The HipHop Artist name vietnam Vietnam- Born Hector Rivera Jr From Brooklyn, Newyork. Later in 1983 would moved to Baltimore, City to a town called Highlandtown. As a young child he was influenced by many artists from the 80,s. Later on into the 90.s vietnam began practicing his vocal skills with other friends and had a group called World Destruction which was formed in 1998 but nothing never became of it.
In 2001 vietnam was introduced to sinister Dice by long child hood friend George blische jr. Vietnam and sinister dice became a group first called Gods Forgotten soldiers then changed to Iron Heartz. Iron Heartz has only singles together as a group 60 dayz, cold streets, what u know about life, Back it up, The streets are to name a few. Though Iron Heartz remains a group.
vietnam has started his long anticipated solo album formerly Blood, Sweat N Tears but since Ace hood has dropped an album under that name the album is now titled :One Life To Live: The smash hitting single is out now Rock For My City. Stay Tune To Future Music From vietnam. 2. The enigmatic rock quartet VietNam of Brooklyn, NY whose mellow but acerbic music and extended jams have elicited comparisons to Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, and Smog, features vocalist/guitarist Michael Gerner, guitarist/vocalist Joshua Grubb, drummer Michael Foss, and bassist Ivan Sunshine.
The group debuted with an EP The Concrete's Always Grayer on the Other Side of the Street in 2004 on Vice Records, followed by a self-titled full-length released in 2007 on Kemado Records. The group disbanded shortly following this release. Front man Michael Gerner is currently at work writing a new record under the name, An American Dream, which will be released in Fall 2012. Joshua Grubb recorded an album, Infinidelity under the name Historics alongside Maroon 5's Mickey Madden and Amazing Baby's Don Devore.
Michael Foss is currently working on a project under the name CLOS.E alongside Dream Diary's Jacob Sloan. Ivan Sunshine debuted his new band, Hidden Fees with a 12" called Sale Away which featured vocals by Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess in early 2011. 3. From Southeast Performer Magazine: Vietnam started out in Atlanta in 1980, at a time when smaller, neighboring city Athens was the music city of that decade.
Bands such as R.E.M., The B-52s, Pylon and Love Tractor were tearing up the clubs and getting much love from college radio. Vietnam played the same clubs and got a lot of the same type of praise that was bestowed upon the aforementioned acts, but they never cut an album. Jump ahead 25 years, and we finally have the band’s debut release Past Away. Read more on Last.fm.
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