THA Council, are: “Gutta”, “Short Fuze” & Blanco
All originally from the Bronx, NY. Relocated to Rockland County NY at a very young age and attended Spring Valley High School.
Tha Council was formed in 1999 after the members broke away from another group called Fort Knox. It was clear that the sound and style of Gutta, Fuze and Blanco were compatible but did not fit with the others they were working with at the time.
As a teenager, Gutta met Blanco and Fuze through a mutual friend and the three eventually formed the group now known as “Tha Council”. Tha Council officially became a Hip Hop Group in 1999 when they signed with Big Roy of Onyx Management Services who is now the CEO of HyDra Management Services.
After completion of the production schedule for their first CD, The Bronx is Back, Gutta was incarcerated in spite of the fact that the only evidence against him was circumstantial. However, in spite of this unfortunate injustice, Tha Council’s CD was released on schedule. The tracks were hot and the lyrics were angry, typical of street underground rap.
Tha Council went on to release their second project titled “Gutta’s Revenge”. This CD demonstrated how Tha Council would even the score on CD. Gutta put an intro on a track that was recorded via telephone while in a state penitentiary. Tha Council are featured on the Mix Tape CD created for the book “Dirty Game” by Essence Best Selling Award Winner, Shannon Holmes. Tha Council recently released their 3rd CD “Death Before Dishonor” which has led to negotiations for a Record Label Deal with a Major Record Company.
With performances under their belt all over the NYC Tri State area including, The China Club, The Copacabana, The Latin Quarter, SOB’s Club Rebel, Snitch, Babalu’s, Mystique, Café Lou’s, Don Hills Concert Hall, and the world famous Apollo Theatre, Tha Council are ready to take the industry by storm.
Tha Council have been featured in XXL Magazine, Protégé Magazine. Streets Mos Magazine and have had two guest appearances on Video City TV which airs on Time Warner Cable in the New York Tri State Area. In addition Tha Council has been featured on Next Up Radio, 1.FM Radio, Streets Mos Radio, 91.9FM, XM Satellite Radio and were selected as the featured artist opening for Maino at Club Rebel in NYC.
Their goal is to secure a distribution deal which will allow them to record and showcase their lyrical skills and eventually produce other artists for HyDra Management Services.