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Its been awhile since we dropped some new material. We’ve been tirelessly working to create something new that we can be proud of. It’s finally time to share a little. We want to say thank you to all the fans for your patience and unconditional support. As a thank you, we’ve decided to release PROMISELAND (EP) on 7.9.13. Brought to you in part by Dub Caesar Apparel. See you then. - Ground Up P.S. – full album on the way

New! Ground Up Girl Gear is Available NOW!

Ground Up is now offering a line of womens apparel to the growing collection of self-designed merch. Gear like Ground Up booty shorts and girls-only t-shirt designs are sure to impress. The Ground Up Girl line is available online at the OFFICIAL store- http://groundupgear.bigcartel.com/category/womens - and look for our merch booth at the next show!

Ground Up Sells Out TLA, Beanie Sigel Co-signs Ground Up Mid-Show, Freeway

Ground Up continues to carve out their space in the hip-hop sphere. At their first headlining show at The TLA in Philadelphia, attendees saw a little more pep in the steps of the always pep-stepped Ground Up. Why? Just prior to taking the stage, Ground Up learned that this show, billed as the official mixtape release concert for the group's 10th mixtape 'The Get Up,' was ticketing success- SOLD OUT. A surprise on-stage appearance by Philly's own hip-hop veteran Beanie Sigel (Roc-A-Fella, State Property), took to the mic in support of Ground Up while passing on the sold-out-show status to the packed house. Freeway aka ‘The Philly Freezer’ showed his support with a guest appearance as well. ##

Please direct all booking inquiries to Frank Santella at bookgroundup@gmail.com

Say What? Amsterdam Prepares For 1711 on 4/20...

Ground Up will be playing two shows in Amsterdam, The Netherlands this April.

Ground Up will make its way from Philly 'across the pond' to the windmill-and-tulip-packed countrysides of Holland for 2 shows.

The first show is on 4/19/12 at 5-Elementz, Neuwezuds Voorburgwal 44. The lineup is Basement Party, R.A. The Rugged Man FEATURING... Ground Up. Tickets are available @ 5-Elementz. ONLY 90 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SHOW ensuring a one-of-kind intimate setting!

The second and final show of Ground Up's mini-Euro-tour is slated for 4/22/12 at Club Akhnaton, Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, AMSTERDAM.

Doors open at 10:00 PM. This show is presented by Philly-based Dub Caesar Apparel along with Funky Munkey. The lineup includes GROUND UP, REEF THE LOST CAUZE, DJ FLEX-A-TONE with host MADD SON. ##

It's Here. Download 'The Get Up' Now! (Link In Post).

Today, Ground Up officially released the newest, and 10th (yep. double digits) mixtape of their career, for free download (sponsored). Streaming is also available. 'The Get Up' by Ground Up is hosted with DATPIFF.COM. The direct link is below-


Or, if you'd rather go by way of the source- visit Ground Up's website at- http://groundupsounds.com

-and click on the image of 'The Get Up' official album cover at the top of the page. Don't miss this one! ##


PHILADELPHIA– Ground Up has announced several new performance dates for spring, 2012. After a headlining performance on March 24, 2012 @ The TLA (Philadelphia) in support of their latest release- ‘The Get Up’ (3/6/12), Ground Up will also appear at:

GROUND UP DATE- MARCH 30, 2012 CITY/STATE- College Park, MARYLAND VENUE- @ THE BARKING DOG DOORS: 9:30 p.m. * ******* * *

GROUND UP DATE-SAT. APRIL 07, 2012 CITY/STATE- Boston, MASSACHUSETTS VENUE-@ PARADISE ROCK CLUB DOORS:07:00 PM w/ AER and Guy Harrison http://www.goodmusicallday.com/blog/2012/02/15/47-aer-with-ground-up-and-guy-harrison-exclusive-pre-sale/ * ******* * *

GROUND UP DATE-SAT. APRIL 12, 2012 CITY/STATE- Baltimore, MARYLAND VENUE- @ 8x10 DOORS:- w/ A Cool Stick * ******* * *

GROUND UP DATE-MAY 31, 2012 THRU JUNE, 3 2012 CITY/STATE- Hunter, NEW YORK VENUE- @ MOUNTAIN JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL DOORS:- w/ The Roots, Ben Folds, Gov’t Mule, Steve Winwood... (for tickets & info, visit www.mountainjam.com) * ******* * * Please direct all booking inquiries to Frank Santella at bookgroundup@gmail.com.


NEW SINGLE! "BURIED ALIVE" by Ground Up feat. Vanessa Winters.

PHILADELPHIA, PA- Ground Up officially released another new single today called 'Buried Alive' featuring Vanessa Winters of The Lawsuits- produced by Bij Lincs. Winters has worked with Ground Up before, belting out the hook on a soul-drenched rendition of 'Turn Around' (available on You Tube).


Download[FREE]//LISTEN//w/iPhone: mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?xp9gxc0ed9608xe

Listen//youtube[AUDIO ONLY]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9mRaWi5IMc&feature=uploademail

www.groundupsounds.com Ground Up - 'The Only Movement In Motion'

COMING SOON! 'The Get Up' by Ground Up 3.6.12


Ground Up will release their newest effort, 'The Get Up' on 3/6/2012. An accompanying record-release concert will be held on 03/24/2012 at the Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA). Doors 8:00 p.m. $10.00 LIVENATION.COM

NEW SINGLE! "HEARD ABOUT IT" Ground Up feat. Freeway

Check out the second single from Ground Up's forthcoming release 'The Get Up.' (3/6/12). The track is called 'Heard About It' and features Philadelphia rapper Freeway.



Ground Up is hosting at The TLA in Philadelphia, PA on 3/24/12 in support of their upcoming release 'The Get Up'.

Featuring Reef The Lost Cauze, Young Savage & The Ich Gang and Mazon. Doors 8:00 p.m. $10.00 Admission. Livenation.com Groundupsounds.com.

Get Tickets Here: http://www.livenation.com/event/02004847EEBA8CDE?artistid=1563898&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60