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Lifesavas

Lifesavas
Country:United States
Website:http://www.lifesavas.com
Releases:[Gutterfly : The Original Soundtrack] [Gutterfly (single)] [Fa' Show (single)] [Spirit in Stone] [Fever / Selector (single)] [Spirit in Stone (pre-release)] [What If It's True (single)] [Head Exercise (single)]
Info:On the edge between positive hip hop and holy hip hop there is the Lifesavas. Existing of:
Marlon Irving - also known as Vursatyl - MC
Solomon David - also known as Jumbo - MC
Ryan Shortell - also kown as Rev. Shines - DJ

Not-Religious
Vursatyl is the only christian member in the group and he states about the group's music: "I try not to use music as a platform for my spirituality," he says. "Lifesavas is not a religious group. Each member of the group has different perspectives on spirituality. Our name often confuses people." Vursatyl's father-a minister as well as a singer and keyboard player-clearly influences the music and life of his son. Or as his son, Vursatyl, puts it, "He's the coolest man on the planet."

Beginnings
Vursatyl and Jumbo the Garbageman, the MCs and heartbeat of Lifesavas, were drawn together by fate and necessity. They first met playing basketball and rippin' freestyling sessions in Portland, Oregon city parks. Working different projects out of the same makeshift studio, their eventual mutual respect for each other led to an explosion of writing and performing songs and routines with Jumbo at the decks.

Last-minute Duo
Jumbo and Vursatyl gained local notoriety by playing a lot of shows as a last-minute duo, thereby becoming known to promoters as, literally, "lifesavers."

DJ
Shortly thereafter, Jumbo's MCing talents came into play when Vursatyl witnessed Jumbo "destroy" another MC at a late night freestyle battle. With the addition of Rev. Shines holding down the turntables, Lifesavas were born.

Nominations
The crew received a nomination for the record "Gutterfly :The Original Soundtrack" (2007) in the category Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the Plug Independant Music Awards 2008.

Albums
They released their first full length album "Spirit in the Stone" on Quannum Projects in 2003.
Their sophomore album "Gutterfly :The Original Soundtrack" is released in 2007.

Photo: Jumbo (left), Rev. Shines (middle), Vursatyl (right)

Sources: Portlandmercury.com: Rep Christ : The Emcee and the Lord Above / Graham Barey, from March 27 - April 2, 2008

Release:Gutterfly : The Original Soundtrack
Gutterfly : The Original Soundtrack
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Quannum Projects
Info:The album is released on April 24th, 2007.
Guest appearances by Bumpy Johnson, Sleepy Floyd:brother to (Mink Floyd), Jimmy Slimwater, Dead Prez, Camp-Lo, Smif N Wessun, Ishmael"Butterfly" Butler, Fishbone, and Vernon Reid of Living Colour.

1. Intro - Welcome to Razorblade City
2. Double Up
3. Gutterfly - featuring Camp Lo
4. No Surprise
5. Shine Language
6. Take Me Away
7. A Serpent's Love - featuring Ish (Butterfly/Digable Planets)
8. Dead Ones - featuring Fishbone
9. The Warning
10. Superburn
11. Night Out - featuring George Clinton & Meganut
12. The Squeeze - featuring Smif 'n' Wessun
13. Long Letter - featuring Don Blackman
14. Freedom Walk - featuring Dead Prez & Vernon Reid
15. Celebrate
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Release:Gutterfly (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Quannum Projects
Info:The vinyl 12 inch record is released on April 24th, 2007.

Side 1
1. Gutterfly - featuring Camp Lo
2. Gutterfly - clean
3. Gutterfly - instrumental
4. Gutterfly - a cappella

Side 2
1. A Serpent's Love - featuring ISH
2. A Serpent's Love - clean
3. A Serpent's Love - instrumental
4. A Serpent's Love - a cappella
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Release:Fa' Show (single)
Fa' Show (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Quannum Projects
Info:A vinyl 12 inch single released 17th January 2005.

Side 1
1. Fa' Show - featuring Leah Shepard (clean)
2. Fa' Show - featuring Leah Shepard (instrumental)
3. Fa' Show - featuring Leah Shepard (a cappella)

Side 2
1. Fa' Show (remix) - clean
2. Fa' Show (remix) - instrumental
3. Fa' Show (remix) - a cappella
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Release:Spirit in Stone
Spirit in Stone
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Media:[Audio CD] [7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Quannum Projects
Info:Released July 1st, 2003.

1. Soldierfied
2. It's Over
3. What If It's True?
4. Livin' Time / Life: Movement 1 - featuring The Gift of Gab
+ Livin' Lude
5. Fever
6. HelloHiHey
7. Head Exercise
8. Selector - featuring J-Live
+ Fa' Show (door drama) - skit
9. Fa' Show
10. State of the World/Apocalypse/War
11. Resist
12. 5th Horseman
13. Skeletons
14. Emerge - featuring Lateef the Truthspeaker and Lyrics Born (Latyrx), Blackalicious and DJ Shadow
15. Me
16. Spirit In Stone Outro
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Release:Fever / Selector (single)
Fever / Selector (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Quannum Projects
Info:A vinyl 12 inch single at 1.000 copies a limited edition.

Side A
1. Fever - clean
2. Fever - instrumental

Side AA:
1. Selector - featuring J-Live
2. Selector - clean
3. Selector - instrumental
4. Selector - acapella
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Release:Spirit in Stone (pre-release)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Quannum Projects
Info:1. Soldierfied
2. It's Over
3. What If It's True?
4. Livin' Time / Life: Movement 1 - featuring The Gift of Gab
+ Livin' Lude
5. Fever
6. HelloHiHey
7. Head Exercise
8. Selector - featuring J-Live
+ Fa' Show (door drama) - skit
9. Fa' Show
10. State of the World/Apocalypse/War
11. Resist
12. 5th Horseman
13. Skeletons
14. Emerge - featuring Lateef the Truthspeaker and Lyrics Born (Latyrx), Blackalicious and DJ Shadow
15. Me
16. Spirit In Stone Outro
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Release:What If It's True (single)
What If It's True (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2002
Recordlabel:Quannum Projects
Info:A vinyl 12 inch single released September 2nd, 2002.

Side 1
1. HelloHiHey - main
2. HelloHiHey - instrumental
3. HelloHiHey - acapella

Side 2
1. What If It's True - main truth
2. What If It's True - radio's truth
3. What If It's True - instrumental
4. What If It's True - acapella
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Release:Head Exercise (single)
Head Exercise (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2001
Recordlabel:Quannum Projects
Info:A vinyl 12 inch record.

Side 1
1. Head Exercise

Side 2
1. Clutch Moments
2. Head Exercise Remix Movement 2
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