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2bers

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | SELF

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States | SELF
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"2bers"

Decade long fans of 2bers understand the shape-shifting form of their artistic outpourings. - The Local IQ Magazine


"Best of Burque 2009"

Voted Best Hip Hop by Readers - The Weekly Alibi


"Half of the 2bers Flies Solo...Sort Of"

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"[2bers] lyrical take has always been brutally honest...self effacing, irreverant, and unafraid" - The Weekly Alibi


""The History of Our Future""

V.14 No.16 | April 21 - April 27, 2005
"Their level of performance and crowd size have grown exponentially...They generate a high energy at every show" - The Weekly Alibi


"the 2bers"

Published: June/July 04
"Their beats are rich and dramatic, their rhymes and lyrics are smart, and they visibly have fun putting on a show." - Transmission Magazine


"Revolutionary Hip-Hop"

"Tight from start to finish...Their music reminds dismayed listeners that hip-hop really can be the music of revolutions" - The Daily Lobo


"5 stars"

Some of the most soul inspiring hip-hop I have heard coming out of Albuquerque & the Southwest...truely conscious underground hip-hop" - Tribe.net


"CD Review"

"the chill-hop effused from The 2bers’ cauldron is an intoxicating brew of keyboards, organic samples and programmed backbeat"
-- Simon McCormack - The Weekly Alibi


Discography

Dig - 2012
Nine Years Later-2009
Children of a Mortal Sun-2008
The History of Our Future-2005
Diggin' in the Dirt EP - 2003
Compact Adventures - 2001

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Bio

Conceived in 1999, 2bers are not a “music group”, they are a music plant. A factory where songwriting, production, emceeing and live musicianship happens under one roof.

The visionary duo, BlesInfinite (Luke Hale) and Eph’Sharpe (Collin Troy), formed a creative partnership with live musicans in preparation for their first major release The History of Our Future (2005). The partnership marked a paradigm shift in the 2bers’ sound, and as a result, they’ve been changing minds and shifting bodies ever since.

With drums, bass, keys/cello, backup vocals and turntables, the 2bers can perform as a seven-piece band or streamline as a Hip Hop duo. With two studio releases post-History (Children of a Mortal Sun 2008 & BlesInfinite’s Nine Years Later 2009), the 2bers already have two releases scheduled for 2012 (Casual Anarchy & DIG).

With a wealth of accolades both critical (NM Music Award Nomination 2009, NM Music Showcase Best Hip Hop Award) and popular (Weekly Alibi’s Best Albums of the Year 2008, Weekly Alibi’s Best of Burque Hip Hop 2008), the 2bers have shared the stage with the likes of Arrested Development, Sage Francis, Hieroglyphics and George Clinton.

With high quality production and a killer show, the 2bers have built a do-it-all, do-it-yourself model that has set the trend for New Mexico’s unique brand of Hip Hop for over 11 years.