MUSIC DIRECTOR, KJAG:
Brooklyn indie alt-hip-hop artist The Mangfather Bob Katz here, veteran of 70’s NYC street wars, the start of AIDS, sister pushed under a subway and immortalized by Grandmaster Flash, every single thing in these tracks happened to me. And weirdly, some of it’s funny.
I just came out with a new indie alt-hip-hop album called Caught in a Butt Sandwich. I know that KJAG is one of the coolest radio stations in the midwest and that you are open to playing new indie music. I’m hoping that you might consider playing some tracks from my album and/or even interviewing me, or having me on for a show, please please please?
Below are the Dropbox links to the full album (Clean and Explicit versions), Soundcloud links to some tracks (Clean and Explicit versions), as well as to the whole album (Clean and Explicit versions) if you’d like to hear the whole thing, a link to the viral video, followed by the one-sheet for the album, and a photo of the album cover.
Even though the album just came out, it’s already being played on major radio stations including including WFCS, WPKN, WESU, WMPG, WPCR, WCDB, WRHO, KALX, THE SOCC (Song of the Day), and WIRE and the album made the list of AJ.MP3’s Top Albums of 2016 at A.J. Radio on The WIRE (wire.wit.edu Wentworth Internet Radio + Entertainment).
It’s all edgy, it’s all personal, and once in a while it’s really funny, like the title track, Caught in a Butt Sandwich, (video link below), which has already gone viral with over 50k views on Google+. But then there’s The Good Old Days, exploring growing up in the outer boroughs of New York City through the violent lens of the song The Message by Grandmaster Flash. One of his most vivid references is to my sister, Renee Katz, whose hand was severed when she was pushed under a subway train.
Many of my fans believe that This Is My Funeral Song is the sleeper hit on the album, and several are telling me that they are obsessed with this funny but sad, dark but strangely optimistic, song. Woody Guthrie Gangsta Rapper starts out as an earnest folk song but if you listen carefully, the lyrics are a little twisted. Then at 1:30, The Ghost of Woody Guthrie interrupts the proceedings, the bass kicks in, and the rest is a hot, crazy, radical mess. The rest of the album is pretty great too!
Please let me know if you would like me to send you a physical CD. As an indie artist, I can’t afford to send these out unless I know there is interest.
I understand that you are crazy busy, but if you do decide to play some tracks from my album, I’d love to be informed as to when so that I can let my fan-base know to check it out. No worries if you don’t have the time.
Artist Name: The Mangfather Bob Katz Contact Name: Bob Katz
Email: BobCatzy@iCloud.com Phone: 347-601-7242
Electronic Press Kit: http://www.sonicbids.com/BobKatz
Dropbox Link to Download Full Album, Caught in a Butt Sandwich (Explicit): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7rcr5nx36zgp601/AAD3_GTG63tRjHvKmIFXPu6ia?dl=0
Dropbox Link to Download Full Album, Caught in a Butt Sandwich (Clean): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sby6rhq7w11h31w/AABNQgn1EE6moGoJ5v5sGkTHa?dl=0
Track 1. Caught in a Butt Sandwich: https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/caught-in-a-butt-sandwich
ETrack 2. The Good Old Days (Explicit): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/the-good-old-days
Track 2. The Good Old Days (Clean): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/02-the-good-old-days-clean
Track 6. This Is My Funeral Song (Explicit): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/this-is-my-funeral-song
Track 6. This Is My Funeral Song (Clean): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/06-this-is-my-funeral-song-clean
ETrack 8. Woody Guthrie Gangsta Rapper (Explicit): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/woody-guthrie-gangsta-rapper
(All hell breaks loose at 1:30; stick around!)
Track 8. Woody Guthrie Gangsta Rapper (Clean): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/08-woody-guthrie-gangsta-rapper-clean
E = Explicit Language
Clean versions of songs with explicit language are available below.
