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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Area-301
Recommended if you like: Outkast/Roots infused with Limp Bizkit/Chili peppers
Story behind your band/artist name: We're all proud products from the hometown of Maryland. So our name represents our home base AREA301
Band Members: Jumaane Face (Vocals), Tricky Nicky (vocals), J Mackie (vocals), Lady G (vocals), Mark "Showtime" Brown (drums), Linwood Battle Jr (keys), Reggie Maddox (bass), Clint Hardnet (guitar)
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We're an 8 piece band so we're all spread throughout the DMV area. We consider our home base Annapolis MD.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Won the Maryland Music Awards (MMA's) for best new hip-hop band 2016
Won the DMV Underground Awards for best hip-hop band 2016
We run our own Nonprofit called 301Cares. Host various community events (Coats for the Homeless concert, Toys for Kids Drive, Halloween Party gave out costumes to kids, etc...) We're planning a huge community 301 Day event end of summer 2017 @ a park inviting several other local bands to come participate, food vendors & crafts to help raise monies for local families/charities in need.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We're not your typical everyday covers band... we perform mostly our original music with sprinkles of popular covers in all genres of music mixed in...
Official Website URL: www.area-301.com
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/area301band/
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4NFBQkn4zM7N41VGnyHWiv
Main Genre: Hip Hop
Other Genres: We're a fusion of musical genres ban. You have rhyme mixed with r&b, hip hop, elements of electric guitar, jazz, funk and go-go with a pop sound. We're extremely diverse musically.