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Gym Class Heroes is an indie hip hop band from Geneva, New York. GCH is best known for their Billboard Hot 100 top 5 single "Cupid's Chokehold" from The Papercut Chronicles.
The band has produced an original hip-hop sound fusing crisp guitar rhythms, deep melodic bass lines, head cracking beats, and conscious lyrics to create a sound that is truly their own.
Lyrics were often socially conscious, but also incorporated humor and wry perceptiveness. The band's roots date to 1997 in Geneva, NY, when MC Travis "Schleprok" McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends during high-school gym class. Wanting to create a new palette for hip-hop, the duo worked with other musicians before Gym Class Heroes was officially born in 2001 with the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts. They released 'For the Kids' that same year.
Touring nonstop, they recorded The Papercut Chronicles in 2003, which caught the attention of Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz before it was even finished. Before the group knew it, they were in talks with representatives from several record labels and management companies, ultimately signing with Florida based record label, Fueled By Ramen, by September 2004.
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