Style: Hip Hop & Beats
Members: James Brown & Mikey Rockwell
From: Auckland, Aotearoa
Listen / Buy
SoundCloud (JBrown): http://soundcloud.com/jameslloydbrown
BandCamp (JBrown): http://jbrownbeats.bandcamp.com
- JBrown, a 175 IQ genius with the motivation of a sloth, is rumoured to have found an MPC 2000 (drum machine) in a dumpster and began making beats out of sampled flaming plant fibres.
- Upon hearing this first batch of soundscapes, NZ born activist beat poet, The Mic Smith, quit his day job of street-side political slander and set about writing the book of Genesis into post-modern rap format. This intitial project failed utterly when their garage studio burnt down in a cactus fire. The culprit was never found.
- It is rumoured that both these artists shared the same wet-nurse (both of their mothers worked in a tobacco factory, making their own milk unsuitable) and JBrown having got the ‘lion’s share’ developed a healthy intellect but terrible motivation. The Mic Smith on the other hand is a fiercely ambitious vocalist with a low caste psychology. Together these two record and perform a baffling mix of inbred blues music and over sampled hip hop foolishness.