MP3 GrindCity - GrindTaytaShipp
GrindCity merges high-energy Rock, Rap, Soul and R&B with powerful lyrics for intelligent listeners. Featuring J-O Rogers (lead singer), Gab Guma (guitar), Ron DiSilvestro (drums), Jamie Hines (vocals) and Karim Adeen Jones (vocals). Intelligent.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (36:46) !
Related styles: ROCK: Rap-Rock, HIP-HOP/RAP: Hip Hop
People who are interested in Rage Against the Machine/ANTHRAX Public Enemy/JAY-Z LINCOLN PARK N.E.R.D./ROOTS should consider this download.
GrindCity’s message is as powerful as its music. “We grind it out like everyone these days” explains Lead MC/Vocalist J-O Rogers. From “We Want America Back,” a tribute to Barack Obama’s triumphant crusade, to “Hannibal” about the historic journey of the 2nd century warrior, to “Hataz” in defiance of negativity, Grindcity’s lyrics are brutally honest. Their unique and, sometimes, unclassified sound is best described as hip hop/rock/funk fusion. Some compare them to The Roots, Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine.
Although GrindCity’s members hail from Philadelphia, PA, the band really emerged at the famed Longview Studios in Massachusetts. “Hannibal,” written and recorded at Longview, quickly gained media attention and has been played on radio stations across the country. “Hannibal” was performed at the CMJ Festival in 2007 and was selected as one of the tracks on the CMJ compilation CD. “Hannibal”, like many of Grindcity’s songs, tells a meaningful story of life, strife, and survival. GrindCity represents the voice of the people; people in the grind trying to make a living. They highlight current events to capture the essence of their times.
Grindcity performed "We Want America Back" at numerous Obama election rallies around Philadelphia and will be featured in an Obama campaign documentary about the grassroots political movement that swept the nation this year.
Philadelphia radio stations 93.3 WMMR-FM and 94.1 WYSP-FM have given airplay to Grindcity''s sports anthems for the Phillies (Philly’s Red) and the Eagles (Go Green).
Since 2007, Grindcity has been astonishing fans of all ages, races, and cultures with its advanced musicianship. Lead MC/vocalist J-O demands the stage as he tells his story through his lyrics. He delivers his message with power and passion. “Guitar” is Ethiopian-born Gab Guma’s second language as he channels Jimi Hendrix on stage. His riffs are rhythmic and powerful. Ron DiSilvestro is not only the band’s brilliant drummer, but is also a “triple threat.” He has a multi-talented music background as a drummer, producer, and engineer. The band’s harmonious backing vocals are beautifully performed by Jaime, the “Queen of Rock,” and Karim, the “Soul of the Band.”
At a time when the future of hip-hop is being questioned, Grindcity offers a breath of fresh air for music lovers who desire timeless lyrics, ceaseless energy, and a higher meaning. Their combination of Rap, Rock, R&B and soul is a truly unique experienced that must be seen and heard to be appreciated.
J-O Rogers, lead vocal
Gab Guma, guitar
Ron DiSilvestro, drums
Jaime Hines, vocal
Karim Adeen Jones, vocal