As the phoenix rises from the ashes, deep within the urban streets from the southwest, Shonuf the Band has risen too from their humble beginnings. Three core members from the group Krush II who quickly caught the eyes of RCA, Warner, and Immortal records, LTD, Mike Ice and DJ Terrorizzer evolved into a sound that sparks a fire of change. Shonuf the Band has combined the grittiness of rock, with the rawness of hip hop, their shows have crossed many ethnic boundaries. "I see our band as a rock band, sure most are black, but our audiences are white, latinos, as well as black," L.T.D., said. "No one cares about the color. They are there to rock and we provide the means." "No matter where we have performed, either here in the United States or abroad, everyone has commented on the impact of our sound," DJ Terrorizzer says. "It's something new, a mix of both old and new with a twist of our own sound, it is hard to describe."
The genre may be a hard issue to pin down, but anyone who goes to a show, will see it is pure rock and roll. Shonuf the Band command of the stage is evident from their twenty years of playing in front of live audiences. Concert goers actually walk away feeling energized and upbeat. "It's a workout for sure," Mike Ice said. "But more important we want our fans and audiences to get a show they won’t forget."
The three core members of Shonuf the Band has done just about everything within the music business. They formed an internet radio show, Street Grind Entertainment, which has grown to include an international audience. L.T.D. has hosted many big show events for Universal, RCA, Capitol and Death Row Records.He has also hosted events with Mike Epps, and a Super Bowl event. He has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. After taking hip-hop to their maximum boundaries, these three visionaries soughtto bring about a change within the music scene. With a fresh mix of rock, reggae, and rap, they have introduced a live band. Preaching about the life from the streets that encompasses every mix of colors and creed, Shonuff the Band is the voice of the people. Their music is featured on many international internet radio stations, including their own sister production company, Street Grind Entertainment. No show leaves the audiences second guessing what Shonuff Nation is about, having a good time while rocking out. Gaining fans from throughout the nation with each show, Shonuf the Band has risen to be one of the top most diverse, new sounds ever. Shonuff Nation is more than a show; it's a living breathing experience awakening the masses What Others Are Saying About Shonuf the Band "With heart, energy and catchy tunes Shonuf the Band will win you over."
Mark Wolfson, Director of Production and Development Playtone Records "Deals are made based on relationships; someone has to have a positive connection in that relationship for the process to move forward. Shonuf the Band has the kind of appeal that will make harnessing those relationships a chinch. Shonuf the Band is a unique eclectic mix of vibes."
Harold Whaley PD, Urban Network Magazine/Radio "Shonuf the Band!!! You guys are so awesome - it was great meeting you and hanging out at DFest! Shonuf the Band rocks rocks rocks - I can’t say it enough!"
Blake Althen, Human Factor "It was great meeting you guys at Dfest! Rock on!"
Madalyn Sklar, Go Girls Music.com, and Indie Band Coach "Rock out, you guys are cool cats, and it was a pleasure supporting/hanging out."
Richard Baca, Denver Post "I really liked the guys a lot and think that they have a great attitude for this crazy business. Hope all is well in Oklahoma and I’ll talk to you all soon."
Mike Ice grew up in Oklahoma City with his brothers, T-Nyce and DJ Terrorizzer. After forming Krush II with family and friends, he helped evolve Shonuf the Band to what it is today. His wife also features on four songs.
L.T.D. has been an MC/Host for radio and television for over twenty years. Born in Jackson, Mississippi he later moved to Oklahoma in 1974. He met DJ Terrorizzer and Mike Ice around that time he formed Krush II now Shonuf the Band.
DJ Terrorizzer is one of three original members of Krush II that is now called Shonuf the Band. He continues to bring the old school hip hop flavor to the group. He is currently a internet radio show. He has travelled abroad to DJ lots of events.
J Boogie is the newest member from Denver, Colorado and youngest member of Shonuf the Band who's a left handed guitarist. He was so gifted that when he plays everyone can feel his spirit in the songs, so he always do a solo in all the shows.
Shon has been playing for his church in San Diego, California for many years. He's always played for churches until his cousin Mike Ice asked him to fill in for an absent bass player. He fit in so well that he decided to join Shonuf the Band and play for his new church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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