Anyone Who Buys the Album on iTunes in the First Two Weeks and Dislikes It Can Email the Sales Receipt for a Refund
Bringing new meaning to the phrase ‘put your money where your mouth is,’ Latino-Jewish urban collective Hip Hop Hoodíos offers the music industry’s very first digital money back guarantee with the release of their career retrospective Carne Masada: Quite Possibly the Very Best of Hip Hop Hoodíos (April 28th iTunes release; May 12th all other retail). “We like to think of ourselves as the reverse Bernie Madoffs of the Latin music community,” says Hoodíos frontman Josh Norek, also known as Josúe Noriega. “How many times have you been ripped off and bought an album that sucked? There are tens of thousands of album releases each year, so we decided to cut through the clutter and do what no other artist seems to have the courage to do – refund people who don’t like the music.”
“Carne Masada: Quite Possibly the Very Best of Hip Hop Hoodíos” is the first-ever ‘Best of’ collection -- including 5 new tracks -- from the critically-acclaimed Latino-Jewish urban collective. Hip Hop Hoodíos’ latest release features guest participation from members of such major Latin & Jewish acts as Ozomatli, The Klezmatics, The Pinker Tones, Delinquent Habits, Los Mocosos, and Los Abandoned. The album’s first single is the old-school-flavored homage to pre-gentrified Manhattan, “Times Square (1989).” The album spans the group’s entire career and also includes liner notes written by the esteemed Rolling Stone/L.A. Times music critic Ernesto Lechner.
The Jewish answer to Los Fabulosos Cadillacs? The Latino respuesta to the Beastie Boys? From Latin funk to klezmer to cumbia to straight-up rap, Hip Hop Hoodíos are a cross-cultural phenomenon. The band is almost certainly the only act in the history of recorded music to have co-headlined both the Salute to Israel Parade and the Barrio Museum in Spanish Harlem. The 2007 Hip Hop Hoodíos release Viva la Guantanamera (a benefit for Amnesty International’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay Prison) hit #9 on the iTunes Latino albums sales chart and #1 overall on eMusic. In recent years, the band’s music has been featured in a number of films and television shows including the Warner Bros Pictures release ‘Pride & Glory’ and MTV’s ‘Life of Ryan.’
“Latin alternative was already scrambling the definitions of musical categories, and Hip Hop Hoodios throw in humor and ethnicity for added confusion.” - New York Times
“Hip Hop Hoodios marry klezmer with cumbia, hard-core hip-hop with Santanaesque grooves. Somehow it all works, thanks to cameos from members of Santana and the participation of alterlatino acts such as Jaguares, La Barranca, and Orixa & Los Mocosos.” -Washington Post
“The socially conscious anti-corporate playa-hating of Hip Hop Hoodios is funnier than any Beastie Boys punchlines recently.”
Band site and music videos: www.myspace.com/hiphophoodios