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It All Adds Up For 857

857 is an innovative hip-hop act whose music is a fusion between old school philosophy mixed with contemporary beats and rhymes. The vibe of their music is similar to rap groups such as Black Eyed Peas, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest.

(PRWEB) June 18, 2005 -- Becoming displeased and concerned with this direction rap music seems to be going since its arguably most innovative period in the early 90s, lyricists Tur-Bo, Y.K.C., the 23rd Stallion, and beatmaker, AL-G decided to form 857 in order to provide an alternative to many of the current mainstream trends promoted by the industry and restore the originality, creativity, and variety that hip-hop used to offer. This philosophy is deeply embedded within their music since it collectively embodies all the elements of hip-hop that they've enjoyed and always appreciated combined to form a new style and sound. As a result, 857s music carries the spirit of old school hip-hop mixed with contemporary beats and rhymes, creating a vibe that's similar to groups like Black Eyed Peas, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Fugees, and Jurassic 5.

Unlike the average rap group, 857 is far from one dimensional and their songs contain much more substance. They are fully capable of delivering many different kinds of songs across a wide variety of topics ranging from party anthems, roleplaying and storytelling tales, personal reflections, political and media controversies, relaxed vibes, and overall entertaining tracks. The group even possesses the versatility to mix styles with other genres of music such as rock, reggae, pop, jazz, and spoken word. This diversity is offered throughout their new album, Stand Out.

Their primary focus is to create songs that people will find interesting and/or entertaining, mixed with ideas and scenarios they can relate to. Whats also interesting about the group is that the lyricists Tur-Bo, Y.K.C. and the 23rd Stallion sound completely distinctive in style, flow, and voice, and individually contribute something different to the overall vibe of the music. Overall, their witty, creative, lyrical talents collectively combined with the insane instrumentals provided by the multi-talented methodical mastermind, AL-G, allow 857 to demonstrate a sound, vibe, and energy thats rarely found in todays hip-hop industry.

857 has already performed in many famous venues in New York, such as Downtime, Southpaw, The Downtown, and Munchaba Lounge to name a few. In 2004, 857 made it to the final round (last 6 bands out of 36) of the Battle of the Bands which took place in August, 2004 - Levittown, NY.

In addition to live perfomances , 857 has also been featured in Newsday (Impulse), and has been listed on Broadjam's (www.broadjam.com) Top 10 numerous times.

Singles from Stand Out (Where's the Beef?, Chillin', Frontpage and Barface) are currently receiving spins from internet radio and college radio stations across the country and overseas.

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