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LA Symphony

Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Hip hop
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Years active 19972009
Labels Eartube Empire
Squint Entertainment
Basement Records
Gotee Records
Syntax records
Associated acts Flynn Adam
Rootbeer
Website http://www.lasymphony.com
Members
CookBook
FLYNN ADAM
Sharlok Poems
UNO Mas
Joey the Jerk
Former members
Pigeon John
B-Twice
J-Beits
Coy

LA Symphony is a Independent hip-hop group from Los Angeles, California.[1] Current members of L.A. Symphony are FLYNN (also known as Flynn Adam), UNO Mas, CookBook, Joey the Jerk, and Sharlok Poems. Past members include Pigeon John and BTwice, J-Beits a.k.a. Great Jason and Trendi MC (who compose Halieyoos Fishermen with Sharlok Poems), Coy (Paul "Coy" Allen), Xpress, Gaja and Beond of Acid Reign.

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History

Formed in 1997, the band released their first album, 1999s Composition No. 1 on independent record label Eartube Empire. They then recorded an album entitled Call It What You Want for Squint Entertainment, containing tracks produced by the band and by Mario C, will.i.am and Prince Paul. The album was sold as a bootleg copy at live shows and online until officially released on Squint as CIWYW, in addition to a release a promotional EP titled Big Broke L.A. that contained tracks from Call It What You Want.

LA Symphony independently released the Baloney EP in 2002. Originally, 1000 limited edition copies were pressed, hand-numbered and shipped in resealable sandwich bags. Baloney was later re-pressed.

Following the Baloney EP, LA Symphony was signed to Gotee Records. They then released The End Is Now in 2003, Less Than Zero in 2005 and Disappear Here in 2005. 2005 was also a year of personal tragedies for the band.[2] CCM reported that immediately after re-signing to Gotee, three members experienced personal traumas -- UNO came down with Guillain-Barré syndrome, CookBooks father suffered from a stroke, and Joeys grandfather also died.[2]

In 2007, the group released a mixtape entitled Unleashed. Guests on the album include Posdnuos and Awol One.

In 2009, the members decided to put the group on hiatus. Since then several members have continued with solo projects.

Discography

Year Title Label(s)
1999 Composition No. 1 Eartube Empire
2001 Call It What You Want Squint Entertainment
2001 Big Broke L.A. (Promo EP) Squint Entertainment
2002 Baloney (EP) Independent
2003 The End Is Now Gotee Records
2005 Less Than Zero Gotee Records
2005 Disappear Here Gotee Records
2007 Unleashed Syntax records

References

  1. ^ Portell, Paul. "Interview - L.A. Symphony". http://www.rapzilla.com/rz/content/view/54/45/. Retrieved 2009-01-02.  
  2. ^ a b Farias, Andree (November 2005). "Disappearing Act". CCM Magazine 28 (5): 12. ISSN 1524-7848.  

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