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There are two bands called R.A.P.: 1) R.A.P. (Reggae Against Politics) - a reggae band from Gliwice, Poland, founded in 1985 by musicians formerly from Śmierć Kliniczna, a very well known Polish punk band (who also mixed punk with reggae and jazz influences) which broke up at that time. Even though R.A.P. never released a record before their break-up in 1987, bootlegs and pirated recordings survived long after the group disbanded. After a few years Read more on Last.fm
There are two bands called R.A.P.: 1) R.A.P. (Reggae Against Politics) - a reggae band from Gliwice, Poland, founded in 1985 by musicians formerly from Śmierć Kliniczna, a very well known Polish punk band (who also mixed punk with reggae and jazz influences) which broke up at that time. Even though R.A.P. never released a record before their break-up in 1987, bootlegs and pirated recordings survived long after the group disbanded.

After a few years, in the 90’s and 00’s, some of their material, which formerly circulated only in underground circles, found its way onto releases made by Zima Records - including three limited edition 7” EPs released in 2009 and 2010. Even though the band existed for a very short time, their music lives on among collectors and fans and they are considered to be one of the best reggae groups in the history of Polish reggae music. R.A.P. were: Jacek Szafir (“Jack Sapphire”) - vocals, congas, percussions Jurek Mercik (“Mertz Dubmaster”) - vocals, percussions, keyboards Marek Rogowski (“Rogal Daprisoner”) - vocals, percussions Wojtek Jaczyczko (“Mr. Bassie Destroyer”) - all basses, harp Irek Zawadzki (“I-rek Digital”) - all guitars Darek Mazurkiewicz (“Adler Speedman”) - drums To read more about R.A.P., please visit: http://dada.serpent.pl/rap (in Polish; not actually the official site, but the only one with good information) 2) R.A.P.

(also before known as Rāpuļi ar Putniem) is an alternative rock genre inspired four-piece band formed in Kuldīga, Latvia in year 1999. R.A.P. (Rāpuļi ar Putniem) ir latviešu rokgrupa no Kuldīgas, kas izveidota 1999. gadā. Grupa ir izdevusi 3 studijas albumus.

R.A.P. ir ieguvuši trīs Latvijas Mūzikas ierakstu gada balvas One of the best live bands in Latvia - that’s how many influential Latvian music reviewers describe them. Since year 2000 R.A.P. have released three studio records, they have been a support band for Guano Apes, Lenny Kravitz and The Rasmus gigs in Latvia, they have received three Latvian Music Records awards in a Modern Rock category and they have become regulars at the upper end of Latvian radio stations’ playlists and song tops.

That’s why the conclusion is obvious - they are one of the leading alternative rock bands in country. Band split up in November year 2008 not finishing studio recording session for their planned upcoming album. They reformed in 2011 with the original lineup to participate in festival Summer Sound Liepāja 2011' at Liepājas pludmale. The latest lineup : Artis Dvarionas - vocals (currently also Tā Tā Tā); Aleksandrs Štro - guitar; Artis Rozītis - bass guitar (currently also Mr. Rally); Gatis Lagzdenieks - drums (currently also Mr. Rally). Previous members : Renarts Braufmanis - guitar (currently Voiceks Voiska); Adam W. Smith - guitar. Discography : 2005 || LP "Maize" 2003 || LP "2" 2001 || LP "Feel?" 1999 || LP "Vanilla" http://www.rap.lv http://www.myspace.com/raplv Read more on Last.fm.

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