Seefor Yourself
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Seefor Yourself

Riverside, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Riverside, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Hip Hop Rock




"up & coming"

The Outskertz change it up with some Great Story Telling! - skinnie magazine

"Seefor Yourself plays warped tour"

When I asked Chris Carpenter, the meat and potatoes of So Cal hip-hop act Seefor Yourself where he was from, he offers a vague response. "Southern California." But his southern accent told a different story. When pressed, the former 29-year-old Army brat admits he was born in North Carolina.
The well-built songster who sometimes sports a mohawk is the band's emcee. Looking a tad like John Corbett from Northern Exposure, Carpenter blends elements of hip-hop and rock and sings songs about popping pills and drinking alcohol "just to get by." His group recently won a coveted spot on a few local Warped Tour shows following a victory at the 5th annual Battle for the Vans Warped Tour on Monday.

Not judged solely by the quality of the performance, Carpenter says the victory was also the result of crowd interaction. "Our show is very crowd interaction orientated," he explained following his noon time performance at the Pomona Fairplex. "We had a lot of people bugging out. It was fun. We ended up getting picked up."

But playing the Ernie Ball side stage promptly after the gates opened didn't exactly make for an immediate crush of fans."It was an early slot, so there wasn't a whole bunch of kids coming in. By the time we started there were 20 people, but by the end there was probably close to 200 people there. There was still a lot of people coming through the gates."

He added the day's performance wasn't about teeming throngs of adoring fans rushing the stage. "Just the opportunity to be at the Warped tour. It's something a lot of people don't get to experience."

And though the celebration of all-things-punk-turned-festival-of-corporate-naming-rights is nearing an end as the days of summer wane, Seefor Yourself plans to keep on rolling with the homies. The band recently completed a video that harkens back to the days of Carpenter's youth, which was spent bouncing between Army bases.

"It's about a soldier imagining his life at home. The Army actually sent out soldiers and humvees for free. They let us set up drums on a humvee. It was sick." Carpenter adds that the band has completed an album and is currently in the process of finding major label support.

"We have our own label right now, but we're discussing deals with Atlantic. There's also some meetings coming up with Jimmy Iovine...That would be ideal, but I'd be happy to hear what anybody has to offer."

Can't wait? Satiate your hunger for dope rhymage with this clip of Seefor Yourself's video "Falling Down." Respect the hawk.
- OCWeekly

"Seefor Yourself Wins Battle for Warped Tour"

"Earning his spot on the Vans Warped Tour by claiming top prize for the Inland Emprie's Battle for Warped Tour, Seefor Yourself was another example of how hip hop music is sterring away from the digital and going at it with intruments and a party....."
- ramon , SKINNIE MAGAZINE - Skinnie magazine


*Outskertz unmixtape vol 1 (2004)
*Outskertz Unmixtape vol 2 (2005)
*Outskertz Unmixtape vol 3 (2006)
*Outskertz Unmixtape vol 4 (2007) - winner of IE Hip Hop awards "Best Mixtape" 2008
*The Outskertz -"Monster" LP available on itunes 2008
*Student Body Presidents "Welcome 2 Summer School" compliation (2011)
*Seefor Yourself and Student Body Presidents "Occupy Radio" mixtape 2012

Seefor Yourself - "Falling Down" (video) 2009 (Street Official Music awards - video of the year 2010)
Seefor Yourself - "Homecoming Parade" (video) 2010
Seefor Yourself - "Best U Can" video 2011 ("Video of the Year" at the Ocelot Robot Film Festival) and also has begun to get air play on mix shows.
Seefor Yourself ft. SBP "Occupy Radio" Mixtape 2012
Seefor Yourself "B.O.B.2012" (video) 2012
Seefor Yourself "Love 4 U" single 1/21/2013

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Reigning as Orange County and Inland Empire's 2 time "Van's Warped Tour - Battle of the Bands" winner, Seefor Yourself fuses brilliant musical artistry with profound lyrical imagery and an energetic show. Performing since the age of 8, Seefor’s rise has been achieved through a series of battles, performances, mixtapes, independent label releases, videos, commercials, and radio drops. His appearance on HBO’s "Blaze Battle", VH1’s "Hip Hop Week", along with over twenty performances and interviews on "Sway" (MTV) and "Tech’s Power 106," and nationally syndicated radio powerhouse, “The Wake Up Show”, has made Seefor Yourself a respected name in SoCal and throughout the national Hip Hop scene. After forming his band and winning the "Van’s Warped Tour - Battle of the Bands” at the House of Blues (TWICE), Seefor Yourself has played the Warped Tour 3 years and is set to Release 2 EPs within the next year. 

Seefor Yourself's innovative song writing and unmatchable vocal performances garnered him 2 IE Music Awards for “Group Of The Year” and “Mixtape Of The Year” in 2008 while serving as front man in his former group, “The Outskertz.” This award level artistry continues as Seefor’s career with the band begins with his video "Falling Down" winning "Video Of The Year” for the 2010 Street Official Music Awards. His 2nd video "Homecoming Parade" which is dedicated to our U.S. Military debuted at #10 and reached #1 on LA Local cable TV (ch 31 direcTV, 21/23 on other cable providers). His video for "Best U Can" won "Video of the Year" at the Ocelot Film Festival 2011.

Seefor Yourself draws influences and has been compared to a wide variety of musical geniuses. He best compares his music to throwing Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Outkast and CCR in a cooking pot and letting it simmer overnight to create a gumbo that he calls “Hip-Rock”.

The release of this upcoming album will reveal Seefor’s unique mix as a hip hop lyricist, rock singer, rap icon and pop producer which all culminate into an unforgettable and commanding master performance. Seefor is also the emcee for ABDC's (MTV) Champions "Super Cr3w"  and performs regularly with his bboy brothers.

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