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The Pack
Origin Berkeley, California, USA
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2004 – present
Labels Up All Nite, Indie-Pop
Members
Young L
Stunnaman
Lil Uno
Lil B

The Pack is a hip hop group from Berkeley, California.

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Biography

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Early Days

The group consists of Damonte "Lil Uno" Johnson , Brandon "Lil B" McCartney, Lloyd "Young L" Omadhebo, Keith "Stunnaman" Jenkins. Lil B and Young L attended Albany High School. Lil Uno and Stunna attended Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California. They all recorded together for over a year at Young L's home studio where they released their first two mixtapes Pack Muzik Vol. 1 and Wolfpack Muzik Vol. 2. When Too $hort signed The Pack to Jive Records, they were all only around 17 years old.

Rise to Fame

Not long after, The Pack created 2006's sneaker anthem, "Vans" and released it via their MySpace page. The song was heard by veteran Oakland rapper Too $hort who then signed them to his Up All Nite Records imprint via Jive Records. The Pack's hit song "Vans" was number 23 on the top 30 hip hop charts[citation needed], played on 65 hip hop stations nationwide and on 35 pop stations nationwide[citation needed]. It was also listed at No.5 on Rolling Stone's "Best songs of 2006".[1] The song featured a chorus of "Got my Vans on, but they look like sneakers; (You) wearing coke whites but my Vans look cleaner." The music video for "Vans" aired on BET, but MTV, and MTV jams, refused to show the video because it promoted a consumer product. However, MTV aired an edited version of the video, in which the word "Vans" was censored throughout the song. [2] The Pack is usually known for their skateboard raps and sexually mature content in a lot of songs.

Albums

The Pack released a seven track EP in 2007 entitled Skateboards 2 Scrapers which included hits such as "Vans" and "I'm Shinin". In 2007, The Pack put out their debut album Based Boys which included the single "In My Car". In early 2008, it was announced that The Pack was dropped from Jive Records/Zomba Recordings due to Based Boys' lackluster sales. The Pack recently signed with Los-Angeles based Indie-Pop which is home to other artists such as The Cataracs.

Recently, The Pack has stated on their MySpace that their next album is scheduled for an early 2009 release. They have posted one song from the album, "Hoes In This House" on their MySpace. However, an album was not released, and no further information on the album was given out as of June 2009. The Album is probably going to be released sometime late 2009.

The Pack recently posted the song "casey" on their myspace music page which borrows a verse from Dorrough's Ice Cream Paint Job as the chorus. This is presumed to be a promo single for their next album. Northern California radio stations have begun playing "Touch Me" by the Pack which is presumed to be the official first single from their next album. The song features a chorus "touch me like an iPhone."

In late September 2009, the Pack released a new song "Wolfpack Party 2010" via MySpace, a 2010 follow up, and first single from their upcoming Wolfpack Party Mixtape due Fall 2009. They have begun recording with beats from Young L as well as Cyrano of the Cataracs for their next mixtape/album.

A few of the group members have also been working on solo careers like Lil' B and his song "We Can Go Down" and a new album by Stunnaman entitled the "Legendary Mixtape"...One of the new mixtapes of the pack was The Pack Is Back which was released December 23,2009.

In March 2010, "Wolfpack Party 2010" was released on iTunes.

Feud with New Boyz

The feud began with the start of the 2009 "Jerkin'" movement which led many to believe if the Los Angeles Area had "borrowed" their style from the earlier 2005 "punk rock" or "hyphy movement from the Bay Area. The "New Boyz" were the forefront of the "jerk" movement with their hit single You're A Jerk. The Pack member Stunna began to diss the New Boyz for stealing their style of music and dress while performing in Victorville, CA (New Boyz' hometown) by calling them the "New Girlz. The New Boyz replied to them over Twitter and told them to get bigger in the industry and then diss them. Stunna then recorded a phone conversation in which he asks New Boyz member Ben J to admit that they stole their style.[3] Both groups have since put out diss records.

Discography

Mixtapes

Albums

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