P.I.C (from L to R) – Sulu (MC, trumpet), Concerto (guitar), J-Bomb (MC), Rice (keys), Bernard O’Reily (bass), Un-G Wasmabati (MC), Mas (DJ), HJ (tenor & bari sax).
P.I.C has been a staple of the Lower East Side music scene for the last 10 years. Their wildly successful debut album HIPHOPUNKFUNKMAMBOSKA!!! (2000) was added to over 300 radio stations nationwide and reached #1 on CMJ charts from Canada to Hawaii.
P.I.C’s second album SEXY PICNIC (2003) was an even bigger CMJ hit, and was picked up for national distribution by Select-O-Hits Records. In 2002, P.I.C gleefully served as Wanda Syke’s house band on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” which adapted their original track, HIPHOPUNKFUNKMAMBOSKA, as the show’s theme song.
In 2005, P.I.C unleashed THE BROOKLYN INCIDENT into the Japanese market, distributed by Swamp/Polystar Records.
GOT ME LIKE, the first single off EL NOVA HUSTLE (2007) won the Asian Cinevision / Michelob Light Music Video Award and was selected a Top 10 Videos of 2005 on CNET’s download.com.
P.I.C’s newest release COOKIN’ FROM SCRATCH (2011) contains new songs as well as remixes and instrumental versions of old favorites.
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