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Who is G?
September 13, 2011 5:18PM
It's a band which is known in Lithuanian hip-hop scene for 7 years alredy. In the begining there were 2 mc's (Svaras & Giga) doing some hip-hop tacks which music was produced by very known Lithuanian electronic music band EXEM. There were some performances already and appearances on the radio, plus the band recordered a collabo track with punk-rock band "Turboreanimacija". The track reached No.1 position in one big (at that time) independent radiostation countdown.
In 1997 the big hip-hop wave in Lithuania was gone, MC Giga was gone two, he chose something he enjoyed more, Svaras kept doin' new tracks. In 1998 one small Vilnius recording studio he met Donciavas who was workin on producing and recording. Studio was called PORNO SOUND. Donciavas produced new instrumentals for Svaras. At the same studio Kastetas (former punk-rock band drummer) had AFRO (hip-hop project) goin'. Kastetas appeared on some Svaras tracks, plus there were some more tracks wich also featured MC Pushas from very known Lithuanian hip-hop band ZENITAS.
Svaras searched for a DJ to have some live skratching. Former dj, DJ VINYL had no interest to make new stuff, so very fast DJ Mamania was found. Very soon Svaras had the whole album ready and still G&G name "burnin" in his heart. Right before Christmas 1999 the first official G&G SINDIKATAS album, "Tavo sielos vagiz" ["Your soul thief"] was released at independent record label "GURU RECORDS". 500 units (CD's & MC's) were made and all sold out! Svaras made some decision to group Donciavas, Kastetas, Mamania & himself to a band and work harder.
That's how G&G grew up from one member to 4. One and a half year later G&G signed Lithuanian major record label "BOMBA". The new party track "Tomas" reached No.1 positions in all known Lithuanian radiostations. In June of 2001, second album "Gatves Lyga" ["Street League"] was released. In 1 month period it was sold Gold (10 000 copies). G&G started to perform a lot. MC Pushas (Who was featured on the first and second albums) joined the forces and started performing together with G&G. In one year "DEMONS", as now G&G is sometimes called, became 5 people band.
They won "Best debut" awards in two Lithunian music awards ("Radiocentras" & "Bravo") and right after, leading by their succsessful radio single "1as kraujas" ["One Blood"], in the end of June, came their third album "Betono Sakmes" ["Concrete Stories"].