Fresh Espresso is a Hip Hop/Electronic duo made up of Producer/MC P
Smoov and MC Rik Rude. Fresh Espresso excel in combining epic,
glamorous, dynamic production with honest lyrics and triumphant hooks
that tell the story of humble beginnings, overcoming adversity, lavish
living and big dreams.
Fresh Espresso began when P Smoov (who was living in Los Angeles at
the time) stumbled across Rik Rude's myspace page (remember myspace?)
P Smoov began sending Rik Rude beats to put vocals over. After some
time making music via email, P Smoov moved to Seattle and the duos have
been making music non-stop since then.
The duos have released 2 albums. Their debut album Glamour topped many
critics’ lists in 2010. It was voted in the top 20 albums of 2010 by
KEXP listeners’, and is considered a Seattle hip hop classic.
Their second album Bossalona was released June 2012 and is being
heralded by critics and fans as better than the first. It is in heavy
rotation on Seattle radio stations and is currently the number 2
selling Seattle album.
Fresh Espresso consistently sells out shows in their hometown of
Seattle. They have been on bills with Kid Cudi, Lil B, Young L, Sir
Mix-Alot, Macklemore, Das Racist, Twista, The Blue Scholars, and many
more. They have played festivals like Sasquatch, Capitol Hill Block
Party, and Bumbershoot multiple times. Their songs have been featured
in many films and television ads. Live nation and ITunes worked
together in releasing an album of their live performance at Sasquatch
Music Festival 2011. They have played hundreds of shows and their high
energy live show turns even the most skeptical into die-hard fans.
The future is bright for Fresh Espresso. As they say on their song
Hush "It's not a wish if it's happening..."