Bobby Creekwater

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Bobby Creekwater
Birth name Antione Rogers
Also known as Bobby Creek, BC, Creek
Born (1982-11-20) November 20, 1982 (age 31)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2004-present
Labels Shady, Interscope (former), BGOV (current)
Associated acts Stat Quo, Big K.R.I.T., Eminem, 50 Cent, Obie Trice, Cashis
Website [1]

Antione Rogers (born November 20, 1982), better known by his stage name Bobby Creekwater, is an American rapper and hip-hop producer from Atlanta, Georgia who is a former member of Shady Records.[1]

Biography[edit]

Creekwater was born and raised in various parts of Atlanta, Georgia, and its surrounding area. He attended Clark Atlanta University for one year before leaving to pursue his music career.[2] He and Charlie Jangles formed the hip hop duo Jatis,[3] which was signed to Columbia Records and then Loud Records, but Loud was shut down before Jatis could release an album.[2]

As an unsigned artist in 2004, Creekwater appeared with Aasim on the song "Anyway", from P-Money's album Magic City. Creekwater was noticed by Shady Records when label executives heard him rapping on a demo by Aasim. Shady Records president Eminem was more interested in Creekwater than Aasim and, in mid-2005, signed him to his label.[2]

In late 2005, Creekwater released a mixtape, Anthem to the Streets. Newsweek described the recording in positive terms, saying it "delivers drug-peddling tales over the cheeriest possible dance tracks. Sesame Street sings crack rap."[4]

In March 2006, he was one of the celebrity panelists at the Detroit Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment.[5][6]

On December 5, 2006, Eminem released Eminem Presents the Re-Up, a mixtape-turned-album created to promote Shady Records' newest members: Stat Quo, Creekwater, and Cashis.[7][8] Creekwater appears on five tracks, including remixes of Eminem and Nate Dogg's "Shake That" and Eminem and Akon's "Smack That".[9] The album received mixed reviews. The Los Angeles Times wrote that Creekwater "sounds like a demonic André 3000",[10] and the New York Daily News said he "has a deep tone and a smooth enough flow, revealed best on the jazz-funk 'There He Is'."[11] The Sunday Mercury wrote that Creekwater is "easily the best of the three" new signings.[12]

In 2007 he released two mixtapes, Anthem 2 Da Streetz II and Back to Briefcase. The Washington Post's critic, in writing about the single "Acid Reign", said Creekwater "threatens to usurp T.I.'s throne as King of the South with effortless rhymes and slow-burning brio."[13]

He is currently working on his debut album, A Brilliant Mistake.[14] The album's executive producer is Eminem. Tracks will be produced by Mr. Porter, The Alchemist, and Don Cannon.[15]

In May 2009, Bobby Creekwater released his second EP in six months. The BC Era Deuce, the follow-up to the BC Era EP, was initially scheduled for a limited edition physical release on March 4, but was pushed back to March 18 and then to May 1 so that more features could be added. It was released via Creekwater's imprint, BGOV, Inc., and contained a collection of eleven new tracks, featuring production by Creekwater, as well.

He left Shady Records in 2009. His song, "The Day I Got Dropped," clarified the situation, explaining that he did not get dropped by the label.[16]

In 2014 Creekwater is scheduled to release his newest project "I Am From A Place" via his imprint/label UDCC Inc.[citation needed]

Influences[edit]

Creekwater is heavily influenced by fellow Atlanta group OutKast and has stated that he believes OutKast-member André 3000 to be the greatest emcee of all time.[17] In April 2010, Creekwater released, "Da Art of Storytellin' Pt.5" in tribute to the group.[18]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Revenge (July 2011)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Anthem 2 Da Streets (2005)
  • Anthem 2 Da Streets II (2007)
  • Back to Briefcase (2007)
  • Back to Briefcase II (2010)
  • Back to Briefcase II (B-Sides) (2010)
  • Not Now But Right Now (2010)
  • Prevenge (2011)

Extended plays[edit]

  • The B.C. Era?... (2008)
  • The B.C. Era Deuce EP (May 1, 2009)
  • The Day It All Made Sense (September 4, 2009)[19]
  • Classic Creek Leaks Vol. 1 (2010)

Compilation appearances[edit]

Eminem Presents the Re-Up (2006, Shady Records)

Chemistry Files Vol.1 (2006, The Alchemist, ALC Records)

  • "All I Do"

The Cutting Room Floor Vol. 2 (2008, The Alchemist, ALC Records)

  • "F*cking Up My Cool"

"Say You Will" (Remix) (Stat Quo featuring Bobby Creekwater)

"Crack a Bottle" (Shady Remix) (Eminem featuring Cashis & Bobby Creekwater)

Guest appearances[edit]

P-MoneyMagic City (2004, Dirty Records)

  • "Two Step" (P-Money feat. Jatis (Bobby Creekwater & Charlie Jangles))
  • "Anyway" (P-Money feat. Bobby Creekwater & Aasim)

Skinny & Scales (Nappy Roots) – 40 Akerz (2009, Atlantic Records)

  • "Motivation" (Skinny & Scales feat. Bobby Creekwater)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Creek Leaves Shady
  2. ^ a b c Cordor, Cyril. "Bobby Creekwater", Allmusic. Retrieved on 2008-11-10.
  3. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa. "Eminem and Lil Wayne, Rhyming With Friends", The New York Times, 2006-11-30, p. E5.
  4. ^ Mummolo, Jonathan (2006-10-23). "Music: Raw Rap Attacks", Newsweek.
  5. ^ Taylor, Kimberly Hayes. "Hip-Hop Summit uses stars to promote fiscal responsibility", The Detroit News, 2006-03-15, p. E1.
  6. ^ Fortune, Cornelius A. (2006-03-29). "Detroit Hip-Hop Summit educates on financial literacy and empowerment", Michigan Chronicle 69 (28): A1–2.
  7. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (2006-09-30). "Shady Re-appears", Billboard 118 (39): 40.
  8. ^ Diehl, Matt (2006-10-05). "Guess Who's Back: Eminem Returns", Rolling Stone (1010): 16.
  9. ^ Wagner, Courtney. "Eminem Presents The Re-Up", Regina Leader-Post, 2006-12-16, p. A8.
  10. ^ Kim, Serena. "Eminem looks back in anger", Los Angeles Times, 2006-12-03, p. F13.
  11. ^ Farber, Jim. "Em's the 'Re'-Master", New York Daily News, 2006-12-08, p. 77.
  12. ^ Cole, Paul. "Eminem: The Re-Up", Sunday Mercury, 2006-12-10, p. 5.
  13. ^ Richards, Chris. "The Singles File", The Washington Post, 2007-08-21, p. C5. Retrieved on 2008-11-10.
  14. ^ Ryan (2006-09-12). "Bobby Creekwater Interview". RapSearch.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.
  15. ^ Ketchum, William E. III. "Bobby Creekwater Preps Alchemist EP, Debut Album", HipHopDX, 2008-04-06. Retrieved on 2008-11-10.
  16. ^ Bobby Creekwater - "The Day I Got Dropped" thatsthatish.com
  17. ^ Creekwater, Bobby. "Twitter Post, 2010-1-15
  18. ^ That's That...: Bobby Creekwater - "Da Art of Storytellin' Pt.5"
  19. ^ Thatsthatish.com - Bobby Creekwater's

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