"SKEMPINLIGE" RECEIVED: BEST HIP HOP / RAP ALBUM AT THE "JUST PLAIN FOLKS" AWARDS 2004 in SANTA ANA / CALIFORNIA. THE TRACK "U CANNOT F**K WITH THIS" WHICH THEY PERFORMED DURING THE CEREMONY RECEIVED BEST HIP HOP / RAP SONG AWARD 2004. ALSO SKAMP RECEIVED BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR 2004 AWARD. (WWW.JPFOLKS.COM)
"SKEMPINLIGE" is a blend of Reggae, Rock, HipHop and Pop that results in a very tasty cocktail. Though a number of the songs are purely in Lithuanian there are also some really amazing tracks in English such as "Spotlight" or "Coming to Your Town"!
BRAVO & RADIOCENTRAS AWARDS 2001 in Lithuania: Best Album 2001 Skempinlige, Best Group 2001, Best Song 2001 "You Got Style!", Erica Jennings: Best Female 2001 for "It's a lovely day".
"SKAMP" - 1) an abbreviation of the Lithuanian word 'Savas Kampas' which means 'your niche'. 2) a wicked band in Lithuania.
Since 1998 SKAMP have reigned as one of the best live acts in Lithuania as well as The Baltic's. They're best known for kick-ass concerts and fusing together various styles of music to create their own eclectic cocktail. Over the years the trio have garnered many awards including Best Debut (1999), Best Band (2000, 2001,2004 & 2005) and Best Album (2000, 2001 & 2004) while Erica has won "Best Female Artist" (2001 & 2002) and Vee has won "Best Producer" (2000). SKAMP have opened for international acts like "The Black-Eyed Peas", "Macy Gray", "Kraftwerk" and Germany's own "5 Sterne Deluxe" among others and the band have toured and played at festivals all over Europe and America.
In August the new video for their latest tune "Reach" was premiered on the very first "MTV Making The Video" programme on MTV Baltic, they had the first "MTV LIVE" programme air their "SKAMP - Live&Deadly" concert which is now out on DVD and it was the first time an entire week was dedicated to one band.
While the new video "Reach" currently has heavy rotation on MTV Baltic, SKAMP are currently writing and recording a brand new album due out in 2008. Stay Tuned.