Cadillac Muzik

Cadillac Muzik is an American Alternative Hip Hop duo from San Antonio, Texas which specializes in music producing and songwriting. The duo is composed of San Antonio-based artists Beseja "CaddyMack" Moses and Scott "DaddyDvil" Campbell.[1][2] Inspired by Southern rap legends such as OutKast, 8Ball & MJG, and fellow Texans UGK—as well as scores of soul, funk, and earlier hip-hop artists—they formed Cadillac Muzik in 2010 with the intent to promote good times and celebrate individuality.[3] Raised on the east and west side of San Antonio, Moses and Campbell got their start rapping with family members in the group THK (Texas Hard Knocks) in 2003 until ultimately finding their Southern hip-hop soul sound in 2010. Releasing a staggering 18 albums, EP's and singles since 2012, Cadillac Muzik has most notably secured coveted spots on Billboard's R&B charts, which isn't exactly an easy task for an independent band.[4] Cadillac Muzik is one of San Antonio's most powerful black artists. Their music has played a major role in shaping the city's sound.[5]

Cadillac Muzik
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Background information
OriginSan Antonio, Texas
GenresAlternative Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop, Funk, R&B, Psychedelic Soul, Psychedelic Rock
Occupation(s)Rappers, Singers, Songwriters, Record producers
InstrumentsGuitar, Bass, Drum Machine, Synthesizer, Keyboard, Vocals
Years active2010-present
LabelsBona Fide Mindz Entertainment
Websiteitscadillacmuzik.com

Music CareerEdit

2012 - 2017Edit

The band released their first project called Cadillac Muzik in 2012.[6] In 2014, the duo released FunkyLand. [7] In 2015 was their single Sky High[8] followed by Vibration[9] in 2016, and then Mind Play[10][11][12] in 2017. Mind Play has charted #8 on the European Indie Top 200 Charts and number 40 on the DRT National Airplay Top 150 chart.[13][14][15][16] Cadillac Muzik has also made appearances on Kens 5 (San Antonio Express-News) in April 2017,[17] News 4 (San Antonio Express-News) in June 2017,[18] San Antonio Current Magazine in May 2017,[19] and Texas Public Radio in August 2017.[20]

2018 - 2020Edit

A pause in their release schedule ended in 2018 with Lac Gospel, which registered on Billboard's R&B Album Sales chart. Moses and Campbell quickly followed up the next year with Groove Nation. The EP fared even better commercially than the preceding titles and hit several Billboard Magazine charts, including Heatseekers and Independent Albums.[21] The band quickly peaked at #12 on the Billboard R&B Album Sales Charts for their project titled Lac Gospel. The following year in 2019, they ranked #10 for R&B Album Sales, #22 for Heatseekers Albums, and #45 for Independent Albums Sales for their project Groove Nation.[22][23][24] In 2020, the band released 2 Albums/EPs titled Playa Innovators[25][26][27] and Digital Upload.[28] October 2020 the band quickly followed up the previous projects with another single titled Cerebral Celebration. The duo found their influences for this project from Houstonʼs UGK to alt-rappers A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, and the psychedelic funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic.[29] Ending the year in 2020, the band released a single titled "Gamble Love" which peaked at #86 on Cashbox Top 200 Airplay Charts and #5 on Cashbox Top 150 Independent Airplay Charts.[30]

