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Vokab Kompany was started by Rob Hurt in 2006. His debut album Liquid Language featured Killer Priest of Wu-Tang Clan. This album featured Burkey on two tracks – “40Thieves” and “Soul Sista”, which served as the start of the collaboration between the two. Burkey’s accomplishments include opening for poet Maya Angelou with his band Native Root and featuring on MTV Thailand and Bakery Music hip hop compilation T Hop with the band The Golden Triangle.

The band has most recently been releasing a number of acclaimed singles to keep the airwaves rocking. Their recent single “Turn Me Out” was released by Gravitas Records and featured Lyrics Born. Their single “Warm in the Light” from their collaborative EP with 9 theory titled “Beneath The Shallows” was featured by Forbes.[1]Their most recent LP, The Good Kompany Album, was released on January 20, 2016 to critical acclaim and includes guest features from Gift of Gab (rapper), Mitchy Slick, and more. The release was followed up by a headlining West Coast tour that featured special appearances by friends and fellow collaborators on the album.

Vokab Kompany released V-Sides Vol. 1 (Kollabs and Remixes), a collection of collaborations, remixes and original songs, on New Kong Records December 17, 2013. It included features from The Polish Ambassador, The Grouch, Knight Riderz, Love and Light, Stephan Jacobs and an official Zion I remix.

Vokab Kompany and Crush Effect released VKCE (a self-titled album) on New Kong Records December 18, 2012. The album featured 10 Hip Hop / Electronic tracks with 4 singles featured in national commercials / television shows. Most recently, VKCE has landed the song “World Wide” as the anthem for the new (Sacha Baron Cohen “The Brothers Grimsby” movie) as well as a spot on Ja Rule’s MTV reality show. “Taking You Places” was picked up by Starz movie channel in (2014 STARZ trailer), “Back to the Past” (2013 Kia Optima “Blake Griffin Time Travels – 2006 Bench Press” commercial) and “Burn It Down” (Southern Comfort “Fiery Pepper” commercial). “Back to the Past” was also featured on the television show Franklin and Bash. VKCE debuted at #47 on the Itunes Hip Hop charts behind only major-label releases from T.I and Chief Keef among hip-hop albums released that week. Most recently VKCE has landed sync placements with MTV.

Vokab Kompany’s Single “So Bright” from the Album “Quit Sleep” has been featured in Kia Motors Summer Sales Event commercial (2010), NBC’s hit The Today Show on January 14, 2011, and was the featured anthem in both 2014 & 2015 in South Lake Tahoe’s tourism commercials.

Vokab Kompany was voted Best Hip Hop Band in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 as well as Best Hip Hop Album of 2010 for their album The New Kong, and was the first hip hop band nominated for Album Of the Year in 2011 by the San Diego Music Awards.

They have played hundreds of shows and festivals: Including; “The Do Lab Stage” at Coachella, Electric Forest, Shambhala, Summer Meltdown, Kaleidoscope Festival and Lightning in a Bottle, as direct support for artists such as Cee Lo Green, De La Soul, Cage the Elephant, Del the Funky Homosapien, Wiz Khalifa, Matisyahu, Pepper (band) at the Playboy Mansion, The Wailers Band and have toured as direct support for acts such as Umphrey’s McGee, Collie Buddz, The Pimps of Joytime, and Zion I. Vokab Kompany was also featured as the lead MC’s on Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (Lenny Kravitz, Rolling Stones) nationwide RUN DMC tribute tour.

Genres:
Soul, Hip Hop, Electronica, Hip-hop, Funk, Pop, Rap, Rnb-soul, Electronic, R&b/soul
Band Members:
Robbie Gallo aka Rob Hurt (MC/Vocalists) Matt Burke aka Burke Baby (MC/Vocalists), Geoff Nigl (Keys), Richard Galiguis (Bass Guitar), Tyler Olson (Drums) and John Avery (Saxophone).
Hometown:
San Diego, California
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