Ced Gee, producer
and member of pioneering Bronx Hip-Hop group Ultramagnetic MC’s, recently
launched a record label and is planning an Ultramagnetic reunion album.
founded Factshen Entertainment along with Philly rapper Grafiq. The label has
several new groups signed and is currently planning the Ultramagnetic reunion
album, as well as a re-release of Ultra Mag’s Funk Your Head Up LP.
“Me and Grafiq
met in Manhattan at the Sister2Sister expo in August 1999,” Ced Gee explained
to AllHipHop.com. “Grafiq was a big Ultramagnetic fan, and couldn’t believe
it was me. So on the strength of that we exchanged numbers and we shared the
same vision of Hip-Hop.
of my man the Jeru the Damaja, we were in the process of inking a deal with
Open Door records which distributed Jeru’s Heros4hire. The distributor
folded so we’ve been on the grind with our Factshen Fam ever since.”
of the Funk Your Head Up will include original mixes from the song as well as
a Beatminers remix of the song “Poppa Large.”
And Ced Gee answered
the question eager Ultramagnetic fans have been asking since their last official
group album, 1997’s Smack My B**ch Up.
“We are currently
working on a new Utramagnetic album and we have new members Frank Beans and
Grafiq, plus the original members,” Ced Gee said. “Me, Kool Keith,
TR-Love, Moe-Love and Tim Dog. Ultra is in a zone. The album is coming out crazy.”
And after a long
hiatus from the group due to internal problems, Ced Gee said that he and Kool
Keith were working on the business logistics of re-forming the group. Keith
has said that the internal problems arose when Ced sold old masters of their
recordings to Tuff City, who subsequently issued what many felt were poor versions
of old material.
has recorded some songs with us,” Ced Gee said. “They are definitely
going to be on the album. Ultramagnetic has been reinstated!”
are widely credited with being pioneers of the digital sampling revolution and
released their first single, “” in 1986. Ced Gee also helped produce
BDP’s breakthrough album, Criminal Minded.
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