The cultivated music duo, made up of Previn “PRJR” Ricks, Jr. and George “Fleaux” Clark, III, has released a multitude of projects that have crossed many genres and prospects since forming in 2005. Being that they have always been their own writers and producers, each project has shown promising progression, respected by the likes of millions.
PRJR, born July 25, 1990, by way of Cincinnati, Ohio, was introduced to music by his father, an audiophile, listening to a wide variety of music growing up. Inspired by the likes of Andreas Vollenweider, Steely Dan, Telarc Records, to Master P, he was taught to appreciate the actual sound and fidelity of music, as well as the style. His hyper-energetic charisma is easily noticeable in both his vocal and stage performance.
Fleaux, born September 10, 1990, by way of Dayton, Ohio, was raised on Soul, Funk, Jazz and R&B. Exposed to his parents’ musical tastes and abilities, his mellow, melodic vibe developed naturally. He credits his introduction to “real Hip-Hop” to his uncle “Boogie”, whom his mom requested to guide him at the age of 12, after disapproving of most “commercial artists” that he listened to at the time. He too is a fan of many genres.
As “Young Duece”, the two have shared stages with acts such as Mac Miller, Curren$y, Nappy Roots, Afroman, and more. Their work has even been acknowledged by Hip-Hop legends Talib Kweli, having been featured on his “Blacksmith Community Mixtape” (Hosted by DJ Mick Boogie) and Zion-I’s “The Search and The Seizure.”
In a matter of years, the two have garnered more than six million views on YouTube alone. Popular remixes such as Owl City’s “Fireflies”, T-Pain’s “Everybody Else”, Ludacris’ “How Low Can You Go”, Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade”,50 Cent’s “Do You Think About Me”, Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and most viewed, instrumental remix of LMFAO’s “La La La” (along with Wiz Khalifa’s “This Plane”) have allowed the duo to receive large amounts of attention independently. They often commend YouTube sensation TimothyDeLaGhetto and the release of his first album “Rush Hour”, which they executively produced in 2009, for the viral successes.
Today, Fleaux and PRJR have respectfully decided to take on the name of their production alias “Nu Theory” full time to expand and deliver their commendable musical brilliance. Watch this space as the journey continues. As they like to say, “I have an idea,” and that’s where it all started.