Above All Entertainment was formed by CEO Clinton (Checkmate) Davis Jr. in 2002. He determined to follow thru with his father's dream. That dream was making music, and forming a dominant record label. His whole life changed after the loss of his father in the W.T.C. 9-11-01 tragedy. Since this day he has put his heart and soul into making this label successful. Checkmate even dropped out of college to put more hours into promotions/marketing. In 2006 Checkmate secured a distribution deal with Bayside/Tower Records. Above All released their first worldwide album on july 25th 2006 (Impac - Almost Famous) with beats from platinum producers such as (Carnival beats, and Fantom of the beats). Linking up with Noizemob in 07 and KreamTeam management Checkmate formed one of the biggest,strongest affiliations in the independent market! After Industrial Strenff was released with noizemob in 07 Gutta was quoted "The Rewind King" and in 2008 he received " The lyricist of the year " award at the 1st annual Austin Hip Hop Awards. In 2008 Checkmate began his own career as an artist also & the above all radio show launched on SEA award winning online/satellite station "Dirty South Radio" with dj hella yella & dj knowledge. Artists checkmate, uptown joe, pacboi tank, gee bully,t-weeze & whiteside have continued to remain consistent and building their fanbase one day at a time. Above All was selected for another showcase at SXSW in 2012 & nominated for an SEA AWARD with dirty south radio. Ceo Checkmate continues being a platform for austin natives & more. Awarded in 2012 from his city for his efforts to hip hop he is more than grateful to still be apart of it and leave to his children.
offering management, dj, multimedia, studio time, equipment rental, digital distribution (france), custom shirts, Dvd's, live music venue, performances & more.
Currently working on production for Tank Washington's album & a new Above All Austin 2 album.
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