POP SHUVIT

POP SHUVIT

 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, MYS
BandRockHip Hop

Known for their adrenaline-packed live shows and eclectic blend of hip hop and rock, Pop Shuvit are being touted as Asia’s leading Hip Hop Rock band.

Biography

Pop Shuvit began making waves in the local music scene in late 2001. Comprising of Moots (vocals), JD (guitars), AJ (bass), Rudy (drums) and UNO (turntables), the band has had 4 successful releases under their belt and rocked fans throughout Asia notably in Japan, Thailand and Singapore. Known for their adrenaline packed live shows and eclectic blend of hip hop and rock, Pop Shuvit are being touted as Asia’s leading Hip Hop Rock band.

Their debut album ‘Take it & Shuvit’ broke new ground when their first single ‘Skaters’ Anthem’ was released exclusively on the Internet and became one of the most downloaded local songs in Malaysian music history. The hype and street buzz from the track caught the ears of ESPN, who in turn licensed the track for use in their Summer X-Games broadcast that hit millions of households worldwide. As further credit to Pop Shuvit, ESPN played their music videos and tracks off the album throughout the duration of competition.

In 2003, Pop Shuvit released “Take it & Shuvit” in Japan and became the first Malaysian band to hit the music chart in Japan. The overwhelming support from Japanese youth market ensured that all tracks of the album charted the top 20 on the Tower Records sales charts (even beating raprock luminaries like Linkin Park) without any promotion to back the album. The success of their releases in Japan led to Pop Shuvit touring the land of the rising sun in 2005 to support their sophomore release, ‘HERE & NOW’, leading to one of the most successful and talked about headlining tours for any Malaysian rock band. The album was a hard-hitting social commentary of urban culture and spurred hits like “Old Skool Rocka” and “Journey”, with the latter earning the band the 1 Song of the year on the Malaysian English Top Ten for 2005 and “Best Rock Act” at the inaugural Hitz.fm Malaysian English Top Ten Awards 2005.

Always one to go against the grain, the band released a dance remix album and a hip hop EP in 2004 and 2006 respectively. The remix of their track ‘Conversations’ from the “Shuvit Remixes” dance CD was hand picked by uber DJ Nick Warren for inclusion in pioneering UK dance music label Global Underground’s mix CD, Shanghai GU28 that peaked at 19 on the UK TOP 40 Dance Album Charts. The hip hop EP, a 4 track 12 inch vinyl release, featured collaborations with some of hip hop’s most respected emcees from around the globe including US emcees Big Pooh from Little Brother, L.E.G.A.C.Y, Cesar Comache, ZION from ZION I, Def Jam Japan’s DABO and Reggaeton duo Nitro Y Fanta from Puerto Rico.

Not resting on their laurels, Pop Shuvit’s eagerly anticipated third album, aptly titled “Amped & Dangerous” hit stores in Japan on 23 August 2006 with a later release date being planned for the Malaysian market. The 12 song set is a rollercoaster ride of crunching guitars, pounding rhythms and funked out hip hop beats and rhymes."This is essentially a guitar driven album that’s made for the mosh pit. Simply put, it rocks harder!” says skinman Rudy about the new material.Malaysian fans can expect something different as Guitarist/Producer JD hinted, “We had to think strategically this time around and only release tracks that cater for a specific market so the Japanese/Asian and Malaysian editions will be different.” The Japanese edition of the album will be released throughout Asia as an import edition so fans will still be able to obtain both copies.To top off a great 2006, Pop Shuvit walked away with the “Best Live Act” at the Annual Malaysian English Top Ten Awards 2006.Being independent, the boys understand that there is a need to diversify and take the band to the next level as frontman Moots! Pointed out, “That’s the essence of Pop Shuvit, we always do things differently and love taking risks. We want to turn Pop Shuvit into a brand name and to do this we need to branch out and spread our wings be it in music or other facets of urban culture.”

