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Procussions

Procussions
Country:United States
Website:http://www.theprocussions.com
email:info@theprocussions.com
Releases:[Proseeds : B-sides, Remixes and Collabos] [5 Sparrows for 2 Cents (Japanese version)] [5 Sparrows for 2 Cents (US version)] [The Storm (single)] [Up All Night] [We are here (single)] [Introducing... (What's Your Name?) (single)] [Up All Night (vinyl record)] [As iron sharpens iron] [Celebration (single)] [Leave Her Alone (single)] [All That It Takes (single)]
Lyrics:Found 15 lyrics at BusyR.com Lyrics Archive.
Info:The Procussions hailing from Colorado consisted of Mr. J Medeiros and Stro. Until 2007 The Procussions were a trio, including Resonant. Resonant or Res would leave the group in July 2007 to focus on his other career, being a graphic designer. On January 17th, 2008 Mr. J announced the disbanding of the group.

Members
Stro is a classically trained musician, who plays the guitar, piano, trumpet and drums. Mr. J Medeiros brings in his experience of MC battles and he has lead the relocation of the crew to Los Angeles in 2002. Music wise he can also play the drums and piano.

Old members
On July 9th, 2007 Mr. J announced the leaving of the member Res. Resonant is an MC, who co-founded the Colorado radio show Basementalism. Further more he handled the group's graphic production and web design. As Mr. J states: "Res has decided to follow his graphic designer dreams and leave The Procussions".

Formation
The Procussions started as a 6 man group in 1998, when members of two b-boy crews decided to stop having rivalry and to make changes in the Colorado music scene.

Name
The name Procussion is a hybrid divided in two main elements, "pro", being the prefix and Cussion being the root. "Pro" meaning to be in favor of, or to be in support of, and "Cussion" taken from the word Per-Cussion, which means to impress a sound up on the ear. When fused together, the two elements create the definition of this musical movement. Being a Progressive Sound, Professional Sound, Protesting Sound, Probing Sound, Procuring Sound, The Procussions Sound.

Touring
The Procussions were selected to tour with A Tribe Called Quest in September and October 2006.

New label
In 2005 the Procussions sign a recorddeal with Rawkus Entertainment. A new album called "5 Sparrows for 2 Cents" is released for this label early 2006.

Video
In April 2006 they release the video "The Storm", before the American release of the album "5 Sparrows for 2 Cents".

Compilations
The crew can be found on many compilations here a few examples:
- DJ Maj: Full Plates (2001)
- DJ Aslan: Sphere of Hip Hop Mixtape (2004)
- Various: Heavy Rotation [Volume 1] (2006)

Debut Album
The Procussions first full length album entitled "As iron sharpens iron" is released on Basementalism Records in 2004.

Albums
In May 2007 a special download album is released called "Proseeds". It contains tracks that have been released on mixtapes, Japanese album versions, guest appearances or otherwise hard to get hold of music.

The End
On January 17th, 2008 Mr. J announced the disbanding of the group, the official MySpace bulletin went out on January 18th, 2008: "With everything we could say about the industry, the point is, piracy will destroy an independent's career. We want to thank everyone who actually invested in this group and helped it too it's last breath! We owe you so much! That's why Stro and I will do our best to carry on our solo careers and work together when possible."

Sources: MySpace blog, Mr.J.Medeiros: The Procussions are a 2 man group, July 9th, 2007 ; MySpace blog, Mr.J.Medeiros: Procussions are no longer yall, January 17th, 2008 ; Sphereofhiphop.com Forum: Procussions are done!, January 17th, 2008 ; MySpace bulletin The Procussions: Procussions are no more, January 18th, 2008.

Release:Proseeds : B-sides, Remixes and Collabos
Proseeds : B-sides, Remixes and Collabos
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:This digital download is released on May 3rd, 2007. It contains tracks that have been released on mixtapes, Japanese album versions, or are otherwise hard to get hold of.

1. Sound Providers featuring The Procussions - 5 Minutes
2. DJ Tonk featuring The Procussions - All Night
3. One Block Radius featuring Mr. J & Stro - Loud and Clear (Remix)
4. Hocus Pocus featuring the Procussions - Hip hop?
5. The Earl featuring Stro - Life (Kev Brown Remix)
6. The Procussions - Simple Song (Headnodic Remix)
7. Deux Process featuring Stro - Everyday
8. The Procussions - Miss January (Stro Version)
9. Deux Process featuring Stro - I Found You
10. Ohmega Watts featuring Stro - The Find
11. Headnodic featuring The Procussions - Drive
12. The Procussions - Expect The Worst
13. Rez and Stro - Good Feelin
14. Ohmega Watts featuring Lightheaded and The Procussions - That Sound
15. Illmind & Symbolic One featuring The Procussions - Higher Power
16. Stro the 89th Key - Requiem for Dilla
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Release:5 Sparrows for 2 Cents (Japanese version)
5 Sparrows for 2 Cents (Japanese version)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Rawkus Entertainment
Info:The album is first released in Japan, April 2006.

