Playya 1000 and The Deeksta
Playya 1000 (Fred Frierson) and the Deeksta (Darrell Davis) are responsible for putting Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the hip-hop map, dropping heat for the last 18 years.
As a member of the local underground group DC Boys, Playya and Deeks began recording tracks at a faster pace than the rest of the group, resulting in over 30 solo songs and the launch of this dynamic duo.
The first Playya 1000 release, ‘Reality’, was a hit record in the streets despite little radio support. The street buzz from ‘Reality’ paved the way for nationwide distribution and their second release, ‘Blame it On Society?’, which sold roughly 20,000 copies and was featured in The Source Magazine. Fans outside of Oklahoma began to take notice of the California/Midwest hybrid sound that would make Playya 1000 and Deeksta internationally known. Their cd’s have sold on ebay for over $300 for one cd
Riding the success of ‘Blame it on Society’, the Dynamic duo released ‘Mo Drama’ in 1994, considered by many fans to be an underground classic. The album featured the summer anthem ‘Sunday Afternoon’ and sold 30,000 units. ‘Sunday Afternoon’ has been a fixture on Tulsa radio stations and is still played to this very day it also has been featured on numerous Japanese mixtapes.
Playya and Deeksta released their fourth solo record, ‘Foe Da Mill Ticket’ in 1998, while considered their best release up to that point, Playya gained custody of his four children and the group decided to step away from the game for a while.
Finally, after a nine year break , Playya 1000 and the Deeksta are back with the release of an instant classic‘20/20 Vision.”
“This CD represents the natural process of life, the older you get, the clearer you see the game of life,” Playya says. “This is one of the most important CD's in the history of hip-hop, because it is so street relevant but it accomplishes this without all the drama. 20/20 Vision will give you the reality of the streets, because it gives you the real truth, that for every action there is a reaction, be it good or bad the choice is yours. With the relase of 20/20 Vision, Playya 1000 and The Deeksta keep it realer that real they go beyond 100 they keep it 1000!!!”