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  • REEF THE LOST CAUZE & THE SNOWGOONS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2013

    Reef The Lost Cause Snowgoons Tour Flyer 2013

    Down Under Ground Events are bringing American rapper Reef the Lost Cauze and European hip hop group the Snowgoons to Australia for the first time. The national tour starts in February 2013 and hits every National City.

     

    REEF THE LOST CAUZE

     

    Reef The Lost Cauze is a Philadelphia emcee with his sights set on the top of the hip hop game. While some emcees are strictly studio and basic battle cats, Reef brings well-rounded talent to the table with formidable stage presence, skills of the pen and a ferocious freestyle ability. HIs latest offering, "Fight Music" features Jedi MInd Tricks front man Vinnie Paz, legendary street lyricist Kook G. Rap and more. Reef is geared up to hiit the road this fall in support of his collaborative project, "King & The Cauze" with King Magnetic. The project boasts features from Joell Ortiz, Saigon and more with production by Marco Polo, Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and others.

    Having spent a great deal of his childhood acting in plays and performing, Reef fell in love with Hip Hop at the age of eight and has been rhyming ever since. By the time he reached high school, Reef earned a reputation as a deadly battle emcee -- jumping in any and every cipher he came across. It was not until his acceptance to Philadelphia's University of the Arts with a film scholarship that he began to visualize a serious career on the mic. It's here that he began to hone his songwriting skills, and worked on perfecting his stage presence.

    Realizing that he found his true calling, Reef departed the academic world at age 19 to focus on his first love-- music. He connected with Philadelphia producer Sleep E in 2001 to begin recording his first solo project, The High Life. The 10-track album opened doors for Reef, and he soon began performing at local venues, generating consistent praise from both fans and the media.

    In February 2003, Reef released Invisible Empire, a blazon 18-track album; self-distributed via a national schedule of shows. Before long, Reef won various battle competitions such as the Mic Check Battle in Philadelphia in 2003, after which he traveled to Oakland, California to take 2nd place in the Blaze Freestyle Battle. Reef took his freestyle skills to another level early in 2004 with a rousing performance at the Beat Society Production Competition in New York, and a fierce win in the Riddle Records Mic Check Battle. He was also the End Of The Weak (EOW) Challenge Champion at the Rock Steady Crew 27th Anniversary in July of that year, and went on to take the EOW Grand Championship title in 2005. Titles and battle accolades aside, Reef focused his well-rounded artistry into his third solo project, Feast Or Famine, the globally distributed seminal hip hop album that lead to his inclusion in the December 2005 issue of XXL where Reef stated "I want to take people on a journey through my life. I'm always going to make stuff that covers the spectrum, because there is so much to talk about". Over the years since Feast Or Famine, Reef has continued acending through his inclusion in tours all over the world as well as an innumerable amount of collaborations.

    Having recently worked with mainstream artists, Gym Class Heroes, as well as underground hip hop's elite, Jedi Mind Tricks, and hip hop rising star, Termanology, Reef has demonstrated his chameleon-like ability to stand out on a wide array of tracks. He places a determined emphasis on balance with his songwriting and performance abilities.

    "I love the rush of the crowd," explains Reef. "I love to be on stage and have a place full of strangers being amazed at what I'm saying. I'm much more at home and relaxed on stage performing my music."

    Reef continues to incorporate his life and business experiences into his projects, and his range of expression will allow fans the opportunity to truly identify with him. As he grows in the world of entertainment, it is certain that Reef stands to become one of this year's breakthrough artists, en-route to solidifying his spot as hip hop's next superstar.

     

    Discography

    Solo Albums:

    The High Life (2001)

    Invisible Empire (2003)

    Feast Or Famine (2005)

    A Vicious Cycle (2008)

    Fight Music (2010)

    King & The Cauze (2011)

     

    Reef The Lost Cauze Is Dead (2012)

    Group Albums:

    Eyego/Direct - Workman's Comp. Vol. 1 (2004)

    The JuJu Mob - Black Candles (2005)

    Army of the Pharoahes - The Torture Papers (2006)

    Army of the Pharoahes - Ritual of Battle (2007)

     

    SNOWGOONS

    The Snowgoons are Hip Hop producers based in Europe. The Goons consisting of, DJ Illegal, Det Gunner, Sicknature & J.S. Kuster already released 5 albums that feature a veritable who’s who of today’s underground elite! In 2011 Snowgoons collaborated with legendary New York duo M.O.P. to release the album "Sparta" as well the "Your Favorite MC" album with Philly's own Reef The Lost Cauze.

    Throughout the years, the buzz surrounding the Snowgoons has steadily escalated as their gritty, authentic and eclectic beats have gained recognition in both the US as well as within the burgeoning European Hip Hop scene. DJ Illegal & Sicknature also represent the Snowgoons live show and are killing stages from Europe to U.S.A. and Canada with artists like M.O.P., La Coka Nostra, A.O.T.P., Goondox, Sabac Red and many others

    Instrumentation

    Det Gunner - Sample Pad, Logic, Akai MPC
    DJ Illegal aka Manuu Goon - Turntables, Logic, Akai MPC
    Sicknature - MICROPHONE, Logic, Akai MPC
    J. S. Kuster - Piano, cubase, Electric Guitar/bass

    Discography

    Albums:

    German Lugers (2007)
    Black Snow (2008)
    The Trojan Horse (2009)
    Kraftwerk (2010)
    Snowgoons Dynasty (2012)

    Feature Albums:

    Sicknature - Honey Im Home (2007)
    Viro The Virus & Snowgoons - Virohazard EP (2011)
    Reef The Lost Cauze & Snowgoons - Your Favorite MC (2011)
    M.O.P. & Snowgoons - Sparta (2011)

    Here is a free download link to reefs new album.(aww shit yeah)

    http://reefthelostcauze.bandcamp.com

    You can watch some reef the lost cause and snowgoons  Videos here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wd6ZTHizis - High by myself

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRxHMS4A6lU - F*ck Rappers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pGZMbgel8U - Black ops

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI-ziHKJJ3I - Boxcutter samurai

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8qhzeVEXqg - This is where the fun stops

     

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