NATIVE GUNS consists of California-bred, Filipino MCs KIWI and BAMBU, who have been doing work together since 2002, combining their love for music & word with their love for community and their commitment to turning the system upside down. They have rocked crowds all over California as well as New York City, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Florida, and Vancouver with their fearless mix of hard-hitting beats, machine-gun lyricism, and unapologetic critical content.
KIWI, an L.A. native who now lives in in the SF Bay Area, has been holding it down for years and released his first full-length project entitled "Writes of Passage: Portraits of a Son Rising" in October of 2003.
BAMBU, originally from the Watts community of Los Angeles, released his debut album "Self Untitled" in April 2002.
Also in the Guns crew is Houston-bred, Oaktown-based DJ Phatrick, who's been holding it down behind them on the ones and twos since Fall 2005.
In addition to shows, the Native Guns have released several acclaimed projects, the beat-jacker cult-classic "Stray Bullets Mixtape Vol. 1" CD (September and their 12" single "Champion" (November 2005). They are also proud and relieved to announce the release of their long awaited, highly anticipated debut album "Barrel Men," which was released on May 2nd, 2006.
Official Website: http://www.nativeguns.com
Added by glenda on August 14, 2006