*Note from J.Smo: I use my blog to feature other independent Hip Hop from around the planet including a sub-category focused only on music from Sacramento, California and surrounding areas. If you remember the SactownHipHop.com website, all the content from that blog has been moved to this domain so I can spend less time sorting through submission emails and more time staying focused on engaging and networking with the worldwide independent Hip Hop community.
Taking down SactownHipHop.com was not an easy decision but it was necessary in order (for me) to stay focused on long term goals and growth.
BUNKS is a hip hop group from Manchester, Tennessee that began making music in 1999.
BUNKS is a philosophy: Bringing Unmatched Noise Knowledge and Sound.
Joshua and Joshua, aka J.Smo and J.Gro, first met in Hillsboro, TN when the powers that control the universe threw them into the same 5th grade class. After many years of mischief, adolescence, and great as well as not-so-great experiences, the duo began releasing music in 1999 under their own imprint, BUNKS Muzak! which later transitioned into BUNKS Multimedia when they began working with other artists in the Middle Tennessee music community.
J.Smo is currently in Sacramento, California working on new projects as well as working with Unlimited Sounds Publishing & Distribution, LLC. The duo continues making music thanks to the wonders of technology. Both have solo projects in the works.
We follow our own path, stay true to our vision, and share all we can with those who ride with us. We are artists navigating our way through the music industry, not artists made by the industry. We vow to stay true to ourselves and never to compromise our values. We vow to stay independent and to work towards improving and expanding the music scene and music industry in our community in order to provide more opportunities for our people.
Press features, reviews, and interviews can be found here.
- J.Smo opened for Sage Francis at Harlow’s in Sacramento with Mr. P Chill, January 2015.
- J.Smo Interviewed Masta Ace and Zoolay after their show in Sacramento, December 2013.
- Toured the US twice since 2013 expanding the BUNKS’ brand beyond Mid-TN.
- We actively blog at Middle Tennessee Music and Sactown Hip Hop.
- We placed 3rd in Murfreesboro Daily News Journal’s Battle of the Bands 2009.
- Probably the only Hip Hop group to ever appear on WMSR in Manchester, TN.
- Boropulse.com artist spotlight alongside NIMA album of the year winners, Streetlight Allstars.