Ever since CMPDRE (pronounced "compadre"), began their collaborations in the city of Sacramento, they have flaunted a passionate, energetic hip-hop spirit that people are drawn to en masse. They intoxicate fans with their innovative attitude towards music, and inspire people with their seamless rhymes, addictive vibe, and energetic spirit.
CMPDRE's music is a groundbreaking and attractive mélange of hip-hop, R&B, soul, jazz, and rock n' roll. Front-man Absolom Jones' smooth, soulful voice seduces the listeners while front-man Wes Krave powerfully and effortlessly flows over this rich blend of musical influences.
The recent release of "California", their debut album, already has fans craving more from CMPDRE. The album is a forceful mix of live instruments and traditional hip-hop samples and beats, and it is chock full of breathless verbal acrobatics touting a very conscious view of the world.
From the playful melodies of "Time" to the political undertones of "My Eyes", the 12-cut album contains some of the most dazzling and controversial songs of the year that are sure to make their mark around the globe.
Not only has this duo taken music to its furthest point of evolution to date, but they exhibit a social consciousness unparalleled in today's music scene. They are aware of the issues currently facing the world and they make a vigorous attempt to bring those issues to the foreground of their listeners' consciousness.
Furthermore, unlike a lot of bands that claim to care, CMPDRE has put their money where their mouth is and will be donating a portion of sales from their album to help support disabled veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the families of the thousands of brave soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The world has been waiting for a band like CMPDRE, and now they're here. Are you ready?