Monday, May 12, 2008
Thanks to you... PDP wins BEST HIP-HOP ACT in the Providence Phoenix BMP!
The winners in the 2008 Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll were announced today, and thanks to all of your hard work and support,
Poorly Drawn People (Dox, Storm Davis, Reason, DJ Sterbyrock & Entity) was named BEST HIP-HOP ACT!
Something to keep in mind when reading the attached article (from this week's issue of the paper):
While our rampant egomania causes us to never pay mind to those who criticize our process of making music,
and won't allow us to change our style to please anyone, forcing us to stay true to ourselves (and thus, "don't give a shit what anyone thinks"),
we truly do appreciate and love each and every one of you who've helped us achieve what we have. Never doubt that.
A special thanks to the other nominees: Labeless Illtelligence, Prolyphic, Chachi, Need Not Worry, and Jon Hope.
Google them shits immediately and go listen to some of the rest of the best hip-hop music Providence has to offer.
peace, love, and thanks,
Poorly Drawn People — Dox, Storm Davis, Entity, Reason, and DJ Sterby Rock — are crafting an aesthetic, and monstrous reputation, for the best damn hip-hop around. Davis, the de facto spokesman, attributes their success to a variety of factors, but one element in particular: "Ninety-eight percent of it has to do with the fact that we actually, sincerely don't give a shit what anybody thinks," says Davis. "Don't get us wrong — we love validation, praise, applause, and whatever else people want to give us. But if we're happy with it, we don't care what anyone thinks."
PDP met through mutual friends in the area hip-hop network. "The more time we spent together, the more respect we developed for each other," says Davis. "Every time we played, I would get wowed. We thought about it: among us we could have four teams of one, or one team of four. That's how we came together." And the union grows more potent and effective each time they open their mouths. Their latest mix tapes, including Shoot for the Stars, Hit the Ceiling and Nothing Stays Gold, have been flying out and signs point to some serious success. "There's no shortage of good feelings about ourselves," admits Davis. "People wonder how you can fit this many gigantic egos into one room!" Many in the hip-hop arena feel that, despite those expectations, PDP is knocking on a special door. "We really want to be put on the field with the best, to see how we measure up" says Davis.
So what is PDP looking for? "Right now, time and money are the only things holding us back."
— Bob Gulla
The original article can be found here: http://thephoenix.com/BMP/Providence/HipHopAct/