The Urban Nerdz
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The Urban Nerdz

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop Alternative

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Jul
16
The Urban Nerdz @ Boston Commons

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jul
13
The Urban Nerdz @ Paper Box

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Jul
06
The Urban Nerdz @ Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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The winners of the New England Music Awards' Hip-Hop Act of the Year, Urban Nerdz claims to embody the word “originality”. A collective group led by two men known as Mr. Dubuission and Mr. Campbell and backed with a nine-piece band including a drummer, percussionist, pianist, and horn section, their claim stands – the group transcends the hip-hop genre. Instead of following the crowd and being classified as backpackers, drug lords, gangster rappers and swag stars, The Urban Nerdz embrace going against the grain, working hard day in and day out to create new ways to be heard by fans. While focusing on their dream to touch the hearts of many, The Urban Nerdz strive on creating the future and living in the present, all while embracing the roots of music. - Outside The Box Festival


The winners of the New England Music Awards' Hip-Hop Act of the Year, Urban Nerdz claims to embody the word “originality”. A collective group led by two men known as Mr. Dubuission and Mr. Campbell and backed with a nine-piece band including a drummer, percussionist, pianist, and horn section, their claim stands – the group transcends the hip-hop genre. Instead of following the crowd and being classified as backpackers, drug lords, gangster rappers and swag stars, The Urban Nerdz embrace going against the grain, working hard day in and day out to create new ways to be heard by fans. While focusing on their dream to touch the hearts of many, The Urban Nerdz strive on creating the future and living in the present, all while embracing the roots of music. - Outside The Box Festival


Unless your campus happened to be located on the deck of the Starship Enterprise, it's unlikely that the school nerds were the fashion heads of the student body. But with their eye-catching spectacles, penchant for bold patterns, and colorful ensembles that hark back to old-school street culture of the late '80s and early '90s, members of hip-hop trio The Urban Nerdz are at the head of their class, style-wise. And musically, they're definitely star students on the rise: "We're like the upcoming freshmen," says Nerdz member Ace Boogie, commenting on the cover art of their album The Transfer Students, which dropped this month. (In fact, our sister publication the Boston Phoenix placed them in "Boston's Rap Class of 2010" earlier this year.) The cover image depicts the guys lazing in a messy dorm room with a collage of established hip-hop artists (the metaphorical "upperclassmen") hanging overhead: some, like Kanye West, are big influences.... - STUFF MAGAZING


Unless your campus happened to be located on the deck of the Starship Enterprise, it's unlikely that the school nerds were the fashion heads of the student body. But with their eye-catching spectacles, penchant for bold patterns, and colorful ensembles that hark back to old-school street culture of the late '80s and early '90s, members of hip-hop trio The Urban Nerdz are at the head of their class, style-wise. And musically, they're definitely star students on the rise: "We're like the upcoming freshmen," says Nerdz member Ace Boogie, commenting on the cover art of their album The Transfer Students, which dropped this month. (In fact, our sister publication the Boston Phoenix placed them in "Boston's Rap Class of 2010" earlier this year.) The cover image depicts the guys lazing in a messy dorm room with a collage of established hip-hop artists (the metaphorical "upperclassmen") hanging overhead: some, like Kanye West, are big influences.... - STUFF MAGAZING


Discography

NABRU EP(2013)
LA NAISSANCE DE JEZEBEL EP(2012)

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Bio

WHAT IS ORIGINALITY? WHO EMBODIES ORIGINALITY? FOR YOU TO COME UP WITH AN ANSWER YOU WOULD HAVE TO LOOK DEEP INSIDE AND THINK ABOUT THE CHARACTERISTICS AND DEFINITION OF THE WORD WHICH INCLUDES: FRESHNESS, CREATIVITY , NOVELTY , AND THE ABILITY TO THINK AND EXPRESS ONESELF IN AN ABSTRACT MANNER. THE DEFINITION OF ORIGINALITY COULD HAVE BEEN SUMMED UP WITH ONE PHRASE, "THE URBAN NERDZ". THE URBAN NERDZ ARE A COLLECTIVE GROUP OF TWO TALENTED YOUNG MEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND COMPRISE A FUTURE VIRTUOSO IN MUSIC. WINNERS OF BOTH THE 2013 NEW ENGLAND MUSIC AWARDS AND NEW ENGLAND URBAN MUSIC AWARDS FOR BEST HIP-HOP GROUP OF THE YEAR, THE DISTINCTIVENESS THE URBAN NERDZ PORTRAY IS WHAT HELPS THEM STAND OUT FROM TRENDING GROUPS IN MUSIC. BACKED BY A NINE PIECE BAND INCLUDING A DRUMMER, PERCUSSIONIST, PIANIST, BASS PLAYER, VOCALIST, AND A FOUR PIECE HORN SECTION, THE URBAN NERDZ MIRROR THEIR DIVERSE AND ECLECTIC FAN BASE.

MR. CAMPBELL (BORN AARON CAMPBELL) WAS BORN IN SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND. GROWING UP MR. CAMPBELL HAD A HUGE MUSICAL UPBRINGING WITH A PLETHORA OF DIFFERENT SOUNDS WHICH ON ANY GIVEN DAY COULD RANGE FROM THE TEMPTATIONS, BOB MARLEY, RUN - DMC TO SADE. THIS WIDE VARIETY AND HIS GREAT UNDERSTANDING OF DIFFERENT SOUNDS AND DIFFERENT GENRE'S OF MUSIC HELPED CULTIVATE AND MOLD MR. CAMPBELL INTO A WONDERFUL STORY TELLER AND AMAZING ARTIST. BEING UNIQUE IN HIS OWN BUT MAGICAL WAY, MR. CAMPBELL ALLOWS YOU TO OPEN YOUR EYES TO HIS WORLD.

MR. DUBUISSON (BORN KENNY BENJAMIN DUBUISSON) WAS BORN IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. THE ADVERSITIES AND HARDSHIPS SURROUNDING HIS UP BRINGING WHICH AT TIMES SERVED AS ROAD BLOCKS WHICH HE HAS OVERCOME, HELP WRITE THE STORIES AND HE BRINGS THE VOICE TO CREATE THE MUSIC. HIS MOTHER, A HAITIAN NATIVE LEARNED ENGLISH BY LISTENING TO ARTIST SUCH AS PATTI LABELLE, TINA TURNER, WHITNEY HOUSTON, AND MARVIN GAYE. BEING INFLUENCED BY THE ROTATION OF THESE ARTISTS AND THEIR MUSIC HAS HELPED CRAFT MR. DUBUISSON’S ART OF CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE THROUGH HIS WORDS AND EXPERIENCES.

THE URBAN NERDZ ARE TRENDSETTERS, TRANSCENDING THE HIP-HOP GENRE AS IT'S KNOWN TODAY. IN THE AGE OF INNERVATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA ARTIST ARE GOING RIGHT BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT SELLING , APPEALING AND "COOL", WHILE THE URBAN NERDZ ARE GOING LEFT BECAUSE THAT’S WHO THEY ARE AND WHO THEY DESIRE TOO BE. THE URBAN NERDZ ARE WORKING HARD DAY IN AND DAY OUT GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN TO CREATE NEW WAYS TO DISTRIBUTE AND PROMOTE THEIR SELVES TO THE MASSES. WORKING HARD ON THEIR CRAFT AND PUTTING IN THE TIME AND EFFORT TO BE GREAT AND EDIFY THEIR FANS. THE URBAN NERDZ ARE TRULY A LABEL'S BLESSING.