Sunday, May 04, 2008

Devin the Dude - Ruta Maya's - May 10, 2008

From the 1st weekend I don't gotta work department... Thanks to N8Dawg for the heads up! Devin the Dude & The Coughee Brothaz @ Ruta Maya's on Saturday, May 10th!


My lazy ass went out for a run this morning and now I'm suffering from that decision.

More info:

Devin the Dude (born Devin Copeland) is a Houston hip hop rapper, known for his long career signed to Rap-A-Lot Records. The New York Times called him "A brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow."[1]

Born in St. Petersburg, FL, and later moved to Texas while in the fourth grade. As a child he went back and forth from New Boston and Houston and finally settled in the latter after he graduated high school. In the late '80s, Devin met Rob Quest, a blind rapper and producer who was part of a Houston crew called the Coughee Brothas. Later on, the duo formed a group named the Odd Squad and recruited Devin's long-time friend Jugg Mugg and a local DJ named DJ Screw. While not having been able to achieve mainstream success, Devin has developed a following in underground hip hop due to his relaxed and often comedic approach to lyrics and rhyming.

Copeland started out as a member of Odd Squad, a group of rappers signed to Rap-A-Lot Records, home of fellow rappers Geto Boys, Scarface, Too Much Trouble, etc. Odd Squad released their first album Fadanuf Fa Erybody!! in 1994. A follow-up has been rumored, but no official release date has been set.[citation needed]

Between 1994 and 1996, Devin made various guest appearances, most notably on "Hand of the Dead Body" (from Scarface's The Diary), where he sang the hook. In 1995, he was recruited as part of Scarface's supergroup Facemob, which released The Other Side of the Law in 1996 and the almost secret Silence in 2002, though the latter was created without Scarface and Devin.

The world got a first glimpse of Devin as a solo artist on Scarface's 1998 double album My Homies, which featured early versions of "Boo Boo'n" and "Show 'Em", and "Fuck Faces". Later that year, Devin emerged as a fully-fledged solo artist with the release of his album, The Dude.

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