Super Smash Bros. present...
THE PEOPLE'S REVOLUTION Mixtape, volume 1
TPR is a creative collective based in Sacramento, CA. The crew currently consists of Old Ghost (TPR's founder), Mahtie Bush, Tribe Of Levi (Poor, NowOrNever, MICjordan), Agustus ThElefant, Bru Lei, MLS (Monotone, Lou Slugga), Century aka BARS, N.O.M.E. Nomadd, Blaze, Styles1001, DJ Filth, Woodstock, and Northstar Zulu B-Boy Matt Cash. At the time this mixtape was created, we were also affiliated with J-Rockit (of Pangaea Project), the Alumni (MIGeezus, Prhyme Suspect, and KelCz), and Cawzlos (LMNH records), as well as Random Abiladeze and 5th Ave (of DLRN) who eventually co-founded the Neighborhood Watch crew.
A truly inspired piece of work, this mixtape was completed in less than 4 months, with almost all of the songs being written and recorded in less than 4 weeks! We definitely had some things to get off our chests. In 2005 we all had a tremendous sense of urgency about our political and social situation. We accurately foresaw impending economic collapse, the expansion of warfare, and the continuing devolution of political discourse. This was our meditation on the times.
The creation and release of this mixtape coincided with a grassroots movement to open local venues to hiphop and give artists and community voices a forum to be heard. Sacramento has one of the most incredible underground hiphop scenes anywhere in the world, but too many talented artists were being denied a chance to share the fruits of their labors, and we set about to change that. We also threw a series of major shows, including Dead Prez, Little Brother, Nas, and many more. It was a very exciting, though stressful, time. We are proud of the fact that our efforts have contributed to the health of Sacramento's hiphop community, and we would like to share what we've helped build here with the rest of the world.
The term "underground classic" is grossly overused but this mixtape really IS an underground classic!
for more music by other TPR artists, please visit:
Agustus ThElefant at soundcloud.com/agustus-thelefant
Bru Lei at soundcloud.com/bru-lei
Century Got Bars at century1.bandcamp.com
Mahtie Bush at mahtiebush916.bandcamp.com
MICjordan at ensitenonstop.bandcamp.com
MLS (Monotone and Lou Slug) at soundcloud.com/wearemls
Nome Nomadd at www.reverbnation.com/nomenomadd
NowOrNever (NON) at www.reverbnation.com/noworneveroftol
Old Ghost at oldghost1.bandcamp.com
Poor Majesty at poor.bandcamp.com
Styles1001 at styles1001.bandcamp.com
WesttKraven (AKA TheGreenRoom) at westtkraven.bandcamp.com