MP3 P.I.C - Sexy Picnic
A robust blend of hip hop, hardcore punk, Latin rhythms, funk and ska, meant to entertain, offend, charm, and confuse.
10 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Alternative Hip Hop, URBAN/R&B: Funk
P.I.C came to life in 1992 in a NYU film school mockumentary about a rap crew with ridiculous and often demented opinions on music and race. To collect the footage necessary to meet the prestigious film school''s project requirements, cast members Sulu, Rice and Un-G decided to endorse these absurd views - collectively known as "p.i." - on stage at venerable New York City music venues.
Armed with a home stereo amplifier, turntables, an upright piano, some lo-fi karaoke microphones and songs mostly about "luv for ya'' mama," the p.i. crew concocted a show that managed to convince audiences that the band was for real! With their mesmerizing, humorous, enthusiastic and spontaneously naked stage presence, the p.i. crew even garnered a sizable, dedicated following.
The group now known as P.I.C continues to use its trademarked hiphopunkfunkmamboska sound - a robust blend of hip hop, hardcore punk, Latin rhythms, funk and ska - to entertain, offend, charm, and confuse audiences in New York and around the world: their wildly successful debut album hiphopunkfunkmamboska has been added to over 300 radio stations nationwide and has hit #1 on CMJ charts from Canada to Hawaii.
And starting in fall 2002, innocent cable viewers, beware! P.I.C is the house band for Comedy Central''s Premium Blend! The funniest show on tv gets a little funnier (and whole lot funnier-looking) as P.I.C plays selections from hiphopunkfunkmamboska and from the upcoming album Sexy Picnic. Premium Blend, hosted by Wanda Sykes (from Inside the NFL, Chris Rock Show, Down to Earth) airs Fridays at 10 pm EST.
The current P.I.C cast - Horny Jeff (saxophone), J-Bomb (mc), Rice (keyboards), Sulu (mc, trumpet), Un-G Wasmabati (mc, dj), Rick Fingers (bass) and Mark Concerto (guitar) - draws from a broad range of musical styles and prides itself on attracting audiences of very different musical tastes. On stage, on tv and on their recordings, P.I.C is original and energetic, chaotic and creative, and always aims to make you happy!