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EMCEE RADIOACTIVE

BEATBOX MASTER / HEARTCORE EMCEE

 A Multifaceted Hip-Hop Visionary

 A luminary in the world of Hip Hop, celebrated for his exceptional talents that span across multiple facets of the genre. As a crowd controlling emcee, freestyler, songwriter, and master beatboxer, poet and painter, he serves as a dynamic embodiment of the positive energy that defines Hip Hop culture, both through his music and his visual art.

Musical Innovation and Versatility

RADIOACTIVE's live performances are nothing short of mesmerizing. His dynamic stage presence often includes an array of musical instruments, such as pan flutes and didgeridoos, seamlessly woven into his acts. What sets him apart is his uncanny ability to fuse electronic beats with his beatboxing skills, crafting an innovative sonic landscape that pushes the boundaries of creativity. Spontaneous freestyle rhymes, inspired by the audience, infuse each show with an element of unpredictability, making every performance a unique and soulful experience.

A Global Stage and Diverse Collaborations

With a career that has taken him to stages around the world, both as a solo artist and as an integral member of Michael Franti & Spearhead, RADIOACTIVE seamlessly integrates the richness and diversity of these experiences into his music and stage presence. His illustrious resumé includes appearances on national television programs like David Letterman, Craig Kilborne, and MTV, where his critically acclaimed single and video "Rock The Nation" garnered widespread recognition.

Noteworthy collaborations include performances alongside esteemed artists such as Ani DiFranco, Common, Indigo Girls, KRS-One, String Cheese Incident, Roy Ayers, Talib Kweli, O.A.R., Karl Denson, Ben Harper, Keller Williams, Trey Anastasio, Jeru The Damaja, DJ Apollo, Keaton Simons, Trevor Hall, Tyrone Wells, Pat McGee, Jonah Sharp, Meshell N'Degeocello, and many others. Additionally, RADIOACTIVE has made his mark in the gaming world, lending his voice talent to popular video games like "Dance, Dance Revolution" and "Dance, Dance Revolution 2," and serving as the game announcer for the NBA's Golden State Warriors on Fox Sports.

 Some Accolades and Recognition

RADIOACTIVE's contributions to the music industry and Hip Hop culture have not gone unnoticed. He played a role in a Grammy-winning children's Hip Hop album, collaborating with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo/Infinity Plus One in 2017. He boasts a three-time receipt of the prestigious "Best of the North Bay" awards, earning recognition in categories such as "Best Hip Hop/Electronic" and "Best Folk/Acoustic Artist." His time with Michael Franti & Spearhead led to the achievement of two gold records, solidifying his status as a highly respected artist in the industry.

 

Artistry Beyond Music: "Tsumnu"

Under the pseudonym "Tsumnu" (pronounced "Some New"), RADIOACTIVE channels his lifelong passion for art, music, and Hip Hop culture into his visual expressions. Originally hailing from Lynn, Massachusetts, he now calls Northern California home. His artistic journey, which began in childhood, has evolved over the years to encapsulate a rich tapestry of experiences, ranging from street culture to global travels.

Tsumnu's art transcends mere visuals; it tells emotional narratives, weaving unexpected stories from his diverse life adventures. Rooted in the core values of Hip Hop culture, his art radiates positivity, celebrating humanity, connection, creativity, and the essence of life itself.

Spreading the Creative Spirit

Beyond his musical and visual artistry, Tsumnu extends his talents to various events, including Sip/Puff and Paint gatherings, community mural projects, intimate living room/backyard performances, and more. For booking inquiries, please visit Tsumnuartwork.com.

In essence, Beatbox Master and Heartcore Emcee RADIOACTIVE, both through his music and as Tsumnu in the world of visual art, is a dynamic force in the realm of creativity. He continuously connects, inspires, and engages audiences while leaving an enduring mark on the world of Hip Hop and beyond. His journey is characterized by innovation, authenticity, and an unwavering commitment to preserving the positive energy and essence of Hip Hop culture for generations to come.

