Government Cheaze is a rare band that demolishes genre and cultural boundaries and achieves a sound that embraces all. “This band had to be, and is, not only proficient in the hip-hop genre but funk, and rock as well,” says Kameelah. “I wanted Government Cheaze to be a collage of sounds as my musical tastes are quite eclectic.” Just as everyone remembers the first time they strolled into an arena, stadium, outdoor festival or gym to catch one of their favorite artists or bands live and in the flesh, viewing a Government Cheaze live performance is equally memorable. So much so that they were asked to perform at the Black Lily Film Festival in 2008 sharing the stage with Bahamadia, J*Davey, Ladybug (Digable Planets), Lizz Wright and others and they also were tapped for the Roots Picnic Show in the summer of 2008 sharing the stage with the Roots, Cool Kids, Gnarles Barkley, and others.
Kameelah Waheed - Lead Vocals
Antwon Carr - Drums
Keenan - Bass
Big V- percussion
2009 Gov't Cheaze Right Now
2007 ill realtion mixtape series
2005 Atlantis Music Conference compilation
2005 Ep 7k (independent)
2004 Emergenza Live Festival(Sennheiser,evolution wireless)
2004 Beat Generation compilation (Rapster records)
2003 Larry Gold Presents Don Cello and Friends (BBE Records)
Local Music Network Pick
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kameelah waheed & gov't cheese combine high energy live performances with strong lyrical content. Wi...kameelah waheed & gov't cheese combine high energy live performances with strong lyrical content. With members from various musical backgrounds they have steadily increased their following and resume of musical accomplishments. One notable achievement is the Philadelphia City Paper's 2003 top 10 picks "Larry Gold presents Don Cello and friends," in which Kameelah & Gov't Cheese are featured on their song 'Travelin' alongside Foetry,Mcfadden and Whitehead and members of the Roots.
Rapster Records said...
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Don Cello’s songs range from the soon-to-be club anthem track, "Dance," sung by Gerald Levert, to...
Don Cello’s songs range from the soon-to-be club anthem track, "Dance," sung by Gerald Levert, to husband-and-wife team Kindred¹s "All That You Are" (coming soon to a wedding dance floor near you), to newcomer Kameelah Waheed’s feel-good poppy "Travelin’." Not to mention a remake of McFadden and Whitehead’s "Ain¹t No Stoppin¹ Us Now," with a rap by Black Thought, and a new ballad by Philly Soul living legend Bunny Sigler
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SOUL/HIP-HOP Kameelah Waheed/Government Cheese Black Lily — the weekly soul/hip-hop/everything n...SOUL/HIP-HOP
Kameelah Waheed/Government Cheese
Black Lily — the weekly soul/hip-hop/everything night known for giving the first glimpse at some of music's leading ladies — has fallen short of its highly regarded reputation of late. But this week, songstress Waheed and band Government Cheese step up as featured guests. Maybe their heady formula of hip-hop, rock and punk can recapture the lost essence of Black Lily.
— Deesha Dyer
Tue., Nov. 23, 11 p.m., $5-$10, Five Spot, 5 South Bank St., 215-574-0070.
Thrilladelphia Music Festival
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KAMEELAH WAHEED AND THE GOVERNMENT CHEESE Kameelah Waheed and Government Cheese combine high ene...KAMEELAH WAHEED AND THE GOVERNMENT CHEESE
Kameelah Waheed and Government Cheese combine high energy live performances with strong lyrical and musical content. With members from various backgrounds the G.C. brings a unique perspective to their music and drive the point with catchy hooks and rhythms that sends a surge of energy through your body.
Gov't Cheese (waheed)
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Some of the best stuff wev'e had in here. We want you to come back soon get in touch with Tommy. Anything we can do to get your fans in here, let us know.
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The review continues after the jump... Waheed (formerly known as Kameelah Waheed and Government C...The review continues after the jump...
Waheed (formerly known as Kameelah Waheed and Government Cheese) was the first band to play, but they quickly packed the floor and got the crowd into their performance.
Waheed is a self-described "rock, soul, funk, hip hop band," and well, that does sum them up. They were equally good at getting their audience to respond to their songs that were more rock-influenced as they were at getting everyone into their hip hop material, though, to be honest, almost all of their songs drew from both genres (and much more). By the end of their set, I was excited enough to rush the woman selling their CDs and getting email addresses for them, so I could simultaneously sign up for their mailing list and shove my $5 at her to buy a CD. When their performance dates in May roll around, I will be just as excited to alert you all to their shows.
Posted by Katie Kuhl
Who will steal the show at this year's Chickfest?
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It's time for the ladies to take the spotlight at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey By ROGER HILLIS • For...It's time for the ladies to take the spotlight at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey
By ROGER HILLIS • For The News Journal • May 15, 2009
The Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach will present the last of its spring music festivals this weekend, and it's time for the ladies to take the spotlight.
The annual Chickfest event will feature 27 female-fronted music acts performing on four stages inside and on the tented, outdoor deck. Admission is free. Organizer Vikki Walls said some acts hail from as far away as North Carolina and Tennessee; several reside in New York City or surrounding vicinities.
Walls' annual Dewey events usually feature someone who steals the show -- names such as Halestorm, LP and Daniella Cotton come to mind.
That honor has also gone to Deni Bonet, who first appeared in Dewey in 2003 while touring as Cyndi Lauper's violinist. Her solo act at the Rudder that same year found her tackling lead vocals on quirky originals that sounded like Natalie Merchant with a sense of humor. Bonet, who has also played violin for R.E.M. and Sarah McLachlan, will return to the deck of the Rudder at 11 p.m. Saturday.
Brooklyn, N.Y. electronica act Dynasty Electric will perform inside at 11 p.m. Saturday. Their popular YouTube video, a big-budget clip for their song "Closer to Contact," is a sci-fi disco romp along the lines of the Scissor Sisters or the B-52s.
Ashville, N.C. indie-rock trio Stephaniesid will make its third area tour stop within the past week when it performs on the deck at 11 tonight. It will also perform a 6 p.m. set at the Unicity Performing Arts Festival in Salisbury, Md., on Saturday. A rocking set at the Dogfish Head in Rehoboth Beach on May 8 resulted in a line of new fans at the group's merchandise table, which included vinyl copies of its new album.
New York City singer-songwriter Emily Brooke and her three-piece band will perform on the deck at 11:40 p.m. Saturday. Brooke, who shares management with pop vocalist Ben Jelen, plays acoustic-flavored music in the vein of influences such as Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morrissette.
Experimental rockers April Smith & the Great Picture Show will return to the Rudder to play the deck at 10:20 tonight. Walls said she has also chosen the theatrical group to open for The Bangles' concert at the Bottle & Cork on May 22.
Two Philadelphia-based groups will perform live hip-hop in the tradition of The Roots. Government Cheaze will perform at 12:20 a.m. -- at the tail-end of the lineup for tonight's festivities -- while Da Rezarekt will play at 12:20 a.m. early Sunday morning on the back end of Saturday's lineup.
Walls said soul diva Daniella Cotton, who was scheduled to return to Chickfest and perform her hit single "Testify," has canceled. Cotton will open for Heart at the Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on Sunday.
Chickfest runs from 7:40 p.m. to 1 a.m. both nights. For more information, visit www.deweybeachfest.com.
Can accommodate a 90 minute set
Typical set list 45 minutes
Do at least three covers per set
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