Fists Like Gotti

by the Parker Meridien

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Augusts1 One of the best indie rappers around, San Diego's Parker Edison, joins forces with two seasoned musicians to form a live band that Parker gets down to with their funky ass sounds! Favorite track: Dirty Blvd..
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“Emcee Jack King and drummer Nathan Hubbard were already well established in their respective musical fields. So while it might not seem obvious that they’d form a band together, it’s a natural collaboration in hindsight. Parker Meridien—a trio that also features bassist John Rieder—backs abstract hip-hop flows and spoken word passages with psychedelic funk arrangements. It’s a fresh take on a hip-hop band, and their debut album is loaded with grooves.”
- Jeff Terich (


released November 1, 2017

• members:
Jack King (vox)
John Rieder (bass)
Nathan Hubbard (drums)
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•• Produced by Shadowfigure
recorded March 6th thru August 7th 2017 at Weather The Storm Studios San Diego CA
Nathan Hubbard - engineer/mix
Rafter Roberts - mix/master

••• 2017 Audioscope Radio podcast:

••• VRExperience 360 degree video:

••• 2018 Sunshine Sound podcast:

••• 2017 NBC Sounddiego article:

••• 2017 CityBeat album-review:

••• 2016 SDReader article:

••• Record Release info (Nov4):

••• 2018 article:

••• 2019 SDMA win:

••• “7 on the mookie” music video:


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"One of the city's hardest working emcees is currently transforming a sample-based EP into a live band-based album, performing at any number of San Diego’s most respected hip hop venues, advocating for meaningful social change, or dabbling in film."
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Track Name: New River
Moon river
you gon need big boy ears on jus to hear me.
big boy ears to hear me
been at the root of this since questlove was
still rocking a Caesar
that holly Robinson peete.
get it? from jump street but

* this is that. that kiss of death
the girls the gams the cigarettes
*the bogeys in the blacknwhites
whodunnits u nvr guess moon river

for my cats that watch criterion
To further their criteria
my siskels and my eberts anywhere that there's a tv on mooon river

i write wen im wrong like sort of apology
so the lines in the song hava life of their own
a lighter and bong
im lightin likea blck and mild white owl- lamenting on what my life bout
lightin up til lights out
this ain't no halfbaked movie flick
you d**k
this is coolkids
gon coo coo
concoctin Kubrick's

like chicks that use tutus
my crew
jus choose flicks

* we the type that read the book to go and watch the movie/ miss the previews cause we out smokin doobies

cool as cold gold and its jinglin
aww f*** it my last single here
was apefood don't tryta fuckaround w the kid
I been slanging spit
ya favvvvarite
known for the sound of the dangergergerous
by now ur all knowing the names and the cliques
this pnc gmg daygo shii !!!

started off as 2 eyes
then soon i
got glasses
I'm talkin to ya keep up wit me I'm flashin back b-backwards
back to the smoking gun detective flicks
the black and whites the cigarettes
u can smoke em on ur TV sets
this is that that mr Ed
the girls the gams that never rest
the whodunnits ull never guess
Track Name: Firewall
I do not fuck w finnas
u got dudes butcho dudes ain't gettin busy they jus talkabout it/

the reason why ima winnnnnnerrrr
cause I'm racin like a racehorse u scared to even comeout your fence/

your dudes ain't reallly doers/
no they not
unless the doin were discussing is you makin excuses

u finna finna til that finna turn to fifty excuses/ yousa loser/ where my tools somebody pass me glue for these
cracks in the fire wall

im drugged up wen it goes down/
i don't know how/ i managed to stay grounded wen I'm high as a kite/
but I did that
i fish and I get bread
if you didn't get thet
'go ahead'
rewind that shii back
i said - instead - i fish and i get bread
we ain't no richkids
we holdin shii together w strings
this a pretty lil symphony
behond the scenes
is 3 guys in a war to make the greatest LP w these

my girl vexed
she never get a peek at my face
it's been a five o clock shadow last 3 or 4 days
im on my grind on em
(ready on the left)
hustlin 9 to 5 on em
(ready on the right)
I'm sittin center stage like a centerfold so my style is cold like a ceilin fan
and there's articles on the art i do
goin round cause ur homegirl twittered them
winners win
getters get
master piece
no limit
my flaws and all
thru it all
i stayed raw
so authentic
there's cracks there in the firewall
don't worry y'all/cause I'll fix em
if i don't
my squad will
it's all real
we all in
winners win
getters get
any prob my squad fix
there's cracks there in the firewall
don't worry y'all
I got this
Track Name: Dirty Blvd.
Yeah other cats done madeju smile and they probably want to take u home tonight
because you're priceless
so they just want to win u with prizes like gourmet restaurants jewelry and stuff
but I'm noticing smthn of a curious type/
like the dirtiest peculiarest most dubious vibe/
you like to be tiedup in secret
and other kink let's
do the dirtiest thing any cab has ever seen
downtowns passin
ya pants unfastened
i know you wana do it
jus know you wana do it
blouse unbutton
from a lil smthnsmthn
this the kinda night that make maxwell proud

dirty blvd
where you at
(beneath her jeans and
her breathing
is heavy)

Remember what we said right remember we decided
never tell another what went on tonight
because your homeboys jock and your girls like to gossip both so nosey theyll never notice we're out doin the sneakiest the freakiest things but lemme STOP
come home w me tonite and we'll talkabout it tmoro
hit my fone like p where you at
im w my team
chasin cream
if you trynto creep just text me quick like P where you at
I'll be jus leavin my section
grab a lyft in ur direction
i pull up to ur scene like
where you at
dirty blvd

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