Expanding the Cage
ROCK BOTTOM - Although they have been involved in the underground hip-hop scene for five years, they still consider themselves new to the game. Refusing to let themselves be sandboxed into any one category, Rock Bottom mixes musical perspectives & styles to distill an art form out of a saturated industry. With contemporary artists flooding the market and blurring the lines between hip-hop and pop, the average listener's experience has been turned into a cheap thrill lacking any replay value. Music enthusiasts are jaded, casual listeners are left wanting something more.... Enter Rock Bottom...with nowhere to go but up. This is not an attempt to 'take it back.' This is not an attempt to revive the 'golden era' of hip-hop. This is an entirely new approach with a mix of RAW talent and RAW sound refined by five plus years of improving their style to create truly TIMELESS music. Each member lends their perspective in a gifted way... Growing up on hip-hop since the late 80's, BumpsTheGooseGot started rapping as a hobby. Coming effortlessly to him at first, years of practice and progression have refined his punchy, in-your-face style. As one listener put it, "Bumps spits like Mike Tyson boxes." Hip-hop discovered Innate through 90s skate videos. Also, while being involved in graffiti, his experiences added an interesting perspective to developing his style. Now, Innate's verbal and production talents are scrawled on tracks to create art akin to his visual pieces. No one could ever accuse EP (Elephant Pelican) of being too simple-minded...the thinker's thinker; EP grew up with a poetic soul and a passion for knowledge. His soulful style caresses the beat with a deep profoundness that can only leave you pressing "rewind" to catch that last verse. Rock Bottom was the 1st group to be signed to Raw Poetix Records and 'Expanding the Cage' is their 1st LP on the Label.