Nocando

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Nocando
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Background information
Birth name James McCall
Born (1983-06-03) June 3, 1983 (age 31)[1]
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Indie hip hop, freestyle rap, underground hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2004-present
Labels Alpha Pup Records, Hellfyre Club
Associated acts Project Blowed, Bomb Zombies, Flash Bang Grenada, Customer Service, Busdriver, Nobody, Thavius Beck, Open Mike Eagle
Website soundcloud.com/nocando

James "Jimmy" McCall (born June 3, 1983), better known by his stage name Nocando, is a rapper from Los Angeles, California.[2] He is the 2007 Scribble Jam champion,[3] host of Low End Theory,[4] and founder of Hellfyre Club.[5] He has also been a member of Customer Service,[6] Bomb Zombies,[7] and Flash Bang Grenada.[8]

Career[edit]

Nocando began gaining notoriety especially within the battle circuit with wins over what is believed to be hundreds of emcees.[9] Nocando has since focused on making and releasing music, only taking time out occasionally to battle.[10]

Nocando released the official debut album, Jimmy the Lock, on Alpha Pup Records in January 2010.[11] The album is produced by Thavius Beck, Nosaj Thing, Free the Robots, Daedelus, and Nicholas Thorburn, among others.[12] He released Sincerely Yours, a collaborative EP with Nobody as Bomb Zombies, on Hellfyre Club later that year.[13] In 2011, he released 10 Haters, a collaborative album with Busdriver as Flash Bang Grenada,[14] which was listed by the Alarm magazine as one of "50 Unheralded Albums from 2011".[15]

Nocando released the free EP, Zero Hour, in January 2012.[16] He released "Where's the Money?" in September 2012,[17] and "Up in the Air" in December 2012.[18] He released the single, "Little Green Monsters", in December 2013.[19] His second solo album, Jimmy the Burnout, was released on Hellfyre Club in March 2014.[20]

Discography[edit]

Albums

EPs

  • The Impatient EP (2004)
  • Walk the Void (2006)
  • L.A. vs. Hollywood (2008)
  • Is a Virus (2009)
  • The Patient EP (2009)
  • Zero Hour (2012)
  • Tits & Explosions (2013)

Singles

  • "Where's the Money?" (2012)
  • "Up in the Air" (2012)
  • "Little Green Monsters" (2013)

Customer Service

  • Please Hold (2005)
  • Free Y-Not (2009)

Bomb Zombies

Flash Bang Grenada

Guest appearances

  • Subtitle - "Cray Crazy" from Young Dangerous Heart (2005)
  • Ellay Khule - "Unlucky" from In My Own World (2006)
  • Thavius Beck - "98" from Thru (2006)
  • Subtitle - "Write Is Wrong" from Terrain to Roam (2006)
  • 8-Bit Bandit & Dumbfoundead - "Strategy Guide" from Super Barrio Bros. (2007)
  • Awol One - "Crew Cut for Sale" from Afterbirth (2007)
  • Joe Dub - "The Getdown" from Pooretry (2007)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Four Horsemen" from Premeditated Folly (2008)
  • Kenny Segal - "Backyard BBQ" from Ken Can Cook (2008)
  • K-the-I??? - "Trading Places" from Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (2008)
  • Sahtyre - "Natural High" from High Saht (2009)
  • Dumbfoundead & DJ Zo - "She Don't Care Remix" from Fun with Dumb (2009)
  • Riow Arai - "Meet Me in Ebisu" and "Open Eyed Dreams" from Number Nine (2009)
  • Deeskee - "Relative Work" from Audiobiograffiti (2009)
  • Abstract Rude - "Thynk Eye Can (Blowedian Next Generation Mix)" from Rejuvenation (2009)
  • Busdriver - "Least Favorite Rapper" from Jhelli Beam (2009)
  • Factor - "Tell Me" from 13 Stories (2010)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Combustible Party Truck" from Another Roadside Attraction (2010)
  • Intuition - "All I Got" from Girls Like Me (2010)
  • Otherwize - "Cum on Dance" from Point of View (2010)
  • Nobody - "Innocent, In a Sense" from One for All Without Hesitation (2010)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Unapologetic" from Unapologetic Art Rap (2010)
  • African-American Zombie Lawyer - "Watchmen" from The Adventures of Finglonger (2011)
  • Sleaze - "The Real" from Arkitectoniks (2011)
  • Mexicans with Guns - "Got Me Fucked Up" from Ceremony (2011)
  • Rogue Venom - "Go" (2011)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Free-Writing Exercise" from 4nml Hsptl (2012)
  • Self Jupiter & Kenny Segal - "City Lights" from The Kleenrz (2012)
  • Busdriver - "Werner Herzog" from Arguments with Dreams (2012)
  • Great Dane - "All Over" from Alpha Dog (2013)
  • Taurus Scott - "Tax Man" from Taurus Scott (2013)
  • Milo - "Sophistry and Illusion" from Cavalcade (2013)
  • Nobody - "Beaches" from Vivid Green (2013)
  • Anderson Paak - "Heart of Gold (Chain)" from Cover Art (2013)
  • Man Mantis - "Tracing Paper" from Majestic Dimensions Vol. I (2014)

