Mute The News
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Mute The News

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
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Mute The News debut album "Unamerican Idols" was released 12/25/2013. This album has "revolution" written all over it. With features from AOTP and Demigodz' Esoteric, as well as a feature from Boston legend Akrobatik, this album comes with 12 songs full of inspiring and thoughtful lyrics.

Track list for the album:
  1. We The People
  2. Police State
  3. MTN VS FPMFP (feat) Funny People Makin Funna People
  4. Something Like This
  5. So They Say (feat) Akrobatik
  6. All Understanding
  7. I.A.O.H.
  8. Audio Warfare (feat) Esoteric
  9. Invasion
10. Unamerican Idols
11. Illegal Intelligence
12. Life I Give



Who We Are:

Mute The News is a dynamic duo hailing from the suburbs of Boston, MA. Formed in 2010 by long time scene veterans Nick "Pasquarosa" Pasquarosa and Jay "Speak!" Lane ( the two who are actually blood cousins ) set out to transform and push the musical boundaries of what they see as a very dry and predictable genre. Pulling from a combined 20 years of musical experience both as solo acts as well as members of various local rock , metal and hip hop / reggae bands the two started appearing together through out Boston as guest spots for one another. After repeated requests by both artists and each others fan bases the two decided to combine forces in early 2012 in hopes of forming a full time foundation which became " Mute The News". Both artists who are heavily influenced by music of all kinds, viewed the formation of the group as a chance to take huge chances musically with their ability to use several elements from using heavy metal like melodies, deep poetic musings, new age double time lyricism, rugged political and theological commentary as well as left field dance-hall patois. The results are a combination of golden era lyrical hip hop reminiscent of local legends such as Sage Francis and Esoteric, high energy acts such as The Beastie Boys and Onxy to the more melodic harmonies of System Of A Down & Incubus to the political call to arms action of Rage Against The Machine and The Clash. All of this sets a foundation for a pure sound all there own which never hesitates to change song to song. Mute The News truly is Music with both a message and music with spirit and soul.

What We Are About:

We aim to spark a meaningful dialogue through the content of our music both politically , spiritually and on a comedic punchline front. We aim to piss you off with our opinions which at times conflict with each other. That is the beauty of our music though. It is an expression of the confusion of the modern day human condition. We don't claim to have all the answers, we contradict ourselves and constantly expose our own vulnerabilities, but that is the point. Through Love, Unity & Peace which is the mantra of the group we aim to break down the walls of your indifference. We are an anti hate , anti thug & cocaine rap , pro lyrical and musical ability act in a genre that has dumb it down within the past decade. We aim to be the group swimming against the current of trends that reminds you at the very heart of our existence what we feel is our purpose through expression, that being to QUESTION.

Why The Name Mute The News? :

Mute The News, in other words forget what you heard. The name in itself was meant to represent more of a way of life with the purpose of blocking out what popular society tells you is the norm and tells you how to feel, dress , act, speak, & create. We push you to research issues for yourself and question what has been put in front of you.

Unamerican Idols The Album:

The Debut 40:00 LP Released December 25th 2012 is a 12 track political and lyrical opus which marks the entrance of Mute The News into the national market place and scene. Featuring Boston hip hop Icons such as Esoteric from the Army Of The Pharaohs, Czarface w/ Inspectah Deck & 7L & the Demigodz. The album also features Akrobatik of the Perceptionists with Mr.Lif. Also along for the ride are Providence heavyweights and brothers in arms F.P.M.F.P ( Funny People Makin Funna People; Rich Broke & Rippz ). The Album features an eclectic mix of local producers such as S-GracE and EDM producer NOYA, an instrumental produced by member Speak! ya Rhyme as well as a true blend of both American producers EKX to European producers from Spain: The Freestyla Norway: Loop.Holes & The UK: Gadman Dubs. ~~~nRecorded and Engineered Solely by Jay Lane & Nick Pasquarosa in various basements and living rooms and mixed and mastered by Adam Noya. This is a true 100% organically grown , made , recorded, edited and promoted album.

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