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1) The Presence are an underground rap group from New York who espouse a political world view and who operate their own independent label, Uncommon Records. The group’s founding members are comprised of Nasa (MC/producer) and Cirrus (MC), who became best friends while attending high school together in Staten Island. Formed in 1999, the Presence made their recording debut in 2001 with the five-track EP Advanced Bloodbath, followed by the 12” single Woke in 2003 which was released by Definitive Jux.

The duo founded its own label, Uncommon Records, in 2004 and released the Members Only EP that same year. The full-length album debut of The Presence, Common Man’s Anthems (2005), followed, along with the one-off single Who Stole New Orleans? (2006).

In 2008 The Presence announced that they were expanding their membership to include Shortrock (turntables) and DM Seidel (electric guitar, bass, synthesizer); in addition, they announced a reissue of Advanced Bloodbath on Uncommon Records and plans for a new full-length album, titled We Want the Winter in 2009.

2) The Presence were a Canadian punk band. They released an E.P. 7” in 1981 called Meeting The Demands Of Society Is No Excuse.

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  • uncom37

    For Members Only it should be "The Presence".

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • King_

    So is it Presence or The Presence? Members Only is tagged as just Presence, but on Last FM it takes me to some rock band.

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • uncom37

    It really is killing me that our most listens are for the first song we ever released "Centerbird". Props for those listeners anyway, but please feel free to check out our new music at and Peace Peeps!

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • uncom37

    Check them out at Sputnik in Brooklyn on May 15th. Full details at

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • shortrock

    dude i dont know how to work this site haha...when we get up to record ya gotta show me how to use html and all this stuff UNCOMMON!!!

    1 Oct 2007 Reply

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