2021Edit

After hitting Billboard Magazine charts several times and charting on numerous radio charts for their previous single "Gamble Love", the Texas-based band Cadillac Muzik has continued to keep the momentum going with their 5th independently released project titled "Stayin Alive."[31] The project focuses on telling the listener to rise beyond the negativity around them, to somewhat elevate into a better person. The sound is very reminiscent of 90s artists like D’Angelo, CeeLo Green, and Raphael Saadiq.[32] Cadillac Muzik's style on this project has a very conscious and motivating feel. The band likes to call their music Lac Gospel, in other words Cadillac Gospel. With elements of Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Neo Soul, Psychedelic Rock, and Alternative Hip Hop, they've created their own flavor of modern-day soul music. Their music gives you the nostalgic feeling of greats like The Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and even Earth Wind & Fire.[33] Cadillac Muzik was recognized as one of the most talented and deserving artists in the music industry. According to People's Choice Awards, they were considered as one of the hottest artists to watch in 2021.[34] In March 2021, the band joined forces with Moonshyne Brown to released a 6th EP titled "Fleetwood Blues". The project can best be described as a mixture of Southern hip hop, Funk, Psychedelic soul, and Rhythm and Blues with a modern-day twist. The EP was inspired by Johnny Guitar Watson, Willie Hutch, Isaac Hayes, and Curtis Mayfield.[35] May 2021, Cadillac Muzik's "Lac Gospel" album made the San Antonio Current list for 20 albums recorded in San Antonio that every music fan should know.[36] May 14, 2021 Cadillac Muzik released their long awaited EP "O.G. Style". The project was dedicated to their late great legendary eastside uncle Charles “Black Beamus” Williams. It was created in his Psychedelic Soulful Funky spirit, to express their form of originality and authenticity.[37][38] July 2021, The duo followed up the previous project with their single "SpaceCowboy", which was another collaboration with MoonShyne Brown.[39][40][41] This R&B music review finds this song reflects the influence of the East Point, Georgia duo, OutKast, that took the world by storm just a few years ago with monumental hits like "The Way You Move" and "Hey Ya!".[42]

CollaborationsEdit

In 2021, the band teamed up with the talented multi-platinum producer & multi-instrumentalist Moonshyne Brown from Miami, Florida. Moonshyne has earned a multi-platinum plaque for his work on LudacrisThe Red Light District album, and also for his work on Curtis Mayfield's last “New World Order (album)”. Brown has received two nominations by The Recording Academy for a coveted Grammy Award, and a Malaysian Indie Award in two categories in 2012. Moonshyne Brown's musical résume includes cinema scores and 6 song placements in all of Rob Hardy's Sony Pictures: Pandora's Box, Motives (film), The Escorts, Stomp The Yard, Two Can Play That Game (film), and the sequel, Three Can Play That Game.[43][44]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Cadillac Muzik (2012)
  • FunkyLand (2014)
  • Lac Gospel (2018)
  • Groove Nation (2019)
  • Playa Innovators (2020)
  • Digital Upload (2020)
  • Stayin Alive (2021)
  • FleetWood Blues (2021)
  • O.G. Style (2021)

SinglesEdit

  • Sky High (2015)
  • Vibration (2016)
  • Mind Play (2017)
  • Cerebral Celebration (2020)
  • Gamble Love (2020)
  • SpaceCowboy (2021)

