CONTRIBAND
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CONTRIBAND

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Jul
28
CONTRIBAND @ Chasers

Niles, Illinois, USA

Niles, Illinois, USA

Jul
14
CONTRIBAND @ Otto's Nightclub

DeKalb, Illinois, USA

DeKalb, Illinois, USA

Jul
07
CONTRIBAND @ eSkape

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

The Sound (2004 Urban Boondocks)
Shorties Catchin' Fireflies(2007 Urban Boondocks)

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Bio

Contriband integrates an eclectic blend of musical influences in rock, jazz, funk, and soul, all built upon a foundation of hip-hop. Intricately weaving live instrumentation with the digital realm and back, while offering a precise balance of rhythmic and thoughtful wordplay, Contriband’s unique sound stretches well beyond the borders of “fusion” music.
Formed in the spring of 2002, the Chicago based band is comprised of original members M.C. Ronbe Life One and Universe Neo on vocals and rhymes, who, along the way, brought in the musical contributions of DJ Stizo on turntables and trumpet, and bassist Al Thick, guitarist Boogie G, keyboardist Keyco Plentay, and drummer Mark Fire. What started out as a side project has since developed quite a buzz around the Chicago hip-hop scene, leaving a lasting impression on ears new to the Contriband sound.

Their debut recording effort in 2004, ‘The Sound,’ gives listeners a taste of the unique style and creativity that the band portrays in a live setting. The highly anticipated follow up effort, ‘Shorties Catchin Fireflies,’ released the summer of 2007. This latest album truly expresses the band’s musical versatility while still holding true to their hip-hop roots.

Performing at many of Chicago’s popular venues, including the Metro, Double Door, Abbey Pub, and Wise Fool’s Pub, as well as Navy Pier, Millenium Park, and coutless other local spots, Contriband continues to invade areas is and around Chicago with its lively and energetic performances.