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26 Mar
Published in Song of 2day

Delinquent Habits (also known as Los Delinquentes and Los Tres Delinquentes) is a hip hop group. Formed in East Los Angeles in 1991, they are known for their Latin-tinged rap, which is both melodic and hardcore. Their first album was executive produced by Cypress Hill member Sen Dog and featured guest appearances by Sen himself as well as Puerto Rican New York City rapper Hurricane G. Their second album, Here Come The Horns, again featured Sen Dog as well as Sen's brother, pioneering Latin rapper Mellow Man Ace. The melodic Merry Go Round featured the female singer Michelle. The group chose to focus more on hardcore rap on their fourth offering, Freedom Band.

Delinquent Habits was originally made up of Kemo The Blaxican, Ives Irie (both MCs) and O.G. Style (a DJ). Thus the group was often called Los Tres Delinquentes (Spanish for "The Three Delinquents"). As a trio, they sold over 1 million copies of their single Tres Delinquentes, published on the Station 13 label in 1996. They subsequently received a lot of attention from MTV and the media. Their self-titled first album, Delinquent Habits, was executive produced by Sen Dog of Cypress Hill and sold almost a million copies. Their second release, Here Come The Horns, was produced by Mellow Man Ace. They have been compared to Cypress Hill. Their work Merry Go-Round was sold on the underground "Spanglish network".

Kemo soon left after the completion of their album Freedom Band to pursue a solo career with some substantial success. He was replaced by female vocalist Michelle, who had been previously featured in their songs. Around five years later on O.G. Style left the band too.

August 2008 former MC Kemo signed a record deal with Ampire Records/ Redrum Recordz for a European release of his second album.

In 2013 founding members Ives Irie and Kemo The Blaxican decided to reunite. Their first common release since 2003 is set for 2015.

25 Mar
Published in Song of 2day

Billy Joe "B.J." Thomas (born August 7, 1942) is an American popular singer. He is particularly known for his hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts. His best-known recording was the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head".

Thomas was raised in and around Houston, Texas, graduating from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, he sang in a church choir as a teenager, then joined the musical group The Triumphs.[1] During his senior year he made friends with Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits. The Traits and the Triumphs held several Battle of the Bands events in the early 1960s.

In 1966, B.J. Thomas and The Triumphs released the album I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Pacemaker Records). It featured a hit cover of the Hank Williams song "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". The single sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.[2] The follow-up single, "Mama", peaked at No. 22. In the same year, Thomas released a solo album of the same name on the Scepter Records label."Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" is B. J. Thomas's #1 song, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.[2] It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[2] David and Bacharach also won Best Original Score. It was recorded in seven takes, after Bacharach expressed dissatisfaction with the first six. In the film version of the song, B. J. Thomas had been recovering from laryngitis, which made his voice sound hoarser than in the 7-inch release. The film version featured a separate instrumental break when Paul Newman undertook stunts on a bicycle.

25 Mar
Published in Song of 2day

Aleka's Attic were an alternative folk/rock band from Gainesville, Florida, formed by River Phoenix and his sister Rain.

The original line up of Aleka's Attic included River as lead singer and played guitar; his younger sister Rain sang, but, contrary to many incorrect reports, did not play keyboards in the band (although she did play various percussion, such as tambourine); Josh McKay was the bass player; Josh Greenbaum, a friend of River’s from Florida, was the drummer.

River had a two-year development deal with Island Records to develop the band and record a marketable album, which was not accomplished in the time allotted due to River's ongoing film work schedule. So Island, retaining the option to continue or not, opted out of the deal based on the non-marketability of River's newer material. River then decided to record an album independently for the band.The group disbanded due to River Phoenix's death on October 31, 1993, from a drug overdose.At his funeral, he wore a t-shirt of the band while resting in the casket.In 1997, Phoenix's friend Michael Stipe of R.E.M. bought over the rights to all of Aleka's Attic's material from Island Records.

  • "Across The Way", which was written by River and Josh McKay, was included on the 1989 PETA benefit album, Tame Yourself.
25 Mar
Published in Song of 2day

Aleka's Attic were an alternative folk/rock band from Gainesville, Florida, formed by River Phoenix and his sister Rain.

The original line up of Aleka's Attic included River as lead singer and played guitar; his younger sister Rain sang, but, contrary to many incorrect reports, did not play keyboards in the band (although she did play various percussion, such as tambourine); Josh McKay was the bass player; Josh Greenbaum, a friend of River’s from Florida, was the drummer.

River had a two-year development deal with Island Records to develop the band and record a marketable album, which was not accomplished in the time allotted due to River's ongoing film work schedule. So Island, retaining the option to continue or not, opted out of the deal based on the non-marketability of River's newer material. River then decided to record an album independently for the band.The group disbanded due to River Phoenix's death on October 31, 1993, from a drug overdose.At his funeral, he wore a t-shirt of the band while resting in the casket.In 1997, Phoenix's friend Michael Stipe of R.E.M. bought over the rights to all of Aleka's Attic's material from Island Records.

  • "Across The Way", which was written by River and Josh McKay, was included on the 1989 PETA benefit album, Tame Yourself.
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