If you find yourself driving on Highway 99 in California's Central Valley and you follow that echo of metal music you can't get enough of to a small town named Ceres, you may already know who 17TEN is. For the ones who have not made the journey into audible bliss, 17TEN is a group of guys whose only common background before meeting is that they all played music. Hailing from all different walks of music, they each bring a unique style to the table in which their sound has digested into the genre that they have dubbed "Pü Metal!"
Faheem Rashad Najm (born September 30, 1985), better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Tallahassee, Florida. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In 2007, T-Pain released his second albumEpiphany, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His third album, Thr33 Ringz, was released in 2008. T-Pain has also released a string of hit singles, including "I'm Sprung", "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)", "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')", "Bartender", "Can't Believe It", "5 O'Clock" and more. T-Pain has earned two Grammy Awards, alongside artists Kanye Westand Jamie Foxx respectively.
T-Pain is the founder of the record label imprint Nappy Boy Entertainment, established in 2005. Throughout his career as a singer, T-Pain is best known for using and popularizing the creative use of the Auto-Tune pitch correction effect, used with extreme parameter settings to create distinctive vocal sounds. From 2006 to 2010, T-Pain was featured on more than 50 chart topping singles, his most successful feature to date was on Flo Rida's debut single "Low", which has since been certified 6x platinum by theRecording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Suicidal Tendencies (also known as S.T. or simply Suicidal) is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited (along with D.R.I.) as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".
Coming out of California's Bay Area, rapper Sage the Gemini broke through with two viral party singles, "Gas Pedal" and "Red Nose." "Gas Pedal" landed first, with the audio being uploaded to video-sharing sites in 2012; the track combined Sage's restrained delivery with an infectious, Ying Yang Twins or hyphy-type hook. Even without the video, "Gas Pedal" ended the year with over three-million views on YouTube, and an official video landed in 2013 along with another track, "Red Nose." His debut album, Remember Me, followed in 2014 with guest shots from Iamsu!, Kool John, and others.
Sudan Ameer Williams (born November 16, 1989) better known by his stage name Iamsu!, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer most known for his feature on "Up!" and his single "Famous". He has produced and featured many artists such as Tinashe, Sage the Gemini,Kehlani, Hit Boy, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz,DJ Mustard, Casey Veggies, Lil B, G-Eazy, and the HBK Gang.
heir music is a diverse mix of styles,including reggae, ska, surf rock, and punk rock. Members include Geoff Weers (guitars and vocals), Adam Patterson (drums and vocals), Raul Bianchi (lead guitar) and Ryan DeMars (bass). The band was formed in 1997. In 2003 they had their own radio show, Locals Only, on radio station KMBY. In 2005, they contributed to a compilation album that was a fundraising effort for the USA junior surfing team. The 2005 film XXX Rated: A Year in the Life of a Santa Cruz Phenomenon follows the band during some of their touring.
Some notable hits include "Bowl for Two" and "Sacrifice" from the album Gettin' Filthy, the latter being available as a playable song in the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour (also as Guitar Hero 4), and "Down, Down, Down" from the self-titled album The Expendables, and the album Gettin Filthy. The Expendables have toured with such acts as 311, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Kottonmouth Kings, Less Than Jake, and G. Love & Special Sauce, and are signed to the record label Stoopid Records, which is owned by Slightly Stoopid. They have funded their own headlining tours across the country as well. The Expendables have released six albums in their career. In 2009 they toured with 311. They also headlined the Ladera Skateboards Winter Blackout 2012 Tour along with Fortunate Youth, MTHDS & The Roots.
In 2012, the band released their first acoustic album that included acoustic versions of older songs. The acoustic album is titled "Gone Soft", and was released on May 15, 2012. On April 21, 2012, The Expendables released a new single, "Back Home Again" for Record Store Day, recorded during the Gone Soft sessions. In early 2013, they also began playing another new song live, titled "Black Heart".
Raul Bianchi explained in an interview with Monday Magazine about the possibilities of a split album with themselves:
"One of the things we’ve thought about doing is a split with ourselves, where we do two EPs in one: one all metal and one all reggae. And one of the ideas we approached was doing newer versions of some songs. Like maybe doing heavier versions of some of our reggae songs and doing reggae versions of some more rock or metal songs. We don’t really have time for it right now, but it’s something that we’re definitely considering."
On January 13, 2015 the bands sixth studio album "Sand in the Sky" was available for purchase. They have released two singles titles "Starry Night" and "Music Move Me".
Sochitta Sal, better known by her stage name Honey Cocaine, is an Cambodian rapper from Toronto born on October 22, 1992. Honey Cocaine is signed to Tyga's label Last Kings. She is the first artist signed to the label. She first received recognition with her debut collaboration "Heisman", featuring Tyga. One of the up-to-date female rappers with serious flow and will probably blow up in the next few years.
Her official Twitter page is @HoneyLKCocaine
Edison was born in Modesto, California. At the age of two, he was exposed to music at a young age since the radio was always on in his house. Listening to R&B music inspired him to become an R&B artist listening to Usher, Boyz II Men, Trey Songz, NeYo, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and many more while growing up. Although he started singing at a young age, he did not start songwriting until the age of 10. While being in elementary Edison started performing for his school's talent shows where everyone in the crowd was stunned and entertained by his voice and talent as a singer. During his freshman year of high school, he started to record his own songs and was handing them out to people he knew. He continued to record music throughout his sophomore and junior year while he took a break his senior year trying to get ready for college. Now at the age of 19, Edison continues to make music and has the same goal he had when he was a kid and that is to become an R&B singer.