New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Just when everyone thought the Buzz was over regarding Hydra Management Artist Conceptz's latest single "Funky 5", word is now out the video has been accepted on the ballot for consideration as a Grammy Award nominee for Best Video.
"Funky 5" which released on iTunes on June 9th 2015 reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The video released on July 19th and immediately went Gold, then Platinum then Double
Platinum on Trilla TV and is now the most viewed video in the history of Trilla TV. The video made it's Network TV debut on Bongo Boy TV and within weeks was airing on MTV, Aspire, VH1, Centric, Music
Choice, CMT, Video City TV, Fuse and just about anywhere videos are shown. In addition, both Foot Locker and Sheik Stores featured not only "Funky 5" but also Conceptz earlier video releases "The Purest One" and "Love Jones" in their retail stores worldwide.
"Funky 5" which features MeloDream Entertainment/Universal/Fontana CEO and Artist MelodiQ aka: Michael Walker, was a hit before it was even released. During the recording session and Mix & Master process anyone who heard the track jumped on the bandwagon and confirmed that it was going to be a hit! While on location in Los Angeles during the "Love Jones" video shoot, which was filmed by Christian Strickland of Third Eye Films, Hydra Management's CEO played the Funky 5 track during a break in the action. After the entire set went wild the decision was made on the spot that both parties would work together to shoot the video. The video was shot at the Alhambra Ballroom in New York City in May 2015.
Conceptz had just settled back into home life and was preparing to go back into the studio after having completed a number of show dates with Earl Sweatshirt
and Lil Durk
in September. The team was preparing for the release of their newest work "Grandpa's Whiskey" which debuted on Sound cloud and Reverb Nation on October 21st 2015 when word of the Grammy consideration came. The Hydra Team had just completed shooting the video for Grandpa's Whiskey, which is in editing and is scheduled to release before the end of October 2015. Another single, most likely the last for 2015, "Multiply
" will be released right after the New Year. The video for "Multiply
" has been completed and will be released immediately following the single release.
2015 has already proven to be an exemplary year for this team consisting of independent artist Conceptz and their Management Team and Label Hydra Management. Conceptz aka Darealconceptz(www.conceptzmusic.net) consists of two members Short Fuze and HighRow who hail from Orange
County, NY via The Bronx NY. The group was formed in 2011 and has released multiple CD Mix Tapes and dozens of singles. The last two "Love Jones" and "Funky 5" both reached the Billboard Top 100 Singles Charts. Conceptz has also collaborated with the likes of Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa
and Tony Toni Tone to name a few!