Since 1997, Raw Dogg Entertainment has lived up to its vision to be innovators of South Carolina’s music market and to deliver show-stopping headliners to diversified masses. With roots from Jamaica to New York CEO, Ricky Lee, has been successful in organizing a strategy that not only promotes urban entertainment but also the entire culture. In 6 years, Lee has managed to build a mass media promotional enterprise that consist of heavy hitting DJ’s, the Street Smart Marketing team, and a long list of national artists and reputable business affiliates, such as Virgin Records, Motown Records, Def Jam and Vibe Magazine. Raw Dogg’s accomplishments include their rank as the first entertainment group from South Carolina to be featured Vibe magazine, and on BET’s Rap City and their status as one of the top 5 websites in Charleston.

One of the most recognizable details about Raw Dogg Entertainment is their consistent record of organizing the best parties, also presenting chartbusting artists that holds such names as Funkmaster Flex, Mr Cee, Ron G, Brucie B, Kid Capri, Jay-Z, Juvenile, Method man, Red Man, DMX, Rah Digga, Avant, 8 Ball & MJG, The Clipse, Nas, Lil’ Kim, Petey Pablo, Mobb Deep, Mr. Cheeks, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and more. The hottest ticket in town is to one of their exclusive headline shows or to one of their numerous events like the highly successful Tunnel Fridays, First Friday and Teen Tunnels. Last year they kicked off their first annual Family Block Party in efforts to express appreciation for fans and supporters throughout the community. Along with Hip Hop, Raw Dogg has big plans to revolutionize the Reggae scene in Charleston. In 2002 Ricky Lee launched a weekly Reggae Explosion radio show on Charleston’s infamous Z-93 Jams, and took it to the highest rating reggae show ever in the market. In addition, Raw Dogg continues to promote the hottest Reggae on the market, delivering performances by Bennie Man, Capleton, Sizzla, Buju Banton, Luciana, Steel Pulse and the Grammy award winning Damien"Jr Gong" Marley and Ziggy Marley.

You can expect these leaders of urban entertainment to continue to broaden the local music market and appeal to diverse crowds in greater volume. Look for an upcoming clothing line, record label and greater collaborations with the universal music market. Raw Dogg is determined to bring national exposure to South Carolina’s audience and local talent. Keeping true to their name “Raw” which means real, Raw Dogg will maintain their rep for delivering authentic (raw) industry flava. Their success is steadily on the rise so don’t sleep or you might miss something. In Charleston no one is afraid to state "Ain't no party like a Raw Dogg party".

---Ayoka Lucas

Raw Dogg Entertainment Your SOURCE for QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT. Since 1997...



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