THOSE CHOSEN

THOSE CHOSEN

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandHip HopSoul

THOSE CHOSEN is URB Magazine's 25 Now: Artist to Watch and is one of Sonicbids' Featured Artist. The Los Angeles trio has created a serious following through intensely entertaining live shows from NY to LA and substance-driven music that reflects the triumphs and tradegy of the modern person in today's ever-changing times.

Biography

THOSE CHOSEN is an avant garde Los Angeles hip-hop group known for their street influenced, politically fueled, spiritual lyricism. The group consists of Japetto, Kornbread and Foreshadow. The trio’s common love for music helped form a musical brotherhood while growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Southern California that layed the foundation to set Those Chosen on a journey to become a premiere influence within the music world today.

The trio has several projects on iTunes including their critically acclaimed ep, 5IVE, the record was released via Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival founder Wes Jackson's digital imprint, "Savannah Boogie Music and Song". 5IVE has earned a coveted 5-star "classic" rating from URB Magazine and fans have given the trio tremendous feedback about the record. The ep features smash hits like "Soundclash" and "Spare Tires" along with 3 new songs for fans to enjoy. The ep serves as a musical teaser while people anticipate TC's full-length album. Also, URB Magazine recently crowned Those Chosen the 25:NOW! (Artist to Watch) because of the trio's explosive live performances on MTV2, numerous national music festivals, sold out concerts, and collaborations with hip-hop legend Slick Rick, Grammy-winning super-producer IZ Avila (of the Avila Brothers), in addition to hit-maker THX.

Most recently, the group has started a new movement digitally and musically called "I Am Manute Bol", a series of viral videos and new music which features artists/producers from around the world helping Those Chosen reach new fans outside of North America. The movement is geared to expose their music to an international audience and remain loyal to their core U.S. fans that are ready for their next full-length record, "Manute Bol". The first ep set for a Spring 2011 release in the "I Am Manute Bol Series" is a record entirely produced by Toronto Canada's beatsmith, Rich Kidd (prod. credits: Drake), titled "cA" featuring the sexy new single/video, "One Day".

Before the critical acclaim and touring commenced, TC clawed their way into gaining attention from their much talked about internet releases "Steamulus: The Watts Riot Effect” (Mick Boogie Mixtape) and "Reign Food". Both projects capture listeners with dynamic lyricism and vivid story telling that ranges from estranged relationships, feel-good vibes to triumphant glory mode; and beyond. TC is always reaching new sonic heights. TC does not indulge in the commercialism of mainstream hip hop’s immediate hooks and predictable sounds, yet amazingly Those Chosen continues to create mass appeal excitement with eager fans and music lovers on a global scale.

Lyrics

FEROCIOUS (HOOK ONLY)

Written By: THOSE CHOSEN

Verse #1

CHORUS:
WE'RE THE INFLUENCE
STAY DEEP ROOTED
STANDING OUT YA'LL
MOVE YOUR LEGS TO IT
GET OF THE FLOOR
GET NOTICED
YOU WANT SOME MORE
THOSE CHOSEN
YOU KNOW THIS
YOU KNOW THIS
WE ARE SO FEROCIOUS
YOU KNOW THIS
YOU KNOW THIS
WE ARE SO FEROCIOUS
FEROCIOUS!!!

VERSE #2

CHORUS AGAIN

VERSE #3

CHORUS AGAIN

THE FEELING (HOOK ONLY)

Written By: THOSE CHOSEN

(Chrous Only)
IT'S LIKE THE FEELING OF FRESH CUT/ IT'S THE FEELING OF NEW JOINT/ KNOWING THAT YOU NEXT UP/ IT'S LIKE THE FEELING OF SOME NEW KICKS/ OR LIKE BEING IN THE BOUTIQUE/ PICKING OUT A NEW FIT/ SO CRISP/ ITS LIKE THE FEELING OF THE TASTE OF YOUR MOM'S GREENS/ IT'S LIKE THE FEELING OF THE WINTER'S OUT/ NOW IT'S SPRING/ IT'S LIKE THE SUMMER TIME/ IT'S LIKE THE AUTUMN GRIND/ WE DO THIS ALL THE TIME/ WE DO THIS ALL THE TIME....
VERSE 1
CHORUS REPEAT
VERSE 2
CHORUS REPEAT

ALL IN ALL (HOOK ONLY)

Written By: THOSE CHOSEN

CHORUS:

WE COMING WITH THAT ALL IN ALL
TIME TO TAKE FLIGHT
THERE ARE NO MORE STEPS!
LEAPING OUT ON FAITH
THEN LAND ON SUCCESS!!
AINT NO BEST YET TO COME
WHEN IT COMES FROM THE BEST

REPEAT AGAIN

WE COMING WITH ALL IN ALL
FOR ALL OF YA'LL
COMING WITH THAT ALL IN ALL
FOR ALL OF YA'LL

VERSE #1

CHORUS

VERSE #2

CHORUS

VERSE #3

CHORUS

OUT THE BOX (HOOK ONLY)

Written By: THOSE CHOSEN

Foreshadow intro...

