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Tunnel Rats

Tunnel Rats
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/tunnelratmusic
Releases:[Build] [Both Sides] [The Tunnel Rats] [Underground Rise : Volume 1 : Sunrise/Sunset] [The Battle for L.A. : Footsoldiers volume 1 (DVD)] [Tunnel Vision (single)] [Tunnel Vision] [Tunnelvision (pre release)] [Experience]
Lyrics:Found 41 lyrics at BusyR.com Lyrics Archive.
Info:The Tunnel Rats are founded by Dax Reynosa in the early nineteen nineties. This dynamic group consists of musicians, songwriters, MCs, producers and graphic designers. The members are:
Dax - MC (LPG)
Dert - producer
Dokument - MC
Donovan - MC
Elsie - MC (New Breed)
Future Shock - MCs (back in 2008)
Jamie - MC
Jermz - MC
Jurny Big - MC (LPG)
Griffin - MC
Macho - MC (New Breed)
Peace 586 - producer
Propaganda - MC
Raphi - MC
Sev Statik - MC
Triune - MC (2008)
Zane - MC

Members
In 2008 a new member is welcomed Triune from the Footsoldiers project (2006). Triune and Propaganda are old friends and know each other from their High School days. A comeback to the Tunnel Rats crew is made by Future Shock as they return to record the album "Build" for 2008. Future Shock can be heard on the debut album "Experience" (1996).

Debut
Their debut album Exprience in 1996 made a big impression in the holyhiphop scene and is regarded as a classic by many. The Tunnel Rats consisted back then of the following members, the crew Future Shock, LPG (Dax & Jurny Big), Peace 586, Raphi and Zane.

Name
The name Tunnel Rats is taken from the nickname of American soldiers, who needed to check tunnels on bombs in the Vietnam War. American troops were active in Vietnam from 1965, until their official withdrawal in 1973. Dax used to be a "tunnel rat".

Webiste
The old website of the Rats was:
- www.tunnelrats.net.

Label
On August 19th, 2008 the End of Earth Records (EOE) label and Peace586 send out a MySpace bulletin to announce Tunnel Rats signed a deal with EOE to release a new album in the end of 2008.

Footsoldiers
A new chapter is being written for the Tunnel Rats in 2005, when they start a new crew called Footsoldiers. This will have members who believe and members who do not believe. Controversy started about the risk of cussing in Footsoldiers' songs and the integrity of the music itself as seen in the perspective of what holyhiphop should be. Still the Tunnel Rats will keep on making music under the banner of God as Dokument reacted: "Also please know that the Tunnelrats are seeking the things that the Lord would have us seek. We are your brothers and sisters in Christ. Please pray for us even if you don't agree with what moves we are making." The Tunnel Rats members who participate in this project are Dert, Propaganda and Raphi. They released their album "Live This" through Antagonist Records on October 31st, 2006.

Instrumentals
The year 2006 is also the release of Dert's mixtape called The Seattle Situation : Volume One and contains Tunnelrat Instrumentals from 2002-2004.

Projects
A new project is in store for the Tunnel Rats named "Build" on End of Earth Records to be released at the end of 2008. The album "Build" is formerly known as "Experienced".

Source of Quote: Sphereofhiphop.com - Forum ; Mixx masters lounge episode 100, March 2008 ; MySpace bulletin End of Earth: Tunnel Rats, August 19th, 2008.

Release:Build
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:End Of Earth Records
Info:The album is scheduled for release in 2009.
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Release:Both Sides
Both Sides
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Thump Records
Info:A surprise release even for the Tunnel Rats, this limited album of 500 copies only, contains songs from the VII series, but also demo versions of tracks for the upcoming release Foot Soldiers. The release was done without thorough consent.

1. Knocking - Macho
2. Soldier - The Tunnel Rats
3. Lif Get U Down - Avila Brothers
4. Texas Holdem - The Tunnel Rats
5. On the Grid
6. Passion - Propaganda
7. Freedom
8. I Heard
9. That's What's Up - The Tunnel Rats
10. Black Hole
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Release:The Tunnel Rats
The Tunnel Rats
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Uprok Records
Info:Production by:
- Dert : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 15, 16, 20
- Raphi : 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19
- Jermz : 8
- Jason Panucci : 9
All scratches performed by DJ Wise

1. Born Again
2. Tru Underground
3. What You Got
4. Her Story
5. Let the Light Through
6. Never the Less
7. We Just Roll Deep
8. Planet Dok
9. Disposable
10. Misunderstood
11. Typical Tunnel Rat Topic A
12. Road to Success
13. Forever Yours
14. Point Taken
15. Slow Your Roll
16. My Name Is Griffin
17. Burn
18. Typical Tunnel Rat Topic B
19. Behind Closed Doors
20. Still Standin'
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Release:Underground Rise : Volume 1 : Sunrise/Sunset
Underground Rise : Volume 1 : Sunrise/Sunset
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Uprok Records
Info:The Underground Rise is a special project from the Tunnel Rats, which features many MCs from the holyhiphop scene.

