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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Band Rock Hip Hop


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"Waking up Naptown"

"The boy's funkadelic beats and soul ballads boost rock guitar riffs and hip-hop vocals that have enabled them to ride the college circuit." - NuVo

"Indulge Music Review"

"Musically bringing to mind Chicago's J-Davis Trio (with much better guitar and funkier bass) and executing a plethora of styles and moods. Kontraband rounds out its lyrical flow that ranges from the joy of partying and the hope of better times, to come up with its own brand of hiphoprockfunksoulmusic!" - Intake Weekly

"Best of.."

Kontraband was voted in as one of the Best if 2005's Best Local Hip Hop groups. Keeping good company with staple groups like The Mudkids and national recording artist, Rhymefest, Kontraband has the support of the people of Indy!" - NuVo

"Indianapolis Music .Net"

Led by the highly energetic rapper Doc Grip, Kontraband threw together a rockin' set of ripping guitar riffs and funky drum breaks. It felt like there should have been break dancers twisting around on the wooden dance floor...I recommend this group for everyone to see!" - Indianapolis Music.Net


In past generations, musicians who wanted to break out of the mold created a new genre...For today's artists, most of the old-dog genres are tricked out. To do something unique...Kontraband has grabbed onto hip-hop, rock, and funk to make it's SONIC MIXED DRINK!!!" - Intake Weekly

".....somebody get these guys a record deal!!!"

"Kontraband has an enrgy that will blow your mind!! THe talent is amazing, and they truly were the group to watch at this year's Whystock!! Somebody get these guys a record deal!!!" - Mackenzie Lee, afternoon personality on 93.5/96.7 MAX FM


Fame- on radio in Midwest
Six vs Six billion Lp released 08
Mergerz And Aquisitions Lp-07



Kontraband(formerly known as "The Franchize") is a 6 piece band based out of Indianpolis. We blend hip-hop, rock, and funk music at full speed and have called it, "Mash-Up" music. Described as a "musical tsunami" we continue to attract a diverse following by being able to play alongside any style of music or artist. After the departure of some of the founding members of The Franchize, lead singer Nate Davis released his solo album, "Party Starter' and began touring with drummer Leon Kittrell, aka QuikSticks, John Souki, quitar phenom, and original Franchize member, DJ Unorthodox. With those pieces in place and the encouragement of the new members, the group added bass player, Jeremy Taylor and keyboard plater, Aaron Ashe to create Kontraband. Collectively, some career highlights include opening or playing with artists such as Usher, Mary Mary, Bo Diddly, Johnatan Butler, Bones Thugs N Harmony, Stone Temple Pilots, and most recently, Ludacris at The playboy Mansion. Our group has already gained a reputation as one of the hottest, independent, diverse bands in the midwest.

Kontaband is "Mash-Up" music at it's finest. We provide a polished sound and our mission is to make every show one that the audience will remember.