The Notorious MSG
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The Notorious MSG

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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May
30
The Notorious MSG @ Union Square

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Feb
13
The Notorious MSG @ Santos Party House

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Jul
25
The Notorious MSG @ Bowery Ballroom

New york, New York, USA

New york, New York, USA

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...Imagine Run DMC with a splash of Pretty Ricky and some thick Asian accents and you've got a good idea of the Notorious MSG sound. Since the release of their 2004 debut album, Die Hungry, they've been making fans' faces hurt from laughing with songs like "Straight out of Canton", "Dim Sum Girl," and "No Good Muthabitch."

...hell-bent on bringing more fun and danger back to popular music, these guys are just the hustlers to do it.

Full Article: http://www.notoriousmsg.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/bust_article.jpg - Bust Magazine April/May 2008


Speaking of MSG (the Asian kind), I stumbled across the craziest trio of Chinese madmen—Notorious MSG. According to their blog, the band is made up of a bunch of Chinese bike delivery boys from the mean streets of Chinatown, NY. Well they sure looked badass at the Warped Tour, rocking out to gnarly tunes that sounded like The Beastie Boys being sodomized by the Ramones. Hell, one of them was rocking GI Joe tattoos, and they all were sporting matching denim vests. The best part, was Billie D. Wang, the band’s off-the-wall guitar player, who pumped out riffs on an M-16 shaped axe. These are the guys that deserved an extra 15 minutes of playing time.

http://lifeinabungalo.com/2007/08/08/sun-booze-luchadores/ - Life in a Bungalo


What's going on here and why?
The Notorious MSG's Down-Lo Mein, Hong Kong Fever, and Hunan Bomb, all intheir 20s, arrived in New York from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea respectively, in 1993. They turned to hip hop to escape a lifetime of chicken-with-broccoli deliveries. "We hope to give a voice to everyone in Chinatown who never got to live their dreams," frontman Fever says.

AND WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT VOICE SOUND LIKE?
"It starts with a little tingle in the rectal passage," he explains.

OKAY, UM, ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW?
"Bring some tissues and a diaper, because your ass is going to be swollen." -DAVE HILL

http://www.notoriousmsg.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/blender_msg_lores.jpg - Blender Magazine


... the showcase promoted a number of underground Asian bands, but most of the audience at the Knitting Factory in TriBeCa on this Sunday night had come out to see a three-man rap group, the Notorious MSG, whose account of an unusual trajectory from the kitchens of Chinatown restaurants to the local stage was the big draw...

"It was an assault on the senses," said Michael Nuñez, 31, a freelance art producer who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. "Seeing them live, clearly, that is the only way to soak in what MSG are all about."


By JULIA WANG
Published: June 11, 2006
Full Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/nyregion/thecity/11bad.html - The New York Times


...The first time Gothamist spotted The Notorious MSG was at this year's Chinese New Year parade. They seem to think we're stalking them, so how better to stalk than to do an interview? If you want to see them in action, they have a show tonight at the Cutting Room.

...In 1993, we all left the ghettos of Asia to come to New York City's Chinatown. We came here with a dream. And that dream is to blow-out people's asses with our hot n' spicy music. We recommend you clench your cheeks 'cuz it's gonna hurt.

...Our most ferocious weapon is the heat that we pack between our legs. Our egg-rolls are like homing missiles, and we have a full-lock on the vagina, captain...


Full Interview: http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/02/23/the_notorious_m_1.php - Gothamist.com


...Sometimes, they wear matching Adidas track suits. Other times, black leather jackets and thick gold chains. But on the cover of their album Die Hungry, they're wearing the uniforms of restaurant workers the world over: white shirts and black pants. Together, they make up the Notorious MSG.

...the response to the band is pretty positive. The music on their websites is being downloaded fast, and not just in the US... they're booking more live shows and have already been on MTV, and they're talking to Comedy Central about developing a series.

-Athena Desai.

Full Transcript and audio available here:
http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/322 - BBC World Radio


...While their look veers toward the wacky, there’s a serious side to Notorious MSG: its determination to illuminate the hard lot of Chinese immigrants working in Chinatown’s restaurant underbelly. “Americans don’t know it’s a hard life, very dangerous,” Hong Kong Fever says. MSG’s former drummer was shot to death last year while making a delivery. What’s unclear is whether the motivation was robbery or payback from the group’s gangland past. But the group feels his vulnerability was plain. “They see you on a bicycle,” D-Lo says, “and think you are weak.”—Howard Halle

Time Out New York / Issue 547 :
Mar 23–29, 2006

Full Article: http://www.timeoutny.com/newyork/Details.do?page=1&xyurl=xyl://TONYWebArticles2/547/out_there/chopshticks.xml - Time Out NY


...The group combines street swagger and sharp comedic timing on tunes Straight Out of Canton, Dim Sum Girl, Egg Rollin' and Chinatown Hustler.

...Funny stuff, sure, and it earned the Notorious MSG prime slots on this summer's Warped Tour and a sizable East Coast following.

-JOEY GUERRA

Full Article: http://www.notoriousmsg.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/houstonchronicle_fullsize2.jpg - The Houston Chronicle


...MSG is both an outlet for their rage at the system and a tool to raise awareness of the difficulties facing the Asian restaurant worker. But as you may have guessed, MSG are not hip hop activists. Channeling Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, NWA, and Cypress Hill all at once, they are satirists, brilliantly imploding notions of race, ethnicity and the American Dream.

-JESSICA GROSE

Heeb, Fall 2006

Full Article: http://www.notoriousmsg.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/heeb_fall06.pdf - Heeb Magazine


Discography

Heavy Ghetto EP (May 2011 Release)
Lunch Money EP
Die Hungry EP

Both collections are available on iTunes and via the MSG Store at http://notoriousmsg.com/shop

Photos

Bio

For our updated EPK, please visit: http://notoriousmsg.com/epk/epk.html

Blasting out of the streets of Chinatown, The Notorious MSG are three renegade restaurant workers on a mission to rip your asses in half with their high-sodium beats. After years of struggling in the kitchens, Hong Kong Fever, Down-Lo Mein and the Hunan Bomb found salvation in music. Hell-bent on revenge, they formed a band and the deep-fried force of nature called The Notorious MSG were born.

Together with Billy D. Wang on lead guitar and Noodles on drums, the group's sound is an rectum-tearing explosion of old school hip-hop and 70's rock and metal. Their stage show, a whirlwind of sound and fury, has reduced women to tears and made grown men incontinent.

The Pan-Asian trio's rise from the kitchens to the stage has been rapid. Since their debut, they've received both national and international press from sources such as The New York Times, Blender, GQ Japan, MTV and MTV Asia, Time Out NY, BBC World Radio, URB and Bust. They've been interviewed by Cipha Sounds on Sirius Radio's Shade45, and were featured in documentaries both on CurrentTV and French television.

They've carved a path of destruction with their live shows, all across the US at various colleges and notable venues including Bowery Ballroom, The Knitting Factory, CBGB's, Joe's Pub, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and various dates on the 2007 Warped Tour.

The MSG's assault on your senses doesn't stop with their music: their YouTube videos (http://youtube.com/thenotoriousmsg) have over 100,000 views, not even counting the hundreds of fan generated videos ("Dim Sum Girl" alone has over 100 fan created entries).

Your pubic hair will sizzle as the MSG wildfire flares-up in your pants. Your gonads will shrivel to the size of raisins. Prepare yourself for the ultimate Chinatown beatdown.

For our updated EPK, please visit: http://notoriousmsg.com/epk/epk.html