Gym Class Heroes is a hip hop band from Geneva, New York. The band is best known for their Billboard Hot 100 top 5 single "Cupid's Chokehold" from The Papercut Chronicles. Rather than using the conventional tools of hip hop production, Gym Class Heroes use live instruments, similar to artists such as Stetsasonic, The Roots, k-os, and Crown City Rockers.
In 1999, MC Travis "Schleprok" McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends during physical education class at their local high school in Geneva, New York, the name of the band reflects this. The band officially came together in 1999. The original GCH began playing birthday parties, clubs, and festivals which eventually led to numerous larger venues throughout the northeast, including two years on Warped Tour (2003, 2004). During 2004, guitarist Milo Bonacci parted ways with the band and was replaced with current guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo. In mid 2005, right before their success started to really take off, bassist Ryan Geise...
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Track listing: 1st Period: The Queen and I2nd Period: Shoot Down the Stars3rd Period: New Friend Request4th Period: Clothes Off! (feat. Patrick Stump)Lunch: Sloppy Love Jingle, Part 16th Period: Viva La White Girl7th Period: 7 Weeks (feat. William Beckett)8th Period: It's OK, but Just This Once!Study Hall: Sloppy Love Jingle, Part 2Biters BlockYearbook Club: Boys in Bands Interlude12th Period: Scandalous Scholastics13th Period: On My Own Time (Write On!)Detention: Sloppy Love Jingle, Part 3 http://www.gymclassheroes.com/
Track listing: ZA IntroPetrified Life and the Twice Told Joke (Decrepit Bricks)Make Out ClubTaxi DriverSo Long FriendEveryday's ForecastPillmaticSimple Livin'Cupid's Chokehold (feat. Patrick Stump)Faces in the HallGraduation DayApollo 3-1-5wejusfreestylin'pt2To Bob Ross With LovePapercuts (The Reason for the Lesions remix by Mr. Dibbs)Kid Nothing vs. The Echo FactorBand AidsPapercuts http://www.gymclassheroes.com/
Track listing: Thinking Out LoudFood for Mic SkillsOh My GodA Beautiful DayExtra ExtraCrab Apple KidsHappy Little TreesHow It WasNoahThis Thing Called LifeEighty-FiveWejusfreestylinPig LatinEighty-Five (Sie One remix)Hey Mina http://www.gymclassheroes.com/