(həd) p.e. aka (hed) Planet Earth or Hed PE is an American rapcore band from Huntington Beach, California.. Formed in 1994, the band performs a style of music which it refers to as "G-punk", a fusion of punk rock and hip hop. After releasing three albums on Jive, Hed PE left the label to record independently, eventually signing with Suburban Noize in 2006.
The band was formed by rapper Jared Gomes, also known as "M.C.U.D." (MC Underdog), and guitarist Wes Geer, who became friends amidst the Orange County hardcore punk scene. Gomes and Geer recruited guitarist Chizad, bassist Mawk, drummer B.C. Vaught and DJ Product © 1969. They named the group "Hed", which stands for "higher education". The band built a following with their energetic performances at local venues, and released the self-financed extended play, Church of Realities. Legal issues forced Hed to change their name, adding PE, which stood for Planet Earth.
Jared Gomes — vocals (1994-current)
Mawk (Mark Young) — bass (1994-current)
DJ Product © 1969 (Doug Boyce) — turntables (1994-current)
Jaxon — guitar (2004-current)
Trauma — drums (2009-current)
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