Rayko/KRB

Rayko/KRB

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From Funk Rock to Hip Hop to Country Pop- those are the sounds of Rayko Pipes and his wild cast of characters -The KRB. A fresh sound, a fresh look and a brand new blend of divergent sounds that makes your body move, your mouth sing along and your mind wander off into a musical haze! **Rayko/KRB**

Biography

Rayko/KRB is an American Pop/Rock/Hip-hop act from Miami, Florida. The band was originally formed in New Jersey by Rayko Pipes (lead vocals/lyrics, real name Ray Einhorn) and Kenny Ryan (guitars, real name Dan Rainey) when they attended Caldwell College together in the early 2000's. The band has gone through many different members and styles, always maintaining a presence on both the local and national music scenes. Popular Miami guitarist Milo the Great got his start with Rayko, and continues to play shows with the KRB and other major South Florida bands.

In late 2005, Rayko/KRB signed with Miami-based independent record label BinaryStar Music. In February 2006, the band released its debut EP, titled "Six" which was quickly embraced by podcasters like C.C. Chapman and internet radio programmers alike. In June 2007, Rayko Pipes was named "Reader's Choice Best Hip-hop Vocalist" in Broward-Palm Beaches New Times Newspaper. The following month, July 2007 "The RockStar Poor LP" was released and the emotive ballad "Simple Love Song" placed 2 on The PMC Top10.

In October 2007, Rayko/KRB entered Bodog's Battle of the Bands (Season 2) winning both Miami showcases they performed in at Studio A. In January 2007, the band performed at Tabu in Orlando and was one of 3 bands that won Bodog's Florida Semi-Regionals and advanced to the Regional showcase March 2008 in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage.

In May 2008, Rayko/KRB became the first Florida band in history to play Sunfest, a major South Florida music festival, multiple times. They shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Stephen Marley, and John Legend, among others. It was the 2nd time the band played the main stage at this event in 3 years.

Rayko/KRB is in rotation on Clear Channel radio and is also a strong performer in the Podcasting world; they have been featured on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Podshow, hosted by former MTV VJ Adam Curry. Also, the band has been presented on Blade Radio in Germany, RockCast in Italy, Fumiaki Podcast in Japan and Clever Little Pod in the United Kingdom, amongst hundreds of others worldwide. The band was nominated for 6 Miami "Satus Quo Awards" in December, receiving Top 3 honors for "Best Hip Hop Artist".

After two studio albums (The Rockstar Poor LP & Six), a Top 40 worldwide finish (out of 10,000 bands) in the Bodog Battle, tons of high profile gigs, and multiple awards- Rayko Pipes ( 2007 New Times Hip Hop Vocalist of the Year ) is back in the studio. Rayko is now solo from the KRB and will be releasing a new indie country/hip hop album in 2009 with Bromfield Music Co.

Lyrics

Rockstar Poor

Written By: Rayko/KRB

ROCKSTAR POOR (by Rayko/KRB)
©2007 BSM/Winking Demons Publishing

hey hey hey
turn that junk up its like an old m.jackson track
no - its rayko pipes
and he's back back back

the new king of hip hop, pop, or whatever rack
you wanna place his stacks at the old school record shop

he's not FYE or sam goody mannnn
strictly on consignment for the underground fannns

did you see his myspace? i'm in his top8 friends!

yes yes, he's got the people talkin' again
now the track starts to move and the world starts to groove
one fan in japan - in germany maybe ten
got a couple of thousand in florida and
jersey - from upstate to the AC sandsss

the monster of the midway keeps growing in bounds and leaps
changin' up sounds, formulating new speech

its like blah blah blah - to most people you see
that's why i'm rockstar poor - 'cause i can barely eat
but the fans keep growing like american greed
so tonite we dine on the music industy

HOOK
Don't cha know Don't cha know Don't cha know
(dontcha dontcha dontcha dontcha)
*well i got no money, but i got a guitar, dun dun dun dun dun didda liddie diddaleee ahhhh-
i got a microphone, gonna be a big star - yes i got a microphone gonna be a big starrr*

so now he sits down at his laptop mannn
time to check the myspace messages and
drifts back and recalls when he only got spam
not no one ever wrote - nope - not a single fan

now his inbox is full but his stomach still growls
not a single can of food
i know its kinda foul
nothing's really changed - same broke self
writing 3rd person songs to pretend he's someone else

as the laptop screen comes in focus again
another letter from a pornstar who looks like a man
now i'm fit to be tied, and i'm burnin' with rage
it's a been a year since shady - still no adriana sage

girls are lining up to give rayko their hand
so f*** the fool who says money makes a man
i'm poor as s***, just a pen and a page
and i still gotcha girlfriend from back in the day

HOOK
Don't cha know Don't cha know Don't cha know
(dontcha dontcha dontcha dontcha)
*well i got no money, but i got a guitar, dun dun dun dun dun didda liddie diddaleee ahhhh-
i got a microphone, gonna be a big star- yes i got a microphone gonna be a big starrr*

who's that who's that - it's rayko it's rayko

*well i got no money, but i got a guitar, dun dun dun dun dun didda liddie diddaleee ahhhh-
i got a microphone, gonna be a big star- yes i got a microphone gonna be a big starrr*

it's rayko it's rayko it's rayko it's raykoooo

(everybody silent)

while i got your attention you should listen to me
'cause i'm bout to give ya'll a rayko recipe
see this is what i learned before i dropped outta school
to be rockstar poor - just follow 3 rules...

