Fabulous Saturdays
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What up, my peeps? ... I got some new music for y’all to check out... Let’s get it crackin’….

First Up...Laugh Now,
Cry Later & Who is
Mark Thumpton?



These two CD titles belong to two musical entities that will definitely be making some noise in the days to come. The first, Laugh Now, Cry Later, belongs to the Godfather of gangsta rap, Ice Cube.

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The title of the second album, Who is Mark Thumpton?, belongs to the Portland-based group The Fabulous Saturdays.

The thing that I dig about these catz is the originality and the
creativity they put into this new album. It’s so refreshing to hear
some real down-to-earth hip hop for a change. Five out of the group’s six members are emcees, and you can tell by listening to their music that they all have skillz. My homegirl Tye-Tye was the first to put me up on these catz a couple months ago, and I have been impressed with them ever since. The members of the group are from both coasts, so the combination of talent is a rare-yet-unique blend. This is another joint worth swoopin’ up for the summertime! Much love, y’all!


- Exotic Magazine #157 July 2006


Fabulous Saturdays: This six-member collective may have only formed in 2004, but it is already giving Lifesavas a run for their money in terms of paying props to the old-school way of prioritizing beats before bling. Their album, "Who is Mark Thumpton?" is a rhyme-rich, game-flaunting disc. - The Oregonian. April 20, 2007


Discography

Fabulous Saturdays has released two CDs for public consumtion.

The first was the 2005 underground "Mixtape" entitled "Fabulous Saturdays: The Audio Flyer" which is a compilation of work by the group and individuals from the group put together in an effort to raise awareness of the FabSats and their upcoming debut. This CD also featured guest appearances by artists such as B.K. and Oddisee.
To learn more about "Fabulous Saturdays: The Audio Flyer" please visit:
www.cdbaby.com/fabsaturdays

The first professional product, "Fabulous Saturdays: Who is Mark Thumpton" was released in 2006. This product is the embodiment of the FabSats philosophy. It is 23 tracks long and every track is as high-powered and professional as the last. The group refused to cut any corners in the production of their debut album and their efforts were not in vain. It is rare today to come across an album that you'll want to listen to from the first second of the first track all the way to the last. "Who is Mark Thumpton?" is one of those albums!
to learn more about "Fabulous Saturdays: Who is Mark Thumpton?" please visit:

www.fabsats.com
or
www.cdbaby.com/fabsaturdays2

also available on iTunes

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Bio

Fabulous Saturdays began in 2004 when Bay Area artists, Cutty Dre, Jimmy Fontaine and Doc Vaporz (Cutty Route Productions) moved their operations to Portland Oregon. It was their that they were introduced to a local group called, "Theurgy" which consisted of brothers Madd Hadda and V!RTU. The two groups found their sounds, although very different, to be perfectly compatible as both groups were rebelling against the mutilation of the true soul of Hip Hop by mainstream powers and had grown quite tired of hearing the same old violent and degrading rap music played on the radio.
It was a theory formed by the group that it was not the rappers who sold the platinum records but the producers. This theory led to the formation of Fabulous Saturdays. If four "true" MC'z could be heard on High-quality radio friendly beats, then perhaps the mass audience could be made aware of the true beauty of Hip Hop and the doors would open once again for true artists to make their mark and all the so-called rappers who insult the intelligence of the average listener with stereotypes, racial/sexual degradation and lazy simplicity would now have to try a little harder and do right by the public who pays them so well to entertain. This theory would not be a difficult one to put to the test, not with a producer like Cutty Dre.
Cutty Dre, it could be said, became the backbone of the group. His production skills and musical intuition would be the foundation from which this new brand of music would be built. Dre provided the clean, high-quality mainstream sound that the group needed to stand out amongst the amateurs and professionals.
In mid-2005 a sixth member was added to the roster, but in a sense he had been there unofficially all along. Anderson Ray (of the Oakland-based "V.E.R.A. Clique") was actually the individual most responsible for the formation of FabSats. It was he who introduced the two groups and recognized the potential to build together on what the individuals had thus far accomplished. After performing a few collaborative songs with FabSats at a summer show at Berbati's Pan (Portland, OR) it was decided that although he would still be based in Oakland, he was officially a member and for the first time, the now 6 man deep collective went to work and in 2006 released their internationally celebrated debut album, "Fabulous Saturdays: Who is Mark Thumpton?"