EDDIE MEEKS BIO
The "high risk" PROPHETIX crew is composed of lyricists Eddie Meeks and Mello Melanin and DJ/Producer Jon Doe. Currently the new video for their single "Gotcha" from the Meet Jon Doe album is making its rounds globally on video shows, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. Their music has charted in major markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Seattle, the United Kingdom, Tokyo, Japan, and Sydney, Australia.
But, here's what people are saying about the music of Eddie Meeks:
"Original music with substance and style"... Soren Baker, LA Times
"Defies comparison...Another winner"...Elemental Magazine
"I truly love "True Urban Grit". I spun it as the first song today on our 400th show in celebration of 400 Hip-Hop victories in Japan's 1st Hip Hop commercial prime time show"...Joey Slick, Joint One Radio Show, 76.1 InterFM, Tokyo, Japan
While landing the #1 spot twice on the Joint One Radio Show, thousands in the United States are getting a chance to experience what all the chatter is about. The song "Prophetionals" was voted "Best of MP3.com" as well as chosen to be on the Ford Motor Company/MP3.com Edge Trax compilation CD-Rom in the year 2000 AD.
Not waiting on the industry to "give" him a recording deal, he formed Asylum Entertainment in 1995. Asylum Entertainment has released over 8 independent records including Larger Than Life b/w Gunclappin' (1997), Larger Than Life The EP (1998), Da Unfold (2000), Art Varies From Head To Head, the HDZ Project (2000), True Urban Grit (2001), High Risk (2002), Bigguns (2003), and Meet Jon Doe (2003)..
Outstanding accomplishments include a hot remix by Jon Doe on the world famous Beastie Boys Anthology DVD, performances at the legendary Apollo in Harlem, New York, and sharing the stage with the Grammy award winning Hip-Hop band, The Roots, KRS-ONE, Talib Kweli, Slum Village, Dead Prez, and MF Doom.
The originality of his music earned him a featured spot in several College Music Journal live showcases including the CMJ Musicfest in New York.
His music has been highlighted on commercials broadcast on MTV and TNT and on various radio shows across the country.
Meeks hit the metro Atlanta area as a college freshmen at Southern Tech in Marietta, GA and has been striving toward the top ever since. He met Jon Doe while he was a college radio DJ at Western Kentucky University. When Jon graduated, he moved to Nashville to rock at Vanderbilt radio for one semester. Then he moved to Atlanta, linked up with the Memphis born emcee, and the rest is history.
What makes their chemistry so dope is their ability to feed off each other added to the fun and energy they put into their work. They have mastered the live show with turntables and have even expanded their artistry to include occasional performances with live bands.
But don't get the vision twisted this artist is definitely underground and hungry.
In hot pursuit of closing his first label deal, Meeks drove 3,000 miles from Atlanta to Los Angeles to make sure their music was being properly represented at the label. He has been known to use the "Guest List" tactic to get into clubs free to promote their art. Jon Doe came out of no where and added a whole new dimension to their arsenal.
Next up to bat is the highly anticipated solo double album by Eddie Meeks called After This Ill Holla/On Everything I Love. Striving to survive in this business of music, Meeks will do whatever it takes to make it known that they are here to stay!
Summer 1997 - Released "Larger Than Life" single b/w "Gunclappin and Pistolwhippin" (Asylum Entertainment)
Spring 1998 - "Up on it" featured on DJ Adam 12 Worldwide Originals compilation (Serious Entertainment)
Fall 1998 - Released Larger Than Life EP (Asylum Entertainment/Serious Entertainment)
Fall 1999 - "Up on it" featured on The S.O.L.A.R. Panel's Underground Platinum Chapter 1 compilation (New Dawn Records)
Winter 2000 - Release of ...Da Unfold EP (Asylum Entertainment)
Spring 2000 - Featured on the single "Busted Melons" with Goodvibes Recordings artist Big Dro (Goodvibes Recordings)
Fall 2001 - Jon Doe's HDZ Compilation Project. (Landspeed Distribution)
Winter 2001 - Remix of "Looking Down the Barrel of a Loaded Gun" featured on the Beastie Boys video-anthology DVD. (Criterion)
Summer 2001 - "True Urban Grit" b/w "Prophetionals." (Asylum Entertainment)
Summer 2002 - High Risk, full-length album (Asylum Entertainment/Day By Day Entertainment)
Spring 2003 Bigguns/Sumpthins Gotta Give featuring MF Doom/Shatter featuring Scienz of Life, Stacy Epps, and U-George (Asylum Entertainment/Day By Day Entertainment)
Spring 2003 Meet Jon Doe, full length album (Southern Recycling/Asylum Entertainment/Day By Day Entertainment)
Fall 2003 Gotcha music video from Meet Jon Doe full length album
Scheduled 2004 Releases
Spring 2004 After This Ill Holla/On Everything I Love, double solo album by Eddie Meeks (Asylum Entertainment/Day By Day Entertainment)
Summer 2004 Smoke and Mirrors, full length album (Asylum Entertainment/Day By Day Entertainment)
Winter 2004 The Reality Show, full length solo album by Mello Melanin (Asylum Entertainment/Day By Day Entertainment)
OF COURSE I DO. EVERYWHERE. I LOVE IT.
I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS...
Big Meeks of PROPHETIX( AND INTERLAND) has just been announced as one of the 10 Finalists for the Scion:Next Up.! The winner of the competition will win a $50,000 marketing deal which includes a video, guest appearances around the country, and cash of course.
YOU CAN WIN A $12,000 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER BY VOTING FOR BIG MEEKS!!! Simply go to Scion web site (www.scionnextup.com ) this Thursday(08/19/2004) and vote and you will be entered in the sweepstakes. Tell your friends and family too.
VOTING STARTS ON AUGUST 20, 2004 AND ENDS ON SEPTEMBR 17, 2004....
ALSO, Be on the lookout for Live From East McLemore, Eddie Meeks Presents: Getcho Money Maiyne featuring Mello Melanin, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, and Young Lo. Coming to a store, barber shop, lotto line, pool hall, gas station, and Saturday afternoon park near you!!!!
You can also view the HOT new Prophetix video online now at:
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Quicktime Player http://www.prophetix.net/video/gotchaQT.mov