Tech N9ne continues to expand his Strange Music label by finding new talent. Their latest signee is Kansas City rap duo Ces Cru.
The rhyme duo, consisting of Ubiquitous and Godemis, is one of the most respected rap groups in Tech’s hometown of Kansas City. Their second album, 2009’s The Playground, earned critical acclaim thanks to such songs like the break-up anthem “DYT,” the chest-thumping “Float”, and the politically-charged “Teeter.”
In fact, the material on The Playground was one of the primary reasons Tech N9ne wanted to sign Ces Cru to Strange Music.
“Ces Cru has been making wonderful music for years,” Tech explained. “I’ve made songs with them and performed with them, so it was time to make it official and sign them to Strange Music. They make beautiful music.”
The members of Ces Cru are preparing for the release of solo mixtapes — Ubiquitous’ Matter Don’t Money, set to drop in early 2012; and Godemis’ The Deevil, also dropping soon. Both will drop prior to their debut Strange Music LP.
The duo is currently starting the pre-production process with Strange Music production stalwart Michael “Seven” Summers (Tech N9ne, XV).
“This is like passing the bar or something,” Godemis says of signing with Tech N9ne’s Strange Music. “It’s a really big deal. It means everything to me. I feel super-validated. We’ve been working for a really long time and this is the best place we could be.”
If you haven’t heard Ces Cru yet, the clip below is just a little taste. In it, they perform an acapella version of their song, “4 Nothing,” from the Strange Music Headquarters.