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Clemits

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
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Seven man graff and hip hop crew out of Texas formed in the mid-90's whose members include Cifer, Everyday, Cents One, K.O.B., Mesanger, Clemits and Tyme. The full-crew album was a longtime coming but after touring all over the country and even overseas with Sage Francis they were finally ready to release The Giants. Dope beats and everybody has skills on the mic, it's tough for underground hip hop out of Texas to get recognized but this stuff reminds me of groups like Shapeshifters and Disflex6. For a limited time you can get Clemits solo album Tomorrow's Friend free with purchase of this album! - Access Hip Hop


"Texas Platters"

The result blends suitably with "Clean Slate' of melodic, Andrew Eckerson beats in the mold of Delicious Vinyl's mid-1990's recordings, highlighted by the J.Dilla inspred 'Love is Like Drugs.'
3 out of 4 stars
Chase Hoffberger - The Austin Chronicle


Discography

Discography:
Clemits “Tell Them I Don’t Live Here” (2003)
MSG Crew “Breezewood” (2004 )
MSG Crew “Jobs are for the Birds” (2005)
Clemits “Last Laugh Rising Sun” (2006 )
Gorilla Broadcast “Gorrilla Broadcast” (2007 )
Clemits “Tomorrows Friend” (2008 )
MSG “The Giants” (2009)

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Bio/History:
Clemits is an underground MC and producer from Austin, Texas. Inspired by groups like A Tribe Called Quest, Atmosphere, Wu Tang, Living Legends, Company Flow and Project Blowed, Clemits released his self-produced demo in 2003. The following year he spearheaded the release of his group MSG Crew’s, first demo entitled “Breezewood.”

2005 saw the independent release of MSG Crew’s first professionally recorded and manufactured album, “Jobs are for the Birds.”. Due to the success of the album a self-promotional tour through Europe was organized, which included sharing stages with the likes of Sage Francis and Grand Buffet.

Following the European tour, Clemits came home to Austin and recorded his first professionally produced solo album, “Last Laugh Rising Sun,” which he sold and distributed an impressive 2,000 copies independently. In support of this new project, Clemits toured Texas relentlessly and earned opening spots for Sunspot Jonz of Living Legends, 2MEX of the Visionaries, Josh Martinez, Abstract Rude of Project Blowed, Awol One of The Shapeshifters, Killah Priest, Himself, Blueprint, and Tash (Alkaholiks). In March of 2008 he played the Undergroundhiphop.com showcase with Icon the Mic King during the South By South West Music Festival .

On April 15th 2008 Clemits released, “Tomorrows Friend,” a solo album featuring production by Andrew Eckerson. Receiving a rating of 3 out of 4 stars in an Austin Chronicle review writer Chase Hoffberger praised:
“The result blends suitably with a ‘Clean Slate’ of melodic, Andrew Eckerson beats in the mold of Delicious Vinyl’s mid-1990s recordings, highlighted by the J. Dilla-inspired ‘Love is Like Drugs’.”
AccessHipHop.com said:
“… comes Austin, Tx, native and all around artist and emcee, Clemits, for some heartfelt everyday life raps and feel better beats. This is defiftely not the type of stuff people are used to hearing coming out of the Lone Star State.”

Shortly after the release of “Tomorrows Friend,” Clemits embarked on the “Get Some” tour. Starting in Austin and going through Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Tempe, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Riverside California Clemits sold and gave out around one thousand CD’s which broadened his name to a whole new fan-base.

The Success of of the “Get Some” tour caught the eye of Hiphipdelight.com host Haps. When Clemits and MSG Crew returned to Los Angeles as part of the “Savage on the Run” tour two months later they were featured artists on the show. The feature included a four segment interview and live performances of Clemits song “Whut Chu’ Got To Lose?” and MSG favorite “No, No, No.”

In 2009, as part of MSG, Clemits released “The Giants” on September 3rd. Access Hip Hop of San Diego, CA had this to say about the album: “ The Full-crew album was a longtime coming but after touring all over the country and even overseas with Sage Francis they were finally ready to release The Giants. Dope beats and everybody has skill on the mic, it’s tough for underground hip hop out of Texas to get recognized but this stuff reminds me groups like the Shapeshifters and Disflex6.” In support of the album Clemits hit the road with Dubb Sicks and Japanese Jesus in December of 2009 on the “More Everything Tour.”

On this tour the trio were approached by Grindtime.com CEO Lush One and encouraged to form a similar acapella battle league in Austin. Thus began Clemits’ one-third ownership of Texas Battle League along with with Dubb Sicks and Japanese Jesus.

In July 2010 after being booked based on the strength of previous tour performances Clemits once again made the Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California tour route alongside his crew. In the process he began work on his next solo album entitled “My Secret Garden” which is produced by Tyme and mixed and mastered by Deesskee of LA to the Bay. Also in 2010 Clemits hosted and booked a fully independent monthly local hip hop night in Austin at Club DeVille which he named “Skills.” The idea behind the night was to give local artists a forum to showcase their music and also to build friendships with the groups that make up the scene in Austin. Clemits’ new album “My Secret Garden” drops Valentines Day 2011 on Vinyl and CD, accompanied by the launch of Clemits.com and the return of “Skills” monthly hip hop night in February.