Combining dedication, hard work & struggles into positive "backyard" vibes is how brothers Hondo and Al keyz from Chino, California describe the sound they created along with the original members of Back Yard Pimps.
After the release of Ghetto Aggression in April 2002 Issac joined the band bringing an impressive resume dating back to 1997 from his days as percussionist and drummer in Still Water Black. Hailing from Corona, Ca his professionalism and hard hitting playing style was a perfect fit for BYP. Ghetto Aggression garnered a nomination and win for 2002 Inland Empire Band of the year for Rock City News Magazine and also received live performance award for the 2002 LA Music Awards.
After parting ways with there Bass Player & Co-MC during 2004, BYP turned to Everett (Bass) & Name-o(Vocals) both hailing from Long Beach, ca. Everett had been good friends with and captain of promotions for BYP, turns out his bass playing style was exactly what BYP needed.
Name-o, recruited from LA Hip-hop group "Elevated" got the call from Everett whom he had played with years ago in a garage band to audition for BYP. Name-o's aggressive style and song writing ability was the final link to the re-emergence of the Back Yard Pimps.
Catchy hard hitting riffs, combining melodic creative singing and rap styles, overlaid with intense keyboard, and a pounding drum beat has become the signature sound of the Back Yard Pimps.
BYP has continued to blaze a path on the LA, IE and now Socal music scene, Headlining shows at the House of Blues "Anaheim" and "Sunset", Hard Rock Café,
And Whisky a Go-go just to name a few. With the release of the new EP "Soiled to Grow" in 2005 and the first full length cd looming for 2006, BYP's energy and diversity displayed thru live shows and song writing ability create the vibe that is well respected from music fans of all genre's.