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Cartel is the name of at least six different groups:

1. Cartel is an American pop punk band from Conyers, Georgia that formed in 2003. The current members of the band include vocalist/guitarist Will Pugh, lead guitarist Joseph Pepper, bassist Nic Hudson, and drummer Kevin Sanders. Their four studio albums are titled Chroma (2005), Cartel (2007), Cycles (2009) and Collider (2013).

2. Cartel is a German hip-hop group which have mostly Turkish members, who released a self-titled album in 1995. For the “Cartel” project, three bands got together: “Da Crime Posse” , “Erci E” and “Karakan”. This album was released in 1995 and soon after the bands went their separate ways. The album gained immediate popularity in Turkey when it was first released and stayed at top of the lists for more than 13 weeks.

3. Cartel were also a band from Bristol UK they released an EP called Glowing Hairdo in 1998 with the songs 1.Glowing Hairdo 2. Do you love me? 3. Past lives

4. A collaboration between trance DJs John Askew and John O’Callaghan, who released the song “Moments” under this name in 2007.

5. Underground producer Cartel, one half of the Hoodgrown Productions duo, makes his debut with a throwback album of sorts. Combing hard beats provided by him and “real” lyrics from some of illest new upcoming artists on the scene, Cartel’s Prepare For Glory represents a time when hip hop was still about “beats & rhymes”. (


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  • BruceMcD2020

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    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Bagwell_

    Cehennemden çıkan çılgın Türk'ü özledik...

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Madtwoo

    Best Intentions. ♥ [1]

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Off-Shores

    $25 for a single LP? No thanks, Enjoy the Ride Records.

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Best Intentions. ♥

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • kalsonberry

    Just bought Collider on iTunes. Hope it's good!

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • JstKeepBreathng

    This shoutbox is so dead :(

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    I thought their drummer was Robert Plant.

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Mario_57

    S/T is my favorite though

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • Mario_57

    They haven't released a bad album but they haven't also released a fantastic album front to back yet. I hope the best is yet to come. Band is consistent I guess.

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • noworldforeric

    Cycles is too good, complete shame that a lot of people overlooked it [5] Seriously my favorite album by them by far. So fucking good

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • JstKeepBreathng

    v True fans only yeah (;

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • shremlltd

    I think that no matter how "mature" our taste gets, this is that one band that we'll always go back to. They've been so consistent with impeccable pop melodies that it feels criminal to compare the albums. I'm in love with Collider. It's perfect. It's great to see the band grow in the best way possible. Now if you don't mind, I need to listen to Thin Air for the millionth time.

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • JstKeepBreathng

    Cycles is too good, complete shame that a lot of people overlooked it. [4] Yes.

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • JstKeepBreathng

    Okay why are people comparing it to Chroma, there's their self-titled and Cycles, you know. I think all Cartel albums are really different, but they're all good in their own way. If you don't appreciate it, don't listen to Cartel. I'm still checking out Collider.. and so far i say its pretty slow-tempo and more poppy... but that doesn't make it boring. It's just a different direction they took. I do love their pop punk up-tempo songs but eh, in life you can't always get what you want. Learn to appreciate whats given to you.

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • avanillasky

    Cartel didn't try to outdo Chroma, and they certainly didn't try to write those songs filled with layers all over again(whaa?) Why would they anyway? They succeeded in writing a catchy, melodic, straight up rock record. The hooks on Collider are the best they've ever written. Hands down. It's a shame people aren't talking about it more and there's only been a few shouts here since its release.

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • avanillasky

    "One song that's even close to being good" LOL bye, bye.

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • udntknwme1991

    me no likey new album. there is only 1 song that is even close to being good. and i dont remember the title of it, that how forgettable this album is. good try

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • WiwiKien

    New album is super boring :( Tempos are way too slow and the compositions not as full of many layers and tone like Chroma was. Disappointing

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • avanillasky

    Collider is phenomenal.

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
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