, C.O. tha Bad Black, and Mopreme Shakur, the brother of the late Tupac Shakurs. Also, rapper and Atlantic Recording artist Guerilla Black makes his presence known on the soundtrack.
Interestingly, the soundtrack mixes it up with some of the most beautiful love songs R&B has to offer … thanks to neo soul artists Scripture "So Crazy" and Homemade Soul "So Beautiful," along with up-and coming-songbirds, Jackie Rae "Freaky" and Katrina "Keep Quiet."
More about gangsta rapper Court Dog
Taking a page from other rap artists, the multi-talented recording artist-turned-actor-turned-film producer first gained nationwide recognition signed to music mogul, Master P's No Limit Records. Recording under the rap moniker "Court Dog," he earned a RIAA certified gold plaque for his work on Master P's "Down South Hustlers" compilation.
After a stint with No Limit Records, Court Dog started his own independent record company – D-Boy Records – and nationally distributed his projects through Select-O-Hits, which is also the home to the Oscar-winning rap group, Three 6 Mafia.
He’s released three independent solo albums -- "Thugz Diary," "Pullin Rank,” and "The Kansas City Chief," which have sold more than 75,000 units collectively. He’s been featured in several national rap magazines, and performed on more than a dozen compilations and movie soundtracks with record sales, totaling more than $1 million
A Triple Threat
With his fingers in music and entertainment – Court Dog is a triple threat – a rapper, actor and businessman. Court Dog has been featured on several releases, including the soundtrack to the movie “Now Eat” by Brotha Lynch Hung, “The Playa Rich Project” by Spice 1 and “War Is Me” by Mr. Serv-On – just to name a few.
He relocated to Los Angeles in xxx to expand his musical talents and pursue a career in acting. As an actor, Court Dogg has guest starred in a variety of projects, including The painting, starring stacy dash; gett'n played, starring vivica a. Fox, bill bellamy, and carmen electra; and shattered day, love on the rocks, don’t touch if you ain’t prayed, starring Ce Ce Penniston. He’s also in the comedy Rib Shack, which won a plethora of awards on the film festival circuit.