Triple Ave is the prodigal descendants of the legendary Subterraneanz/Exile Society originally out of Boston MA. During the inception of The Golden Era of Hip Hop (92-95), four lyricists known as The Exile Society blazed through Boston with their underground classics: Through The Looking Glass (which landed them a nomination for The Boston Music Awards 1992-Best New Rap Act), I'd Rather Be Alone and The Buzz, which received regular rotation on Emerson Colleges WERS and WILD. In 1995, with the help of four musicians they met at The Berkelee School of Music, Exile made history with a performance on WERS Live Music Week. The eight artists developed a sound which consisted of drums, bass, guitar, fender rhodes, sax and the 4 mc's. Today that sound can only be compared to the Roots, but at the time, the Roots were unheard of. Exile recorded the underground sleeper, The Shady Ones and went on to be heralded as part of a famed underground scene with a diverse, almost cult-like following lasting through three European tours, and shows throughout the United States. The group opened for such acts as Tribe Called Quest, the Pharcyde, Sugarhill Gang, Arrested Development, Sade, India Arie, and Bobby Byrd. Their European tours hit Amsterdam, Austria, Belgium, Brussels, Germany, Paris, and Switzerland. Reluctantly the Exile Society left Boston, but forever being trail blazers, they moved to the Bay Area to form The Subterraneanz. Employing the talent of a soulful Filipina singer by the name of Locana and a suave rapper out of St. Louis named Louie Da Saint, they went on to record The My Crew EP and the LP Subterranean Means. Subterranean Means reached critical acclaim in many ways. In St. Louis the album was released the same week as Bjorks Vespertine, and sound scanned higher than her highly publicized album. Singles appeared on several international compilations such as Nova Tunes 2004, Boom Bap Teil 3 vom Ei, and MCs Im Wandel Der Zeit. The Subterraneanz/Exile Society appeared on the WB Networks Saturday night hip-hop show: Distortion2Statick in 2004. Although the Subterraneanz as a whole was dismantled, the quest did not stop
Keeping in the tradition of their predecessors Triple Ave carries the torch. The group was crowned: "Best Band in the Bay Area", placing 1st as the regional winners of the 2007 Emergenza International Music Festival-Battle of the bands @ The Great American Music Hall San Francisco (see link below for full details.) They've played alongside: E40, the Frontline, Dwayne Wiggins and MC Lyte. Songs from the new LP “True Working Class Heroes” receive rotation on XM radio, KPFA Berkeley, KPOO San Francisco, WVOF Connecticut, as well as several independent internet radio stations including: Germany’s www.alooga.de
, Smallworldpodcast, San Francisco’s www.radioindierock.com
and Australias www.isonlive.com
-Hyp, as half of the production team for the Subterraneanz/Exile Society, and as sole producer for Triple Ave, has done production for Bostons Tek-MP of Cekret Society, The Bay Areas: Kofy Brown and Infamous MC. He has worked with other Bay Area artist such as Mystic, Latrice Barnett and the Hieroglyphics. His production has appeared on the Best of the Bean Mixtape Vol. 2.
-GypsyLuv, Latina songstress (of Puerto Rican, Mexican and Cherokee heritage) and MC of Triple Ave and for part of the Subterraneanz career, has collaborated with BavGate, Black the Ripper, Ricky Watters (NFL), Steady Mobbin, Marion Meadows, Killa Tay, and Sisters of the Underground.
-Louie Da Saint has appeared on songs with Kansas City Artist The Veteran Click, Tech n9ne, Bay Area Artist: Code blue, Conscious Daughters, DJ Collage, The Rich Phezzantz/Noize and L.A's 44 Dawgs.
The long awaited release of the groups new LP titled: True Working Class Heroes promises to lend a much needed forward thinking, sonically stimulating soundscape to the current tendency in Hip-Hop.
The Legacy Continues.......