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Rockin Playlist
Song Name Artist Album Genre Time
1. Back In The Daze Shinobi Ninja Shinobi Ninja Attacks: The Video Game EP Hip-Hop/Rap 2:30
2. Brainstorm Shinobi Ninja Shinobi Ninja Attacks: The Video Game EP Hip-Hop/Rap 3:20
3. Brooklyn to Babylon Shinobi Ninja Shinobi Ninja Attacks: The Video Game EP Hip-Hop/Rap 3:36
4. Rock Hood Shinobi Ninja Shinobi Ninja Attacks: The Video Game EP Hip-Hop/Rap 3:04
5. Stop! Shinobi Ninja Shinobi Ninja Attacks: The Video Game EP Hip-Hop/Rap 2:18

Shinobi Shinobi Ninja

Shinobi Ninja is a grenre bending, eclectic, high intensity urban rock band who pulls inspiration from reggae, hip hop and So-Cal punk. The band is comprised of Terminator Dave (drums), Maniac Mike (Guitar), Alien Lex (Bass) DJ Axis Powers (Turntables), frontman DA and frontwoman Baby G, who was recently featured as a Made Coach on MTV’s popular program MADE. Their debut full length album, Rock Hood, is set for an April 5, 2011 release via iTunes and other select digital retailers.

Tell us about your first concert experience:
DA: My first concert experience was Living Colour when I was three years old, my dad took me in a stroller, 1984, they were headling the Black Rock Coalition in Central Park.  When I was 15, I saw Pearl Jam at Randall’s Island, Ben Harper opened up for them, they played for three hours.  Harper came out HARD, yo!

If you couldn’t be a musician, what would you be doing instead?
Terminator Dave: I would probably be a hard body music biz hustler/shark.

If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
DA: James Brown man.  He paid the cost to be the boss.

If you became President, what is the first action you would take?
DA: Legalize gay marriage.
Edara: I would help single moms who need support in tough times.
Axis: Get teachers better pay and benefits.

What social cause is closest to your heart?
Maniac Mike: American Cancer Society
Baby G: Save the Music!!!

What does the right to vote mean to you?
DA: Right to choose and cause change!!! Right to move the human race in a positive direction!

What bands or artists did you listen to when you were in high school?  And which bands or artists influenced your style the most?
Terminator Dave: Green Day, Sublime, 311, Beastie Boys
Maniac Mike: Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Metallica, STP
DA: Zepplin, Sabbath, Pantera, Metallica
A-Lex: STP, Pink Floyd, Megadeath
Baby G: Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boys II Men, NSync, New Kids on the Block
Axis: Biggie and Wu Tang

What activity or group were you involved with in high school that might surprise people today?
Terminator Dave: the break dance team
DA: Bowling team (and the baseball team, but anyone who knows me wouldn’t be surprised about that.
Baby G: Basketball team!  For one game, then I quit.
Axis: Ice Hockey

What's the biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in high school?  (could be personal or academic)
DA: being small and white at the worst HS in NYC.
Terminator + Maniac: Getting over ADD … it was so hard to study and concentrate; then we got some medicine that straightened us out, and we started killing the school game!
A-Lex: Exact same thing as the twins, I had ADD and a difficult time focusing on what I needed to do to move forward and learn things.
Axis: I moved around a lot, had to make new friends a lot.

Do you do any volunteer or community work when you're not on tour?
DA: I wish, we are always hustling, on the grind right now. It would be nice to have time to give back like that beyond just writing some checks. I like to loan our name to charity events and hope to volunteer more after we release Rock Hood and end our tour.

What change would you like to see in our society in the next year?
DA: Fix that economy! People need jobs!
Axis: Peace on Earth
DA: Yeah I want that too!
Terminator Dave: If you go to college, you should be able to get a job.

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