KansasCali

KansasCali

BandAlternativeRock

KansasCali is an Urban Alternative Rock band a cross between Linkin Park, Gym Class Heroes and Outkast. Our music focuses on what everyday people deal with currently versus selling them on things that most may never be able to afford.

Biography

The city of Las Vegas is shedding its image as the burial grounds for artists who no longer have a mainstay in mainstream music. It is quickly becoming known the new Hollywood, “Desert Hollywood” with artist such as The Killers, Panic At The Disco & Neyo, Vegas is getting a musical facelift and becoming the new powerhouse in the future of music.

Next up to further shine the light on Desert Hollywood is the Alternative Urban Rock Band KansasCali, they are referred to by some Vegans as the urban version of Linkin Park. The band individually hails from different parts of the United States and converged in Vegas and called it home to make their dreams come true. Lead Vocalist/Rapper Novelist comes from Topeka, Kansas while Pittboss the Lead Singer is from Chino Hills, Ca. they both are the original founders of the band which is where the name KansasCali comes from.

The band jumped on the road to stardom 2 years ago in June of 2005 with their music video landing on the DVD and “Inspired By Soundtrack” of the 2005 Academy Award winning movie “Crash” (stars Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock & Matt Dillon ) with their song entitled “If I…” over 6 million DVDs with the version of their music video on it was sold. Almost immediately after that, the band landed another song, “If I Never See You Again” on the International Soundtrack of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) this was a rare feat for an Independent Band.

With the band coming off the success of 2 blockbuster movie soundtracks their careers began to bloom landing on 3 more soundtracks Orlando Bloom’s “Haven”, ESPN’s “Once In A Lifetime” and most recently Jamie Kennedy’s “Kicking It Old Skool” in which their song “The Life” was added as an entitle in the movie. They were also featured on the solo debut of KCi Hailey’s “My Book” and Aaron Hall’s “Adults Only”

KansasCali just recently finished their debut album “Complicated” set to independently drop in early part of 2008. The album was titled “Complicated” because of some of the things they went through in life, love & business with stories that about 90% of everyday people can relate to.

Lyrics

U're Not Ready

Written By: A. "Novelist" Hamilton | A. "Pittboss" Johnson | E. Borders


Intro
I know you wanna know me down, I know you wanna knock me down
I know you wanna know me down, I know you wanna knock me down

Chorus
Yes, you’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this, Yes,
You’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this
You’re not ready, you’re not ready

Verse One (Sing)
Hysterically blinded, by confusion
Your second best cause you can’t help loosing
So overwhelmed by your emotions
I think you imagine all the cheers
You just can’t fade me
But you’re overwhelmed by all your fears
You just cant shake me
Blame it all on your illusions
Cause your not ready yet

Chorus
Yes, you’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this, Yes,
You’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this
You’re not ready, you’re not ready
Yes, you’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this, Yes,
You’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this
You’re not ready, you’re not ready

Verse 2 (Rap)
U find yourself holding on & digging deep
As you try to compete against the elite
Though you want to retreat to avoid defeat
It’s something about the pressure that slow your feet
Your perspiration feel your seat
You’er caught in heat, unable to really speak
Feeling mentally weak, potentially beat
Thinking revenge is sweet as you sink beneath
But you gotta get up and dust ya self
Get it together beleive and trust yourself until then…
Can’t know me down to much confusion
And you aint ready yet

Chorus (Repeat 2 Twice)
Yes, you’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this, Yes,
You’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this
You’re not ready, you’re not ready
Yes, you’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this, Yes,
You’re not ready, you’re not ready, for this
You’re not ready, you’re not ready

Jussa baby

Written By: A. "Novelist" Hamilton | A. "Pittboss" Johnson | E. Borders

Intro
6 young chicks run round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
6 young chicks run round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
But I gotta see I.D.
6 young chicks run round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
6 young chicks run round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
But I gotta see I.D.

Verse 1
(Sing)
Girl where you get it from,
Can’t believe you only 21
And gotta body like you 25
And you drink like you 29
You should be in the video
You should be in my green limo
See ya shake it in your mini skirt
And I can see you like to go work
Gotta question girl tell me how come?
Your home girls act so damn young
Lil shorty just humor me
Can I see your I.D.

