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TheOGM (left) and Eaddy (right)
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Origin Newark, New Jersey, United States
Years active2012–present
Website ho99o9.com
  • theOGM
  • Eaddy
  • Brandon Pertzborn

Ho99o9 (pronounced Horror) is an American hip hop group founded by theOGM and Eaddy in 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. They relocated to Los Angeles in 2014, where they attracted a strong cult following on account of their live performance, according to the LA Weekly , and attracted collaborators such as Ian Longwell who plays drums and produces for Santigold. [3] In 2016, the group brought former Black Flag member Brandon Pertzborn into the band as their drummer. [4] Their style combines dark hip hop with the aggression of hardcore punk.

Hip hop music music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans and Latino Americans in the Bronx borough of New York City in the 1970s. It consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

Newark, New Jersey City in Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. As one of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 282,090 in 2018, making it the nation's 73rd-most populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000.

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.


Ho99o9 was one of Rolling Stone 's "10 New Artists You Need to Know" in 2014 and The Guardian 's "New Band of the Week". [5] [6] [7] The band has performed at the Afropunk Festival in 2014, the SXSW Music Festival in 2015 and Primavera Sound Festival in 2016. Ho99o9 has released two EPs, Mutant Freax and Horrors of 1999, accompanied by grindhouse-style music videos; their first full-length album United States of Horror was released on the 5th of May, 2017.

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Afropunk Festival

The Afropunk Festival is an annual arts festival that includes live music, film, fashion, and art produced by black artists. The festival made its first debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 2005, and has since expanded to other parts of the world. Originally co-founded by James Spooner and Matthew Morgan, the festival was inspired by Spooner's 2003 documentary film Afro-Punk, which spotlighted black punks across America and later culminated in a series of live shows entitled "The Liberation Sessions" co-curated by Spooner and Morgan. The festival originally sought to provide black people an opportunity to build community within the predominantly white punk subculture and to provide a stage for black alternative performers that were not acknowledged in the mainstream and stood outside hip hop, R&B, soul, etc. To attract a wider audience, the festival shifted to include soul music and hip hop, which expanded its target demographic, attracting headliners including Ice Cube, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, and Gary Clark, Jr.. Musical performers now represent a variety of genres, primarily known to reflect African-American culture.


TheOGM was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, raised in Linden, New Jersey; Eaddy is from Newark, New Jersey. Both were part of the same performing arts collective, the NJstreetKLAN (also known as the JerseyKLAN) and formed the group in Newark in 2012. They were influenced by hip-hop and gangsta rappers (DMX and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) in their teens, but later began attending underground punk shows in Brooklyn featuring Japanther, Cerebral Ballzy and The Death Set as well as Ninjasonik, Theophilus London and the A.L.I.E.N. art shows. [3] [6] [8] [9] [10] The band also cites influences that include horror movies and director/former White Zombie frontman Rob Zombie. [11] Critics have noted the band’s cinematic influences as well as those of its punk and hip-hop roots, though the band has been compared to Death Grips, Black Flag, Big Black and Bad Brains. [7] [12] [13]

Elizabeth, New Jersey City in Union County, New Jersey, U.S.

Elizabeth is both the largest city and the county seat of Union County, in New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 124,969, retaining its ranking as New Jersey's fourth most populous city, behind Paterson. The population increased by 4,401 (3.7%) from the 120,568 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 10,566 (+9.6%) from the 110,002 counted in the 1990 Census. For 2018, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 128,885, an increase of 3.1% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 215th-most-populous in the nation.

Linden, New Jersey City in Union County, New Jersey, U.S.

Linden is a city in southeastern Union County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area, located about 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Manhattan and bordering Staten Island, a borough of New York City, across the Arthur Kill. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 40,499, reflecting an increase of 1,105 (+2.8%) from the 39,394 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,693 (+7.3%) from the 36,701 counted in the 1990 Census.

DMX (rapper) American rapper and actor

Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX, is an American rapper and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s, and released his debut album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998 to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. He released his best-selling album, ... And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single "Party Up ". Since his debut, DMX has released seven studio albums.

The band played the Afropunk Festival in 2014,the SXSW Music Festival in 2015 and Primavera Sound Festival in 2016; The New York Times’ Jon Pareles wrote that the performance was a "welcome charge of adrenaline.". [3] [14] [15] [16] They also toured London (with much support from various DJs on BBC Radio 1), Paris, Brighton and Amsterdam in May 2015. They will play the Eurockéennes, Vision, OFF, Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Pop-Kultur Berlin, Iceland Airwaves and the Reading and Leeds music festivals in the summer of 2015.

<i>The New York Times</i> Daily broadsheet newspaper based in New York City

The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. The Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U.S.

BBC Radio 1 British national radio station

BBC Radio 1 is one of the BBC's two flagship radio stations, specialising in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7 pm, including electronica, dance, hip hop, rock and indie. The choice of music and presenting style is entirely that of programme hosts, however those who present in the daytime have to rotate a number of songs a specific number of times per week. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 15–29 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.

Eurockéennes French rock music festival in Belfort

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The November 6, 2014 episode of Last Call with Carson Daly featured a segment dedicated to Ho99o9 and their live performance. [17] Ho99o9 collaborated with director Bryan Ray Turcotte and photographer Estevan Oriol to capture their performance in their video, "Casey Jones/Cum Rag" which was premiered and was hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. [18]

<i>Last Call with Carson Daly</i> Television talk show

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Estevan Oriol is a Mexican-American photographer and music video director based in Los Angeles, California. His work has been featured in numerous magazines, usually reflects Los Angeles urban and gang culture, and he has also photographed many celebrities including Eminem, Kim Kardashian, Cypress Hill, Dennis Hopper, Blink 182, Forest Whitaker, Adrien Brody, Xzibit, 50 Cent, Danny Trejo and more. He is also known for directing several music videos as well as for his partnership with Mister Cartoon for Joker Brand Clothing. He is affiliated with Soul Assassins.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Art museum in Los Angeles, California

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On June 1, 2015, in the official promotional video for the 2015 Gathering of the Juggalos, it was announced that Ho99o9 would be playing the festival as part of the nighttime concerts. [19]

Gathering of the Juggalos annual festival in the USA

The Gathering of the Juggalos is an annual festival put on by Psychopathic Records, featuring performances by the entire label roster as well as numerous well-known musical groups and underground artists. It was founded by Jumpsteady, Insane Clown Posse, and their label in 2000. Described by Joseph Bruce as a "Juggalo Woodstock", the Gathering of the Juggalos spans five days and includes concerts, wrestling, games, contests, autograph sessions, karaoke, and seminars with artists. Over its first eleven events, the festival has drawn a total attendance of about 107,500 fans.

Ho99o9 toured the UK, headlining in Brighton, and supporting Slaves in Newcastle and Birmingham.

On December 1, 2016, it was announced that Ho99o9 would be supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan on their final UK tour in January 2017. Eaddy started off the tour in Norwich by jumping straight into the audience landing on 3 peoples heads and then running and tackling people through the audience. In June 2017 the band appeared on the Earache Records stage of Glastonbury Festival in the UK.

On March 29, 2018, the group began their North American Lights Out tour with 3Teeth and Street Sects.

On October 11, 2018, The Prodigy released the single "Fight Fire with Fire" featuring Ho9909 from their album No Tourists .

Ho99o9 opened for Three Days Grace, Prophets of Rage, and Avenged Sevenfold on select dates of the End of the World Tour.


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Ho99o9 at Hellfest 2018


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