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The Redland

Atlanta, GA | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Atlanta, GA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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A few months ago we were introduced to the music of The Redland. We listened, listened and listened again in silence because we realized we liked them...a lot.

Consisting of Kose and Erv Legend, The Redland makes music from their hearts. They don't believe in being politically correct and take their role as spokespersons of The Redland movement seriously. You see The Redland is more than a group; it is a movement that does not recognize zip codes, state boundaries or city limits. The Redland is a place for people who possess and exercise a certain mind set; a certain thought process and a certain ideal. No gimmicks, no fakers, no pretending!!!

Last week we had our first sit down with the guys and realized we've "known" them all along. They are the guys who say what they want to say and let YOU deal with it on your own terms. They are not afraid of giving their full thoughts and expressions of the world around them. They are guys who see the big picture, past all the gimmicks to create honest and timeless music that real people, thinkers and visionaries can relate too.

Now we know that not everyone will like them and we are VERY ok with that because we understand that not everyone is on the same level. We realize that different substances affect people differently and that people develop different mind sets/thought processes from their personal experiences. We believe that this group will make a huge impact and invite any and everyone that can handle it to journey to The Redland!
- JGlass


A few months ago we were introduced to the music of The Redland. We listened, listened and listened again in silence because we realized we liked them...a lot.

Consisting of Kose and Erv Legend, The Redland makes music from their hearts. They don't believe in being politically correct and take their role as spokespersons of The Redland movement seriously. You see The Redland is more than a group; it is a movement that does not recognize zip codes, state boundaries or city limits. The Redland is a place for people who possess and exercise a certain mind set; a certain thought process and a certain ideal. No gimmicks, no fakers, no pretending!!!

Last week we had our first sit down with the guys and realized we've "known" them all along. They are the guys who say what they want to say and let YOU deal with it on your own terms. They are not afraid of giving their full thoughts and expressions of the world around them. They are guys who see the big picture, past all the gimmicks to create honest and timeless music that real people, thinkers and visionaries can relate too.

Now we know that not everyone will like them and we are VERY ok with that because we understand that not everyone is on the same level. We realize that different substances affect people differently and that people develop different mind sets/thought processes from their personal experiences. We believe that this group will make a huge impact and invite any and everyone that can handle it to journey to The Redland!
- JGlass


Last week, we jumped "In the Mix" with June Summers, an NYC-based singer preparing to showcase his street-certified brand of R&B on debut full-length The First Day of Summer. For the 17th installment of our Booth-exclusive interview series, we're taking readers up-close and personal with The Redland, the up-and-coming hip-hop duo who recently dropped DJBooth-sponsored mixtape The Free Album, featuring acclaimed cuts "Dreamin'" and "Don't Know What It Means."

Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Oklahoma respectively, members Kose and Earv Legend first met as students at Morehouse College. The two hit it off immediately, and eventually left school to concentrate on their musical career. The Redland are currently unsigned, but their potent mix of insightful rhymes, soulful sung vocals, and genre-bending beats has earned them a sizable fanbase in the Booth and beyond. With a compelling sound and an uncanny knack for crafting jams that appeal to the mind, body and soul, Earv and Kose hope to build their burgeoning movement into a full-scale musical revolution in the years to come.

In this exclusive, five-question interview, The Redland discuss the inspiration behind their collective stage name, how their shared collegiate experiences have shaped their music, and their determination to make it to the top on their terms, not the industry's.

A group by any other name would sound as dope, but still, what's the story behind the name The Redland?

Earv Legend: Well, at first it came about as an ode to where we're from. I'm from Baton Rouge, which translates to Red Stick, and Kose is from Oklahoma, which translates to Red People. But since then, it's come to represent people who actively improve the world in their own way, and have a great time while doing it.

Although you left school, you're both former students at Morehouse College. How did your collegiate experiences affect your music and career?

Kose: College gave us a lot of perspective. You're surrounded by different people from all walks of life. Our experiences in college is where a lot of our inspiration to write songs comes from. Plus, being in Atlanta, you get an up close view of the highs and lows of the music industry.

Your music fuses rock, soul, folk, hip-hop and a number of other genres. Do you consider yourselves a "hip-hop' group, and if so, why?

Kose: Well, we first consider ourselves artists. We always work to just make the best music possible and putting music into genres is sometimes difficult. But we are definitely hip-hop. Hip-hop is about fusion and that's what we are.

You're certainly determined to make it in the music industry on your own terms. For you, what defines success?

