League of Xtraordinary Gentlemen

League of Xtraordinary Gentlemen

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Consciousness is the way of the future. This trio of Rap/Hip Hop, League of Xtraordinary Gentlemen will be there to bring love, awareness, laughter and togetherness through music.

Biography

Most commonly known to their peers as Jonathan Rivera, Andre D. Burgess and O'Neil M. Smith. Omari Milli, Dre 1 and McNeil became a trio of Barbadian power packed talent known as LXG or the League of Xtraordinary Gentlemen that has been burning up the airwaves since their first release, “JAH LIVE” off their premiere Album entitled “Social Representation”.

Milli, the lyrical craftsman, has great delivery and tremendous stage presence. He was motivated and heavily influenced by the Toronto hip-hop culture and the art of rapping. At the age, 13 he made his debut in a local stage show call Africari in Eglinton. As a member of a local rap group called Militant Menaces he wrote and co- produced projects, including the group first album, for Three Kings Studio, Toronto.

On his return to Barbados, he immediately was inducted into the 2003 Barbados Hip Hop Festival where he placed third in the freestyle competition. He remained a guest performer in 2004, 2005 and in 2006 at the AND1 Tournament, he opened for Lloyd Banks of the G Unit at the Afterdark Night Club.

Dre 1 is a determined artist with fantastic innovative ideas coupled with a desire to be the best at his craft. He grew up on the South Side of Jamaica Queens, New York where he was influenced and inspired by the message sent to inner city youths by the Rap and Hip Hop culture of new comers, Lost Boyz. However, his rap career only begun a year ago when he competed in the Barbadian free style competition “Hit Island 16 Shot”.
McNeil spent most of his life in Los Angeles. This songwriter/performer closed a national distribution deal for his groups’ album with Vision Records of Miami Florida and co-produced and edited two independent videos for the group Warheads. He assisted in building a production company and Record label for the Warheads.
He has performed as opening act for such artists as Busta Rhymes, Naz and Pharoe Monck including a30 city American tour with Redman and Method Man on the Black Out 2000 Tour. Off tour he settled in at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles California.
His move to Barbados brought new beginnings as he released two singles with a local Quartet called “Ambionx”. He followed the successes of these singles with a locally shot video, which runs on a local video show called, “Roaming”.
McNeil’s talent shows his obvious passion for his music and his drive and tenacity to accomplish his goals. He is well seasoned and very versatile in his craftsmanship.
LXG formed right after the local free style competition “Hit Island 16 Shot. Destiny has played a great part in bringing these three powerful Hip Hop specialists together culminating in the group making tremendous strides within a year to become one of the most exciting and captivating rap groups on the island. They Performed at Tims on De Highway, Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium for Youth Mania, The annual Hip Hop Festival (2006) at Olympus Theater and at The Ship Inn Nightclub with the Band “Strategy”.

The group partnered, co- wrote and co-produced with Caribbean Records (B’dos) Ltd on this first album.

They believe in music and the power that is has to cross channels touching a world of people regardless of their race, creed or culture. Spreading the message of love, consciousness and prosperity through music and relentlessly trying to improve the values of life in theirs and other societies.

Lyrics

Fyah

Written By: Terry Denny

“Fyah”

Chorus:
See anytime the league come through Yah spot. (What) We air it out like two seats in a drop. (What) And when we rock, we keeping the place hot like fire fire. We got them shorties and man we got a lot. (What) We got them shines them chromes, we make em pop. (What) We got it locked, mad soldiers on the block with fire fire.

1st Verse:
Look I changed the name switched the game third lane on em. Like Fat Joe and Lil Wayne, I make it rain on em. Aww man you dudes is out of your league. Catch me floating in a drop top convertible v. Yeah, I know I’m nice without the ice on my wrist. And I’m on the block throwing back, lighting a spliff. Fam, I stack them grands like them Jews in Iran. With an eagle in my hand man I’m cool as a fan. Now, you ain’t ready for the LXG take over. We big pimping in Trinidad like Ye Hova. We in the kitchen with pots, pans and baking soda. Then hit the block with glocks strapped in shoulder holsters.

