WE.G.I is a New York rap group determined to bring positivity and motivation back to rap.
WE.G.I stands for "we go in." When brothers Rico Brown and Black Magic sat down with their sister Storm they figured the name fit well since they "go in and go hard."
The rap trio has been inspired by their family to continue working hard to get their music heard.
"Music has always been in my family, and my parent's didn't get their chance to shine," Black Magic says.
The members of WE.G.I want to bring rap and hip-hop back to the way it was during LL Cool J and Tupac's time.
"If you listen to the industry you will see it. You can tell it's really poisoned and negative right now. When you turn on the radio and hear the songs there's too much promotion of negativity. You got females that want to be other females and it isn't even about music anymore," Brown explains.
The rap group is currently unsigned, but they hope to get a deal with Shady records; if that does not work out they will try to start their own record label with the rest of their family. The group would also love to have their own reality TV show.
"My Business" is their latest single and the group members are trying to get a ring tone deal so that the song can be appreciated nationally. They really want their music to be heard all over.
"We want to bring it back to talent and motivation - not about money and fame. It's dark in the industry - we are trying to give it some fresh air," Brown continues. "We perform at many open mic shows. I was in a group with my cousins and we opened in Atlanta for T.I, but I left because I didn't have the drive and dedication I do now."
Storm is currently in the Dominican Republic promoting WE.G.I. She sees a bright future ahead for the group.
"[The] goal is to be known worldwide for our unique sound; make WE.G.I a brand," she says. "We have ideas for reality TV shows, a clothing line, cartoons etc. We are all versatile and different, but when fused together we're unstoppable."
WE.G.I has been compared to the Black Eyed Peas, according to the members.
The group has performed for Source Magazine, Thisis50.com, and has an upcoming performance on August 29, 2010 for underground artists that are unsigned.
WE.G.I. has been nominated "Respect Da Grind" award at the Indie Elite Artist Awards 2010 in Brooklyn NY, August 29, 2010.
An album for WE.G.I will be coming out in the near future; right now they are waiting for their single to be up on iTunes.