Rule 1 - always drink too much
(one more drink is never enough)
Rule 2 - always smoke too much
(puff puff pass - puff puff puff)

Rule 3
dont listen to a word i say
i'm not the best role model for these days
i'm livin proof of rockstar poor
playin' for pocket change outside the liquor store

homeless - always knockin on the next girl's door

if i sing you a song, could i get a place to stay?
i'll cook you breakfast... if you pay
i'll even throw in one helluva lay

she said she liked the tattoos on the side of my neck
and the hole in my face
but i can't stay in one place
babe you know i gotta go
cause i got another show
i'm exclusively committed to the rockstar trade...

Charp

Written By: Rayko/KRB

CHARP (by Rayko/KRB)
©2007 BSM/Winking Demons Publishing

when i come to get her
you know we leave together
and after all the bad weather
its bound to get a little bit better
but now my words are crossed up whenever she's in sight
my mouth goes dry, and my throat gets tight

i'm a 'lil too short, she's a little too tall,
i'm probably not the kinda dude she wants at all
she's so damn cool that she parties with the rockstars
she's so damn smooth that she drinks straight vodka

*CHORUS
i can't seem to get it all together
this random information
my words are pretty clever
but these thoughts and these phrases i'm puttin' on these pages
just isn't saying what i wish i could say to you
just like the breeze
and i move just like the wind
i'm a rolling stone
back where i started again, yes i'm back where i started again

when i come to get her
you know we leave together
and after all the bad weather
yeah its bound to get a little bit better
rain or shine she stays on mind
she's like a hurricane that tore through my life
she twisted up my tongue nothing comes out right
now i'm lookin' for some fun but can't find it tonight

i'm a 'lil too short, she's a little too tall
i'm probably not the kinda dude she wants at all
she's so damn cool that she parties with the rockstars
she's so damn smooth that she drinks straight vodka
looks so good that she's makin' me dance
and she feels so right that i gotta take a chance

*CHORUS
i can't seem to get it all together
this random information
my words are pretty clever
but these thoughts and these phrases i'm puttin' on these pages
just isn't saying what i wish i could say to you
just like the breeze
and i move just like the wind
i'm a rolling stone
back where i started again, yes i'm back where i started again

just like the breeze
man i'm flowing again and i move just like the wind
i'm a rolling stone
back where i started again, yes i'm back where i started again

Simple Love Song

Written By: Rayko/KRB

SIMPLE LOVE SONG (by Rayko/KRB)
©2007 BSM/Winking Demons Publishing

Why not write a simple love song
'cause tonight i think i need one
you might just know where im comin' from
so tonight sing this love song alright

i may just turn out to make you sick
'cause girl im diagnosed an obsessive lunatic
this song is just my own special brand
of telling you i think you're quite Xxtravagent

*CHORUS
i never seem to learn this love
we're always right back to where we started from
i never seem to learn this love
i'm always right back to where i started from again

why not write a simple love song
for all the people who are movin' on
just find your favorite distractions
and be free from all of your attachments
i may just turn out to make you cry
and if i do you know you'll be alright
'cause were moving on and we all bounce back
so tonight i leave with this simple love track

*CHORUS
i never seem to learn this love
we're always right back to where we started from
i never seem to learn this love
i'm always right back to where i started from again

why not write a simple love song
'cause tonight we all could use one

Discography

"Rhyme Farmer" -2009 GreenLynx E.G. | GreenLynx Publishing (ASCAP) Album release date: 6/16/09

"The RockStar Poor LP" - 2007 BinaryStar Music | Winking Demons Publishing (ASCAP)
Track Listing: 1. The Devil and Rayko Pipes, 2. RockStar Poor, 3. ...The Calls, 4. Identity, 5. Simple Love Song, 6. Up Chuk Skat, 7. (She Said) My Name, 8. Charp, 9. Take It Easy..., 10. ...The Messages, 11. Keep It Quiet, 12. Better Daze, 13. ...Creepin' Up

"Up Chuk Skat" (Digi-Single) - 2006 BinaryStar Music | Winking Demons Publishing (ASCAP)
Track Listing: 1. Up Chuk Skat (Red Headed Slut Mix), 2. Up Chuk Skat (Shirley Temple Mix), 3. Up Chuk Skat (John Crow Batty Mix), 4. Up Chuk Skat (Sex On The Beach Mix), 5. (She Said) My Name, 6. 12 Strippers of X-Mas

"Six" (EP) - 2006 BinaryStar Music | Winking Demons Publishing (ASCAP)
Track Listing: 1. Shady, 2. Idea Gone, 3. Rest, 4. Miss Marianne, 5. Reality TV, 6. Equanimity, 7. Flicker

Set List

A mixture of past and present songs from the original catalog (also covers on occasion)

Set can range from 1 song to 3 hours.