True to their word, the boys have done just tha

Lyrics

Old Skool Rocker

Written By: Moots! Pop Shuvit

OLD SKOOL ROCKA

VERSI 1:

I HATE IT WHEN I STRUGGLE

WHEN I STRUGGLE YOU CRITISIZE

AND I HATE WHEN I DO WHAT I DO

BUT TO WORK THIS 9 TO 5

AND I HATE WHEN YOUR SUPPORT

IS THE ANSWER TO MY DEMISE

AND I HATE WHEN YOU OFFER

A DAGGER IN YOUR BACK WITH A SMILE

SO UNTIE ME FROM YOUR STATE OF MIND

AND TAKE THESE WORDS FROM THE WISE

I’M NOT A SINNER NOT A SAINT

NOT YOUR IDOLISTIC PRIZE

YOU CAN TAKE ME UP ON THIS MIDDLE FINGER

DO YOU SEE ME ASKING WHY

I’M THE UNHEARD THAT’S LEFT BEHIND

DISREGARDED WONDERING WHY

CHORUS:

GET UP GET UP

I’M AN OLD SKOOL ROCKA

BLASTIN TROUGH YOUR SPEAKER

WITH THE BEAT SO PROPER

VERSI 2:

I HATE WHEN I’M TOLD WHAT I SHOULD

OR SHOULD NOT DO

AND I HATE WHEN YOUR IGONORANCE

MAKES IT HARD FOR ME TO GET THROUGH

SO SAVE ME FROM YOUR AUTHORITY

THIS VOICE WITHOUT A FACE

I’M THE UNHEARD THAT’S LEFT BEHIND

DISREGARDED TO BE ERASED

CHORUS X2

Wannabe

Written By: Moots! Pop Shuvit

WANNABE

Verse 1:

I wanna be a rockstar

I wanna date supermodels and live large

I wanna be on the cover of rollingstone

I want my own private jet to take me to Rome

I wanna be a rockstar

I wanna live in a big house and drive fast cars

I wanna travel the world and be a hero back home

I want a street named after me and be known

Chorus:

Everybody wants to be somebody else (Hey Hey Hey)

Everybody wants to be someone they are not

(Hey! Hey! Hey!)

Everybody wants to be somebody else (Hey Hey Hey)

Everybody wants to be someone they are not

(Hey! Hey! Hey!)

You wanna be the rockstar superstar kind

Making big money just party all the time

You wanna be the rockstar superstar kind

Livin up your dreams just sign on the dotted line

So you want me to be the rockstar now

Push the bitton get onstage the crowd get hype now

Chorus

You ain’t nobody

You just a wannabe

You ain’t nobody

You just a wannabe

a wannabe X 9

Chorus

Running Away

Written By: Pop Shuvit

Pre-Chorus

Now that you know that you want it (You want it)

If you got what it takes come and get it (You got it)

Put your hands in the air if you want it (You want it)

And you know what you want 'cos you're running away from the truth

VERSE 1

Don't wanna fight
Don't wanna move
Don't wanna be another caught in the noose

Your terms
Our rules
Don't leave me stranded just lost and confused

I am the fire that feeds this indiscretion
I am the lies that make it feel so real
Don't let it be forgotten lost in the wind
Dont let it be my only unforgiven sin

Pre-Chorus

Now that you know that you want it (You want it)

If you got what it takes come and get it (You got it)

Put your hands in the air if you want it (You want it)

And you know what you want 'cos you're running away from the truth

Chorus

Running away now , running away now

(You keep me running now you're running away)

Running away now, running away now

(You got me running now you're running away)

Verse 2

So let's fight
Your move
Our terms
Our rules

I'll be your self righteous glorified hero
I'll be the vein that pumps your selfish pride

I tried my best to escape you

(Running away from the truth)

I think of words that I'll say to you

(Running away from the truth)

But won't you let me go?

You only hear what you believe

You only set out to deceive

This masquerade has now become a mad depravity

Marabahaya

Written By: Pop Shuvit

MARABAHAYA
CHORUS:

JAUH KU MENUJU GARIS SEMAKIN JAUH

KANAN KIRI KU TIADA HANYA DI DEPANKU

LAJU KU LAJU DAN TUJUKAN DITUJU

HUJUNG GARIS KU TAWAN TERHITAM PUTIH LA JAJAHKU

VERSI 1:
GERAK KU BERANI MELAWAN WAKTU

AKSI BUAT LEMAH JANTUNGMU

HINGGA BIAR DETIK TERKELU

DAERAH INI TELAH TERPATRI

DALAM URAT SENDI NALURI HATI

MENGALIR DALAM DIRI

HARAKIRI KU BERANI MATI

SEGALA ANGIN LINTANG

DALAM BERSIMPANG MATI

TERBAKAR OBOR TERBUKA API

TERUS KU TANPA TETAPI TIADA BERTEPI

CHORUS
VERSI 2:

