Lone Catalysts

Jason Rawls and Jermaine Sanders

Also known as Lone Catalyst, Lone Catalysts, The
Members of Lone Catalysts: J. Rawls, Jermaine Sanders

Discography of Lone Catalysts:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Turn Tha Party Out / Monumental 5 Audio 2001 Groove Attack Productions
2 Due Process / Let It Soak 7 Audio 1999 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
3 Rapattack Vol.2 4 Audio 2001-08-00 Groove Attack Productions
4 Rush Hour / Gotta Listen 6 Audio 2000 Rent Money Recordings
5 Hip Hop 21 Audio 2000 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
6 Destiny / The Hustle 8 Audio 2002-11-00 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
7 Dynomite / So Clear 6 Audio 2000 Groove Attack Productions
8 Hip Hop 15 Audio 2001 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
9 Good Music 18 Audio 2005-12-12 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
10 Good Music 19 Audio 2005-12-12 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
11 The Catalysts Files 14 Audio 2002 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
12 En La Ciudad / The Ultimate 8 Audio 2004 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
13 Hip Hop Instrumentals 15 Audio 2001 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
14 Hip Hop 21 Audio 2001 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
15 The Paper Chase 6 Audio 1998 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
16 Hip Hop 23 Audio 2001-03-07 Bad News
17 Turn Tha Party Out / Monumental 5 Audio 2001 Groove Attack Productions
18 Good Music 18 Audio 2005-11-18 B.U.K.A. Entertainment
19 Good Music 23 Audio 2005-10-08 Octave
20 Dynomite / So Clear 6 Audio 2000 Groove Attack Productions
21 Turn Tha Party Out / Monumental 5 Audio 2001 Groove Attack Productions


J-Rawls (from Columbus, OH) and J-Sands (From Pittsburgh, PA) formed Lone Catalysts in 1995/1996. Contrary to what some reports suggest they did not form whilst attending the University Of Cincinnati (even though they both attended the University at the same time). Ralws explains the meaning of "Lone Catalysts":

"At the time, we thought that there weren't many cats, at least in our area, trying to do it the way we were trying to do it. It's that raw hip-hop."

They have released 3 albums as a group (1 of those being a compilation of B-sides and rare singles) and have toured large portions of the world in the last 6-7 years (especially Japan and Europe, where they have a strong following). They have worked with many different artists such as Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), El Da Sensai, Mr. Complex, MOOD, Capital D (All Natural), J-Live, Asheru, BJ Digby, Wordworth, Masta Ace, 5 Deez and many others.

They are currently working on a new compilation album (Bringing It Home: Vol. 2) and continue to run the independant label B.U.K.A (Brothers United Keeping it Afficial) Entertainment (named in honour of a friend who is currently incarcerated and due for release in 2007).


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