R.I.P formed in 2007. Starting out with a computer and microphone, recording was just something fun to do on weekends. Over the next couple years R.I.P gathered equipment and had some material but needed help funding a disk for fans.
In May, 2010 R.I.P decided to do a fundraiser, where they were looking to raise enough money to give their fans a Mixtape. Over 300 people showed up to the all day event. Serving food, drinks, 50/50 prizes, and raffle draws, R.I.P raised just over $2500.
The boys then released Don't Press Pause. A mix that sounded more like an EP than a promotional Mixtape. Delivering a unique sound with upbeat songs like Are You Ready and Rhymes That Can't Be Touched. Then capturing listeners with songs like Dreams and Gone. R.I.P distrubited 1000 of these tapes and if you havent got yours, they're advice to you is get your copy before theres none left!
Since the release of the tape, R.I.P have been busy boys.
- Entering a Hip Hop Showcase in Oshawa and bringing home first place winning a music video, an interview, free beats, and recording time.
- Opened for such acts like Peter Jackson, Tech N9Ne, Krizz Kaliko, Big Scoob, Choclair, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, and Kurupt.
- Performed for all kinds of different events ranging from Birthday parties and BBQ's to Private Parties
-Recently Just released a 4 Song EP titled Bring Em Back. The goal for the project is to send 1000 CD's to the Canadian Troops in Afghanistan. An exclusive 200 CD's were also printed for fans and listeners.
R.I.P's next project is a 10 - 15 song LP before Summer 2011.
In the meantime R.I.P promises to deliver Real Important Poetry!
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Band MembersMyles Romain,Nathan Evans, Matt Down, Tanner Mitchell, Alex Gillis, Dana Johnson