These guys (to me), are definitely a staple in the Sacramento Hip Hop community and the Sacramento community in general. Droppin’ so much knowledge over dope beats and keeping the music classic. “Follow My Lead” was long overdue and is on regular rotation in my collection. If you get a chance to see them live you won’t be disappointed. If you’re interested in booking them, please refer to the email below the press release. I was asked to come through to the video shoot so you might see me in the background somewhere 😉
For Immediate Release
True School Trio Releases Debut LP’s Follow-up Single
Northern Californian hiphop mainstays TRIBE OF LEVI have released “Take it Easy,” the second video from their critically acclaimed debut LP Follow My Lead. Filmed and edited by up-and-coming director J-Mar in the group’s hometown of Sacramento, the video tackles the current obsession with ‘haters’ over a smoothed-out instrumental produced by renowned producer LEE BANNON (“Fantastic Plastic”).
After making their national debut on BLU’s Open LP (Nature Sounds, 2011), in 2012 TRIBE OF LEVI released their long-awaited full-length album Follow My Lead. Featuring production by LEE BANNON, TWIZ THE BEAT PRO, and AKILI BEATS, the album has been described as a “launchpad to the national and international hip-hop scenes” and “a rhyme fest that runs a 360-degree gamut from socially aware to poetically pornographic.” (Sacramento News & Review, 7-15-2012) Now, the Tribe is looking to expand upon the success of their lead single, “Things To Do,” also produced by Lee Bannon, which recently won the 2012 Sacramento Area Music Award (SAMMIE) for “best music video.”
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Sacramento emcees NowOrNever, MICjordan, and Poor are TRIBE OF LEVI, purists who embody the core values of its golden era: originality and substance. Their style contrasts a laid-back, melodic, California vibe with hard-driving, East Coast-style lyricism, featuring futuristic sounds or soulful melodies atop a boom-bap foundation. Voted the winner of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Sacramento Area Music awards (SAMMIEs) for “Outstanding Hiphop/Rap,” the Tribe elevates the artform by returning to its roots.