In 2002, a pair of childhood friends with talent, desire and a dream started Long Doe Records, in South Minneapolis. Co-CEO’s Tony Bones & Big Wiz (aka Nic Swisher) proceeded to roll up their sleeves and get BUSY. Writing & producing music, directing countless videos, and promoting themselves. Being a fully self contained unit, LDR soon began to put a mark on the Twin Cities Hip Hop scene. They have worked with many a familiar name in the industry: Twista, Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Devin The Dude, Andre the Giant (Showbiz & A.G.), Atmosphere, Fat Joe’s Terror Squad, Talib Kweli and Alchemist to name a few. Other Artists on the Label include Aquafresh, T n T (MC’s Hennessy & Solution), Mike The Martyr, Mommy Game, CLEVA, and Mr. Snuff.
Recognition for the crew has come steadily, Long Doe has been represented consistently at The Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards. Mike The Martyr & Aquafresh’s side project, ”In Serach Of The Wonderous Punch”, was featured in The Source Magazine as one of the best Mixtape releases in 2011. Martyr is a double threat also, having produced beats for Sadat X, AG and the Crew’s own productions. He’s also a fire spitting MC named the TC’s best kept secret at 'The Twin City Hip Hop Awards'. LDR has many future projects to come. Bones and Wiz are currently working on their 2nd Album together after each releasing several Solo LP’s. Wiz,T La Shawn and Aquafresh just released an album as The Anchormen - South Side Action News. T n T has released 3 LP’s with a fourth on the way The Exedus. Mommy Game and Cleva have current releases, ”Mommy Dearest” and “Long Road Home”, out now. Never content to rest on their accomplishments to date, the Long Doe Records Fam continues to grind daily. They have a constant presence in the Twin Cities, doing jam packed shows at The Cabooze to open Mic nights any and everywhere Hip Hop is present. Continue to look out for bigger and better things to come from us, proudly reppin Mpls, SOUTHSIDE!