I came across this group today while browsing youtube. Magnetic North is an Asian boy/girl hip-hop duo originally from Berkeley, CA and currently live in New York, NY.

I got this excerpt on Magnetic North from one of the online source …

Comprised of close friends that share an unhealthy lust for music, Magnetic North is a hip hop duo that strives to find the balance between insightful lyrics and engaging instrumentals. After nearly a decade of emceeing solo, Direct and Theresa Vu officially grouped in 2003 and quickly made a name for themselves performing at venues coast to coast. Direct, the mastermind behind their instrumentals, is known for pairing head-noddin’ percussion with melodies heavy in acoustic guitar, piano riffs, and even ethnic instruments. He tops off his production with honest rhymes and a refreshingly crisp delivery. Then there is Tvu, a wordsmith of rare caliber, who brings to Magnetic North that distinguishing edge – a female emcee as comfortable on the mic as any of her male contemporaries.

Their debut cd is officially out of print. Their music has attracted a lot of attentions lately, to a point that it reaches the attention of a record executive at a major label who owns the right to the song Drift Away; the same song the duo remade into their version by using the same title and two of the lines from the original. And of course, being the bastard that he is, the record executive didn’t grant the license to the duo. So they have no choice but to remake the song. Keep doing it yo …

While this video is still available for your viewing pleasure as of this writing, it might be pulled down at a later date. So for now, enjoy the original video Drift Away …

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