1. Opening Meditation
2. Shabach
3. Anybody
4. Simple Song - featuring DJ Vajra
5. For The Camera
6. Miss January - featuring Talib Kweli
7. The Storm
8. Rain Dance
9. I'll Fly - featuring Tara Ellis
10. Untitled
11. Little People
12. Don't Take It Personal
13. Jiminy Cricket
14. American Fado - featuring Renee Alston
15. Simple Song (Headnodic remix)
16. Don't Take It Personal (Headnodic remix)
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Release:5 Sparrows for 2 Cents (US version)
5 Sparrows for 2 Cents (US version)
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Media:[Audio CD] [7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Rawkus Entertainment
Info:The album is released on May 30th, 2006.
The double vinyl album misses track 1 and 17.

1. Opening Meditation
2. Shabach
3. Anybody
4. Simple Song - featuring DJ Vajra
5. Fight Here - featuring Afrobot and Ahmad
6. Miss January - featuring Talib Kweli
7. The Storm
8. Rain Dance
9. I'll Fly - featuring Tara Ellis
10. Untitled
11. Little People
12. Carousel
13. For The Camera
14. Vader March
15. Jiminy Cricket
16. American Fado - featuring Rennee Alston
17. Mars
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Release:The Storm (single)
The Storm (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Rawkus Entertainment
Info:Vinyl 12 inch record released on May 19th, 2006.
Production by Stro the 89th Key

Side 1
1. The Storm
2. The Storm (instrumental)
3. The Storm (accapella)

Side 2
1. Miss January - featuring Talib Kwali
2. Miss January (instrumental)
3. Miss January - featuring Talib Kwali (accapella)
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Release:Up All Night
Up All Night
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Miclife Recordings
Info:The album is released on June 10th, 2005.

Production by
- Stro the 89th Key : 1-11, 13-15
- Noel Zancanella : 12
- Shin-Ski : 15

1. Welcome
2. Insert Rhyme Here
3. Mr. J Warm Up
4. Coffee Break
5. The Cereal Chronicles
6. Second Wind
7. Good Morning Colorado
8. The Stay Awake Samba
9. B-Boy Alarm Clock
10. J-Skills Never Sleeps
11. We Are Here - bonus track
12. Life of Brian - bonus track
13. Freedom - bonus track
14. Divine Intervention - Remix Instrumental (bonus track)
15. Introducing - My Name Is Shin-Ski Remix (bonus track)
Rating:Our users rated this release: 8.5 out of 10
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Release:We are here (single)
We are here (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Miclife Recordings
Info:The vinyl 7 inch single is released on June 24th, 2005.

Side 1
1. We Are Here

Side 2
2. Divine Intervention - remix instrumental
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Release:Introducing... (What's Your Name?) (single)
Introducing... (What's Your Name?) (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Miclife Recordings
Info:The vinyl 12 inch single is released on March 26th, 2005.

Side 1
1. Introducing...(What's Your Name?) - My Name Is Shin-Ski Remix (vocal)
2. Instrumental

Side 2
1. Water's Edge (vocal)
2. Instrumental
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Release:Up All Night (vinyl record)
Up All Night (vinyl record)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Miclife Recordings
Info:The vinyl 12 inch record is released on January 21st, 2005.

Side 1
1. Welcome
2. Insert Rhyme Here
3. Mr. Jay Warm Up
4. Coffee Break
5. The Cereal Chronicles

Side 2
1. Second Wind
2. Good Morning Colorado
3. The Stay Awake Samba
4. B-Boy Alarm Clock
5. J Skillz Never Sleeps
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Release:As iron sharpens iron
As iron sharpens iron
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Media:[Audio CD] [7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Basementalism Records
Info:1. The Beginning
2. Introducing (What's Your Name?)
3. Wegotta! (Get Up)
4. Just Over Broke (Job)
5. Lights Off
6. All That It Takes - featuring Vice Versa
7. Celebration Listen
8. Move Yer Self - featuring Vice Versa
9. How Do I Describe
10. Track #10
11. Make It Happen
12. Down To One Listen
13. Leave Her Alone (Bye!)
14. All That It Takes - remix
15. Water's Edge

Also available as a vinyl record, with the following tracklisting:

Side 1
1. The Beginning
2. Introducing (What's Your Name)
3. J.O.B
4. How Do I Describe

Side 2
1. We Gotta!
2. Lights Off
3. Move Yer Self

Side 3
1. Celebration
2. All That It Takes - original
3. Make It Happen
4. Leave Her Alone

Side 4
1. Down To One
2. All That It Takes (revisited)
3. Water's Edge
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Release:Celebration (single)
Celebration (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Basementalism Records
Info:Side 1:
1. Celebration
2. How Do I Describe
3. Freedom

Side 2:
1. Celebration - instrumental
2. How Do I Describe - instrumental
3. Freedom - instrumental
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Release:Leave Her Alone (single)
Leave Her Alone (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Basementalism Records
Info:Side 1:
1. Leave Her Alone (Bye!)
2. Lights Off
3. Wegotta! (Get Up)

Side 2:
1. Leave Her Alone (Bye!) - instrumental
2. Lights Off - instrumental
3. Wegotta! (Get Up) - instrumental
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Release:All That It Takes (single)
All That It Takes (single)
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Released:2002
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The Procussions first release the vinyl 12 inch record "All that it takes". Production by Stro.

Side 1
1. All That It Takes
2. Expect The Worst
3. Move Yer Self

Side 2
1. All That It Takes - instrumental
2. Expect The Worst - instrumental
3. Move Yer Self - instrumental
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