Los Angeles, CA
Venue Address (Get Directions)Crook Ave - From Dusk Til Dawn Official Release
Date and Time
Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 8:00pm
'From Dusk Til Dawn' is a Hip-Hop mixtape that explains, through song, the life of young men growing up in the Avenues and the ghettos of Africa. Their stories primarily focus on Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, however they also cross the border and visit one of Africa's most dangerous townships, Soweto, in neighboring South Africa.
Initially, 'From Dusk Til Dawn' explores their crooked mentalities, fantasies, exposures, hunger and desire to get rich quick (the dark, Dusk side of the world). Half way through their lives, maturity and emptiness kick in and they come to a realisation that real life consists of more than what they are exposed to, so they start to seek for light, love, wisdom, realness, success and God. As they begin to grow (mentally and spiritually), they start to lighten up and at the same time they realize their purpose (the brighter, Dawn side of the world) and the mixtape ends with them making a 'Grand Entrance' into the Hip-Hop scene.
This mixtape addresses issues like struggle, pain, hurt, hate, deception, love, determination, ambition and success. It serves to flaunt Crook Ave's rich talent and lyrical prowess and is already being hailed a Zimbabwean mixtape classic by early listeners of the mixtape.
Crook Ave consists of Rayze'Em, Tresspasser, 3Mics, and Killah Bishop. Rayze'Em is currently based in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, while Tresspasser, 3Mics, and Killah Biship are currently in Zimbabwe running a Hip-Hop battle and performance event called The Circle. Affiliate emcees are Tino Uneeq, who's contributions include closing the mixtape with his song 'Grand Entrance', & Micah, who's features include 'Take You There' and 'Let It Rain'.
Videos like 'Rayze'Em's 'Krooksta' and 'More Again' have been growing in popularity online while singles 'Take You There' and 'Let It Rain' are currently being prepared for release to radio stations around the world.
The producers of the mixtape, Los Angeles based, POA Records have changed their website's design to a theme they call 'It's Darkest Before Dawn' to celebrate the upcoming release and has so-far released two official trailers for the mixtape, 'Here To Stay' and 'Let It Rain', which are now playing on most online video communities like YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cPu3jCEAKM.
'From Dusk Til Dawn' is the second installment of Property Of Africa's Exclusive Mixtape Series. Tracks on the Property Of Africa Exclusive Mixtape Series may be published or reproduced by members of the press in any form with appropriate credit to www.POARecords.com or www.PropertyOfAfrica.org. Download this press release, Crook Ave's two trailers, and the mixtape's single 'Let It Rain' at http://www.sendspace.com/file/7bw7qb
"Cop dat or stay hip but hopless." - Crook Ave & it's Affiliates.
Get your free copy of 'From Dusk Til Dawn' at http://www.POARecords.com on February 6th, 2010.
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Property Of Africa was founded on a simple premise: to empower artists of African descent to reach their highest potential and aspirations in the United States music industry.