Ruff Endz Releases Visuals To Their New Single, “Party Over Here”
The “Party Over Here” music video was directed by David Chance and inspired by a representation of friends and family having a great time.
“Party Over Here was inspired by one of our biggest supporters, the late, Jimmy Moore (Dante’s cousin). I recall Jimmy taking us to our first steppers party (and although we were too young to be in there), it was our first time seeing over 200 people just stepping to music,” mentions David.
“It was magical to see everyone dancing in-sync to the music and having so much fun,” added Dante. “Even though singing is our number one passion we never lost our love for dancing and always wanted to do a song like this. This song is dedicated to “Jimmy Moore”, adds David.
“Party Over Here” was written by David Chance and produced by Michael David Chance and David Chance. “It is an actual party with people dancing, eating, and turning all the way up. Whether it’s the pool scene, the cook-out scene, or the club scene, you can’t help but feel the energy of this song,” adds Ruff Endz.
Ruff Endz’s latest album release, Rebirth debuted at #3 on the iTunes R&B charts. The group celebrated chart-topping success of the album with a Billboard reveal in Times Square where fans joined the group for social-distancing photos, autographs, and a pure celebration in the middle of Times Square.
“The inspiration behind this album was birthed out of our experiences, both personally and professionally. Musically the album embodies elements from the classic era of R&B which we thought were important to preserve but still be able to incorporate a 2021 perspective,” mentions Ruff Endz.
“We are excited about this project because it’s a true expression of how we really feel as men. We see life as a roller coaster of emotions and Rebirth is a reflection of us riding the emotional ups & downs of life. Each song shares about an emotion that we have experienced and how we dealt with those situations,” adds the group.
Overall, the tone of this album is positive, so it doesn’t matter where you are in your life there is something for you on this album that is sure to satisfy your R&B appetite.
Ruff Endz, the hip-hop soul duo of David “Davinch” Chance and Dante “Chi” Jordan, formed in Baltimore in the mid-’90s. Named after the “ruff” parts of the city, the group came up in West Baltimore originally as part of a quartet. Soon after they broke off on their own as a duo, and in 1999 they signed to Epic Records. In that same year, Ruff Endz was featured on Martin Lawrence’s ”Blue Streak” with a song entitled “Please don’t forget about me” produced by Super Star producer Nokio from the platinum group “Dru Hill”.
They followed up in 2000 with their first album entitled Love Crimes. Their first single, “No More”, reached #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop charts and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2002, the duo released their second album, Someone To Love You, which peaked in the top 10 on the R&B charts and top 50 on Billboard.
The album’s first single, “Someone To Love You,” went on to spend 11 weeks at #1 on the AC charts and with their second single, “Cash, Money, Cars, Clothes” rounding out the top 50 on Billboard. They have shared the stage with music industry icons such as Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, and Christina Aguilera while also featured on CNN, MTV, BET, Top of the Pops (UK), and Much Music (Canada) just to name a few. Their music has been showcased in several feature films including Chris Rock’s Down to Earth, Eddie Murphy’s I Spy, and Ice Cube’s Barber Shop just to name a few.
Their success has grown and crossed US borders to headline their own tours throughout Europe and Japan building a major international fan base. After splitting in 2004, the group decided to join forces once again after their hometown of Baltimore erupted into a historical uprising that left their city in flames.
With the city in unrest, they were compelled to record their first song entitled “Time 4 Change” a song that speaks out against injustice for their city and all cities alike. “Time 4 Change” is also the group’s tribute to Martin Luther King. Ruff Endz will also be featured on the new Fox TV show called Shots Fired with a song called “Speak to My Heart” (episode 7) which premiered March 22, 2018.
In 2020, the group partnered with SRG-ILS Group to bring you their fifth studio album called Rebirth. With songs like “Be The One,” “Congratulations,” and “Hopeless,” the hip-hop soul duo, Ruff Endz, is bringing what so many people want…100% organic R&B!