D BANKS

Location: Paso Robles, CA.

Bio: turn up king.  His high energy music is a staple in the bars and clubs in the area and his most recent album “Monsta” was most recently featured on Adam 22’s No Jumper Podcast. During the pandemic BANKS went on a spree releasing over 7 videos including his ratchet holiday favorite Jangle Bells.  Stream

“Monsta” on all major platforms and stay tuned for the new BANKS project dropping in 2022.

 

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KONTRA MANTIS

Location: Saticoy, CA.

Bio: Kontra Mantis is a bilingual artist/producer. Growing up, he was heavily inspired by Hip Hop, Funk, R&B, Rock and Latin music. In 2007 Kontra won 1st place in a Rap Competition at Rock The Bells Music Festival judged by legendary lyricists Immortal Technique and Chino XL. He has toured around Mexico City multiple times. He has also shared the stage with legendary artists such as Redman & Method Man, Bone Thugs - N - Harmony, RZA and The Dogg Pound.

 

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LORDE SANCTUS

Location: Nipomo, CA.

Bio: Lorde Sanctus is an emcee, writer, producer and futurist who owns and operates Connect the Coast, the only Web3 independent hip-hop label and media company on the central coast of California specializing in NFTs and defi merch.   He’s worked with everyone from the Brooklyn Nets to Snoop Dogg, but most recently he’s focused his efforts on elevating the voices of black, brown and allied creatives on the coast.   His latest single Top Down feat. CTC artist Jay Reilly.

 

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MIC BLES

Location: Oxnard, CA.

 

Bio: Mic Bles is a lyrical boom bap assassin. In 2018 he was listed as one of the top up and coming hip hop artists by Rotor Magazine. He has shared the stage with KRS One, Planet Asia, Chino XL and Rakim. He toured internationally with THE WORLD FAMOUS BEATNUTS. His music has been recognized by the Universal Hip Hop Museum of Archives and Collections in New York.

 

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