Audio Imagery, also known as A.I., is an unsigned hip-hop group from Pennsylvania. The group consists of three emcees: Agress, also known as J-Boogs; Cos; and LP. Each brings his own regional influence to the group: Philadelphia, Virginia, and Jamaica, respectively.
In early 2003 the group of three formed and quickly adapted the name Audio Imagery. The group sets themselves apart from other hip-hop groups and bands by involving a large amount of instrumentation into their recordings and live show. Audio Imagery currently consists of 8 members: The 3 emcees previously mentioned, Lee Armstrong on Rhythm Guitar, Javan “Q-Keys” Mason on keys, Andy "Tangible" Mackey on Turn Tables, Ian Callanan on bass guitar and Dan Cooper on Drums. their most impressive attribute is the fact that they do everything themselves. From writing to mixing, from production to recording, these guys do it all. As stated on CollegeDJ.net, " most impressive attribute is the fact that they do everything themselves. From writing to mixing, from production to recording, these guys do it all."
First breaking into the college scene in early 2004, A.I. has performed with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Rusted Root, Ill Nino, Oleander, Sponge, The X-Ecutioners, Freeway, Bowling for Soup, Black Thought, Zion I, Rupee, Ness, Clipse, and Blackalicious.
Audio Imagery has participated in a major music competition put on by Epic Records: Music Nation. The group made it to the quarterfinals in the hip-hop category..
Additionally, Audio Imagery has been a regular finalist in multiple categories on OurStage in the Summer of 2008: R&B/Soul in June 2007, Jazz in June 2007, Hard Rock in June 2007, R&B/Soul in July 2007, and Experimental August 2007. Audio Imagery has also been apart of OurStage's "Winner's Circle Showcase" which was held at the Paradise Lounge in Boston, Mass, had a feature spot on their URB/OurStage Microsite and has been interviewed by the OurStage Staff. OurStage allows artists from to upload their music and video to compete against one another in a democratic voting process.
In October 2007, Audio Imagery was invited to the first round of the Bodog Battle of the Bands. The Bodog Battle allows bands from across the globe to battle for the chance to not only be on the reality TV show portion of the competition, but they will also fight for a 1 Million Dollar contract. After the group took one of 6 winning spots in the round , the group went on to taking first place in the second competition held December 10th, 2007. Bodog is quoted as saying, "Audio Imagery took the first place spot of the night. This group bought the house down. The rappers had a killer backing band and their DJ was cutting it up like a Ginsu knife. The crowd went B-A-N-A-N-A-S!" On January 26th, 2008, Audio Imagery again took the first place spot in 3 round (Semi-Finals) of the Bodog Battle. They move on to the finals were held in New York City on March 5th, 2008 at the famous Fillmore East in Manhattan, NY. A win in New York would secure their spot on the televised portion of the competition.
Hush (2007)Audio Imagery's third full length album Hush was released in April 2007. The album is distributed digitally and otherwise though many online outlets. These sites include iTunes and CD Baby. There are twenty tracks on this 73-minute album with special guest performances from Blac & Tann, Phantasm, Everything Ends, & Mattie Leon.
Currently, A.I. is promoting their new album with multiple songs hitting the radio waves and mix tapes including a remix to an unreleased Michael Jackson song, "No Friend of Mine (Gangsta)." Additionally, Audio Imagery has had the opportunity to be featured on J-Lo's "Do It Well" Remix. Radio play is in question; however, the remix has appeared on YouTube and other multimedia sites. As of October 2008, the group is putting their finishing touches on their new album entitled: "Electric Ladyland". Audio Imagery is self-producing most of the album, however Don Debiase of Studio D Productions co-produced three of the tracks. The album's expected release is Nov. 2008.