Video: Vokab Kompany – “View of My Life”
The Good Kompany Album Slated To Release January 13th, California Duo Share a Fun, Sunny Video for Second Single, Debuted by EARMILK
Critical Praise for Vokab Kompany:
“A sound who’s genre goes something like hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two Emcee’s who charge sped up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless… seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive… layered with creative electro beats.” – Sam Dorman NBC
“Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it’s hip hop, but that doesn’t begin to tell the story. The seven piece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy… And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them.” – Lindol French, Sacramento Press
2016 hasn’t arrived yet, but it’s already looking to be a big year for Vokab Kompany. The San Diego electronic-rap group’s album The Good Kompany is slated to release on January 13th. The album’s second single, “View of My Life,” follows “Kaleidoscope,” which release earlier this year and has surpassed 35K plays. Debuted by EARMILK, “View of My Life” releases with an accompanying music video that finds Vokab Kompany emcees Rob Hurt and Burkey Baby embracing friendships as they’re cruising the SoCal streets, hosting a party on the balcony of their beachside home, and even heading out to sea.
Vokab Kompany’s song “World Wide” is featured in trailers for the Brothers Grimsby film, which stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Penelope Cruz and will release next year. Previous placements for the group include their work being featured in commercials for huge companies like KIA and Southern Comfort. The duo is fresh off a six-month tour fronting the Run DMC Remixed tribute for Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Along with their band, they’ve played countless festivals including Snowglobe, Electric Forrest, and Coachella. Their previous project, VKCE, a collaboration with duo Crush Effect, gained two national commercials and debuted at #47 on the iTunes hip-hop charts, behind only major-label releases from T.I. and Chief Keef among all hip-hop records released that week. With The Good Kompany coming up, fans have much to look forward to from the dynamic duo.
Watch the “View of My Life” music video: https://youtu.be/PpLEB4jasfA
Listen to “View of My Life”: https://soundcloud.com/vokabkompany/view-of-my-life
Download “View of My Life”: https://vokabkompany.bandcamp.com/
Check out the EARMILK premiere: http://www.earmilk.com/2015/12/09/vokab-kompany-has-a-bright-view-of-my-life-premiere/
Vokab Kompany Background:
Vokab Kompany are two MC/singers from San Diego, backed by their 4 piece band of awesome. Their live show combines multiple synths/keys with bass/drums and a violin to create a sound that doesn’t quite adhere to a specific genre, but seems to fit the bill with several.
Their new album, VKCE, a collaboration effort with up and coming production/ musician duo Crush Effect (featuring members of Funk/Jamband legend Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe), fill a void at the intersection of the hip-hop and EDM worlds. VKCE is hip-hop, it’s electronic, it’s indie – it’s a shout out to the past, and a taste of the future. The record already has two national commercials, for a major carmaker (debuting 2013) and Southern Comfort. The album debuted at #47 on the iTunes hip-hop charts, behind only major-label releases from T.I. and Chief Keef among all hip-hop records released that week.
The team has been blessed with a slew of great press. In addition to a feature on electronic music in the August print edition of SPIN, and “climbing” George Washington Bridge with Al Roker, the band has won best hip-hop group at the San Diego Music Awards for three years in a row, and even impressed Prince Charles when he stopped by Solana Beach’s Belly Up to catch a VK show.
“View of My Life”: https://youtu.be/PpLEB4jasfA
“Show Up” (feat. Siya): https://soundcloud.com/vokabkompany/vokab-kompany-x-knight-riderz-feat-siya/s-B1ajd
“Change Like the Weather” (feat. Main Flow and Karen Mills): https://soundcloud.com/vokabkompany/change-like-the-weather-feat
“Where’s My Delorean”: https://soundcloud.com/vokabkompany/wheres-my-delorean // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nDZR706myc