Nov 20, 2011
A song with lyrics critical of TV's American Idol, "California Brain" challenges performers dreaming of making it in the music business to stay true to their own dreams --- to not sell out to a cookie-cutter path to recognition and stardom in Hollywood.
This is the place
The city of dreamers where angels are made
Devils are born, money is stored
And souls are picked up like street corner whores
Cali is the place where you have to perform
They will try to brainwash, they will try to conform
Just stand your ground and go against the norm
'Cause Cali is the place that will let you soar
RapScallions' aggressively-catchy sound fits into the rock sub-genre long dominated by fellow L.A. band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, but RapScallions definitely have a groove that is uniquely their own.
Typical of California's multicultural mix, RapScallions members each came from somewhere else to form their band in Hollywood. Their musical pilgrimage to L.A. afforded the group an authentic perspective for creating the song "California Brain."
"We are all from different parts of the globe, but we have come to California with one goal in mind," declares RapScallions vocalist Matt Still.
RapScallions licensed "California Brain" to the Ubisoft video game Rocksmith for Xbox and PlayStation 3, and gamers totally dig the song.
How can an independent new band get an all-star-produced EP released, create a popular music video, get featured in a best-selling video game, and land endorsement contracts with major corporations --- all on its own while making an un-signed debut?
Because the band sounds totally HOT and is persistently determined.
Watch the following music video to "California Brain" by RapScallions. It's one of the hippest California songs of the year that will get stuck in your own California brain.
RapScallions | California Brain