NP= DREAD + NATE THE TWO GREATEST RAPPERS KNOWN TO MAN!!! The world of hip-hop is begging for a new generation of real emcee's and NP is it!
I GOTTA BE ME (2004)- Star Theater/ Oceanside 2000- Lyceum/ San Diego rep. theater "The Kuumba Fest" 1999, 2003, and 2004- The Sushi Gallery2001- Sweet Chocolate (Cassette Single) Over 1,000 sold- RAWDOG COMPILATION 2002 over 500 sold- ANTONIOS BAR and GRILL/ STAGE-1 2002- 2000 Club XS Tijuana , Mexico. 2002 Encanto street fair, Oceanside/ NAACP 2003 Juneteenth, FLOETIC ESCAPE(every thursday), OASIS Youth center 2004 "March Madness".
We love to perform. We always keep our schedule open to any inviting offers to perform. Doesnt matter if it's the Coors Amphitheater, or the corner cipher! NP is always down for a show!
People always tell us we have a lot of that Roc-A-Fella sound on the production. I guess that's not an insult when the ROC has production from the likes of Kanye West, Just Blaze, Timbaland, D.J. Premier, so on and so on. I guess thats more of a compliment. I suppose we get a lot of influence from cats like Tupac, Jay-Z, Ras Kass, Common, Mos Def, Kanye West, Twista, Ice Cube, K.R.S.-One... the list goes on! We're just two hip-hop heads that are inspired by the greats and who intend to be part of that group of great emcees!
We get down with the Korg Triton, Motif, MPC 3000, Sonar 4(producer edition), Fruity Loops (don't laugh, check out sexy girl the get at us)...
Terrance L. Johnson (M.C. D.R.E.A.D.) Born Sept. 20, 1978 In 1995 Formed San Diego-Based Rap Group NP With Brother Derrick W. Johnson (Kollage), and Friend Nathan Burns (Nate) Rapper, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Founder, and CEO. of Rawkore Records The Name M.C.D.R.E.A.D. is Actually An Acronym Which Stands For Messiah Christ Died Resurrected Everlasting Always Dominating
Nathan Burns (Nate) Born Dec. 24, 1978 Joined San Diego-Based Rap Group NP With Friends Terrance L. Johnson (M.C.D.R.E.A.D.), and Derrick W. Johnson (Kollage) In 1995 Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Co-Founder of Rawkore Records