Album: Demrick – Collect Call

The California Rapper Drops His Most Personal and Fully Realized Project Yet


The Album:

After years of learning the rap game from the likes of Xzibit and B RealDemrick steps into the spotlight with the Collect Call LP, in stores today via 10 Stripe Records. A fixture in the California Hip-Hop scene, the emcee formerly known as Young De raps about enjoying Southern California’s women, weed and weather, to deeper explorations of his past life in Philadelphia and Spokane, Washington. The album features guest appearances from Casey Veggies and Lil Debbie and production from Cali Cleve and multiple productions by West Coast mainstay Scoop DeVille (Kendrick Lamar’s “The Recipe” & “Poetic Justice,” Snoop Dogg’s “I Wanna Rock.”) “I really represent the theory that anything is possible,” Demrick explains. “This is my best and most honest work to date.”

Demrick explains the concept and the origins of the project: “I decided to name the project Collect Call because of the significance of the one particular call I had with my mom that changed my life forever. I had been doing a lot of bad things growing up due to the wrong influence of those in my neighborhood, and even some in my family. The theme of the album starts at the intro with me calling to the listener of the project. Upon them accepting the call, the album begins and I start venting through my records all the way to the last song on the project. Each skit on the album represents a specific person, experience, or time in my life that had some type of significant role in my life either for better or for worse. A ‘Collect Call’ usually comes when someone on the other line really needs or needed you, which makes that person vulnerable in a realistic sense. This project is my most vulnerable work to date, so the title of the album seemed very fitting.”

Demrick kicked off Collect Call‘s rollout with the HotNewHipHop premiere of Back In the Daze,” a chipmunk soul chronicle of his fateful journey from Spokane, WA, to New York City in pursuit of a rap career. Demrick followed up “Back In The Daze” with “Freak Show” and Down To Roll,” the first two parts of a music video trilogy detailing a day in a rapper’s life in Southern California. “Freak Show,” premiered in May by VIBE, is a Scoop Deville-produced feel-good record for summer days on the coast, while “Down To Roll” is seductive track produced by Cali Cleve. The final part of the trilogy will be a visual for the soulful album highlight “Different Day,” featuring Casey Veggies, which dropped earlier this month. Collect Call is comprehensive statement by the California rapper and an ideal introduction to a national audience.

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Collect Call Tracklist:
1. Collect Call (Intro) (prod. by Audio Jones)
2. Different Day (ft. Casey Veggies) (prod. by StandOut Musik)
3. Watch This (ft. Lil Debbie) (Prod. by Scoop DeVille)
4. Bad Guy (prod. by Lavi$h)
5. Freak Show (prod. by Scoop DeVille)
6. Pocket Full of Green (Prod. by Scoop DeVille)
7. Take Me to Cali (prod. by DJ Hoppa)
8. Down to Roll (prod. by Cali Cleve/ Roc and Mayne)
9. Broke Down the Walls (prod. by Scoop DeVille)
10. Back in the Daze (prod. by GMB Music)

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic if interested in talking with Demrick.

Demrick Background:

Rapper Demrick has been closely mentored by three iconic acts in Cypress Hill, Kurupt, and Xzibit. Like that platinum trio of household names, the versatile, independent MC builds his music to last. 2016’s Collect Call rings to make a connection, in showcasing a new level of album-making from an artist with a story, conviction, and a palpable passion to his art.


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Collect Call

“Down To Roll”:

“Freak Show”:

“Back in the Daze”:

“We Still Here” ft. Dizzy Wright:

“Skyscraper” ft. Logic:

“Smoke” (Remix) ft. Cypress Hill:

“No Comin’ Back”: