Man listen! Talk about a blast from the PAST….
I am super excited to say that Ruff Endz is back at it and they are still bringing the heat. The Duo has released a track entitled, “Be The One.” Be The One takes me back to when music was good and filled with vocals, meaning, and passion. It’s music like this that makes me miss the late 90’s/early 2000’s.
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The catchy mid-tempo song was written and produced by David Chance and co-written by Dante Jordan. “The inspiration behind “Be The One” is based on our own experiences and the experiences of most people I know,” mentions David. “When a man has finally found the one lady that he feels is his soulmate or his ride or die, he is willing to put it all on the line for her and will put her worries to rest,” he adds. “We hope to help change the narrative with this song in our community to show that men need love and want to be in love too,” shares Dante.
Ruff Endz, the hip-hop soul duo of David “Davinch” Chance and Dante “Chi” Jordan, formed in Baltimore in the mid-’90s. Named after the “Ruff” parts of the city, the group came up in West Baltimore originally as part of a quartet. Soon after they broke off on their own as a duo, and in 1999 they signed to Epic Records. In that same year Ruff Endz was featured on Martin Lawrence’s ”Blue Streak” with a song entitled “Please don’t forget about me” produced by Super Star producer Nokio from the platinum group “Dru Hill”. They followed up in 2000 with their first album entitled “Love Crimes”. Their first single, “No More”, reached #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop charts and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2002, the duo released their second album, Someone To Love You, which peaked in the top 10 on the R&B charts and top 50 on Billboard.
The album’s first single, “Someone To Love You”, went on to spend 11 weeks at #1 on the AC charts and with their second single, “Cash, Money, Cars, Clothes” rounding out the top 50 on Billboard. They have shared the stage with music industry icons such as Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, and Christina Aguilera while also featured on CNN, MTV, BET, Top of the Pops (UK), and Much Music (Canada) just to name a few. Their music has been showcased on several feature films including Chris Rock’s “Down to Earth” , Eddie Murphy’s “I Spy”, and Ice Cube’s “Barber Shop” just to name a few.
Their success has grown and crossed US borders to headline their own tours throughout Europe and Japan building a major international fan base. After splitting in 2004, the group decided to join forces once again after their hometown of Baltimore erupted into a Historical uprising that left their city in flames. With the city in unrest, they were compelled to record their first song entitled “Time 4 Change” a song that speaks out against injustice for their city and all cities alike. “Time 4 Change” is also the groups tribute to Martin Luther King. Ruff Endz will also be featured on the new Fox TV show called “Shots Fired” with a song called “Speak to My Heart”(episode 7) which premiered March 22, 2018.
In 2020, the group partners with SRG-ILS Group to bring you their new album called “ REBIRTH”. With songs like “Be The One “ Congratulations”, and “Hopeless”, the long-awaited album is available Friday, April, 2nd and is available for pre-order now. The Hip-Hop Soul Duo Ruff Endz is bringing what so many people want…100% ORGANIC R&B!