The Gooneez x The Fratelleez
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The Gooneez x The Fratelleez

Blythe, California, United States

Blythe, California, United States
Band Hip Hop Punk


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-Southern California based hip-hop group The Gooneez with their three piece band, The Fratelleez, combine an array of rap, rock and punk influences to create upbeat music with a fresh sound.
Andre Abella and Frank Clark make-up The Gooneez. The two cousins started making music in 2003 as a hobby to pass the time until the hobby then became their calling and dream .“We recorded our first demo with a $20 mic, a rewriteable disc, playstation and a 4-track recorder,” Abella recalls, “it didn’t sound too good when we first started recording, but the music we created rose above the quality and people connected with the topics we were talking about.” With that attitude, The Gooneez have built their fan base & buzz over the years the old-fashioned way, by Flooding the internet with material from their first albums Never Say Die & The Key to One-Eyed Willie LP and their mixtape series Outside lookin’ In. Also performing consistently at Hollywood & Southern Californias most premiere music venues such as The Viper Room, The House of Blues Sunset, Key Club, The Knitting Factory, The Grove of Anaheim & 4th & B respectively. Priding themselves on their live show, this duo says their stage presence has set them apart from any other new up-incoming artist. “We understand that new fans who might have not seen us perform before might be in the crowd,” Clark expresses, ” we go hard on stage and hope that after seeing us live, we leave an impression that lasts after the show to create new interest in our music and gain new fans.
Dropping their highly anticipated mixtape "The Dazed & Confused Mixtape" hosted by Cali Untouchables own & West Coast Legend - Dj Warrior in 2010, the mixtape was a viral success. 37 brand new mixtape tracks including 5 original tracks. This project was the first major project for the groups new website This summer the group gained over 11,000 followers on twitter and millions of plays and views on myspace and reverbnation. The groups next project is the highly anticipated original album, 'Anonymous' - which is due out this fall with The Fratelleez. Excective Produced by Ryan Reyes, this marks the follow up the groups very successfully viral digital album, 'Astoria', the groups first project with the band. 'Astoria' scored rave reviews and downloads along with the breakout single 'Weed N Rhymin' ft. Mac Miller which was a top 100 song of 2010 on With a spotllight on, The Gooneez x The Fratelleez also garnered a nod on XXL's 'The Break' section as 'The next big hip-hop band out the west coast'. 'Anonymous' features the lead single, 'Too Strong' with Kendrick Lamar & also includes features from Andy Milonakis, Mann, Juice & Gerald Walker. With production from Cardo, LiveNStereo, Big Jerm, ID Labs, & Flawless. Album coming FALL 2011 on
“Were just trying to break new ground on what this genre can produce and build a positive lasting legacy in this game.” Both boys say with confidence but yet humbleness as well. “We feel blessed to be in the position we are right now, we love making music & we wanna be great.”.
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