Queens, N.Y. is known for breeding deft lyricists, intelligent hoodlums and prolific narrators…
Introducing new group FISH + BREAD = comprised of UnOrthaDox and Saint Deed.
UnOrthaDox’s moniker describes his unconventional style of rap which sets him apart from other emcees. Saint Deed’s represents his pure desire to do the good deed of spreading messages through his music.
The name “FISH + BREAD =” aptly references Bible verse Matthew 14:13-21 when Jesus feeds the masses with only five loaves of bread and two pieces of fish.
“Our music is the food that feeds the people. We strive to be the ones who enlighten the masses and change the game. We want to make a way and open doors for everyone.”
DEED and ORTHA are childhood friends whose longtime bond has made them family. Both artists were inspired to make music by their older siblings’ and cousins’ strong ties to 80’s Hip-Hop culture.
DEED’s older brother was a breakdancer who appeared in the classic film, “Beat Street” and his cousins were graffiti artists and B-boys. “My brother had a denim jacket with ‘Beat Street‘ graffitied on the back from the movie set. It was so dope! I would sneak in his room when he wasn’t around and try it on. (laughing)”
ORTHA had three older brothers who DJ’d, rapped and loved Hip-Hop music. One of his brothers, Sekou, even formed a rap group with his friends. “My house was like the studio. They were always at the crib practicing and writing rhymes. They heavily influenced me to make music.”
FISH + BREAD = is exactly what the game needs right now…a fresh, authentic sound. “Our music is different. We are unpredictable and original. We don’t follow trends. Our music is created from the heart and we don’t hide who we are. We want our audience to identify with us as individuals and genuinely enjoy our music.”
ORTHA and DEED are inspired by many different genres of music. Some of their favorites include NAS, 2 PAC, Fela Kuti, The Rolling Stones, Curtis Mayfield, Smokey Robinson and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their diverse taste in music is evident in their sound.
Completely dedicated to their craft, these emcees put their blood, sweat and tears into every track. “We collectively compose, mix, and master our own tracks. We critique each other and send each track through a series of checks before we decide to drop it. We’re involved in every aspect of our music from beat selection to production.”
FISH + BREAD = recently released their new project “F1CM” (From One Came Many). The 7 track EP signifies the “FISH + BREAD =” mantra and perfectly introduces fans to their dope sound.
FISH + BREAD = are currently touring the metropolitan area promoting “F1CM“. You can catch them on the Music Makes Me High tour this Friday, September 14 at SOB’s alongside Hip-Hop Legends Mr. Cheeks, Royal Flush, Main Source, Positive K, Rah Digga, Brand Nubian, ED OG, Artifacts and Lords of the Underground.
UnOrthaDox and Saint Deed aren’t just here to make you dance and bop your head, it goes deeper…
“We are fans of Hip-Hop first. We don’t take the legends in the game for granted. We pay homage to those who came before us and emulate their prototype for success. Studying the greats keeps us sharp. Also, we encourage the youth to value themselves. Know that you already possess everything you need to succeed. Believe in yourself and find your purpose…no excuses.”