57 State

57 State

BandRockHip Hop

This is nothing but funky, catchy, get you in a good mood party music. And it has the melody and great musician ship that can't be over looked.

Biography

SPAWNED IN THE LATE 90’S G-REG AND HIS GOOD FRIEND RDK BEGAN THEIR CAREERS AS TWO KIDS RHYMING OVER OLD ICP INSTRUMENTALS. IT WASN’T UNTIL THEY TEAMED UP WITH G-REG’S OLDER BROTHER MATT, THAT THEIR ROCK/RAP ROOTS WERE SEWN AND 57 STATE WAS BORN. THE GUYS HIT THE STUDIO AND KNOCKED OUT THE 2000 DEBUT “COM’N THRU”. FROM THE OUTSET, 57 STATE POSSESSED EXCEPTIONAL TALENT, WHEN COMBINED WITH AN OUTRAGEOUS STAGE SHOW CREATED AN EXCEPTIONAL BUZZ THROUGHOUT THE HOUSTON MUSIC SCENE. OVER TIME THEIR SHOW TOOK ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN AND WERE EVENTUALLY OFFERED A DEAL WITH HOUSTON LOCAL LABEL “SWISHAHOUSE”. THOUGH APPRECIATIVE OF THE LABELS INTEREST, THE FELLAS FELT THEY HAD MUCH MORE TO OFFER THE MUSIC WORLD, PASSED ON THE OFFER AND RELOCATED TO SAN MARCOS, TX.

THE NEXT TWO YEARS WERE PIVOTAL TO 57 STATE, AS THEY ADDED MORE TALENT TO THE BAND AND TRULY STARTED TO CARVE THEIR NICHE AROUND TEXAS, LOUISIANA, AND NEW MEXICO. NOW BEING DUBBED A “TEXAS RAP/ROCK POWERHOUSE” THE GROUP WENT ON TO SHARING CENTER STAGE WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE SCENE SUCH AS KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, AFROMAN AND EVEN VANILLA ICE. THEIR 2003 SOPHMORE “RANK & FILE” EVEN INCLUDED A FEATURED TRACK WITH “SWISHAHOUSE’S” THEN UNDERGROUND STAR PAUL WALL. BY THE BANDS THIRD ALBUM, 2006’s “BANG STREETS” THEY HAD ALREADY MADE GREAT HEADWAY IN THE TEXAS MUSUC SCENE WITH THEIR EXPLOSIVE SOUND VARIETY THAT RESONATED TO A RAUCOUS, BUT DIVERSE CROWD. COUPLE THAT WITH MAJOR RADIO PLAY ON HOUSTON’S 94.5 THE BUZZ AS WELL AS NUMEROUS OTHER TEXAS STATIONS, AND 57 STATE HAD THE ORIGINS OF A GREAT BAND IN THE MAKING.

AS WITH THE CURRENT STATE OF MUSIC AND POLITICS 2009 SIGNIFIES CHANGE. AFTER UNDERGOING A LINE-UP SWITCH AND RESTRUCTURING THE GROUP ALMOST FROM SCRATCH, G-REG HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE YEARS TO COME. THE NEW SINGLE “SOUTHBOUND” IS 57 STATE’S RE-EMERGENCE TO THE SCENE, A FEEL GOOD SONG ABOUT LETTING LOOSE ON THE RIVER IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WITH GOOD FRIENDS AND A LITTLE ALCOHOL; AND THE TRACK REALLY SHOWCASES HOW FAR THEY HAVE COME AS ARTISTS. ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SOUTHBOUND”, YOU CAN EXPECT BIG THINGS FROM 57 STATE. THE LONGEVITY OF A MAN IS MEASURED BY HOW MANY TIMES HE CAN PICK HIMSELF UP AND WALK WITH PRIDE. 57 STATE IS BUILT FOR THIS GAME AND THEY SIMPLY WANT YOU TO KNOW IT.

Discography

www.bangstreets.com
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Go to both of these sites to download all of our tracks/albums including our new single, the river song, "Southbound"