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BioNot your average Hip-Hop group, OVERDOZ. seamlessly leaps beyond ordinary measures. With a make up of two emcees in Sleezy and Tube, one natural-born comedian, Cream and a soulful vocalist/emcee in Kent, the group of four takes the idea of Hip-Hop/Funk Fusion to new heights with an eclectic mix of comic relief and true musicianship.

The home-grown Inglewood, California natives met in high school …where a career in music was merely an afterthought. The budding teenagers would candidly chat about girls, music and cars amongst their occasional, “recreational activity.” Known to many as the Blunn!ts, OVERDOZ. gained a reputation for being frank and straight-forward at all times. Their adolescent conversations gradually became the blueprint for the story that is told in OVERDOZ’ sophomore project, NOVA – released January 2010. The 25-track mixtape serves as the soundtrack to a story of four young adults who have grown together and share in a wide variety of experiences from sex, drugs and coming of age to the complexity of women and relationships.

OVERDOZ. is currently putting the final touches on their follow-up to NOVA, titled Live For, Die For. The project boasts production by Brook D’Leau (of J*DaVey), Polyester The Saint (E-40, Too $hort, Sa-Ra) and THC – comprised of Rick Bricks and Axel Folie (Sa-Ra, Nipsey Hussle, Jay Rock); along with features by LA artists Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar and more.

In the summer of 2010 OVERDOZ. teamed up with Wiz Khalifa for “Roll Up” and Kurupt for “Makings Of You,” off the acclaimed release, Here, My Dear, by producer Terrace Martin (Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Talib Kweli) and radio host, Devi Dev (Los Angeles 93.5 KDAY, Houston 97.9 The Box). OVERDOZ. can also be heard on “The 4 Heartbeats” off Dom Kennedy’s From the Westside, With Love.

To overdose, by definition, is to simply over indulge. With their organic chemistry, individual character and youthful exuberance OVERDOZ. does just that.

-Via Jam Base


About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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