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Los Angeles born, California artist Awol One is rumored to be over one thousand years old and every single one of those years can be heard within the cracks of his voice and lyrics. One may call him a crude poet, a drunken rambler or a melodic voice for slackers but nobody can deny that he's maintained an uncompromising level of intelligence, honesty, melody, dark humor and originality.
Touring the planet as a solo act and a member of The Shape Shifters , Awol has collaborated with Xzibit , B Real of Cypress Hill , Aesop Rock, KRS-One, Buck 65, Factor and Slug, as well as members of Dilated Peoples, Living Legends, Sublime and 3OH!3 to name a few. He has played shows with the likes of Eminem, Common, Atmosphere and Barington Levi, and also having music featured in a Nike commercial.
In the early 2000's when journalists didn't quite know what to make of his strange alternative indie hip hop, Spin magazine tried to pin him down as one of the premiere voices of emo-rap, while Vice Magazine, URB and LA Weekly were singing the praises of his anthems. The Shape Shifters were also winners of the L.A Weekly Award for best hip hop. His 2001 collaboration with Daddy Kev, "Souldoubt", quickly became seen as a L.A. underground hip hop world wide classic and since, Awolrus hasn't slowed down a bit, touring both national and international, also playing Sound Set, Rock The Bells, Warped Tour, Paid Dues, Smoke Out and X Games.
When Tony Martin alias Awol One, is not touring he is an artist at a graphic design collective Brainheart Co. and author of an illustrated book and soundtrack titled The Mombie.
Southern California native Gel Roc (Pronounced with a hard "G" like graffiti not like George Bush) is a Los Angeles based hip hop artist. Primarily known for his abrasive & witty lyrics along side his EX2 (Endangered Elements) cohorts, as a solo artist he explores the personal aspect of his life and taps into a broader array of topics that relate to his audience. Also, veteran street artist from the Whittier/L.A. based "Life Seen Differently" crue. His roots stem from the old school B-Boy, Graffiti, and Hip Hop culture of the 80's & 90's, which is still apparent in his works today.
As a member of the legendary underground crew EX2 aka E Times 2, he has recorded 3 albums and solo debut "Laws and Flaws" with producer Mascaria. Besides his own group/solo works he has also appeared on countless independent releases & performed with artist such as legendary emcees KRS1, Awol One & Abstract Rude of "Mass Men", Freestyle Fellowship, 2Mex & XololanXinxo from "Of Mexican Decent", Orko Elohiem, Existereo & The Shape Shifters, Alien Nation, Massive aka MassDog, Daddy Kev, Dj Hive, Deeskee, Psycho Relm, L*Roneous, Global Phlotations, Escape Artists, Ellay Khule & Riddlore of Project Blowed, Tree Dusk Muir, RoachTheDj, JoeDub, BeatCave music and many more.
**MAD SCIENTISTS & FURBIE CAKES**
Mad Scientists is a LIVE hip-hop creation from the three co-hosts of Underground Experiments (AWE, Furbie Cakes, and Charles Watson) on Callywood Radio. AWE and Charles Watson originally being from the Midwest performed with acts like Carnage the Executioner and Dessa Darling (Doomtree). They later moved Mad Scientists to Colorado where they met native Furbie Cakes who is also now the UndergroundExperiments Radio DJ every Friday (6-8). Add it up, AWE's Independent hip-hop influences/Charles' experimental, multi-genre guitar influences combined with
Furbie Cake’s classic multi-genre jukebox of timeless vinyl record samples and scratches creates an original “Mad Science” sound.
In meeting many local artists and musicians through Underground Experiments Independent Radio the Mad Scientists has set the table to be a true asset to the Denver scene in 2014 with Callywood Radio.
Extra Kool has worked with many artists, such as Kool Keith, Kirby Dominant, Onry Ozzborn, Existereo (Shape Shifters), Sole (Anticon), Jason The Argonaut (Disflex6), Time, Satyre and many, many others. He has toured all over the USA and has played countless shows. he has also been nominated for West Words "best of Denver" contest for the past 3 years, under "best hip hop MC" you can find his music just about anywhere in the world and on line. Extra Kool is proof that Skeleton Rap lives in Denver... Whether by himself or with his Dirty Laboratory cohorts as a member of Optik Fusion Embrace, Extra Kool has proven a knack for offering up penetrating insights into the human condition with every line that passes his lips. Even a casual listen to his songs makes it immediately obvious that this guy is coming from a different world than most of his contemporaries. While many rappers extol the virtues of decadence, Kool's lean, dark vision of human existence is refreshingly devoid of sexism or celebration of self-destructive urges. Live, Extra Kool challenges his audiences with an unwavering stare and a direct and hauntingly intense vocal delivery. Part modern-day Dadaist, part hip-hop art terrorist, Extra Kool is the essence of truth in advertising.