Hailing from Long Beach California, Chapter 11 is a live Reggae/Hip Hop group that has been together since 1998. Their album recordings blur the lines between live instrumentation and sampled loops and beats. Live shows are pure energy and emotion. The sound could be described as a perfect blend of traditional Jamaican Reggae rhythms mixed with Hip Hop street smarts.
Chapter 11 is signed to Surfrock Intl. in Japan. Surfrock is an indie label that is distributed by major label Pony Canyon Inc.. Surfrock maintains the Japanese license agreement for Fuel TV which is a great avenue for promoting their music. The Three albums (Live & Direct, Going For Broke, and Premium Blend) have been released in Japan and a tour is currently being discussed.
In the USA, Chapter 11 has organized their own label and is currently being distributed in all forms of major digital distribution outlets.
The album Live And Direct features Tim Wu of Sublime/LBDAS playing sax/flute on 8 songs and Aaron Owens of Hepcat playing guitar on 4 songs. All horn work on the album Going For Broke is also by Tim. Other features on this album include Khari Santiago from the Def Squad and Big Nes.
Chapter 11 recently finished working on a third studio album. Guest artists include: Field Marshall of Sublime, Bobo David of Judgement Yard (Sizzla Kolanji's Camp), Phileano of Skunk Records, Big Nes, J Ross Parrelli, Tony Tigerstyle, and Tim Wu.