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absTRACT giANTS

BandHip HopRock

Live organic hip hop band, incorporating elements of rock/ jazz/ funk.  The Roots meets Greyboy Allstars

Biography

The Abstract Giants are one of the pioneers of Chicago's live hip hop band scene. 
- They have been playing shows throughout the mid-west for 5 years, over 400 shows
- Past Shows: Played House of Blues, Metro, Double Door, Tweeter Center (Warped Tour '04)
- Ernie Ball Battle of the Band winners 2004
- Press: Feature articles in over 15 publications including Chicago Sun Times, Red Streak, Maximum Ink, etc. 
- Radio Play: Spun on over 10 radio stations in Chicago and college Radio. 
- TV coverage: Multiple cable access performances, NBC's Hip Hop nation (hosted by Master P), FOX am News
- members have played with: KRS-One, Victor Wooten, Bernie Worell (Parliment/ Talking Heads), Fareed Haque, Liquid Soul, Atmosphere, Ronnie Baker Brooks, NoFX, Good Charlotte, Bad Religion, Bowling for Soup, Yellowcard, Flogging Molly, All Natural, Iomos Marad, Jean Grae, Diverse, Dead Prez, The Coup
- "overreaching is nothing to be ashamed of: even in its weirdest, trippiest moments, their full-length debut, AGrowculture, partakes of the True Spirit of Hip-Hop--it's a joyous creative exploration that thumbs its nose at the genre's self-appointed gatekeepers."- Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader,
- "Ladies and gentlemen, there's finally a reason for you to take that copy of The Low End Theory out of your CD player. The golden era of hip hop may be long gone, but the Giants are truly the next big thing." -Spencer Lokken, Chicago Innerview magazine

Lyrics

Trials and Tribulations

Written By: Cary "CKP" Kanno

Trials and Tribulations

Hello party people in the place to be
Release some stress put up your feet
Let down your hair and clap to the beat
Lets get this party started on the count of 3

Trials and tribulations
Across the nation
To turn your head is like missin a beat

Wake up from my dream its 7:45
This alarm alarm wipe the sleep from my eye
Got to get ready working from 9 to 5
Take a shower get dressed hop on the blue line
Bout to lose my mind the train cars packed
Movin behind schedule working on the tracks
Hop on the bus cant find a seat
I’ve been late to work every day of the week

Trials and tribulations
Across the nation
To turn your head is like missin a beat

I paid for the day and I payed for the rain
I paid for the pain and I paid for the hate
I wait for my payday to make it away
From the land of the lakes to the bay of the bank
No train but a plane to the place that I play
My name corrlelates to the greatest to date
I aint trying to say that I cant get a break
Just tired of the trials and tribulations

Its Friday afternoon I just got paid
What happens next time to get laid off
Middle of the day decided to take off
Didnt like em any way so I choose to make off?
Materials tools for references
Make an example get the messages
Like Dock your last pay show you how less it is
Cant feel no pain Like my fetishes
Addictive insane Bitter repetitive
Smoking in chains Taking setitives
All sounds the same drinking some beverages
Push comes to shove pulling the leverages
What ever it is how much you facing
Take time to think about your situation
Time after time we live in frustration
Its the game of life trials and tribulations

Trials and tribulations
Across the nation
To turn your head is like missin a beat

Discography

LP's:
AGrowculture
compilation LP: The Chicago Drop Vol I and II
Unearthed

Radio Airplay: WSUM - Madison, WI, 107.1 WPGU Champaign, IL., WRDP, DePaul University, 90.1 WEFT Champaign, IL., WLUW 88.7fm, Loyola Radio, Q101 Chicago, WSBC-am 1240 Chicago, WNUR 89.3fm Chicago.

TV:
NBC's Hip Hop Nation - hosted by Lil' Romeo and Master P
FOX 6 AM News Milwaukee - Interview and 2 songs
CanTV Channel 19 - Chicago Rocks Show
Metromix TV/ CLTV news - Live performance
CanTV Channel 19 - Expose w/ Susan Russell
GoLocalMusic.com

Set List

Originals hip hop/ jazz/ rock music.
The band can play for up to 3 hours
and puts on a high energy show that is chalk filled with great musicianship.