Sitting in the control room of Vertical Studios, Rapture - aka Brad Dring - finds himself filling the demanding roles of rapper, engineer and artist as he masterminds the brand new album, 'I Believe'. Seven months in production, but over six years in the making, 'I Believe' explodes from the stage and the stereo with a unique blend of hooky, high-energy rap, and heavy riff-driven guitars. With a strong New Zealand fan-base, Rapture Ruckus have been turning heads around the globe, with LA hip-hop guru Brian Gardner (Eminem, Dr Dre, etc) mastering the final cut.
From stadium-sized anthems in the form of 'Lose Control' and 'Freight Train', to the emotive power of the title track, 'I Believe' draws upon years of musical experience and the struggles of daily life, to become an album that unusually for the rap genre, is relevant, perceptive and refreshingly unique. The stage is set for Brad Dring to take his message to a world that desperately needs it. Do you believe?
Rapture Ruckus first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 26 January 2009 with the album Live At World's End. There are five entries by Rapture Ruckus in the charts with one reaching Number One.
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