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Costa Mesa, California, United States

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"Enfamus Hip Hop of Isla Vista"

Frequenting Abrego Rd., roaming Del Playa Dr. and dining at Freebirds, the members of local hip-hop group Enfamus may seem like the regular collegiate. But, they have something else. The music.

The group as a whole is made up of six members: Nick Fazekas (Young Zeke), Ike Williams (Big Ike), Larry Singleton (Lil' Tex), Manager Patrick Krah, Frank Freitas performer and sound engineer, and a close friend gone security guard have taken the Isla Vista streets by lyrical storm.

Moving from Texas after a 14-year friendship, Zeke and Tex came to Santa Barbara a year and a half ago. After meeting Ike in 2002, who was working on his own music, Tex saw the opportunity for a hip-hop conglomeration.
With music self-described as Beastie Boys mixed with D12, the group agrees there is a little bit of something for everyone. "Its not strictly any type of music," Ike said. Zeke describes the music style as "Musical Revolution"

The topics covered in the music have as large a range as the beats used in the creation. Manager Patrick said, "It's party mixed with deep." Tex explained that the group members' individual ups and downs create the serious topics that can be found in their lyrics.

Although the group will perform for almost any backyard party and ignite many musical taste buds, Enfamus hopes to move outside of their Isla Vista roots. Each believes that the current state of hip-hop is in desperate need of change and the group hopes to help in the movement.

"Rather than talking about being super rich, which 90 percent of people aren't," Ike said. "We want people to listen to the music and dig it. It's all about having a good time and feeling free."

Trying to stay away from commercial artists, most of the group's influences have come from old school and underground rappers. Zeke and Tex, with their Texas background, have found much of their influences in southern artists.

However, Enfamus tries to keep an open mind to all types of music that can enhance their beats. Rage Against the Machine, Stevie Ray Vaughn, some reggae and punk were all accredited to the eclectic musical molding they create.

Although musical masters have influenced each member, most of Enfamus' lyrical inspirations come from their location, college town and party city, Isla Vista. "Our music expresses the spirit of our mind," Tex explained. "The music we make is affected by the area we live in."

There is no doubt about it that IV and its residents have built the foundation for this group. "We appreciate this place and its essence," Tex said. "We want to be known, like an IV accessory, we try to perform for everybody."

Enfamus' college town roots won't be forgotten, but the group does have dreams of going further.

The members believe that working with Cypress Hill would be an amazing experience, and hope to soon collaborate with rap group, Tangled Thoughts.

In a final promise to their IV counterparts Extravaganza and Revolution, Zeke said, "Everyone in town knows about them and that's how we hope to be someday." - The Channels (2007)

"Broke Rock-Rappers Seek Big Break"

Def and Texas
Rap-Rockers Enfamus—Outcast But Not Outclassed

Rock-rap group Enfamus—Tex, Ike and Zeke—are keepin’ it real. Tex gives us the lowdown.

Who’s in Enfamus?

There’s three of us, and we go by Ike, Tex and Zeke. I grew up with Zeke in north Texas, in a small town called Wichita Falls. We’ve known each other since about third grade. When I was 15, I moved out to California, and one of the first people I met was Ike. Me and Zeke had grown up rapping together, and we always planned to move out to California. When I met Ike, he was in a band at the time, and we’d rap on the side. We were going to parties together and doing our thing. Zeke joined us out in California, and that’s pretty much when the group started. Ike went to UC Santa Barbara, so we were in Isla Vista. We started doing shows and making music out there.

The names Ike, Zeke and Tex almost sound like a hillbilly band. Is that on purpose?

Not necessarily. Me being from Texas, when I came out here, nobody called me Larry [his real name]. Everybody just automatically called me Tex or Texas. Zeke, his name has always been Zeke. Ike, that’s his name.

So the band moved from San Pedro to Santa Barbara to Santa Ana?

We moved from Santa Barbara to Orange County about a year ago. It’s harder to build a fan base here. In Isla Vista, there are about 20,000 kids in a one-mile radius. There are parties all the time where we could do shows. There would be hundreds of kids there because everyone was out partying. Here, everything’s a little more spread out.

How would Enfamus do in your Texas hometown?

Growing up in Texas . . . we very well could have been making music there, but there’s not as much room for advancement. There’s not much room to grow there. Things are a little bit slower. We could sell CDs on the street there all day, but it wouldn’t get us where we want to be. Show business in California is where it’s at. As far as Texas, we definitely want to go back there and do shows. We represent Texas. I have it tattooed all over my arm. In Wichita Falls, we wouldn’t be able to reach the kinds of people we need to succeed on a big scale. On top of that, Ike produces all of our music himself. Without Ike, who’s from out here, we wouldn’t have the music itself.

Ike makes all of your music? What’s your creative process?

Vocally, we all write our own and put them in. Ike is a musical genius. He can play any instrument you put in front of him. We don’t have to pay money for beats. We just want to be ourselves. That’s why the name Enfamus is so fitting. We’ve always kind of been outcasts. We’re the people you love to hate.

Do you apply any particular description to your style of hip-hop?

We’re still trying to figure out where our CD would go on the shelves in the stores. We consider ourselves kind of a rap-rock group. We want to have our own section. We’ve fused hip-hop and rock & roll, and a lot of different types of music. It’s hard to place us in a category. We are a category.

When you say rap-rock, what do you mean specifically?

With Ike’s band background, he incorporates a lot of guitar. A lot of it is actual instruments instead of synthesized sounds. Once we plan on touring on a bigger scale, we plan to incorporate a complete live band.

Do you guys have subjects you tend to rap about?

Honestly, we don’t have a lot of possessions, and we talk about that—being broke, selling out shows and not making any money. We like to get the club aspect because we like to party and do all that. We just rap about our lives and what we do on a daily basis. Rapping about possessions is not us. That’s why it’s harder for us to stand out on a commercial level. Our music sounds commercial, but what we’re talking about isn’t. People want to hear that poppy club music. We’re definitely capable of doing that, but it’s just not who we are. We keep it real.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/enfamus. - OC WEEKLY by Rex Reason (2008)


Over the past 6 years, Enfamus has released hundreds of tracks and is planning on FINALLY releasing their first album EARLY 2011!



Notoriously known for their crazy party antics, high energy performances, and distinguished musical talent, Enfamus has earned their spot as one of the best up and coming acts of this year. Enfamus consists of 3 members; Ike, Tex and Zeke. Tex and Zeke are natives of the northern Texas town of Wichita Falls with big dreams of moving off to California one day to make music. In 2002 they got their chance to shine when Tex arrived in San Pedro CA and met Ike, your typical home-town hero, who was currently a singer and guitar player in a punk band. The two of them started free-styling at local parties and made their presence known everywhere they went. After graduating in 2003, Ike was offered a full scholarship to UCSB, Zeke graduated in 2004 and moved to California and the group was established in Isla Vista CA. Considering Isla Vista has been labeled one of the top college party towns on several occasions, it was the perfect place for the group to expand their quickly growing fan base. After 2 years of doing numerous shows, songs, and establishing themselves in Santa Barbara, the group decided to move east back toward LA and Orange County to try to fill in the gap between the 3 counties. Enfamus is now sponsored by RZST clothing along with Artists such as RZA (Wu-Tang), Nappy Roots, and UFC stars such as Chuck Liddell. Since 2004, Enfamus has maintained doing shows and compiling a large library of music, and are FINALLY ready to release an album to the world! Ready?