SUSUN CATUR ATUR GERAK PANDAI

KENDERA DIUBAHSUAI PERISAI BIJAK DAN PINTAR

TEGAK BERDIRI ATAU TERBIAR

BARING TERLANTAK ANGKUK MENONGKOK

SEMANGAT BERKOBAR-KOBAR

MEREBUT GELAR KEJAR MENGEJAR

GENGGAM MENGGENGGAM TAYAR BERGETAR

ABUK MERASUK MENGGEMPAR LITAR

NITRUS OKSIDA LIAR MEMBAKAR

CHORUS X2

BRIDGE:

MENENTANG ARUS (MARABAHAYA)

MELAWAN ARUS (MARABAHAYA)
CHORUS X1


Discography

Discography :

* Cherry Blossom Love Affair (July 2011) - Malaysia
* Freakshow Vol I: Tales of The Traveling Tunes (August 2007) - Malaysia
* All I Got – HIP HOP Collaboration EP 12” (May 2006) – Japan
* Amped & Dangerous (August 2006) – Japan & Malaysia
* Here & Now (2005) – Malaysia & Japan
* Shuvit Remixes (2004) - Japan
* Take It & Shuvit (2002-Malaysia) & (2003-Japan)

International Collaborations:

* DJ CHEAPSHOT from FORT MINOR/STYLES OF BEYOND (US)
* Inspectah Deck from the Wu Tang Clan (US)
* NICK WARREN & GLOBAL UNDERGROUND (UK)
* ZION (US)
* BIG POOH from Little Brother (US)
* L.E.G.A.C.Y (US)
* CESAR COMANCHE (US)
* NITRO Y FANTA (Puerto Rico/US)
* DABO (DEF JAM Japan)
* DJ 19 (Japan)
* TDR (Belgium)
* SHILOH (Canada)
* VANDAL (Canada)
* SlapShock (Philippines)
* SILK SOUNDS (Thailand)
* AHLI FIQIR (Singapore)
* RAS MUHAMAD (Indonesia)

Recognition :

* Nominee Best Malaysian Act: MTV Asia Awards (2008)
* Recipient Anugerah Kembara – Malaysian music industry awards (AIM) for outstanding achievement in promoting Malaysian Music on a global stage (2008)
* Winner – Song of the year at Asian Voize Independent Awards (2009)
* Winner – Best Rock Song at Asian Voize Independent Awards (2009)
* Best Live Act: Malaysia English Top Ten Awards (2006)
* Best Rock Artist: Malaysian English Top Ten Awards (2005)
* Artist Achievement Recognition- Malaysian Commercial Radio Operators Association (2006)
* #1 Song of the year “Journey” - Malaysian English Top Ten (2005)
* Artist/Band of the Year – Hotbands.com, U.S.A (2004)
* Nominee – AIM Most Promising New Artist (2002)
* Nominee – AIM Best English Album and Best new Artiste (2003)
* Nominee – AIM Best English Album, Best Video and Engineered Album (2008)
* Nominee – AIM Song of the year (2009)
* Nominee – Anugerah ERA Artis English Tempatan Pilihan (2006)
* Silver award for skaters’ anthem music video – Cyberjaya Digital Video Competition (2003)
* Remix of “Conversations” included in Global Underground’s worldwide release of Nick Warren’s Shanghai GU28 - No.19 on the UK TOP 40 Dance Chart (2005)
* Listed by KLUE Magazine as one of the 20 most influential people in Malaysia. (2005)
* 3 songs from Here & Now included in “Rising Stars 3” compilation for the UK (2005)
* 3 songs featured in Swedish Moto-X movie “Ready to Roll” (2007)

Notable Gigs :

* Official Support Official Support for My Chemical Romance Asian Tour - Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Hong Kong (2007/2008)
* Official Support for All American Rejects , Kuala Lumpur (2009)
* MTV Asia Awards performance (2009)
* Sunburst Music Festival with Incubus, The ROOTS and John Legend (2008)
* Quicksilver Surf Open, Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Indonesia (2008)
* Oakley Pro Global Junior Surf, Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Indonesia (2009)
* Hush 2008 Macau Rock Marathon (2008)
* Beerlao Beatz, Laos (2008)
* KAMI Concert, Bkt Jalil Stadium (2008)
* PULP Summerslam 9 - Manila(2009)
* Gangima Night 5th Anniversary Japan Tour (2009)
* Music Matters Asia - Singapore (2011)
* Mayhem in Manila Tour - Manila (2011)
* MTV World Stage 2011 - I-City, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Set List


Intro
Old Skool Rocka
No Sleep For the Wicked
Wannabe
Getting Away With Murder
Journey
Marabahaya
Jump