Da-Movement Brings The Chicago Sound & Soul Back To Hip Hop With "All I Need Is You"


3 Abr 2012, 14:07

Pompey Hicks (aka Pay) of Da-Movement Records announced the release of the debut single “All I Need Is You” by Chicago based hip hop talent “Da-Movement.” The track features the multi-platinum recording group Do Or Die’s Johnny P., vocalist Marc Alonzo, and the highly esteemed rapper Qraft. “All I Need Is You” is the first release from Da-Movement’s album “Da-Movement Muzic Vol. 1, which is slated to drop this summer on Da-Movement Records.

Da-Movement is not the average hip hop group, as Hicks explained, “We’re trying to bring music and soul back into hip hop. The lyrics in a lot of songs today aren’t really saying anything, so people have just started listening to the beats. We give you the beats, but we also give you some soul, and lyrics that are really saying something. We mixed an R&B base with hip hop because we want listeners to hear what we’re saying. Our music is more than just choruses and hooks.” Qraft agreed, stating, “We take pride in what we do in the studio. And we’re not trying to take anything from other artists, but our style and sound is unique when compared with anyone else out there. We’re distinctive and that’s how it will remain as long as we’re making music.”

“All I Need Is You” has quickly received accolades from critics, with the e-zine MusicDish stating,” Da-Movement is talented and smooth as silk. The track is both full and strong, but at the same time it’s cool and mellow. Musically and lyrically compelling, the vocal performances, hooks, and choruses are solid. This is the kind of song that you want to play when it’s time to be alone with your lady after you leave the club. Or you can vibe with her right there in the club. It’s smooth with a flawless delivery, telling a story about how women need a good man (boss) and vice versa. There are enough songs out there degrading women and this one is at the opposite end of the spectrum with a Chicago west side sound giving it plenty of flavor. Qraft and Pay’s styles are so different that when you put them together, you get both sides of the coin. It’s explosive and it works.”

Never More, a member of the legendary Chicago group Crucial Conflict which also has several projects due out this year and who is featured on other tracks of the album had this to say: “You can hear the passion in their music. They have a love for hip hop and a love for crafting music and you can tell that they put a lot into it the moment you hear it.”

“All I Need Is You” can be purchased at the following major online retailers:



Pompey Hicks
Da-Movement Records


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