The Boom Bap Project stands for one thing...preservation of true hiphop music and culture. As the culture has progressed into a billion dollar industry, the Boom Bap Project has remained unscathed and true to their moniker - true boom-bap-style hiphop. The multi-cultural, Seattle based trio consists of MC's Karim aka Nightclubberlang, Destro Destructo, and DJ Scene. Through their trials and travails of seven years in the unforgiving underground indie scene, Boom Bap has emerged with a soon to be classic album "Reprogram," which is being released and pushed on Rhymesayers Entertainment.
The Rhymesayers label is responsible for introducing a plethora of next-level hiphop including the likes of Atmosphere, MF Doom, Brother Ali, Eyedea and Abilities, and Grayskul, to name a few. The legacy is definitely set to continue with Boom Bap Project's "Reprogram," an album that combines the street feel of Run DMC, circa 87', with the freshness of 2k5 wordplay,and production from Seattle's best Jake One and Vitamin D - producers responsible for crafting tracks for the likes of G-Unit and 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, Gift of Gab and Ghostface Killa. Top notch production combined with fierce, focused wordplay equals the Boom Bap.
The BBP first dropped the critically acclaimed album "Circumstance Dictates" in early 2001. The album, entirely produced by Jake One and Vitamin D made waves on the indie scene, and eventually lead to a rigorous touring schedule across the US and Canada. BBP smashed virtually every US and Canadian market with their brand of true hiphop, along the way securing an extremely loyal fanbase that continued to grow with each visit. The crews contacts and efforts found them sharing the stage locally and nationally with the likes of Eminem, the Wu Tang Clan, the Roots, the Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, as well as all the top drawing independent hiphop acts across the nation.
In 2002, BBP was invited to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they rocked to 30,000 global music fans with the likes of Erykah Badu, the Roots, Common and Talib Kweli. That same year found the Seattle trio rocking the infamous Bumbershoot festival on the main stadium stage in front of 50,000 heads with the likes of Mos Def, Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples. Along the way, their exhaustingly energetic stage show garnered them thousands of new fans, believers and allies in the fickle hiphop industry amongst performers and the like, and a hardcore local and national fanbase. The wave of Northwestern momentum meant attention from numerous indie and major labels, and Boom Bap finally signed with the prestigious and well connected Fat Beats Records of New York City. As the buzz for the next album grew, the crew was ready to make an even bigger move, and signed to Independent hiphop's top-producing label, Rhymesayers Entertainment.
The new album bears allegiance to the classic hiphop formula and ideals. "Reprogram is Seattle Hip Hop, it's a unique sound that represents our undiscovered region, and more importantly, represents our take on what we feel is the true shit...straight hiphop, no chaser," BBP MC Nightclubberlang says. " We wanted to make a classic sounding album while sticking to what we know and do, and at the same time, we want to rep the whole Northwest, cuz we've been slept on and overlooked for way too long," MC Destro Destructo adds. The album does just that. With a concrete, street level, upbeat approach, the album is chock full of banging joints. To add to the all-star production lineup of Jake One, Vitamin D, Bean One and Mr. Hill, guest appearances and collaborations take the record over the top.
Guests on "Reprogram" include true hiphop heavyweights Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious (Gift of Gab), the Lifesavas, Grayskul, world champion DJ Vin Roc, and their own NW based 20 person crew, Oldominion. Each guest adds their own take on that classic Boom Bap, and leaves the audience with a truly classic LP which can and will undoubtedly stand the test of time amongst other classic hiphop records. In a quest to blow up their region and rock the spot, the Boom Bap Project delivers with energetic, next level Northwest hiphop. The quest is putting themselves and Seattle and the whole NW on the map, all the while staying true to the culture and ideals passed down from the likes of Chuck D, KRS One and Run DMC. This is the Boom Bap Project...Welcome to Seattle!