About Area 301: Area 301 is an "all original" hip hop fusion project that breaks the stereotypes associated with hip hop and rock as we know it. Lyrics that discuss real life experiences and live musicians that bring years of experience that display finesse and accurate execution of multiple genres blended to achieve something truly unique. Hip Hop Fusion!
What’s the definition of FUSION? The act or process of fusing, a state of being fused together. Hip-hop Fu‘Zion unites together various forms of musical influences/styles with rhyme and singing into one very unique and diverse sound. Their diversity is visibly evident at first glance through their races and ages. The musical influences blended together comprise a sound full of rock, hip-hop, blues, R&B, funk and jazz! By offering such diversity in a fused mixture (a musical melting pot), the Area 301 sound and style is unlike any other. That’s the beauty and power of music, it has its own voice and the amazing ability to unite/bring people worldwide. They encourage unity through their music and they enjoy bring people together to celebrate their music. The platform we play from enables them to satisfy a wide variety fan base simply by fusing musical genres together creating what we have coined... the Fu ‘Zion Experience. 301 is Maryland’s own, home grown, high energy Hip Hop Rock Band bringing together a multitude of music genres to create a live experience that takes you to a whole new dimension. From the smooth and sultry melodies of R&B to the deep street rhymes of Hip Hop and topped with the edgy ‘in your face’ sounds of Rock all together bringing to the stage a vibe that projects their pride as Maryland’s own. Their up-tempo rhythm, funky dance tunes and hard core rhymes bring everyone out to the dance floor. Playing all original music with songs that the crowd can relate to, like, “Can I Still Hit It”, “Oh My”, “Gotta Have Your Love”, “stressed” and the ever so popular, “Dear America”. 301 brings it front and center with a passion for showcasing their unbeatable talent and love for music while keeping it real and close to home.
Band members, Mark Brown on Drums, Mike “Big Mike” Caprara on Bass Guitar, Jeff Marsh as Lead Guitar and Music Director, Linwood “L-Boogie” Battle on Keyboard are the heartbeat of the group as their pulsating beats penetrates through the audience. While the bands vocalists are no doubt the soul of the group. In one hand you have Nick “Nicky Skarfo” Scalise, John “Jumaane Face” Noel and “Fats” ripping into your mind with some hard core, heavy hitting, and street pounding Rap & Rock rhymes that take you to the edge and Jarrett “J-Mackie” Mackie who with his silky smooth voice brings a unique Hip Hop vibe that elevates the stage to a whole new level. While in a mesmerizing twist, you get the sultry and alluring voice of songstress Gmerice “Lady G” Thames who comes in with her sweet and sexy sounds to arouse the senses and seduce the crowd.
Together the dynamics of this group is insatiable and undoubtedly demands attention as their passionate energy brings excitement and overall good vibes with every performance.