From the album "Merry Go Round" Produced by O.G. Style
Ark 21 Records / Station 13, 1999.
Habits (also known as Los Delinquentes and Los Tres Delinquentes) is a
hip hop group. Formed in East Los Angeles in 1991, they are known for
their Latin-tinged rap, which is both melodic and hardcore. Their first
album was executive produced by Cypress Hill member Sen Dog and featured
guest appearances by Sen himself as well as Puerto Rican New York City
rapper Hurricane G. Their second album, Here Come The Horns, again
featured Sen Dog as well as Sen's brother, pioneering Latin rapper
Mellow Man Ace. The melodic Merry Go Round featured the female singer
Michelle. The group chose to focus more on hardcore rap on their fourth
offering, Freedom Band.
Delinquent Habits was originally made up
of Kemo The Blaxican, Ives Irie (both MCs) and O.G. Style (a DJ). Thus
the group was often called Los Tres Delinquentes (Spanish for "The Three
Delinquents"). As a trio, they sold over 1 million copies of their
single Tres Delinquentes, published on the RCA label in 1996. They
subsequently received a lot of attention from MTV and the media. Their
self-titled first album, Delinquent Habits, was executive produced by
Sen Dog (of Cypress Hill) and Paul Stewart, and sold almost a million
copies. Their second release, Here Come The Horns, was also produced by
Sen Dog and Paul Stewart. They have been compared to Cypress Hill. Their
third album, Merry Go-Round, was published by ARK 21 Records and sold
on the underground "Spanglish network".
Kemo soon left the band
after the completion of their album Freedom Band to pursue a solo career
with some substantial success. He released his debut album in 2004,
Simple Plan. He was replaced by a female vocalist Michelle, who had been
previously featured in some of their songs. Around five years later
O.G. Style left the band too.
August 2008 former MC Kemo signed a
record deal with Ampire Records/ Redrum Recordz for a European release
of his second album Not So Rich And Famous. In 2010 he released his
third album Upside Of The Struggle. He also released Kemo The Blaxican
on Vinyl with six tracks.
In 2010 the Greek ethnic band Imam
Baildi released the song Busca Ritmo in collaboration with Delinquent
Habits and MC Yinka. The song was included in Imam Baildi's album
Cookbook; vocals performed by Ives Irie and music contains parts of
Giorgos Zampetas's song "Ti sou kana ke m'egatelipses".
founding members Ives Irie and Kemo The Blaxican decided to reunite.
Their first common release since 2003 is set for 2015.
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