“Does Anybody Care Anymore?” is an electrical melting pot of psychedelic …blues, jazz, and hip hop coupled with raw, aggressive, conscious lyrics. From start to finish, “Does Anybody Care Anymore?” goes through a musical spectrum, taking the listener on a lasting trip of emotion and leaving them salivating for more….
Using a style blended from his influences of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Atmosphere & Sage Francis, Pawnshop de Vegas has become an eclectic melting pot of musical force. Since being introduced to blues music by his father when he was a young boy, Pawnshop de Vegas was infatuated with music. As he grew older his tastes expanded to Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Psychedelic Rock. “Once I heard Jimi Hendrix for the first time it was over. I needed a guitar,” said Pawn. Before his parents would ever buy him a guitar, Pawn would go to guitar shops and pawnshops and practice until they would kick him out. He would later be described in a local review as being a “Pawnshop guitarist…Someone who would go to pawnshops and play until they asked him to leave”, and the name was born from there.
Pawnshop began receiving accolades for his poetry as early as elementary school. He began performing live playing guitar at the age of 13 and by the age of 17 was a capable session guitarist and well known on the Las Vegas blues scene. From there, Pawnshop’s style grew to include more of a hip hop flavor, and Pawn began paying his dues in the Las Vegas hip-hop scene and battle circuit.
In 2003, Pawnshop won the first battle competition he ever entered the X-107.5 Xtreme Thing Emcee Battle. From there Pawn began to pave his way as a well-respected hip hop emcee using a witty, aggressive and angry tone that made him unique. It is this style and approach that has led Pawnshop to open up for such hip-hop and rock acts as: KRS-One, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Blueprint, Lucky I Am (Living Legends), Panic at the Disco, The Killers, Busdriver, Saab the Artist, and Q-Unique from the Arsonists. Pawns’ live performances have been regarded as being one of the best in Las Vegas. His showmanship has been seen on stages and clubs in Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Denver. Pawnshop has been featured on several tracks and mix tapes for some of Las Vegas’ most respected and well known hip hop artists, and Pawn is also a member of Campfire Music -Las Vegas’ most respected and well known hip-hop crew.
All of Pawnshops experience and skills were finally culminated with the release of his debut album Does Anybody Care Anymore? in May of 2012. Taking pride in being a pioneer of sound, Pawnshop de Vegas ensures that there will be still be an original element found in music for years to come.