At a time where hip hop has seen its highs and its lows... The Lower Level is still creating sounds that hits your very core.... Born and raised on the North side of Houston, TX. Jedii.com and Freddy Freaxxx combine to create The Lower Level. The name The Lower Level represents a place in the South, just beneath the surface where hip hop continues to be an avenue of expression and creativity. A place where music still has a soul, that you can feel through your speakers. Both Jedii.com and Freddy Freaxxx began rapping at early ages, inspired by super groups such as, A Tribe Called Quest, UGK, and OutKast. Jedii and Freaxxx met one another in high school, determined not to get caught up in the streets like many of their friends, the two took paths that most men in their neighborhood did not, Jedii.com received a track scholarship and Freddy Freaxxx enlisted in the United States Navy. While attending college and willfully carrying out Naval duty, their love for music only grew. While in college, Jedii.com met an aspiring producer by the name of Q-Stone. The two, worked together in the studio making new beats, sending them overseas to Freddy Freaxxx, who knew they had found the perfect piece to their puzzle. On Freaxxx return, with the three of them together and making new sounds, the chemistry was unprecedented and the response was undeniable, that the Lower Level was formally formed. This new collab, set the stage to many profound opportunities to work with some of the biggest names in the industry. They were given the opportunity to be featured on their first major release in the 2003 on Juvenile Presents UTP Playas, The Compilation, by Multi- Platinum rap star Juvenile., the compilation went gold ( Over 500,000 sold). With that opportunity, doors for other opportunities soon opened. The Lower Level started to become viral in the South... leading to other features on various other CD's and mixtapes of platinum artists such as, Fat Joe,Young Buck, Soulja Slim, UTP, Swisha House, Dead Prez and the list goes on... While The Lower Level was working with these various artists they still took time to work on their foundation as a group releasing several successful mixtapes of their own...Their first release, Sixteen:16's (2005), where both Jedii and Freaxxx showcased their lyricism, raising the eyebrows of many who didn't think that Houston had such talented MC's. The Second release was the hood classic, Sumthin 2 Ride 2, with featured original tracks produced by Q-stone, showing the groups depth to intricately create songs, such as its title track, "Sumthin 2 Ride 2", which was showcased as the theme song for Bike Week in Jacksonville Florida. Already producing their own songs, the group went a step further by incorporating a live Band, With this addition to the group, The Lower Level enhanced its sounds to not only being original but they elevated the bar to new heights in creating real sounds. SouthernHipHopSoulMusic was born. In January 2007, The Lower Level launched their promotional plan for their mixtape, Syrup and Candypaint, their all original project. Because the need to focus on their music was so critical, Jedii and Freaxxx decided to take on the groups endeavors head on, making The Lower Level a full time commitment. With this, Jedii and Freaxxx hit the road to promote their mixtape, Syrup and Candypaint, going as far East as New York City performing at the renowned S.O.B.s and hitting the great state of Texas by leaps and bounds, hitting all surrounding cities. The demand for their music, led the Lower Level to the negotiating table, landing them a 56 store distribution agreement with Hastings Music Stores, so they packed up the car with cd's and drove from city to city, store to store dropping off there project in Central, North, East, South, West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. While on the road Jedii and Freaxxx managed to do radio interviews with various stations, stop in stores to do signings, book and ROCK shows along the way. Knowing the importance of fan base, the Lower Level made it appoint to build relationships with the hottest DJ's in the industry, such as the Core DJ's and the Go D.J's Making sure to make appearances to local venues that various dj's where spinning at, doing this gave big DJ groups such as, the Bumsquad D.J's, Core D.J's, Go DJ's, TJ's DJ's to name a few, first hand file:///Users/blkboy/Library/Mail%20Downloads/Copy%20of%20Untitled%20document.html Copy of Untitled document dibs at the unique sound that the Lower Level produced, which ultimately got many singles, such as Hustle My Flow, feat. Trae & Paul Wall and Let me See what it do played at the hottest venues and received radio spin in various markets. Currently the Lower Level is seeing the same success with their latest mix tape series THANK G.O.D Grind Or Die the mixtape, with their lead single being placed on Dj Green Lantern 2010 Takeover mixtape. The Lower Level has spent 2011 touring internationaly with Hip Hop Legends Dead Prez and preparing for the upcoming release of their Full Length CD “SouthernHipHopSoulMusic” The Lower Level is moving tenaciously into the future. With over 600,000 cds sold bearing The Lower Level name, due to there independent grind, and a growing fan base, these two men from Texas, where everything is BIG, continue to reign supreme, the industry better be ready for a new and innovative wave of Hip-Hop fusing styles from one coast to another and carrying the torch of the Great Southern Duo, The Lower Level is ready to begin and continue to revolutionize Hip-Hop music.