857

857

BandHip Hop

857 is a racially diverse, multidimensional, innovative hip-hop quartet from Long Island, NY which administers "The Cure for the Cliche" for music fans desperately seeking medication in hip-hop's current "Age of Ignorance"

Biography

857 is a racially diverse, multidimensional, innovative hip-hop act from Long Island, NY that creates music simply to demonstrate hip-hop's true potential.

Unlike many one-dimentional acts that rely on the familiar, regurgitated, cookie-cutter themes of materialism, misogyny, and violence, 857 is diverse and posseses the rare ability to connect with listeners on many different levels. Party joints, life experiences, personal reflections and role playing are just a few of the many concepts presented in 857's music.

Achievements

857's single "Mouth Music" was featured in an episode of NBC's award winning drama, Friday Night Lights.

857's has been featured in the news, magazines, on internet TV (Evolving Artist, http://evolvingartist.com/) and live TV, non-commercial and internet radio in the US and abroad. They've also performed in colleges and popular music venues in NY including, the Downtime, the Downtown, Southpaw, Iguana, Pianos, etc.

Lyrics

Champion

Written By: 857

Champion

Intro
When your eyes are focused on victory.
And your goal is to be the best
There’s only one way to play the game

The 23rd Stallion
Check the stats and the facts got ya runnin like track/
Got tricks up my sleeve like a rabbit outta hat/
Wit the ball or the bat/ I’m a standout/
even if you rolled the map out/ No belief in handouts/
hardwork only/ its gotta hurt homey/
Or they label you a phoney/ Now who you dissin/
go down like Sonny Liston/ look around for competition/
And clown the opposition/go down in exhibitions/
and the playoffs/ “Are you kidding me the playoffs?”
You take the day off/ wishin ya hard work would payoff/
just stay off/ 6 time champ, 5 MVPs/
hard to imagine like that catch by Tyree/
Stay nice like Rice/ as I rumble in the jungle/
always humble like Manning/ understanding the planning/
grab the mic for recording/and excite like Jordan as you all start applauding

Chorus
Forget the fame, go and make your name
Go and break the mold, don’t forget ya goals
Go and get the cash, forget the past
Go and get respect but keep yourself in check

Forget the fame, go and make your name
Go and break the mold, don’t forget ya goals
Focus on the dream cause it can be done
Break through and become a champion

Tur-Bo
Doesn’t matter where you came from
or who you got your name from
when everyone can see exactly what you’re really made of
impersonations, can’t mimic determination
and work ethic you’ve perfected in your quest to reach perfection
eventhough achievements reinforce what you believe in
reason most important to you are the levels your potential’s
fully capable of reaching/ you practice what your preaching
don’t know it but your teaching, thru passion and the fire
motivation and desire, you play with every game
that makes the public feel inspired,
and glad they bought the ticket, had’em drive in poor conditions
even fans of your opponents, couldn’t’ bare the thought of missin’
another chance to witness, what might just be greatest
moment ever seen before in sports entertainment/
support for the players isn’t something we ignore
when performances like yours are reasons why we love the sport

Chorus
Forget the fame, go and make your name
Go and break the mold, don’t forget ya goals
Go and get the cash, forget the past
Go and get respect but keep yourself in check

Forget the fame, go and make your name
Go and break the mold, don’t forget ya goals
Focus on the dream cause it can be done
Break through and become a champion

YKC
I can hear’em callin’, the crowd roarin’
Cause I shake it off every time I’ve fallin’
My hearts warm and my soul is stone cold
So it gives me the strength to obtain my whole goal
Crush’em it’s them again, Hurry up, let’em in
Competition is medicine, a rush of adrenaline
When I begin, I envision the finish line
That’s when you know when a legend is in his prime
They say practice makes perfect and nobody’s perfect
So why do we practice so hard, is it worth it
Yeah man it’s worth it, far from worthless
So I can excel to the top of my circuit
The difference between bench warmers and starters
If you can’t go on, push harder
Remember this here before you get caught up
Everybody’s got a dream team to be a part of

Chorus
Forget the fame, go and make your name
Go and break the mold, don’t forget ya goals
Go and get the cash, forget the past
Go and get respect but keep yourself in check

Forget the fame, go and make your name
Go and break the mold, don’t forget ya goals
Focus on the dream cause it can be done
Break through and become a champion

Chorus
Forget the fame, go and make your name
Go and break the mold, don’t forget ya goals
Go and get the cash, forget the past
Go and get respect but keep yourself in check

Forget the fame, go and make your name
Go and break the mold, don’t forget ya goals
Focus on the dream cause it can be done
Break through and become a champion

Outro

Discography

ADVENT (available on Amazon.com, iTunes, and CDbaby.com)
Life Is Like... (single available on Amazon.com, iTunes, and CDbaby.com)

Set List

857 usually performs anywhere between a half hour to an hour but has enough original material to fill out a 2 hour slot.