With a childhood rough enough to guarantee him rock star success, by the time he was out of his teenage years -- at least according to the few details he's given -- Mickey Avalon had sold pot (with his mother), been addicted to heroin and dope, worked as a graffiti artist in L.A., converted to Orthodox Judaism (his parents were both non-practicing Jews, and his paternal grandparents were survivors of Auschwitz), got married and had a daughter, prostituted himself for drug money, watched his father die, and found his sister's dead body. All of this gave ample material for his rhymes, which he started writing after his pal, the former MTV VJ Simon Rex, encouraged him to compose his own songs. Avalon, Rex (who rapped under the name Dirt Nasty), and Armen Melik (aka Andre Legacy) began recording and releasing their own material as the Dyslexic Speedreaders, an irreverent group that gave a satirical and often lascivious look into the L.A. club and drug culture.

Avalon's stage presence, which mixed a kind of hyper- and often ambiguous sexuality akin to the trashy glam rockers of the '70s, gained the attention of DJ and aspiring manager Kev-E-Kev, who was soon helping Avalon hawk his self-titled CD -- wrapped in a newspaper advertising adult services -- on the streets. His music, in particular the song "Jane Fonda," thanks to its appearance in the HBO series Entourage as well its availability on his MySpace site, started gaining an audience, and in 2006 his album was reissued as the first release from MySpace Records in joint collaboration with Interscope.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dirt Nasty started rappin' on karaoke machines at the age of 14. He grew up listening to Too Short, Geto Boys, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Terence Trent D'Arby, and Sade.

Never having a father figure to look up to, he learned about the game, the streets, and the ladies from his record collection. Hollywood is now his home, where he found and started his 3 man group "Dyslexic Speedreaders" (which also includes Mickey Avalon and Andre Legacy).

Dirt Nasty produced and was featured on the cult hit "My Dick" which was featured on Mickey Avalon's debut self-titled Interscope release and has been licensed in numerous film and TV shows including: "Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay," HBO's series "Hung" & "Entourage", and the upcoming film, "The Rebound." Dirt has also produced tracks for The Living Legends, Mickey Avalon, Andre Legacy, Pittsburgh Slim and numerous others.

Dirt Nasty released his self titled, debut album in 2008 on the label he co-owns, Shoot To Kill Music. You can get it now on I-Tunes and all other digital outlets across the globe (c/o IODA online distribution) as well as through the CIMS network (Coalition of Independent Music Stores) of retail stores across the country.

For a quick lesson in the world of Dirt Nasty and to both see (his online videos have amassed millions of views) and hear his raunchy reports from Hollywierd, check out his MySpace (www.myspace.com/dirtnasty).

Look for Dirt Nasty playing a show in a town near you...

Ekoh is not like anything you have heard before. Branded with the label of HEART HOP by loyal fans who saw something different in his style of hip hop. True emotional lyrics along with hard-hitting delivery, intricate production, and a high energy live show, Ekoh has something that hip hop music hasn't seen in a long time, TRUE PASSION FOR THE ART OF HIP HOP MUSIC. A song writer who can blur the lines between genres to create a truly amazing music experience. Blending hip hop with alt rock and everything in-between, Ekoh has a sound that will appeal to almost any music listener. "My music is about embracing REAL LIFE, the struggle, the good times, the frustration, the anger, the heartache. It's all real because its all true. I have felt and experienced it all." His unique sound and voice has gained a loyal following, and has taken the scene by storm. At only 23 years old, this groundbreaking MC is destined to make his mark in hip hop music. Ekoh has performed with acts such as WU TANG CLAN, KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, EVERLAST, TECH N9NE, DILATED PEOPLES, AHER ROTH, GRIEVES, JEDI MIND TRICKS, ILL BILL, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, WATSKY, ANDRE NICKATINA, LOUIS LOGIC, SLAUGHTERHOUSE, SAGE FRANCIS, POTLUCK, GLASSES MALONE, MISTAH FAB, BIG B, SUNSPOT JONZ, MC CHRIS, ABSTRACT RUDE, and many others. He has performed at venues such as House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, Knitting Factory, Electric Theatre, Cal-Neva Resort, Beauty Bar, LVCS and more. He has also performed on festivals such as the VANS WARPED TOUR and the EXTREME THING SPORTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. One listen and it is impossible to deny his lyrical skills. After paying attention to the lyrics, it's impossible to deny his ability to put feelings and emotions into words and relate with his audience. We have only seen the beginning of what will be the next big thing in the music industry, his name is EKOH.

Chandler P

Chandler P comes from the small town of Bend, Oregon. Born and raised, he has set out to make the Pacific Northwest recognize the talent he is bringing to the table. From doing shows with well known artists Machine Gun Kelly, IAMSU!, Andre Nickatina, Mark Battles, and Afroman; to headlining his own shows in his hometown; Chandler has the drive and ambition to be one of the greats. He is set to do shows with Zion I and Kurupt in the near future.

Starting at only 15 years old, he has released one mixtape titled "Language Arts" , and since then an all original EP titled "Stage Dive". Growing up in the lower class and seeing what it was like to struggle with money and fitting in, Chandler sets the bar high for telling his own story, as well as inspiring people to overcome when all odds are against them.

Who the hell is calico? Never limiting himself to one style or genre, you might catch him at a rooftop party downtown, blending some Rick James and Anderson .Paak then do a double-take when you see him a few hours later on Capitol Hill crankin it to Soulja Boy and goin dumb to Mac Dre. As outstanding as his outfits and as dynamite as his dance moves, his DJ sets are guaranteed to keep a smile on your face and your booty on the dance floor or your money back.

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