"This is another Those Chosen presentation, Dibia$e production, another sure shot"!!!

CHOROUS:

BACK TO THE WALL
FEET TO THE GROUND
EYES TO THE SKY
EVERDAY I THANK GOD
THAT I'M ALIVE
PEN TO THE PAD
SOUL ON THE AVE
THROW'EM ON OUR BACK
WE KEEP LIVING THIS
OUT THE BOX!

REPEAT AGAIN!

SOUNDCLASH (HOOK ONLY)

Written By: THOSE CHOSEN

SO SIZZILEAN
MORE FIRE THAN HIGH NOON
CRANK UP THE BASE
ADJUST THE VOL-UME
EARS DRAWN IN
ANIMATED TO THE BLAST
GOOD FOLKS KNOW THE FIRST
SHALL BE LAST
HOOD FOLKS HUSTLING
OUT THE BROWN

ITS THE WORLD RENOWN
GET DOWN TO SOUND CLASH
(REPEAT 2X)

VERSE #1

CHORUS

VERSE #2

CHRORUS

VERSE #3

CHORUS

BRIDGE

HEAVY (HOOK ONLY)

Written By: Those Chosen

THATS WHY I'M CUT /
FROM A DIFF-ERENT CLOTH /
THERE'S NO TIME FOR WEEKS OFF /
IT'S SO HEA-VY

THIS BE REAL TALK
I SPEAK WITH PO-WER
EV-ERY / SEC-OND / MINUTE HOUR
IN IT HEA-VY

vocals by:
K.O. - female vocals
Tommy Daan - male vocals

SPARE TIRE (HOOK ONLY)

Written By: Those Chosen

TC DON'T STOP
TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF

WHILE YA'LL GO FLAT
WE GOT SPARES IN THE TRUNK

SPARES IN THE TRUNK?
RIGHT THERE IN THE TRUNK

WHILE YA'LL GO FLAT
WE GOT SPARES IN THE TRUNK

Discography

THOSE CHOSEN DISCOGRAPHY:

SINGLES:

"Soundclash"
written by THOSE CHOSEN / produced by IZ Avila

*#3 on College Radio Top 40 Charts

"Free (Get Away)" featuring Alexis Jones
written by THOSE CHOSEN / produced by Stu-B-Doo

*radio play at 99.1 KGGI (CA), DC, Baltimore, Oregon, Washington radio stations

"The Unseen World" feat. Miss Jack (of J*Davey)
b/side - "Radiation" and "Lazarus Theory"
written by THOSE CHOSEN / produced by OverDose

"The Feeling" written by Those Chosen/produced by Dual Output
featured on 2dopeboyz.com, globalgrind.com, Youtube.com

*radio play on internet radio stations (i.e. Circuit Radio, Galaxy West Radio, SwurvRadio)
* "Radiation" featured in IndieStreet Magazine's Mixtape Vol. 1 and K-Day (93.5 FM) Radio Personality Jiji Sweet's "Bay to the A" Mixtape

ALBUMS:

"Left In The Hands Of Time" EP (demo)
"Book 67" Double LP (demo)
"Stuck Pedestrians" LP (self-released and locally distributed at local stores and internet)

*tracks from "Stuck Pedestrians" gained radio play on college radio (i.e. 88.3 KUCR Soul Sundays)

MIXTAPES:
“Steam Series” Mixtapes along with Da Blenda.
1) TC 4 President: Steam Series Vol. 1.0
2) Cochise Classics: Steam Series Vol. 1.5
3) The Lion and The Lamb: Steam Series 2.0.
*VOL: 1.0-2.0 available at datpiff.com
4) "Water": Steam Series 2.5
*released at shows only

"Steamulis: The Watts Riot Effect"
Hosted By Mick Boogie
released June 15, 2009 on 2dopeboyz.com and thepressplayshow.com

"5IVE" EP released Arpil 13th, 2010 on Savannah Boogie Music and Song

"Rappers I Know/J-Bizness Present 3P Series #5:Those Chosen" released August 24th, 2010 on Rappers I Know blog and www.thosechosen.bandcamp.com

Set List

Sets can range from 15- 60 minutes depending on venue & show specifications.

Set List (have included):
Soundclash
The Feeling
The Feeling Again
Lava Lampin
On It
Just When I Say
Heavy
Sweetback Music
The Watts Riot
Radiation
Ferocious
Get Away
The Unseen World
RadioTron
Own Lane
Out The Box