40 Watt Hype | Strong Feet on the Concrete

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Strong Feet on the Concrete

by 40 Watt Hype

Live Hip-hop/Latin/R&B, White meets Black meets Chicano meets ‘unity’ when rural-urban street talk is combined with songwriting. Album produced by Grammy Award winner Art Hodge.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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1. Strong Feet on the Concrete
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2. Animated World
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3. Jerry Gente Interlude
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4. Controversy
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5. Drunk & in Love
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6. Muevete
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7. Keep it Together
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8. La Sombra
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9. Slowride
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10. Get Low Interlude
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11. On and On
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12. Tru Players
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13. Blue Print
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14. Sucka Free Interlude
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15. S.O.S.
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16. ...now its your turn
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
40 Watt Hype puts it down.
Their fans hold them up.
The hip-hop catalysts of 40 Watt Hype bring a sound that blends Latin rhythms with soulful hooks into a commanding sound with tremendous crossover success. Often uttered in the same vain as The Roots, Black Eyed Peas and Ozomatli, 40 Watt Hype is on a mission to take the hip-hop experience to the next level: dropping an entire venue into a massive dance floor as horns and Latin percussion lock in behind two unstoppable emcees. A sound that could only be brewed in a diverse town like Fresno, Calif.; a sound that breathes its streets and clubs and inhales its culture—a sound that spans the wide spectrum of music.
It’s been a long way coming for a band that came from one of the poorest cities in the nation and went on to perform at the Sundance Film Festival with Ludacris, The Vans Warped Tour, The Roots, The Pharcyde, Fishbone, Zion I, 311, with Blackalicious and live on “The Kevin and Bean Show” (KROQ). 40 Watt Hype also performed at all home games for the San Francisco 49ers 2005-06 NFL season. These young players are not new to the game, with members having studied music in Paris, New York and Los Angeles.
40 Watt Hype puts it down.
Then they let the hype put it out.
The dominoes continue to fall. Billboard magazine selected 40 Watt Hype as one of the “Top 6 independent acts of the Southwest.” Complex magazine says“Hip-hop neophytes 40 Watt Hype have the underground buzzing.” Esquire magazine mentioned 40 Watt Hype as one of the “10 Things a Guy Should Know About Music”. They were runners up in the 2005 Independent Music Awards for best hip-hop song. MTV used the music of 40 Watt Hype for “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” and the band also provided the main title song to the Warner Bros. Film “The Adventures of Pluto Nash.” White meets Black meets Chicano meets ‘unity’ when rural-urban street talk is combined with songwriting.
40 Watt Hype puts it down.
The music holds them up.


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kathy s williams

worth the venture
I am not into the hip hop as much as the latino blend on the CD, some of the songs had a little Santana feel to them which was a real treat. I would definitely check this group out again and like their music.

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Hip hop: Bass? Check. Drums? Check. Trombone? Eh... Dropping rhymes with a live band can be a soft spot for some fans, who feel the true form should rely on drum machines and the ones and twos. Recently this feeling seems to be shifting, and it's groups like this that are leading the way. Kicking the bass and drums hard but also utilizing rhythmic guitar, jazzed out keys, slip slappy congas and the aforementioned trombone, these cats lay down a patchwork any MC would love to put his moniker on. So, it's not surprising the vocals here are on point with the music, riding catchy hooks and then spitting verses that are inherently synchronized with the feel of the rhythm section. The recording and production here are dead on as well, creating the vibe of a live show where every hand in the place is in the air.