New Orleans Artist Returns to Post-Katrina Music Scene

Dec. 3, 2006 – NEW ORLEANS, LA (GOTHIC ENT) December 2, 2006 – Rap artist Decky, born Dexter Platt, has returned to the Louisiana hip-hop scene. Raised on the notorious South Side of Baton Rouge and in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, his last solo album “Better Off Dead” was considered by fans an instant street classic. The album still receives club play in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

Decky, now signed to Baton Rouge record label Divided Souls, has returned to the studio and built a new catalogue of songs that insiders say connect with nearly every emotion or occasion. Thought-provoking tracks remain clubworthy by adding a touch of New Orleans-style rhythm. Songs like“Whatcha Want From Me?”and the title song from his crew’s new compilation “Mark of the Beast”, dare ask important questions about the motives of our government during the Katrina crisis.

“Louder!” his growing club hit featuring Baton Rouge’s Maxminelli, made its debut on the 2006 Ozone Magazine Hip Hop Awards Album alongside national artists (over 10,000 copies released) and continues to receive positive reviews in industry magazines. Keith Kennedy, Vice President of one of the country’s most influential Dj Associations, TjsDjs Record Pool, states in the national pubilcation “Ozone”: “Decky made a smart move by keeping the in-house production of Divided Souls….With a track produced this well you will have no choice but to turn the music ‘Louder!’”.

The Divided Souls compilation featuring Decky, “Mark of the Beast”, is scheduled to be released during the first quarter of 2007 and also features Decky’s label mates Rudye, Jimmy Jump, Ian FX, and Houston duo Thicker Den Water. All five acts are available for booking, hosting, collaborations and interviews.

For additional information on Decky and the other artists at Divided Souls, contact publicist Chad Joseph at Gothic Entertainment via e-mail or call 1-888-9-GOTHIC. CDs and printed materials of Divided Souls artists are available by request. Readers may also visit the Divided Souls website at to see photos and hear exclusive new music.

Chad Joseph
Gothic Entertainment
BOX 74843
Baton Rouge, LA 70874


Chad Joseph
Gothic Entertainment
GothicENT at yahoo dot com

Divided Souls, LLC is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and recently enjoyed both regional and international success with its first signee, Rudye. Rudye’s club hit and video “She’s A Poppa” received mention in several national magazines, enjoyed regular rotation on BET and appeared on dance charts in South Africa and Australia. More: or

Chad “DJ Who” Joseph is a veteran of the Louisiana hip-hop scene, a mixtape DJ, record promoter and CEO of Gothic Entertainment. Gothic Entertainment is now in its 8th year of music and event promotion. DJ Who is most recently known for breaking the Daz Dillinger/Rick Ross club hit “On Some Real…” for SoSoDef/Virgin and DPG Recordz. For additional info on Gothic Entertainment and current projects, please visit

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