Production by:
- Dert : 2, 3, 5-7, 9, 10, 13-15, 17, 18
- Jermz : 4, 16
- Donavan Luke Henry : 8
- Raphi : 11

1. Intro - featuring Jamie
2. How We Get Down - featuring Macho, Propaganda, Reconcile, Griffin, Elsie and Sev Statik.
3. You Don't Want That - featuring Manchild, Playdough, Jurny, Raphi and Macho.
4. Southern Brutality - featuring Dokument, Reconcile, Neogen, Lazarus and Propaganda.
5. Kick Kick - featuring LMNO, Dax, Knows, Zane, Dezin8ed and Sev.
6. Devil's Advocate - featuring Sekou the Misfit
7. Concentrated - featuring Listener, Sev and Dezin8ed.
8. Lost - featuring Raphi, Macho, Neogen and Zane.
9. Real Money - featuring Dert and Macho.
10. The Knack - featuring Propaganda, Griffin, Drastic and Raphi.
11. Ladders - featuring Propaganda, Knows and Raphi.
12. Interlude - featuring Knows and Propaganda.
13. One Voice - featuring Tunnel Rats and LA Symphony.
14. Suffocation - featuring Dokument, Drastic, Jurny and Raphi.
15. Mission Pen Possible- featuring LPG, Mass Reality and Raphi.
16. Cyphers - featuring Elsie, Propaganda and Dax.
17. Doing Life - featuring Drastic, Raphi and Elsie.
18. Remember This Day - featuring Dax, 2MEX, Neogen, Dert, Reconcile, Professor Who, Dokument, Chosen1, Griffin, Lazarus, Raphi, Drastic, Propaganda and Macho.
19. Outro - featuring Jamie
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Release:The Battle for L.A. : Footsoldiers volume 1 (DVD)
The Battle for L.A. :  Footsoldiers volume 1 (DVD)
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Released:2003
Info:Music video director Darren Doane directs The Battle for L.A., a documentary about the world of hip-hop in the streets and clubs of Los Angeles. The film provides an introduction to the major rap battling community on the West Coast and features interviews and performances with MCs like Jurny Big, Pariah, Propaganda, Raphi, Relentless and Zane. The film was recorded on location at the Green Club in Venice, the Poetry Lounge in Hollywood, and various L.A. streets during July of 2003.

Chapters:
1. Intro
2. Wassup Y'all?
3. Battling Propaganda
4. Serve 'Em Well
5. Jurny Big Freestyle
6. Tic Tac
7. Blue vs. Propaganda
8. B-Boy Lesson
9. IN-Q
10. Jedi Battles
11. I Got It Right Here
12. Battle of the Sexes
13. Zane Freestyle
14. Verbal Fight/Freestyle Dance
15. Get Loose
16. The Future vs. the Now
17. The Relentless Battle
18. Macho Freestyle
19. One More Round
20. Raphi Freestyle
21. Footsoldiers
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Release:Tunnel Vision (single)
Tunnel Vision (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2002
Recordlabel:Uprok Records
Info:Side 1:
1. Bow down
2. TR'z
3. Line finish

Side 2:
1. Chainge
2. For the heads
3. Bow Down - instrumental
4. Line finish - instrumental
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Release:Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2001
Recordlabel:Uprok Records
Info:Production by Dert, Raphi Henley and Dax Reynosa. All beats by Dert, except track 3 and 17 executed by Dert and Damion Reed.

1. A long road - featuring Macho
2. T.R.'z
3. Bow down - featuring Dax, Macho and Raphi
4. Jet lag interlude
5. Sev statik
6. One's who do - featuring Dax
7. Ladies - featuring Elsie and Zane
8. 2 cents - featuring Dax, Macho, Raphi and Zane
9. Tunnel vision - featuring New Breed
10. God said it
11. Line finish - featuring Elsie, Jurny and Sev Statik
12. For the heads - featuring Raphi and Sev Statik
13. Motivate - featuring Raphi
14. Tripped over a dream - featuring Dax, Elsie, Jurny and Zane
15. One's who don't - featuring Raphi
16. Master plan - featuring Macho
17. Pray for the morning - featuring Macho and Raphi
18. Change - featuring Zane
19. Human Race - featuring Elsie, Jurny and Raphi
20. Everybody else - featuring Macho
21. Remember - featuring LPG
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Release:Tunnelvision (pre release)
Tunnelvision (pre release)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2001
Recordlabel:Uprok Records
Info:Production by Dert, Raphi Henley and Dax Reynosa. All beats by Dert, except track 3 and 17 executed by Dert and Damion Reed.

1. A long road - featuring Macho
2. T.R.'z
3. Bow down - featuring Dax, Macho and Raphi
4. Jet lag interlude
5. Sev statik
6. One's who do - featuring Dax
7. Ladies - featuring Elsie and Zane
8. 2 cents - featuring Dax, Macho, Raphi and Zane
9. Tunnel vision - featuring New Breed
10. God said it
11. Line finish - featuring Elsie, Jurny and Sev Statik
12. For the heads - featuring Raphi and Sev Statik
13. Motivate - featuring Raphi
14. Tripped over a dream - featuring Dax, Elsie, Jurny and Zane
15. One's who don't - featuring Raphi
16. Master plan - featuring Macho
17. Pray for the morning - featuring Macho and Raphi
18. Change - featuring Zane
19. Human Race - featuring Elsie, Jurny and Raphi
20. Everybody else - featuring Macho
21. Remember - featuring LPG
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Release:Experience
Experience
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1996
Recordlabel:Brainstorm
Info:First Tunnel Rats line up: Future Shock, LPG, Peace 586, Raphi and Zane.

Production by Peace 586, Theory and Jurny.
All beats by Peace 586.
Mixed by Peace 586 and Big Marc.
Bass by XL.
Scratches by Raphi.
Recorded and mixed at the Greenroom.
Photos and lay out Matt Wignall.
Illustrations by Noah Dee.

1. Execution
2. Stars and stripes
3. Broken life
4. Poetry
5. Experience
6. Chance to meet you
7. Sneak
8. Reload
9. Corner chronicles
10. Womans touch
11. Poetry
12. Wake up boy
13. Truth hurts, lies kill
14. Just words
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