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The best kept secret in music


"New Brohemia-Bicasso rapper, painter,deepthinker..."

I couldn't make heads or tails... - East Bay Express


Bicasso/Living Legends Full Length CD releases

Rebl Musiq Winter mixtape Sampler

REBL MUSIQ...Release date SPRING 2007
The Many Faces of...Bicasso -Legendary/Jbone records
For Rent -Access Hiphop/Jbone records
Cartoon World III - Dirtworks/Jbone records
Living Life Lookin' Out - Dirtworks/Jbone records
Blacknewave -Dirtworks/Jbone records

Singles releases:
BANANA SPLIT 12" b/w Break Left (Gift of Gab & Lateef) Slept On Records/ OM Hip Hop
Respect Yourself b/w For Rent - Access Hiphop/Jbone
My Collection of Tapes b/w 101 North- Dirtworks/Jbone

Almost Famous -Legendary music
Creative Differences -Legendary music
Classic- Legendary music

Blast ya Radio b/w Brand New-Legendary/Up Above
Never Falling Down b/w Good Fun- Legendary/Up Above
Awakening b/w Damn it Feels Good - Legendary/Up Above


Feeling a bit camera shy


Since their inception in 1996, the Living Legends have been putting the independent smash-down on underground hip-hop in the most raw and rarest of forms. Conceived in Oakland, CA., and based out of Los Angeles, their unyielding hard work and unparalleled live performance has brought them on tour all over the U.S. and abroad (Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia) selling out venues and redefining what authentic “west coast hip-hop” is all about. Without pigeon-holing themselves into any one style, this eight man wrecking crew has successfully formed a cult-like following worldwide, one which has supported the DIY veteran team throughout their tenure. With a catalogue of over 60 releases, the Legends true dimension and diversity is detailed within their solo efforts, and combo sub-groups. Each individual has a unique style and delivers a fresh angle all his own.

Wielding pen and paintbrush, microphone and canvas, the artist and self-proclaimed “spiritual guide” of the crew, leaves his mark; something he refers to as Paintbrushfunk-originalius. Musically, Bicasso has tapped into a wide variety of inspirational sources ranging from Sly Stone, Bootsy, and Jimi Hendrix, to Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, and Outkast. His socially pertinent lyrics are rooted in the legacy of liberation and the struggle for humanity worldwide with a concentration on his immediate surroundings in an effort to have us all sipping mimosa blends on the side of our favorite getaway retreat just long enough to clear our minds and make our next revolutionary move. You see, Bicasso recognizes that while the revolution will not be televised, it might just make it to an ipod near you so he practices impeccable presentation.
Residing in Oakland CA, his resources and influence are creatively fertile and have produced an end product which can only be fully understood through feelings, emotion and a twist of comical imagination. One of Bicasso’s strongest constitutions is his visual mind. His never-ending search for the next new thing has plunged him, unwittingly into a loosely formulated live blend of painting performance and lyrical prose, conducted by his Dj E da Boss (Slept On records, Blackalicious). While on stage he may be flanked by three glamorous models which he refers to as the “Ladies of Ambi” (short for ambiance), as well as various background singers and musicians, whose lead is always the bass heavy, banging beats and catchy chorus lines that dictate an eye opening good time. Basically, come to a Bicasso show and expect the unexpected, leave fulfilled and with true look into the future of rap by one of it’s most visionary, original and pertinent artists.
***compare to morris day, early ice cube, dizzy gillespie, digable planets, fishbone, gang starr, miles, outkast...***