Optimus

Optimus

BandAlternativeHip Hop

I call it Real Music. Organic Rock of all varietys. Optimus is a dynamic, freak of a young talent and his seasoned funky band are versed in every possible genre and flavor. Its groove based, Powerpop with hip-hop, reggae, calypso, world music, Throwback R&B, Soul, and Alternative/Indi Rock.

Biography

Biography of Opto according to Jay Money:
It all started with the birth of Optimus. Jordan Christopher Towers was born..... (Contrary to some beliefs), on the same unspecified year as me, and shortly there after grew into a miniature sized Antichrist of a man. His path from Homely child to MC of the millenium is filled with cliches and is not important enough to make fun of, but for the sake of the music, I will. His Grandmother and father were both successful Actors in Hollywood and somehow, some way, he still managed to live the trashiest, edgiest childhood a foul toothed boy could possibly want. He developed emotional problems so early that his mom hired a shrink to breast feed him, and had it not been for his dad and sister, Optos Mom probably would have eaten him in the first two years of life. Opto grew up in the Valley and gravitated towards music from an early age. He had a natural rhythmic ability, could dance, sing, and eventually picked up a unique rhyming style. A hybrid of Nas and Q-tip, with the delivery and command of Cannibus and Tupac, his flow can flip-flop from swaying with the music to chopping and whipping the beat. He literally spits fire. He cultivated a mythic underground status in the Valley and founded underground groups like "Third Eye Convention", "Dilligaf", and more then a few others. When Dilligaf broke up, he signed a deal with DJ Lethal,(Limpbiskit, House of Pain), and recorded an album with two other Mcs called "The Knockouts". The Bands hard image and "Street" sort of attitude reflected a darker side of Opto that he didn't necessarily agree with, but the music was dope and the project had wings. Opto was building support in the Industry and befriended me about that time. He wanted to go a new direction and was really feeling some new stuff I was working on. His friend and previous manager, Cl Lee, was still a friend of both of ours and around this time he found some funding to start a label. He and Jimmy Yun founded the label in 2005 and hired me, Jay Money, to produce the music. I consciously deviated away from hip-hop so that I could carve out Optos unique identity. He writes cleverly and concisely sometimes, but mostly channels and receives his lyrics. He feels and writes from a variety of perspectives so you cant
really nail him to a style. He can sound like a full blood Jamaican MC or he can sound like a rock singer. He enjoys and pulls off anything that Ive seen put in front of him, so I wanted to challenge him to make a really freaky record. The Whethaman sessions were the best time of my life, and if the record sounds like a party, well...
then that sounds about right. We made an Awesome record with all my friends, who are all named guys with big careers, and I still feel a great sense of pride about the album we did. It stands by itself in its diversity, tone and overall ability to surprise and enchant the listener. Its a throwback album, with a full album mentality, and covers every genre that Southern Cali can cover. The album is Sample-free and has Organic horns, strings and drums. A hybrid Hip Hop/Alternative rock record built for cross-over success, hopefully. Anyway its dope, and since then Ive put the youngest, hungriest, group of guys I know in his band and Produced a stage show that rivals Outkast and The peas. Its a circus for the eyes and a pleasure for the ears. Its a unique experience that can cover your full range of emotion. Opto can light up a room with his smile and style on his reggae song,"Nice and sweet". He can also make you bang your head, furrow your brow, and scrunch your nose, as you listen to the chip on his shoulder in his song, "Pot of Rain".
Its Hip-hop alright. But with vulnerability, severe ADD, and the ability to laugh at ourselves. In Optos words. ITS NOT A ROCK SHOW, ITS NOT A HIP HOP SHOW, ITS OPTO!!!!

