Mood Ruff was a Canadian hip-hop group formed in in Winnipeg. In the early s the two members started recording their first demos on a karaoke machine in Spitz's basement. They first started playing their music live inin small clubs around Toronto. They also toured with punk and funk bands. They eventually started to gain an underground fan base all throughout Canada. In they started their own record label, Slo-Coach Records, and released their albums through this label.
Also inthe group founded the Peg City Holla Festival. This festival, which is held every summer, hosts a venue for hip-hop groups from Winnipeg. Their first hit was a single called 'No Hooks' which received heavy rotation on Canada's Much Music video station and gained them national awareness. Their first album, Night. Typeswas released in This album was followed closely by their second album, Politic Different. Both albums received positive reviews and did reasonably well in regards to album sales.
Their third album, Antarctica Cold, Cold Worldwas released in The album again received positive reviews, but was unable to achieve Borneo - The Muppets - Muppet Hits large commercial success. For this album, Mood Ruff introduced yet another new member, Breakz. I Do My Own Stunts continued the streak Duction - Mood Ruff - Maxim (2014 Remaster) critically acclaimed albums, and it also contained their first commercially successful single, "Rocketship".
Odario is currently recording with Grand Analog. Spitz, also known as Eli Epp DJ Dow Jonesone of the two founding members of the group, was a child of a military family. During his childhood, himself and his three younger brothers Duction - Mood Ruff - Maxim (2014 Remaster) to a different city every four years. He started out as a graffiti artist but has never divulged his tag name. Born in a small village in Guyana, Odario or Garfield Williams is the second half of the founding duo.
Along with his Mood Ruff obligations, he keeps very busy. He has appeared in over 15 films, and also leads a rock and roll group called Grand Analog. He also has many side projects; he has worked in several films as a stunt performer. Breakz is the newest member of Mood Ruff. Mood Ruff has a number of influences, both from Circled Sun - Chromatics - Night Drive and from many other genres. Fellow Canadian artist K-os also has influenced their sound.
The group has said that while on the road they listen to other hip hop artists such as De La Soul and Common. Aside from hip-hop they also have said to be influenced by The Hives and 's pop. Odario has even admitted that Joni Mitchell is one of his favorite Canadian artists. The single has an upbeat and jazz-infused style which focuses on the group's love of girls and beats. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mood Ruff. Music portal Canada portal. Archived from the original on Retrieved CS1 maint: archived copy as title link.
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