This hip-hop collective has been in existence since 1994 and was founded by SibaGiba (Producer/MC) when he attended SUNY Purchase College for music. The other four members, Kimabu (MC), VonMeista (MC/Producer), Zook (MC), Los (Spoken Word/MC) and DJ Jes Lover (DJ/Producer) who were also attending Purchase and after two years of collaborating on different music projects, we decided to form a group.
Get Open has traveled and performed as headliners in Germany and France over the years and has also opened for artists such as KRS 1/BDP, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Tha Alkoholiks, Special Ed, and many others in the US. The group was also featured with the late Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie and his Hip-Hop Feel-Harmonic orchestra in 1995, which assembled more than 40 musicians and Get Open. During our senior year, 1996, we gathered our funds, recorded and mixed the songs at the school studios and then released our first 12inch single. It caught the attention of some West coast DJs like J.Rocc (Beat Junkies), DJ Numark (Jurassic 5), Truly odd (Heavyweights, Strong Arm steady), Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw) and T-Love the MC, then journalist at URB magazine which wrote a column about our record, which got things bubbling out there.
From that single, Yellow Productions (France) today known for producing Dance/Pop act DJ Bob Sinclar, signed the group to an EP deal which went on to sell 5000 units in Europe without any promo. It featured Sadat X of Brand Nubian. Following that EP, Ubiquity records offered a LP deal to Get Open. We signed and recorded 18 songs but it never was released due to musical differences with the label. After that situation, Siba enjoyed great success producing for Everlast (House of Pain) multi-platinum and Grammy nominated album “Whitey For Sings The Blues”. This success prompted Siba to invest and form Overtime Records Inc, the first release was a solo 12 inch single of VonMeista featuring Sadat X in association with Ozone Music (Co-Flow-EI P, Mike Ladd, etc…).
Currently the group is releasing a new full-length album “The Week-End” in February 2014 following the free album “The Blackbook” released in late 2013.
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