Marcus was a Chicago transplant who would freestyle in his grandmother’s basement while working towards a degree in business administration. With a makeshift studio located in his grandmother’s attic, Warren began recording with Marcus. Soon after Marcus joined the army, bought his own recording equipment and returned the favor by recording with Warren during his return visits from his station in Iraq. One of these recording sessions produced a song that inspired the two emcees to collaborate on a full length album to be completed after Marcus’s tour of duty. It wasn’t until the album, entitled “ WAKE UP”, was finished that the duo came up with the name Lucid Music.
Music to make it’s listener aware. A local variety show promoter hooked Lucid Music up with their first performance. Based on the strength of that one show, Lucid Music were invited to perform by promoters and local acts for the next year and a half, never having to book their own gigs. They sold homemade cd’s and with the help of Pittsburgh hiphop group The Dreadnots gained distribution in Japan. Shortly after recording their second album, “ HOW CAN WE LOSE WHEN WE’RE SO SINCERE?”, Lucid Music met Dr Jones, a veteran deejay and hiphop promoter. The trio instantly bonded over their love of true school hiphop and began to collaborate.
With the addition of live mixing and scratching into their shows, Lucid Music continued to perform throughout the city receiving airplay from radio stations WRCT and WYEP. Lucid Music stood out from other local hiphop acts because of their positive message, profanity free lyrics, and the fact that they were the only group with an actual vinyl spinning deejay. In the fall of 2007, Lucid Music finished their third record, an ep entitled “THEY’RE NOT READY”. The Lucid Music sound is inspired by the hiphop it’s members grew up on. The lyrics are positive and profanity free allowing the group to perform for audiences of all ages.
Jazz, rock and funk samples are used to create what can only be described as “ that old boom bap”: uptempo drums, thick basslines, melodic horns and piano. Turntablism also plays an important part of not only their sound but a live show as well. As of may 08 Lucid music has international distribution through Root70lounge.com, a japanese indie label. all of our releases can be found on junodownload.com as well as itunes japan In early April, Lucid music released their fourth studio album entitled " THE ADVENTURES OF THE INVISBLE BAND". Lucid music also recently recorded a psa which can be heard at poisonfree.org,a site devoted to empowering the community's youth.The organization has extended a clothing sponsership to Lucid muisc and have employed the trio to perform at various schools that specialize in helping young adults who are at risk.Lucid music also had their song ''showtime" featured in an independent movie called ''american macho buddha".it can be seen at this link.www.wiredcinema.com/mdb/american-macho-buddha/ or google it.its good. In 2010 Lucid music signed a distribution deal with legendary indie label Bombhiphop records for the re release of "the adventures of the invisible band" album now available on iTunes.The album was selected as handpick of the week by the staff at indiethink.com http://digital.thinkindie.com/stores.php?playlist_id=298 Lucid music is currently recording their fifth album. for info and booking contact email@example.com Instrumentation Marcus-emcee/production Warren-emcee/production stephen-turntables/production Discography Wake up LP (2005) How Can We Lose When We're So Sincere ? LP (2006)(root70lounge.com) They're Not Ready EP (2007)(root70lounge.com) The Adventures Of The Invisible Band LP(2009) (root70lounge.com) The Adventures Of The Invisible Band-redux ( 2010) (bombhiphop) Tracks from all four albums can be heard on 88.3(wrct) and 92.3(wyep) as well as Trueschoolradio.com, idleminds.com,phatroot radio and tablist.net Links http://www.lucidmusicwakeup.blogspot.com/ Facebook MySpace Twitter Read more on Last.fm.
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