2007-05-02 / Front Page

Hip-Hop artist Heath McNease releases debut album

Heath McNease Heath McNease Combining his passion for God with a candid and sincere vision, 7 Spin Music's new hip-hop artist Heath McNease will release his debut album, The Heath McNease Fanclub Meets Tonight, on April 24. With his approachable style and down-to-earth personality, McNease's debut album reflects the ebb and flow of his everyday life as an average Joe just trying to stay true to himself.

"People don't want to listen to music they can't identify with," shares McNease. "Violence, anger, and disregard are not subjects that most people want to immerse themselves in. Hip-Hop was not designed to alienate; it was designed to unify. And I hope that is where I enter in."

The former theatre major turned hip-hop artist incorporates his love for various styles of music by fusing his acoustic guitar and vocals into his songs. He uses his ability to play guitar while rapping as a way to unite people with different musical tastes.

"Heath is an artist that has an instant connection with his fans, mainly because he is so real and translucent," said 7 Spin Music's president Peter Khosla. "He is a stellar musician with a bright future."

No stranger to the hip-hop scene, McNease has toured with West Coast freestyle king Red Cloud, shared the stage with underground hiphop giants like Pigeon John, Playdough, and Mars III, and still kept his hip-hop accessible enough to do tours with the rock bands on his label, 7 Spin Music. McNease incorporates elements of boom bap, dirty south, blues, jazz, reggae, and rock into his eccentric yet poignant sound. Mixing this all together has quickly garnered McNease a reputation for having one of the quirkiest and most insanely enjoyable live shows out there.

For more information on Heath, please visit www. heathmcnease.com.

Heath is the son of Jerry and Brenda McNease of Colquitt. His brothers, Brandan (Laura) and Kyle Mc- Nease and niece, Graycee also reside in Colquitt.

Heath is a 2001 graduate of Miller County High School and a 2003 graduate of Bainbridge College. He received his BFA from Valdosta State University in May of 2006.

For anyone interested in purchasing Heath's CD, they can be purchased from Christian bookstores and are also available on iTunes. Heath can be contacted by email at www.myspace.com/ heathmcnease.

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