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The Prime X How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour

December 14, 2009

The Prime(Sapient & Luckyiam) will be joining the tour starting tonight in Eugene, OR at the WOW Hall then;

12/15 Portland OR @ Backspace
12/16 Seattle WA @ Nectar
12/18 Reno NV @ The Underground
12/19 S. Lake Tahoe @ Bar 24
Make sure you go check them out!
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The Prime X LRG album set to release Nov. 24th

October 15, 2009


The Prime (Sapient and Luckyiam) announces the release date of their debut album One Uppers! Nov. 24th is the date, mark your calendars! The CD will be a limited edition collaboration with LRG clothing (only 3,000 available). Pre-orders available soon! Download a leak “Common Place” from the album One Uppers here http://bit.ly/TXHFO.

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3 albums in 3 months!

August 14, 2009

Sapient, and Debaser will be releasing three albums in three months for free download.

Sept. 1st Sapient: Make Morphine – The Remixes – A remix of Sapient’s entire album Make More. Features production by Rev. Shines (of Lifesavas), Budo, Simple (of Sandpeople), Oldominion veterans Mr. Hill, Smoke & Pale Soul plus many more. A different producer for each song!

Oct. 1st Debaser: Back to Work – A long awaited follow-up to Crown Control. This free download will give you a taste of what they’ve been working on. Back To Work features Rasco (of Cali Agents), Luckyiam (of Living Legends) and Detroit standout Phat Kat. It’s true. New Debaser. Suck it.

Nov. 1st Sapient: Famine Friends – Sapient’s upcoming solo album and just one more reason why he is the most prolific hip-hop act coming out of the Northwest. With 3 music videos accompanying the album, Famine Friends proves that Sape lives by his promise to “Make More”.

Sandpeople To Release Long Story, Short…

May 5, 2009

(April 29, 2009 – Brooklyn, NY)Sandpeople, a ten member collective from the Pacific Northwest, is proud to announce the release of their new studio EP, Long Story, Short…available May 26, 2009 viaSandpeople Music.

The Juice CrewWu-Tang Clan;Native Tongues; these names conjure memories of a time when hip-hop collectives reigned dominant. Comprising 10 members in total, each with unique styles and abilities, Sandpeople is working tirelessly to solidify the importance of the hip-hop crew once more. Ethic, a rapper and one tenth of the group says, “The collective is not something you see too much of anymore; it’s a unique group structure. Being from the Pacific Northwest puts us at a disadvantage, but being a crew adds a dynamic and cohesive element to what we’re doing that helps us stand out amongst the crowd.” With the release of Long Story, Short…, the group’s cohesive sound at once harkens back to the crew aesthetic of the past while carrying the torch for the potential of the future. 

For Long Story, Short…, operating entirely in-house, including recording and mixing, allowed the EP’s creation process an organic feel, while remaining streamlined and efficient. That process begins with Sandpeople producer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist, Sapient, whose diverse production is on display throughout the EP. The rappers in the crew, each with a unique style, choose the beats they want to work with, brainstorm concepts, and self-select to decide who will fit the song style and concept for each song. The result of this tried-and-true process for Sandpeople is a stellar nine track EP, including the album’s lead single, “Hate Aside,” which the collective will be shooting a video for in the near future.

Since the 2005 release of Sandpeople’s debut album, Points of View, the group has seen a growth not only in their own numbers, but also in their rate of musical output. The Sandpeople collective comprises several sub-groups, each recording and releasing their own respective works in conjunction with the group projects, expanding the Sandpeople catalog and stretching the reach of their music from Japan to Australia and throughout the United States. Among the ten artists who comprise the Sandpeople is Illmaculate, a Portland native who has accumulated numerous accolades for his rapping abilities, including being crowned champion of the 2004 Scribble Jam rap battle at the age of 17. Along with the group’s producer Sapient, who has garnered recognition from his work with artists such as Tech N9ne, Inspectah Deck, andAesop Rock, Sandpeople have the firepower to put on a great show and to make great music.


Listen to “Money Is on Their Minds” http://media.audibletreats.com/Sandpeople-Money_Is_On_Their_Minds.mp3 

Sandpeople Embark On Long Story, Short… Tour

May 5, 2009

Portland’s Sandpeople are preparing for a three-week, ten-stop tour throughout various west-coast and mountain states to promote their upcoming EP release Long Story, Short…due out May 26th on self-managed record label Sandpeople Music.

The tour will begin in Bellingham, Washington on April 23rd, move across the north into Montana and down through Colorado and Arizona, and then heads west for three stops in California, wrapping up in Sacramento on May, 15th. Of the ten-person collective, five notable members will embark on this tour; Gold, iame, OnlyOne, illmaculate, and DJ Spark. Group member Ethic says of the upcoming tour, “The Long Story, Short… tour is a welcomed road trip after taking some time off to record. We expect to see plenty of familiar faces that we met on the Child Support Tour with Luckyiam, and likely lose a liver or two in the process. This EP is one of the best projects to come out of our camp, and we’re stoked to see it finally ready for release.”

Sandpeople formed in 2005 in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S., and have since established their base in Portland, Oregon. Since the release of their debut album Points of View that same year, Sandpeople have seen a growth not only in their own numbers, but in their ability to make music. Among the ten artists who comprise the Sandpeople group, one of the most notable members is ILLmaculate, a Portland-grown emcee who has accumulated numerous accolades for his rapping abilities. At the age of 17, he was crowned champion of the 2004 Scribble Jam rap battle competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, and along with partner TheSaurus also won the 2006 and 2007 World Rap Championships hosted by JumpOff.TV. Along with the group’s producer Sapient, who has garnered recognition from his work with artists such as Tech N9ne, Inspectah Deck and Aesop Rock, Sandpeople have the firepower to put on a great show and to make great music.

Tour Dates:

Thurs-April 30 Bozeman, MT – The Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Fri-May 1 Boulder, CO – The Root Underground
Sat-May 2 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater w/ Mr. Lif
Tues-May 5 Phoenix, AZ – The Low Leaf
Wed-May 6 Yuma, AZ – Open Aired
Thurs-May 7 San Diego/Carlsbad, CA Boar Cross’n
Fri-May 8 Los Angeles, CA The Alterknit Lounge (Knitting Factory)
Sun-May 10 Bakersfield, CA Fishlips
Tues-May 12 San Francisco, CA Etiquette Lounge