When you hear terms such as non violence and no profanity,the last thing that comes to mind is a hip hop group.Well that's about to change because hailing from St.Louis,Mo. are two very lyrical teens that are destined for greatness in the music business.Kevin Yancey a.k.a Kevo and David Simmons a.k.a Luh Dave make up the teen hip hop sensation known as "3rdgree."
Inspired by their fathers',who were both in the music business, Kev and Dave both began writing songs at the tender age of nine.
By age 12 Luh Dave was part of a local rap group performing locally.Kevo just continued to write and freestyle developing his rhyming skill.
In 2008 their fathers' got together and decided that they should be a group,and 3rdgree was formed. Their music consists of well crafted lyrics over industry quality production,and they compliment it with amazing stage presence. Their first single,"Dat Deal" is a major hit with the ladies and has created a nice buzz in the streets.
Their debut mixtape,"Err Song Go Vol.1" was released early 2011 and is doing great locally.They have independently distributed over 10,000 copies and counting.Their current single "On Me"features Universal/Hoo Bangin recording artist Ruka Puff,and currently gets spins on Hot 104.1fm & some college and internet stations.They just released their sophomore mixtape July 4th 2011 titled "ERR SONG GO VOL.2",which is currently building a strong buzz in the streets.They also have song placements on three Coast to Coast mixtapes. They have performed all over the St.Louis area as well as in Atlanta, Hollywood Ca.,Indianapolis,Springfield,Ill.and more.Stay tuned into 3rdgree because its only a matter of time for these two young wordsmiths.