Seattle based hip-hop group Nocturnal Rage, has
hit the underground scene with their debut single, "Miss Mary Jane,"
from their self-titled CD on Noc on Wood Records/City Hall. The group is performing
and promoting the track around the country and are anticipating even more heat
with the remix, which features funk icon Rick James.
The title track was produced by Philly Blunt
(E-40, Jeffrey Osbourne, The Whispers, Rappin’ 4Tay and Kid Frost), and
Nocturnal Rage revisits James’ original 1978 hit, “Mary Jane.”
In a statement made to AllHipHop.com, Caligula said, “For Rick James to
join us on our debut project is the total validation of our skills.”
Nocturnal Rage group members Caligula, PyroManiak
and Fo’Feva have compiled a 20-track CD which includes such song titles
as "Gots to Get It," "Almighty Dollar," "How Ya Feelin’,"
"Stop Hatin’," "The Best I Can and Doin’ Our Thang."
Each joint represents a different style from rock-induced, twangy and mellow
“Our goal has always been to stand apart
as the best,” Caligula said. “Seattle has such a strong musical legacy,
and it has always been important for us to honor that legacy.”