Jared Gomes

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Jared Gomes
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Jahred Gomes performing live with Hed PE.
Background information
Birth name Paulo Sergio Gomes
Also known as M.C.U.D., Jahred Shaine, Paul Gomes, The Hip-Hop Witch Doctor, Dr. Jeckyl, Mr.Nino, Jah
Born (1972-02-29) February 29, 1972 (age 42)
Origin Fullerton, California
Genres Hardcore punk, rap metal, hip hop, rapcore, rap rock, reggae
Occupations Rapper, singer
Instruments Vocals, melodica, keyboard, guitar
Years active 1988–present
Associated acts Hed PE, Subnoize Souljaz, The Clue, Hotboxx, Live Urban Sexx Tribe (L.U.S.T.)

Paulo Sergio "Jared" Gomes, also known as Jahred and M.C.U.D. ("MC Underdog")[1] is a Brazilian American rapper and singer best known as the lead vocalist of the band Hed PE and The Clue.

Biography[edit]

Born Paulo Sergio Gomes to a mother of Brazilian descent and his father of Afro-Brazilian descent. Gomes got his start in 80s Dance/Party band The Clue,[2][3] He met guitarist Wes Geer amidst the Orange County hardcore punk scene, and the two formed a band, recruited guitarist Chizad, bassist Mawk, drummer B.C. Vaught and DJ Product © 1969.[4] They named the group "Hed", which stands for "higher education".[5] The band built a following based on energetic performances at local venues such as Club 369,[4] and released the self-financed extended play, Church of Realities. Legal issues forced Hed to change their name, adding "PE" (Planet Earth).[1][5] In 1988 Paul Gomes debut in a Nu Wave band known as the Clue which sold out shows in Tempe, Arizona 1988 before creating the band Hed PE. After disbaning from The Clue Gomes formed a Punk rock band called Hed PE(Higher Education planetary Evolution)who signed with Jive Records, but due to the label's contractual terms and the disappointing sales of the album, the band found themselves unable to repay the cash advances given to them by Jive. Gomes is quoted as saying "We had these romantic visions of the music industry, and we thought it would be cool to be a punk band on a rap label. So we fulfilled that dream, but it was also probably the worst thing that could have happened. [...] We've had offers from Sony and others that we can't take because we owe Jive so much money."[6] On October 27, 2000, Gomes was arrested for possession of marijuana while the band was performing in Waterbury, Connecticut. He was released on a US$1,500 bail.[7] After recording two more albums for the label, the band left Jive to release albums independently, eventually signing with Suburban Noize Records.[8]

Gomes has expressed interest in recording a solo album in the hip hop genre, stating "I would like to but I just have to find the time to do it. [...] I just need to get my discipline down and use my time more wisely than watching South Park for eight hours straight."[8] In 2007, Gomes appeared on Twiztid's sixth studio album, Independents Day, contributing to the track "Weak Shit'z Out".[9] According to Gomes, he had previously discussed appearances on solo albums by System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian and Korn guitarist James Shaffer, but the projects had fallen through.[10]

Discography[edit]

With Hed PE[edit]

Main article: Hed PE discography

Solo Project Jahred[edit]

  • Unite EP (March 27, 2012)
  • Doomsday Paradise (Single) (2012)

Guest appearances[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2012 "Doomsday Paradise"(w/ Hed PE) Doomsday Paradise (Single)

Style and influences[edit]

Gomes' vocal style ranges from melodic singing to rapping and death growls.[11][12] His influences include Bob Marley, Rage Against The Machine, Sublime, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Public Image Ltd., The Ramones, Beastie Boys, N.W.A, Tupac Shakur, along with various punk rock, reggae, ska, and heavy metal bands.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scire, Dawn (March 14, 2003). "(hed) p.e.'s frontman touches down.". Sarasota, Florida: Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Tina; Van Horn, Teri (October 30, 2000). "(hed) p.e. Singer Released On Bond After Drug Bust". MTV News. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Van Horn, Teri (January 17, 2001). "Shoot Video For Song On 'Graceland' Soundtrack". MTV News. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  4. ^ a b McIver, Joel (2002). Nu-metal: The Next Generation of Rock & Punk. Omnibus Press. p. 61. ISBN 0-7119-9209-6. 
  5. ^ a b Echeverria Jr., Steve (March 4, 2005). "Check your HED; HED p.e. declares independence.". Sarasota, Florida: Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  6. ^ Owen, Arrissia (November 25, 1999). "Not So Hed, Not so (pe)". OC Weekly. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  7. ^ Dansby, Andrew; Florio, Steven; Heller, Greg; Uhelszki, Jaan; Vineyard, Jennifer (November 2, 2000). "Really Randoms: Robbie Williams, Eminem". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  8. ^ a b "Interview with (hed)P. E.". Live-Metal. July 28, 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  9. ^ Twiztid (2007). "Weak Shit'z Out." Independent's Day. Psychopathic Records. ISBN 756504420027
  10. ^ a b Friedman, David (March 26, 2009). "(hed) p.e. brings N.W.O. Tour to Hartford". Danbury, Connecticut: The News-Times. Retrieved 4 April 2009. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Truth Rising Review". 411mania. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Truth Rising Review". Kik Axe Music. Retrieved 3 November 2010.