Lyrics

FREAKIN THE WALL

Written By: OPTIMUS

FREAKIN THE WALL

FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
DROP THE BASS ON EM
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
SAY WOT
VERSE:1
I'M OFF MY ROCKER DUKOKIS, I'M IN THE POCKET AND PROPER
ANOTHER SAGA TO COCKALOCKA YOU ROCKERS PAPA,
I'M JUST THAT CRACKER TO SMACK YA WITH ILL RAPTURE
THE FACT IS I'M SO WHACKED IN THE HEAD THAT I'M PRO-CRACK
IT'S AUTOMATIC LIKE SMACK ADDICTS WITH ILL HABITS,
I'LL START HAVOK WITH ANY MAGGOT WHO START STATIC,
I'M SO CONCEITED YOU'LL NEVER DEFEAT THE REAPER
IT'S OVER YO STUFF YA' PEEPA WITH PIECES OF GREEN CLOVER,
YO COME AND FIND ME I'M GRIMEY BETTER BRING SHAQ WIT' YOU,
I'LL LEAVE YOU LONELY LIKE KOBE BRING YOU A BAT WITH YOU,
I'M SUPERSTITIOUS THIS VINYL IS SO DELICIOUS
IT'S TWISTED AND TANTLIZING YOUR TASTERS YOU CAN'T RESIST IT,
IT'S OPTIMUS I'M RIDICULOUS, BITTER AS BLACK LICORICE,
SICK WIT IT AS SYPHILUS, TYRANUS CARNIVOROUS,
EGOTISTICAL, PEEP ME FROM YOUR PERIPHERAL,
I'M HEAT SEEKING AT SPEEDS OF A "B" MISSLE

CHORUS:
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
DROP THE BASS ON EM
VERSE:2
EXACT WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE I SLAP THE CACK TO YOUR FACE,
I KEEP MY DAQUIRI LACED TO FLASH BACK TO THE BASS,
TOUCH THE CEILING I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH HURT FEELINGS
I'M WHEELING ELECTRICITY, LEAVE YOU WITH HOT FILLINGS
A DEMON, SO WILLING TO SHOW YOU I'M SO EVIL,
STABBED BY THE STEEPLE YOU PEOPLE MIGHT NEED NEEDLES,
PEACE TO LETHAL MY PEOPLE BE SO BLASSÉ,
SLAP PAPARAZZI LIKE GOTTI UP IN THE PARTY,
ROCK YOUR BODY OPT IS SO COCKY, YOU COULD NEVER KNOCK ME,
COCK ME BEFORE YOU POP ME LIKE A GLOK LOCK ME,
FROM CACALACKA TO COMPTON THEY ALL CRIPPLED
REACH MY PEAK I’M A BEAST AND I SEE TRIPLES

CHORUS:2 (REPEAT TWICE)
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
DROP THE BASS ON EM

POST CHORUS (REPEAT TWICE)
THE BEAST BEAST IN HIM’S CREEPIN OUT EVERY WEEKEND
COME FREAK FREAK HIM HE’S TWEEKIN THERE’S NO SLEEP
VERSE:3
HE’S SO DISTURBED CAUSE HE’S PERVIN OFF SELF SERVE AND HE’S
SO TO THE CURB HE CAN SERVE YOU IN THIRD PERSON HE’S
WHETHAMAN HE’S BANANANAS DE NANAN!!
RUBBIN SHOULDERS WITH ELDERS AT THE COPACABANA
RECREATIN’ WHATS CRAZY, YO BABY COME RAPE ME
HE AI’NT SHADY HE’S JANKY SOME SNAPPED IN HIM LATELY
HE’S DISPICKABLE HURT HIM THE PAIN TICKLES
COME POLISH YOUR CROM PISTOLS AND HATE HIM HE’LL HATE WITH YOU

(CHOURUS;3 (REPEAT TWICE)
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
FREAKIN THE FREAKIN THE WALL
DROP THE BASS ON EM

Discography

We released one presingle to Radio in November December of 2005. "Pot of Rain"/"On The Grind" and so far have been played on WCDA, Lexington Ky, WVYB, Daytona Beach Fl, KDLD, Los Angeles, KSII, El Paso Tx, WJSE, Atlantic City nj, KFTE, Lafayette La, WWDC, Washington DC, WFXH, Savannah Georgia, Powr 104, Oahu Hawaii, INDI103.1, Los Angeles.
Were still getting radio play but were waiting until May to resume our Radio Promotions campaign.
Were scheduled to release our album around August 13th and were already releasing an EP of extra songs available any minute online.

Set List

Freak In the Wall
I Need Money
Nice and Sweet
What we Peddlin
Paper Thin
Pot of Rain
Live By the Sun
Dirty Shame
Dilligaf Anthem
On The Grind
Dolla Bills
Miss America
He Said She Said
Scavengers

usually 45 minutes to an hour lenghth for the set.
We can also play two complete sets if need be