It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

K-OTIX

Presenting the lighter side of Houston rap, K-Otix forgoes gangsta clichés, strip-club antics, and DJ Screw intoxicants in favor of traditional hip-hop simplicity. More apt to remind listeners of A Tribe Called Quest than the Geto Boys, K-Otix provides beats and rhymes of classic design. With their producer Russel "the Are" Gonzalez having received much inspiration and some actual training from Gang Starr legend and ex-Texan DJ Premier, their music clearly expresses the re-constructive nature of the hip-hop aesthetic. As first and foremost an avid fan, diligent record collector, and student of jazz, soul, and funk music, the Are only then allows himself to become a crafty composer of original pieces. His knack for unearthing just the right samples and drum cadences to move crowds is of course greatly enhanced by the presence of Damien Randle and Micah Nickerson on microphones. Their aggressive manner of lyricism, characterized by blunt insights and percussive inflections, completes the K-Otix formula for dynamic rap music.

Quickly after the group's formation in 1992, K-Otix established itself as a formidable live act, extensively touring throughout Texas and even winning an award at the 1995 Gavin Convention in New Orleans. By the time that their first official release surfaced in 1997, the Spontaneity EP, an already sizable fan base, teased for years by dirtily reproduced demo tapes, collectively jumped at the chance to purchase their finished material. Indeed the high quality of the independently released record, as well as the buzz that it created, was enough to initiate a collaboration with legendary Philadelphia DJ Cash Money called "Do You Wanna Be an MC." On top of that, K-Otix also landed a major distribution deal by signing to Bronx Science. A series of singles put out by the New York-based label garnered much excitement surrounding K-Otix as songs such as "Mind Over Matter" and "World Renown" entered radio play lists across the country. With the release of their first full-length album, titled Universal, in 2001, K-Otix had truly become an international draw. Within the next year or so, tours of Japan and Europe were mingled amongst single collaborations with the Lone Catalysts and Dallas radio personality Head Krack. Refueling with a new series of recordings released on their own K-Otix imprint, both Hustler's Theme and The Black Album were unleashed in 2002. While the former presents the Are working with a cast of emcees that includes Count Bass D, Truth Enola, D-Ology, and K of Example, the latter features Damien and Mic rhyming over their own production. ~ Robert Gabriel
full bio

Comments

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[74, 126, 81, 106, 80, 78, 112, 103, 90, 106, 121, 76, 118, 111, 115, 79, 119, 80, 100, 101, 65, 109, 120, 88, 97, 71, 118, 74, 64, 109, 108, 84, 99, 92, 73, 110, 76, 89, 98, 69, 76, 123, 115, 85, 101, 73, 75, 106, 126, 72, 105, 70, 72, 89, 83, 91, 86, 79, 88, 91, 125, 74, 123, 72, 90, 96, 118, 74, 68, 90, 127, 81, 79, 75, 111, 124, 71, 85, 94, 72, 93, 119, 109, 121, 89, 92, 117, 84, 113, 121, 106, 113, 100, 81, 71, 106, 83, 73, 89, 101, 116, 122, 113, 113, 120, 67, 106, 83, 65, 99, 81, 109, 93, 87, 70, 113, 86, 126, 110, 125, 78, 96, 91, 116, 124, 71, 120, 69, 126, 89, 65, 95, 74, 79, 125, 75, 71, 89, 105, 68, 66, 86, 115, 127, 87, 104, 122, 100, 104, 90, 86, 74, 77, 87, 70, 106, 81, 90, 77, 116, 112, 93, 105, 107, 80, 77, 126, 107, 92, 119, 92, 68, 67, 94, 98, 69, 79, 85, 77, 99, 74, 110, 90, 97, 99, 120, 73, 109, 109, 69, 93, 94, 65, 81, 115, 80, 89, 77, 95, 105, 105, 86, 102, 101, 78, 105, 120, 81, 88, 121, 119, 113, 90, 118, 102, 89, 68, 70, 70, 127, 122, 119, 121, 115, 66, 66, 96, 125, 73, 122, 112, 115, 88, 75, 100, 98, 113, 103, 94, 110, 109, 66, 91, 122, 109, 92, 116, 114, 69, 127, 121, 103, 83, 94, 123, 127, 124, 67, 91, 73, 112, 87, 123, 88, 111, 81, 91, 115, 72, 72, 105, 67, 88, 111, 119, 67, 111, 116, 107, 93, 78, 74, 65, 118, 125, 65, 111, 113, 74, 103, 69, 123, 126, 108, 121, 112, 98, 115, 97, 97, 95, 84, 84, 110, 72, 97, 82, 121, 120, 70, 113, 112, 81, 75, 119, 74, 83, 121, 114, 69, 119, 81, 91, 73, 64, 71, 64, 75, 109, 66, 112, 110, 119, 117, 76, 89, 123, 87, 90, 125, 117, 113, 66, 115, 78, 87, 64, 126, 86, 119, 104, 100, 117, 67, 80, 92, 65, 107, 87, 64, 83, 100, 118, 108, 103, 94, 84, 79, 86, 112, 78, 77, 73, 75, 127, 87, 91, 83, 105, 90, 114, 115, 101, 83, 96, 126, 71, 68, 109, 78, 65, 121, 107, 112, 72, 112, 77, 98, 67, 123, 77, 97, 75, 109, 65, 98, 73, 68, 117, 107, 118, 106, 101, 86, 115, 110, 86, 110, 72, 122, 92, 72, 105, 100, 76, 101, 92, 119, 115, 104, 82, 114, 122, 113, 107, 105, 118, 65, 64, 86, 89, 119, 72, 92, 97, 93, 68, 108, 84, 98, 73, 79, 92, 77, 77, 103, 75, 107, 91, 96, 115, 85, 127, 105, 73, 92, 75, 87, 76, 80, 97, 105, 105, 122, 115, 64, 68, 116, 69, 100, 118, 72, 119, 102, 102, 90, 72, 110, 93, 112, 68, 95, 85, 77, 86, 107, 79, 74, 89, 115, 96, 111, 70, 90, 81, 79, 100, 78, 90, 65, 95, 107]