Gym Class Heroes
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Gym Class Heroes

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

Papercut Chronicles (2005)

As Cruel As School Children (2006)

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Bio

Melding elements of rap, rock, RB, and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, upstate New York's Gym Class Heroes had diverse appeal based on their impressive musical dexterity. Often touring with indie rock and pop-punk bands, they didn't fit comfortably into one specific genre; the quartet's music was rooted in traditional hip-hop, but featured live instruments instead of looped samples or beats. Lyrics were often socially conscious, but also incorporated humor and wry perceptiveness. The band's roots date to 1997 in Geneva, NY, when MC Travis "Schleprok" McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends during high-school gym class. Wanting to create a new palette for hip-hop, the duo worked with other musicians before Gym Class Heroes was officially born in 2001 with the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts. The guys self-released For the Kids that same year.