gabfest

gabfest

BandHip Hop

The music of gabfest can be described as having soulful sensibilities with a futuristic twist, and they have adopted the term "Feel Good Music" as an aphorism when asked to describe their sound. You can expect gabfest's 'refined' subject matter to be positive but not preachy.

Biography

gabfest is Proph and The Stunt, two artists who have joined together for the purpose of portraying a more mature viewpoint than the run-of-the-mill Hip Hop music that is abundant in today's world. Embracing topics that are generally avoided in most creative circles, the group's debut full-length album, "The Refinement," gives the listener a more, dare it be said...'refined' subject matter that is positive but not preachy. The reality of UFOs, the art of stalking, the deterioration of the planet, fine Asian women, government conspiracies, and making fun of celebrities, phony gangster rappers and whach R&B chicks, all run amok throughout the album, while the group stays committed to the foundation of real emceeing, real beats, real Hip Hop. The album also features a special guest appearance by Hip Hop pioneer and legend Kool Keith.

Independent and arrogantly proud of it, you can expect gabfest's music to remain free of the typical and predictable corporate formulas that plague many popular artists and encourage them to create cookie-cutter songs that conform to accepted radio formats strictly for the sake of that almighty dollar. Proph and The Stunt prefer to write material that is more likely to pique your intellect rather than your interest in platinum jewelry and automobiles that are worth more than the average person's mortgage. The music of gabfest can be thought of as having soulful sensibilities with a futuristic twist, and they have adopted the term "Feel Good Music" as an aphorism when asked to describe their sound. As a matter of fact, feeling good is a requirement when listening to gabfest since at any moment they might just flip from heavyweighted subjects to extraordinarily lighthearted wordplay where a comedic atmosphere is the result.

Proph, the group's primary producer and beat crafter, has a background as a top-rate recording and mixing engineer which has enabled him to work with some of the recording industry's finest in many genres, both independent and major. Some of these artists and producers include DJ Quik, Daz Dillinger, and good friend Kool Keith.

The Stunt is gabfest's key writer and lyricist and has enjoyed astounding success from his features on the group's "Be Refined" mixtape which has been offered as a free MP3 download on their official website (www.gabfesthiphop.com) and their MySpace music artist profile page since February 2007. Also available on CD, the mixtape has been widely distributed in record stores and hangout hotspots around their hometown of Los Angeles and has generated a healthy buzz.

Whether you're into Hip Hop that's not too hard to digest or you favor a mentally stimulating workout, "The Refinement" is sure to please your palette for both. As The Stunt so proudly professes, "We be so gabfizzy!"

Discography

Release: BE REFINED mixtape
Label: Slam Identity Records
Year: 2007
Length: Full-length
Format: CD & free MP3 download

Release: The Refinement
Label: Slam Identity Records
Year: 2007
Length: Full-length
Format: CD & MP3

Release: GIANT MUMMIES mixtape
Label: Slam Identity Records
Year: 2009
Length: Full-length
Format: CD & free MP3 download

Set List

We have three different performance sets available to accommodate the allotted time given to perform by the venue: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 45 minutes. These time can be further tailored even to meet the performance requirements.