News and Magazine AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sip Some Drank and Vibe to Cadillac Muzik". Urban Dubz (United Kingdom). 7 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Sip Some Drank and Vibe to Cadillac Muzik 2". Press Play (United Kingdom). 8 March 2017.
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy (June 2019). "Artist Biography". All Music.
  4. ^ Conde, Chris (26 March 2021). "What the Funk? Southern-Funk Soulful Hip-Hop Duo Cadillac Muzik release new EP 'Fleetwood Blues'". San Antonio Express-News.
  5. ^ Conde, Chris (26 February 2021). "A Brief Introduction To Powerful Black Artists In San Antonio". San Antonio Express-News.
  6. ^ "Cadillac Muzik". 7 Digital (United Kingdom). 15 March 2012.
  7. ^ James, Riley (21 June 2015). "Journey Into FunkyLand". Best Kept Montreal (Canada).
  8. ^ "ATU's Review of Sky High". WDKX 103.9. 28 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Cadillac Muzik Vibration". StarMedia Magazine. 29 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Sonic of the Day: Mind Play". CLPNation. 21 March 2017. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Cadillac Muzik Mind Play". Music Flyers. 7 April 2017. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Anything Goes". CHSR-FM (Canada). 25 March 2017.
  13. ^ "National Airplay Top 150 Indie Chart". Cashbox Magazine. 1 March 2017.
  14. ^ "2017 Artist Ranking". Euro Indie Music. Archived from the original on 2017-08-20. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  15. ^ "365 Top Charts". 365 Top Charts Live365. 3 March 2017. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  16. ^ "DRT National Airplay Top 200 Chart". Unir1/DRT. 1 May 2017. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  17. ^ Neaves, Alicia (26 April 2017). "Spurs Anthem Artists Shoot Music Video at Tim Duncan Mural". Kens 5 (San Antonio Express-News).
  18. ^ "More Music with Cadillac Muzik". SA Living Show/News 4 (San Antonio Express-News). 6 June 2017.
  19. ^ Conde, Chris (29 May 2017). "Cadillac Muzik Wants To Funk You Up". San Antonio Current.
  20. ^ Carner, Adriana (5 August 2017). "The Star of San Antonio's Hip Hop Community". Texas Public Radio.
  21. ^ Kellman, Andy (June 2019). "Artist Biography". All Music.
  22. ^ "Texas' Next Urban Power-House Announces Upcoming Project". PR Newswire. 6 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Cadillac Muzik Announces Upcoming Project". New Jersey Urban News. 8 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Billboard Charting Band Will Release New EP This July". Yahoo Money. 6 May 2020.
  25. ^ "Texas' Next Urban Power-House Announces Upcoming Project". PR Newswire. 6 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Cadillac Muzik Announces Upcoming Project". New Jersey Urban News. 8 May 2020.
  27. ^ "Billboard Charting Band Will Release New EP This July". Yahoo Money. 6 May 2020.
  28. ^ "Cadillac Muzik Releases New Single "Digital Upload"". WFMJ-TV. 14 September 2020.
  29. ^ "Cadillac Muzik Showcase Southern-Rap With New Single "Cerebral Celebration"". Music Crowns. 2 November 2020.
  30. ^ "Cashbox Magazine Music Charts". Cashbox Magazine. 26 December 2020.
  31. ^ Andrea, Lee (22 Feb 2021). "Cadillac Muzik's Stayin Alive Will Revive Your Soul". PR Newswire.
  32. ^ Allah, Shah Be (2 Feb 2021). "Cadillac Muzik Drops 'Stayin Alive' EP". The Source.
  33. ^ Andrea, Lee (22 February 2021). "Cadillac Muzik's Stayin Alive Revive Your Soul". MarketWatch.
  34. ^ B, Kawani (29 March 2021). "People's Choice Presents Hottest Artists To Watch Of 2021". AllHipHop.
  35. ^ Bey, Royal (30 March 2021). "Cadillac Muzik & Moonshyne Brown Introduce Fleetwood Blues". Hip Hop Weekly.
  36. ^ Sanford, Nowlin (22 May 2021). "20 albums recorded in San Antonio that every music fan should know". San Antonio Current.
  37. ^ "New Cadillac Muzik EP Dedicated To Their Pioneer Uncle". AllHipHop. 31 May 2021.
  38. ^ Bey, Royal (May 2021). "New Cadillac Muzik EP "O.G. Style" Pays Homage To Pioneer Uncle". Hip Hop Weekly.
  39. ^ "Take A Funky Intellectual Ride With Cadillac Muzik's "SpaceCowboy"". Top40-Charts. 7 July 2021.
  40. ^ Camaj, Margarite (29 July 2021). "Cadillac Muzik Takes Us To The Future With New Single, "SpaceCowboy"". Earmilk.
  41. ^ "Cadillac Muzik Releases New Song "SpaceCowboy"". Singersroom. 2 August 2021.
  42. ^ "Cadillac Muzik Releases New Song "SpaceCowboy"". Singersroom. 2 August 2021.
  43. ^ Bey, Royal (20 March 2021). "Cadillac Muzik & Moonshyne Brown Introduce Fleetwood Blues". Hip Hop Weekly.
  44. ^ Lee, Andrea (15 April 2021). "Cadillac Muzik & Moonshyne Brown Introduce Fleetwood Blues". PR Newswire.

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