About Mesh pro
MESH PRO is a conscious collective of Hip-Hop artists and musicians reigning from the cloud covered city of Portland Oregon. Their grey sky infected sound is an evolved version of classic hip hop, demonstrating an elevated state of awareness while keeping the flows classic and the crowds hyped. MESH PRO IS a positive community based movement seeking unification and betterment of the people through music, it is NOT a record label. YAMIO 263 of MESH PRO, has this to say, "The days of divisive hate-hop are over! The people of the Hip Hop community are starving for some bangin' music with positive substance, and we as a whole are dedicated to becoming a portal where they can get that. MESH PRO is more than a group of performers, its a positive movement of the people, by the people, for the people."
MESH PRO's upcoming releases are several in count, the most urgent being their debut record, "FireMouth" due to be released May 2009. This is a fast paced and hard hitting record with an agressive sound yet it is completely laced with positive messages. MESH PRO also puts out a series of mixtapes called "Out Tha Lab." Volume 1 of which hit the streets 4-20-08, and has sold near 1000 copies hand to hand and at shows in its first year. The mixtape series features only the best of the best underground artists from around the NW, and is a portal for fans and friends to find what's newest and freshest and who's who below the corporate radar. Guaranteed street cred legit. Volume 2 of the mixtape series is planned to be released late summer of 2009. There are plans and production in the works for a swing-time era themed EP to follow the mixtape.
MESH PRO IS……
Yamio 263 – Positive revolutionary lyricist, beat maker, professional recording engineer and producer, and respected Portland Hip Hop veteran. As an accredited world class studio engineer and producer, Yamio has worked in the studio with a few large names in the music industry, and is well known in the NW as a freestyle artist and performer. He also does a fair share of the graphics for MESH PRO. His side projects and guest appearances are extensive, some of which are featured on the Out Tha Lab mixtape series. His first three solo albums each sold over 1000 copies in the streets of Portland and Seattle. His upcoming Solo releases, “Coffee Shop Revolutionary” and "Flight of the Fenix" are highly anticipated by his fans and have some grassroots level buzz built up in the local scene.
Flawless - Lyricist, recording engineer, beat maker, respected performing artist. Flawless got his start with the Hip Hop movement through breakdancing. He progressed and started making his own beats to dance to, and then wound up producing almost all the beats for the Lethal Audio record. Since then Flawless has quickly risen to the forefront of the Portland Hip Hop Scene with his potent and aggressive style, both in his productions and his stage performances. His other projects include Lethal Audio, The Surrealest, and the quickly booming group Bad Habitat.
Lady - Singer, beat maker, booking contact, activist. Her beautiful voice and potent content have floored more audiences than not. Quite often the crowds will go wild when she steps in to do her part, bringing yet another element to the stage performance. More than a pretty voice, Lady also has a huge heart and focuses on community outreach for MESH PRO. She is the initiator of the benefit event series Hip-Hop-A-Thon (myspace.com/hiphopathon), making a positive contribution to the people of the community we live in through our art-form.
Lovely Locks - Backup singer, public relations, networking, dreadlockstress, and stylist. An artist in all she does, her influences and diverse contributions are a core part of the interpersonal fiber of MESH PRO.
Dru Manchu - Lyricist, backup lyricist. Mon Chu was brought in to the group half way through the record being crafted. His hard hitting and insightful rhyme patters mixed with his deep vocal quality add a beneficial dynamic to the songs. He is also well known for his networking abilities, seeming to keep busy every weekend with a performance of some sort. He and Flawless, along with DJ Cuttah, form the crew Bad Habitat, who have quickly become one of the busiest performance groups in the scene. Various DJ's have performed with MESH PRO, but the favorite two are DJ Zone of Nightcrawlers, and DJ Cuttah of Bad Habitat.
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Yamio 263 - Rapper/Songwriter, beat production, recording and final mixing engineer.
Flawless - Rapper/Songwriter, beat production, recording engineer
Dru Manchu - Rapper/Songwriter, hype man
Lady - Singer, activist, booking and management
Lovely Locks - Drealocktician, backup singer, stylist, public relations
DJ's - MESH PRO uses several DJ's, all of which are amazing and from outer space.
Members of the group can be found on all of these releases.
MESH PRO - FireMouth - Release date May '09
MESH PRO - Out The Lab mixtape
Lethal Audio - self titled
Yamio 263 - Evolution of Revolution vol.1-3
Nuthin In Common
The Salmon River Project
Haze - Like Father Like Son
A Tale of Two Cities - Mixtape
The Surrealest - Mixtape