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Lordz Of Brooklyn a.k.a. The Lordz is an American crossover Hip Hop/Rock group composed of brothers and childhood friends of mostly Irish American and Italian American descent from Brooklyn, New York. The original line up consisted of the McLeer brothers, Ad Money (aka DJ ADM) and (Mr.) Kaves, with Scotty Edge, Dino Bottz and Paulie Nugent (aka Paulie 2Times).
The group was initially formed in 1992. Signed to American Recordings/Ventrue, their first album, entitled All In The Family, released in 1995, was a pure Hip Hop effort. It contained the underground hit single "Saturday Nite Fever", based on a sample of The Guess Who's "American Woman".
While touring with House of Pain in mid 90s, the group befriended Everlast with whom they recorded "Gravesend (Lake Of Fire)" and some exclusive songs on their own for the 1997 indie film Gravesend. The song was also remixed by Marshall Goodman from Sublime/Long Beach Dub Allstars fame, for Marshall Arts Music (MVP Version) and by Lord Finesse who added verses by himself and O.C., but cut Everlast's verse. A second Lord Finesse remix was made and added new verses by Everlast and Lordz Of Brooklyn, both versions, however, were only available on a promotional single.
The Lord Finesse short remix was not released to the public until the Lordz Of Brooklyn next release, the 2000 Vinyl EP The Lordz Of Brooklyn Meet Bumpy Knuckles, released on their own and distributed through Landspeed since Island Records purchased American Recordings and Venture got closed. The three track EP also featured a song with Ozzy Osbourne sampled in the chorus and a song with Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles and IP aka Ice Pirate.
2000 also saw the release of the Lordz Of Brooklyn cover version of Run DMC's Hip Hop classic "Sucker MCs" on the tribute album Take A Bite Outta Rhyme: A Rock Tribute To Rap. Their version featured Stoned Soul and Everlast and is reportedly Run's most favorite Run DMC cover.
The group's next album release, Graffiti Roc, was rather a compilation of various previously recorded tracks than a proper studio album, and followed in 2003. It featured Busta Rhymes, Korn, Rampage of the Flipmode Squad, and others. Now, the groups' style leaned towards a crossover sound of both Hip Hop and Rock influences. By that time, Scotty Edge, Dino Bottz and Paulie 2Times have already left, and the McLeer brothers added live musicians on guitar, bass and drums to tour festivals such as Vans Warped Tour in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
In 2006 the group shortened their name for the release of the third album The Brooklyn Way. Featured artists are long time collaborator Everlast, Bedouin Soundclash, Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup and Tim Armstrong of Rancid. But not only the name has changed, the group's sound changed as well, there are only very few, if any, Hip Hop references. The majority of the songs is now rock-driven.
In 2007, Scotty Edge has rejoined the group for their spring tour with Fishbone. Mr. Kaves also became a "Capo" member of the rap group La Coka Nostra.
* "Gravesend (Lake Of Fire) MVP Edit" was the ending credits music for the videogame Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven.
* Throughout their career, the band has also worked with other artists, including Busta Rhymes ("Forget Bout It Bout It"), KoRn ("White Trash" remix), Shanti ("Momma's Boy" new version), Danny Diablo ("PSK What Does It Mean" Schooly D cover) and many others.
* For Warped Tour 2005, filling in as guest guitarist was Bay Ridge's own Patrick Saccenti. Pat is a veteran of bands such as Stray 76 and Hot Knives. He is currently working on his newest project entitled Probable Cause which is an up and coming hardcore band from Brooklyn.