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RnB 09/06/2009

Bay Area Rap Star Big Rich Announces New Album 'Heart Of The City'

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ 3 Story Muzik/ Street Cred Music Group) - Fresh back from E-40's highly successful "Wake It Up Tour", Big Rich is set to release his sophomore album "Heart Of The City".

After releasing the critically acclaimed album "Block Tested Hood Approved" on Street Cred/KOCH Records in 2006 and the ground breaking San Francisco Anthem in 2008, Big Rich is proving that he is here to stay.

Now in 2009, on the verge of Big Rich's new solo release "Heart Of The City", he is wiser, worldlier shows us a different side of Big Rich.

"On my album 'Heart Of The City', I'm talking about issues happening in every city (not the glamorous/tourist side) on a daily basis. I'm trying to capture the mood of rolling through your city and seeing different things going on in your everyday life. I'm telling my story through the eyes of a hustler's lifestyle: not a gangsta, a drug dealer, a politician, but a person who once struggled and now enjoys the journey after the fact."

Though both of his previous releases reached nationwide attention with MTV and BET airplay, Big Rich insists he is not satisfied. Still hungry for more "Heart Of The City" is Big Rich's best work to date.

The official lead single "Ballin", produced by Automattik, is currently in heavy rotation on MTV, in the streets and catching a large amount of attention from radio stations throughout the entire West Coast. Other tracks on the album like "Pushin," were produced by D-Animals and "Fly Gangstas" by M.A., shows Big Rich's growth as a nationwide artist, whose music has reached new heights. Along with his heavy bass street anthems "I'm Back," "Wassup" featuring Glasses Malone and "Summertime" featuring The Jacka, Big Rich continues to deliver his trademark sound.

Guest appearances include Glasses Malone, The Jacka, Dem Hoodstarz, 3 Story Gang and more. Along with production by 3 Story's own in- house producer D-Animals, Automattik and M.A, also contributed tracks to the album as well.

After 2+ years since the release of "Block Tested Hood Approved", Big Rich remained relevant in the Bay Area Hip-Hop scene with several street albums, countless guest appearances and staying in rotation on MTV. Never backing down from a challenge, Big Rich is prepared to survive through our country's and the music industry's current recession by adapting and adjusting to the times.
"Heart Of The City" will be a fully independent album, released via his own label 3 Story Muzik/Street Cred Music Group and will hit stores on June 30.

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