Also known as Mellow
Members of Mellowbag: Akanni, Cecile Brown, Herbert Schwamborn, J. Bo Monkey, Oliver Scheffer, Robert Philipp, Tyron Ricketts
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Discography of Mellowbag:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Bipolar Opposites 20 Audio 1999-08-30 Downbeat (3)
2 Bipolar Opposites 20 Audio 1999 Downbeat (3)
3 Props 5 Audio 1999 Downbeat (3)
4 Props 4 Audio 1999 Downbeat (3)
5 Illusion 3 Audio 1997 WEA
6 Day To Day 6 Audio 2000 Netrecord-Z
7 Tabula Rasa Remixes 4 Audio 1998 WEA
8 Keep Rappin' / Untitled 4 Audio Downbeat (3)
9 Droits De L'Homme 3 Audio 1995 Downbeat (3)
10 The Life 4 Audio 2000 WEA
11 Illusion 5 Audio 1997
12 Bipolar Opposites 20 Audio 1999 WEA

Mellowbag existed from 1994 - 2001, with half the group based out of Berlin and the other half in Cologne, Germany, the group recorded 2 albums between 1996 and 1999 on [l=Downbeat Records] as well as several singles and remixes for other artists as well.

The group has seen several formations since its inception. Their first album "[b]Around the Clock in a Day[/b]" was recorded in French and in English, with [a=Tyron Ricketts], the host of "Word Cup" a german weekly hip-hop show on VIVA TV, rhyming in english and Jeremy Baudouin a.k.a [a=J. Bo Monkey], a french MC, graffiti artist and designer based out of Berlin. [a=DJ B. Side] and [a=Coldfingha] on production and [a=Cecile Brown] on vocals, their album was well received by the critics, and the single "Illusion" got some rotation, but it didn't translate well in terms of sales, J. Bo left the group in 1997, to concentrate his efforts on the clothing company "Irie Daily" to which the response was quickly picking up.

The following year Mellowbag celebrated a big success, teaming up with [a=Freundeskreis], and a then relatively unknown [url=]Mr. Gentleman[/url] to produce the hit "[b]Tabula Rasa[/b]". The video was shot in Accra, Ghana, and the song merged english, german and patois lyrics nicely, making it to 13 in the German charts.

In 1998 [a=Akanni], an American MC from the Bronx, joined the group, and they released the album "[b]Bipolar Opposites[/b]" with it's first single "Props", the group went on to tour Germany, Austria and Switzerland together with [a=Walkin' Large] and the [a=Aphrodelics].

[a=Akanni] left the group a year later, and [a=Metaphysics] would be the last addition to the group, appearing on their last release, with the single "Day to Day" for the "[b]Kanak Attack[/b]" Movie Soundtrack in 2000 which came out on [l=Netrecord-Z], the movie also co-stared Tyron Ricketts as an actor. Mellowbag performed in this formation at the Splash! Festival in 2001, before Meta and Tyron parted ways and the group disbanded.

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