Spanning the genres of Electronica, Soul, Hip-Hop and more, San Francisco’s 40Love is the rising new group “breaking sonic barriers” (URB). The group, consisting of female vocalist/emcee Miss Haze, emcee G-OFF, producer/DJ Mikos and DJ/Producer The Whooligan, have released two full length albums, “Advantage” in 2007 and “BANGERANG!” in 2009. Since their second release, Miss Haze and singer Denise Wallace released the “Hard Candy” Mixtape (2010), and DJ Whooligan released “Talk To Me”, “Up Up And Away” and “The Star Gazers” mixtapes. They were featured on Bassnectar’s “Wildstyle” EP as well as DJ Mark Farina’s “Mushroom Jazz 6”.
40Love has been reviewed and featured in media outlets like NBC, URB, Okayplayer.com, Venus Zine, VIMBY.com and Hard Knock Radio, as well as featured locally as Amoeba Records homegrown pick and CD Baby #1 Hyphy album two years in a row. They were nominated for “Best Rap/Hip-Hop” in the SF Weekly Music Awards 2009. At a young age, the group has already shared the stage with some of the industry’s most well respected names, including Mos Def, Dead Prez, MC Lyte, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Mark Farina and more.
Their anticipated new project, “Dreams Don’t Sleep” (June 2012) is a fusion of dreamy yet hard-hitting production with impeccable lyrical prowess speaking vision to power. Singles include “Tiki Tiki” featuring Zumbi of Zion I (sample featured on Bassnectar’s “Wildstyle” EP), the bouncy Miami Vice mystery “Bout2Bloom”, and the breathtaking, bass heavy “Think Too Much.”The album’s mission is to infuse spirituality and Love consciousness into deep, heavy production in a vibration that resonates universally.
40Love will be embarking on an FTC Skateboarding sponsored album release promotional European tour in June and July. 40Love is now booking for European tour, June 12th through July 31st. Interested promoters in Spain, France, UK, Switzerland, and Sweden, please contact 40Lovebooking@gmail.com.
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“Shaped by broodingly bubbling synths and ethereal hooks, sung by one of hip-hop’s most alluring sirens, Bangerang! is tailor made for nocturnal sojourns, preferably through urban streets, on a sticky summer night…Ably crooning lush choruses and spitting impeccably timed couplets, Haze possesses the rare combination of poise, swagger and sultry mystique that won fiercely loyal fan bases for Lauryn Hill, Mystic and Jean Grae…cooing breezy jazz flirtations…or spitting rapid fire vignettes of inner-city struggle… providing the tracks with both their warmth and their urgency…Mikos serves up warm drums with ample space in which his mercurial synths can leisurely unfurl. Meanwhile, the aggressive flow of G-Off offers a nice shot of adrenaline…”
— Okayplayer.com, Jeff Harvey (BANGERANG! Review 2008)
”Hip-hop isn’t really known for the hard-hitting female emcees anymore. Sure, there are the Jean Grae’s and Lil Kim’s of yesteryear, but these days you’re hard pressed to find a lady lyricist who has the total package. Haze, the female emcee of San Francisco-based group 40Love, just might be what the game’s been missing. Alongside producer Mikos, who draws inspiration from Pete Rock and forms the backdrop for this dreamlike narrative, rapper G-OFF, who is reminiscent of a young Common, and DJ Whooligan, who brings the spirit of ’94 with his Primo-esque cuts, 40Love is equipped to break sonic barriers. “— URB Magazine, Jason Parham