8bit Cynics

8bit Cynics

BandHip Hop

Progressive Indie HipHop with live instruments in the set. Introspective lyrics, catchy beats, and that "real" HipHop feel. We tour every year. Do as many shows as possible. Love to network with bands. Easy to work with.


8bit Cynics is an eccentric indie Hip Hop trio with roots from the Southwest to the Northeast. They came together in early 2005 when producer saevio.is.dead (Will Watkins; Lawton, Oklahoma) met up with emcee Chuy(Jesse McDermott; Las Cruces, New Mexico). Since then, the talented duo has continued to put out quality material with a "do it yourself" attitude on booking tours and record sales. With a unique live show of socially conscience, introspective rhymes and live instrumentation, the 8bit Cynics have established themselves as one of the best up-and-coming Hip Hop acts in the Southwest.

They have had the privilege of sharing the stage with many other influential acts such as MarsILL, Blu, DJ Element, Mac Lethal, Astronautalis, L.A. Symphony, RedCloud, Culture Shock Camp, Rob Viktum, Braille, 2Live Crew, Josh Martinez, Sleep, Mr. Dibbs, and many more.

After several successful releases, 8bit joined forces with the Jivin Scientists to create the underground sensation "Self Help". The album has received critical acclaim including a nomination in URB Magazine's "Next 1000 Artists".

The group has been nominated in the 2009 Oklahoma Mixtape awards for "Best Alternative Hip Hop Artist" and "Song Of The Year", and are members of Oklahoma's premier hip hop crew "Puzzle People."

They are now on the road and hard at work in the studio on their third full-length album "Flannel". The future is very bright for this talented group, who place positivity and originality above mainstream success.


2009 - "Toothpick EP"
2008 - "Self Help"
2008 - "These Boots Were Made for Walking"
2008 - "8bit Cynics VS Death Cab for Cutie EP"
2007 - "Growth EP"
2007 - "8bit Medics EP",
2006 - "Stupid Like Us"
2006 - "The Livingroom Sessions"

Set List

1. It Feels Good
2. Keep it Movin
3. Time
4. Self Help
5. Freestyle
6. Penny Beer Night
7. For the Music
8. Tooth Pick

Our set is usually around 30 minutes, but can be altered in many ways to fulfill time expectations or limitations.