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5&2fish

by Karen Gibson Roc & Fluid

IT IS AN EXPLORATION OF THE SPACE WHERE FUNKY POETICS, JAZZ, BLUES, SOUL,AND ROCK COLLIDE
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Truth
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2. Free Fallin'
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3. Back Pack
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4. I Write
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5. Waiting
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6. Rainbows
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7. Sally
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8. Born Alone
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9. Already There
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10. Real Lyricism
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11. Sweet Life
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12. Warriros
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13. New Day
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"I CONSIDER MYSELF A POETIC VOCALIST, I BLEND SEVERAL DIFFERENT FLOW PATTERNS WITH UNCONVENTIONAL DYNAMICS TO CREATE A NEW KIND OF ARTISTRY."

EMERGING FROM A THRIVING SPOKEN WORD AND LIVE MUSIC SCENE IN NYC, KAREN GIBSON ROC AND FLUID (JAIRUS B ODUMS, ERIC SIMONS, SHAWN BANKS, AL DAVIS) BRING A COHESIVE AND FUSION-LIKE SOUND. THEY CROSS MUSICAL GENRES WITH EASE AND AGILITY. KAREN SHARES HER WORDS OF WISDOM WHILST INTOXICATING HER AUDIENCE WITH RAW STAGE PRESENCE. 5&2FISH WAS PRODUCED WITH JAIRUS B ODUMS AND RONNIE ROC.

KAREN GIBSON ROC HAS PERFORMED WITH THE LIKES OF PATTI LABELLE, SHEILA E, THE COMMODORES - FOR GLAMORAMA - A SPECTACULAR FUNDRAISER PUT TOGETHER BY MARSHALL FIELDS IN BOTH CHICAGO AT THE CHICAGO THEATRE AND IN MINNEAPOLIS. SHE HAS ALSO GRACED SUCH STAGES AS HBO'S DEF POETRY JAM,THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC (THE CAFE AND THE HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE), CENTRAL PARKS SUMMER STAGE W/THE LYRICIST LOUNGE, S.O.B'S, JOE'S PUB, C.B.G.B'S, C.B.G.B'S GALLERY, BOWERY POETRY CLUB, NUYORICAN POET'S CAFE, AND MANY MORE. SHE IS FEATURED ON "FUTURE WAVES OF BLACK FOLKS" BY CHAMPION SOUL/
REMIXED BY GILES PETERSON, RELEASED BY MAIN SQUEEZE AND DISTRIBUTED BY GOYA. (EUROPE)

"AT TIMES THE JOURNEY SEEMS TOUGH BUT I HAVE THE WIND ON MY BACK AND THE WORDS IN MY HEART - I KNOW THAT WITH GOD THOSE TWO THINGS CAN CARRY ME THROUGH."

"I AM NOT FREE AS A HUMAN BEING UNLESS I AM EXPRESSING MYSELF CREATIVELY."
KAREN GIBSON ROC

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Jared Hassan Foles-World Eater Recordings

As always, Cream Rises....................................
Karen and the crew as always show their both subtle and rightously perverse Power! Very smooth and very real, and completely on top of the Game, Live or Otherwise. The stuff is hot, ya'll, period. I'm buying it.

All love from World Eater Recordings and Shrine For The Black Madonna!
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la femme griot


Addictive ear-candy! Karen Gibson Roc and her band Fluid bring full-bodied flavor to the cd project Five&Two Fish. Superbly challenging for a debut album! A musical and lyrical potluck of emotions,chock-full-of-tracks that move the soul!
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MIKEY DREAD (UpTopStudio)

I love your sound. Bigup to you and the group. Jah Bless
I wish you nuff succsess on the road to the top. Love the sound..The Vibe Is There. GOOD LUCK
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george mathis

mellow, tight, soft, fan of last poet. this is a winner
i remember the last poet, niki, kain, this is class, real. sexy, with deep feeling. this is real soul
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Keith Q. Schenck

Transitional and Evolved
Extrodinary performance... fluid flow with musical craftmanship... never missed the mark!
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Marc Lacy

Poetically the Hip Hop threshold...is penetrated ...
Karen Gison Roc & Fluid
...are doin' it
Poetically the Hip Hop threshold
...is penetrated by smoothed out flow
Producing auditory combos like whoa!
Sound waves cause a craze
As many seek this type of uniqueness
5&2FISH make cometh true
The epitome of an artistic wish!

Awesome cd!
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Sassy Lady

A Word Play Extravaganza
Hello Ms. Roc, you truly know how to monopolize the meaning of word play. Karen your flow and visual performances are really tight and more important you have a significant message. I saw one of your videos on one of the blog sites and said let me listen to this sistah. I was truly amazed I had to purchase the CD. Of course I like every title but my favorite's are "Real Lyricism", "I Write", and
"Born Alone". Keep doing your thang......!!! You truly ROC
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Borney Yuolitowitz


i didnt like hip-hop..i still dont like it..but this album isnt hip-hop its poetry with live band...this i like.
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Carrol

This album speaks to the soul of the soreal.
I saw Karen perform before, first at THe Poets Cafe then recently at Bowery..she gives so much of herself in her music...i admire and respect such a deticated and real artist such as her self...the album 5&2Fish..is simply genius...if i didnt get the honor to recieve it for free..i definetly would of bought it from the stores...keep up the great work.
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Hayley

5&2 Fish
Discovered Karen Gibson on my space. Her albums are excellent. She\'s a strong lyricist and a powerfully passionate poet and the rhymes are backed up with funky beats and guitars which give it an urban ghetto funky feel with bassy sounds. Love it!
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