Pompey Hicks (aka Pay) of Da-Movement Records announced the release of the debut album “DA-MOVEMENT MUZIC VOL 1” by Chicago based hip hop talent “Da-Movement. The rap group released their newest hit single track which features the multi-platinum recording group Do Or Die’s Johnny P., Never More of Crucial Conflict, and the highly esteemed rapper Qraft. Da-Movement is not the average hip hop group, as Hicks explained, “We’re trying to bring music and soul back into hip hop. The lyrics in a lot of songs today aren't really saying anything, so people have just started listening to the beats. We give you the beats, but we also give you some soul, and lyrics that are really saying something. We mixed an R&B base with hip hop because we want listeners to hear what we’re saying. Our music is more than just choruses and hooks.” Qraft agreed, stating, “We take pride in what we do in the studio. And we’re not trying to take anything from other artists, but our style and sound is unique when compared with anyone else out there. We’re distinctive and that’s how it will re-main as long as we’re making music.” DA-MOVEMENT have been continuously been creating music that separates them from many other rap artists or groups you may hear in today’s music. So lets get more in-depth with DA-MOVEMENT. This Chicago rap group is formed up into 4 members starting with PAY Aka Payday, Qraft, Johnny P, and Never More, a member of the legendary Chicago group Crucial Conflict. Qraft and Pay’s styles are so different that when you put them together, you get both sides of the coin. It’s explosive and it works.” Legendary Never More former Crucial Conflict rapper was part of the Chicago rap group Crucial Conflict. Crucial Conflict's music reflects there environment where Chicago's historical gang affiliates. Crucial Conflict music showed mood swings and explain what goes on through out there hood or day to day struggles. The mid-west crew delivering uniqueness , and skillz through Wildstyle, Kilo, Coldhard, and Never -- the members of CRUCIAL CONFLICT. Then you have the smooth vocalist Johnny P a well known artist that put the word gangsta love into existence. Johnny P one of the members of Do Or Die rap group. Do or Die is an American rap trio originally from the Westside of Chicago, Illinois, consisting of group members Belo Zero, N.A.R.D. and AK-47. Do or Die's success with "Picture This" helped launched the careers of Legendary Traxtster, Twista and Johnny P who sang the hooks on several Do or Die songs. Johnny P, is one of Chicago's very own most talented performers. His music draws influence from R&B and Hip-Hop/Rap. He was instrumental to the successful careers of many artists coming out of the Chi-Town and who have made great accomplishments in the music industry such as Twista and Do or Die. He has multi-platinum records collaborating with the late 2Pac, Twista, Do or Die and ScarFace. His original sound and graceful demeanor are heard and seen in night clubs and auditoriums throughout the United States. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of six children, Johnny P. started singing at the tender age of four. Inspired by other legendary artist such as Sam Cook, Marvin Gay, Donny Hathaway and Michael Jackson, he and his sister formed their own singing group, Unlimited Talent, and performed in cities throughout the Midwest. Blowing the minds of everyone while performing and receiving only standing ovations after every performance, his brother Henry recognized the amazing gift that the young star possessed and jumped at the opportunity to manage his younger brothers singing career. He soon went on to perform solo as Little Johnny. He entered in 113 talent show cases in cities throughout the Midwest and won every one of them. Artist Johnny P., has accomplished great success in the music industry starting at a very early age. He was signed to his first record deal with an independent label and released his first single titled Girl Friend which was a huge success. His unique soulful sound captivated A&R reps at major record labels, but Colombia Records won the bidding war signing him to a multi-million dollar album deal and he soon released his first album titled Connect the Dots. This achievement was recognized throughout Chicago and landed him to walk side by side with Chicago's late Mayor Harold Washington in the Bud Billikins Parade. His accomplishment was also recognized by the office of Mayor Richard Daley and was sent a personal invitation by the Mayor to visit his office. The meet and greet was televised throughout Chicago and surrounding cities. This hit record making artist toured with some of the hottest recording stars and groups such as Whitney Houston, The Jacksons, Michael Bolten, Regina Bell, MC Hammer, Jeffery Osborn, and New Kids on the Block and thats just to name a few. He later signed with another major record label Rap A Lot/Virgin Records and released another hit album titled The Next.
He has made special appearances on HBO's MTV, BET's Comic View and 106 & Park Video show with Twister and the trio Hip/Hop Rap group Do or Die. He recently gave a show stopping performance at the 4th Annual Truth Magazine Hip/Hop Awards Ceremony. His performance was so riveting the Publisher/CEO of the Magazine, Mr. Carl West, requested Johnny P. to do an en-core performance. Because of his unique sound, which can not be mistaken from anyone else, professionalism and his love for the business - he is continuously sought after by artist to collaborate with them to make hit records. He has independently released another hit record Sing II U, from his new album that will be release in early 2006. This R&B Artist Johnny P., contributes his success first and foremost to GOD, the love and support of his family, his family at the radio stations throughout Chicago and most importantly to his loyal fans. The only direction for this unstoppable Superstar to go is UP!