The Package represents the combination of three veterans of the hip-hop scene in the greater Washington DC area. Noyeek the Grizzly Bear (Grizz), as a member of his original group Gifted Ingenuity, was one of the first DC hip-hop artists to sign a major label recording deal, with Mercury Records. Theory, as a member of his original group Live Society, was one of the first DC hip-hop artists to receive national media attention, when Live Society was selected for recognition in the Unsigned Hype column in The Source in the early 90s. Dimensions (Dimes) is the founder of the legendary DC underground collective Infinite Loop and was formerly in a group with stic.man (of iconic conscious rap group dead prez) when both men lived in Tallahassee, Florida.
After years of blazing trails on the DC underground separately, the three members of The Package decided to combine forces. Within a few months of the completion of their debut album, New Golden Era, they discovered that their lead single, "Making Waves" had made an incredible breakthrough, receiving regular spins at the late night mix show of Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97, who became an instant fan of the song.
To build on the momentum of the single, The Package (and early supporter DJ Eurok) created the site newgoldenera.com, where listeners can access the latest news on the group, along with with music videos and a free downloadable sampler of five songs from their debut album 'New Golden Era" (as well as the two lead singles from upcoming solo projects from Dimes and Grizz, entitled "Dee Dot" and "Ambulance", respectively).
The lead single from the "New Golden Era" album, "Making Waves", reached as high as # 2 on two charts tracking national college radio play and remains in the top 20. The video for the single was directed by Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 (his directorial debut, after he insisted he get the chance to film it). The video has received over 16,000 views on various platforms including vladtv.com, rosenbergradio.com, nahright.com, and many other tastemaking blogs. The Myspace page for The Package has garnered over 100,000 views.