Since 40Love hit the scene in San Francisco, their sound has been constantly expanding as both soulful and hard-hitting, dancehall inspired while still smooth with Dilla-esque rhythms. This eclectic group has gained attention due to both their cutting edge lyricality and their unique and imaginative content.
Haze, a female emcee who holds it down with skill that can tear apart males and females alike, is a rarity in hip hop. Producer Mikos, inspired by Rick to Pete Rock, forms the backdrop for this dreamlike narrative, while emcee G-OFF is reminiscent of a young Common. DJ Whooligan brings the spirit of '94 with his Primo esque cuts to compliment the group's boom bapstic approach.
This group has performed with the likes of Mos Def, MC Supernatural, MC Lyte, the Living Legends, Pharcyde, The Sole Vibe, Mark Farina, Blu, and more. They will be touring in 2009.
40Love's, "BANGERANG!" drops January 2009, and features high profile artists Black Spade of OM Records, Bay Area street legend The Jacka of the Mob Figaz, underground pioneer L*Roneous, Sole Vibe Music Group production team Keelay and Zaire, and NYC based soul star Jesse Boykins III.
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