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Bobby Bishop

Bobby Bishop
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/bobbybishop
Releases:[Everyday Man] [Everyday Man (EP)] [Everyday Man (EP) [CD version] ] [One Shot (a Hip-Hopera) EP] [Government Name : Re-Election : Special Edition (re-release)] [Government name] [Government Name (pre-release)] [The community music EP] [The hip-hop alternative (community's call)]
Info:Bobby Bishop resides in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was second runner-up in an artist showcase in 1999, which allowed him to work with Deftone, a producer who was just starting ReServed Records. Three projects followed – the ReServed Project in 2000, where Bobby's track featured KJ-52, his first full length album "The hip-hop alternative (community’s call)" got released in 2002 and "The community music EP" in 2004. Most notably, “A song for Amy” from the 2002 release received extensive media exposure, because of the sensitive issue it adressed which is rape.

Beatmart Recordings
He later on began submitting music to Tod Collins, who had started a label called Beatmart Recordings. Two songs "One hit wonder" and "Lunchroom freestyle" landed on Collins’s project Best of the submissions, which led to a deal with Beatmart in 2004. His first record for this label came out in 2005 and is called "Government Name".

Song for Amy part II
Amy’s Song, a track on the 2005 album Government name, is about a a young woman from his youth ministry in Lynn, Massachusetts. At the time he was a youth pastor and she told him that she had been violated at her school on several occasions. The perpetrators went to jail, but this didn’t change Amy’s reality. Bobby : "I wrote the song alongside her, and she came to the studio with me to record, “coaching” me along the way. This 2005 version was necessary because this song has become a staple to my ministry."

Compassion
In 2006 Bobby Bishop announced he had become a spokesperson for Compassion International. Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. The charity organization is founded by Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952.

Special Edition
In 2006 the album "Government Name" is re-released, because of better distribution through the Sony/Provident network. This Special Edition contains an EP entitled One Shot. Bobby Bishop refers to this 5 track EP as a "hip-hopera", an urban story of redemption and hope.

New Label
On October 6th, 2007 the MC announces he has signed to Chosen Records in Philadelphia and is working on a new album "Everyday Man." The project was first titled "Launch." Bobby Bishop was one of the first artists to be signed to Beatmart Recordings. He got signed in 2004. As the MC states: "I left on positive terms, just needed to turn my focus back to my family and community, and get off the road so much."

Sources: MySpace Blog: Chosen Records, October 6th, 2007.

Release:Everyday Man
Everyday Man
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Chosen Records
Info:The album is released on July 14th, 2009.

1. Prologue
2. Mud from My Eyes
3. Launch
4. King
5. Everyday Man
6. TIMBS (This Is My Bridge to the Streets)
7. Step 1, Step 2
8. Welcome Home
9. Please - featuring The Wrecking
10. If This Is Love - featuring The Wrecking
11. I Get My
12. One Shot
13. Epilogue
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Release:Everyday Man (EP)
Everyday Man (EP)
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Chosen Records
Info:The EP is released on April 7th, 2009.

1. Everyday Man
2. Launch
3. Please
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Release:Everyday Man (EP) [CD version]
Everyday Man (EP) [CD version]
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Chosen Records
Info:The EP is released on March 31st, 2009 as a hard copy. Only for sale at the artist's website.

1. Prologue
2. Launch
3. Everyday Man
4. Please
5. Step 1, Step 2
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Release:One Shot (a Hip-Hopera) EP
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Beatmart Recordings
Info:The EP is released on February 2nd, 2007 as a stand alone item, after it was part of the Governement Name Special Edition (2006).

1. One Shot Pt. 1
2. On the Run
3. Where Were You?/ One Shot Pt. 2
4. I'm Trying
5. Jump Off
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Release:Government Name : Re-Election : Special Edition (re-release)
Government Name : Re-Election : Special Edition (re-release)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Beatmart Recordings
Info:This album Government Name Special Edition is released July 4th, 2006 and comes with a five song EP called One Shot.

1. Intro
2. Government Name
3. Get Down
4. He Won't Leave You
5. Amy's Song
6. Mike Peace Interlude
7. War Cry
8. Change The Game - featuring KJ-52
9. Here We Go
10. Show Love - featuring Sev Statik and Pigeon John
11. Pursuing Amy Intro
12. Pursuing Amy
13. Stimulate My Senses
14. Like This
15. Mind Control
16. Up Off The Wall
17. For The Crowd
18. Hip Hop Pie
19. The Laundromat
20. Outro

One Shot EP
1. One Shot Pt 1
2. On the Run
3. Where Were You?/ One Shot Pt 2
4. I'm Trying
5. Jump Off
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Release:Government name
Government name
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Beatmart Recordings
Info:1. Government name
2. Get down
3. He won't leave you
4. Amy's song
5. War cry
6. Change the game - featuring KJ-52
7. Here we go
8. Show the love - featuring Pigeon John & Sev Statik
9. Pursuing Amy - featuring Pee Wee Callins
10. Stimulate my senses - featuring Manchild Of Mars ILL
11. Like this
12. Back up off the wall
13. For the crowd
14. Hiphop pie
15. The laundromat
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Release:Government Name (pre-release)
Government Name (pre-release)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Beatmart Recordings
Info:Pre-release of the original album Goverment Name released March 22nd, 2005. The tracks are not the final mixes.
The song "Face Of Hip Hop" was changed to "Change The Game" and included a guest appearance by KJ-52 on the final release.

1. War Cry
2. Song For Amy
3. Get Down
4. Get Your Back Up Off The Wall
5. Government Name
6. He Won't Leave You
7. The Laundromat
8. Here We Go
9. Like This
10. Show Love - featuring Pigeon John & Sev Statik
11. Face Of Hip Hop
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Release:The community music EP
The community music EP
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:1. Community music - featuring Wordz
2. Finding myself - produced by Dust
3. Ladida - featuring Manchild
4. I'm alive
5. Hype
6. Freedom - featuring Sev Statik & JB a.k.a. Dirty Moses

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Release:The hip-hop alternative (community's call)
The hip-hop alternative (community's call)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2002
Recordlabel:ReServed Records
Info:Production by Bobby Bishop, Creative Process, Deftone and Johnny Ferragamo.
Guest appearances by Combustible the Poet, Drastic, Fitz, KRS-ONE, Macho, Metaphorik, Sev Statik and The Fisherman.

1. What's the alternative?
2. Who I am
3. Head nod
4. Today
5. Thoughts on hip-hop
6. A song for Amy
7. Is there room?
8. The fire
9. Why I rhyme
10. Freestyle intro
11. Battle myself
12. You changed my name
13. This question
14. Something's got to give
15. The dance
16. Follow me
17. Reinvent
18. The alternative
19. Shoutouts
Rating:Our users rated this release: 6 out of 10
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