Full Album. Caught in a Butt Sandwich (Explicit): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/sets/caught-in-a-butt-sandwich
Full Album, Clean Version. Caught in a Butt Sandwich (Clean): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/sets/caught-in-a-butt-sandwich-1
Caught in a Butt Sandwich Viral Video: https://plus.google.com/115648565977660633397/posts/YVHLQyKjNNR
THE MANGFATHER BOB KATZ
Straight from the manicured streets of Fresh Meadows, Queens comes the alt-hip-hop phenom Bob Katz, aka THE MANGFATHER BOB KATZ. The title track video from his new album, CAUGHT IN A BUTT SANDWICH, went viral in its first week (over 100K clicks on Google+) and the album is already being played on major radio stations including WFCS, WPKN, WESU, WMPG, WPCR, WCDB, WRHO, KALX, THE SOCC (Song of the Day), and WIRE, and getting great reviews on music magazines such as OrcaSound (http://www.orcasound.com/2017/01/18/the-mangfather-bob-katz-caught-in-a-butt-sandwich/). Despite only coming out in December 2016, the album made the list of AJ.MP3’s Top Albums of 2016 at A.J. Radio on The WIRE (wire.wit.edu Wentworth Internet Radio + Entertainment).
MC of one of the hottest spoken word monthly open mics (Christopher Street), Bob Katz has appeared with members of Twisted Sister on TV and radio and made his European debut on Finland’s MTV3. Rough, quirky, passionate, sometimes hilarious, sometimes totally grim, he’s a hot and utterly unique new voice.
*1. Caught in a Butt Sandwich – title song of the CD, Sir Mix-A-Lot hits the subway, viral video
*E2. The Good Old Days – The Message by Grandmaster Flash updated and personalized, raw
E3. Too Many Critics – funky pop-cultural critique with powerful vocals
E4. If You See Something Say Something/Yo Pizza Rat – nightmare police state, but funny
5. The System – smooth R & B vocal and dance groove
*6. This is My Funeral Song – play it at my memorial, suckers!
7. Enter the Mangfather – A mango in a Maybach getting payback
*E8. Woody Guthrie Gangsta Rapper – Where is that boy now that we need him? All hell breaks loose at 1:30!
E = Explicit
* = Emphasis Track
Clean versions of all the songs are available at:
Caught in a Butt Sandwich (Clean): https://soundcloud.com/bob-katz-1/sets/caught-in-a-butt-sandwich-1
The Mangfather Bob Katz
“this tension between humor and bitterness characterizes the mangfather’s MCing throughout the album. having come of age in new york alongside the various artforms of hip-hop, bob knows that hip-hop in all it’s manifestations is ‘folk music’. he also seems to really love mangos. he’s rocking to the beat of his own drum machine, and i recommend you rock along.” The Modern Folk Music of America.
“Aside from the classic “Caught In A Butt Sandwich” by The Mangfather Bob Katz, the best song she showed me happened to be by a kickass multiracial artist named Kohinoorgasm.”
THE SOCC (Sounds of Colorado College Radio Station) Song of the Day
Caught in a Butt Sandwich made the list of AJ.MP3’s Top Albums of 2016 at A.J. Radio on The WIRE (wire.wit.edu Wentworth Internet Radio + Entertainment).
“It’s all edgy, it’s all personal, and once in a while it’s really funny” OrcaSound.com
“Bob Katz makes people smile; he makes them feel good. Bob Katz is really talented and really funny. Excellent. Great job! Really entertaining and very different. He was the most entertaining act of the night.”
Mark “The Animal” Mendoza, Twisted Sister
“If you could swirl the clever lyricism of Cole with the sly cherubic humor of Harpo, and add a shmear of Judy’s showbiz pizzazz, you’d have a concoction akin to Bob Katz”.
Pete Kennedy, The Kennedys
To book shows or for further information, please contact Bob at: Bobcatzy@icloud.com
You can also visit Bob at:
Viral Video on Google+: https://plus.google.com/115648565977660633397/posts/YVHLQyKjNNR
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnI5e80wm_2jcbbYL8j_Xuw
CD Sales: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/themangfatherbobkatz
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/THEMANGFATHERBOBKATZ/
Electronic Press Kit: