UP ROCK is a duo based out of St. Paul, Minnesota. Both musicians have been involved in the Twin Cities music scene for the past two decades and each member has been involved with influential projects and artists. UP ROCK is Dundee, RDM aka Digie. Both members were involved in a group called The Abstract Pack in the early 90’s. The A.P. went on to create one of the first nationally recognized hip hop albums out of Minnesota. They later would receive The Legend Award at the Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards in 2008. UP ROCK is working with highly decorated photojournalist Jamel Shabazz for there debut EP cover and hope to collaborate further to honor Mr. Shabazz for the tenth anniversary of his book “Back in the Days”
The EP was written, produced and mixed by UP ROCK, with hopes to create something a little different. Growing tired of the over produced sounds and artist’s in mainstream music, the goal is to find a sound there own and grow through a collaborative effort. Recapturing the term “Body Rock” which references 80‘s dance styles and B-Boy culture, as there name would suggest, UP ROCK defines there sound as a new wave form of Body Rock. You can expect a modern exchange of what hip hop was, is, and could be.