This Is Crime Wave
Get Dead vocalist Sam Kings graffiti crew were giving tattoos and making flash art to raise money to help rapper Ceschi Ramos when he was in prison. Months later they met at the Gilman Street Project in Berkeley, California. They bonded, talking about their love of hip-hop and punk rock, over a bottle of Jameson. They didnt know it yet, but they had just started Codefendants. Impossible to define by traditional standards, Codefendants were forged out of a desire to make an album that sounded like nothing else, so they enlisted Fat Mike and Baz the Frenchman to make a completely genre-fluid album; a cross between hip hop, new-wave, flamenco, and the Beatles. They call the sound 'Crime Wave.' Their videos can be seen on YouTube. at least the ones that werent banned. The album boasts production by Fat Mike and features by The DOC of NWA along with Stacey Dee of Bad Cop Bad Cop.