Earv Legend: What defines success for me is to continue to grow our fan base and to continue to challenge ourselves as artists. We want to continue to evolve and make great music that will hopefully impact our culture for the better.

Last words?

The Redland: Thanks for speaking with us, and keep up the great work with the website. People can always find updates on us at theredlandmusic.com

Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/news/entry/the-redland-jump-in-the-mix-djbooth-interview-exclusive/#ixzz0pjv6nNCN
- DJ Booth.Net


Last week, we jumped "In the Mix" with June Summers, an NYC-based singer preparing to showcase his street-certified brand of R&B on debut full-length The First Day of Summer. For the 17th installment of our Booth-exclusive interview series, we're taking readers up-close and personal with The Redland, the up-and-coming hip-hop duo who recently dropped DJBooth-sponsored mixtape The Free Album, featuring acclaimed cuts "Dreamin'" and "Don't Know What It Means."

Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Oklahoma respectively, members Kose and Earv Legend first met as students at Morehouse College. The two hit it off immediately, and eventually left school to concentrate on their musical career. The Redland are currently unsigned, but their potent mix of insightful rhymes, soulful sung vocals, and genre-bending beats has earned them a sizable fanbase in the Booth and beyond. With a compelling sound and an uncanny knack for crafting jams that appeal to the mind, body and soul, Earv and Kose hope to build their burgeoning movement into a full-scale musical revolution in the years to come.

In this exclusive, five-question interview, The Redland discuss the inspiration behind their collective stage name, how their shared collegiate experiences have shaped their music, and their determination to make it to the top on their terms, not the industry's.

A group by any other name would sound as dope, but still, what's the story behind the name The Redland?

Earv Legend: Well, at first it came about as an ode to where we're from. I'm from Baton Rouge, which translates to Red Stick, and Kose is from Oklahoma, which translates to Red People. But since then, it's come to represent people who actively improve the world in their own way, and have a great time while doing it.

Although you left school, you're both former students at Morehouse College. How did your collegiate experiences affect your music and career?

Kose: College gave us a lot of perspective. You're surrounded by different people from all walks of life. Our experiences in college is where a lot of our inspiration to write songs comes from. Plus, being in Atlanta, you get an up close view of the highs and lows of the music industry.

Your music fuses rock, soul, folk, hip-hop and a number of other genres. Do you consider yourselves a "hip-hop' group, and if so, why?

Kose: Well, we first consider ourselves artists. We always work to just make the best music possible and putting music into genres is sometimes difficult. But we are definitely hip-hop. Hip-hop is about fusion and that's what we are.

You're certainly determined to make it in the music industry on your own terms. For you, what defines success?

Earv Legend: What defines success for me is to continue to grow our fan base and to continue to challenge ourselves as artists. We want to continue to evolve and make great music that will hopefully impact our culture for the better.

Last words?

The Redland: Thanks for speaking with us, and keep up the great work with the website. People can always find updates on us at theredlandmusic.com

Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/news/entry/the-redland-jump-in-the-mix-djbooth-interview-exclusive/#ixzz0pjv6nNCN
- DJ Booth.Net


Hailing from The Redlands of Louisiana and Oklahoma, Earv Legend and Kose are on a mission to establish “a new paradigm in music,” creating a brand of hip-hop that’s “not just heard but felt in the soul.” It sounds like heavy stuff, but don’t let that scare you off—as they demonstrate on their first Booth feature, the up-and-coming twosome’s serious approach to their craft in no way precludes head-bobbing pop appeal. Brimming with soul of the musical variety, newly-leaked cut You Say You Love Me finds the duo addressing a fickle female who can’t decide whether she’s staying or leaving, switching between rapped and sung vocals over their own breakbeat-driven new-old-school boardwork. Packed with propulsive rhymes and catchy melody, this energetic track will be music to the ears of Booth regulars with a taste for genre-bending grooves. If YSYLM‘s got you hooked, you’re sure to find more to your liking on The Redland’s Free Album when it drops in late September.

Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/the-redland-you-say-you-love-me/#ixzz0c48CqDNz
- www.DJ Booth.net


Hailing from The Redlands of Louisiana and Oklahoma, Earv Legend and Kose are on a mission to establish “a new paradigm in music,” creating a brand of hip-hop that’s “not just heard but felt in the soul.” It sounds like heavy stuff, but don’t let that scare you off—as they demonstrate on their first Booth feature, the up-and-coming twosome’s serious approach to their craft in no way precludes head-bobbing pop appeal. Brimming with soul of the musical variety, newly-leaked cut You Say You Love Me finds the duo addressing a fickle female who can’t decide whether she’s staying or leaving, switching between rapped and sung vocals over their own breakbeat-driven new-old-school boardwork. Packed with propulsive rhymes and catchy melody, this energetic track will be music to the ears of Booth regulars with a taste for genre-bending grooves. If YSYLM‘s got you hooked, you’re sure to find more to your liking on The Redland’s Free Album when it drops in late September.

Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/the-redland-you-say-you-love-me/#ixzz0c48CqDNz
- www.DJ Booth.net


For being one of the most revered groups in rock history, not to mention a favorite and prominent influence of none other than Lil Wayne, Nirvana sure doesn’t seem to get sampled very often – not even on free mixtapes, where clearance issues are routinely ignored. I Don’t Know What It Means either but, after hearing The Redland‘s latest feature, we can definitely cross “Because it would sound bad,” off our list of potential reasons. Making its world premiere at DJBooth.net, this newly-leaked track off the Louisiana/Oklahoma-repping duo’s forthcoming, DJBooth.net-presented mixtape finds Earv Legend and Kose flipping Nevermind track In Bloom into a characteristically insightful meditation on the deceptive nature of the music game. The Redland’s blend of reflective rhymes and soulful sung vocals is as potent as ever, and the sample’s chorus sounds right at home over their pensive, reverb-drenched boardwork. Should more beatsmiths be looking to the grunge greats for musical inspiration? Whatever your take, there’s no denying this track’s appeal. For more from The Redland, check out The Free Album, set to hit the ‘net Sept. 29.

Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/redland-what-it-means/#ixzz0c4AtZZTR
- DJBOOTH.NET


For being one of the most revered groups in rock history, not to mention a favorite and prominent influence of none other than Lil Wayne, Nirvana sure doesn’t seem to get sampled very often – not even on free mixtapes, where clearance issues are routinely ignored. I Don’t Know What It Means either but, after hearing The Redland‘s latest feature, we can definitely cross “Because it would sound bad,” off our list of potential reasons. Making its world premiere at DJBooth.net, this newly-leaked track off the Louisiana/Oklahoma-repping duo’s forthcoming, DJBooth.net-presented mixtape finds Earv Legend and Kose flipping Nevermind track In Bloom into a characteristically insightful meditation on the deceptive nature of the music game. The Redland’s blend of reflective rhymes and soulful sung vocals is as potent as ever, and the sample’s chorus sounds right at home over their pensive, reverb-drenched boardwork. Should more beatsmiths be looking to the grunge greats for musical inspiration? Whatever your take, there’s no denying this track’s appeal. For more from The Redland, check out The Free Album, set to hit the ‘net Sept. 29.

Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/redland-what-it-means/#ixzz0c4AtZZTR
- DJBOOTH.NET


I first became familiar with The Redlandwhen I met their manager at a photoshoot for another artist. His introduction to me about the group was, “They’re ATL based, but they aren’t none of that jerkin ish. They’re rappin about some real shit!” Me being one always down to listen to some thought provoking ish I was open and willing to hear more. After I was able to take a listen to the group in the comfort of my own space, I was able to really appreciate the lyrical content and sound from these guys. Especially on their track “Don’t Know What It Means,” where they sample the 90s grunge classic by Nirvana, ultimately showcasing their versatility as artists. The Redland is made up of Earvin Legend and Kose, two former Morehouse College students originally from the Redlands of Louisiana and Oklahoma. Take a listen and as I always say, let that shit marinate and enjoy!

With an acute appreciation of the intellectual messages behind the imperial musical innovators and revolutionaries from years gone by. The Redland transverse through hip-hop boundaries so that on any given song people from all walks of life can identify with the content.

http://thisislavie.com/music/introducing-the-redland - C'est La Vie


I first became familiar with The Redlandwhen I met their manager at a photoshoot for another artist. His introduction to me about the group was, “They’re ATL based, but they aren’t none of that jerkin ish. They’re rappin about some real shit!” Me being one always down to listen to some thought provoking ish I was open and willing to hear more. After I was able to take a listen to the group in the comfort of my own space, I was able to really appreciate the lyrical content and sound from these guys. Especially on their track “Don’t Know What It Means,” where they sample the 90s grunge classic by Nirvana, ultimately showcasing their versatility as artists. The Redland is made up of Earvin Legend and Kose, two former Morehouse College students originally from the Redlands of Louisiana and Oklahoma. Take a listen and as I always say, let that shit marinate and enjoy!

