Black And Brown United
"Black And Brown United" originated in 1997. The group consists of two members. Wayland Harris (Waylo) born in Maryland, and Tim Carrillo (Tim O.T.) born in Colorado. We met at a dead end job in Boulder, CO. We started hanging out on our lunch breaks freestyling over the latest music we purchased during the same break at the local mall. Both of us have always had a love for Hip Hop and happen to have similar taste in music. Waylo was the lone producer for the group until 2000 when Tim O.T. started producing beats of his own. We have formed our own production company called Rocky Mountain Gumbo Productions. We're currently working on a compilation album with local MC's, showcasing our beats. You could describe our sound as an early 90's era vibe with a touch of Jazz and Neo-Soul. That's not to say we can't make beats that sound west coast or some banging club joints, it's just that we prefer the vibe. Our lyrical style could be classified as conscious rap but we like to think that we just try to say stuff that people can relate to. We try to stay away from the Bling, Bling, shoot 'em up, bang, bang topics. Through the years we've been inspired by artists such as Pete Rock, DJ Premier, J. Dilla, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Roots, Lone Catalysts, Hi-Tek, Little Brother and too many others to name.
1997 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO - Opened for Lord Of Word
1997 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO - Opened for Run DMC
1997 Blue Bird Theater, Denver, CO - Main Act, Apostle
1997 Tulagi's, Boulder, CO - Main Act, Apostle
1997 Mercury Café, Denver, CO - Main Act, Apostle
1997 CU Campus, Boulder, CO - Opened for Redman
1997 CU Campus, Boulder, CO - Opened for Lords Of The Underground/Fu-Schnickens
1997 Colorado Mountain Tour, Vail, CO - Opened for De La Soul
1997 Colorado Mountain Tour, Aspen, CO - Opened for De La Soul
1998 Boulder County Fairgrounds, Boulder, - CO Opened for Lighter Shade Of Brown
2002 Bug Theater, Denver, CO - 2nd Place in Talent Competition. Over 75 local groups competed.
2002 Club Bash, Denver, CO - Talent Competition for 102.1 Jamz.
1997 KUSA Channel 9, Denver, CO - Fundraiser for a record owner who had been shot.
1998 Westword Magazine Nominee Performance Showcase
2003 KGNU 88.5 FM, Boulder, CO - Radio hosts' interviewed us on "The Eclipse Show", and played our single from our new album.
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