Bury Me a G
The True Story of a Burg Brigante "My biggest quality is the realness of everything in my music. Everything is a true story." Controversy and debate is circulating, today, regarding hip hop losing it's essence. New York hip hop has formulated into a beef-driven market with constant grudges held between opposing crews. What happened to the truth in music? What happened to the reality and inspiration? Playboy Burg Brigante, born Wilfredo Garcia, Jr. on Sept. 20, 1976, fell in love with music and the street life during his teenage years, while looking up to the late musical legend, the Brooklyn-based Notorious B.I.G. The son of a Puerto-Rican sanitation worker who migrated to the U.S. in search of a better life, Brigante wanted more than the poverty, racial tension and poor communities that surrounded him. Finding an interest and talent in poetry, this then 13-year-old began music through writing stories, stories about himself, his feelings, his experiences, his sights. As the years went on and his talent and experience grew, Brigante's name was generating a buzz from the MC battle titles and open mics he's snatched, such as Waterland's Canal Street Lyricist Lounge, a challenge against Eminem (called a tie) and SOB's Open Mic. Tired of the underground scene and open mic competition, an eager Brigante gathered a few friends from the same hood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with the same goals in mind to form Team Deuce Entertainment, established alongside the new millennium. A team of talented producers, DJs and artists, Team Deuce looks to provide not just good music originated in Williamsburg and a name for their hood, but a better community for children in the ghettos. Artist and co-president of the label, Brigante is followed by partner and co-President T. Money (responsible for investments and funding), widely-known Brooklyn DJs and producers Whitebeats and Pistol Pete and team members Polo Ironheart, D. Meezy, Grayson, Volcan "La Verdad," El Nova and newcomers Young Deuce and Fend. Very articulate and intelligent and confident in the truth of his music, Brigante hopes to reach stardom, platinum and riches and a full-blown label out of Deuce, enough so to be able to make his neighborhood a safe place for children. After all, Brigante has two angels of his own to look after, Noah and Kiana Alize, whom he names his inspirations, alongside the hoods and the block, and the reason he wakes up every day. Supported by the street, particularly the ladies, Brigante is known to draw in his fans with the connections and relations in his songs. With credible performances and shows under it's wing (Calle 8 with Pitbull, Club Ice with Toby Love, PR Parade, 116th Str. Festival, Miami and Orlando shows, PA's Reggaeton Festival, Phoeniz, AZ with Chosen Few), Team Deuce, led by it's Playboy and the outstanding support of the women, looks to only grow and move forward. The rap game has taken a step up as Brigante's debut album, Bury Me a 'G,' uniquely combining both hip hop and reggaeton, is finally completed, after 20 or so Deuce mixtapes on the streets. With hit singles, such as "What Makes Me," "Hater's Anthem," and "La Llave," and blessings featured from Angel Doze, Zion, Arcangel, Big Mato, Tito Grahmz and Chavito, the album is fire. The title was purposely chosen as a metaphor for Brigante's last chance, after 15 year of recording, to jump full-body into the hip hop mainstream. The unique combination of reggaeton and hip hop and the mellow-meets-modern flow of Brigante's reality-based lyrics makes this product a must-have. Also completed is the Deuce mixtape, Priceless, and on the works is a project with Aro Sanchez, a New York rap remembrance compilation and the Team Deuce album. Be on the lookout for Brigante's new video featuring Playboy, "La Llave," a touching, yet gangster-feel type sequence. "I'm having fun doing what I love the most, music," said the proud soon-to-be-superstar.