SongVault Artist Profile
Kids! on Mars
Texas, United States
HipHop / Rap / Soul
Kids! on Mars is a teenage hip-hop group hailing from Houston, TX. With lyrically intricate wordplay and smooth soul production, these martians are currently orbiting Planet Earth on an important mission: to bring real hip-hop back to life.
On January 18, 2008, junior high students Dezmond Colbert and Robert Claveria came together to form a group known as Kids! on Mars. Utilizing Roberto's Macbook, Garage Band, a Radio Shack mic, and some Cobe headphones, Kids! on Mars went on to record their first track Nikes, a tribute to sneaker heads around the world, as well as a freestyle track.
Organizing a Band MySpace and unveiling a few concept tracks, they generated a buzz around their junior high school, where they'd later audition for a school talent show and place in first for $100 which contributed to better studio equipment. As time progressed, Kids! on Mars continued to garner more views and plays, their fan base slowly accumulating by the thousands.
Throughout their musical existence, Kids! on Mars has acquired close affiliations with acclaimed artists such as 88-Keys, Native Gunz, Endo Williams, and DJ Steez, and has been performing at numerous open mic spots and night clubs as well as independent artist showcases, garnering exposure and trying to possibly land a record deal.
Their first release, The Kids! on Mars EP, is to be available on iTunes and Rhapsody, February 14, 2009, for online download. A line of official band merchandise consisting of t-shirts, hoodies, and promotional items is also in progress and will be available very soon.