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Feedback LP (with Jurassic 5), Power in Numbers LP (with Jurassic 5), Quality Control LP (with Jurassic 5), Improvise EP (with Jurassic 5), Work it Out Single (with Jurassic 5)

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“Slick talk, fly walk, let the legend begin”.

So starts the story of Portable Payback, comprised of Soup and Marc 7 formerly of the world famous hip hop group Jurassic 5. The two connected musically during the recording of J5’s Power In Numbers album on the song “High Fidelity”. Fan response to the song was through the roof and to this date the song remains a favorite of die hard J5 fans. “Soup and I knew we had something special when we wrote High Fidelity, the song really opened the door for us to say to ourselves, Hey we got a great vibe as a duo” according to Marc7. “Musically we have no limits as Portable Payback and are free to go into and explore all types of beats and concepts and lyrical content” says Soup. “I just feel with J5 we were “pigeon-holed” to be these perfect people and couldn’t talk about certain things or even curse” says Marc 7. With Portable Payback the sky is the limit and their soon to be released full length album will prove their point.

Soup got his first taste of the music business with the group Rebels Of Rhythm alongside high school friends Akil and Afrika. Marc 7 got his start with the group Unity Committee alongside Cut Chemist, DJ Marv Ski and Chali Tuna. The two groups met in 1993 while frequenting The Good Life Café. After many suggestions that Unity Committee and Rebels of Rhythm work together, they finally connected and created the song Unified Rebelution which would give birth to the group Jurassic 5. Their independently released, Gold J5 EP helped secure them a deal with Interscope Records and Gold and Silver status overseas. The certified Gold Quality Control album in 2002 stamped their arrival to the industry. Power in Numbers in 2004 made a huge impact as well as their final album Feedback.

Soup and Marc7 have toured the world several times over performing at the world’s most important and exciting music festivals – Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza 2003, Australia’s Big Day Out, The UK’s Reading And Leeds Festival and Japan’s Summer Sonic. They’ve shared the stage with music’s great performers including – A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, Lauryn Hill, Cee-Lo, The Roots, Green Day, Janes Addiction, Dave Matthews Band, Sum 41- and were the only Rap group to perform on the hugely successful Vote For Change Tour with Bruce Springsteen. Armed with immense talent and a arsenal of quality material these two globetrotting MC’s are ready to yet again tour the world and show the world what “PORTABLE PAYBACK” is all about.