With an acute appreciation of the intellectual messages behind the imperial musical innovators and revolutionaries from years gone by. The Redland transverse through hip-hop boundaries so that on any given song people from all walks of life can identify with the content.

http://thisislavie.com/music/introducing-the-redland - C'est La Vie


Atlanta, Ga. -- Emcee/singer/songwriter/producers Earvin Legend and Kose of Atlanta-based hip-hop duo The Redland have joined forces with DJBooth.net to bring their genre-bending, paradigm-shifting sound to the masses with the digital release of their full-length debut, The Free Album. Featuring reader-acclaimed leaks "California Dreamin'" and "Don't Know What It Means" (the latter of which sits at #4 on our Independent Chart), the newly-released, Booth-sponsored LP is available for free download at the link below!

Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/news/entry/the-redland-free-album-1006092/#ixzz0c4QDIGOH
- DJBOOTH.NET


Atlanta, Ga. -- Emcee/singer/songwriter/producers Earvin Legend and Kose of Atlanta-based hip-hop duo The Redland have joined forces with DJBooth.net to bring their genre-bending, paradigm-shifting sound to the masses with the digital release of their full-length debut, The Free Album. Featuring reader-acclaimed leaks "California Dreamin'" and "Don't Know What It Means" (the latter of which sits at #4 on our Independent Chart), the newly-released, Booth-sponsored LP is available for free download at the link below!

Read more: http://www.djbooth.net/index/news/entry/the-redland-free-album-1006092/#ixzz0c4QDIGOH
- DJBOOTH.NET


Earv: The Redland will never allow our genre of music to dictate what we make songs about. That seems to be part of the problem with the lack of creativity hip hop is suffering from now. The true artists don't confine themselves to specific topics and we try to adhere to that theory. So we'll have songs about anything from the influence of music, to how relationship goals differ for men and women. Honestly we'll do a song about any and everything.

http://www.rwdmag.com/music/hip-hop-rnb/interviews/redland-red-or-dead - RWD Magazine - U.K.


Earv: The Redland will never allow our genre of music to dictate what we make songs about. That seems to be part of the problem with the lack of creativity hip hop is suffering from now. The true artists don't confine themselves to specific topics and we try to adhere to that theory. So we'll have songs about anything from the influence of music, to how relationship goals differ for men and women. Honestly we'll do a song about any and everything.

http://www.rwdmag.com/music/hip-hop-rnb/interviews/redland-red-or-dead - RWD Magazine - U.K.


Discography

*The Redland "So Far" featured on top selling Game NBA 2K11.

The Redland EP - Hip Hop Evolved - 2011

1. Cant Slow Down
2. Fancy Words
3. Cross that Line
4. Cool Out

The Redland EP 2009

1. Epic
2. So Far
3. Inside
4. You Say You Love Me

The Redland - Free Album 2009

1.You Say You Love Me
2.Epic
3.Heaven
4.Hold On
5.80's Baby
6.Yeah
7.Machine Gun
8.AMilli
9.Working Girl
10.California Dreamin'

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THE REDLAND EP now available on iTunes.

The Redland

Hailing from the The Redlands of Louisiana and Oklahoma, the name, The Redland, represents much more than a geographical local. It is a concept representing a new paradigm in music. A movement born out of the soil, from the root. The Redland is both a noun and an adjective; a state of mind and a word that describes music that is not just heard but felt-- In the soul. Wow! Are they Hip Hop? Yes.

Reminiscent of a time when the art form was real. A natural and honest reflection of the times, with prolific lyrical content, void of all the commercialization that characterizes and dilutes the sounds of today. The Redland is a movement. Ushering in the little heard voices of change. The voices and lyrics in this instance are Earvin and Kose, two former Morehouse College students who left school and responded to the pull, the desire, and a passion to create music that would fill the soul while keeping our heads bobbing.

Music that would have a lasting life. With an acute appreciation of the intellectual messages behind the imperial musical innovators and revolutionaries from years gone by, The Redland transverse through hip-hop boundaries so that on any given song all people from all walks of life can identify with what they are saying. Earvin Legends lyrics tend to be calculated and proper as if he was rapping to a room full of politicians, and Kose is a very poetic, deep thinker, so his lyrics tend to touch people from all walks of life

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