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Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer (a.k.a Shift Shellshock) grew up in Southern California with many music business links. Mazur's father was Billy Joel's manager, and Binzer's father was an artist and film-maker who directed the Rolling Stones' live movie "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones." Their sons grew up listening to N.W.A., Cypress Hill and Ice-T, as well as alternative rock bands like the Cure. Mazur although originally from New York, attended high school in California with Ice Cube, Divine Styler, Everlast, and House of Pain's Danny Boy. He started making beats and cutting tracks ...

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The Gift Of Game

The Gift Of Game

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Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer (a.k.a Shift Shellshock) grew up in Southern California with many music business links. Mazur's father was Billy Joel's manager, and Binzer's father was an artist and film-maker who directed the Rolling Stones' live movie "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones." Their sons grew up listening to N.W.A., Cypress Hill and Ice-T, as well as alternative rock bands like the Cure. Mazur although originally from New York, attended high school in California with Ice Cube, Divine Styler, Everlast, and House of Pain's Danny Boy. He started making beats and cutting tracks early on and wound up providing music for MC Serch of 3rd Bass' solo record, working on tracks by Eazy-E and MC Lyte and was briefly DJ for House of Pain.

It wasn't until Binzer and Mazur hooked up that they felt they could pursue careers as professional musicians. Initially coming together as the Brimstone Sluggers, the pair recorded plenty of music, but never completed a full album of their own because they kept getting involved with and contributing to other hip-hoppers' projects. They both also ended up in rehabilitation clinics and when writing to each other from rehab they hatched the plan that became Crazy Town: a hip-hop band featuring a full instrumental line-up to complement their rapping group.

Recruiting Doug "Faydoedeelay" Miller (bass), Rust Epique (guitar), Anthony "Trouble" Valli (guitar), DJ A.M. (turntables), and James "JBJ" Bradley J (drums), Crazy Town was born.

The band's debut album, "The Gift of Game", was released in 1999 and although they had to wait over a year for a breakthrough, it spawned a huge hit in "Butterfly", which topped the charts worldwide. By 2001 the album had hit platinum status and Crazytown were well and truly established as international stars

Shifty Shellshock recently hit the charts once again by providing vocals on Paul Oakenfold's hit "Starry Eyed Surprise", but now Crazytown are well and truly back with their new single "Drowning" and their hotly anticipated new LP "Darkhorse" set to reach the shelves in early November.

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