Chorus
Girl u Jussa baby
6 young chicks go round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
And you aint suppose to be in here
6 young chicks go round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
But I gotta see I.D.
Girl u Jussa baby
6 young chicks go round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
And you aint suppose to be in here
6 young chicks go round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
But I gotta see I.D.
Girl u Jussa baby

Verse2
(Rap)
5’10 with a models flare
Looking kinda young wearing what the models wear
Glistening lips with the wavy hair
Body shape not a peach but the perfect pear
Your moves is grown but your mind is young
Let me guess, girls just wanna have fun
Is that the reason for your actions
Wanna be bad girl like Latoya Jackson
But you do like the young girls do
And the girls that are with you look like the young girl crew
You must understand I’m not a young girl dude
That’s nothing but trouble if I tussle with you
Now-a-days it’s so hard to tell,
These females that you know so well
Which is legit or could land you in jail
But the only to prevail is to see I.D.

Chorus
Girl u Jussa baby
6 young chicks go round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
And you aint suppose to be in here
6 young chicks go round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
But I gotta see I.D.
Girl u Jussa baby
6 young chicks go round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
And you aint suppose to be in here
6 young chicks go round me outside, round me outside, round me outside
But I gotta see I.D.
Girl u Jussa baby

Girl u Jussa baby
Girl u Jussa baby

If I... (From Inspired By CRASH Soundtrack)

Written By: A. "Novelist" Hamilton | A. "Pittboss" Johnson | E. Borders

[Intro]
[Verse]

I live my life like a 38
Pointed straight but shooting blanks
Killing Angels but they don’t don’t die
I’m heading on a course of change,
Lost my brother on the run
Lost my dignity to one
I blame them others and take none
Am I a man.
I wake up every day in rage
Sore from bumping round my cage
I see my father broken down
He seem so strong up until now
And all the inner conflicts groan
Cause now I question all I know
And I just need something I could feel

[Chorus]

So If I…
Crash into you
And If I…
Dare Not Run away
It’s Cause I…
Need someone to touch
Whether it’s…
Heavenly or pain
And if by…
Chance we don’t collide
Then I’ll…
Take much better aim
It’s cause we…
Need someone to touch
Whether it’s heavenly or pain

[Guitar Solo]

[Verse 2] (Rap)

I will understand you | Judge You |Protect you | Berate you
Help you | Punish you | Guide you | Forsake you
We speed through life like we speed through life |
In the blink of an eye it could mean your life |
Frighten by stereotypes our senses become heighten |
When fear meets the truth it’s like the clash of the titans |
We cross the same intersection | Where perception becomes deception |
Mirrored reflections of an ugly complexion |
It’s a mess that people think we are who we are
Based on what they hear or read or by the color we are |
In life we are put in predicaments where incidents meets the innocent |
That “Crash” our conscious with contents of nonsense |
When I breakdown and “Crash”

[Chorus]

So If I…
Crash into you
And If I…
Dare Not Run away
It’s Cause I…
Need someone to touch
Whether it’s…
Heavenly or pain
And if by…
Chance we don’t collide
Then I’ll…
Take much better aim
It’s cause we…
Need someone to touch
Whether it’s heavenly or pain

Discography

TV Show: “I Don’t Want To Be No Star”
Starring: George Willborn
Theme Song: “I Don’t Wanna Be A Star” by KansasCali
Network: TV ONE

Movie: “Kicking It Old Skool”
Song: “The Life” by KansasCali
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: 20th Century Fox | YFG | Superb Records

Movie: “Haven”
Song: “Uuuh’ by KansasCali
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: El Camino | YFG | Superb Records

Movie: “Once In A Lifetime
Song: “U Gotta Fight!” by KansasCali
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: ESPN | Superb Records

Group: KansasCali
Album: “Hello World”
Label: Black Casino | Superb | Koch

Movie: “CRASH”
Song: “IF I…” by KansasCali
Inspired By Soundtrack
Label: Superb | Koch | LGF
Video appears on both fullscreen and widescreen version of the DVD

Movie: “MR.& Mrs. Smith”
Song: “If I Never See You Again” by KansasCali
(International) Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Kinowelt | Emotion | Regency

Artist: K-Ci Hailey of Jodeci
Song: “It’s All Love” feat. Kansascali
Album: “My Book”
Label: Head Start Music Group | Bungalo | Universal

Artist: Aaron Hall
Songs: “Serve That Body” feat. KansasCali
“Betta Watch Yo Girl” feat. KansasCali
Album: “Adults Only”
Label: Head Start Music Group

Set List

depending on the venue we normally do 25 to 30 minute sets. We start off with a huge guitar and drum musical intro then right into one of our big sounding songs to pick the mood and tempo up mellowing out midway through then closing with a feel good song.