The MixedApe
18 Nov 2013 |

Bio

Biography

The Prime Eights are  a perfect fusion of hip hop, rock and jazz that combines all star caliber instrumentation with top notch lyricism. The Prime Eights were once known as  another notable Detroit act, Abstrakt Intellekt, but with the addition of all star musicians from Cloud of Sound Studios, the duo has found a strikingly unique sound. A throwback to the “Golden Age” of hip hop, new school sensibility, and masterful music technique have positioned the Prime Eights the next logical evolution in entertainment.
The Prime Eights are a five piece band that includes two vocalists, guitar player, bass player, and drummer/sampler. Drawing on influences that vary from The Roots to Coltrane…the Prime Eights have that intangible that leaves a little something for everyone.

The Prime Eights played their first show after only being together a couple weeks as support for the Gym Class Heroes and Dirty Heads at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan. The following two years saw big shows with artists like Ty Stone, Tonedeff and Kool Keith. The Band has spent substantial time on the road over these past few years hitting many different states and venues. The Prime Eights have shared the bill with other notable acts such as Tech N9Ne, Slightly Stoopid, Alien Ant Farm and Fishbone.

The Prime Eights have released an EP titled “So You Say you Wanna Evolution”, a 7” Vinyl for Forever/Revolution, a mixtape titled “The Mixed Ape”, and in the summer of 2014 they dropped their first full length record titled “This is not a real gun” to a overwhelming response.  All Their Merchandise is available through their websites and you can find the music on any digital music distributor.

Instrumentation

John Stone – Vocals

Mike King – Vocals

Cody Morales  – Guitar

Derek Atkinson- Guitars

Faris Ansor – Bass

Brett Kropog – Drums

Discography

The Prime Eights- Black Magic (2011) (Single-Shadow Creek Entertainment)
The Prime Eights – So You Say You Wanna Evolution? (2011) (EP-Shadow Creek Entertainment)
The Prime Eights- Whats Love? (2012) (Single- Shadow Creek Entertainment)
The Prime Eights- Forever/b/ Revolution (2013) 7” Vinyl (limited multi colored version of 300-Shadow Creek Entertainment)
The Prime Eights- The Mixed Ape (2013) (Mixtape CD-Shadow Creek Entertainment)
The Prime Eights – This is not a real gun (2014)(L.P – Shadow Creek Entertainment)