Chorus:

2nd Verse:
You see my chain, see my pants, see my shirt Hugh. You try to rob me I’m a hit you where it hurts hugh. We get the money now the bitches go bizerk. They say they want the kid but they got to put in work hugh. My name’s Omari Milli please don’t be silly. I told them once before, you gots to feel me. See I’m the cat with the baseball bat. Wrap it around your head and ask you how you like that. I can’t hold back, cause this is serious, and homeboy you don’t wanna get clapped. League fire on tracks yeah fire on streets. And burn marks hot still under my feet nigga.

Chorus:

3rd Verse:
Now we the boys supplying all the bricks. (What) We be them boys that’s riding all the whips. (What) So duck your head when I’m lining up to spit cause I’m grimy enough to hit your dime up out the six. You say you love me but I know it’s really fear talking. If you don’t like me then homie you need to keep walking. So get a grip or your ass they going be chalking. He laid up in a coffin with fire. I rep the League of Xtraordinary Gentlemen. I hold it down in any mother fucking jail I’m in. You coming to loose I’m f..king to win. Mochberg on your chin hot fire.

Chorus:
See anytime the league come through ya spot. (What) We air it out like two seats in a drop. (What) And when we rock, we keeping the place hot like fire fire. We got them shorties and man we got a lot. (What) We got them shines them chromes, we make em pop. (What) We got it locked, mad soldiers on the block with fire fire.

Jah Live (Yah Live or Yah Khai)

Written By: Terry Denny/Dwayme Antrobus

1st Verse:
(Mc Neil)
There’s a darker situation all of my peoples is facing. They loose the chains and shackles yet still we mentally caged in. Four hundred years of torture yet still no reparation. Enroute to one world order’s the final destination. The global takeover it’s war, go man your station. Every man for themselves in this racial segregation. I tell my sons to chill but they say they loosing their patience. With George Bush, the apparent heir to satan.
(Dre1)
Yo I was brought up in the struggle and immune to the facts. How many lives did I destroy every time I sold crack. Life is hard when you’re poor it’s even harder when you’re black. All the whities in the front but all you coloreds in the back. How we supposed to feel equal being treated like that. The Klan done traded in their sheets for the badges and gats. Preying on the blacks like how the snake prey to rats, sticking dogs on my people cause we moving in packs.
(Omari Milli)
Cry songs of freedom, beg to be free. Who would’ve ever thought they could enslave me. Who brought about the whips the guns and the ships. Who separated our culture and made us ignorant. Intelligence tells me that our blood’s red the same so why the color of my skin got me stuck in the game? You robbed us of our history, you should be ashamed. How many of our peoples even know our real names.

Chorus:
Ambionx singing Jah no dead.

2nd Verse
(Omari Milli)
So many done died, many black girls raped and them Diddler motherfuckers is the ones who escape. You never build a great man you only kill great men. How comes you killed Malcolm X and Martin Luther King?
(Dre1)
I saw Ahmadou Dhiallo every day on tv. Took 41 shots and every cop was set free. They said he had a gun but all they found was a key. Where’s the justice man the fuck you telling me.
(Mc Neil)
And it only gets deeper look at hurricane Katrina families shocked with dead stares in their eyes like a dreamer. Children crying and blacks dying with no sign of FEMA. Equal whites and just-us with no sign of freedom.

3rd Verse:
(Omari Milli)
Look what happened to Rodney King you can’t even deny. We caught your ass on camera and still you tried to lie. Only if Stoner wasn’t standing by himself, You killed Gundy in jail and he ain’t have no help.
(Dre1)
November 17th on my way to a show, I had the hoodie on my head cause it was starting to snow. Two jakes on a stake out but Luco didn’t know. Two shots from Bill Cannon left my ass on the floor.
(Mc Neil)
Now they’re separating church form state, feed our baby daughters birth control pills to control their birth rate. Nation shattered like a plate when it break. We need community love and unity fore it’s much too late.
Chorus:
Ambionx singing Jah no dead.

Discography

Recently released for November 2007 " Social Representation" with a first single release "Jah Live" on five radio stations across the Caribbean. Streaming on CBC, Barbados.

Set List

Introduction
Fyah
By The Bar
246ing
Special
Hate Us
Reason Why (Da la, la song)
Unbreakable
Te Quiero Mami
Can You Feel Me
Jah No Dead
featuring Ambionx
Spend Dat