Compilation appearances

  • Danger Room Vol. 1 (2004)
  • Project Blowed 10th Anniversary (2005)
  • Sucka Free (2006)
  • Project Blowed for Dummies (2006)
  • Los Scandalous (2007)
  • Danger Room Vol. 2 (2009)
  • Prometheus (2011)
  • Veneris Nigrum (2011)
  • Dorner vs. Tookie (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nocando - About". Facebook. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Vigeland, Tess; Lanz, Michelle (March 28, 2013). "Neighborhoods: Leimert Park's important place in LA's music and cultural history (Map)". SCPR. 
  3. ^ Gilkeson, Kyle (September 12, 2011). "Guest Spot: Nocando explains the power of wordplay". Alarm. 
  4. ^ Burgess, Omar (September 13, 2012). "Madlib, Blu, Exile, Freddie Gibbs and Nocando Join Murs' "Through The Mic" Series". HipHopDX. 
  5. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (January 20, 2011). "DX next: Nocando". HipHopDX. 
  6. ^ Gilkeson, Kyle (January 19, 2011). "MP3 Premiere: El-P's "Time Won't Tell" (Nocando Remix)". Alarm. 
  7. ^ Martins, Chris (September 10, 2010). "Exclusive: Busdriver and Nocando Form Alt-Rap Superduo, Flash Bang Grenada". LA Weekly. 
  8. ^ Weiss, Jeff (November 11, 2010). "Nobody and Nocando become Bomb Zombies, go 'Over the Edge' in exclusive MP3". Los Angeles Times. 
  9. ^ Weiss, Jeff (January 28, 2010). "Locked and Loaded: Nocando". LA Weekly. 
  10. ^ Ziegler, Chris (January 25, 2010). "Nocando: It's a Great Song, But I Hate You". L.A. Record. 
  11. ^ Madden, Dave (January 28, 2010). "Nocando - Jimmy the Lock". URB. 
  12. ^ Maharaj, Zoneil (April 15, 2010). "Jimmy the Lock". XLR8R. 
  13. ^ Fallon, Patric (October 20, 2010). "Nocando and Nobody Collaborate on Bomb Zombies". XLR8R. 
  14. ^ Painter, Harry (July 15, 2011). "Busdriver, Nocando project Flash Bang Grenada announces debut". Consequence of Sound. 
  15. ^ Morrow, Scott (December 30, 2011). "50 Unheralded Albums from 2011". Alarm. 
  16. ^ Gillespie, Blake (January 12, 2012). "Nocando's Zero Hour free EP". Impose Magazine. 
  17. ^ "Nocando – Where’s The Money? (prod. Low Limit)". Fashionably Early. September 19, 2012. 
  18. ^ Irish, Logan (December 17, 2012). "Nocando - "Up In The Air"". Earmilk. 
  19. ^ Gillespie, Blake (December 6, 2013). "Nocando, "Little Green Monsters" (feat. Liphemra)". Impose Magazine. 
  20. ^ Patrin, Nate (March 17, 2014). "Nocando: Jimmy the Burnout". Pitchfork Media. 

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