Discography

1996 Politics Of Experience-"Where The Wild Things Are" - (Hitropolitz Records)

2000 *with Spearhead- "Stay Human"- (Six Degrees/Virgin/Liberation)

2000 *with Spearhead- "Rock The Nation" - (Six Degrees/Virgin/Liberation)

2000  New Native & RadioActive- "Breakthrough" - (4 Sound Records)

2001  Top Four Flights- "At Last We Speak" -( independent release)

2001  Elephunk- self titled - (Subkonsicous Records)

2001  Bas One- "For The Mentally Astute" - (Heratic Records)

2002 *with Dysfunctional Species - self titled - (Independent Release)

2002  RadioActive Live- "Freestyle Faces"- (Hitropolitz Records)

2003 *with Spearhead-"Everyone Deserves Music -  (ArtistDirect/Virgin/Liberation/NipponColombia)

2003 * with Spearhead/ Gift of Gab- “We Dont Stop” - (Guerrilla Records)

2003 * with Spearhead/ Sly & Robbie- “Pray For Grace” - (Anti)

2003 *with Spearhead/ Sly & Robbie/ Ledisi/ LZ- Bomb The World (Armageddon Version)- (Anti)

2003  Radio Active- "BMMNM, Vol 1 Breakbox" - (Independent Release)

2003 *with Blues Travelers- "Blues Travelers Live"

2003 *with Michael Franti and Spearhead - “Live in Sydney” (Boo Boo Wax)

2004 *with Michael Franti- "Songs From The Front Porch" - (Boo Boo Wax)

2005 *with Universal Language- "Revelution" - (Independent Release)

2005 *with Spearhead-"Live In Sydney" CD/DVD - (Boo Boo Wax)

2006 * with Spearhead- “Hey Now Now”- (Anti)

2006* with Spearhead- “Hey Now Now” - Snakes on a Plane Soundtrack

2006  Radio Active- "BMMNM, Vol. 2 Voixbox" - (Unreleased)

2008 * with Various Artists - Bolistik - (Good Worx Music)

2010 *with VoKab Kompany- “Look at Me”- The New Kong Album- (Independent release)

2011 *with Publish The Quest - “Taking and Taking” -  (Independent release)

2011 *with VoKab Kompany/ Lincoln Parish-  “Wake Up” - (Independent release)

2011 * by Stephen Marley- “Traffic Jam”-(Sampled Beatbox)- (Tuff Gong International/Universal Republic Records/Ghetto Youths International)

2012 * with Victor Essiet and The Mandators/ Sly & Robbie- “Conscious Party”- One Love One World album-(Mystic Records)

2012 * with Victor Essiet and The Mandators/ Sly & Robbie- “Mi Friends”- One Love One World album - -(Mystic Records)

2012 * with Victor Essiet and The Mandators/ Sly & Robbie - “Come back Darlin”- One Love One World album - -(Mystic Records)

2012 * with Victor Essiet and The Mandators/ Sly & Robbie - “Dem Belly Full”- One Love One World -(Mystic Records)

2014 *Flowerbox - Flowerbox Live- (Warcry Records)

2017 *Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - “ My First Multiverse”-   Infinity Plus One - Grammy Award Winning Best Children’s Album- (Independent release)

2017 *Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - “ Monsters”-   Infinity Plus One - Grammy Award Winning Best Children’s Album- (Independent release)

2018 Heartcore Emcee - “Watch This”- “Watch This” EP -  (Rough Trade Publishing/ Bank Robber Music)

2018 Heartcore Emcee - “Best of The Best” “Watch This” EP - (Rough Trade Publishing/ Bank Robber Music)

2018 Heartcore Emcee - “Moon L.I.T.-“Watch This” EP - (Rough Trade Publishing/ Bank Robber Music)

2018 Heartcore Emcee - “Finishlines”-“Watch This” EP - (Rough Trade Publishing/ Bank Robber Music)

2018 Heartcore Emcee - “Run”-“Watch This” EP - (Rough Trade Publishing/ Bank Robber Music)

2018 Heartcore Emcee - “Fly”-“Watch This” EP - (Rough Trade Publishing/ Bank Robber Music)

 

Voice Talent History:

2005 - X-Box - Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 Konami

2005 - Golden State Warriors - announcer-Home Game Introductions - Fox Sports Net

2005 - Golden State Warriors - Barron Davis Narration - Fox Sports Net

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