GET OPEN Bio
Get Open is a Hip-Hop group out of New York City featuring Four MCs/musicians; Kiambu, VonMeista, Zook and SibaGiba who all met in college at Suny Purchase. Their music has allowed them to travel and perform as headliners in Germany, France and in the US. The group has opened for artists such as KRS 1/BDP, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Tha Alkoholiks, Special Ed, and many others in the US. The group was also featured with the late Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie and his Hip-Hop Feel-Harmonic orchestra, which was composed of more than 40 musicians. The group’s founder, SibaGiba is a multi platinum and Grammy nominated producer having produced songs on the “Whitey Ford Sings The Blues” album by Everlast (House of Pain). In 2014, Get Open returned with a new project, “The Week-End”. The new LP is a feel good Hip-Hop album that resonates with the diverse sounds of the city and its multi-cultural inhabitants . On this recording, Get Open shares their cosmopolitan worldview in an accessible way, all while reflecting the melting pot that is New York. Get Open has an authentic golden era feel laid over current and fun tracks and has often been compared to Mos Def, De La Soul, Tribe or The Roots.
In 2016, Get Open offers a Free mashup project IAM Open. Avalaible now on Soundcloud.
VonMeista is an Information Assistant at the New York Public Library.
Kiambu is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.
Siba is a Licensed NY City Tour Guide
Zook is Professor/Doctor in Criminology @ Sacramento State U.