PLEDGE EMPIRE RECORDS presents STI-LO REEL and CED LINUS
Sti-Lo Reel proves he is a heavyweight to be reckoned with in the field of lyricism and Independent hip-hop artists. Sti-Lo Reel is the lyrical genius on the Minneapolis based independent label named Pledge Empire Records. Born and raised in Minneapolis Sti-Lo name rings bells in just about every corner of the Twin Cities because of his sharp delivery and witty punch lines. With the release of the long awaited Soul Through the Speakers mixtape, Sti-Lo’s name will continue to grow rapidly not only across Minneapolis but the whole U.S. [indiemusicuniverse.com]
Pledge Empire Records is the brainchild of brothers Carlton Ray Dildy Jr. aka God’s Prince aka Prince Carlton and Cedric Dildy aka Ced Linus. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, the brothers used to do music growing up with their cousin Rodney Ricks Jr. The brothers started performing as a duo called The Pledge Empire at Bethany Luthern College, in Mankato, Mn., but turned it into a record label in 2007.
Since 2007, they have been promoting shows and performing at venues in the twin cities area of Minnesota such as 7th St Entry at First Avenue, Fine Line Music Cafe, Loring Theater, Honey, The Red Sea, 400 Bar and more. In 2012 Pledge Empire Records has branched out and have done promoting and performing in Seattle, Washington. Ced Linus has had two releases on Pledge Empire Records: The Dream Is Over (2009) and Wings Of The Morning (2012).
What's good world its ya boy Mic Lyric. I've always had a passion for music ever since I was little...but coming up through high school I was known for being dominant @ sports, so only my closest friends new about my secret love for the mic. I got serious with my music after I tore ma ACL ma first year of college ball. I was real discouraged after that, but music helped me get through it. My guy Nick Rosario (Jax) first put me on with the whole studio process. He knew I was dope with poetry so he told me ta spit it on the mic. So I did, and have been in love with it since.
Cato is a seasoned stage performer with over 100 live POP & Hip-Hop shows to his name to date, spanning the country from Illinois, Tampa & Clearwater Florida to Seattle Washington and most recently the Twin Cities. He has morphed and evolved his style from hip-hop spitter to a fully-fledged musical entertainer. Cato combines his ability to create complex in-line rhyme schemes and destroying hooks with his Chamillionaire style melodic tones all while keeping it fun, energetic, original and simplistic...for hit POP records.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota also known as, “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” there are many obstacles to overcome to try to make it in music industry. Prevailing over these hurdles have molded Kidd Cane Charlie Chainz into the artist and man he is today. His career began in junior high school after witnessing the ups and downs through a frustrated childhood after losing his father at the age of six and raising himself until he was 12 years old. Kidd Cane began freestyling during class passing time with his classmates.
LaTroy Dante Gordon also known as T.A.Y.E was born in Gary, Indiana. When T.A.Y.E was 2 years old his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of 9 years old, he started to write short stories. During his high school years, he wanted to impress girls, so he started writing poetry. After graduating high school, he started to write rhymes. Once T.A.Y.E got to college, he started a rap group with two close friends.
Creed Medvec was born July 9th, 1990 in Edina, MN. Raised in Rosemount MN he has taken his music passion to the next level. With releasing his First Mixtape Under Wraps, hosted by DJ REEG, within the first year of writing and performing his own music he has grabbed the attention and the respect from many and many to come. From clubs to campuses, basements to down town professional studios he continures to reach his goals!
Pannell is one of the hottest, if not the hottest up-and-coming artist in the Mid-West right now. Coming from Portland, Oregon, he reigns in fans from the entire West Coast along with the increasing fan base in the Mid-West. Pannell is one of the most versatile artists, his sound, image, and music varies from smooth r&b, to uptempo club hits. With his catchy voice and flow, Pannell is on the rise and always reigns in new fans after they hear what he offers.
Semin Topalovic, born in Germany in 1992, spent the first six years of his life in Mannheim, Germany with his Bosnian family as war refugees. In 1998, the family’s refugee visa expired, and they were kicked out by the German government. Minnesota had a good immigrant refugee sponsorship program that helped them come to the United States. The Twin Cities, Minnesota, is where Semin started getting into hip-hop. He started listening to hip-hop at the age of seven through his cousins’ influences. At this time, he listened to mostly Eminem and Dr.
U.G.S is based out of the north side of MPLS. The group is a high energy rap crew that brings a whole new style of hip hop to the twin cities. Five individuals focused on putting the light where it needs to be on the Ap! Dubb, Sotaboy, Thorellbred, The Ak and Cilla Ravenos round up the movement. From Chicago to Mineapolis to Indiana they met in the Sota and been crushing ever since with songs like "She Nasty" "All In It" "Fuck U Pay Me' and "Bonkerz" And slogans like "Knock it out the box" and "Become A Fan Or Die" are just a glimpse more is sure to come.
What's up people?!!??! Born in '80. From Minneapolis and was raised in Brooklyn Park, MN. Started rhymin' back in '94. Moved to Sacramento/Lincoln, CA in '01. Started makin beats in '03. Moved to the Bay Area in '05. Graduated from audio engineering school in '08. Let the next chapter of my story begin...