YO, FLACO!

YO, FLACO!

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Cutting their teeth in Baltimore with Mars Volta’s, Jon Theodore, founding Flaco members moved to CA with visions of thunderous drums and bass, futuristic keys, and conscious emcees. Unique yet unforgettable, Yo Flaco was one of the 1st unsigned artists to receive an American Music Award nomination

Biography

Accomplishments of note:

2000: Jim Beam "Best Unsigned Band in America"
2002: American Music Award Nomination
2004: Jambase: Top 10 Bands To Watch of 2004
2005: URB magazine "Next 100 Bands to Watch"
2005: Recorded single "Nice Guys" with Thom
Russo (Audioslave, Jay-Z, Macy Gray...etc.)
2005: Received 6th consecutive Westword
Magazine Reader's Poll Award for "Best Hip
Hop Artist."
2005: Charted #37 on the CMJ charts
2005: Played at the finishline for the New York City
Marathon in NYC's Central Park
2006: Voted "Best Hip-Hop Artist" in Denver, CO for
the 6th consecutive year by Westword
Magazine.
2006: Independent Music Award Finalist
2007: working on second collaboration with Thom Russo (Audioslave, Jay-Z, Macy Gray...etc.)
2007: Music used in several episodes of the A&E reality show "Sons of Hollywood"

Cutting their teeth in Baltimore with Mars Volta’s, Jon Theodore, founding Flaco members Brandon Martin and Seth Murphy moved first to Colorado and then to California with visions of thunderous drums & bass, futuristic keys, and conscious emcees. It was there that they met the Piazza brothers, and the Flaco sound was born. Soon after, local hip-hop guru and producer, Derrick “SolPowa” Rice and Casey Sidwell (formerly of Epic Recording Artists “The Fray”) joined up and the lineup was complete.

Once the group was formed, the reaction from fans was instantaneous. With the release of their first CD “Skeptamistic,” Yo, Flaco! was named “The Best Unsigned Band in America ” by Jim Beam, and upon release of their second album, “Goin’ At It,” an American Music Award nomination followed. With their last release entitled, “The Skinny” (featuring Ron Miles on trumpet and production by Alan Evans of Soulive), Yo, Flaco! was featured in URB Magazine’s prestigious “Next 100” and also reached the finals in the “Hip-Hop” category of the Independent Music Awards. Currently, Flaco has been collaborating with producer/engineer, Thom Russo (Jay-Z, Audioslave, Macy Gray, Michael Jackson) and the new EP is only months away from completion.

Yo, Flaco! has shared the stage with many national hip-hop and non-hip-hop genre Artists, including: Blackalicious, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Soulive, Ozomatli, Pete Rock, Tonic, G. Love and Special Sauce, KRS-ONE, Tower of Power, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Sage Francis, Maktub, and Groove Collective, just to name a few.

Following in the footsteps of such innovators as Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and Outkast, Yo, Flaco! is simultaneously unique and unforgettable; a forward-thinking group that moves hip-hop ahead while still remaining accessible. With both studio chops and an amazing live energy, Yo Flaco! is making serious moves!

Discography

LP - Skeptamistic
LP - Goin' at It
LP - The Skinny

Set List

Yo, Flaco! can play sets ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours of all original music...with an occasional classic hip-hop cover.