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St. Lunatics Hit Platinum

Universal

Records rap group the St. Lunatics

have gone platinum, with their debut album Free City,

signifying sales of more than one million copies. Free

City debuted in the # 3 position the Billboard 200

this past summer.

Comprised

of Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly and the group’s silent

hypeman Slo Down, the ST. LUNATICS’ lead single, "Midwest

Swing" generated a formidable buzz, and helped to

establish the ST. LUNATICS as one of the hottest new groups

of 2001.

The group

continues to garner rave reviews from the media. The Source

magazine says that Free City, "proves that Nelly’s

hot stuff wasn’t a crap roll of the St. Louis dice, and

there is a whole crew holding down the Lou." Playboy

declares: "No matter how you rate Busta Rhymes or

Snoop Dogg, you’ll rank their crews lower. St. Lunatics’

Free City is the exception."

In other St.

Lunatic news, member Ali is recording his solo album,

Heavy Starch, due out early next year. Currently, the

hip-hop music lover hosts his own 2-hour radio show on

one of St. Louis’ top urban radio stations, 95.5 FM (WFUN),

every Sunday from 6-10PM.

Additionally,

member Nelly’s song, "#1" from the Training

Day soundtrack is the #7 Most Played Rap Song on the radio,

according to Billboard’s Airplay Monitor.

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