California based Hip Hop crew. Made up of writer, producer and singer Marty James (formerly of Scapegoat Wax), nimble Hieroglyphics-affiliated rapper Z-Man and fellow Scapegoat Wax alumni and turntable maestro MDA who backs up Marty on vocals.
One Block Radius is a hip-hop group from San Francisco, CA made up of Marty James, DJ MDA (both formerly of Scapegoat Wax), along with emcee Z-Man of Sacred Hoop and 99th Dimension. One Block Radius are known for their unique eclectic beats(influenced by everyone from Hall and Oats,the white Stripes to E-40)and for their melodic often humourous lyrics. Their new single "You Got Me" (available on iTunes) is now getting picked up by radio stations across the US.
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One Block Radius is an alternative hip hop group made up of Marty James (vocals, raps, production), MDA (vocals, turntables), and emcee Z-Man (a Hieroglyphics associated rapper). Both Marty James and MDA were part of the group Scapegoat Wax. One Block Radius was formed in late 2003. They have toured and done shows with Hiero, Maroon 5, Living Legends, Matisyahu, De La Soul, Trick Daddy, Pigeon John, Aceyalone and more. And Marty James also featured in the song called Fantasy Girl with Baby Bash in 2010
In 2005, One Block Radius released their debut album Long Story Short. It featured a diverse selection of songs ranging from pure pop to straight-up hip-hop. The following year they released a follow-up in the form of a mixtape CD called Cut Some Static. Cut Some Static was an album-length compilation of previously unreleased tracks, but was not released as a proper album. It was not sold at retail, came packaged with home-computer printed labels, and featured members of the band introducing tracks, to keep the underground mixtape feel. Musically, it also featured a grittier, more rap-oriented sound, and more explicit lyrics.