- Artist: 100th Monkey
- Format: CD
- Release Date:3/11/2003
The 100th Monkey is a Seattle/Tacoma based hiphop group that plays live hiphop with real instruments. The group played it's first show in January of 2000 and has been rocking the Northwest ever since. The current lineup features MC Dave Devereaux, Miss Loretta on vocals, Brian Binning on keys/samples, DJ Cladd on the wheels, Rob on electric bass, and Jay D'Lay keeping the beat. The 100th Monkey has played shows throughout the Northwest at places like I-Spy (RIP), Chop Suey, and the Sunset Tavern and has been featured live on 90.3 KEXP as part of the Live Room and Audioasis. The band has played with many great northwest groups (Optimus Rhyme, The Rebelz, Organic Produce) as well as a few nationals (MC Paul Barman). Reviews: Technopunkmusic.com 'This is hip-hop at it's most versatile. The 100th Monkey have the advantage of not being artistically limited (the five members are all white and never spout urban poetics about a ghetto that most know nothing about) or conveniently pigeonholed in any one style. This is hip-hop infused jazz, rock-based urban sounds, professional instrumentation edged over with vocal poetics, lounge music roughed up for the streets and young cockiness surrounded by mature professionalism. It all combines to make The 100th Monkey a completely unique entity of potent, pleasing and fully rounded brilliance.' Splendid E-zine(6/26/02) '...Dave Devereaux's dynamic vocals end up stealing the show. Also known as Dave the Dopeman, Devereaux has a knack for raising and lowering his voice to be either lighthearted ('Dave the Dopeman') or serious and persuasive ('License to Kill'). As he does so, clever rhymes and addictive melodies give everything a natural flow.'
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