Check'd | Project: Reconstruction

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Project: Reconstruction

by Check'd

The Portland-based sci-fi/revolution nerds in Check'd have a certain Soul Sonic Force-meets-Rapping Rodney charm, and fight valiantly for the title of "most meta hip-hop outfit in Portland."
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Nerdcore
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2. Introduction
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3. Wal-Mart on Fire
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4. Mathematics
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5. Fear
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6. Welcome to America
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7. Rocket Ship
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8. How the Grinch Stole Democracy
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9. Imaginary Riot
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10. Non-Violent Fist
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Check'd is a politically charged hip-hop group that spawned out of Portland, Oregon in May, 2006. Since then, Check'd has recorded an album - titled ' Project: Reconstruction (P:RC)' - and does shows regularly in the Eugene and Portland areas.

Check'd was founded by MC's Onegin Offegan, Jon the Rappist, and King Oliver. Together, they recorded the 'Check'd EP' in July, 2006. In December of 2006, trumpeter Your Funk joined the band and helped record 'The Non-Violent Fist EP.'

In the summer of 2007, Testament joined the group as an MC to complete the quintet that recorded Check'd's first full length album - Project: Reconstruction. P:RC marks the first full length release on Haunted House Records, the label owned by King Oliver and Onegin Offegan of Check'd.

Recently, Jon the Rappist has left Check'd. Also, Your Funk grabbed an excellent gig on a cruise ship for the next several months, which means that Check'd will be performing as an incomplete group.

Check'd is:

Onegin Offegan
Testament
King Oliver
Your Funk (temporarily unavailable)


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Iris Bull

Oregon Voice Review
Political hip hop is not quite an accurate description of the sophisticated, whimsical lyrics of this troupe. The term gives no sense of the intricate musicality that Check’d weaves into its tracks. One of my personal favorites, “Imaginary Riot,” incorporates a feet-movin’, body-groovin’ trumpet solo melded together with a contagious clapping underlay, combined with a beat-popping keyboard and riot-inspiring vocals. “There’s gonna be a riot/A stampede/Throw your hands up/If you do agree with me/There’s no justice/No peace/No security/’Cause freedom ain’t free,” shouts the troupe, and frankly, I’m already on my feet.
Each song on this album seems to have come from my ADD-driven dreams: unique and ending on a different riff every time. “Non-Violent Fist,” “Wal-Mart on Fire,” and “Welcome to America” are excellent examples of Check’d mixing the musical equivalents of ranch and BBQ sauce, then dipping their deliciously crispy lyric-nuggets into their new creamy-sweet condiment. In “Wal-Mart on Fire,” Onegin puts it simply, “There’s famine and kids/Who would kill for a piece of/Jammin’ up bread/There’s workers in other countries /Who are better off dead/You know this country’s so wrecked/You know, if you ask me/ Earth should get itself Check’d.” I couldn’t agree more.
True to nonconformity, Check’d is a local gem that shouts out from beautiful Portland, OR. Icing on the cake? Their album’s cover is made from 100% recycled paper. For its mind-buzzing mellifluousness, powerful messages, and pleasing use of environmentally –friendly packaging, Check’d gets eight scrumptious nuggets out of ten.