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ElasticBitch Vol. 1
ElasticBitch Vol. 2
Featured on Mr. Loco's "Global Hustlin' mixtape
SupaHubb - Whatz Tha Biznezz
SupaHubb - Concentrate



--LAIV3 (pronounced 'LIVE')-- Hip Hop is a cultural phenomenon without boundaries. Bay Area Hip Hop vocal artist, Laiv3 was raised in the Hip Hop culture. His rap evokes his own personality: masculine and direct, based in reality with a sense of hypocrisy. His Hip Hop experience transcends music, it is a lifestyle he lives everyday. Laiv3 developed his style by keeping his ear to the streets, and performing in a number of venues from the East Coast to Canada as well as the Pacific Northwest, finally returning back home to California. In Oakland, Laiv3 has been working with 5am Deep Records and began his collaboration with musician Steve Walker and engineer Robert Ledesma, Founders of 5am Deep. Laiv3 has defined his own unique musical fingerprint that can reach a broad audience. Together with 5am Deep, Laiv3 is the new International Sound of the Bay. As a lyricist, there is no topic that Laiv3 can’t handle, often exposing the hypocrisy that surrounds us all. Through this dissonance, he finds music and brings his own Emcee style: Powerful, Melodic, and Purposeful. Laiv3 continues to evolve his talent, learn, and grow musically. Through his voice and inspiration, Laiv3 is destined to influence and leave his mark on EMCEEs throughout HipHop History.

-- J Frikshun--As the world turns the ever-evolving music scene and sound changes, some for the good and others for the worst, the corporate machine that now controls the climate of hip hop music has watered down the music by putting on characters with musical talent less than lame. The hip hop community has been yearning and begging for that new entity to make a change in the game that will restore hip hop music to its plateau, an entity not of a watered down clone but someone of concentrated skill in talent and dopeness.
This entity is presented to the world as Frikshun, or J-frik, who is a new school artist who was raised in the old-school era. Born Joshua Jones, Frikshun is an 80’s baby who witnessed and was influenced by the golden era of hip hop in the mid eighties. With so much diversity in his music, it’s hard to put any labels on his genre of music. Its hyphy, its gangsta, its militant, its hood, its hardcore, its conscious, its fun and uplifting. To sum it up, the only genre that fits is reality, it’s about life. “Whoever thought I switch games switch lanes to this/ tried the crown on for size had such a pristine fit”, was a quote from Jones’ first studio recording in ’05. this quote is a foretelling of Frik’s plans to rocket straight to the top and overthrow the powers AND rappers who assume the top position in this game. Even eyes wide open can witness the magic.