Felonious: onelovehiphop is a live hip hop band based in San Francisco, Ca. with 4 MC's, drums, bass, keys, and guitar. The drummer, Soulati, raps and plays drums at the same time and, along with MC Infinite, brings earthshaking beatbox skills.
Felonious began in the early 1990s, when Wolf and rapper/drummer Tommy Shephard (aka Soulati) formed the a cappella group Felonious Punks. Felonious Punks morphed into Felonious, and the band recorded its self-distributed EP Fight for Light. While the members still perform a cappella occasionally, Felonious is now a live band featuring keyboards, drums, and bass.
Felonious also created the critically acclaimed theater piece Beatbox: A Raparetta at Theater Artaud in 2001. Beatbox: A Raparetta, written by Dan Wolf (D Wolf) and Tommy Shepherd (Soulati), is a theater piece in rhythm and rhyme, accompanied by beat box (vocal drum beats) and DJ Raw B. In development since 1995, Beatbox: A Raparetta has been produced in San Francisco, Oakland, New York Hip Hop Theater Festival and Hamburg, Germany.
Felonious has shared the stage with The Roots, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier, Black Eyed Peas, Zion I, Living Legends, Radioa...